[Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with guitarist Dave Navarro, of Jane's Addiction and Camp Freddy.]
7:47 p.m.: I'm standing in the lobby of guitarist Dave Nav ... More >>
Who is Ronnie the Limo Driver?
The part of the country that doesn't listen to Howard Stern and his pranksters learned the answer to that question when an unidentified Stern fan tricked CBS2/KCAL 9 Los Angeles into putting him live on the air as a "spokesman" for California Department of Fish and G ... More >>
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Justin Gage's business card for Aquarium Drunkard bears a simple mantra: "Just the good shit." This might seem self-evident for the proprietor of a music ... More >>
Overheard last week: "Gawd, the entire commercial audition was filled with Christmas carolers. Glad I was just the guy in the sweater," said the guy at Peet's with a sweater hanging out of his messenger bag. In L.A., the holiday season begins early.
We know you have cocktail parties to plan and gi ... More >>
Talking to Paul Stanley of Kiss on the phone is one thing. Talking to him in person in full Starchild regalia -- as we did the other day in New York -- is something else entirely. For one thing, he's huuuuge. It's not just the eight-inch boots; his hair is giant, too. Perched on a stool with his arm ... More >>
See also: Our review of Tiesto at Home Depot Center in October
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In an exclusive to West Coast Sound, massively popular Dutch DJ and produce ... More >>
Better than... Sitting in your cubicle on a Monday afternoon
It's always surreal entering a dark rock club in the middle of the day, but it's even more bizarre when you find yourself standing next to a Beatle and Katy Perry's ex while most people are sitting at th ... More >>
They fired Jim Ladd on a Tuesday. Ladd had been the nighttime DJ on L.A. classic rock station KLOS, in various incarnations, since 1969. He's a rare DJ with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and inspired Tom Petty's song "The Last DJ."
Cumulus Media, having absorbed bankrupt former KLOS ow ... More >>
Jena ArdellWho: Nirvana
Where: SiriusXM's studios in New York City
When: September 24, 2011
Better than... bands inspired by Nirvana.
Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, an album most people feel changed the landscape of music. To celebrate, SiriusXM satellite radio ... More >>
Weiner's head.Update: Weiner seems to have admitted the photo is of his organ, via a spokeswoman, who says, " ... He has sent explicit photos."
You knew that those boxer briefs could not contain the Twitter scandal, instigated by L.A. blogger Andrew Breitbart, that was set off by a non-nude ... More >>
Something about achieving major fame in music seems to drive creative artists to assume new personae. Whether it be fodder for an epic concept album, a stab at a different genre or just plain boredom, many of our favorite stars have conjured up characters in order to explore and indulge their fan ... More >>
On May 28 Tezuka Osamu no Buddha: Akai Sabaku Yo! Utsukushiku, the long-anticipated big screen adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's manga Buddha, will be released in Japan. This is a big deal for a lot of reasons, primarily that Buddha is an acclaimed work (it even won Eisner Awards in ... More >>
Tanja M. LadenIan Whitcomb reads from "Lotusland: An Englishman in Exile"The Los Angeles Visionaries Association (LAVA) held its 14th free monthly Sunday Salon at Clifton's Cafeteria on April 24, attracting an eclectic crowd of salon regulars as well as first-timers. An informal gathering of ... More >>