On September 23, 2023, Project Angel Food’s highly anticipated summer gala, the Angel Awards, returned after a three-year pandemic hiatus, and took place under the stars just outside the agency’s kitchen on Vine Street in Hollywood. The parking lot was transformed from the launch pad of 125,000 meals per month, to one of the most beautiful event […]
The Dead Daisies played the final U.S. show in of their Resurrected tour last Sunday night at the Roxy Theatre, the famed rock club on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. It was a packed house and the place was hotter than hell. There wasn’t a dry pair of armpits in the crowd; it smelled like rock n’ roll.
From my music journalism archive. This review (with photo gallery) is featured on VintageRock.com. While wildfires were scorching vast swaths through residential neighborhoods and the countryside in record Southern California temperatures, Pechanga Theater in Temecula was heating up with one of rock’s fiercest acts. Alice Cooper performed a “Paranormal Evening” of classics to the packed […]
Oderus Urungus GWAR The Glass House Pomona, California November 13, 2011
Fear destroys. I see how it works against me, separating me and you. I’m tired from all the pain, how many opportunities I’ve blown, how many people I have hurt, and how many sunny days that have turned gray because of fear. Would’ve, could’ve, should’ve. Fuck that. Lately I’ve been talking to people who really […]
Ian Gillan House of Blues Anaheim, California September 14, 2006 I snapped this photo at HOB Anaheim during Ian’s ‘Gillan’s Inn’ solo tour. A double-live album titled Ian Gillan ‘Live in Anaheim’, was recorded on this night and released in 2008. One of my favorite singer’s, Ian has always been on the list of my […]
It has long been a fact that Jeff Beck is a guitar player’s guitar player. It must have been over 45 years ago when I heard “Blow by Blow”, his first instrumental album. “Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers”, a track on that record, affected me instantly on a deep, emotional level. It is my favorite […]
Going through the tens-of-thousands of images I’ve amassed over the years, I’ve found some really beautiful shots in my music photography archive. Some of the bands that I’ve taken photos of have disbanded or have changed lineups. Some of the artists have died. A few of the unheard of and up-and-coming bands that I photographed […]
There will always be that sparring debate over which band has been the most influential in the world of hard rock.
Summer rock festivals are here.