Courtney Love told Vanity Fair that Kurt Cobain attempted suicide three times and overdosed on drugs five times. When asked if she was still angry about his suicide, the Hole frontwoman responded, "Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I'd have to kill him, for what he did to us." Nirvana fans that still blame her for Cobain's death will take this quote and run with it.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke says the band is itching to record new material and may hit the studio before the end of this year. Their most recent album The King Of Limbs just came out this past spring. Yorke's side band Atoms For Peace, featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, is also working on an album.
New Order's ex-bassist Peter Hook is convinced the band is using charity gigs as an excuse to reunite without him. "It's all bollocks. They're already hawking for an American tour; me mate told me yesterday. They're hiding behind the charity gig. It's going to be a hard thing for them to pull off, but they're doing it for financial reasons mainly."
U2's classic album Achtung Baby just turned 25, and it gets the all-star tribute album treatment in this month's issue of Q Magazine. Nine Inch Nails, Garbage, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol, The Killers, and Jack White number among the artists covering songs from the album.
"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson has been getting some extra attention lately — not for his on-air quips, but for homophobic remarks he made in a recent interview with GQ Magazine "Robertson makes several explicit comments about gay people in the article.
Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking mayor, found the media spotlight again Tuesday. During a city council meeting in Toronto, Ford, who has been embroiled in a well-publicized crack cocaine scandal, danced to a performance by a Canadian jazz trio.