Amy Haben

LEONARD COHEN’S FINAL MASTERPIECE WAS HIS PARTING GIFT

Leonard Cohen wasn't a regular at his local temple. He admittedly had moments of grace with a higher force but he lived much of his life as most of us do. He smoke, drank, and famously enjoyed the pleasures of the flesh. You could say he was a humanist whose higher power was love. Leonard practiced Zen Buddhism in Mount Baldy but always considered himself Jewish. He kept the practice of humility with him always. The people's poet, whether you knew him or not, his passing most likely pained you as if he was family. Even Bob Dylan had called the 82 year old musician, "No. 1 to my zero." ...
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SSHH WITH BLONDIE AND SEX PISTOLS MEMBERS BENEFIT GIG!

It's just another Tuesday night in the Tribeca area of New York City. As I enter The Roxy Hotel's toasty Django Bar, I see a room full of familiar faces. Littered across the intimate space were a gaggle of elite rockers known to swim in the same circles as the uninhibited downtown crowd. Rock photographer's Bob Gruen and Mick Rock, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, Bob Bert of Lydia Lunch's Retrovirus, David Johansen, Chris Franz of the Talking Heads, among other notables....
Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

GILLIAN MCCAIN AND LEGS MCNEIL ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF PLEASE KILL ME! (DOWNTOWN MAGAZINE NYC)

As authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History Of Punk, Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil influenced a lot of people on several levels. Now regarded as the best-selling book on punk rock of all time, Please Kill Me first and foremost described what the heyday of the New York City punk scene was like as according to people that were around it. It cleared up myths about key players in the scene, and also helped readers pick up on some of the era’s underappreciated characters. ...
Amy Haben

Amy Haben

Growing up in the wild So Cal punk scene formed Amy's aesthetic and broadened her horizons. At the age of 23, she hit NYC nightlife, working at music venues, bartending, and writing about all of her adventures along the way. Amy is currently creative director of an East Village rock & roll club, DJ, and contributor for PKM