Where’s The Beef?

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 »


Sublime With Rome Claim Linkin Park Had Cops Confiscate Their Weed

By Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014 - 11:13 am
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 - 1:54 pm
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 Grace, a… More »


The Black Keys Discuss Ugly Jack White Feud

By Tom Breihan / May 20, 2014 - 2:26 pm
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 »


Macklemore Denies Wearing Anti-Semitic Costume

By Michael Nelson / May 19, 2014 - 1:33 pm
Macklemore did a show in his hometown of Seattle on Friday, at the opening of the "Spectacle: The Music Video" exhibit at the EMP Museum, and for some mind-fuckingly inexplicable reason, decided to perform in a cobbled-together costume that left him looking like nothing so much as a Jewish man as seen through the eye… More »


Jimmy Page Is Fed Up With Robert Plant’s Refusal To Reunite Led Zeppelin; Meanwhile, They’re Finally Getting Sued For Ripping Off Spirit On “Stairway”

By James Rettig / May 18, 2014 - 3:59 pm
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page have been exchanging barbs for a few years now since Plant walked away from the group following their 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena. He's been adamant about never reuniting again and recently reiterated his stance in Rolling Stone a couple of weeks ago. "A tour would have bee… More »


9 Tweets About Tyler, The Creator Only Buzzfeed Employees Will Understand

By Chris DeVille / May 14, 2014 - 5:44 pm
A constant stream of celebrities stop by the Buzzfeed offices all the time, and today that stream included Tyler, The Creator and assorted Odd Future cronies in town to promote Loiter Squad. As Gawker points out, that visit did not go well. Below, behold a flurry of tweets from Buzzfeed staffers about Tyler's day terrorizing… More »


Frank Turner Suffers The Wrath Of Radiohead Fans (AKA “Indie Beliebers”)

By Chris DeVille / May 14, 2014 - 3:26 pm
Acoustic-strumming folk-punk pub-rocker Frank Turner is big enough to headline arenas in the UK, and he grabbed some headlines last week when Gigwise published a quote from Turner saying Radiohead should play "Creep" at live shows. "There's something kind of petty about not playing it to me," Turner said. "The world is full of band… More »


Black Keys Take Turn Blue To Colbert, Patrick Carney Says Michael Jackson’s Xscape Is Fucking Bullshit

By Tom Breihan / May 14, 2014 - 9:40 am
Patrick Carney, famously bespectacled drummer for the Black Keys, has made a habit lately of attacking easy pop targets. First, it was Justin Bieber. Now, it's Michael Jackson's retooled-throwaways collection Xscape, which, perhaps not coincidentally, shares a release date this week with the Black Keys' new album Turn Blue. Here's Carney telling Rolling Stone what… More »


Patrick Carney Is Still Pissed At “Fucking Irresponsible Asshole” Justin Bieber

By James Rettig / May 9, 2014 - 3:53 pm
In case you don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of Very Important Music Beefs, let's first set the stage. Last year, after the Black Keys won four Grammys for El Camino, a TMZ reporter asked drummer Patrick Carney if he was upset that fellow indie musician Justin Bieber wasn't up for any awards. Spoketh Carney: "He'… More »


Wayne Coyne Calls Kliph Scurlock An Asshole And A Hater, Apologizes To Native Americans In First Interview Since Headdress-Gate

By Tom Breihan / May 9, 2014 - 10:48 am
Kliph Scurlock, who played drums in the Flaming Lips for 12 years, recently parted ways with the band. And last week, after a great deal of online speculation, Scurlock gave his side of the story, claiming that frontman Wayne Coyne had been verbally abusive and threatening for years, and that the final breaking point came… More »


Morrissey Tried To Shut Down Last Night’s We Are Scientists/PAWS Show

By Tom Breihan / May 9, 2014 - 9:10 am
Morrissey is only a couple of dates into his current North American tour, and there's already been plenty of drama surrounding the trek. At opening night in San Jose, he had to cut his show off early after fans mobbed him onstage. And before last night's show at the Observatory in Orange County, he incurred… More »


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