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Heavy Metal

Anthrax! House of Blues!

“Every show we’ve done at the Sunset House of Blues has been a party. Everyone who we’re friends with who’s not on tour shows up, either to jam or drink or just hang out. And I’ll really miss that. Sunset… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Jam

Who’s playing tonight? The guy at the bar asked the bartender. Not sure. Some 80s bands. Not exactly enlightening information… or true either. Yes, some of the people at the jam were musicians in the 80s, but not all. And,… Continue Reading →

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

I feel incredibly blessed that in the 11th hour, one of the people I work with gave me a ticket to the Los Angeles premiere of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. The material used for the movie comes from family… Continue Reading →

El Cerrito. Sunset View. Paul Baloff.

For frequent searchers of Paul’s grave location: Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito. Heian Garden, Row 2, Grave 66B. There is a koi pond and garden below the grave. I’m currently on a project with a company that works with… Continue Reading →

Cliff Burton Memorial

People always say they remember where they were when they found out that John F. Kennedy was shot. I’m sure my parents remember. I wasn’t born until the next decade. I do remember where I was when I found out… Continue Reading →

The Keystone

The Ramones played here… Metallica… Mötley Crüe…and just about every hair band from the 1980s. This is the place where Cliff Burton played one of his last shows with Trauma before joining Metallica… and it’s the location of Kirk Hammett’s… Continue Reading →

Thrash Metal Alien

Man, what band are you here to see? Killswitch Engage or Lamb of God? This from the guy beside me. I never thought I’d ever find myself feeling like an alien at a metal concert, but it was happening and… Continue Reading →

Hollywood Ramones

On my way back from Long Beach today, I got a tad bit lost and ended up outside the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Santa Monica Blvd. I decided to pop in and do a little treasure hunt for famous graves… Continue Reading →

Ozzy is the King

Gone are the days of long hair and leather – at least for me. I went to see Ozzy in concert at the Saddledome and wore no vestiges of a heavy metal fan. Sorry, but the big hair, heavy metal… Continue Reading →

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