April 17th, 2014

You have until this Saturday (April 19) to contribute to London Bridge Studios' Indiegogo campaign to restore its 1973 Neve console. The Seattle studio’s Neve was used to record Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, Alice in Chains, Candlebox and more.

April 16th, 2014

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.

Finally, please like the ELOT Facebook page and follow me (@markyarm) on Twitter. Thanks!

April 7th, 2014
"Did I just turn into Layne Staley?" The Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary recently discovered that his head was replaced in that long-circulating Kurt Cobain–meets–Layne Staley fake.

"Did I just turn into Layne Staley?" The Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary recently discovered that his head was replaced in that long-circulating Kurt Cobain–meetsLayne Staley fake.

April 5th, 2014

Layne Staley died 12 years ago today. Here’s video of his last performance with Alice in Chains, on July 3, 1996, in Kansas City, MO. (H/T David de Sola)

April 3rd, 2014

Paul Rachman, director of Alice in Chains’ “Man in the Box” video, tweeted this creepy behind-the-scenes shot of himself and eyes-sewn-shut guy.

(Source: twitter.com)

March 25th, 2014

Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley performs with Second Coming at Seattle’s Fenix Underground, 1994. (Image courtesy of Johnny Bacolas, pictured; photographer unknown)

March 24th, 2014
March 4th, 2014

Listen: Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell is the latest guest on the Mohr Stories podcast. (H/T AlternativeNation.net)

February 3rd, 2014
Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Red Hot Chili Peppers and L7. Rio de Janeiro newspaper clipping for the Hollywood Rock festival, 1993.

Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Red Hot Chili Peppers and L7. Rio de Janeiro newspaper clipping for the Hollywood Rock festival, 1993.

(Source: facebook.com)

February 1st, 2014

NFL video: Seattle rock legends Duff McKagan and Jerry Cantrell discuss the magic of their city and how that unique civic character has rubbed off on both Seattle’s music scene and football team.

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Official Tumblr for Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (Now in paperback; purchase info here.) The blog is run by the author, freelance writer/editor Mark Yarm; he is of no relation to Mark Arm of Mudhoney.