Westboro Baptist Church calls Radiohead “freak monkeys with mediocre tunes,” pickets concert

Last night in Kansas City, Mo., the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church finally got around to picketing a Radiohead concert. Having apparently found themselves at a loss for worthwhile targets (such as tornado victims, high school graduates, and the late Whitney Houston), the WBC took action against their unlikely…

Former Queens Of The Stone Age bassist pleads not guilty to charges stemming from S.W.A.T. team incident

Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri pleaded not guilty to five charges stemming from an incident last summer when a police team searched his home and found cocaine, methamphetamines, and a fully loaded rifle. The charges, as we reported in August, include two counts of possession of a controlled substance,…

People Still Buy Music: Smooth sailing for Adele and Whitney, though Kid Cudi makes a splash

After the Grammy bump, the in memoriam bump, and the taking-some-lumps bump we've tracked on the Billboard charts in the last few weeks, we knew the excitement was bound to die down sometime. Looks like that week has arrived, as just about all is quiet on the Billboard 200 front: Adele’s 21 continues its reign at No.…

Don Henley apparently wasn’t planning to sue Frank Ocean, but now that you mention it, the Eagles might

The burgeoning feud between Don Henley and Frank Ocean enters its second act today: Despite reports yesterday that the Eagles frontman had threatened to sue Ocean for sampling “Hotel California” in his song “American Wedding,” a spokesman for the band said today that Henley never did anything of the sort—but, uh… now…

Lil Wayne wears diamond-studded Beats By Dre headphones at All-Star Game, draws judgment from most humans

Lil Wayne, notorious these days for doing many blatantly unnecessary things, was spotted doing a blatantly (and blindingly) unnecessary thing at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday: Weezy sported a pair of $1 million diamond-studded pair of Beats By Dre headphones while watching the game. An ambitious choice? Maybe. But…

Afghan Whigs, Louis C.K., and The Roots to headline ATP's I’ll Be Your Mirror festival

After a quick revamp thanks to Guided By Voices' cancellation, All Tomorrow's Parties' I’ll Be Your Mirror music festival has announced its revised 2012 lineup. Headlined by the reunited Afghan Whigs (whose frontman Greg Dulli is curating the festival), Louis C.K., and The Roots, the lineup boasts more than 35 acts.…

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