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'None Shall Pass!' 

You may recognize Todd Terranova as one of the large, suited men who worked the velvet ropes during Eleven50's inaugural year. Or maybe you remember him as the "oafish" security guard featured in past issues of CL. Or you could know him as the T-shirt and skullcap-wearing manager keeping things in check outside the Crescent Room.

The self-proclaimed "anti-metrosexual" prefers his PBRs at dives and counts beyond-hard Scissorfight, Clutch and Superjoint Ritual as his favorite bands. They, along with Ted Nugent, AC/DC and Aerosmith get time on the Crescent Room's turntables when Terranova's alter ego -- DJ Musk Ox -- cameos on the last Thursday of every month.

Pre-Atlanta: "I ran security at Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles for two years. Johnny Depp got me the job. I was at the Viper Room looking for work the day after River Phoenix died. [Depp] told me that there was an opening at Whisky A Go-Go. We drank together a few times after that."

Any other professions?: "Except for two years here in Atlanta, when I was a kindergarten teacher at The Children's School, this is all I've known for 12 years ... Apparently kids aren't intimidated by me -- they like how big I am and they thought my tattoos were cool."

Previously in CL: "Andisheh [actually, staff writer Tray Butler] called me 'Brooks Brothers' Security' because we wear suits. Because of him, I got fired from Eleven50, stopped shaving and became an alcoholic. Just kidding. When I read what he said about me, I laughed. I cut it out and hung it up on the wall at work. Everyone thought it was funny."

'Tis but a flesh wound: "When I was in L.A., I got stabbed three times breaking up a fight between skinheads and black guys at Whisky A Go-Go during the Onyx/Biohazard tour in the early '90s. I was trying to get a knife away from a guy and he got me twice in the leg and once in the hand. It wasn't that bad."

-- Layla Bellows

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