April 30, 1992 |
With visions of heavy metal concerts dancing in their heads, irate residents of the hillside neighborhoods around the Rose Bowl say they will press for a new citizens advisory commission to minimize the number of loud, high-attendance concerts at the 70-year-old stadium. Over the emotional objections of neighborhood leaders Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to give the go-ahead to an August concert featuring the rock bands Guns N' Roses and Metallica.
February 21, 1992 |
Musical Notes: Songwriter-singer George Michael, 27, has become the youngest recipient of the Golden Note Award given by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). . . . Ottawa, Canada, has turned thumbs down on allowing popular heavy-metal rock bands Guns N' Roses and Metallica to play past an 11 p.m. curfew. . . .
April 12, 1990 |
All current hard-rock bands draw on an extremely limited set of influences, from the Yardbirds to Aerosmith and back again. Good bands synthesize a sound that while evocative of the prototypes is uniquely their own. Bad bands just cop the riffs. And since bad bands seem to sell more records these days than good bands, a lot of good bands--Guns N' Roses, for example--hide behind bad-band facades.
August 4, 1999 |
A tattoo parlor in Los Feliz advertises its services with a large sticker that features a famous photo of Charles Manson with an X carved between his glaring eyes. "Fun for the whole family," the flier proclaims. "I admit I put it in there just to push buttons," says Bob Vessels, tattoo artist at Funny Farm. At the store, an uncut version of Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" plays on a television, and covers of Rolling Stone and Life magazines featuring Manson hang on the wall.
July 6, 2013 |
Musician and producer Sam Spiegel lives in a wooden A-frame house in the Hollywood Hills. It's a beautiful place, but its best feature is an apropos (if possibly apocryphal) history of weird musical collaboration. "The guy who sold it to me says he has a picture of Jimi Hendrix in a dashiki jamming in here with David Crosby," he said. "Allegedly, though. He's never shown it to me. " If it's true, the story fits him. Spiegel is a contemporary kind of artist - a musician, record producer and general-idea-guy whose work exists almost only in tandem with someone else's.