Part of the Sunset Strip Music Festival. The Key Club and Dayle Gloria present a kick ass rock show on Tuesday Aug. 16, 2011 at the Key Club in Hollywood! Rock and Roll!


Victoria (SugarBuzz Hollywood) wrote a nice tribute to the departed Clarence Clemons and Gil Scott-Heron. Rest in Peace


In case you missed it, the former guitarist for Motorhead, Wurzel, has passed away. Here. Also Geordie has pointed out the passing of SHANE WILLIAMS- the legendary Flipside magazine columnist/oldschool L.A. punk scenester, and rocknroll bank robber, who died in a car accident, a few weeks back....RIP brother!


The Satellite Presents: My Little Underground, a free dance party every Friday night, 12am to 2am. I think this is going to be Cool.


Dayglo Abortions hits Alex's Bar in Long Beach CA this Friday. Punk Rock!


We lost a great one today. Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex) passed away after a brave battle with cancer. Poly was kind enought to do several interviews with SugarBuzz over the past couple of years. We will really miss her.


Berlin is goning to rock hard on Friday May 6th as Radio Dead Ones invite you to their record release party at Clash. On the bill is also the one and only Texas Terri. Let's Rock!


A really special event is going to take place on 4/29/11 in Sierra Madre, CA. Love Revisited is performing, featuring original Love member Johnny Echols. It is a night to celebrate the music of Arthur Lee and Love. Hope to see you there! Love one another!


Don't look back! Run and Hide! It's that time again when we warn you Shugsters about the annual June reunion of Blackboard Jungle. Hiitng the stage in support is none other than rock and punk legends, The Glamour Punks. It will be a night you won't soon forget! Flyer


***Special Sunshine Superman Performance at London's Royal Albert Hall***

Fellow rock pioneer Shawn Phillips will once again contribute his talents to Donovan's classic album Sunshine Superman during a special 45th anniversary performance at London's Royal Albert Hall on June 3, 2011 with The London Contemporary Orchestra and other special guests. The two were roommates in the sixties inLondon, collaborating musically as well as developing each his own craft. It was during that time that Phillips with Donovan would introduce the sitar's first historic fusion with pop music through Sunshine Superman, and Phillips influence went further when he tutored George Harrison as he took up the instrument and later gave it significance in the music of The Beatles. Phillips was a session player (guitar) on other Donovan LPs as well including Fairytale and Mellow Yellow. Donovan also recorded a successful a cover of Phillips' "The Little Tin Soldier".

During his career on A&M Records, Phillips' made some of his most well know albums, Contribution, Second Contribution, Collaboration and Faces. The singles, "Lost Horizon", "We" and "Woman" were Billboard charted hits and received worldwide radio play. Phillips has sold more than 9 million copies of his 20 albums, and in 2010, he took his successful "50th Anniversary Tour" to over 60 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. His previous tour included a first time reunion with Paul Buckmaster and J. Peter Robinson, key musicians in his early recordings and resulted in the DVD Living Collaboration: Reunion Concert. His most current releases include the brilliantly compiled CD, Shawn Phillips: At The BBC which wholly encompasses his keen level of musicianship and genius. Second Contribution and Faces have recently been made available digitally. When not touring, Phillips resides in Port Elizabeth, South Africa with his SA born wife and young son. * * * * Tickets available at www.royalalberthall.com


If you are anywhere remotely near Canyon Country, CA on April 16, 2011, head on over to Eternal Art Tattoo for an art show and silent auction to benefit the American Cancer Society. Details or visit their website for directions and other info.


Punk Rock Social is gearing up for two badass shows at Alex's Bar in Long Beach, CA The Meatmen in April and The Muffs in May!


** THE CLEVELAND CONFIDENTIAL BOOK TOUR ** Thursday, 4/14 - GRAMMY Museum at LA Live 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. A245 Los Angeles, CA 90015 time: 7:30 pm / doors at 7:00 pm tickets: FREE and open to the public, but reservations insure you get in. Make a Reservation. The tour features three author-musicians from Cleveland, Ohio including:
- Cheetah Chrome (Rocket From The Tombs, Dead Boys, Batusis)
- Mike Hudson (The Pagans)
- Bob Pfeifer (Human Switchboard, former Senior VP A&R/Epic/Sony Records and President of Hollywood Records)
+ for this date we’ve added David Thomas (Rocket From The Tombs, Pere Ubu)
Each will read excerpts from their book, answer questions from the audience and discuss their books and careers (and Cleveland, WTF?) with each other.
Books include:
1 -- University of Strangers (novel by Bob Pfeifer)
2 -- Diary of a Punk (autobiography by Mike Hudson)
3 -- A Dead Boy's Tale From The Front Lines Of Punk Rock (autobiography by Cheetah Chrome)
4 — Bring Me The Head of Ubu Roi (play by David Thomas)
David Thomas and Cheetah Chrome founded Rocket From The Tombs in the 1970s – they still have a very explosive relationship on and off stage. Be ready for....anything!


Thu Mar 17 - 4:45pm Live4Ever UK Party Antone’s, 213 W5th (at Lavaca)
Thu Mar 17 – 8.00pm PIAS/Top Spin Party Belmont, 306 W6th St (at Lavaca)
Fri Mar 18 – 1.00am Leafy Green/Thrill Jockey Showcase Emo’s Inside Room, 603 Red River t (at 6th St)
Sat Mar 19 – 1.45pm MOJO Magazine Party Mean Eyed Cat, 1621 W5th St (at Campbell)
Sun Mar 20 - 9.00pm Soul Clap Party Emo’s, 603 Red River St (at 6th St)


Tonight in Huntington Beach is where it all is going to happen! Piss N Blood, Monroe Suicide and The Hexxers are laying it down at Ibiza's.


Got the Monday blues? Then head on out to The Roxy and check out Dance Hall Pimps. It will cure what AILS YA!.


Rest In Peace Gio Vitanza. Anguish Young from Veglam Webzine says it best.


Alexander Krist, drummer with The Nymphs and more recently with Iggy Pop, was killed by a hit and run driver last week. RIP.


Social Distortion has sent us a message that they would like us to pass along to all you Shugsters ~ We're filming a video for our new song “Machine Gun Blues” and are looking for extras to be in it. The video takes place in the 1930’s so we need people from the Southern California area who are 18 or older, have 1930’s apparel, cars or any other time period specific items/props. If you own a 1930's vehicle, the car must be 1934 or earlier. If you fit this criteria and would like more information please email the following specifics to video@epitaph.com - Name - Age - Location - Photo - Contact info (email and phone number) - Details about 1930’s wardrobe and props. Thanks for your interest!


Long time freind of The Shug, Sami Yaffa, is playing this Saturday at Don Hills in NYC with The Compulsions. I love The Complusions, and you will too! ROCK!.


It's that time again to get yout tricks or treats on! Tonight in Hamtramck MI, go get spooked by The 3D-Invisibles, The Casket Bastards and Choking Susan! Boo!.


San Diego's own Deadbolt is shaking things up at The Chapel in Vancouver, BC on October 29th. On the bill is The Bonitos featuring Billy Hopeless! Get To It!.


Tomorrow night in Lille France, Nervous Shakes are playing at L'Imposture. Nervous Shakes are old friends of us here at The Shug. Go see them and tell Ivan, Lucky says hello! Get The Fear.


People ask me, "Lucky, Why do you do what you do?" Why to support rock bands, give them press, get people out into the streets, to their shows, maybe buy their record or a t-shirt, keep rock and roll alive. So here are some great fucking shows that you should check out! First off there are still dates left on the Los Peyotes tour of Spain and Portugal. Dig It! If you are in Bordeaux, France on 10/21/10, don't miss Los Explosivos from Mexico. Cooking!. If you are Vacaville, CA and are not in the State Prision, be sure to see Evil Plan. Scary!. On October 5, head over to The Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles to get it on with Repeater. Gimme!. And in Syracuse N.Y. on November 6, 2010 go to Fusion for the Ronnie James Dio Tribute featuring some smoking hots bands. All proceeds go to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Kick Ass!.


