As lead singer for The Runaways, Cherie Currie remains an inspirational figure for every girl who dreams of owning the stage and seducing a crowd with rock n' roll. Though she's kept a lower profile than her former bandmates Joan Jett and Lita Ford since leaving that band, she is now is touring agai ... More >>
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Rhino Records landmark volume captures an important moment in L.A. music history. But does it also mark the end of an era?
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The Weirdos: American barbarians
Rodney Bingenheimer on life as the erstwhile Mayor of the Sunset Strip
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A kaleidoscopic history of the L.A. scene based on our readers’ votes for the Top 20 clubs (listed in vaguely chronological order), from 1978 to 1998
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