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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

SFH: "Mayor on Crack"
Canadian political figure and author, Warren Kinsella has posted a new video from his punk band, SFH (Shit From Hell) called "Mayor on Crack." The song refers to the now infamous Toronto mayor, Rob Ford, who has been accused of smoking crack with drug dealers…
2013-06-10 12:30:02

UK makes first arrests under new expanded hate crimes rules
The Guardian is reporting that Manchester police have made their first arrest under the new hate crimes laws which include "alternative" subcultures among those reasons to classify an act as a hate crime. The two charged were a 14 and 44-year old who allegedly assaulted a 16-year-old boy who…
2013-04-11 13:30:01

Musicians look at the legacy of Margaret Thatcher
The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher yesterday led many musicians of her era to look back at her controversial legacy. Her social policies in the UK, her unwillingness to impose sanctions on the apartheid government in South Africa and support for Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet among other things famously led to protest songs from The Specials,…
2013-04-09 12:30:01

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