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DEATHROCK NEWS HOLLYWOOD

Most recent news appears first,

in descending order downward...

last updated on

Friday, October 2, 2009


RECENT AND UPCOMING IMPORTANT
DEATHROCK / GOTHIC /
INDUSTRIAL SHOWS IN THE
LOS ANGELES AREA.

----

Skinny Puppy
Friday, October 30, 2009
The Glass House
163 W 2nd St, Pomona, CA
$25

*****
The Horrors
with Japanese Motors
Future Static

Friday, October 2, 2009
The Glass House
163 W 2nd St, Pomona, CA
$15


*****

Saturday and Sunday,

May 9 & 10,  2009 @ 8:00 P.M.
 Los Angeles Murderfest 5.0

The Knitting Factory
Hollywood, California

featuring Japanese Doom-Metal band
Coffin and more
*****

45 GRAVE

Bats Over Broadway
"Halloween Party"
Join Us, Ghouls!
Our Pre Halloween party!
The dead come out!!
Brains!!
Friday Oct. 24, 2008
all ages
@ Safari Sam's
New Location!
W/ 45 Grave
Frankenstein
Death Party
Revlon dead
Drop Dead Beats
Demonia

The Summer of 2008 was kind of slow
for Gothic / Deathrock shows here in Hollywood,
but stay tuned...

45 GRAVE
at The Dragonfly
6510 Santa Monica Blvd.,
west of Wilcox Ave., Hollywood,
Saturday, June 28, 2008

*****

SPECIMEN /
ALIEN SEX FIEND

Friday, June 27,  2008
at the Henry Fonda Theatre,
aka THE MUSIC BOX,
6126 Hollywood Blvd.,
Hollywood, CA

*****

HAUNTED GARAGE
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
DINAH CANCER FROM
45 GRAVE, AND
DUCHESS DeSADE

Friday the 13th,
June 13, 2008
SAFARI SAM'S,
5214 SUNSET BLVD.,
HOLLYWOOD, CA

*****

PETER MURPHY
June 6, 2008
House of Blues,
8430 Sunset Blvd.,
W. Hollywood, CA

*****

THE CURE
Sunday, June 1, 2008
SHRINE AUDITORIUM,
649 W Jefferson Blvd.
Downtown Los Angeles

*****

LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT
Saturday, May 24, 2008
London After Midnight
opens for Mindless Self Indulgence,
but as we all know L.A.M. is much better.
The other opening act is The Birthday Massacre.

at The Wiltern, downtown L.A.

*****
NECRO
May 9, 2008
with Sabac, Mr. Hyde,
D-Unique, Rivera Regime,
Nems, and NGP...a night of
Horrorcore / Horror Rap,
plus special guest
Sick Jacken of
Psycho Realm and
Danny Diablo.
House of Blues,
8430 Sunset Blvd.,
W. Hollywood, CA

*****
NERVOUS GENDER
Saturday, May 3, 2008
 MRX at Roberto's,
686 N. Spring St., 2nd Floor,
Chinatown, Los Angeles
with Birth! and Swft Wngs

*****

WAKE THE DEAD 2
DEATHROCK FESTIVAL

April 26, 2008 7 p.m.

Featuring Screams for Tina,
Ex-Voto, Deep Eynde,
Magick Daggers, Antiworld, and
Cemetery Whispers.

Safari Sam's
5214 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, California
$20 advance
$25 at door

*****

CHIRSTIAN DEATH 1334
EUROPEAN TOUR LATE 2007
TO EARLY 2008 SCHEDULED,
 PLEASE CATCH THEM
IN EUROPE NO MATTER WHAT...
IF YOU CAN

*****

SIOUXSIE

2 dates at

The Music Box at The Fonda Theatre,

6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

Friday and Saturday nights,

February 15 & 16, 2008

*****

THE MISFITS

celebrating their 30th Anniversary,

live at the House of Blues,

8430 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA

November 17, 2008

*****

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007

CHRISTIAN DEATH 1334

WITH BURNING IMAGE AND DEATH PARTY OPENING,

LIVE AT THE KNITTING FACTORY,

7021 HOLLYWOOD BLVD., HOLLYWOOD, CA...

THIS SHOW KICKS OFF THEIR EUROPEAN TOUR WITH

NOVEMBER 2007 DATES IN BELGIUM, GERMANY,

FRANCE, SPAIN, AND PORTUGAL... IF YOU'RE IN EUROPE

PLEASE TRY TO MAKE THESE ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME SHOWS!!!

