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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Slash's Return, Rollins' Cleaver and Kanye's Audition

Last Week: Slash's Return, Rollins' Cleaver and Kanye's Audition

It's time to take cover San Francisco because we're pretty sure hell just froze over. Almost everything this week has been incredibly unlikely — from the length of Henry Rollins' kill list, through Guns N' Roses getting the old…
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Music, All Shook Down Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister Passes, Kanye West is Named "Most Stylish Man," and Other Morning Music News

Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister Passes, Kanye West is Named "Most Stylish Man," and Other Morning Music News

Just days after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, 70, passed away. Though Kilmister was given an estimated two to six months to live, he was also suffering from a number of other health issues, including…
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Calendar, Night&Day I Don't Wanna Miss a Sing

I Don't Wanna Miss a Sing

It has been said that love bites, love bleeds, love begs, love pleads and... it's what I need. Oh yeah, it's been said by far greater geniuses than ours. Def Leppard, Warrant, Poison, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Heart, Journey, and…
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Music, All Shook Down Fisticuffs! 5 Musicians Who've Assaulted Audience Members

Fisticuffs! 5 Musicians Who've Assaulted Audience Members

Remember that thing that happened at the end of May, when Beyonce got her ass slapped by an an idiotic audience member in Denmark? Well, that incident was shocking for a number of reasons. The first was that someone had…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tough Guise

Tough Guise

Dean Delray is a tatted-up, Guns N' Roses tee-wearing, crass stand-up comic. There's a lot of that around the stand-up scene -- the over-the-top Real Guy with a plethora of vulgar stories. Here are two things about the former Oaklander…
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Music, All Shook Down How To Be in Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend's Music Video (Without Looking Like an Idiot)

How To Be in Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend's Music Video (Without Looking Like an Idiot)

We've all been there. You're at home, doing the dishes or washing the dog, and in swans your famous partner and demands that you be in their latest music video. Nightmare, eh? We understand that this is a really common…
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Calendar, Night&Day I Want a Riot of My Own

I Want a Riot of My Own

How many times have you been at a concert when something didn't go quite as planned? Maybe a drunk friend leaned on the switch to the power supply, or an errant mosher careened onstage and knocked over the drum kit,…
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Music, All Shook Down Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasies: Raunchy Album Covers That Didn't Make It

Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasies: Raunchy Album Covers That Didn't Make It

(Complete scene here.)All-around entertainer Kanye West announced the other day that his forthcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, would come bundled with five different album covers. The only one we've seen so far is a painting by New…
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Music, Guns N' Roses' fine-print insanity

Guns N' Roses' fine-print insanity

We can all agree that Nov. 23's eons-delayed release of Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy marks the death of something — some combination of the music industry, old-guard rock stardom, irony, sincerity, free-market capitalism, hip-hop, the spread offense, and neo-conservatism.…
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Music, Roses and Thorns

Roses and Thorns

Until the clubs start hosting weekly Grunge Skool nights, or Penelope Spheeris directs The Decline of Western Civilization Part IV: The Flannel Years, it looks like nostalgia for '80s hair metal is here to stay. Witness the popularity of VH1…
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Letters to the Editor

Haight Crimes Look to the streets of New York: I live on Page and Shrader, a block away from Haight and Ashbury, and I can't tell you how excited I was when I read the intro blurb about police planning…
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Music, Reviewed The Nice Boys

The Nice Boys

The word "nice" is a milquetoast descriptor, conjuring images of scooting your way through life with a lot of pipsqueaked "Excuse me"s. Of course, there's the Guns N' Roses treatise on the subject, "Nice Boys," in which Axl howls that…
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