This Week: Prince's Fists of Fury, Miley's Golden Lady Legs, and Interpol's Snowstorm Nightmare

“I heard that Metallica needed a bass player, and brother, I was writing letters, made a tape of myself playing and sent it to their management company. Kept making calls trying to get through. I tried for two weeks and never heard a word back from them… I would have quit wrestling to play in The Rolling Stones or Metallica.”
Hulk Hogan tried to join Metallica. Let's take a moment to imagine what that would've been like… (Noisey)

[jump] “We had a fist fight, there was quite a scene. I ended up having to escape from his house. I was running around his car, spitting at him and he’s trying to box me – all at six o’clock in the morning. I rang on someone’s doorbell to get in their house because Prince was about to kick the living shit out of me.”
Sinead O'Connor claims that she and Prince had a fist-fight one time. Try and get THAT imagery out of your head… (Daily Mail)

“I was like 'Fuck it, I love that stuff, I want us to have a song that comes from that world.' But in terms of 'I'd really like to jump up and down to this' we don't really know what we're doing, so let's call Avicii. I showed him the song and said 'Please can you help?' and he said, with his backwards baseball cap, 'Yeah. And that'll be 12 million dollars.' No, he didn't say that.”
Chris Martin on Coldplay's recent collaboration with Avicii, on “A Sky Full of Stars”. EDM fans must be thrilled. (Beats By Dre)

“Still trapped yo! Haven't really moved in 30 hours and we've been on the bus for nearly 40 hours. Nutso. Never seen anything like it.”
Interpol got trapped on their bus because of a massive snow storm in Buffalo, New York. We can't stop thinking about the horror of the bus bathroom under such conditions. (Twitter)

Miley Cyrus IS a golden lady! Which has something to do with endorsing tights apparently!

“That whole song, I was just being dumb. It was a joke.”
Yes, Nicki Minaj. That's exactly what we thought when you released “Anaconda” as well… (Complex)

“I love Wes [Pentz, Diplo's real name] and he's a big brother to me and one of my first friends in the industry, and part of having a friendship with someone like that is not letting them say stupid shit. Taylor's my friend as well, and I'm a girl, and if I see some weird body-shaming on my feed I'm going to be like, “Hey man…'”
Lorde still counts Diplo as a pal… but stands by that thing she said about him having a tiny penis. Attagirl. (Fader)

“Oh, you want to sexify violence against women, especially famous ones? Get the fuck in line, d-bag. You're a dime a dozen. You ain't shit. So bored by people like you.”
As part of her ongoing video campaign to sexualize violence against women, 2013 footage has just emerged of Lana Del Rey in an Eli Roth-directed clip, as a rape victim. Marilyn Manson is also featured, and Jezebel succinctly summed up how horrible the entire thing is.

“When I was younger, I thought, 'Once it's done, it's done.' I just got older and changed my mind, I guess. My son is 15, and I wanted him to see us play… I missed my friends.”
Kat Bjelland, on the very exciting Babes In Toyland reunion. (Rolling Stone)

“I want to apologise to Taylor Swift for accusing her of selling her soul to Google. I have learned that her music will not now be available on the new YouTube Music Key service, which launched this week. This is despite a number of credible sources stating in the last seven days that it would be.”
Billy Bragg just issued this apology to Taylor Swift (Facebook). We should probably apologize for this, in that case. Sorry Taylor!

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