At a recent show in Toronto, guitarist Jeff Beckman of 90s Canadian hardcore punk band Chokehold (A389 Records) punched a transgender woman over her opinions regarding the singer's thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement. The band has prided itself on opposing gender discrimination, racism, sexism, police brutality and so on in their lyrics. The incident calls into question the authenticity of self-proclaimed socially conscious bands. Head to the replies to hear audio from the event.
Since the new Sleeping With Sirens album dropped yesterday, people have finally gotten the chance to give it a full listen. Well, it didn't take people long to realize that the song "November" sounds an awful lot like We Are The In Crowd's "Long Live The Kids" from their Feldmann produced Weird Kids. Head to the replies to compare for yourself, but it's pretty blatant to me.
Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack didn't like being heckled at the band's show in Vancouver, BC. Hit the replies for some of the fan filmed footage where Andy leaps from the stage to go fight the heckler.
Jack White has penned a letter clarifying his tour rider that was recently published by the University of Oklahoma's college paper. It's in the replies.
first off, this is none of your business, but i have no specific demands in my dressing room. i know i could ask for lots of things but i actually dont ask for ANYTHING. i take with me what i need, and that aint much. anything on the rider is for the band and the crew. this "guacamole recipe" is my hilarious tour managers inside joke with the local promoters, it’s his recipe, not mine. it’s just something to break up the boredom, seeing who can make it best.
I have always been honest and very open with my life and my actions, both positive and negative, and now through a series of blog posts, I’m going to call people out who I feel are deserving of being exposed for being terrible. Don’t like it? Sorry bout it.
"If I saw the two next to each other, I would have personally asked to make a few changes and not make the vinyl the same… I mean I wouldn't have let that slide personally but I don't give a shit what other bands do… I do feel bad that those guys have to deal with all this drama right now during the release of their album. I'm sure they worked really hard on it."
After The War On Drugsfinally commented on Mark Kozelek's one sided feud with the band, Mark has already responded in typical douche fashion. He has released audio of him "covering" Adam Granduciel's remarks while playing a blues riff and laughing like a child after every comment. If you have any respect left for the man and feel like losing it, you can stream the audio here.
I mean, to be fair to that idiot, what he said in that song… I didn’t really have a problem with any of it until I heard the song. First of all, he never met us, and yet said all these things. He’s such a douche. I asked somebody if I could get his e-mail, because I wasn’t trying to start this stupid Twitter thing, I was just bummed. I went to a mutual friend who explained that he wouldn’t give out his e-mail address. So I just got an e-mail through this friend that said “Mark wants to come to the...
There appeared to be a lot of commotion around the bar and then outside the venue after Front Porch Step’s set, but now it has been confirmed that singer Jake McElfresh was attacked by three men at the bar, but only suffered a black eye before security and friends came to his aid.
This is the kind of story you can't make up. Kris Trindl aka 'Rain Man', one third and the only male DJ in the act Krewella has been kicked out for his new found sobriety. In return, Trindl has filed a 5 million dollar lawsuit against his former group.
The story of Krewella starts out like an American fable: Two sisters and one former boyfriend from a Chicago, Illinois suburb form a music group, and using some social media savvy, rocket to fame as headliners of popular EDM festivals worldwide. Unfortunately, now the trouble happens: Kris Trindl, a founding member, is suing sisters Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf for at least $5 million for kicking him out of the group and for allegedly...
Following the controversy between the two bands earlier this month, Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek posted an explanation for his comments about The War On Drugs on his website. Now, Kozelek has challenged The War On Drugs to let him join them on stage at an upcoming show at the Fillmore on October 6th to perform a song he wrote called "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself." You can't make this stuff up.
War On Drugs. Due to all of the fuss, I checked out your live track on Pitchfork, and I called it right. You sound like Don Henley meets John Cougar meets Dire Sraits meets "Born In The USA" era Bruce Springsteen. It's not a criticism, it's an observation.
We're sorry San Diego. Violence is never the answer when the job is to keep people secure. (Grown men, keep your hands off of young kids.) There is a right and a wrong way to handle everything. When push came to shove, the kids and venue showed their sensibility.. The offending security was dealt with accordingly. No violence. No compromise. You chose the right- Thanks for everything. xo
I'm officially supposed to stop now because this is becoming a Kanye West-esque rant for Rollingstone.com. Because apparently, nowadays, you aren't allowed to speak to your own fans about anything, lest it be a rant. So forget ISIS, forget the war in the Middle East, forget any problems at home, forget gay marriage, forget everything you ever thought about everything. This not a rant. This is just me saying, hello Cleveland!"
