A summary of this week's news, via the mouths of musicians and media:
"If we can raise $300,000 for Cancer For College I will face off with you in the greatest drum vs. cowbell showdown the world has ever seen. We can do it on stage at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert or in front of a mutually convenient public library. Your call."Will Ferrell publicly accepting RHCP drummer Chad Smith's challenge to a drum-off
"I hate my music! I'm sick of it. Like, turn it off!"You have yourself a deal, Madonna (ET Canada)
"I don't know if it makes me an asshole to not want to talk to my fans. But I'm not going to sit on a fucking computer and try to talk to some fucking 16-year-old in wherever-the-fuck."
Tell us how you really feel, Conor Oberst (Rolling Stone #1202)
"Ten years ago today we finally released what had been my life's work up to that point: The College Dropout
... I am extremely grateful to each and every person along that road who helped, lent an ear, lent their voice, gave of their heart to that project, and to all the projects that followed, and are to come. I am honored and humbled by my fans, for the unwavering support and love over the past ten years."Did Kanye West's Twitter get hacked by the humility police? Because this doesn't sound like him, at all
"When we first met, I came to his crib in Newark. He opened the door and basically had a whole spiel. He said, 'Yo! I'm about to get a record deal. I'm about to be the next Michael Jackson. I always loved you as a child. Let me produce your next record. Come be on my team.' I was like, Man, I just met this motherfucker and he already had 18 months of my life planned out."Rapper Consequence talking about his introduction to Kanye West (Billboard)
"They... took my cover from me last minute."Drake Tweeting about losing his Rolling Stone cover... to Philip Seymour Hoffman. Boo-fucking-hoo.
"For those of us who are addicts, it's like, I do all this spiritual hygiene, I chant, I do yoga and stuff like that. But out in the parking lot, there is my addiction doing sit-ups the size of the Incredible Hulk."Courtney Love (Access Hollywood)
"Odd Future has been deemed to be a potential threat to public order and the public interest for several reasons, including incidents at past performances in which they have incited violence."New Zealand's immigration office on why OFWGKTA was denied visas to perform in the country
"OF IS BANNED FROM NEW ZEALAND AGAIN. THEY SAID WE WERE 'TERRORIST THREATS AND BAD FOR THE SOCIETY' OR WHATEVER. SICK. THEY ARE ANTI GOLF."Tyler the Creator (Twitter)
"in less than 24 hours, #flappybird will be taken off the internet. my marriage and career have just been saved. #cantstop"Harry Connick Jr (Twitter)