Slash, the wild-haired guitarist who has played with everyone from Michael Jackson to Fergie to Iggy Pop, knew the perfect name for his new horror production company: Slasher Films. There was only one problem. He hates slasher films. "I'm not into violence," he insists. But he's no wimp. Born in Lon ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.] Have you heard? Real live flesh-eating zombie freaks are on the attack! In Florida, a man name ... More >>
KCRW Broadcast #138 for Saturday, October 29, 2011 Fanatics! Tonight is our last Damned album spin. It's a great one. Strawberries was the band's fifth album and the last one with Captain Sensible for a long time.
Nanette Gonzales No plans for Halloween? Not looking forward to trying to park in WeHo for the parade Monday night? Check out these seven other weekend events. We won't say they're spook-tacular. If we did you'd have to shoot us.
Will his old tricks still work?
"I think horror fans are like crack addicts," says New York Times theater critic Jason Zinoman, whose rigorous history of the horror movie, Shock Value, arrives in bookstores tomorrow. " As you get older, it gets harder and harder to find things that scare you. But you don't stop looking." ... More >>
JJ Abrams meets Steven Spielberg
The current issue of Interview magazine--the celebrities-talking-to-other-celebrities journal invented by Andy Warhol--features an interview with Aziz Anzari-impersonator (and strangest person in the whole music industry) R. Kelly. The interviewer?: indie man of many hats Will Oldham (aka Bon ... More >>
ALSO, HEAD: THE MUSICAL, THE AUTUMN GARDEN
NEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on Cornerstone's Making ParadiseNEW REVIEW GO HEAD: THE MUSICAL Photo by Irene HoveyComposer-lyricist Kevin Fry's delightfully campy horror musical, based on Roger Corman's 1962 gore-fest The Brain That Wouldn't Die, is not only enjoyable on the level of Midnigh ... More >>
Watch interactive job-loss blobs grow. See map link on jump page.What is causing the free-fall in job losses in California, while the Great Plains, with the raw exception of a few spots, are past the recession? 63,000 jobs vanished in California in September, of 95,000 lost in the United Stat ... More >>
BY DEIDRE CRAWFORD Just in time for Halloween, the Mistress of the Dark is back on TV, and on the cover of the Weekly. With the new Elvira's Movie Macabre premiering in national syndication this weekend (it's on KDOC at midnight Saturday night in LA; for other areas, check your local listings ... More >>