April 15th, 2014

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme plays a “disappointing gay” on this Friday’s episode of Portlandia.

April 3rd, 2014

stereogum:

R.E.M.’s Mike Mills just announced David Letterman’s retirement.

Mills and Peter Buck will be on the Late Show tonight backing Joseph Arthur, which means those two guys were on hand for something of a landmark show-business moment. Mills tweeted: “Dave just announced his retirement #2015 #muchlovedave,” effectively announcing Letterman’s retirement to the world.

Above watch R.E.M.’s first television appearance, back on Late Night in ‘83. “So. Central Rain” didn’t even have a name yet!

Reblogged from Stereogum
April 3rd, 2014

Nirvana Live and Loud concert pic (photographer unknown; from the collection of Chris Tamas)

March 26th, 2014

Kurt Cobain, Elvis, Tupac, John Lennon and more dead celebs shill beer in this ad of questionable taste.

March 20th, 2014

KIROTV.com: This is one of the evidence photos taken by Seattle police in the investigation into Kurt Cobain’s 1994 death, which police determined was a suicide. The photo was obtained by KIRO 7.

Additional police photo here.

February 11th, 2014

Access Hollywood: What is your relationship like today with Dave Grohl?

Courtney Love: Well, we’re gonna go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [induction ceremony], and I think we’re all sitting at the same table.

Access Hollywood: Is that going to be akward?

Courtney Love: Yeaaah. But I plan on wearing this dress… that’s made of tissue paper, and I think I’m going to pretend I have a crown on my head, and I have to be totally regal.

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