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Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at Age 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Columbian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died in Mexico City on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the age of 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, is Latin America’s best-known writer.

Garcia Marquez may be best known for his 1967 novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature on 8 December 1982 “for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts.”

His death was caused by pneumonia.

(via NPR)

“Mrs. Doubtfire” Sequel to Be Made Starring Robin Williams, Directed by Chris Columbus

Mrs. Doubtfire sequel to be made

According to The Wrap, a sequel to Mrs Doubtfire is in the works. The studio Fox 2000 is developing the project, which will be written by Elf writer David Berenbaum. Robin Williams, who starred in the original 1993 film as Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire, will reprise his roles.

Chris Columbus, best known for his work on Harry Potter, will return to direct. In the first film, Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan costarred, along with Mara Wilson, Lisa Jakub, and Matthew Lawrence — however, no information is yet known about any other cast members for the sequel.

Old Man Markley Announces New Seven-Inch “Stupid Today,” 2014 Tour Dates

Old Man Markley "Stupid Today"

Old Man Markley will be releasing a new seven-inch entitled Stupid Today on May 6, 2014 via Fat Wreck Chords. On the B-side, the band will be covering NOFX’s “Reeko.” Old Man Markley released their last full-length, Down Side Up, in 2013.

Later, OMM will head out on tour in the U.S. for April and May, including a performance at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas. Check out those dates, plus their upcoming Canadian and European runs.

Old Man Markley on Tour
04/26 Scottsdale, AZ at Pub Rock
04/27 Tucson, AZ at Club Congress
04/29 Albuquerque, NM at Launchpad
04/30 Lubbock, TX at The Blue Light
05/01 San Antonio, TX at Limelight
05/02 Austin, TX at Red 7
05/03 Houston, TX at Walters Downtown
05/04 New Orleans, LA at Circle Bar
05/06 Little Rock, AR at Juanita’s
05/07 Tulsa , OK at Mercury Lounge
05/08 Oklahoma City, OK at Bricktown Music Hall
05/09 Dallas, TX at Three Links
05/10 Ft Worth, TX at Aardvark w/ Micky & His Motor
05/11 Corpus Christi, TX at House Of Rock
05/13 Midland, TX at Blue Max
05/15 Flagstaff, AZ at The Museum Club
05/17 San Diego, CA at Soda Bar
05/25 Las Vegas, NV at Fremont Country Club PRB
05/29 Chico, CA at El Rey Theater w/ Reverend Horton Heat
05/30 Petaluma, CA at Mystic Theatre w/ Reverend Horton Heat
05/31 Oakland, CA at The Uptown w/ Reverend Horton Heat
06/12 Vancouver, BC at The Biltmore Cabaret
06/13 Victoria, BC at TBA w/ Fire Next Time *
06/14 Whistler, BC at Garibaldi Lift Company
06/15 Kelowna, BC at Fernando’s w/ Fire Next Time *
06/16 Rossland, BC at The Flying Steamshovel
06/18 Edmonton, AB at The Pawn Shop
06/19 Calgary, AB at Ship & Anchor Sled Island Music
06/21 Winnipeg, MB at Park Theatre
06/27 London, ON at Blackshire Pub w/ Miracles *
06/28 Guelph, ON at Van Gogh’s Ear w/ Miracles *
06/29 Hamilton, ON at Absinthe w/ Miracles *
07/02 Kingston, ON at The Mansion w/ The Stanfields *
07/03 Montreal, QC at Divan Orange w/ Stanfields *
07/04 Ottawa, ON at Mavericks w/ The Stanfields *
07/05 Toronto, ON at Fort York Toronto Urban Roots Festival *
07/22 Gottingen, Germany at Musa w/ Mad Caddies
07/23 Aachen, Germany at Musikbunker w/ Mad Caddies
07/24 Colmar, France at Grillen w/ Mad Caddies
07/26 Lindau, Germany at Umsonst & Draußen
07/28 Munich, Germany at Backstage Free & Easy Festival
08/02 Duffel, Belgium at Brakrock Eco Fest
09/19 Murrieta, CA at Town Square Park GET SHAMROCKED

Veruca Salt’s Original Lineup to Release New Music on Record Store Day, Followed by U.S. Tour

Veruca Salt rehearsing for their reunion tour | Photo by Gary Kordan

In July 2013, it was reported that Veruca Salt’s original lineup had reunited, including both Nina Gordon and Louise Post, who split back in 1997. A couple months later, the band members announced that they were writing new material, which they planned to record with producer Brad Wood.

