James Stone, the club and party promoter responsible for ground-breaking fetish-themed nightlife in Los Angeles, passed away Wednesday evening after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was 47. He is survived by his mother, sister, brother and countless friends in Los Angeles.
Tonight is the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Now in its 29th year, it's had its share of memorable moments, none more so than during the 1997 broadcast. On the occasion of its 15th anniversary, here's the case for why it was the best VMA's ever televised.
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Dita Von Teese can't remember the first time she took her clothes off for someone. It was probably early on, before she became the queen of burlesque and undressing bec ... More >>
So you're having sex. Usually it's sudden and furtive, the heat of the moment incinerating your civility as you chase that shining golden moment lying in puddles down the gutter.
But when you have a little more time to plan your coital rendezvous - what music should you listen to while you're havi ... More >>
Lifeafterdusk.comPerish Dignam gets Klownoweenie; see Sat. Time to start planning those costumes, nightcrawlers. The wicked weekend before Halloween weekend is here. There are nearly as many things to do as there are sexy-scary getups to wear. But which ones? Here, our picks for freakiest, mo ... More >>
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Our writer Drew Denny traveled from L.A. to Lithuania, Germany, Poland and Denmark meeting artists and musicians for her "Overseas Underground" series. Her next stop was a goth club in Berlin, where she met the band reliq.
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Lina Lecaro Head bangers welcome at Re-Animator- The Musical. From Alice Cooper to GWAR to Marilyn Manson, sinister schlock and rock have always gone hand in (severed) hand. Music artists embellishing their stage show with theatrical thrills will never cease (even Lady Gaga's got monsters and ... More >>
Charissa SaverioCoachella's but a quickly fading memory, Spring's in full swing and Summer is on the horizon. The club scene is definitely warming up right along with the weather, my friends. This week, we've got a grand re-opening, a sexy DJ whose sounds are as hot as she is and a fusion of ... More >>
Lina Lecaro From left: Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Simon Lebon and DD's newest member? Few bands have placed as much emphasis on the visual package as Duran Duran. Their good looks, sense of style and glossy, often provocative videos made them innovators during MTV's heyday, a time when the be ... More >>
Fatlip struts his stuff in Hollywood.Often troubled but admirably candid L.A. rapper Fatlip has returned with a brand new sound. The former Pharcyde member goes electro-funk in a just-out video for the unreleased song, "LA Girls."
We assume he's not talking about the kind of L.A. girl that h ... More >>
GG Allin haunted us last week. He seemed a vile, mysogynist and downright repugnant human being, but the deceased shock-rocker (who makes Marilyn Manson look like Pee Wee Herman) continues to inspire ... women, or so it seemed so Friday night.
Fiddle Tim's "Scum Fuck" (Laluzdejesus.com)
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In the strange wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES reviews the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community, believing that good music deserves much more than a handfu ... More >>
They were at the Getty Museum this past week. Masses of them. I was there with my dad and all of a sudden we were surrounded by a crowd of uniformed students. I went to Catholic school as a kid. It brought back, uh, fond memories of mean nuns, pleated red tartan skirts that would never stay properly ... More >>
The details are still sketchy, but close friends of musician and artist Gidget Gein (aka Brad Stewart) tell us he was found dead yesterday of an apparent OD in his home in Burbank. Considering his macabre sensibilities, we'd hoped this was some kind of goth stunt, but calls to the LA Coroner today c ... More >>