Where’s The Beef?

Blink-182’s Travis Barker Says Tom DeLonge Is Not A True Punk And Should Just “Man Up And Quit” Already

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 4, 2015 - 4:32 pm
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The Blink-182 beef has been going on for much longer than anyone has patience for. I thought that it was time to move past it once Tom DeLonge claimed to have been abducted by aliens or whatever. Regardless of whether or not this is true, it’s pretty much universally accepted now that DeLonge must be… More »


Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest Draws Protests For Booking R. Kelly

By Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015 - 12:52 pm
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Two years ago, R. Kelly headlined Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival, over the objections of Chicago music journalist and vocal Kelly foe Jim DeRogatis. The show went off without much protest. But since then — largely because a Village Voice conversation between Jessica Hopper and DeRogatis went viral — there’s been a new wave of public… More »


Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake

By Chris DeVille / March 3, 2015 - 1:35 pm
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Die Antwoord seemed to be on the verge of climbing to a new tier of celebrity this year with Ninja and Yolandi Visser playing prominent roles in the dystopian sci-fi twee oddity Chappie. Now they’ll definitely be more famous, but not for the right reasons; notorious might be a better word for it. Drake and… More »


Taking Back Sunday/Brand New Beef Is Still Hot After 15 Years

By James Rettig / February 28, 2015 - 10:30 am
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For anyone familiar with the early ’00s emo scene, the bad blood between Taking Back Sunday and Brand New was (and still is) the beef to end all beefs. It started, most appropriately, over a girl, and has taken on a mythic quality since the inciting incident over a decade ago. More »


Controversy Over Future Brown Criticism More Interesting Than Future Brown’s Album

By Chris DeVille / February 27, 2015 - 2:32 pm
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Future Brown’s self-titled debut LP was one of our most anticipated releases of 2015, and the album’s utopian mix of American street rap and high-minded European electronica didn’t quite live up to its promise. Future Brown is good, but it’s not so good as to be critically bulletproof, which has led to some fascinating controversie… More »


Kanye West Publicly Apologizes To Beck (And Bruno Mars)

By James Rettig / February 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm
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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 past… More »


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

By Caitlin White / February 26, 2015 - 1:50 pm
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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 comment… More »


Liam Gallagher Has Some Thoughts About Kanye, Too

By Tom Breihan / February 26, 2015 - 9:13 am
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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 gang… More »


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

By Chris DeVille / February 25, 2015 - 2:25 pm
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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 sharing… More »


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

By Chris DeVille / February 23, 2015 - 4:28 pm
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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 explores Pollard’s all-too-common plight… More »


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

By James Rettig / February 19, 2015 - 6:56 pm
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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 - 6:50 pm
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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. The blog… More »


Azealia Banks Is Twitter Fighting With Erykah Badu Now

By James Rettig / February 15, 2015 - 10:57 am
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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 - 6:30 pm
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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 - 10:32 am
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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 given hi… More »


Papa John’s Tries To Make Amends With Iggy Azalea

By Caitlin White / February 9, 2015 - 6:27 pm
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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 - 7:40 am
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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 not alone. Kanye… More »


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

By Tom Breihan / February 6, 2015 - 4:27 pm
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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, and… More »


Taylor Swift Takes Legal Action Against Her Fans On Etsy

By Caitlin White / February 6, 2015 - 12:31 pm
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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 less BFF… More »


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

By Tom Breihan / February 4, 2015 - 12:15 pm
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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 »


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