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The odd, acrimonious situation in Wu-Tang Clan over their 20th anniversary album A Better Tomorrow continues to escalate. This time, Raekwon took long winded, angry shots at RZA over the situation in a Rolling Stone interview. He says he's "on strike" from Wu-Tang, and says RZA's "like being a coach and you won rings back in the day, but now your team is in ninth place. It’s time for a new fucking game plan." The interview is chock full of insight from Rae on a number of topics and is well worth the read.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/17/14 - 11:47 AM
Prodigy of Mobb Deep was not happy about getting a perfect score from Pitchfork for the re-release of Da Infamous. Dylan McCarthy at ToneDeaf takes a look at the entire situation:
He raises the question: should privileged middle-class white guys be commenting on rap music when they have no firsthand experience of the culture and the struggles and oppression that come with it – in other words, no credibility on the matter?

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Jason Tate on 04/15/14 - 11:48 AM
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).
Ryan Dennehy on 03/21/14 - 04:58 PM
Madonna has apologized for calling her son the n-word on Instagram.
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.
Jason Tate on 01/18/14 - 04:59 PM
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.
Drew Beringer on 12/06/13 - 10:59 PM
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."

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Jason Tate on 12/03/13 - 02:38 PM
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...
Jason Tate on 11/09/13 - 01:00 PM
PropertyOfZack is reporting on a new A Day To Remember and Victory Records case development that alleges the band paid John Janick (at the time of Fueled By Ramen) a sum of $450,000 over a period of four years as a manager to the band. However, the court has ruled that Janick was not acting as a manager and that means a variety of things for the case, including that Janick can now be deposed. You can read a rundown of the case here and view the latest document (sent in by Tony of Victory Records) here.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/07/13 - 05:14 PM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/05/13 - 04:00 PM
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.
Drew Beringer on 10/15/13 - 04:48 PM
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...
Drew Beringer on 09/17/13 - 05:41 PM
Fiona Apple has released a statement regarding the reports of her leaving the stage early during a recent set.
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.
Drew Beringer on 09/03/13 - 09:51 AM
Last week, an article on OC Weekly featured a quote from Touche Amore frontman Jeremy Bolm where he said his band would never play the Warped Tour. In the ensuing slew of opinions on the Internet responding to the quote, AltPress editor Scott Heisel commented that if you'd asked Touche Amore three years ago whether they'd open for AFI in 1,500-cap rooms, they probably would have said no. Bolm responded to this with a hell of a statement, a fraction of which is below. The rest is in the replies.
There is a world of difference playing alongside a band like AFI and a band like Atilla. My problem is playing alongside bands EVERY DAY that represent things that make my skin crawl.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/18/13 - 03:47 PM
Remember Bloodhound Gang? Of course you don't, but Russia's Minister of Culture has banned the group from performing in his fine country and the band were pelted with eggs shortly thereafter. Apparently, Russians frown on bands putting the Russian flag in their pants. Who knew.
From the articleStill, Russia’s minister of culture, Vladimir Medinsky, wrote on Twitter that “these idiots are not going to perform” in Russia, and that he had spoken with the local authorities to halt the concert.

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Blake Solomon on 08/06/13 - 09:10 AM
Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens) has responded to the controversy surrounding the Polaroid Tour Package his band is offering.
keep in mind Polaroid film is super expensive, your getting the ticket to the show, you get front row over anyone else.. If you only want to pay general admission then just do that. However, if you do like the idea of doing all these things included.. It's ONLY 80 dollars.. I would never charge someone money for just a picture with me.. I try and do anything and everything for my fans.. I do in fact have a family, and that family needs to be fed.. So thanks for supporting us and helping me continue to tour.. Without you there is no us! Love you Kellin
Drew Beringer on 08/05/13 - 12:23 PM
Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes looks to have called out Sleeping With Sirens frontman Kellin Quinn for his $80 polaroid picture special.
Ryan Gardner on 08/05/13 - 08:38 AM
Another Lana Del Rey demo has hit the internet and this time around she's taking shots at Lady Gaga. Jump to the replies to stream "So Legit."
Stefani you suck / I know you selling 20 million / Wish they could’ve seen you when we booed you off in Williamsburg. / You’re looking like a man, you’re talking like a baby / How the f*** is your song in a Coke commercial, crazy / You called me the queen of the downtown scene, babe / How the f*** would you go switch it up and then replace me?
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/24/13 - 04:56 PM
Looks like Riff Raff will be suing the creators of Spring Breakers, claiming they used his identity without his permission.