*****

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2007

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL

FEATURING JAY ASTON

PLUS BRANDON FROM

THEATRE OF HATE

AT SAFARI SAM'S,

5214 SUNSET BLVD.,

HOLLYWOOD, CA

*****

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL

AT THE NEWEST "BATS OVER BROADWAY" SHOW,

WITH OPENERS FRANKENSTEIN, ROMAK AND THE SPACE PIRATES,

MERCURINE, PLASTIC O' MATICS, AVENUE IN OCEANIA,

FANGS ON FUR, AND IGOR SPECTRE, WITH DJs DAVE GRAVE,

THE REV, RED SETH, AND BRIAN HEALY,

AT THE BLUE CAFE, 210 PROMENADE, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

TICKETS ARE JUST $15 PRESALE, $20 AT THE DOOR

*****

HALLOWEEN NIGHT,

WEDNESDAY NIGHT,

OCTOBER 31, 2007

DANZIG

AT THE GREEK THEATRE,

GRIFFITH PARK,

LOS FELIZ, CA

*****

HALLOWEEN NIGHT,

WEDNESDAY NIGHT,

OCTOBER 31, 2007

BATLORD

LIVE AT THE KNITTING FACTORY,

7021 HOLLYWOOD BLVD.,

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

*****

HALLOWEEN NIGHT,

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2007

MIDNIGHT REIGN

originally from my old stomping grounds

of upstate New York, they tried NYC and that

didn't work out, then Hollywood since 1999...

HEADLINES THEIR

"ONE HELL OF A NIGHT"

CD RELEASE PARTY

AND DEATHROCK NIGHT AT

THE WORLD-FAMOUS

WHISKY A GO-GO

8901 W. SUNSET BLVD.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

THE NIGHT'S LINEUP AND TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

MIDNIGHT REIGN 11 PM

ASTROVAMPS 10:30 PM

BLANCO DIABLO 9:20 PM

LAST DEMISE 8:40 PM

AFTER THE FLESH 8:00 PM

ONE SHOT SUICIDE 7:15 PM

*****

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2007

ROKY ERICKSON

For me one of the true Godfathers of

Death Rock / Horror Rock, releasing

his masterpiece "The Evil One" in 1980

Live at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles

*****

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2007

45 GRAVE AND T.S.O.L!!!

Both legendary deathrock / gothic punk

bands live at Vault 350, 350 Pine Avenue,

Long Beach, California

Also appearing that night are the

Smut Peddlers, The Detours,

The Crowd, and the Dead Reagan Tour.

Tickets are just $20.

*****

THE CURE

the band who was

many of our first experiences

with the "Gothic" genre,

live in concert

Sunday, October 14, 2007

at the world-famous

Hollywood Bowl

*****

GENITORTURERS

appear at the House of Blues,

8430 W. Sunset Blvd.

on Sunday, October 7, 2007

*****

ZOMBIE GIRL

FEATURING SEBASTIAN FROM ICON OF COIL,

LIVE AT THE KNITTING FACTORY,

7021 Hollywood Blvd.,

Hollywood, CA

Sunday, October 7, 2007

*****

45 GRAVE

headlines the "Bats Over Broadway" event

at the Blue Cafe, 210 Promenade, Long Beach, CA

on Friday, October 5, 2007.

Two floors of live deathrock bands!!

Also appearing will be the Deep Eynde,

Scarlet's Remains, Idiot Stare, The Spooky,

The Malcontents, Avenue in Oceania,

and the Drop Dead Bats.

Only $15 presale, $20 at the door.

*****

THE QUAKES

HEADLINE PSYCHOBILLY NIGHT AT

THE SHOWCASE THEATRE IN CORONA, CALIFORNIA

ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2007

ALSO APPEARING THIS EVENING WILL BE

BRIGITTE HANDLEY OF

DARK SHADOWS

STELLAR CORPSES

ASTOUNDING ROY GOREBISONS

NATIONAL HOTRODS

GLEN OR GLENDA

*****

NEW MODEL ARMY

Monday, September 17, 2007

at the Knitting Factory,

7021 Hollywood Blvd

*****

45 GRAVE

the deathrock legends

featuring Dinah Cancer live,

Saturday night, September 8, 2007

at Roberto's, 686 N. Spring St.,

on the outskirts of Chinatown,

downtown Los Angeles.

