Last week, we learned of the impending launch of Coinye West, a new Bitcoin-esque cryptocurrency inspired by Kanye West. The people behind Coinye talked about how they hoped to get West on board and…   Read Story »
Rick Ross is apparently feeling confident after his recent court victory over cocaine kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross, in which a judge ruled that the rapper (born William Leonard Roberts) has the right…   Read Story »
We've already counted down the biggest beefs of the year (not including Azealia Banks), but it's not too late to cover one final mini-controversy before we close the books on 2013. Beyoncé's…   Read Story »
As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist's traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the public eye was not to do interviews, but to bicker,…   Read Story »
There's no better example of unrealized potential than Azealia Banks. It's been over two years since "212" dropped and we're still not sure when (or if) her oft-delayed debut album will ever be…   Read Story »
In a new guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor has some very nice things to say about David Bowie, his old tourmate and collaborator, and about Bowie's…   Read Story »
Here's the fuck-the-man version of pulling a BEYONCÉ: The promising young rapper Angel Haze posted her own surprise album this morning, except she didn't do it as a grand statement of dominance;…   Read Story »
In the newest issue of NME, the Smiths guitar legend Johnny Marr has a column, and he's taken the opportunity to pop some shit off. More specifically, he's joined the growing mass of musicians who…   Read Story »
The Pixies 2013 has been a fascinating case study in what happens when a band stops operating like a band and starts acting like a business. After Kim Deal officially left the band, the band dropped…   Read Story »
UPDATE: Cheap Trick and REO Speedwagon have canceled SeaWorld shows as well. // In October, CNN aired a documentary called Blackfish that, in the wake of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau's death…   Read Story »