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Lemmy Lives, Rocky Rocker Romances and Skinny Sabbath

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Rumors of Motorhead frontman Lemmy's demise have been greatly exaggerated (again!), TMZ takes a break from Bieber coverage to focus on a Circle Jerk, an ex-White Stripe and a Black Key and Black Sabbath says Bill Ward was too overweight for their reunion tour, then announces a new amusement park attraction.   

Analog or Bust, Craigify and Michael & Mercury

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Jack White has again put his money where his analog-lovin’ mouth is, ponying up $200,000 to help finally make the National Recording Preservation Foundation “operational,” according to an NRPF press release. The NRPF came about when Congress approved the National Recording Preservation Act in 2000, but White’s contribution is its “first major donation.”  

Rush Delivers, Bonzo's Resurrection and New Freddie Needed

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Canada introduces new postal stamps featuring The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip, Beau Dommage and Rush's naked-man/devil-star logo, Jason Bonham is working hard to bring his dad back to life as a hologram so he can drum solo with him and Sacha Baron Cohen quits the Freddie Mercury biopic, reportedly over Queen's desire to keep it more family-friendly.
  

The Jay-Z Law, Streaming Pains and Chambers Attacked

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Jay-Z and Beyonce's visit to Cuba prompts U.S. law-change effort (seriously), Thom Yorke says Spotify is bad for new artists (simples) and some nut-job attacked 73-year-old Lester Chambers over a song dedication.
  

Little League Keys, Rapper Torture and Jay-Z Pulls an NSA

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Black Keys prove they'll endorse pretty much anything and sponsor a little league baseball team in Akron, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) undergoes (partial) "force feeding" to draw attention to torturous conditions at Guantánamo Bay and Samsung's Magna Carta Holy Grail's unique roll out widely hailed as a fail.
  

Dylan's Stratocaster and Samsung's Jay-Z Scheme

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The Fender Stratocaster Bob Dylan used when he notoriously “went electric” for the first time on stage at 1965’s Newport Folk Festival is headed for auction.   

Jumblin’ Osbornes, Thrifty Thievery and Hova's Phone Fail

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The President confuses British chancellor with his favorite R&B singer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis unaware of Goodwill's latest "Thrift Shop"-jacking marketing campaign and Jay-Z will have to wait until real people buy his new album before it can become a million-seller.
  

Egged Man, Toots' Suits and a Bad Rap

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Simon Cowell gets egg on his face (or at least his fancy sports coat), Reggae legend Toots Hibbert sues allegedly shady manager and a teenage bottle-hurler and a teen in Massachussetts gets thrown in jail without bail after writing really bad Rap lyrics on Facebook.
  

Lou Lives, "Love" Bytes and Daft Pink/Puck/Punk

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
What’s weirder — that Joy Division has inspired a video game or that the free, browser-based computer game actually captures the essence of the legendary U.K. gloom rockers perfectly?  

Another Door Closed

Social media gets something right, nepotism still easiest way to the top and dead-rapper hologram trend thrives

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Social media said The Doors' Ray Manzarek died, other media said he didn't … and Facebook and Twitter turned out to be right for once! Plus, if you want a job at Rolling Stone, just become the son of its publisher and the dead-rapper hologram craze continues with Eazy-E and (maybe) Ol Dirty Bastard.
  

Streams Count, Metal College and Heathen Bowie

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The RIAA announces streaming numbers will now factor into Gold and Platinum certifications for digital songs. Plus, a U.K. college offers what is believed to be the world's first Heavy Metal degree and the Catholic League snarkily attacks David Bowie over new video, alleged bisexuality and oldness.
  

Communication Breakdown

Led Zep says no to a president, Mountain Dew fire rappers and David Gilmour imposter arrested

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Organizers of the 12.12.12 Sandy relief concert got Bill Clinton to plead with Led Zeppelin to perform (they, again, said no); Mountain Dew and Hip Hop aren't mixing so well lately, as the soda company axes endorsement deals with Lil Wayne and Tyler, the Creator, for controversial lyrics and a goat commercial (respectively); and a Minnesota man pretended to be David Gilmour while getting checked out at a local hospital and was promptly arrested when staffers looked up a photo of the real Gilmour on the web.
  

Droning Your Sorrows

Drones to deliver beer at music fest, Jay-Z gets a presidential diss and Ghost B.C. release cheeky box-set

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A South African music festival announced new "beer drone technology," whereby fans order by phone and have their order dropped from a drone above, will debut at August event. Plus, Jay-Z gets a mini-roast from the President at the White House Correspondents' Dinner and Swedish Doom Metal band Ghost B.C. treats fans to a sacrilicious new box set, complete with band-branded sex toys.
  

Elvis Impersonators Gone Bad?

Plus, new 'Twitter #music' app is unveiled after celebrities get first dibs

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
After giving "tastemakers" (and Ryan Seacrest) a go at it first, the "Twitter #music" app finally makes its way to the public; an Elvis impersonator got into a 30-hour police stand-off in in Des Moines, Iowa, and another Elvis impersonator (who also apparently does an excellent Kid Rock as well) was in the news recently as a suspect in the send-poison-letters-to-the-President plot.
  

Hope for Preemies, No New Stones & New Kid OK

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Researchers find that live music, played or sung, can help with the development of premature babies, Mick Jagger says no new Stones album, but Keith says, "Uh, yeah," and some in the media actually took time to report on boy band members/runners' non-injuries just hours after the Boston Marathon explosions.