Tomorrow night it is all about to happen! Jim Jones Revue live at The Viper Room in Hollywood, And son of a bitch, none other than Bastard Winos are ripping it up right after Jim. I think I may be calling in sick on Wednesday. Damn!


Gigs, gigs and more gigs! On October 1 in Barcelona, Spain, there is a garage punk night you don't wanna miss! here for the low-down. And on Thursday October 2, at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, CA will be none other than U.K.Subs (with all original members), Total Chaos, Knocked Out Cold and Battle Flask. Slaming!. An finally, The Minnesota Voodoo Men (from Japan) are on tour in Europe and want you to go to their show! Zing!.


All eyes and ears are on Las Vegas the weekend of August 13, 14 and 15 when Las Vegas Shake Down starts to rumble. here.


May at last, and we here at The Shug wanted to make you Shugsters aware of two really cool gigs happeneing at the end of this month. On May 22 at the Warsaw in beautiful Brooklyn is The New York Dolls! Is there any better place to see them? here. And in Belfast Ireland on May 29 its The Urges! here.


Early reports are coming in that Peter Steele of Type 0 Negative has passed away at age 48 from heart failure. Our rock and roll prayers go out to his family and friends.


If you are in the Oakland area on April 10, be sure to go see Exene Cervenka perform live at 1234 Go Records. 1PM Shugsters! here. And for you Shugsters hanging in Hollwood, JetBoy cranks it up on Sunday April 4, 2010 Viper Room. here.


Saturday, March 27 it's time to rock in Reno with The Grannies and The Flesh Hammers. You know you want to here.


All dressed up and nowhere to go? Head on down to The Viper Room tonight and check out Versailles. It's an early set time and then you will have plenty of time left to trip the Strip. Check it here.


Those hooded heathens, The Mentors, are headlining a hardcore Haiti benefit show on Saturday Feb. 13, 2010 in beautiful Bakersfield CA. Bang it here.


Don't say we didn't warn you. Michael Monroe, Vains of Jenna and DJ Jamie Scrap rock The Viper Room on March 12, 2010. This show will sell out. Get tickets now. You know you wanna go here.


Hollywood Rocks for Haiti on Sunday Feb. 6, 2010 at The Dragonfly. Great bands, great cause, See the bands and DJ's takin part here.


Jay Reatard RIP Here


Arcadia, CA is jumping on Sat. Jan. 23rd with the likes of Big Black Novel, U Me and The Machine, Haivyn, 65 Overdrive and Mother Echo at Kelly's Pub. Take a look here. And on Sunday January 17th, do what ever it takes to get to New York City to see the Continental Reunion Show. Check out the stellar line up here.


This Friday December 18, 2009 head on down to the city of Rosemead, CA for a kick ass rock and roll toy drive featuring the likes of The Lonesome Ones, Los Creepers, The Houlers, A Pretty Mess and burlesque by the beautiful La Cholita. The flyer is here.


It's October Shugsters, and that means Halloween is upon us. In the city of Bielefeld, DE (Germany) there is going to be perhaps one of the best Halloween parties on the planet. Featuring 8 of the coolest bands around and 2 DJ's to die for. Check out the killer flyer here. And on November 7, 2009 be sure to go to Kenny's Castaway's on Bleeker Street in NYC for The Go! That's right, The Go are doing a one-off reunion show. You do NOT want to miss it! here.


Alex's Bar in Long Beach, CA is the scene this Thursday October 8th. Foxes, The Hot Toddies, Jessie Deluxe and Bella Novela serve it up here.


Tonight Shugsters, in Pomoma, CA. Lords of Altamont shake it up. Dig it here.


It's 9:25pm here in Hollywood and I just found out that one of my heroes died this past Friday. Jim Carroll dead at the age of 60.

New York Tmes Article

Jim Carroll's Website

"Those are people who died, died, Those are people who died, died, Those are people who died, died. They were all my friends, and they died" - Jim Carroll


What is better than a bad ass punk show? A bad ass punk show where all the money goes to a Childrens Hospital. That's right, this Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 in Detroit, go to Punkfest on Cass Street. Satan's Toliet is playing along with a whole bunch of other bad ass mofo's. Get the info here. And this Thursday, if you are not going to Bulgaria, maybe you can make New York City to see The Compulsions. They are red hot and ready to strike. The flyer with all the dirt is here.


When we say "Local Rock.. Worldwide" we are not kidding. On Thursday September 17, 2009, the place to be is Club The Box located in Sofia, Bulgaria to see the the ultra hot Alley Sin. These guys ROCK! Get the frickin flyer here.


Go support your local music scene, like this cool ass gig this Saturday in Hollwood featuring Harry Gentles, Red On Strike, Men of Ruin and Dirty Little Billy. See flyer here.


Alex's Bar in Long Beach CA. is where you wanna go on Sat. Aug. 15 for the next Punk Rock Social Live. This time it's The Muffs, Kepi Electric, The Dolyrots and Little Medusas. Fondle the flyer here.


Our dear friends at Bubblegum Slut Magazine have sent us some exciting news! - "Bubblegum Slut zine has another new issue for you - and this time we're giving readers more music for their money than ever before with TWO free CDs! Issue 34 comes with a 5 track sampler from our good friends The Green River Project, as well as the usual 17 track compilation and 80 pages of the likes of Anvil, Adrian Edmondson, The Only Ones, Ginger Wildheart, Acey Slade and Deathstars. It's still only £1.50, and it's still the only fake-fur covered (!) zine there is!" To order go to www.myspace.com/bubblegumslutzine.


Bamberg Germany is the place to be in August this summer as it is time for Rock My Ass Festival 4! Killer line-up! Check out the sizzling hot flyer here.


The Choke, those bad ass punkers from New York City are heading towards Hollywood for a select few gigs you do not want to miss! This was one of Waynes (RIP Brother) favorite bands and they will be one of your favorites too! The flyer is here.


The Mansfields are coming! And they are bringing The Queers along for the ride, or is it the other way around? See the super scary flyer here.


God help us all. It is almost time for the 2009 BlackBoard Jungle reunion show. June 6 @ The Viper Room. Delicious flyer here.


If you live in the Austin Tx area, or are still wondering the streets dazed from SXSW, head on over to EMO'S for a taste of The Hickoids, Poor Dumb Bastards, Loco Gringos and Pinata Protest. Get a look at the spicy flyer here.


Philly is the place to be tonight Shugsters! Going head to head for a dual record release party are Jukebox Heros and Doomed to Obsurity. Also tearing it up will be The Safes and Fishnet Stalkers. Great show flyer here.


Looking for something to do in Los Angeles tonight? Head on down to Spaceland and check out Juliette Lewis and her new band Juliette and the New Romantiques. Click here for the flyer!.


We lost another legend today. Ron Asheton of The Stooges. Read about it HERE.


If you grew up in California during the sixties, then you should know who Lloyd Thaxton is. We lost a legend last week. Here. Looking for something to do in Hollywood tonight? Head on down to The Cat Club and check out Heavy Glow. Click here for the groovy flyer.


Aaron Fuller, lead singer of the Misfits-inspired punk band Plan 9, died late on Monday night in San Francisco from a motorcycle accident. While traveling home, Fuller went off the side of an overpass then died on impact. The accident is still under investigation by police who are unsure of the exact cause. As one of the original members of Plan 9, Fuller was known for his incredible stage presence and vocal range. Fuller's family has stated that they "want Plan 9 to continue because that is what Aaron would want." The band has not yet commented. Plan 9 thanks all their fans for the emails and messages, and sends the family of Aaron Fuller their deepest sympathies.


The Mansfields are coming! The Mansfields are coming! One Hollywood show only on October 6, 2008 at The Key Club. They will be celebrating the release of their new CD (which is out now) Hollywood style. You do not want to miss this show!!! Click here for the fab flyer!. And on a sad note we lost two greats this weekend. On Saturday, comedian Bernie Mac died from complications of a condition called sarcoidosis. That man sure made me laugh my ass off. And today we lost the one and only Isaac Hayes; know for the theme song from the movie Shaft as well as an impressive catalog of work. We here at The Shug express our deepest sympathies.


