Rob Zombie Crowdfunding Campaign Offering Movie Props from “Halloween 2” & “Lords of Salem” Ending May 10th


Heavy metal rock star and filmmaker Rob Zombie is offering fans a chance to bid on original movie props and costumes from his films, including Halloween 2 and Lords of Salem.  There is a minimum bid of only $300 on each lot.  In addition to authentic movie memorabilia are other opportunities, such as meet and greets during his upcoming tour and autographs.  The crowdfunding … [Read more...]

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, Conducted by John Mauceri, at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Halloween (Concert Review)


I published a story about the "Music from the Films of Tim Burton" concert event at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Halloween on my other website, the Rock Subculture Journal, yesterday.  I've since received a number of messages about it from friends in the original prop collecting community, so I thought I would share a link to the article here for readers who might be … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Metallica Rocks Downtown San Diego with “Secret Concert” Promoting IMAX 3D film “Metallica Through The Never”


"What do you think? You're scared... you want to know more, you want to see the whole thing"... Capping off "Metallica Day" at Comic Con International: San Diego (i.e. San Diego Comic Con) with a "secret" concert at Spreckels Theatre, the metal band's front man James Hetfield makes a mid-gig reference to the IMAX 3D film, Metallica Through The Never. The Rock and Roll Hall of … [Read more...]

Announcement: The Rock Subculture Journal


As I mentioned in my Original Prop Blog Five Year Anniversary article published a few days ago, one of the projects I have been working on is a new website for music. Today, this site has launched as the Rock Subculture Journal, which can be found at:  My objective is to publish articles about collecting original rock and pop music memorabilia (much as I … [Read more...]

Concert Review & Photojournal: The Ting Tings at the Fillmore | San Francisco, CA | 3/25/12


Tonight I had the opportunity to see The Ting Tings in concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco.  This is my first time seeing the band, and they were absolutely fantastic, which is all the more astonishing given that Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drum, keyboards, and even cow bell) had an emergency appendectomy last Friday.  The way she performed and danced all over the … [Read more...]

Concert Review & Photojournal: Peter Murphy at Yoshi’s | San Francisco, CA | 3/17/12


Tonight I had an opportunity to see Peter Murphy in concert at Yoshi's in San Francisco.   A special event that was part of a handful of California shows, the gig at Yoshi's was actually two, back to back shows - one slated for 8:00 PM (which I attended) and another scheduled for 10:00 PM.  It was a fantastic show, and I really can't say enough good things about the … [Read more...]

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Concert Photojournal: Review of Coldplay Outdoor-Mini Concert Block Party in Los Angeles on 2/9/2012


Following last night's Coldplay iHeartRadio benefit concert at Club Nokia, I was lucky enough to share a pair of tickets with another Coldplay fan who won them from The World Famous KROQ for a special Jimmy Kimmel Live! outdoor mini-concert / block party (or "bloq" party) behind the El Capitan Theater, where the regular show is shot in studio.  Some of the songs performed at … [Read more...]

iHeartRadio Concert Photojournal: Review of Coldplay Charity Event at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on 2/8/2012 – Part 2 of 2


This is a continuation of my review of the Coldplay concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, in collaboration with iHeartRadio and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment radio stations KIIS FM, 98-7FM and MYFM – click here for Part 1. … [Read more...]