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Face 2 Face | These are my RHCP | Part 2

Face 2 Face | These are my RHCP | Part 2

These are my RHCP | Part 2… Q: Kids. It’s all just giving back to the kids because it’s different from when you were growing up and I was growing up, having kids, wives and stuff… My father always told me, don’t do this, don’t do that, don’t do drugs, but I did. How do...
Face 2 Face | These are my RHCP | Part 1

Face 2 Face | These are my RHCP | Part 1

Face 2 Face with the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. Just before the World Tour 2011. Just before the release of the new album I am with You. Just before anybody else (press) could talk to them. Just before … I could have died and gone to Heaven, (why assuming I’d rather go to Hell). RHCP are back....
NEW FACE | Charlene Amoia

NEW FACE | Charlene Amoia

Over sixteen years ago I had a friend that worked at Virgin records, in Los Angeles, who shared with me an unpublished-unreleased track by Bjork, named Charlene. Flavia, my friend, got it from one of her friends at Elektra in New York, Bjork’s record label. I remember the excitement, back then, to get our little...
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF FRANCESCO QUINN

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF FRANCESCO QUINN

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF FRANCESCO QUINN And we did just that, this morning, at the Santa Monica Catholic Church, at the Memorial Service for Francesco Quinn. DRESS AS YOU WISH…AND COME ON A BIKE OR A BICYCLE- was written at the bottom of the invitations. And we did that, too. Scooters, Ducatis, Hondas, Campagnolos, were there....
Face 2 Face | Cameron Diaz

Face 2 Face | Cameron Diaz

After seeing the movie with our ‘famously unbiased movie critic‘ Giordano Rappuccini, Roberto Croci had a chance to sit down with Miss Cameron Diaz (yes, she tussled my hair…well, what little I have left!) and Justin Timberlake for a chit chat, a duo-over, if you like, for the press junket of BAD TEACHER, in which a funny Cameron Diaz plays gold-digging,...
Face 2 Face | Oliver Stone - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Face 2 Face | Oliver Stone – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

From the first moment you look into his eyes, you’re fucked, you know the interview is on, that you’re being questioned, and that it’s not gonna be bullshit. Throughout the whole conversation, he chooses the teacher-pupil approach and even though we change subjects many times, he has absolutely no problem in bringing you back to the...
TIM BURTON at LACMA

TIM BURTON at LACMA

“Ciao, sono Valentina Scagnolari, di Venezia, e faccio l’illustratrice” Hi, I am Valentina, and I am an illustrator in the midst of my latest expedition @ LACMA. A gigantic, terrifying, clown-like mouth swallows up visitors into Tim Burton’s world, like a portal for another dimension, looking like the entrance of a ghost train in a...
Jeff Bridges @ The Troubadour: Falling in Love All Over Again with The Man

Jeff Bridges @ The Troubadour: Falling in Love All Over Again with The Man

“Fucking AAA, man!” I hung up the phone and rush to wear my country style boots and my fool-proof red lipstick…all because I am finally going to meet the man of my dream face to face, the actor turned singer, Jeff Bridges, aka The Dude from The Big Lebowsky, who is playing tonite at the Troubadour,...
A MONTH IN REVIEW | Roberto Croci

A MONTH IN REVIEW | Roberto Croci

Ciao, Roberto Croci, editor in chief for Ganzo. Just a couple of words, to let you know what we have been up to, so far, in the last month of ‘virtual-existence’ and what to expect in terms of articles and posts in the weeks to come. Here’s some snapshots of people I’ve met and interviewed...
FACE 2 FACE: Piero Lissoni - Renaissance Man

FACE 2 FACE: Piero Lissoni – Renaissance Man

It’s  a sunny afternoon in Los Angeles and I find myself riding my trusted Vespa from Venice Beach all the way to the GRAYE Showroom on Robertson & W 3rd Street,  just to meet a 21st century Renaissance Man: architect and designer Piero Lissoni,  born in Seregno – near Milano – a city well known...
FAST 5 - VELOZES & FURIOSOS - OPERACAO RIO

FAST 5 – VELOZES & FURIOSOS – OPERACAO RIO

The series began in 2001 with it’s first chapter, The Fast and the Furious, followed with more installments including 2 Fast 2 Furious (in Miami), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and Fast & Furious (LA & Mexico) . For  the fifth chapter, Fast Five, in RIO de Janeiro I was there. I was...
FACE 2 FACE: Tokidoki aka Simone Legno - Zio, come stai? - コーヒーを一杯お願いします。

FACE 2 FACE: Tokidoki aka Simone Legno – Zio, come stai? – コーヒーを一杯お願いします。

“Zio, come stai?” For the entire world he is TOKIDOKI, a huge international star who has created a cult-like following of both young kids and fashionistas  alike, head of a renowned Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand, an icon in the modern artist’s world, a painter, a man who, at the age of 34 not only has...