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July 25, 1997 | From Reuters
A new pop culture magazine aimed at young males is set to compete with the likes of Rolling Stone and Details when it hits newsstands next year, its publisher said Thursday. Bob Guccione Jr., who co-founded Spin magazine in 1985 and sold it last month, told Reuters he is now working on a magazine called Gear, which he envisages will be the first step in a diversified publishing empire. The first two issues of Gear, beginning September 1998, will be quarterly, and then it will become a monthly.
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November 28, 2004 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
Does the music business need a David Stern? The National Basketball Assn. commissioner took swift and strict action against the players involved in the recent brawl with fans in Detroit. His message in suspending Indiana Pacer star Ron Artest -- the most flagrant offender -- for the rest of the season at a cost to Artest of nearly $5 million in lost salary, was a clear one of zero tolerance for such behavior.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2004 | Wendy Thermos and Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writers
Santa Monica police named a young rap entertainer Tuesday as the suspect in a stabbing during a melee at the Vibe music awards. David Darnell Brown, 23, was sought in the attack Monday night on Jimmy James Johnson, 26, of Los Angeles, who remained in stable condition Tuesday, police said. Brown is better known to rap fans as Young Buck, a member of the G Unit, a rap collective that has been among the hottest names in pop music.
NEWS
August 26, 1993 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: Tuesday's West Coast launch party for Vibe magazine at the Mayan. The 10-issues-a-year mag, a co-venture between Quincy Jones and Time Warner, is described by editor Jonathan Van Meter as "Rolling Stone for the post-rock 'n' roll generation." One clue that indicates Vibe won't be covering Crosby, Stills and Nash reunions, Carly Simon revivals or Eagles re-issues is the cover featuring emerging hip-hop artist Snoop Doggy Dogg.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1997 | SHAUNA SNOW
TV & MOVIES Made for TV: Christopher Reeve and Wesley Snipes will both star in two-hour ABC movies next season. In his first lead acting role since his 1995 horseback riding accident, Reeve will play a paralyzed man who believes he has witnessed a murder from his apartment window in a remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Rear Window." Snipes, meanwhile, will star in "Futuresport," a "Rollerball"-like action drama about a "'dangerous new game" that decides "the fate of entire countries."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1997 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The pop music world was thrown into a spin this week when the owners of Vibe magazine, the nation's leading hip-hop journal, bought Rolling Stone's chief rival in the rock field. Wednesday's $42-million purchase of Spin magazine gives Vibe Ventures a powerful one-two punch in the publishing world and raises numerous questions in the record industry. Among them: Will the new owners shift Spin from its alternative rock base to a more mainstream focus?
NEWS
September 17, 1992 | BOB SIPCHEN
MTV, chili peppers and Seattle-scene hoopla aside, it looks as if, at long last, rock 'n' roll is finally dead. The last nail in its coffin seems to have been pounded this week by Vibe magazine, which hopes to become the official voice of rock's cultural replacement: the hip-hop nation. Monday, 200,000 copies of Vibe's preview issue hit the streets for a nationwide test run. Judging from all cultural weather vanes, such a publication's timing is perfect.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1992 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Quincy Jones made his name producing music--not magazines. But the world's best-known record producer--the man behind Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album--says he's getting into the magazine business because he's fed up with rock music magazines such as Rolling Stone that virtually ignore rap. "Rolling Stone makes second-class citizens out of the people in this business who are icons," said Jones.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2004 | Wendy Thermos and Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writers
Santa Monica police named a young rap entertainer Tuesday as the suspect in a stabbing during a melee at the Vibe music awards. David Darnell Brown, 23, was sought in the attack Monday night on Jimmy James Johnson, 26, of Los Angeles, who remained in stable condition Tuesday, police said. Brown is better known to rap fans as Young Buck, a member of the G Unit, a rap collective that has been among the hottest names in pop music.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1997 | From Reuters
A new pop culture magazine aimed at young males is set to compete with the likes of Rolling Stone and Details when it hits newsstands next year, its publisher said Thursday. Bob Guccione Jr., who co-founded Spin magazine in 1985 and sold it last month, told Reuters he is now working on a magazine called Gear, which he envisages will be the first step in a diversified publishing empire. The first two issues of Gear, beginning September 1998, will be quarterly, and then it will become a monthly.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1997 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The pop music world was thrown into a spin this week when the owners of Vibe magazine, the nation's leading hip-hop journal, bought Rolling Stone's chief rival in the rock field. Wednesday's $42-million purchase of Spin magazine gives Vibe Ventures a powerful one-two punch in the publishing world and raises numerous questions in the record industry. Among them: Will the new owners shift Spin from its alternative rock base to a more mainstream focus?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1997 | SHAUNA SNOW
TV & MOVIES Made for TV: Christopher Reeve and Wesley Snipes will both star in two-hour ABC movies next season. In his first lead acting role since his 1995 horseback riding accident, Reeve will play a paralyzed man who believes he has witnessed a murder from his apartment window in a remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Rear Window." Snipes, meanwhile, will star in "Futuresport," a "Rollerball"-like action drama about a "'dangerous new game" that decides "the fate of entire countries."
NEWS
August 26, 1993 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: Tuesday's West Coast launch party for Vibe magazine at the Mayan. The 10-issues-a-year mag, a co-venture between Quincy Jones and Time Warner, is described by editor Jonathan Van Meter as "Rolling Stone for the post-rock 'n' roll generation." One clue that indicates Vibe won't be covering Crosby, Stills and Nash reunions, Carly Simon revivals or Eagles re-issues is the cover featuring emerging hip-hop artist Snoop Doggy Dogg.
NEWS
September 17, 1992 | BOB SIPCHEN
MTV, chili peppers and Seattle-scene hoopla aside, it looks as if, at long last, rock 'n' roll is finally dead. The last nail in its coffin seems to have been pounded this week by Vibe magazine, which hopes to become the official voice of rock's cultural replacement: the hip-hop nation. Monday, 200,000 copies of Vibe's preview issue hit the streets for a nationwide test run. Judging from all cultural weather vanes, such a publication's timing is perfect.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2004 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
Does the music business need a David Stern? The National Basketball Assn. commissioner took swift and strict action against the players involved in the recent brawl with fans in Detroit. His message in suspending Indiana Pacer star Ron Artest -- the most flagrant offender -- for the rest of the season at a cost to Artest of nearly $5 million in lost salary, was a clear one of zero tolerance for such behavior.
MAGAZINE
April 14, 2002 | TERRY MCDERMOTT
The beginning of the end of life as we know it occurred here, on a beaten patch of asphalt out in the vast, flat no man's land of greater Los Angeles. The beginning of the end came unannounced. There was no salute, no blast of trumpets or heavenly choir. It came in the sunken heat of summer at an abandoned drive-in movie theater called the Roadium. The Roadium was graced by a grand arched gate that, in its day, promised entry to whatever secret kingdom Hollywood could conjure.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1992 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Quincy Jones made his name producing music--not magazines. But the world's best-known record producer--the man behind Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album--says he's getting into the magazine business because he's fed up with rock music magazines such as Rolling Stone that virtually ignore rap. "Rolling Stone makes second-class citizens out of the people in this business who are icons," said Jones.
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