On Record Store Day 2014, the first of Veruca Salt’s new music will be released, as the band’s original label Minty Fresh is releasing a “Seether” single with two new tracks on the B-side, ”The Museum of Broken Relationships” and “It’s Holy.”

Then the band heads out on a national tour. Full dates are below.

Veruca Salt on Tour

6/22 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
6/23 Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
6/24 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
6/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
7/09 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
7/10 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
7/11 Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
7/12 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
7/13 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
7/21 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
7/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
7/24 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
7/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/26 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

(via Spin)

21 Iconic Punk Band Logos

Members of punk rock bands will often state that punk is all about the music…but if you don’t think it has a lot to do with visual imagery, fashion, and artwork, you’d be lying to yourself. Since punk’s inception, bands and labels have prided themselves on coming up with great DIY show flyers and — as the examples below illustrate — iconic and memorable logos. Here are 21 of the best, presented in no particular order.

Descendents

Descendents Milo logo

The classic Descendents logo is a caricature of the band’s bespectacled singer, Milo Aukerman. It originally appeared on the band’s debut full-length, Milo Goes to College, in 1982, and has since appeared on the cover of the majority of the band’s releases. The original illustration was drawn by Jeff Atkinson, and was based on earlier drawings by Milo’s high school classmate Roger Deuerlein.

Misfits

Misfits skull logo

First used by the band on their third vinyl single, 1979′s “Horror Business,” the Misfits‘ infamous skull logo was actually taken by Glenn Danzig from the 1946 serialized film The Crimson Ghost.

Today it is a staple of mall-punk t-shirts, key chains, buttons, bracelets, caps, beaniesguitar picks,baby onesies, bibs, women’s shoes, sneakershigh-heelsmessenger bagssocks, clocks, headphones, shot glasses, Zippo lighterstongue studsUSB flash drives, cell phone cases, CD visors….plus  gloves, coffee mugs, skateboard decks, patches, air fresheners, notebooks, pencils, patches, posters…I can’t keep this up, I’ll never finish…

Husker Du

Husker Du logo

Despite the friction between band members, Husker Du‘s logo symbolizes their unity: the circle represents the band, the horizontal lines are for the three members (Bob Mould, Grant Hart, and Greg Norton), and the vertical line stands for their creative connection.

Germs

Germs logo

During their brief history, the Germs went through a whopping nine drummers. Dan Bolles, however, was by far the longest-tenured, and he also designed the band’s simple logo: a blue circle on a black backdrop, said by some to represent a cigarette burn that vocalist Darby Crash called “the Germs burn,” inflicted on the skin of a fan or a member of the band.

Crass

Crass logo

Anarcho-punks Crass had an ironically militaristic logo, and that, along with their tendency to wear second-hand surplus military uniforms onstage, led some to wrongly accuse the band of fascism. The logo was designed by Dave King, a friend of drummer Penny Rimbaud.

Black Flag

Black Flag bars logo

While the Misfits’ logo is the most reproduced logo of all time, Black Flag‘s simple bars logo is likely the most tattooed. Guitarist Greg Ginn‘s brother,  Raymond Pettibon, designed the distinctive logo (meant to represent a flag waving in the wind), in addition to most Black Flag album cover art.

The bars were inked onto each member of the band, and have been permanently branded on a multitude of fans as well.

Dead Milkmen

Dead Milkmen logo

Drummer Dean Sabatino designed the logo of The Dead Milkmen. Of course, this is a dead cow, so perhaps this would have been a more accurate logo.

Social Distortion

Social Distortion logo

Interestingly, the smoking and boozing skeleton that represents Social Distortion was created by Mackie Osborne, wife of Buzz Osborne of the Melvins. Since 1980, Osborne has created album artwork for many bands, including Circle Jerks, The Vandals, All, Tool, Tricky, Melvins, and many more.

Operation Ivy

Operation Ivy logo

Op Ivy’s logo, commonly known as “Ska Man,” was created by vocalist Jesse Michaels in 1987. It appeared on the cover of the band’s debut EP, Hectic, and on their only full-length LP, Energy, as well as on subsequent compilation releases.

