SHEPARD FAIREY

Shepard Fairey is an American graphic artist and social activist who is part of the Street Art movement along with other artists including Banksy and Mr.Brainwash. Fairey blurs the boundary between traditional and commercial art through type and image, communicating his brand of social critique via prints, murals, stickers, and posters in public spaces. “Art is not always meant…

JAIME LAURITA

“My favorite band to cook for. We were a family“ Jamie Laurita @jaimelaurita On June 19th 2001, Stone Temple Pilots fifth studio album, Shangri – La Dee Da was released to mixed to good reviews. In truth this would prove to be STP’s most experimental record to date, touching on every influence from The Doors and The…

LIVE AT GRAMERCY THEATER

It was nearing 10:45. Doors had opened almost an hour earlier and the Jimmy Kimmel Live camera crews were coercing sound-bites from the crowds, but after the fourth or fifth call for “30 more seconds of applause guys,” a hail of boos sent the team packing. It was clear this would be the last bit…

HUCKLEBERRY CRUMBLE

This Seventies-tinged number is a track from American rock band Stone Temple Pilots’ self-titled sixth studio album. Frontman Scott Welland told Spinner UK that for the record the band returned to the same formula they used for their hit albums Core and Purple. He said: “For the most part, Robert and Dean [DeLeo] write the instrumental riffs and then amongst…

2010 ALBUM – STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

In 2008, San Diego alt-rockers Stone Temple Pilots ended a five-year split and reunited for a massive U.S. tour, kicking off with a rockin’ extravaganza at Harry Houdini’s old Hollywood mansion. And then the magic really started to happen: the quartet began jamming during sound checks and soon had an album’s worth of demos. On…

MTV SPRING BREAK

SERENA: Hanging out with Carmen Electra at Spring Break, but right now we are also hanging out with Stone Temple Pilots. How you guys doing?JOHN: Carmen Electra fans…SCOTT WEILAND: Yeah.JOHN: Why not?SERENA: Have you guys had any other previous spring break experiences other than just performing? Going out on your own, or going down to…

CARLOS SANTANA

The longest-running, most successful partnership in the history of rock takes flight anew, as legendary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Carlos Santana and Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment, collaborate on the brand new concept album, “Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time”, arriving in stores September 21 on Arista Records. The album was co-produced by Carlos…

TIME OF THE SEASON

“Time of the Season” is a song by The Zombies, featured on their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle. It was written by keyboard player Rod Argent and recorded at Abbey Road Studios in August 1967. Several other songs from Odessey and Oracle were released as singles prior to “Time of the Season”. Columbia Records supported…

HELP

Scott Weiland was released his own clothing line through Christopher Wicks on line company, and is finding out first hand the correlation between writing a good song and designing a memorable wardrobe. “Making this line is like making an album,” explained Weiland the designer. “It’s going back and forth with different designs. It’s like you…

ALIVE IN THE WINDY CITY

It was filmed in the Riviera Theatre in Chicago back in March 2010 and tied in with the release of their self-titled album. it intersperses such songs from that album as ‘Between The Lines’, ‘Huckleberry Crumble’ and ‘Hickory Dichotomy’ with some classic hits like ‘Vasoline’, ‘Big Empty’, ‘Plush’, ‘Sour Girl’ and ‘Interstate Love Song’. It…

BARBARELLA

“Barbarella” was based on a comic strip that was serialized in a French men’s magazine in the early 1960s, created by artist Jean-Claude Forest. When the collected strips were published as a stand-alone book in 1964, a scandal ensued when it was deemed pornographic even though it was, at best, slightly erotic. The book caught…

DECADES ROCK LIVE

At first glance, the guest stars that joined Cyndi Lauper for her Trump Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino concert would surprise many. Shaggy? Ani DiFranco? The Hooters? Pat Monahan? Scott Weiland?!. But those following the singer’s career know that she long ago left behind the flaming hair, flamboyant secondhand shop wardrobe and bouncy pop that…