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Music, All Shook Down Jimmy Fallon's Top 5 Greatest Music Parodies

Jimmy Fallon's Top 5 Greatest Music Parodies

Earlier this week, Jimmy Fallon enlisted Jack Black to put together a frame-for-frame parody of Extreme's "More Than Words" video. Now, unless you're in the same age bracket as Jimmy 'n' Jack, you probably won't understand the sheer majesty of…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Zayn Malik Is Gone, Pete Wentz Is Sia, and Scott Weiland Is an Asshole

This Week: Zayn Malik Is Gone, Pete Wentz Is Sia, and Scott Weiland Is an Asshole

"When I got signed by Interscope, he literally smashed my hotel room and broke all the furniture because he was so angry I got picked up by a major label. It's only now when I look back at it…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dancing Down The Rabbit Hole

Dancing Down The Rabbit Hole

We have all heard the story: When you die, you rush down a tunnel of memories towards a bright light. But when you purposely enter an altered consciousness, when you test the body's limits, taking it closer to death…
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Music, All Shook Down Remembering Ray Manzarek: Doors Keyboardist Believed Venice Beach Helped the Band Find Its Sound

Remembering Ray Manzarek: Doors Keyboardist Believed Venice Beach Helped the Band Find Its Sound

Ray Manzarek, the keyboard player for the Doors, was the first rock star I ever interviewed. I'd just started writing about music, and one morning my editor called me up and asked if I'd like to interview Manzarek. I don't…
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Music, All Shook Down Alice Cooper: Rock Bands Need More Testosterone and Fewer Beards

Alice Cooper: Rock Bands Need More Testosterone and Fewer Beards

Alice Cooper is arguably the original shock-rocker. The career of the rock 'n' roller born Vincent Furnier spans from the late '60s -- when he was drinking nightly with John Lennon and Jim Morrison in L.A. -- to the very…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Amazing Murals Honoring Departed Musicians

Five Amazing Murals Honoring Departed Musicians

The Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Finds a Hermitage of Sanity at Alembic

Bouncer Finds a Hermitage of Sanity at Alembic

During the Romantic period in the 19th century (if this opening sentence scares you, now's the time to move on to the sex ads), rich people tried to keep it real by hiring "hermits" to live on their property and…
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Music, All Shook Down Pardon Jim Morrison, But Penalize Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin

Pardon Jim Morrison, But Penalize Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin

Jim Morrison performing in Miami, March 1, 1969​At the time of his death in a Paris bathtub in the summer of 1971, James Douglas Morrison, singer and lyricist for epochal L.A. band The Doors, was looking at six months'…
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Jim Morrison Died on Nightclub Shitter: New Book Reveals

The Associated Press reports that a new book is rewriting the final hours of The Doors' singer's life. " ... former Paris nightclub manager is telling a different story. In a new book, Sam Bernett says that Morrison died in…
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Night Crawler

From the street, the long, steep stairway leading up into the Broadway Studio (formerly Studio 435) reveals nothing. Like so many stairways in North Beach, it is alluring in its antiquity; it could lead up to a 19th-century bordello as…
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