Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, by Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman comes out today.
It's an amazing account of the four-decades-old genre -- more than 700 pages long, with hundreds of interviews, many of them with essential players.
It gets into everything from the mu ... More >>
[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 drummer Matt Sorum of Guns N' Roses, the Cult, Velvet Revolver and Camp Freddy.]
10:10 p.m.: Sugar Ray singer Mark McGra ... More >>
Pacing back and forth in a dressing room at the House of Blues on Sunset, Steven Adler can't control his emotions. His new band, Adler, is performing their first show in Los Angeles in the same neighborhood where he first made his name as the drummer for Guns N' Roses.
For a person who has played ... More >>
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If you took sides during the Guns n' Roses break-up and subsequent feud, chances are it was that of the curly haired guitarist and the lanky, blonde bassist, not the ginger genius who fronted the band.
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Anton CorbijnBack in February Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett cryptically commented to Rolling Stone that the band was crafting something that was "not really 100 percent a Metallica record."
Indeed, it turned out that the band was working with Lou Reed on a full album; a collaboration with ... More >>
Everyone has had a crush on rockstar before, but these woman actually pursued and conquered rockstars. In order to make our Top 10 Most Recycled Women of Rock list, these ladies had to have dated (or bedded) six or more famous musicians. There's one musician who appears on four o ... More >>
With the year coming to a close, we're heading off the inevitable barrage of "best" lists coming your way with one that will actually be useful and problem solving (a holiday gift guide for the music lover in your life, that's not actually music... or a t-shirt). Buy 'em a book! iPad and Kin ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins will be contributing a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Friday and make sure to tune ... More >>
Lina LecaroMyles Kennedy, Fergie and Slash perform SSMF 2010L.A. Weekly's Nightranger Lina Lecaro put it best in her Sunset Strip Music Festival live review: "Whether you're 20, 40 or 60 years old, grew up in Los Angeles or hopped right off the bus a la Axl Rose in 'Welcome to the Jungle,' if ... 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 >>
Erin BroadleySlash at Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd.It started as just another night on the Sunset Strip in the early '80s. A 17-year-old Slash borrowed his mom's car to party at the Rainbow with Steven Adler. Fake IDs in hand, they got to the bar only to find out that it was "ladies' night." ... More >>
Erin BroadleySlash... not on a jet to VegasThere's an old photograph in Slash's autobiography of him and actor Charlie Sheen on a private jet, where they're probably headed to Las Vegas. Sheen wears the guitar legend's signature black top hat and mugs for the camera, while Slash, Heineken in ... More >>
Nikki DarlingThe studio formerly known as Rumbo, where "Rocket Queen" was recorded
It was a time when the Valley lingered somewhere between Frank Zappa's ramblings and a real life version of Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights. A mix of agriculture, dust, white wagon wheels, diners, car dealershi ... More >>