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Friday, June 30, 2006

Warped Tour '06 Preview

Well, it's that time of year again. Not that it's hard to ignore. I'll be covering Warped Tour in Las Cruces, NM. Why Las Cruces you ask? The simple answer is AFI is playing in Las Cruces and I've decided I should see AFI as many times as possible. Yes, I am one of those Davey stalkers. Luckily, I will have other bands to talk about and interview. Expect a full report as well as blurbs from the show. Is there anyone I should be requesting an interview from? (Besides AFI, which is probably not possible.) I've been approached by Motion City Soundtack as well as Gym Class Heros. What do you think? Should I ask GCH's if they know Pete? I'm looking forward to talking to Greeley Estates. They're adorable. LEave me comments with questions to ask them!

That Leonard Cohen Movie

So, I went to a screening of Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man the other day. I'm just going to come right out and say it. It's not good. As most people living in the US, I too am a little guilty of ethnocentrism. I kind of forget that other countries have their own celebrities that we in the US know nothing about. Leonard Cohen is from Montreal. The movie, which also documents the Leonard Cohen tribute concert is full of Canadians I know nothing about. That's not to say there aren't peole in it that I do know of, Nick Cave was amazing as was Jarvis Cocker, but there were a bunch of people I knew nothing about and felt awkward watching. Then there was Bono and, I'm sorry, but Bono is so full of himself I can't watch him. Then to add insult to injury, U2 got to make two mini videos with Leonard Cohen. My recommendation is to wait for the video and fast forward through the performances and just watch the interviews with Leonard Cohen himself.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

More Auctions Up!

Just a reminder- I put a couple more things up. Us groupies are broke! Bid! Click on Auctions!

See Trail of Dead Tonight

In case you haven't heard, TRAIL OF DEAD is playing at Check Yo Ponytail tonight. RSVP to for $5 admission.

Saturday Night in Agoura

Come party with Devid Henry, Adam Brody and myself! It'll be AWESOME!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

One More Pete Wentz

I'm sure everyone's seen this but he's so lame! I love it!

More Pete Wentz

Just one more. She (he?) doesn't want it on anyone's site without asking and I'm far too lazy to ask so here's the URL:
I can't help it. I love him. I used to have a whole section in my iPhoto of pictures of myself too. Hah!

Pete Wentz of the Day

Thank you to You Tube and Emma Pringle for this one:

I love that it's set to Salt n Pepa.

Friday, June 23, 2006

30 Seconds to Mars- The Kill

Is it just me or had Jared not quite lost all the weight when this was made? I don't really care. He's still hot.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Lamborghinis and High School

So last night was interesting. My plan was to go to Jack Osbourne's night at On the Rox to see Bobby Alt's new band-the Gents. I just wanted to blend in and take in his hotness. In the back of my mind I knew that would never happen. I knew that Bobby knew some of the people I went to high school with. Of course they were there. One of the guys from Adam Alt's band Circus Minor was there. Danny Denton, whom I went to high school with. Then this guy Jarrad shows up. He's kind of lame now, but all the girls wanted to date him in high school. Then David Henry from American Eyes shows up. He's so cute. Argh. Nevermind how the band was really. After David left for Metal Skool the Gents covered the Buzzcocks' Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have Fallen in Love With). So of course I decided we should follow David to Metal Skool. For some reason when we left On the Rox we walked the wrong way and we walked by the Lambo store. . I was looking at the cars and remarking that I really wanted a purple one but Bam Margera already has on and even if I could get one it couldn't be purple. I was really annoyed. We turned around and walked over to the Key Club and the line was retarded so we decided to go get pizza. (We're so exciting.) As we were walking back we passed none other that Bam fucking Margera himself.

It looked like he had a black eye, but that's beside the point. Then as we were walking back to the car I saw it. Parked right in front of the Lambo store. And it had a freaking Him decal on the gascap! Why is Bam Margera so lame? Not to mention it had dents and shit all over it, poor Italian car. It was kind of funny cause all these jock guys were standing around it talking shit

Don't Talk About Him Unless Yo Want to See Him

Okay, it may not look like a car from the crappy sidekick picture, but
it happens to be Bam Margera's Lambo. There's a really funny story
about this that'll tell you momentarily.