Kozelek attempted to launch into the album's confessional "Dogs" before noise from the main stage drew the singer into a couple of false starts, prompting him to address the crowd with, "Who the fuck is that?" When audience members jovially informed him that it was Philadelphia band the War on Drugs, Kozelek replied by saying, "I hate that beer commercial lead-guitar shit" before exclaiming, "This next song is called, 'The War on Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick.'"
Usually we just do an update on news stories, but this one is so weird I thought it needed its own post. Yesterday we, along with the rest of the Internet, posted that Scott Weiland was arrested for possession of Methamphetamine after trying to rob a pharmacy. Well, it turns out that wasn't Scott Weiland at all. It was an imposter who used his name. The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman posted a video from the studio to prove he is, in fact, a free man.
Lionfight recently had an incident at a Massachusetts venue called Anchors Up where some members of the band were singled out by staff due to their race. Under The Gun has the full story and interview covering it.
For the first time in probably a decade I ran into some kids who were giving me trouble because of the color of my skin. Haverhill, Massachusettes – you made me feel like I was in elementary school again. We played at this super “punk” venue that didn’t believe in backtracks/samples … Which is totally okay. We like to be that raw band that can play with or without bass drops and pull it off either way. It was only the way the venue workers got in my face, told me they can’t...
Pharrell has found himself in a bit of trouble after he wore a Native American headdress on magazine cover. Shoulda stuck to the Arby's hat, pal. He has issued an apology: "I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry."
Following the controversy that surrounded the costume Macklemore wore at a recent surprise show, the rapper has posted an apology and explanation over on his website.
My intention was to dress up and surprise the people at the show with a random costume and nothing more. Thus, it was surprising and disappointing that the images of a disguise were sensationalized leading to the immediate assertion that my costume was anti-Semetic. I acknowledge how the costume could, within a context of stereotyping, be ascribed to a Jewish caricature. I am here to say that it was absolutely not my intention, and unfortunately at the time I did not foresee the costume to be viewed in such regard....
"I mean, Justin Bieber is a fucking moron. And that's the gist of what I was saying. And then he goes and says I should be slapped? Honestly, I feel bad for him. Every single person who works with him should fucking be embarrassed that they don't... No one is doing him any favors, you know? And honestly, I don't dislike his music. I don't listen to his music, but he needs to not conduct himself that way. Like, really, you make millions of...
I would say that I'm very sorry, to anybody that is following my Instagram or my Twitter, if I offended anybody of any religion, any race, any belief system. I would say you shouldn't follow my tweets; you shouldn't even probably want to be a Flaming Lips fan because we don't really have any agenda. We go about doing things through our imagination. And I would say that if we wrongly stepped on anybody's sacredness, then we're sorry about that. That was never our intention.
Glasgow based trio PAWS have issued a statement about their run in with Team Morrissey at The Constellation Room in California, where the band's show was canceled without notice to "accommodate" Morrissey's show taking place on a different stage at the same venue.
After this, as more sites started to pick up on it, we got more frantic calls from the promoter for the Morrissey show, telling us that his representatives had flipped and insisted the whole thing was not the actions of Morrissey himself, but that of his own security, and that we 'need to apologise' and set this straight. We felt that, regardless of who had actually said this, this was still done by someone in the Morrissey...
"Obviously I wrote it – don't you guys understand sarcasm?" she said. She also disparaged the controversy the note stirred, especially amongst conspiracy theorists who continue to look for evidence that Love was directly involved in Cobain's death. "It endangers me, and it endangers [daughter] Frances," she said.
“It just gets worse,” she adds. “Every song on Beyonce’s last album has her basically looking like a slut and she does not need to do that. She’s gorgeous and so fucking talented. And they all take it as women’s liberation!”
Update: Wayman has issued an apology/clarification on her comments via the band's Facebook.
