This Week: Kesha vs. Dr. Luke, Iggy vs. Snoop, Azealia Banks vs. Ebola

“So many of them that are about me. Most of Siamese Dream is about me. I think they put it on… There's a song called “Bodies” that's on Melon Collie. And then there's “Today”… and there's “Tonight Tonight”… Then he stopped writing about me and then he stopped having hits.”
Courtney Love has just declared that every good song in the history of Smashing Pumpkins is about her. (BBC Radio 6

“This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for ten years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse, and sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke.”
Kesha is alleging that Dr. Luke sexually and verbally assaulted her — and the details of the allegations are pretty shocking. (NME)

“Undoubtedly, Kesha’s lawsuit is nothing more than a continuation of her bad and offensive acts. We are confident that Dr. Luke will prevail in all matters, and that our client will be awarded substantial damages for this malicious conduct.”
Dr. Luke's attorney Christine Lepera ain't having none of that jazz. (NME)

[jump] Snoop Dogg put this on Twitter:

“@SnoopDogg why would you post such a mean pic on insta when you send your body guards to ask me for pictures every time we are at shows together?”
Iggy Azalea didn't see the funny side. Snoop has since apologized, after days of back-and-forth bitching. (Twitter)

“It's with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Mark Bell of LFO who died last week from complications after an operation. Mark's family & friends request privacy at this difficult time.”
RIP Mark Bell, producer to Bjork and Depeche Mode, and all-round EDM star. (Warp Records)

“I do it every once in a while. Just a little tiny bit… Try black pepper balls if you get paranoid. Just chew two or three pieces. I just found this out myself. Try it.”
Neil Young smokes weed occasionally and is still figuring out how to keep his cool when he does. (Howard 100, SiriusXM)

“When I started The Stooges we were organized as a group of Utopian communists. All the money was held communally and we lived together while we shared the pursuit of a radical ideal. We shared all songwriting, publishing, and royalty credits equally – didn’t matter who wrote it — because we’d seen it on the back of a Doors album and thought it was cool.”
Iggy Pop put on his smarty pants glasses and gave a lecture about “free music in a Capitalist society,” at the BBC. (BBC

“Oops. I'm sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea and we got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing: a drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity, a dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years mightn't be heard. There's a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.”
Holy shit! Bono sincerely apologized for that iTunes invasion. Finally! (Facebook)

“But why does the UN need to 'raise' money for ebola? Cant the gov just print the damn dollars themselves and get this shit done already? …Then once ebola is gone we can just burn all the new dollars and everything can go back to normal!”
Azealia Banks doesn't understand how inflation works. Or Ebola, for that matter. (Twitter)

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