Where’s The Beef?

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 »

Azealia Banks Still Hates The “Ugly One” From Disclosure, Loves Ariel Pink Despite His Questionable Hygiene

By James Rettig / November 13, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Azealia Banks may have finally gotten her debut album out into the world, but that doesn’t mean she’s given up her infamous beefing ways. A new profile for The Guardian reads like a laundry list of the spats that Banks has gotten herself into over the past few years, and she tries to offer u… More »

Lorde Tells Diplo To Do Something About His Tiny Penis

By Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014 - 9:16 am

Diplo spent yesterday by making a running Twitter joke out of Taylor Swift’s perceived lack of a booty. First, he said that someone should launch a Kickstarter campaign to get Swift a booty, and then he tweeted the actual crowdfunding campaign that someone started. He made a bunch of jokes about it. And now Lorde,… More »

Taylor Swift’s Label Disputes Spotify’s $6M Payout Claim

By James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 7:11 pm

Last week, Taylor Swift made a big move by pulling all of her albums off of Spotify. The streaming company’s CEO Daniel Ek published a blog post yesterday claiming that Swift was expected to receive $6 million in payouts from the service over the next year based on their current growth. Swift’s label has disputed… More »

Spotify Says Taylor Swift Was On Pace To Earn $6 Million From Their Service This Year

By Tom Breihan / November 11, 2014 - 10:31 am

Last week, Taylor Swift generated headlines by pulling all of her music, new and old, from Spotify. She’s not the first artist to deny Spotify the use of her music, but she’s definitely the most prominent. Talking to Yahoo afterward, she said, “Everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand… More »

Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Says U2’s New Album “Sounds Like A Fart”

By Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014 - 12:50 pm

In the months since U2 slipped Songs Of Innocence into everyone’s iTunes library without asking, many musicians have taken aim at Bono and company, a list that includes Tyler, The Creator, Trent Reznor, Patrick Carney, and Nick Mason. That list grew one longer over the weekend when Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins told Australia’s TheMore »

Graham Nash Discusses The Crosby/Young Feud Seemingly Centered Around Daryl Hannah

By Chris DeVille / November 3, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Neil Young recently announced from the stage that CSNY would never tour again, which prompted lots of questions. David Crosby then chimed in that Young is very angry with him for unspecified reasons. And when Young danced around the subject in his recent Howard Stern interview, he wouldn’t even say Crosby’s name. And apparently it… More »

Billy Corgan Responds To Anderson Cooper’s Dumb On-Air Insults

By Chris DeVille / October 31, 2014 - 5:15 pm

On Wednesday night’s Anderson Cooper 360, Cooper featured Billy Corgan in his recurring RidicuList segment for appearing on the cover of PAWS Chicago magazine — something that happened more than five months ago, mind you — and went on to ridicule the wrestling-themed furniture commercial Corgan appeared in last year (apparently he didn’t hear about… More »

Mark Kozelek Responds To The War On Drugs With “Adam Granofsky Blues”

By Michael Nelson / October 29, 2014 - 11:06 am

IT NEVER ENDS. Yesterday, we reported that Adam Granduciel finally spoke about the whole Sun Kil Moon/War On Drugs debacle, saying, among other things, that he thought Mark Kozelek was a “douche.” Today, Koz responds with an MP3: a spoken word track of himself reading Granduciel’s quote in full, over a blues lick, and laughing… More »

The War On Drugs: Mark Kozelek Is “Such A Douche”

By Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014 - 12:24 pm

Throughout the entire sordid one-sided beef that was Mark Kozelek’s tongue-in-cheek campaign against the War On Drugs — the one that culminated with “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock” and made our own Koz superfan Michael Nelson very sad — War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel remained silent. Not anymore. Speaking to the Swedish music… More »

William H. Macy Is Still Talking Shit About One Direction

By James Rettig / October 27, 2014 - 6:58 pm

William H. Macy really doesn’t like One Direction — which is fine, and a perfectly valid opinion that a lot of people share (even me!) — but he really seems to enjoy shit-talking the pop superstars in interviews, even though he’s the polar opposite of the demographic they’re marketed toward. His daughters really like them,… More »

Hear Howard Stern Interview Neil Young About PONO, Woodstock, And Why He’s Fighting With David Crosby

By Michael Nelson / October 14, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Howard Stern has been a pretty big Neil Young fan for decades now, but Young had never sat in with Stern for an interview … until today. In this morning’s Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, Young talked to Stern about PONO, Charles Manson, “Southern Man,” songwriting, CSNY, Woodstock, sharing an apartment with Rick James, and… More »

Snoop Dogg Should Probably Take A Break From Instagram

By James Rettig / October 14, 2014 - 10:07 am

Last month, Snoop Dogg got into some trouble for a homophobic Instagram post that called out another user, which he deleted shortly after it started to gain some traction in the media. Over the weekend, he posted something else offensive: this time, it was a disparaging meme of Iggy Azalea. Azalea responded via Twitter but… More »

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