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Drew Beringer on 07/16/13 - 02:08 PM
Another Warped Tour ... another year of beef between bands. The Amity Affliction frontman, Joel Birch, is caught on video (in the replies) openly berating Memphis May Fire's vocalist Matty Mullins. It appears it may have had something to do with this tweet?

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Jason Tate on 07/16/13 - 10:05 AM
The Weeknd released a video for a new song titled "Belong to the World" last night and was then promptly called out by Portishead member Geoff Barrow for using an uncleared Portishead sample. Barrow has since also commented that it "its got fuk all to do with money! As most of them are hiphop artist that are skint."
Ryan Dennehy on 07/15/13 - 06:15 AM
Update: The band has responded to this news. Read their statement in the replies.

A Hostage Calm fan named Alex was assaulted at a bar in North Carolina yesterday by another patron. The conflict centered around Alex's "I Support Same-Sex Marriage" T-shirt that has been the subject of other drama as well. We have a statement from Alex, which you can read an excerpt from below and fully in the replies, and we've also reached out to the band for a statement. We'll update this post when we hear something back.
I spoke up, because who you love has nothing to do with your religion or your political views. The guy was not happy. I went to smoke another cigarette and told the guy to leave...
Thomas Nassiff on 06/27/13 - 10:05 AM
Tyler, The Creator is in hot water once again - this time for his Mountain Dew ad that was pulled due to its racist undertones. The ad has been called "arguably the most racist commercial in history" by scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins. You can view it in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 05/01/13 - 11:04 AM
Chris Brown told a radio station that he is no longer with Rihanna. Then Rihanna tweeted, "This is terrible." One more national disaster, in the books.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/29/13 - 10:11 AM
A UK band by the name of Twin Falls doesn't like that the new Twin Falls is using the name. I guess this is now awkward.
As it now stands, after seeking the small amount of legal advice that we could buy ourselves, the crux of this situation is that: regardless of how long we have been using the name, any attempt to stop the other party using it will have to involve a lengthy journey through the courts. In other words, at the end of the day, the person who has the most money and therefore the resource to fight their case to the bitter end, will win. We could pile all of our money into the situation, of course but eventually (probably quite quickly) our money will run out and our battle...
Jason Tate on 03/26/13 - 08:39 PM
PropertyOfZack has confirmed that Jonny Craig tried out for The Voice but did not advance into the competition because of his background check and that he was "too controversial."
Drew Beringer on 03/15/13 - 02:13 PM
This week in the "Chris Brown flips out in a parking lot" category, we bring you a video that recently surfaced of the R&B singer going after a valet over a $10 charge. Watch the video over at Rolling Stone.
Chris Collum on 03/07/13 - 12:16 PM
James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) is suing DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy.
In a lawsuit, DFA accuses Goldsworthy of failing to perform services he was paid for, owing outstanding loans, improperly using the company credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from its bank accounts.
Drew Beringer on 03/04/13 - 08:30 AM
Daniel, who has been touring with New Years Day for the past year, has posted a blog outlining some of his experiences on tour with Blood on the Dance Floor. As you may expect, it did not go well.
Let me remind you guys of something here. Throughout this entire year of touring with BOTDF, everyone who toured with them knows what that man does. Everyone knows how/who he is. But everyone is too scared of him to do a thing about it. I’ve had countless fans come up to me and tell me how rude he was and how creepy he was with them. I’ve seen many girls who were not of age with him and eventually on the bus with him. I’ve seen him treat his entire crew and band like animals. I’ve seen him...
Jason Tate on 02/27/13 - 10:00 AM
Donald Trump is threatening to sue Mac Miller for using his name in his song "Donald Trump."