This 45 Grave show represents

the return of

L.A.'s ultimate Vampire Hangout,

Club Eternal / Eterno,

and takes place

 on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Please keep an eye on this page for

other upcoming bands appearing there!!

10PM until 2AM
18 & over
2 Dance rooms
Lots of FREE parking.
Big outdoor patio.
Classic Gothic music and/or Horror movie clip videos Shown on the Screens.
The bar features a variety of imported beers on tap.

Vendors with cool deathrock/gothic stuff for sale.

*****

ASSEMBLAGE 23

DAWN OF ASHES

SYSTEM SYN

appear Thursday, September 13, 2007

at the Knitting Factory.

*****

THE UNDEAD

 Saturday, August 25, 2007

at Red Dragon, 1444 N. Highland Ave.,

Hollywood, California.

 Sid Terror's The Undead

celebrating their 30th Anniversary

as a Horror Punk band.

This "Death Party" night also features

Order Fly

The Transers

and The White Coffin Terror

*****

PSYCHIC TV

Saturday, August 25, 2007

at the Fonda Theatre,

Hollywood, California

*****

CALAVERA

Headlines Psychobilly night

at Safari Sam's.

Openers include

COFFIN DRAGGERS

BLACK ROSE

PHANTOMS

THE TRIGGERS

GRAVEYARD DRIFTERS

Saturday, August 18, 2007

at Safari Sam's

5214 W. Sunset Blvd,

Hollywood, California

*****

45 GRAVE AND

THE MURDER JUNKIES!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

at Zen Sushi, 2609 Hyperion Ave.,

Silverlake, California

(just east of Hollywood).

45 GRAVE is touring again,

this time with GG Allin's final band,

THE MURDER JUNKIES,

featuring GG's brother Merle on bass.

Also playing that night are

Rosemary's Billygoat and

Plastic O Matics.

*****

MARTIN REV

[ of SUICIDE ]

Wednesday,

July 25, 2007

at the Knitting Factory,

7021 Hollywood Blvd

*****

NERVOUS GENDER

L.A. dark synth-punk pioneers

who've shared members with

45 Grave and Wall of Voodoo,

LIVE IN CONCERT

Saturday, July 22, 2007

(first show since 1991!)

at the Cocaine Club,

366 E. 2nd St.,

downtown Los Angeles,

sadly without Gerardo Velasquez,

who died in 1992 of AIDS

Go to fullsize image

*****

RASPUTINA

July 21, 2007

El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles

*****

L.A. DEATHROCK

LEGENDS

KOMMUNITY FK

LED BY PATRIK MATA

APPEAR AT

RELEASE THE BATS /Long Beach, California June 22, 2007 8:00P

BAR SINISTER @ BOARDNER'S/Hollywood, California Jun 23 2007 8:00P

Patrik issued this statement concerning the loss of Rozz:

 "It only seems like yesterday that we (Patrik Mata and Sherry Rubber)

 were in the middle of a Kommunity FK rehearsal based in Hollywood

when the phone rang and they were told the tragic news Rozz had left us."

 Patrik was honored to be a speaker at Rozz's memorial held at the El Rey Theater.


"To this day we here at the Kommunity Fk Kontingent all miss

Rozz very much and hope he is creatively happy in a better place."

Patrik was in attendance at the recent first Christian Death 1334

appearance at the Henry Fonda Theatre (see photo at below left).

Ed Colver gives his newest book
autographed to Patrik backstage-Hollywood 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Halloween 2006,

Patrik signed a 7-year

recording / licensing deal

with Invisible Records

(Martin Atkins' of Pil's label).

PATRIK MATA's KOMMUNITY FK,

which he founded back in 1978

 will now be releasing it's entire

back-catalog of live performances,

his debut solo album,

as well as a long-awaited brand new

full-length album entitled,

"MYSTIKA, MYSTERIA, MAXIMA."

Also, Patrik's writings are featured twice within the pages of the new publication

"TOUR SMART"

Other contributers include Henry Rollins, Suicide Girls, members of Pigface, and many more...

ANOTHER CLASSIC

SHOT OF PATRIK MATA...


Patrik worked for the original "Posers" store located on Melrose Ave in

Hollywood where he shined (as always) as a fashion icon daily.
The photograph shown at the lower left is of Patrik (left) and his friend Edward of 'Nervous Gender' (right).

