controversy

Louis CK’s “Sincerely” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 9, 2020

It can’t be bullying

A Few More Details From James Safechuck’s Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson

By Alyson Camus | March 12, 2019

even more insidious than you could imagine

On The Importance Of Dan Reed’s ‘Leaving Neverland’

By Alyson Camus | March 8, 2019

The magical character of my childhood died a long time ago and ‘Leaving Neverland’ is the rightful nail on the coffin

I miss the old Kanye

By Mary Rudzis | April 30, 2018

Whatever “dragon energy” is I’m almost sure it’s the only common ground Kanye and Trump have

Taylor Swift, America’s Not-So-Sweetheart

By Mary Rudzis | September 2, 2017

Young middle class girls

Did Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes Try To Attend Sting’s Concert At The Bataclan?

By Alyson Camus | November 14, 2016

‘They came, I threw them out’

Jon Bon Jovi: His Band Has Not Been Inducted Into The Rock Hall of Fame Because Of Two ‘Fuckers’

By Alyson Camus | November 3, 2016

‘I called [the guy] a few choice words’

And Here Is The ‘Pork Morrissey’

By Alyson Camus | October 17, 2016

‘he tried to push his views down the public’s throats’

Documentary Exploring Eazy-E’s Death Fails Its Kickstarter Campaign

By Alyson Camus | October 16, 2016

‘The FACTS are simply jaw dropping.’

Did Roger Waters Get Too Political At Desert Trip?

By Alyson Camus | October 12, 2016

Should art be political, always political?

Trump May Have Said Much Worse Things Caught On Tape… Like The N-Word?

By Alyson Camus | October 10, 2016

‘Donald Trump is a friend of mine, and he works very hard’

Who Is Going To Leave The US If Trump Is Elected?

By Alyson Camus | October 6, 2016

I think about moving home to Denmark

Kim Kardashian Robbery Is Making People Suspicious

By Alyson Camus | October 5, 2016

Who travels with $10 million in jewelry without any security?

Topshop Pull Out $700 Punk Jacket Because Of Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace

By Alyson Camus | September 21, 2016

‘you’re selling a $700 leather jacket with my bands name on it and you have no permission’

Morrissey Banned Meat at Riot Fest

By Alyson Camus | September 20, 2016

People were outraged

Globelamp Reaching Out To Sean Lennon For Help, Because Of Foxygen Booking In Music Festival

By Alyson Camus | September 8, 2016

‘their abuse cannot be the responsibility of every single person they cross paths with professionally’

Kanye West: ‘ Casting, Multiracial women only’

By Alyson Camus | September 7, 2016

alarmingly similar to Hilter’s pseudoscience of eugenics

Department Store Barneys Is Selling Black Flag Shirts For $265

By Alyson Camus | August 4, 2016

Could at least Henry Rollins comment on this in his weekly column?

Michael Jackson’s Nephews Are Suing Radar Online

By Alyson Camus | July 29, 2016

‘The defamation/lies are just too much and it has to stop’

Woody Guthrie’s Landlord Was Racist Fred Trump, Donald’s Father

By Alyson Camus | July 23, 2016

‘Old Man Trump knows/Just how much/Racial Hate/he stirred up/In the bloodpot of human hearts’

Trumpton Creators Not Happy With Radiohead’s Video ‘Burn The Witch’

By Alyson Camus | May 16, 2016

‘We consider that there is a breach of copyright and we are deciding what to do next.’

Poster For The Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism Banned In London Transport

By Alyson Camus | July 9, 2015

‘We are dumbfounded and perplexed at this rather silly decision. Perhaps something to do with the fact that it’s the Rolling Stones and controversy still seems to follow them everywhere,’ declared a spokesperson for the Rolling Stones.

Washington City Paper Refuses To Take Pictures At Foo Fighters’ 20th Anniversary Blowout In D.C.

By Alyson Camus | July 4, 2015

‘In a conversation with the band’s management, City Paper was told that these types of contracts are “standard” and they “protect the band.” But that’s not even close to being true. The Rolling Stones, to name one huge act, aren’t demanding newspapers sign over their pictures and the Stones are in the middle of selling out half of the stadiums in North America.’

Next Week, Kanye West’s Glastonbury Performance Could Go Either Way

By Alyson Camus | June 20, 2015

‘You’ve got more attention on that Saturday night set from Kanye than maybe anything else. Who knows what will happen? He could walk out there and have 100,000 people bottle him on stage or he could walk out there and show the world that nothing else matters except for that moment. And I’m sure that is what he will do.’

A New Change.Org Petition About Kurt Cobain’s Investigation Misbehaving

By Alyson Camus | June 19, 2015

After noting the strange grading on ‘Soaked in Bleach’ IMDb page (probably demonstrating a manipulation of the data), after knowing about Courtney Love’s direct threats to the theaters screening SIB, I would not be surprised if people were also messing up with these petitions. However, since the previous ones have never lead anywhere, I wonder what they are afraid about?

