March 2, 2005
Mark R. Madler The Burbank-based guitarist of a popular heavy metal band remains in an Orange County jail after his arrest for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. Tod R. Salvador, 39, of Burbank, appeared in Orange County Central Court Monday to plead not guilty to one count of committing a lewd act with a child. "We anticipate he will go through the justice system here in California and then subsequently be extradited to New Jersey," said Jon Fleischman, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
March 13, 2004
Tim Willert From a young age, Randy Rhoads knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. By the time he entered John Muir Middle School, Rhoads and his electric guitar were joined at the hip. "He wouldn't go anyplace without that guitar," recalled his mother, Dolores. "If we went on a vacation, we certainly went with the guitar." Rhoads would grow into a reluctant rock star, one who didn't exactly fit the heavy metal mold of the 1970s and early 1980s.
April 18, 2009
If you?re like me and your ideal Saturday night is spent watching ?That Metal Show? and ?Metal Mania? on VH1 Classic, then I?ve got the movie for you ? the rocking new release ?Anvil: The Story of Anvil.? Fans of heavy metal and offbeat documentaries will demand an encore when the 90-minute film ends, but everyone else will appreciate this unique new release. When Robb Reiner and Steve ?Lips? Kudlow were 14, growing up in Canada, they created a band called Anvil and vowed to become mammoth rock stars and live life by their own terms.
January 14, 2009
An exhibition of historical coins, bronze and marble sculptures and paintings has just opened at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale. The unifying element of these American and European artists’ works is that this eclectic mix is part of the Forest Lawn permanent collection, said Joan Adan, exhibit designer and curator. “It’s showcasing Forest Lawn’s fine art in its paintings, sculpture, and ancient and world coins,” she said. James Eaton, father of Forest Lawn founder Hubert Eaton, collected the items, Adan said.
August 29, 2012
The bassist of the heavy metal band Dio was arrested in Burbank Tuesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after crashing into another vehicle, police said. Bassist Jimmy Bain was making a left out of the Fry's Home Electronics store parking lot on to westbound Vanowen Street, near Hollywood Way, about 9 p.m. when he pulled his 1995 green Toyota Camry out in front another vehicle, causing the collision, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. Police officers conducted a field sobriety test, but Bain “failed to satisfactorily pass it,” Ryburn added.
August 12, 2009
There is no music scene in Los Angeles, says Stone Heavy Sound co-owner and musician Juan Suarez. To that end, Stone Heavy Sound recording studio, at 517 S. Victory Blvd. in Burbank, recently opened with the goal of not only providing a place where bands can record and post-produce their material, but also creating a place where those bands can become “part of a scene and kind of tie it together,” Suarez said. “Even in Hollywood, it’s a small community of artists, but there’s no real scene.
June 16, 2012
When rock 'n' roll singer Jimmy Angel hits the stage at the Smoke House restaurant on Saturday, it will be just another stop along a decidedly tumultuous five-decade career path. Angel, who specializes in a mixture of retro-1950s big beat and fiery Memphis soul, has performed from the Tokyo Dome to Las Vegas showrooms to Manhattan's famed Copacabana - where he appeared no less than 39 times. Angel, now 77 but as clear-eyed and energetic as a man half that age, had a unique ace-in-the-hole throughout his early career: He was a close protege of Mafia don Joe Colombo, a Profaci family enforcer who rose from the ranks to become head of that crime organization in 1962.
January 17, 2004
Jackson Bell About half of the city businesses being investigated by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board meet state standards for acceptable levels of chromium 6, officials said. Board officials have determined that 53 businesses in Burbank meet the state's required level of 50 parts per billion or less of chromium in ground water. Another 57 businesses are undergoing further studies, officials said. Chromium 6, a known carcinogen, is a heavy metal compound used by platers and other industrial businesses dating back to World War II. The contaminant can seep through soil into water supplies while in acid form.
August 27, 2012
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has concluded an investigation into contamination on the site of the Walt Disney Studios, a senior board official said. The agency's decision comes a day after The Times reported the board, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , was investigating whether a vintage air conditioning system and cooling towers at Disney were the source of groundwater and soil contamination from chromium 6, a cancer -causing heavy metal.
August 31, 2012
The former bassist of the heavy metal band Dio was arrested in Burbank Tuesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after crashing into another vehicle, police said. Bassist Jimmy Bain was making a left turn out of the Fry's Home Electronics store parking lot onto westbound Vanowen Street, near Hollywood Way, at about 9 p.m. when he pulled his 1995 green Toyota Camry out in front another vehicle, causing the collision, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. Police officers conducted a field sobriety test, but Bain “failed to satisfactorily pass it,” Ryburn added.