For further proof that the #SubPop SeaTac Airport store isn’t an elaborate hoax, we give you the completed storefront. One fortnight and counting until opening, plan your layovers wisely!
[Prince Andrew is] a nice enough fellow. Nothing happened: I made him really nice tea, and I made him drink out of a mug with his mother on it, which I thought was hilarious. And then he said: ‘So what do you do all day?’ The NERVE. — Courtney Love recounts having tea with Prince Andrew in this excellent Quietus interview
WELCOME NEW FOLLOWERS!
This blog is suddenly trending—probably as a result of my zealous coverage of Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction—so I figured I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself to all my new followers.
Hello, people! My name is Mark Yarm, and I’m the author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (BTW, I am not Mark Arm of Mudhoney—people think I’m kidding when I throw that out there, but the name thing has caused some confusion over the years.) I cover all things grunge (not just Nirvana) on this blog. I’m currently a freelance writer for magazines like Wired and Rolling Stone, so I also share my non-grunge writing on here from time to time.
Hope you enjoy! Be sure to peruse the extensive archive. And, while you’re at it, why not pick up a copy of the book? A Finnish edition just came out, and a Chinese version is on the way. Plus, a deal’s in the works for another foreign-language translation, the details of which I will reveal soon.
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Courtney Love blasts Bruce Springsteen: “Saxophones don’t belong in rock & roll.”
HuffPost: Frances Bean Cobain was noticeably absent from Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 10. The 21-year-old old couldn’t make the event because she was ill, according to her mother, Courtney Love. Cobain appeared to have made a full recovery by Sunday, when she was spotted at Coachella with her fiancé, Rambles frontman Isaiah Silva.
Veruca Salt announce their first tour dates since 1995 to feature the original lineup. Read about their Record Store Day 10-inch (featuring “Seether” and new material) here.
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Spin has an excerpt from the new Dinosaur Jr. oral history/photo book. Here Lou and J talk about the artwork on their first LP:
Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr. bassist): The cover is by Maura Jasper, who’d met J [Mascis] at U-Mass, and was one of those totally cool punk rock girls hanging out with him, she was part of the crew. J came up with the idea for the first record, “I want a guy standing in a field.” He had a bizarre relationship with this little kid at U-Mass called Artie, they’d formed a weird bond, with J treating him like a whipping boy, and Artie lapped it up and seemed totally bewildered by J’s fascination with him. J wanted Artie’s face on the cover so he took a photo of him and put it there in the corner.
J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr. singer/guitarist): Artie didn’t have too many friends. I met him at college and we would hang out and I’d bring him to some parties. Lou’s view makes it seem like it was a little more cynical, but I was just hanging out with this guy, a fellow freshman who I thought was interesting.
Nirvana “Pennyroyal Tea” 7-inch for Record Store Day. Details here.