Here we are years later, and the man has died. We got messages saying we should reprint the design, so we thought "we'll do an updated version and have the proceeds go to benefit what the man lived the last years of his life trying to dismantle.” We feel there is beautiful irony in selling an image of a bigot and using the profit towards achieving equality for exactly what they hated. Which is why all net profit (money earned after cost/printing) will be going to http://www.hrc.com
In a commercial that aired on NBA TV today, Lil B called out long-time foe Kevin Durant. This comes after Based God reignited their beef with a diss track called "Fuck KD", and which previously included him laying a curse on Durant after KD insulted the rapper. Check out the commercial in the replies (it's towards the end of the video).
The news comes after a strange scuffle between Feldstein and Sharon Osbourne took place at Saturday night's Clive Davis/Recording Academy-sponsored pre-Grammy gala at the Beverly Hilton hotel. According to E! Online, Feldstein was first spotted in the ballroom arguing with Kelly Osbourne, with her mother following up after her daughter stormed away from the music manager's table.
I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N word on Instagram. It was not meant as a racial slur.. I am not a racist. There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention... It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me.
I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumors and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot. I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans. This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you. While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy New...
Apparently at tonight's The Story So Far show in Houston tonight, a female fan jumped on stage and kissed Parker Cannon. That's not cool at all - that's actually what we call sexual assault. Let's respect the stage and respect the artists, please.
Tyler, the Creator isn't a fan of Drop Dead Clothing, the clothing line from Bring Me The Horizon vocalist Oliver Sykes. The issue seems to be over a t-shirt that reads "kill people burn shit skip school" which is pretty damn close to the Tyler lyric, "kill people burn shit fuck school." Tyler's response to the shirt? I'm censoring it and taking it out of all caps: "That kid with radical lyrics on his shirt is some tumblr f*g fuck him don't use my shit pussy."
We recently posted about Oldies.com's vinyl clearance sale, but it appears most customers are only receiving partial orders, if anything at all. Customers received shipping confirmations with no notice of changed orders, receiving whatever pieces of their order the site could deliver on. It appears users are being refunded , or are in the process of being refunded, though many have not received any updates. Some customers seem pleased to receive their partial orders at the discount, while others have sworn never to purchase again - which side do you fall on?
Update: Oldies.com has released a statement about this whole ordeal. - DB
Monte Money, formerly of Escape the Fate, has released a statement. This is the most unintentionally hilarious thing I've read all day -- how is this band still a thing?
Over the past few weeks, I have become aware of the mis-truths being told by Craig Mabbitt over Twitter, Facebook, and various entertainment sites about my role with Escape the Fate. As ETF fans know, I spent many years of my life completely devoted to the band, and never worked harder at anything to achieve its success.”
“It is not easy to hear the false accusations that I ‘stranded’ the band or that me or my brother Michael are somehow completely to blame for every single thing that is going wrong with the...
Escape the Fate have cancelled their upcoming European tour dates, including their appearances on Warped Tour Europe. The band claims that it's due to vocalist Craig Mabbitt's girlfriend expecting to go into labor, but Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman says they're lying.
pulling out of the Europe shows has nothing to do with having a baby, tell the truth it will set U free. Shame on u 4 lying.
Would you like a tour? How about some drama before it even starts? Page Six is reporting that Drake has kicked Future off the upcoming Would You Like A Tour? over some off-the-record comments he made about Nothing Was The Same to Billboard. Now that he's allegedly off the tour, Future has decided to do the mature thing and sue Drake for $1.5 million.
Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) is apparently not a fan of Jay Z. On a recent interview with CBC Radio 2's The Strombo Show, Homme talked about his experience at Jay Z's "Made In American" Festival and how he didn't like getting frisked by security or taking a picture with a bottle of champagne. You can listen to the entire interview in the replies.
"That guy's a kook, you know," Josh Homme said. "He has his security frisking the bands on the way in." When security asked to look through his bag, Homme threatened not to play the festival. "No one's ever done that," he said of his previous festival experiences. Then, of Jay Z, he said, "You shouldn't frisk my guys, you should fuck...
if it wouldn’t be too much trouble, if you could tweet to the twits who call themselves journalists(example Chris Martins of sit-and-Spin Magazine) that I FINISHED MY SET!!! I did my job, and they should do theirs too–They all miss the fact that there is a difference between the back-of-the-room-chatter that is simply annoying,–and the operatic drunken blather, or the heckling that is really just INTERRUPTING that makes it impossible for us to do our jobs. I hope your readers are already hip to the fact that they are consistently lied to… no apologies. -Fiona.