ROCKERSA photographic installation by Bob Gruen opens April 24, 2008 at Morrison Hotel Gallery – Bowery, New York, NY.

INDEPENDENT TRUCK CO. 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR – May 23- July 4, 2008 – featuring Steve Alba, Adam Alfaro, Brian Anderson, Kenny Anderson, Sammy Baca, Steve Caballero, John Cardiel, Chet Childress, Andrew Currie, Dustin Dollin, Dan Drehobl, Fred Gall, David Gravette, Jeff Grosso, Tommy Guerrero, Emmanuel Guzman, Chris Haslam, Omar Hassan, Peter Hewitt, Sam Hitz, Alex Horn, Christian Hosoi, Rick Howard, Lizard King, Eric Koston, Bucky Lasek, Matt Mumford, Darren Navarrette, Steve Nesser, Alex Olson, Al Partanen, Duane Peters, Andrew Reynolds, Geoff Rowley, Omar Salazar, Max Schaaf, Ryan Sheckler, Slash, Spanky, Remy Stratton, Braydon Szafranski, Grant Taylor, Tosh Townend, Chris Troy, Tony Trujillo, Anthony Van Engelen, Danny Way… For locations and info go to

VANS – CATCH THE BUS TOUR 2008 – Steve Van Doren, Geoff Rowley and Johnny Layton and the crew are on the road April 2-27, 2008. For tour dates visit

VANS SKATEPARK AT THE BLOCK AT ORANGE GETS FACELIFT AS PARK HEADS INTO TENTH YEAR – After almost 10 great years at The Block at Orange, the Vans Skatepark is getting a much-needed facelift to nearly every inch of skateable park terrain. The remodel, which will begin April 7th, includes an entirely new, plaza-inspired layout that will meet the demands of today’s ever-progressing street skater. Exciting additions to the new street course include a massive 80-foot mini ramp, as well as a large viewing area for the public, both of which will be constructed out of the current Vert ramp structure. This new layout will open up an additional 3,000 square feet the the street course area and create opportunities for Vans to host special events and varied skate contests in addition to the Pro-tec Pool Party. The new course will be built by Team Pain Skate Parks, the highly-respected and skater-owned company out of Florida that specializes in custom skate parks and structures. The new park will be completed in time for the 4th annual Pro-tec Pool Party which will be held May 17th at the park’s famed replica Combi Bowl. The Vans Skatepark will remain open throughout the remodel. The reconstruction will be rolled out in phases throughout the next month with various sections slated to remain open to the public. Vans encourages those interested in skating to call the park ahead of time for updated information on course section closures. The Vans Skatepark at The Block is located at 20 City Boulevard West Bldg A – Suite #2 Orange, CA 92868. For more information on Vans and Vans skateparks, visit

13TH ANNUAL BASIC BOWL CONTEST and BBQ – SATURDAY APRIL 26, 2008 – For 13 years, hundreds of participants gather in a backyard style setting to take part in one of a kind event located in Huntington Beach, CA. Professionals and amateurs battle it out in this clover-shaped bowl for money and prizes. Announced by Dave Duncan. Groms warm up at 9am to 10am. Grom contest from 10am – 11am. Ams contest 12pm to 1pm. Ladies 2pm. Masters 3pm. Pros 4pm. All comps are jam session style with warm up prior to heat. Sponsorships are available. Contact info 714-308-3971.

ALL NATIONS SKATE JAM 2008 – NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OF NATIVE AMERICAN SKATEBOARDING ARRIVES at Los Altos Skatepark in Albuquerque, NM on Sunday April 27, 2008. Occurring during the same weekend as the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, All Nations attracts the best Native and non-Native skaters from around the country. All Nations is an all day, family oriented event with Native food and craft vendors as well as music from Indian Country’s top rock, hip-hop and folk musicians. Native skateboard companies such as Wounded Knee Skateboards, 4-Wheel Warpony, and Full Blood Skates will be there along with Harder’s Native Skates. Vans Shoes’ skate legends Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi will be in attendance as well as Alva Skates heroes Bill Danforth and Jim Murphy. All four are known for their commitment to helping youth through innovative skate programs. Los Altos Skatepark is located at 10140 Lomas Boulevard NE, directly east of the University of New Mexico and right across the street from the Los Altos Golf Club. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. for registration; the contest begins at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until 9:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. There is a $2.00 admission fee for all Adults; Seniors and Students pay $1.00. Kids under 6 are free. The registration fee for all skaters is $5 – all skaters must be registered to skate. Contact: Todd Harder 517-605-9319 or

April 5 – SoCal Contest #4 – vert, bowl, mini ramp @ Chula Vista Skatepark, Chula Vista, CA. April 6 – SoCal Contest #4 – street @ Chula Vista Skatepark, Chula Vista, CA. April 12 – CASL Mini Ramp Contest @ Long Beach, CA. April 26 – CASL NorCal Street and Bowl Contest @ Cameron Park, CA

FDR UPDATE – The Sean Miller memorial vert ramp at FDR is finally getting a much needed overhaul. Thanks Carlos! A stand-alone peanut pool is also in the works. Buy a benefit shirt to help the project along. 15 bucks. Email Bryan Lathrop at for details.

WILDERNESS BOWL R.I.P. – ‘Santa Barbara’s premiere pond, the Wilderness Bowl, ceased to exist this 9th of April 2008. This classic no-permit creation hosted many a pro and broke many a bone. The warriors of Wildy will never forget the humbling speedy kidney that refused to die. Host to countless cowboy and indian costume skate bashes, Wildy put the ‘a’ in all- night sessions. Mike Pugh spending his last night in the bowl was awoken at 4am. by Jason Jessee who just happened to be in the neighborhood to collect a piece of coping from the grail. With dawn came the iron jaws of Cal-Trans that finished off the iconic site. Condolences to Scott Powers, Adam ‘Chili’ Stern, Rick and Tony Capalby and especially to Bob Duncan who received this his second raping from the state of California.’ – words by James O’Mahoney.