Monday, June 19, 2006

High school reunion

Did I ever mention that David from American Eyes is relly cute? Did I
also mention that he's 3 years younger than me and we went to the same
high school? I'm at On the Rox right now and its a total high

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Announcing Groupie Girl Auctions

Help me get through the expensive summer concert season!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Carlos D and Jenny Penny

I keep noticing people searching for these two together. I have written about them in the past. To the best of my knowledge they are not together anymore. I'm still not speaking to Carlos so I have no idea what's going on with them and when I write to Jenny I don't ask her about him either.

Groupie Central Message Board

I can't believe it took me so long to find this... Groupie Central Message Board. It looks like people are still using it, although I'm not sure how useful the information is...

Paying My Respects

I found another Groupie article! I will forever be envious of the first Groupies whom had it so easy. Read this one about the Texas Blondes and try telling me you don't wish we had it that easy.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Remember the 90's?

Okay, I do have one thing to say. I just received an email for the Velvet Revolver presale and I noticed the picture of Scott Weiland. Is it just me, or did that guy make a deal with the devil to survive the 90's? I love him, but shouldn't he have od'd along with Shannon Hoon and Layne Staley (two other men I adored-go figure)? I don't know when that picture was taken, but I'll bet you anything it wasn't that cold...

It's Finally Hot

At least in the Valley. Unfortunately that does not describe my blog right now. I just wanted to update since I haven't in a few days. I'm busy getting everything together to officially launch Groupie Girl Online. There are also some other surprises in store. If you're really bored, I hooked myself up with some links to my interviews. If you haven't read them, check them out!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Chicks Dig Prog Rock- June Featured Artist 3's Joey Eppard

Chicks dig prog rock. If you know me, you know this is a phrase I often utter. This said, someone tipped me off about a band called 3. They are an amazing Prog band who have toured with the likes of prog veterans Coheed and Cambria. I caught them live at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood on Monday and they blew me away. I'm not a fan of the Knitting Factory main space. It's too loud, but when 3 took the stage I didn't seem to mind too much. Their music is so intricately crafted around Joey Eppard's vocals and guitar that I was smitten. Especially after I e-mailed him some questions and got the answers. I totally have a music crush on him. Here's the Q and A:

Drunk Groupie:I know bands don't like to label themselves, but music journalist love to. So, instead of me deciding, what bands would you put yourselves in the same category with and why? What would you call it? Lately I've been using the term Prog Rock, but by my definition of new Prog Rock, I'd not only be including 3 and Coheed and Cambria, but Mr. Bungle as well.

Joey Eppard:Some one once referred to us as being a modern day classic rock band, we like that one. We also don't mind being called progressive because at least it suggests moving forward musically which is what we aspire to do. Yeah we fit with Coheed and definitely have some things in common with Mr. Bungle. Ultimately we're a collective of individuals and everyone brings there own stylistic influences to the project. That’s what gives us such a dynamic sound and that’s why we tend to reach listeners regardless of there backgrounds.

DG:Now to lump you in to that "Metal" thing...I've been watching all the "Metal" happenings on VH1 this month, so I've been determined to figure out what Metal is and where it's going. Your video's been on Headbangers Ball. When I was in high school it was all Grunge, where do you think Metal's headed now?

JE:I think we're living in an era where Metal has become more and more technical. I mean some of these young drummers out there are just ridiculous in there metal chops. I think the screaming thing has become a bit of a novelty although there are those who do it well and did it b4 it rose to pop prominence. Ultimately, no matter how many notes you can play it still comes down to the song and the melody, regardless of genre.

DG:The crowd was really responsive last night. It was an amazing show. Do you find you're playing to bigger and bigger crowds? Are you getting more groupies?

JE:Yes, our audience is steadily on the rise. The great thing about this band is that we draw people from all walks of life. We have very loyal fans following us from show to show. It amazes me sometimes how far people will drive to see us play.

