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Flea, Sex Pistol
True or false:  Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was once almost hired by Johnny Lydon, the ex-dude from the Sex Pistols. True.  Back before the Chili Peppers started up, Flea was a member of an L.A. punk band called Fear.  Flea had quite the crazy reputation with them.  That rep reached the ears of Johnny Lydon, who was busy looking for a replacement for Jah Wobble, the original bass player in his post-Pistols band called Public Image Ltd.  When PiL was in L.A., word went out that Johnny...

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Franz Ferdinand & Sparks @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
From the moment The Intelligence hit the stage, it made perfect sense as to why they were chosen to open the night. The band blasted through their short opening set with a great sound, prepping the audience for the main event. The crowd seemed eager to hear more from this band, hoping that they return to Toronto soon, for a headlining show. "You may think there are two bands on this stage now, but we are one." lead singer Alex Kapranos told the audience part way though the evening. Franz Ferdinand,...