Kurt Cobain

Marilyn Manson's Bandmate Reveals Why Kurt Cobain Was A 'Thief' And Is 'Burning In Hell'

Ex-Marilyn Manson keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy (aka) Pogo has called out late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain on Facebook. He posted a link to the …

Chester Bennington

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Era and Extinction of Rock Stars

The British music journalist David Hepworth’s “Never a Dull Moment” (2016) offered a very close look at the year 1971, a peak moment in rock ‘n’ roll history. His new book, “Uncommon People,” takes in the genre through a broader lens, 1955 to 1995, charting the rise and fall of the rock star as a …

Books

Why do the rich kids at school look so scruffy?

When my husband I put our toddler to bed at night, we always choose a tee that is pre-school appropriate, since our son frequently decides that changing his shirt is not a thing he would like to do in the morning. You have to pick your battles, right?<p>So he often wears the same shirt to school that …

Parenting

Family Reveal How Final Wish Kurt Cobain Had May Now Come True

With the help of Heather Karl Shook, Kurt Cobain’s family are now attempting to sell his childhood home for a cheaper price than the home has …

Aberdeen

The Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone

What happened when Jann Wenner traded the hippie dream for pop-star friends and luxury<p>When I got to <i>Rolling Stone</i>, the party was over. I turned up just in time to see a cigarette floating in the last cocktail of the night. It was 1993, and I was in my mid-20s. I went on the road with the Rolling …

Hunter S. Thompson

Read Lil Peep’s final interview before his tragic death

Rapper discussed fame, sexuality and aims for the future with 'Paper' magazine<p>Earlier this week, rapper Lil Peep passed away at the age of 21. …

Lil Peep

Errol Morris and More Filmmakers on How to F*ck With Conventions and Find Your Own Visual Style

Vérité style has long been the cornerstone of documentary filmmaking, with few strong exceptions.<p>“Errol Morris was the only one doing documentaries …

Documentaries

Meet Lana Del Rey’s spirit guide and good friend, Medium Fleur

"Lana is a tremendous advocate for mediumship"<p>Meet Medium Fleur – an in-demand medium based in Los Angeles, who has read for famouses such as Lana …

Lana Del Rey

Books: The National Book Award winners, Alexander Chee on his mentor Kit Reed and more

Hello, readers! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, book editor of the L.A. Times, with this week’s newsletter with some great bookish stories to carry you through Thanksgiving.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p>When <b>critic at large</b> <b>Alexander Chee</b> took his first creative writing class from <b>Kit Reed</b> at Wesleyan University more than two …

Books

Weekend schedule for NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, Trucks in Miami

One and done.<p>That tells the story of this weekend’s action at Homestead-Miami Speedway.<p>The NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series will …

Motorsport

Whereforeart thou, rock gods? 'Uncommon People' has the answer

It’s probably safe to assume that most of us have wanted to be a rock star at some point in our lives. The impulse is usually fleeting, however, and instead, we embrace the ritual of vicariously basking in the glory of the genuine article, the sort of glory that borders on rapture. It’s been said a …

Buddy Holly

Tone makers: Electro-Harmonix founder Mike Matthews

<b>We talk about effects units old and new with Electro-Harmonix’s charismatic founder.</b><p>1. What was the first pedal you built and how did the design come …

Guitar

The Pitch

Earlier this year, as Brand New was on the cusp of releasing a new record, I asked my male coworkers to Google the words “Brand New date rape song.” We were considering awarding Brand New’s fifth album <i>Science Fiction</i> the distinction of Best New Music, and I wanted my peers to be clear about this …

Feminism

Grunge Legends Revisit Kurt Cobain’s 'Difficult' Final Intervention And ‘Secret Drug Meet-Ups’

Former Hole drummer Patty Schemel discussed Kurt Cobain’s final March 1994 intervention in a new <b>Out Magazine</b> interview.<p><b>OUT: How was it for you</b> …

Hockey Dad announce highly anticipated second album 'Blend Inn'

