Rock Around the Town Entries for January, 2008

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Famous Dead Neighbors, plus a History of Local Public Access Music TV

Celeb Graves, Locals Make Their Own MTV, and Rock’n Rob’n

FAMOUS FORMER NEIGHBORS - CELEB GRAVESITES Whether you're goth or you just dig celebrity graves (that's "dig" as in "enjoy"), ...

Snotley Crue Comix & Stories

Plus Kyle XY’s local music connection, Gaslamp gadflys, San Diego’s first rock stars, a phone call from Bob Dylan(?)

MOTLEY CRUE SPOOF – SNOTLEY CRUE Here’s a rarity from the Rock ‘N’Roll Comics archives – this mini-comic created in ...

Racist Rock: Do The White Thing, DJ Stalkers, Concert Lawsuits

SoCal skinheads, Local DJ Stalkers, and Concert Lawsuits

SoCal skinheads, Local DJ Stalkers, and Concert Lawsuits DO THE WHITE THING "Throughout history, music has been used to recruit ...

STP Reunion, Online Communions, Occult Minions, and some local garage rock history you should know

Stone Temple Pilots, Crimson Moon, the Brain Police, Online BootyCall, and more –

Scott Weiland didn’t show up for a Velvet Revolver gig at the Sundance Film Fest, just as the press quoted ...

50 Historic Local Concerts 1956-2006

Also: War Stories battling over band name, Boy Shakira is all my fault, & “I Found Nirvana (Next To The Foo Fighters)”

WAR STORIES AT WAR “There’s a bunch of makeup wearing weirdos rocking our name,” says DJ Frydae of Boston-based War ...

OB: Inside Story of a '70s Counterculture Radio Hero

Inside story of a local '70s counterculture icon & Top 5 Lists

LEGENDARY LOCAL DJ GARY ALLYN: THE O.B. RANGER RIDES AGAIN! “We were going after the progressive rock or the album ...

Tijuana Bathrooms, and a Tutorial in Rave Culture

Rating TJ's toilet facilities, and a creepy old guy goes to a rave...

Every weekend evening, thousands of people travel southbound across the San Ysidro-Puerta México Port of Entry. The majority will pass ...

Battle of the Peeps - the inside story

I didn't set out to become a pornographer...

BATTLE OF THE PEEPS – THE INSIDE STORY OF A PORNOGRAPHY EMPIRE I didn’t set out to become a pornographer. ...

Pissed At Dave Mustaine & An Old Guitar’s New Life

New axe to grind with Mustaine & old axe courtesy Bart Mendoza

SOMEONE ELSE IS MAD AT DAVE MUSTAINE Last month, Megadeth mainman and North County resident Dave Mustaine conducted a “Who ...

Inside Story of a Local 1-Hit Wonder

Remember the Monroes?

REMEMBER THE MONROES??? “Could you be the one I’m thinking of? Could you be the girl I really love? All ...

Rock Concerts Are Destroying Your Hearing!

According to hearing experts and the rockers themselves...

From an engineering standpoint, the human ear has more design flaws and potential for breakdown than any other mechanism on ...

My Worst Celebrity Encounters EVER!

Gene Simmons, Stan Lee, Axl Rose, Gene Roddenberry, etc.

(repost of an earlier deleted entry) I hear it all the time. "Wow, I wish I had your job - ...