August 26th, 2014

The Snowden cover story is great and all, but be sure to pick up the September issue of Wired for my interview with jonahray and Kumail Nanjiani of themeltdownwithjonahandkumail.

August 25th, 2014

Watch Eddie Vedder join his pal Jack Johnson onstage at Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre Saturday to perform Pearl Jam's “Soon Forget,” Johnson's “Only the Ocean” and the Beatles' “Rocky Raccoon.”

August 25th, 2014

Bid on a skateboard signed by the members of Pearl Jam. Funds go toward surface improvements on a Ferry County, Wash., rail-trail.

August 25th, 2014

Meet the Shaggs



Margaret Talbot recommends Susan Orlean’s 1999 story on one of music’s strangest legends: 

“The Shaggs are a footnote, but Orlean turns their story into a moving meditation on vicarious ambition, loneliness, family, and the weirdness of being celebrated for failing.”

Illustration by Jaime Hernandez

Reblogged from The New Yorker
August 24th, 2014
Bride of Crankenstein
Hold It In


Melvins - Bride of Crankenstein

Another new track from the forthcoming Hold It In.

Reblogged from Popsnacking
August 24th, 2014

Soundgarden with Dave Mustaine, backstage in Irvine, Calif.


August 24th, 2014

Today’s ALS #icebucketchallenge: Jack Johnson, featuring celebrity dumper Eddie Vedder.

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