More Life, Less Agony
While a lot of people were tipped off by all that leather gear (and the way he whistled show tunes between songs during concerts), many Metal fans were surprised when Judas Priest singer Rob Halford revealed he was gay in 1998. But even in the machismo-heavy world of Heavy Metal, the revelation had no real lasting negative impact on his career. So now the Metal world is ready for its next test — will they accept a transsexual lead singer? Life Of Agony singer Keith Caputo revealed his transexuality on — where else? — Twitter, posting photos of himself made up as a woman and tweeting things like, “(Male-to-female) transexuals like me are the women who give up male privilege for femininity! Threaten the patriarchy!” Caputo reportedly isn’t going all in as a female — in what we guarantee is the first time they’ve received a message with these words, the singer tweeted to the site Metal Insider, “FYI, I’m keeping my penis!”
From the Gutter to the Hall
In an apparent effort to surpass the WWE’s Hall of Fame (featuring great wrastlers like Drew Carey, Bob Uecker and Pete Rose) as the world’s most pointless and ridiculous sports Hall of Fame, it was announced that Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne have been nominated for possible induction into the International Bowling Hall of Fame. www.gobowling.com will decide the inductee, who will be announced on National Bowling Day (Aug. 6). May the best fake bowling legend win!
Pharrell Tells Ladies to Drink His Qream
Producer/MC Pharrell Williams hasn’t made a good record in a few years, but maybe he’ll have more luck in the specialty-liquor-for-women department. Williams (of N.E.R.D. and Neptunes fame) told allhiphop.com the new beverage line — which comes in strawberry and peach — is for “contemporary women who work hard and want to relax with friends at the end of the day.” Unlike women who are very lazy and want to drink alone before noon (Flavor Flav's working on that line … probably). Williams is reportedly very hands-on with the product development (in conjunction with Diageo, which also works with P Diddy on his booze biz), designing the bottle and marketing schemes. We hear the buzz is kinda like Pharrell’s career — it packs a wallop upon first sip, but then loses its taste and impact almost immediately. It might be tasty. But there’s also a good chance it tastes like total Qrap.