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EVERYBODY LOVES RODNEY BINGENHEIMER

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Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Rodney Bingenheimer is an American radio disc jockey who was on the Los Angeles rock station KROQ. He joined SiriusXM’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage on July 16, 2017. He is notable for helping numerous bands become successful in the American market. His contribution to the music business has been described as important. He developed a reputation for being the first American D.J. to identify new artists and play “edgy new bands” such as Blondie, the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, Van Halen, Guns N’ Roses, Duran Duran, The Cure, Joan Jett, Hole, Symbol Six, No Doubt, Blur, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The Bangles, X, Germs and many others.
He once managed a L.A. nightclub called Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco in the early seventies.
He was the subject of a documentary by late filmmaker George Hickenlooper titled Mayor of the Sunset Strip which told the story of a groupie-turned-kingmaker with a knack for making friends in the music industry. He was described as a “famous groupie, now respectable” by Mick Jagger and he has numerous high-profile friends. In 2007, he was honored with the 2,330th star on Hollywood Boulevard.

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

Everybody loves Rodney Bingenheimer disc jockey at KROQ

 

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ADDICTION AND HOMELESSNESS: PATTY SCHEMEL LIFE AS THE DRUMMER FOR HOLE

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Addiction And Homelessness: Patty Schemel Life As The Drummer For Hole

Patty Schemel on living with Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, ending up homeless and overcoming addiction
A lot of people wish they could’ve been a fly on the wall during the 90s grunge scene. Patty Schemel lived it. As the drummer for Hole, Schemel spent years on the road with Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, and documented both their musical and their personal experiences together.
“I got a video camera for Christmas, and I just took it on the road with me,” Schemel explains. “I would just film stuff, and then when we were playing shows I would just hand it to somebody on the side of the stage and they would film the shows.”
That footage came in handy for Hit So Hard, a 2011 documentary that retold Schemel’s harrowing experiences with addiction, alcoholism, and homelessness. She chronicled the darkest moments of her journey and her recovery, and how she came out the other side as a musician, wife, mother, and teacher. After the documentary’s release, Schemel thought she was done telling her story – until she was approached by a publisher. She initially resisted, not considering herself a writer, but after being connected to author and literary agent Erin Hosier, Schemel was able to revisit the heavier moments of her life and approach it with a newfound perspective.

Addiction And Homelessness: Patty Schemel Life As The Drummer For Hole

Addiction And Homelessness: Patty Schemel Life As The Drummer For Hole

Addiction And Homelessness: Patty Schemel Life As The Drummer For Hole

Addiction And Homelessness: Patty Schemel Life As The Drummer For Hole

Addiction And Homelessness: Patty Schemel Life As The Drummer For Hole

Addiction And Homelessness: Patty Schemel Life As The Drummer For Hole

Addiction And Homelessness: Patty Schemel Life As The Drummer For Hole

Addiction And Homelessness: Patty Schemel Life As The Drummer For Hole

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