Josh Irino is currently engaged in the fight of his life. And it's a battle against a fearsome and merciless opponent where the odds are firmly against him. Back in April, the 38-year-old drummer for rap 'n' roll band Property Six was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Normally, those in Irino' ... More >>
Pulmonary Associates, with 15 doctors and six Valley locations, focuses on modern treatment techniques and claims on its Web site to be "in the forefront of our field."But when asked about the effects of smoking marijuana on lungs, not one of those doctors returned New Times' repeated calls.Nor was ... More >>
sheknows.com I met Blair River just one time in 2010. As I was sitting down to attempt my first-ever Quadruple Bypass Burger, he was just leaving Heart Attack Grill, his friend having finished two of the meaty monstrosities while he himself had just downed three of the regular Bypass Burger ... More >>
heartattackgrill.com Blair RiverThe nearly 600-pound spokesman of Arizona's own Heart Attack Grill died Tuesday -- not 'cause of what would have been an ironic heart attack for a man whose weight suggests his heart probably resembled a basketball filled with ricotta cheese -- but prob ... More >>
Phoenix metal band Hemoptysis is getting a lot of love for their soon-to-be-released album Misanthropic Slaughter.The band, which Phoenix New Times sponsored at South by Southwest and featured in print last March, put the album up for pre-order yesterday on their web site.Misanthropic is technica ... More >>
Maria VassettHemoptysisHemoptysis and Landmine MarathonClubhouse Music VenueJanuary 7, 2011Two of the Valley's best metal bands came together last night for a show that set the bar high for the local metal scene in 2011. Landmine Marathon and Hemoptysis put together a 1-2 punch last night that no ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanD-JR partying hard while celebrating his move to L.A.J.R. Phillips, better known as D-JR, is on the move to Los Angeles in hopes of an even brighter future as a DJ. He's been spinning his way to the top spots of many notable DJ competitions, which have been landing him some big ... More >>
Aura Bogado David de la Fuente's mother, with a photo of her dead son Sheriff Joe just keeps racking up the victims. The latest report comes courtesy of reporter Aura Bogado in Mother Jones magazine. In her article Hazing Arizona, Bogado details the death by pneumonia of David de la Fuente, ... More >>
Masaki Murashita The singer/guitarist of Phoenix-based metal band Hemoptysis has a show Sunday, August 8 at UB's Restaurant and Bar. Call or text Travis Thune at 480-570-7599 for tickets. What'd you eat for dinner last night?: Chicken caesar salad with avocado. Favorite food: Sushi. Least favorit ... More >>
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www.web.me.com None of those guys stormin' the beach are Jan Brewer's dad.Yesterday, it was exposed that a story Governor Jan Brewer told the Arizona Republic about how her dad died "fighting the Nazi regime in Germany" was -- to put it politely -- less-than-accurate. In reality, not only ... More >>
Hemoptysis.This week's music feature is about Masaki Murashita, the 24-year old lead singer and guitarist of local neo-thrashers Hemoptysis, a band that is rocking SXSW as we speak.Also in this week's issue you'll find pieces on Zooey Deschanel's musical career, and the local post-hardcore band G ... More >>
11x14 print of Georgia O'Keefe taken at the Ghost Ranch, 1975, donated by Dan Budnik .This could be yours...for a good cause.If you're on facebook and you're "friended" any of the artsy folks downtown, the name Rich Zandlo should ring a bell.Zandlo suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, a devastating gene ... More >>
Vocalist/guitarist Masaki Murashita of Phoenix metal band Hemoptysis has a new toy to show off. He's recently been sponsored by Jackson Guitars and received a limited-edition EMG-X King V, which he'll be showing off at upcoming shows, including a November 21 gig at Mardi Gras in Scottsdale.
Courtesy of Kim Sterling-HeflinThe Sterling siblings: Brooke, Walter II, and Jordan, at Jordan's graduation from Santa Clara University. Phoenix-bred country star Dierks Bentley's newest song is a melancholy tribute to Phoenix resident Jordan Sterling, who died earlier this year at 34, after a life ... More >>
Maybe it's because I don't listen to a lot of it in my off hours - that time when I want only the sweet, sweet voice of Karen Carpenter to sooth me over AM radio - but I'm constantly surprised by the depth and quality of the Phoenix metal scene. In the seven months I've been doing You Asked For It I ... More >>
Lynyrd Skynyrd pianist Billy Powell died in his home near Jacksonville, Florida last night. He was 56 years old. While an official press statement from the band states "We have no further details," this article from MTV.com suggests that Powell may have died from a heart attack.
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