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Still facing backlash from her performance at SXSW the night before, where she gave an over the top, theatrical performance involving a mechanical bull, fake vomit and the consumption of various BBQ meats (all at the sponsorship of Doritos, which required attendees to tweet marketing hashtags on Twitter to receive a ticket), Lady Gaga graced …[ read more ]

April 22nd, 2014
Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar

Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo:  From Huffington Post Just because she’s nearly the same size as her instrument doesn’t mean this Japanese girl’s metal solo won’t melt your face clean off. Known on YouTube only as Li-sa-x, the 8-year-old shared this video last December in which she covers “Scarified” by Racer X. …[ read more ]

When the band publicly stated they would not pay the photographer, a bit of a facebook firestorm broke out……   Hey Alter Bridge, is $75 going to break the bank??????? It’s difficult to ignore the fact that photographers are finding it harder to get paid for their work now more than ever, but a recent altercation between …[ read more ]

In the beginning of April, Sydney-based photographer Rohan Anderson found himself embroiled in a nasty back-and-forth with the band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus over a photo of his they had used without credit or permission. Often, when you let someone know they’ve infringed on your copyright, you get an apology and an offer to make things right. This is not …[ read more ]

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Madonna’s bra, worth $2545, has been stolen from a photo shoot in New York. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that a number of Madonna’s undergarments were stolen from the L’uomo Vogue photo shoot in New York on March 20. Also missing is a $345 thong and $515 pair of briefs. The bra was designed by …[ read more ]

Albums seem to be a dying breed these days. Now more than ever we are in a singles driven society. Passive fans download and stream their favorite songs. But music lovers enjoy full albums. I recently released my 3rd full-length album. It’s not a collection of songs, but rather a complete piece of art. The album …[ read more ]

Pop quiz: Who has been the most influential and powerful person in pop music over the last 20 years? Britney Spears? Madonna? Michael Jackson? Beyonce? Simon Cowell? Sure, these people have all been extraordinarily successful, but what if we told you that there’s one man whose musical accomplishments easily trumps all of these artists? And what if we told …[ read more ]

1. We’re Having Technical Difficulties Even if your guitar just caught fire. Well actually, that would be hilarious if you said it then. But when bands sheepishly admit it into the mic, it’s uncomfortable and kills the vibe. Technical difficulties are your fault. Even when they’re not. It’s your stage. It’s your show. You should …[ read more ]

Johnny Cash’s heavily anticipated “lost album,” Out Among the Stars, is currently streaming in full at The Guardian, one week before its March 25th release date. Why Johnny Cash Is One of the Greatest Singers Ever The LP features 12 previously unheard songs recorded between 1981 and 1984, during a low-point in the country legend’s career. Producer …[ read more ]

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