When Playboy called to say Crystal Harris and Anna Sophia Berglund were available to appear in this year’s Buyer’s Guide, I heard them loud and clear. Anna was Playboy’s Miss January 2011, while Crystal was Miss December 2009 and — when we set out to create this guide — the bride-to-be of Hugh Hefner.
Anyone who is familiar with British rock knows all too well the antics of the Gallagher brothers, Liam and Noel. Their love/hate relationship made for great music and press during Oasis' 18-year run. But in August 2009, the brothers called it quits, and Beady Eye was born. Their debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding, was released in February.
When I got home last Friday night, I informed my 16-year-old son, Kane, that our favorite viking-sized guitar hero, Zakk Wylde, was putting out a book in September. While I can’t say for certain that Zakk has ever actually put pen to paper, there is no doubt that the contents are 100 percent Wylde.
Last month, Dave Depper, a Beatles-loving sideman and multi-instrumentalist who's seriously hooked into the Portland, Oregon, music scene, released The Ram Project, his own version of Paul and Linda McCartney's celebrated 1971 album, Ram.