Author Archives: Fleur the Kiwi

Tattoo Tuesday: Monsters of Rock — by Ryno McQueen

Ryan “Ryno” McQueen For my entire life I’ve listened to and loved rock music. I love seeing live music, and when the first Monsters of Rock cruise came up, myself and family and friends said, “Hell, Ya!” I had the […] Read more »

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SIXX:A.M. 2015 tour opening night!

Fleur Your intrepid DGT&G reporters were on hand for the first night of SIXX:A.M.‘s inaugural and long-awaited headlining tour. As if we needed any more proof, the live show proved one thing beyond doubt . . . James Michael can […] Read more »

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Tattoo Tuesday: Dad’s Tattoo: Mr Octopus in his garden — by Tina G.

by Tina G. There is often a special bond between little girls and their daddies, and my relationship with Dad certainly qualified as special. A rock-and-roller from way back, Dad wasn’t around the same as daddies with normal jobs. Instead […] Read more »

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Marky Ramone speaks in San Francisco

Fleur On Saturday night Marky Ramone spoke at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco to promote his just-released memoir, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone. Here are some of the highlights from the talk. As you read, […] Read more »

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Tattoo Tuesday: Sean Okin – Rosilyn

Hazelzworld – On August 26, I tapped the Facebook icon on my phone and immediately saw a post from my long time friend Sean. It was not his usual happy, inspirational, aloha posts. This one was written by someone who […] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Downey Orrick. Guitarist. The Road Crew, The Jaded.

Fleur the Kiwi Downey Orrick is lead guitarist for San Francisco Bay Area-based bands The Road Crew and The Jaded. Downey emailed his answers to the Heart of Rock questions. Check out The Jaded here, and The Road Crew here. From now […] Read more »

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Tattoo Tuesday: Map of a Lifetime – Janet Atteberry

Janet Atteberry I’d had an idea in my head for a while. I love traveling and I have this thing for compasses and pocket watches. I’m sure there is a psychological reason for all of it but that is an […] Read more »

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Shiprocked 2014

Rock ‘n’ roller Melissa Strenko was our eyes and ears on the 2014 Shiprocked Cruise. A veteran of the cruise, she reports that this year’s four-day shipboard rock-til-you-drop extravaganza was the best yet — and Papa Roach win her prize […] Read more »

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Tattoo Tuesday: Phoenix Rising — Kathleen M.

Kathleen M. I have been through a lot these last few years. My dad passed away, and three months later, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. A few months after that, my youngest was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. […] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview. Ashley Purdy. Bassist. Black Veil Brides

Fleur the Kiwi Ashley Purdy is the bass player for Black Veil Brides. In true glam metal tradition (Nikki Sixx, anyone?), he regularly puts himself flamboyantly front and center on stage and genuinely enjoys engaging with the audience. He also channels […] Read more »

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