7 Seconds

7 Seconds logo

Front man Kevin Seconds created his long-running band’s logo, which features a slew of intersecting lines, angles, and a numerical “7″ buried in the middle. However, the stenciled band name is much more commonly used.

Bad Religion

Bad Religion cross logo

The famous “Crossbuster” logo was created by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz way back in 1980, when he was 18 years old.

In 2001, in regards to the logo, guitarist Brian Baker stated, “The name Bad Religion and the Crossbuster logo came to pass in the minds of two [teenagers] who were trying to find the most offensive name and image they could possibly find for the punk band they were starting in their garage… These are not people who thought that 21 years later they would be on the telephone doing interviews.”

Fear

Fear logo

Are you not familiar with this Fear logo? You’re not alone. Vocalist Lee Ving created this image in 1978 — but due to the fact that it somewhat resembles a swastika, the band’s stencil/spray paint name logo is what most fans have latched onto.

Pennywise

Pennywise logo

Speaking of logos that bear resemblance to other symbols, I can’t help but think of Volkswagen when I see the encircled, interlocking “PW.” It was designed in 1991 by Fred Hidalgo, who has also created artwork for Bad Religion, The Offspring, and NOFX.

Ramones

Ramones shield logo

The Ramones‘ well-known logo was created by punk rock icon Arturo Vega, who served as the band’s creative designer and lights operator, and later as their archivist. Sadly, Vega passed away in 2013 at the age of 65.

Flipper

Flipper logo

Flipper guitarist Ted Falconi drew the first version of this logo in 1979. It appeared in various iterations on most of the band’s releases, and its simplicity made it a popular choice of taggers in the band’s hometown of San Francisco and beyond.

The Adicts

Adicts logo

Since 1975, The Adicts have adhered to their A Clockwork Orange “Droogs”-inspired style and image. Their logo, designed by guitarist “Pete Dee” Davison, is reflective of that.

Dead Kennedys

Dead Kennedys logo

An interlocking “DK,” or a sideways picnic table? The Dead Kennedys‘ logo was conceptualized by bandleader Jello Biafra and created by artist Winston Smith. According to Biafra, “I wanted to make sure it was something simple and easy to spray-paint so people would graffiti it all over the place.”

Circle Jerks

Circle Jerks skank logo

“Skank Kid” was drawn by artist/cartoonist and punk rock fan Shawn Kerri. Sadly, according to internet lore, Kerri was never compensated for her work, nor did she receive any royalties from the band for their continued use of her creation.

Nirvana

Nirvana smiley face logo

In addition to being a celebrated musician, Kurt Cobain was also a talented visual artist, creating album art for both Nirvana‘s Incesticide and In Utero. He also drew the band’s smiley face logo, which was supposedly inspired by the marquee sign at The Lusty Lady strip club in Seattle.

Naked Aggression

Naked Aggression logo

The original drummer of Naked Aggression, Cyrus Highsmith, designed the band’s logo in 1992. “It’s so simple yet powerfully striking,” says singer Kirsten Patches. “Most corporations would kill to have a logo that eye-catching.”

Minor Threat

Minor Threat black sheep

Minor Threat had a number of iconic logos (such as the Bottled Violence man).  However, it was Cynthia Connolly‘s simple black sheep, featured on the cover of the Out of Step EP, that so perfectly encapsulates the essence of the band.


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Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman as Host of “The Late Show”

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of “The Late Show.” CBS announced the decision Wednesday afternoon in a press release, less than a week after Letterman’s announcement that he will retire in 2015.

“Specific creative elements,” like the show’s location and producers, will be decided and announced at a later date, according to CBS. Colbert will retire his “Colbert Report” character when he takes over.

(via Gawker)

Joan Jett May Front Nirvana At 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Joan Jett

April 10, 2014 will see Nirvana inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — at least, for three of its members: Bassist Krist Novoselic, drummer Dave Grohl, and the late front man Kurt Cobain. Unfortunately, despite being the second-longest tenured drummer of the band (whose participation in the recording of the single “Love Buzz” is the entire reason Nirvana is eligible for induction this year), Chad Channing will not be included.

Apparently, the drummer will not be participating in the musical performance of the evening either. A photo was posted to both the Nirvana and Foo Fighter’s Facebook pages showing Grohl’s drum set, Novoselic’s bass, and guitars belonging to Pat Smear (Nirvana’s last touring member on second guitar) and Joan Jett. So, it appears that the band will reunite once again with Jett at the helm.

