Controversy

Was Our "Against Me" Review Transphobic? rock nyc's Stephanie Lowther Responds

By Stephanie Elliott Lowther | August 20, 2013

There are many of us living in transition and the fact we are transitioning in public is bound to put us under a certain amount of scrutiny: would you rather people thought things yet were afraid to say them?

Several Cold Cave Shows Got Canceled Because The Opener Is A Nazi?

By Alyson Camus | July 1, 2013

The guy has a very long entry on Wikipedia and the words nazi/nazism/fascism appear 6 times,… bad sign

Kanye West Criticized For His Parkinson Metaphor? When Do People Get Over 'Yeezus'?

By Alyson Camus | June 22, 2013

The advocacy group Parkinson’s UK declared that the rapper showed ‘an inexcusable level of stupidity’ in the song ‘On Sight’ where he compared a woman’s trembling to the neurological disease.

'No Fear' Madonna Shows Off A Nipple In Istanbul

By Alyson Camus | June 12, 2012

The 53 year-old singer, while performing in Istanbul, began a sort of strip-tease during the song ‘Human Nature’ and pulled down her bra, showing her right whole nipple. And it was not a wardrobe malfunction if you see what I mean.

Erykha Badu Is Really Not Happy About The Video She Made With The Flaming Lips

By Alyson Camus | June 8, 2012

The video link that was erroneously posted on Pitchfork by the Flaming Lips of the Music Video “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face”, which features Erykah Badu, is unedited and unapproved.. Sorry!! We, the Flaming Lips, accept full responsibility for prematurely having Pitchfork post it.

Brett Michaels, Still Not Dead

By Helen Bach | February 24, 2012

There was a period of time not so long ago when every time you read a music sight Brett was dying of something or other.  Brain hemorrhage, diabetes, rickets, it was always something and not to sound crass but it got rather outrageous. 

Joao Brasil Accuses Madonna of Plagiarism.

By Alyson Camus | February 18, 2012

I still don’t understand what happened. I’m a huge fan of hers. If it’s plagiarism, then even better. She is always at the cutting edge of music, so it’s a good sign about what I do.

Madonna, MIA and The Middle Finger

By Alyson Camus | February 12, 2012

Listen to this! Madonna is offended by a middle finger? It looks like she is rather pissed off because the attention was shifted from herself to M.I.A.,and so things didn’t turn exactly as she had planned.

M.I.A. Flips The World The Bird

By Alyson Camus | February 8, 2012

Pitchfork thinks she is an asshole! I will reprint their own words: ‘being an asshole is forever’. Really? America can now be upset for a middle finger? If this is all you have to do to outrage people these days, it ain’t much!

No Gary Glitter At The Super Bowl

By Helen Bach | February 3, 2012

Lets see he was first arrested for child porn in 1999, then the dumbass wasnt smart enough to keep it on paper and got busted in 2005 for “committing obscene acts with children”. He got some jail time for it- poofed off to Vietnam.

Joy Division-D​isney Pulled Due To "Issue"

By Alyson Camus | January 27, 2012

Were they afraid to get sued by the UK band for using the cover artwork from their Unknown Pleasures album? Some blogs said it was not possible since the image (an illustration representing pulses from the first-discovered pulsar) was public domain.

No Age Accuse Kings of Leon Of Ripping Off Designs

By Alyson Camus | January 24, 2012

What can I say, so much has been said already about The Kings of Leon’s douchebagery, …

Bono On The Daily Show For World AIDS Day

By Alyson Camus | December 2, 2011

Bono arrives in the Daily show with his messiah aura, but in reality, he will always make his interests come first: Stewart will certainly never ask Bono what happened to his wife’s company, Edun, the organic clothing company destined to provide jobs in Africa: when finances looked bad

Sesame Street Composer Fernando Rivas Charged with Child Molestatio​n and Pornograph​y

By Alyson Camus | November 23, 2011

arrested on April 19 when ‘FBI agents stormed Rivas’ home, discovering photographs of a 4-year-old girl naked and “restrained in handcuffs and other bondage type devices’.

Natalie Wood’s death investigat​ion being reopened

By Alyson Camus | November 20, 2011

Could the fight between Wagner and Walken had been a fight between Wagner and Wood or even the three of them?
Autopsy reports showed facial abrasions and bruises along arms of Natalie Wood, who once declared ‘her greatest fear was of dark seawater’.

Elliott Smith, "Under The Radar"

By Alyson Camus | November 14, 2011

‘If anything, his statements over those days, several weeks apart, offered the first evidence that Smith had turned a corner on years of substance abuse and depression and made a place of sobriety and stability for himself in the modest Echo park bungalow he shared with his girlfriend.’

Sting Cancelled Kazakhstan, Played Uzbekistan in 2009

By Alyson Camus | July 8, 2011

his performance would be ‘interpreted as an endorsement of the presidents’

The Last Temptation? John Lennon Was A Republican

By Iman Lababedi | July 8, 2011

Lennon was an extremist

Lady Gaga being sued for her Japan wristbands

By Alyson Camus | June 30, 2011

allegedly profiting from the sales of these little bracelets

Tyler, The Creator And Unpopular Thought

By Iman Lababedi | June 27, 2011

want you to get a knife and stab your children in the heart.

Buju Banton Appeals Sentence

By Iman Lababedi | June 16, 2011

Banton is asking for leniency. Provide it.

Lupe Fiasco Calls The Prez A Terrorist On CBS

By Iman Lababedi | June 15, 2011

Terrorist? Him????

Giving Some Flaming Lip Over Elliot Smith's Death: "I Guess We'll Never Know"

By Alyson Camus | June 13, 2011

suddenly suspicious?

GLAAD To Hate Tyler The Creator

By Iman Lababedi | May 23, 2011

Neither Tegan and Sara nor GLAAD have anything to worry about.

Diplo Disses M.I.A.

By Iman Lababedi | May 16, 2011

Is M.I.A. a fame whore or a terrorist sympathizer, Diplo? She can’t be both

Lilly Allen Not Invited To the Royal Wedding

By Helen Bach | April 28, 2011

You’re too cool

Elliott Smith New Mystery: How Documentarian Gil Reyes Got The Date Of His Death Wrong

By Iman Lababedi | April 22, 2011

That would be 7 years Ago