[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
We usually imagine scientists as mad or mild-mannered. But the North Hollywood-raised, synthesizer freak named Computer Jay splits the difference. He has ... More >>
Twenty years ago this month, Sublime released their first album: 40oz. to Freedom. At that point drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson, and singer-songwriter Bradley Nowell were just three guys from Long Beach. No record deal, no tour, no nothing. They sold records at shows and out of the b ... More >>
Los Angeles TimesThe young victimUpdate: Destiny Young (see below) was charged today with two counts of murder (one of which was allegedly related to Meir's demise) and five counts of second-degree robbery, the D.A.'s office announced. Jabaar Vincent Thomas and Richard Edward Anderson were hi ... More >>
NBC Los Angeles30-year-old Gabe Ben MeirUpdate: Ben Meir was reportedly shot execution-style in the back of the head while walking from his car to his home just after midnight. Shocked responses from those who worked and lived near him, after the jump.
A rising creative force at MTV Los Ange ... More >>