HOT: Obama Denies Being Korn Singer
Barack Obama is the first African-
American elected president andthe first president born outside
of the continental U.S. Obama
recently accomplished his latest “presidential first” when he publicly name-
checked Metal band Korn. When army
captain Florent Groberg was hospitalized after tackling a suicide bomber while serv
ing in Afghanistan (listen to his story — it's remarkable), Korn singer Jonathan Davis visited him — something Groberg
later said he thought was a hallucination.
While Obama was awarding Groberg the Medal of Honor recently, he referenced the incident, adding, “Today, Flo, I want to assure you, you are not hallucinating … I am not the lead singer from Korn.” Sorry, Mr. President — we're going to have to see that birth certificate again as proof. (Though Davis has previously called the president an "Illuminati puppet," he seemed pretty excited to have been mentioned by Obama.)
WARM: Own a Piece of GG
At a recent auction, a guitar John Lennon used on some of The Beatles’ biggest early hits was sold for nearly $2.5 million, while Ringo Starr’s bass drum head used on The Ed Sullivan Show went for over $2 million. If you’re in the market for some more affordable Rock memorabilia, fear not — the dress worn by Punk Rock’s most notorious figure, GG Allin, at his brother’s 1989 wedding recently hit the auction block. The cute little purple and gold number, described as an “unusually touching piece of history,” has a starting bid of just $200 (and it's rising — act fast!). The dress is said to be in good condition with only “trivial stains,” which actually might make it less appealing to die-hard GG fans.
COLD: Bagpipes as Homeless Deterrent
After increasing complaints from commuters about being harassed by a handful of homeless people who were drinking and sleeping near a bus station’s restrooms, authorities in the British coastal town of Bournemouth began blasting bagpipe music over the PA system between midnight and 6:30 a.m. The tactic has reportedly worked, though even Bournemouth’s mayor (himself a bagpipe player) seemed to readily admit that it’s a borderline-torturous approach, telling a local paper, “The pipes have to be very carefully administered. You cannot play them for too long, it is somewhat of an acquired taste.”