Where’s The Beef?

Hear Jack White Clown Rolling Stone, Foo Fighters From The Stage

By Tom Breihan / September 18, 2014
Last night, Jack White played a show at Boston's Fenway Park, and he opened it up by making fun of the Foo Fighters for having a second guitarist onstage "playing the same parts" to cover up any mistakes. He then pointed out that you could probably read about his comments on the Rolling Stone website… More »


CBS Sports Officially Cuts Rihanna From Thursday Night Football

By Chris DeVille / September 16, 2014
Last week, after the NFL spectacularly bungled its handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal, CBS Sports opted to cut a pre-taped segment with Rihanna singing the hook from Jay Z's "Run This Town" from its Thursday Night Football broadcast. Producers said they were looking to cast a sober tone while analyzing "as big… More »


Sun Kil Moon: “The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick”

By James Rettig / September 15, 2014
Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek is known for his cantankerous on-stage persona, and recently got in a little trouble after calling a Hopscotch Festival audience "fucking hillbillies," which he took in stride. Now, it seems as though he said some disparaging remarks about the War On Drugs during his set at last weekend'… More »


You’ll Never Guess How Tyler, The Creator Feels About U2’s Apple Stunt

By James Rettig / September 13, 2014
It's pretty brave to come out against the new U2 album that was dropped onto everyone's computer last week, considering all the unanimous praise it's gotten. (Well...) Leave it to Tyler, The Creator to go against the grain: "GET OFF MY FUCKING PHONE. YOU COULDNT COME UP WITH AN ACTUAL… More »


Thurston Moore Defends “Black Metal Is Made By Pussies” Remarks With More Trolling

By Michael Nelson / September 11, 2014
Last month, a press release was circulated for a new album from the Thurston Moore-John Moloney collaboration Caught On Tape, and in that press release were a few lines of semi-comprehensible trolling from Moore on the musical genre called "black metal." As you might remember, Moore's admittedly decontextualized exact quote was: "Black Metal isMore »


OK Go Say Apple Ripped Off Their Video

By Chris DeVille / September 10, 2014
Apple's annual product rollout shebang, the one that ended with U2 forcing its new album onto your computer, began with a video called "Perspective" that was pegged as a tribute to original thinkers "who have always seen things differently." Alas, OK Go believe "Perspective" is far from original. The band's manager Andy Gershon told… More »


Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Says Phantogram Ripped Him Off, Too

By James Rettig / September 8, 2014
Last year, Geoff Barrow accused Abel Tesfaye of sampling Portishead track "Machine Gun" on the Weeknd's "Belong To The World" (which he denied) and brought it up again in May when he shared a sampling clearance letter that Tesafaye's label had sent the artist. Now, Barrow has also accused Phantogram of sampling him… More »


Deadmau5 Pwns Disney Lawyers With His Own Claim Of Copyright Infringement

By James Rettig / September 4, 2014
On Tuesday, news broke that Disney filed a claim against Deadmau5 to stop him from receiving a trademark in the United States for his signature mouse ears because of their similarity to Mickey Mouse's ears. At the time, the EDM artist told TMZ that "he won’t be bullied, and is prepared to fight… More »


Disney Says Deadmau5’s Logo Is Too Similar To Theirs

By James Rettig / September 2, 2014
TMZ reports that Disney has filed a claim to stop Deadmau5 from receiving a trademark in the United States for his signature mouse ears, saying that they are too similar to Mickey Mouse's and would cause brand confusion. The EDM artist -- who makes about $16 million a year, according to Forbes --… More »


Riff Raff To Sam Smith: “Your Face Is Super Huge”

By Tom Breihan / August 29, 2014
This past Sunday, Riff Raff was Katy Perry's date to the VMAs. They wore matching denim leisurewear, an apparent tribute to the outfits that Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears had worn to the show during the peak teenpop era, and they looked terrifying. Both of them were seated in the front row, so the world… More »


Aphex Twin Reveals How Kanye West Tried To Rip Him Off On “Blame Game”

