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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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House of 1000 Corpses: Rob Zombie, Eyes Set to Kill @ The Catalyst Santa Cruz, 2/6/11

“Now you’re lying on the floor Yeah, you can’t take anymore The devil’s laughing in your face Give me another taste, yeah” ~House of 1000 Corpses When it was announced that Rob Zombie would play a club show in Santa Cruz, I had a hard time wrapping my head around it. Why would an act […]

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Trick or Treat: Halloween Hootenanny: Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Murderdolls @ Concrete Street Amphitheater, Corpus Christi, 10/24/10

“Are you guys going to Rob Zombie?” they shout from the car. Is it that obvious? I look down at my snakeskin boots and answer in the affirmative. “Where is the venue?” We quickly give directions since we were there already last night. 5 minutes later: “Hey- you’re going to the show, right?!” another car […]

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18 and Life: Mayhem Fest: Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, Chimaira, 3 Inches of Blood @ Shoreline Amphitheater, 7/11/10

Dear 18 year old me, I’m writing you from 12 years in the future, where everything and nothing is the same, and your life is about to come to one of those defining full circle moments. You’re about to graduate high school and leave that small town you hate. I’m about to move back there. […]

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Avenue of the Giants: The 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards @ Club Nokia, 4/8/10

I’m high in the sky above California. On the JetBlue TV in front of me, a Behind the Music: Judas Priest, which leads into One Hit Wonders: Alternative Edition. Temple of the Dog’s ‘Hunger Strike’ and Luscious Jackson’s ‘Naked Eye’ play before my eyes, along with mentions that 16 years ago today, the body of […]

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Scream Queen: Rob Zombie, Nekromantix, Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures @ San Jose Event Center, 11/3/09

I always wanted to be a scream queen. And, for one night in San Jose, my wish was fulfilled. Only the director was singing on stage and I was screaming unfilmed from the rail. My experience really couldn’t have been more different from the Halloween Zombie show on Saturday in LA. This was mostly because […]

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Halloween in Hollyweird: Rob Zombie, Nekromantix, Captain Clegg @ The Palladium, 10/31/09

It would be the perfect Halloween: a Saturday night, daylight savings time ended and gave us an extra hour, a full moon, and Rob Zombie. HRC decided to roadtrip to LA by herself for a whirlwind 36 hour adventure. Perhaps I had better start from the beginning. White Zombie was my first metal show. Rob […]

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Ozzy Osbourne/Rob Zombie @ Oracle Arena, 11/18/07

So last night I was sitting second row at the Zombie/Ozzy show (let’s see how many times I can rub that in). I caught the tail end of In This Moment. Fronted by a ‘hard rock chick’ wearing an alice in wonderland dress, I had fun watching them but not listening to them. She’s Courtney […]

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