Model-actress mom extraordinaire Vanessa Angel has lived in L.A. for nearly 30 years. If you are a bit older, you may know her from the classic Farrelly brothers comedic film Kingpin. If you are my mom, she calls from the east coast to tell me she saw Vanessa on the Hallmark Channel. After gracing the covers of every well-known fashion magazine in her early modeling … Continue reading Vanessa Angel reflects on her time in LA
IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s leading professional wrestling companies, and the week of its Slammiversary pay-per-view the company revealed some big new signings to the company. Among those big signing announcements were The Good Brothers (“Machine Gun” Karl Anderson and “The Big LG” Doc Gallows), Brian Myers, EC3, Eric Young and Heath Miller, all of whom prior wrestling champions. Meanwhile, IMPACT itself — … Continue reading IMPACT Wrestling star TJ Perkins on dining in L.A., having L.A.-related tattoos & more
We would have been on a wine tasting trip in Buellton a month ago. In honor of missing yet another trip due to the pandemic, today I reminisce about a beautiful dinner atop H Club in Hollywood last year with Visit Buellton and the winemaker Frank Ostini of the Hitching Post. Today I look back – at this dinner sipping on saucy Hitching Post reds … Continue reading Buellton – wine tasting Sideways-style during a pandemic
As led by singer Fee Waybill since 1972, The Tubes have scored plenty of hit songs, including “She’s A Beauty,” “Talk To Ya Later,” “White Punks On Dope” and “Don’t Wanna Wait Anymore.” Waybill has also done well working with the Foo Fighters, Steve Lukather, Kenny Loggins, Vixen and Richard Marx, beyond appearing in Xanadu and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. One of the first theatrical rock bands, The Tubes have … Continue reading The Tubes’ Fee Waybill On Playing The Whisky On Dec. 20 & Why He Loves L.A.
As hip-hop first exploded throughout New York City’s boroughs and surrounding towns, a new generation was emerging: the first to be raised on the genre. At the center of it all was a collective known as The Juice Crew, as led by the charismatic radio personality Mr. Magic, whose Rap Attack was the first program of its kind on a commercial station; that show was, of course, … Continue reading Author Ben Merlis On His New Book, Cold Chillin’ Records & More
Scheduled to take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Monday, September 16th, guitarists Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) have put together a must-attend event: the second annual Above Ground benefit concert. As with last year’s successful event, this immersive evening of art and music will celebrate the vinyl album as an art form, and at the same time raise … Continue reading Exclusive: Dave Navarro & Billy Morrison On September 16th’s “Above Ground” Benefit Show, Upcoming Projects & More
Actor, author & comic Jason Stuart on favorite L.A. dining spots, upcoming projects & advice to young actors Continue reading Actor, author, and comic Jason Stuart on favorite L.A. spots, upcoming projects, and more
As the founding guitarist of the legendary rock band TOTO, Steve Lukather has sold over 40 million albums, played and sang of dozens of charting singles, and won a few Grammys. Yet TOTO is only one facet of Lukather’s long career, as he has contributed to more than 1,500 albums — including key recordings by Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Barbra Streisand, Chicago, Donna Summer, Olivia Newton-John, Cher, … Continue reading TOTO’s Steve Lukather on his favorite L.A. dining spots
Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer Linus Of Hollywood got his first big break as the frontman of the band Size 14, which had a rock radio hit with “Claire Danes Poster.” After Size 14 disbanded in the late 1990s, Linus began pursuing a solo career, while also launching a record label and writing and producing for other artists. In turn, his credits include a … Continue reading Songwriter & producer Linus Of Hollywood on his favorite spots to eat and drink in L.A.
When you meet Guru Jagat you know you have met someone special, just being in her presence feels otherworldly. Sometimes I think she holds the wisdom of the universe as she shows her students at RA MA Institute in Venice, California how to use ancient techniques of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to help upgrade their body’s operating system, and often hit a reset button. My … Continue reading Guru Jagat and Invincible Living, her new book