Exploitation film enthusiast, essayist and GOREZONE scribe James Bickert (DEAR GOD, NO!) came to us recently with a rock video that fell onto his radar helmed by his friend, director Video Rahim. He wanted to help spread the grim gospel about this stunning clip and asked if DELIRIUM would be the vessel to do so. Continue reading
punk fashion, from the queen herself
We’re convinced that there’s no one who loves, or understands, rock ‘n roll better than Joan Jett. After all, she founded one of the most influential all-female bands, The Runaways, when she was 15; went on to record with Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones and Paul Cook when she was 19; started Blackheart Records with Kenny Laguna at the age of 22, making her the first female to own and operate a record label; and formed Joan Jett and the Blackhearts soon after.
Oh, and her version of Arrows’ “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” is Number 57 on Billboard’s All-Time Top 100 Songs. So yeah, even if you disregard her eight platinum and nine gold records and nine Top 40 singles, she would still be the unofficial queen of punk rock.
So after decades of rocking red leather jumpsuits, black vests, band tees, and some seriously awesome eyeliner, it only makes sense that Jett would create her own clothing line. So for Hot Topic’s 25th anniversary, the “loudest store in the mall” teamed up with Jett and Tripp NYC designer Daang Goodman to create a line of eight “rock fashion basics” inspired by Jett’s style, music, and, of course, attitude.
“For me, I’ve taken a look at my style and kind of interpreting that into where we start small and see if people like it,” says Jett. “We’ve got a black skinny jean with pleather insets and zippers, a couple of motorcycle jackets with laceup sleeves—one in black, one in red—a black pleather fitted jacket with zippers. You know, that kind of stuff. I have an asymmetrical lace up tank top with pleather laceup details and a really cool black and red destructed heart sweater, for two layers. And actually, I wear all that stuff, too.”
The collection retails for under $65 and will be available at Hot Topic November 4.
by: yasmeen gharnit
What the heck is Health Goth?
While the term may look strange at first glance, the idea behind the wearing of head-to-toe black sportswear is simple: it promotes a way to make the fitness world more accessible to people who don’t fit the stereotype of the typical gym-goer.
Less about wearing any particular brand or even style of clothing, Health Goth is a a subcultural movement, a new point of entry for people who’d rather pump iron to Nine Inch Nails or Type O Negative than Maroon Five or Taylor Swift — and who don’t necessarily feel at home at the typical Top 40-blaring, Lululemon-dominated gym.
The origin of Health Goth is generally traced back to April 2013, when two Portland men launched the original Health Goth Facebook page.
Since then, others have taken up the Health Goth banner, including Chicago-based music producer and party promoter Johnny Love, the man behind HealthGoth.com. This summer, Love launched a line of t-shirts and sport bras that subvert — with a sinister spin — the look of fitness wear from corporate brands like Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. Continue reading