Bettencourt was born on September 20, 1966 in Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores, Portugal, to Ezequiel Mendes Bettencourt and wife Aureolina da Cunha Gil de Ávila.
When he was four years old, his family, including brothers Luís and Roberto, moved to Hudson, Massachusetts.
Held over two days, the event will showcase bands from Chile and bands from other countries as well, but no schedule has been released yet.
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This is their shocking history–from wiseguys and Fila headbands to goth surfers, transsexuals, Siamese twins, Lollapalooza, and Carmen Electra. Excerpted from the magazine NAVARRO: It was our first exposure to this elaborately seedy, fabulously filthy Hollywood underground scene that we’d only ever heard or read about. He felt like he could mold them and they would forever do what he wanted. It was too shocking to even grasp, especially for a 15-year-old. Finally, Dave and his dad drive over, and they find his mom and Auntie bound and gagged in the closet–chopped up.
Eventually, they’d grow up, but by then he’d have gotten what he needed out of them. As a best friend, I just tried to be there for him. His mom’s boyfriend, who was quite close with Dave, is just gone–never heard from again.
When was the first time you went to the Sunset Strip? It was all for surfing, I was designing jewelry and a graphic artist. That's why I invited John Doe, he was the king of the scene. I understand a Republican's viewpoint, I really do. When I was younger and more naïve I used to just say, "F--- you guys." But these days I have more empathy for people with money.
It was announced today that the festival, which has been a weekend event in Chicago since 2005, will expand to Santiago, Chile in April 2011.
This weekend, Jane's Addiction will be the focal point of the Sunset Strip Music Festival, a two-day long event celebrating the legendary strip's long musical heritage.
On Friday night, Jane's will be honored at a private event at the House of Blues, then Saturday the band will headline the first day of the festival by performing in its entirety. and Sunset Strip, hanging out at disco clubs and roller-skating rinks.
BAINTER: I think Perry and Dave had a genuine bond, though. He had even played softball with Dave and had been a second dad to Dave for, like, four or five years. There weren’t a lot of people doing it in the early to mid-’80s.
NAVARRO: I used to focus on the tragedy and how certain negative things in my life have defined me. It took hold at the end of the ’80s and continued, as we know, into the ’90s. KARYN CANTOR: Perry would say, “We all have an addiction,” but we’d all sort of say, “Well, it’s her problem” or “It’s his problem.” NAVARRO: I admit I totally blew it with drugs back in those days.