Author: Tina Benitez-Eves

Guns N’ Roses Unveil Rarities in Deluxe ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Box Set

Guns N’ Roses are commemorating their 1987 debut with Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition, a box set full of unreleased demos, remastered B-sides, collectibles and more, available June 29. Covered in faux fur, the lavish 12x12x12-inch box set is crafted of solid wood and features a hand-sculpted, hand-painted...

Deep Purple, Judas Priest Unite for North American Tour

Deep Purple and Judas Priest will embark on a co-headlining North American tour this year kicking off on August 21 in Cincinnati and wrapping up September 30 in Wheatland, CA. On March 8, 2018, Judas Priest released its 18th studio album, Firepower. The 14-track album was co-produced by Tom Allom (Def...

Laurie Anderson, Neil Gaiman Talk Muppets, ‘Omens’ and Virtual Reality

“Old Muppets are really scary,” said Neil Gaiman, recalling a 2002 stay at Jim Henson’s old home in Hampstead, England with longtime collaborator Dave McKean (Mirrormask, “The Wolves in the Walls”) that left him forever spooked by the man-made “creatures.” The author found a box of Henson’s old Muppets in the...

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs’ Showtime at the Apollo

When the Afghan Whigs last played New York City in 2014, it was October 4 and close to tour’s end supporting Do to the Beast, the band’s seventh studio album—and first following a nearly 14-year hiatus—at the Beacon Theater. Nearly three years later, the band returned to the Apollo Theater...

A Damned Documented Place in Punk History

Laser-focused on The Clash or the Sex Pistols, punk history might have forgotten one of the most influential bands of all. The Damned were the first to put out a punk single in the U.K. Even before the Sex Pistols’ ill-fated 1978 U.S. tour (or The Clash coming to America...

Kidrobot to Release Andy Warhol Vinyls

Kidrobot has teamed up with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to create a limited edition collection of vinyl and plush inspired by the pop artist. Available this summer and fall, the collection features some of Warhol’s most iconic works (Campbell’s, Marilyn Monroe, Brillo, Velvet Undergound banana) plastered...

Norman Reedus Salutes the Fleets in NYC

Even the “Walking Dead” came out for Fleet Week 2016. Well, Daryl Dixon did. Norman Reedus arrived on Pier 84 atop a pimped out motorcycle to give the fleets a proper salute in New York City on May 29. The “Walking Dead” star was joined at Hudson River Park by...

Patricia Arquette Speaks Up for the Ladies of Film

Before Patricia Arquette picked up the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood, she told her boyfriend that if she won, she was going to say something that might make her lose some jobs in Hollywood. She did win and used her 60-second acceptance speech to address gender quality and...

The Pogues Make Beautiful Whiskey Together

Celtic punk rockers The Pogues like whiskey. Who knew? Maybe it’s those imbibe-induced Pogue tales like “Streams of Whiskey” and “Whiskey You’re the Devil” or its decades-inebriated frontman Shane MacGowan. Even though most band members don’t touch the juice these days, it was only appropriate to have an Irish Whiskey...