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Sixx Sense Mornings: Traffic, Sports, Weather
My first crush:
Then I realized he was prettier than me and moved on.
I frequent cemeteries.
My job helps me meet the best looking men!!!
Duff McKagan is like fine wine.
I enhance my credibility by looking tortured. (Shutterkings Photography)
Slash and I share a common interest.
I like to clean up around the office. It keeps me down-to-earth when I get to meet people who are exceptionally cooler than I am. Please see below.
Freaker's Ball 2008 with Snot
After cutting off his own head, a decapitated Jeremy from Five Finger Death Punch was seeking medical attention!
I was so excited to meet Duff McKagan that I clipped a concrete column while trying to park my car...which still had dealer tags, BUT I did get this little beauty!!!!
Yes! That is Maynard!!!! Elusive, but we used our womanly ways to get him on camera!!!! Ha! Ha!
Freaker's Ball 2009! Look who I found backstage!!!! It's William Duvall of Alice in Chains!!! Where's Jerry, dammit???
Lzzy Hale from Halestorm! Played Freaker's 2009...will be at BFD 2012!
Rob Halford sang "Lift Me Up" onstage with Five Finger Death Punch on December 5th, when the band toured through Halford's hometown of Birmingham, England. "Lift Me Up" was the first single off The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 and did feature Halford. More at Loudwire.
When Shaun Morgan was a 12 year old living in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was released from prison. He recounts his memories of Mandela's release (and the effects it had on his environment) below. You can read more at Loudwire.
"I can remember the moment I watched Nelson Mandela walk out of prison after his 27 years of incarceration. I was sitting in my uncle’s house, surrounded by family, and I was transfixed by a monumental moment in history that I couldn’t even fathom at the time. I was privileged to be witnessing history and the transformation of the country I had grown up in. I was watching my world change and I had no idea what was in store for me. It was 1990 and I was 12 years old – all I knew was that this was going to be f—ing epic!
Suddenly, all the “Whites Only” signs on the beaches I’d been to as a kid started disappearing! Those obnoxious “Swartes Alleen” signs started getting pulled down. No longer were the whites of South Africa being handed the prime real estate of the beaches, or indeed, the country in general. Change was in the f—ing wind!
The next time I went to school it was very different. I started 7th Grade (or Standard 5 in South Africa at the time) and I was suddenly exposed to, gasp, black kids in school with me. It was such a novelty, and so interesting and different. I had never seen black children in uniform, let alone at reputable schools. I had grown up with black friends my age on the farm in Thornville, Kwazulu-Natal, but we had come from such different backgrounds. This was a new beast, and I loved it! Here was my stuffy English government school in Pietermaritzburg that was suddenly accepting kids of all races. Black, Indian, Chinese… Everyone! F—ing weird man…
Just a year below me was a kid I loved. He was black and angry and didn’t give a f— about the rules. He was defiant and refused to tow any lines. I loved him. His name was Anton Luthuli. He was Albert Luthuli’s grandson, I believe. Look that s–t up. All I know is, I f—ing loved his anarchist outlook. He was a badass. I’m sure he still is.
Anyway, that was a little history. I’m sorry I rambled. Here’s the f—ing point…
Nelson Mandela changed my life, and changed the country I call home. He was an amazing man that achieved more than I could ever hope to. We, as South Africans, can never even begin to explain how much we loved this man. He was our father. Our grandfather. Our motherfucking “Madiba”. He was the reason any of us had hope to believe that we could break barriers and become more than life had restricted us to, based on socio-political standing. He made us all believe that we could be anything we believed in our hearts we were meant to be. He was a symbol of strength and unity, and he was the best fucking South African to ever live. I hope that I can be a tenth of the man he was. God, I’d settle for a hundredth.
Rest in peace, Madiba. Thank you for the way you changed my life. Thank you for the lessons I learned from you. Thank you. Thank you. There is a void in this world that will never be filled.
Hopefully he gets as much of a kick out of all the poser a–holes who wrote their obligatory tweets of remorse for his passing as I did. There is nothing in this world that offends me more than fake fucking condolences. I only know how to say this in Zulu to show respect for a Xhosa man… Hamba kahle, Madiba. Ngiyabonga. Lala kahle. -Shaun"
They range in age from 9-14!
Heidi is a Swiss mountain dog who was taken from her dog run during the ice storm. The person who took the dog then went online to talk about how they saw Heidi outside and alone for hours and after trying to contact animal control (who were unable to respond) decided to take Heidi home. This all sounds nice. Someone looking out for a neighbor and pet in need. Except, the posts from the thief are crazy! More at WFAA.
Pearl Jam finished up their tour with a show in Seattle. The benefits for fans? They got to watch as Kim Thayil from Soundgarden and Mark Arm and Steve Turner from Mudhoney as they played "Kick Out the Jams!"
The ugly Christmas Sweater Party is now becoming just another part of the holiday season! Clearly! Which is why Alien Ant Farm decided to come up with their own version! If you've got a fiesta coming up and want to purchase (or someone in your life just deserves an ugly-ass Christmas gift), click here to order!
Kenneth Tarr refers to himself as " the world's most safe criminal." He's created fake personas to get onto reality TV and talk shows and was even called "one of the most prolific television hoaxers in US history," by the Village Voice. Kenneth Tarr was also arrested for pranking NBA, NFL, and college football coaches into thinking they were gettting some pretty sweet job offers. Newswer has more.
As you can see, this Pearl Jam fan has spent a lot of time growing his dreads! But he put them to good use! He told the band that if they would play Brain of J, he would shave his head. The band agreed and Eddie Vedder did the honors after the kid head-banged with his dreads one last time!
In 1998, Metallica had cut their hair, but hadn't yet filed suit against Napster. They had released their album of covers, Garage Inc, and were focused on selling those albums! Here's a rare look at their 1998 EPK (electronic press kit) with interviews, raw footage, photo shoots, and more. Hennemusic for the complete story.