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Life In The Hell's Angels

Seth Ferranti | Posted 09.21.2016 | Crime
Seth Ferranti

George Christie was a Hell's Angel for forty years. He was president of the high-profile Ventura chapter of the club and biker legend holds that Songs of Anarchy is modeled after his own story and struggles with the club.

The Porter County Vortex: Where Angels and Charities are Scandalous

Candy Chand | Posted 07.13.2016 | Crime
Candy Chand

Just when it seemed Motorcycle Club profiling couldn't get any worse: On May 11, 2016, while hosting a charity event for kids, patched members were targeted and harassed by over 60 local and state law enforcement officers.

Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel and Beyond (A Slightly Drunk Book Review)

Candy Chand | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home
Candy Chand

Too bad for George Christie. His delusional memoir might be half believable, if there weren't so many people alive who actually know the truth. Starting with Sonny Barger...

Patrick Eberhardt: Tribute to an Angel

Candy Chand | Posted 03.08.2017 | Crime
Candy Chand

As early as the third grade -- while his friends were imagining futures as firefighters, pilots, and race car drivers -- young Patrick Eberhardt never once wavered: "I'm going to be a Hells Angel, just like my dad."

Grounded: When Angels Can't Fly

Candy Chand | Posted 01.24.2017 | Crime
Candy Chand

A bigoted social mentality has empowered the United States government to place multiple international members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club on a no-entry list -- under the guise of the Patriot Act -- while engaging little, if any, public outcry.

About That Time Hunter S. Thompson Joined Hells Angels, For Journalism

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts

Few figures rank above Studs Terkel and Hunter S. Thompson in the pantheon of American journalism greats. So what, exactly, could be better than Terke...

Hells Angels Wait In Line For 5 Days To Buy Bikes For Homeless Kids

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact

The Hells Angels may enjoy racing down highways in Harleys, but they'll also wait in a stagnant line for days if it means putting a smile on a kid's f...

44th Anniversary: That Guy In The Who Throws Me His Guitar (Again)

Binky Philips | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

If you have only been skimming me for the last few months, you'll enjoy this immensely, Ifn I says so my own selves.

Burnishing the Brand

Michael Drew | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

Branding has become so important, and so important in representing our commercial stakes, that even the Hells Angels now make sure that their image remains pure, in a manner of speaking. The club sues often to protect how it is represented.

June 7th, 1970: Pete Townshend Throws Me His Guitar - The Cliff Notes Version

Binky Philips | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Utterly obsessed fan that I was, I'd decided to sleep out for a full two nights under the marquee of the Fillmore East on 2nd Avenue and East 6th St. to buy tickets for The Who's Final Performance of "Tommy."

Just a Shot Away: The Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter

Network Awesome | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

Gimme Shelter is a Greek tragedy with a rock 'n' roll chorus and a triple injection of hubris. It was commissioned by the Rolling Stones to capture the last few stops of their infamous 1969 U.S. tour, which ended in the tragic free concert at Altamont Speedway where there were four deaths.

Brooklyn Landlord Accused Of Using Biker Gang To Drive Out Tenants

Posted 06.18.2012 | New York

A Brooklyn landlord is being accused of employing the help of a biker gang to terrorize tenants out of their apartments. Members of the Forbidden ...

Packaging Company Used Hells Angels To Collect Debts, Report Says

Posted 05.14.2012 | Business

The multi-million dollar packaging and recycling company Visy Industries, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, has allegedly contracted members of t...

Hells Angels Ex-President Sentenced Over Mortgage Fraud

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

It's not just banks and lenders that can be accused of mortgage fraud. The former president of the Hells Angels Sonoma Chapter, Raymond "Ray Ray" ...

'Most Severe' Motorcycle Gang Clash In A Decade Started At Starbucks

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.27.2011 | Los Angeles

Two people died, eight suffered gun shot wounds and dozens have been arrested in what authorities are calling "the most severe clash" in a decade betw...

Hells Angels Shooting Suspect Alive And On The Run

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.22.2011 | San Francisco

Steve Ruiz -- the 38-year-old suspect in the shooting of a Hells Angels member during a funeral for Hells Angels leader Jeffrey Pettigrew – is alive...

Motorcycle Gang Leaders Charged With Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.28.2011 | San Francisco

When the Hells Angels cultivate their infamous outlaw image, mortgage fraud is usually not the type of law-breaking that comes to mind. A federal g...

Hell's Angel Dies In Casino Shootout

Posted 11.26.2011 | Crime

A Friday night shootout at a Nevada Casino between the Hell's Angels and a rival motorcycle club left one man dead and another behind bars. Sparks ...

The Hells Angels Are Not Happy About This Tee

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.26.2011 | Style

We love a good retail lawsuit, which is good because it seems like there's a new on everyday. This week everyone was talking about the Hells Angel...

WATCH: Hell's Angels Hanging Out In 1970's New York

Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

More footage available today of a lost, grimy 1970's New York as The NYC Blog alerts us to an abridged, New York-centric version of the documentary "H...

McQueen Must DESTROY All Hells Angels-Inspired Duds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Update: Clapp contacted us via email to clarify the settlement, saying, "WWD overstated the point...defendants stopped selling, are recalling and acco...

McQueen Sued By Hells Angels (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Hells Angels is suing the Alexander McQueen fashion house for using its "trademarked winged death's head symbol," which has belonged to the Angels sin...

Hell's Angels Dose Me With Angel Dust at a Waylon Jennings Show

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Mid-September of 1974. I was meeting friends at the Bottom Line for a Waylon Jennings show.

Student Hurls Puppy At Hell's Angels Biker Gang In An 'Offensive Gesture'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A German student has been arrested after throwing a live puppy at a group of Hell's Angels motorcycle gang members Monday in what was assumed to be me...

Is Harley-Davidson the Next Casualty?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

How can Harley-Davidson stem the bleeding of red ink?