Guns ‘N’ Roses

  • Ariel Bellvalaire Wants to Bring Shrednastics to a Town Near You

    “For me really, I just fell into music by accident.  I was a gymnast first, which is where ‘Ariel’ came from, and then I wanted to be Avril Lavigne, so the guitar just fell into my lap,” says the exceptionally enthusiastic Ariel Bellvalaire during a recent phone chat.  The...
  • Diamante Talks Taylor, Touring, and Ti… COVID

    “It’s funny because they call your second album ‘the sophomore slump’ because it’s the album that makes or breaks you, which is true!”  24-year-old, blue-haired, usually-leather-clad, chanteuse Diamante is reflecting upon the classic concerns associated with second albums in light of her own sophomore LP, American Dream, which dropped...
  • Buckcherry, Still Keepin’ It R-Rated, After All These Years (7/27 at the TLA)

    2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of the self-titled debut of arguably the last truly great “Rock’N’Roll” band, Buckcherry.  20 years ago the Sunset Strip rockers rose to fame with “Lit Up,” possibly the ‘90s most anthemic ode to blow.  They were equal parts glamorous sleaze and bluesy swagger, halfway...