It's that time of year again to head on down to the Venice Beach Music Fest in none other than Venice Beach, CA. 8/10/08 is the date. Sun, music, fun...oh and babes!!! Click here for flyer info.


For the thousands of Traci Michaelz and Peppermint Creeps fans worldwide who were unable to attend the service, Victoria (SugarBuzz Hollywood) pays tribute to a friend. Click Here


Hollywood has lost a brother. Traci Michaelz of the infamous Peppermint Creeps was found dead in his hotel room in the early morning of Friday June 13th 2008. The 34 year old rocker performed at the Rock Star Bar and Grill the night before in Fort Worth Texas. The cause of death is unknown and an autopsy is currently being conducted. His funeral will be held on June 20th at 3:00 pm at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A tribute concert featuring Jetboy (one of Traci's favorite bands) and other glam rock legends are currently in the works for later this month.

Peppermint Creeps


On May 2nd and 3rd, be sure to head to Belgium for the Ace Rumble weekend. Feature acts include The Domino's, The Legendary Johny Trash, The Be-Bops and more! here. Then on May 31st be sure to head to Oklahoma City for the CD release party of RivetHead. This show is brought to you by our friends at Dynamite Jett Productions so get your ass out and support them! here.


Revolver Bar in Guadalajara, Jalisco is going to be shook to the very foundations as Dagger, Le Butcherettes and Cherry Lee let all hell loose on April 19, 2008. Make the trip here.


Tonight in San Francisco, Balazon on Mission Street is the place to be. The lineup is The Minks and The Uptones. Don't miss it. Go here.


Magic Christian is doing some selected west coast dates and then they are headed to SXSW for 5 shows and one in Houston. If you are not hip to this band, check them out, the members will really surprise you! Click here to get close to zero.


On Thursday, March 13, Safari Sam's in Hollywood, CA, Mike Watt and The Missing Men will headline a benefit for well known punk musician and author, George Tabb www.myspace.com/georgetabb

George is severely ill due to World Trade Center Syndrome (WTCS), and PKD Polycystic Kidney Disease, due to WTCS. He is one of 69,000 people who are sick as a result of breathing the air created by the fall of the Twin Towers, after 9/11. The aftermath has been recorded as the most toxic debris mass in the history of the world. Be there here.


I am officially declaring that March is "getting off your ass and go support your local rock scene" month. Here's a start. Magic Christian and Boss Martians (what a great fucking double header!) in Seattle, Washington on March 5. Click here for a groovy good time. Then in Long Beach California on March 8th, legendary punksters the Rubber City Rebels are playing Al's Bar with some kick ass support. Click here to get your head kicked in.


Tomorrow night in Philadelphia, PA don't miss the Fleshtones, Jukebox Zeros, Dark Horse and the Carousels and Thee Chief Inspector at Johnny Brenda's. This show is going to rock in a big way. Click here for the fun.


SXSW in Austin, Texas is almost here, and on Friday March 14 be sure to head on down to Headhunters to check out The Mansfields and Fishnet Stalkers. This show is going to rip. Click here for flyer.


The first-ever European appearance by first-wave 1960s garage legends The Sonics is about to happen on March 21, 2008 in Central London at the Le Beat Bespoke 4- Easter (March 21, 22, 23, 2008). As you may or may not know, The Sonics regrouped after 40 years in New York, and are going to perform at this really exciting event that features great garage acts, a record fair, retro mart and DJ's galore. Event details and updates are available at www.newuntouchables.com and go here for the really cool flyer.

Also this just in. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, guru to the Beatles, has died. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the famous guru to the Beatles who helped popularize transcendental meditation, has died at his home in the Dutch town of Vlodrop. He was believed to be 91. "He died peacefully at about 7 p.m.," apparently of natural causes, said spokesman Bob Roth. Last month the Indian guru retired from the global TM organization he founded 50 years ago.


This Friday, Feb 1, 2008 Jet Boy, Flexx Bronco and Dynamite 8 rip it up in Oakland. Do it here for the shit.


On Valentines Day night in Los Angeles, take you lover to see Beautiful Creatures and Faster Pussycat at Crash Mansion. Click here for the sorted details.



THE DOGS DIVINE will be a featured artist on the upcoming BETTY BLOWTORCH TRIBUTE ALBUM. For the tribute THE DOGS DIVINE have recorded the track 'Rock N Roll 69' from the 2001 release Are You Man Enough?

The legendary Los Angeles-based, all-women rock/punk band BETTY BLOWTORCH is the subject of an upcoming Tribute Album that will benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Created in memory of late BETTY BLOWTORCH frontwoman BIANCA "BUTTHOLE" HALSTEAD, the collection will feature bands from around the globe celebrating Bianca's life and music for a worthy cause.

Scheduled for a late spring 2008 release, the BETTY BLOWTORCH TRIBUTE ALBUM has received the full blessing and support of surviving Betty Blowtorch members BLARE N. BITCH, SHARON NEEDLES and JUDY MOLISH. In fact, Blare has officially signed on to perform on the album with her current band, SUCKERSTAR.

More information on the BETTY BLOWTORCH TRIBUTE ALBUM can be found at



Photographer Kristen Wright is doing a Photo exhibit entitled International Exit in Phoenix Arizona on Feb.1, 2008. Click here for more info.


Our old friends Blackbird, are playing two shows in San Francisco this weekend. Contrary to what the flyer says, the shows are Friday and Saturday. January 4th and 5th. Click here for the flyer.


The Masque 30th Anniversary Show is at hand (Shit, the show is tomorrow!). Incredible bands including, Plugz, Dogs, Eyes, Deadbeats, Skulls and way more back in action with unannounced special guests. Click here for the flyer. If you miss this show you will be sorry!


Attention anyone going to see The Wildhearts in New York!!

The Wildhearts gig at the Hook in Brooklyn on Friday 19th October has had to be moved to another venue (Club Exit) due to the original venue (The Hook) unexpectedly closing. The full info from the promoter is below:

"Hey guys - this is for everybody who bought tickets to the Wildhearts gig at the Hook. If you know anybody else who was planning on coming to this show, we HIGHLY recommend forwarding this along. SO. Ha. We're in a little bit of a tight spot. We'd booked this phenomenal show at the Hook, where we've held so many ridiculously awesome shows in the past, and then the Hook CLOSED. We still want to have the show, obviously, so we've simply moved it to Club Exit. It's still in Brooklyn, right off the G in Greenpoint, not terribly difficult to get to and still fairly awesome. The Wildhearts are coming all the way from ENGLAND; there was no way we were cancelling this gig. We're still bringing along all the openers - Generals & Majors, Children of the Unicorn, the Matt Truman Ego Trip, et al. We'd never let you guys down. So let everybody you know in on this - Wildhearts at Club Exit on Friday the 19th - and then join us for a second night with Ginger and the boys aboard the Temptress on Saturday. Address for Club Exit is Club Exit 194 Greenpoint Ave (between McGuinness and Manhattan Aves) Brooklyn, NY 11222"


Support your local music scene! Here are some more great shows to check out if you can! No Thanks rocks The Viper Room October 18. Click here for the shocking flyer. The Mansfields host the 2nd annual Horror Hop Zombie Prom in Colorado on October 27. Click here to get a scare. And finally, Nashville is serving up a heaping helping with Valentine Saloon and Royal Court of China slugging it out on Saturday October 20. Go here for the fight card.


Two noteworthy shows you best be hip too. Oct 19 and 20 head to Leipzig, Germany for the Ballroom Bash 2007. Band info here. And all I have to say is The Strawberry Alarm Clock at Cavestomp November 2007 in New York! See the shit here.


In support of their brand new CD release, The Wildhearts are going to do a few select dates in the states in October. San Francisco is one of those lucky cities. Click here for the dirt.


