Telling Ghosts: Puscifer, Carina Round @ Long Center for the Performing Arts, 2/23/12

“Echoes and specters and ghosts of none the wiser Apparitions each, bad decisions brush on by Envious in the ever after Electric fuzzy haze of regrets and dreams denied” ~”Telling Ghosts”, Puscifer “Life is too short not to create something with every breath you draw”, he tells us, in his own spin on sustainability. He […]

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A New Beginning: Children of Bodom, Eluveitie, Revocation, Threat Signal @ Emo’s East, 2/21/12

“I’m falling away from this artificial life Omit treason cast upon thee My revelations Beginning a new life” ~”A New Beginning”, Threat Signal I’m standing outside Emo’s East kind of dreading to walk in. This would be my first time at the new Emo’s. I grew up going to 6th and Red River….I even went […]

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HardRockChick interviews Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed Doll

February 12, 2012 | I spoke with Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed Doll in her hotel room before we set off for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Topics include the state of rock music, humble beginnings of the band, what the band has coming up, and, of course, what she is wearing!

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HardRockChick interviews Free Dominguez of Kidneythieves

February 4, 2012 | I spoke with Free Dominguez, vocalist in industrial duo Kidneythieves, in her LA home. Topics include her musical family, show and tell of some art pieces in her living room, and her infatuation with Jung.

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Grohl + Slayer

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Pre-Telecast, Telecast, and Afterparty @ LA Convention Center & Staples Center, 2/12/12

Every day should start with someone knocking on your door to do hair and makeup. I’d never really had this kind of treatment done for any event…but within my mantra to live every day like it’s the last, I decided to go all out this year. So I had the perfect dress, the perfect shoes, […]

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Pre-GRAMMY Gala / Clive Davis Party @ The Beverly Hilton, 2/11/12

The Clive Davis party is one of the most exclusive nights in music….so me being there feels weird all on its own. But nothing….NOTHING…will ever top this year. I was watching Exhumed at The Roxy when I received a text that Whitney Houston had died. Now, I think somewhere in the back of all of […]

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black tusk

Relapse Records Scion Metal Matinee: Exhumed, Black Tusk, Revocation, TOMBS @ The Roxy, 2/11/12

Even though I was running on fumes reporting on everything rock-related for the GRAMMYs, I made time to ‘keep it real’ by swinging by the Relapse Records Scion metal matinee show. I ran into the venue right as TOMBS took the stage. I immediately recognized the bassist as being from Black Anvil. I love shows […]

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MusiCares Person of the Year Honoring Sir Paul McCartney @ LA Convention Center, 2/10/12

Being on the red carpet of an event as exclusive as the MusiCares Person of the Year benefit is beyond surreal. When someone you’ve known your whole life but have never seen in person or met before is standing within arm’s length, they don’t seem like real people. So I watched Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, […]

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GRAMMY Week: Social Media Rock Star Summit @ Conga Room, 2/10/11

This being my third year covering GRAMMY week, one of my favorite events is the Social Media Rock Star Summit. It feels very contemporary, and gives me a hint of optimism for the future of the music industry. This year’s summit would focus on how musicians monetize through social, mobile, and gaming. The panelists included […]

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GRAMMY Quickie: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Nominee Dream Theater

Artist: Dream Theater Nominated track: “On the Backs of Angels” from their 2011 release A Dramatic Turn of Events HardRockChick: What is it about your nominated track that represents you as an artist? Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci: “On The Backs Of Angels” truly represents what Dream Theater is all about. From the very beginning […]

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