MONTANA SKATEPARK ASSOCIATION RECEIVES $100,000 GRANT – Monies to fund new skatepark construction and skateboard programming in the state of Montana. The Montana Skatepark Association (MSA) (formerly the Missoula Skatepark Association) is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the Lennox Foundation. This is one of the largest awards given on an annual basis by the Foundation. Funding from this grant will allow the MSA to establish the Get Rollin’ Matching Grant Program that will assist Montana communities with the construction of skatepark projects. In addition, a portion of the funding is earmarked to develop a pilot program in Missoula, which will provide skateboarding equipment and instruction to those eager to get involved with skateboarding, especially at-risk youth. Skatepark programming developed in Missoula will ultimately be made available to other communities statewide who apply for future programming grants through the MSA. For more information please call 406-207-7558 or email Visit to view a video testimonial from various Missoula community members and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk regarding the value that free, public skateparks bring to communities.

DEKLINE has officially announced that Stereo Sound Agents 547 and o470 have been ‘Deklined’. Legends in skateboarding, Chris Pastras and Jason Lee, both known for their smooth style and individuality found a perfect fit with Dekline. Be on the look out for more information about their Rider’s Choice collaborations. Based on the early stages of development they are going to be amazing!

KAT VON D BAM – It’s no mystery that Bam has an affinity for the rock-n-roll lifestyle and the tattoos that go with it. Kat Von D. has a similar affinity toward skateboarding and Bam Margera. So whom better to collaborate on a unique graphic series. Element proudly presents the Kat Von D. | Bam Margera collection. Enter the element sweepstakes for your chance to win one of the three Bam and Kat Von D graphics to be tattooed on you by Kat herself. Element will fly you out and put you up in LA, where you’ll get a chance to hang with Bam and Kat, commemorating the experience with a beautiful piece of art that lasts a lifetime. For more info visit:

CANADIAN HARDCORES recently had a small victory with Leeside, a DIY project. One of Vancouver’s city councillors spoke to engineering and it looks like they’re going to let all the unsanctioned construction fly under their radar. At least for the time being…Things are also looking good for getting some money set aside for skateparks in Vancouver’s next capital plan:

X GAMES KILL VERT – The official press release from EXPN states…. ‘ESPN will debut three new disciplines at X Games 14 this summer in Los Angeles – Skateboard and BMX SuperPark and BMX Street. SuperPark will be a 100 percent transition-focused design – blending a variety of terrain and obstacles into one seamless course. The SuperPark disciplines will highlight the all-around abilities of the world’s best transition skaters and BMX riders. This will mark the first time ever that X Games will not have a stand-alone vert ramp. In addition to Skateboard and BMX SuperPark, BMX Street will be added to X Games where it will follow the same template as X Games mainstay Skateboard Street. The concept is simple, raw street features such as stairs, rails and ledges replicated in an arena setting. For X Games 14 at The Home Depot Center and STAPLES Center, these new disciplines will join the other Skateboard and BMX competitions of Skateboard Street and Skateboard and BMX Big Air. Fourteen hours of live X Games programming on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC – all showcased in high definition – will be aired July 31 – August 3, as well as on ESPN International,, ESPN Classic,, SportsCenter and ESPN2’s X Center. ‘We are constantly striving to present new sports and disciplines at the X Games that accurately reflect the state of action sports and participants,’ said Chris Stiepock, X Games General Manager. ‘Skateboarders and BMX riders still enjoy vert features, but most are doing so at skateparks rather than on stand-alone vert halfpipes. The proliferation of public skateparks has fostered new athletes who excel on large park features, leading us to develop the SuperPark discipline.’ BMX legend Mat Hoffman, the sport organizer for X Games BMX events, said: ‘The very core of BMX is to explore and be creative. This new format will promote this progression, providing the opportunity for the best riders to expand Park and Vert to new dimensions.’ In addition to the currently-named discipline of SuperPark, X Games 14, the premier action sports event in the world, will feature athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: BMX Freestyle, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Rally Car Racing.’

X GAMES RESURRECT VERT SIX DAYS LATER – ESPN Decides to Continue Vert – ESPN has decided to continue its 13-year tradition of vert competitions at this year’s X Games. Over the past month ESPN has engaged in many conversations with the X Games BMX and Skateboard vert athletes in an attempt to transition the Vert discipline into one featuring a skatepark course design. While many athletes were initially receptive to the idea, the majority of them have indicated to ESPN that they would prefer to compete on a halfpipe. ESPN will also continue its plans to hold SuperPark as a new discipline for skateboarding and BMX at the X Games while working with the athletes to better define exactly how the SuperPark course will be designed. ‘The X Games has always had a commitment to the athletes and our consistent communication with them has allowed us to collectively grow this event to where it is today,’ said Chris Stiepock, General Manager, X Games. ‘In this particular case the communication took many turns but a consensus by the athletes has emerged that has lead us to reinstate Vert as an X Games discipline this year. We will continue to work with the athletes to make the X Games relevant and successful.’ Pro Skateboarder and 14-time X Games medalist, Bob Burnquist, said: ‘I think it’s great that ESPN will continue to have a Vert contest, and I’m looking forward to working with them to make sure the vert competition at the X Games is the best that it can be.’

VERT AIN’T DEAD IN THE UK – 2008 is the second year of the independently run vert contest series presented by Vans and the United Kingdom Skateboarding Association and it’s getting bigger and more successful.

