Find Me On:
Curiously, when I search the Rolling Stone site or click Stereogum’s link to the article from 2008, it appears to be gone. However, I did find a site that typed out the excerpt pertaining to the dreads. Click this, and have your world shattered:
Why is it so unbelievable that some guy recorded a bunch of albums that no one cared about until now? So the first album was brought to the public’s attention a while back (through the internet, the same resource that makes stars out of unknown cats on a daily basis), and in that time, many people have had a chance to look for more of this guy’s work, at least one of whom has made researching this guy a part-time job. Since the Light in the Attic label heads made contact with Wulff recently, it’s very likely that they found out about or gained access to other albums he released. Also, if he told them other pseudonyms he had used, that also would have made it easier to seek out his work.
There seems to be an epidemic of chronic irrational cynicism among people who have never known a world without the internet. Yes, I realize that the web is a place where people hide behind fake identities and sometimes have fun perpetuating hoaxes…but that doesn’t mean that everyone and everything is not what it seems and that there is nothing authentically wondrous in THE REAL WORLD. I’m 34, and in recent years, I can’t even post an intelligent comment under a YouTube video without someone accusing me of pasting the text from Wikipedia (which, sadly, is apparently viewed by many as the gold standard for informed thought). In addition, about 50% of comments whose intent/meaning requires any interpretation will almost certainly result in someone typing something about “trolling.” We are fast becoming the idiocracy that Mike Judge prophesied.
See my comment above.
You know that his dreads have always been a wig, right? He said as much years ago in a Rolling Stone interview. I think Stereogum even posted a link to it.
I have a theory about how he keeps surviving these shootings. I think the layers of fat act as a kind of vest that, while not bulletproof, diminishes bullets’ velocity just enough that they are unable to inflict fatal damage.
I believe that almost everyone is a better human being than Gene Simmons.
What? You don’t like Stone Temple Chester?
I wondered what Henry would do for an encore. The only thing that could be more shocking than that suicide article he wrote would be an actual Henry Rollins apology, and by God if he didn’t give us one!
Aha! The surprise ending proves that my instincts were correct. Weiland is just not a meth guy.
Rock bottom? He’s been there and done that. There was an extended period where he was generally clean. His last known major slip was in 2007 (alcohol and cocaine), but according to him, he has not done heroin (the drug that nearly killed him) since 2002. The last decade seems to have been relatively uneventful drug-wise compared to 1995-2002. I was actually shocked when I read about this most recent arrest.