Where’s The Beef?

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 »

Tom Morello Feuds With Seattle Restaurant That Didn’t Give Him Special Treatment

By Miles Bowe / September 30, 2014
Last Friday, Tom Morello performed at the 15 NOW benefit to promote raising the minimum wage in Seattle to $15. Later that night, the Rage Against The Machine guitarist went to The 5 Point Cafe and was denied entrance due to the place being at capacity. Morello then tweeted that they were rude, anti-worker, and… More »

Hayley Williams Accuses One Direction Of Ripping Off New Found Glory Riff That Rips Off Journey

By Chris DeVille / September 30, 2014
To the ears of Paramore's Hayley Williams, the opening piano riff on One Direction's new single "Steal My Girl" so smacked of New Found Glory's 2006 single "It's Not Your Fault" that a Twitter dismissal was in order. Williams, who has been dating New Found Glory singer Chad Gilbert since 2008 (that's them together… More »

Mark Kozelek Challenges The War On Drugs To Let Him Join Them At The Fillmore Next Week

By Michael Nelson / September 30, 2014
If you were making such bets at the outset of 2014, you could have gotten some seriously long odds on a wager that Sun Kil Moon and War On Drugs would have wound up embroiled in the year's biggest beef (non-Morrissey division). And good for you, if you did make that bet, because you are… More »

Joyce Manor Frontman Clashes With Another Stage-Diver In Houston, Releases Statement

By James Rettig / September 29, 2014
Joyce Manor frontman Barry Johnson has been catching a lot of flak from a vocal subsection of the punk community after he called out a stage-diver during one of the band's live shows. He did the same thing at a show in Houston on Friday night. After reportedly telling the audience at the… More »

Polaris Winner Tanya Tagaq Responds To PETA Takedown

By Miles Bowe / September 25, 2014
Tanya Tagaq received some attention for her encouragement of eating and wearing seal along with saying "Fuck PETA" during her acceptance speech for the Polaris Music Prize. First, though, if you haven't seen that performance, please go watch it. Tagaq (who formerly was best known for her performance on Björk's Medulla) took something… More »

Does This Audi Commercial Rip Off SOHN?

By Tom Breihan / September 23, 2014
Here's case number 1,289,948 of the old "company doesn't properly license a piece of music for a commercial, makes a ripoff of it instead" story. In this case, the ripped-off artist is SOHN, the British-raised and Vienna-based electronic producer who released his debut album Tremors earlier this year. The ripper-offer is Audi, who used a… More »

Laura Jane Grace Slams Ex-Against Me!/New Slipknot Drummer

By James Rettig / September 19, 2014
Laura Jane Grace has responded to rumors that ex-Against Me! member Jay Weinberg has joined Slipknot as their newest drummer. "Dear Slipknot, good luck with that. #shitbag," she said, kicking off a series of tweets about the former drummer. Weinberg announced that he was leaving the band in a tweet during the 2012 recording sessio… More »

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