I don't know what other hypothesis to come up with. Mike is apparently either decomposing as we speak or, worse yet, reading up on Hunter Thompson's passages that lead one to think of doing the unspeakable. I doubt the second hypothesis. Mike and Hunter do not share the same Cobain-style "fuck me till I'm dead, because it won't matter" view. Cobain got the credit because he was younger, more in your face, and Thompson took the back stage exit. Thompson had a hellofalot more to say. I belive Thompson's critics were jealous. Cobain had an audience. Hence the difference with press.
Mike, Hey, still there? Should we send the paramedics?