After a long illness, Guy Peellaert has passed away.  He was 74.  Peellaert is best known for designing the covers for Diamond Dogs and The Rolling Stones’ It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll.  Read more about Peellaert at the L.A. Times and

4 Responses to “R.I.P Guy Peellaert”

  1. Latetotheshow Says:

    Having lived with “Rock Dreams” forever (I believe my sister now has custody) he’ll be missed around here. He was one of a couple of airbrush masters who completely changed the look of illustration in the Seventies. The Times obituary was a treat, too.

    This is totally off the subject, but has anyone noticed that Scott Weiland has been mainlining “Scary Monsters” (I know ’cause I’ve been, too). His new album sounds very uh, influenced…maybe someone needs to stage an intervention.

  2. Webmistress Says:

    Until Peellaert died I didn’t even know Rock Dreams existed. Yeah, that thing I stubbed my toe on as I walked to my computer is the rock I have been living under. I put it on my Christmas wishlist so I can remedy the situation.

    Scott Weiland has been snorting powdered Bowie albums for years, but I haven’t heard his latest album. Maybe I should so I can write a judgmental, ranting (or a raving, fangirl) opinion piece about it. 😉

  3. Latetotheshow Says:

    Love your new icon. It’s hypnotizing.

    My inappreciation of Mr. Weiland is a sign of my own geology problem…catching up on pop music is something for my old age.

    I’m also waiting for Ann Powers to review the album…she’s the head of the L.A. Times’s Bowie cult (judging from the frequent gratuitous name-checks I find in the Calendar section)…speaking of which, there’s one at the very end of Steven Colbert’s Christmas special. Pay attention to Elvis Costello after he’s devoured by a bear.

  4. Webmistress Says:

    Very excited to see the Colbert Christmas Special, but we’re going out of town for Thanksgiving and won’t be able to see it until we get back. And we didn’t had time to watch it before we left. So sad! I do plan to write a commentary on it when we get back, though.