• Parents Television Council VMAs Beyonce Statement

    Not 'Flawless': Parents Television Council Blasts VMAs for 'Problematic Content'

    After last year's controversial performances the small-screen watchdogs over at the Parents Television Council were a little happier with what they deemed to be a "toned down" iteration of MTV's VMAs, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Praising the broadcast for doing away with "the most explicit profanity," president Tim Winter said the council was "grateful" for the contrast with "last year's cringe-inducing mess." But despite the fact that this was a more staid affair, the parents still want to kill all your fun and take away your "problematic content." Should you forget, the "mess" to which Winter refers is Miley Cyrus' infamous performance with Robin Thicke, which the PTC accused at the time of "sexually exploit[ing] young women." Their charges this year run along the same lines.

  • Weird Al Emmys Game of Thrones Mad Men Scandal TV Video

    'Weird Al' Parodied All of Your Favorite TV Theme Songs at the Emmys

    Well, it may not be the Super Bowl, but "Weird Al" Yankovic made his way to a major television event last night for the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Midway through the show, the Mandatory Fun star came out on stage for a live performance that parodied the theme songs of a number of shows nominated for awards.Mad Men's instrumental theme became a barb about Jon Hamm's bad Emmy luck, and Game of Thrones naturally turned into a boob joke (aided by a surprise Andy Samberg appearance as enfant terrible Joffrey Baratheon) and the rapid-fire needling didn't end there. Theme songs from Modern Family, Homeland, and Scandal also drew the chart-topping parody artist's ire. He may not have gotten through as many songs in as short a period as Ted Leo and Aimee Mann did a few months back, but you have to give him credit for hilarious moments like physically handing George R.R.

  • Future Drake Preign DNF Stream

    Drake and Future Celebrate Drunken Hookups on P. Reign's 'DnF'

    Toronto rapper and OVO affiliate P. Reign (born Raynford Humphrey) has been issuing hazy and blunted tracks since 2009, but his upcoming EP Dear America seems to finally have the sort of cosigns that might elevate him to the upper tier of Drake's stable. In addition to slated guest appearances from Waka Flocka Flame, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, and PARTYNEXTDOOR, Reign's new single "DnF" features cameos from his OVO boss and the recently single SPIN cover star Future. It's a hedonist anthem that seems directly descendent from the highwire melodrama that Drake's been putting forth over the course of his last few albums, a sensitive jam in which our protagonists just want to "get drunk and fuck." Listen in full below.

  • Scott Weiland Impersonator Stone Tempered Pilots Meth Jail

    That Jailed Scott Weiland Impersonator Had a Stone Temple Pilots Cover Band

    At the tail end of last week, it was discovered a man named Jason Michael Hurley had been arrested for methamphetamine possession and shoplifting and had somehow tricked police officers into thinking that he was Scott Weiland. It turns out that the similarity is pretty uncanny, and as Alternative Nation points out (via CoS), it seems he may have even been planning a tribute band called Stone Tempered Pilots.According to posts from his Facebook page Hurley was planning on participating some sort of tribute show at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre, though the band may not have actually existed yet as TMZ points out. Another sad post details some of Hurley's famous bands and his supposed friendship with a number of stars.

  • Boots Riley The Coup Fox News Cleveland Music Festival Communism

    Fox's Interview With Boots Riley From the Coup Didn't Go as Planned

    The Coup's frontman and occasional Tom Morello collaborator Boots Riley is known for being something of a political firebrand, but, as Cleveland Scene points out, a local Fox affiliate seems to have been blissfully unaware of that fact. The Oakland outfit was set to appear at LKWD Festival in the city on Saturday and festival organizer Kelly Flamos brought him along for an interview during one of the station's daytime shows. Things did not go quite as Fox planned.When asked to describe the Coup, Riley outlined his long-running musical project as "a punk-funk Communist revolution band," which drew a puzzled response from the reporter on hand.

