The six members of Take Over and Destroy and Bob Hoag are gathered in the lobby of Flying Blanket Recording, the 1947 house in downtown Mesa that producer Hoag has converted into a studio. All focus is on the middle of the room, where two stacks of comic books lean precariously. They aren't origin ... More >>
Here are a few of our favorite Kurts.
With a bit of a chill in the air and leaves changing bright hues of yellow and red (on TV, anyway, or up in Oak Creek Canyon), it's about as fall-y as you can get around these parts. And what else heralds the arrival of the season? "The Monster Mash," Bobby "Boris" Pickett's 1962 novelty tune about ... More >>
Kansas City's Aaron Dontez Yates has dipped his hands into both the worlds of hip-hop and rock 'n' roll, sold more than one million albums, founded a record label, and been featured in a ton of video games and films--including the upcoming sequel to the huge underground cult hit Devil's Carnival. Re ... More >>
At the age of 13, Phil Anselmo dove headfirst into what he knew to be his true calling: heavy metal. "I was playing my first gigs before I was barely a teenager," admits Anselmo. "I'll put it like this: I used to come home from school, and practice Judas Priest's Unleashed in the East live record, ... More >>
Don't let the fact that Halloween falls on a Wednesday night deter you from going out and painting the town (blood) red. Groan. Okay, we know that was bad, but really -- Wednesday night in greater Phoenix promises sonic thrills out of the ordinary. Read on for our favorite picks, including some stel ... More >>
Richard Dawson, the acerbic, but playful host of "Family Feud" for so many years, died yesterday at the age of 79.My connection to Mr. Dawson was this: He was best buddies with Bob Crane, star of the prisoner-of-war sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," on which Dawson played mouthy sidekick Cpl. Peter Newkirk. ... More >>
All holidays have their plusses (even the ones with dubious -- though not syphilitic, as it turns out -- origins, like today, Columbus Day) but for my money, there's no holiday quite as much fun as Halloween. Each year I try to scare up a special mix of spooky tunes (previous inclusions include T ... More >>
Minds will be blown and brains will be eaten at this film fest
John Carpenters classic flick slays
The rocker turned Halloween director on demonic gargoyles, the drive-in, and growing up without YouTube
Rodriguez and Tarantino overcome nostalgia in cut-and-run grindhouse mash note
A thing of beauty
Assault on the memory of a good movie
This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music
Esteban Sauer explains how Preserve A Life suckered so many, including the twits at Primetime Live.
Bob Crane's Murder Site
Letters from the week of September 11, 2003
JP posse sticks to its guns in decades-long battle to clean up it judicial corral
Reeking havoc, Phoenix style, in the 12 months the millennium forgot
Blair Witch sequel's reach exceeds its gasp
Maybe this really is the best of all possible worlds
John Carpenter sinks his fangs into the screen's vampire tradition
Another page closes on the 20-year-old unsolved murder of Bob Crane
Halloween update finds new blood in a familiar vein
Nightclubbers and psychic set the stage for Bob Crane's comeback
Explosive Volcano heats up love/hate relationship with L.A.
Wes Craven's campy Scream is a hoot
AFTER DECADES OF DECLINE AND A REAL ESTATE BUST, TERRY GODDARD AND OTHER RESIDENTS OF THE ROOSEVELT NEIGHBORHOOD ARE REKINDLING VISIONS OF GRANDEUR. HOWEVER, THERE IS NO ROOM IN THE VISION FOR THE INNER CITY'S BEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
VETERAN PROSECUTOR QUITS AFTER THREE YEARS; HEY TESTIMONY IS ALTERED
AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE, PROSECUTORS THOUGHT THEY HAD A SMIKING GUN. BUT THE EVIDENCE THEY'VE BUILT THEIR CASE ON IS TAINTED.
IN 1978, THE SCOTTSDALE COPS HAD A DEAD CELEBRITY AND A GREAT SUSPECT. WHAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE WAS PROOF.