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Deadmau5 Settles With Disney

For a minute there, it looked like an average guy couldn’t just slap on a giant LED-lit mouse mask and play EDM beats at festivals without incurring the wrath of a giant entertainment corporation. Back in September, Disney filed a claim against dance-music star Deadmau5. The company wanted to bar him from registering his logo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 2:23 pm

Deadmau5 Issues Cease And Desist To Deadmouse: The Musical

Deadmau5 has issued a cease and desist warning to theatrical production Deadmouse: The Musical, a “comedy about a mouse who aspires to be a house DJ but is discriminated against for being a mouse.” As Fact points out, the musical is (was?) set to be performed live for the first time as part of the… More »

By: James Rettig / June 17, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Ryan Adams Dissed Deadmau5 At Gov Ball So Don’t Hold Your Breath For Their Unreleased Collaboration

Ryan Adams doesn’t appreciate interruptions, be they Bryan Adams-obsessed hecklers or flash-happy amateur photographers. And crowded music festivals can be stressful places for everyone — if you’ll recall, it was festival noise spillover that got the whole stupid Sun Kil Moon/the War On Drugs thing going in the first place. Similarly (but much less over-the-top,… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 7, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro’s streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn’t stop him from rolling out his rebranded product today with lots of fanfare from his famous friends. Rumors before the 5PM livestream suggested that Jay’s newfangled Tidal would be launched with exclusive content from many of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Jim-E Stack – “Move For Me (Edit)”

Brooklyn-based Jim-E Stack released his debut full length Tell Me I Belong earlier this year, which found the musician borrowing equally from his sample-heavy, housey influences and his background as a trained drummer. Now he’s shared “Move For Me,” a sonically murky edit of Kaskade’s and Deadmau5’s track from 2008. The vocals are slowed tremendously… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / December 11, 2014 - 4:18 pm

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here.


The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won’t learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

Deadmau5 Moonlights As Uber Driver

When not feuding with Arcade Fire and Disney, Deadmau5 also has a passion for giving people rides. He gave one to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and filmed it, but now he’s giving them out to anybody in his area lucky enough to get him on Uber. The DJ known as Joel Zimmerman was driving around… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 11, 2014 - 5:13 pm

Disney Is Not Afraid Of Deadmau5

So much for pwning. First Disney moved to block Deadmau5 from trademarking his mouse head logo, which bears a certain resemblance to Mickey. Then the Canadian DJ, AKA Joel Zimmerman, responded by sending Disney a cease and desist order regarding a promotional video that he said used his song “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” without his permissio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 8, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Deadmau5 Pwns Disney Lawyers With His Own Claim Of Copyright Infringement

On Tuesday, news broke that Disney filed a claim against Deadmau5 to stop him from receiving a trademark in the United States for his signature mouse ears because of their similarity to Mickey Mouse’s ears. At the time, the EDM artist told TMZ that “he won’t be bullied, and is prepared to fight to protect… More »

By: James Rettig / September 4, 2014 - 11:05 pm

Disney Says Deadmau5’s Logo Is Too Similar To Theirs

TMZ reports that Disney has filed a claim to stop Deadmau5 from receiving a trademark in the United States for his signature mouse ears, saying that they are too similar to Mickey Mouse’s and would cause brand confusion. The EDM artist — who makes about $16 million a year, according to Forbes — has bee… More »

By: James Rettig / September 2, 2014 - 9:37 pm

Forbes’ Highest Paid DJs 2014 Is Pretty Similar To 2013

Last summer Forbes released a list of the world’s highest-paid DJs topped off by Calvin Harris, Tiesto, and David Guetta. This year’s list is out, and guess what? It’s topped by Calvin Harris, David Guetta, and (in a third-place tie with Avicii) Tiesto. Harris is pulling in $66 million, more than double his closest competition. More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 19, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Canadians In Cars Getting Coffee: Watch Deadmau5 Take Rob Ford Out For A Quintuple Espresso

Last month, Rob Ford made his return to office as the mayor of Toronto after a stint in rehab and after losing many of his actual mayoral powers in the midst of a crack-cocaine scandal. But in the latest episode of the series Coffee Run, Ford spends some time with Deadmau5 in the superstar DJ’… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 31, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Is Festival EDM Dying, Or Is It Just Getting Interesting?

If you perform with a giant light-up mouse helmet on your head, chances are you understand how to grab people’s attention. Whether Twitter-feuding with Arcade Fire, describing a rival DJ/producer as “McDonald’s,” or admitting that entertainers like himself mostly just press play on stage, Joel Thomas Zimmerman has repeatedly proven to be a natural bor… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 2, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Deadmau5 Says EDM Is Dying, Swears Off Music Festivals

Deadmau5 recently called out Arcade Fire for anti-DJ remarks at Coachella, but the man in the mask has always been refreshingly candid about the realities of the EDM scene. That candor continued in an interview with The London Evening Standard in which the DJ born Joel Zimmerman shows off his Nyan-Cat-emblazoned “Purrari” at an English… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 16, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Chuck Berry, Mock Deadmau5 In St. Louis

Arcade Fire, on their current tour, are starting to adapt the practice of playing locally significant covers in different towns (see: “Dust In The Wind” in Kansas City), and St. Louis is the home to rock and roll originator Chuck Berry. So it’s only right that the band played a Berry song — a honking,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 28, 2014 - 10:34 am

Deadmau5 Takes Issue With Arcade Fire’s EDM Jabs, Fires Shots On Twitter

Arcade Fire have been pretty grumpy about dance music lately, which has led to the extremely popular DJ Deadmau5 lashing out on Twitter. This seems to be a response to something started a few weeks ago during the Arcade Fire’s headlining set at the first week of Coachella, when Win Butler shouted out “to allMore »

By: Miles Bowe / April 23, 2014 - 6:48 pm

Miami Seeks To Ban Ultra Music Festival Following Security Guard’s Trampling

The Ultra Music Festival, the Miami dance music bacchanal, went down this weekend, and one deeply troubling event further illustrated the idea that the culture of rowdy inebriation surrounding many festival is getting out of control. On Friday night, a group of fans who didn’t have tickets stormed one section of the fence, trampling the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014 - 9:12 am

Gambler Stiffs Deadmau5 Out Of $200k For Playing “Livin’ On A Prayer”

Deadmau5 came in at fifth on this year’s Forbes list of highest-paid DJs ($21 million!), so he isn’t exactly hurting for cash, but getting stiffed for $200,000 is never a pleasant experience. That’s what allegedly went down Feb. 11, 2011, according to a pending dispute in Las Vegas federal court. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 11, 2013 - 10:28 am

Soundgarden – “By Crooked Steps” Video

You know who’s been quiet — a little too quiet — lately? Dave Grohl, man. I swear I went all weekend without news of Grohl doing Maron, playing drums for some random band or another, schmoozing the festival circuit in support of the documentary film he directed, or making plans to take his Rock &More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 28, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Ryan Adams Working With Deadmau5

In what can only be a cessation to escalating public demand for collaboration, Ryan Adams is working with Deadmau5, according to Adams’ Twitter. “Sounds like BladeRunner starring Don Henley,” Adams tweeted. He also supplied the image above. Down below, there’s an Instagram from Deadmau5’s account featuring Adams “singin words n shit.” Rejoice! More »

By: Corban Goble / October 2, 2012 - 3:12 pm
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