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EDITORIAL: Dane Cook Turns One Fund Boston Benefit Into The Dane Cook Show

Comedian Dane Cook – the once prodigal son of Boston comedy – may be feeling a little foolish today, or at least he should be. As scores of musical legends gathered in Boston last night for the One Fund benefit concert, it seems the only thing being talked about the day after is the somewhat […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: Kanye West – “New Slaves”

Artist: Kanye West Song: “New Slaves” Album: Yeezus Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Ladies and gentlemen, Kanye West is back, and he is controversial as ever. This pop icon, who has built his dynasty on constant ingenuity and speculation, debuted his new single, “New Slaves,” via live projections on 66 different buildings across the world. “New Slaves,” […]

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Ke$ha Goes From Bad To Worse; Adds Pitbull To “Crazy Kids” Remix

Last week we brought you a stream of Ke$ha’s “Crazy Kids” remix featuring club-rap phenomenon Will.i.am. The track was, to put it lightly, panned across the board by critics and fans alike. People love Ke$ha’s care-free brand of music, but the addition of Will.i.am.’s referential musical styling was one no one wanted to hear. So […]

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Rick Ross Dropped By Reebok In Light Of Rape Lyric Incident

We’ve already reported on Rick Ross‘ (weak) apology on the matter earlier last week, but it looks like the world has yet to forgive the Miami rapper for his actions. The problem revolves around the following lyrics, which were used in one of his recent singles, “U.O.E.N.O” that go: “put Molly all up in her […]

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Rocketown Promoter Has Different Side To Volumes Controversy

There are two sides to every story, and the latest incident from Rocketown is looking pretty hectic. Last night, the word was Volumes front man Michael Barr was attacked by following his dedication of a song to a homosexual friend (with No Country For New Nashville originally reporting that reasoning, but they have since updated […]

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Volumes Frontman Reportedly Attacked At Rocketown After Dedicating A Song To A Homosexual Friend

Damn, Rocketown. Get it together. Following news earlier in the week that an employee at the Nashville-based Rocketown music venue was fired after wearing a Hostage Calm shirt promoting same sex marriage, word of a new incident at the Tennessee establishment has made its way to UTG. According to various sources at the venue, as […]

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Fired Employee And The Wonder Years Comment On Rocketown Controversy

Expanding on the events taking place at Rocketown earlier this week, both the man fired from the venue and pop-punk outfit The Wonder Years have commented with their direct thoughts on the controversy. Wes was fired for wearing the Hostage Calm band t-shirt stating “I Support Same-Sex Marriage”. Read both statements below and offer your […]

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The Game Is Feuding With Fox News Anchor; Starts #BOYCOTTFOXNEWS11 Twitter Trend

News network Fox News, in its true conservative form, had a writer, Michelle Malkin, who  criticized The Games‘ album cover for Jesus Piece, calling it blasphemous. The Game has since started a boycott of Fox News, starting a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #BOYCOTTFOXNEWS11, and done an interview fully explaining his stance. I’m not sure the Games’ […]

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Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) Ripped Off By American Airlines, Ask For Fan Help

Topshelf Records‘ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) have recently posted on their Facebook page, telling of how they flew to the United Kingdom and twice had their guitar broken by American Airlines. The guitar broke in its flight case once going to England and once going back, and American Airlines has apparently denied […]

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Oceano Release Free Jimi Hendrix Cover, Claim Earache Records Stole Money From Them

Classic rock gets a brutal redo this morning as the one and only Oceano have released their cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Machine Gun.” Now this story may get a little messy, so I’m going to do my absolute best to keep facts straight. Apparently, Oceano were approached by the makers of Homefront: Songs For The […]

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Lupe Fiasco Premieres “Bitch Bad” Video, Reveals Album Art

Lupe Fiasco has never been one to stray from controversy, especially as of late. His single “Lamborghini Angels” went straight for the heart of religion, questioning its effects on society and culture throughout time, and now he’s turning his pen towards the sexes with, “Bitch Bad.” Opting to release a video accompanying the song as […]

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Frankie Palmeri Announces The Return Of Cold Soul Clothing

Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri has announced via Tumblr that his highly controversial clothing line, Cold Soul, will soon be returning to an online retailer near you. Palmer made the announcement with the following message: The Store Is Returning Soon. Thank You All For Your Support. #COLDSOUL If you recall, Palmeri stirred quite a bit of […]