CityBeat - Minimum Gauge http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-89-1-minimum_gauge.html <![CDATA[Streaming to Success? - Vulfpeck releases Sleepify, R.I.P. Oderus Urungus and more Rock Hall drama]]> Michigan Funk band Vulfpeck experiments with Spotify's pay-out system, GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus (aka Dave Brockie) really, actually, seriously did pass away and early Nirvana drummer Chad Channing is told he's going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his former band … then was told he wasn't.
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<![CDATA[Entire Obama Presidency Discredited - Plus, Frank Ocean pays back Chipolte and the reunited Black Flag is still a disaster]]> The President gets no respect from most conservatives (and he can't spell it either), Frank Ocean pays back the check Chipolte gave him for a commercial he didn't want to do and if they ever make a low-budget nightmare version of This is Spinal Tap, Black Flag has to star.
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<![CDATA[R.I.P. Reading Comprehension - Plus, the Oscars get musicial and Bill O'Reilly blames rap for everything again ]]> A map showing listening trends around the country inadvertently also shows that people don't read anymore; U2, Karen O, Pharell and "Adele Dazeem" rock the Oscars; and Bill O'Reilly decides that if the president really wants to help young black men, he needs to get "gangsta rappers" Kanye West and Jay-Z to "knock it off."
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<![CDATA[Designer Wigs Out on Minaj - Plus, Kiss keeps raising the drama bar for its Rock Hall induction and The Nuge promises to watch his mouth]]> Nicki Minaj gets sued for $30 million over some wig designs, Kiss can't get it together enough to perform at its own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Ted Nugent kind of apologizes for calling the president a "subhuman mongrel."
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<![CDATA[Sneaky Sneaker Drop - Plus, Pop music at the Olympics and, spoiler alert, sometimes musicians mime on TV]]> Nike releases Kanye West's new shoe like Beyonce releases a new album, Russia scrambles to find relevant Russian pop cultural touchstones for the Olympics' opening ceremonies and the social media world freaks out because the Red Hot Chili Peppers didn't plug their instruments in during the Super Bowl halftime show.
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<![CDATA[Grammy Haters, RELAX! - Plus, flatulence isn't always funny and Prince still hates the Internet.]]>

Open up your social media feeds from Jan. 26 and you’ll learn that this year’s Grammys were a crime against music and all involved should be executed.

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<![CDATA[Good Taste From the Start - Plus, researchers study pill's ability to help learn perfect pitch and Black Metal musician murdered for lack of dedication to Satanism]]>

Someone who's only recently heard music for the first time puts Bieber and "What Does the Fox Say" on blast, researchers study a new pill's ability to help learn perfect pitch and a Black Metal musician from Thailand is murdered for his lack of dedication to Satanism.

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<![CDATA[Proper (and Mistaken) ID - Plus, Rap Genius angers Google and Dan Auerbach is not a creepy Dylan stalker]]> A homeless man in San Francisco turns out to be a former Santana band member, while a man in Massachusetts turn out NOT to be the drummer from Whitesnake. Plus, Rap Genius gets back in Google's good graces after rigging search results and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach clarifies his battle for "Bob Dylan's hair."
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<![CDATA[Alt Jeopardy - Plus, Schoolboy Q offers free pass and Michael Bolton gives up]]> Long-running game show Jeopardy gets hip with "Alt" music category, Schoolboy Q encourages white fans to say the "N-word" and Michael Bolton gives up, settles into career as human joke.
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<![CDATA[Miles on Film, ODB WTF and Kendrick vs. GQ - ]]> The film about Miles Davis that Don Cheadle has been trying to get made finally gets the green-light (with Cheadle as the Jazz legend), the premiere of a new Ol' Dirty Bastard documentary falls apart in classic ODB style after a cease-and-desist and Kendrick Lamar makes the cover of GQ but cancels a performance at the mag's party due to the cover story's questionable content.
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<![CDATA[Biblical Bruce, Bad Lyrics Sites and a Jagged Little Musical - ]]>

Rutgers University in (obviously) New Jersey launches new course that examines the biblical references in Bruce Springsteen's music, David Lowery and the National Music Publishers’ Association go after websites that host song lyrics without publishing licenses and Alanis Morissette announces plans to turn her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill into a (probably horrible) musical.

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<![CDATA[Britney: Torture or Gospel? - Plus, YouTube launches messy music awards and James Blake and Lou Reed name mixups ]]> Britney Spears' music gets used as a pirate repellent and to tell the story of Jesus, the YouTube Music Awards were an unfocused mess, some dumb social media users mix up their Lous and James Blake wins the Mercury Prize, then gets dissed during his introduction.
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<![CDATA[Blues Brothers Blues - Plus, Guided By Voices needs a new drummer and Lights Over Paris are on hiatus ]]> A Dutch court is cutting into Dan Aykroyd's lucrative Blues Brothers licensing biz, Guided By Voices parts ways with their drummer after an eBay party foul and the singer for an obscure L.A. band who falsely acquired loans to finance his fake Rock Star life will now be rockin' prison.
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<![CDATA[Slinging Riffs, Rigging Streams and Dissing Biggie - ]]> Metallica said to be considering selling off past unused riffs through eBay or another online service, Pop group Fifth Harmony pleads with fans to stream their music on repeat so they chart, sell and stream better and some people in Brooklyn are against naming a street corner after Biggie Smalls, in part because he was overweight.
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<![CDATA[Baby DJs, Kanye's Fluke and a Costly DJ Request - ]]> A DJ school for babies opens in a thrift store in Brooklyn, Kanye scores a Top 20 hit based solely on a fluke viral video and Deadmau5 WILL play some Bon Jovi for you … if you cough of $200,000.
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<![CDATA[Spotify is 5, Stapp's a Sweetheart and Sinead v. Miley - ]]> Five years after its launch, Spotify remains at the center of the "to stream or not to stream" controversy, Scott Stapp of Creed's new solo single is "Slow Suicide" (not being a dick — that's what it's called!) and two generations of Pop stars take different approaches in their online feuding.
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<![CDATA[Radiohead's Demo, Moz's Book and Mumford's Shenanigans - ]]> A 1986 demo tape from when Radiohead was called On a Friday sold for more than $3,100 at a U.K. auction, Morrissey caps off his year of cancellations by reportedly cancelling his autobiography three days before its planned release and Mumford & Sons make like 1985-era Motley Crue and get kicked out of strip club.
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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Vinyl, Thicke Thief and Cloning Lennon - ]]> Whole Foods announces it is testing the waters to see if its customers will buy vinyl albums while they healthily/expensively food shop, Robin Thicke is having Gaye issues and a dentist/tooth collector is claiming the John Lennon's rotted-out molar he bought for $30,000 will help scientists make a human clone of the late Beatle.
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<![CDATA[Daft Conspiracy, Katy's Truck and Brown is Down - ]]> Stephen Colbert makes the best of Daft Punk cancelling its appearance on his show (though Pitchfork only gives it a 2.4); Katy Perry's gold promotional semi-truck has somehow only been involved in one accident so far; and Chris Brown is still a douchebag.
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<![CDATA[Lemmy Lives, Rocky Rocker Romances and Skinny Sabbath - ]]> Rumors of Motorhead frontman Lemmy's demise have been greatly exaggerated (again!), TMZ takes a break from Bieber coverage to focus on a Circle Jerk, an ex-White Stripe and a Black Key and Black Sabbath says Bill Ward was too overweight for their reunion tour, then announces a new amusement park attraction. ]]>