Where’s The Beef?

Kanye Wasn’t Kidding, Says Beck “Should’ve Given His Award To Beyoncé”

By Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015 - 7:40 am

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

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

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

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 »

Noel Gallagher Says Modern Rock Stars Are Dull, Especially Arctic Monkeys

By James Rettig / February 3, 2015 - 10:16 am

In a new interview with The Evening Standard, Noel Gallagher opened up about what he thinks of the current state of modern music. It’s not good! “There is a lot of shit pop music these days that’s just devouring everything at the minute. I’m hoping that will come to an end,” he said. “There doesn’t… More »

Lil Wayne Suing Birdman & Cash Money For $51M

By James Rettig / January 28, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Over the weekend, rumors surfaced that Lil Wayne was considering suing Birdman for $8 million dollars for the delay of his next album, Tha Carter V. Well, the rumors are true, but he’s suing for a hell of a lot more — $51 million, to be precise. TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, and… More »

War On Drugs Frontman Speaks At Length About “Unhappy Old Dude” Mark Kozelek, Plans “A Lot Of Recording” Next Month

By James Rettig / January 28, 2015 - 9:21 am

The most surprising thing about the biggest music beef of last year was that it was relatively one-sided. While Mark Kozelek pumped out two different diss tracks, hinted at a third, and wouldn’t let up at concerts, the War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel stayed pretty quiet. Granted, one of the few times he did… More »

Sad Tom DeLonge Posts Letter To Blink-182 Fans

By James Rettig / January 27, 2015 - 6:41 pm

This whole Blink-182 thing just keeps on going deeper! In response to Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker’s interview in Rolling Stone that was published yesterday, Tom DeLonge has posted a long letter on his Facebook detailing his side of the story. He insists that he’s “tried to make things work” and “help move this band… More »

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus & Travis Barker Detail Tom DeLonge’s “Disrespectful And Ungrateful” Behavior

By Chris DeVille / January 26, 2015 - 11:22 pm

Today Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker announced that they were done waiting for founding guitarist Tom DeLonge to participate in band activities and were moving on without him, calling upon Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba as his replacement. Although DeLonge countered that he never quit the band, it appears he’s out of Blink-182 one way… More »

Diplo Says Taylor Swift Fans Are The Worst People In The World

By Chris DeVille / January 23, 2015 - 11:15 am

In a new GQ interview, Diplo addresses his controversial comments about Taylor Swift’s butt, the ones that inspired Lorde to tweet that he has a tiny penis. He starts out by saying that it was just a joke that got blown out of proportion because Swift is such a prominent figure in the media landscape:… More »

Kid Rock To Seth Rogen: “Your Uncle Probably Molested You”

By Chris DeVille / January 22, 2015 - 5:55 pm

The non-musical elements of this Kid Rock album cycle continue to be wildly entertaining. A post on Rock’s website links to news stories about Michael Moore and Seth Rogen criticizing Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, one of the most politically divisive movies in recent memory for the way it glorifies killing. Moore tweeted that snipers are… More »

Jimmy Page And Robbie Williams Are Feuding Over Mansion Renovations

By Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015 - 9:17 am

Apparently, things are turning bitter in London’s famous-musician district. Led Zeppelin guitar legend Jimmy Page and former boy band star Robbie Williams are now next-door neighbors in London’s Holland Park neighborhood. Williams moved in next door to Page when that mansion’s former occupant, the movie director Michael Winner, died in 2013. (Fun fact: Page scored… More »

YG And DJ Mustard Argue Over Money On Instagram

By Chris DeVille / December 29, 2014 - 2:40 pm

YG made the best major-label rap album of 2014 with My Krazy Life, and that was largely thanks to some of the best beats of the year by 2014-defining producer DJ Mustard, YG’s fellow L.A. resident and longtime collaborator. The two artists each enjoyed banner years, so it’s unfortunate to see them lashing out at… More »

Watch Diddy Accuse Drake Of Stealing “0 To 100″ In Newly Surfaced Video That Explains Their Beef

By Tom Breihan / December 10, 2014 - 12:59 pm

If someone stole “0 To 100” from me, I’d probably be pissed about it, too. Over the weekend, Drake and Diddy reportedly brawled in a Miami club, and Drake had to go to the emergency room after aggravating a shoulder injury. The issue, as we recently learned, was frequent Drake collaborator Boi-1Da’s beat for Drake’… More »

Drake/Diddy Fistfight Was Reportedly Over “0 To 100″

By James Rettig / December 9, 2014 - 6:24 pm

Reports circulated yesterday that Drake and Diddy had an altercation at a club in Miami over the weekend. More details are emerging that make it seem like the fight was over Drake’s one-off “0 To 100/The Catch-Up” that he put out earlier this year. The beat was made by Boi-1da — who also co-produced “6More »

Billy Corgan Disses Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters On Howard Stern

By Chris DeVille / December 9, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Billy Corgan was out here slagging off Eddie Vedder in last week’s infamous “top two scribes” interview, and he continued his Pearl Jam diss campaign during a visit to The Howard Stern Show this morning to promote the Smashing Pumpkins’ new Monuments To An Elegy. Noting that he loves competition and hates the friendliness of… More »

Mark Kozelek Keeps Adam Granduciel Feud Burning, Hints At Third Diss Track

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 4, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Sun Kil Moon played a show last night in London’s borough of Hackney, and Mark Kozelek spent a lot of time between songs talking about … the War On Drugs. Said Uncut’s John Mulvey in his review of the show: “[I]f at times the whole business [with the War On Drugs] has seemed like a… More »

Lil Wayne Calls Himself A “Prisoner” On Cash Money, Says Birdman Won’t Release The Carter V

By Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Lil Wayne’s career has been inextricably linked to Cash Money Records and co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams, a guy Wayne has always referred to as his “daddy.” Birdman — who used to rap under the name Baby — signed Wayne as a teenager and played a humongous role in making him a star. He’s routinely credited… More »

Don Henley Found Another Fan To Sue

By James Rettig / November 30, 2014 - 6:04 pm

The notoriously litigious Don Henley still has his sights set on Frank Ocean, Okkervil River, and a clothing company, and here’s another person to add to the list. This one seems pretty reasonable, however: NY Daily News reports that Henley and bandmate Glenn Frey are suing concert archivist William Shelley for violating their copyright after… More »

Bette Midler: Ariana Grande Looks “Ridiculous,” But That’s None Of My Business

By James Rettig / November 25, 2014 - 9:02 am

Earlier this month, Bette Midler put out a covers album of all girl groups called It’s The Girls!, which includes songs from the Supremes, the Shangri-Las, and the Ronettes. The newest song on the album is TLC’s “Waterfalls,” and she thinks that the last great girl band was Destiny’s Child. In a new profile for… More »

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