This Week: James Brown Above Ground, Ariana Grande In Tron, and Justin Timberlake In Jamaica

“No, I don't do Twitter, I don't do Twatter, I don't do Facebook. I almost called it Bookface, I'm sorry. I feel very proud of the fact that I do emails. That is it. That, and I play cards.”
Mostly what we got from this statement is that Dionne Warwick just said “twat.” (Billboard)

“Due to ongoing influenza amongst band and crew members tonight's show at Lausanne (Switzerland) cannot take place. It is hoped that the show will be re-scheduled for December.”
Why does Morrissey even bother to book tours? The mystery continues… (True to You)

“Where I come from, it's not musical at all… I don't say it to be cool, but we were more into fucking taking drugs and banging around in the park. Music's great and all that, but it's not as good as mushrooms.”
We might not think about Noel Gallagher from Oasis much anymore, but he's still fucking hilarious. (XFM)

[jump] Johnny Depp, not content with joining Ryan Adams onstage recently, just did some shit with Marilyn Manson in Hollywood too:

“We've only become aware of Phil's arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment. Phil’s absence will not affect the release of our new album Rock or Bust and upcoming tour next year.”
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was arrested for allegedly plotting to have two people murdered — the charges have since been reduced to threatening-to-kill and drug-related offenses. Either way, the band's touring. (Rolling Stone)

“He’s been dead since 2006 but he still hasn’t been buried – he’s at his daughter’s house… When you got almost 20 kids and six wives it’s hard to get you in the ground.”
James Brown's chauffeur is claiming that the Godfather of Soul's body has been mummified and kept by the family. (The Guardian)

Shit got fucking awkward at Wednesday night's CMA's when Ariana Grande showed up in the middle of a Little Big Town performance and everyone was dressed like Tron:

“For Wayne's music peers to take it upon themselves to make comments about us when they are not part of our daily lives or know us outside of tour and music, just to grab a headline to get themselves at the top of the gossip page, is disgusting. This is not about you or what you feel is your expert opinion on people you have no relationship with, so shame on you. Do not act like we liked your band either. Wayne was a good soul and he is gone — that is what we do know. Please show some respect to him and his memory.”
Wayne Static's widow has hit back at Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix for publicly implying the Static X singer died last weekend of a drug overdose. (Blabbermouth)

“I don't think we're going to do any more shows. I think our job is done. When we stopped touring in 2011, Andy [Mackay] and I looked at each other and said, 'Our job is done here.'”
Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera has announced that the band have split up. Wait. Did anyone actually think Roxy Music was still going? (Rolling Stone)

And finally, thank you, for digging up this Mickey Mouse Club video of Justin Timberlake rapping in a Jamaican accent:

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