Gawker — my 3rd or 4th favorite Nick Denton property, depending on whether or not anyone is checking to see if I’ve looked at Fleshbot recently — is reporting there’s been a massive cull at VH1 Classics today.

It was just a few hours ago that I struggled to explain to a friend that Kix’s Steve Whiteman (above) was Hagerstown’s answer to Jackie Rogers Jr. , and without the influence of VH1 Classics (amongst other things) I doubt said conversation would’ve taken place.

Maura Johnston, always thinking of practical matters, suggests Eddie Trunk “might soon start hitting Mike Piazza up for money,” though I would personally recommend Sir Trunk for the job of Chief Curator at Seattle’s Experience Music Project.