CityBeat - Minimum Gauge http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-89-1-minimum_gauge.html <![CDATA[R.I.P. Prince - Plus, a Limp Bizkit concert hoax in Dayton garners global attention and Joe Walsh says he was deceived in an effort to get him to perform at this summer's Repulican National Convention]]> With the recent death of Prince, we lost one of the greatest musical artists of the past century, but a prank involving a non-existent concert at a Dayton, Ohio gas station by Limp Bizkit and Joe Walsh's diatribe again this year's GOP presidential-nominee campaigns (which came after Walsh was almost tricked into performing at a fund-raising opening of this summer's Republican National Convention) provided some comic relief.
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<![CDATA[Bono Wants to Kill Comedians? - Plus, musicians respond to North Carolina law in different ways and man wants to sue Tidal over 'Pablo' exclusivity ]]> Bono suggests fighting terrorism with comedians; Cyndi Lauper, Against Me! and others fight North Carolina law without boycotting; and a man wants to sue Tidal and others because Kanye West said his new album wouldn't be available on other platforms.
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<![CDATA[Bigots Begat Boycotts - Plus, the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony was kind of a mess and Axl takes his throne]]> In response to new blatantly anti-LGBT laws in certain states, artists have begun cancelling concerts; this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a hot mess; and Axl Rose thrills fans on opening Guns N' Roses "reunion" dates … by sitting down the entire show.
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<![CDATA[Rules of will.i.am Engagement - Plus, a viola player sues the Royal Opera House after hearing damage and The Rolling Stones are still getting banned]]> A reporter reveals the crazy list of demands journalists must allegedly follow when interviewing "Hip Hop artist" will.i.am; after having his hearing blasted by the brass section during rehearsals for Die Walküre, a viola player is suing the Royal Opera House for the loss of his career; and The Rolling Stones are still getting "banned" after all these years.
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<![CDATA[R.I.P. Phife Dawg - Plus, Dave Grohl continues ]]> A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg's death brought tributes from a variety of mourners, showing his (and the group's) far-reaching influence on culture; Dave Grohl stands up for teenage Metal band barred from rehearsing, offers sound-proofing tips; a Beatles fan (or perhaps real estate opportunist) adds "Ringo Starr" to her collection of Beatles' childhood homes.
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<![CDATA[Snoop’s Accidental Tourism Ad - Plus, Malcolm McLaren's son to burn millions of dollars' worth of Punk memorabilia and Gwen Stefani gets LinkedIn]]> Snoop Dogg accidentally lends his substantial branding power to a tiny village in Romania; Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's son to burn multimillion dollar Punk collection to protest the establishment's embracing of the art form; and Gwen Stefani is now unstoppable (and highly employable) after launching a LinkedIn account.
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<![CDATA[God Save the Queen Movie - Plus, Prince's wedding stuff goes up for auction and you can own Frank Zappa's house]]> Sacha Baron Cohen, who was once to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic, says Mercury's bandmates wanted half the movie to be about Queen's life after its frontman's death; you can now use authentic props for your make-believe Prince wedding, as numerous personal Prince items go up for auction; and a crowd-funding campaign for a Frank Zappa documentary offers Zappa's house as the ultimate perk (for $9 million).
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<![CDATA[Kanye Mocks Deadmau5 - Plus, a petition is created to have Fetty Wap play Nancy Reagan's funeral and Nina Simone's family is apparenlty not happy about the forthcoming biopic about the singer]]> Kanye West asks Deadmau5 if he can appear at daughter's birthday party as Minnie Mouse; someone started a petition to have Fetty Wap perform "Trap Queen" at Nancy Reagan's funeral; and Nina Simone's family and others are reportedly unhappy with Zoe Saldana's casting in the forthcoming biopic about the family.
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<![CDATA[Iggy Strips Down for Art - Plus, questionable lawsuit accuses Tidal of screwing independent artists and, besides winning an Oscar, Sam Smith had a rough Academy Awards experience]]> Iggy Pop poses nude for an art class, with the resultant work set to be shown at an exhibit; Tidal is sued over allegations of underpaying independent artists and not procuring proper licensing; and, despite a big win, Sam Smith's Oscar night was a nightmare after he claimed to be the first openly gay man to win an Academy Award.
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<![CDATA[Moon Music? - Plus, bassist to be reunited with denim vest and Grammys get knocked for lack of Natalie Cole tribute]]> Recordings of "outer-space type music" heard by astronauts orbiting the moon in 1969 released; a young Metal bassist is to be reunited with his patch-covered denim vest after it's discovered hundred of miles away in a Macy's display case; and so many influential musicians died in the past year, the Grammys couldn't fit tributes to all of them into the ceremony.
