Where’s The Beef?

Kanye West Publicly Apologizes To Beck (And Bruno Mars)

By James Rettig / February 26, 2015
Kanye West has officially told Beck that's he's sorry: "I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I'm sorry Beck," he tweeted earlier today. Does this mean it's over? Please? After Kanye called Beck out on his so-called "artistry" following his win over Beyonce for the Album Of The Year Grammy, he's spent the… More »


Kim Gordon Expands Upon Lana Del Rey Diss: “She’s A Female Chris Isaak”

By Caitlin White / February 26, 2015
Kim Gordon has been doing quite a bit of press for the release of her memoir, Girl In A Band, which came out Tuesday, and her comments about Lana Del Rey have become something of a focal point. In the book, Gordon decries the pop star's blasé attitude toward feminism, including the especially harsh… More »


Liam Gallagher Has Some Thoughts About Kanye, Too

By Tom Breihan / February 26, 2015
Noel and Liam Gallagher, brothers and former Oasis bandmates, are completely estranged, and they don't see eye-to-eye on very much. They are, however, in complete accordance on at least one crucial issue: They both think Kanye West is a clown. In a ridiculously entertaining Stereogum interview earlier this week, Noel managed to talk a… More »


L.A. Band The Singles Take Legal Action Against Scarlett Johansson’s New Supergroup

By Chris DeVille / February 25, 2015
After my initial surprise about the Scarlett Johansson/Este Haim/Holly Miranda supergroup the Singles wore off, one of my first thoughts was: There has to be some other band called the Singles out there somewhere. Turns out just such a band exists in ScarJo & Co's backyard of Los Angeles, and they aren't happy about… More »


Bobby Shmurda Says His Lyrics Are Fake And Epic Records Should Pay His Bail

By Chris DeVille / February 23, 2015
After hitting it big with his breakout single "Hot Nigga" and its Vine-viral Shmoney Dance, Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda (aka Ackquille Pollard) saw his fortunes turn late last year when he was arrested on drug and weapons charges and accused of running a street gang. A fascinating New York Times feature explore… More »


Kim Gordon Trashes Lana Del Rey: “[She] Doesn’t Even Know What Feminism Is”

By James Rettig / February 19, 2015
In Kim Gordon's new memoir, Girl In A Band, she has some harsh words for Lana Del Rey in response to her comments about feminism, which Del Rey rejected in an interview with The FADER last year. Gordon writes:… More »


Jack White Posts Open Letter To Journalists In Response To Guacgate

By James Rettig / February 15, 2015
In a move that will surely get even more articles written about him, Jack White has posted an open letter on his website addressing "journalists and other people looking for drama or a diva" in response to all of the press that stemmed from this month's guacamole incident at the University Of Oklahoma. More »


Azealia Banks Is Twitter Fighting With Erykah Badu Now

By James Rettig / February 15, 2015
Surprise, surprise: Azealia Banks got into a spat with Erykah Badu on Twitter yesterday. After Badu replied to someone who asked if she listened to the rapper and said that she "tried," Banks ascended from whatever hell dimension she constantly checks her @-replies in to call her out. "When artists grow old and begin to… More »


Diplo Under Fire For GIF Theft, Rude Tweets

By Caitlin White / February 12, 2015
It's starting to seem like there's a story about Diplo being rude to a female artist every time I open Twitter. There was that whole fiasco with Lorde and Taylor Swift, and now it looks like he's ventured into the realm of content theft. More »


Garbage’s Shirley Manson Calls Kanye West A “Twat” In Open Letter

By Tom Breihan / February 10, 2015
At the Grammys on Sunday night, Kanye made a joke out of threatening to snatch Beck's mic when he won the Album Of The Year trophy for Morning Phase. After the show, Kanye went on the E! Network and said that he really wasn't joking: "Beck needs to respect artistry, and he should’ve… More »


Papa John’s Tries To Make Amends With Iggy Azalea

By Caitlin White / February 9, 2015
The most embarrassing part of 2015 so far is definitely brands. Brands and memes. Oh, and Iggy Azalea. So the latest news story to draw together that unholy trifecta has quickly picked up way too much steam. Try to follow along. More »


Kanye Wasn’t Kidding, Says Beck “Should’ve Given His Award To Beyoncé”

By Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015
The best moment at last night's Grammys was an easy thing to miss; it was over in about a split-second. Beck had won the Album Of The Year trophy for Morning Phase, shockingly beating Beyoncé, among others. At least within my Twitter feed, the prevailing sentiment was something like whaaaaat? We were… More »


Jack White’s Agency Blacklists University Of Oklahoma After School Paper Publishes His Ridiculous Rider

By Tom Breihan / February 6, 2015
Jack White is about as private as big rock stars get, and he does not like his private info getting leaked. The University Of Oklahoma found this out after a school paper printed White's tour rider before he played at the school's McCasland Field House on Monday. White was paid $80,000 for the show,… More »


Taylor Swift Takes Legal Action Against Her Fans On Etsy

By Caitlin White / February 6, 2015
Taylor Swift's extremely successful marketing campaign for her record-breaking album 1989 was largely built off the singer's intimate connections with her fans. She went to their houses, baked them cookies, followed them on Tumblr, and invited them to exclusive listening sessions. But recent action from Swift and her legal team paints a far le… More »


Marisa Tomei’s Parents Are Suing Sean Lennon For $10M Over A Tree

By Tom Breihan / February 4, 2015
Celebrities sure are thick on the ground in New York's West Village. Sean Lennon lives in a $9.5 million townhouse on West 13th, and his next-door neighbors happen to be Gary and Addie Tomei, the parents of Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei. And while I'm sure we'd all like to hear the random Thanksgiving-afternoon stoop conversatio… More »


Noel Gallagher Says Modern Rock Stars Are Dull, Especially Arctic Monkeys

By James Rettig / February 3, 2015
In a new interview with The Evening Standard, Noel Gallagher opened up about what he thinks of the current state of modern music. It's not good! "There is a lot of shit pop music these days that's just devouring everything at the minute. I'm hoping that will come to an end," he said. "There… More »


Lil Wayne Suing Birdman & Cash Money For $51M

By James Rettig / January 28, 2015
Over the weekend, rumors surfaced that Lil Wayne was considering suing Birdman for $8 million dollars for the delay of his next album, Tha Carter V. Well, the rumors are true, but he's suing for a hell of a lot more -- $51 million, to be precise. TMZ obtained a copy of the… More »


War On Drugs Frontman Speaks At Length About “Unhappy Old Dude” Mark Kozelek, Plans “A Lot Of Recording” Next Month

By James Rettig / January 28, 2015
The most surprising thing about the biggest music beef of last year was that it was relatively one-sided. While Mark Kozelek pumped out two different diss tracks, hinted at a third, and wouldn't let up at concerts, the War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel stayed pretty quiet. Granted, one of… More »


Sad Tom DeLonge Posts Letter To Blink-182 Fans

By James Rettig / January 27, 2015
This whole Blink-182 thing just keeps on going deeper! In response to Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker's interview in Rolling Stone that was published yesterday, Tom DeLonge has posted a long letter on his Facebook detailing his side of the story. He insists that he's "tried to make things work" and "help move… More »


Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus & Travis Barker Detail Tom DeLonge’s “Disrespectful And Ungrateful” Behavior

By Chris DeVille / January 26, 2015
Today Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker announced that they were done waiting for founding guitarist Tom DeLonge to participate in band activities and were moving on without him, calling upon Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba as his replacement. Although DeLonge countered that he never quit the band, it appears he's out of Blink-182 one… More »


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