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Friday, April 25, 2014

This Week: Deadmau5 vs. Arcade Fire, Morrissey vs. Canada, and Avril Lavigne vs. the World

Posted By on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

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"Frankie's work helped open minds and bring people together, blending genres to capture our attention and ignite our imaginations. He was a trailblazer in his field and his legacy lives on in the city of Chicago and on dance floors across the globe."
Judging by the letter Barack and Michelle Obama just sent to Frankie Knuckles' family, they're way more into dance music than we'd previously realized (Facebook).

"Thanks for your petition and your participation in We the People. Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one... but we're glad you care about immigration issues."
The White House responds to the 273,968 people who signed a petition calling for the deportation of Justin Bieber and revocation of his green card (petitions.whitehouse.gov).

"While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a

beautiful shrine. I was mislead to think the Shrines were only a place

of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you

China and I love you Japan."
Justin Bieber apologizing for posing next to a Japanese shrine that honors war criminals (Twitter).



"RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend

half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this

video......specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label,

Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan."
Avril Lavigne is in complete denial about how super-racist her new video (for "Hello Kitty") is (Twitter).

"...building and maintaining the concentration camps of Auschwitz also

provided livelihoods, but this hardly made the camps warranted."
Morrissey comparing Canada's seal hunt to the holocaust -- take that Canadian ministers! (True to You).

"If I wanna watch real artists perform, I'd pick the opera before wasting a fucking minute of my life with Arcade Fire."
Deadmau5 didn't like it when Win Butler gave a shout out to "all the bands still playing actual instruments" at Coachella -- calm down, mousey (Twitter).

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"Jay Z is somewhere eating a fondue plate."
What you got against cheese, Drake? (All Hip Hop).

"She was very proud of the work she did as Hannah Montana, but people were gonna leave her there forever. And she was just smotherin' and chokin' in it... the girl can write. The girl can sing. The girl is smart. And she doesn't have to be so drastic. But I will respect her choices. I did it my way, so why can't she do it her way?"
Dolly Parton talking about goddaughter Miley Cyrus in Time Magazine's '100 Most Influential People' issue (Time).

"One was playing golf two minutes away from our house but couldn't come. Nobody else cared, nobody was involved. They told me it was my problem."
The widow of deceased Slipknot bassist, Paul Gray, claimed in court this week that she reached out to the band for help with his drug problem and was ignored.



"I think it would have been awesome for about 10 seconds, but then there would be Seth with his shirt off in front of all the Kardashians."
James Franco claims that Kanye West asked him and Seth Rogen to recreate their "Bound 2" parody video at the rapper's wedding to Kim Kardashian (The View).

-- @Raemondjjjj


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