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1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year

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Via Rolling Stone

At no point between “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Nookie” was the alternative bubble more booming than 1994. A record breaking eight alt-rock albums topped Billboard that year, and Lisa Loeb’s “Stay” let alternative nation plant a rare flag atop the singles charts. The Offspring sold more of their indie label record than Pink Floyd did on their major label record. Green Day stole Woodstock ’94 from Bob Dylan. New Kids on the Block broke up and Earl Sweatshirt was born. Here’s the 40 best albums from the year where the losers finally won.

I would not have ranked them in this order, but it is a solid list.

Click here to view them all on Rolling Stone 

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Reports say Malcom Young very ill; AC/DC might call it quits

Malcolm Young live with AC/DC on November 23, 2008 in St. Paul, MN PHOTO BY MATT BECKER

Malcolm Young live with AC/DC on November 23, 2008 in St. Paul, MN PHOTO BY MATT BECKER

AC/DC fans are thunderstruck today to learn Malcom Young (61 years old) appears to be very sick. One report says Malcolm had a stroke, which left a blood clot in his brain. If this is true, the outlook appears to be dire for the AC/DC guitarist. 

AC/DC, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, are one of the highest-grossing bands of all time, selling more than 200 million albums in the past 40 years.

 

Singer Brian Johnson revealed work on a new album had been delayed due to a health issue with one member back in 2012.

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Brothers Malcolm Young, George Young and Angus Young, 2012 (photo from Facebook)

 

Singer Brian Johnson told a Florida radio station the anniversary tour was on hold but they were hoping to record next month.

‘We’ve been denying anything, ‘cause we weren’t sure. One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn’t like to say anything, and we’re very private about things like this, so we didn’t wanna say anything,’  the 66-year-old Johnson said in February.

‘And he’s a very proud man. But I think we’ll be going into the studio in May in Vancouver. Which means, we should be getting ready.

This week, reports surfaced again that Malcom was very ill and unable to perform. This has lead to wide speculation that the band would hang it up and retire.

Check back for more updates as we learn more.

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Alien Abduction Official Trailer

For decades, alien abduction has been reported around Brown Mountain in Burke County, North Carolina. Now the phenomenon is dramatized in the new film, ALIEN ABDUCTION, produced by Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction) and Mike Fleiss (Hostel) and directed by Matty Beckerman

via Coast to Coast

Kurt Cobain death scene photographs released

Photo via Daily News

Photo via Daily News

Seattle police have released new photos of the suicide scene of grunge rocker Kurt Cobain. Warning: Some actually show the Nirvana frontman’s body. They are not strictly graphic in nature, but do tell a sad story. 

It was 20 years ago this week that Cobain killed himself at his home in Seattle. The singer’s body was found three days later by a utility worker. Seattle police Detective Mike Ciesynski explained to local television station KIRO that while there is no reason to believe Cobain’s death was anything but a suicide, authorities reviewed all of their files from the case — including developing and releasing some new photographs in addition to the ones already released. HEre are all of them.

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Related:
Kurt Cobain – The Reluctant Rock Star

Interesting Facts About The Breakfast Club

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1. The film’s gut-wrenching heart-to-heart, where all five kids spill deep, dark secrets, was ad-libbed.

2. The movie was initially conceived of as a franchise-starter, with subsequent entries “checking in” on the characters.

3. A dream sequence, in which Allison (Ally Sheedy) imagines Andrew as a gluttonous Viking, Bender as a prisoner, Claire as a bride, Brian as an astronaut, and herself as a vampire, was cut from the final version.

4. Another scene, that featured a pair of high school teachers–Dr. Lange, a social studies teacher, and gym teacher Robin–was also chopped from the final version.

5. As a student, Carl the janitor was Shermer High’s ‘Man of the Year.’

6. Rick Moranis was originally cast as the janitor, but was replaced due to “creative differences” (he wanted to play the part as an over-the-top Russian stereotype). The role was ultimately played by John Kapelos.

7. The film was rehearsed in a manner more similar to that of stage plays.

8. Emilio Estevez was originally slated to play Bender, but Hughes couldn’t find anyone else who was right for the Andrew role, so Estevez ultimately switched and the Bender gig went to Judd Nelson.

9. Similarly, Molly Ringwald was first asked to play Allison, but she wanted the Claire (named “Cathy” in the first draft of the script) role. Hughes eventually let her have it.

10. Other actresses that could have played Claire? Robin Wright, Jodie Foster, and Laura Dern, who all auditioned for the part.

11. Anthony Michael Hall’s mother and sister appear as his character’s mother and sister in the beginning of the film.

12. Another parent to look out for? Hughes, who had a cameo role as Brian’s father at the end of the film.

13. Brat Pack members Sheedy, Estevez, and Nelson starred (as college graduates) in St. Elmo’s Fire the same year that The Breakfast Club hit theaters.

14. Allison’s dandruff, which she sprinkles to “make it snow,” was made of Parmesan cheese.

15. John Cusack was also considered for the role of Bender, as was Nicolas Cage.

16. Like a number of other Hughes films, including Weird ScienceFerris Bueller’s Day OffSixteen CandlesPretty in Pink, and National Lampoon’s Vacation, the film is set in the fictional Chicago suburb of Shermer, Illinois.

17. Judd Nelson was the oldest cast member at the time of filming; he was 26.

18. Sheedy doesn’t speak for the first 33 minutes of the film.

19. As an end-of-filming present, Hughes gave each actor a piece of the “library’s” banister.

20. Hughes had planned for The Breakfast Club to be his directorial debut, but the studio went for Sixteen Candles first.

21. Brian’s social security number, as filched by Allison, indicates that he was born in Connecticut.

22. The marijuana the kids smoke in the film was actually oregano.

reposted from Mental_Floss

Tired of Happy?

Enjoy “CRAPPY,” the Pharrell “Happy” parody.

American Horror Story Season 4 Teaser

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I’ve been eagerly awaiting news on American Horror Story season 4 ever since Coven ended. Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Frances Conroy will all be heading to the Freak Show.

What we know about freak show so far is that it will be set in Jupiter, Florida in the 1950s. Jessica Lange will be playing a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S.

Let’s hope it’s better than Coven.

So this band exists…

Prepare to be very crabby.

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Mom’s Copy of 50 Shades

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You’ll never sleep with the lights off again after watching this short horror film

Lights Out (A short horror film)
This short horror film has been circulating  for awhile, but is just now getting traction and the attention it truly deserves.

I enjoy being scared out of my mind but this short film does so much to your brain in 3 minutes, I don’t think I’ll ever watch it again.

http://vimeo.com/m/82920243

Thanks Corey