The follow up to their critically acclaimed 2016 debut <i>Boronia</i>, Hockey Dad's forthcoming album <i>Blend Inn</i> is imbued with more perspective because their …

Kurt Cobain Ran Into Grunge Legend At Heroin Dealer’s House: ‘He Got Upset’

A user posted on Reddit: I’m almost done listening to the audiobook version (which Patty did a great job doing) and I just thought I’d recommend it. …

Nirvana

In Conversation: Lil Peep

Writing about death is one of the most difficult things to do as a music journalist, particularly when it’s so untimely.<p>Just 12 hours ago, Gustav …

David Bowie

Beyond the grunge

Post-punk: That’s a thing. Post-rock: less of a thing but still a defensible genre. Post-grunge? The term is most often used to ridicule ’90s bands …

Eddie Vedder

Dave Grohl Ends a Decades-Old Nirvana Feud By Playing "Paradise City" With Guns N' Roses

Watch them play the classic at an Oklahoma tour stop.<p>Possibly the most endearing thing about Dave Grohl is that he genuinely has a childlike love for rock and roll. The guy really adores what he does—he's there for the music, man. And that love of the music is enough to transcend a decades-old feud …

Dave Grohl

R.E.M.: Automatic for the People Album Review | Pitchfork

Over the course of the promo cycle for R.E.M.’s eighth album, <i>Automatic for the People</i>, Michael Stipe came out as a balding man. Not that anyone was surprised—as of 1991’s <i>Out of Time</i>, the singer’s famous cloak of curls had given way to a tidy short cut, and the videos for <i>Automatic for the People</i>’s …

Michael Stipe

Billy Corgan Says Chad Kroeger Is an 'Incredible Songwriter,' Compares Nickelback to Porn

Billy Corgan said Chad Kroeger is 'an incredible songwriter' while guesting on 'The Joe Rogan Experience,' while also comparing Nickelback to porn. …

From 'Gaga' to 'Whitney': Music Docs Offer an Intimate Look at Icons Beyond the Stage

As Netflix, Amazon and more streamers continue to scoop up content, a flood of new music-focused films on pop stars and industry greats are entering …

Music

Dave Grohl Reveals Who Kurt Cobain Would Want To Sing For Nirvana

In a Red Bull interview, Dave Grohl was asked about having women sing for Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a few years ago, and he said that …

Dave Grohl

Watch Billy Corgan Film Video Near Chris Cornell’s Grave: ‘This Is Very Goth Of Me’

While performing four shows at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery over the last several days, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan filmed a video at …

Chris Cornell

Dave Grohl Reveals Who Should Star In Kurt Cobain Biopic

In a <b>Red Bull</b> interview, Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl was asked about Courtney Love wanting to make a Kurt Cobain biopic. Who should play Dave Grohl?<p>“I …

Dave Grohl

Kurt Cobain’s Mother Feeding Frances Bean Will Melt Your Heart

Frances Bean Cobain has shared a previously unreleased photo of Kurt’s mother Wendy and sister Kim feeding her as a child. See the adorable photo …

Demonic Posession: Colin McDowell Talks Frocks And Rebellion

Broadly speaking, there are two types of rebel behaviour. Either making a lot of noise or just quietly getting on with whatever the rebel wants to …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Billy Corgan Reacts To Kurt Cobain Murder Conspiracy Film: ‘I Know A Lot Of Stuff’

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan was recently interviewed by Joe Rogan. Alternative Nation transcribed some of their comments about Kurt …

Joe Rogan

Why Independent Record Shops Shouldn’t Fear Sainsbury’s Compilation Albums (Too Much)

You can see why the start up of it’s own record label by supermarket chain Sainsbury’s would provoke within independent record shops the sort of …

Vinyl Records

Kurt Cobain Headlines New Funko Pop! Musician Line

Funko has unveiled the company’s new series of vinyl figurines called Pop! Rocks 3, which includes several famous musicians.<p>The series includes the …

Comics