Megadeth bassist David Ellefson's autobiography My Life With Deth follows him from battles with drugs during the band's early days through his religious awakening as a soon-to-be-ordained Lutheran pastor. (It's out tomorrow, the same day he reads at Book Soup and Megadeth performs at Shrine Expo Ha ... More >>
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If he had to pick a number, guitarist Phil Upchurch estimates he has played on over 2000 recordings. Based on the frequency with which his name arises, he's probably right. Asking him to recall some of those dates can be like asking a fisherman about a particular fish he caught 40 years ago. "I'll ... More >>
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â€‹UPDATE: Turn Right USA's domain name was registered by Huey's vendor. More below.Councilwoman Janice Hahn alleged a link today between her opponent, conservative Craig Huey, and an inflammatory YouTube video that depicts her as a stripper.Huey has said he had nothing to do with the video, and wen ... More >>
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By Max Taves UCLAStudents and patients support scientists at UCLAOft-threatened UCLA eye doctor and researcher Arthur Rosenbaum has died. Over his 36-year career the ophthalmologist treated 10,000 children for strabismus, or eye misalignment, using techniques he pioneered, in part, from ex ... More >>
Photo by Jonathan ReillyNathan Fillion strikes his best heroic pose as Annie Savage looks on Fearless superheroes battling feathered evildoers, male Martians having their egg sacs (!) violated by their disgusted compadres, and pint-sized sidekicks being brainwashed by Nazi vamps to assassinat ... More >>
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"I want to make experimental music that affects all the senses"
Odds are on any given day you can catch Nico the Beast rocking plain white tees. They're his uniform of choice. Not because he's trying to sell some D-boy image to get that Plies money.* but rather because they symbolize what Nico reps: a sort of basic no-frills, rock-ribbed fundamental rap. Or ... More >>
Andy Dick, Sarah Silverman and Write Aid
Band of Horses and Dinosaur Jr. at the Wiltern, September 8
Connecting the doubts about the failure of a community college
Marshall Curry brings us up to speed on Cory Booker, Sharpe James and the future of Newark politics
For Erin Aubry Kaplan, coming home has been a labor of tough love
Entering the dangerous world of flier parties
The New York Times new editor, Bill Keller, is more at ease talking about Shakespeare than pop culture. What does it mean for Hollywood?
The light and dark world of David Lynch
The race to succeed Richard Riordan — and to reshape Los Angeles — comes down to the wire
Zakk Wylde crushes everything in his path. Then he drinks it.
A brief history of one of the thousands of DIY singles released in 1979
The life and premature death of Mary’s Danish