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Bonnaroo and Erykah Badu

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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.
  

Amanda Palmer and Hollywood Undead

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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/Jay-Z, Gaga, Danzig

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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.  

J. Waters, J. White and B. Ward

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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.  

Hendrix 3000, Beach Boys and Freddie Mercury

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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.  

MCA, Beyonce and Jay-Z

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The massive outpouring of grief online after news that Beastie Boy Adam Yauch had died May 4 was a great gauge of the Beasties’ widespread influence and impact.  

Sanabria, Tom Jones and Pleasantly Plump

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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 too famous.  

Girls, The Dead and Nugent

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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 sell shit?  

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Keith Moon and Tupac

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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?  

Kanye, Sonic Youth and Skid Row

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 10, 2012
On the recently released single “Mercy,” Kanye West raps “Don’t do no press but I get the most press, kid.” That’s a rare non-hyperbolic statement from West — a bona fide fact.  

Jack White, Bootleg Ring and Megadeath

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 3, 2012
In March, according to Rolling Stone, Jack White celebrated his label Third Man Records’ third anniversary by giving away all of the label’s “Blue Series” singles on an “easy to play but impossible to hear” vinyl record designed to be “played” at 3 rpm.  

Pussy Riot, Bono Impersonator and Madonaa

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 27, 2012
An all-female Punk group in Russia has been jailed for protesting recently reelected president Vladimir Putin. According to The Guardian, members of Pussy Riot were arrested after performing a guerilla gig on the eve of election day at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour cathedral, debuting the song, “Holy Shit”   

Limbaugh, Carney and Lachey

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The radio show hosted by former drug addict and defiler of the sanctity of marriage (thrice divorced, so far!) Rush Limbaugh might be loaded with a lot of dead air soon, and not just because advertisers are fleeing the program like passengers on the Titanic.  

Wu Tang Clan, Bono and Steven Tyler

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Fans of East Coast Hip Hop institution the Wu Tang Clan probably once never imagined that Method Man and Redman would become deodorant pitchmen one day, so maybe the announcement that their fellow Wu-man GZA is set to lecture at esteemed universities like MIT and Cornell this spring about — what else? — physics isn’t a huge shocker.  

The Smiths, 2Pac and Humperdink

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Piano man Billy Joel and Gangsta Rap icon Tupac Shakur finally have something in common. No, Joel hasn’t gotten a big “Thug Life” tattoo inked across his ample abdominal area. Instead, Shakur’s music is being used — Movin’ Out-style — as the basis for a planned Broadway musical from Tony nominee Kenny Leon.