Rock It Out! Blog over at Consequence of Sound recently interviewed Wavves backstage at their Lollapalooza after party at Chicago’s Empty Bottle...and it went terribly to say the least. During the interview, members of the band walked away, turned off mic sound, and more. Watch it in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 08/09/13 - 10:41 AM
Remember Bloodhound Gang? Of course you don't, but Russia's Minister of Culture has banned the group from performing in his fine country and the band were pelted with eggs shortly thereafter. Apparently, Russians frown on bands putting the Russian flag in their pants. Who knew.
From the articleStill, Russia’s minister of culture, Vladimir Medinsky, wrote on Twitter that “these idiots are not going to perform” in Russia, and that he had spoken with the local authorities to halt the concert.

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Blake Solomon on 08/06/13 - 09:10 AM
Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens) has responded to the controversy surrounding the Polaroid Tour Package his band is offering.
keep in mind Polaroid film is super expensive, your getting the ticket to the show, you get front row over anyone else.. If you only want to pay general admission then just do that. However, if you do like the idea of doing all these things included.. It's ONLY 80 dollars.. I would never charge someone money for just a picture with me.. I try and do anything and everything for my fans.. I do in fact have a family, and that family needs to be fed.. So thanks for supporting us and helping me continue to tour.. Without you there is no us! Love you Kellin
Drew Beringer on 08/05/13 - 12:23 PM
Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes looks to have called out Sleeping With Sirens frontman Kellin Quinn for his $80 polaroid picture special.
Ryan Gardner on 08/05/13 - 08:38 AM
Another Lana Del Rey demo has hit the internet and this time around she's taking shots at Lady Gaga. Jump to the replies to stream "So Legit."
Stefani you suck / I know you selling 20 million / Wish they could’ve seen you when we booed you off in Williamsburg. / You’re looking like a man, you’re talking like a baby / How the f*** is your song in a Coke commercial, crazy / You called me the queen of the downtown scene, babe / How the f*** would you go switch it up and then replace me?
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/24/13 - 04:56 PM
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.
Drew Beringer on 07/18/13 - 05:17 AM
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.
Drew Beringer on 07/17/13 - 01:30 AM
Looks like Riff Raff will be suing the creators of Spring Breakers, claiming they used his identity without his permission.

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Drew Beringer on 07/16/13 - 02:08 PM
The Weeknd released a video for a new song titled "Belong to the World" last night and was then promptly called out by Portishead member Geoff Barrow for using an uncleared Portishead sample. Barrow has since also commented that it "its got fuk all to do with money! As most of them are hiphop artist that are skint."
Ryan Dennehy on 07/15/13 - 06:15 AM
Forbearance have kicked out frontman Jordan Kuruc following an insensitive tweet about the Boston bombing.
Just to clear up any confusion, Jordan Kuruc is no longer a member of Forbearance. We have withdrawn from our upcoming shows in respect of this situation.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/03/13 - 09:34 AM
Tyler, The Creator is in hot water once again - this time for his Mountain Dew ad that was pulled due to its racist undertones. The ad has been called "arguably the most racist commercial in history" by scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins. You can view it in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 05/01/13 - 11:04 AM
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...
Chris Collum on 04/24/13 - 10:25 AM
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.
Chris Collum on 04/22/13 - 02:34 PM
Chris Brown told a radio station that he is no longer with Rihanna. Then Rihanna tweeted, "This is terrible." One more national disaster, in the books.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/29/13 - 10:11 AM
Ghost Beach put up a pro-piracy/anti-piracy billboard in Times Square. You can read a message from the band about it in the replies.

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Drew Beringer on 03/28/13 - 12:01 PM
PropertyOfZack has confirmed that Jonny Craig tried out for The Voice but did not advance into the competition because of his background check and that he was "too controversial."
Drew Beringer on 03/15/13 - 02:13 PM
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.
Chris Collum on 03/07/13 - 01:16 PM
James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) is suing DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy.
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.
Drew Beringer on 03/04/13 - 09:30 AM
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...
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/21/13 - 06:50 PM
Donald Trump is threatening to sue Mac Miller for using his name in his song "Donald Trump."

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Keagan Ilvonen on 02/01/13 - 06:42 AM
After celebrating his 37th birthday last night, Rick Ross crashed his Rolls-Royce while avoiding gunfire in an attempted drive-by shooting.
Drew Beringer on 01/28/13 - 02:29 PM
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.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/28/13 - 10:05 AM
Update #2: The promoter for Rockettown has spoken out and addressed the situation as false.

Update: Apparently it was a member of security that jumped Michael.

