I LOVE RICH and REDLINE MESSIAH at Reeds Local Saturday Night


This Saturday Night, November 14th, I LOVE RICH is playing a show at Reeds Local (3017 W. Belmont Ave.) with REDLINE MESSIAH. 10:00 or so show. ILR play around 11:00 or a bit later.


“I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and musician some day, rather than just as a sex symbol.” – Rich www.iloverich.net

on Facebook too. LIKE them at: www.facebook.com/pages/I-Love-Rich/178491529015

and on Twitter, Follow Rich, and realize how little he has to say

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New WHITE ZOMBIE Vinyl Box Set Due In 2016

Sean Yseult has told the Artisan News that a new WHITE ZOMBIE vinyl box set is currently being assembled for a 2016 release. She said “J. [Yuenger, former WHITE ZOMBIE guitarist] and I —and, actually, Rob [Zombie, former WHITE ZOMBIE frontman] got in on it too — we’ve been working on a box set that’s gonna be with Numero Group. It’s coming out, I believe, this spring or summer. We’ve been working on it for over a year.”


Regarding what fans can expect to see in the upcoming box set, Sean said: “There’s, I think, fifty pages of liner notes. They’ve been interviewing us all for months and months. J. and I sent them all of our WHITE ZOMBIE [material from our personal collections] — from t-shirts to old punk-rock flyers to everything — and they did a beautiful job on the booklet. It’s gonna be a box set — all vinyl, all the early records that we started in 1985. And Rob and I had our own label. So all these things coming back out on vinyl. And some of the extra tracks that I didn’t even remember. When we were in the studio, usually we used everything we recorded, but some of the things we had a couple of extra songs here and there. So there’s gonna be a few surprises. I was surprised. And I was actually surprised how good these records sound, to be honest. That’s a different-sounding band, ’cause we started off kind of punk and we went through different guitarists every three months. So it changed the sound, but you can really see the path of the band evolving.”


Rob Zombie told England’s RockAAA in a 2011 interview that WHITE ZOMBIE will never reunite. Zombie explained, “I don’t see the point. I think as with most things people have a memory of something like, ‘I saw them when I was 14 years old and it was the greatest thing ever,’ but if they saw us now they’d probably go, ‘I wish I hadn’t seen that reunion, it was awful.’ The singer added, “It is better to leave it alone and I haven’t talked to anyone from the band except [drummer] John Tempesta in about 15 years.”


WHITE ZOMBIE broke up in 1997 and Rob Zombie went on to launch a successful solo career in 1998. He told The Pulse Of Radio that nowadays a lot of his audience isn’t even familiar with the old WHITE ZOMBIE songs. “The crowds are really, really young and I’ve been noticing that with the set list too, because, you know, as the time has gone on, we’ve really worked the WHITE ZOMBIE material more out of the set, because we’ve been finding that it’s not working like it used to,” he said. “It seems like that those songs just seem now old to people and it’s very strange.”


The history of WHITE ZOMBIE came up when Rob Zombie was asked to comment on the publication of “I’m In The Band”, a memoir from Yseult, who is also Rob’s former girlfriend.


In the book, Yseult claimed that the departure of drummer Ivan DePrume led to the eventual disintegration of the group.


Zombie said, “I have not seen it [the book] so I can’t comment. I can barely remember those days, so I’m glad somebody can.”


He added, “Everybody likes to make up stories which aren’t true. I don’t think that’s fair. Ivan left the band, John Tempesta came in and the band sounded better than ever, we kept playing and made bigger records and did more tours so I don’t see how that had anything to do with it.”


In the aforementioned Artisan News interview, Sean confirmed that Rob “hasn’t spoken to any of [the other former members of WHITE ZOMBIE] since the band broke up.”


Yuenger admitted to Crawdaddy! back in 2010 that he still harbored some resentment over WHITE ZOMBIE’s demise. He said: “I would have liked to make another record, but it wasn’t in the cards. On Rob’s solo albums, you can see what he wanted to do, where he wanted to go. I always wanted to be in a rock ‘n’ roll band, where the primary instruments are guitar, bass, and drums, you know? We were living in New York City for all those years, hearing all the rap and techno coming out — my favorite bands back then were SLAYER and PUBLIC ENEMY. I was really all about sampling, and we put out ‘La Sexorcisto’ with all those samples, and it blew people away. We were like, the first rock band to do that. And it was great, I loved it. But as time went on, the sampling and techno stuff started to dominate everything, and I really hated it. Now you can hear how little humanity is in Rob’s stuff.”


WHITE ZOMBIE’s 4-CD/1-DVD box set “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” was released in November 2008 via Geffen/UMe. The CDs brought together for the first time all 64 original studio recordings released by the band led by Rob Zombie during its 1985-1996 career. The DVD offered nine music videos, 10 live performances, and some hidden gems.


