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An actor (often actress for women; see terminology) is a person who portrays a character in a performance.
Adam Nathaniel Yauch (pronounced; August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012) was an American rapper, singer, musician, songwriter, director and film distributor.
Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actress.
Aleka's Attic were an alternative folk/rock band from Gainesville, Florida, formed by River Phoenix and his sister Rain.
Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over fifty years.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.
Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service offered by Amazon that gives users access to free two-day delivery (one-day in some areas), streaming video and music, and other benefits for a monthly or yearly fee.
American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
American Hardcore is the fifth album by L.A. Guns.
Amok is the debut studio album by the supergroup Atoms for Peace, released on February 25, 2013 by XL Recordings.
Andrea Blaugrund Nevins is a writer, director, and producer living in Los Angeles.
Andrew James Dalrymple "Andy" Gill (born 1 January 1956) is a founding member and guitarist for the English rock group Gang of Four.
Angelo Carmen Christopher Moore (born November 5, 1965) is an American musician, best known for his work as lead singer and saxophonist for the Los Angeles ska and funk metal band Fishbone.
Antemasque is the debut studio album by American band Antemasque, released on November 10, 2014.
Antemasque (stylized as ANTEMASQUE) is an American rock band formed in 2014 by former members of At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta, Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala.
Anthony Kiedis (born November 1, 1962) is an American musician who is the lead singer and lyricist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he has fronted since its conception in 1983.
An apiary (also known as a bee yard) is a location where beehives of honey bees are kept.
Arthur "Art" Paul Alexakis (born April 12, 1962) is an American musician best known as the singer-songwriter and guitarist of the rock band Everclear.
Atoms for Peace are an English-American experimental rock supergroup comprising Radiohead singer Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar, piano), Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich (keyboards, synthesisers, guitars), drummer Joey Waronker of Beck and R.E.M., and percussionist Mauro Refosco of Forro in the Dark.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
Axis of Justice is a non-profit organization co-founded by Serj Tankian and Tom Morello.
Axis of Justice: Concert Series Volume 1 is a live CD/DVD by various artists in support of the Axis of Justice organization.
Baby Driver is a 2017 action crime film written and directed by Edgar Wright.
Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Bob Gale.
Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western comedy film and the third and final installment of the ''Back to the Future'' trilogy.
Bad as Me is the 16th studio album by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits, released on October 21, 2011 by ANTI- Records.
Ball-Hog or Tugboat? is the debut solo album by former Minutemen and fIREHOSE bassist, songwriter and vocalist Mike Watt.
Banyan is an art rock/alternative rock band with heavy jazz, and funk influence, based in Los Angeles, California.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
Barnes & Barnes, fictional twin brothers Art Barnes and Artie Barnes (Bill Mumy and Robert Haimer, respectively), are a comedy rock duo based in "Lumania", a fictional mythological civilization (similar to Lemuria or Atlantis).
The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
The Beastie Boys were an American rap rock band from New York City, formed in 1979.
Bebop or bop is a style of jazz developed in the early to mid-1940s in the United States, which features songs characterized by a fast tempo, complex chord progressions with rapid chord changes and numerous changes of key, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation based on a combination of harmonic structure, the use of scales and occasional references to the melody.
Behind the Music is a documentary television series on VH1.
Benjamin Montmorency "Benmont" Tench III (born September 7, 1953) is an American keyboardist best known as a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007.
The Big Muff Pi (π), often known simply as the Big Muff, is a fuzzbox produced in New York City by the Electro-Harmonix company, along with their Russian sister company Sovtek, primarily for use with the electric guitar.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
William Patrick Corgan Jr. (born March 17, 1967) is an American musician, songwriter, producer, poet, and professional wrestling magnate.
Black Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California.
Blood Sugar Sex Magik is the fifth studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on September 24, 1991.
Bob and the Monster is a 2011 documentary film by Keirda Bahruth which profiles musician and drug counselor Bob Forrest.
Robert O'Neil "Bob" Forrest (born February 15, 1961) is the lead vocalist and lyricist for Los Angeles bands Thelonious Monster and The Bicycle Thief.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is an American hip hop group.
