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Neil Young condemns use of "Rockin' In The Free World" by Donald Trump
Neil Young has criticized Donald Trump's use of his classic track, "Rockin' In The Free World," as part of his presidential announcement. The Canadian musician (and tech entrepreneur) said this: Donald Trump was not authorized to use [the song] in his presidential announcement. Neil Young, a Canadian…
2015-06-17 13:30:01

First four episodes of Laura Jane Grace's 'True Trans' premieres online
The first four episodes of True Trans With Laura Jane Grace are now available online. The show is a documentary series from Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace which was previously announced last April, has been…
2014-10-10 11:30:01

Man jailed for posting Exodus lyrics
American metal band Exodus has posted a statement about a fan from Greenville, Kentucky who has been jailed for posting the lyrics to their song "Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer.)" The man has been charged with making terroristic threats for posting the words which describe a school shooting to Facebook. The band said this: The idea that an individual in…
2014-09-05 12:00:01

Pussy Riot: "Putin Will Teach You How To Love The Motherland"
On the eve of their arrest in Sochi and attack by Cossacks, Pussy Riot have posted a new video titled "Putin Will Teach You How To Love The Motherland." You can…
2014-02-20 11:00:01

Band billed government for using music as "torture"
Noise/Industrial band Skinny Puppy discovered that their often abrasive music was being used on prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. The band said this in an interview: We heard through a reliable grapevine that our music was being used in Guantanamo Bay prison camps to musically stun or torture people. We heard that our music was used on at least four…
2014-01-31 14:00:01

Pussy Riot members could be released by tomorrow
More progress in the ongoing positive developments for the imprisoned members of Pussy Riot. While a high court had ordered a review of the case, a new amnesty marking the 20th anniversary of Russia's post-Soviet Constitution, which the Russian parliament passed…
2013-12-18 12:00:01

Company sues Beastie Boys for using their song in commercial
The surviving Beastie Boys and the estate of the late Adam Yauch have been sued by a company after misappropriating their 1987 song for a commercial. The suit, filed by Goldieblox seeks injunctive relief and a declaratory ruling against the Beastie Boys stating that the use of the song composition was legal. The girl-focused toy company felt that their use of the Beastie Boys track in advertising is protected…
2013-11-25 16:00:01

Jailed Pussy riot member goes on hunger strike
The Guardian has published an open letter from Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova where she talks about beginning a hunger strike today. She said this: My brigade in the sewing shop works 16 to 17 hours a day. From 7.30am to 12.30am. At best, we get four hours of sleep a night. We have a day off once every month and a half.…
2013-09-23 13:00:01

Canada's latest immigration regulations will cost smaller musicians
Promoters and booking agents are arguing that New Canadian regulations around foreign workers will have a serious effect on smaller venues throughout the country. While it's already pretty challenging for indie bands to enter the country, the rules will drastically increase the cost. As of July 31st, any establishment that is not…
2013-08-30 12:00:01

Arkansas Senate passes bill to ban certain tattoo procedures because they're, like, gross
Though the state has rampant health problems - making it the third worst in the United States - the Arkansas State Senate have overwhelmingly voted to ban some types of "body modification" while presenting no actual medical evidence. The bill, brought by…
2013-08-22 17:00:01

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