AST DEW TOUR 2008 – AST Announces 2008 Dew Tour Schedule – The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced its schedule for the 2008 season. In addition to returning to Portland, OR. and Orlando, FL for the fourth time, the Tour will stop in Baltimore, Cleveland and Salt Lake City for the second consecutive season. The complete 2008 AST Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Panasonic Open June 19-22 Baltimore, Md. — Camden Yards Sports Complex
Right Guard Open July 17-20 Cleveland, OH — North Coast Harbor
Wendy’s Invitational Aug. 21-24 Portland, Ore. — Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept. 11-14 Salt Lake City, UT — EnergySolutions Arena
PlayStation(R) Pro Oct. 16-19 Orlando, Fla. — Amway Arena
More information can be found at

VENICE SKATEPARK UPDATE – The city of Venice held a ‘focus group’ design workshop (hosted by CD-11 office) December 2007 to get input on the redesign of the skate park when the scope grew from 14,000 SF to 16,000 SF. With the input received, the skate park design consultant was able to complete the final design, which was submitted to and approved by the Coastal Commission staff in early February 2008. The Coastal Commission staff is extremely happy with the progress of the project and that the final design is in full compliance with the terms and conditions of the Coastal Permit. Currently the design consultant is cranking away to complete the construction drawings in order to obtain plan check approval from Building and Safety. Then the project will be sent out to bid. The target is to break ground around the September/October 2008.

BACKYARD BOWL SERIES presented by DVO and 158 – Apr 12 and May 10th. OBX, NC. Each pool will host it’s own event and the overall points winner will take the series. Cost is $25 per person per event and includes a free t-shirt. If you have any questions, concerns, and need directions, please call either 158 @ 252-255-1581 or DVO @ 252-261-7222. Dates are subject to change due to weather conditions. Sign up for the event at and

JOKERS SKATE SHOP announces its 2008 shop teams: Pro Team: Duane Peters, Jeff Grosso, Tom Knox and Jim Gagne. AM Team: Jake Reuter, Moose Reuter, Riley Mailman, Travis Truitt, Scott Goodman, Michael Pagani, Turkey, Shane Sheckler, Cassidy Marmion, Devin Briggs, Troy Elmore. Old Crusty Division: Tracey Little, Lyle ‘Burger’ Lint, Maddog, Chris Parsi, Brian Brannon, Cormack, Ron Hanstein. Jokers Skate Shop is located at 9606 Hamilton Ave. Huntington Beach, Ca. 92646. Ph. 714-962-8429.

GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES 2008 – 3 contests – 3 disciplines – 3 different Florida skateparks. Grind For Life, Inc. is a non-profit organization that helps people with cancer. Entry Fee: $20 per contest (includes free t-shirt). Trophies to top 5 in each division. Age Divisions: 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, Girls, 16-29, Sponsored, 30-39, 40 and over. 2nd Contest ‘Bowl’ – April 5 at Stirling Skatepark (727) 738-2920 at 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin, FL 34698. 3rd Contest ‘Flow’ – May 31 at Cocoa Beach Skatepark (321) 868-3238 at 1450 Minuteman Cswy. Overall Awards – November 15 Cocoa Beach Skatepark. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. For more info, call (561) 252-3839 or visit

CPH PRO – DVS, Spotlight Productions and The Copenhagen Skatepark bring you the second annual CPH Pro – Copenhagen, Denmark June 27-29, 2008. Pros from around the world will converge upon Copenhagen for three days of skateboarding, parties and Viking traditions. $50,000 prize purse. Contest open to PRO skaters from around the world. Newly revised street course. Incentives for Team Managers who bring the most riders. One of the most organic contests in all of skateboarding. More Info:

SKATOPIA – June 13-14, 2008 – In addition to the massive amount of expected chaos, there will be multiple contests including highest air, longest grind, etc. For more info go to Also check out

TEXAS SKATEPARK – Dallas, Texas a new private indoor/outdoor park in the works. Just finished phase one with hefty helping of poured in place pool coping.

DITCH SLAP 2008 – The Albuquerque Ditch Slap is May1-May 4th, 2008. Sign-Up;

TOP SHOP – Tum Yeto is teaming up with 3rd Lair to present this year’s Top Shop Skate Competition and Tradeshow. Foundation, Dekline and Pig are title sponsors for the event and all three of these brands will be at Top Shop showing their new products and cheering on the competition! The event is kicking off April 25th-27th at the 3rd Lair Skatepark and Skateshop in Golden Valley, Minneapolis. There is an ample $8,000 prize purse with $7,000 allotted to the team competition and $1,000 to the best trick contest.

NIKE NEWS – Nike Takes Top Sport Footwear Spot for 2007 – The U.S. retail Top Ten Sellers for 2007 in the branded Sport Footwear Category based on the retail point-of-sale data compiled by the company’s SportScanINFO service was comprised of a range of sport styles from the Casual Athletic, Street Casual, Running, Basketball and Skate categories. Copyright 2008 SportsOneSource, LLC.

FLIP NEWS – Flip is gearing up for the release of ‘Extremely Sorry’ with gnarly filming missions taking place 24-7. The video will be out by Fall of 2008 so stay tuned for more news, trailers and team updates at

SK8MAFIA recently released an all new promo video available for free at your local skateshop, featuring a full part with their newest pro, Kellen James and footage from their newest am, Jamie Palmore. The DVD is called ‘Jus Liv’n’ so make sure and check for more info on how to get your very own copy.

BAKER SKATEBOARDS is proud to announce their newest am, Justin ‘Figgy’ Figueroa. Also, stay tuned for the re-launch of the Baker website coming soon at

FURY TRUCKS just re-launched their new and improved website, which features a new media section featuring interviews with Bob Burnquist, photos, team profiles and a ton of new video clips from the entire Fury team at

BIRDHOUSE has been releasing one web exclusive interview per week with the riders and just posted a new interview with Tony Hawk. To check out interviews from the rest of the team, including Steve Nesser, Matt Ball, Brian Sumner and the rest, check out

SANTA MONICA AIRLINES is featuring the Bennett Harada pro model measuring up at 32.75′ x 9′ with 15.5 wheelbase, as well as the Bennett Harada mid measuring in at 32′ x 8.375′ with a 14.825 wheelbase.

