Adnan Safadi didn't want to set expectations too high, but his goal was to have the music video shoot he was producing be the most fun project he and his friends had ever worked on. Turns out, it was.
This sheer enthusiasm is palpable on "The Dangle," a joyfully ridiculous music video that finds S ... More >>
*Marilyn Monroe Photographer Lawrence Schiller: Our Interview
*Marilyn Monroe's Never-Before-Seen Poolside Nude Photos
As the media undoubtedly will note this week, Aug. 5
marks the 50th anniversary of the sad, premature death of Norma Jeane
Baker, aka Marilyn Monroe, the multitalented ... More >>
Much like Oscar Duncan, the Venice youth pastor and anti-gang worker ironically killed by gang members last month, 24-year-old Hawthorne resident Dennis Tillet was the last guy anybody would have expected to fall victim to L.A. street fire.
"This is so unreal, because he was the total opposite of a ... More >>
c/o Kelvin AndersonOwner Kelvin Anderson Sr. with Craig Mack, left, and Notorious B.I.G., rightFor this week's feature story, we wrote about the impending demise of World Famous V.I.P. Records in Long Beach, which once boasted a dozen branches and was instrumental in the rise of West Coast hi ... More >>
Brian Wilson and Mike Love back in the daySee also:
*Henry Rollins: The Column! The Beach Boys' SMiLE: Even Better than Advertised
*A Tour Of Beach Boys' Haunts In Their Hometown Of Hawthorne, California - With Pictures!
"A lot of people are thinking that Mike Love is crazy but they've been ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.]
See also: A Tour Of Beach Boys' Haunts In Their Hometown Of Hawthorne, California - With ... More >>
Beverly PressThe 757, from Hollywood through Koreatown, will no longer run on weekends.About every six months, we receive a deja-vous press release from the Bus Riders Union, furious at the Metropolitan Transit Authority for a new wave of massive cuts to the decrepit L.A. bus system.
The cut ... More >>
Del Taco Corp.With the further expansion of Chick-fil-A in Los Angeles, the recent announcement of Papaya King coming to Hollywood and the arrival of Australia's Oporto to the Southland, we at Squid Ink thought it was an opportune time for a trip down memory lane. Here, in no particular orde ... More >>
In a startling upset, Gerrymandering Congressman Howard Berman wins again*OK, so we fibbed in the headline. The final results aren't in. But -- thanks to sleazy incumbent fixing of elections in California by the Berman brothers -- the new crop of California Senators, Assemblymen and Congressm ... More >>
Breaking: Heavy-metal icon Ronnie James Dio died today. He was 67 years old.
After rumors started leaking last night of bad news concerning Dio's latest struggle with stomach (some sources say throat) cancer, his wife and manager Wendy released the following statement today:
Today ... More >>
West Coast Sound just received this press release from prominent LA-based label Nuclear Blast Records' Hawthorne offices, and we figured it'd be a good idea to pass it along:
For Immediate Release:
LABEL STAFF IMPOSTER KEVIN DARDEN IS PROBABLY "A HOMOCIDAL MANIAC"
A label staff imposte ... More >>