By Tom Breihan / August 25, 2014
Aphex Twin interviews are rare beasts, but with Richard D. James about to return with SYRO, his first proper studio album in 13 years, they're suddenly a little thicker on the ground. Both FADER and Pitchfork have recently spoken with James, and both publications have unveiled a few highlights from their conversatio… More »


Morrissey Details Label’s “Botched” Album Launch In Latest Screed

By Scott Lapatine / August 20, 2014
UPDATE: In his screed, Morrissey predicted that World Peace Is None Of Your Business would "instantly disappear from iTunes and record stores and every download-upload-offload outlet on the planet, because Harvest technically have no right to sell it." It appears that this was not idle talk. As Slicing Up Eyeballs points out, the album… More »


Earl Sweatshirt Says Taylor Swift’s New Video Is Offensive, But Hasn’t Watched It Yet (UPDATE: And Mark Romanek Responds)

By Tom Breihan / August 19, 2014
As a Taylor Swift fan, her new "Shake It Off" video is obviously a fucking disaster, a humblebraggy liberation-of-the-bad-dancers things set to a sub-"Hollaback Girl" anti-hater cheerleader chant that substitutes a fucking Taylor Swift rap verse for a bridge. (Music-video OG Mark Romanek directed the video, which doesn't really make anything better. You made… More »


Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil Won’t Name Names, But He’s Still Pissed At Billy Corgan

By James Rettig / August 18, 2014
The Soundgarden/Billy Corgan beef has been going on for decades now. Just when you think you can forget about it, one side throws some shade in the media and brings it all back up again. Most recently, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil alluded to Corgan's recent projects in an interview with The Dallas Observer. "We feel… More »


ATP, Zeitgeist Release More Statements In Ugly Jabberwocky Fallout

By Miles Bowe / August 15, 2014
Since All Tomorrow's Parties cancelled the Jabberwocky Festival three days before it was supposed to take place, we've witnessed a massive clusterfuck of public statements and legal action as organizers argue online about who should refund disappointed fans. In its latest statement, ATP address contradictory claims made by ticket broker Dash: "We… More »


Danzig Loses Lawsuit Over Tacky Misfits Merch

By James Rettig / August 13, 2014
Back in May, original Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig sued the band's bassist Jerry Only for not including him in licensing deals cut with multiple brands to put the band's "Fiend Logo" on a bunch of different weird objects. Danzig claimed that he created the logo and was entitled to a portion of the profits. More »


Watch The Black Lips Call In To Mock Gene Simmons On Huffpost Live

By James Rettig / August 12, 2014
Gene Simmons was the guest on HuffPost Live yesterday and did a live Q&A with online viewers. The Black Lips called in via webcam covered in black-and-white face paint a la KISS and mocked the singer. Band member Jack Hines said, "We're here to tell you that the day of misogynistic, sexist rock'n'roll i… More »


Kid Rock Responds To Dildo Subpoena In Insane Clown Posse Lawsuit

By James Rettig / August 5, 2014
The tale of the regifted glass dildo turned some heads a few weeks ago when it was reported that Kid Rock was asked to procure said dildo to use as evidence in a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records employee "Dirty Dan" Diamond. Kid Rock has now released two… More »


Banks Calls Out Neon Jungle For Covering “Waiting Game” Without Her Permission

By James Rettig / July 30, 2014
Banks is upset after UK girl-group Neon Jungle included a cover of her song "Waiting Game" on their debut album without asking her permission. The song is set to appear on Banks' album Goddess, which comes out in September, but Neon Jungle's album just came out this week. The LA singer posted a… More »


You’ll Never Believe This, But Tom Petty Thinks EDM Shows Are Stupid

By Chris DeVille / July 30, 2014
Tom Petty has been doing some press to promote the new Heartbreakers record Hypnotic Eye, and one of those interviews found him sounding off on electronic dance music festivals. You'll never guess what he thinks about them. Specifically, Petty has this to say about the highly profitable Electric Daisy Carnival, where twoMore »


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