By Whitney Friedlander
The lobby of Dave Grohl's Northridge-based 606 Studios has a Joan Jett book on the coffee table and a row of classic arcade games like Donkey Kong Jr. against one wall. On top of a photo booth sits an iconic "Moonman" MTV Video Music Award, festooned with a roll of toilet pap ... More >>
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No Age and Tearist
Walmart protest at Human Resources Gallery in Chinatown
*Walmart Protest in Chinatown is Turning Into Walstock Free Concert Featuring Tom Morello
*Tom Morello Dishes On LA Rising, Politics and Rage's 20th Anniversary
Activists and rockers descended upon a gallery in Chi ... More >>
What do gay marriage, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the band KISS have in common? In the crazy world of comics, everything.
Newer, edgier titles have been known to push the boundaries of expectation or mesh disparate imagery and pop culture references, but it's a particular nostalgic title that's r ... More >>
Warner Bros.Metallica's Lars UlrichMonths of anticipation came to an explosive finish in the California desert on Saturday night, as Metallica closed their "Big 4" thrash-fest with a thundering "Seek & Destroy" for 50,000 weary headbangers spread across Empire Polo Field in Indio. By acknowle ... More >>
Richard "Scar" Lopez, founding member of pioneering East LA Chicano rock group Cannibal and the Headhunters died last July 30 of lung cancer, the LA Times reports.
Most obituaries about Lopez's life and career (and the band's monster hit "Land of 1,000 Dances") are drawing from a great 2005 artic ... More >>
View more photos in the Pablove Benefit slideshow.
Anna WebberThe Pablove Foundation has found a pretty hip way to raise money for kids with cancer by throwing benefit concerts with talent like Silversun Pickups, Neon Indian, Peter, Bjorn and John, and Avi Buffalo. Most of the performers hav ... More >>
M.I.A., as shot by Shawn Mortensen
The other night as M.I.A. was winding down her Coachella performance of "Paper Planes," she dedicated the song to longtime L.A. photographer Shawn Mortensen, who died last week at the age of 42. We've received a few notes of remembrance from friends and colleagues ... More >>
View more photos in the Justice Tour slideshow.
Timothy NorrisTom Morello backstage at the Henry Fonda for the Justice TourDo-gooders are easy to pick on, especially rock 'n' roll martyrs like Tom Morello who are damned if they don't and even more damned if they do. But rock's most incendiary axem ... More >>
For those of you who barricaded yourselves indoors with Netflix because of this weekend's "storm watch," let me just say -- damn, you missed out on some amazing events. Here at the L.A. Weekly, we tossed our umbrellas in the back seat, took our chances with the drizzle and hit up everything from Ric ... More >>
So, I need to tell you about the show of the festival. My mind is blown, dude!
I'm sitting in this bar, reading my Archies comics, because I am desperate for anything to keep me awake through a set by Aqualung. (Aqualung are one of these tragically earnest Nic Harcourt bands. They are attempting ... More >>