Copenhagen, Denmark is the place to be on Sept. 28 for Rock The Night with CrashDiet (Sweden), Switchblade (Denmark) and Sister (Sweden). Don't miss the show!! Click here for the scoop.


On August 8, 2007 there are some great gigs in the L.A. area. One of these shows is with Dirty Kings, The Ringers and The Royal Heist at the Silverlake Lounge in Silverlake.. Click here for the info. Another one is at Paladinos. Rhino Bucket and Broken Teeth. Click here for flyer.


August 16th, be sure to head on down to Safari Sam's in Hollywood for some finger licking good rock as Club Tribute pays homage to Lynyrd Skynyrd. A great charity get together. Click here for the info. And on August 12th, head to Las Vegas as Florida's bad boys Super Swamper hit the Double Down Saloon. Click here if you wanna go.


New York is the place to be on July 29th, when The Saints and The Choke rip it up at The Mercury Lounge. Click here for the bad ass flyer.


Attention buzzers in Cleveland, Ohio area. Our friends at Scrub Radio are putting on a ass kicking event this Saturday June 30. Click here for flyer and info.


Great rock bands just keep coming out of New York City. Kickstart is one of those. Check out thier CD release party @ Piano's. Click here for flyer.


Summer's here and what better time for a Surf Show BBQ and Tiki Art Show @ Safari Sam's in Hollywood on Sunday June 24, 2007. Starts at 5pm. Click here to get all the details.


Cliveaid Benefit Show at Dragonfly Tues May 15, 2007 (yeah this Tuesday!) in Hollywood. Mention SugarBuzz at the door for a discount! Click here to check out the press release!


Although the Cruefest Hollywood web site has yet to announce any bands to be included in this years show (July 28, 2007), we here at SugarBuzz have just received a press release from UK sleaze band Jack Viper announcing that they have been selected to play the show. That is very exciting news to us and to you readers that pay attention, as Jack Viper has been covered here at The Shug twice in the last few months. (CD and Live Review.) We can't wait to catch these fuckers live on The Whisky A Go-Go stage! www.jackviper.com


Exciting news from Peter Bast! Click here to check out this cool press release!


Bang your heads fuckers! QUIET RIOT will hit the road in 2007 in support of their dynamic new release REHAB.



















More tour dates to be announced.


Starlet Suicide takes "a break" while Jennyfer Star pursues solo career!

The word is out! Jennyfer Star has put her band Starlet Suicide on "hold' while she locks herself away in a studio recording all new solo material. Jennyfer has stated that her new songs will be true to her rocking sound. We shall see. Stay tuned SugarBuzz readers! In the mean time check out Jennyfer's new web site.




On Saturday, February 10th the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD) hosted its 44th Annual Battle of the Bands at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center. 27 bands from the Bay Area and beyond auditioned and 12 of them competed for prizes that included, among other things, musical instruments, television appearances and free studio time. A nine judge panel of music professionals and local enthusiasts awarded first place to The Feeders of San Francisco.

A big SugarBuzz congrats go out to The Feeders!



Here is press release from CrueFest Hollywood...sad news indeed, I will so miss you Tom!

It is with a wide range of emotion that I announce that I am stepping down as Director of Cruefest Hollywood. It has been an incredible seven years since this whole thing started. It would not have become what it is today without the help of each and every staff/team member, band, sponsor and fan that have been involved through out the years. I would like to thank my Family for understanding my commitment to Cruefest, and my Cruefest Brothers, Kirk(Cruedawg), Nick(primetime), and Kevin(allisterfiend). I would also like to Thank, Denise(Saxxy), Angelique(Kitten), Adam w/Jager, Tisa, Gena, The Whisky, Stevie(tuff- Metal Sludge), Lucky (SugarBuzz) Shali, Krystle, Jeffery, All the bands and fans that have attended Cruefest over the years. A Big Fucking Thank You to Motley Fucking Crue for supplying the soundtrack for my life. I hope that the remaining members keep Cruefest alive and growing. Please direct all Cruefest questions to Kirk Fotakis at kirk@cruefest.com I have decided that it time for me to move on and spend the summer with my family, which is something I haven’t been able to do since Cruefest started. Thanks for all the support, Long Live Motley Crue Long Live Cruefest !!!!!

Tom (Inkslinger) Morgan


New York, NY (Prayerwire) - On Wednesday, December 20, 2006 , the *TEENAGE PRAYERS *will get in the Christmas Spirit, performing a fundraiser show for Brooklyn high school students at the Mercury Lounge. The benefit, aimed at buying a virtual recording studio for the students of Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, will also feature performances by area bands *HEAP* and *USED TO BE WOMEN*.

"Every year the Prayers do a Christmas show," said band founder Tim Adams, "but this year we thought we should do something special for someone, and our first thought was for the students and faculty at BCAM."

The event will take place at the Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston Street in New York City with Heap leading off the benefit at 8:30pm, Used to Be Women at 9:30pm and the Teenage Prayers at 10:30pm. Tickets will be $8 with band proceeds going toward BCAM. www.teenageprayers.com


Here we go again! Bands Wanted! The 7th Annual CrueFest Hollywood July 28th, 2007 Whisky a Go-Go Hollywood, CA We are now searching for 10 great bands to perform at this wonderful Charity Event! All bands must be able to perform at least one complete Motley Crue song! If your band is interested in playing Cruefest Hollywood 2007 please email mr_inkslinger@yahoo.com All band submissions will be considered! This is an excellent opportunity for you to have your band and music showcased at the World Famous Whisky A Go-Go!


Tower Records to be liquidated After a lengthy auction stretching over two days, a federal bankruptcy judge on Friday approved sale of California-based Tower Records to Great American Group, which plans to liquidate the music retailer. Great American plans to begin the liquidation process and going out of business sales on Saturday. Now what does that mean to us? That another historical Sunset Strip landmark is going, going, gone. I can’t tell you how many times I bought CD’s at Tower for The Rainbow Bar and Grill during my DJ days. Makes me kinda sad.


Cruefest is almost here! Here is the latest press release!

Cruefest Hollywwod

July 15th 2006

Whisky A Go-Go Hollywood, CA

Cruefest sponsors this year include Jagermeister, Metal-Sludge, Sparks Guitars, Hustler, Rock City News, Rock Confidental, B'Offensive, The Whisky a Go-Go, Pepsi~Cola, Sunset Strip Tattoo, Broad Promotions, SugarBuzz Magazine, Starbucks, Fetish Fiend Fashions, Roxx Productions, Forte Records, Circuit City, Hollywood Music, and Announcing Basson Sound. We look forward to adding more great sponsors to our growing list!

Special guests: Marty Casey and The Lovehammers will be back to hang with thier Cruefest family and friends. Also Joining us will be Jozie and Brandy from The Carnival Of Sins Tour

Special Guests also include, * Ben Graves and Eric Griffin of The Murderdolls * Austyn Moore -Adult Film Star* *Alecia -Carnival of Sins Tour* * Mighty Mike- Carnival of Sins Tour* *Felicity -Girls Girls Girls Covergirl* *Lemmy -Lead Vocals Motorhead* *Ronnie Borchert-Lead Vocals Trixie* *Steve Bartolone *Co Founder/President of Hollywood Music* *VJs from Hollywood Music -TBA**JP Frank *Guitarist for Kingdome Come* Metal sanaz, Jimmy Roc, Lani (VJ's from Hollywood music), *Alan Krigger Drummer for London* Stevie Rachelle(Tuff) and the *Glitter Kittens*.

Also Playing this year's event will be Motley Crue Tribute band True 2 Crue, Trashlight Vision, Sabrina Korva, Kid Ego, Miss Crazy, The Lived (with Alan Vine from the Vince neil band), Homewrecker, Roc~Hollywood, Eleganty Wasted, Antidote, Diamond Lane, Spiralarms(w/Chris Kantos), Scarlet Rose and Vains of Jenna.