SKATER MADE NEWS – Eric Dressen’s guest Skater Made pro model is now available at All board orders come with a free t-shirt. In related news, Bart Saric just finished a new ‘Tuskagee Fighter Pilot’ graphic for new Eric ‘Tuma’ Britton SMA board. and

SMELL THE ‘CRETE PART 2 – Cutting edge filmmaker Bart Saric and Skater Made Films joined with B Productions to produce ‘STC2’, eagerly anticipated skateboard adventure epic. Check for information regarding the completion and release of ‘STC2’.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ROYAL HAWAIIAN POOL SERVICE. – 2008 commemorates the 20 year Anniversary of Royal Hawaiian Pool Service! Two decades of the ‘Buckets Brigade’ in the Hawaiian Islands. RHPS will be releasing a special anniversary deck along with some limited tees to celebrate the milestone. Releasing today everywhere and nowhere the Royal Hawaiian Pool Service limited edition ‘Aaron Fingerz Murray – Guest Model.’ Based off of one of the most unique and memorable shapes in skateboarding, with an updated twist 21 years later. Style is Everything. Congratulations to Aaron and family on his new son Jayce Murray! Look for RHPS 20 year Anniversary goods releasing very soon. Please visit

CONSPIRACY SKATEBOARDS has a New 8.8′ model out. The ‘Screamer’ is 32.5 long with a 15.3 wheelbase. Get it at

DCSKATEBOARDING.TV IS LIVE – DC recently went live with It’s updated daily with blogs, team news, high quality videos and photos. At any given point you’ll find everything from full video parts to random clips of Danny Way, Rob Dyrdek, Devine Calloway, and others. Notably, they’ve posted a full PJ Ladd video part, the first one from the new DC team rider in a few years.

WASSERMAN MEDIA GROUP’S SPORTNET AND VAS ENTERTAINMENT JOIN FORCES to distribute leading action sports content across DVD and online platforms. Since forming Studio411 in early 2005, the company has released over 100 DVDs and sold millions of units. In this short time the company created a worldwide DVD distribution network and negotiated exclusive production deals with the top producers in actions sports. For the past 20 years VAS has distributed more action sport content to retailers than any other distributor. VAS’ library consists of thousands of titles in over 40 sport categories, and is slated to release over 300 titles and TV programs this year.

UNDERGROUND NEWS – One of Santa Monica’s favorite Z-Boys, Chris Cahill, is back with original Underground apparel. The website is in the works so for now you can order at Underground has hats, t-shirts, beanies, Dickies’ style shirts as well as awesome, hand airbrushed t-shirts featuring the original Cahill Underground design. Skateboards are in the works as well.

KICKFLIP RECORD – Zach Kral has set a new kickflip record, with 1200 kickflips in a row to win the Fuze Kickflip Challenge at 4Seasons in Milwaukee. It took him 1 hr and 42 min to finish. He’s 13 and from Waterford, WI.

ELEMENT SKATEBOARDS PROUDLY INTRODUCES PUSH CONSTRUCTION – Push skateboard construction combines the elements by infusing the responsiveness and power of carbon fiber and the durability and lightweight of featherlight helium construction. More info on Push at

SPRING ROLL SKATE CONTEST – Skatepark of Tampa is proud to announce the Spring Roll All Ages Contest on Saturday, April 19, 2008. With the addition of a Girls Division, there are a total of six Divisions with prizes up to 5th place in each one.

ACE TRUCKS UPDATE – March 22-23 the skateboard industry circus made its annual and arguably most relevant stop for the 14th Annual SPoT Pro contest. Ace Skateboard Truck Mfg. squadron leader Joey Tershay was in attendance as Ace pilots made their mark on the events. Ace is proud to congratulate: Pierre-Luc Gagnon (1st place vert), Mike Peterson (3rd place street), Buster Halterman (3rd place) vert), Kyle Berard (6th place street) as well as Nick Matlin (1st place old man/tm street contest).

SLAMTRICK 2008 will take place June 28-29 in Marina di Ravenna, Italy. Street contest on June 28 at Oasi Skatepark. Qualification and slamtrick beach party. June 29 will feature the street finals and prize giving. Stay tuned to

ALTAMONT and HEROIN – Altamont contributor Fos talks about growing up in England, running his skateboard company Heroin, designing graphics for Altamont and the influence that music and the Boss have on his work. Enjoy the Fos:

SKATEBOARD.COM RE-LAUNCHES. along with,, and are part of Sportnet, a Wasserman Media Group company. The new provides a dynamic destination for skaters and covers the most recognized riders such as Ryan Sheckler, Paul Rodriguez, Jereme Rogers and Greg Lutzka. combines a mix of features for skate enthusiasts including live events such as the 2008 Vans Downtown Showdown and VOD webcasts of this year’s Tampa Am and Tampa Pro, a ‘Sponsor Me’ section, the latest news, giveaways, trick tips, and event calendars. Log on now to

NSS NEWS – Nice Footwear (NSS), is proud to announce the additions of Brian Sumner, Chad Knight and Tom Knox to its pro team. For more information on NSS, visit

ZOO YORK ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER SOUTH AFRICA TOUR – Making the lengthy transatlantic flight will be ZY Officials Zered Bassett, Forrest Kirby, and Brandon Westgate, as well as ZY team manager Seamus Deegan, photographer Sean Cronan, and videographer RB Umali who will be filming for Zoo’s upcoming full-length team video. From April 7th – 14th the Zoo Crew will hit skateparks and shops in Durban and Johannesburg for autograph signings, giveaways and demos. An exclusive podcast chronicling all the action from Zoo York’s 2008 South Africa Tour will be available in June.

