Story | Jul 7, 2011
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Story | Mar 19, 2014One morning in 1977, Alex Chilton, 26, former lead singer of the Box Tops and of Big Star, very likely hungover or still drunk, appeared before an American studies class at the University of Texas to discuss his career in music and his thoughts on the present state of rock and roll. "Rock and roll is supposed to be out of control," Chilton told the boys and girls, "and it's crazy and it's supposed to drive you crazy." To illustrate his point, he serenaded the undergraduates that morning with a little ditty called "Riding Through the Reich," the lyrics of which were inspired by the scribblings of a white-supremacist spree killer, he said, and accompanied the tune of "Jingle Bells."
Story | Aug 10, 2011
The black and white stencil of Elliott Smith's visage, as seen on the "Figure 8" cover, was a sweet touch, especially on the occasion of his birthday. That said, would it have been that much extra work to tape off some lines for the stripe design?
Story | Aug 12, 2011
Jani Lane, the lead singer for Hollywood metal band Warrant, was found dead in a Woodland Hills hotel on Thursday evening. With the news of the death of Jani Lane, a whole generation of fans who grew up in the late 1980s and early '90s is reliving some...
Story | Nov 30, 2011
Storybook cottages Silver Lake: Fans of storybook architecture will find a charming example on the 2900 block of Griffith Park Boulevard, where Ben Sherwood designed courtyard homes called the Snow White Cottages or the Seven Dwarf Cottages by locals.