It’s Thurston Moore’s birthday today, apparently. For some weird reason I’ve been watching the Simpsons lately. For some weird reason Sonic Youth covered the Simpsons theme tune. Apparently Matt Groening was originally going to get John Zorn to do the theme tune. These aren’t useful things to know.
“While she’s back collaborating with Hole’s original guitar player, Eric Erlandson, Courtney [Love] ruled out a reunion concert tour with the band. ‘I don’t want to get on the oldies circuit,’ said the singer-actress… ‘I don’t need to do that for money. I want to put out music that is relevant today. [Being] one of the last chicks in a rock ‘n’ roll band is a weird place to be. It’s scary not to be selling out.’”—Philippine Daily Inquirerinterview with Courtney Love
“Obviously, I wish it was a situation where no one but Kurt Cobain was ever playing Nirvana songs. But that’s unfortunately not the case. I was a very ancillary part of the night, but I can’t imagine for those guys and for the family and for Courtney, for everybody, it just seemed like… the wound was still quite raw.”—St. Vincentreflects on playing with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
“Thank you Eddie Vedder for speaking up for peace in our world…. The people of Palestine and Israel deserve peace and prosperity. It is time to stop repeating the same old arguments, dogma and hate speech. It is the knuckleheads on both sides that should be criticized and not the singer from a rock band.”—Nirvana’s Krist Novoselicvoices his support for Eddie Vedder and the singer’s recent anti-war comments
“I intentionally broke one guitar, a baby-blue Hagstrom III I got for $80, and regretted it within seconds of watching it splinter apart. I never understood why Nirvana almost always ended their shows by destroying gear. It was such a waste. If you don’t want that guitar, give it to someone who does. That shit got really goofy during the grunge years. L7′s roadie used to remove the mics from the drum kit at the end of their set so they could smash it up without getting fined by the venue for destroying their mics. How fucking spontaneous, right?”—Mudhoney’s Mark Armtalks toPissed Jeans’ Matt Korvette
“It took me awhile to even figure out exactly what I’d said that pissed off all the Kiss trolls and as far as I can tell they’re mad because I called Ace and Peter alcoholic junkies, like that’s not common knowledge…. The most hilarious part is [the trolls] also, in their posts go on and on and ON about how I look! Apparently I’m a fat, stupid, Side Show Bob looking freak that none of them have ever heard of who has no right to talk shit about Ace and Peter. Ace and Peter, two grown men who made a fortune wearing Kabuki make up as a result of being even uglier than I am. You know why they wore make up? Because they needed it!”—the Melvins’ King Buzzoaddresses the outcry over his recent comments on Kiss