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DaBaby & His Team Sued By Hotel Worker For Alleged Fade Delivery In 2019

Source: Kevin Rawls / Radio One Digital For a few weeks earlier this year it seemed like DaBaby was making headlines for putting hands on someone wherever he touched down and now it appears that he might have to pay up for one of his transgressions. TMZ is reporting that Cristofher Pocasangre has decided to sue DaBaby for allegedly beating him up at a hotel in LA last December after he took a picture of the Kirk rapper without his consent. According to Pocasangre, he was working at the Marriott hotel near Beverly Hills when he heard the rap star was at his hotel. Initially he asked DaBaby for a pic at which point DaBaby refused, but Cristofher decided to snap a selfie anyway with the rapper playing the background. That turned out to be a decision he soon regretted. Now, get this … Pocasang...

Kanye West Responds To Ma$e After He Was Called Out For Being A Hypocrite

Source: Brian Stukes / Getty Kanye West has had music Twitter in shambles after he decided to make it his mission to revolutionize how artists are signed to labels and the deals and contracts they were given while pissing on his Grammy, literally. His music biz rant caught the attention of one rapper who West sort of clowned on wax. While Kanye West was on his electronic soapbox, aka Twitter, there were some music artists calling bull you know what on West’s claims and felt he was very hypocritical. One artist, in particular, Ma$e, came with the receipts in an Instagram post calling out Yeezy for his hypocrisy. If you remember, on the track “Devil in a New Dress,” West spoke on Ma$e’s sudden exit from the rap game, “don’t leave while your hot, that’s how Ma$e screwed up.” Now the “Feel So ...

You Can Order A Customized Song From STEEL PANTHER For $7,500

Do you have a favorite STEEL PANTHER song? How cool would it be if you could personalize the lyrics? Even take part in creating a custom version just for you or someone special? Now you can. For a limited time — until the band can tour again — STEEL PANTHER has a very special offer. Pick any one of the group’s songs and tell STEEL PANTHER whom or what you want the rewrite to be about. Take part in a custom rewrite of one of your faves. For the price of $7,500, you can pick any song from STEEL PANTHER‘s catalog and they will record a NEW version with lyrics inspired by you, just for you. The band will deliver a full rock song finished to a quality comparable to songs on their albums. The band will do up to two lyric revisions prior to recording the song. Once lyrics have been ap...

VIO-LENCE Is ‘Very Happy’ With New Lineup: ‘We Get Along Great’

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE recently released a new digital single, “California Über Alles”, a cover version of the DEAD KENNEDYS classic. The band also filmed a music video for the song with director Scott Kirkeeng. Speaking to Heavy Culture about VIO-LENCE‘s decision to record the DEAD KENNEDYS cover, vocalist Sean Killian said (see video below): “We’ve been writing music. We have our five-song EP with Metal Blade Records that we’ll be putting out next year. But we wanted to do something. Since we have [guitarist] Bobby Gustafson [ex-OVERKILL] in the band and [ex-FEAR FACTORY bassist] Christian Olde Wolbers, we wanted to get together and put something out. And Phil [Demmel, guitar] suggested a DK song, because we were actually g...

DEFTONES Launch ‘Adopt-A-Dot’ Fundraising Campaign For Two Great Causes

DEFTONES have launched a fundraising campaign called “Adopt-A-Dot” where fans can make a charitable donation for one or multiple dots from the thousands of pixelated dots that comprise the cover art — created by Frank Maddocks — of the band’s forthcoming album “Ohms”. All proceeds will benefit the UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Live Nation‘s Crew Nation, a global relief fund for live music crews who have been impacted by COVID-19. Donations can be made at Deftones.com/Adopt. There are 12,995 dots available. Once a donator adopts their dot(s), they have the ability to upload their photo to the site and be a part of the album cover for these two special causes. Maddocks states about the art: “‘Ohms’ album art is an iconic renderin...

Confess – ROB HALFORD

RATING: 8/10 Editor’s note: This is a book review JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford is as beloved offstage as he is on, due in part to how charming his demeanor is during the battery of press interviews that come with every album release and tour. His dry sense of humor is the type that can sometimes be hard to translate to the written word, so who better to make that attempt than the man himself, with help from music journalist Ian Gittins. Whether guiding the reader through the highs and lows of the JUDAS PRIEST machine, or through harrowing struggles with his sexuality and cocaine addiction, Halford‘s ability to let his humble working-class British upbringing and a wisecrack poke through the events depicted in his autobiography, “Confess”, gives an uplifting aura...

