Monthly Archive:: May 2014

Gene Simmons is a Jerk. A Big Jerk.

My preview of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame show on HBO is in the Seattle Times today—it airs on HBO on the 31st. But that won’t tell you what a jerk Gene Simmons of Kiss was backstage, and even onstage. He’s on TMZ video today ripping Nirvana. He implies that they don’t

In Seattle, Food is the new Grunge.

Okay, I said it: “Food has become the new rock & roll in Seattle. It’s what people are obsessed with. It’s what we talk about. Our chefs are the current grunge stars of Seattle.” Not that any food has ever taken me to the emotional place that a great song has, mind you, or

Is this really what Kurt Cobain would have looked at 70?

The Seattle Times has a story today (May 9, http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2023564592_agingsoftwarexml.html) on a new software program the University of Washington has developed that attempts to show aging from using a photograph. Their example is Kurt Cobain, and here are there results. In my mind it completely fails because they are using a photo from adolescence

Kurt Cobain did not write that “death scene” note, which is not actually a death scene note, either

When CBS news reported the “breaking story” this week of what they called the “Kurt Cobain ‘death scene note,'” it seemed obvious to me that the note they were referring to was in Courtney Love’s handwriting, and not Kurt’s. I have examined thousands of pages of Kurt’s writing over the years, from a variety