In 2012, Grohl, Novoselic, and Smear joined up with former Beatle Paul McCartney for several live performances. (via HuffPo)


Click here for 12 Bands Featuring Former Members of Nirvana

Watch the Trailer of “Soaked in Bleach,” a Film About the Death of Kurt Cobain

Soaked In Bleach

Coming later in 2014 is the release of Soaked in Bleach, a biopic/documentary of sorts about the death of Kurt Cobain, told from the perspective of PI Tom Grant. Grant, the investigator hired by Love following Cobain’s disappearance from a drug treatment clinic in Los Angeles just days before his death, has long since held the belief that Cobain was murdered, and did not commit suicide. Watch the trailer below:

Lineup of the 2014 Beale Street Music Festival Announced

Beale Street Music Festival 2014 lineup

The bill for the three-day Memphis in May Beale Street Music for 2014 will take place on May 2nd through 4th in Tom Lee Park. The festival will featuer 69 different acts this year covering a vast range of musical genres. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Joan Jett, Jerry Lee Lewis, Avenged Sevenfold, and Snoop Lion are just several of the many acts. Full line up is below.

Friday, May 2nd:
Foster the People
Pretty Lights
Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion
311
Fitz & the Tantrums
Juicy J
Third Eye Blind
Dropkick Murphys
Grouplove
Dickey Betts
MS MR
Ana Popovic
Project Pat
Will Tucker
Lucky Peterson
Kenny Brown
Robert “Wolfman” Belfour
Beale Street Late: Night Big Gigantic

Saturday, May 3rd:
Kid Rock
STS9
Patti LaBelle
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Chick Corea and The Vigil
Wolfmother
Jerry Lee Lewis
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Blues Traveler
Buddy Guy
Twenty One Pilots
Tommy Castro
AER
Kenny Neal
Los Rabanes
Reba Russell
The Carolina Chocolate Drops
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Quinn Sullivan
Eric Gales
Memphis Dawls
Blind Mississippi Morris
Daddy Mack Blues Band
Fuzzy Jeffries
Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers
Leo Bud Welch
Beale Street Late Night: Beats Antique

Sunday, May 4th:
Avenged Sevenfold
Alabama Shakes
The String Cheese Incident
Motorhead
Seether
Bootsy Collins
North Mississippi Allstars
Leftover Salmon
Jason Isbell
Canned Heat
The Dandy Warhols
Black Joe Lewis
Black Stone Cherry
Surrender the Fall
Los Rabanes
Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings
Tony Joe White
FreeWorld
Ghost Town Blues Band
Herman Green
David Evans
Brandon Bailey

(via Choose 901, Memphis Daily News)

Writer, Model, and TV Host Peaches Geldof Dies at Age 25

Peaches Geldof

TV presenter Peaches Geldof, second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, has died aged 25, leaving a husband, Thomas Cohen, and two young sons.

Police, who were called to an address in Kent, UK around lunchtime on Monday, April 7, 2014, say the death is currently being treated as “unexplained and sudden.”

Peaches was the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates, who died of an accidental drug overdose in September 2000, after splitting with Bob Geldof and forming a relationship with INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. (via BBC)

Top 10 Things That Never Happened

A blind killer whale travels through time and becomes Queen of England. Amish use laser skateboards to fight a global war against living piles of coleslaw. That fast-talking Micro Machines spokesperson marries a broken VCR stuck in fast-forward mode.

Did these things happen? Definitely not. But when did that ever stop Verbicide from bringing you the news you want to hear? Ultimately, journalism isn’t about giving a factual account of things that happened — it’s about unearthing a larger truth, sometimes by reporting on things that didn’t happen as if they did. It’s about sacrificing our safety to bring you stories that are so inconceivable that we are basically wasting everyone’s time. That, in our limited understanding, is what freedom of press is all about.

Below are the top 10 things that never happened. But just because they didn’t happen doesn’t mean that they couldn’t have happened. Keep that in mind, and you just might make it out alive.

