In response to the outrage towards its recent cover featuring terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Rolling Stone has added an editor's note to its online version of the story. Despite that, stores like Walgreens and CVS have banned the issue from appearing on its newsstands.
Rolling Stone recently made the poor decision to feature terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its upcoming issue. Many are not pleased, including David Draiman, the vocalist for nu-metal band Disturbed. He took to the band's Facebook page to put the magazine on blast, which you can read in the replies.
Grimes has taken to Tumblr to express her dismay concerning the sexism and objectification that she has experienced since becoming famous. Read the full post here.
I don’t want to have to compromise my morals in order to make a living...i dont want my words to be taken out of context...i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized...i dont want to live in a world where im gonna have to start employing body guards because this kind of behavior is so commonplace and accepted...I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to ‘help me out’ (without being asked), as if i did this by accident and i’m gonna flounder without...
ELLE magazine recently did a profile of Kim Gordon, formerly of Sonic Youth. In the article she talks about the band's legacy, what she's been up to since the band entered a hiatus, and sheds some light on the details of her split with frontman Thurston Moore that triggered the hiatus. You can read it here.
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.
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.
Slayer have issued a statement regarding drummer Dave Lombardo's recent claims. Jon Dette is filling in on the band's current Australian tour.
Slayer confirms that Jon Dette will drum for the band on its Australian tour that starts this Saturday, February 23 in Brisbane. As regards Dave Lombardo‘s Facebook post, Slayer does not agree with Mr. Lombardo‘s substance or the timeline of the events, except to acknowledge that Mr. Lombardo came to the band less than a week before their scheduled departure for Australia to present an entirely new set of terms for his engagement that were contrary to those that had been previously agreed upon.
The band was unable to reach an agreement on these...
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.
This is an odd story to try and follow - but this is what I've pieced together: Two days ago, a woman made an accusation that she was raped in her sleep by the lead singer of Gaza. The band responded on Facebook (message in the replies), and now the accuser has removed the aforementioned statement from her page and replaced it with a new one that says, "Neither of us are retracting our respective statements— instead we are deciding to not discuss it further and move on. This agreement means I will be unable to answer questions about this. I want to apologize to Gaza as a whole, my intention never was to damper the reputation or musical careers of the members, and I apologize to them." ... read more
After yesterday's comments by For Today guitarist Mike Reynolds, he has decided to leave the band in pursuits of Bible college with his wife. A statement from vocalist Mattie Montgomery can be viewed in the replies.
Update:Mike Reynolds has posted a statement of his own.
A South Lyon, Michigan teacher has been suspended without pay for allowing a student to play a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song, "Same Love" for the class. Head to the replies to hear the song in question.
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.
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.
MC Chriskicked a fan out of his show in Philly last Tuesday (7/17) over a tweet about the opening act. Then after the incident spread like wildfire over the internet throughout Wednesday, he released a not so sincere apology which you can watch in the replies.
A Las Vegas publication has published an article about Last Call, and it includes some details about how the band was "abandoned" by Mightier Than Sword Records. Mightier Than Sword is the label that put Blink-182's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket for preorder last July, a preorder which is now over a year old with no sign of the record ever coming out. The label's social media pages have not been active since March.
Tonight's CBGB Festival in New York was shut down after former Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan allegedlystabbed the band's current bassist, Mike Couls. Sources report that another man was also bitten, but both victims are expected to be okay. Flanagan has been taken into police custody.