Steve Appleford was a features editor for Times Community News and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times Calendar section. He is a Los Angeles native and the former editor in chief of the award-winning L.A. CityBeat. As a writer and photographer, he’s covered riots, political conventions and a whole lot of pop culture for a variety of publications including Rolling Stone, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide and LA Weekly.
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KISS frontman Gene Simmons recounts his first encounter with Eddie Van Halen in 1976, and, tearfully, his final one decades later.
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Kobe Bryant’s death only added to the surreal atmosphere backstage at the 2020 Grammys, already mired in controversy over the ouster of its Recording Academy president and CEO.
The Foo Fighters, Yola and Sammy Hagar were among artists who paid tribute to Aerosmith at the annual pre-Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year Gala.
Thrash-metal pioneers Slayer play their last shows ever this weekend at the Forum, not far from their hometown of Huntington Park.