Hacker Who Stole Nude Photos of Celebrities Gets 18 Months in Prison

The Guardian reports that the hacker responsible for stealing and leaking nude photos of a variety of celebrities has been sentenced to 18 months in prison:

The hacker who stole nude photos of female celebrities in 2014 has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, officials announced on Thursday.

In a court in May, Ryan Collins, a 36-year-old from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to federal hacking charges and admitted to a two-year phishing scam to gain passwords of more than 100 people, including actors Jennifer Lawrence and Aubrey Plaza and singers Rihanna and Avril Lavigne.

Matty Mullins on Mike Herrera’s Podcast

Matty Mullins is on this week’s episode of Mike Herrera’s podcast.

In this episode we revisit that old phrase “location, location, location”. Mike, Matty, and Jake discuss Matty’s life growing up in the small town of Spokane and the musical experience that eventually took him across the country to become the rockin’ entrepreneur he is today.

The Smiths Nearly Reunited in 2008

Johnny Marr talks with The Guardian about how The Smiths almost reunited in 2008:

The drinks kept coming and we sat talking for hours. We chatted, as we always did, about the records we loved, and eventually we moved on to “that subject”. There had been rumours for years that the Smiths were about to re-form, and they were always untrue. I had never pursued any offer.

Suddenly we were talking about the possibility of the band re-forming, and in that moment it seemed that with the right intention it could actually be done and might even be great. I would still work with the Cribs on our album, and Morrissey also had an album due out. We hung out for a while longer, and after even more orange juice (for me) and even more beer (for him) we hugged and said our goodbyes.

If You Need a Smile

If You Need a Smile

@mwichary: “So, something magical happened to me today, and I wanted to tell you all about it.”


My Thanks to Iridescent

My thanks to Iridescent for sponsoring the website this week. The band will be releasing their debut double album, Dreams in Black and White, on Halloween (this upcoming Monday). A good track to get an idea for the band’s sound is “This Moment,” which is up on Bandcamp right now.

If you like bands like Circa Survive, Radiohead, NIN, Depeche Mode, and 30 Seconds to Mars, this should be right up your alley!

Fall Albums (Encore Episode 136)

Encore 136

On this episode of Encore, Thomas and I break down some of their favorite “fall albums.” What makes an album a fall album? Why did we pick what we did? And what other habits do we have when the weather gets cold? We also talk a little about Yellowcard’s final show, Laura Jane Grace’s upcoming book, and our usual shenanigans. We’d love to hear from you about what albums you listen to as the weather gets cold, so hit the little quote bubble on this post to jump to the forums and discuss!