The new documentary about Kurt Cobain, Montage of Heck, contains up-until-now unreleased home videos and animated footage of the Nirvana frontman’s tortured diary entries. It reveals a deeply troubled psyche, inextricable from the genius associated with it. On the hypnotic Unplugged version of “All Apologies,” Cobain complements a recognizable strain of defeatism in his lyrics with a kind of layman’s spirituality....more
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In the wake of So This Is Permanence, a recently released archive of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis’s notebooks, Jillian Mapes reflects on why artists’ scribblings mean so much to fans:
“It’s a human reaction to see handwritten things, as opposed to typewritten things, as being quite intimate,” Savage tells me.
Let’s get right to it: What is a sheela-na-gig?...more
Tyler McMahon’s debut novel relives and re-examines a celebrated musical era: grunge rock from America’s Pacific Northwest....more
I was 14 and following older kids through the woods....more
From there he moved into music journalism, but he didn’t like to criticize the rock bands so he moved into public relations....more