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Monday, June 15, 2015

Smash Mouth's Steve Harwell Seeks Street Justice for Audience Member Who Pegged Him With Bread

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:43 AM

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Steve Harwell, the singer of Smash Mouth, completely lost his composure onstage yesterday at Taste of Fort Collins, a three-day music and food festival which is, according to its website, "A family-friendly celebration perfect for Northern Coloradoans' active lifestyle."

Apparently, part of that active lifestyle includes throwing bread at an increasingly irate Harwell. According to The Coloradoan, who broke the story, the bread was being given away for free by some of the festival's food vendors.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever Creator Talks Mission Comics Art Show, Danzig's Reaction, and More

Posted By on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 1:16 PM

The greatest love story every told? Meh, probably not. But for punk and metal fans who grew up listening to Black Flag and The Misfits, Henry & Glenn Forever's fictional world where the two muscled frontmen are romantically involved is up there with The Notebook

Watching the domestic life of Henry and Glenn, two idolized figures in the punk world, known for their macho masculinity, couldn't be more fun. Why does Henry always have to do the dishes? Who broke the toilet? Why do I find this all so intriguing?

Henry & Glenn Forever and the sequel Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever have been on quite a ride, selling over 100,000 copies, evoking real-life reactions from both characters, and finding a place in the hearts of fans around the world.

Tomorrow, April 30, at Mission Comics, Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever kicks off a group art show featuring comics from the book. We caught up with Tom Neely, the creator, ahead of the show. 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Five Disturbing Tales of Plots to Kill Musicians

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Madonna and stalker Robert Dewey Hoskins
  • Madonna and stalker Robert Dewey Hoskins

Sometimes, being a rich and famous musician is downright terrifying. It's impossible to know what motivates twisted humans to want to murder celebrities, but it's something that has only narrowly been avoided on several recent occasions. Here are five musicians who were targeted by psychos, but made it out alive (thank God, good neighbors, overzealous journalists, and security guards.)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hey Sexist Tabloids, Taylor Swift's Dating Habits Are Perfectly Reasonable

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 9:10 AM


As you may have heard, Taylor Swift broke up with her latest fling -- One Direction's Harry Styles -- a few weeks ago. Tabloids and gossip magazines have been having a field day with this ever since. Timelines of her boyfriends, reports of the fight that allegedly caused Swift to bail on Styles mid-vacation, and, worst of all, a lot of deep analysis about why Taylor Swift just cannot hold down a relationship. Some articles have painted her as a shameless harpy, using and discarding men to drum up material for her music. Some have pondered why poor, sad, pathetic Taylor just can't keep a man. And some have decided to dish out advice where she never freakin' asked for it, thank you very much.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Why Do People Hate Kreayshawn So Much?

Posted By on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 8:26 AM


This week, NYC rapper Azealia Banks called Kreayshawn a "dumb bitch." The outburst was prompted by Kreayshawn putting a link to Banks' "212" video on Twitter, via a porn website. We understand why a serious lady rapper would be offended by forcibly being associated with pornography, but obviously, Banks isn't the first to be incensed by the 21-year-old upstart. People are going to fucking hate Kreayshawn regardless of what she does on Twitter.
The amount of venom thrown her way is tremendous and, given how catchy and smart "Gucci Gucci" was, you have to wonder why. It does feel a little like people are desperate to find reasons to hate her sometimes -- often to a point where the reasons are more knee-jerk than rational. Kreayshawn is mostly a figure of fun and frivolity, yet she has the power to provoke incredible viciousness.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Michael Jackson's Hair Gets Turned into a Roulette Ball (We're Not Kidding)

Posted By on Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 8:54 AM


Yesterday, we had to walk away from our desks and go and sit in a darkened room for an hour to mourn the fact that exploitative, sick-fuck-dom just got taken to a whole new level by three separate groups of people, operating together as a sort of bloated super-leech. Prepare to wrinkle up your face in disgust as we tell you that a website called Online Gambling Pal recently purchased some of Michael Jackson's hair (for $10,871) and is -- in a move that even Elvis' jumpsuit designer would probably call tacky -- turning it into a roulette ball.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Is Courtney Love Mentally Ill?

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 9:06 AM


In case you missed it, last Saturday, while performing at Brazil's SWU festival, Courtney Love had a minor meltdown after an audience member repeatedly held up a photo of Kurt Cobain. "I don't need to see a picture of Kurt, asshole!" she yelled. "And I'm going to have you

fucking removed if you keep holding that up. I'm not Kurt, I have to

live with his shit and his ghost and his kid every day and throwing that

up is stupid and rude and I'm going to beat the fuck out of you if you

do it again."

On first seeing this, we thought, "You go, Courtney!" Just as Yoko Ono will always be remembered under the specter of breaking up the Beatles, Courtney will never get out from under the shadow of her deceased husband. It must be a heart-breaking, ultra-stressful, and, on some level, insulting thing to be faced with every day. 

But then, just as we're with her, she goes and does what she always does: veers right and heads straight on into crazy town. "You didn't get kicked out of a band by him like Dave did," Courtney yells at the audience member. "Go see the fuckin' Foo Fighters and do that shit." After that, it's all downhill. Observe:

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Michael Jackson News: Jury Selection in the Conrad Murray Trial Is Not Actually News

Posted By on Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 8:40 AM


So the big music news doing the rounds yesterday was that -- gasp! -- jury selection has commenced in the upcoming Michael Jackson involuntary manslaughter case! Wow! Yes, truthfully we're as curious as the next guy to see how this whole thing plays out -- but, sweet baby Jesus, who really gives a toss about the jury selection?

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tonight Is Your Chance To See Michael Cera (Yes, the Actor!) Play a Real-Life Indie-Rocker

Posted By on Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 9:28 AM

Michael Cera is this dude's name
  • Michael Cera is this dude's name

This criterion would have made a fantastic addition to our investigation into what makes a "supergroup": Your impromptu bassist is a simmering teen hearthrob of the aw-shucks indie variety.

Or, hell: Your impromptu bassist is freaking Michael Cera

See him play a rock star in real life tonight, San Francisco. With a "supergroup."

We're not even close to kidding.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Chicago Critic's Pitchfork Dis Gets the Blogosphere Steaming

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Robyn at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago - JASON STOFF
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  • Robyn at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago

Just when it seemed cool to hate the taste-making music site Pitchfork, one critic went and ripped the site (and its music festival in Chicago this past weekend) a good one. So how did indie-loving blogs and blog readers respond -- that is, in addition to rushing to Pitchfork's defense?

By calling the critic fat.

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