Actor/Musician Jared Leto portrayed shooter Mark David Chapman in the movie Chapter 27. For the role, Leto had to gain almost 70 pounds, which he did by drinking microwaved pints of ice cream with soy sauce and olive oil every night. The above photographs are shot by famous photographer Terry Richardson.
On this day in 1980, the British musician and peace activist John Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York home by Mark David Chapman. Lennon was one of the founding members of possibly the most successful band in history: the Beatles. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr achieved worldwide fame and critical acclaim for their music. Lennon was the man behind Beatles hits such as ‘All You Need is Love’, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, and ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’. After the band broke up in 1970, Lennon had a successful solo career, releasing iconic songs like ‘Imagine’ and ‘Instant Karma!’. In his later years Lennon, along with his second wife Yoko Ono, became peace activists, especially in their opposition to America’s involvement with the Vietnam War. His tragic death at the hands of a deranged fan came right when Lennon was making a return to music. He was universally mourned and is remembered today for his music and his activism, with the Beatles’ enduring popularity securing his continued fame.
“What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff- I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be. I know it’s crazy."
this day in 1940, John Lennon was born in Liverpool to parents Julia
and Alfred Lennon. His father left when John was very young, and his
mother left him in the care of his Aunt Mimi. Lennon lived with his aunt
and uncle at 251 Menlove Avenue for most of his childhood and
adolescence. Lennon’s first band was called the Quarrymen, which soon
added Paul McCartney and George Harrison as members. This group became The
Beatles in 1960, and spent some time playing in Hamburg; at this time the
band also included Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best. In 1962, Sutcliffe
left and Ringo Starr replaced Best as the band’s drummer, thus creating ‘The Fab Four’. The
Beatles shot to fame in the UK, with many successful chart-topping hits including ‘She Loves You’ and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’.
In 1964, the Beatles visited the United States and played on the Ed Sullivan Show to a television audience of 73 million people - around 40% of the American population. The first America visit catapulted the four Liverpudlians to the status of
international stars, and ‘Beatlemania’ became a global phenomenon. Lennon wrote several of the band’s biggest hits, such as ‘All You Need is Love’, ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’, and ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. The Beatles broke up in 1970, having released twelve studio albums in the UK, and each pursued solo
careers. Lennon released several songs as a solo artist which have become as famous as many Beatles songs, including the iconic
'Imagine’, 'Instant Karma!’ and 'Working Class Hero’. Lennon and his second
wife Yoko Ono became prominent activists for peace, demonstrated through
their 'bed-in’ protest to the war in Vietnam. In December 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed by
Mark David Chapman outside his New York home, leaving behind his two sons Julian and Sean. The
Beatles are remembered as one of the greatest bands of all time,
and Lennon remains an iconic cultural figure.
This song was composed with the help of Mindless fans around the globe. Every week, Urine would ask a question regarding the song on MySpace, and based on which multiple choice answer got chosen - that would be the direction of the song. After a few weeks, the votes were counted and the song was created. The song features Urine’s mother lecturing him in spanish. The demo was released on MySpace in January 2007, and the mastered, studio track is available on 2008’s If. It’s the last track from the left, you can’t miss it.
indistinguishable from one another no possible intention to even bother it doesn’t matter what is said or how we say it “coincidentally” we all sound exactly the same we all want to swindle kids out of their moneyz if you’re still doing this cuz you believe in it you are so fucking lame
when the world’s overrun with too many bands who’s it time for - Mark Chapman when it all seems absurd he will thin out the herd ladies and gentlemen - Mark Chapman
there is no heart, there is no fear we all just cry the same old tear don’t look to me, i do not lead i’m just in front and they’re following
some other motherfucker without the balls or cahones to take hold of the reins and use them
why is something so obvious so elusive? there is nothing on the menu that will turn abusive i am part of the problem, not the solution i’m just a prisoner in the same prison as you we wait for all the shoes to fall into position already obsolete - no one will miss us at all
there is no awe, there is no fear we all just cry the same old tear i cannot tell - is it just me - or do we all look just like
Adolf fuckin’ Hilter with this swoopy emo boy dreamy haircut dangling in our faces making us all indescribably indistinguishable from eachother or maybe i’m just another megalomaniac - boo hoo hoo