Pepper & The Wine Boss Make Their No Shame Chardonnay Available

Since 2017, Pepper has been making award-winning wine with their partner, Thomas Booth aka The Wine Boss of Paseo Robles, CA, as they look to add to that success with the drop of another Pepper wine, the No Shame Chardonnay. Pepper guitarist/vocalist, Kaleo Wassman, tells The Pier: “We didn’t want to just license our name […]

Chali 2na Talks Being In A Movie with Drew Barrymore

In the 90’s, painter and rappper Chali 2na was making a name for himself across two separate musical platforms; He was a rapper in a hip-hop group called Jurassic 5 as well as the Latin, hip-hop, rock band known as Ozomatli. Playing shows around LA for the latter is what lead to him being side-by-side […]

Elvis Costello’s 1977 Reggae-Rock Hit: “Watching The Detectives”

On October 14th, 1977, Elvis Costello released a reggae-rock song called “Watching The Detectives.” The song came out 3 months after his debut album, My Aim Is True, becoming his first hit single on any national chart. Declan Patrick MacManus, better known as Elvis Costello, is a Grammy award winning English singer-songwriter. His debut album […]

311 to StreamSystem Their First 3 Albums From The Hive Studio

With a global pandemic grounding the touring music scene since March, bands have turned to live-streaming their music online. Add 311 to that list who’s last official performance took place in Las Vegas, NV over their infamous 311 Day Weekend that concluded right at the start of the touring music community shutting down due to […]

Producer Jungle Josh Recalls Meeting Eddie Van Halen

When word came down on October 6th, 2020 that Eddie Van Halen had passed away at the age of 65, stories came flooding in from folks remembering their time with the guitar legend. Producer Josh Barlow, aka Jungle Josh, not only met Eddie Van Halen, but got to record music at Eddie’s home studio in […]

Benched Pepper Song Gets Remixed & Released via Sabotage Soundsystem

In 2006, Pepper released an 18-track record titled, No Shame. A certain song was benched from the U.S. release of that album and now Kaleo’s side-project, Sabotage Soundsystem, dropped a Naughty Don remix of it on Aug 26th via Law Records. If you didn’t already know, Sabotage Soundsystem is a side project started by Pepper […]

How DENM Met The Dirty Heads

There’s a rising artist on the brink of undeniable momentum as his name slowly spreads across music discussions with his blend of alternative Reggae, Hip Hop & Pop. We’re talking about DENM who has a debut album we’re highly anticipating, but not before co-producing new material for the Dirty Heads. [Article Updated 5/15/21] While currently […]

Toots Hibbert’s Petition Launched for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert is a reggae legend, having coined the term Reggae with the release of his 1968 song “Do The Reggay”. His untimely passing came on 9/11/2020, exactly two weeks after releasing his final album, “Got To Be Tough.” Now, a petition has been launched requesting signatures for his induction into the Rock & […]