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Stone Temple Pissed

Those rock stars ... so sensitive! Our own Andy Langer incurred the wrath of serial rehabber and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland after Langer's article in the June issue of Revolver ran under the headline "The Ego Has Landed." Revolver editors actually penned the offending headline, but Weiland was unhip to the ways of copy editing, and posted the following missive on www.velvetrevolver.net last week:

"Dearest Andy Langer,

I would love the opportunity to speak to you further, you fucking kiss-ass pussy sycophant bitch. ... You know what half-man? My studio is in Burbank, the same place where you met me, interviewed me, and kissed my ass, you fucking worthless piece of journalist shit. Five days a week! I'll be there bitch! No more interviews, you're all a bunch of fucking kiss-ass pussy turncoats."

Langer opted for the high road, saying only, "I wish him a speedy recovery." The saga continues when Velvet Revolver stops by Stubb's June 17.


Taking Cover

Austin's recurring craze for covers documented in new "TCB" cubiclemate Darcie Stevens' fine article last week continues unabated – her story even brought Luke Wilson out to the Parish last Friday. Tonight (Thursday), again at the Parish, My Education, Cue, TunaHelpers, and Octopus Project serve up a night of movie music – Midnight Cowboy, Rosemary's Baby, Flashdance, etc. – to benefit Cinematexas. Friday, "TCB" crony Bill Davis turns off the Astros long enough to host interpretations of the Wilco catalog by members of the Gloria Record, the Pretty Please, bedbug, Zykos, Slowtrain, and more at Ego's. A little further off, soulful Vallejo side project Juice anchors a Prince tribute at the Hole in the Wall June 7, and "TCB" is hereby putting out feelers for a possible Blackfoot hoot. Any takers?


Glass Onion

Emo's is without a doubt one of Austin's signature clubs, but according to last week's edition of satirical weekly The Onion, its men's toilet is officially "Too Disgusting to Shit In." "It was really not the kind of place you want to leave a big pile of digested food matter after squeezing it through your rectum from the depths of your bowels," area man "Max Risdy" told the paper despite his being entirely fictional. "You've heard of, 'No such thing as bad press?'" asked owner Frank Hendrix outside Monday's Dirtbombs show. "This is." "No it's not," disagreed booker Graham Williams. "During SXSW, those guys are in here all the time." When not "occupied" with loo-related damage control, the Emo's folks are busy prepping for their Cinemania music 'n' movies blowout Memorial Day Weekend at the Two River Canyon amphitheatre. Hendrix promises plenty of pristine Porta-Johns.

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