The Republican presidential campaign is facing some harsh rejection from all of the musicians they listen to.
Silversun Pickups recently sent Mitt Romney a cease and desist letter because he's been using the song Panic Switch at appearances without their permission. Now, the guitarist from Paul Ryan's favorite band is saying that the Vice Presidential candidate is one of his least favorite people!
In an op-ed for Rolling Stone, Tom Morrello of Rage Against The Machine has labeled Ryan as "the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades."
The guitarist acknowledges that Ryan has stated he prefers Rage's sound to their songs' lyrics, but doesn't let him off the hook as he continues:
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We really can't believe it. This is so devastating.
Fleetwood Mac's former guitarist/vocalist Bob Welch was found dead in his Nashville home Thursday after shooting himself in the chest.
The 66-year-old, who recently suffered from health problems, was found by his wife with a suicide note.
We can't even begin to imagine the grief his wife must be feeling right now.
Our thoughts go out to her and his family.
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If the wig fits, WEAR IT!
Earlier this month, we reported that Andre 3000, formally of Outkast, was tapped to play the legendary Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic.
Filming began this weekend in Dublin, Ireland and Andre was transformed into the guitarist to the amazement of all who looked on.
It's a pretty spot on look! We're having a separated at birth moment here!
Let's just hope Andre and the rest of the crew behind this movie do Jimi proud!
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Sounds like Katy Perry might’ve tried to move on from Russell Brand a bit too fast…
Although Katy performed last night at the Billboard Music Awards with a Brand look-alike, it now seems like she could’ve been singing about someone else!
The Wide Awake songstress is now single, once again, after calling it quits from
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Tupac isn't the only long gone musical icon that is miraculously performing again. We just heard that Freddie Mercury is coming back
from the grave to the stage too!
Unlike Tupac's recent Coachella collaboration with Snoop Dogg, the legendary frontman of Queen will NOT be seen as a hologram, but rather "an optical illusion."
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Someone's going to rock out with their baby blocks out!
A big hearty congratulations to Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer and Evis Xheneti who have announced they are expecting a child!
Here's what Xheneti said:
"We are so utterly elated to announce that we are expecting our first child due late this fall. We have been dying to share this news with everyone.”
This is the couple's first (but hopefully not last) child together.
They expect the baby to rock-and-roll on out in November of 2012.
Go see the soon-to-be-dad perform with Korn this summer!
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What?! How are we JUST hearing about this?!
Katy Perry made her no secret of her presence at the Coachella Arts & Music Festival last weekend, but according to witnesses at the event, she may have been there to spend some time with a new apparent boyfriend - Florence + The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd!
A source explains
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