Deadmau5 Tries To Cancel ‘Deadmouse: the Musical’

By Alyson Camus | June 18, 2015

Courtney Love was not the only one sending cease or desist letters this week, Deadmau5 has done the exact same thing! He is targeting ‘Deadmouse: the Musical’, which is described as a ‘comedy about a mouse who aspires to be a house DJ but is discriminated against for being a mouse’

Why Were ‘Soaked In Bleach’ Screenings Canceled In Hollywood?

By Alyson Camus | June 14, 2015

Anyway, the independent theater hasn’t denied it, it has even tweeted the following a few days ago: ‘Regarding Soaked in Bleach. the engagement was cancelled, Join us for one of the many great ‪#indiefilms we regularly present in ‪#Hollywood’.

The Coup De Grace To Punk: Virgin Money Announces The Sex Pistols Credit Cards

By Alyson Camus | June 9, 2015

‘In launching these cards, we wanted to celebrate Virgin’s heritage and difference. The Sex Pistols challenged convention and the established ways of thinking – just as we are doing today in our quest to shake up UK banking.’… it was ‘time for consumers to put a little bit of rebellion in their pocket,’

The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne: ‘90% Of Montage Of Heck Is Total Bullshit’

By Alyson Camus | June 9, 2015

I had told him this before and I basically reiterated, “I think that what you should do is give her everything, and run as if your very life depends on it. Sign everything over to her from this moment and just be gone. And if you need money, just go out and do a fucking solo tour, play acoustic guitar, you’ll be fine.” He felt like he was trapped. He was embarrassed by her. He wanted to divorce her. He wanted to get out of it. But he was too much of a mess to get out of it.’

No Made In America In Los Angeles This Year!

By Alyson Camus | June 5, 2015

‘This is not at all a stepping back — this is a reevaluation of the model of going from one location to two to three,’ told Budweiser VP of marketing Brian Perkins to Billboard. ‘We’re a very ambitious brand, and we have a very ambitious partner in Jay Z, who also dreams big. And we always want to do big, bold things with music under the moniker of Budweiser Made In America.’

Action Bronson’s Show Cancelled At NXNE Because Of A Petition

By Alyson Camus | May 30, 2015

‘Then dig your shorty out cuz I geeked her up on molly/Have her eating dick, no need for seasoning/If seven dudes are in the room then she’s pleasing them/Like a trooper. Hit her in the pooper. Throw her in the shower/Then I take her out to Lupa I’m kinky, I’ll hit it even if it’s stinky/Put em in the shower, make the pussy brand new Ran through/Give ’em money what I can’t do Stuff her lunchbox & burn her with the candle.’

Michael Jackson’s Last Molestation Case Dismissed

By Alyson Camus | May 29, 2015

Choreographer Wade Robson sued the Jackson estate in 2013, claiming the king of pop had molested him during a 7-year stretch beginning 1990, when Robson was only 7. Unfortunately for him, Robson had testified that the singer had never abused him (during another molestation case in 2005), but he now claims that he got a revelation during a therapy session

Private Investigator Tom Grant Got His Facebook Account Suspended!

By Alyson Camus | May 28, 2015

‘Your post was reported for violating Facebook’s Community Standards on nudity’? Of course it is totally false, Tom Grant has never posted any nude pictures, and he is a very ethical guy who has even deleted comments, if they were too accusatory against Courtney Love or anybody else.

Nicki Minja Blocked Twitter Fans Complaining About Tidal

By Alyson Camus | May 25, 2015

The woulda’s and coulda’s all day are going bye bye,’… she deleted the tweet afterward of course. The blocked fans couldn’t believe it and tweeted ‘i can’t believe the person i idolize has blocked me. after me paying vip for the pinkprint tour and everything. Nicki Minaj blocked me… because i told her i can’t afford tidal and i asked her to put the videos on Vevo.’

Jack White Has Declared ‘Music Sacred’!

By Alyson Camus | May 24, 2015

Despite what his label pretends, Jack White has declared music sacred because he is a pompous royalty pissed off that the system allows kids to get his music for free. He is angry that Tidal is going to sink, because why would anyone pick Tidal over Spotify or YouTube when you can use these two for free?

Taylor Swift Borrowed $13,000 Worth Of Clothes From A Sex Shop To Make ‘Bad Blood’

By Alyson Camus | May 22, 2015

Taylor Swift borrowed all the latex outfits, she and her friends are wearing in the clip, from a Los Angeles erotic boutique. Shawn Gentry, director of operations for The Stockroom, said that the shop will make a ‘full run’ of the outfits worn by Swift and her friends.

Is It Worrisome, Courtney Love Is Still Admired By Some Young Artists?

By Alyson Camus | May 22, 2015

Denise and Chloe are two ferocious young women, they both have an extraordinary presence on stage, bold and fearless, but do they really need to admire someone like Love to show they are badass? Is it now cool to have love for Love? Love is a lot of thing but a role model she isn’t!

