Run the Jewels' sophomore album RTJ2 came with a preorder package that promised the album would be remixed entirely with cat noises if it was reached. A fan started a kickstarter to reach the $40,000 price tage, and El-P promised to follow through with the project if it was reached, with the proceeds going to charity. Now, Zola Jesus, Danny Brown's in-house producer Skywlkr, and Just Blaze have all promised to contribute production as well. Additionally, Just Blaze will release all the drum kits he used between 2001 and 2005 for free if the goal is reached.
In the truly breathtaking vein of our very own Paul Tao's Who Is Arcade Fire?, there is now a dedicated tumblr to the question our nation's teens, tweens and grandparents have been asking for days: Who Is U2?
Ever think guitarists make some funny faces while they're jamming out a killer solo? So does this hero named Michael who started Slug Solos. If you can't already tell what the site is, he's replaced guitars with giant slugs and the outcome is hilarious.
Guys, emboldened by a podcast that answers the "why is this news?" question, I'm going full Friday ... hit the replies to see a video compilation of every single time Samuel L. Jackson utters "motherfucker" in his movies.
Since it's officially Monday on the east coast, I can't think of a better way to start the week. We're all products of the social media age, so we know what it's like to be bombarded with concert invites, band spam and unrealistic expectations from local bands. Jump to the replies to watch a hilarious video that pretty much sums up most of our lives working in the music industy.
Dr. David Glowacki, a leading US scientist and research fellow at the Royal Society in London, was booted from the Bristol Old Vic after he tried to crowdsurf during Handel's "Messiah."
Dr Glowacki has attacked the decision to force him to leave the concert by saying: ‘Classical music, trying to seem cool and less stuffy, reeks of some sort of fossilised art form undergoing a midlife crisis.’
Baseball is a proud sport, one with almost unlimited tradition and the sport that, perhaps, is most dear to America's heart. 50 Cent's ceremonial first pitch at last night's New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game was neither proud nor traditional, but the Internet will hold it dear to its heart for many moons to come. Put blankly, you couldn't throw a baseball this poorly if you tried your hardest. It's in the replies, of course, where these sorts of things belong.
The most generic, cheesiest pop-punk song ever has been written ... and shockingly it's not by Real Friends! Instead, it's by Sunrise Skater Kids, the joke band from Jarrod Alonge. Hit the replies to hear "Pop Punk Pizza Party."
Ok, not really - but the two did have some fun on twitter yesterday, with Regis poking fun at Raekwon's nickname of "the Chef" with #DownWithTheWu. Then Rae asked "Uncle Regis" for a turkey burger. I like to imagine a world where these two have the highest rated morning talk show in the country.
Avril Lavigne's fans in Brazil paid the equivalent of about $360 USD to take pictures with the singer at arm's length. They were apparently explicitly instructed to not touch Avril. Check out the results in the replies, because man oh man are they hilariously, delightfully awkward.
Following Drake's "incident" last week the Toronto Raptors distributed 1,200 free OVO/Drake-branded lint rollers during game five of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets last night. Life has begun to parody itself and I'm not sure how I feel about it.
What do the Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," the Baha Men's "Who Let The Dogs Out" and Nickelback's "Rockstar" all have in common? They are all music songs and they are all on this page. Please, let us discuss in the replies.
Ok, not really ... but Drake did appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live for a special segment of "I Witness News." He dons a beard and wig before taking to the street to talk to people about, you guessed it, Drake. He accuses himself of peeing in Baby Gap and refusing to acknowledge white sports players at the Espys, which he's hosting later this year. Full video is in the replies.
Since this has been submitted by a ton of you, I thought I'd post it. Someone decided to mash-up Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole" with Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." The end result is "Call Me a Hole," which you can stream in the replies.
Have you ever wanted your favorite Blink 182 song remixed? Or how about someone to comb your girlfriend's hair? Dillon Francis is here to save the day. He has updated his merch store with some pretty funny options.
This has absolutely nothing to do with music (but hey, neither does Kesha and we post about her) -- but it's my site and I feel like sharing the elevator prank video that would make me shit my pants and probably punch a child in makeup. It's in the replies.
Okay, at the risk of this not being news ... it's making the rounds on the Internet, so we have to share. Head to the replies to check out an old TV advertisement from the '90s for a compilation CD (or cassette!!!) simply titled PUNK. It features, of course, bands like Men At Work, INXS, Huey Lewis and The News, The Knack, Romantics, and Toni Basil ... of course. This is a must-watch.
We have an amusing, yet, accurate picture on our Facebook page right now. So why not bring it on our actual site, right? Head to the replies and join the fun by making your own AP.net version of... donuts!
For an excellent lunchtime read, click here to read Dennis Lyxzen (Refused vocalist) write about today's popular music. He weights in on bands like Bring Me the Horizon, Attack Attack!, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk and many more.
A pair of music critics in Winnipeg have written a letter to the commissioner of the National Hockey League. The subject? They don't want Nickelback to play at the first Winnipeg Jets game in 15 years.