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Glen Matlock about Pretty Vacant

The Concept “That’s another thing done that night with Glen. Glen had this idea of the band being like, as he put it, “Soho poofs,” I suppose very much like Oscar Wilde, which is where I thought he was coming from. We’re not talking like overtly gay overtures here or anything like that; it’s really […]

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Chromed

In the most bizarre era of history that I’ve lived through in my life, where idiocy and ignorance are looked at as a virtue, the MUSIC is there for me and comes through as usual. In what will likely be the last blog post of the year, I must say that its been a really […]

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Stranded in the Jungle

Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride by Curt Weiss A REVIEW by TOBE DAMIT The New York Dolls were born in a city in a total wreck, therefore a perfect ground for rock’n’roll to emerge. The Dolls grew out of it just like weeds in a crack of cement. The Dolls are of the rawest band in […]

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Ask the Angels

Donna Santisi LA Punk Scene of the 70’s Donna Santisi was one of the very few and lucky photographers who were able to capture the new punk rock craze and scene that had spread from New York to Los Angeles. On any given night Donna would be at The Whisky A Go Go, The Starwood, […]

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Alice in Chains in a Nutshell

Alice in Chains’ vocalist and frontman, Layne Staley was found dead in his Seattle home on a Friday evening, the 19th of April 2002. He was 34.  The worst part being that Staley had been deceased since the 5th in his Seattle condo. Staley avoided the media and rarely left his home. He was found […]

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Did Sid Really Kill Nancy?

Explosive New Evidence Suggests the Punk Rocker May Have Been Innocent The murky half-light of a bleak New York winter’s morning had yet to penetrate the small rear bedroom of an airless apartment in the city’s bohemian Greenwich Village. Stepping over empty bottles and half-eaten plates of spaghetti (the untidy remnants of the previous night’s […]

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THE NEW YORK DOLLS

Glam-Rock Royalty on Race Street As a co-founder of glam-rock pioneers the New York Dolls in the 1970s, Sylvain Sylvain helped make too-small girls’ clothing an acceptable part of male rockers’ wardrobes. The corkscrew-coiffed moppet played the natural foil to fellow guitarist Johnny Thunders’ haystack-haired bad boy, and their music –– equal parts early Rolling […]

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The Paperboy

What a fantastic movie. The photography is incredible, the plot is solid but loose enough so director Lee Daniels can take his time and make you enjoy the ride very as well. Almost surreal as it’s improbable that something like that would happen but you still get into the movie and enjoy it without really caring […]

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Marc Bolan

Banner: ©Marc Bolan Photo session with Tony Visconti used for Slider Album. All rights reserved 1971. British singer, songwriter and guitarist, Mark Feld (his real name) Marc Bolan, was born on September 30, 1947. He grew up in a simple Jewish family in London. As a child, Mark was fond of early rock ‘n’ roll […]

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William S. Burroughs Radio

Burroughs’ Connection to Modern Music The elder statesman of literature’s Beat Generation — and, by extension, of the American underground culture — few figures outside of the musical sphere exerted a greater influence over rock & roll than novelist William S. Burroughs. A provocative, controversial figure famed for his unique cut-up prose aesthetic, Burroughs lived the rock […]

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