Where’s The Beef?

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 »

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

By Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014 - 1:06 pm

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 both… More »

Sia Sics Fans On Dry Cleaner After Unsatisfactory Service

By Chris DeVille / June 17, 2014 - 3:16 pm

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 wardrobe and… More »

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

By Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014 - 12:05 pm

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 dates out,… More »

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

By Tom Breihan / June 9, 2014 - 8:53 am

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 ditch… More »

Pharrell Draws Criticism For Native American Headdress

By Scott Lapatine / June 4, 2014 - 5:19 pm

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 - 12:22 pm

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 - 6:15 pm

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 left… More »

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