For Columbia, signing Alice in Chains was a deliberate move to regain the label’s foothold in the hard rock market.
"They came to us when we were hungry for music," says label president, Don Ienner, who took the band - especially Jerry Cantrell, who he referred to as a future "guitar god" - under his wing.
From the beginning, Ienner turned the building of Alice’s career into a crusade: “I flipped out the first time I heard their demo tape.”
Years later, upon learning of Layne’s passing, Don said in a statement, “I am incredibly saddened by Layne’s passing. His voice, lyrics and powerful presence were such a big part of what made Alice in Chains so special. On behalf of everyone at Columbia and Sony Music, I offer my condolences to Layne’s family, friends and his millions of fans the world over. We have all lost a gifted artist and a great friend.”


music fanatic Janelle Monae has now launched her record label 

Wondaland Records. 

Truly is empowering seeing women run their own music record labels in a predominately male business. I cant wait for all the music her and her team create. Watch out, Monae’s getting the MuNny 

  • person:so who's your favourite in bigbang?
  • me:seungri omg i love him
  • person:lol .. why
  • me:*stops*
  • me:*waits for you to appreciate that seungri doesn't even hesitate when it comes to doing something for fans*
  • me:*waits for you to appreciate that he flat out refused to not be part of bigbang and begged to be put back in*
  • me:*waits for you to appreciate that he was given one week to write and produce his first ever album whereas youngbae and jiyong were given four years*
  • me:*waits for you to appreciate that he was given two weeks to write and produce his second album*
  • me:*waits for you to appreciate that seungri's promotions team is seungri*
  • me:*waits for you to appreciate that seungri can speak fluent japanese, his english is at a very good level and his spanish is pretty decent*
  • me:*waits for you to appreciate that seungri runs his own academy for kids who can sing and dance*
  • me:*waits for you to appreciate that seungri is an amazing dancer himself*
  • me:*waits for you to appreciate that seungri has performed in two musicals, one of which he performed in when he was only 17*
  • me:*waits for you to appreciate that seungri is fucking tireless and the most put down member in bigbang and for what? bc he never gets enough lines in songs? bc yg's an assbag and doesn't promote or support him enough?*
  • me:*waits*
  • person:lol see! you don't even know wh-
  • me:*slaps you to uranus*
  • me:i hope your nappy hair burns on the way out of the atmosphere

favourite les misérables scene(s) → javert sees the children of the barricade.

I always saw a connection between the death of the students and his own demise because he could have stopped that, and when he realizes he is responsible for all those children, that’s when he really starts to unravel. So, yes, he has the pursuit of Jean Valjean, but it’s coming face to face with his own cowardice that really brings Javert to the surface." — Russell Crowe.

I am comfortable with myself, and my life is amazing in that respect. I’m very comfortable and happy with everything. I just wanted to talk about him and have it out there. [The album is] about a guy and that’s what I wanted people to know—I want to be clear that that’s what it’s about. I’ve been treated as normal as anyone in my life; I’ve had no issues. I do know that some people have issues in life, but I haven’t, and it’s as normal as my right arm. I want to make it a normality because this is a non-issue. People wouldn’t ask a straight person these questions.
—  British singer Sam Smith kinda sorta came out this week in an interview with The Fader. Once again, we see a highly publicized coming-out that doesn’t include any “I am ____” statements, nor any use of the words “gay,” “bi” or “queer.” This is the new face of coming out, and I like it.