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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Lady Gaga in Disguise, Dave Grohl in a Cast, and Courtney Love on the Defensive

This Week: Lady Gaga in Disguise, Dave Grohl in a Cast, and Courtney Love on the Defensive

This week has played out a bit like an action-drama movie. On the action side, we've got Justin Bieber doing parkour, Dave Grohl receiving medical treatment onstage, and a boyband dude setting his own face on fire. Bringing the drama…
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Hear This

It wasn't until Chromatics ringleader Adam Miller split with the band's other founding members that he began mastering a different form of popular music. He kept the name for himself, and eventually ditched the unapologetic basement no-wave of the band's…
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Film, The Anton Newcombe Massacre

The Anton Newcombe Massacre

"I'm not for sale. I'm fucking love. I give it away." So says Anton Newcombe, the raging megalomaniac who heads the Brian Jonestown Massacre, an underground rock band determined to take over the world. First he hurls the words at…
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Out of Their Heads

Life isn't easy for Anton Newcombe, the cultish, 31-year-old maestro behind the Brian Jonestown Massacre, possibly the most controversial band to come out of San Francisco in the '90s. Newcombe -- also known as Anton A. Newcombe and, inexplicably, Dr.…
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Night + Day

Wednesday February 17 It's InEVITAble Divas are well-loved in these parts, so when Alan Parker assembled a diva trinity -- Eva Peron, Madonna, and Andrew Lloyd Webber -- in his 1996 film version of the musical Evita, local viewers lined…
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On the Bus or Off the Bus? What is Jeff Stark's motive in his music article "Tragic Bus" (July 30)? Why does he waste two whole pages on human garbage like Anton Newcombe, when there are lots of area bands…
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Tragic Bus

All night long Anton Newcombe babbled like an arrogant schoolboy. The singer/guitarist berated the seated Starry Plough audience with tales of his own grandeur and then insulted them when they finally told him to shut up and play. He called…
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