What’s Going On Between Marina Abramovic And Jay Z?

By Alyson Camus | May 21, 2015

‘YES, BUT THERE WAS ONE REASON FOR THIS THAT I CAN’T TALK ABOUT. I AM VERY PISSED BY THIS, SINCE HE ADAPTED MY WORK ONLY UNDER ONE CONDITION: THAT HE WOULD HELP MY INSTITUTE. WHICH HE DIDN’T.

Alice Wheeler, Photographer And Friend Of Kurt Cobain, Speaks To Us

By Alyson Camus | May 18, 2015

‘If Kurt were still alive, he would be so over Courtney’, she says at one point. There has been a lot of speculation about an eventual divorce, and Alice says she doesn’t know exactly but ‘they had broken up, sort of, he was angry at her, at the way she was behaving’.

U2 Defend Their Tax Arrangements Once Again

By Alyson Camus | May 17, 2015

‘And we pay a fortune in tax. Just so people know, we pay a fortune in tax; and we’re happy to pay a fortune in tax, people should. But that doesn’t mean, because you’re good at philanthropy and because I’m an activist, people think you should be stupid in business and I don’t run with that.’

The Kurt Cobain Saga Continues: Theatrical Release Of ‘Soaked In Bleached’ On June 11th

By Alyson Camus | May 13, 2015

Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide by the Seattle Police Department shortly after his body was found, but 21 years later, suspicions and theories around the events leading to his death have never been more alive, and a long series of inconsistencies, oddities and plain weirdness (including taped phone conversations with Courtney Love) have let Tom Grant to continue his investigation about the case till this day

Did Guns N’ Roses Stole Their Song ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ From An Australian Band?

By Alyson Camus | May 12, 2015

‘It is not inconceivable that there are similarities between the two songs. It’s also not inconceivable that there may be vaguely legs in something,’ he explained. ‘It’s also not inconceivable that when they came out they were quite open in interviews that they liked a lot of Australian bands.’

Courtney Love Owes Almost $50,000 To Her Psychiatrist

By Alyson Camus | May 11, 2015

‘No one ever questions the disorder behind her tarantula LA glamour — sociopathy, narcissism — because it’s good rock and roll, good entertainment! I have a low tolerance for manipulative, egomaniacal behavior, and usually have to remind myself that the person might be mentally ill.’

Tyler The Creator Reappropriates White Power Symbol As Gay Pride

By Alyson Camus | May 10, 2015

Not only Tyler is re-appropriating the white power symbol, but he has put a rainbow twist on it to make it more… gay. He left a long explanation on his Tumblr under the picture of him holding hands with a white guy and wearing the new shirt

Brett Morgen Compares Conspiracy Theorists To Holocaust Deniers

By Alyson Camus | May 6, 2015

Prior to anyone seeing this film, the ‘Holocaust deniers,’ as I like to refer to them, started writing conspiracy theories about my movie,’ he said. ‘Now this is before anyone’s seen a frame

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Slams The Thieves Of Silicon Valley

By Alyson Camus | May 4, 2015

‘I feel enormously privileged to have been born in 1943 and not 1983,’ said Waters. ‘To have been around when there was a music business and the takeover by Silicon Valley hadn’t happened, and in consequence, you could still make a living writing and recording songs and playing them to people.’

McCartney Compares West To Lennon, Starts An Outcry

By Alyson Camus | May 3, 2015

‘My mum came to me in a dream when she’d died years previously. I was in a bit of a state – it was the Sixties and I was overdoing it. In the dream she said, ‘Don’t worry it’s all going to be fine, just let it be.’ And I woke up and thought, ‘Woah’ and wrote the song.’ And this moving story really inspired Kanye, who said, ‘I’m going to write a song with my mum.’ Macca sat at the piano and they wrote ‘Only One’.

Brandon Flowers: Not Impressed By Kanye West’s Genius

By Alyson Camus | May 2, 2015

I would say it’s refreshing to see someone expressing his own idea, and he is right about the consensus around Mr. West! Look, it’s not possible to please everyone, although nobody is saying anything negative about him! I don’t buy a minute that everyone thinks he is this amazing genius, there must be some artists who find him not that great, right?

Indie Musicians Are Not Sold On Tidal And Its ‘New School Plutocrats’

By Alyson Camus | April 17, 2015

We wouldn’t have joined it anyway, even if they had asked. We don’t want to be tribal. I think smaller bands should get paid more for it, too. Bigger bands have other ways of making money, so I don’t think you can complain. A band of our size shouldn’t be complaining. And when they say it’s artist-owned, it’s owned by those rich, wealthy artists.’

Lou Reed’s Sister: Electroshock Therapy Wasn’t To Treat Lou’s Homosexuality

By Alyson Camus | April 17, 2015

‘My parents were many things, but homophobic they were not. In fact, they were blazing liberals. They were caught in a bewildering web of guilt, fear, and poor psychiatric care. Did they make a mistake in not challenging the doctor’s recommendation for ECT? Absolutely.