Katherine Turman has been a contributor to the Village Voice since 2012. An LA native now living in New York, Turman has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Guitar World, Marie Claire, the New York Observer, Billboard and many other outlets, and was an editor at the rock magazine RIP for eight years. She’s co-author of the critically acclaimed Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal and is working on her second book. Turman holds a degree in journalism from USC and currently produces the award-wining classic rock radio show Nights with Alice Cooper. She also produced the live performance and call-in radio show ROCKLINE, and was a music booker and producer on The Sharon Osbourne Show.
8 days ago | Interviews
Not that he’s one to say “I told you so,” but as X co-founder John Doe says about his new book chronicling the Los Angeles punk scene, “people seem to be responding, 40 years later, with “Oh yeah, that [scene] was great.’ ” But the book is not a m...
20 days ago | Concert Reviews
There’s a rabid, swirling moshpit of sweaty dudes with bushy beards, decked out in rock-band T-shirts, and an aggro, two-guitar lineup sporting corpse paint and spewing growly, speedy metallic riffs atop double kick drums. Fans’ fists thrust into ...
28 days ago | Interviews
For a lot of hard rock and metal bands, the Eighties was about baring it all, in terms of both skin and bad behavior. During those aggressive days Lita Ford, fresh off her stint as lead guitarist of the Runaways, was no exception. But decades late...
1 month ago | Metal
“I’m slutty and weird. Is that strange I’m telling you that?” asks single-gal Rachel during the first-ever edition of Speed Metal Dating, at Saint Vitus Bar. She’s come straight from whiffle ball and is thus clad in sporty leggings, but most other...
2 months ago | Blues
Thanks to mega-hits like “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Rock of Ages,” Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has seen the world from arena stages and out the window of million-dollar tour buses—and more recently, from the behind the wheel of a rented SU...
3 months ago | Rock 'n' Roll
Alice Cooper and Motörhead singer/bassist/legend Lemmy Kilmister were peers, friends, and spent many of their hard-drinking years ensconced — albeit separately and a few decades apart — on barstools at the iconic Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sun...