WIN MOTLEY SWAG Free gifts, raffle, and auction items include A copy of The Dirt, European Tour Book from the band(extra goodie), A Carnival of Sins Dvd and a Nikki Sixx hat all signed by the band, A fender squire strat(signed by Dokken) dontated by Sparks Guitar , Plus artists' donations, shirts, stickers, Jagermeister gear, and much more...

Tickets are just $30.00! Visit www.cruefest.com to buy tickets, arrange travel plans, and get answers to all of your questions. We'll see you soon!


Our friend James Osterburg is celebrating a birthday today! So from all of us here at SugarBuzz Magazine, Happy Birthday Iggy!


We Start Fires just announced two dates where they will provide support for Giant Drag...check it out!!

Monday 10th April - London Borderline UK (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday 12th April - Glasgow Barfly UK


Starlet Suicide just announced some dates that you may want to check out if you are in the area. They ROCK!

April 7 - fritidsgarden bjorkan (bromma), stockholm, sweden (all ages) + killer smile, apatic, my sister harold & light of nova

sweden tour with BAM [dtg] (france):

April 10 - tusen toner, kiruna, sweden

April 12 - mosebacke, stockholm, sweden (18 year age limit) + major scandals

April 13 - smedjan, koping, sweden (all ages show) + major scandals

April 15 - kartago, solvesborg, sweden (all ages show)

April 16 - baset, trollhattan, sweden (all ages show)

April 30 - club sisters, soderham, sweden + maryslim

May 17 - alcazar/nalen, stockholm, sweden (18 year age limit)

for more info go to www.starletsuicide.com


Special birthday shout out to Micky Dolenz who turns 61 today. Happy Birthday Micky! http://www.mickydolenz.com

Also Kevin Guinn (SugarBuzz Punk Ass) thought this may be of interest..

Death Cab For Cutie To Play The Gibson Amp. On Saturday March 25, 2006

This will be a night to remember. Many bands will be performing in support for radio Station KCRW. This show features a backstage meet and greets & a patio party for special VIP's who pay the big bucks for the tickets. I will be sitting further in the back with the folks who don't get paid well enough to dine with the money bags.

For a list of the artist playing and event details, check out: http://kcrw.com/see5/

Tickets are ranging from $45.00 to $300.00 I will be at the show generating my thoughts and opinions so that I can write a lovely review for all the sobs who are sitting at home crying because they can't make it to the show.


Victoria Joyce (SugarBuzz Hollywood) sent in two news stories we feel may be of interest to our readers...

Today in Providence, RI, Daniel Biechele, the tour manager for Great White has done a plea bargain in connection to the nightclub fire in 2003. Ten years for 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter. His lawyer says he wants to "accept responsibility for his part." There are charges pending against the two brothers who own The Station, Jeffrey and Michael Derderian. Families of the victims had mixed and bittersweet reactions. A mom said "This guy to me is like a fall guy."

And some good news: Split Endz is reuniting and got some gigs on the calendar in June in Australia with an eye to doing some stuff in LA and London. Yes, the band will feature the Finn brothers Tim and Neil on vocals and guitars, keyboardist Eddie Rayner, bass player Nigel Griggs, drummer Malcolm Green and percussionist Noel Crombie.



The Key Club in Hollywood welcomes Kiss or Kill "First Friday's" Every Month Beginning Friday, February 3, 2006

(West Hollywood, CA; January 19, 2006) - Friday nights take on a whole new meaning now that the popular music community of local bands, artists, and fans known as Kiss or Kill have decided to bring their exciting, surprised filled shows to Key Club on Sunset Blvd. The lineup for Friday February 3, 2006 the official "First Friday" of Kiss or Kill at the Key Club will feature: Midway, Silver Needle, Get Set Go, Bang Sugar Bang, Pu$$y Cow and The Diffs. Doors will open at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $3.00 before 10:00 PM and $5.00 thereafter. For tickets call the Key Club box office at 310-274-5800, or visit www.kissorkillclub.com


Attention SugarBuzz readers in the UK...

Trashlight Vision is on tour right now in the UK. These bad boys from Philly fuckin rock the shit. Go see them. You will not be sorry!! Here are the dates:

12/1 The Witchwood, Lancs

12/2 Corporation, Sheffield

12/3 Studio 24, Edinburgh Scotland

12/4 Barfly, Glasgow Scotland

12/5 Doghouse, Dundee Scotland

12/6 Academy 2, Liverpool

12/7 Music Box, Manchester

12/8 TJ's, Newport

12/9 Whitehaven, Civic Hall

12/11 Islington Academy, London

12/12 Concord 2, Brighton

12/13 Joiners, Southhampton


The 6th Annual CrueFest Hollywood

July 15th, 2006

Whisky a Go-Go

Hollywood, CA

The date for the 6th Annual Cruefest Hollywood has been finalized! We are now searching for 8 more great bands to perform at this wonderful Charity Event! All bands must be able to perform at least one complete Motley Crue song!

If your band is interested in playing Cruefest Hollywood 2006 please email mr_inkslinger@yahoo.com All band submissions will be considered! This is an excellent opportunity for you to have your band and music showcased at the World Famous Whisky A Go-Go!

For more information, please check out www.cruefest.com or email mr_inkslinger@yahoo.com


Guitarist Link Wray Dies at 76

By The Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Guitar master Link Wray, the father of the power chord in rock 'n' roll who inspired legends such as Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Pete Townsend, has died.

Wray, 76, died at his home in Copenhagen Nov. 5, a statement from his wife and son on his Web site said. No cause of death was given, but his family said his heart was "getting tired.'' He was buried quietly after a service at Copenhagen's Christian Church Nov. 18.

"While playing his guitar he often told the audience, 'God is playing my guitar, I am with God when I play,''' his wife, Olive, and son, Oliver Christian, wrote. ``We saw you go with God, you were smiling.''

Wray developed a style considered the blueprint for heavy metal and punk music. Frequently seen playing in his trademark leather jacket, he is best known for his 1958 instrumental ``Rumble,'' 1959 ``Rawhide'' and 1963's ``Jack the Ripper.'' His music has been featured in movies including ``Pulp Fiction,'' "Independence Day'' and ``Desperado.''

Wray, who was three-quarters Shawnee Indian, is said to have inspired many other rock musicians, including Pete Townsend of The Who, but also David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Steve Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen. All have been quoted as saying that Wray and ``Rumble'' inspired them to become musicians.

"He is the king; if it hadn't been for Link Wray and 'Rumble,' I would have never picked up a guitar,''' Townsend wrote on one of Wray's albums. Neil Young once said: ``If I could go back in time and see any band, it would be Link Wray and the Raymen.''

The power chord - a thundering sound created by playing fifths (two notes five notes apart, often with the lower note doubled an octave above) - became a favorite among rock players. Wray claimed because he was too slow to be a whiz on the guitar, he had to invent sounds.

When recording "Rumble,'' he created the fuzz tone by punching holes in his amplifiers to produce a dark, grumbling sound. It took off instantly, but it was banned by some deejays in big cities for seeming to suggest teen violence.

I was looking for something that Chet Atkins wasn't doing, that all the jazz kings wasn't doing, that all the country pickers wasn't doing. I was looking for my own sound,'' Wray told The Associated Press in 2002.

He was born Frederick Lincoln Wray Jr. in 1929 in Dunn, N.C. His two brothers, Vernon and Doug, were also musicians. The three became a country hit as "Lucky Wray and the Palomino Ranch Hands.'' Later, after "Rumble,'' they became "Link Wray and the Raymen,'' or Wraymen, as it was sometimes spelled. Later, the brothers' relationship soured after a dispute about the rights to "Rumble.''

In 1978, he moved to Denmark and married Olive Julie Povlsen. They raised their son in a three-story house on an island where Hans Christian Andersen once lived.

Though he went out of style in the '60s, he was rediscovered by later generations. He toured the United States and Canada since the mid-1990s, playing 40 shows this year. In 2002, Guitar World magazine elected Wray one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

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©2005 The Associated Press.



