In happier days, a garrulous, wild-haired Sammy Hagar chatted with a reporter about an upcoming show with Sammy's Beach Bum Bar & Grill as backdrop. "Rum's the best mixer on the planet," he says, as a casino executive looks on approvingly. Beware of seemingly friendly guys in suits, Sammy! Operate ... More >>
"I've always thought of myself as a fairly sane person, but chronicling this experience is kind of making me wonder why." Those are the last words Theresa Smith, guitar player in one of New Jersey's best bands, Home Blitz, has to say on her bizarre, year-long decent into obsessively analyzing one of ... More >>
The first time I saw Van Halen perform live, the band was colloquially known as Van Hagar. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony had just reunited with their second frontman Sammy Hagar to promote a greatest-hits package titled Best of Both Worlds; I bought f ... More >>
This week in Internet news that should up the online world's overall quotient of "bozedy bozedy bop"s: David Lee Roth has joined Twitter and Facebook. So far all that the accounts have on them is a lot of teaser text and a link to the Van Halen singer/former radio host's official site, but a look at ... More >>
Sometimes Sam Sifton seems less like the redoubtable restaurant critic of The New York Times than a frustrated spoken-word poet: reading his musings is often like having a front-row seat at Open Mic Night. It's understandable. Who among us office drones doesn't harbor a smoldering desire to u ... More >>
25th Anniversary of the Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime featuring Richard Hell, Mike Watt, Bass Player from Handjob, and More Bowery Poetry Club Saturday, July 25 "What is punk?!" squeals the mysterious Bass Player from Hand Job, as if reposing some remarkably stupid question. Anyone witho ... More >>
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