DVS GETTING GNARLY – The DVS am squad will be ransacking the streets and parks of Northern California on its 10-day Gnar Cal Tour beginning on April 18, 2008. Select members of the DVS am team including Guru Khalsa, Torey Pudwill, Jimmy Cao, Kenny Hoyle and Lamare Hemmings will hold demos and autograph signings at some of the finest skate shops in the northern half of the Golden State. Check out daily updated video footage of the entire tour at

PATRICK RYAN NEWS Patrick skated the Sony Playstation Am Jam at Vans where he took 3rd place in the street contest, and was invited to and skated the Clash at Clairemont. Patrick also skated a demo at the Block with the Element Team and has recently switched from Etnies to Vans shoes.


SKATEBOARDING INSTEAD OF GYM CLASS – Awesome segment on skating in PE curriculum in schools…


BOARD GALLERY – NEWPORT BEACH, CA now features the Black Kat Kustoms Lounge upstairs at the shop. There is also an Art Show coming up with ‘The Godfather of the New York Skate scene’ Jeremy Henderson. The Board Gallery is located at 3333 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. Ph. (949) 675-5183.

DEFENDER DISTRIBUTION is carrying the new Beer Barrel board.

SHOGO KUBO is launching a long overdue lineup of O.G. t-shirt prints. Stay tuned for more.

SIRIUS will broadcast an exclusive interview with Steve-O – the first since the intervention resulting in his hospitalization – by his Jackass co-stars Bam Margera and Johnny Knoxville. Steve-O will discuss his arrest, his hospitalization, and much more with Johnny Knoxville and Bam. Also, Kat Von D and her new boyfriend, Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx, will discuss with Bam how they met and the nature of their relationship – for the first time in the press. Listeners can tune-in to both interviews on Faction channel 28, Monday, March 31 starting at 7 PM Eastern (interview will be replayed April 1 at 12 midnight Eastern). For more information, please visit


AUTOBAHN WHEEL CO. would like to welcome the U.K.’s Danny Brady to the team. His talent in ‘Fully Flared’ left us all wanting more. Word is there is a new Blueprint Skateboards full-length dropping this holiday season so be on the lookout! For all the latest, go to

HIGH GRADE DISTRIBUTION welcomes Jake Jones to the family as Team Manager. Creation Skateboards revamped its website Check out the video that Creation team riders Brian Delatorre and Dave Caddo put together from a warm up session at Ft. Miley in San Francisco. Seasons 4 is now available with a great part of Trevor Prescott who is greatly missed by the Bay Area skate scene. High Grade Distribution will be hosting a 4/20 party at Culture Skate in the Mission District of San Francisco. This celebration will benefit Bay Area skatepark organizations. Hood Games and S.F.S.A (San Francisco Skateboard Association), both non-profits are working hard to get more parks built in the San Francisco/Oakland communities.

DuFFS 93 Ltd. announced today they have purchased the DuFFS brand from DuFFS International Inc. and assumed immediate global control of the brand. Alex Hall, senior principal of DuFFS 93 Ltd., will take the helm of the company as President/CEO.

MOTTO GRIPTAPE NEWS – Custom Griptape is the best way to get your logo on every deck. If you keep up with Jackass – you’ve seen Motto grip in action helping to promote the new game! Gaby Ponce joins the Motto team from Tenafly, NJ. Her favorite riding style is Vert. Most weekends you can find her skating the Woodward Skatepark in Philly. See for more information.

JFA FENDER ACOUSTIC GUITAR GIVEAWAY – Subscribe to JUICE MAGAZINE now and your next copy of JUICE MAGAZINE could contain the winning GOLDEN GUITAR PICK, your claim ticket to your very own FENDER ACOUSTICS JFA GUITAR. Every JUICE MAGAZINE subscriber will be receiving a complimentary FENDER guitar pick along with their next issue of JUICE MAGAZINE. However, there will be only one GOLDEN GUITAR PICK that will be accompanied by a letter notifying the winner of the details of the winnings and the expected delivery date of the limited edition FENDER ACOUSTICS JFA GUITAR. All JUICE MAGAZINE subscribers will automatically be entered to win the limited edition FENDER ACOUSTICS JFA GUITAR. Many thanks go out to FENDER ACOUSTICS and JFA for the opportunity to award this limited edition collector’s item.

TEXAS SKATE ROCK TOUR and HOUSTON SKATEPARK OPENING – McRad, Frontside Five, and Bark Hard will be doing a skaterock tour in conjunction with Grindline’s biggest skatepark grand opening in Houston, Texas. Check the dates: Thursday, May 29th, Dallas, TX, Red Blood Club. Friday, May 30th, Austin, TX, Broken Neck Wharehouse. Saturday, May 31st, Houston, TX, Fitzgeralds. Grindline Skatepark Grand Opening After Party!

SHINE A LIGHT: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE – Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Martin Scorsese, and the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band, the Rolling Stones, will unite to bring audiences the year’s most extraordinary musical film event, ‘Shine a Light,’ to theaters everywhere. Scorsese’s concert documentary will show the world the Rolling Stones as they’ve never been seen before. Filming at the famed Beacon Theatre in New York City in fall 2006, Scorsese assembled a legendary team of cinematographers to capture the raw energy of the legendary band. Visit for theatre listings.

CBGB’S – Photo Dealer Takes CBGB Gallery Space – Opening April 24th, 2008 – The space that used to be the punk bar CBGB, at 315 Bowery, will soon become a John Varvatos boutique. Next door, the former CB’s Gallery at 313 Bowery is also getting a high-end makeover: the Morrison Hotel Gallery, which sells fine-art prints of classic rock photographs, opened a location in that space with a plan to preserve some of the original, grungy CBGB decor, including bathroom graffiti and fliers that had been buried in an inner wall. In April, the gallery will open a show devoted to Bob Gruen, the New York photographer who captured much of the first generation at CBGB. June will bring ‘The Art of Motorcycles.’ Morrison Hotel, founded in 2001, will maintain its gallery in SoHo as well as locations in Los Angeles and La Jolla, CA.

