Where’s The Beef?

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

By Tom Breihan / August 25, 2014 - 3:34 pm
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 conversations before publishing those… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 20, 2014 - 9:06 pm
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 ha… 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 - 8:49 am
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 "99… More »


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

By James Rettig / August 18, 2014 - 9:06 pm
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 confident… More »


ATP, Zeitgeist Release More Statements In Ugly Jabberwocky Fallout

By Miles Bowe / August 15, 2014 - 2:13 pm
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 know you are… More »


Danzig Loses Lawsuit Over Tacky Misfits Merch

By James Rettig / August 13, 2014 - 11:09 pm
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. Only… More »


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

By James Rettig / August 12, 2014 - 10:37 am
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 is over! More »


Kid Rock Responds To Dildo Subpoena In Insane Clown Posse Lawsuit

By James Rettig / August 5, 2014 - 9:22 am
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 letter… More »


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

By James Rettig / July 30, 2014 - 9:55 pm
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 statement o… More »


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

By Chris DeVille / July 30, 2014 - 3:57 pm
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 two people died thi… More »


Jack White Annoyed By Apathetic Hometown Crowd At Detroit’s Plush Fox Theatre

By Chris DeVille / July 29, 2014 - 5:52 pm
Jack White is one of Detroit's favorite sons, presumably, but he wasn't feeling the love from his home crowd when he played the Fox Theatre Monday night. According to a Detroit Free Press report, White was apprehensive about playing a plush venue where "people start to feel like they’re watching a movie." White was so… More »


Aretha Franklin Has Beef With Johnny Rockets Over Takeout Hamburger Incident

By James Rettig / July 26, 2014 - 11:31 am
It's pretty satisfying when we get to write a "Where's The Beef" article involving actual beef, so here we go. According to an Associated Press report, Aretha Franklin stopped by a Lewiston, New York Johnny Rockets -- the faux '50s franchise that trades in nostalgia for bad hamburgers -- and was yelled at by a… More »


Does Apple’s New MacBook Commercial Rip Off Run The Jewels?

By Miles Bowe / July 25, 2014 - 2:33 pm
Apple includes a lot of music references in their new ad for Macbook Air titled "Stickers": stickers for labels like Warp, Kompakt, DFA, and Stones Throw. But one briefly glimpsed sticker has rapper El-P really angry. According to El, the company has ripped off the Run The Jewels hands graphic that graces the duo's album… More »


Melvins’ Buzz Osborne Pissed Off The KISS Army

By Miles Bowe / July 14, 2014 - 4:15 pm
The last word in the above headline is especially important here, because Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne hasn't pissed off KISS, but by arguably defending the band, he's pissed off a great deal of their fans. In a recent interview with the Missoula Independent, Osborne was asked to offer his opinion, as a massive KISS fan,… More »


Drake Responds To Tennis Star’s Diss, Weighs In On LeBron In ESPYs Teleconference

By Chris DeVille / July 11, 2014 - 5:15 pm
Drake is hosting ESPN's annual sports awards show, the ESPYS, on Wednesday night, and he gave a teleconference about it this afternoon. During the 20-minute call, Drake said he'll be doing more celebrity impressions after doing some killer impersonations on SNL earlier this year. He also said he would be performing music during Wednesday's broadcast… More »


Prince Covers Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” With Nile Rodgers, Subtweets Lil’ Mo At Essence Fest

By James Rettig / July 6, 2014 - 2:30 pm
Prince played Essence Festival this year and was great as always, running through 24 songs during his July 4th headlining set where he requested that everyone in the audience wear purple. Before he got started, however, he joined Nile Rodgers on stage to play on the Rodgers-produced David Bowie hit "Let's Dance," from the 1983… More »


Iggy Azalea Quashes The Nicki Minaj Beef Everyone Wants So Bad

By Tom Breihan / July 3, 2014 - 9:13 am
When Nicki Minaj accepted her fifth straight Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award at the BET Awards on Sunday night, she tossed out a few subliminal shots ("When Nicki Minaj spit it, Nicki Minaj wrote it") that sure seemed to be directed at Iggy Azalea. We, in the media, collectively licked our chops, because how great… More »


Looks Like We Won’t Be Getting That Chvrches/Linkin Park Collaboration

By Chris DeVille / July 2, 2014 - 10:35 am
Chvrches and Linkin Park have exchanged shots in what Australia's Faster Louder has dubbed "the great indie-pop vs nu-metal battle of 2014." As Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry admits, "It’s not the world's coolest musical feud." Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda initiated the conflict by calling Chvrches (as well as Haim and Vampire Weekend) "Disney commercial music"… More »


Jerry Only Is Now Countersuing Glenn Danzig Over Misfits Merchandising Dispute

By Peter Helman / June 30, 2014 - 4:49 pm
Back in April, original Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig filed a lawsuit against bassist Jerry Only, alleging that Only registered Misfits-related trademarks and made numerous licensing deals behind Danzig's back, putting the iconic "Fiend Skull" logo on a bunch of tacky shit and intentionally cutting him out of the profits. In response, Jerry Only's attorney released… More »


Detroit Rapper Trick Trick’s Mob Reportedly Blocks Rick Ross From Playing Detroit

By Tom Breihan / June 23, 2014 - 3:41 pm
The Detroit rapper Trick Trick might not be a household name outside his hometown, but he's infamous for busting heads at least as much as he is for rapping, and he's rumored to have robbed more than a few rappers who have come through his hometown. The latest victim of his ire appears to be… More »


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