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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.

Life With Parole For Man Who Assassinated Hell's Angels Leader

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 12.03.2013 | Crime

RENO, Nev. — RENO, Nev. (AP) — The gunman convicted of assassinating a Hells Angel leader in a 2011 shootout between rival motorcycle gangs at...

Police Seize HUGE Quantity Of Cocaine In Hells Angels Bust

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime

MADRID -- Four members of the Hells Angels have been arrested in northwest Spain for allegedly smuggling 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of cocaine into ...

Biker Gang Leader Convicted Of Murdering Hells Angels Boss

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 08.08.2013 | Crime

RENO, Nev. -- A biker gang leader was convicted Wednesday of murdering a Hells Angels during a 2011 shootout at a Nevada casino that prosecutors said ...

Spain Busts Hells Angels Ring

AP | Posted 07.24.2013 | World

MADRID -- Spanish police say they have arrested 25 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang on the Mediterranean resort island of Mallorca. A poli...

Hells Angel Member Pleads Guilty In Nev. Shooting

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 07.22.2013 | Crime

RENO, Nev. -- A member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang accepted a plea deal Monday, just as he and a member of a rival gang were about to go on tr...

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.

Mistrial Declared In Vegas Chapel Biker Gang Rumble

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 08.02.2012 | Crime

LAS VEGAS -- A state court judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in a felony attempted murder and gang activity case against eight Hells Angels stemming...

Update On Vegas Chapel Biker Gang Rumble

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 07.17.2012 | Crime

LAS VEGAS -- Jury selection began Monday in state court in Las Vegas for eight of 13 men facing felony and misdemeanor charges in a December 2008 wedd...

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 ...

WELCOME TO HELL: 19 Biker Gang Members, Associates Arrested

AP | Posted 06.07.2012 | Crime

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Authorities say they have arrested 19 people on gun and drug charges in the Carolinas who are either members or associates of the He...

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" ...

Biker Killings Renew Hells Angels’ Violent Reputation

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 12.31.2011 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO — The Hells Angels have had a rough year in California. Three Northern California members have died violently in the last month a...

'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...

Hells Angels Funeral Shooting Leaves One Dead

AP | Posted 12.16.2011 | San Francisco

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A Hells Angeles member was fatally shot during a funeral in San Jose for another member who was killed in a Nevada casino shooting...

UCSF Police Arrest Hells Angel Slaying Suspect

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 11.30.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Police from Nevada are in San Francisco to lay the groundwork for the extradition of a man accused of killing a Hells Angels bos...

Suspect Named In Hell's Angels Gang Leader Slaying

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 11.29.2011 | San Francisco

SPARKS, Nev. — A motorcycle gang member shot a chapter president of the rival Hells Angels four times in the back before fleeing a Nevada casino...

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...