This weekend is the Chilller Theatre Con, Toy, Model and Film Expo, April 16-18 in Parsippany NJ. Among the guests will be Alice Cooper (w/ original Alice Cooper bandmates Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith & Michael Bruce), Arch Hall Jr., Tura Satana, Sherilyn Fenn & many many more. We'll be there selling our Scopitone DVDs and whatnot. It's a really fun event if you've never been. Link.
"I've never had a very strong opinion of Bruce Johnston, one way or the other. As far as I was concerned, he was kind of just there in the Beach Boys, neither good nor bad. Recently, I bought this album, which I had never heard of, seen or listened to. About half of the record is just about what you'd expect: decent, but average Beach Boy style surf tunes with passable vocals. The rest is certainly NOT what you'd expect. I couldn't believe my ears..."
"Malcolm McLaren, the former manager of the Sex Pistols and impresario, has died. He was 64."
"McLaren had had cancer for some time. His condition recently deteriorated rapidly and he died this morning in New York. His body is expected to be brought home to be buried in Highgate cemetery, north London."
"Born in North London, McLaren was best known as the manager of the iconic punk band The Sex Pistols. After attending and dropping out of several art colleges in 1971 he opened a clothes shop on the King’s Road , Let It Rock, with Vivienne Westwood." via www.independent.co.uk