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12

Aug

HEAVY MENTAL

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ROBERT TRUJILLO TO REUNITE WITH MASS MENTAL AUG. 26 

mass-mental-whiskyMetallica bassist Robert Trujillo is keeping good on a promise made earlier this summer and is heading back to the Sunset Strip to rock the Whisky A Go Go with a reunited Mass Mental on August 26.

The all-ages show will feature Trujillo once again jamming with his funky, pre-Metallica, art-rock bandmates: vocalist Benji Webbe, bassist Armand…

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SHOUT IT OUT LOUD

SHOUT IT OUT LOUD

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KISS’ GENE SIMMONS GIVES ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS THE SECRET TO SUCCESS: SPEAK ENGLISH & GET LEGAL

Gene SimmonsOne of the world’s most famous American immigrants, legendary rocker Gene Simmons is sounding off on a controversial political topic that is dividing Americans: immigration reform.

In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, the famously quotable rock superstar bizarrely goes off topic while…

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GET THE PARTY STARTED

GET THE PARTY STARTED

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VIPER ROOM FINALLY REACHES DRINKING AGE

Viper RoomLandmark Sunset Strip rock club The Viper Room celebrates its 21st anniversary this month as one of the city’s best venues for live shows. To mark the milestone, from August 11 to 16, The Viper Room, at 8852 Sunset Boulevard, is hosting a week of special shows featuring an electric and eclectic mix of music, including an all-star salute to classic rock.…

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SHOUT IT OUT LOUD

SHOUT IT OUT LOUD

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KISS’ GENE SIMMONS GIVES ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS THE SECRET TO SUCCESS: SPEAK ENGLISH & GET LEGAL

Gene SimmonsOne of the world’s most famous American immigrants, legendary rocker Gene Simmons is sounding off on a controversial political topic that is dividing Americans: immigration reform.

In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, the famously quotable rock superstar bizarrely goes off topic while…

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08

Aug

KISS ALIVE ON SUNSET

KISS ALIVE ON SUNSET

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KISS SCORES PRIME SPOT ON ROCK ROW TO HYPE NEW TV SHOW

kiss-sunset400-1Rock legends Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley tower over the Sunset Strip’s Rock Row in a hot new billboard hyping the founding KISS members’ latest project: the premiere of the AMC reality TV show 4th and Loud, which goes behind the scenes of theL.A. KISS arena football team.

kiss-billboard-original-400The billboard, which features Simmons and Stanley sans their iconic…

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04

Aug

IT’S A HARD ROCK LIFE

IT’S A HARD ROCK LIFE

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‘PARTY’ PEOPLE: Chester Bennington & Dave “Phoenix” Farrell of Linkin Park.

LINKIN PARK & KILLER BE KILLED GO FOR THE JUGULAR & REVITALIZE ROCK RADIO WITH THRASH-METAL MOSHERS   

Linkin-Park-1By David Ciminelli

Been cranking Linkin Park‘s The Hunting Partyfor a few weeks now and it’s exciting and refreshing to hear a brilliant band once again expanding its sound into wildly risky territories and in boundless…

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10

Jul

YOU CAN’T KILL ROCK & ROLL

YOU CAN’T KILL ROCK & ROLL

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SUNSET & CLARK’S TOP 12 GREATEST ENDURING HEAVY METAL BANDS 

ozzy-osbourne-sabbathWhen Ozzy Osbourne proclaimed in 1982 that “you can’t kill rock and roll,” he and fellow enduring metal icons like MetallicaMotley Crue and KISS have gone on to prove that notion over and over again by keeping arenas packed and the charts rocking decades after first plugging in their amps.

Guns-N-Roses-Axl-RoseRockin’ and rollin’ all night and partying…

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09

Jul

'BETTY' TURNS 20

‘BETTY’ TURNS 20

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HELMET HIGHLIGHTS ’94 CLASSIC AT VIPER ROOM JULY 11

Hard rock fans will be getting a healthy serving of “Milquetoast” on July 11, when Helmet hits up the Sunset Strip to rock Viper Room with a special performance of Betty in its entirety.

The New York hard rockers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Helmet’s critically acclaimed 1994 rock classic, which also includes the timeless tracks…

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06

Jul

SIGN O’ THE TIMES

SIGN O’ THE TIMES

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OLD TOWER RECORDS SUNSET LOCATION IS ‘FLIPPED’ AGAIN

Tower_Records_Sunset1WeHo has gotten yet another facelift! Innovative start-up Flipagram is bringing some youthful, edgy ambiance back to the old Tower Records Sunset location as the newest proprietor of the famous property in the heart of West Hollywood.

live-on-sunsetAfter Tower toppled in 2006, the shell of Tower Records Sunset at the corner of Sunset and Horn had it famous…

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29

Apr

WICKED STYLE

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DEMONS ON MELROSE: KISS BRINGS ROCKIN’ STYLE TO WEHO

kiss-700Detroit (Rock City)-born designer John Varvatos is giving KISS Army members a good reason to trade in their uniforms and step-up their style by using KISS to showcase his latest menswear collection.  The front windows of Varvatos’ West Hollywood storeat 8800 Melrose Ave at Robertson feature likenesses of the iconic band members donning the…

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22

Apr

'HOUSE' PARTY

‘HOUSE’ PARTY

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SAINTS OF LOS ANGELES: L.A. legends Motley Crue being honored at House of Blues’ SSMF 2011 party.

HOUSE OF BLUES CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF ROCKIN’ SUNSET

sunset-strip-vWe raise a toast today to House of Blues Sunset, which is celebrating 20 years of kicking ass on the world-famous Sunset Strip by bringing in some of the greatest rock shows around during its first two decades of decadence.

Aerosmithhelped House of…

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21

Apr

SCENE ON SUNSET

WHEAT PASTE WISDOM: WRDSMTH We spotted this rockin’ and random stencil art confession by prolific L.A. street artist 

SCENE ON SUNSET

WHEAT PASTE WISDOM: WRDSMTH We spotted this rockin’ and random stencil art confession by prolific L.A. street artist 

09

Apr

HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT

BULLETBOYS TO ROCK RAINBOW’S PARKING LOT, APRIL 13 One of L.A.’s hardest rocking Sunset Strip bands of the late ’80s/early ’90s,