Amoeba Music, the world's largest independent record store, announced today that they have created Amoeba Auctions, an on-going weekly charity auction to help raise money for Gulf Coast Relief Efforts.

Every Saturday afternoon at 4pm pacific time, both the Hollywood store (6400 Sunset Blvd.) and the San Francisco store (1855 Haight St.) will auction off rare one-of-a-kind collectors items which include memorabilia, promotional items, concert tickets and more. To help increase funds, Amoeba is matching all individual donations and accepted bids up to $1,000. Amoeba Auctions will be held until the end of the year.

Auctions beginning October 22, 2005 include:

Amoeba Hollywood- Auction Items for Oct. 22

*Neil Young ­"Greendale" oversized poster (roughly 26 w X 40h) Signed by Neil Young (Young rarely signs items)
*Neil Young- Hatch Show Print/Gig Poster from Ryman Auditorium in Memphis "Prairie Wind" Premiere show 8/18 & 19- sold by venue only, very limited edition
*Shooter Jennings Autographed Epiphone Flying V Guitar
*Polyphonic Spree Painting by Steven Keene.
*AFI Film Festival passes (1 pair) good for all screenings during festival at Arclight Theatre Hollywood November 3 ­ 13, 2005
*Wonder Woman­ Ltd. Ed., Hand Painted Porcelain Prop Set w/ tiara, earrings, bracelets (DC Comics certificate of Authenticity & display base)- donated by Meltdown Comics
*Imogene Heap- Pair of tickets to her 10/26 show at Hotel Café PLUS dinner for 2 at the club's new restaurant.

Amoeba SF- Auction Items for Oct. 22

*1 Pair of Tickets, plus A New Orleans CD from Amoeba Music and a $50 Gift Certificate from Cajun Pacific For New Orleans Night with the "Original" Meters Reunion Show at the Fillmore (With Art Neville, Zigaboo Modeliste, George Porter Jr., & Leo)- 11/18
*Bauhaus -2 VIP Tix to show at SF Weekly Warfield on Wednesday, 10/26 (and 2 drink tickets) (21 over)
*Autographed Tears for Fears poster- Framed mounted and AUTOGRAPHED Tears for Fears promo poster for "Everybody Loves a Happy Ending"
*Kiss, The Beatles and Puffy AmiYumi!- Collectable Action figures
*Kiss Tie & Make-up!- Sexy Kiss Tie & make-up kit - look just like Gene Simmons.

Funds raised from Amoeba Auctions are going directly to the following organizations:

New Orleans Music Clinic
Tipitina's Foundation
Humane Society Hurricane Relief Fund
OXFAM America
People's Hurricane Relief Fund (Vanguard Public Foundation)
Team Rescue (founded by Master P.)

Amoeba Auctions accepts cash, credit cards and checks made out directly to any one of the organizations listed above. Prior to today, Amoeba Music has been informally holding auctions and collecting in-store donations that have totaled more than $30,000 to date.

To give people more information on these organizations with a list of resources for donating or volunteering directly, Amoeba has made a "How You Can Help" pamphlet available soon at all Amoeba Music locations. Check www.amoebamusic.com each week for featured auction items and updates.


SugarBuzz friends Starlet Suicide have announced 6 tour dates that should be noted. Starlet Suicide is the band that brought us one of my all time favs, "You Make My Heart Go Boom" and other great songs. You don't want to miss out on this one!!

07/10 la rumeur, 57 rue de valenciennes (lille - france)

08/10 le piccolo (paris - france)

09/10 le prado, 32, place de la haute vieille tour (rouen - france)

13/10 le phare (tournai, belgium)

15/10 confusion, achterom 20 (den haag, holland)

16/10 hauptquartier, promenadenstr.46 (aachen, germany)

more info available on: www.starletsuicide.com


Bands wanted to play CrueFest 2006! The date for the 6th Annual Cruefest Hollywood has been finalized! It will be taking place on July 15th, 2006 at The Whisky A Go-Go In Hollywood CA.

We are now searching for 10 great bands to perform at this wonderful Charity Event! All bands must be able to perform at least one complete Motley Crue song!

If your band is interested in playing Cruefest Hollywood 2006 please email mr_inkslinger@yahoo.com All band submissions will be considered!

This is an excellent opportunity for you to have your band and music showcased at the World Famous Whisky A Go-Go!

For more information, please check out www.cruefest.com or email mr_inkslinger@yahoo.com


I just received word that Esther Wong passed away last Sunday at the age of 88. Esther was the owner of Madam Wong's in Chinatown and Madam Wong's West in Santa Monica. Any of you readers who are L.A. old timers or music history buffs have heard of or actually had been to these clubs. Of course the clubs closed ages ago, but Esther and the clubs will forever be remembered as launching pads for some of punks finest acts. I sure miss those days.


June 7, 2005 – Los Angeles, CA - A. Jay & Jeremy Popoff of the Orange County rock band Lit received terrible news this past weekend. Their mother, Sheri Suglia, and their step-father Kerry Suglia, were travelling on the Ortega Highway following an afternoon visit with A. Jay, Jeremy and their children when their motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver in an SUV. Kerry Suglia was killed on impact and Sheri is in extremely critical condition with massive multiple injuries. Please go to http://www.litlounge.com/memorial.html for more details and info on how you can help during this horrible time.


The Fifth Annual CrüeFest Hollywood

July 30th, 2005

Whisky à Go-Go

Hollywood, CA

Music fans organized CrüeFest - a music event to benefit charity. An event inspired by good-will and the uncensored energy that Motley Crüe's music embodies. Since its inception in 2001, CrüeFest has grown in audience attendance, musician participation, and dollars raised to benefit cancer research. CrüeFest grows every year because of the dedication of organizers, sponsors, artists, and fans who plan, donate, and travel to make it happen.

Proceeds from this fifth annual event go to the Skylar Neil Memorial Fund for Cancer Research. Skylar Neil is the daughter of Vince Neil (lead singer of Motley Crüe) who's battle with cancer resulted in her death at age four. Event supporters share their money for a great cause at CrüeFest, and artists donate their talent and time. We all share love and verve for everyone one of us whose lives have been transformed by experiences with fatal illness, and the losses - and gains of perspective - that come with it.

CrüeFest's continued success is testament to the strength and lasting power of the glam-metal-punk-rock phenomenon. Musicians under this wide and vibrant influence are recruiting the next generation of fans with every show. We at Crüefest know we are partly responsible for fueling the momentum of this edgy musical alliance. We invite you to come hear what freedom sounds like.

Playing this year's event will be Neil Wharton's Rock 'N Roll Junkies, Trahslight Vision, The Erotics, Sabrina Korva, Tyfoid Mary, The Vains of Jenna, Backseat Superstars, Lovely, The Funky Circus Fleas, Blackout and event veterans The Lovehammers. Another special musical guest will be announced soon. At the show you'll hear musicians based out of Hollywood, Los Angeles, Portland, Vancouver, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, and Sweden.

Crüefest sponsors this year include Jägermeister, The Rainbow Bar & Grill, Samick Guitars, The Whisky à Go-Go, Seismic Radio, Pepsi~Cola, Metal Sludge, Sugarbuzz Magazine, www.experiencemetal.com, Thunderground Radio, and Switch Music. We look forward to adding more great sponsors to our growing list!

Free gifts, raffle, and auction items include artists' donations, shirts, stickers, Jägermeister gear, and much more...

Tickets are just $30.00! Visit www.CrüeFest.com to buy tickets, arrange travel plans, and get answers to all of your questions. We'll see you soon!


Well gang that time is here again. The annual BlackBoard Jungle reunion show is going to be Sat. June 4, 2005 at The Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood. No word yet on other bands in support at this time. Tickets for The Whisky are only available through the box office the night of the show. If you want to make reservations to guarantee entry call Gena at 310-652-4202.


The following is an email sent to us by former Beatles drummer Pete Best...... Our prayers go out to Mark and we hope to see the band in action here in the states soon!

