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.
Insane Clown Posse announces plans to fight the FBI's declaration that its Juggalo fans are "gang" members. NBC cuts several music legends from prime-time Olympic closing ceremonies, leaves in lots of Spice Girls and Jessie J just to rub it in. And is it appropriate to feature a lookalike of a person who died a year ago in a commercial? What if that person died from alcohol struggles, and the commercial is for alcohol?
Ryan Adams seemed well on his way to
reclaiming his former glory, releasing one fairly straight-forward,
mostly solid album this year (instead of eight random ones) and not
being such a pissy little brat all the time. Early interviews for the
new album seemed to suggest a new sense of self-awareness and a regret
over his past rude, baffling statements and actions.
Many Punk fans around the world first learned about “real” London through the music of The Clash. The spirit of “The Only Band That Matters” has been hovering over the city lately, starting last month when the campaign to bring people to next year’s Summer Olympics included a version of The Clash’s “London Calling,” an Apocalyptic vision of the U.K. capital city’s future and class inequities.