This shot taken while both were on their lunch break while working at the original Posers in 1980.

 

Patrik Mata/Left &  Edward/Right On
Their Break At The Original Posers-1980

 

 


Patrik would like to thank the Edward and Clare for bringing this historik image back into the light....

Patrik is so thrilled that Yaffa has revived the wonder that is Poser.

*****

Tough competition on

the same night KFK plays

in Hollywood....

SKINNY PUPPY

APPEARS AT THE

HENRY FONDA THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD ON

FRIDAY JUNE 22 AND SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2007

*****

BELOW IS AN ALREADY HIGHLY-COLLECTIBLE FLYER

FOR THE CHRISTIAN DEATH 133 FANGORIA SHOW.  ANYONE CARING ENOUGH

TO DONATE TO THIS SITE (PLEASE SEE THE "RARE ROZZ DVDs" PAGE)

WILL RECEIVE THIS RARE FLYER FOR FREE. 

9:OO P.M. ON MAY 18, 2007 AT

FANGORIA'S WEEKEND
OF HORRORS

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA
Fri. Sat. & Sun. May 18-20, 2007
Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel
2500 Hollywood Way

OTHER GUESTS APPEARING AT THIS WORLD-FAMOUS HORROR CONVENTION WERE:

CLIVE BARKER
Master of dark fantasy (HELLRAISER, NIGHTBREED, LORD OF ILLUSIONS, CANDYMAN) with the first news on his new production, MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN - Sunday

HENRY ROLLINS
Music madman, actor (FEAST) and TV host. Rollins will be previewing his new film WRONG TURN 2 (Saturday)

MICHAEL MADSEN
RESERVOIR DOGS, KILL BILL, SPECIES, BLOODRAYNE, SIN CITY - Saturday

SHAWNEE SMITH
SAW Trilogy, THE BLOB, THE STAND - Saturday

PAUL NASCHY
Legendary Eurohorror star! The Spanish Wolf-Man in his first CA convention!

RUSSELL MULCAHY
Director: RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION, RAZORBACK, HIGHLANDER, THE SHADOW

ELI ROTH
Writer/director: HOSTEL PART II, CABIN FEVER, HOSTEL

FRANK DARABONT
Writer/director: THE MIST, THE GREEN MILE and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, plus screenwriter of THE BLOB, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3 and MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN

NEIL MARSHALL
Director: THE DESCENT and DOG SOLDIERS with first preview of his latest film, DOOMSDAY

THORA BIRCH
Acclaimed actress from GHOST WORLD, AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE HOLE and new chiller DARK CORNERS

BELIEVERS Panel
With director/co-writer Daniel (BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) Myrick and stars Johnny (ANACONDAS) Messner and Deanna (REST STOP) Russo

ROBERT KURTZMAN
Director: THE RAGE, BURIED ALIVE, WISHMASTER

BERNIE WRIGHTSON
Legendary comic book artist, FRANKENSTEIN, CREEPSHOW, CYCLE OF THE WEREWOLF, SWAMP THING

KEVIN TENNEY
Director: WITCHBOARD, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, new BRAIN DEAD

WILLIAM MALONE
Director: HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, MASTERS OF HORROR, new PARASOMNIA

JOHN HARRISON
Producer: DIARY OF THE DEAD; director: EFFECTS, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, DUNE

HATCHET Panel
With writer/director Adam Green, star Kane Hodder and FX creator John Carl Buechler (Saturday)

DANIEL MYRICK
Director: THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, SOLSTICE, BELIEVERS

STEVE NILES
Comics creator & producer: 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, THE TRIPPER, BIGFOOT

ANTHONY FERRANTE
Director: new HEADLESS, BOO

TIM SULLIVAN
Director: 2001 MANIACS sequel, DRIFTWOOD

LADIES OF THE EVIL DEAD
Ellen San/dweiss, Betsy Baker and Sarah York. The ladies will be appearing on the BRUTAL MASSACRE panel with producer Tom Bambard

BEHIND THE MASK Panel
With actor Nathan (INVASION) Baesel and writer/director Scott Glosserman (Sunday)

WILD WORLD OF UWE BOLL
Meet actors Zack (RESIDENT EVIL 2) Ward, Michael (BAD MOON) Pare (tentative) and actress Jackie (RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP) Tohn as they preview the riotous new Uwe Boll films SEED, POSTAL, BLOODRAYNE II and more! (Sunday)

GRIS GRIMLY
Author/artist of darkly humorous children’s books (SANTA CLAWS, WICKED NURSERY RHYMES). New projects include his debut as writer/director of the short film CANNIBAL FLESH RIOT! Gris is also collaborating with Neil Gaiman on a dark alphabet book that is scheduled for 2008.

