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Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna

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  • Backstage at the VMAs: Britney Basks in Her Wins, Brand Condemns Sex, Linkin Park Rate the Night

    MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand's controversial, rapid-fire comedy had the press room buzzing last night, and the British comic defended himself after the ceremony. "I feel a bit bad that I kept talking about their vows to chastity," Brand told reporters of his comments about the Jonas Brothers (he repeatedly joked about the […]

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  • George Clinton Celebrates 67 Funky Years With Chili Peppers, Sly Stone

    Last night George Clinton proved you don't have to be young to have fun in Hollywood. The Parliament-Funkadelic legend celebrated 67 colorful years on Planet Funk at Zune in L.A. with a bevy of babes in the house and celebrity well-wishers, including Sly Stone, Red Hot Chili Peppers' John Frusciante, Lili Haydn and others. "This […]

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  • Slash Joins the Sunset Strip Festival to Honor L.A.'s Rich Rock History

    Although Los Angeles' Sunset Strip is most infamous for the rock & roll debauchery of the '80s when bands like Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue and Poison roamed the L.A. streets in leather and hairspray, the Strip has also fostered artists like Nat King Cole and Marilyn Monroe, and served as the playground for the […]

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  • My Coachella: Love and Rockets

    So, David J. of Love and Rockets — Coachella, Lollapalooza, and European festivals, what about a new album? "There are no plans for any record, but we were approached a couple of weeks ago by a big name producer who wanted to produce us and offered us free studio time," he said, sitting the shade […]

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  • My Coachella: Kate Nash

    "This is my first Coachella and I'm surprised it's even hotter than Big Day Out in Australia!," Kate Nash told us backstage by her trailer Saturday afternoon. "It's so L.A. here, but you gotta love it even if it's not your thing. It's just funny." Still glowing from her Saturday afternoon show, she had one […]

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  • My Coachella: MGMT

    Moments after MGMT's Saturday show in the Mojave tent, Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden told us that they might need to"learn how to play for a large crowd." Why is that? "We're just not ones for stage banter," said VanWyngarden. "But this crowd loves that. We said 'fuck yeah' once and they went crazy. And […]

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  • Mick Jones, Kelly Osbourne, Others Prepare for Coachella

    The 2008 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival starts in a few hours, and the anticipation for the three-day event is palpable. "I'm going for Kraftwerk," explains Kelly Osbourne, who is an annual attendant at the fest. I don't know why. I just want to see them so bad. Coachella is a great place to […]

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  • Original Jane's Addiction Lineup Reunite to Rock Awards Show

    It was the reunion that rock fans thought they'd never see. All four members of Jane's Addiction — Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, and Eric Avery — reunited on the stage for the first time in years to perform at the inaugural NME Awards USA at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles Wednesday. […]

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  • A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Pharcyde Lead Rock the Bells 2008

    A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, Rakim and a reunited Pharcyde lead the 2008 Rock the Bells Festival, the annual touring hip-hop event that last year featured a reunited Rage Against the Machine. Other acts on the bill include Method Man and Redman, Raekwon, Immortal Technique, Dead Prez, Spank Rock, Santogold, […]

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  • Motley Crue Unveil Crue Fest Summer Tour, New LP and Video Plans

    In what can only be dubbed the loudest press conference on Earth, the four original members of Motley Crue unveiled plans for their first ever Crue Fest national rock tour and their first studio album together in ten years, Saints of Los Angeles, to a packed Avalon in Hollywood Tuesday afternoon. The forty-one-city North American […]

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