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Star Wars Goes Electro

Plus, priceless guitar gets smashed in Tarantino film and Trump keeps using Adele's music

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The new Star Wars EDM album will sound silly in 40 years; the Martin guitar company vows to never again lend instruments for use in film after a priceless one is smashed in The Hateful Eight; and, though he's stopped using male musicians' music at rallies when asked, Trump ignores Adele's similar request.

Stumping and Singing

Plus, Pantera singer Phil Anselmo is down with white (wine) power and everyone is repsonsible for the Guns N' Roses tour

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Guardian gives a rundown of which presidential candidates receive music-star support (sorry, Ted Cruz); Phil Anselmo apologizes for "white power" outburst, using the old "I was talking about the wine!" excuse; and Guns N' Roses thanks us (and Steven Tyler) for helping to get Axl and Slash back together.

Galapagos Island in the Sun

Rivers Cuomo locked in for weird trip, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes on B.o.B. flat-earth theory and Donald Trump mistakenly asserts white people don't get BET Awards

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Weezer offers pre-order perk that includes a Greyhound bus trip to the Galapagos Islands to go bird watching with singer Rivers Cuomo — and someone bought it; rapper B.o.B. insists the earth is flat, but Neil deGrasse Tyson schools him on reality; and Donald Trump defends lack of Oscar diversity by pointing out that "whites" don't get nominated for BET Awards, which — surprise! — is empirically false.

Killer Spin Doctor

Plus, Metallica tribute band gets lawsuit threat, then apology, and a street artist sues over music video exposure

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Rapper Killer Mike makes a big impression working the spin room for Bernie Sanders after the most recent Democratic presidential candidate debate; a Metallica tribute band gets threatened with lawsuit, then offered an apology by the band itself for its "overzealous" representative's actions; and Dance Pop artist Kiesza gets sued by a street artist after daring to dance by his work on a public street while filming a video.  

David Bowie 1947-2016

Plus, Spotify gets sued by artists and a French soccer team might not use Phil Collins to get pumped up anymore

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The world loses one of its most influential artists to cancer, Spotify is facing two massive lawsuits instigated by songwriters David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick and a French soccer club might switch its walk-up music and no longer rely on an ’80s Phil Collins song to get them pumped up.

He Will Rise Again …

Pre-death, Lemmy promises post-mortem stage return, Mötley Crüe plays final show (yeah right) and Coachella spotlights the reunion craze

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
In one of his final interviews, Lemmy promises to return after death to haunt Tears for Fears fans; Tommy Lee gets stuck upside down on his rollercoaster drumset during Mötley Crüe's last concert; and Coachella proves that the "band breakup" is a highly profitable career move.

A Fab Streaming Christmas

Plus, Columbia House to reopen with vinyl and Enrique Iglesias causes stir in Sri Lanka

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The Beatles finally come to streaming services on Christmas Eve, Columbia House to relaunch as a vinyl-supplying outlet and the president of Sri Lanka is outraged over bra-throwing at an Enrique Iglesias concert.

FLOTUS/POTUS Make Music Headlines

Plus, Filter frontman says sorry for Weiland comments and the pricey Wu-Tang album saga takes another weird turn

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The president and first lady make some Hip Hop music news headlines; Filter's Richard Patrick apologizes for calling out Scott Weiland's addiction problems earlier this year; and it turns out that the most hated man in America bought that really expensive Wu-Tang album.

Wikipedia as Backstage Pass

Fan uses Wikipedia for backstage access, Pitchfork pans Pope's album and Morrissey wins literary award

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Fan of Peking Duk celebrated for getting backstage at a concert by the Electronic duo with self-manipulated Wikipedia entry; the Pope's new album earns a 3.15 review from Pitchfork; and Morrissey's novel earns a literary award — the Bad Sex in Fiction Award for 2015.

Wu-Tang Sells Super-Rarity

Plus, Thom Yorke compares YouTube to Nazis and Trump finally finds a conflict-free campaign rally song

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Wu-Tang Clan sold one copy of a new album for "millions," and the rest of us might not get to hear it in our lifetimes; Radiohead's Thom Yorke compares YouTube to the Nazis; and Dee Snider says he gave permission to "pretty chill guy" Donald Trump to use Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" at rallies.

A Toothy Holiday Classic?

U.K. holiday special on Shane MacGowan's teeth planned, Florida cop jams with Death Metal band and Jimmy Iovine apologizes for sexist remarks

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
U.K. TV audiences will be treated to a holiday-time special about Shane MacGowan's teeth; a Florida cop causes a stir by singing "Let the killing begin!" with Death Metal band Vital Remains; and Jimmy Iovine apologizes for saying Apple Music helps poor lost women discover the right music for when they're sitting around "complaining about boys."

Obama Denies Being Korn Singer

Plus, a "trivially stained" GG Allin dress can be yours and a town in the U.K. uses bagpipes to chase away the homeless

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Barack Obama becomes the first sitting president to publicly mention the name of a Nü Metal band; if you have a die-hard GG Allin fan on your holiday shopping list, an online auction may have the perfect present; and a town in the U.K. inflicts bagpipe music on the homeless to keep them from gathering at a bus station.

The Art of Laundry

Matmos recorded an album of washing machine sounds, Ozzy says sorry for messin' with Texas and Ben Carson targets black voters with bad rap ad

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Electronic duo Matmos is releasing an entire album made from washing machine sounds, Ozzy Osbourne visits the Alamo 33 years after peeing on it (and, subsequently, being banned from it) and a new Ben Carson campaign commercial uses horribly-done Rap music to try to win over black voters.

Did He Start the Fire?

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Fans of the New York Mets are joined by Billy Joel on a sing-along to "Piano Man" during the only World Series game in which the team didn't choke, Tom Jones wants to have a DNA test to see if he is black and Phil Collins is a goddamn liar.

Faygo Kills Concert

ICP soda-spraying gets show canned, Ryan Adams thinks Taylor Swift is like Shakespeare and there is a musical based on the Beastie Boys' career

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A soft drink causes an Insane Clown Posse concert to be cancelled, Ryan Adams says Taylor Swift is like Neil Armstrong, The Smiths and Shakespeare and a U.K. theater is presenting a new musical based on the career of the Beastie Boys.