William Earl "Bootsy" Collins (born October 26, 1951) is an American musician and singer-songwriter.
Boss is a manufacturer of effects pedals for electric guitar and bass guitar.
Boy Erased is an upcoming American coming-of-age drama film based on Garrard Conley's memoir, titled Boy Erased: A Memoir, with Lucas Hedges portraying Conley as a young man.
William Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer.
Bruce Weber (born March 29, 1946) is an American fashion photographer and occasional filmmaker.
"Bust a Move" is a song by British-American rapper Young MC.
Bradley Glenn "Butch" Walker (born November 14, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Butthole Surfers are an American rock band formed by singer Gibby Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981.
By the Way is the eighth studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Californication is the seventh studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the ''Cannabis'' plant intended for medical or recreational use.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala (born November 4, 1974) is an American musician best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Grammy Award-winning progressive rock band The Mars Volta and the lead singer and occasional guitarist of the post-hardcore group At the Drive-In.
Chadwick Gaylord Smith (born October 25, 1961) is an American musician and the current drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he joined in 1988.
The Charleston church shooting (also known as the Charleston church massacre) was a mass shooting in which Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist, murdered nine African Americans (including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney) during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, on the evening of June 17, 2015.
Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker Jr. (December 23, 1929 – May 13, 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter and vocalist.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a medical condition characterized by long-term fatigue and other symptoms that limit a person's ability to carry out ordinary daily activities.
Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.
Cliff Martinez (born February 5, 1954) is an American musician and composer.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Crack cocaine, also known simply as crack, is a free base form of cocaine that can be smoked.
CrowdRise is a for-profit crowdfunding platform that raises charitable donations. CrowdRise was founded by Edward Norton, Shauna Robertson, and the founders of Moosejaw, Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe. CrowdRise was acquired in 2017 by GoFundMe.
Curt Bisquera is an American studio drummer.
Darren Henley (born July 9, 1959), better known by his stage name D. H. Peligro, is an American punk rock musician, most commonly known as the drummer for the Dead Kennedys along with a brief stint as the drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Donald J. Bonebrake (born December 8, 1955) is an American musician from California who first emerged as the drummer of the punk rock band the Eyes (also featuring Charlotte Caffey of the Go-Go's).
Da Capo Press is an American publishing company with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dalai Lama (Standard Tibetan: ཏཱ་ལའི་བླ་མ་, Tā la'i bla ma) is a title given to spiritual leaders of the Tibetan people.
Damien Steven Hirst (born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector.
Damon Albarn (born 23 March 1968) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer.
David Michael Navarro (born June 7, 1967) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and actor.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
David Elitch (a.k.a. Dave Elitch) is an American musician best known for his work with the American progressive rock band The Mars Volta.
De-Loused in the Comatorium is the debut studio album by American progressive rock band the Mars Volta, released on June 24, 2003, on Gold Standard Laboratories and Universal Records.
Dead Kennedys are an American punk rock band that formed in San Francisco, California, in 1978.
Defunkt is a musical group founded by trombonist/singer Joseph Bowie 1978 in New York City, United States, and still active.
DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight (born April 17, 1954) is an American guitarist.
Die Antwoord (Afrikaans for "The Answer") is a South African hip hop group formed in Cape Town in 2008.
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer.
Don Juan DeMarco is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Johnny Depp as John Arnold DeMarco, a man who believes himself to be Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world.
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (commonly known as Duckman) is an American adult animated sitcom that aired on the USA Network from March 5, 1994 through September 6, 1997.
Dudes is a 1987 American independent film directed by Penelope Spheeris, written by Randall Jahnson, and starring Jon Cryer, Catherine Mary Stewart, Daniel Roebuck, and Lee Ving.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years.
The Dunlop Cry Baby is a popular wah-wah pedal, manufactured by Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc. The name Cry Baby was from the original pedal from which it was copied, the Thomas Organ/Vox Cry Baby wah-wah, first manufactured in 1966.
eBay Inc. is a multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (born January 26, 1955) is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer.
