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Fools' News, Digital Resale and Rape Rap

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Music-related media hoaxes from this year's April Fools' Day merriment include a Thom Yorke/Ted Nugent musical and Andrew WK retirement from partying announcement, a federal judge in New York rules that you cannot re-sell your crappy MP3s online once you buy them and rapper/bossman Rick Ross does his best to explain "date rape" lyric.

Turning Pussy Riot's Rebellion Into Money

Plus, details of FBI's Juggalos problem surface and Michelle Shocked shocks fans

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A German lingerie company co-opts Pussy Riot's anti-establishment image for a naughty commercial, the FBI had a very weak case when it declared fans of Insane Clown Posse a "gang" and Michelle Shocked deals with fallout from seemingly anti-gay statements.

Scouts’ Dishonor, Gyration Irritation & TMZ’s Wayning Cred

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Carly Rae Jespen, Train and Madonna protest the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy, America still gets worked up over "pelvic thrusts" on TV and TMZ gets much of recent Lil Wayne story dead wrong.

Lamb of God Singer Avoids Prison

Plus, Yacht gets ripped off by corporate designers and Chris Brown is still a douchebag

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The frontman for Lamb of God is found not guilty in tragic fan death, Yacht has its distinct design look ripped off (coincidentally?) by designers for Kohls and Burlington Coat Factory and Chris Brown's new "song" sounds like a celebration of violence against women.

Stone Temple Fired and Snarky Mass. Holes

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
As we were teetering off the fiscal cliff last week, an inexplicably large amount of people were concerned about just one American who lost his job: Scott Weiland of
Stone Temple Pilots.  

The Grammys Really Can't Please Everyone

Plus, Seton Hall DJ suppression and Sting's biggest fan

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
There are a lot of winners every year at the Grammys, but organizers proved again this year that they just can’t win in the eyes of music fans  

My Bloody Server Crash

Plus, Motorhead's Boxed Vino and NKOTB Sells Out? WTF?!

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
My Bloody Valentine's servers make long-suffering fans wait one more day for new album, Motorhead unveils new boxed wine and Cincinnati music fans sell out arena boy band show in hours.

Nickelback: More Popular Than Gonorrhea?

Plus, Motorheadphones debut and "Love Me Do" enters Europe's public domain

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Motorheadphones storm the headphone market with a focus on mid-range audio and a Motorhead logo; The Beatles' "Love Me Do" is now in the public domain in Europe, meaning less money for Yoko; and Americans think the current Congress is worse than cockroaches, Brussels sprouts, lice and Nickelback, but better than gonorrhea (so they've got that going for them).   

Gaga's Shrinkmobile, Tapes & Vinyl Thrive and More

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Lady Gaga's next tour jaunt will include the BornBrave Bus, a safe place for fans to participate in talk sessions about “mental health, depression, bullying, school and friends"; CD sales continued to plummet in 2012, but the vinyl LP, cassette and even MiniDisc formats all got a sales boost; in this week's installment of "Just another day in The Flaming Lips," the band's giant, laser-shooting hands were stolen at a festival show. If giant, laser-shooting hands weren't so hip right now, they would have been so much easier to find.

RIP Gangnam Style, New Grohl

0 Comments · Friday, January 4, 2013
The fluke superstar of 2012, Psy, says his huge hit single has gotten too popular and he may retire it, Dave Grohl puts together Sound City Players to pimp new film at Sundance and Kanye and Kim announce they are to have a big-bottomed, very confident baby.

Sandy Show Scores, Deadmau5 Tweetgagement & PSY Trouble

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The sometimes clunky 12.12.12 concert helps Sandy survivors, Dave Grohl's new movie and Paul McCartney's new album sales. Plus, Deadmau5 tweets a marriage proposal to Kat von D and PSY's career narrowly avoids implosion after "anti-American" lyrics mistranslated.

Dre Beats All, Metallica's Coup and 'Time' Hearts Psy

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Dr. Dre tops Forbes list of highest-earning musicians, all thanks to his work in the field of headphones; Metallica officially owns its master recordings thanks to a clause in its 1994 record contract with Warner Music Group; and Jay-Z, Pussy Riot and … Psy (?!) are among Time magazine's "Persons of the Year" for 2012.

Lips Stay Weird, W.K. Uninvited and Rihanna's Bad Trip

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A month in the life of a Flaming Lip includes a space-age musical, a King Crimson cover album, a freaky radio drama and a disruptive grenade.

Costly Stones, Down With Brown and INXS Resigns

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Rolling Stones makes excuses for high ticket prices by saying they've already spent millions on production and rehearsals, Chris Brown isn't being forgiven quite so easily in Europe for his domestic abuse past and INXS reminds everyone they're still a band … by announcing their breakup.

No Doubt's Sorry, Mustaine's Regret and Epic Loses Grips

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2012
No Doubt removes music video after outcry over its use of Native American stereotypes, Dave Mustaine says he learned a lot this year, including how easily his foot fits in his mouth and Death Grips' antics (giving away their new album early, putting an erect penis on the cover, etc.) finally get them dropped from Epic.