Following its crackdown on alleged distributors of rave drug nitrous oxide last week, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department today said local "noz parties" are on the rise and frequently end in violence.
The department says there have been 350 "illegal raves" featuring nitrous and advertised via soci ... More >>
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.
See also: The Life and Death of Austin Peralta
His coroner's report, obtained by West Coast Sound, states that viral pneumo ... More >>
On February 23rd, '90s rap duo Kris Kross will reunite on an Atlanta stage to perform at a celebration honoring the 20th anniversary of So So Def Recordings. Here, we peer into several scenes in the life of Mac Daddy and Daddy Mac from their many years spent away from the spotlight.
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 >>
My Morning Jacket
The number of bands building a name and reputation off their live performances has begun dwindling at a startling rate. With Bruce Springsteen and U2 inching closer to performing in wheelchairs, My Morning Jacket seems to be one of the last remaining holdouts w ... 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 >>
Updated at the bottom: She likely had a heart attack. First posted at 2:28 p.m.
L.A. County coroner's investigators say Whitney Houston drowned when she died at the Beverly Hilton hotel last month. LA Weekly was the first outlet to report that she might have been found in a bathtub, which she was.
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L.A. Weekly was the first news organization to report that it appeared Whitney Houston was discovered in a hotel room bathtub. That was confirmed today by the Beverly Hills Police Department.
The department issued a statement saying that " ... information relayed to first responders was that Ms. Ho ... More >>
My how the meth head tables have turned.
In last night's episode, the better part of the RHOBH gang headed to Hawaii to celebrate Mauricio Umansky's birthday (because, of course, who needs a trip with the boys when you can tow along your wife's TV friends?) and we had the pleasure of watching Brand ... More >>
Smooth out punk's crinkly guitar riffs, replace the genre's frenetic deliveries with soothing harmonies, and give its drums a low dose of Xanax, and you have Jennifer and Jessica Clavin's brand-new band, Bleached. Like the visuals from their recent "Think of You" video, their sound is that of a vint ... More >>
Not as fun as it looks.Some wacky new statistics are out this morning on a seemingly backward worldwide trend: In general, states and countries with higher rates of happiness also happen to have the highest rates of suicide. Weird, right? The study's authors have a theory: "Personal unhappine ... More >>
Soula Boy on Main Street, America. Watch out, Palin, he's gunnin' for your turf.MC who? Odd Future fan (read on) and international swag ambassador Soulja Boy Tell'em has brought the word "hammer" back to hip-hop. In what might be the word's first non-derogatory use since the early '90s, he's ... More >>
Thanksgiving is barely two weeks away, which means it's time to get out your roasting pans, gravy separators, oversized serving platters and a hefty dose of Xanax, because extended family will soon be knocking down your door. To help you out -- and prevent Aunt Betty from ... More >>
A West Hollywood psychiatrist and a man suspected to be an accomplice were arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly running a "pill mill" that helped customers obtain drug prescriptions without proper consultations, federal authorities announced. The alleged ring was uncovered when someone pu ... 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 >>
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Other than freshman Delta Sigma Theta rushes at Cal-State Chico, no substrata of the American population has worse taste in rock than rappers. Sure, your little brother likes Fall Out Boy, but eventually, he's going to grow up and discover The Clash, then weed, then hopefully Junior Murvin and Lee ... More >>
BY MARC COOPER
The McCain-Palin Campaign, October 2008
No more rulers. No more books. No more Johnny Mac's dirty looks.
I take back what I said yesterday. I had a GREAT time watching the final presidential debate. Not only because Bob Schieffer did a better job than I expected, but because I kne ... More >>