DG:I'm going to say when, not if, you're the biggest band ever what will your dream stage show be like? Will you go all Pink Floyd with giant, inflatable pigs or keep it toned down and just use the incredible energy you already have?

JE:We are always going to stay true to our art, and stay true to who we are. Should we have the means to push the envelope further, and create a more elaborate show, we definitely aspire to do so. We will do it in our own way, and we will not hide behind smoke and mirrors.

DG:I loved the Alien Angel video and the reference to the movie They Live. (My parents had it on Laser Disc when I was little and i was obsessed with it.) Who came up with the concept, you guys or the director?

JE:I came up with the idea of using They Live. I wanted to portray the concept of a hidden manipulation of our reality. They Live provided a perfect means to do that, with a Sc-Fi twist. The director Chase Pearson was great to work with. We were able to make a fantastic video at a modest cost. I even took it upon myself to design and construct the mask for the alien.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

666- Satan's Not All He's Cracked Up To Be

So, last night I went to the Stanton and Szandora LaVey wedding party. It was interesting. On one hand, it was good to escape all the Hollywood Hipsters. On the other hand we were surrounded by people I didn't really care to talk to either. Not much happened. Wee Man was there with some skanky blonde girl. Whoo-hoo! You scored the freaking midget from Jackass! You must be so aweosme. I did get to meet Matt Skiba, who is very handsome in person. He had on a very lovely pinstriped suit. I think I'm just excited there's actually a vegan who's not straightedge. (Sorry Davey! When I become "straightedge", they'll really be calling it "sober".) The show was fun. I finally saw 45 Grave. Dinah Cancer still looks amazing. In fact, she looks better than when we used to see her out at the goth clubs. Then Hank III played. I love Hank III. He actually had people moshing during his country set. I have to admit, when Glenn Danzig came out, I was just as excited as everyone else. Even though actually seeing Danzig this fall was way more exciting, this was still cool. The night didn't really end up anywhere. We hung out with Dead Girls Corp. One of the guys in the band, the one that looks like Steve-O, has a 19 year old kid. I should have known that couldn't have been good. The afterparty was a bust. Silly me believed that Danzig might show up. Oh, well.

Two things that have been on my mind:
1. I finally read the article about AFI in the new AP. I didn't know AFI was asked to do Curiosa. I'm torn. It makes me sad because I could have been hanging out with Davey that summer, but on the other hand, I was kinda chub so maybe not.
2. I've been watching Breaking the Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers on Fuse. I still have a crush on Anthony Kiedis. I used to have the naked sock poster above my bed and I used to draw pictures of Anthony when I was like 13. That was, unfortunately, a long time ago.

