• Jay Z Extortion Producer Chauncey Mahan Author Credit Lawsuit

    Jay Z Has Filed To Dismiss Another Lawsuit By That Extortion-Accused Producer

    Jay Z's legal squabbles with sound engineer Chauncey Mahan just wont come to a close. Three months after the pair initially grappled over an extortion case involving the release of Hov's '90s master tapes, the producer filed suit against Jay Z yet again, this time alleging that he was due author credit on 45 of the Roc Nation head's songs. Yesterday, representatives for the rapper filed a motion to dismiss, claiming that this case (filed 15 years after the recordings in question) was not put together "in a timely fashion," according to Billboard reports.Mahan claims he was a co-author to a number of recordings that date back to sessions for "Big Pimpin," The Dynasty, and Vol. 3... Life and Times of S.

  • Charli XCX Accused of Masturbating on Dutch Radio Because Men Are Disgusting

    Charli XCX Accused of Masturbating on Dutch Radio Because Men Are Gross

    In case you needed yet another reminder of how disgusting men can be to women, Charli XCX suffered more public lechery at the hands of Dutch radio host Giel Beelen this morning. After brief conversation about a track played on the Giel! show, the presenter asks her to record a radio drop saying "good morning in the most sensual way." Before she has a chance to do so, he asks if she has her "hands on [her] body" and accuses her of "fingering [her]self."The exact reasoning is unclear because only audio (below) has surfaced of the gross encounter, but it seems Giel couldn't see XCX's hands out in the open and so made a wild assumption about where they actually were.

  • Son Lux Gillette Razor Pianos Video Commercial Gillette

    Watch Son Lux Play a Piano Made Out of Safety Razors

    Gillette generally tends to enlist A-list sports stars and actors to peddle their fancy schmancy safety razors, but for their latest campaign they've decided to dig a little deeper with none other than composer, producer, and Sufjan Stevens collaborator Son Lux. The man born Ryan Lott is probably best known now for his work with Lorde and Sisyphus, his collaboration with Stevens and the Chicago rapper Serengeti, but he actually got his proper start in the industry composing music for commercials. Gillette let him do his thing on camera due to a fancy contraption they built that uses their razors to press down the piano keys.

  • Smashing Pumpkins Blissed and Gone Outtake Version Adore

    Smashing Pumpkins Drop 'Drone Version' of 'Blissed and Gone'

    On September 23, Billy Corgan will issue a box set version of his gothy classic Adore with tons and tons of scattered bonus tracks. We've already delved into the host of unreleased demos and remixes with a Puff Daddy club edit of "Ava Adore" and an alternate version of "Let Me Give the World to You," but today alt-rock's preeminent tea impresario has shared another deep cut, this time a "drone version" of "Blissed and Gone."
The original track surfaced in 2000 as part of an EP called Still Becoming Apart, but this unearthed version does away with the tumbling percussion of the original in favor of smoothed out piano chords and Corgan's downcast yowl. It's not quite Tim Hecker, but it is a fair bit more sorrowful and ambient than the original, so we'll let that "drone" tag slide for the time being.

  • Faith No More New Album April Motherfucker Single

    Faith No More Announce Their First Album in 18 Years

    A new Faith No More album has seemed likely ever since frontman Mike Patton shared a cryptic tweet to that effect in May. But after debuting fresh songs in London, bassist Bill Gould has confirmed to Rolling Stone that an LP of new material is in progress and it'll make its way to record store shelves in April 2015. Gould is hesitant to describe in-progress record but offers that it "kicks things up a notch" in terms of "space and scope."If April seems like too long to wait after 18 years, there's good news. One of the new tracks, called "Motherfucker," will surface on November 28 as a limited edition 7-inch, backed by a remix by Zola Jesus collaborator J.G. Thirlwell, a.k.a. Foetus.Gould is handling production on the new album and it'll eventually come out on the band's own Reclamation Records, which will exist as an imprint of Patton's Ipecac.

