JIMI HENDRIX WAS SUCH A BAD TENANT, RINGO EVICTED HIM! (MASHABLE)

BY AMANDA UREN VIA MASHABLE

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Jimi puts the kettle on at 34 Montagu Square

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34 Montagu Square, in Marylebone, London, is a part of music history. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr leased the ground-floor and basement apartment in the mid-1960s, and Paul McCartney created several Beatles demos there in 1965, including “I’m Looking Through You” from the album Revolver.

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SLADE’S BBC DOCUMENTARY!

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From their meager start as The N’ Betweens to Ambrose Slade, and finally becoming just Slade, the four boys from Walsall, England made it to #1. Best known for songs like 1972’s, “Mama Were All Crazee Now,” which was later covered by The Runaways, and “Cum On Feel The Noize,” which was turned into a hit by Quiet Riot. This band was majorly influential and yet have a Spinal Tap quality to them. With their ridiculous outfits, hair, and absent minded comments, you expect Christopher Guest to walk into frame. All around this is a very entertaining and well made film with comments by Ozzy Osbourne Suzi Quatro and Noel Gallagher.

-Amy Haben

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SALAD DAYS REVIEW: DC HARDCORE DOCUMENTARY! (FLAVORWIRE)

BY JILLIAN MAPES VIA FLAVORWIRE

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If there was ever a testament to punk as an evolving document, forever building on its past, it was the Washington, DC hardcore scene and the growing pains its experienced in the mid-’80s. Nothing makes that more clear than Scott Crawford and Jim Saah’s exhaustive new documentary Salad Days, which premiered late last year in DC and makes its New York premiere this week at the IFC Center. Though Crawford’s personal history with DC punk began when he was the preteen writer of MetroZine, his documentary is more for the hardcore novice — the person who recognizes the significance of the DC hardcore scene but couldn’t name more than a few Dischord bands.

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HORROR ICON JOHN CARPENTER EXPERIENCES VIRTUAL REALITY IN “NIGHT” VIDEO! (PITCHFORK)

BY ZOE CAMP VIA PITCHFORK

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Horror icon John Carpenter has shared a creepy visual for “Night”, taken from his debut non-soundtrack album Lost Themes. It was directed by Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst, and stars Carpenter as a man whose virtual reality experience goes a little too far. Check it out below.

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IAN CURTIS INTERVIEW FULLY TRANSCRIBED FOR THE FIRST TIME! (POST-PUNK)

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To celebrate  Ian Curtis’ 58th Birthday last year, we at Post-Punk.com transcribed the above BBC Blackburn interview, which is one of the few recordings of Ian being interviewed.  To the surprise of many, when Ian discusses shopping for records, one band that comes to mind for him happens to be Bauhaus, which he seemingly thought were from London.

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WE NEED THESE 21 VINTAGE VENDING MACHINES IN 2015! (VIRALNOVA)

BY MIKE CAHILL VIA VIRALNOVA

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We’d like to think that in 2015, we’re finally living in the future. Well I’ve got some bad news for you, we’re not, especially when it comes to the world of vending machines.

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MARC BOLAN DOCUMENTARY, ‘RIDE ON!’

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Mystical man, Marc Bolan knew he wanted  to be a star even as a child. John’s Children was Bolan’s first band as a mod in the mid- sixties. Followed by Tyranosaurus Rex, which formed in 1967, releasing four acoustic albums. Eventually, they went electric and shortened the name to T. Rex  becoming glam rock, and subsequently started producing number #1 hits. The petite rock god had David Bowie open for his band T. Rex in 1969, with fans mobbing him and bypassing Bowie most days. The media called the fan frenzy, T Rextacy. Bolan insisted on meeting Mick Jagger, and grabbed his testicles at first sight, getting dragged away by security guards.

T. Rex took punk rockers, The Damned, on tour with them in 1977. For these dirty punks, it was high luxury accommodations, not to mention beautiful groupies. Bolan died that same year in a car crash which he had predicted previously. Besides the terrible reenactments, this is a great documentary.

-Amy Haben

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FUNNY 900 NUMBER COMMERCIALS!

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The “Cruise Bar” for alternative people is so wacky it just doesn’t seem real. Like it’s an SNL skit. There’s the tranny host, and the grunge rock chick named ‘Fish,’ but then there pops up a random chubby dad. He’s grooving to the music and describing the kind of phone friend that he wants to “hang out” with. I guess they needed someone for the demographic of creeps who actually waste money on that line to relate with.

-Amy Haben

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RICHARD LLOYD OF TELEVISION GOT MARRIED!

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A little bird told me that the great Richard Lloyd, guitarist of Television, was married this weekend. The wacky and unpredictable Lloyd found himself a sweet and very sane partner, and we wish them all the best.

The 63 year old had a very fortunate experience growing up in NYC, as fate gave him a mentor in guitar god Jimi Hendrix.

Richard met a young boy named Velvert Turner who was learning how to play guitar from Jimi. With permission, Turner taught Lloyd all of Hendrix’s guitar stylings.  From then on, Richard dismissed homework in favor of the school of rock. Years later, Hendrix famously punched Lloyd in the face just for paying him a compliment when he was down. Apologizing profusely soon after.

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NEW TRAILER FOR THE BRIAN WILSON MOVIE, ‘LOVE & MERCY!’

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Very excited for the new Brian Wilson movie, “Love And Mercy,” coming out June 5th! Paul Dano and John Cusack play old and young Brian and judging from the trailer, did an excellent job. There is a fine line between genius and madness. Check out the brand new trailer with much more footage as the one released in February, below!

-Amy Haben

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