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(Image from the internet) (PR) (West Hollywood, Calif. – May 5, 2009) The second annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) is confirmed for Sept. 10-12, 2009. In addition to The Strip’s six signature music venues hosting diverse music lineups, SSMF 2009 will also include an outdoor street festival component with the closure of Sunset Boulevard between […]

NEW DVD RELEASES: Depeche Mode The Dark Progression

(Image) Courtesy of MVD Visual Available on DVD June 16, 2009 Through MVD Visual (PR) MVD Visual and Sexy Intellectual are pleased to announce the home viewing release of Depeche Mode – The Dark Progression for North American distribution on DVD.     Thirty years into a quite extraordinary career, Depeche Mode remain the most successful electronic band ever, having to date sold over […]

Joey Ramone 2009 Birthday Bash Lineup & New Album Info

(PR) Celebrating what would have been the 58th birthday of punk icon JOEY RAMONE, the annual JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH will take place Tuesday, May 19th at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza.  Mickey Leigh, event organizer and brother of Joey Ramone, has announced that, as part of the 9th annual Bash, fans will […]

A Look Back At: John Waters’ A Dirty Shame

Text © M.A.Cassata Originally published in Cleavage Magazine October 2004 (Image): Coutresy of New Line Cinema     If you ever meet John Waters, don’t call him a cultural icon, he may be offended.  After all, here’s a brilliant man whose entire career has been devoted to the bursting open wide mainstream culture.  But nonetheless, from his […]

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.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 […]


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 […]


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) […]