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, itís his recipe, not mine. itís 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, Iím going to call people out who I feel are deserving of being exposed for being terrible. Donít 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 sameÖ I mean I wouldn't have let that slide personally but I don't give a shit what other bands doÖ 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 songÖ I didnít 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. Heís such a douche. I asked somebody if I could get his e-mail, because I wasnít trying to start this stupid Twitter thing, I was just bummed. I went to a mutual friend who explained that he wouldnít give out his e-mail address. So I just got an e-mail through this friend that said ďMark wants to come to the...
There appeared to be a lot of commotion around the bar and then outside the venue after Front Porch Stepís 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.'"