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Rare Photos of Iggy Pop, Queen, By Paul McAlpine on Display at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Paul McAlpine Photography Work Hits Hollywood Rock photographer Paul McAlpine has always looked ahead, but today he looks back on his work. McAlpine has curated a show of his outstanding images of iconic rock stars, […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

Desert Daze 2017: Interview With Knitting Factory President and CEO Morgan Margolis

Desert Daze 2017 features some of the biggest headliners in the event’s history. Spaceland, Moonblock and Knitting Factory Entertainment are the three powerhouse promoters behind Desert Daze in Indio. The festival holds a lot of […]

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Desert Daze

Iggy Pop, Ty Segall — Rock’s Newest BFFs — Join Hot Lineup at Desert Daze Fest in Joshua Tree Oct. 12-15

Veteran Rocker and Beloved Local Join Forces By DONNA BALANCIA The newest BFFs in rock and roll — Iggy Pop and Ty Segall — have signed on to headline Desert Daze fest Oct. 12-15 in […]

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Ty Segall, Iggy Pop and Chicano Batman Shine at Uneven FYF Fest; Nine Inch Nails Closes with ‘Hurt’

Fest May Return to Historic Park in 2018 By DONNA BALANCIA Performances by Ty Segall, Chicano Batman, and Iggy Pop highlighted an otherwise uneven FYF Fest last weekend at Exposition Park. Rumor has it that […]

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VIDEO: ‘American Valhalla’ Gets Front Row Reception; Fans Line Up Around the Block to Meet Josh Homme

Post Pop Depression Draws Raves VIDEO By DONNA BALANCIA Josh Homme, Steve Jones and director Andreas Neumann were on hand for a post-screening Q and A at the LA premiere of American Valhalla, the documentary […]

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VIDEO: Check out Iggy Pop Performing ‘Lust For Life’ at Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival in Las Vegas

‘Godfather of Punk’ Scores Perfect Game As Festival Grows Video and Photos by ALYSON CAMUS Punk Rock Bowling fest in Las Vegas really scores. And here’s the proof: One of the original punkers from the […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

Heather Harris to Exhibit Her Famous Rock Images at Pop Obscure Records From May 6 Through June 18

The Blessings To Play Opening Night Party By DONNA BALANCIA Heather Harris has had a unique perspective from her vantage point as rock photographer in the pit since 1967.  There isn’t much this sharpeye doesn’t […]

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Watch the Trailer for the Mick Rock Doc, ‘Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock’ in Theaters April 7

By DONNA BALANCIA Mick Rock has made a career of featuring artists on film. Now the lens is turned on him. The Magnolia Pictures documentary on Rock’s outstanding career in music photography will get a U.S. […]

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VIDEO: Iggy Pop Classic, ‘The Idiot’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary, And Here’s How It All Came About

Photo By PAUL MCALPINE, Story By JOHN DALY In honor of the 40th anniversary of The Idiot, the famous collaboration between Iggy Pop and David Bowie, here is a video that tells the story of […]

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VIDEO: Metallica Continues High-Profile Duets as Iggy Pop Joins Them In Mexico City for Rendition of T.V. Eye

By JOHN DALY Lady Gaga isn’t the only one to share the stage with Metallica — Now Iggy Pop shares in the fun with the super-famous metallers. Check out Metallica and Iggy Pop on TV […]

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The GRAMMY Awards Nominations List Includes Surprises, Young Performers and Music Legends

List of GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2017 In case you forgot which of your favorite performers, producers and musicians are up for GRAMMY Awards this year, here is the nominations list. The 59th annual GRAMMY Awards […]

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Surprises Like Sturgill Simpson and Honors for David Bowie Come with List of GRAMMY Nominations

See the Full List of GRAMMY Nominations Here Photo by VIVIAN WANG, Story By DONNA BALANCIA Beyonce, Drake, Kanye and Rihanna may have the most number of nominations, but this year, some surprises were to […]