An effects unit or effects pedal is an electronic or digital device that alters the sound of a musical instrument or other audio source.
Electro-Harmonix is a New York-based company that makes high-end electronic audio processors and sells rebranded vacuum tubes.
Electronica encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, jungle and other electronic music styles intended not just for dancing.
Mary Elle Fanning (born April 9, 1998) is an American actress and fashion model.
EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.
Eric Adam Avery (born April 25, 1965) is an American musician.
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is an award-winning 2010 documentary film about the U.S. alternative rock band Fishbone.
Experimental rock (or avant-rock) is a subgenre of rock music which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique or which experiments with the basic elements of the genre.
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
Fairfax High School (officially Fairfax Senior High School) is a Los Angeles Unified School District high school located in Los Angeles, California, near the border of West Hollywood in the Fairfax District.
Family Guy is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Fear is a hardcore punk band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1977.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American black comedy road film adapted from Hunter S. Thompson's novel of the same name.
The Fender Custom Shop is a division of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, housed within their headquarters complex in Corona, Riverside County, California.
The Jazz Bass (or J Bass) is the second model of electric bass created by Leo Fender.
"Fleabass" is the name of the instrument company that Flea, the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, started in 2009.
Francesca "Frankie" Rayder (born Heidi Rayder; January 26, 1975) is an American model who appeared in the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show four times and in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice.
Freaky Styley is the second studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on August 16, 1985 on EMI Records.
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 194624 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.
Free-funk is a combination of avant-garde jazz with funk music that developed in the 1970s.
Funk metal (also known as thrash funk or punk-funk) is a subgenre of funk rock and alternative metal which infuses heavy metal music (often thrash metal) with elements of funk and punk rock.
Funk rock is a fusion genre that mixes elements of funk and rock.
Funky Monks is a 1991 documentary (also the title of a song from the 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik) about the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and the recording of their highly successful 1991 Warner Bros.
Gallien-Krueger, also referred to as 'GK' (as in their logo), is a bass amplifier and speaker cabinet manufacturer.
Gang of Four are an English post-punk group, formed in 1977 in Leeds.
Geddy Lee Weinrib, (born Gary Lee Weinrib; July 29, 1953), known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.
Gen¹³ is a fictional superhero team and comic book series originally written by Jim Lee and Brandon Choi and illustrated by J. Scott Campbell.
George Edward Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer.
"Gimme Shelter" is the opening track to the 1969 album Let It Bleed by the Rolling Stones.
Glenda Veronica Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American actress, singer and film producer.
Goodbye Casanova was a 2000 made-for-TV romance film that starred Yasmine Bleeth and Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi.
Gothic rock (alternately called goth-rock or goth) is a style of rock music that emerged from post-punk in the late 1970s.
GQ (formerly Gentlemen's Quarterly) is an international monthly men's magazine based in New York City and founded in 1931.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were an American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1976.
The term Groupie is a slang word in reference to a fan of a particular musician, celebrity, or musical group who follows this person or band around while they're on tour or who attends as many of their public appearances as possible, usually in hopes of getting to know them more.
Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns.
Grunge is the codename of Percival Edmund Chang, a fictional comic book character from DC Comics/Wildstorm, and is a member of the superhero team Gen¹³.
Hachette Books, formerly Hyperion Books, is a general-interest book imprint division of the Hachette established in 1990.
Hardcore punk (often abbreviated to hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.
Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts.
Helen Burns is a six-song EP by Flea, bassist from Red Hot Chili Peppers, which was released July 19, 2012 at a "name your own price" policy through the Silverlake Conservatory of Music website.
Henry Lawrence Garfield (born February 13, 1961), better known by his stage name Henry Rollins, is an American musician, actor, writer, television and radio host, and comedian.
Hillel Slovak (הלל סלובק; April 13, 1962 – June 25, 1988) was an Israeli American musician best known as the original guitarist and founding member of the Los Angeles rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.
A hippie (sometimes spelled hippy) is a member of a counterculture, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.
