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Eleven Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Tom Semioli | Posted 10.08.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

Controversy, dispute, and rock 'n' roll are siblings, and I accept that. However I must stand up for my woefully neglected bass brethren, some of whom no longer lay down the groove on this mortal coil.

Shock and Aww, Man!: Mötley Crüe Goes Out With a (Near-Fatal) Bang

Glen Tibaldeo | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment
Glen Tibaldeo

Mötley Crüe is closing out its 34 years with spectacular performances despite every effort to cremate themselves and their fans. The Miami show was pure, unadulterated Crüe, this time with an investment in pyro-mayhem sure to worsen the average scientist's climate change forecast.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Alice Cooper & Joe Perry Breathe New Life Into Hollywood Vampires

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Along with founding member Cooper, the crew included Lennon, Morrison, and Keith Moon. It consisted of rockers who lived near the Strip and those passing through town while on tour.

Trump Takes on the World

John Feffer | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
John Feffer

It's worth taking a look at Donald Trump's foreign policy, even if the exercise seems somewhat ludicrous, like analyzing Kim Kardashian's take on macroeconomics or Eminem's analysis of abstract expressionism.

Dennis Dunaway: The Billion Dollar Bassist Re-Writes the History of Rock 'n' Roll

Tom Semioli | Posted 06.11.2015 | Books
Tom Semioli

Dunaway laughs as I bestow upon him the new title of "literary lion." He revels traveling in writers circles in New York City too. "I'm meeting all these famous authors...individuals who wrote books about such important historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln.

Oleg Frish: The Russian Immigrant Who Achieved His Weird and Wonderful American Dream - and How!

Myra Chanin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

I met Oleg Frish about 8 years ago, when I was doing double duty as the sub rosa producer (unpaid, naturally) and sidekick (ditto) of Joey Reynolds, a...

How to Hang With Warhol

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Baudouin

I caught up with Brendan to talk about his project, what he learned from Danny (that every artist needs to hear) and the moment he discovered tape of Lou Reed listening to The Ramones for the first time.

Alice Cooper Golfs

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

Whether you're my husband or Alice Cooper, at some point during the second half of life's journey you will find yourself on a golf course in Florida.

Supermensch -- My Choice for Oscar's Best Feature Documentary!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I strongly urge you to see this fascinating film. You will emerge from the theater smiling, feeling good that you met a real mensch, and perhaps even thinking a bit more about how you can incorporate some of his loving attitude into your everyday life. I know that I did.

The 21 Spookiest Rock Songs for the Halloween Season

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As October's days grow shorter and the air chillier, the anticipation of Halloween builds -- and for a proper celebration, there needs to be a soundtrack.

Heavy Metal Movies

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Nirenberg

I recently did an interview with Mike "McBeardo" McPadden about his book Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok In the 666 Most Ear and Eye Ripping Big Scream Films Ever!. The interview was so funny and so insightful, I wanted to publish it here in its entirety.

Louise Goffin Welcomes a Few Village People to Her Magical Music Kingdom

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

It's not often that a musician serenades an interviewer over the phone, but these were unusual circumstances.

Week in Film: 22 Jump Street, The Signal and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After I saw 22 Jump Street, I noted publicly that, while it was funnier than 21 Jump Street, so was my root canal. (Although the latter did include laughing gas.) Still, the bar wasn't particularly high.

Mike Myers Makes Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Who is Shep Gordon? Aside from his career in rock & roll, as Alice Cooper's manager among many other high profile clients, Shep Gordon invented the co...

The Evolution of Bassist Erik Scott: From Alice Cooper to World Celtic

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

There's a classic saying that goes, "An old musician never dies, he just... (fill in the blank)," and one fills in that blank with whatever witticism aptly applies. I don't know if Erik Scott would appreciate the "old musician" reference, but since he and I did meet back in the early-'80s, it's likely the term applies to us both!

Let Rock Rule: Conversations with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith's Joey Kramer, Plus a 40-Minute Film by Margot & The Nuclear So and So's

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation with Alice Cooper Mike Ragogna: Dude! We're not worthy for Super Duper Alice Cooper! But if we were, Alice, please would you tell us...

All Mod Cons!

Dusty Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Author Tony Fletcher's excellent new memoir draws from that well in this charming page-turner about his experience in London from 1972 through 1980. So charming is his narrative that I forgot I was reading about his life during his most formative teenage years.

Om a Yoga Failure

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Michelle Kennedy

The teacher's story about having a bad day and coming to yoga to let it all go, hits me hard. I'm leaned over in a sideways pretzel position about to pop, and I feel sad. I don't know if it's my dirty shirt, my shaking legs, or the government shutdown, but I start to cry too.

A-Sides Interview: Alice Cooper Talks Tour, Dave Grohl, and Miley Cyrus' Infamous Twerk

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Friday the 13th superstitions. Scantron test sheets. Jimmy Snuka's leopard-printed headband. Some things never go out of style, and Alice Cooper is ...

Harsh Words For Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers

Posted 09.12.2013 | Entertainment

We're pretty certain no one has ever uttered any semblance of a comparison between Alice Cooper and bands like Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers -- exc...

You Won't Believe Who Rejected Raquel Welch's Advances

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.09.2013 | Celebrity

Alice Cooper might be a hard-partying, world-famous rock star, but that doesn't mean he can't exhibit self control from time to time. The Detroit nati...

Unseen Photos of Rock Stars and Salvador Dali Revealed (PHOTOS)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

When Spanish painter and photographer Martin Frias asks me who my favorite rock band is, I say, "The Beatles." I can tell by the mischievous glint in his eye that this answer is far from correct. "That's not rock 'n' roll," he laughs, rolling his "r's" in a thick Catalan accent. "That's pop music."

Dog Ears Music: Born in February Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by John Travolta, Laura Marling, Magic Sam, Sergio Mendes (& Brasil '66), Sonny Bono and more.

Fundraising for Missing & Exploited Children: Measuring Success in Lives Saved, Not Only in Funds Raised

Ellen Sterling | Posted 01.18.2013 | Impact
Ellen Sterling

"There isn't a single person my age that I can't look at and say, 'Did you parents tell you to be back before dark?' That was the common parental oversight then. But, between then and now, we seem to have bred a society of predators."

From Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon and Led Zeppelin to The Clash, The Sex Pistols and Green Day: A Conversation with Bob Gruen

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna