rock controversy

M B V's Kevin Shields To The Mercury Prize Winners: 'God Help Whoever Wins. There are Sinister Forces At Work'

By Alyson Camus | September 15, 2013

‘Isn’t Mercury a phone company or something, anyway? What’s that got to do with music? We’re banned by them, and do you know why? Because we’re not on Amazon or iTunes. That’s one of the qualifying criteria. You have to have major distribution or be on iTunes or Amazon.’

Chipotle, Corporate Food And Fiona Apple? How Did This Happen?

By Alyson Camus | September 14, 2013

Back in 2009, the chain Chipotle was already offering free screenings of ‘Food, Inc.’ to prove it does things differently. This new animated film encourages people to discard the big evil machinery producing processed food, torturing animals and killing the earth and to pick healthier options

What Should We Do With The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

By Iman Lababedi | August 8, 2013

Wenner should sell it and go back to doing what he does best: putting Bruce Springsteen at the top of lists

No Doubt Has Pulled Their Native-American-Offending Video For 'Looking Hot' From YouTube

By Alyson Camus | November 5, 2012

As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history.

One Direction Admit Copying… The Clash?

By Alyson Camus | October 1, 2012

You know, this famous intro, this guitar riff followed by this scratching noise, yes it sounds so close it can’t be a coincidence. Of course after these first seconds, the songs have nothing in common, but this was enough to irritate the punk band’s fans, and me included

A Gil Reyes Interview That Discusses Elliott's Death Once Again

By Alyson Camus | July 29, 2012

Just to clarify, it’s not just Elliott’s death. The film’s about an hour and a half, but I would say about fifteen minutes is dedicated to his death. Chiba’s not in the entire film. Most of the film is about his life and his friend’s reactions to his successes and his personality.’

Randy Blythe 'Bail Denied'

By Helen Bach | July 26, 2012

This is just some heavy metal singer in a B level band don’t lose any sleep over it. Imagine revisiting a country you had been to a couple years ago, getting off the plane and being cuffed and carted off for a crime you didn’t even know happened

A Few more Things About Elliott Smith's Death

By Alyson Camus | July 9, 2012

think about it, does it make sense to write a suicide note addressed to a person who is just there, behind the bathroom door? Is there even another case when someone committed suicide in the presence of another person and nevertheless wrote a suicide note? So weird.

Memory Lane: An Unjustifie​d Murder, Elliott Smith

By admin | May 30, 2012

Jennifer Chiba says “she heard a terrible noise coming from the kitchen.” In the police report, she said that it was a scream she heard. On other accounts, she called it a “thud.”

What The Toxicology Report Says About Elliott Smith's Mysterious Death.

By Alyson Camus | May 22, 2012

I have to repeat it: he had a normal dose of prescribed meds the day he died, hadn’t drunk any alcohol nor taken any street drugs,… no cold turkey, no overdose and all other stories you may have read or heard are lies.

The LAPD Cannot Be Compelled To Release Information About Elliott Smith's case.

By Alyson Camus | March 31, 2012

The Hotline gives free access to lawyers (First Amendment and government access specialists) in California at Bryan Cave, LLP, a major San Francisco-based law firm, ‘for questions about access to government records, to agency and local government meetings and to court documents and proceedings.’

Why is the Elliott Smith's mystery a dead end?

By Alyson Camus | March 19, 2012

Elliott’s afterlife has never been so uneasy. How many articles do I read which are mentioning his death? A lot! I should say all the articles about Elliott Smith mention his death.The authors talk about ‘murder or suicide’ in the best-case scenario….

Scalping Springsteen

By Helen Bach | February 2, 2012

So you see it’s a matter of persisitance. Both he and I were kicked out with error for the Izod show yet we just kept trying. C’mon we cant stop scalpers, heck in some cases we need them but really lets not pretend its not obviously a blip on the screen.

Grohl On Rock: 2012 Is 1991

By Iman Lababedi | January 18, 2012

“The late ’80s was full of over-produced pop that kids had nothing to grab hold of – they had no way of connecting to this hair metal band singing about strippers in a limousine on Sunset Boulevard.”

Spellemannprisen Nominates Taake Despite Anti Islam Statements

By Alyson Camus | January 16, 2012

‘Our view, in the name of freedom of expression, is that it is shameful to adhere to Christianity or Islam’, and adding that ‘Taake has never been a political band, and we do not encourage either violence or racism.’

Big Time Rush, Cursing To Children

By admin | November 29, 2011

Now I’m all for bands using bad words in songs to express a strong emotion. But this band is sponsored by Nick- a children’s channel. They’re supposed to be setting an example and in all of the other versions of the song, it isn’t censored.

Courtney Love offering up Nirvana Songs To X Factor

By Alyson Camus | November 28, 2011

‘@SimonCowell you want some Nirvana songs? @JanetJealousy is from sametown as Kurt? I have the perfect idea for that, call me babe.’

Courtney Love, The Never Ending Nightmare

By Alyson Camus | November 16, 2011

‘You weren’t fucking married to him, I was. You didn’t get kicked out of a band by him, like Dave, he did. Go see the fucking Foo Fighters and do that shit.’

Peter Hook getting angry at New Order

By Alyson Camus | October 8, 2011

They’re hiding behind the charity gig.

the new Marilyn Manson album and at an opening of an art exhibit

By Alyson Camus | September 15, 2011

morbid but beautifully done compositions.

portrait of John Lennon made of bullet cassings.

By Alyson Camus | September 12, 2011

It’s not a painting

Peter Hook Responds To New Order Without Him

By Iman Lababedi | September 11, 2011

Peter Hook’s statement in response

the Sunset Junction Fair

By Alyson Camus | August 29, 2011

I want it back

A Reader Comment on Gene Simmons Removal from Michael Jackson Tribute

By admin | August 27, 2011

“Everyone thinks Michael Jackson sexually abused me. He never touched me.”

The Ripple Effect: Sunset Junction Cancellation, Art Brut

By Helen Bach | August 25, 2011

Seriously, look how yummy they are!

Explosions in the sky and 9/11

By Alyson Camus | August 24, 2011

so why the big fuss NBC New York

the city of LA denying the permits for the Sunset Junction Fair

By Alyson Camus | August 23, 2011

Come on, bands are booked, tickets are sold, I just want it to happen….

Gary Numan: "Everyone in Santa Monica is Friendly"

By Helen Bach | August 22, 2011

someone needs to tell him the flowers don’t whistle and squirrels and rabbits cant talk

Mr 305 gets sued by Lindsey Lohan

By Helen Bach | August 22, 2011

she should be thankful for the name check

Kiss being removed from the lineup for the Michael Jackson's tribute concert

By Alyson Camus | August 20, 2011

I hope he finds peace. I wish his family and friends all the best in these very sad times.

Rock and Roll and Too Much Information

By Helen Bach | August 15, 2011

The last thing I need is some baked rocker preaching how he found God and mineral water

Kings of Leon: How long will your fan 'family' put up with your crap?

By Helen Bach | July 31, 2011

Chronicles of Puke

"We Text", Velvet Revolver & Scott Wieland

By Helen Bach | July 31, 2011

I’d be mainlining anti freeze if I had to tour with Slash

Morrissey Nuggetts to Norway

By Helen Bach | July 29, 2011

atrocities to any life are just that, atrocious.

Elliott Smith and Samuel Beckett

By Alyson Camus | July 25, 2011

‘Everyone is gone/Home to oblivion’

Edge Avoids Taxes

By Alyson Camus | July 17, 2011

It’s really time to seriously investigate this !

Craig Owens should make up his mind: Are you in a Band or A Solo Wanna be?

By admin | July 14, 2011

promoting himself to no end

Tyson Ritter Whipped his Can at the Crowd

By Helen Bach | July 13, 2011

Took a year for the ink to dry on the paperwork cuz I’m just hearing of it now.

Morrissey: Wont Play If He Smells Burning Flesh

By Helen Bach | June 23, 2011

I can totally relate to my veggie brethren here.

The Edge (U2) losing his fight for his Malibu project

By Alyson Camus | June 22, 2011

this is one of the three worst projects that I’ve seen in terms of environmental devastation,

Runaways Tribute, Court Battles and Cancer Cures

By Helen Bach | June 21, 2011

…….its a fuckload better than the original versions

Tupac Shakur 40th Birthday / Man confesses to involvement in '94 shooting and robbery

By Woody Fuller | June 18, 2011

When in doubt, blast some Tupac and spread some peace

Joan Jett Got a Lawyer

By Helen Bach | June 15, 2011

a Main Man staffer who once worked at Jett’s record label implied the project had her blessing.

Lady Gaga's Little Monsters Vitrolic Rage At Black Keys Drummer's Jibes

By Alyson Camus | June 11, 2011


Taking Back Sunday- and taking back what's been said

By admin | June 10, 2011

don’t even get me started on God hating “fags”.

Instant Karma And All Bad For U2 And Coldplay

By Iman Lababedi | June 9, 2011

the pr veneer that covers em like a tapestry of lies is coming unravelled.

Cinderella VIP Packages

By Helen Bach | June 3, 2011

What the hell is this?

Moby says Ke$ha, Rihanna, Britney Spears… are not music

By Alyson Camus | May 31, 2011

Moby is going to pass for a snob elitist

Courtney Love lifts up the sheets and stoops to new low

By Helen Bach | May 31, 2011

The woman is the queen of hot mess.

Give it Back Honky Cat

By Helen Bach | May 27, 2011

38 years later he wants his original back