April 11, 2005 |
"They said we were an abomination.... Then they said we were done," Slipknot's ghoulish frontman, Corey Taylor, noted midway through his group's clamorous concert Saturday at the Forum. Then the masked metal band plowed into the Grammy-nominated single "Duality" from its latest album, "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)." The nine-piece band from Des Moines has obviously disproved the doubters of its gimmicky thrash.
July 23, 2000 |
"No jumping into the audience, no setting the stage or anyone on fire." It's sound check at the Hollywood Palladium, and the members of Slipknot are being given a list of do's and don'ts by the ballroom's management. Apparently word has gotten out about Slipknot shows. "The promoters have been talking to each other," says drummer Joey Jordison, who, like his bandmates, has adopted a numerical name (he is #1). "Now every time we roll into town, we get a list of what we can and can't do."
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May 26, 2010
Donald Lukens Disgraced Ohio congressman Former U.S. Rep. Donald "Buz" Lukens of Ohio, 79, once a rising conservative star in state politics before a string of scandals abruptly ended his career, died Saturday of cancer at a Dallas nursing home, his family said. Lukens was convicted in 1989 of paying a 16-year-old Ohio girl for sex. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $500. The scandal cost him the 1990 Republican primary, where he lost to then-state Rep. John Boehner, now the House minority leader in Congress.
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June 27, 2011 |
Second of two parts | Read Part 1 I n his single-bunk cell in the Ventura County Jail, on a concrete slab desk, Louis Gonzalez III found himself compulsively writing letters to his 5-year-old son. They were a chronicle of their truncated time together. Telling him how they'd cheered for the Yankees. How his favorite toy had been a mechanical garbage truck. How he'd been a picky eater from the start, but crazy for Cheerios. He never mailed them. He imagined his son in the cell with him, pushing around his Hot Wheels.
November 24, 2002 |
Two questions in the interview consume me. Although being a reporter gives one license to ask just about anything, these two questions knock around my head, unable to escape my mouth. The first feels superficial, but I have to know: How does this woman achieve such perfect fingernails? They are natural, unadorned, tapered to exquisite ovals. The second question would make me appear uninformed. For some time now I have been talking to her, to others about her, and observing her at work.
September 21, 2008 |
Whoever devised the slipknot contract clause "into perpetuity" hadn't conceived a Gail Zappa. She's made it her job to parse the music industry's dense legalese, close contractual loopholes and, most significantly, end what she sees as its iron grip on an artist's past, present and future. "Let me say it in the simplest way," she lays it out, her full hand on the table, "My job is to make sure that Frank Zappa has the last word in terms of anybody's idea of who he is.