Dear all,

It is with the deepest of regrets that we have to inform you that The Pete Best Band has postponed their April tour of the USA.

Unfortunately lead guitarist Mark Hay who suffers from diabetes was found in his apartment on Friday afternoon in a coma. It seems that he may have been this way since Wednesday. Mark is currently in hospital on a life support machine. His condition is stable, but, he is still comatose. The hospital have attempted unsuccessfully on two occasions to bring Mark out of the coma. They are attempting to bring him out of it again on Wednesday.

We will keep you informed of his recovery. If you have time join us in a prayer for Mark please do. He needs all our help.

We will see you later in the year.

The Pete Best Band.


Attention Bands: Our friends from SHOTGUN GENERATION Records are looking for bands for a HOLLYWOOD TEASZE Tribute CD, " Toydolls in Glamland" ("Glamdolls in Toyland" album revisited !)

Bands confirmed :

BOYDOTCOM (Australia)


SLAMDUNK (Germany)





Any questions ?!




CrueFest set for July 30, 2005 @ The Whisky A Go-Go. Read all about it here.


Here is a note we received from our friends in High Speed Scene.

Dear Rockers,

The High Speed Scene is back (is back)!! We are going to be on the road with two really incredible bands, the Futureheads (UK) and the Shout Out Louds (Sweden). These shows are very hot, so we wanted to give everyone a heads up well in advance so you could run out and buy tickets as soon as possible. We strongly advise this, cuz some of these shows are going to sell out!

Check for your city below...

Mon/Feb-21 Washington, D.C - The 930 Club

Tue/Feb-22 New York,NY - The Bowery Ballroom

Wed/Feb-23 Philadelphia,PA - The Theatre of the Living Arts

Fri/Feb-25 Boston,MA - The Paradise Rock Club

Sat/Feb-26 Montreal,QC - El Salon

Sun/Feb-27 Toronto,ON - Leo's Place

Mon/Feb-28 Detroit,MI - Shelter at St. Andrew's

Tue/Mar-01 Chicago,IL - The Double Door

Thu/Mar-03 Minneapolis,MN - Fine Line Music Cafe

Sun/Mar-06 Seattle,WA - The Crocodile

Mon/Mar-07 Vancouver,BC - Richard's on Richard's Caberet

Tue/Mar-08 Portland,OR - Doug Fir

Thu/Mar-10 San Francisco,CA - Slim's

Fri/Mar-11 Los Angeles,CA - Henry Fonda Theatre

Sat/Mar-12 San Diego,CA - Epicentre

Sun/Mar-13 Phoenix,AZ - Mason Jar

Wed/Mar-16 Houston,TX - The Rhythm Room

Fri/Mar-18 Austin,TX - SXSW

Sat/Mar-19 Dallas,TX - The Gypsy Tea Room

And three days after our tour ends, run out to your local record store and buy our Debut Album! It's out and in stores March 22nd!

Check out our website for more breaking news, and we will see you at the shows...

~love Adam, Domen & Max


Danny Sugarman, co-author of "No One Here Gets Out Alive" and author of "Wonderland Ave. Tales Of Glamour And Excess" dead at the age of 50. Click here for the story.


Here is a special message from our friend Tracii Guns......


I am back,,,, the Brides are back.

I have had great talks with London and Scot and we have decided to move forward with THE BRIDES. We are gonna take it slow and make sure we get the right guy to fill in for Nikki. As you know Nikki has to leave for now and their is a possibility that he may not ever come back to the brides so , whether or not the new bass player is temporary or not we have to choose assuming that he will be a permanent member of the brides brotherhood.

We are finishing up the new songs right now. As soon as we find our new brother we will go straight into rehearsel and recording.

As always,, this band relys on the support of our fans so , we are open to all suggestions , connections and critics. feel free to email me at theramin@gmail.com

the wedding is over lets get the reception cookin

Love , Tracii


"Dimebag" Darrel Abbot RIP

Tragedy struck last night in Columbus, OH when an armed man entered the Alrosa Villa nightclub and opened fire, killing 4 people before being shot to death by police.

25 year old Nathan Gale of Marysville, OH walked onto the stage shortly after Damageplan began their first song and shot guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott 5 times at close range before turning the gun on the crowd. Police are still searching for a motive, but say that we may never really know what was behind the attack.

"Dimebag" Darrel Abbot will no doubt be missed. Abbot was one of the original members of Pantera. He was killed on the 24th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination in NYC.



Submissions being accepted for HIGH OCTANE RADIO (.COM)

HIGH OCTANE RADIO is in the process of building their new website, which will be the home of H.O.R. As we do this, we want to start getting the programming together. We will be launching soon...

If you're a band, artist or label and you've got high energy rock music that's radio ready, we're looking for you. From Hard Pop to Hard Rock... From Melodic to Glam...and a touch of Melodic Metal (not too heavy)...we want to help share your music to the world.

With your submission(s), we ask that it be in the form of a press kit or something similar so we can do more than just play your music. We want to be able to tell the world a lot more about each band, artist or label.

Submissions can be sent to:


PMB 226

5815 82nd St. No. 145

Lubbock, TX 79424

For more info on H.O.R. or if you are interested in being a sponsor or if you'd like to advertise, contact Sean at highoctaneradio@door.net


Indie 103.1 features Doheny and Dave Navarro's new band "The Panic Channel" live at the Key Club in Hollywood on Dec. 2nd....yes kids, Christmas comes early this year. AND, it's only $1.03

That's right, it's only $1.03 to get in if you bring a canned food item for the food drive to help the homeless around the holidays. also playing will be The Tints featuring Flea's (Chili Peppers) daughter on drums. This show WILL sell out.


World famous DJ John Peel has passed away. For more info click here.


Our friend Keith from the band bleed the dream sent us a schedule of tour dates. They want all you SugarBuzz readers to come and say hi when they hit your town. This band ROCKS so be sure to catch their show!

Oct 11 2004 7:00P House of Blues Anahiem, CA

Oct 13 2004 7:00P The Music Hall Fayetteville, AR

Oct 14 2004 7:00P Flamingo Cantina Austin, TX

Oct 15 2004 7:00P Plano Centre Plano, TX

Oct 16 2004 7:00P Sanctuary San Antonio, TX

Oct 17 2004 5:30P Vinos Little Rock, AR

Oct 18 2004 7:00P TBA Springfield, MO

Oct 20 2004 7:00P HI-POINTE St Louis,, MO

Oct 21 2004 1:00A Alvins Detroit, MI

Oct 22 2004 7:00P Warehouse Nightclub La Crosse, WI

Oct 23 2004 7:00P Kent Theater Cedar Springs, MI

Oct 24 2004 7:00P Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL

Oct 25 2004 7:00P Indiana university ?, IN

Oct 26 2004 7:00P Reverb Cedar Falls, IA

Oct 27 2004 7:00P Pizza Luce Duluth, MN

Oct 29 2004 7:00P Climax Lounge Denver, CO

Oct 30 2004 7:00P Navajo Hogan Colorado Springs, CO

Nov 1 2004 7:00P Big Game Studios Fresno, CA

Nov 2 2004 7:00P Jerrys Pizza Bakersfield, CA

Nov 3 2004 1:00A El Dorado Lancaster, CA

Nov 4 2004 7:00P Modified Phoenix,, AZ

Nov 5 2004 7:00P Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA

Nov 6 2004 7:00P Havasu Underground Lake Havasu, AZ

also on the tour is Audio Karate and firescape all shows all ages! right on thanx again!



Ginger from the Wildhearts has sent us a note to post here at SugarBuzz.

"Hey guys, I am looking for a singer.

Before anyone get's the wrong idea, I am not leaving The Wildhearts, not now and probably not ever, but I really want to record and start up something new with a singer, with a view to starting up a brand new band.

I guess that ideally I'd like the guy to be British or Australian, but would not turn away anyone from the States or Europe if they fit the bill.

The bill? Anyone with the God given talent and charisma to floor people. I don't care what style or image the guy has, just as long as he has an incredible voice and personality.

