The Girls Band That Rocked the World! Cherie Currie is known to be the lead singer of one of the best punk-rock girl band, The Runaways. She wrote her autobiography “Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway” (Harper Collins) and a movie was made based on those memories. Looking at their story it really brought […]Read More The Runaways
Keith Richards Biography Q & A with Author Victor Bockris This is the second part of my review of Keith Richard’s biography by Victor Bockris that was published in 1992 and the first to recognize Richards’s pivotal role in the Stones’ legend. It has been translated in at least 10 langages and published all around the world. […]Read More Keith Richards Can’t Get No Satisfaction!
Half a Century Through the Eyes of Keith Richards A review by Tobe Damit Of course, as a dedicated fan of the Stones, I had previously read Richard’s acclaimed autobiography Life. An autobiography has the undeniable advantage to come straight from the horse’s mouth and yes, it gave me a unique intimate input about how the […]Read More Keith Richards by Victor Bockris
”Mick and Keith Had a Vendetta, a Real Vendetta” ”Brian was always a perfectionist in the way he was talking, choosing his words. He did want to catch your attention when he was speaking, to captivate you.. Then he had the way he moved, and his hair, which was captivating and I’m sure the Stones […]Read More Brian Jones Doomed?
The Rolling Stones in the 60s/Video Playlist A playlist of the best old tracks from the Rolling Stones A Little More About The Stones… Little did the Rolling Stones know how apt their name – inspired by the title of a Muddy Waters song, “Rollin’ Stone” – would turn out to be. Formed […]Read More Old Stones
The Priest They Called Him Cobain greatly admired Burroughs, instigating their collaboration on The “Priest” They Called Him and visiting the Beat legend at his home in Lawrence, Kansas. And while Burroughs does not seem to have been especially impressed with the music of Nirvana, he was greatly saddened by Cobain’s suicide. Here is the […]Read More William Burroughs and Kurt Cobain: A Dossier
IMAGE ABOVE:The Gun painting by Andy Warhol is unique work on canvas that portrays the artist’s commercialization of violence in society. Warhol was always fascinated with the idea of life and death, which can be seen in his Death and Disaster series as well as in his Guns and Knives paintings. His obsession with death […]Read More The Day Valerie Solanas Got Her 15 Minutes of Fame.
BarbaraDidSoMe WICKED PHOTOSHOOT! Barbra Streisand looks absolutely crazy-hot here in a series of photos from a photoshoot she did for the 1970 film The Owl and the Pussycat. I mean, just look at her! In the film, Streisand plays the role of “a somewhat uneducated actress, model and part-time prostitute.” Her character’s name is Doris. […]Read More BARBARA STREISAND 1970 ‘CYCLE SLUT’
“She was almost proud of the fact that her teeth were rotten, that her hair was grey…her skin was bad, she had needle tracks all over. She liked that. That was her aesthetic.” The above quote, attributed to James Young – Nico’s keyboard player from 1981-86 – summarizes the often harrowing watch that is filmmaker Susanne Ofteringer’s 1995 documentary, . It […]Read More nico :: icon
The Horror…The Sacrifice…The Emptiness… Each time I see or hear about the tragic death of a young talented musician, actor, performer or artist, it reminds me of Toby Dammit, the cinematographic liberal adaptation by Fellini of a short story by American author Edgar A. Poe, first published in 1841, ”Never Bet The Devil your Head–A Tale […]Read More Spirits of the Dead