Interview with Matthew Fahey AKA ‘Ricky Schwartz’ from MTV’s ‘Awkward.’

If you watched the hilarious new scripted series “Awkward.” on MTV, then you most certainly remember “Ricky Schwartz” (Matthew Fahey), the clarinet playing band geek with game…In real life, however, Matthew Fahey is a multi-talented hottie who acts, has his own production company, raps and does photography. Who knew?!

Nikki Sixx’s “This Is Gonna Hurt” debuts at #4 on the NYT Bestseller List!

“This is Gonna Hurt: Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx” (William Morrow) debuts at #4 on the New York Times Bestseller list while Sixx:A.M.’s single “Lies of the Beautiful People” comes in at #5 at rock radio.

Apr 2010: IN THE LIFE “The Nature of Hate”

As has been the case for many social and political minorities in our country, the LGBT community confronts a media landscape effective in spreading misinformation about it. The most radical voices claim that gay and lesbian people are a threat to children, our country, even our way of life. But what many don’t realize is that these messages, crafted by a well-resourced media machine, not only inspire bias, but intense hate against LGBT people—hate often leading to violence. In our lead segment, we look at hate-speech and whether, in a nation lacking legal protections for LGBT people, it incites violence against the LGBT community.

Bill Hale photo book “Metallica: The Club Dayz 1982-84” released

Metallica: The Club Dayz 1982-1984 is a collection of photographs of the legendary rock band Metallica that were shot by renown metal photographer Bill Hale during the band’s formative years in the Bay Area club circuit between 1982 and 1984.