PHANTASM Panel
Creator Don (BUBBA HO-TEP) Coscarelli reunites with the stars of his classic 1979 film and Part III, including Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, Kathy Lester and Gloria Lynn Henry (Saturday). The Phantasm panel will sign for 1 hour after they appear at the event.

FRANK DIETZ
Former Disney Feature Animation artist and creator of the popular "Sketchy Things" series of classic monster sketchbooks. He was recently voted "Artist Of The Year" in the 2006 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards."

DOUG BRADLEY
HELLRAISER’s Pinhead! NIGHTBREED, PUMPKINHEAD 3 and KILLER TONGUE - Friday

TOM HOLLAND
Director: FRIGHT NIGHT, CHILD’S PLAY, THINNER, MASTERS OF HORROR

MICK GARRIS
Director: MASTERS OF HORROR, THE STAND, THE SHINING, SLEEPWALKERS, DESPERATION

HEATHER LANGENKAMP
Nancy of NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 1 & 3 and WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE - Saturday

JEFFREY REDDICK
Screenwriter of DAY OF THE DEAD remake and creator of FINAL DESTINATION series

ERIC RED
Writer: NEAR DARK, THE HITCHER, BLUE STEEL and director: BAD MOON, BODY PARTS, new 100 FEET

REGGIE BANNISTER
PHANTASM star; new movies GANGS OF THE DEAD, THE FINAL CURTAIN, REVAMPED

PETER MEDAK
Director of MASTERS OF HORROR’s THE WASHINGTONIANS, SPECIES II and THE CHANGELING

DAVID NAUGHTON
Star of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON will preview his new horror comedy, BRUTAL MASSACRE

CABIN FEVER 2: SPRING FEVER Panel
With producer Lauren Moews, director Ti (THE ROOST) West, actress Alexi Wasser and returning CABIN FEVER stars Rider Strong and Giuseppe (2001 MANIACS) Andrews

BORDERLAND Panel
With actors Jake (ASYLUM) Muxworthy, Brian (PORT CHARLES) Presley and Rider Strong, as well as producer Lauren Moews and director Zev Berman

BRIAN PULIDO
Creator of EVIL ERNIE and LADY DEATH will be signing at the Avatar Press table

PLANE DEAD Panel
With writer/director Scott Thompson, FX chief Brian (THE OMEN) Wade and others

Horror Composers Panel
Macabre movie maestros Tyler Bates (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, 300 and DAWN OF THE DEAD, HALLOWEEN and DAY OF THE DEAD remakes); Richard Band (RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND, PUPPETMASTER, PIT & THE PENDULUM, MASTERS OF HORROR); Christopher Lennertz (SUPERNATURAL, Clive Barker’s SAINT SINNER) and John Harrison (DAY OF THE DEAD, CREEPSHOW 2)

VOLTAIRE
Goth guru and author (WHAT IS GOTH? and PAINT IT GOTH) will perform a musical set

MAX BROOKS
Author: WORLD WAR Z, ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE

THE THIRD MOTHER Panel
With screenwriters Adam Gierasch & Jace Anderson and actress Coralina Cataldi Tassoni (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, GHOST SON)

ALIEN VS. PREDAOR 2 Panel
With ADI FX creators Tom Woodruff & Alec Gillis

NICK MASTANDREA
Director: THE BREED; Craven & Romero vet

JOE LYNCH
Director: WRONG TURN 2

REVAMPED Panel
With Writer/director Jeff Rector and stars Fred (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN) Williamson, Martin (CROCODILE 2) Kove, Jason (DEMON UNDER GLASS) Carter, Christa (2001 MANIACS) Campbell and Alana (TERMINATOR 3) Curry

FANGORIA Comics Panel
Editor Scott Licina and writer/artist Mark (Image Comics’ 68) Kidwell will preview BUMP, THE RAGE prequel, RAY GARTON’S LIVE GIRLS and DEE SNIDER’S STRANGELAND: SEVEN SINS

TONY MORAN
Young Michael Myers from HALLOWEEN (signing at the Horror Shirts table)

TOM MORGA
Stuntman from TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, HALLOWEEN 4, STAR TREK TV & films (signing at the Horror Shirts table)

Bonus Attractions:
Creepy costume contest, dessert party, film room of indie horror premieres, giant dealers marketplace, FANGORIA TV show previews, much more.