1. Jennifer Lopez’s Rocks Fool Millions — Entertainer Wanted for Questioning

Jennifer Lopez's Rocks Fool Millions

2. Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker Agree to Film Rush Hour 18; Unfortunately, Cannot Come to Terms to Film Rush Hour 5 Through 17

Rush Hour 18: Dinosaurs in Space

3. James Franco Wins Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

James Franco Wins Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

4. Darth Vader Confirms: Luke Skywalker Adopted

Darth Vader Confirms: Luke Skywalker Adopted

5. Steve Buscemi Quits Acting, Bequeaths Eyes to Little Blind Kid

Steve Buscemi Bequeaths Eyes to Little Blind Kid

6. Avril Lavigne Marries a Sega Dreamcast

Avril Lavigne Marries a Sega Dreamcast

7. Amanda Bynes Plays Lindsay Lohan in Lifetime Channel Biopic of Miley Cyrus

Amanda Bynes Plays Lindsay Lohan in Lifetime Channel Biopic of Miley Cyrus

8. Nicolas Cage Becomes Fully CGI

Nicolas Cage Becomes Fully CGI

9. Mark Wahlberg Captures Carmen Sandiego

Mark Wahlberg Captures Carmen Sandiego

10. Wikileaks Email Reveals There Never Was a Michael Jackson

Wikileaks Email Reveals There Never Was a Michael Jackson

Author Peter Matthiessen Dies at Age 86

Peter Matthiessen

Author and environmentalist Peter Matthiessen, known for books such as The Snow Leopard, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, and At Play in the Fields of the Lord, died on Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was 86 years old.

His publisher Geoff Kloske of Riverhead Books said Matthiessen, who had been diagnosed with leukemia, was ill “for some months.” He died at a hospital near his home on Long Island.

Matthiessen also co-founded The Paris Review, an influential literary magazine, and won National Book Awards for The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country.

His final novel, In Paradise, inspired by a visit in the 1990s he made to Auschwitz, will be published April 8, 2014.

(via Huff Post)

Director of “Goonies” Richard Donner Announces Sequel to the 1985 Film, Wants to Bring Back Entire Cast

The Goonies

I certainly wasn’t expecting this: according to TMZ, director Richard Donner has stated that he’s making a sequel to The Goonies and wants to bring back the entire cast. Donner was signing autographs in Beverly Hills when he made the announcement.

Donner didn’t say whether he’ll recast the main characters and bring in Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, and the rest of the original gang for cameos, or if they will play adult versions of themselves.

12 Bands Featuring Former Members of Nirvana

Nirvana in early 1989: Chad Channing, Kurt Cobain, Jason Everman, and Krist Novoselic

Nirvana in early 1989: Chad Channing, Kurt Cobain, Jason Everman, and Krist Novoselic

In the decades since Kurt Cobain’s death on April 5, 1994, Nirvana has become ingrained in American pop culture. The familiar trio of Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Kurt Cobain is as easily and ubiquitously recognized as any band could ever hope to be — though, sadly, for many, they are remembered largely for the tragic end of their front man.

But life has gone on for the surviving former members. Despite the fact that Grohl, Novoselic, and Cobain are considered to comprise the “classic” lineup of the band (and are the only three to gain entrance to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during Nirvana’s 2014 induction), many musicians passed through the band, unbeknownst to the casual fan. Nirvana included among its ranks a grand total of nine full-time members (including six drummers), plus three more touring members.

Each former member of the group has made music outside of Nirvana, with the vast majority still busy playing today. Here’s a look at some of their projects.

Mind Funk (Jason Everman)

From February to July 1989, Jason Everman served as Nirvana’s second guitarist, funding the recording of the band’s debut album, Bleach, and receiving credit in the liner notes (though not actually appearing on the album).

In 1990, Everman served as the bassist for both Soundgarden (for only several months) and Old Lady Drivers. Later he joined Mind Funk, and appeared on the band’s 1993 album Dropped. He left the band and the music industry altogether in September 1994 to join the US Army 2nd Ranger Battalion and the Special Forces, serving tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Everman received an honorable discharge in 2006, and eventually earned a B.A. in philosophy from Columbia University in 2013.

“Dropped”


Fire Ants (Chad Channing)

Next to Dave Grohl, Chad Channing was the longest-serving drummer of Nirvana, playing with the group for two years, from June 1988 to mid-1990. He appears as the drummer on most of the tracks on Bleach, as well as on “Polly” on Nevermind and several tracks on Incesticide, the live album From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah, and the box set With the Lights Out.

Channing has played in multiple bands since leaving Nirvana. He was a founding member of Fire Ants in 1992, which included Brian Wood (vocals) and Kevin Wood (guitar), the brothers of the late Andrew Wood, who sang for Mother Love Bone.