Hungarians, also known as Magyars (magyarok), are a nation and ethnic group native to Hungary (Magyarország) and historical Hungarian lands who share a common culture, history and speak the Hungarian language.
Hurricane Katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly Category 5 hurricane that caused catastrophic damage along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the storm surge and levee failure.
Hyde Park is a Grade I-listed major park in Central London.
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band! is a documentary television series broadcast on BBC Two, narrated by Mark Radcliffe and first broadcast from 1 May to 5 June 2010.
I'm with You is the tenth studio album by the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving the dumping of a bucket of ice and water over a person's head, either by another person or self-administered, to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as motor neurone disease and in the US as Lou Gehrig's disease) and encourage donations to research.
O'Shea Jackson Sr. (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, writer and actor.
Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California.
An independent film, independent movie, indie film or indie movie is a feature film that is produced outside the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment companies.
Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.
Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS.
iTunes Originals is a series of digital releases that were only made available through Apple's iTunes Store.
Jack Steven Irons (born July 18, 1962) is an American drummer and multi-instrumentalist.
Jack Sherman (born January 18, 1956) is a guitarist best known as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, playing on their debut album.
John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987) was an American jazz bassist who was a member of Weather Report from 1976 to 1981.
Jagged Little Pill is the third studio album, and international debut, by Canadian singer Alanis Morissette, released on June 13, 1995 through Maverick.
A jam session is a relatively informal musical event, process, or activity where musicians, typically instrumentalists, play improvised solos and vamp on tunes, songs and chord progressions.
James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, filmmaker, and college instructor.
Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Jazz-funk is a subgenre of jazz music characterized by a strong back beat (groove), electrified sounds and an early prevalence of analog synthesizers.
Jeff Preiss is an American filmmaker, cinematographer, director and producer known for Let's Get Lost (1988) and Broken Noses (1987).
Jesse Tobias (born April 1, 1972) is an American guitarist who has been the guitarist/co-writer for Morrissey since 2005.
Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974), known mononymously as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actress, author, and poet.
James William Lindberg (born July 26, 1965) is an American singer and guitarist.
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
James Patrick Page (born 9 January 1944) is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
James Victor Scott (July 17, 1925 – June 12, 2014), often credited as Little Jimmy Scott or Jimmy Scott, was an American jazz vocalist famous for his high countertenor voice and his sensitivity on ballads and love songs.
Joe Albany (born Joseph Albani; January 24, 1924 – January 12, 1988) was an American modern jazz pianist who played bebop with Charlie Parker as well as being a leader on his own recordings.
John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002), known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was an English musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, a punk rock band formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten is a 2007 documentary film directed by Julien Temple about Joe Strummer, the lead singer of the British punk rock band The Clash, that went on to win the British Independent Film Awards as Best British Documentary 2007.
John Henry Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer for the British rock band Led Zeppelin.
John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967),.
John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English bass guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film and music producer.
John Anthony Frusciante (born March 5, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer.
John Hawkes (born John Marvin Perkins; September 11, 1959) is an American actor, known for his portrayal of the merchant Sol Star on the HBO series Deadwood, Dustin Powers on Eastbound & Down, backwoods meth addict Teardrop Dolly in Winter's Bone, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and his Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated portrayal of Mark O'Brien in The Sessions.
John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1912 or 1917; retrieved August 22, 2017. – June 21, 2001) was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor.
John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author.
John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician.
John William Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), known professionally as Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for punk rock band the Ramones.
Josh Adam Klinghoffer (born October 3, 1979) is an American musician best known as the current guitarist for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he has recorded two studio albums, I'm with You (2011) and The Getaway (2016), and the b-sides compilation, I'm Beside You (2013).
Joshua Redman (born February 1, 1969) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, actor and songwriter.
A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.
Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player.
Hanabiko "Koko" (July 4, 1971 – June 19, 2018) was a female western lowland gorilla who was known for having learned a large number of hand signs from a modified version of American Sign Language (ASL).
"Krusty Gets Kancelled" is the 22nd and final episode of The Simpsons' fourth season.