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<![CDATA[Old Feuds Die Hard - Plus, "Happy Birthday" song finally ruled part of the public domain and you can now buy a lifelike Gene Simmons mask for about 1K]]> Deeply rooted band squabbles result in Peter Cetera pulling out of Chicago's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and no invitation to participate in Glenn Frey tribute for Don Felder; the copyright for "Happy Birthday to You" has been deemed invalid and the song now enters the public domain; and you can now purchase a creepy, lifelike Gene Simmons mask to scare the crap out of people.
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<![CDATA[Star Wars Goes Electro - Plus, priceless guitar gets smashed in Tarantino film and Trump keeps using Adele's music]]> The new Star Wars EDM album will sound silly in 40 years; the Martin guitar company vows to never again lend instruments for use in film after a priceless one is smashed in The Hateful Eight; and, though he's stopped using male musicians' music at rallies when asked, Trump ignores Adele's similar request.
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<![CDATA[Stumping and Singing - Plus, Pantera singer Phil Anselmo is down with white (wine) power and everyone is repsonsible for the Guns N' Roses tour]]> The Guardian gives a rundown of which presidential candidates receive music-star support (sorry, Ted Cruz); Phil Anselmo apologizes for "white power" outburst, using the old "I was talking about the wine!" excuse; and Guns N' Roses thanks us (and Steven Tyler) for helping to get Axl and Slash back together.
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<![CDATA[Galapagos Island in the Sun - Rivers Cuomo locked in for weird trip, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes on B.o.B. flat-earth theory and Donald Trump mistakenly asserts white people don't get BET Awards ]]> Weezer offers pre-order perk that includes a Greyhound bus trip to the Galapagos Islands to go bird watching with singer Rivers Cuomo — and someone bought it; rapper B.o.B. insists the earth is flat, but Neil deGrasse Tyson schools him on reality; and Donald Trump defends lack of Oscar diversity by pointing out that "whites" don't get nominated for BET Awards, which — surprise! — is empirically false.
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<![CDATA[Killer Spin Doctor - Plus, Metallica tribute band gets lawsuit threat, then apology, and a street artist sues over music video exposure]]> Rapper Killer Mike makes a big impression working the spin room for Bernie Sanders after the most recent Democratic presidential candidate debate; a Metallica tribute band gets threatened with lawsuit, then offered an apology by the band itself for its "overzealous" representative's actions; and Dance Pop artist Kiesza gets sued by a street artist after daring to dance by his work on a public street while filming a video.]]> <![CDATA[David Bowie 1947-2016 - Plus, Spotify gets sued by artists and a French soccer team might not use Phil Collins to get pumped up anymore]]> The world loses one of its most influential artists to cancer, Spotify is facing two massive lawsuits instigated by songwriters David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick and a French soccer club might switch its walk-up music and no longer rely on an ’80s Phil Collins song to get them pumped up.
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<![CDATA[He Will Rise Again … - Pre-death, Lemmy promises post-mortem stage return, Mötley Crüe plays final show (yeah right) and Coachella spotlights the reunion craze ]]> In one of his final interviews, Lemmy promises to return after death to haunt Tears for Fears fans; Tommy Lee gets stuck upside down on his rollercoaster drumset during Mötley Crüe's last concert; and Coachella proves that the "band breakup" is a highly profitable career move.
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<![CDATA[A Fab Streaming Christmas - Plus, Columbia House to reopen with vinyl and Enrique Iglesias causes stir in Sri Lanka]]>

The Beatles finally come to streaming services on Christmas Eve, Columbia House to relaunch as a vinyl-supplying outlet and the president of Sri Lanka is outraged over bra-throwing at an Enrique Iglesias concert.

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<![CDATA[FLOTUS/POTUS Make Music Headlines - Plus, Filter frontman says sorry for Weiland comments and the pricey Wu-Tang album saga takes another weird turn]]> The president and first lady make some Hip Hop music news headlines; Filter's Richard Patrick apologizes for calling out Scott Weiland's addiction problems earlier this year; and it turns out that the most hated man in America bought that really expensive Wu-Tang album.
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<![CDATA[Wikipedia as Backstage Pass - Fan uses Wikipedia for backstage access, Pitchfork pans Pope's album and Morrissey wins literary award ]]> Fan of Peking Duk celebrated for getting backstage at a concert by the Electronic duo with self-manipulated Wikipedia entry; the Pope's new album earns a 3.15 review from Pitchfork; and Morrissey's novel earns a literary award — the Bad Sex in Fiction Award for 2015.
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