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Friday, January 30, 2015

This Week: Sam Smith Loses to Tom Petty, Hackers Lose to Taylor Swift and Politics Wins 2 Chainz

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“PS any hackers saying they have 'nudes'? Psssh you'd love that wouldn't you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING.”
Taylor Swift got hacked, but the hackers got NOTHIN’! (Twitter)

“I’m a musician, not a politician. I’m supposed to be running for mayor in College Park. I got everybody wishing. I’m really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park. I’m just trying to make sure I have the right qualifications.”
A bunch of people in his hometown want 2 Chainz to run for mayor… and he’s seriously thinking about doing it. (XXL)


“One track on the album, 'Goodmorning, Sweetheart', features a recording of Bridges talking to his wife first thing in the morning, complete with the sounds of breakfast being prepared, over a faint ambient drone. Another song, 'IKEA', features Bridges talking about how he wants his body cremated and put in a satellite orbiting the planet when he dies.”
Jeff “The Dude” Bridges has recorded an ambient album for insomniacs. Run for mayor, 2 Chainz! (NME)

“I didn’t want to come off arrogant or conceited or basically how I’ve been acting for the last year, year and a half. And I’m not who I was pretending to be… I really want people to know how much I care about people.”
Justin Bieber: Genuinely trying to not be a douche? Or manipulator of fans? We don’t know and we mostly don’t care! (Facebook)

"I am very grateful for the opportunities provided to me through appearing on American Idol. The value that the fans and the show have given to my career is not lost on me. However, I have not felt that I have been free to conduct my career in a way that I am comfortable with.”
Phillip Phillips wants out of his contract with American Idol and 19 Entertainment. (Hollywood Reporter)

"About the Sam Smith thing. Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam. All my years of songwriting have shown me these things can happen. Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by. Sam’s people were very understanding of our predicament and we easily came to an agreement.”
Tom Petty very classily dealing with the fact that Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" sounds a great deal like “I Won’t Back Down” — it was an accident, you guys! (TomPetty.com)

“That's how good that song is. He's fat and he's gay and little girls worship him. That's when you know you have a good song and a good voice.”
Howard Stern was a total dick significantly less classy when talking about Sam Smith this week. (Sirius FM)

“Last time we were in London we wrote with the guys in One Direction, It was a great session but I don’t know if Fall Out Boy writes what One Direction wants to sing… Maybe it’s too odd for One Direction because they didn’t end up using the songs this time.” 
No, Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy, One Direction would clearly rather work with New Found Glory. (Daily Star)

“Getting all packed up this week for Broatchella 2015… Can't wait to see me some roided out tribal tattooed spray tanned Jell-O shot filled bohunks do their best drunk MMA impressions in the top deck mosh pit. Whenever we aren't on stage, I'll be curled up fetal position in my cabin, palms up, while I desperately cling to the last week of my thirties…”
Wes Borland from Limp Bizkit is clearly thrilled to be headlining the ShipRocked cruise with his meathead-attracting band. (Instagram)

“Are they at fault?
Am I? Of course. I'm nuts.
But there’s three of us – we’re all accountable.”
We’re sick of all the Blink 182 drama this week, but we do like the fact that Tom Delonge just admitted he’s nuts. (Facebook)

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