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No Kiddies at Playroom Party

August 17, 2000|HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA

The most rock 'n' roll thing I've seen in days was promoter Dayle Gloria, backedby the hot hotty quintet Lo-Ball, belting out Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation." It was the opening act for the first night of the Cult, who performed two secret shows last week for Scream at the Playroom, as part of Gloria's b-day bash.

Singer Ian Astbury's bald head wowed the crowd, as did the images on the Playroom's big screen, including Gloria dancing with Anthony Geary (Luke on "General Hospital") at the Seven Seas in the early '80s and hanging with Perry Farrell during his gorgeous dreadlocked youth. Que bella. . . . Bopped into the Burgundy Room and what to my eyes did appear but Johnny Knoxville on crutches, hoisting a beer. Seems Knoxville, Hollywood's resident daredevil, tried to jump the L.A. River on roller-skates and busted his ankle. That guy will do anything for his art. . . . Speaking of daredevils, Motochrist's latest album, "666-Pack," has a song dedicated to Evel Knievel. Seems outlaw heroes never go out of style. . . . Saddened to hear of the imminent death of the Foothill Club in Signal Hill, which will be transformed into a salsa club in September. The crusty country club showcased everyone from Elvis to Hank Williams, but truth be told, Signal Hill's just too dang far off the beaten path. Now, if booker Steve Zepeda would just move up to Hollywood, which sure could use some of his punked-up country soul.

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