19 years ago today: The death of guitar legend & club owner Dimebag Darrell

Editor's note: This article was originally published in ED Magazine (formerly ED's Club Bulletin) in the January 2005 issue, following the on-stage murder of legendary Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Abbott and his brother,...

Pleasant surprises and pending celebrations

(Note: This story appears in the September 2022 issue of ED Magazine) I was in the Celebrity Ballroom inside Planet Hollywood, getting a laptop connected to our LCD projector for the EXPO’s first seminar on Tuesday...

Publisher’s Note: Nothin’ but a good time … and some spaghetti

(Note: This story appears in the July 2022 issue of ED Magazine) ED Publications Publisher Dave Manack outlines how Uncle Buck’s Boobie Bungalow incorporated a food-based shenanigan to provide an experience for its customers.  I have...

Publisher’s Note: Crash course in brain surgery

(Note: This story appears in the May 2022 issue of ED Magazine) Back in 1987, all of us die-hard Metallica fans were chomping at the bit for new material on the heels of their magnum...

Publisher’s Note: A new era for the bushy-haired kid

(Note: This story appears in the March 2022 issue of ED Magazine) A few ED staffers (Kris, Kevin and Danika) and I recently took a drive over to our storage unit, where we have boxes...

Small-town club owners can have a big-time impact

(Note: This story appears in the July 2021 issue of ED Magazine) For any ED staffer or long-time convention attendee, it’s inevitable that each new EXPO will bring back memories of previous EXPOs. There are...

Larry Flynt: Celebrating the life of a First Amendment hero

(Note: This story appears in the brand new March 2021 issue of ED Magazine) With the exception of the year (2011) that my son was born a month prematurely, I have been to or have...

From the desk of Dave: It’s always darkest before the dawn

  My father is 82 years young. I’m sure a lot of people feel “blessed” when a parent lives to be that age, but for my dad, it’s almost a miracle. Back in 2007, he...

An Xmas note from the editor

  A confession of sorts: I’m a horror fanatic. It’s almost an addiction, actually, but not one I’m particularly concerned about. As such, I was more excited than I had any right to be when...

Strip clubs & PC run amok: An Xmas Editor’s Note

  (Photo: ED's 2018 Entertainer of the Year Natasha Nova; photo by Alfonso Moreno of Mad Creativity) As I’m writing this article, I’m listening to holiday music and getting “festive” as the ED staff is celebrating...

A new website … and ass tattoos

I'm certainly not “sleeved out,” but I do have my share of tattoos. I got my first piece at a place called Sharky’s in Manhattan Beach, California, back in August of 1993 (it’s on...

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