Josh Klinghoffer’s Pluralone Announces New Album, Shares “The Night Won’t Scare Me”: Stream

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has announced a new solo album. Credited to his Pluralone moniker, it’s called I Don’t Feel Well and due out October 16th. The forthcoming effort serves as the follow-up to his 2019 debut album, To Be One with You, but is his first since being let go by the Peppers earlier this year. According to a statement, the 10-track effort was completed during the pandemic, hence the title’s rather dismal and uncertain tone. “This is a wild time,” Klinghoffer said of the LP. “This album was made during and amongst some very new experiences. I hope it captures some of how it felt during this period. I’ll feel better when this is behind us. As an early look at I Don’t Feel Well, stream reflective lead single “The Night Won’t Scare M...

Anthrax Announce “Stop Spreading the Disease” Hand Sanitizer

Anthrax’s 1985 sophomore album, Spreading the Disease, turns 35 on October 30th, but the band is celebrating the anniversary by encouraging the opposite: The thrash legends have announced their own “Stop Spreading the Disease” hand sanitizer. Yes, as revealed by drummer Charlie Benante in an Instagram post (below), Anthrax now have their own line of hand sanitizer. Without the revenue from touring — guitarist Scott Ian thinks he’ll be out of a job as a touring musican until 2022 — metal bands have improvised new ways to shift merch and stay connected with fans. What’s more practical during a pandemic than branded hand sanitizer? Anthrax are here to make the otherwise mundane act of squirting your hands with ethyl alcohol a lot cooler. Besides, the band recently released its own bourbon whi...

R.I.P. Roy Head, 1960s Rocker Famous for “Treat Her Right” Dead at 79

Roy Head, the 1960s rocker best known for the smash hit “Treat Her Right”, has died at 79. According to the Montgomery County Police Recorder, the cause was heart attack “Treat Her Right” was a sensation upon its release in 1965, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100, while boasting sales that would have made it number one at just about any other time — except that The Beatles had recently released “Yesterday”. The song has been a pop culture mainstay ever since, appearing over the opening credits of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and popping up in the 1991 film The Commitments. Head was born in Three Rivers, TX, on January 9th, 1941. His father was a sharecropper, and his love of music came from listening to Black sharecroppers singing in the field...

Fans Raise Money for Battlestar Galactica’s Michael Hogan Following Serious Brain Injury

Earlier this year, former Battlestar Galactica actor Michael Hogan suffered a serious brain injury after falling down and hitting his head while at a convention for the famed TV series. Now paralyzed on one side of his body and experiencing memory loss, the Canadian star requires extensive medical treatment, and Battlestar Galactica fans have stepped up to help. A GoFundMe page, created on behalf of his wife Susan, has already raised $190,000 thanks to the donations of more than 4,000 concerned fans. According to the campaign, the money will go towards Hogan’s long-term care, medications, and other daily life expenses that he and his family may face while on his road to recovery. Unfortunately, the ongoing pandemic has thus far posed a major challenge to Hogan’s recovery progress. Medical ...

Steve Aoki to Voice a Furry Prehistoric Creature In Animated Comedy “Extinct”

Steve Aoki has been cast in the upcoming film Extinct, a quirky animated comedy set for a 2021 release. Typically, Aoki has appeared throughout film and TV as himself, but for his next act the “Waste It On Me” producer will be voicing the fictitious character Vinny, a member of an extinct species called Flummels. Extinct Productions, LLC The film follows the turbulent story of a cast of furry prehistoric creatures with donut-like appearances. When two Flummels find a way to time travel into the present, and realize that their species has since gone extinct, they attempt to travel back in time and alter history in a last ditch effort to save their kin.  The movie stars Adam DeVine, Rachel Bloom, and Ken Jeong and is directed by David Silverman, who previously directed ...

Hardwell, Chuckie Among a Number of Dutch Artists to Demand “Clarity” on COVID-19 in the Netherlands

Famed electronic music producers Hardwell and Chuckie are two of a bevy of Dutch artists to appear in a post by Instagram account @watchdogs.nl that demand “honesty and transparency” regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A Reddit user translated the post, which also includes a video wherein a number of the listed artists appear. “This can’t go on any longer. We stand for good public health, our economy is at Breaking point, human behavior is being criminalized and what about the future of our Children? We want clarity,” the post reads. “We had to watch the past 6 months how we kept moving backwards instead of forwards. That’s why we demand honesty and transparency.” The statement goes on to question the use of “non-medical ma...