Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died.
The cause was liver failure; he passed at an area hospital near his home this morning.
He was 49.
Hanneman has not been active in Slayer for the last few years, since suffering a flesh-eating bacteria from a spider bite. No word yet if that caused any c ... More >>
*Mike Tyson's One-Man Show at the Pantages Theater Is Surprisingly Good
Mike Tyson's much-hyped one man Broadway show (and Spike Lee joint) Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth came to L.A. for just a few performances this past weekend. In it he apparently comes clean about his past by admitting ... More >>
*More theater reviews
Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson scored one of the more impressive comebacks of his colorful career last night. That he did so in his one-man autobiographical show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, on the stage of Hollywood's Pantages Theat ... More >>
The Canadian troupe Cavalia wowed critic Lovell Estell III this week with its equestrian spectacle Cavalia's Odysseo. Good notices also for Diane Glancy's The Bird House at the Autry National Center, and for a revival of Carlos Murillo's Dark Play (or Story for Boys) at the Whitmore-Lindley The ... More >>
Remember how action movies used to be? The good old-fashioned American (but often European-accented) ones from the '80s and '90s, the type paid tribute to (but not necessarily re-created) in the Expendables movies? No offense to your Iron Men and your Jason Bournes, but I miss movies like D ... More >>
dogslifemagazine.comGary Michelson loves dogs. A lot.Calling all out-of-work animal researchers (or, perhaps, monkey-testing UCLA scientists, looking for redemption):
L.A. billionaire Gary Michelsen is dangling $44 million in grants -- and a $25 final prize -- to those who accept his challen ... More >>
Over the Top
Eyes open and ears bleeding, Phil Freeman loads up on the year's best metal.
This year was such a good one for heavy music, we wound up having to cheat when putting this list together. We just couldn't settle on ten albums that kicked my ass the hardest in 2009; there were dozens of ca ... More >>