BOB DYLAN just received a Pulitzer Prize – A Special Citation for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power. The revered musician is also the subject of the recent critically acclaimed film ‘I’m Not There’ coming out on DVD May 6th. Featuring Cate Blanchett’s Academy Award Nominated And Golden Globe Winning performance, and co-starring Christian Bale, Richard Gere and Heath Ledger, in one of his last screen roles – Exploring the multidimensional nature and shifting personae of revered musician Bob Dylan – from the public to the private to the fantastical – I’M NOT THERE weaves together a daring and complex narrative of an ever-elusive American icon.

THE NEEDLES with RPG @ The Outer Banks Brewing Station in association with the OBX Backyard Bowl Series May 10, 2008 – brought to you by 158 and Duck Village Outfitters.

JANETTE BECKMAN will be signing copies of her book ‘THE BREAKS Stylin’ and Profilin’ 1982 – 1990…’ [Taschen Books] on April 19 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 354 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA. In the fall of 1982, celebrated photographer of the British music scene Janette Beckman moved to New York City, where she found hip hop on the edge of explosion. Beckman shot the icons of the era: Africa Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Fearless Four, the World Famous Supreme Team, Lovebug Starsky, Salt’n’Pepa, Run-DMC, Stetsasonic, UTFO, Roxanne Shante, Sweet T, Jazzy Joyce, Slick Rick, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B. and Rakim, EPMD, NWA, Ice-T, 2 Live Crew, Tone Loc, Gang Starr, Ultramagnetic MCs, Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock, Special Ed, Leaders of the New School, Jungle Brothers, Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin, and countless others. Janette began her career at the dawn of punk rock, working for The Face and Melody Maker. Her portraits celebrating the attitude of bands like The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Jam, The Specials, The Police and The Ramones are collected in ‘Made in the UK: The Music of Attitude 1977-1983’).

MIKE CONLEY R.I.P. [words by Eric Groff] ‘Mike Conley lead singer of legendary Punk band M.I.A. passed away Febuary 28th, 2008 in Chicago, IL. Not only was Mike a great singer/frontman, but he was a founding member of an early group of skaters that terrorized Las Vegas in the ’70s and ’80s skating pools the rest of us only dreamed of. Mike is survived by his girlfriend Syd and 3 daughters Alex, Zoe and Ava.’ Donations to the Family can be made at:

SKATE ROCK SHOW – Fitzgeralds H.B. presents: Agent Orange, The Stitches, Love Canal and Nowheres (from Sacramento) – April 11th 2008 at 8pm at 19171 Magnolia st, HB, CA. Agent Orange needs no introduction, The Stitches features Mike Lohrman and Johnny Witmer, Love Canal is Eric Groff and Mr Kerry, the original singer of Tony Alva’s old band The Skoundrelz and the Nowheres is Curtis aka ‘Nor Cal Local’ from Sacramento’s band.

FIVECORE RECORDS video podcast is up now. The video was recorded live in MotaLand studios. Bands included are: Valiomierda, King Rat, Frontside Five, Lyin’ Bitch and the Restraining Orders, Pitch Invasion and The Swanks. For more go to

‘1978: CRASHED MEMORIES’ BOOK INTRODUCTION – By C.R. Stecyk – Three decades of being aware of the Ger-I/Todd character’s activities hadn’t adequately prepared me. I’ve known him via numerous incarnations: as a shot in the head combat vet, a punk rock singer, miscreantic youth, proud father, surfer, high school drop out, honored university graduate, homeless person, skater, community activist, drug addict, interpreter, martial artist, straight edge factory worker, youth counselor and international businessman. He’s saved more than a few lives while on lifeguard duty, and I’ve also witnessed him come back from the verge of technical dead surviving severe injures sustained in the pursuit of fun. Quien Sabes? Throughout all of the tedium, triumph and tragedies Ger-I had been making notations of a mental sort. ‘1978 : Crashed Memories’ is the resultant honest hand hewed chronicle. This installment of his life is a crystalline vision rendered from the fertile muck beneath the DIY underbelly that characterized the Angelino scene which festered through the mid 1970’s into the late 1980’s. Lewis story is told forthrightly with a panache derived out of hope, humor and desperately hard fought transgression. Some readers will be seduced by the coincidental yet undeniable cinematic synergy that courses within this narrative. Society’s grudging acceptance of the outcasts portrayed therein demands that heroes be made out of these genuine deviants who were later proven right in their wrongs. To his credit Ger-I Lewis never falters from his unvarnished dissection of the scene. Nor does he fall into the pit of sloppy sentimentality, trademark specific catch phrases or the psychological self-flagellation so often common to the redeemed. The absolute value of a tale is in its telling. Lewis deadpan everyman’s wit is wickedly honest and decidedly perceptive. His bone is well picked.

WARBIRD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS – On April 22, 2008 Warbird Entertainment will be releasing a 20 track full-length by the Swedish punk rock band Down And Away. ‘Reclaim The Radio’ will be the bands first US release ever….. Hailing from the Netherlands, hardcore act Harbour 81 are will release their new full length Live Your Dreams on May 20th via Warbird Entertainment. The 11 song album will feature guest vocals by Jeff Breakdown, Buddha (Blood For Blood) and Dries (Second Chance)… Warbird Entertainment will be bringing The Negatives(Swe) third album, ‘At The End Of The Rope’, to the U.S. as a vinyl-only release on May 20th ’08 – limited 500 copies hand-numbered red vinyl…. Summer 2008 Warbird . is gonna re release for the USA only ‘One Good Round Deserves Another!’ by the German band LOUSY.

