Michael Azerrad discusses his wonderful new book, The Amplified Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana, interviewing Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic for the original Come As You Are book and his subsequent friendship with the band, the truth and rock mythology, self-consciousness and indifference about perception, Kurt’s clinical conditions, how he seemed so relatable, shame, collage, and other recurring motifs in Nirvana’s work, jamming with Nirvana, citing certain podcasts, possible prequels, other future plans, and much more.
Monty Messex discusses the new reissue of My Crazy Life by DFL, seeing early shows by and becoming friends with members of Black Flag, the Germs, and Guns ‘N’ Roses, making music with the likes of Izzy Stradlin, Carla Bozulich, and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, being in Beastie Boys’ social circle, signing with Epitaph as punk went mainstream again, what makes “Crazy” Tom Davis so crazy, touring, making a new album, other future plans, and much more.
Cory Hanson discusses his excellent new guitar rock record, Western Cum, film’s influence on his narrative songwriting of late, exploring American rock music forms, bands from the Sunset Strip era, walking in Van Halen’s footsteps, social media and the merch guy story that went viral, being a guitar person and being Michael Jordan, hard stops and fade outs, touring, other future plans, and much more. Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.