Home brewers will want to pay attention to the story of a 61-year-old man who showed up at a Texas emergency room in 2009 complaining of dizziness. He said he hadn't had anything to drink, but his blood alcohol concentration was found to be 0.37 percent. In 2010, the same man checked into a hospit ... More >>
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The last time we caught up with the Meat Puppets it was mostly to talk about the 'Arizona scene' after a rough week at Austin's South by Southwest music conference.Regrettably, I didn't even mention the band's new record Lollipop in that piece. But, yes, the Puppets put out a brand new record thi ... More >>
When Phoenix metalcore band The Word Alive told a New Times reporter it was "about time" the year-old band got signed it was clear the guys were either really smart or really cocky.It's apparently the former: The band's new full-length, Deceiver, landed at #96 on the Billboard Top 100. They're no ... More >>
I was excited to see an e-mail about the new Against Me! record, due June 8 on Sire. As the band's publicist says, the record from one of the best live bands I've seen in the past year was produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, etc., etc.) so it should be pretty awesome.Then I remembe ... More >>
The 1958 Chevy Impala that was being billed by organizers of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction as a car that once belonged to rock 'n' roll legend Buddy Holly was pulled from the auction block today over concerns about its authenticity.A few weeks ago, Barrett-Jackson was boasting about t ... More >>
www.nndb.com Buddy HollyIf the price is right anyone can get their hands on all sorts of high-priced hog-wash found at the Barrett-Jackson luxury auctions in Scottsdale, and at the 2010 auction buyers will be able to bid on a little piece of rock 'n' rol ... More >>
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