Two blocks of the sunset strip are arguably the most important in the history of rock and roll. I took a walk along them last Saturday during the Sunset Strip Music Festival, now in its seventh year and bigger than ever.
Shortly after 12:10 a.m. on Sunday morning, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell lead a heat-soaked and sweat-drenched crowd on a 75-minute-long journey that rivaled any act across the stages at Chicago's Grant Park.
What I feel, what I get, from Rick Allen's drum art pieces is that we must never close ourselves off to possibility. After Allen lost his arm, his band mates made it clear he wasn't going anywhere, no matter how much he himself doubted.
In 1996, Ken Hays formed Gathering of the Vibes, a place for Grateful Dead fans to come together, rock out to live music by bands in the Dead's jam band tradition, and keep the spirit of Jerry Garcia alive.