Category: When life and rock intersect

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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Sensory assault! DRUM! Night 2013

hazelzworld Several months ago, Fleur sent me a message about a fundraiser that Drum! magazine was hosting in San Jose, CA. I checked out the website and saw that Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was going to [...] Read more »

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BAM! An interview with Brad Lang of Y&T — part 1

Fleur the Kiwi Three years ago, Brad Lang  was getting his ass kicked by the house he was remodeling, when his phone rang. It was legendary Norcal band Y&T, mid-tour, asking if he were available to stand in for Phil Kennemore, the [...] Read more »

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Tattoo Tuesday: Fighting the dragon — Cari Gottschall

Cari Gottschall I had always wanted a tattoo since I was about 14 years old. But I never knew what to get.… It took me several more years to finally get one … in fact it took me 15 more [...] Read more »

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No Rock Stars Were Harmed in the Making of This List

spandexpanda On our last Big Patriotic American Holiday Weekend (that’s Memorial Day to those of you playing internationally) I found myself on a flight from Boston to Charlotte. As is my custom when I fly, I was reading a print [...] Read more »

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Really? You’ve never seen a lighted crotch before? An interview with Marvelless Mark

Fleur the Kiwi Visit the Bourbon Room, the Venetian’s companion bar to the Rock of Ages musical, on any given night, and you’re likely to be the butt of one of Marvelless Mark‘s on-(or off)-the-edge-of-propriety one liners … and love it. [...] Read more »

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Todd Kerns: Borrowing Trouble

spandexpanda My only question is this: When does Todd Kerns sleep? Seriously. This guy has been touring with Slash and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. When he’s not doing that, he’s playing with Sin City Sinners out in Vegas. And [...] Read more »

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Tattoo Tuesday: Suicide averted — Tami D

Tami D I grew up in an abusive household as well as being bullied at school. Listening to KISS and rock and roll was my only means of escape. After a really bad day at school, I went into the [...] Read more »

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“Fill You Up”: An interview with Johnny Lima — part 1

Fleur the Kiwi Singer/songwriter/producer Johnny Lima has been involved in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene since the early ’90s. After fronting a couple of popular local Bay Area bands, he released his debut solo album in 1996. He’s now [...] Read more »

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Tattoo Tuesday: “Don’t trust a plastic beat” — Agnes Cassady

Agnes Cassady Story #1:  The lady on my shoulder  This is a copy of a line drawing by an extremely gifted artist by the name of Nanami Cowdroy. I will most likely be getting more tattoos of her work in [...] Read more »

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