Entries Tagged as 'controversy'

Mark Kozelek Wants The War on Drugs to Fellate Him

October 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on Mark Kozelek Wants The War on Drugs to Fellate Him

Last week, Mark Kozelek seemingly joked that he’d written a song called “War on Drugs: Suck My Cock.” “I challenge War On Drugs to let me join them onstage and play a hilarious song I’ve written called ‘War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself’ at the Fillmore, October 6,” Kozelek wrote […]

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Nirvana’s Going to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — Without Chad Channing

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off on Nirvana’s Going to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — Without Chad Channing

There’s one big sticking for eligibility for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (outside of that whole, y’know, being good and important thing). As in baseball, it’s all about time: To qualify for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there must be a passing of 25 years since the […]

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Prince is Crazy, Contradicts Himself, Previews New 3rdEyeGirl Song

January 28th, 2014 · Comments Off on Prince is Crazy, Contradicts Himself, Previews New 3rdEyeGirl Song

To paraphrase Walt Whitman: Does Prince contradict himself? Very well, then. He is large, and he contains multitudes. Earlier today, The New York Times reported that two weeks ago Prince Rogers Nelson filed a lawsuit — well, his lawyers did on his behalf, anyway — against 22 bootleggers who allegedly posted unauthorized recordings of his […]

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Gang of Four Sell Out to Microsoft

November 10th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Sigh. I don’t even know where to begin. This comment from YouTube of all places hits the spot: “for a band whose first album was based entirely around the notion that consumerist society was slowly eking away at common decency and sense, to go with one of the most unscrupulous tech companies there is is […]

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Kanye West Is Out of His Mind

November 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

As amusing as Kanye West can be sometimes… just… no: “I honestly think Coldplay are on the same level as The Beatles. In 30 years, when Coldplay are old men, people will look back and say, ‘These guys were more talented than The Beatles.’” Um, no they won’t. I can’t even get into how wrong […]

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Sigur Rós – Homage or Fromage?

October 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Sigur Rós – Homage or Fromage?

As some of you may know Sigur rós have spent the decade since they were thrust into the spotlight saying ‘no’ to their music being used in advertising. Yes, they’ve done movies, TV and given music to charity “synchs” (as it is called when you “synchronise” music to picture), but despite rumours to the contrary […]

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Better than OK Computer?

July 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

“You could call it their OK Computer. But it’s arguably better than that.“ I love Arcade Fire as much as the next guy, but whoa nellie, I don’t think Suburbs is worthy of that hyperbole. Of course, I’ve only listened to Suburbs once and OK Computer about a billion times, so I might be jumping […]

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Angry fans demand recall of Duran Duran remasters

July 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

With all the fan backlash regarding the sound quality of EMI’s recent Duran Duran remasters, I’m glad I’ve held off purchasing my third or fourth iterations of albums I’ve owned the better part of my life. Some fans are so disappointed – even angry – over the poor sound quality that they are campaigning for […]

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Is Prince right about the Internet?

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Is Prince right about the Internet?

An amusing, if slightly rant-ish, response to the response Prince received for his social-media-baiting “the Internet is completely over” line. I must admit I reacted with the same dismissive scorn as everyone else did to Prince’s seemingly clueless quip, but I’m not wholly convinced that Prince is as astute about the internet as this author […]

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Beck swoops in and finishes the fight

November 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

My favorite piece of news in the past week is Beck’s musical response to that clueless buffoon from The Fiery Furnaces, who tried to insult Radiohead, blog-style, but missed the point completely. And in attempting to cover his ass retroactively, took a swipe at Beck. Well, Radiohead, in their lofty chairs of utter superiority, ignored […]

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Pink slams Kanye

September 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Pink slams Kanye

I so wish Kanye West had tried to pull his PR stunt with Pink instead of Taylor Swift. Pink would have beaten the shit out of him, citing her Alexander Mcqueen purse with brass knuckles as proof. In this brief interview with Matt Lauer on Today the day after the awards, she pulls no punches, […]

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ROBERT SMITH TYPES LOUDLY

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on ROBERT SMITH TYPES LOUDLY

Robert Smith’s ALL CAPS clarification regarding his opinion on Radiohead’s “idiot business model” for In Rainbows is a defensive, slightly bitter, rambling, and typo-filled reiteration of how mysterious icons of yore should probably avoiding “blogging”, as it sort of sucks the air out of the fantasy balloon. Does anyone really care what the author of […]

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Crystal Thieves

May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Crystal Thieves

Word comes from a Drawer B commenter that Crystal Castles “borrowed” a lot of their sounds from the Chiptune community (Lo-bat in particular) and apparently also appropriated the image of Madonna with a black eye from an uncredited artist. “Crystal Castles has been getting a lot press using the image of getting sounds nobody did […]

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