CityBeat - Minimum Gauge http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-89-1-minimum_gauge.html <![CDATA[Musical Motivation at Work? - Plus, Paris Hilton continues to anger Deadmau5 and Aaron Lewis blows it on national TV]]> A new study finds that listening to music at work can improve production, Paris Hilton's success as a party DJ continues to infuriate Deadmau5 and Aaron Lewis, who once dissed Christina Aguilera for botching the national anthem at the Super Bowl, botches the national anthem at the World Series.
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<![CDATA[Holy Pipe Dreams - Plus, Lorde 'banned' in San Fran and Ringo rocks for Skechers]]> Sinead O'Connor says she was asked by the American Music Awards to appear on the broadcast with Pope Francis (AMA officials say, "Uh … no"), two radio stations in San Francisco think not playing Lorde's "Royals" will help the Giants win the World Series and shoe company Skechers goes after the 70-and-up demo and hires Ringo Starr as a pitchman.
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<![CDATA[Lorde Works in Mysterious Ways? - Plus, Mark Kozelek attacks The War on Drugs (the band, not the failed government program) and Don Henley sues a small-time T-shirt maker]]> A Spin writer misguidedly attacks South Park and South Park pointedly bites back, Mark Kozelek wages an inexplicable war on indie rockers The War on Drugs and Don Henley sues a T-shirt company for making a shirt that says, "Don a Henley and Take It Easy." ]]> <![CDATA[Music's Not Dead - Survey finds music still tops in entertainment, weird guitars celebrated and Willie's braids sell for big bucks ]]>

This year’s Nielsen’s Music 360 report on music consumption finds that listening to music is still the most popular form of entertainment in the U.S., it was a big week for interesting guitar contraptions and Willie Nelson's hair steals all the headlines regarding a recent auction of some of the late Waylon Jennings' belongings.

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<![CDATA[Mondays, Hold the Meat? - McCartney plugs "Meat Free Monday," U2's secret new format and Guided By Voices splits]]> Paul McCartney signs on to help save the environment with the "Meat Free Monday" campaign, U2 and Apple have more up their sleeves than just a free new album and Guided By Voices call it quits again.
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<![CDATA[Unwanted Free Music Infuriates - U2 earns hatred with gift LP, R.I.P. song fade outs and the NFL screws up again]]> U2's free album deemed worse thing to ever happen to music and computers, Slate examines the fading out of song "fade outs" and the Tennessee Titans get fans pumped up with an incredibly inappropriate pre-game playlist selection.
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<![CDATA[Rollins Shows Everyone How to ACTUALLY Apologize - Plus, Genesis pisses off fans and NFL has huge balls]]>

Legendary Punk singer shows Gene Simmons and other celebrities who say, "Sorry," how to actually apologize without sounding like a dick, Genesis pisses off fans with cash-in album announcement and the NFL reportedly has the balls to ask Super Bowl halftime performers to pay THEM.

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<![CDATA[Paul Giamatti Isn't THAT Good - Plus, Public Enemy sells sunglasses and Gene Simmons remains an asshat]]> Acclaimed actor Paul Giamatti has been cast in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, though not as Ice Cube, Public Enemy demurely shills a new pair of shades and Gene Simmons of KISS calls depressed suicidal people putzes who should just kill themselves, then clarifies he just meant the drug-addicted ones.
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<![CDATA[Vinyl Overload - Plus, trying to educate concertgoers about Molly and disturbing study links sexist music videos to rape]]> An obsessive Brazilian business man has more records than you (waaaay more), EDM fest makes ticket buyers watch PSA about drug dangers and an organization wants all music videos labeled for age appropriateness.]]> <![CDATA[Panic! Counter-Attack - Panic! at the Disco fights hate, 'Punk Starter Kit' sells out and using DJs for crowd control]]> Panic! at the Disco counters hate group's protest by donating $20 to the Human Rights Campaign for every protester that shows up, the handmade 'Punk Starter Kit' brings some Hot Topic flavor to Etsy and a Belgian mayor hires a DJ to chase away loitering 'gypsies.']]> <![CDATA[Record Dealz for Kidz - Plus, Robin Thicke's now selling flowers and that Jimi Hendrix movie might suck]]> Sony reportedly offers tween Metal band contract potentially worth $1.7 million, Robin Thicke's Paula is a massive flop, but you can still buy Thicke-approved flower bouquets named after songs from it and the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic apparently has some truthiness issues.
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<![CDATA[‘Dark’ Larceny? - Katy Perry, Young Money get sued and doctors in Germany study headbanging hazards]]> Katy Perry gets sued for allegedly being a Satanic song thief, doctors in Germany find serious side effects possibly related to headbanging and Lil Wayne is having some website issues.]]> <![CDATA[Bjork: Tech Genius? - Plus, Morrissey remains awful and a P!nk impersonator faces huge lawsuit for not being P!nk enough]]>