Special Guests & Previews:
Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN, ASYLUM, TRICK OR TREAT, I AM LEGEND, ONE MISSED CALL, CASE 39, 1408, STRANGERS, TRAPPED ASHES, RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, THE MIST and more

 

45 Grave / Germs

 Drummer Busted for Soap


Drummer Don Bolles is jailed after police

say soap bottle in his car contains illegal drug, GHB

~ By DEAN KUIPERS ~

~ Profile This! Bolles and girlfriend Cat Scandal with nothing to hide ~

t was just another average day in the flamboyantly messy life of Don Bolles, once the drummer for the legendarily messy, flamboyant Los Angeles punk band, the Germs. On April 4, Bolles had picked up his girlfriend, the 21-year-old drummer for a band called Civet who goes by the name Cat Scandal, from a Newport Beach rehab, where she had, as he put it, “a day off.” They had just had coffee and were on their way to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

Cat Scandal was riding in the passenger seat of Bolles’s 1968 Dodge Van and they had just crossed out of Newport Beach into Costa Mesa when they were pulled over by police, who told Bolles that he allegedly had a broken brake light.

But what he really had was a crazy old van, a wild Russian fur cap, long hair, and a gorgeous young girlfriend. Bolles called it a classic case of profiling: driving while weird. And then they found the soap.

“It’s hilarious. A Germ arrested for soap,” says Bolles, 50, talking Monday via cell phone as he ran errands for a Friday court appearance. “It’s just ridiculous. I’ve already been in jail almost four days over this, and it’s completely wrong. It’s soap. It’s peppermint Dr. Bronner’s soap.”

As Bolles fished his ID out of what he calls his “man-purse,” policemen allegedly asked him why he was being so protective of his bag. Bolles explained there was nothing illegal in the bag. In it, police allegedly found a small amount of weed, but a legal amount for a medical marijuana user under state law. Bolles has a medical marijuana card, but did not have it on him.

“And then they found the fuckin’ thing full of orange liquid that smelled like peppermint. And so they asked me what it was, and I said, ‘Soap. It says so on the label; it’s in a Dr. Bronner’s bottle.’”

In an e-mail to supporters sent last week, Bolles’s friend Nora Keyes wrote that he only uses Dr. Bronner’s soaps. Which would hardly be unusual, since they’re a popular brand available in stores across America. But police allegedly whipped out their drug-testing gear, a ODV 905 reagents test, and dropped some powder into the soap, and it turned color. Then they told Bolles he was under arrest for possessing a controlled substance: GHB.

“He was arrested for violating 11377(a) of the Health and Safety Code, and that was for the GHB,” says Sgt. Evan Sailor of the Newport Beach Police Department.

Bolles claims he’d heard of the drug but thought it was some kind of steroid, having never tried it. In actuality, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid is an anesthetic once popular with the rave culture for its mellow, friendly vibe as an intoxicant and also called a date-rape drug because, like Rohypnol, it can be undetectable when mixed with water. In any case, Bolles insists that the only thing in that bottle was soap.

Asked whether the police field test had any history of false positives, Sailor says, “Not that I’m aware of. We do our preliminary testing of the substance, and then it’s sent up to the county crime lab for more testing.”

The Orange County Sheriff’s office, which administers county Forensic Science Services, was not able to verify that the case had come to their lab by press time.

Bolles was arrested and eventually ended up in Orange County Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana on $25,000 bail, charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, misdemeanor Contempt of Court for disobeying a court order, and misdemeanor Violation of a Protective/Stay Away Order. The felony drug possession charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. The latter two charges were brought by the Orange County D.A. and relate to an incident a year earlier when, after an altercation between Bolles and Cat Scandal, Bolles voluntarily signed a restraining order under which the two can see each other only under restricted conditions.

“It was an amicable restraining order after I got a Disturbing the Peace charge,” he explains. “The only thing that brings this into play is the felony drug charge they’re bringing now.”

Cat Scandal, who also plays drums in the Don Bolles Disaster, was not charged in the latest incident.