  • Chris Brown Misdemeanor assault Charge Washington DC W Hotel Plead Guilty

    Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Punching Male Fan in D.C.

    As soon as Chris Brown takes one step forward, he's sure to take five or six steps back. Hot off the release of his DJ Khaled-curated R&B dream-team collab "Hold You Down," he's gone straight back into the sort of behavior that has made one of the more reviled figures in hip-hop, including adding a misogynistic twist to Sam Smith's smash "Stay With Me." Somehow, the hits just keep on coming.Today as Rolling Stone points out, he has pleaded guilty to assault charges that stem from a 2013 brawl at Washington, D.C.'s W Hotel.Brown was originally charged with felony assault after punching 20-year-old Parker Isaac Adams in the face, but that was lessened to a misdemeanor a day later. Adams alleged that Brown socked him after he asked for a photo while the singer was talking with two women in the hotel.

  • Radiohead New Music PolyFauna App Thom Yorke New Album

    Radiohead Share New Music via App, Book Studio for New Album

    Though the members of Radiohead have stayed busy with various solo endeavors over the course of the last year, their latest full-band project was a February app called PolyFauna that allowed exploration of strange cosmic landscapes. Now after some cryptic Tumblr posts, that app has received a full scale update with new unreleased music and visuals — just as the band is set to head to the studio to begin their next album. You can see a number of the updated visuals below, via The Creators Project, and even more over at Thom Yorke's Tumblr.In other exciting news, the British rock experimentalists seem set to live up Jonny Greenwood's promises of a fall start to their new album.

  • Adele You'll Never See Me Again Never Gonna Leave You Stream

    Hear Adele Belt It Out on Two Unreleased '21' Songs

    It's been four years now since the release of Adele's chart-destroying album 21, and despite rumors to the contrary it still seems like we're a little ways off from a proper follow-up. But for those who just can't wait for more from the British belter, a couple of unreleased tracks from that last LP made their way to the Internet over the weekend. Digital Spy UK says the recently unearthed tracks were made in 2010 with producer Fraser T. Smith.Both "Never Gonna Leave You" and "You'll Never See Me Again" steep themselves in the same midtempo piano balladry that's made her successful so far, but here she's tamed her characteristic vocal acrobatics in favor of a distant and heartbroken croon. You can stream both of the tracks below, and hope that even if 25 isn't on the horizon that something else will be soon.Adele - Never Gonna Leave YouAdele - You'll Never See Me Again

  • Jimi Jamison Dies 63 Heart Attack Survivor Cobra

    Jimi Jamison, Former Frontman for Survivor, Dies at 63

    Jimi Jamison, the longtime singer for '80s pop-metal band Survivor, died on Sunday at his Memphis, Tennessee home, according to reports from the Los Angeles Times. Jamison's death was announced on his Facebook page just before 9 p.m. on Monday, and early reports indicate that he suffered a heart attack at home.Jamison joined Survivor in 1984 after the dissolution of his previous band, Cobra. He sang on all of the band's mid-to-late-'80s records: Vital Signs, When Seconds Count, and Too Hot to Sleep. He was not a member of Survivor, though, when they recorded their best-known song, 1982's "Eye of the Tiger," which served as the theme for the film Rocky III and featured singer Dave Bickler on vocals.

  • Julian Casablancas and the Voids Tyranny Human Sadness

    Julian Casablancas Enters the Voidz With 11-Minute 'Human Sadness'

    Julian Casablancas is set to release Tyranny, his first record with his new band the Voidz, on September 23, but after months of teasing with snippets and live clips, he's finally shared the first official single "Human Sadness", and it's a doozy. Weighing in at a hefty 11 minutes, the track features a slew of pitch warped electric guitars, booming electronic percussion, and a heaping helping of falsetto. Basically it feels like the Strokes' frontman's Age of Adz moment, and that sort of weirdness is a pretty exciting prospect.Casablancas and co. have also shared the rest of the album details, including the cover and track list, which you can find below.

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