The first ever Bunbury Music Festival draws tens of thousands to Cincinnati's riverfront for three days of great times and even better music. Plus, Joe Elliott says Def Leppard will be joining iTunes soon finally — after the band re-records all of its old songs so they can receive all the profits — and one of the jerks responsible for pulling the plug on Bruce Springsteen/Paul McCartney defends the decision and jerkishly says it "added legend to the myth."
As Sacha Baron Cohen showed in his most recent film,
despite their often horrid acts of human rights violations and other
atrocities, most dictators are also hilarious. North Korea’s new
“supreme leader” is picking up where his pops left off in the
crazy/hyper-vain department; The Atlantic reports Kim Jong Un has
dropped a new theme song/“propaganda hymn” titled “Onward Toward the
It appears that ’70s rockers KISS have finally run out of
shit to sell with their logo on it, so the band is expanding its brand
to include merchandise based on its appearances as animated characters
on Family Guy.
Topping this year's Bonnaroo surprises in WTFness was a Sunday cameo by ’80s hitmaker Lionel Richie, who joined
the already-a-fish-out-of-water Kenny Rogers for versions of “Lady” and
“All Night Long.” Though no one in the crowd would probably ever attend a
normal Rogers or Richie concert, they went nuts just the same. Maybe
they were just being sarcastic.
The worse things get during even the most dramatic band
break-ups are usually snarky back-and-forth insults in the press.
Rap/Metal band Hollywood Undead raised that bar to painful new heights
when, according to TMZ, two bandmates waited for singer “Deuce” to leave
a club after a solo performance, then beat him.
Kanye West and Jay-Z will reportedly be making a sequel to their collaborative Watch the Throne
album, according to producer Mike Dean. But that’s just a small part of
the twosome’s plans to expand their kingdoms.
Heading to a gig in Bloomington, Ind., Indie Rock band
Here We Go Magic saw a familiar looking man on the side of the road
holding up a sign and wearing a hat with the words “Scum of the Earth”
who looked a lot like Indie film legend John Waters. After some debate, they turned
around and, sure enough, it was him.
Two contemporary music stars have been cast as two legendary ones in a pair of recently announced projects. The L.A. Times reports that Andre 3000 of Outkast will finally portray iconic Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix in the biopic All Is by My Side.
A couple of dubious claims were recently made about two very different Pop stars not taking jobs that could have altered the course of history. Singer Tom Jones told The Guardian
he lost the role of James Bond to Sean Connery because he was already
The trend of cool, new bands naming their groups something
so generic and random it’s impossible to Google is all well and good,
but can we at least all agree that if you give your band such a moniker,
you cannot bitch about other people using the same phrase or word to
Should Cleveland be offended that almost every major act
being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last weekend had at
least one no show? The Ohio city is supposed to get the induction
ceremony every three years now, but given how many honorees played hooky
this year, should the Rock Hall be thinking of, say, taking their
talents to South Beach?