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Rap Genius Founder Fired For Being a Complete Dickhead About Elliot Rodger

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THAT you’re able to think up and found one of the web’s hotter properties does show that you’ve got some smarts. You’re good at doing something at least. But that’s not to say that having done that that you’re …

Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Money, Music, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Copyright Suits: Beastie Boys Lose The Right To Say ‘No’

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WHEN Adam Yauch passed away, his fellow Beastie Boys were told, in no uncertain terms, that they should respect his legacy by never allowing their music to be used in advertisements.

And so, the Beasties are now taking on …

Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Money, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Here’s Some New Music From Shy And Not-At-All-Money-Mad Queen

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THE notoriously shy and not-at-all-money-obsessed Queen have confirmed plans to release a new album featuring previously unheard tracks sung by their late frontman Freddie Mercury.

Since Freddie’s untimely death, Queen have never been so busy, putting out musicals under …

Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kasabian Release An ‘Important’ Message To The Cool Kids

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MODERN rock ‘n’ roll is in a treacherous place – it is ruled by musicians too masculine and backward looking, while the rest of the world’s genres has mixed it all up.

And without any trace of irony, Kasabian’s …

Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


AKB48: Japanese Girlgroup Attacked With A Saw

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RECENTLY, women’s rights have been shoved to the forefront of the debate, thanks to a number of dreadful events. It has been difficult for some men to read the #YesToWomen hashtag, which has shown just how unsettling life can …

Posted: 27th, May 2014 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jack White: Bring Back The Clapometer At Gigs

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NOTICED how there’s a lot of rock musicians complaining about the modern world lately? Like lunatics shouting at cars for being evil horseless carriages, spewing out Satan’s plume, they gripe and bitch about every modern development… apart from the …

Posted: 23rd, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Led Zeppelin Sued For ‘Stairway’ Rip-Off – Hear The Evidence

 

TO crate diggers and muso-nerds, this won’t be news at all, but to the occasional rock fan, you may not know that Led Zeppelin’s iconic ‘Stairway To Heaven’ has been accused of being a rip-off for quite some time.…

Posted: 21st, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bob Marley’s Ghost Arrives In Court

ONE thing you can always rely on, with the music industry, is that someone is going to sue someone else, trying to stake a claim to a song, or music, they had no part in writing.

And people wonder why …

Posted: 20th, May 2014 | In: Money, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Black Keys: Proud To Be Luddites

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FANS of the Black Keys are, like the band themselves, people who look back at a fabled ‘golden age’ of rock that doesn’t actually exist.

See, a lot of fans of bluesy dadrock will tell themselves that, once upon …

Posted: 20th, May 2014 | In: Music, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mötley Crüe Goes ‘Triple R’: The Best Bits From The Hot Mess Film

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IF there’s one thing you can say about Mötley Crüe, is that their band name is a total pain in the arse to type on a computer, if you want to do it correctly.

Of course, there’s more to …

Posted: 20th, May 2014 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Someone tell Rita Ora There’s No Fast-Track To Stardom

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YOU may have seen Rita Ora’s face knocking around and indeed, may have heard some of her songs on the radio. However, putting the sounds to the face is a trickier prospect. While Miley Cyrus and One Direction swiped …

Posted: 19th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Led Zeppelin To Reunite At An Alright Jamaican Party

 

IT seems weird when really famous bands don’t get back together, especially when the lead singer is still alive. Look at Abba. Look at Talking Heads. Look at The Smiths.

Look at Led Zeppelin.

With the latter, Bonzo has …

Posted: 19th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liberace And Elvis Jam On Guitar And Piano In 1956

NOVEMBER 1 1965:

Liberace, piano virtuoso who became known as Mr. Showmanship, is shown with Elvis Presley at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas in November, 1956. (AP Photo)

 

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Posted: 16th, May 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Zoology Discography: 10 Records By Animal Named Bands

OVER the years, there have been a veritable zoo of musical acts with animal names: The Monkees, The Turtles, Three Dog Night, Gorillaz, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Eagles, The Byrds, A Flock of Seagulls, etc. We could go on …

Posted: 15th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Elvis Presly Fans Dance On A Traffic Island Outside The Palais De Danse Hall in Nottingham

AUGUST 22, 1977:

Mourning fans of the late Elvis Presley, dance on a traffic island outside the Palais de Danse hall in Nottingham where the convention of the dead star’s official British fan club was held.

 

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Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Which A Cruise Ship Plays Seven Nation Army On Her Horn

HERE’S cruise ship playing Seven Nation Army on her horn:

 

Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Beyonce, Solange and Jay Z in elevator scrap! Here are the theories…

SO, you may have been under a rock and missed the news that Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z, right in front for her sister Beyonce, in a lift.

And yes, there’s a lovely video of it.

 

Of course, it …

Posted: 12th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eurovision: Nice One Conchita Wurst But Frank Zappa And Steve Kardynal Did It First And Better

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AND so it came to be that Thomas Neuwirth transformed a drippy signer with a terrible voice into Conchita Wurst – a bearded singer in a dress with a nightclub singer’s voice.

 

 

 

And he won Eurovison.…

Posted: 12th, May 2014 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lily Allen And The Horrors of Aggressive Marketing

 

ONE thing that has always been a major force in music, is marketing. Songs don’t accidentally find their way to listeners, unless you’re a crazy crate digger who actively looks between the cracks for music.

One of the finest …

Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Are The Arctic Monkeys Dialling It In?

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REMEMBER when the Arctic Monkeys first burst onto the scene? Ordinary kids, making sharp, loud rock ‘n’ roll coupled with slanted looks at society and crapfun nights out? Even if they weren’t your bag, they sure were fun …

Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Copyright Is Corporate Theft: People Who Illegally Download Buy Music Too

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EVERYONE outside of the music industry knows that people who illegally download also buy music. For example, Person A buys a lot of vinyl, but also illegally downloads a load of stuff he wouldn’t normally buy, like that song …

Posted: 7th, May 2014 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Star Tracks: 6 Weird Songs About Famous People

WHEN Joe DiMaggio heard his name in Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson”, he reportedly went into a rage and wanted to sue. To him, it sounded like an insult and insinuated that he was dead (“Joltin’ Joe has left and

Posted: 7th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


9 Reasons Why Courtney Love Is Wrong About Saxophones In Rock ‘n’ Roll

courtney loveSHE really is fun to have around, but Courtney Love isn’t exactly known for being right very often. While talking about Bruce Springsteen, she said she liked him, but didn’t really like his music and had a leave a show …

Posted: 7th, May 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You Won’t Believe Where Tupac Has Been Living

 

REMEMBER when Tupac died? That was sad wasn’t it? Well, Suge Knight, who just so happened to be in the driver’s seat of the car that was filled with bullets back in ’96, which resulted in wounds that led …

Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0