Yuenger told Crawdaddy! about “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie”: “They sent me and Sean mockups, like, two days before the release date. There was such little thought put into it. None of the photos were credited. There were no liner notes, which are essential for something like that. I mean, the band had such an interesting story, how could you not have liner notes? I hear about it all the time from fans. They’re happy that the super rare early records are on there, that’s cool for them to hear, but the packaging sucks. Sean’s got all kinds cool shit — photos and flyers and stuff that they could have put in there.”


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THE CULT: Defend the Beauty of HIDDEN CITY New Album out February 5, 2016

When Rolling Stone hailed THE CULT as the Messianic moment of Coachella in 2014, few knew that their next release would be unveiled on February 5, 2016 in the form of HIDDEN CITY, their tenth studio album (and second for Cooking Vinyl).


The final installment in a trilogy of recordings, completing 2007′s Born Into This (“The Fall”) and 2012′s Choice of Weapon (“Dark Night of the Soul”), Hidden City is a tightly-woven series of experience and visions with underlying themes of redemption and rebirth threaded through The Cult’s visceral music. Astbury’s signature baritone and blood-soaked lyrics paired with Duffy’s smouldering, textured guitar tones, create a musical environment that is fearless and peerless.


From the sonic assault of the opening track “Dark Energy”, Hidden City launches quickly into the dark underbelly of its subject matter. Stemming from the Spanish phrase “La Ciudad Oculta” or “hidden city,” the album reflects an awakening of consciousness through its tone and complexity. “Hidden City is a metaphor for our spiritual lives, our intimate interior lives,” explains Astbury. “I find today’s gurus are trying to peddle some cure, product or insight as if it’s a new phenomenon. My place is to respond, not react, to observe, participate and share through words and music. There is no higher authority than the heart.”


Produced by Bob Rock and written by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy the team has collaborated on what has turned out to be the brutal and beautiful masterpiece Hidden City.


The Cult have reveled in a storied career. From the iconic Love album bursting with idealism to the dystopia of 2001′s Beyond Good & Evil to the current seductive Hidden City, the band lives their art. A new chapter dawns for The Cult as the future unfolds The Cult will respond. It’s what they do.


The Cult are Ian Astbury (vocals), Billy Duffy (guitars), John Tempesta (drums), Grant Fitzpatrick (bass), Damon Fox (keyboards + rhythm guitar).

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George Barris, Designer of TV’s Batmobile Dead at 89

Car customizer also created vehicles for “The Munsters,” “The Green Hornet” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”


George Barris, customizer of iconic Hollywood cars for television shows and movies over four decades, died on Thursday in his Los Angeles home. He was 89 years old.


“Sorry to have to post that my father, legendary kustom car king George Barris, has moved to the bigger garage in the sky. He passed on peacefully in his sleep at 2:45 am,” his son Brett said in a private post on Facebook. “He lived his life they way he wanted til the end. He would want everyone to celebrate the passion he had for life and for what he created for all to enjoy.”


Barris is credited with designing iconic automobiles for television shows including the Munster Koach, the Green Hornet’s car, the jalopy from “The Beverly Hillbillies” and K.I.T.T. from “Knight Rider.”


But he’s arguably best known for creating the Batmobile from the 1960s “Batman” series, a car he adapted from a Futura concept acquired from the Ford Motor Company.


“If you’ll remember that pow, bang, wow is going out, throughout his whole script, that gives you an idea of what I had to contend with,” Barris said on NPR in 2010. “I said, well, if you’re going to make these exciting sounds and all this thing that comes up, I’m going to do the same thing to the car.”


Barris was born in Chicago in 1925, moving to Southern California after the death of his parents several years later. He and his brother began fixing up cars in their teen years, opening the Barris Brothers Custom Shop in Los Angeles in 1945.


After Barris formed the hobby club “Kustoms of America,” his work got noticed by Hollywood, with producers commissioning him a car for the movie “High School Confidential” in 1958. In the early-’60s, Barris opened the shop in North Hollywood out of which he worked until his death.


Barris made a public appearance as recently as September at an event in Van Nuys, California, to promote a book based on his work, “King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris,” released on Sept. 1.

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THE CULT Completes Work On New Album, Introduces New Bassist

THE CULT has completed work on its tenth album for a February 5, 2016 release. More details will be made available soon.


The band played its first show with new bass player Grant Fitzpatrick on October 28 at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas.


THE CULT is preparing for a run of six dates with spiritual cousins and legendary iconoclasts PRIMAL SCREAM. Kicking off on November 12 at Portland, Oregon’s Crystal Ballroom, the trek will see both bands will be celebrating their unified solidarity and their forthcoming albums.


The details are as follows:


Nov. 12 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Nov. 14 – Showbox Showdo – Seattle, WA
Nov. 15 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Nov. 17 – Warfield Theater – San Francisco, CA
Nov. 19 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Nov. 20 – Palladium – Hollywood, CA


THE CULT’s last album, “Choice Of Weapon”, sold around 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was made available on May 22, 2012 via THE CULT’s new label Cooking Vinyl.

