Rockumentaries


Legendary KROQ disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 9th at 11:00 AM.

7021 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood (in front of The Knitting Factory)
Everyone’s invited

The station is pulling out all the stops, with a concert in his honor:

Friday, March 9th, Doors 8pm
Henry Fonda Theatre, Hollywood
The Donnas, Red Kross, The Nymphs, Channel 3
Click here to buy tickets.

Not familiar with Rodney Bingenheimer? Click here to learn more about him. Better yet, find yourself a copy of George Hickenlooper’s Mayor Of The Sunset Strip. Click to view the trailer.

The release of this DVD went under my radar, so it is music news (to me at least). The two disc set originally released October 17, 2006. A MySpace site was started shortly afterwards by what appears (or is supported by) Ric Ocasek himself.


Featuring over twenty never-before-seen live performances from their sold-out U.S. tours plus interview footage, sound checks, slide shows, backstage antics, and home video shot by the band, this limited edition set is your key to unlock The Cars.

Live performances include: MY BEST FRIEND’S GIRL – LETS GO – GIMME SOME SLACK – UP AND DOWN – JUST WHAT I NEEDED – DON’T YOU STOP – MOVING IN STEREO – CANDY-O – YOU MIGHT THINK – DRIVE – TONIGHT SHE COMES – MAGIC – SHAKE IT UP – GOOD TIMES ROLL.

‘Waking Up Dead’ is a 4-years-in-the-making documentary about Phil Varone, a former drummer for rock bands Saigon Kick and Skid Row. It argues the idea that life inside the music world can destroy the families, careers and the very lives of rock musicians.

I recently contacted Phil and asked him a few questions about the documentary, recovery, and what’s he’s up to these days. I will share his answers soon. In the meantime, check out the trailer posted above and visit the Waking Up Dead website.