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No Real “Nirvana” for Cobain

The Observer has an ongoing series on Kurt Cobain’s diaries, including images of the actual journals, and Barney Hoskyns’ essay on his importance: “There’s something wrong with that boy…” noted William Burroughs when, in 1993, Kurt Cobain dropped in to pay his respects in Lawrence, Kansas. ‘He frowns for no …

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Queen Happy to Be Trod Upon

Queen in the news again: Queen became the latest band bestowed with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Friday, October 18. The unveiling of the star, installed on Hollywood Boulevard, took place near the cross street of Ivar. The honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Johnny Grant, called it a …

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Hair Metal and Toilets

Poison drummer Rikki Rockett is a middle-aged man who wears makeup, plays hair metal, and paints toilet seats in hotel rooms throughout the land. I have nothing bad to say about a man who cares so little about appearing ridiculous. I am continually fascinated by the sociological anomalies created by …

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Late Drowning Pool Singer On 9/11

Drowning Pool singer Dave Williams, who died on August 14 of still undetermined causes, spoke out on the subject of 9/11 prior to his death: “I think we should definitely think about the people that we lost and we should be very thankful that we’re still here, and how lucky …

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Queens of the Stone Age Concert Review

Ben Ratliff reviews QOSA show in NY Times: Queens of the Stone Age make disjunctive rock ‘n’ roll: it’s as loud and nasty as a band can be, while remaining a chilly experience. The reason is Josh Homme, the group’s guitarist and principal singer and songwriter, who once performed the …

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Rolling Into the Rock Hall? pt 3

Please see part 1 here, and part 2 here. Iggy Pop The Velvets, Stooges, and the Dolls were the most important of the ’70s pre-punk bands, and Iggy Pop, after leaving the Stooges, has soldiered on through very long and winding road of punkish, angular hard rock – his signature …

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Rolling Into the Rock Hall?

Last March, in conjunction with the Rock Hall Induction ceremonies, Cleveland.com conducted a readers poll: Who should get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? The results are here. Cleveland.com Managing Producer Johanna Hoadley and I did a special episode of the Cool Tunes radio show to play music …

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