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Keagan Ilvonen on 02/01/13 - 05:42 AM
After celebrating his 37th birthday last night, Rick Ross crashed his Rolls-Royce while avoiding gunfire in an attempted drive-by shooting.
Drew Beringer on 01/28/13 - 01:29 PM
Apparently a fight broke out between Chris Brown and Frank Ocean at an LA studio last night over a parking spot. Both parties are accusing the other of starting the altercation, but Frank ended up being the one to stay around and talk to the cops. We'll keep you updated as new info arises. In other news, it looks like Frank is performing at The Grammys.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/28/13 - 09:05 AM
Update #2: The promoter for Rockettown has spoken out and addressed the situation as false.

Update: Apparently it was a member of security that jumped Michael.

Tonight, Michael Barr from Volumes was jumped at the Nashville venue Rockettown. Apparently he dedicated a song to a gay friend which didn't go over well.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/26/13 - 09:15 PM
Chief Keef is being sued for child support... by a girl who's still in middle school.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/21/13 - 11:36 PM
Glee seems to have directly ripped off Jonathan Coulton's cover of "Baby Got Back," without asking him.
Jason Tate on 01/18/13 - 10:41 AM
Apparently, the singer of The Scenic is using the band's name to release a new album. Founder of the band, Frank Romantino isn't okay with this.
From FrankI'm embarrassed that I even have to write this but I have no choice. Let me start of by saying I created The Scenic in 2006 in my basement with a group of friends. In 2008 Jeremy joined the band as the new singer, I reached out to Victory and got us a record deal. The Scenic was a BAND!!! Everyone was involved with the song writing and anyone claiming to write the songs by themselves is blatantly lying. It's a fact that no one has been in The Scenic longer than me ( I was in it from the very beginning to the very end). I don't think...
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/16/13 - 07:01 AM
Did American Idol winner Phillip Phillips rip off Field Days (ex-Paper Rival) with his hit "Home?" Head to the replies to compare and you be the judge.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/11/13 - 08:50 AM
Ronnie Radke of Falling In Reverse apologizes for something, there's a video in the replies -- and I don't give enough fucks to do anything besides post this. All I want for Christmas is for this band to break up.

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Jason Tate on 11/19/12 - 11:08 AM
Pentimento's new record was supposed to be released via Paper + Plastick Records/Black Numbers tomorrow, but it seems Panic Records has removed their songs from YouTube channel due to copyright issues, making us uncertain what to expect. The band will be announcing more details about the album's release tomorrow at 1PM EST.
Ryan Gardner on 11/12/12 - 12:01 PM
A video response from Sumerian Records about the Ronnie Radke/I See Stars "incident," can be found in the replies. I remember when band drama was between good bands ... there won't be any "mics are for singing" shirts about this bullshit.

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Jason Tate on 11/12/12 - 10:13 AM
Matt Nathanson has accused Taylor Swift of stealing one of his lyrics.

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Drew Beringer on 11/07/12 - 10:13 AM
Update: Now I See Stars are claiming that Radke is lying. Let the games begin.

Falling In Reverse has kicked I See Stars off the The Thug In Me Is You tour. You can read an official statement from Ronnie Radke in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 11/02/12 - 04:15 PM
Skrillex and Ellie Goulding have broken up. Yet, somehow I was still able to get up out of bed this morning.
Drew Beringer on 10/30/12 - 11:58 AM
Deryck Whibley (Sum 41) and his girlfriend dressed up as Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger for Halloween. The hilarity doesn't end there however, as Kroeger countered with a pretty sick burn.

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Drew Beringer on 10/29/12 - 10:29 AM
Nelly was busted at Texas checkpoint with weed, heroin, and a loaded gun. The same exact one Fiona Apple just got in trouble with for having hash.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 10/11/12 - 11:07 PM
A video of the incident that led to Ronnie Radke being arrested for tossing mic stands into a crowd and injuring people, can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/01/12 - 02:20 PM
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