The strange and tragic story of actress Frances Farmer has inspired numerous fellow artists to tell and retell her story. One of the most moving is surely Kurt Cobain's "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle," originally recorded for Nirvana's "In Utero" album, and here given a harrowing interpretation by UK duo the Honey Ants.
The Velvet Underground only sold 30,000 copies of its first album during its initial release. Brian Eno once said that all 30,000 of the people who bought that original pressing started a band. That quote is often misapplied to Velvet Underground's primary songwriter Lou Reed. But Reed has proven the misapplication correct, influencing many an artist during his post-VU career.
Cassette Store Day may not be a thing but it is something.
Two things will likely never be repeated again: today is 12/12/12, and Sir Paul McCartney is going to join Nirvana.
Follow the Trayvon Martin case as seen through the eyes of Brother Ali.
Indie record labels Saddle Creek and Fool's Gold have opened brick and mortar stores. This is not why Borders folded.