| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Doug Gardenhour has always had a passion for film, but it was a scene from the movie "Almost Famous" that prompted him to pursue his dream of producing a movie.
In "Almost Famous" music journalist Lester Bangs is seen throwing aside a record from The...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Mark Twain is coming to the Laguna Playhouse this fall — and to the savvy viewer, he's bringing Jim Morrison, Doc Holliday and Batman with him.
The playhouse announced last week that Val Kilmer, who has a long track record of playing iconic...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Although Mark Twain's literary voice has implanted itself in the American consciousness, there's no known recording of him speaking. Nevertheless, the "Huckleberry Finn" author came on the phone Monday afternoon to rave about his upcoming gig in Laguna...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths.
Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
| May 20, 2013
| 8:29 PM
When the Doors were still a fledgling quartet, and the band members were honing their chops playing five sets a night at the London Fog club in Hollywood, it wasn't rock stardom on keyboardist Ray Manzarek's mind as he and his three band mates laid down...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:23 PM
How to ignite a firestorm online and across social media: Put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the August cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.
The hashtag #BoycottRollingStone has been trending on Twitter.
@BostonBachelor wrote: Hey...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:03 AM
A Replacements reunion? If you had mentioned the possibility to the band’s primary songwriter and singer, Paul Westerberg, over the last couple decades, he’d come thisclose to cracking you over the head with his guitar.
But now Westerberg...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Hey boys, and I’m talking to you young men between the ages of 18 to 26, would you like to be on the cover of a famous magazine? It’s easy! Just go out and commit an act of terror. The more bizarre the carnage, the better. You’ll be...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Over the course of two hours inside a small dressing room at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Val Kilmer ages 20 years.
His hair turns a crazy, curly white, a strong mustache sprouts on his upper lip, and deep bags appear under his eyes. Eventually the actor...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It’s almost pointless to review a jam band concert, let alone a jam band festival such as The Peach Festival that today, Aug. 18, enters the last of its four days at Toyota Pavilion at Montage in Scranton. The music......
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Momentum appears to be building for a reunion of surviving Doors members Robby Krieger and John Densmore to perform together in memory of the group’s keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, who died of cancer in May at age 74.
Densmore told The Times...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:20 PM
It was a battle that John Densmore wishes didn't require the beating of his drum, but one that his conscience wouldn’t let him sidestep when he decided to sue his former bandmates in the Doors, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger....