Insane Clown Posse

10 Musical Preferences That Might Get You Arrested (Or Killed)

If you’re like us, you probably couldn’t quite stifle a rueful sigh at the news earlier this week that a woman in Colorado was arrested for assaulting her boyfriend after he refused to stop blasting Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” on the stereo. It seems there’ve been several such reports of late, and while there’s nothing funny about domestic assault, the whole thing did get us thinking about songs that have managed to get their fans into hot water. We decided to investigate further, and came up with this selection of music that has landed fans in trouble in various amusing, ridiculous, and/or depressing ways. … Read More

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The Most Hilariously Disturbing Band Fanfiction You’ll Ever Read

The Internet is a strange, strange place. As we noted yesterday, Gerard Way penned an epic letter about My Chemical Romance’s breakup, but in certain corners of the web, fans are flat-out refusing to believe it, and expressing their disappointment in the most quintessentially MCR way — by penning fanfiction wherein the band continues to exist forever! The world of MCR fanfic is a strange, hilarious place, but it’s by no means home to the weirdest fanfic you’ll find out there. And so, to celebrate the, um, devotion of a certain breed of music fans, here’s a selection the most hilariously weird band fanfic, you’ll ever, ever read. Warning: it’s kinda dirty. Obviously. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we found out how to prepare five of the most delicious break-up foods. We remembered these artists who left bands before their prime. We goofed off on the top 10 party beaches around the world. We looked at an updating of Marie-Guillemine Benoist’s Portrait d’une négresse featuring… Read More

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The Most Gloriously Absurd Lyrics in Hip Hop History

Juggalos rejoice! The new Insane Clown Posse album is finally out this week — it was due earlier this year, but record company wrangling resulted in its release date being pushed until the end of summer. Of course, beyond their selective appeal to Faygo devotees, ICP are largely known to the general public because of the immortal couplets from their 2009 single “Miracles,” which will go down in history as one of the most ridiculous and somehow awesome songs ever made. In celebration of their new record, then, here’s a selection of the most gloriously awesome lyrics that hip hop has given the world. Your suggestions are of course welcome. (And just to pre-empt any of the accusations that have a magical way of appearing in our comments section every time we say anything remotely negative about hip hop: we’ve done this before for ’80s pop songs and we’ll most likely do it for other genres in due course. So there.) … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The Bourne Legacy knocked The Dark Knight Rises out of its number one spot at the weekend box office, taking in $40.3 million and proving that there are fewer Matt Damon loyalists out there than we’d assumed. Interestingly, the Batman movie didn’t come in second place either. That honor went to Zack Galifianakis and… Read More

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10 Albums You Need to Hear in August

The last couple of weeks have been a pretty dire time for album releases, but happily, there’s respite to be had in August — there’s a fair selection of worthwhile records due out over the next four weeks, and as ever, we’ve pored over the release schedules to bring you our selection of the 10 best, along with a quick roundup of other notable upcoming releases. There’s an eclectic selection to be found after the jump: everything from cerebral piano-led ambience to neo-dreampop and the return of Ariel Pink — and at least one genuine album of the year contender. (Spoiler alert: SWANS.) Let us know in the comments section what’s on your shopping list for August. … Read More

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10 Bands That Would Make Great Cults

The new Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros record, entitled simply Here, came out last week. We’ve never been massive fans of the band, in all honesty — their touchy-feely but weirdly blank music, and Alex Ebert’s messianic “Edward Sharpe” personality, have always given us the creeps a little bit. There’s something almost… cultish about it. Although, if nothing else, this realization got us thinking about other bands that could well be cults, and/or musicians who’d do a fine job as cult leaders. Are there any musical cults you’d be up for joining? (No, Cults don’t count.) … Read More

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Pop Culture Madlib of the Day: Kathleen Hanna and Insane Clown Posse

The wave of Juggalo-mania may have ebbed over a year ago, but that doesn’t mean our cultural obsession with Insane Clown Posse, their fans, and what it all means is entirely over. This morning, the Village Voice brings us the news that downtown fixture Neal Medlyn will present a show called … Read More

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Jack White Is Now Officially the James Franco of Music

August 31st, 2011 will go down in history as the day Jack White became the James Franco of music. You see, now that the White Stripes are over and he’s celebrated the end of his marriage to Karen Elson with a big, ol’ divorce party, he’s got time for more ridiculous projects than ever. In addition to his other bands, the Dead Weather and the Raconteurs, the label he founded (Third Man Records), and his prolific producing, White has been making music with such unlikely collaborators as Conan O’Brien and Stephen Colbert. And that was just fine with us. But now he’s gone a bridge too far — kind of like when the also-ubiquitous Franco had “Brad” (as in Renfro) carved into his arm as part of an ill-conceived art project.

What, you ask, could Jack White do that would even compare to pseudo-artistic self-mutilation? Well, friends, he could start producing Insane Clown Posse — and that is exactly what he has done! Seriously. You can see video evidence of the project after the jump. Here is an excerpt from the press release, which also mentions that JEFF the Brotherhood play on the single, presented without comment: “Back in ’82, ahem, 1782, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote a piece that’s been left out of the spotlight ever since. The title of the piece is ‘Leck Mich Im Arsch’ or literally translated to English as ‘Lick me in the arse.’ Understandably this piece has figuratively been swept under the rug. So who better to give this piece it’s due respect than the wildly successful, much misunderstood, and divisive Southwest Detroit rappers Insane Clown Posse?” … Read More

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