Hearing about the death of Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot got us down last week.
But it also conjured memories of the movie that’s responsible for us knowing what Gwar is in the first place: “Empire Records.”
Cult favourite “Records” is the less-appreciated counterpart to “Dazed and Confused.”
It’s got more music and less Matthew McConaughey — and it has just as much coming-of-age appeal today as it did back in 1995.
(Ditto for the message. Hey, OWS kids — this movie was marketed under the slogan “Damn the man.”)
Coyote Shivers (Berko), who once opened for KISS, was slapped with a restraining order by his first wife in 1997. Last year, he remarried: Brazilian writer Mayra Gomes, 22, is the 46-year-old rocker's new spouse.
BONUS: Tobey Maguire, whose scenes as a character named Andre ended up on the cutting room floor, went on to become Spiderman. So there.
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