Where’s The Beef?

Neil Young Says “Goodbye Starbucks” In Angry Open Letter

By Chris DeVille / November 15, 2014
An angry post on Neil Young's official site entitled "GOODBYE STARBUCKS!!!" explains why Young is boycotting the coffee chain and urging others to do the same. The iconic folk-rocker notes that Starbucks has aligned itself with the genetically engineered food company Monsanto in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont. (UPDATE: Starbucks isn't actually… More »

Ariel Pink Calls Grimes “Stupid And Retarded”

By James Rettig / November 15, 2014
Ariel Pink's at it again: in a new Guardian profile, the singer tries to separate himself from his trolly statements in the past -- "I'd like to be seen as a normal, attractive person with good values," he said -- and then followed that up with a response in which he called Grimes "completely… More »

Ariel Pink Explains Why He Hates The Eurythmics

By Michael Nelson / November 14, 2014
Ariel Pink has opinions on everything! Horror movies, Madonna ... ask that guy a question and he is gonna have an answer. Today, Spin published an interview with Pink in which he shared some more opinions, this time on an assortment of random pop hits. Among those pop hits was the Eurythmics'… More »

Azealia Banks Still Hates The “Ugly One” From Disclosure, Loves Ariel Pink Despite His Questionable Hygiene

By James Rettig / November 13, 2014
Azealia Banks may have finally gotten her debut album out into the world, but that doesn't mean she's given up her infamous beefing ways. A new profile for The Guardian reads like a laundry list of the spats that Banks has gotten herself into over the past few years, and she trie… More »

Lorde Tells Diplo To Do Something About His Tiny Penis

By Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014
Diplo spent yesterday by making a running Twitter joke out of Taylor Swift's perceived lack of a booty. First, he said that someone should launch a Kickstarter campaign to get Swift a booty, and then he tweeted the actual crowdfunding campaign that someone started. He made a bunch of jokes about it. And now Lorde,… More »

Taylor Swift’s Label Disputes Spotify’s $6M Payout Claim

By James Rettig / November 12, 2014
Last week, Taylor Swift made a big move by pulling all of her albums off of Spotify. The streaming company's CEO Daniel Ek published a blog post yesterday claiming that Swift was expected to receive $6 million in payouts from the service over the next year based on their current growth. Swift's label ha… More »

Spotify Says Taylor Swift Was On Pace To Earn $6 Million From Their Service This Year

By Tom Breihan / November 11, 2014
Last week, Taylor Swift generated headlines by pulling all of her music, new and old, from Spotify. She's not the first artist to deny Spotify the use of her music, but she's definitely the most prominent. Talking to Yahoo afterward, she said, "Everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like… More »

Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Says U2’s New Album “Sounds Like A Fart”

By Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014
In the months since U2 slipped Songs Of Innocence into everyone's iTunes library without asking, many musicians have taken aim at Bono and company, a list that includes Tyler, The Creator, Trent Reznor, Patrick Carney, and Nick Mason. That list grew one longer over the weekend when Foo Fighters drummer… More »

Graham Nash Discusses The Crosby/Young Feud Seemingly Centered Around Daryl Hannah

By Chris DeVille / November 3, 2014
Neil Young recently announced from the stage that CSNY would never tour again, which prompted lots of questions. David Crosby then chimed in that Young is very angry with him for unspecified reasons. And when Young danced around the subject in his recent Howard Stern interview, he wouldn't even say Crosby's name. More »

Billy Corgan Responds To Anderson Cooper’s Dumb On-Air Insults

By Chris DeVille / October 31, 2014
On Wednesday night's Anderson Cooper 360, Cooper featured Billy Corgan in his recurring RidicuList segment for appearing on the cover of PAWS Chicago magazine -- something that happened more than five months ago, mind you -- and went on to ridicule the wrestling-themed furniture commercial Corgan appeared in last year (apparently he… More »

