Hero: Kobe Bryant

Hero: Kobe Bryant Farewell Kobe: The Lakers Hero Says Goodbye Yesterday the rumors were put to rest as Hero: Kobe Bryant confirmed that this would indeed be his last season in the NBA. Kobe, now 37 years old, entered the league fresh out of high school at the tender age of 18, back in 1996. He’s had… [Read More]

Hero: James Dean

Hero: James Dean The Rebel Hero He got in a knife fight. Made khakis cool (just ask the Gap). He made the misunderstood rebel a teenage girl’s dream for generations. He’s Hero: James Dean, and here’s what you should know about him. As a kid, Dean was into bullfighting, car racing, and theatre, with a side of… [Read More]

Exclusive Interview: DJ Steve Powers

Exclusive Interview: DJ Steve Powers After the recent success of the song “Two Hearts” by Steve Powers & Vassy, the debut release on Uppercase Records, Headlines & Heroes sat down with its DJ/Producer Steve Powers, whose signature sound has been heard on stages and clubs all over the… [Read More]

Fallen Hero: Wes Craven

Fallen Hero: Wes Craven Tears On Elm Street: Wes Craven Dies At 76 Famed horror movie director and master of the slasher Wes Craven has died of brain cancer today, at home in Los Angeles. He was 76. Craven was best known for his Freddie Krueger series “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies which began in 1984 and spawned… [Read More]

Movie Hero: Travis Bickle

Movie Hero: Travis Bickle The Slightly (Ok, Very) Imbalanced Hero. So, Hero: Travis Bickle from Martin Scorsese’s 1976 classic film “Taxi Driver” is not your typical “hero” per se, what with being an unstable loner vigilante who goes on a scumbag-shooting rampage and everything, but though his methods were a bit outside of the range of normal, he… [Read More]

Movie Hero: Sonny LoSpecchio

Movie Hero: Sonny LoSpecchio The Three-Fingered Hero…Sort Of. At the beginning of “A Bronx Tale,” our narrator and main character, C, introduces local mobster Sonny, explaining that, “Sonny had five fingers, but he only used three.” This refers to the gangstery way Sonny used to talk with his hands. The nine-year-old C (short for… [Read More]

Hulk Hogan’s In Hot Water

Hulk Hogan’s In Hot Water Legalmania 2015: Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker Hulk Hogan and gossip site Gawker are getting ready to rumble, and this one could get really ugly. On Friday, the WWE severed ties with Hogan and removed all photos and videos of the wrestler from their site after the transcript from a 2006 video was leaked in… [Read More]

Hero: Giorgio Moroder

Hero: Giorgio Moroder The Unsung Hero Of EDM. Next time you’re out on the dance floor of No.8, or just dancing in the kitchen with Bella Hadid, belting out Donna Summer’s hit “Bad Girls” (typical Thursday night for you two), raise a glass to the man who invented it all—Hero: Giorgio Moroder. Now 75 years old and… [Read More]

Hero: Rob The Original

Hero: Rob The Original The Hero That’s Big On Talent, In Any Medium. Not to imply that your pancake art of you and Candice Patton on a jetski is anything less than perfection, but to be fair, you did have the help of a 3D-printing PancakeBot. This guy, Hero: Rob The Original creates all his art freehand, using… [Read More]

Hero: Beastie Boys

Hero: Beastie Boys The Heroes With The Skills To Pay The Bills. Mike D. MCA. Ad-Rock. The holy trinity of hip hop, otherwise known as the Beastie Boys. Unless you grew up in a very sad place, you’ve heard the musical and lyrical stylings of one of the only hip hop groups to ever enter the Rock… [Read More]

Hero: B.B. King

Hero: B.B. King The Blues Boy Hero. This week we say our final goodbyes to the jitterbugging, snake-hipping, quintessential bluesman, Hero: B.B. King. As a true artist and pioneer of music, artists and fans worldwide have been paying tribute to the late Mr. King. Long before he became one of the most important and influential musicians of… [Read More]

Movie Hero: Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein

Movie Hero: Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein This Hero Is “Aces.” Picture it: Vegas. The 70’s. Things are happening. Casino things. Mob things. Things that blow up. In the center of it all, Hero: Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein, played by Robert DeNiro in Scorsese’s 1995 masterpiece, “Casino.” Ace, who’s based on a real person, Frank ‘Lefty’ Rosenthal, is a talented… [Read More]

Hero: The Notorious B.I.G.

Hero: The Notorious B.I.G. Salute To Biggie If you’re a hip hop fan, no doubt you remember where you were exactly 18 years ago, on March 9, 1997, the day Christopher George Latore Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls was gunned down in LA in a drive-by shooting. A leading figure in East Coast hip hop,… [Read More]

Hero: Jam Master Jay

Hero: Jam Master Jay The Hip Hop Hero. When you’re showing off your scratching skills in Ibiza this summer, take a moment to remember what you learned at the Scratch DJ Academy back in the day, and give a shout out to its founder, Hero: Jam Master Jay, who also happens to be one of the founding fathers… [Read More]
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