Herb Alpert and Lani Hall have been married for forty-three years, and are still a very cute couple. They give PDA at every opportunity, even in the music videos projected on the big screen behind them. They each talk about how great the other one is.Â Every time I’ve seen them in the past has been in the presence of Sergio Mendes, who employed Hall as his lead singer in Brazil 66 at the time they were signed to Alpert’s A&M Records.
The full name of the outfit that is currently on tour to promote the 40th anniversary of the rather excellent record album Young, Loud and Snotty, is “Dead Boys Featuring Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz.” Of course there is no true reunion possible given the premature departure of Stiv Bator from the planet. Chrome and Blitz have gone full “Ripper” Owens and installed the lead singer of a Dead Boys tribute band as their singer.
Here in LA, “festival season” is practically year-round — we just take a little break between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. We can’t think of a better way to send out 2017 than the inaugural Tropicalia Music & Taco Festival, happening this Saturday at the Queen Mary. It’s a truly diverse and exciting lineup that promises booty-shaking good times.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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