Remember when we did this with Rap/R&B stars? Well We are doing it again! Enjoy. Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) Brandon Flowers (The Killers) Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Michael Stipe (REM) Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) Chad Kroeger (Nickleback)
It was a sad day when 21 years ago on April 5th 1994, Kurt Cobain took his own life with a shotgun in his Seattle home. His body was found 3 days later. I still remember hearing the announcement on the radio and the disc jockey getting chocked up as he stated that he “really didn’t want to say this…” before announcing Cobain was dead. It feels like for the next two years after that everyone was wearing that Kurt Cobain: 1967-1994 T-Shirt. I chose “The Man Who Sold the World” as the video to show for Throwback Thursdays because it is actually the most nostalgic song for me when it comes to Nirvana, which is ironic because it is a David Bowie cover. I watched this video countless times, it introduced me to “unplugged” music and frankly I can’t watch “Smells Like Teen Spirit” without thinking of Weird Al. Enjoy.
BOOM! Bet you thought this was just the name of a Nirvana song. Many of you probably do know that the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was inspired by Kathleen Hanna (lead singer of Bikini Kill) spray painting “Kurt smells like teen spirit” on the late grunge singer’s wall. However even more of you had no idea that this took place and further more have never even heard of Teen Spirit (It’s a deodorant product targeted at teen girls). But I bet that won’t stop you from claiming you knew all of this information already to look cool in front of your friends will it? Well, to that I say, That’s the Spirit! Teen Spirit! For those of you who are learning all this for the first time, I say thank you! You are the reason I get out of bed in the morning…well that and I thought my roommate was making pancakes but it turned out he was just burning incense. WHO BUYS PANCAKE SCENTED INCENSE BRAD?! Anyway, in the early 90s about 1 …
From Elvis Presley to Jimmy Hendrix to Kurt Cobain, these are all genius individuals who left their stamp on music and died too soon. These are the icons of Rock N’ Roll, who during their short stay, made an impression so great that we remember hearing the news of their passing and wondering what they would have done if they stayed on this earth a little longer. While we may never know what they would have done, we can know what they would have looked like. PR agency Sachs Media Group has created the Rock ‘N’ Roll Heaven Series, a collection of photos guesstimating what 13 gone-too-soon musicians would look like today. Jimi Hendrix (71) Keith Moon (67) Karen Carpenter (63) Jim Morrison (70) John Lennon (73) Dennis Wilson (63) Kurt Cobain (46) Cass Elliot (72) Bob Marley (68) Bobby Darin (77) Elvis (78) Janis Joplin (70)