When John Doran was hit by a car recently, his crash helmet shattered, he was knocked out, and he ended up with a concussion so severe that he temporarily forgot who he was.
No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.
Tom Sheehan has been taking photos of musicians for 66 years, and he's got some stories.
The culture that surrounds the production of music can feel like it is overflowing with fragile souls, and it's not uncommon to encounter people experiencing serious mental health issues.
The slogan isn't just one of the world's most ubiquitous and annoying memes. It also represents a sort of nostalgia for the days when life was harder.
Joe Mellen is a 76-year-old former beatnik who turned on, tuned in, dropped out, and used an electric drill to make a hole in his skull.
We asked a few of our friends and colleagues to share their thoughts on alcohol and the role its played in their lives.
British filmmaker Mike Leigh talks about his long career of making movies that capture the socio-political zeitgeist of difficult times through the lived experiences of ordinary people.
In the fourth installment of John Doran's column MEFF, he speaks to Turbonegro frontman Tony Sylvester about the most important thing anyone can do before getting into shape.
John Doran talks to writer, Oxbow frontman, and martial artist Eugene S. Robinson about the first steps toward becoming "Fight Club fit."
In the second installment of his new column, John Doran takes on one of the world's most uniquely terrible places: the gym.
The first installment of John Doran's new column for VICE.
Born from working-class Egyptian DJs, electro chaabi—a combination of electronic beats, traditional chaabi music, and revolutionary undertones—blows most new music out of the water.
He's sitting in my chair with the London Review of Books in his lap and a Sunn O))) T-shirt, but that does not mean he can do my job as a father. Right?
Indie dudes in indie bands: Can you just put everything down and stop for a second? Yeah, put down the banjo you don't know how to play. Take a knee. I've got some advice for ya.
When Lou's wife, friend, and muse, the performance artist Laurie Anderson, was perhaps slightly too unguarded about Lou's health earlier in the year, it didn't occur to me to treat her words more seriously. Because how can someone who looks like he's deta…
Everyone's got a great sauna story, right? I'm sitting in the hold of a whaling ship on the cusp of the Arctic Circle, where the Norwegian Sea borders the North Atlantic, telling mine. I'm on my way to the 11th annual Træna Festival, the remotest of music…
In the first episode, John gets together with former Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry to talk about his new album, Roxy Music's first ever show at the 100 Club, and the love he shared with Brian Eno for tiger print catsuits. Very sexy video alert.
The trouble started before I even got to Heathrow. Stuck between underground stations outside of Acton Town, my cell phone rang. "Hi. Yes? This is Necrobutcher from Mayhem."