I am not sure whom to credit for these because I have found them a bit everywhere on Facebook, or Instagram… I suppose I only should credit A.I. – in case you hadn’t noticed, A.I. art is the craze right now.
Some people have asked A.I. to reimagine famous musicians as toddlers or kids (it’s quite simple: by just typing what you want in an A.I. app, you obtain images after a few minutes) and the result is often hilarious, ridiculous or sticking. Artist David Bessenhoffer is currently posting some of them on his Instagram page and his Danzig series is too irresistible. I have stolen one of his Danzig, but he has posted many interesting young versions of the Misfits singer. I gave it a try myself with the usual suspects (Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, David Bowie) but the results were very unequal.
Some of the images below are very realistic and believable: look at baby Sting, baby Jim Morrison, baby Billy Corgan, baby Janis Joplin and baby Elton John! They are incredible, and baby Elvis has to be the cutest ever. The young versions of Henry Rollins, Mark Smith, Tom Waits, Tom Petty, and Grace Jones are also very credible, but some of the other ones look too much like caricatures. David Lee Roth resembles a little gremlin, so does Nick Cave, crossed with a mini-Beethoven. Neil Young has already this stare, Shane McGowan was probably born with bad teeth, and Robert Smith with his signature hairdo. Mustaches on baby Zappa and toddler Dave Grohl look ridiculous, so do muscles on baby Slash! Then you have the old-looking babies: Ozzy, Iggy, Alice Cooper, Brian Johnson, Bono and Bob Dylan; this one is especially bad, Bobby doesn’t even seem to be alive. However, I wouldn’t mind adopting baby Axl Rose or baby Jon Bon Jovi.
Miley makes it three at the top
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it has been four years since her last long player
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A fast rock & roll song performed with a retro punk vibe
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)
the final issue edited by Susan Whitall
hard rock meets classic rock meets Americana
Chuck D is at the Grammy Museum
On The Red Carpet For The Screening Of “The Beast Inside” At The Angelica Cinema, Sunday, January 29th, 2023: pictures by Billy Hess
a powerhouse performance by Sadie Katz and SohoJohnny as you never thought you’d see him