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REVIEW: An Idol at Any Age

REVIEW: An Idol at Any Age

Older, wiser, happier, and still every bit the punk, Billy Idol proved that good things can get even better with age in a sold-out show at The Fox Theater in Oakland. Review by Steven Gdula, above photo by Mike Rosati.

Rob Halford: Hell Bent Forever

Rob Halford: Hell Bent Forever

In this excerpt from the DINOSAUR No. 3 cover story, Rob Halford of Judas Priest talks to Joe Natoli about why the band is doing another world tour, how he maintains the intensity, and what he might be thinking about when his mind wanders while onstage. Photograph above by Greg Dohler.

Erase Errata Works With the Changes

Erase Errata Works With the Changes

Steven Gdula talks to Bianca Sparta of legendary San Francisco No Wave band Erase Errata about how changes in the Bay Area shaped their band over the course of fifteen years, and even the sound of “Lost Weekend,” their new album. Photo by Luiza Sá Davis.

Spandau Ballet: New Journeys to Glory

Spandau Ballet: New Journeys to Glory

Steven Gdula attends the opening night of Spandau Ballet’s current world tour and declares that they might just have people calling them the Next Big Thing … thirty-five years after they got that tag the first time. Photographs by Mike Rosati.

Live and Re-Licked

Live and Re-Licked

Does James Williamson sing in the shower? Don Waller talks to the Stooges guitarist/songwriter on the eve of a rare live L.A. performance of his solo album “Re-Licked,” with guests including Alison Mosshart and Jello Biafra. We also find out why he’s OK with modifying some old lyrics … and what’s always in his refrigerator.