Alice in Chains in a Nutshell

Alice in Chains’ vocalist and frontman, Layne Staley was found dead in his Seattle home on a Friday evening, the 19th of April 2002. He was 34.  The worst part being that Staley had been deceased since the 5th in his Seattle condo. Staley avoided the media and rarely left his home. He was found […]

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Charles Bukowski

Born Into This Born Into This, a film documenting the author’s life, was released in 2003. It features contributions from Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Harry Dean Stanton and Bono (U2’s song “Dirty Day” was dedicated to Bukowski when released in 1993). Henry Charles Bukowski was an American poet, novelist and short story writer. His writing […]

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Did Sid Really Kill Nancy?

Explosive New Evidence Suggests the Punk Rocker May Have Been Innocent The murky half-light of a bleak New York winter’s morning had yet to penetrate the small rear bedroom of an airless apartment in the city’s bohemian Greenwich Village. Stepping over empty bottles and half-eaten plates of spaghetti (the untidy remnants of the previous night’s […]

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THE NEW YORK DOLLS

Glam-Rock Royalty on Race Street As a co-founder of glam-rock pioneers the New York Dolls in the 1970s, Sylvain Sylvain helped make too-small girls’ clothing an acceptable part of male rockers’ wardrobes. The corkscrew-coiffed moppet played the natural foil to fellow guitarist Johnny Thunders’ haystack-haired bad boy, and their music –– equal parts early Rolling […]

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William Gibson

Cyberspace. A Consensual Hallucination. Also known as the Noir Prophet of the Cyberpunk subgenre, William Gibson is an American Canadian science fiction novelist. In his short story, Burning Chrome (1982), Gibson used for the first time and invented the term cyberspace and later used the concept as a base for his debut novel, Neuromancer (1984). […]

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Helios Creed from Chrome

 Interviewed by Jimmy Martin (The Quietus 2014) Spawned unto the world in 1976 like a mutant beast from an unearthly morass of twisted steel on a splatter movie, San Franciscans freaks Chrome have loomed large ever since as a triumph for murky noise alchemy – borne of technology gone wrong, and thriving in a blizzard […]

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The Paperboy

What a fantastic movie. The photography is incredible, the plot is solid but loose enough so director Lee Daniels can take his time and make you enjoy the ride very as well. Almost surreal as it’s improbable that something like that would happen but you still get into the movie and enjoy it without really caring […]

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Marc Bolan

Banner: ©Marc Bolan Photo session with Tony Visconti used for Slider Album. All rights reserved 1971. British singer, songwriter and guitarist, Mark Feld (his real name) Marc Bolan, was born on September 30, 1947. He grew up in a simple Jewish family in London. As a child, Mark was fond of early rock ‘n’ roll […]

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William S. Burroughs Radio

Burroughs’ Connection to Modern Music The elder statesman of literature’s Beat Generation — and, by extension, of the American underground culture — few figures outside of the musical sphere exerted a greater influence over rock & roll than novelist William S. Burroughs. A provocative, controversial figure famed for his unique cut-up prose aesthetic, Burroughs lived the rock […]

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