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Twenty years ago this month, the highest selling rap artist of all time, Tupac Shakur, was gunned down in Las Vegas just off the main strip at the intersection of Koval Lane and Flamingo Blvd. Read More…

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John Stabb – Tambourine In Hand – A Tribute

by Sean Koepenick May 20, 2016

Legendary punk frontman John Stabb died on 5/7/2016 after a short battle with stomach cancer. RIP. “Free love across the free land. Visions And?” For some reason this lyric from the song “Visions And?” sticks in my head as the first Government Issue song I really heard and ended up liking quite a bit. But […]

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By Grabthar’s Hammer! Remembering Alan Rickman

by Bill Chott January 15, 2016

You may not know my name, but you’ve probably seen me as “that guy” in dozens of projects on TV and film. I played a very small role in the film Galaxy Quest. I was the nerd at the convention who gets his autograph from (Alan Rickman’s character) Sir Alexander Dane and proudly announces, “By […]

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Where I Stand – Bowie Bids Farewell – Hollywood Blvd

by Nate "Chops" Johnson January 14, 2016

Like everyone else in the world, I woke up Monday morning to the unexpected news that David Robert Jones (aka David Bowie) had passed away after an 18 month battle with cancer. I got the news from a friend right at the very end of a Snapchat video, so it didn’t really register with me […]

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The Last Song Janis Ever Sang

by Nate "Chops" Johnson October 1, 2015

Forty-five years ago today, on October 1st, 1970, Janis Joplin, widely considered the world’s first female superstar of rock, stepped into Studio 1 at Sunset Sound studios in Hollywood to record the song “Mercedes Benz”. Stripped of instruments and using only her vocals, the song would become a hallmark of her career and personal rock […]

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