"Maybe Guns [N' Roses] canceling the two local shows is why we're getting a bigger turnout lately," says Dust N' Bones singer Richard Gwaltney.
"[Last month] we were contacted through MySpace by this indie record company who wanted us to play a Christmas party for them in Hollywood at the Vine Bar. [The guy] told us we'd be paid, we just had to bring our own equipment.
"So we show up, and this place has a 65 max occupancy, but there are over 200 people in this tiny club. There's a drunk Santa, people are going crazy.... They stole our bottle of Jack that the bar gave us. We finished our set and the dude took off; we never got our money. We could barely get out of the club because this craphole only had one door."