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Danny (Shredder) Weizmann

Danny (Shredder)  Weizmann

As both 'Shredder' and Danny Weizmann, this former teen scribe was a key writer on the West Coast punk and Paisley Underground scenes of the early '80s, writing for FLIPSIDE, the L.A. WEEKLY, and other magazines. His writing also appears in the books DRINKING WITH BUKOWSKI, TOO COOL, HARDCORE CALIFORNIA, and ZINEMANIA. He is currently working on his first novel.

Danny Weizmann

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The Beastie Boys: Boogie and the Beast: Mike D, MCA and King Ad-Rock on U2, Aunt Bea and the Ozone

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, L.A. Weekly, September 1989

"REAL LIFE is much stranger than fiction, man." Mike D speaks from the turntables in the den of King Ad-Rock's Hollywood apartment. He haphazardly scratches ...

Black Flag: SST Records: Working Muscles, Packaged Wallop

Report and Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, L.A. Weekly, September 1986

YOU COULD SAY this is the darkest Dark Age the music world has seen yet, what with commercial radio more dead than death itself and ...

The Blasters

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, Flipside, 1982

YOU'RE PROBABLY thinking "Why the Blasters' guitarist Dave Alvin and bassist John Bazz in Flipside?" I, Shredder, am thinking "Why not?". They're just an aspiring ...

Circle Jerks: Real Men Don't Paint Themselves Into Corners: The Circle Jerks Story

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, L.A. Weekly, January 1984

It probably isn't very easy to be the Circle Jerks. What with all the jaded Angelenos pulling their pinkies out of their pupiks every waking ...

Fear

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, Rag In Chains, 1982

FEAR were interviewed by Shredder & Grant Miller a while back, before Fear were on Saturday Night Live. Fear has been a major band in ...

Fishbone = mc2

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, L.A. Weekly, May 1985

Al Einstein, man? He had it all wrong! E isn’t the thing that equals mc2. Fishbone’s riding high off a self-titled cbs ep, rocking down ...

The Gun Club: Gun Club: Idiot Savants In a Cruel and Unusual World

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, L.A. Weekly, August 1984

You know... IDIOT SAVANTS. Those people who can’t complete a simple sentence or add two and two but effortlessly create anatomically PERFECT works of art. ...

The Gun Club

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, Flipside, 1981

THE GUN CLUB don’t give a shit. Born and bred under the scorching suns of Dallas, El Paso and (yuk yuk) Los Angeles, rifle in ...

Leaving Trains: Six Articles In Search Of Leaving Trains

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, L.A. Weekly, February 1984

CHUGGACCHUGGACHUGGA CHOOCHOO: Y' know, this rock & roll critic stuff is not nearly what I bargained for. Here I am with about five, ...

Traci Lords: Techno Queen of Melrose Place: Traci Lords

Report and Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, LA Reader, April 1995

Seven years ago, Traci Lords was an underage Porn Queen. Now she's America's Girl Next Door. ...

Madonna: A Madonna Discography: The First Decade

Guide by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, L.A. Weekly, 1990

THE ABBREVIATED HISTORY of music: first some guy banged on a rock in a cave somewhere: later there was Missing Persons, and now there’s Madonna. ...

Malcolm McLaren: Deep in Vogue: Macolm McLaren Looses Another Musical Mutant

Review and Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, L.A. Weekly, September 1989

What time did you wake up today? Six in the morning? Ten? Noon (you lazy good-for-nothing)? Sometime while you were sleeping, probably dreaming about the ...

Malcolm McLaren: Building Better Bandwagons

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, L.A. Weekly, March 1985

Me on Malcolm: Just in case you’ve been on Pluto or in Fresno for the last eight years, Malcolm McLaren is news with a capital ...

The Middle Class: Middle Class

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, Flipside, 1981

MIDDLE CLASS were interviewed at Argos Coffee Place in Hollywood. Bassist Mike Patton, singer Jeff and drummer Mat were present – and me, Shredder... ...

The Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Pose Nude In Public...

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, L.A. Weekly, 1984

THERE WAS gonna be a free newfangled video-disc taped to the cover of this Weekly . Yes, we music critters in the business (we in ...

Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs: Pig Music For Beer People: Top Jimmy

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, Flipside, 1981

(Top Jimmy speaks out on the issues) – on his band, THE RHYTHM PIGS...TJ: Who’s in the band? Uh, dig the pig, Carlos Guitarlos, and ...

X’s Exene

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, Rag In Chains, April 1981

Shredder: Tell me what it’s like being the number one band around. ...

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L.A. Punk

Book Excerpt by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, 'Hardcore California', 1983

IN 1978 THE suburbs of Los Angeles (Anaheim, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Redondo Beach etc.) were still a home for Disneyland, Movieland Wax Museum ...

Penelope Spheeris

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, Flipside, 1982

PENELOPE SPHEERIS is the director of the now quite old L.A. punk film The Decline Of Western Civilization, and she turns out to be a ...

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