Saturday, June 5, 2010


​Rocks Off went to the dentist this morning for the first time in... well, a long time. The importance of taking care of your choppers is thus fresh in our minds - especially since we have to go back tomorrow, this time to a "specialist." So... yeah.
This would probably be a good time to mention that Smile Programs and MusiCares, the arm of the Grammys that administers medical and other kinds of assistance, are sponsoring a dental clinic Thursday at SugarHill Studios. The requirements are no insurance and either proof of employment in the music industry for at least five years or documented credit on six commercially released recordings or videos (including singles).
Do that and the dental screenings, X-rays and teeth cleaning are free of charge, but you do need an appointment. Call MusiCares - now - at 877-626-2748 or for more information.
Don't be like us. Take care of your mouths, people. We hear it helps with the ladies (or dudes, if that's your bag). They may not necessarily be the only teeth you'll ever have, but dental work ain't cheap, and Rocks Off is sure you'd rather be spending that money on booze, drugs, clothes, firearms, cars, new gear, or about a thousand other things.
Rocks Off isn't trying to scare you, but we put together a gallery of some of music's most messed-up grills - many of which have since been repaired or replaced - after the jump. We just hope you had an early lunch.
Oh, and for the record, we are aware there are a lot of Brits in here. Rocks Off is certainly not trying to perpetuate any stereotypes, and we looked for Yanks - really, we did. At least we spared you Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse. As for Paul Wall, certain members of our staff rag on him enough already.
Shane MacGowan
Come on... how could we not start with Shane? It gets worse - trust us.
Thom Yorke
According to the cheeky blog Oh No They Didn't (or ohnotheydidnt), Radiohead's 1995 album The Bends "was actually named after Thom Yorke's mangled mouth."
David Bowie
The Idolator entry where we found this picture was headlined "Brush Your Teeth Right Now."

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