Mark Kozelek Responds To The War On Drugs With “Adam Granofsky Blues”

By Michael Nelson / October 29, 2014
IT NEVER ENDS. Yesterday, we reported that Adam Granduciel finally spoke about the whole Sun Kil Moon/War On Drugs debacle, saying, among other things, that he thought Mark Kozelek was a "douche." Today, Koz responds with an MP3: a spoken word track of himself reading Granduciel's quote in full, over a blues lick,… More »

The War On Drugs: Mark Kozelek Is “Such A Douche”

By Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014
Throughout the entire sordid one-sided beef that was Mark Kozelek's tongue-in-cheek campaign against the War On Drugs -- the one that culminated with "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock" and made our own Koz superfan Michael Nelson very sad -- War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel remained silent. Not anymore. Speaking to… More »

William H. Macy Is Still Talking Shit About One Direction

By James Rettig / October 27, 2014
William H. Macy really doesn't like One Direction -- which is fine, and a perfectly valid opinion that a lot of people share (even me!) -- but he really seems to enjoy shit-talking the pop superstars in interviews, even though he's the polar opposite of the demographic they're marketed toward. His daughters really like them,… More »

Hear Howard Stern Interview Neil Young About PONO, Woodstock, And Why He’s Fighting With David Crosby

By Michael Nelson / October 14, 2014
Howard Stern has been a pretty big Neil Young fan for decades now, but Young had never sat in with Stern for an interview ... until today. In this morning's Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, Young talked to Stern about PONO, Charles Manson, "Southern Man," songwriting, CSNY, Woodstock, sharing an apartment with Rick James, and… More »

Snoop Dogg Should Probably Take A Break From Instagram

By James Rettig / October 14, 2014
Last month, Snoop Dogg got into some trouble for a homophobic Instagram post that called out another user, which he deleted shortly after it started to gain some traction in the media. Over the weekend, he posted something else offensive: this time, it was a disparaging meme of Iggy Azalea. Azalea responded via Twitter… More »

Ariel Pink Dissed By Grimes, Dismissed By Madonna

By James Rettig / October 14, 2014
Ariel Pink has been agitating people lately, between his trolly comments on misogyny and the Westboro Baptist Church and his whole "maced by a feminist" story. Just yesterday, Pink said in an interview that he had been asked to work with Madonna and gave a harsh assessment of the pop star's body… More »

The xx’s Label Accuses Hugo Boss Of Ripping Off “Intro”

By Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014
The xx are the only band I've ever seen that can make a festival crowd sing along with a wordless song. That song is "Intro," the first track from their self-titled first album, and it's about as iconic a side-one/track-one as this century has produced. So when Hugo Boss pretty much wholesale jacked the song… More »

Sun Kil Moon’s “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock” Is Streaming On Monday

By Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014
The great Sun Kil Moon/War On Drugs war has now been raging for more than two weeks, ever since Sun Kil Moon main man Mark Kozelek complained about the War On Drugs' set drowning out his own at the Ottawa Folk Fest and invited the band to suck his dick. Since then, Kozelek ha… More »

Peter Hook Reviews Bernard Sumner’s Autobiography (Spoiler Alert: He Doesn’t Like It)

By Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014
The former Joy Division and New Order bandmates Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner have been publicly feuding ever since 2007, when Hook left New Order and effectively broke up the band. New Order have been touring without Hook lately, and Hook has been disputing their right to use the name. But Hook and Sumner… More »

Tom Morello Addresses PancakeGate And 5 Point Cafe’s “Hipster Version Of A Studio 54 Doorman”

By James Rettig / October 1, 2014
Tom Morello has addressed what he's calling "Pancake-Gate" in a long Facebook post that sees the Rage Against The Machine guitarist try to justify his actions against Seattle's 5 Point Cafe and provide context to the whole situation. (For those of you just tuning in, see here for how this all started.) Morello… More »

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