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Here are some pictures from Slash’s Black Carpet event “SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS” at the Roxy in celebration for Guitar Center’s 50th Anniversary.  The show featured songs spanning Slash’s storied career including material from his new album, WORLD ON FIRE as well as Guns’N’Roses material. The show was filmed and will be

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It’s been seven years since the Dutch band Within Temptation last toured the United States. (Yes, they played a select few venues, but only a few in 2011.)  That’s a long time. The landscape appears very different than it used to, even for those of us seasoned enough to remember the Bush era for example.

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Every journey begins with a step. For me, it seems like the road to the Wiltern, started long before I heard that Tears for Fears would be playing to a sold out auditorium in Los Angeles. It began with a simple phrase I read on Facebook written by a friend that simply read, “Live More

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I hope that we all take the world around us a little more seriously and consider that our actions can either impact the world or they can just be another passive glance on social media sites as they scroll down to the clever videos of men, women and children with ice buckets. Maybe one day that will be the thing that resonates with me long after I leave this place – maybe I can help raise a better awareness of a very real world in need that just might be outside your doors.


Lately I’ve been suffering from adverse reaction to the “music industry” from which I don’t believe that I’ve been able to fully recover. I can still remember where I was and when it happened; my aversion to the industry began last summer. I was invited to a festival and just feeling burnt out. There I was talking to the guys in The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying and feeling like they were impostors This wasn’t entirely their fault. Press tents have a way of stealing the spontaneity from a conversation. How can it not? Half the time the music from other bands, that have already taken the stage at festivals, is already pulsating from the outdoor stages and creates this white noise from hell.


Civil Twilight is one of those bands that lives in subtlety and is best experienced with headphones on and maybe even with the lights off.  It’s interesting that they would also take their name from that condition of the same name.  Civil Twilight is defined as that time that begins in the morning and ends in the evening

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It’s kind of this upside down feeling being lost in the mayhem. Trying to understand the world, our place in it, and wondering if music still has the power to change the world – the way that I once believed it could. Sitting down with artists this year feels a little superficial. Not that they

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Steven Machat has lived the life of a rock star and the odds are that you’ve probably never heard of him. In his tell all book, “Gods, Gangsters and Honour,” Steven dishes all the dirt you could ever want to know about the music industry and while he’s at it he also names every name

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It’s hard to think back on certain eras of music without thinking about how those eras were branded. The sixties brought us free love, the seventies groovy acid rock and progressive rock, and the 80’s sort of combined the sixties and seventies and took its love affair with sex, drugs and rock and roll to

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It’s a new era in music. Long gone are the days when people could make millions of dollars off of record sales. Long gone are the days when established musicians can even walk around and be discovered or even rediscovered in a small club (the same clubs that they suddenly find themselves in years later possibly still fresh from the memories of days gone by when they literally stood in midst of the hysteria of hundreds or even thousands of adoring fans who just wanted to touch them).