Happy 70th blurtday Lester Bangs. There is nothing wrong with loving rock critics.
31 years ago today, Dinosaur Jr released You’re Living All Over Me. Just like heaven. Read our Dino cover Q&A by Henry Rollins:
Happy 60th birthday Mike Scott (Waterboys). Still burning. Read Scott in MAGNET on avoiding Wham!’s “Last Christmas”:
43 years ago today, Patti Smith released debut album Horses. The air is still filled with the moves of you. Read Adam Goldberg, Sam Phillips, Rachael Yamagata, Swervedriver, Basia Bulat and more in MAGNET on Patti’s memoir Just Kids here.
Happy birthday Tom Verlaine (Television). Fun fact, Tom: If you added “Eric” to the front of your real name, you would have the same name as MAGNET’s editor: Eric Thomas Miller. Read East River Pipe in MAGNET on Verlaine:
Happy birthday Sharin Foo (Raveonettes). You’re birthday might have actually been on November 22, in which case we missed it, but either way, hope you have/had a good one and a rave Christmas as well. Read our classic Raveonettes feature from a decade ago: