BRENT LILES R.I.P. (1963-2007)
BRENT LILES R.I.P. (1963-2007)
MIKE NESS DONATES GUITAR STRINGS FOR CHARITY BRACELET
Relix Magazine and Azu Studio have teamed up to produce unique jewelry handcrafted from authentic guitar strings donated by many different musicians with the profits going to a variety of charities around the world. Some of the artists involved are Keith Richards, Death Cab For Cutie, Elvis Costello, Wolfmother and more! Mike Ness has donated a set of strings that he has used with the profit from the sale of his bracelet going to the Orangewood Children’s Foundation. Click HERE for more information on the Guitar String Bracelets and where you can purchase yours.
MIKE NESS ON THE COVER OF MY FREEDAMN! 5
Mike will be on the cover and featured in the forthcoming book My Freedamn! 5, the latest vintage fashion book from author Rin Tanaka. My Freedamn! 5 will be released the first week in January, 2007. The book includes over 500 American fashion items before Elvis Presley; “Pre Wild Ones” motorcycle uniforms, engineer boots and much MORE. Click HERE for further information on My Freedamn! 5 and where you can purchase a copy.
THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO THE BOOK SIGNING AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
With over 300 people in attendance the signing was a great success. Thanks to all of you that came out to say hello and have your books signed, it was great to see everyone. Overall, the day couldn’t have been better with a long table of people signing including… Big Slice (Snoop’s personal car customizer); Dean Jeffries (designer of the Monkee Mobile and much, much more); artist Dan Quarnstrom (who did the Johnny Reno posters in the book); and Brent Rector (designer of Rockin’ Down The Highway). Midway through the event, Billy F Gibbons from ZZ Top strolled in to say hello and sign books. A very special THANK YOU to all of our friends who came out in support… Jimmy Shine, Melinda Miles, Keith Weesner, Verne Hammond, Jon Fisher, Aaron Kahan, Steve Uhl, Sandy Wach and the lovely Gary Frye. Last but not least, thank you to author Paul Grushkin for making this all possible. Click HERE for more information on Rockin’ Down The Highway: The Cars and People That Made Rock.
PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM TO HOST ROCKIN' DOWN THE HIGHWAY BOOK SIGNING WITH MIKE NESS
In celebration of the longstanding relationship between the car and all genres of popular music, The Petersen Automotive Museum will host a special book signing of Rockin’ Down The Highway: The Cars and People That Made Rock Roll with esteemed author/historian Paul Grushkin. Mike Ness, author of the book’s forward, will join Grushkin and other rock legends featured in the book for this incredible event. This signing will take place Sunday, December 17th from 1pm to 4pm. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on this event and the Petersen Automotive Museum you can call (323) 930-CARS or visit the Museum’s website at www.petersen.org.
MIKE NESS TO PERFORM AT ROCK TO ROLL HOLIDAY BASH 2006
A who’s who of punk rockers have come together for the “2006 Rock to Roll Bash,” a benefit concert for the non-profit organization Wheels For Humanity (WFH), to take place Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Key Club, Hollywood. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, Nov. 18 for $15 ($17 at the door) through all Ticketmaster outlets and online at Ticketmaster.com . One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to WFH. Punk Rock Karaoke (comprised of NOFX’s Eric Melvin, Bad Religion’s Greg Hetson, The Adolescents’ Steve Soto and Agent Orange’s Derek O’Brien) will be performing with vocal performances by a rotating cast including Mike Ness, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, Chris Cheney of The Living End and Trever Keith formerly of Face to Face, now of Kid Stardust. There will also be performances by The Bronx, The Riverboat Gamblers, Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) and Against Me! For more information on Wheels For Humanity please visit www.wheelsforhumanity.org .
MIKE NESS WRITES FORWARD FOR NEW BOOK: ROCKIN' DOWN THE HIGHWAY
Mike Ness has recently written the Forward for a new book titled Rockin’ Down The Highway: The Cars and People That Made Rock Roll. Music writer Paul Grushkin draws on renowned photographers, lauded poster artists and top private archives to present a thematic illustrated examination of the remarkable 50-plus-year synergy between rock music and motoring, from early Rhythm and Blues to surf to metal to punk. Click HERE for more information on Rockin’ Down The High.
NEW STREET DATE FOR CAR KULTURE DELUXE INTERVIEW WITH MIKE NESS
Mike Ness’ interview with CK Deluxe will now be hitting the streets Tuesday, September 5th, 2006 in issue #18. If you’re not familiar with CK Deluxe, or you want to get a jump on the next issue then click HERE to check out the latest.
"STORY OF MY LIFE (LIVE)" IN THE BREAK-UP
“Story Of My Life (Live)” will be in the new movie The Break-Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston which hits theatres tomorrow Friday, June 2nd. The song will also be included on the soundtrack for the film that will be released on Tuesday, June 13, and also includes songs from T.Rex, Dwight Yoakam, Old 97’s and many more. For more information on The Break-Up click HERE and click HERE for details on the soundtrack.
CAR KULTURE DELUXE INTERVIEWS MIKE NESS
Mike Ness’ interview with the lovely Melinda Miles of CK Deluxe will be be published in issue #17 which is due to hit news stands on July 11th. Melinda takes a look inside Black Kat Kustoms to see what’s new and to find out how life on the road in support of Sex, Love and Rock’n’Roll went for the boys in Social D. If you’re not familiar with CK Deluxe, or you want to get a jump on issue #17 then click HERE to check out the latest.
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