“Bodies By the Side of the Road”


Sweet 75 (Krist Novoselic)

In 1995, a year after the demise of Nirvana, Krist Novoselic teamed up with Venezuelan-born vocalist Yva Las Vegas, whom he met after his wife hired her to sing at his birthday party. The duo created Sweet 75, and like Nirvana would play with a rotating cast of drummers (four would play with the band during their lifespan).

Novoselic and Yva Las Vegas played together off and on from 1995 to 2000, releasing one self-titled album in 1997. However, they eventually broke up due to creative differences.

“Lay Me Down”


Love Battery (Dan Peters)

Best known as the longtime (and current) drummer of Mudhoney, Dan Peters had a very brief stint as Nirvana’s drummer in the summer of 1990 following the departure of Chad Channing. Peters recorded the single ”Sliver” with the band in July of that year, and performed at one show: September 22, 1990 in Seattle.

In addition to his extremely lengthy tenure with Mudhoney and his blip on the Nirvana radar, Peters has had two separate stints with the long-running Seattle grunge band Love Battery. Peters joined the band upon their formation in 1989, drumming for the band for less than a year (and departing before they could even record their first single, “Between the Eyes”).

By the mid-’90s, Peters was playing (and recording) with the band, appearing as the drummer on the majority of the tracks on 1999′s Confusion Au Go Go. He would continue to play off-and-on with the band until 2002.

“Transcendental Fornication”


Screaming Sons Of (Aaron Burckhard)

The original drummer of Nirvana was booted out of the legendary band way back in 1988, but that hasn’t stopped Aaron Burckhard from soldiering on with his various musical projects in the years since. Burckhard played with thrash band Attica from 1988 to 1991, and as of today drums for the alternative rock band Under Sin. He also had a stint beginning in 2011 with the rock trio Screaming Sons Of.

Live cover of “D-7″


Eyes Adrift (Krist Novoselic)

Eyes Adrift were a band seemingly borne out of tragedy. The band played from 2002 to 2003 and featured Novoselic on bass, Bud Gaugh (formerly of Sublime) on drums, and Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets on guitar and vocals. While Novoselic and Gaugh had endured the deaths of their bands’ respective front men in the ’90s, Kirkwood performed with Eyes Adrift during a period of inactivity with Meat Puppets due to the troubles with drugs of his brother and bandmate, Cris.

Eyes Adrift released just one album, breaking up due to its poor sales.

“Alaska”


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Top 10 Most Annoying Cartoon Characters of All Time

Saturday morning cartoons were a major event when I was a kid — what better way to celebrate a day off from school than by loading up on sugary breakfast cereal and sitting down to watch six hours of quality programming? Unfortunately, even the best shows sometimes falter when it comes to their lineup of characters. Take a look at some of the absolute worst.

Angelica Pickles, “Rugrats”

Angelica

Has their ever been a nastier, bossier, brattier, and more manipulative cartoon character than Angelica Pickles? Even the masturbating grandpa couldn’t rescue this show from the obnoxious clutches of Angelica.

Prince Adam and Cringer, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe”

Prince Adam and Cringer

Contrary to popular belief, as a child, the night before Christmas was not when time seemed to slow down the most. It was during the early part of every episode of “He Man and the Masters of the Universe” before the insufferable duo of Adam and Cringer would transform into He-Man and Battle-Cat.

Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, “The Flintstones”

Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm

While The Great Gazoo might be the most obvious choice for worst character from “The Flintstones,” he gets a pass for only appearing in a very small amount of episodes during the show’s final season. Besides, despite the fact that many fans point to Gazoo’s first appearance on October 29, 1965 as the moment the show “jumped the shark,” it’s more accurate to say that it happened the previous month.

In September 1965, an episode entitled “No Biz Like Show Biz” aired, and it featured to the heretofore gibberish-speaking babies repeatedly singing the most obnoxious song ever penned, “(Open Up Your Heart) And Let the Sunshine In.” I’ve had this song stuck in my head for decades now, people. Make it stop.

Scooter, “Challenge of the Gobots”

Gobots

Worthless — that’s the only way to describe Scooter and his contributions to the Guardians. In comparison to the others he was tiny, weak, and cowardly, and his voice — provided by the ubiquitous Frank Welker – was squeaky and weird, much better suited to Slimer and Nibbler than to a major player in the war to save GoBotron.

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