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Point-blank with Brian Bumbery

SiLA-JO instructor and senior writer for Los Angeles Times Lorraine Ali with Brian Bumbery of BB Gun Press

Brian Bumbery likes to babysit, beg, wait and kiss ass. This top-notch publicist, who is the founder of Los Angeles-based BB Gun Press, has made a name for himself in this entertainment driven city and cut-throat industry. He hasn’t always been on top though, Bumbery has moved his way up the ranks bouncing from different agencies and labels to get ... Read More »

A little Q&A with Publicist Brian Bumbery


When you’re working with bands like Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Band Perry, it’s probably hard to find a spare moment. But founder of the PR agency BB Gun Press, Brian Bumbery, sits down to talk about his experiences representing some of the music business’ top artists and how he works to keep up a clean image for his ... Read More »

A pistol in entertainment: Brian Bumbery of BB Gun Press

SiLA-JO instructor and senior writer for Los Angeles Times Lorraine Ali with Brian Bumbery of BB Gun Press

“The best advice someone ever gave me was hire someone smarter than yourself, because you’ll learn a lot more from them,” said Brian Bumbery, a veteran publicist in Los Angeles and founder of BB Gun Press. Bumbery represents big name bands including Green Day and Metallica. He says humility, honesty and knowing when to leave the office is key. On ... Read More »

Comparing Kim Kardashian to Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Hollywood Walk of Fame star

This year Kim Kardashian has sparked some controversy and believe it or not, it’s a little more compelling than her breasts showing through her shirt. Almost half a dozen media influencers have made statements saying that Kim is “our generations Marilyn Monroe.” The list is pretty remarkable seeing that it includes fashion designer Givenchy, creative director Riccardo Tisci, fashion editor Carine ... Read More »

Q and A with BB Gun Press Publicist Brian Bumbery


  In a recent visit to Raleigh studios, publicist Brian Bumbery spoke with students about starting his own agency, BB Gun Press, and about what it takes to make it in the music business. Bumbery started out working at music business trade magazine in the early years of his career, before joining a record label as someone’s assistant. He “grew up ... Read More »

Marvel Cancels Fantastic Four Comic

Image: Marvel Comics

Flame off ! That’s right Marvel fans the Fantastic Four are no more, according to an announcement Monday at the 2014 New York Comic Con. At the “Axel-in-Charge”  panel, the series writer James Robinson told fans that the book is “going away for a while.” Robinsons choice of words could also mean a very long hiatus.  Either way the last issue ... Read More »

Selena Gomez slams critics’ harsh judgement

Photo courtesy of Selena Gomez's Facebook.

Adults just don’t understand. Former Disney star Selena Gomez expressed her disbelief about getting bashed by grown-ups for having fun and enjoying herself . The 22 year-old singer and actress told E! that she doesn’t understand the hate, and poses the question, “What were you doing at 18?… At 21? Because I can guarantee you it’s not half of what I’ve done.” Constant ... Read More »