Greetings followers of the Rock Subculture Journal! So I have big news today (with the official press release copied further below)… I am as of today working full-time for Julien’s Auctions as their Director of Marketing, New Media, and Contemporary Pop Culture. I am very excited about my new career with Julien’s and my future plans with the company. For those that do not follow the auction house and collecting art market world, Julien’s Auctions is the premiere auction house in the world featuring Rock ‘N’ Roll memorabilia, such as stage and studio used guitars and other instruments, wardrobe, and other memorabilia. They also specialize in Hollywood, Street Art/Contemporary Art, and Sports memorabilia. I’ve been working with Julien’s for many years as a consultant, and I’m thrilled to be taking on a much bigger role with the company. [Read more…]
2017 is a big year for Depeche Mode. The band has released their 14th studio album, Spirit, and they embarking on their latest world tour this year. However, DM are doing something really interesting this year – inviting fans to apply for an opportunity to takeover their official Facebook page for one day, with plans to do this for one full year with a different fan featured each day. Well, I was surprised to learn I was selected to do this, so I thought I would publish this supplemental feature for fans who make their way over to my Rock Subculture website… [Read more…]
“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 Fame band gave away tickets to the intimate 1,463 capacity concert venue during their Comic Con Hall H appearance earlier in the day (and funny enough, Hall H accommodates a much larger crowd of around 7,000. I know from picking up my own ticket at the special will call earlier in the day that many Fan Club members were also in attendance, so it was a pretty great energy from the crowd. Though the show was not too long (they came on an hour late at about 11 PM and finished up well before 12:30 AM), it was a fairly relentless onslaught of the metal music fans came to hear.