KRS-One Wants You To Start Saying “Increase The Peace” All Over Again


In addition to giving us the best bit of moralizing in hip-hop history, the Stop The Violence movement unified hip-hop in the late ’80s, precisely at the moment when the press started playing the genre up as the worst menace to America’s young people since disco/rock/swing/filthy ragtime sheet music. Now that hip-hop is once again attracting beaucoup negative attention from the media, a light went off above KRS-One’s head.

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Led Zeppelin Rumored for Spring Tour

Rumors are swirling that the reunited Led Zeppelin is going to take advantage of that massive e-mail database it built up when it announced its reunion show earlier this fall: “According to BW&BK sources, strong rumors suggest that LED ZEPPELIN live dates are being planned for next spring. More »


Rumors are swirling that the reunited Led Zeppelin is going to take advantage of that massive e-mail database it built up when it announced its reunion show earlier this fall: “According to BW&BK sources, strong rumors suggest that LED ZEPPELIN live dates are being planned for next spring. More »



Idolator’s Videodrone Halloween Parade: Tim Curry Goes Bananas With The Cable Access Special Effects

Is it just us, or does this goofy, VHS-grade clip from 1986’s The Worst Witch look like something a noise band would try to sneak past the Whitney Biennial committee as “repurposed footage”? Tim Curry mugs in a dollar-store Halloween costume and a Buster Poindexter haircut as 4-bit CGI pumpkins and skulls swirl around him. (He also kinda sounds like David Sylvian trying out for Reading Rainbow.) And look, Mrs. Garrett has gone mad with the Manic Panic and is singing showtunes in the woods about being a witch!

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Nicole Scherzinger’s Solo Album Pushed to 2008

Nicole Scherzinger’s solo debut Her Name Is Nicole–pushed back from an Oct. 6 release date to a Nov. 6 release date to a Nov. 20 release date–will now come out sometime in 2008, thanks to three singles from the album being released to widespread indifference on the part of pretty much everyone. More »


Nicole Scherzinger’s solo debut Her Name Is Nicole–pushed back from an Oct. 6 release date to a Nov. 6 release date to a Nov. 20 release date–will now come out sometime in 2008, thanks to three singles from the album being released to widespread indifference on the part of pretty much everyone. More »



This Just In: Axl Rose May Not Be The Best Houseguest

Last night on Late Show With David Letterman, Slash stopped by to plug his new book and clear the air with Axl Rose, although maybe doing so by talking about how Axl kicked his grandma off her perch on the couch so he could crash out until mid-afternoon–and how Axl responded to being rebuked for… More »


Can You Give An Iraqi Metal Band A (Permanent) Place To Crash?

acrassicauda.jpgDespite being the stars of an upcoming documentary, having already garnered international attention for being the self-styled “only heavy metal band” in Iraq’s capital city, Acrassicauda are still a metal foursome without a country, having hightailed it out of the war zone in order to keep playing the music they love. But now they face the potentially dangerous prospect of returning to Baghdad, having found nowhere in the Middle East where a metal band could lay their heads.

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Idolator’s Videodrone Halloween Parade: The Knife Makes Puppets Just A Little More Frightening

The deranged electro of Silent Shout already sounded like the work of evil forest dwellers who would whisk your children away to cook them in a big pot. More »



Police Lure Scofflaws Into Their Lair With Promise Of Pre-Ozzy Tailgate

ozzy.jpgThe police in Fargo, N.D., were trying to catch local residents who’d basically put their notices from the local authorities in their “to do” file, and as a result skipped out on paying fines, answering court summons, and paying child support. Seemingly at the end of their rope, they decided to throw a phony party for the scofflaws–without telling the invitees what the real purpose of said gathering was–before Ozzy Osbourne’s show the other night:

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