Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rock News

--Rapper mega-star Jay-Z has recently come under fire for selling t-shirts with the phrase “Occupy All Streets” on them, in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but then keeping all the money raised. Supporters and organizers of the Occupy Wall Street movement claim that the sale were misleading, tacitly implying funds would go to the movement, while instead the money raised from the sales will remain with Jay-Z. Angry protesters have labeled Jay-Z a “bloodsucker” for, what it feels, is money-making on the backs of the protesters. However, Jay-Z's close friend Russell Simmons came to Jay-Z's defense saying “What's wrong with selling goodness? There's nothing wrong with it. Jay-Z didn't make a T-shirt with 'F**k the Bums on the Street.' He wrote a T-shirt 'Occupy All Streets' - I'm happy, it furthers the movement, it inspires the movement."

--Courtney Love, of the band Hole, went on a tirade during a performance in Brazil after an audience member held up a poster depicting her late husband Kurt Cobain. Love stormed off stage after telling the audience “"I don't need to see a picture of Kurt, asshole, and I'm going to have you fucking removed if you keep throwing that up, I'm not Kurt – I have to live with his shit, his ghost, his kid every day. Throwing that up is stupid and rude and I'll beat the f*&k out of you if you do it again." Love refused to return to the stage until her guitarist, Micko Larson, convinced the audience to chant “the Foo Fighers are gay,” a slam aimed at Foo Fighter front man, and former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl.

--Pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath are reuniting for their first album with original vocalist, Ozzy Osbourne, since 1978's “Never Say Die!” The new album is set to be produced by former Def Jam producer Rick Rubins, and supported with a large scale, world tour.

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