“When I first got the call, I couldn’t tell if it was a joke,” laughs Michael Bronner, vice-president for international sales for Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps and grandson of soap creator Dr. E.H. Bronner, who died in 1997. “I wish it would have been clearer, because we would have jumped into action sooner.”

Listening to the message on his machine, Michael Bronner thought the person was saying “THC,” the active ingredient in marijuana. It is a common misconception that the hemp oil used in the soap is psychoactive, but in fact the drug is present in such a minute amount it is undetectable and hemp products have been declared legal to sell in the U.S. under a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court. That case was also brought by Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps.

When Bronner figured out what was happening, he called Keyes and offered to pay the bail. By Saturday, however, enough small donations had poured into an online account that Bolles had already paid it. So Bronner has offered to pay the legal bills.

“First and foremost, we feel that we’re socially progressive activists, and we want to help this guy out. We want to send a message to the system that you can’t just make up reasons to incarcerate people,” says Bronner. Then he adds that there’s also the product’s reputation to consider, saying, “As a business, we want to make sure that nobody can possibly think again that our soap contains GHB. I think it’s a little bit of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth; these ridiculous charges that everybody just laughs about, like, ‘Yeah, whatever,’ and all of a sudden people started believing them. We don’t want that.”

Bronner said he had never heard of any of his company’s soaps or other products testing positive for GHB or any other drug.

In a statement released Wednesday, David Bronner, Michael’s brother and president of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, said: “We cannot imagine anyone putting GHB, or any other drug for that matter, into a rinse-off soap product that is lathered and rinsed off the body immediately. The Newport Beach police should see how much of a buzz putting beer in their shampoo gives them, and get a grip and apologize on their hands and knees to Mr. Bolles.”

Bolles, whose real name is Jimmy Michael Giorsetti, is due at a pre-trial hearing on Friday, April 13. He took his stage name from an investigative reporter at the Arizona Republic who was famously car-bombed in 1976 and died, but first blamed his death on the Mafia.

“I’m not angry at the cops. I’m angry about a system that would do this to an innocent person,” says Bolles. “If I had been the real Don Bolles, who was a journalist, all I’d have to do is tell exactly what happened. In this case, the truth is so outrageously on my side that I don’t even need to be sensationalistic about it. It’s just a case people need to know about.”

FROM THE  04-12-07 ISSUE OF

LOS ANGELES CITY BEAT NEWSPAPER

*****

CHRISTIAN DEATH 1334 SHOW APRIL 13, 2007

AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING SHOW, THIS WAS

THEIR FIRST PERFORMANCE.

THIS WAS A CONCERT

 IN CELEBRATION OF

THE CHRISTIAN DEATH ALBUM

ONLY THEATRE OF PAIN's

25th ANNIVERSARY,

AND  WAS DEDICATED TO THE

LOVING MEMORY OF

ROZZ WILLIAMS .....

BAND MEMBERS INCLUDED

ORIGINAL BAND MEMBERS APPEARING

ON THE 1982 ALBUM

EVA O

RIKK AGNEW

JAMES McGEARTY

PLUS

JAIME PINA

LE'RUE DELASHAY

CHRISTIAN OMAR MADRIGAL IZZO

LIVE FRIDAY THE 13th OF APRIL, 2007

AT THE HENRY FONDA THEATRE

6126 HOLLYWOOD BLVD.,

BETWEEN VINE AND WESTERN,

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

with special guests

PROFECIA

FRANKENSTEIN

MYSTERY HANGUP

ROCKETBLAST BATH

PLUS IN-BETWEEN SET DJs

TONY X, SHANE, AND DAVE BATS.

VALOR HAS REPORTEDLY

 SUED THE BAND FOR

PERFORMING UNDER THE

"CHRISTIAN DEATH"  BANNER.

*****

ALSO.....

L.A.'S FIRST ALL-DEATHROCK FEST

TOOK PLACE ON SATURDAY,

APRIL 7, 2007 AT

SAFARI SAM'S

5214 WEST SUNSET BLVD.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

(NEXT TO THE 99 CENT STORE NEAR HARVARD ON SUNSET)

THIS FESTIVAL FEATURED:

AUSGANG

CINEMA STRANGE

SCARLET'S REMAINS

BURNING IMAGE

TRAGIC BLACK

AND

PINS AND NEEDLES

plus deathrock dj's

TONY X  from los angeles

( Wolfpak and M/R/X ),

Eric Dead

( from Club Red Light

Los Angeles),

and Polina

(from Drop Dead,  NYC)

*****

We observed the 9th

Anniversary of

Rozz Williams' tragic

death on Sunday, April 1, 2007.....

please keep Rozz

 in your hearts and minds always...