Lagos is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos.
Larchmont is a village located within the Town of Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York, approximately northeast of Midtown Manhattan.
Lena Kathren Headey (born 3 October 1973) is an English actress and voice actress.
Leslie Edward Claypool (born September 29, 1963) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author and actor best known as the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Primus.
Less Than Zero is a 1987 American drama film very loosely based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel of the same name.
Let's Get Lost is a 1988 American documentary film about the turbulent life and career of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker written and directed by Bruce Weber.
Lexicon Devil is a three-song EP and the second release by American punk rock band the Germs.
Liar's Poker is a non-fiction, semi-autobiographical book by Michael Lewis describing the author's experiences as a bond salesman on Wall Street during the late 1980s.
Lindy David Goetz (born December 5, 1947) is notable as the longtime manager of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Live at Slane Castle is a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert video released in 2003, two years after the release of their last concert DVD, Off the Map.
James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are an American professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.
The LA Marathon (formerly the City of Los Angeles Marathon) is an annual running event held each spring in Los Angeles, California.
Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.
Low Down is a 2014 American biopic directed by Jeff Preiss and based on the memoirs written by Amy-Jo Albany (portrayed by Elle Fanning) about her father, famed jazz pianist Joe Albany (portrayed by John Hawkes), and his struggles with drug addiction.
Mad TV (stylized as MADtv) is an American comedy sketch television series originally inspired by Mad magazine.
Malibu is a beach city in western Los Angeles County, California, situated about west of Downtown Los Angeles.
Mark Allan Hoppus (born March 15, 1972) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality best known as the bassist, co-lead vocalist and sole constant original member of the pop punk band Blink-182.
Mark Allen Mothersbaugh (born May 18, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, author and visual artist.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
Metallica is an American heavy metal band.
Michael Beinhorn is an American musician and record producer.
Michael Brook (born 1951) is a Canadian guitarist, inventor, producer, and film music composer.
John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, best known as being the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011.
Michael David "Mike" Watt (born December 20, 1957) is an American bassist, vocalist and songwriter.
The Milarepa Fund is an American non-profit organization that raises money for and promotes awareness of the Tibetan independence movement.
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.
Mina Caputo (born Keith Caputo on December 4, 1973) is an American singer best known as the lead singer and a founding member of the New York heavy metal band Life of Agony.
Minutemen were an American punk rock band formed in San Pedro, California in 1980.
Modulus Graphite (before — Modulus Guitars) is an American manufacturer of musical instruments best known for building bass guitars with carbon fiber necks.
Momentum is a 2005 album by jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman.
Mother's Milk is the fourth studio album by American funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on August 16, 1989, by EMI Records.
The Mother's Milk Tour (also known as the Suckle Up to the Breast of Mother Earth Tour, Positive Mental Octopus Tour, The Lazy Cowgirls Tour and The Great Expectorations Tour) was a worldwide concert tour by Red Hot Chili Peppers to support their fourth studio album Mother's Milk, the breakthrough album for the band which launched them to bigger success than ever before.
Motorama is a 1991 American road movie about a ten-year-old runaway boy (played by Jordan Christopher Michael) on a road trip for the purpose of collecting game pieces (cards) from the fictional "Chimera" gas stations in order to spell out the word M-O-T-O-R-A-M-A. By doing so he will supposedly win the grand prize of $500 million.
Mount Waverley is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
MTV is a Canadian English language Category A cable and satellite specialty channel that is owned by Bell Media with the name and branding used under a licensing agreement with the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.
Music recording certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has shipped, sold, or streamed a certain number of units.
Music theory is the study of the practices and possibilities of music.
A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented.
MXR was a Rochester, New York-based manufacturer of effects pedals, co-founded in 1972 by Keith Barr and Terry Sherwood and incorporated as MXR Innovations, Inc.
My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 American independent adventure drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V, and starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts.
A national anthem (also state anthem, national hymn, national song, etc.) is generally a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions, and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests.
The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures is an organization dedicated to discuss and select what their members regard as the best film works of each year.
