She don't give a damn 'bout her bad reputation, which is why Joan Jett is the official honoree at the Sunset Strip Music Festival this year, West Coast Sound can exclusively announce. The fest takes place August 1-3 and Linkin Park, the headliner, is the only other announced performer so far.
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The craptastic rock and roll hall of fame inductees were just announced.
Here's who was nominated:
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
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Better than...getting stomped at Altamont.
Merry Clayton is a soul legend. With over 40 years since her appearance on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" Clayton has solidified herself as a top-notch belter, tackling anything and everything in between. Last night bef ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonSee also: Bud Bundy's Rap Career?! Hear David Faustino's Music
Our cover story this week "Bud Bundy, Original Gangsta" focuses on David Faustino and his Balistyx party, which ran for two years in the early '90s and helped bring hip-hop to the west coast mainstream. Faustino's me ... More >>
Erin BroadleySlash at Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd.It started as just another night on the Sunset Strip in the early '80s. A 17-year-old Slash borrowed his mom's car to party at the Rainbow with Steven Adler. Fake IDs in hand, they got to the bar only to find out that it was "ladies' night." ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Cherie Currie and son Jake Hays with The Runaways guitar by artist Sonia Lopez-Chavez. A drive down the Sunset Strip always promises a few things: flashy billboards, rockin' (usually studded) get-ups, beckoning marquees and maddeningly slow-moving cars. Now there's something fun ... More >>
View more photos in Timothy Norris' "Sunset Strip Music Festival" slideshow.
God bless the Sunset Strip. Hipsters can pooh-pooh it all they want as they ride their purple-tired fixed-gear bikes through Silver Lake, but for a sheer what-the-fuh!? parade of humanity, nothing beats the Sunset Strip.
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Eric VanBeekOzzy Osbourne last month at BlizzConThe Sunset Strip Music Festival occurs this Saturday at Sunset and Doheny in West Hollywood. They're closing down Sunset, will plant a stage at each end, and will open a few clubs for bands all day and night.
Below is the schedule:
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The Adler posse knows a thing or two about the concert business. Lou Adler, the patriarch, is responsible for some of the great American cultural touchstones of the past 40 years, and a few of these moments are showcased on the wall of his home office in Malibu.
There's the movie poster for The ... More >>