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After BBMAs’ Censorship, Will Kanye West Ever Perform at Another Awards Show?

Kanye West closed the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday with a performance of “All Day” and “Black Skinhead” that got the people going, but for the wrong reasons. Despite self-censoring a few instances of “bitch” and “fuck” in his lyrics, West had long stretches of his performance muted by ABC censors. Unsurprisingly, he responded not with one of his infamous so-called rants, but with a statement via his rep. … Read More

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“I Suppressed Rose McGowan”: Bizarre and Illuminating Highlights From Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson’s Press Conference

You could be forgiven for thinking Billy Corgan has been on a mission to alienate his peers and fans in recent years. With no obvious provocation, he has taken aim at a wide range of notable musicians, including The Foo Fighters and Kanye West, along with repeated, somewhat bizarre, attacks on rock’s nicest guy, Eddie Vedder. This July and August, Corgan and the latest Smashing Pumpkins lineup will join Marilyn Manson — not unknown to controversy himself — on a full North American “End Times” tour. Last night in Chicago, Corgan and Manson held a joint press conference hosted by the A.V. Club to discuss, among other things: their tour, why they didn’t speak for so long, and how Corgan taught Manson to play guitar. Here are some of the occasionally bizarre and awkward highlights: … Read More

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Todd Haynes Is Making a Mini-Series About Polygamist Health-Food Restauranteurs

As excitement is building through Cannes’ audience’s very positive (Palme d’Or-predicting) reception of Todd Haynes’ Carol, news of another… Read More

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Holly Herndon’s ‘Platform': A Perfect Synthesis of Woman and Machine

A whole lot of theory went into Holly Herndon’s excellent new album Platform, which is out today. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to those who are familiar with her earlier work — Herndon is one of the most cerebral musicians you’ll ever come across. She holds an MFA in music, and is known for her fascinating experiments with both production and composition. … Read More

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Ratatat’s New Album Will Be Simply ‘Magnifique’

Ratatat’s Evan Mast and Mike Stroud have revealed plans for their first release since 2010’s LP4. Many very sensibly presumed… Read More

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Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj Feed Each Other Cheeseburgers in a Bounce House in “Feeling Myself” Video

Last night, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé revealed the video for their Pinkprint collaboration, the girl-power flex known as “Feeling Myself,”… Read More

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Courtney Love’s Surprise Single “Miss Narcissist” Kicks off a Summer of Love

Courtney Love released “surprise” single “Miss Narcissist” today. The real surprise may be that — with more than a decade since… Read More

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