A West Hollywood doctor served as a one-stop shop for both hydrocodone (a.k.a. OxyContin) prescriptions and medical marijuana recommendations.
So say federal prosecutors who today announced that James Eisenberg was indicted on suspicion of distributing hydrocodone and writing prescriptions in defia ... More >>
Jerry Stahl knows heroin — the good, the bad and the literary. That's why Stahl was the perfect choice to be editor of The Heroin Chronicles, an anthology of 13 chasing-the-dragon stories by junkies and ex-junkies. Released Jan. 1, the third entry in the Akashic Drug Chronicles Series (after T ... More >>
On October 12 a Twitter feed called I Hate Indie Rock launched itself, immediately generating conversation among music critics, who variously found it inflammatory, silly, or quite accurate.
Written anonymously, the author criticizes the independent music world and the way fans consume it. With so ... More >>
You thought drug dealers operated on street corners or in Lindsay Lohan's bathroom, but no.
Turns out a Van Nuys store front has been doing business as a "pill mill" where you can walk in with cash and walk out with an OxyContin prescription, no questions asked.
That, at least, is what L.A. County ... More >>
Michael Todd of Coheed & Cambria, the once East Coast emo phenoms now worldwide arena rock stars, was arrested yesterday. Todd decided to add robbing a pharmacy for Oxycontin to his pre-show ritual, obviously the best time to try to pull a stunt like this:
After walking up to the pharmacy de ... More >>
A dancing lady from Jeans Wilder's "Sparkler" video. Ooh la la.We dig Jeans Wilder. The San Diego one-man beach-pop/noise band has a helluva knack for hauntingly beautiful soundscapes that speak to the foamy glory of the surf as much as to the watery death that lurks underneath.
(If you miss ... More >>
"Axl is a ginger, so he doesn't tan very well": Steven Adler, unmuzzledNo man's danced with "Mr. Brownstone" and dodged death as many times as original Guns n' Roses drummer Steven Adler, one of the architects of the greatest '80s hard rock album.
After surviving "twenty-eight ODs, three bot ... More >>
UFCMixed martial arts starTito Ortiz Monday night said his girlfriend Jenna Jameson had a drug-use relapse and that he apparently confronted her that morning because "I'm not going to let my family go through that."
Ortiz was arrested by Huntington Beach police shortly before noon Monday aft ... More >>
Little Jeans WilderSan Diego's Jeans Wilder is a man after our own heart. His music falls neatly within the "chillwave" trend, but there's something timeless about songs that sound like they emerged from the surf, and Wilder's got those in spades.
We'd tell you to look no further than his At ... More >>
A West Hollywood psychiatrist and a man suspected to be an accomplice were arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly running a "pill mill" that helped customers obtain drug prescriptions without proper consultations, federal authorities announced. The alleged ring was uncovered when someone pu ... More >>
ABC is reporting that the LAPD are acknowledging that Michael Jackson was "heavily addicted to Oxycontin."
The Sun in the UK: "An Emergency Room source at UCLA hospital said Jackson aides told medics he had collapsed after an injection of potent Demerol -- similar to morphine. A Jacko source said: ... More >>