THE ROOTS GET POLITICAL ON RISING DOWN – Grammy award winning hip-hop trailblazers The Roots are set to release Rising Down on April 29th via Def Jam Recordings. Known for their prolific lyrics and live instrumentation, the Legendary Philadelphia crew is composed of Tariq ‘Black Thought’ Trotter (vocals), Ahmir ‘?uestlove’ Thompson (drums), Kamal Gray (keyboards), Frank Knuckles (percussion), Kirk ‘Captain Kirk’ Douglas (guitar) and Owen Biddle (bass). Garnering critical praise throughout their career, The Roots have firmly established themselves as a band with uncompromised artistic control and integrity.

BENT LEFT and LEIANA play April 15, 2008 at Dipiazza’s at 5025 E Pacific Coast Hwy. Long Beach, CA 90747. All ages show. $7 admission. 7PM.

COACHELLA – April 25-27, 2008. Line up includes Roger Waters, Jack Johnson and Portishead. Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM (PT) via TicketMaster charge-by-phone lines at (213) 480-3232 and at all TicketMaster retail ticket centers or online at

WESTSIDE ART SHOW – ROOTS ROCK REVIVAL ART OPENING featuring artists: Jay Adams, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Ho, Lance Mountain, Aaron Murray, Brian Sumner, Josh Harmony, Shannon McIntyre, Alan Scott, Rachel Anne Rainwater, Vulcho and more. Live Music and DJs. May 2, 2008 – 6-10pm at 8642 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, CA. For info contact Alan Scott at 714-402-6738.

THRASH OUT in Koenji, Tokyo on Saturday, April 19th. Tentacles, Horns, and Scales. Artshow, toy release and sneak attack. Featuring all new works by Koji Harmon , Dekline collaboration artist Bwana Spoons, and Martin Ontiveros. Sponsored by Dekline footwear. Thrash Out is the Flagship store and gallery of mind bending vinyl pioneers Gargamel. For more go to


CALIFORNIA SCREAMIN’ 3 – Saturday – May 10th from noon to 6pm. Gasoline presents Art and Hot Rod Show featuring the art of The Pizz, Keith Weesner, Jeral Tidwell, John Bell, Makoto, Dave Deamon, Johnny Ace and Kali, Damian, Sara Ray, Mr. G, Candy, Tyson Mcadoo, Doug Dorr, Grimb, Steve Caballero, Von Poot, Squindo, Wish, Johnny Crap, Big Toe, Rob Schwager, Nash, 13:11, Max Grundy, Jason Cruz, Ryzart, Kent Reppert II, Nik Scarlett, Jim Owens, James McLeod, Voodude, Rob Enright, Keith Ciaramello, Jay Thomas Mason, Fudemae, Jet Wrench, Scott Aicher, Tick One, Shaun Nadolny, Andy Broadhurst and more at Gasoline 423 Main St. El Segundo, CA 90245. Art show runs May 10-June 28th. For more info call 310-416-9186 or visit

ART SHOW – Gasoline presents Twisted Steel Benefit Art Show – Sunday July 13, 2008. Noon – 6pm featuring over 50 of the top Kustom Kulture and hot rod artists in the world at Gasoline 423 Main St. El Segundo, CA.

SKATEBOARD LAMP ART featuring skateboard lamps made from used skateboards and parts will be on display @ the M Room in Philly on May 28th, 2008. Two bands, DJs, film, lots of giveaways and fun. After that you can find Victor and his skateboard lamps at the Art street opening on May 30th in Philly. For details email Victor at

ART IS NOT PEACE BUT WAR – New Works by BLEK LE RAT. ON EXHIBITION – APRIL 5TH – MAY 2ND, 2008. A pioneer of graffiti writers in Europe, Blek le Rat was one of the first people to use stencils to make public art on the street using icons instead of writing his name. Inspired by a stenciled portrait he saw of Mussolini amongst some WWII ruins during a trip to Italy, he created a stencil of a life size silhouette of a rat running along the streets. His method of creating street art changed the face of graffiti and still continues to greatly influence artists around the world; from Shepard Fairey and Banksy, to JayBadbc and Oseas Duarte to the young artist wheat pasting work around town. He now uses his art to serve a social cause, to evoke reaction and inspire change. Most recently, he pasted hundreds of posters around Paris of Florence Aubenas, a French journalist who was kidnapped in Iraq, hoping to provoke a reaction from politicians and journalists and aid in her release. This project gained Blek incredible public support, and has encouraged him to continue to use his Street Art as a voice for the less fortunate. SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS 1331 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

SAVE HATTERAS – In Fall of 2007, the National Audubon Society, The Defenders of Wildlife and the Southern Environmental Law Center filed suit in Federal District Court against the United States of America to limit or ban access to many of the primary areas of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, including Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, most of Ocracoke and many others. This will also have a devastating effect on the culture, businesses, tourism, property values and the economy as a whole in an area with an existing healthy natural environment. Learn more at

MIKI DORA BOOK – David Rensin’s riveting new biography ALL FOR A FEW PERFECT WAVES: The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora tells Miki ‘Da Cat’ Dora’s singular story as never before revealed. For most of the 1950’s and 1960’s, Miki Dora was probably the best surfer in the world. For the rest of his life Dora remained surfing’s most outspoken practitioner, charismatic prince, chief anti-hero, committed loner, and enduring mystery. His God-given gifts in the water coupled with the living theater of his complicated, comic, non-conformist personality on and beyond the beach, made him what his peers could never be: a legend in his own time. In All For A Few Perfect Waves, Rensin draws upon a forty year love of surfing, and more than four years of extensive interviews (over 300) with Dora’s friends, enemies, family, and lovers to craft a compelling narrative of a loner, rebel, outlaw, wanderer, and legend the likes of which has yet to pass this way again.

