I had lunch with C.C. DeVille at Les Deux Cafe, and it was like rock 'n' roll high school. Among those dining in the courtyard of the chichi Hollywood cafe were k.d. lang, Prince, Capitol Rex prez Andy Slater, Cherry's Bryan Rabin and designer Michael Schmidt. Me and C.C. yapped up a blue streak cuz we have a lot in common: a mutual luv for Barry Manilow, Texas Terri and discount sushi.
FYI, the famed Poison guitarist, who performs a Sunday night solo set at the Cat Club on the Strip, is a huge Jon Brion fan. In the words of Weezer, how cool is that? . . . Speaking of Weezer, we took family portraits in front of the new Weezer billboard at Tower Records on Sunset. Anything for Weezer. . . . Had a lovely moment at the Viper Room on May 9, compliments of the Counting Crows, who were among such artists as Oasis and the Wallflowers to play surprise sets at the Sunset Strip nightclub in recent days. As Adam Duritz reminisced about the early Berkeley daze of the Crows, I reminisced about the time Duritz dropped off a 19-song demo tape at my home in Frisco.