Neil Percival Young, (born November 12, 1945), is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.
Nicholas Lofton Hexum (born April 12, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter and rapper, currently the vocalist and guitarist for the multi-platinum alternative rock band 311 and The Nick Hexum Quintet.
Nicole Scherzinger (born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente; June 29, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and television personality.
Nihilism is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial or lack of belief towards the reputedly meaningful aspects of life.
Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.
A non-profit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity or non-profit institution, is dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view.
Nothing's Shocking is the first major-label studio album by the American rock band Jane's Addiction, released on August 23, 1988 through Warner Bros. Records.
Off the Map is a VHS and DVD released by the American alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2001, two years following the release of their seventh studio album, Californication.
Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López (born September 1, 1975) is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, writer, actor and film director.
Omnibus Press is the world’s largest specialist publisher of music-related books.
One Hot Minute is the sixth studio album by the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on September 12, 1995, on Warner Bros. Records.
The One Hot Minute Tour (also known as The Wild Tour) was a concert tour by the Red Hot Chili Peppers from 1995–1997 to support their album One Hot Minute.
An op-ed (originally short for "opposite the editorial page" although often taken to stand for "opinion editorial") is a written prose piece typically published by a newspaper or magazine which expresses the opinion of a named author usually not affiliated with the publication's editorial board.
The opioid epidemic or opioid crisis is the rapid increase in the use of prescription and non-prescription opioid drugs in the United States and Canada beginning in the late 1990s and continuing throughout the next two decades.
Oscilloscope (also known as Oscilloscope Laboratories) is an independent film company and distributor founded by Adam Yauch and former THINKFilm executive David Fenkel.
Oxycodone, sold under brand names such as Percocet and OxyContin among many others, is an opioid medication which is used for the relief of moderate to severe pain.
The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.
Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
Pay what you want (or PWYW) is a pricing strategy where buyers pay their desired amount for a given commodity, sometimes including zero.
Penelope Spheeris (born December 2, 1945 or 1946; sources differ) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter.
Peter Hayden Dinklage (born June 11, 1969) is an American actor and film producer.
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.
Pigface is an industrial music supergroup formed in 1990 by Martin Atkins and William Rieflin.
Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Condé Nast.
Pixar Animation Studios, commonly referred to as Pixar, is an American computer animation movie studio based in Emeryville, California that is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, owned by The Walt Disney Company.
Popworld (originally Planet Pop) was a British television programme that was broadcast on Channel 4 as part of the T4 strand, featuring pop news, trivia, gossip, interviews and music videos, as well as musical performances from contemporary artists.
Porno for Pyros were an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1992, following the break-up of Jane's Addiction.
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander.
Psycho is a 1998 American horror film produced and directed by Gus Van Sant for Universal Pictures and starring Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, William H. Macy and Anne Heche in leading and supporting roles.
A public service announcement (PSA), or public service ad, is a message in the public interest disseminated without charge, with the objective of raising awareness, changing public attitudes and behavior towards a social issue.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
ReAct Now: Music & Relief was a four-and-a-half-hour-long benefit concert which aired on September 10, 2005.
The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual rock music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American funk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983.
Frederick Jay "Rick" Rubin (born March 10, 1963) is an American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records.
River Jude Phoenix (né Bottom; August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and activist.
"Roadhouse Blues" is a rock song written by Jim Morrison and recorded by the American rock band The Doors.
Roadside Prophets is a 1992 American comedy film written and directed by Abbe Wool, featuring musicians John Doe of the L.A. punk band X, and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys with cameo appearances by, amongst others, Timothy Leary, Arlo Guthrie, David Carradine, Flea, an uncharacteristic performance by John Cusack as Caspar, a self-styled "Symbionese" rebel, and a very early film performance by Don Cheadle.
The Rock am Ring (German for "Rock at the Ring") and Rock im Park ("Rock in the Park") festivals are two simultaneous rock music festivals held annually.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll.