SUPER SIGNS MULTI YEAR DEAL WITH BLITZ DISTRIBUTION! SUPER is a rider-driven brand founded in Jan. ’08 by Clay Marzo, Kolohe Andino, Dion Agius, Ry Craike, and Tosh Townend. Our goal is to progress both the style and tricks of surfing with rider-tested line of surfboards and products developed to meet and exceed the highest demands of heavy shredding. Blitz has a strong history of brand development, and encompasses some of the most important brands in skateboarding, including Birdhouse, Flip, Baker and recent upstart JSLV Clothing. and

SPYDER SURFBOARDS 25TH ANNIVERSARY – In case you happen to be in Hermosa Beach, or near, April 12, 2008, check out Spyder Surfboards 25th Anniversary Celebration. Timmy Curran will be performing.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION NEWS – $33 For 33 Campaign–Help Support Coastal Access If you’ve been following the coastal access campaign in Wrightsville Beach then you know we recently helped restore and create permanent public access for beach goers via Access 33. However, as part of that settlement Surfrider Foundation’s Cape Fear Chapter agreed to donate $15,000 toward the fees required to make this access possible. Please help us raise this $15,000 by donating $33 for 33 today. For more info:

SAVE TRESTLES – THE FIGHT ISN’T OVER – Recently, the Federal Register printed the notice for the TCA’s appeal of the CA Coastal Commission’s decision. Public comments will be accepted for 30 days starting on April 28. For more info:

MACY’S CALIFORNIA TRIFECTA SURF SERIES BACK FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR – Action Sports Group is pleased to announce the return of the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series for the fourth consecutive year. The North American Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) specialty series unites three prominent ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) events held in California: 6.0 Lowers Pro at Lower Trestles, San Clemente, April 29-May 3; Oakley Newport Pro at 56th Street, Newport Beach, Sept 16-21; and O’Neill Cold Water Classic at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, Oct. 21-26. For the second year, Juniors will also get in on the Trifecta action with an increased $10,000 bonus purse for the top three overall points winners from the three Trifecta series associated Oakley Pro Junior events. The Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series was formed in 2005 to strengthen surfing in America and has added additional cash and prize incentives each year since its inception. For more information: or

LOWER TRESTLES TO HOST 6.0 LOWERS PRO – Nike 6.0 Signs Deal Which Will Upgrade to 6 Star in ’09 and ’10. The 6.0 Lowers Pro will hit world famous Lower Trestles, San Clemente, Calif. for the first stop of the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series April 29 to May 3, 2008. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) event will launch as a 4 Star for 2008, and as part of a three-year deal, will upgrade to a 6 Star in 2009 and 2010. Lower Trestles will also play host to an ASP Grade 2 Oakley Pro Junior May 2-3, in conjunction with the 6.0 Lowers Pro. The five-day world-class surfing event will feature top professional and junior competitors from around the globe. This year, 192 of the world’s best surfers will battle for an increased prize purse of $80,000, as well as, valuable ASP WQS points and the possibility of a Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series bonus. All 6.0 Lowers Pro action will be viewable online with streaming video and live scoring at

SURF CONTEST and FIGHT CYSTIC FIBROSIS BENEFIT – April 19, 2008 – Wrightsville Beach, NC ESA surf competition will benefit the disease Cystic Fibrosis. Donations will go to the UNC Chapel Hill Research Team. A young surfer in our area named Jacob Vendetta has Cystic Fibrosis. He’s an amazing surfer and is one of many inspirations in planning this event. Prizes will be given to winning placers in the contest so you can donate prizes including, clothing, shoes, socks, hats, sunglasses, stickers, skateboards or maybe even surf board for an auction or prize. Rain date is April 20 in case of weather or no waves. Prizes and donations may be sent c/o Winnie Barton 6913 Finian Dr. Wilmington, NC 28409. If you have any questions contact Kelly Barnes, CFO – Eastern Skateboard Supply.

CASIO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF G-SHOCK WITH THE LIMITED EDITION GRAY SKELETON WATCH – The design and technology is adapted from the original G-Shock which has set standards with its ruggedness and shock resistance, but features a see through light gray band and bezel. A 25th anniversary logo is engraved on the case back marking its uniqueness. In 1983, a Casio engineer designed a watch that would withstand a fall from atop a three-story building, creating the world’s toughest watch. For more information please visit

2008 BILLABONG XXL GLOBAL BIG WAVE AWARDS — The finalists for the 2008 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Monster Energy were announced, marking the culmination of what is likely the greatest year in big wave surfing history. For all details about the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards, please see the website at

OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SERIES – Oakley announces an expanded nine-event international Oakley Pro Junior series and the all-new Oakley Global Challenge for 2008. The Oakley Pro Junior series will criss-cross the globe landing in nine of the world’s best surf spots and offering up a cumulative prize purse of $193,000 for the series. Six of the nine events will serve as qualifiers for the new Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge in Bali, Sept. 25 to Oct. 5, with a $75,000 prize purse. 2008 OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SCHEDULE April 29-May 3: Lower Trestles, CA, USA STOP #1 MACY’S CA TRIFECTA 4. May 26-27: Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, Brazil 5. Aug. 9-10: Grand Plage, Lacanua, Gironde, France 6. Aug. 29-30: Sea Isle City, New Jersey, USA 7. Sept. 16-21: Newport Beach, CA, USA STOP #2 MACY’S CA TRIFECTA 8. Sept. 25-Oct. 5: The Global Challenge Championship, Bali. 9. Oct. 21-26: ASP North America Pro Junior Championships, Santa Cruz, California, USA STOP #3 MACY’s CA TRIFECTA For more info check out:

Translate »