Chris Martins

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  • Lady Gaga Tour Rider Pink Pubic Hair Mannequin

    Lady Gaga's Obnoxious Tour Rider Includes Mannequin With Pink Pubes

    It's a testament to Lady Gaga's guile as the rising supervillainess Queen of the Universe that just as the Internet shows signs of being bored by her antics, the dastardly details of her August 6 court deposition are revealing themselves. As noted last week, the Mother Monster's former best friend and assistant Jennifer O'Neill is suing Gaga for more than $300,000 for unpaid overtime hours. It's unclear whether her claims are bogus, but the Lady has taken the low road, characterizing her ex-employee as a "hood rat" who's just upset that she can no longer suckle at the champagne teat.As if that batshit transcript wasn't enough, Celebuzz has tracked down an additional document from the trial: the Queen's tour rider, which is as obnoxious and opulent as you'd expect for someone who needs an entire team of people to help her find a single toothbrush.

  • See Pulp Sass Out 'After You' on James Murphy-Assisted Single

    See Pulp Sass Out 'After You' on James Murphy-Assisted Single

    Pulp's almost forgotten We Love Life-era B-side, "After You," has been experiencing an astounding second life. When we first heard the thing, we noted that it offered a glut of "reasons to keep coming back for more," but that was before we learned that the disco-blasted track had been fittingly produced by LCD Soundsystem glitter-guru James Murphy. Now, 12 years on from the last Pulp album and sessions that birthed the song's demo, "After You" is up on iTunes. Meanwhile, for immediate gratification (since this is Pulp we're talking about here), you can watch Jarvis Cocker and co. perform the new old one on England's The Jonathan Ross Show Saturday night — their first TV appearance (despite what the host says) since the last one.

  • Chief Keef Manager Dro Parole Violation Gun Range Interview

    Chief Keef's Manager Says Embattled MC Isn't a 'Bad Person'

    In a new interview, Chief Keef manager Rovan "Dro" Manuel explains that his 17-year-old client is not "a bad person," he's just "got a lot of stuff he needs to learn." For instance, that when you're on probation for pointing a firearm at a police officer, it'd be unwise to shoot a video interview whilst shooting guns at a gun range. Two weeks ago, the Finally Rich rap star was sentenced to two months in juvie for doing precisely that, an explicit violation of his parole."Sometimes you gotta let kids learn the hard way or get burned sometimes before they can wake up and smell the coffee," he told Best of Both Offices rather fairly. And then, very optimistically: "I think Keef makes some pretty good decisions, you know?

  • Four Tet 'The Track I've Been Playing' 24 Words TEXT022

    Hear Four Tet Go Tribal on 'Track' With Incredibly Long Title

    In August, Four Tet rounded up his recent batch of dance tracks via the amply strong long-player, Pink. But while those outside of the London beat scene are still working to digest those "variously spongy, mossy, downy, wispy, and woody" tracks — each of which was very sensibly named, it should be noted — the man born Kieran Hebden has served up a brand new platter of minimal grooves with an incredibly maximal name:"The Track I've Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix and Daphni Played on Boiler Room."To unpack the track's handle for the uninitiated, the "Joy" in question is house-stepping Animal Collective fave Joy Orbison, who delivered an excellent podcast to electronic music magazine Resident Advisor (the "RA Mix") in October.

  • M.I.A. Doobie Danja Bad Girls Stream

    Hear M.I.A.'s Unreleased 'Bad Girls'-Era Banger 'Doobie'

    Though known to be in the business of living fast and dying young, even the baddest of girls no doubt on occasion feels the need to slow things down just a bit. But where, pray tell, might they look for some much needed respite? Just ask M.I.A. "I spy with my little eye / Something that can get you high," the Tamil tigress rhymes in the opening seconds of her previously unreleased "Bad Girls"-era track, "Doobie." Timbaland protégé Danja (Britney Spears, Björk) produced both songs and shared the new one yesterday as part of his "Throwback Thursday" leak series.

