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Music, All Shook Down The Runaways' Jackie Fuchs Says Manager Kim Fowley Raped Her in Front of Band

The Runaways' Jackie Fuchs Says Manager Kim Fowley Raped Her in Front of Band

Jackie Fuchs, the former bass player of the influential all-female rock act The Runaways, and other eye witnesses, say she was raped by then-manager Kim Fowley in front of a group of people in 1975. She was 16. Fuchs opened…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Baby Ariana Grande, Werewolf Rihanna, and Lady Gaga and the 70-Year-Old Stripper

This Week: Baby Ariana Grande, Werewolf Rihanna, and Lady Gaga and the 70-Year-Old Stripper

"So if I'm gonna choose between working my ass off and giving you, one human being, all of my attention? You might get forgotten sometimes. Not because I don't love you, but because I got the weight of the…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: J-Lo Writes a Book, Dave Grohl Goes on "60 Minutes" and The Giants Win!

This Week: J-Lo Writes a Book, Dave Grohl Goes on "60 Minutes" and The Giants Win!

"*Lorde Voice*♪♪♪ But we will never win, Royals ♪♪♪ #sports #topical" Mark Hoppus has suggested a new version of "Royals" in light of the Giants defeating Kansas in the World Series (Twitter) "Congrats San Fran. #Giants Celebrate Safe. Great Job…
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Music, All Shook Down Jay Z and Beyoncé Have Gone Vegan... And Think It Will Be Much Harder Than It Is

Jay Z and Beyoncé Have Gone Vegan... And Think It Will Be Much Harder Than It Is

In case you don't keep abreast of the dietary habits of the rich and famous, Jay Z announced yesterday that he and awesome wife, Beyoncé, were commencing a "plant-based" diet -- that's vegan to you and me -- for 22…
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Music, Hear This Enslaved: Show Preview

Enslaved: Show Preview

As a landmark in black metal's blasted wasteland, Enslaved stands out for its willingness to brave such non-kvlt musical outings as prog, clean singing, and castanets. The band's Winter Rite tour churns into town with no less than funeral-doom darlings…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 10 Worst Music Biopics

The Top 10 Worst Music Biopics

A couple of weeks ago, you may recall we did a list of the Top Ten Music Biopics. The biopic debate raged again today, however, after we saw images of Andre 3000 dressed up as Jimi Hendrix, in the midst…
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Top 6 Songs To Avoid If You Want To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Are you one of those hopelessly optimistic people who decides to transform yourself into a better human every time a New Year rolls around? You may have been brimming with enthusiasm for your resolution as the clock hit midnight last…
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Videos of the Day: Homage to the Girl Band

As a kid, I owned nearly all of Joan Jett's and Lita Ford's solo albums; theirs were my first cassette tape and CD respectively, so with the opening of The Runaways today, I'm getting myself amped and setting the mood…
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Film, On the road to ruin or fame: the story of the Runaways

On the road to ruin or fame: the story of the Runaways

There's an obvious stunt element to the casting of The Runaways: a punked-up, barely legal Kristen Stewart and a still-underage, barely dressed Dakota Fanning begging for street cred by playing dress-up as, respectively, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, front girls…
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Calendar, Night&Day They Wanna Touch You

They Wanna Touch You

Local all-woman band Dolorata grew from the roots of the Shelley Doty X-tet, the Hail Marys, and 4 Non Blondes, so, yeah, it's a rock band. Or a rawk band, maybe. Whatever; your devil horns are destined for the air.…
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Calendar, Night&Day I Love Rock ’n’ Roll

I Love Rock ’n’ Roll

Turned on (in more ways than one) by the brassy inspirations of Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith, and, yes, Joan Jett, thousands of girls picked up electric guitars in the 1970s and ’80s. A few wanted to change the world; most…
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Music, Reviewed Peaches

Peaches

Peaches Impeach My Bush Six years after leading a charge for sex-positive electro punks to "fuck the pain away," Peaches has been slowly slumping into a one -shtick pony. Her 2000 debut, The Teaches of Peaches, was a much-needed jolt…
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Alt-Pride

It was a noble plan, if fatally flawed from the outset — load up a truck with El Salvadoran fire-lesbians on Pride Sunday and head up to the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. Drink beer. Eat corn dogs. Check out the…
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Culture, Books

Carved in Rock: Short Stories by Musicians

Edited by Greg Kihn Thunder's Mouth Press (2003), $26.50 Idiot shivers: a brief epileptic episode coupled with an acute chill; induced by witnessing feats of incomparable idiocy. See Joan Jett's short story "Bad Reputation." Sure, it sounded like a good…
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