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Diary of a Madman: 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit & Concert featuring Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne @ Club Nokia, 5/12/14

This was my 4th year attending this event, and it is a surreal, cool one-off show made even better because it is all done to support a great cause. MusiCares is the “safety net” that steps in when one of those elements of the trifecta know as Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n’ Roll gets a […]

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6th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards @ Club Nokia, 4/23/14

Read about the show on GRAMMY.com here, and see my Black Carpet interviews, where I asked tons of artists about music eduction, below!

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I Know How To Die: Motörhead, Graveyard @ Club Nokia, 4/11/14

Ugh, that dreaded sound… 8 years into this, and I made a rookie mistake of showing up to the gig for a “hometown” show for one of the bands and having to wait in a monstrous guest list line, the kind of line where people are trying to charm the ticket counter attendees with stories […]

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For Whom the Bell Tolls: The 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards @ Club Nokia, 5/2/13

I was lucky enough to be there for metal’s biggest night again this year. Check out my piece for GRAMMY.com, an my black carpet interviews below. RIP Jeff Hanneman. The last time I saw him play with Slayer was the day after my mom’s funeral. Here’s the last photo I took of him.

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Enemy: Coal Chamber, Sevendust, Lacuna Coil @ Club Nokia, 3/29/13

Every time I walk up to LA Live I get confused. It reeks of the bright, clean flashiness of Las Vegas, a stark contrast to the worn in, seedy signs across town surrounding my Hollywood apartment. We arrived at Club Nokia just as Lacuna Coil was about to take the stage. Had I seen LC […]

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Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us: The Darkness @ Club Nokia, 10/24/12

I wrote about The Darkness for the GRAMMY site…you can see the edited version of what’s below here. Haha. I’m standing at the front of Club Nokia shrouded in darkness. Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys are Back in Town” is blasting over the speakers. The lights go up, and 4 tall lanky British figures emerge on […]

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The Dope Show: The 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards @ Club Nokia, 4/11/12

It had been two years since I last went to the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. This time around, I would be there as the rock blogger for the GRAMMYs, since the awards show coincided with the opening of the GRAMMY Museum’s new exhibit Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal. See below for links to […]

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Diva Satanica: Arch Enemy, DevilDriver, Skeletonwitch, Chthonic @ Club Nokia, 9/27/11

This was just “one of those nights”. Sometimes that’s a good thing; tonight that was not the case. In fact, it kind of became a comedy of errors by the end of it. I should have know when, right before I left my place, I went to cut a tag off my shirt, and cut […]

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