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Snake Prank Guy Nick Huffman Arrested and Banned from all Wal-Mart’s Nationwide for Latest Prank


See the videos here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPE2cUxlflI
and here:

Alex Zander: Nick you’re becoming a bit of a regular on MK ULTRA the last couple of weeks. In fact your latest stunt landed you in jail and got you banned from Wal Mart for life. I gotta say this last one was one of the funniest pranks I’ve ever seen. In your words what went down?


Nick Huffman: Thanks for having me back, Alex. It was pretty simple. My daughter and I were in the Kankakee WalMart and the Sporting Goods phone kept ringing. The intercom kept doing that one deal where it said, “We need an associate to sporting goods” and the phone was ringing. I’m gonna tell you a little secret. I don’t always act right. I couldn’t help myself.


AZ: I saw the police report and newspaper article; how the hell did they compare your prank to racism?


NH: I wanted to play the most offensive character possible. So, I made Earl a southern racist. The goal was to piss the people off who were on the other end of the line. Kankakee is a black area. So, that’s who Earl picked on. If I were in Arizona, I’d have picked on Mexicans. If I were in West Virginia, I’d have picked on white trash. That’s how comedy works. You hit the ball that’s sitting in front of you. Most people get that. But, there’s always that small percentage of people who hear the word “black” and they get self righteous and grab their pussies and running around in circles. Fuck every last one of those people. They’re exactly what’s wrong with this country. This politically correct shit has done got out of hand.



AZ: Who ratted you out this time?


NH: I kind of ratted on myself. I posted the videos to my facebook page. Yeah, I did it. I’m not sorry. I’m not going to apologize. Given the opportunity, I’d do it again.


AZ: How do you feel about getting in your local news?


NH: I think the local news thing is great. Every time I accidentally get myself arrested, my write up is always longer than everyone else’s. There’s a reason they do that to me and not everyone else. I’m good with it.


AZ: Any chance you will talk on the air with Mancow about this?


NH: I haven’t talked to Mancow in a year and a half. There’s no bad blood or anything. After dad died, I stopped doing the show and that’s the end of it. If he calls, sure. Why not?



AZ: What’s the charge and how much will it cost you?


NH: The charge is $88. Disorderly Conduct. Disorderly Conduct isn’t a real crime, anyhow. My buddy Rob says that Disorderly Conduct is a charge that was made up by the Germans in 1939 so they had an excuse to round up the jews. He barbecues pigs for a living, so, I’m pretty sure he knows what he’s talking about.


AZ: Legally, what’s next?


NH: Well, I’m going to trial and I will be representing myself.


AZ: So, you’re going to be your own lawyer?


NH: Yes. They had me arrested for answering a phone, which isn’t Disorderly conduct. They wanted this, not me. So, we can all put our Mickey Mouse ears on together. We have folks getting addicted to heroin. We have people fucking kids. But, Nick Huffman answers a goddamn telephone and the whole town stops. It’s ridiculous.


AZ: How was jail?


NH: Honestly, I can’t say enough about how nice the police and jail cops were to me. Luckily, I wasn’t wearing a hoodie. If I hadn’t been arrested, we wouldn’t be doing this interview right now. The reason this went viral is because they arrested me. So, I’d like to dedicate this interview to Wal Mart, Sharika, all the members of the Mickey Mouse fan club, and also to you Mrs Calabash, wherever you are.


AZ: Off the subject, I know you have an affiliation w/ David Allan Coe. Care to share anything about that?


NH: Ahhh, you picked up my DAC reference. Well done, Alex. David and his wife Kimberly and I have been friends for almost fifteen years. At one point, I ran his website and I, along with Tana Leggo and CJ Cumberland hosted his benefit in Louisville with my good friend Dallas Moore, Confederate Railroad, Pope Dan Johnson, and the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.


AZ: What’s next for Earl?


NH: You wouldn’t believe what’s next. Do you remember Fuck Her Right In the Pussy Fred?


AZ: Of course.


NH: He and I are friends. We’re working on something together. That’s all I’m going to say, but the momentum is going in the right direction.


AZ: Anything else you’d like to add?


NH: There is something that has always been very difficult for me to say.
I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit. I’ve never been relaxed enough around anyone to be able to say that.



  Nick Huffman is a Stand Up Comic as well as a Television and Radio Personality. He’s done numerous appearance on the popular Mancow radio and TV programs and in 2013 made the Delinquents Of Comedy proud when he was hired by Mancow TV as an on the scene reporter at the Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day March on Springfield, IL . He also runs the The Looney Bin 201 S Schuyler Ave, Bradley, IL 60915 where they regularly host live concerts, comedy shows and other shenanigans.

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