August 18, 1994 |
A platinum band makes a lovely 15th anniversary present. That's the gift the Offspring have bestowed on the Orange County punk-alternative scene. The musical movement that began shouting to the world in 1979, when the Crowd became the first Orange County punk band to get airplay on KROQ, has just produced its first million-selling album. If you don't count Nirvana as a punk band, the Offspring's prophetically titled "Smash" may end up the biggest-selling album in punk-rock history.
December 8, 1998 |
No Doubt, Orange County's hottest-selling rock band, has chosen Jim Guerinot, the county's highest-profile music executive, as its new manager. Guerinot's Laguna Beach-based Rebel Waltz management company also represents the Offspring, another heavy-hitting O.C. rock act, with total worldwide record sales rivaling the 14 million No Doubt reaped with its 1995 release, "Tragic Kingdom." Guerinot also owns a record company, Time Bomb Recordings, financed by the German conglomerate Bertelsmann.
February 17, 2005 |
Dear thief or thieves: No Doubt and the Fullerton Museum Center admire your athleticism, but isn't it about time you returned Gwen Stefani's dress? The red vinyl number that Stefani is pictured wearing on the cover of No Doubt's 1995 album "Tragic Kingdom" was stolen from the Fullerton Museum Center in a midafternoon caper on Jan. 11. It was part of the exhibition "The Orange Groove: Orange County's Rock 'n' Roll History." The dress was displayed behind a 7 1/2 -foot sheet of plexiglass.
December 16, 1994
Total album and single sales of compact discs and audio cassettes for the week ended Dec. 14, compared to sales of the previous week and the same week of 1993, in millions of units sold: Latest week Albums: 21.2 Singles: 1.9 Week-ago Albums: 15.9 Singles: 1.8 Year-ago Albums: 19.6 Singles: 2.
June 26, 2012 |
In its glory days, the Forum was Southern California's preeminent entertainment venue, a behemoth with Roman columns where adoring fans came to see the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Wayne Gretzky and Bob Dylan. But the famous round building fell on hard times. The Los Angeles Lakers and Kings moved downtown. Other venues in up-and-coming neighborhoods came along to nab the concert business. And, in the end, the Forum was bought by the Faithful Central Bible Church and all but forgotten.