  • Butt Game Top That Kitty VMA Simulator

    Blow Up Nicki Minaj's Butt in a Video Game Called 'Tap That'

    Between Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" and this year's cheeky, if disappointing, VMAs, it's clear that the Summer of Ass is in full swing. According to her Twitter account, New York rapper Kitty (formerly: Pryde) has decided to celebrate the season by helping create a simple, silly, and addictive video game called "Tap That," which involves little more than clicking on celebrities' butts.After you head to tapthat.club, you can "choose your bae" from a lineup of Beyoncé, Iggy Azalea, Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj. From there, you're paired with another user and have to click on your avatar's rear until it fills the whole screen. If you lose, you're treated to a fair bit of flatulence and a sad Drake screencap from the "Anaconda" video. So head over to the "Tap That" website and, uh, tap some asses.Check out a couple of screenshots below. 

  • Kate Bush Running Up That Hill Documentary Video

    Watch This Kate Bush Doc Featuring Big Boi, St. Vincent, and Steve Coogan

    Kate Bush is set to take the stage for the first time in 35 years on August 26 and in celebration of her reemergence, BBC has put together a documentary about her life called The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill. It traces the whole arc of her career — from before her 1978 debut The Kick Inside and through to 2011's 50 Words for Snow — with help from collaborators, critics, and the artists she's influenced. St. Vincent, Big Boi, Bat for Lashes, Peter Gabriel, Tricky, Elton John, Steve Coogan, Tori Amos, Neil Gaiman, and more all make appearances. You can watch the full hour-long documentary above.Also, take some cellie pictures of Kate on the screen while you can, because this:

  • Henry Rollins Suicide Apology LA Weekly

    Henry Rollins Is Still Really Sorry for His Comments About Robin Williams' Suicide

    Henry Rollins wrote an ill-advised column for L.A. Weekly called "Fuck Suicide" last week in the wake of Robin Williams' tragic death, but over the weekend, he apologized for his harsh criticisms. Now he's taken the chance to elaborate on his views with another column today, in an attempt seek understanding and acknowledge his failures the first time around."It was obvious that I had some work to do in order to educate myself further on this very complex and painful issue," Rollins wrote. "I am quite thick-headed, but not so much that things don't occasionally permeate."He says that he "cannot defend the views" that he wrote in his initial column, but he went on to explain where he was coming from.

  • Antemasque album release october

    That Antemasque (nee Mars Volta) Album Will Actually Be Released

    Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At The Drive-In and the Mars Volta launched a labyrinthine new project called Antemasque earlier this year with help from drummer Dave Elitch and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea. After releasing a handful of singles and putting the album up for purchase on Bandcamp, they quickly pulled it back down. Now, as Pitchfork reports, the band is prepping a proper release of the album through their own Nadie Sound record label. There's no exact release date yet, but it'll reportedly surface sometime in October, at which point they'll head out on an international tour. The track list is below.Antemasque track list:1. "4AM"2. "I Got No Remorse"3. "Ride Like The Devil’s Son"4. "In The Lurch"5. "50,000 Kilowatts"6. "Momento Mori"7. "Drown All Your Witches"8. "Providence"9. "People Forget"10. "Rome Armed To The Teeth"

  • Flying Lotus Herbie Hancock Moment of Hesitation BBC Gilles Peterson Stream

    Flying Lotus and Herbie Hancock Do the Astral Plane on 'Moment of Hesitation'

    Flying Lotus's fifth album You're Dead! will hit U.S. shores via Warp on October 7. Over the weekend, the Brainfeeder honcho shared the jazzy, tensile first single from that record on Gilles Peterson's BBC Radio 6 show. "Moment of Hesitation" the first taste of the long-hinted at collaboration with electro-jazz legend Herbie Hancock and its a suitably spectral take on FlyLo's serpentine beatmaking. Right-hand man Thundercat turns up too for some teeth-chattering bass splatters. Listen over at BBC at around the 1:11:00 of the stream. A brief interview with the Los Angeles producer sits just before that track starts.For more, read SPIN's 2012 interview with Flying Lotus.

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