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Even Emmure Look Bored Listening To Their New Song

Whenever a band makes it their business to try and push the boundaries of music and good taste they run the risk of eventually painting themselves into a corner. After more than half a decade of touring and a steady stream of new material every eighteen months or so, it seems Emmure have finally reached this point themselves, and it does not bode well for their upcoming studio album.

Over the weekend, a new song from Emmure titled “Nemesis” found its way online. It’s the first song to surface from the upcoming album Eternal Enemies, and in sticking with …

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Tommy Lee Not Participating In Meet And Greets On Motley Crue’s Farewell Tour

Fans hoping to meet Motley Crue on their final tour will be excited to learn the band is offering VIP ticket packages that include meet and greet sessions, but it appears not every member of the band will be participating.

Motley Crue announced plans to embark on their farewell tour year yesterday afternoon, and at 10AM this morning pre-sales began in many markets nationwide. To help move a few extra tickets at a premium, Motley Crue also unveiled a four-tiered set of VIP ticket packages that will go on sale later this week. The two top packages, both costing over …

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Quentin Tarantino Suing Gawker For Sharing Leaked ‘Hateful Eight’ Script

Do not mess with a creative man scorned by piracy.

The Hollywood Reporter is running a story this morning that claims filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is suing Gawker after the news and entertainment website posted his leaked Hateful Eight script without his permission.

Last week, Quentin Tarantino made headlines worldwide after revealing to Deadline he would not be making The Hateful Eight as his next film. The title had been rumored to be Tarantino’s next project for a while, but the Pulp Fiction filmmaker changed his mind after an early version of the script began circulating throughout Hollywood without his consent. …

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Trinidad Jame$ Debuts “L.I.A.R.S.”

Atlanta native Trinidad Jame$ recently stirred up a bit of controversy when he was quoted claiming that Atlanta currently runs the New York City rap scene. As soon as his comments got out everyone from radio NYC DJs to rappers began crying foul, and now Jame$ has fired back with a new track titled “L.I.A.R.S.”

Released as a free MP3, “L.I.A.R.S.” finds Jame$ addressing the rumors and insults thrown his way in recent weeks. He does not directly mention his comments, but there are plenty of references to NYC, including a shoutout of sorts for Hot97, that make the message …

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Feminist Blogger Claims Lorde’s Hit Single ‘Royals’ Is Racist

In the last month sixteen-year-old New Zealand native Lorde has become one of the most recognizable people on the planet. She has more internet hype than #StarbucksDrakeHands, and recently became the youngest female to top the Billboard Hot 100 in two decades. Now, at the very peak of her time in the spotlight, a female blogger is attacking the young singer and her smash hit “Royals” with claims of racism.

Let’s take it from the top. Veronica Bayetti Flores, a blogger for Feministing.com, recently posted a column picking apart Lorde’s hit single “Royals.” In her piece, Flores accused …

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Miley Cyrus ‘Wrecking Ball’ Video Prompts University To Remove Sculpture Following Nude Student Parodies

This was bound to happen sooner or later, right? Let’s just be happy no one was (hilariously) hurt.

Grand Valley State University in Michigan has announced removal of a long-standing sculpture from its campus following an outbreak of nude students spotted parodying the video for Miley Cyrus’ new single, “Wrecking Ball.” No, this is not a joke.

The sculpture at the center of this story is essentially a wrecking ball suspended a few feet off the ground by a large metal chain. As far as we can tell the sculpture has never drawn much attention in the 18 …

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Lady Gaga Claims Perez Hilton Is Stalking Her

Oh, Mother Monster, what have you gone and done now?

Hours before Lady Gaga took over New York for the premiere of her “Applause” video, the queen of all things theatrical in modern pop music made waves online for a story that has almost nothing whatsoever to do with her highly-anticipated new album.

It is no secret that Lady Gaga has been an object of obsession for members of the press since she debuted on the pop scene, but in recent months it has become clear that the over-the-top singer has grown tired of the constant attention. Now, upon …

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J. Cole Apologizes For Autism Lyric

The rap game is not the same as it was five years ago. Saying something controversial is still a proven marketing tactic, but more and more often there are groups coming out of the woodwork to attack rappers who choose to cross political/moral/decency lines when spitting rhymes. Rick Ross came under a ton of fire earlier this year for allegedly encouraging rape in a lyric, and ever since an increasing number of rappers have begun trying to get ahead of any controversy their words may spawn. J. Cole is the latest to do this, and his response may be the …

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Rolling Stone Magazine Responds To Backlash Over Magazine Cover Featuring Bombing Suspect

If you missed it, which is highly doubtful at this point, Rolling Stone revealed the cover of their upcoming August issue and it features a rather rockstar-esque photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of the two Boston bombing suspects. He looks more like a rock idol than he does a terrorist, or is that just me? I guess not, because both CVS and Walgreens announced earlier today that they will not sell this edition of the magazine in their stores. Because of those announcements, and many other stores announcing they will not sell this issue, Rolling Stone’s editors decided to …

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Portishead Member Upset Of The Weeknd’s Sampling Of “Machine Gun”

Just hours after the debut of The Weeknd‘s new single “Belong To The World,” a member of the band sampled on the track has made their anger of the song’s release known to the public.

Taking to Twitter in the middler of the night, Portishead Guitarist Geoff Barrow wrote, “When someone asks to sample you and you refuse they should have the respect as a fellow artist to not use it.”

A sample of “Machine Gun,” which originally appeared on the Portishead album Third, serves as the backbone to the beat that accompanies The Weeknd …

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Radio Station Calls Out Machine Head For Fake Amps, Band Responds (And Doesn’t Give A Shit)

A few weeks ago, Bronx drummer Jorma Vik made headlines around the world for mocking Black Veil Brides‘ use of empty/fake amps during their performance on Van’s Warped Tour. We covered the story, and the debate that took place in the days that followed found music fans from all over citing instances of other, bigger bands using similar tactics to up their stage presence. The most referenced band, Machine Head, practically perfected the use of fake amps to make themselves appear (even) larger-than-life on stage before the members of Black Veil Brides could walk. For some reason, which can …

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Attila Frontman Defends Use Of ‘Faggot,’ Claims He Is Not A Homophobe

Attila frontman Chris Fronzak, known to many as Fronz, has taken to Twitter to respond to allegations that he is a homophobe.

Anyone familiar with the world of Attila knows the band essentially makes their living on controversy. Their new album, About That Life, features talk of hard-partying, violence against haters, sex, drug use, and pretty much every hot button topic in between. On the song “Callout,” which famously lead the Westboro Baptist Church to announce a protest of the band’s upcoming Kansas performance, Fronz tells listeners that those who hate gay people should be beat literally moments before …