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Hozier Stirs Up Conflict For Surprising Reason

Hozier, a twenty-three year old Irish musician who seems to be climbing up the fame ladder as of late, has come out with a video for his well-known “Take me to Church.” The video follows a homosexual couple being bashed by religious figures, meant to symbolize the Catholic faith. Hozier, who is heterosexual, was surprised that people were more offended by the gay couple embracing in a long kiss, than the idea of the Catholic religion being at fault for what was basically a hate crime. The song/video is not necessarily…

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Blood On The Dance Floor Kicked Off Combichrist Tour

Blood on the Dance Floor, who have recently been at the center of a controversy involving their affiliation with young fans, have been kicked off of their tour with Combichrist, who stated that their “sole goal is to bring you a kick ass tour that you can be excited and proud of and it’s become clear that we won’t be able to do that with the choice we made.” Check out the full statement from Combichrist and the response from Blood on the Dance Floor after the jump! Please follow…

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Escape The Fate Discuss Max Green And His “Betrayal”

For the second time, Escape the Fate bass player Max Green left the band to join Falling In Reverse this year. According to an interview with Alternative Press, the band felt betrayed by Green for once again leaving them high and dry. Escape the Fate are no strangers to controversy and bad press, with former vocalist Ronnie Radke basically losing his mind, badmouthing the band, and becoming public enemy number one when it comes to the whole music scene, inspiring whole songs about how much everyone hates him. Although things between…

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Avril Lavigne Reverses “No Touch” Policy– For A Price

In the past, pop singer Avril Lavigne instituted a strict no touching policy with fans at paid meet and greets. Extremely awkward photos resulted, and Lavigne received quite a bit of criticism for it last month within the media. Check out one of the photos, uploaded by reddit user streeter5000, below. According to TMZ, however, the singer appears to have reversed this policy at a concert in Los Angeles last week for fans who paid a whopping $200 to meet her and have a photo taken. What do you think? Necessary precaution…

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Jack White Apologizes To The Black Keys

Jack White is a very opinionated person, which is probably part of what makes him such an interesting artist. But with strong opinions comes equally strong backlash from what you said. It is safe to say that what Jack has said about other artists, specifically what was said in his interview with Rolling Stone, rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. As much as I love Jack White and his music, I did think that he had been becoming somewhat of a ‘diva’ after I heard about what he…

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Watch: Controversial Iranian “Happy” Cover

Some of Pharrell Williams’ fans from Tehran put together a cover of his hit song, “Happy,” only to be placed under arrest shortly after. According to CNN, Police Chief Hossein Sajedinia ordered the arrests for an “obscene video clip that offended the public morals and was released in cyberspace.” Six of the video’s dancers have since been freed, but the director remains in prison as of the writing of this post. Williams himself said of the arrests: “It is beyond sad that these kids were arrested for trying to spread…

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Controversial Avril Lavigne Video Hits 11 Million Views

Avril Lavigne’s “Hello Kitty” music video garnered more attention over the past few days than the pop star has seen in years, reaching over 11 million views this week. It debuted in late April to some harsh criticism from Billboard, which called the dubstep breakdown “so unholy that Keanu Reeves probably battled it in ‘Constantine.’” Harsh, but kind of funny. Although Billboard’s criticism was largely technical, others have taken offense to the depiction of Japanese culture in the video, calling Lavigne’s inclusion of identical, expressionless backup dancers racist. Lavigne responded…

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Eisley Make Statement On Kickstarter Failure

Eisley have released an official statement about their Kickstarter failure and about their future as a band. Read the full statement below. Purchase a CD of their upcoming album Currents here and buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Twin Falls (US) Change Name To Twin Forks; Release New Song

Twin Falls (US) have changed their name to Twin Forks after a controversy with a UK artist who also went by the name Twin Falls. You can read a message from the band, and stream a new song called “Something We Just Know” after the jump. Don’t forget to buy concert tickets for their upcoming tour here! Please follow and like us:

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Christofer Drew Talks About Bryan Stars Controversy

Recently, Bryan Stars did a controversial interview with Never Shout Never in which Christofer Drew attacked Bryan Stars’ interview tactics and show as a whole. Having received a whirlwind of backlash from fans and media outlets alike, Drew is now opening up about the interview to The Gunz Show. You can check out a snippet below. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets for Never Shout Never here. I definitely didn’t think it was a huge deal when it was happening… it didn’t feel like a huge deal…

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