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Marilyn Manson’s Swine Flu, Lady Gaga Naked

PLUS: Wayne Coyne and Bradford Cox's feud, Jay-Z and Rush Limbaugh's relationship, and more Web Weirdness of the week!

SPIN iconBy: SPIN Staff // September 24, 2009

Here’s some of the weirdest news to hit the web this week:

New rock’n’roll feud: Wayne Coyne vs. Deerhunter Bradford Cox. What’s the beef about? Coyne’s desire to share a toilet with Cox. [Colbert Nation]

Kanye cradles Lady Gaga’s buck-naked bosom in this new video promo for their “Fame Kills” tour. Music’s most annoying couple ever? [Kanye Universecity]

Christian power-pop rocker Ron Lewerke releases kooky, homespun music video — complete with flying guitars and a jail break! [YouTube]

Industry geeks create formula for breaking new bands. One important missing ingredient: Music that doesn’t suck. [Music Think Tank]

Marilyn Manson is diagnosed with Swine Flu. Contrary to popular belief, the rocker says he didn’t contract the illness from “fucking a pig.” [Daily Swarm]

The relationship between talk radio and rap? Well, Jay-Z and Rush Limbaugh both have big egos, a bunch of haters, and verbal skills. One difference: Jay-Z was a drug dealer, Limbaugh a user! [NYTimes]

Neo-conservative Lloyd Marcus denounces his African-American heritage, then refashions Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” into an anti-liberal tune during a DC protest. Somehow, this is Ted Nugent’s fault. [YouTube]