Tonight, Michael Barr from Volumes was jumped at the Nashville venue Rockettown. Apparently he dedicated a song to a gay friend which didn't go over well.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/26/13 - 10:15 PM
Chief Keef is being sued for child support... by a girl who's still in middle school.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/22/13 - 12:36 AM
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."
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Jason Tate on 01/18/13 - 11:58 AM
Apparently, the singer of The Scenic is using the band's name to release a new album. Founder of the band, Frank Romantino isn't okay with this.
From FrankI'm embarrassed that I even have to write this but I have no choice. Let me start of by saying I created The Scenic in 2006 in my basement with a group of friends. In 2008 Jeremy joined the band as the new singer, I reached out to Victory and got us a record deal. The Scenic was a BAND!!! Everyone was involved with the song writing and anyone claiming to write the songs by themselves is blatantly lying. It's a fact that no one has been in The Scenic longer than me ( I was in it from the very beginning to the very end). I don't think...
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/16/13 - 08:01 AM
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.
Jake Denning on 01/11/13 - 08:24 PM
Enter Shikari have released a statement regarding yesterday's For Today incident.
StatementYesterday, the guitarist from ‘christian metalcore’ band For Today (a band Enter Shikari have previous toured the US alongside) made a series of offensive tweets of his thoughts on the ‘sin’ of homosexuality. such statements should not be allowed to pass without being commented upon and having a light shone on them, and – thankfully – a lot of artists and journalists have spoken out against his comments. Rou wanted to share his own thoughts….

Like most sane people I was completely knocked for six by this statement from… no, not a mentally deranged ageing goofball politician, or a fundamentalist...
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/11/13 - 12:39 PM
Did American Idol winner Phillip Phillips rip off Field Days (ex-Paper Rival) with his hit "Home?" Head to the replies to compare and you be the judge.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/11/13 - 09:50 AM
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.
Jake Denning on 11/29/12 - 12:37 AM
Surrounded By Monsters have dropped off their tour with The Bunny The Bear due to the latter's disrespectful nature. Watch a video explanation in the replies.
DescriptionWe, Surrounded By Monsters, regret to inform our fans that we have decided to drop the remaining dates on The Bunny The Bear tour. This is a decision made by Surrounded By Monsters and not anyone else. We are very sorry to those who were planning on coming to see us at the scheduled shows, but we refuse to continue to support a band like The Bunny The Bear. From the start of this tour The Bunny The Bear has been disrespectful and confrontational to ticket holders by calling people in the audience derogatory...
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/26/12 - 01:58 PM
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.
Ryan Gardner on 11/12/12 - 01:01 PM
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.

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Jason Tate on 11/12/12 - 11:13 AM
Matt Nathanson has accused Taylor Swift of stealing one of his lyrics.

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Drew Beringer on 11/07/12 - 11:13 AM
Update: Now I See Stars are claiming that Radke is lying. Let the games begin.

Falling In Reverse has kicked I See Stars off the The Thug In Me Is You tour. You can read an official statement from Ronnie Radke in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 11/02/12 - 04:15 PM
Skrillex and Ellie Goulding have broken up. Yet, somehow I was still able to get up out of bed this morning.
Drew Beringer on 10/30/12 - 11:58 AM
Deryck Whibley (Sum 41) and his girlfriend dressed up as Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger for Halloween. The hilarity doesn't end there however, as Kroeger countered with a pretty sick burn.

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Drew Beringer on 10/29/12 - 10:29 AM
Nelly was busted at Texas checkpoint with weed, heroin, and a loaded gun. The same exact one Fiona Apple just got in trouble with for having hash.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 10/11/12 - 11:07 PM
A video of the incident that led to Ronnie Radke being arrested for tossing mic stands into a crowd and injuring people, can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/01/12 - 02:20 PM
After leaking their major label debut last night due to Epic/Columbia records telling the band they would be releasing the album sometime next year, Death Grips' website has been pulled.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/01/12 - 01:07 PM
Fiona Apple was arrested in Texas for hash possession.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 09/24/12 - 07:33 AM
Jonny Craig has been replaced in Dance Gavin Dance. Yawn.

Update: Dance Gavin Dance has officially announced that Jonny Craig will no longer be a part of their future.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/20/12 - 03:56 PM
Looks like Jonny Craig is up to no good again. Why do people keep giving him chances in life again?

Edit: Jonny says that he won't be at any more dates on the All-Stars tour, and Dance Gavin Dance will perform as Secret Band for the remaining shows. Whatever happened apparently was not drug related.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 08/12/12 - 06:57 AM
Skrillex has commented on Deadmau5's "we all press play" comment to The Daily Beast.
SkrillexListen, I’m proud of what I do and this is not directed towards Deadmau5 personally, but if you’re going to denounce something you’re a part of… the thing about DJing is it’s a platform to create a vibe,” says Skrillex. “It’s all about creating an effect. The Ramones played fuckin’ four chords. It’s about the emotion, the movement, the music you create. The ‘pushing buttons’ criticism is just missing the point. You could invalidate anything if you wanted to.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 08/09/12 - 11:43 AM
Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe was released from prison in the Czech Republic last week, and now he has released a statement about his ordeal there. Read it in below.
Statement from Randy Blythe Greetings. This is D. Randall Blythe, checking in from my beloved hometown of Richmond, VA, United States of America. I was recently released on bail from Pankrác Prison in Prague, Czech Republic, after over a month of incarceration. Now that I am out for the moment, I would like to say a few things.

1. While in prison, I had minimal knowledge of how my case was viewed anywhere but the Czech Republic. I was told by my attorney that I had a lot support from peers in the music industry,...
Thomas Nassiff on 08/06/12 - 06:51 AM
MC Chris kicked 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.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/24/12 - 04:29 AM
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