Where’s The Beef?

Earl Sweatshirt Says Drake Exploits Young Rappers

There's been a lot written about the so-called Drake effect, in which the Canadian superstar boosts the careers of young rappers by jumping on remixes…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2015 - 2:49 pm
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Kelela Says She Didn’t Give Permission For araabMUZIK Track

Just a couple of days ago, we heard "Final Hour," a new collaboration between space-R&B singer Kelela and MPC wizard araabMUZIK, ostensibly from the latter's…
Peter Helman | October 25, 2015 - 4:41 pm

Whirr Explain Why They Targeted G.L.O.S.S. And Why A Friend Ran Their Twitter

Perennial dickhead shoegazers Whirr found themselves in a shitstorm earlier this week after some transphobic tweets about the Olympia punk band G.L.O.S.S. caused two labels…
James Rettig | October 23, 2015 - 5:02 pm
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D.R.A.M. Says Drake “Jacked” “Hotline Bling” From Him

Right now, "Hotline Bling" seems likely to become Drake's first-ever Billboard #1 single. But when he first shared the song in July, most…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2015 - 9:53 am
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Label Drops Whirr Over Transphobic Tweets

Bay Area shoegazers Whirr just Tweeted themselves out of a label deal. Alternative Press reports that whoever controls the band's Twitter account spent the weekend…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2015 - 9:20 am
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Joanna Newsom Says Spotify Is Evil, Garbage

Joanna Newsom's new album, Divers, comes out next week, and the typically elusive singer has been the subject of many a profile over the past…
James Rettig | October 16, 2015 - 1:12 pm
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St. Vincent Hates Burritos

St. Vincent worked some waitressing shifts at her sister's new Resident Taqueria in Dallas over the weekend, and people care so much about it that…
Chris DeVille | October 14, 2015 - 5:23 pm
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Five Finger Death Punch Lead “Fuck Kanye” Chant For Some Reason

We recently ran an article about how Las Vegas trudge-rockers Five Finger Death Punch have managed to carve out a successful career for themselves, in…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2015 - 9:06 am
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Donald Trump’s Pals Aerosmith Warn Him To Stop Using “Dream On”

Yet another musician has joined the growing chorus of artists telling Donald Trump to please stop using their music for his presidential campaign, and this…
Peter Helman | October 11, 2015 - 2:17 pm
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Young Chop Fights With Security At A3C, Accuses Kanye West Of Exploiting Young Chicago Artists

Chicago drill producer Young Chop, the guy who produced Chief Keef's breakout "I Don't Like," was famously displeased that Kanye West released his all-star remix…
Chris DeVille | October 9, 2015 - 2:27 pm
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Hozier Is Suing Chilly Gonzales For Saying He Ripped Off Feist

The Canadian musician Chilly Gonzales hosts a YouTube series called Pop Music Masterclass, in which he parses out everything going on in a popular song.
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2015 - 9:00 am
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Don Henley Thinks Frank Ocean Is A “Talentless Little Prick” And Doesn’t Like Kanye West Either

Don Henley already had a grudge against Frank Ocean because of Ocean's incorporation of "Hotel California" into the Nostalgia, Ultra track "American Wedding." After that,…
Caitlin White | October 1, 2015 - 1:59 pm
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Ottawa Sun Responds To Mark Kozelek With Its Own Diss Track

A couple of weeks ago, notorious curmudgeon Mark Kozelek canceled a Sun Kil Moon performance at the Ottawa CityFolk Festival due to a feud with…
Peter Helman | September 30, 2015 - 10:17 pm
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Rage Against The Machine Bassist Apologizes For Limp Bizkit, Mistakenly Celebrates Their Demise

Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave bassist Tim Commerford, the guy who climbed the rafters at the VMAs that one time, is staying busy these days. Last…
Chris DeVille | September 29, 2015 - 4:04 pm
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Powell Mocks Steve Albini By Making His Anti-EDM Email Into A Billboard

Given everything we know about Steve Albini, and about music and culture and the way older rock dudes tend to feel about dance music, it…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm
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Katy Perry Sues Rival Buyer Of LA Convent

Katy Perry really wants to live in a convent. The pop star has been trying to buy the former home of the Sisters Of The…
Peter Helman | September 28, 2015 - 8:33 am
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Does Father John Misty’s New Video Rip Off Funny Or Die?

A week ago, Father John Misty released a video for "The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment" with a fairly audacious premise: Two different…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2015 - 9:40 am
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Hear Mark Kozelek’s New Diss Track “The Ottawa Blues Fest Is Run By Inbreds”

Last week, Sun Kil Moon was booked to play the Ottawa CityFolk Festival, but Mark Kozelek canceled his performance at the festival in the midst
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2015 - 8:50 am
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Leave Hologram Chief Keef Alone!

Chicago rapper Chief Keef has been dealing with some bullshit because of an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Illinois. The rapper now lives in…
Caitlin White | September 18, 2015 - 5:04 pm
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Mark Kozelek Cancels Ottawa CityFolk Performance Amid Feud With Organizers

Last year, the much-discussed beef between the War On Drugs and Sun Kil Moon mastermind Mark Kozelek started at the Ottawa Folk Fest, when Kozelek…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2015 - 9:22 am
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