By Craig Hlavaty
Before I take any trip to Austin and SXSW, I always take more than a few days to peruse the schedule and check out a few of the hundreds of names on the roster and read their bios.
Some years there are more bands with "wolf" and "space" in their monikers than usual, and some year ... More >>
Former Jarvis Cocker backup dancer and current Seattle Weekly Dategirl Judy McGuire's new book, The Official Book Of Sex, Drugs, and Rock N' Roll Lists, is rife with lists counting down debauched and out-there moments of Ozzy Osbourne's health tips, pot-smoking hints from Willie Nelson, marri ... More >>
Just in the nick of timei.e., right before "Girls, Girls, Girls" dipped below the "20% of all music played in strip clubs everywhere" thresholdthe Déjà Vu chain of strip clubs brought Motley Crue's Vince Neil on board to rebrand one of their Las Vegas locations as Vince Neil's Girls, ... More >>
Hiro Ballroom, Maritime Hotel
Tuesday, September 6
Better than: Listening to Celebrity Skin alone in your bedroom again.
"I need a glass of wine," Courtney Love announced as she took the stage, twirling a big paper parasol through the air around her. "I need win ... More >>
Mötley Crüe w/Poison, New York Dolls
Wednesday, July 20
Better than: Attending an 18-year high school reunion with a cash bar, albeit one mitigated by the DJ having a music library nearly identical to yours back in the day.
An extremely partial list of pop-cultural event ... More >>
So much to see, everywhere. The Bamboozle
April 29-May 1, 2011
Better than: Watching scene reports scroll by on Twitter.
In a lot of ways, the Bamboozle is a festival tailor-made for the current moment of constant distraction. The festival's running time over three days totals ... More >>
Nikki Sixx's 2008 bestseller The Heroin Diaries compiled a year of journals from the most gruesome point of his addiction to the opiate. But the Mötley Crüe bassist's second book, This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography, and Life Through the Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx, picks the story up ... More >>
Our sources tell us this girl is "molten hot." Credit: Michael Becker/FOX.Last night's show ended with a cliffhanger: We didn't know, as it faded out, whether Jennifer Lopez would be able to continue judging, or whether the strain of eliminating good kids was just too much. As the show return ... More >>
It's me, bitches!
So much to talk about with Idol this year. For one thing, it looks for all the world like this season's winner will be an openly and obviously gay dude, which feels like a transformative Obama moment in the show's history even if a closeted but obviously gay dude almost won seas ... More >>
photo by David AtlasVince Neil
Madison Square Garden
Two slabs of pure California white trash, their retarded friend on drums, and a snake-eyed, mercenary guitarist more than a decade older than his bandmates: Mötley Crüe were a bunch of scumbags back in the '80s. Their de ... More >>