This Week: Bono's Disguise, Fat Mike's Musical, and Ariana Grande's Black Eye

“You know, when Bono goes cycling he likes to dress up as a Hasidic Jew.”
The Edge, on how no one got photos of Bono's horrific recent bicycle crash in Central Park, New York. (

“a Victoria's Secret angel accidentally smacked me in the face with her wings and it was awesome #goals #bangbangintomyface”
Ariana Grande got walloped mid-performance. Cosmopolitan got (hilarious) pictures.

[jump] “I live vicariously through Michael Corleone. I would like to deal with life the way he does. When he's telling what's-his-name that he's going to go on a little fishing trip. My God. Brilliant.”
Madonna: the Godfather of Pop. (Interview)

“its funny to see people Like Igloo Australia silent when these things happen… Black Culture is cool, but black issues sure aren't huh? … If you're down to ride with us bitch you gotta RIDE ALL THE WAY… Don't just be down to ride Black Dick….. If you with us you WITH US!!!!”
Azealia Banks is on the warpath with Iggy Azalea (new name: Igloo Australia) for staying silent on Ferguson. (Twitter)

“People can make fun of me all they want for getting excited when I win an award. I know for a fact that I've never, ever put on a false pretense.”
Really, Taylor Swift? (Lucky Magazine)

“Ever since I saw Rocky Horror when I was 8, I've been intrigued by musicals. Well, not all musicals, just the ones that break the mold. Luckily, I found two people, Jeff Marx and Soma Snakeoil, that love breaking things as much as I do. This is fucking fun!”
Fat Mike from NOFX has gone and written a musical! (Rolling Stone)

“Greg would not allow the kids in the studio… The hallway has a concrete floor… so the kids would just sit on the concrete and wait for Greg… They would just have to wait until we took a break in rehearsal to get food or have any interaction with other people.”
Ron Reyes, detailing his old Black Flag bandmate Greg Ginn's alleged child neglect, in an official affidavit. (Consequence of Sound)

“sides with Mr. Cosby? No. I side with substantiated proof when media/society is attempting to destroy a magnificent Legacy … I'm respecting a man who has done more for the image of Brown people that almost anyone EVER. From Fat Albert to the Huxtables”
Jill Scott needs extra proof of Bill Cosby's guilt because of his “magnificent legacy.” (Twitter)

“I went through some horrific things… I wrote a song called 'Swine'; the song is about rape. The song is about demoralization. The song is about rage and fury and passion, and I had a lot of pain that I wanted to release. I wasn't even willing to admit that anything had even happened. I saw him one time in a store, and I was paralyzed by fear.”
Lady Gaga was raped as a teenager. This makes us very sad indeed. (The Howard Stern Show)

“To all my fans, I want u to know that my album won't and hasn't been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it… I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain't that easy … I am a prisoner and so is my creativity”
Lil Wayne wants Cash Money to let his people go. (Twitter)

“One grey dove circles the ruins/ A jet heads to the base/ A boy sings to the bird/ He carries a blue gas canister/ Where shall I go? I have no home.”
From “The Guest Room” by PJ Harvey. She's written a book of poetry called The Hollow of the Hand. (Hear the full version on Soundcloud)

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