For over 20 years, Jimmy Testagross has lived his childhood dream: being a roadie for his childhood heroes, Blue Oyster Cult. But the band's Arena-Rock glory days are a distant memory. County fairs and club gigs pay the bills. And Jimmy has become a casualty of these leaner times. With no place to go, no job prospects, and no real skills outside of being a roadie, Jimmy needs to regroup. So he returns to his childhood home in Queens, Ny. There, he revisits old relationships: his ailing, widower mom, a high school crush, a former nemesis and, most importantly, his relationship with himself. Jimmy, the middle-aged man-child, has never grown up. He still carries the resentments and frustrations of his youth, and has allowed them to fester and define who and what he is. Confronted with his mother's illness, Jimmy has a choice: let go of the past and take responsibility for both himself and the woman who raised and now needs him. Or continue to live a life of lies and frustration.
Sounding tighter than ever, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke and friends let you call the shots. Our tasty live excerpt includes vintage hits "Dreamin'" and "Don't Keep Me Hangin' on the Telephone." You'll love the snarly guitars, hooky choruses and rock solid drumming.
Blondie's Chris Stein and Debbie Harry talk about a new exhibition 'Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie and the Advent of Punk' which features iconic and mostly unpublished photographs of the band and other figures from the 1970s and 1980s New York music scene.
Blondie co-founder, guitarist and occasional photographer Chris Stein thinks the popularity of selfies takes away some of the power that traditional photography often carries. Speaking to Reuters during a preview of his new exhibition, 'Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie and the Advent of Punk', Stein mused about the latest photographic trend.
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A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer
Rodney Bingenheimer, The Mayor of the Sunset Strip, is perhaps the least-known celebrity in Hollywood, though somehow every celebrity seems to know him. From Davy Jones' stunt double to KROQ DJ with a talent scout's vision, "Rodney on the ROQ" has done it all. His routine is anything but, and his social life has included the likes of legends, past and present: John Lennon, The Doors, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Cher, Courtney Love, Chris Martin, Gwen Stefani... But how has the man who helped start the careers of The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, No Doubt and Colplay (to name a few), gone unnoticed by the public for so long? Whatever the reason, it's all about to change... David Bowie, Courtney Love, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Keanu Reeves, Mick Jagger, Oasis, John Lennon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Elvis Costello, Cher, Neil Young, Beck, Blondie, Nancy Sinatra, The Doors, Rob Zombie, Belinda Carlisle, Green Day, Neve Campbell, Brian Wilson, Bow Wow Wow, No Doubt, Pete Townshend, Dramarama, Joan Jett, The Monkees, Van Halen, The Sex Pistols, Tori Amos, Ray Manzarek, David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, And Many More!!!
In 1974, the New York City music scene was shocked into consciousness by the violently new and raw sound of a band of misfits from Queens called the Ramones. Playing in a seedy Bowery bar to a small group of fellow struggling musicians, the band struck a chord of disharmony that rocked the foundation of the mid-seventies music scene. This quartet of unlikely rock stars traveled across the country and around the world connecting with the disenfranchised everywhere, while sparking a movement that would resonate with two generations of outcasts across the globe. Although the band never reached the Billboard charts, they managed to endure in face of fleeting success and crushing interpersonal conflicts by maintaining a rigorous touring schedule for twenty-two years. Tracing the history of the band, from its unlikely origins, through its star-crossed career, bitter demise and the sad fates of Joey and Dee Dee, End of the Century is a vibrant, candid document of one of the most influential groups in the history of rock.
Rodney Bingenheimer, The Mayor of the Sunset Strip, is perhaps the least-known celebrity in Hollywood, though somehow every celebrity seems to know him. From DAVY JONES' stunt double to KROQ DJ with a talent scout's vision, "Rodney on the ROQ" has done it all.
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