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To get everyone pumped for BUST's 20th Anniversary Extravaganza, some of our favorite people sent us sweet--and often hilarious--birthday greetings! Watch John Waters, Kathleen Hanna, Tavi Gevinson, Courtney Love, and TINA EFFING FEY (among others) wish BUST a happy 20th:       If you liked this, you'll LOVE our lineup! Tickets start at $35 and are goin' fast. Read More
Courtney Love threw rose petals at me. I managed to get one, put it in my bra, and sure enough it had wilted by the time I got home. I felt like that pretty much summarized my quest to see her in Asbury Park. But let me backtrack. There are a few things you need to know about me before we proceed:  I’m from Jersey.  I’m tiny.  I’m kind of an asshole.  I love Courtney Love more than anything. My high school years were lived in vintage slips and red lipstick. Read More
  Story reprinted from the June/July 2013 issue of BUST MagazineCourtney Love is not happy.  She’s not happy with the pretty hairdo that the stylist has just worked on for an hour, not happy with the lovely look the makeup artist gave her, and not happy with the designer clothes the wardrobe stylists have picked out. And she’s definitely not happy with how she appears in the photographer’s first test shots. It’s not that she doesn’t look great, but something’s clearly not sitting right with her. Read More
  Rejoice - the high priestess of grunge hits the road solo this June! It’s been ages since she first claimed her throne as a '90s punk rock icon (Frances Bean isn’t a sprout anymore), but trust us - this mama hasn’t lost her edge. When Hole played at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly last year, there were murmurs about a possible reunion tour (yes please!). For now, Courtney is heading off on her own with some new backing bandmates and a fresh set of songs. If you’d do anything to see her, you better act fast – she’s only playing nine shows. Read More
Feminist icon and punk legend Kathleen Hanna is one of my many heroes. Defiant activist, outspoken pro-choicer, amazing songwriter, skilled musician, and prolific zine author, my friends and all kind of wish we were her. Her ground-breaking riot grrrl band Bikini Kill changed punk forever but Hanna wasn’t going to stop there. After Bikini Kill broke up in 1997, she went on to start electronic-dance-punk band Le Tigre, which is now sadly on hiatus.  Unstoppable Hanna is now bringing Julie Ruin back to life, after having released one album under the name in 1998. Read More
During an intimate performance at the Sundance Film Festival last week, Courtney Love covered Jay-Z’s  “99 Problems” and introduced it by saying, “This either sucks or it's genius, I don't know." That’s our girl!  Courtney has never been afraid to take a risk and it’s one of the things we love most about her. While we know Courtney has gone through periods where she has indeed had 99 problems, nowadays Courtney is doing just fine. Look out for her new single, “This is War” which comes out February 7th. Read More
BUST’s current cover girl Tavi Gevinson really has come into her own. The sixteen year old has gone from an adolescent fashion blogger to a mature pop culture curator (she started ROOKIE online magazine, soon to be a book this fall) in no time flat. Tavi hit the last stop on the Rookie Road Trip this Sunday, bringing her personal brand of magic to the City of Angeles. To celebrate the end of the Tavi Train, the teenage blogger held the Strange Magic art show at LA’s Space 15 Twenty along with her friend and visual artist Petra Collins. Read More
Hole reunited and played together in Brooklyn last week, and if you weren't lucky enough to be in the audience, don't shed mascara-filled tears--you can watch it below! The April 13th show saw Patty, Melissa, Eric, and Courtney play together again, in honor of the new rockumentary Hit So Hard, about drummer Patty's life. The band hadn't played together for 15 years, but they still made magic on that stage. Although the band members have been through plenty of ups and downs, they hugged, forgave (at least for one night), and rocked out. Read More

Hit So Hard

BY Intern Tessa in Movies

Patty Schemel, former drummer for Hole (among others), is a survivor. She found success in one of the biggest acts of the 90s, but along with her rock-star lifestyle came some dark moments, and while Patty played the shit out of the drums, life equally played the shit out of Patty. The story of her life and career is told in Hit So Hard, a documentary that opens in theaters on April 13th. A drummer holds every song together, and with her focused expression, steady arms, and bare feet, Patty established herself as a powerful presence. Read More
VH1 counted down their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music last week, and while I feel some ladies were overlooked and others given a spot they shouldn't have, I do applaud VH1 for recognizing the contributions that female musicians have made to the music industry. The list spans the past two decades— wow, has it really been that long since the 90s? Many of the ladies on this list broke musical barriers, fighting their way into arenas that were usually male-dominated, and their influence paved the way for some of this generation’s greatest performers. Read More