Barely 30 seconds in and Pamela Des Barres has not so much name-dropped as chucked her diary on the table. I compliment the author of I’m With the Band – one of the all-time classic rock’n’roll memoirs – on her ornate necklace, and she says it used to belong to Psycho actor Janet Leigh. When I ask if she still has the jewellery gifted to her by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, she replies, bereft: “No, it was stolen, by a kleptomaniac married to one of the Beach Boys.”
Then, as we scan the menu in the rapidly busying Friday night dining room of an in-crowd Hollywood hotel, I idly enquire as to her dietary habits. “I haven’t eaten red meat for 45 years. I went with Don Johnson, one of my dudes,” she says of the then-future star of Miami Vice, “to the first vegetarian restaurant in LA. And I saw on the back of the menu how we get the red meat. And I was so appalled that I stopped that day.”
I’m With the Band, the classic confessional of Des Barres’s sexual and romantic escapades with a cacophony of rock stars, is republished in a 30th anniversary edition this month. In bracing detail, the woman born Pamela Miller in Reseda, California, details her high jinks on the Sunset Strip of late-60s and early-70s Los Angeles.
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Ok, I’m pushing 70 and I’m doing pretty well. I was thinking earlier today, when I couldn’t sleep – look at this stuff I’m still doing! It’s pretty amazing, when I remember what I tried to imagine myself as at 70, it certainly wasn’t this. I’m very single and I’d like to meet someone who can deal with me. It takes a strong guy, really, someone pretty fearless.
The things that happen in I’m With The Band aren’t ‘now’, and people don’t quite understand that. I wanted to be there. And so people have got quite bored with my answers when they ask about consent and #MeToo, because they’re looking for some kind of new scandal. And it wasn’t like that for me. Someone the other day pointed out about Noel Redding leaving me downstairs – well, these things happen! He forgot, he was so stoned he forgot I was even down there. But, of course because I was young I took it very personally. I didn’t hold back in the book, I don’t hide disappointment. Everybody in this world has relationships that fall apart.
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MICK Jagger has got “big stones” in his pants. A former groupie has lifted the lid on her sex romps with him.
And she claims that far from “getting no satisfaction”, like The Rolling Stones hit, he was a real stud between the sheets.
Pamela Des Barres, right, said: “He has huge b***s.
“We made love for hours. I was dizzy. Mick personifies sex.”
Pamela, 69, who has also had flings with Jimmy Page, Don Johnson and Woody Allen as well as the late Keith Moon and Jim Morrison, has revealed all in a memoir called I’m With The Band.
It is now set to be turned into a movie.
And she would love to see One Direction star Harry Styles playing Jagger.
Pamela said: “He has the look. Harry would be perfect.”
She also told how girls still write to her asking how to meet idols.
Pamela said: “I get e-mails from young girls who are like ‘How can I get near Jimmy Page?’
“They are 17. And he is 60 years older but it does not matter to them.”
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Just don’t call them a nostalgia band! We sat down with Arrow De WIlde and the boys from LA buzz band, and this year’s SXSW Grulke Prize winners ‘Starcrawler’ to talk about the young group’s musical influences, putting out an analog recorded album with producer Ryan Adams, their crazy fans and much more!
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British singer-songwriter Frank Turner talks us through the inspirations and influences behind his latest solo album Be More Kind, trying to unite using a campaign slogan that has divided a nation, as well as the countless other projects which he always has on the go. Frank was one of this year’s SXSW artist highlights for sure.
We’re so excited, and so proud of Miss P for creating buzz for “I’m With The Band” all over again. Well done! Check out this coverage in Page Six! (though let’s be honest… she didn’t really lose her chance to sleep with Mick!)
Mick Jagger spent a sad night alone after the tragic Altamont Festival in 1969 because Pamela Des Barres mistakenly thought he was planning a threesome with her and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas.
Des Barres wrote about that mournful night at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel in her best-selling memoir “I’m With the Band.”
Now the legendary groupie, in her debut column for PleaseKillMe.com, out Tuesday, reveals how badly she was confused after four people died on what has been called “rock’s darkest day” and “the end of innocence.”
Des Barres said she wasn’t interested in a three-way. “As pretty and charming as Michelle Phillips was, I’m an old-fashioned, one-on-one bona fide romantic.”
Two decades later, when the two bumped into each other at a club, Phillips told her: “I was with Gram Parsons that night, not Mick Jagger.” (Parsons, of the Flying Burrito Brothers, fatally OD’d in 1973.)
“Before I could stutter an apology, she stood, slid her chair back and disappeared into the trendy crowd, leaving me soaking in the horror of my youthful mistake.”
Some Rock History for ya… Today in 1983 (ahem 35 years ago) U2 released their 3rd studio album War. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, the album is regarded as their first overtly political album with ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ and ‘New Year’s Day.’ War became the band’s first #1 album in the UK—knocking Michael Jackson’s Thriller from the top spot.
It’s 2018 and we must acknowledge that race barriers sadly exist for too many Americans. Today in 1961 #Motown released its first million-seller. #ShopAround by #TheMiracles. Talk about breaking cultural barriers. Amazing achievement. I almost didn’t post this cause I didn’t want the importance to sound contrived—me being a white guy posting during #BlackHistoryMonth. But I happen to love #SmokeyRobinson. And I’ve had the pleasure of working with him. This anniversary deserves acknowledgment.
LocoDistro has got a lot planned for #SXSW this year—and we’re #thrilled to be doing it with @Live4everMedia who never cease to amaze in terms of “who to watch” each year. Stay tuned because some very special announcements will be made!
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In honor of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win earlier this week (and the Grammys last week) we’re gonna kick off the weekend with a Philly-born Grammy-winning legend—DJ Jazzy Jeff. Born in Philly, winner of HipHop’s first Grammy (for 1989’s ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’) and legit creator of Turntablism’s game-changing Transform scratch—DJ Jazzy Jeff is still so good that Hollywood went to him to perform all the scratching in the feature film ‘Straight Outta Compton.’
This set is almost three years old—but so damn good. Hosted by collaborator and MC, Dayne Jordan, here is DJ Jazzy Jeff performing a tribute to the late-great J. Dilla from Johnny Brenda’s on N. Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia, PA.
Happy Friday. And you’re welcome!