Where’s The Beef?

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

By Chris DeVille / July 29, 2014
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
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… More »

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

By Miles Bowe / July 25, 2014
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
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… More »

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

By Chris DeVille / July 11, 2014
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'… More »

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

By James Rettig / July 6, 2014
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… More »

Iggy Azalea Quashes The Nicki Minaj Beef Everyone Wants So Bad

By Tom Breihan / July 3, 2014
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… More »

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

By Chris DeVille / July 2, 2014
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… More »

Jerry Only Is Now Countersuing Glenn Danzig Over Misfits Merchandising Dispute

By Peter Helman / June 30, 2014
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… More »

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

By Tom Breihan / June 23, 2014
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 »

Morrissey Band’s Boz Boorer Enters The Fray, Releases Video With Eddie Argos

By Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014
One thing about the members of Morrissey's backing band: They are loyal. Recently, Morrissey cancelled an entire tour, blaming opening act Kristeen Young for spreading illness to the entire touring party. Young expressed befuddlement, claiming that she was only having an allergic reaction, and the veteran record producer Tony Visconti, who has worked with… More »

Sia Sics Fans On Dry Cleaner After Unsatisfactory Service

By Chris DeVille / June 17, 2014
Australian pop songwriting pro Sia is experiencing the biggest success of her own singing career with "Chandelier," and she's using that success... to rain down wrath on a dry cleaner she says ruined some of her clothes. As Billboard points out, Sia claims Metropolitan Garment Cleaning of Jamaica, New York messed up her… More »

Morrissey’s Guitarist Blasts Kristeen Young, Tony Visconti In Wake Of Tour Cancellation

By Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014
It wasn't especially surprising when Morrissey canceled all of his remaining North American tour dates last week; it's the sort of thing Morrissey does. But it was a bit surprising when he blamed opening act Kristeen Young for the entire debacle, claiming that she kept performing with a cold, refused to sit any date… More »

Danny Brown’s Pissed He Was Cut From A$AP Mob’s “Hella Hoes”

By Tom Breihan / June 9, 2014
Last week, Harlem's A$AP Mob debuted a new track called "Hella Hoes," and all four of the rappers who appeared on that song (Rocky, Ferg, Nast, Twelvyy), had the A$AP prefix in their names. Apparently, though, one prominent non-A$AP rapper was on a previous version of the song, and the A$AP guys decided to… More »

Pharrell Draws Criticism For Native American Headdress

By Scott Lapatine / June 4, 2014
Some folks on social media are #NotHappy that Pharrell wears a Native American headdress on the new cover of Elle UK. More »

Don Henley’s Still Pissed At Frank Ocean, And Okkervil River, Too

By Chris DeVille / June 4, 2014
Two years ago Don Henley threatened to sue Frank Ocean for performing "American Wedding," the altered version of "Hotel California" that Ocean included on his star-making Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape. Sounds like Henley is still angry at Ocean. Henley had this to say to The Daily Telegraph:… More »

Jack White Calls Black Keys “Watered-Down” White Stripes, Later Apologizes

By Miles Bowe / May 30, 2014
Earlier this month, the Black Keys discussed their Jack White feud and were pretty sympathetic to the guy -- but now White has talked more about the Keys in his new Rolling Stone cover story, and it's pretty ugly. In the article he says the Black Keys' success has hinged on filling the void… More »

Sublime With Rome Claim Linkin Park Had Cops Confiscate Their Weed

By Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014
You are now asked to pick sides between Linkin Park and Sublime's kinda-sorta-reunion thing Sublime With Rome. Have fun with that. The two bands had a show together at the KMFA Day concert this past Saturday in Tucson, Arizona. And after the show, Sublime With Rome frontman Rome Ramirez took to twitter, accusing Linkin Park… More »

Laura Jane Grace Criticizes Arcade Fire’s Pro-LGBT “We Exist” Video

By Tom Breihan / May 22, 2014
The video for "We Exist," a song from Arcade Fire's Reflektor album, is the band's attempt at a massive grand-scale pro-LGBT statement. It casts Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman who, after suffering a hateful beating, hallucinates her way onto the Coachella main stage. But Against Me! leader Laura Jane… More »

The Black Keys Discuss Ugly Jack White Feud

By Tom Breihan / May 20, 2014
Jack White might live in the same city as the Black Keys, but that doesn't mean he has to like them. White has reportedly refused to let Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach into an event at his Nashville Third Man compound, and last year, when White's ex-wife Karen Elson filed a restraining order against him,… More »

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