“I remember seeing an interview with Judge Ito, who was the judge on the O.J. Simpson case, and they’re asking him all the typical silly questions, and one of them was ‘What kind of music do you listen to?’ And he said, ‘I really like Soundgarden.’ That had to have been one of the weirder testimonials I’ve heard.”—Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell talks to Loudwire Nights
“Giacchetto says his greatest deal was the 1994 Sub Pop sale to Warner. ‘I can now reveal that Universal was the top bidder, $25 million,’ says Giacchetto, ‘but it wasn’t the right creative fit. Sony Music bid $5 million. David Geffen bid $8 million—I told him his bid was way too fucking low—and Microsoft bid a paltry $4 million, frankly insulting. Bill Gates, who at the time considered himself to be “the future of entertainment,” couldn’t have been a more dull character. It definitely would have made Microsoft a bit more hip, which in hindsight might have actually made Microsoft a player in entertainment. They’re still not.’”—excerpt from Billboard's profile of crooked money manager to the stars Dana Giacchetto
2013 was supposed to be a big year for the ‘Box. Band members were celebrating a 20th anniversary and had a new album to promote. Then, according to a lawsuit filed last month in federal court, they ran into a bad business partner: the Seminole Tribe of Florida.