Where’s The Beef?

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 »

Billy Bragg Says Taylor Swift Is A Liar Who Sold Her Soul To Google

By Chris DeVille / November 18, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Billy Bragg must have an invite to YouTube’s new Music Key subscription service because he’s noticed Taylor Swift’s albums in Music Key’s library, and he’s not happy about it. Swift recently caused a stir by pulling her entire catalog from Spotify, sparking a back and forth between the streaming service, Swift, and her label. I… More »

Timbaland Blasts Lifetime’s “Bullshit Aaliyah Movie”

By Tom Breihan / November 17, 2014 - 9:29 am

On Saturday night, Lifetime aired Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B, its furiously maligned biopic about the late R&B legend. The assembled masses of the internet spent the evening making fun of the movie, and one of the most vocal critics was Timbaland, the producer who worked with Aaliyah on some of the greatest pop song… More »

Neil Young Says “Goodbye Starbucks” In Angry Open Letter

By Chris DeVille / November 15, 2014 - 4:25 pm

An angry post on Neil Young’s official site entitled “GOODBYE STARBUCKS!!!” explains why Young is boycotting the coffee chain and urging others to do the same. The iconic folk-rocker notes that Starbucks has aligned itself with the genetically engineered food company Monsanto in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont. (UPDATE: Starbucks isn’t actually involved… More »

Ariel Pink Calls Grimes “Stupid And Retarded”

By James Rettig / November 15, 2014 - 10:37 am

Ariel Pink’s at it again: in a new Guardian profile, the singer tries to separate himself from his trolly statements in the past — “I’d like to be seen as a normal, attractive person with good values,” he said — and then followed that up with a response in which he called Grimes “completely stupid… More »

Ariel Pink Explains Why He Hates The Eurythmics

By Michael Nelson / November 14, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Ariel Pink has opinions on everything! Horror movies, Madonna … ask that guy a question and he is gonna have an answer. Today, Spin published an interview with Pink in which he shared some more opinions, this time on an assortment of random pop hits. Among those pop hits was the Eurythmics’ classic “Sweet Dream… More »

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