August is filled to the brim with heavy metal shows around Metro Phoenix, thanks to concerts and gigs by locals and major international legends. So check out the 10 best metal and hard rock concerts happening at venues around the Valley next month.
So I know that everyone thinks that the heavy metal lifestyle revolves around be sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll -- but really, that mentality is pretty cliché. Overstated. Presumptuous. Then again, I've clearly never been a rock star; but the majority of the ones I interview are more obsessed with ... More >>
If there's one thing that can be said about Jared Mullins, singer/songwriter/guitarist for San Diego rock/soul trio Heavy Glow is that he's single minded about the duality he wants to express. "I've always been drawn to heavily guitar based rock and roll mixed with soul," he says. "Guitar riffs bas ... More >>
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Scott Weiland Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill in Mesa Sunday, July 22 "Cocaine's a hell of a drug," commented one of my friends watching Scott Weiland strut around on stage in his jerky, velociraptor/ballet dancer-style last night at Toby Keith's I Love this Bar and Grill.
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Luke HolwerdaOzzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne and Slash Comerica Theatre January 26th, 2011 Have you ever wondered what happened to the people who appeared in the '80s rock documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot? Well, from the looks of it they were all standing in a line that stretched around the Comer ... More >>
A piece from Weiland's fashion collection.Scott Weiland, the noted drug abuser who also sings songs for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, will be making an appearance to promote the rough synthesis of an opioid (Morphine acetate muriate) resulting in a mixture of tightly related precursors ... More >>
I have to admit, when I saw a press release about Scott Weiland's "personal belongings" going on the auction block I assumed the auctioneer was an agent of Big Bob's pawn shop in Santa Cruz, California. Nope. The noted junkie (and sometimes singer for acts like Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revo ... More >>
Scott Weiland's back, without STP and heroin
Think she's got one more week left in her?So before we review last night's episode, can we please discuss the guest judges or the celebrity mentors or whatever they're calling them this season? They started out making sense, with Randy Travis and Smokey Robinson. But for the past couple of weeks, it ... More >>
It's not often a movie with Elijah Wood, Juliette Lewis, George Clinton, Wayne Coyne and a host of other big names premieres in Phoenix, so it probably wasn't surprising that The Heart is a Drum Machine's opening at Phoenix Art Museum drew a huge crowd last night. Free wine from the Arizona winery o ... More >>
I expected a big show rock show. I saw Stone Temple Pilots perform at the Arizona State Fair in 2000, back in Veterans Memorial Coliseum's "big crack in the ceiling" days. The band sounded great in spite of the venue's structural damage, and I remember I left that show thinking Scott Weiland was the ... More >>
This week was a like a rock-revival for concert announcements -- acts that haven’t toured in forever are loading up the buses and making their way into the Valley. But as you’ll see, some newer, underground acts will be breaking in the stages here as well.
Bottom line: Alice In Chains blew Velvet Revolver off the stage. I was expecting the opposite: I was skeptical about Alice In Chains touring without singer Layne Staley (who died of an apparent drug overdose in April, 2002), but I knew that Velvet Revolver included 2/5 of the original Guns 'N' Rose ... More >>
How they misspell relief
New copy-protected CDs screw over the only honest customers the music industry has left
The Mouse and the Mask
PIR's Jam mixes speeding bullets with Velvet Revolver
The Top 10 sellers at Zia Record Exchange (2510 West Thunderbird), for June 28 through July 4:
Top 10 sellers at Circles Records (800 North Central Avenue) for June 6 through 12:
G 'N' R/STP contraband visits Celebrity Theatre
There's a hoot for every night owl at Valley clubs this summer