It's going to take an awful long time to find the right character, so what better way of beginning the search than with a network as healthy as our own?

If anyone thinks that they have what it takes then they could always send a tape/CDR to the Po Box address on the site.

Or maybe they just know of an amazing vocalist who's talents are not yet known? That way everyone can join in the search.

I imagine that it would be more fun if people could compare notes as to who is the most underrated, or criminally unknown vocalist that they have ever heard.

Like I said, I am not expecting to find someone overnight, so we have the luxury of time on our side.

Fingers crossed but twitching in anticipation,


If interested, here is the address to send your tapes and such:

The Wildhearts

PO Box 34390





We have intercepted a transmission coming out of Scotland! There is to be a free show on October 7th at The Full Moon - Bannermans Bar in Edinburgh featuring one of our fav bands Z/28. Don't miss out on this special night!


Johnny Ramone RIP Click Here For Story


Just a reminder that the long awaited new album from Social Distortion entitled " Sex, Love and Rock "n" Roll" is hitting the shelves on Tuesday Sept. 28th. We here at SugarBuzz have been waiting a long time for this one. I will be picking up a copy first thing that morning and putting up a review. Can't imagine I would not like this one. Mike Ness is a hero to millions and I am one of them.


Lemmy....get better quick!!!!


Motorhead regrets to announce that the U.S. tour scheduled for September/October 2004 is canceled due to a foot injury suffered by vocalist/bassist Lemmy.

Lemmy injured his foot on stage about month ago while touring in Europe.

Lemmy, ignoring the pain and against his European doctor's recommendation, completed the few remaining shows on the Motorhead summer festival tour.

Since he was not able to rest his foot for a while, Lemmy's injury worsened, and his U.S. doctor insisted in no uncertain terms that Lemmy stay off his foot for several weeks in order for it to heal properly.

Motorhead will return for a U.S. tour in March 2005. Lemmy, guitarist Philip Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee hate to disappoint their fans but it is necessary for Lemmy's injury to heal so that Motorhead can rock long into the future.

Motorhead's latest album, 'Inferno,' has earned the groundbreaking band the best reviews of its career. The Associated Press calls this Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records release "their best album ever ... a 12-track opus that packs as much power, punch and attitude as anything that's ever been committed to tape."


My old pal Lemmy told me to post this or else! Here you go mate.

Supporting their June 2004 release "Inferno", Motorhead will launch a world tour -introducing the new album to the world in their legendary live shows. Tour dates as follows with more TBA:

Sep 10 Hollywood, CA House of Blues

Sep 11 San Francisco, CA Warfield

Sep 12 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

Sep 14 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

Sep 17 Austin, TX The Backroom

Sep 18 Houston, TX Meridian

Sep 19 Dallas, TX Gypsy Ballroom

Sep 21 Chicago, IL House of Blues

Sep 24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

Oct 02 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero

Oct 03 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

Oct 05 Baltimore, MD Thunderdome

Oct 06 New York, NY B.B. Kings

Oct 08 New York, NY B.B. Kings


We got this late but wanted to let you know. You have two more days to bid!



Los Angeles, CA- August 11, 2004

LA based hard rockers Killingbird are raising money for The American Cancer Society and The Humane Society the hard way; they’re auctioning themselves off on eBay.

Fans have been bidding on a performance from the Sunset Strip band since Tuesday morning, when the auction hit eBay, www.ebay.com item number 5513151650.

During an interview with www.metalsludge.tv on Tuesday morning, lead singer Christian announced the fund raiser.

“We’re all touched by cancer” lead singer Christian said. “This is just our version of the car wash for a good cause…We wanted to make a difference and we wanted to do something that would capture the imagination of our fans…”

“We just hope people get into the spirit of the thing, you know?”, Killingbird guitar player August comments, “It could be an amazing event if the rock community puts their shoulder behind this thing.”

When asked about the unusual combination of charities, guitar player Skyla responded, “They’re just two groups we really believe in…we just wanted to share.”

Tony Purnell of Dean Guitars commented on the fund raiser, “It’s cool to see this kind of project happening now… we get so busy with our jobs and daily life that we sometimes forget about what really matters.”

Killingbird released their self titled CD in 2002 and their second record “Waste Another Yesterday” in 2003 on BIG Intertainment Group, a Virgin subsidiary and distributed through EMI. Killingbird’s website is www.killingbird.net.

Killingbird was most recently featured on the Metal Sludge compilation CD with their raw version of Vain’s “Beat The Bullet”.
For more information contact:
Dale Baker
Full-On Management
5003 Brittany Drive South, #3
St. Petersburg, Florida 33715


This years Gutter Rock Festival will be held on 20 - 21 - 22 August at Masnedo Fort in Denmark. This years line up will include: The Flaming Sideburns, The Rag City Dolls, The Untamed, The Forty Fives, The Defectors, The Breakers, Handsome Stranglers, and a shit load more. For more info go to: www.gutterisland.dk


If you are in the Cleveland area on Sept. 18 be sure to check out the Stiv Bators Tribute/Memorial Show.

A night of music, video and photography honoring Stiv Bators. Performances by The Cynics, Rainy Day Saints, Cobra Verde, The Witch Hunters with Mike Metoff (Pagans, Cramps), The Sign-Offs and some Very Special Guests. Bands will perform music from The Dead Boys, Lords of The New Church, solo Stiv, etc. Thanks to Rock + Roll Queen for the info.






The Following is a press release from Island Records I thought my be of interest to some of our readers in the L.A. area.

If you're in the Los Angeles, CA area, you can be in the video for Saliva's new single, "Survival Of the Sickest" - which is already racing up the rock radio charts! Filming will take place on Tuesday, July 20th. You must get to the following location by 3pm PST in order to take part:

The Grand Olympic Auditorium

1801 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Cross Street - 18th Street

While you are becoming a permanent part of Saliva's video history, you will also have a chance to win a guitar autographed by the band!

Saliva's latest album, 'Survival of the Sickest,' featuring the eponymous single, is in stores August 17. Listen to the music and more at www.saliva.com

Hope to see you there

- Your friends at Island Records


This years Las Vegas Rockaround is being held at the The Gold Coast Hotel & Casino, 4000 W. Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV. on September 24, 25 & 26, 2004. The lineup includes The Monks, The Downliners Sect, The A-Bones, The Chesterfield Kings, Sky Saxon and The Seeds, and tons more. For more info go to www.rockaround.net


Just wanted to update you on some must see shows over seas…..

SugarBuzz darlings We Start Fires are going on a mini UK tour starting tonight. Check them out! I want too!

June 15th - 13th Note, Glasgow

June 17th - The Arena, Middlesbrough

June 18th - The Primrose, Leeds

June 19th - The Grapes, Sheffield

June 20th - The Jug of Ale, Birmingham

June 22nd - The Zanzibar, Liverpool

June 23rd - The Phoenix, Manchester

June 24th - The Portland Arms, Cambridge

June 25th - Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading

June 26th - The Metro Club, London

Love Injections are appearing July 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, & 25, 2004 at the Strandborg Hotel in Kopingsvik (Oland). Wish the hell I could be there!

The Ruiners and The Laundrettes will be at this year’s Gearfest 2004 on Saturday June 26, in DeBaser, Stockholm. For more info go to www.gearfest.com

Cocktail Slippers are scheduled July 17 at Bremangerfestivalen, in Bremanger and on July 23 at the Promenade Cafeen in Sandefiord.

The A-Lines play live on Friday June 25 at The One Percent Club at the Buffalo Bar (underneath the Famous Cock Tavern) in London.


Ray Charles passed away yesterday. Here is a story sent in by our friend, Damian Monzillo. Click here for story & pictures.


The BlackBoard Jungle reunion show is upon us once again. The date is June 5, 2004 at The Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood. Special guest is DJ Eric ILL. If you were at last year's show you know what a great event it was. This year promises to be even better. For advanced tickets and more info check out www.blackboardjungle.net


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