Johnny Thunders retreats to New Orleans to break his heroin addiction, but ends up dead in a cheap hotel.
Punk heroes unite to give a rowdy look at the classic L.A.M.F. album 40 years down the road.
Adam Ant storms Orlando and proves that the ’80s are still alive. Jen Cray had to check it out for herself.
A Place Called Bad (The Numero Group). Review by James Mann.
Kicked Out Of Eden (Saustex Media). Review by James Mann.
This early Glam rocker was written off after he came out before anyone else then anguished in obscurity until his death from AIDS in 1982. Here’s his pitch for a Broadway musical.
The legendary punk guitarist and songwriter gets profiled in Looking For Johnny.
A riveting and rare glimpse of rock’s original glam-punk junkies, onstage and behind the scenes during their short-lived glory days.
A detailed guide to all things metal during the early 2000s.
With enough bad blood between the bands to make Keith Richards envious following a transfusion, the Mötley Crüe/Poison/New York Dolls Tour was more of a Deathmatch than a good-time, glam revival. Chris Long snuck in on the action.
Lady Gaga brings her Monster Ball Tour and the songs we all love to pretend we don’t love to a sold-out Orlando crowd. Even Jen Cray can’t help but dance.
GG Allin, bad boy of punk rock, terrorized audiences in Boston and Seattle. You’re going to want to clean your tongue after this one.
OK Go and opening acts The Booze and Earl Greyhound rock Firestone Live in Orlando.
This collection of anecdotes and reveries of the infamous New York Dolls from their bassist, Arthur “Killer” Kane, has Carl F Gauze thinking better of getting the old band back together.
Even with only two original members remaining, New York Dolls still dazzle, as Jen Cray discovered at a recent Orlando show.
I Am The Messer (Self Released). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Plastic Crimewave Sound (Prophase Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Johnny Thunders’ last concert has been preserved for posterity in this new concert DVD. Then why does it look like a Barbara Walters special? Matthew Moyer explains.
In his new book, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx lifts the lid on the most insane year of life when his drug habit took its gruesome, inevitable toll. Andrew Ellis discovers the reality behind the typical rock star cliché or sex, drugs and rock n’roll.
Glam Pioneers New York Dolls bring back 1972 at Orlando’s House of Blues… and Carl F Gauze was there to witness anachronism in action.
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Carl F. Gauze reviews this comprehensive look at the early works of Muppets creator Jim Henson by Craig Shemin.
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