Two years ago, OC Weekly concert photographer Andrew Youssef was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Two months ago, his oncologists informed him that his diagnosis was terminal. They gave him weeks — maybe months, if he was lucky — to live. Throughout his cancer battle, Youseff kept shooting concerts and writing about his experience in a column called “Last Shot.” He also continued to find comfort in music, especially his favorite band, Nine Inch Nails. Somewhere along the line, NIN’s frontman, Trent Reznor, caught wind of Youssef’s story and invited him to a rehearsal for their Tension 2013 world tour.
Reznor and Youssef had lunch together, talked about everything from “Breaking Bad” to how much cancer fucking sucks, and quickly became friends. Keep reading »
After getting an email announcing that The Weezer Cruise is making its triumphant return in 2014, we got to thinking about celebrity cruises. Everyone from Kate Gosselin to Kenny G has been taking their act to the high seas, but we have yet to see some of our favorite celebs get in on the action (Chavril, where are you?!). Grab your bedazzled bikini and click on the gallery to check out seven imagined celebrity cruises that we really wish were real….
Prefer your teenage angst with a pop hook? Have I got the Carly Rae Jepsen mashup for you, after the jump! Keep reading »
I love every incarnation of Trent Reznor–awkward teen Reznor, super angry twenty-something Reznor, slightly bloated Reznor who was really into vests, even tuxedo-wearing Oscar-winning Reznor is OK with me. But I think we can all agree that early ’90s Reznor is really where it’s at. Screaming the lyrics to “Closer” with that Severus Snape haircut? So hot.
After the jump, check out the essential components of an old school Reznor outfit, from ripped up jeans to military jacket. Sex obsession and steely glare optional. Keep reading »
Last night, techies from all corners of the World Wide Web gathered at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City for the 13th annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards are like the Oscars of the Internet, honoring websites, advertisers, videos, and films in more than 70 categories. While the interwebs are pretty cool and all, what makes the Webby Awards super special is that winners are limited to acceptance speeches of five words or less, making them like truncated haikus. After the jump, our favorite five word speeches from last night. Keep reading »