In her best-selling 1985 autobiography, Elvis and Me, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley claims that her husband couldn't stomach singers whom he thought were "all technique and no emotional feeling," such as Mel Torme and Robert Goulet. "They were responsible for two television sets being blown away with a .357 Magnum," she writes.
For the first time in six years, Cake has released a brand-spanking-new single to go with their new studio album that's due out in January of 2011 called Showroom of Compassion. Cake -- who have been a good old standby for the Buzz's booking peeps -- will be playing at 96.5 The Buzz's Buzz Beach Ball concert on Saturday with Smashing Pumpkins.
Rich Cronin, of LFO, died at age 35 on Wednesday, after fighting Leukemia since 2005. In case you're unacquainted with the genius of LFO (which stands for Lyte Funky Ones, by the way), the boy band was responsible for the hit "Summer Girls" in 1999, which was one of the first songs to name-drop Abercrombie and Fitch.
Check this pure, undiluted poetry:
You're the best girl that I ever did see,
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When you take a sip you buzz like a hornet
Billy Shakespeare wrote a whole bunch of sonnets
But seriously: R.I.P., Rich Cronin. Your strangely loyal contingent of fans will miss you.
Our sister paper, The Seattle Weekly, recently posted a profile of Kurt Cobain's grandfather, Leland Cobain, who is the only member of the Cobain family that is willing to talk to the press. (It's called "About A Grandson.") In case you keep tabs on the revolving shitstorm of the Nirvana universe, Frances Bean Cobain just turned 18 last week -- do you feel old yet? -- and Courtney Love went on a Twitter rampage begging her to come home, since she is now legally of age. (Typical.) Here's a strange peek into the life of Kurt Cobain that's a little less tabloid-like.
Flavorwire has pulled 10 favorite facts from The Seattle Weekly's profile of Leland Cobain.
Here's number one:
Leland Cobain has his famous grandson's sky-blue eyes and wry smile. His salt-and-pepper hair is cropped short and his sturdy frame gives way to a round Buddha belly. At 86, the patriarch of the Cobain family is less ambulatory than he'd like, and his hearing is nearly shot. He spends his days inside a cluttered double-wide trailer in the small community of Montesano, roughly 10 miles east of Aberdeen, where Kurt grew up.
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