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Laibach Does North Korea

Plus, Neil Young's hi-res streaming service is having funding issues and Jimmy Buffett fans are disgusting

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Industrial rockers Laibach play songs from The Sound of Music (as well as Europe's "The Final Countdown" and other covers) during rare concert in North Korea, Neil Young's high-fidelity Pono music service appears to be having funding issues and Jimmy Buffett fans are the WORST.
  

An Out-of-this-World Demand

Plus, Ned Flanders earns some Metal cred and LMFAO sues over beer

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Pharrell's 2015 concert rider includes a weird demand, a Metal band from Arizona is all the rage after adopting Ned Flanders personas and Pop duo LMFAO thinks a beer called LMFAO Stout is an infringement on its trademark.
  

Looking to Metal For Help

Investigators try to ID Venom fan, Miles Davis called is an iconic singer and music is not selling so well these days

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Investigators are hoping Metal fans can help identify the body of a man discovered 20 years ago wearing a Venom T-shirt, the Miles Davis biopic picks up a distributor, which promptly praises Davis as an "iconic singer" and a recent Disney Channel movie soundtrack sets a new sales low for a No. 1 album on the Billboard chart.
  

Birthday Celebration

"Happy Birthday" might go into the public domain, "T.S. 1989" merch goes to China and Ted Nugent says Cecil the Lion was fair game

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The "Happy Birthday" song might go into the public domain, Taylor Swift's unintentionally rebellious "T.S. 1989" merch to go on sale in China and — shocker! — Ted Nugent says Cecil the Lion was fair game.
  

Grateful and Well-Paid

The Dead set records, band sues over doobies and hologram rapper's concert shut down

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Grateful Dead smash music pay-per-view records with farewell show simulcasts, The Doobie Brothers are suing a cover band with a much-more-clever name than their own (Doobie Decibel System) and, after officials forced the cancelation of a Chicago charity concert featuring Chief Keef, police shut down an appearance in a nearby Indiana town by Hologram Keef.   

Add Outkast to Stone Mountain

Petition circulates to add Hip Hop duo to Confederate landmark, The Times criticized for Cave story and the Pop star who doesn't exist

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Petitioners request that Outkast be added to Confederate landmark Stone Mountain, U.K. newspaper kicks Nick Cave when he's down and if you've bought music by Lucia Cole, you've really just bought old Jessica Simpson music.
  

Creativity in Closed Captioning

Kanye West gets "ducked" by closed captioning, Katy Perry fights nuns and Sean Hannity doesn't get it (again; still)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Those watching Kanye West's anticipated set at the Glastonbury fest in the U.K. on television with closed captioning on were treated to some amusing substitute "bad words"; Katy Perry is very rich, hated by nuns; and
Sean Hannity says if we can't buy Confederate flags then we shouldn't be able to buy Rap albums.
  

Swift Smack Down, Swift Response

Plus, aggressive music may be soothing and the Piano Man gets bumped by the freakin' Pope

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Indie label's complaints about Apple's new streaming service not paying artists during its free trial period didn't seem to sway the company, but Taylor Swift's sure did. Plus, a study finds that fans of aggressive music are mellowed by it in times of anger and stress and Billy Joel has a Madison Square Garden show postponed due to The Pope's visit.
  

Residents Lose an Eye

Plus, Art Garfunkel slams Paul Simon and sensationalistic "drugs at music fests" study questioned

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
One of the giant eyeballs worn by pioneering art rockers The Residents has reportedly been stolen, Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon an idiot and a jerk, but still wants a reunion and colorful "drugs at music fests" infographics making the rounds is dressed down by Electronic music site Thump.  

The Physicist as Rock Star

Stephen Hawking does Glastonbury, Killers singer saves shaved facial hair and Pop hits aren't too bright

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Stephen Hawking ups his Rock Star credentials with a scheduled appearance at giant U.K. music fest Glastonbury, The Killers' Brandon Flowers reveals he has a bag full of seven years' worth of his facial hair and an analysis of recent chart toppers reveals that most are written at a second- or third-grade reading level.
  

Death of the Country Guitar Solo?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Billboard reports that due to radio/attention-span restraints, guitar solos are being cut more and more from Country singles, a new Jimi Hendrix biopic is announced, this time with the guitarist's estate's blessing and a data analyst has compiled a curious collection of musical genres and the words most distinct to the genre's song titles.
  

“Uptown Funk” Credits Grow

Plus, Ben Carson cops an Eminem song for campaign launch (with a Gospel twist!) and a Russian politician says U2 violated Russian law with its homosexual propaganda

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Funk-copping hit "Uptown Funk" sounds a lot like a lot of other songs, including a hit by The Gap Band, who were recently added to "Uptown"'s songwriting credits due to the similarities. Plus, anti-gay, anti-Hip Hop Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson had a Gospel choir sing an Eminem song during his campaign announcement and a Russian politician wants Apple and U2 investigated for free album giveaway, saying it was "gay propaganda" (and, therefore, illegal in Russia).
  

Jay Z Stands Up to Tidal Haters

Plus, a judge ruled taking a kid to a Pink concert isn't custody/divorce fodder and Tyler, the Creator gets banned from Target for early digital release

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Jay Z takes to Twitter in defense of his much maligned streaming service Tidal, a New Jersey judge rules that taking an 11-year-old to a concert by Pop star Pink was not a risk to her safety/welfare and Target won't carry Tyler, the Creator's Cherry Bomb because it was released a week early on iTunes.
  

Cameras Out = No Neko

Plus, Johnny Cash lyrics raise alarm and Don Henley can't take it easy

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Neko Case continues her crusade against smartphone abuse at concerts, a Johnny Cash quote posted on social media causes an NYC school to respond to a perceived (but unintended) threat and Don Henley wins his lawsuit over a retailer using the phrase "Don a Henley and take it easy" in their advertising for Henley-style shirts.
  

Brian Is (Not) a Punk Rocker

Brian Wilson's never heard of Punk, Frances Bean Cobain makes headlines and some major labels considering talk show cutbacks

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Brian Wilson is asked his opinion on Punk, asks what the hell that even is; Frances Bean Cobain's musical tastes make headlines; and some major labels are reportedly considering putting the kibosh on bonus music clips for artists appearing on talk shows.