Rock the Vote is a non-profit organization, progressive-aligned group in the United States whose stated mission is "to engage and build the political power of young people." The organization was founded in 1990 by Virgin Records America Co-Chairman Jeff Ayeroff, to encourage young people to vote.
Rocket Juice & the Moon is the eponymously titled album by the supergroup of the same name, formed in 2008.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Rugrats Go Wild is a 2003 American animated comedy crossover film based on the Nickelodeon animated television series Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.
Runner's World is a globally circulated monthly magazine for runners of all skills sets, published by Rodale Inc. in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
Rush was a Canadian rock band comprising Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyrics).
San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
Santa Barbara (Spanish for "Saint Barbara") is the county seat of Santa Barbara County in the U.S. state of California.
Satellite Party was an alternative rock band formed by Jane's Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell following the break-up of Jane's Addiction in 2004.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
Scar Tissue is Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis's autobiography.
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.
Sheffield United Football Club is a professional association football club based in the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
Sheriff Callie's Wild West is an American/Canadian musical comedy series for preschool children.
Showtime is an American premium cable and satellite television network that serves as the flagship service of the Showtime Networks subsidiary of CBS Corporation, which also owns sister services The Movie Channel and Flix.
Silverlake Conservatory of Music is a nonprofit educational organization formed in California.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.
Siouxsie and the Banshees were an English rock band, formed in London in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin.
Anthony Ray (born August 12, 1963), better known by his stage name Sir Mix-a-Lot, is an American rapper and recording producer.
Slapping and popping are ways to produce percussive sounds on a double bass or bass guitar by bouncing strings against the fretboard.
Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), better known by his stage name Slash, is an English-American musician and songwriter.
Son in Law is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Steve Rash and starring Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino, Lane Smith, Cindy Pickett, Tiffani Thiessen, Patrick Renna, Dan Gauthier and Dennis Burkley.
The Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5 million athletes and Unified States Sports partners in 172 countries.
Adam Spiegel (born October 22, 1969), known professionally as Spike Jonze (pronounced "Jones"), is an American filmmaker, photographer, and actor, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television.
Stadium Arcadium is the ninth studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Staples Center, officially stylized as STAPLES Center, is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles.
Steven Adler (born Michael Coletti; January 22, 1965) is an American musician.
Stone Cold Rhymin is the debut album by rapper Young MC.
Stoned Immaculate: The Music of The Doors is a tribute album dedicated to The Doors.
Stranded is a 1987 American science fiction film directed by Tex Fuller, written by Alan Castle, and starring Ione Skye, Maureen O'Sullivan, Joe Morton, Susan Barnes, Cameron Dye and Michael Greene.
Style Wars is an American 1983 documentary film on hip hop culture and its American roots, directed by Tony Silver and produced in collaboration with Henry Chalfant.
Suburbia, also known as Rebel Streets and The Wild Side, is a 1984 film written and directed by Penelope Spheeris, and produced by Roger Corman, about suburban punks who run away from home.
The Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, takes place annually in Park City, Utah.
A supergroup is a music group whose members have successful solo careers or are part of other groups or well known in other musical professions.
In promotion and of advertising, a testimonial or show consists of a person's written or spoken statement extolling the virtue of a product.
The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Scott Kalvert, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, James Madio, and Mark Wahlberg.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Ben Stiller Show is the name of two sketch comedy television programs that aired on MTV from 1989 to 1990, and then on Fox from September 27, 1992 to January 17, 1993.
The Big Lebowski is a 1998 American crime comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.
The Blue Iguana is a 1988 crime film about a bounty hunter who is blackmailed into stopping the transfer of twenty million dollars from a Mexican tax paradise into the United States.
The Chase is a 1994 American action comedy film directed by Adam Rifkin and starring Charlie Sheen and Kristy Swanson, depicting a wrongfully-convicted man who kidnaps a wealthy heiress and leads police on a lengthy car chase in an attempt to escape prison.
The Crow: City of Angels is a 1996 American fantasy action film directed by Tim Pope.
The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976.
The Decline of Western Civilization III is a 1998 documentary film, directed by Penelope Spheeris, that chronicles the gutter punk lifestyle of homeless teenagers.