Monday, June 05, 2006

My MTV Movie Awards

Yes. In the name of journalistic pursuits (and my love for AFI) I spent a day as a pit audience member at the MTV Movie awards. It was a very long day. I had to stand outside in a heard of people (probably half my age as one only needed to be 16 to attend, well, not quite half my age...) for about seven hours, pretend to be enthusiastic about every award they gave out and act excited to see Christina Aguilara. I had to do this all alone (my friends all flaked) and without my Sidekick! I did survive, though, to get my reward of seeing AFI live instead of just on TV.
I got there right at the cut off of getting in, around 3:30. My first hour or two was spent in the parking garage in a heard of other people whom also had the honor of pit tickets. I'll have to be honest, journalist (hah!) or not, I always feel awkward going places alone. Luckily it didn't really matter what time I arrived as we were then herded through the metal detectors in 3 or 4 different lines. The next couple of hours were spent in the middle of two soundstages at Sony. The casting people tried to separate the crowd of 400-500 people in to four groups. Us AFI fans made it difficult, though. We were the only ones there for a particular reason. Then they kept drilling into us how we had to be enthusiastic or we'd get kicked out. Obviously my other AFI co-horts and myself planned on getting booted right after AFI.
Finally they ushered us all into the soundstage. Unfortunately there was no relief. The soundstage was incredibly hot and when everyone was in they announced they'd be shooting out of order. Christina would be playing first, then the awards, then Gnarls Barkley, and FINALLY AFI. All us AFI fans were SOL!
Once things got started they moved pretty fast. They played a surprisingly good array of videos during the downtime. Fall Out Boy's Dance, Dance, when of course I had to squeal a little. They also played a Secret Machines Video, which was crazy. I was not expecting that at all. My place in the audience was right in the middle of the catwalk, the first place the celebrity presenters stopped. That was kind of cool. Some of my personal favorite highlights were Justin Timberlake (So sue me! He's hot!), who was adorably, slightly shy, but very gracious and Zach Braff, who was so cool to the pit audience, talking to us and getting us hyped up. I don't want to go on and on about my fake Jewish boyfriend, but I really do have a huge crush on him. Mandy Moore is one lucky shiksa!
Finally after what seemed like a million years, well, maybe like a year, they started setting up for AFI. They had an gorgeous, all white set. We were all getting really hyped up, when the production people came out with a box of white shirts, telling us we all had to put one on. Well, I'll do it for AFI. When I noticed Davey was perched at the end of the catwalk part of the stage I could not stop staring! They whole time my eyes were only on him. I'm sure you'll see me acting retarded in that crowd. Just look for the short girl. It looked like it'll translate to a pretty awesome show. I'm not sure where they're getting spliced in, but watch it. They looked amazing. And, no, I won't give you any spoilers.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

I (Still) Love Freaks and Geeks

I went to the Mtv Movie Awards yesterday and on the way out I stole
these. It sucked having to explain who they are (Seth Rogen & Judd
Apatow), so if you know who they are I give you major props. And if
you've seen the 40 Year Old Virgin and don't know who they are I suggest
you do some research. Yes AFI played. I have plenty to report on my
day at the MTV Movie Awards, but right now I have to go sew some

Friday, June 02, 2006

Slow News Day

I was going to ask why Petey always wears that same lame ass hoodie, but then I found this picture instead. And I wonder wherever did someone get that and why did they put it in their photobucket? It looks fairly old. The tattoo on his stomach looks fairly fresh. Anyway.... It's almost Tuesday!

Always Willing to Share My Secrets

From: Decided to stick with Dir en grey ^^
Date: Jun 2, 2006 12:08 PM

Hey, I was just wondering, how in the world do you get close enough to talk with these bands? I saw your interview with Dir en grey on your guide to life and was just curious. Especially considering they can't even come out until the concert starts considering all of the hysterical fans. So, if you don't mind me asking, what's your secret?

Thanks in advance!


My secret is I was affiliated with a local paper, which gave me the precedence to contact press agents. Actually their US press asked me to do this interview. Now I have my blog, which will be blooming into a music website very soon. Stay tuned......

Thanks for the question!


P.S. If you are interested in doing this I highly recommend taking a journalism course. It was one of the best things I've ever done.

From One Groupie to Another

Some friendly advice...
From: Miss Jillian
Date: May 29, 2006 6:26 PM

Hi! I feel that I need some love advice from another groupie. My question is, I'm in love with one of my musician friends. Thing is, he's in a relationship with a psycho bitch who's myspace almost entirely consists of pictures of them, plus I'm in a relationship too. I'm so hot for him and I want to conquer him with real love, because lately, when I see him a shows, he looks kinda sad and depressed and I think it's his bitch that's pussywhipping him. Should I go out and get him?

Hey! Sorry to take so long to get back to you! To answer your question directly, if it will make you happy go for it! Although I am a huge believer in karma, I have learned the hard way that all's fair in love and war and being the good girl gets you absolutely nowhere. That being said, you should probably take the time to weigh your options and decide if you are willing to take this risk. Musicians are not known for their loyalty, blah, blah, blah. Not that it's ever deterred anyone, including Heather Locklear who could have had any man when she married Tommy Lee. I hope that helps!

I'm always here to answer fellow groupie questions...

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Drunk Groupie on My Space

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