Björk’s innovative Biophilia program become the first app acquired for the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection and will also be used to teach kids about science, music and more in some northern European schools. Plus, Morrissey yet again cancels several tour dates, then tactlessly blames his opening act for getting him sick, and a professional singer in New York City is being sued for $10 million for not being P!nk enough.

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<![CDATA[Beastie Boys: Still Not For Sale - Plus, Pharrell apologizes for headgear and Neil Young gets hacked]]> The Beastie Boys score another victory against a company that thought they could use their music in an advertisement. Plus, Pharrell apologizes for sporting Native American headgear on the cover of Elle UK magazine and Neil "Slut for the D" Young's Twitter account unleashes a barrage of porn and odd ramblings after allegedly being hacked.]]> <![CDATA[Jesus Christ, Bad Idea - Plus, Jack White and Exene Cervenka apologize]]> The Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour is canceled at the last minute due to poor ticket sales, Jack White offers The Black Keys (and others) an apology and X's Exene Cervenka backs off of her "Santa Barbara mass murder was a hoax" comments
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<![CDATA[Non-Streamer Shaming? - Spotify calls out non-Spotify artists, Led Zep gets sued again and Morrissey is not on Twitter]]> Spotify lets users know it's not their fault new albums by The Black Keys and Coldplay aren't available to stream, Led Zeppelin to suffer rare plagiarism lawsuit not involving an old Blues song and music news outlets went crazy with the announcement that Morrissey was tweeting … except he wasn't.
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<![CDATA[Music Television Lives? - SoundClash to debut on VH1, Cher & Wu-Tang collaborate and Kenny G tells Chinese when to go home]]>

New live music program SoundClash to debut on VH1, Cher and Wu-Tang collaborate (as do Tommy Lee and Smashing Pumpkins) and Kenny G tells people in China when to go home.

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<![CDATA[Hitting High Notes - Plus, The Libertines tell the truth and the "Courtney killed Kurt" crowd gets excited]]>

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra capitalizes on new pot laws in Colorado with forthcoming "Classically Cannabis" series, The Libertines admit what most other reuniting bands won't — it's all about the money — and the "Courtney killed Kurt!" crowd declares note found in Cobain's wallet is evidence of foul play, but it turns out the scribblings were likely written by Love.

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<![CDATA[Hidden Words of Coldplay - Plus, a study claims to support Darwin's theory about music and Village Person tells Clippers, ]]> Coldplay educates younger people about "libraries" and older people about "Twitter" with new promo stunt, a U.K. study finds fertile women want to have sex with "complex" composers (sorry Nickelback) and the cop from the Village People doesn't want Clippers fans dancing to "Y.M.C.A." because of the basketball team's racist owner.
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<![CDATA[Record-Breaking Record-Making Pace - Jack White makes, sets record, Prince makes deal with old foes and Wu-Tang cuts ties with penis cutter]]> Jack White makes record-holding Swiss Polka trio look like slackers with "World's Fastest Released Record," Prince re-teams with the major label he once likened to slave owners and if you cut off your penis and jump off a balcony, don't go looking for sympathy from Wu-Tang Clan (especially if it might hurt their "brand")
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