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ON THE BIG SCREEN…Burning Down The House

Text © M.A. Cassata Image from the internet   This 90-minute tribute to CBGBs and its founder Hilly Kristal may be a little rough around the edges, but then again wasn’t the famed club sorta the same way—  rough and messy, but oh so worth it in its heyday.  So, how did a club called “Country […]

GUARDIAN: NEW INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT PATTINSON – Twilighters Anonymous Website

GUARDIAN: NEW INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT PATTINSON – Twilighters Anonymous Website Guardian.co.uk has a new interview with Robert Pattinson, straight from his windowless hotel room in Vancouver on the “30-something” floor. In the very interesting new interview, Pattinson discusses the Twilight fan base, his upcoming film Little Ashes, and more: Posted using ShareThis

ON TOUR: Green Day Is Back!

Text (c) M.A.Cassata (Images): Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records/Renee Harrison Oh happy day! Green Day has announced their first US tour in three years which is in support of their long-awaited and highly anticipated eighth studio album 21st Century Breakdown. Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool had been working on […]

A LOOK BACK… AT BILLY IDOL’S DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND

Text by M.A. Cassata Originally published in Goldmine February 2006 (Images from the Internet)      Billy idol is back and it’s about time!  Not only has the 70s-into-80s  rebel punk rocker arrived in 2005 with his latest album, Devil’s Playground it is also his first long-awaited collection of new music since 1993’s Cyberpunk.  Devil’s Playground reunites […]

THE LOVE OF COLLECTING CELEBRITY DOLLS

A LOOK BACK… Text (c)  M.A. Cassata Images from the Internet Originally published in Music and Collecting Magazine     Since the late 1960s there were many dolls, action figures and puppets produced in the image of various music personalities.  Some of today’s hard to find and rare dolls/toys include The Monkees Finger Puppets (Remco, 1970) […]