• 50 Cent First Pitch Masturbation Injury 'Animal Ambition' Video

    50 Cent Blames First Pitch Woes on 'Excessive Masturbation' Injury

    50 Cent's awful first pitch continues to be the biggest talking point surrounding the release of his fifth album, Animal Ambition. The Queens rapper continued milking that possibly phony piece of publicity today when he took part in a Reddit AMA. Take it away, Fiddy:Well, how about that? This, from the same man who, in 2012, tweeted out his four-step plan for people to stop masturbating, which he believes is a sin: "Step 1. To avoid the urge to masturbate stop going to porn sites. Step 2. Make a conscious decision not to turn your head after people walk by you. Step 3. Do not go to strip clubs. Step 4. Do not look at lust filled magazines."Either he's back on the jackin' wagon or he's just playing us. We'll go with the latter. Meanwhile, 50 also released a video for the title track for the new album.

  • Ban Metallica Glastonbury Petition James Hetfield Hunter

    Glastonbury Fans Try to Ban Metallica Over James Hetfield's Hunting Habits

    Though he's not quitting his day job, Metallica frontman James Hetfield has a new gig: Narrating the History Channel's upcoming series The Hunt, which chronicles a trek to Kodiak, Alaska, to kill brown bears.That news is not going over well with fans of the Glastonbury festival, which Metallica will headline this year alongside Arcade Fire, Kasabian, Jack White, and the Black Keys. Someone started a Facebook page called "Remove Metallica from Glastonbury Festival for their support of Bear Hunting," with the obvious intent of getting the metal legends banned from the bill. The page, which went up on May 25, features this description: "Metallica's lead singer James Hetfield is a big game hunter and promoter. This is incompatible with Glastonbury Festivals ideals."Hetfield is, indeed, an avid hunter and member of the NRA."I love my guns.

  • Courtney Love Personalized Rose Breed

    Courtney Love Wants to Fund Her Own Breed of Glittery Rose

    When you're rich and have the money to get pretty much anything you want, you might as well dream big. Courtney Love is certainly dreaming big, and somewhat scientifically, with her wish to fund the development of "a hybrid rose that's glittering and silver" and have it named in her honor. This bit of info comes from the latest installment in her "Courtney Love on" YouTube series, in which she mainly talks about random topics while sitting in the back of an SUV. "To say I'm not crazy about roses is crazy, because I love roses," she says at the beginning of the clip, referencing the incredible number of Hole fans who've made public claims that she has a thing against the preferred flower of high school beaus. She goes onto inform us that Dolly Parton, Metallica, and Loretta Lynn all have a specific breed of the flower forever immortalized with their names.

  • Stream Morrissey's Gypsy-Tinged 'Earth Is the Loneliest Planet'

    Stream Morrissey's Gypsy-Tinged 'Earth Is the Loneliest Planet'

    Morrissey's rapid roll-out of his 10th solo record, World Peace Is None of Your Business, continues today with the release of the song "Earth Is the Loneliest Place," slightly over 24 hours after he released the spoken-word version in a video that starred Pamela Anderson. The track features Gypsy-like guitar and organs with electronic clashes and bangs — a surprisingly cohesive mix that brings an urgency tempered by Morrissey's almost-deadpan laments. The electric guitar was a little more pronounced in the song's live debut, but hey, we're not complaining. Listen below via Spotify and get the new LP July 15 from Harvest Records.

  • Gwar Dave Brockie Cause of Death Heroin Overdose Oderus Urungus

    Gwar's Dave Brockie Died of Heroin Overdose, Officials Reveal

    The death of Gwar's Dave Brockie, the frontman of the shock-metal band who performed as Oderus Urungus, has been determined as an accidental heroin overdose, Richmond, Virginia CBS affiliate WTVR reported. The State Medical Examiner's Office revealed that the official cause of death was "acute heroin toxicity, means: accident."The 50-year-old Brockie was found dead in his Richmond home on March 23 by his roommate. At the time, the police announced they did not suspect any foul play, but did find evidence of heroin use. His penchant for drug use was well publicized, including a 2010 Decibel profile that began with the writer smoking crack with Brockie."It's 2pm on a Thursday, and Decibel is in Richmond, VA, smoking crack behind a Dumpster with GWAR front-cretin Oderus Urungus," author J.

  • Ice-T Body Count 'Bitch in the Pit' Song

    Ice-T Pays Respect to Lady-Moshers on Body Count's 'Bitch in the Pit'

    Is the world ready for a Body Count comeback? Ice-T's thrash-metal outfit is set to return with its fifth album, Manslaughter, which they recently previewed with the aggro "Talk Shit, Get Shot." Now they're back with the hardcore ode "Bitch in the Pit," in which Ice screams about a Doc Marten-wearing woman who can more than hold her own in the shit at a show. "She came here to fight / She says she'll die tonight," goes one part of the chorus to the song, which also features a terrific speed-metal solo at its climax. It probably won't go down in the history books as a feminist anthem, but at least Ice is recognizing the women who are often mixing it up in the circle at punk and thrash shows.

  • Hurray for the Riff Raff 'I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright)' Video

    Hurray for the Riff Raff Join Girl Gangs for 'I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright)' Video

    Hurray for the Riff Raff, whose latest LP Small Town Heroes made SPIN's picks for the 50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far, have long been strong supporters of feminism and the LGBT cause. Singer Alynda Lee Segarra identifies as queer, and fiddler Yosi Perlstein is transgender, and they used their new video for "I Know It's Wrong (But It's Alright)" to have a bit of fun with their friends in those communities. The clip, which premiered at Rookie, sees Hurray and co. portraying two gangs, the Gaslight Girls and the Morrisons, sometimes battling it out but mostly just hanging at the roller rink or with their sweet old cars.

  • Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven' Plagiarism Lawsuit Spirit Randy California

    Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' Plagiarism Suit Rambles On, With New Twists

    Turns out, even rock'n'roll lawsuits can be fun-filled occasions. At least that's what our sharp legal minds parse from the documents in the copyright infringement case brought against Led Zeppelin, who are accused of nicking the music for "Stairway to Heaven" from Spirit's 1968 instrumental "Taurus."Attorney Francis Malofiy — who recently got reamed by a judge for unprofessional conduct while working a copyright case against Usher — filed the suit in Pennsylvania last Friday, May 30, representing the estate of Spirit frontman and songwriter — yes — Randy California. The court documents show that Malofiy cheekily decided to use the same font Zeppelin used throughout their career, an interesting move considering the circumstances of the case. Aside from the legalese, it's a pretty interesting read for rock fans.

  • Parquet Courts 'Black and White' Video

    Parquet Courts Channel Burroughs in 'Black and White' Video

    With Parquet Courts' SPIN Essential new album Sunbathing Animal out today (June 3), the Brooklyn quartet are back with another video shot in singer-guitarist Andrew Savage's Bed-Stuy neighborhood. Whereas the visuals for the LP's title track featured only his cat Frida catching some rays on his couch, the "Black and White" clip follows Savage on a long walk down the street, overlaying footage of brownstones, bodegas, and locals.According to a press release, the above was "inspired by the experimental films of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin and meant to represent the depth and complexity of the personal stories which exist in a simple city stroll." The video, which was co-directed by Austin Brown and Johann Rashid, ends with a shot of Savage's window, the same one that his cat sat near to sunbathe. Sadly, the feline does not make an appearance.

  • Ryan Lewis 'Fallon' Video Macklemore

    Macklemore Pal Ryan Lewis Asks Fans Who Ryan Lewis Is for 'Fallon'

    While Macklemore has been a lightning rod for controversy thanks to his popularity, debatable earnestness, public attempts at humility, and that stupid costume that many saw as anti-Semitic, it's easy to forget that he's part of a duo with producer and DJ Ryan Lewis. While the rapper is out there getting all the attention with his words and haircut, Lewis provides the musical backdrop without playing hype man, being about as anonymous as someone who won the Best Rap Album Grammy a few months ago can be. As far as we know, he's never thought he was gay because he could draw, nor purchased his clothes at Goodwill.With all that in mind, Jimmy Fallon enlisted Lewis himself to go out on the streets of New York and ask people about who Ryan Lewis is, what he does, what he looks like, and whether he's attractive.

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