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Sunday, April 13, 2014


Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes.
Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star Vanessa Hudgens is getting paid $15,000 by McDonald's to attend the three-day event, reports New York Daily News. Since Lacoste and McDonald's are set to throw their own respective parties, it's likely their deals include attending those bashes.
But that's just the beginning! Our VIP tipster Bradley T. Paulson brings us a whole rash of super celebs who have gotten way crazier sponsorship deals. 

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Coachella

Edward Snowden Leaks Drastic New Coachella Security Measures

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Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 12:02 AM
Coachella, you're being watched! - VICKIE CHANG
  • Vickie Chang
  • Coachella, you're being watched!

Security measures at Coachella are getting a drastic overhaul this year, according to new documents provided by Edward Snowden. In addition to standard pat-downs and searches, patrons will be subjected to intrusive cavity searches, outsourced security teams, and unmanned aerial vehicles searching out illicit drug use. 


Secret files given to the Weekly by Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor granted temporary asylum in Russia, reveal that security officials at Coachella gates are cleared for much more thorough drug searches, including the insides of previously off-limits orifices. 

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L.A.'s Coolest Music Venue Is This Guy's Self-Storage Unit

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Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM
A typical Friday outside Hinckley's Self-Storage - PAUL T. BRADLEY
  • Paul T. Bradley
  • A typical Friday outside Hinckley's Self-Storage
Something is brewing in Elysian Valley. On a recent Friday night, above the normally quiet streets, throbbing beats emanate from behind the prefabricated walls of Hinckley's Self-Storage. Outside, a line of teens stretches for blocks. They check their phones, chat and pace. Nearby, food trucks queue up to take advantage of the captive crowd.

What's the hubbub about? In case you missed it, Hinckley's plays host to L.A.'s newest and hippest spot to hear music: Propinquity Space.

At 8 feet by 10 feet, "The Prope," as it's being called, is also one of the city's most intimate venues.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Why Glenn Frey Buys Porno Mags

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Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 8:38 AM

SCREEN GRAB FROM MIAMI VICE, THE SOUNDTRACK TO WHICH HE ALSO CONTRIBUTED
  • Screen grab from Miami Vice, the soundtrack to which he also contributed

Last week Eagles guitarist (and Jeff Bridges adversary) Glenn Frey was spotted by TMZ in Brentwood, not far from his house, snagging porn from a local newstand.

Who buys dead tree pornography anymore? One wonders. What's this guy's deal?

Well, you're in luck. Our super secret source close to the situation filled us in. It all began in March of last year:

See also: Why Glenn Frey Is Pissed at Jeff Bridges

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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The Most Boring Concerts I've Ever Seen

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Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 4:00 AM

God, Weezer - FLICKR/STEENSAYSCHEESE
On Facebook not too long ago there was one of those "20 Best Concerts You've Seen" memes going around.

I read some of my friends' lists. They all seemed pretty impressed. But not me. I've seen a shit-ton of really terrible shows. Here are the highlights lowlights:

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Have You Ever Tried Drugs?

Venice Drum Circle Goes Digital

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Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 7:14 AM

PHOTO BY ZACHARY PINCUS-ROTH
  • Photo by Zachary Pincus-Roth
The popular Venice Beach Drum Circle has done away with the bongos and embraced the digital age. This week the group, which meets every Sunday just before sunset, announced that it has replaced traditional instruments with a collection of smartphones and Rock Band drum kits.

Ariel Coriander, who describes himself as the group's de facto leader, despite "not believing in the concept of leaders," wants to assure people that even though they've modernized, the circle's core values remain intact.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Have You Ever Tried Drugs?

Exclusive: Why Glenn Frey Is Pissed at Jeff Bridges

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Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 7:49 AM

"Get your own fucking cab!"
  • "Get your own fucking cab!"
As we noted in our Definitive Guide to the Music of The Big Lebowski, Glenn Fry was not pleased to learn that the Dude hates the fucking Eagles, and had strong words for Jeff Bridges about it. Now, for the first time, a secret source close to Frey reveals what happened when the Eagles co-founder learned that his band was mocked in the film.

March 7, 1998 (morning)

Glenn Frey is polishing his gold records in his Brentwood mansion. He has a collins glass of cheap vermouth on the rocks in one hand and a fistful of leopard-print chamois in the other. He chuckles, "Hey Henley, I just thought of the best idea. Don? Don...?" Henley's not there. The house is empty.

March 7, 1998 (evening)

Frey is seated in his local Loews Cineplex alone. He's got a full bag of popcorn. He's whistling "Life in the Fast Lane." He starts whistling louder and staring awkwardly at the couple next to him, but they are perplexed. No one recognizes him. As the previews are about to start his gigantic cell phone rings.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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Reviews of Wines From Famous Rock 'n' Roll Bands!

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Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 4:00 AM

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Lately we've noticed a lot of bands have their own brands of wine, including Motörhead, Kiss, AC/DC, and Ratt. (Even Warrant has a wine. Warrant.) One of our friends at Wine Spectator magazine showed us the piece they wrote in April about this trend, and noted they were going to rate many of them in their October issue. But then walking ego Gene Simmons got word that his Kiss wine was rated poorly and threatened to sue. Wine Spectator felt it wasn't worth the hassle, so they killed the piece.

Here at West Coast Sound, however, we're fearless motherfuckers who refuse to be pushed around. Also, we're drunk. So we sent an intern to find the piece in the trash at Wine Spectator and we are running it below. Bring it on, Simmons.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Country

Exclusive: A Disgruntled Label Exec Spills the Beans About Taylor Swift's Insane-Sounding New Album

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Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 8:15 AM

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Big news: Young country-pop starlet Taylor Swift took a bit of time out from making the "Who me?" face to record another album. Red, out October 22, is about "relationships and breakups," according to Swift, and its first single is called (no shit) "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." She's been coy about which one of her famous exes -- Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer -- the song is about. The speculation is part of the fun!

But you don't have to have dated Swift; if you hurt Swift's feelings in any way, she will write a song about it. It's no surprise, then, that a good deal of Red's 16 tracks are about slights, beefs and squabbles. West Coast Sound recently spoke to a disgruntled rep from Swift's camp, who handed over an early partial tracklisting of the album and explained the genesis of the songs. We cannot vouch for the veracity of any of this.

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