May 3, 2013
The Rolling Stones still put in the work, as was demonstrated by their stint here in Los Angeles over the last two weeks, which included a series of rehearsals in Burbank -- Falling James lurked outside -- and their secret show at the Echoplex.
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Friday, May 3
The Rolling Stones
It's easy to make fun of The Rolling Stones -- a karaoke-addled Mick Jagger even got in on the act last season on Saturday Night Live -- but the not-always-convenient truth is that Jagg ... More >>
Last week, the center of the rock & roll universe was located in an industrial part of Burbank. In one room at CenterStaging studios, Paul McCartney was rehearsing with his band for their upcoming world tour. Next door, his old pals and supposed rivals the Rolling Stones were preparing for their fir ... More >>
We get big bands in small venues around these parts not infrequently. Hell, Depeche Mode just played the Troubadour on Friday. But the Rolling Stones at the Echoplex? That's as good as it gets. The announcement that a small amount of tickets -- maybe 350 -- would be available yesterday at the El Rey ... More >>
There's a disease spreading through our generation of 20- and 30-year-olds.
We inherited this malady from our parents, and it's rendering us culturally stagnant.
It's sapping our identity. Perhaps most tragically, we are welcoming this plague into our homes, cars, and phones -- even into our kar ... More >>
The San Fernando Valley doesn't come to mind when you think "iconic clubs," but in the 1980s the West Valley was the place to see acts like Tom Petty, Merle Haggard, Metallica and U2.
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The Reseda Country Club, located on Sherman Way near Reseda B ... More >>
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Though lots of women have brains, beauty and talent, few man do. Yet, as one of the most prolific and successful producers of the past decade, Pharrell Williams is also a cl ... More >>
Jennie WarrenIce Cube may cut hair in the movies, but if you schedule a photo shoot with him, his people will request it be BYOB -- Bring Your Own Barber. You'll need to bring a makeup artist, too.
After all, he's not the same man he was when Boyz n the Hood came out, 20 years ago last month ... More >>
From Mickjagger.comJust Super.There may not be a Rolling Stones tour happening anytime soon (wonder if Mick is still pissed about Keef's "tiny togder" remark?) but for fans of The Stones frontman, musical satisfaction has been trickling in. Last week, at a press conference here in L.A., Sir J ... More >>
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Last.fmThe last thing we saw before we slit our wristsThis week's issue of Rolling Stone featured an EXCLUSIVE interview with Sting -- er, Phil Collins. (Remember when RS wrote about shit that was relevant, instead of resorting to a loop of Mick Jagger career retrospectives and top-5,000 list ... More >>
No matter how indier than thou you think you are music-wise, uber pop hits can make it into your consciousness, whether you like it or not. Unless you make an adamant point of blocking them, these ubiquitous confections need not be heard on mainstream radio like KIIS FM, either. They will seep in vi ... More >>
Rock-n-roll and breasts often go (tee-hee) hand in hand. In fact, Motley Crue drummer and groupie magnet, Tommy Lee, has this rule about coming into his dressing room:
"You're not allowed in unless you remove an article of clothing. And I'm not talking about your socks. It's pretty f***ing c ... More >>
A crusty, drug-damaged caricature or the personification of cool itself? When it comes to Keith Richards, there are essentially two camps. For Rolling Stones fans, the man, his guitar-playing, his (however unintelligible) words, and his wholly droll essence, is tantamount to rock n' roll deity. An e ... More >>
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"Black girls just want to get fucked all night
I just don't have that much jam"
I just want to put that out there because it's a funny, mean, maybe even important line. It's the very antithesis of the Beach Boys' categorization of females in "California Girls," and it's proof that at least into th ... More >>
El Rey, Feb 22, 2008
By Jonah Flicker
Liars are a constantly shifting band, taking a new tack on dark post-punk, experiments in early industrial music, and tribal minimalism with each new record they release. Their debut effort, They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top (Mute, ... More >>