This sad story gives new meaning to the term "diehard fan," and we're not trying to be funny. Two men are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in western Pennsylvania. The cause of the tragedy, family members suggest, is several thousand dollars worth of Phish tickets. Yes, Phish tickets.
Attention, Phish fans: At least part of your summer has been planned out, as frontman Trey Anastasio and the boys have confirmed details of a summer trek that's slated to kick off on July 3 in Bangor, Maine, and run through an Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 Labor Day weekend stand in Commerce City, Colo.
Phish have covered countless bands over the years -- Pavement, Neutral Milk Hotel, Ween, even freaking Rage Against the Machine. But even Rage don't rock harder than the legendary metal vets that Phish down-tuned their guitars to honor during their New Year's Eve gig in New York City, the final show of a four-night stand at Madison Square Garden.
Who would ever guess Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are Phish heads in the making? The teen pop star couple and friends reportedly caught a Phish concert last night (Aug. 16) at a venue just outside of Los Angeles -- and seemed to end up having a blast, hanging backstage with the band and totally staying at the gig well past their scheduled departure time.
Apparently their fans have spent countless hours in, ummm, inspired debate discussing exactly what the Phish logo pictures, but we're pretty damn confident we know what it is: It's a fish! Call it what you want, but it has appeared on countless T-shirts and tattoos, bumper stickers and bongs since before Phish themselves remember (no, even they don't seem to recall the Phish logo origin story). Did we mention the four fish gills and 20 bubbles?