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Hacker Jacked Axl Rose’s Twitter, Tried To Cancel GNR Tour.

Hacker Jacked Axl Rose’s Twitter, Tried To Cancel GNR Tour. (photo)

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A tweet declaring, “All upcoming Guns N’ Roses dates are officially canceled. Please contact your place of purchase for any refunds,” appeared on Axl Rose’s twitter feed, causing some panic in the UK where the band is due to headline the Leeds-Reading festival along with Arcade Fire. The tweet was suspect from the beginning though, since Rose twitters only slightly more often than he releases albums.

Quickly exposed as a hoax by an anonymous, malicious hacker, this probably won’t cause anyone to miss the upcoming shows which aren’t until the end of the month. Still, it’s reminiscent of the online sabotage surrounding the release of “Chinese Democracy.” You may recall the debacle involving a blogger who, in one swift post, ruined the planned release of the album that was 17 years in the making by leaking more than half the songs months before it’s intended release. One of the most absurd tragedies in the history of record releasing. All he needed was just a little patience.

The whole thing makes me recall the words of my big 8th grade crush (who was perfect in every way except for one thing: she loved GNR) when I asked her why she liked Guns N’ Roses so much. “Because they’re burn outs,” she said, “And one day soon they’ll go out in a hot blaze.” Then, and it was the first time I’d ever heard it before (pre-Kurt Cobain suicide), she looked at me and said, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.” In that moment, she was the coolest person I’d ever known. Too bad she wasn’t right about them.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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