CityBeat - Minimum Gauge http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-89-1-minimum_gauge.html <![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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<![CDATA[Wu-Tang Sells Super-Rarity - Plus, Thom Yorke compares YouTube to Nazis and Trump finally finds a conflict-free campaign rally song ]]> Wu-Tang Clan sold one copy of a new album for "millions," and the rest of us might not get to hear it in our lifetimes; Radiohead's Thom Yorke compares YouTube to the Nazis; and Dee Snider says he gave permission to "pretty chill guy" Donald Trump to use Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" at rallies.
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<![CDATA[A Toothy Holiday Classic? - U.K. holiday special on Shane MacGowan's teeth planned, Florida cop jams with Death Metal band and Jimmy Iovine apologizes for sexist remarks]]> U.K. TV audiences will be treated to a holiday-time special about Shane MacGowan's teeth; a Florida cop causes a stir by singing "Let the killing begin!" with Death Metal band Vital Remains; and Jimmy Iovine apologizes for saying Apple Music helps poor lost women discover the right music for when they're sitting around "complaining about boys."
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<![CDATA[Obama Denies Being Korn Singer - Plus, a "trivially stained" GG Allin dress can be yours and a town in the U.K. uses bagpipes to chase away the homeless ]]> Barack Obama becomes the first sitting president to publicly mention the name of a Nü Metal band; if you have a die-hard GG Allin fan on your holiday shopping list, an online auction may have the perfect present; and a town in the U.K. inflicts bagpipe music on the homeless to keep them from gathering at a bus station.
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<![CDATA[The Art of Laundry - Matmos recorded an album of washing machine sounds, Ozzy says sorry for messin' with Texas and Ben Carson targets black voters with bad rap ad]]>

Electronic duo Matmos is releasing an entire album made from washing machine sounds, Ozzy Osbourne visits the Alamo 33 years after peeing on it (and, subsequently, being banned from it) and a new Ben Carson campaign commercial uses horribly-done Rap music to try to win over black voters.

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<![CDATA[Did He Start the Fire? - ]]> Fans of the New York Mets are joined by Billy Joel on a sing-along to "Piano Man" during the only World Series game in which the team didn't choke, Tom Jones wants to have a DNA test to see if he is black and Phil Collins is a goddamn liar.
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<![CDATA[Faygo Kills Concert - ICP soda-spraying gets show canned, Ryan Adams thinks Taylor Swift is like Shakespeare and there is a musical based on the Beastie Boys' career]]> A soft drink causes an Insane Clown Posse concert to be cancelled, Ryan Adams says Taylor Swift is like Neil Armstrong, The Smiths and Shakespeare and a U.K. theater is presenting a new musical based on the career of the Beastie Boys.
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<![CDATA[‘Clockwork’ Petition Auctioned - Mick Jagger wanted 'Clockwork Orange' role, label goes on sale on Craigslist and Urban Outfitters gets in on the cassette trend]]> A letter signed by The Beatles petitioning filmmakers to cast Mick Jagger in the A Clockwork Orange lead goes up for auction, extreme Metal label Handshake Inc. is being sold like an old coffee table (via Craigslist) and Urban Outfitters sets out to kill this whole cassette revival thing once and for all.
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<![CDATA[Rock Hall’s Next Class - Plus, a new biography reveals that Tom Petty was a heroin addict in the ’90s and musicians are losing precious demos because they can't hang on to their phones]]> The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its initial list for potential 2016 inductees, Tom Petty talks about his ’90s heroin addiction in a new biography by Warren Zanes and guitarists for Iron Maiden and Metallica lost demos for forthcoming projects because they didn't back up their phones before losing them.
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<![CDATA[Albini vs. EDM - Plus, Rage Against the Machine bassist espouses conspiracy theories and Avril Lavigne becomes the source of one]]> Steve Albini responds to an EDM artist's request to use a sample with a scathing rant against EDM (and a "yes" to the sample request), Rage Against the Machine's bassist says "sorry for Limp Bizkit," adds that ISIS and moon landings are fake and Avril Lavigne was replaced by an actress after her initial success (allegedly).
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<![CDATA[Dope Pope to Drop Debut Album - Plus, Elton John talks to the actual Russian president and Collect Records cuts ties with pharmaceutical villain]]> Pope Francis has a debut album ready to drop this fall and the music's reportedly in a Pop and Prog Rock (?!) style. Plus, after being pranked, Elton John gets a call from the actual Vladimir Putin, with whom John would like to speak to about Russia's horrendous LGBTQ-rights record, and Martin Shkreli, the rich dick who announced a huge price increase on a drug he acquired rights to that is used by AIDS patients, loves Emo music, but the label he invested in no longer wants anything to do with him.
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<![CDATA[Dead for Super Bowl Halftime? - Plus, Viet Cong announces name change and a Beatles clip causes controversy ]]> Bruno Mars is rumored to be in the running to perform at the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show (again!), but a fan is asking, "Why not the Grateful Dead?" instead. Plus, Canada's Viet Cong is planning to change its name due to feedback on its insensitivity and a Beatles-era clip of John Lennon mocking the learning disabled has shocked and disappointed many fans. ]]>