Inside Metal: The Pioneers Of L.A. Hard Rock And Metal Documentary Film Series

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The early ’80s metal scene in Los Angeles has become legendary, as it spawned such worldwide headliners as Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Dokken, W.A.S.P., and originally, Metallica (before the latter relocated to San Francisco). And the new documentary, ‘Inside Metal: Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal,’ chronicles the entire scene. Directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by… Read more »


Photos – L.A. Rocks for Ruben w/ All-Star Concert at Hollywood HOB

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L.A. Rocks for Ruben w/ All-Star Concert at Hollywood House of Blues

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Ruben Velasco has been along time friend of artist Rick Springfield as well as having performed as Springfield’s guitar technician for years. Sadly in 2014, Velasco has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. Now in the fight for his life, Springfield and a host of talented artists came together on August 20th at the Hollywood… Read more »


VIDEO – The Viper Room 21st Birthday All Star Jam

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It happens here in Hollywood and like no other venue in town, the all-star birthday jams bring out plenty of surprises. The Viper is officially 21 and we were happy to share the evening with all the talent … including Steve Vai … what? Jeff Scott Soto …say what? And Sebastian Bach having a meltdown.


American Hi-Fi Reveal New Video For ‘Golden State’

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Platinum selling pop rockers American Hi-Fi are back and will release ‘Blood & Lemonade’, their first album in 5 years, on September 9 via Rude Records. Today the band revealed a brand new video for the LP’s second single, ’Golden State’, which is premiering worldwide, exclusively on VEVO. The clip was shot in LA by… Read more »


Future Villains Performs in the Viper Room Anniversary Week Line-up

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Making a second appearance in the same week as part of the Viper Room 21st Anniversary Week Celebration, Future Villains warmed the stage for Steel Panther on August 14th, 2014. With their mass appeal creating quite a stir, the band bears resemblance to the ideological description of a Sunset Strip Hard Rock Band with black… Read more »


hIPNOSTIC – Live, House of Blues, Anaheim, CA 8-17-14

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The first thing one notices about the hard rock band hIPNOSTIC is the jarring visual image. Two rock star-looking guys out front with a drummer appearing every bit a nerdy high school science teacher on the drum riser in back.  Blake Hastings, lead vocals and guitar dressed all in black; long-haired Rob Swanson on bass… Read more »


Photos – hIPNOSTIC – Live, House Of Blues Anaheim, CA 08-17-14

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SLASH: Joins Forces with Universal Studios Hollywood For “Halloween Horror Nights”

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Celebrated Grammy® Award-winning musician, SLASH, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the theme park’s hypnotizing new 3D maze, “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH” at “Halloween Horror Nights,” beginning Friday, September 19, 2014…. Read more »


STILL CASTING! Were You In A Band In High School or College?

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Were you in a band in high school or college in the 90’s or early 2000’s?  Ever dream of getting the group back together?  Bunim-Murray Productions, producers of Project Runway and The Real World – in association with Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp are looking for bands to reunite and perform under the guidance of… Read more »


BulletBoys’ Marq Torien on RadioScreamer 8-20-14

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Los Angeles: Join Diamond-Dave Castagno and Marq Torien of the BulletBoys Wednesday, 8-20-14 at 4:00 pm PT on RadioScreamer.  Marq will talk about the current Bang Your Head Tour and the band’s upcoming album Elefante.  In addition, RadioScreamer will be playing the band’s brand new single, Symphony.  So be sure and join in the fun for a screamin’ good time.  And if you can’t listen live, each… Read more »


The Viper Room Turns 21 – Celebrates with Steel Panther

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It was a secret show; announced on the Social Network and promoted as the band name Jam Prancer, but those in the know were quick to share that the band was none other than the historically and politically incorrect kings of sexual perversion – Steel Panther. Known for their well rehearsed debauchery and having less… Read more »