  • Justin Timberlake David Fincher Director Suit & Tie Video

    Justin Timberlake Announces His Own Grammys-Night Concert

    He's already booked to return to the Grammys stage as a performer after a four-year hiatus on February 10, but that same night, Justin Timberlake will extend his 20/20 Experience comeback for a live concert at the Hollywood Palladium. Newlywed Timberlake announced the show on Twitter Friday (February 1). Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 2 at noon PST, and don't run cheap at $118.50 a pop (fees included). And it doesn't look like us music journalists are going to catch a break, either: In a subsequent tweet Timberlake stipulated that the show is "Fans only!"And guess who else is best suited to help usher in JT's return?

  • Thom Yorke Rag & Bone Nigel Godrich Fashion Show

    Watch Male Models Strut to Thom Yorke's Mellow Beats

    UPDATE: The original video has been removed, but a YouTube user has separated and shared the individual audio tracks, which are streaming below.The last time we heard nine minutes of ambient techno pulse accompanying the carefully casual steps of male models on the catwalk, Jamie xx was the man behind the boards, and Kenzo was the designer. A mere two weeks later, and a new entry has arrived: Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich (Atoms for Peace bandmate, Radiohead producer) have whipped up their own mellow mix for Rag & Bone's Fall 2013 menswear show, via Fader. The relatively frills-free audio seems tailor-made to accompany the muted vibes of the clothing. You can witness that less than thrilling interplay in the clip above, though brace yourself for the final two minutes, in which all of that cool ruminative electronica gives way unexpectedly to Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up." 

  • Lady Gaga Jennifer O’Neill Fucking Hood Rat Queen of the Universe Lawsuit Assistant

    Lady Gaga Declares Herself 'Queen of the Universe' While Under Oath

    Well, she does very much resemble a Bond villain, so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that court documents have come to light revealing that Lady Gaga considers herself to be the queen of the universe. (Sadly, Gaga, the Internet would disagree.) The woman who also calls herself Mother Monster (could it be more obvious?) is currently being sued for unpaid overtime by her former assistant Jennifer O’Neill, who alleges that she's owed $393,000, plus damages, for 7,168 hours.Gaga's retort? As reported by the Post, Stefani Germanotta has adopted the "hood rat" defense, whose precedent can be found in every daytime TV court show ever. "[O'Neill is as] fucking hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn't earn ...

  • macklemore ryan lewis wanz thrift shop the lumineers billboard chart

    Who Charted? The Lumineers Hit No. 2 Almost 10 Months After Their Album Drops

    First! Really, that exclamation point is only there for our own benefit — a futile attempt at pumping us up to run down one of the bleakest weeks in recent Billboard 200 chart history. No. 1 goes to Gary Allan, a slightly left of mainstream country sadman whose ninth album, Set You Free, moved 106,000 units (via Nielsen SoundScan). Interestingly, 63 percent of those sales were physical while last week's chart-topper, A$AP Rocky's LONG.LIVE.A$AP, owed less than a third of its considerable haul to CDs. Also, as we more or less predicted back then, the Harlem rapper's LP debut took a deep dive in its second week, losing 73 percent of its sales and landing at No.

  • Mykki Blanco Kingpinning Video Cosmic Angel Mixtape

    See Mykki Blanco Shape-Shift With Swagger in 'Kingpinning' Video

    "Kingpinning" is a positively ferocious track from New York's Mykki Blanco, a "fast-rapping MC who reaches the wigged-out heights of Lil Wayne at his mid-2000s creative peak" while actually wearing a wig, as Brandon Soderberg wrote in our Breaking Out profile on the rising artist. Blanco's most recent mixtape Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss has been steadily transforming the way fans look at hip-hop music, and has placed him in a larger pool with so-called "queer-rap" icons in the making like Zebra Katz and fellow SPIN feature star Le1f.

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