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and John Densmore on drums.
The Empyrean is the eighth solo album by John Frusciante, released worldwide on January 20, 2009 through Record Collection.
The Eraser is the debut solo album by Thom Yorke of the English alternative rock band Radiohead, released on 10 July 2006 on the independent label XL Recordings.
The Getaway is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released through Warner Bros. on June 17, 2016.
The Idiot Box is an American sketch comedy television series created by Alex Winter, Tom Stern and Tim Burns, which ran on MTV from 1990-1991.
The Lionhearts is an animated series from MGM that aired on Saturday and Sunday mornings in syndication from September 19 to December 12, 1998.
The Mars Volta was an American progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2001.
The Other F Word is a 2011 American documentary film directed by independent filmmaker Andrea Blaugrund Nevins.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers is the debut studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on August 10, 1984 on EMI Records.
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
The Smashing Pumpkins (or Smashing Pumpkins) are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States.
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan is the third studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on September 29, 1987 by EMI Records.
The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.
"The Widow" (sometimes titled "The Widow (I'll Never Sleep Alone)") is a song by The Mars Volta, from their second album Frances the Mute.
The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that originally aired on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2004.
The Wild Thornberrys Movie is a 2002 American animated adventure comedy-drama film based on The Wild Thornberrys television series.
Thomas Edward Yorke (born 7 October 1968) is an English musician and composer, and the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.
Thrashin, also known as Skate Gang, is a 1986 American skater drama film directed by David Winters, and stars Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, and featuring Pamela Gidley.
Tibetan Freedom Concert is the name given to a series of rock festivals held in North America, Europe and Asia from 1996 onwards to support the cause of Tibetan independence.
The Tibetan independence movement is a movement for the independence of Tibet and the political separation of Tibet from China.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Thomas Baptiste Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and political activist.
Tom Verlaine (born Thomas Miller, December 13, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the frontman of the New York City rock band Television.
Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor.
Tony Oladipo Allen (born 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris.
Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos, August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, and composer.
Tough Guys is a 1986 action comedy film directed by Jeff Kanew and starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Eli Wallach, Charles Durning, Dana Carvey (in his film debut) and Darlanne Fluegel.
Transcendental Meditation (TM) refers to a specific form of silent mantra meditation called the Transcendental Meditation technique, and less commonly to the organizations that constitute the Transcendental Meditation movement.
Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws (born 27 January 1968), better known by his stage name Tricky, is an English record producer, vocalist, and musician.
A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles.
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States.
The University of Southern California (USC or SC) is a private research university in Los Angeles, California.
The Utah Jazz are an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
VH1 (originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American cable and satellite television network based in New York City operated by the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom.
The Vote for Change tour was a politically motivated American popular music concert tour that took place in October 2004.
The VPRO (originally an acronym for Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, or "Liberal Protestant Radio Broadcasting Corporation") was established in the Netherlands in 1926 as a religious broadcasting organization.
Warren William Zevon (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
What Is This (known prior to 1980 as Anthym) was a rock band that originated in Fairfax High School in California and would play numerous shows along the coast of California.
"Who Was in My Room Last Night?" is the opening track from American alternative rock band Butthole Surfers' sixth album, Independent Worm Saloon.
Wicked is the first single from rapper Ice Cube's third studio album The Predator.
Woodstock '94 was a music festival organized in 1994 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival of 1969.
Woodstock '99 (also called Woodstock 1999), held between July 22 and 25, 1999, was the second large-scale music festival (after Woodstock '94) that attempted to emulate the original Woodstock festival of 1969.
XL Recordings is a British independent record label founded in 1989 by Richard Russell, Tim Palmer and Nick Halkes.
Yoga (Sanskrit, योगः) is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India.
"You Oughta Know" is a song by Canadian-American singer Alanis Morissette, released as the lead single from her third studio album, Jagged Little Pill (1995) on July 7, 1995.
Marvin Young (born May 10, 1967), better known by his stage name Young M.C., is an English-born American singer, rapper and actor.