Twenty-two-year-old virtuoso pianist Austin Peralta died shockingly the day before Thanksgiving. Until now, details of the final hours of his life have been mostly a mystery.
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His coroner's report, obtained by West Coast Sound, states that viral pneumo ... More >>
Axl Rose's birthday was yesterday, but one thing has not changed since last year: Chinese Democracy remains the most expensive album ever produced. Fifteen years and $13 million went into making the 14-track album; about a million bucks and a year, for each song.
No record has been as anticipated ... More >>
A woman claims two men drugged, raped and filmed her. And now she's suing the L.A.-based parent company of a website called Model Mayhem, where the woman claims she met the pair.
The lawsuit, sent to the Weekly by the victim's SoCal-based attorney, Kevin McGuire, was filed in L.A. federal court Fri ... More >>
Long Beach PostRally at LBPD headquarters.Friends and family of Long Beach resident Douglas Derby were outraged last December, when two Long Beach police officers (identified today as Victor Ortiz and Jeffrey Shurtleff, veterans on the force) shot the 35-year-old dead on his doorstep. They sa ... More >>
Trouble in paradise?Updated after the jump: Hef squeezes out a sad, sad Tweet. (Breakup confirmed.)
Egads! Say it ain't so, TMZ: "Our sources -- who are all at the mansion -- say Crystal and Hef had a nasty argument this weekend on the phone. When the dust settled Crystal decided to 86 the n ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on God of Carnage and The Merchant of Veniceâ€‹Photo by Ron Sossi Writes Paul Birchall of Sean O'Casey's play at the Odyssey, "This staging of O'Casey's play artfully mixes blarney and despair in almost equal measure." Mayank Keshaviah e ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins contirbutes 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 Monday and make sure to tune in to He ... More >>
Corey Haim.Attorney General Jerry Brown said Tuesday that an investigation revealed actor Corey Haim went doctor shopping and obtained 533 prescription doses in the month before his death, including more than 195 tablets of Valium, 194 tablets of Soma, 149 tablets of Vicodin and 15 tablets of ... More >>
Corey Haim.State Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown will appear on the Dr Phil show Wednesday to talk about prescription-drug crime and the link he made recently between a pill ring and the death of actor Corey Haim, according to a statement from Brown's office.
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A suspect was arrested in connection with a prescription drug ring that was tied to the death of actor Corey Haim, a spokeswoman for state Attorney General Jerry Brown confirmed. The spokeswoman would not reveal the suspect's name or any other details about the pending case, however.
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Photograph by Kii Arens.
A few months back I had the pleasure of premiering Spinnerette's first single "Valium Knights" on Indie 103.1 FM during my stay as producer of SuicideGirls Radio, and let me tell you, cueing singer Brody Dalle's vocals fresh and loud over the airwaves felt powerful, like d ... More >>