Please Kill Me
The Oral History of the First Two Times the Beatles Took Acid
A few months after George and John were unexpectedly dosed with LSD, the whole band decided to try psychedelics properly. This is what went down.
Partying with John Waters in 1970s Provincetown
This is the story of the 70s summer photographer Nan Goldin spent partying with eccentrics like Philippe Marcade, John Waters, and other brilliant weirdos.
Andy Warhol Wanted Lou Reed to Be His 'Mickey Mouse'
Billy Name, a late key figure in the 60s art scene and briefly Warhol's lover, speaks to the authors of 'Please Kill Me' about the Velvet Underground's breakup, and the time Warhol was almost murdered.
Jello Biafra Talks JonBenét Ramsey and H.R. Giger
The famed Dead Kennedys' screamer reminisces about the old days of the Ramones, the tabloid frenzy surrounding the brutal murder of JonBenét Ramsey, and hanging out with GWAR and H.R. Giger.
Getting Stoned with Patti Smith
In 1977, Patti had fallen off a stage in Tampa and broken her collarbone. Most nights Patti needed someone to keep her company until Allen came home from his gig, and I was enlisted to help out her out, in exchange for a six-pack of beer.
Jonathan Richman: In Love with the Modern World
Ernie Brooks' chance encounter with Jonathan Richman led to a wild ride as one of the founding members of the legendary Modern Lovers, perhaps the greatest alt-rock, pre-punk, indie band that no one has ever seen.