*****

Eva 2007 News:

I'm sure we've all heard about the resurrection of

original Christian Death members for the

new project called Christian Death 1334.

The band performed at the Henry Fonda

Theatre on Friday, April 13, 2007.

Evil O: vocals and guitars

Rikk Agnew: guitars and backing vocals

James McGearty: bass

Jaime Pina: guitars

Le'rue Delashay: keyboards

Christian Omar Madrigal Izzo: drums

***

On January 24th, 2007 Eva played an acoustic set with new collaborator

Le Rue Delashay at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California.

On the same bill that night is Johnny Indovina of Human Drama.

 

Eva O 2006 News:

In June of 2006 Eva did some work with Illumine Naughty,

but has stepped away to concentrate on her own music.

In July of 2006, Eva did a small tour in Europe with Le' rue Delashay.

In October of 2006 Eva did some dates with

Cancer Stick at The Wolfpak Club at Roberto's in downtown L.A.

On November 3, 2006 Eva did a fantastic gig at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood

  as Mz Eva O and Her Guns, with guests Pins and Needles and Zen Vodou.

  I have a few color flyers left if you'd like one (as shown above).

Currently Eva is also working on an animation series with the artist Bill Bronson.

Eva is back to her dark roots again and calling herself "Evil O".

In December a lot of buzz began to circulate about Christian Death 1334,

  including original members of Christian Death with Eva replacing Rozz on vocals.

  Much more on that soon, hopefully.

*****

Dinah Cancer / 45 Grave News

45 Grave completed a 3 1/2 week tour of the USA and Mexico in the fall of 2006. 

It was called the Crimson Torch Tour...

The 2006 tour line-up featured Dinah on vocals, along with new members

Kenton - Bass
( formerly with Rozz Williams, Gitane Demone, Faith and the Muse, and Xipper )
L. Ron Jeremy - Guitars
( formerly of Frankenstein, Element, Kommunity FK, Faith and the Muse,
Dead Artist Syndrome, and The Malcontents) 
Mike Thrashhead - Drums

Lisafer is still playing bass for 45 but had to take a brief hiatus from touring.

12 songs have been completed for the new 45 Grave album!

Some of the new songs were performed at some of the gigs on the tour.

The next 45 tour begins in May of 2007 and will include Europe and the USA.

*****

CHARLIE MANSON NEWS:

Charles Manson was again denied parole Wed May 23, 10:04 PM ET

CORCORAN, Calif. - Charles Manson was denied parole Wednesday, the
11th time since 1978 that the cult leader was ordered to continue
serving life sentences for a murderous rampage in 1969.

Manson, 72, did not attend or send a representative to the proceeding
before the Board of Parole Hearings at Corcoran State Prison.

He previously told a prison counselor that he refuses to participate
because he considers himself a "prisoner of the political system,"
said Patrick Sequeira, Los Angeles County deputy district attorney,
who attended the hearing.

The board voted to deny Manson parole for at least five years, the
maximum allowed by law. He will not be eligible for release again
until 2012.

Despite his age, Manson "continues to pose an unreasonable danger to
others and may still bring harm to anyone he would come in contact
with," the board wrote in its denial.

Manson has had 12 disciplinary violations since his last parole
hearing in 2002. He refused to take advantage of rehabilitation
programs, and he would not participate in a psychiatric evaluation,
Sequeira said.

"He refused to cooperate, so the conclusion they drew from the
reports is he still remains a danger to the public," Sequeira said in
a telephone interview. "He was convicted of nine horrible murders. He
has expressed no remorse or empathy for any of the victims."

Manson initially was sentenced to death for the August 1969 fatal
stabbings of five people in the Los Angeles home of actress Sharon
Tate and the murders the next day of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
Prosecutors said Manson and his followers were trying to incite a
race war that he believed was prophesied in the Beatles song "Helter
Skelter."

He also was convicted of the earlier murder of musician Gary Hinman
and the slaying of former stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea at the Spahn
movie ranch in Chatsworth, where Manson had his commune.

His death sentence was changed in 1977 to life in prison with the
possibility of parole, the result of a 1972 ruling by the California
Supreme Court that found the state's death penalty law at the time
unconstitutional.


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