Category Archives: Controversy

L.A. Guns singer makes racist Prince-related comment

Posted by on April 24, 2016

Whenever someone starts off by saying “I’m not racist, but…” you can be sure something racist is going to follow. That’s what happened on Friday in Maryland when washed-up ’80s rockers L.A. Guns singer Phil Lewis was paying tribute to Prince. The English-born singer was introducing the band’s 1989 semi-hit “The Ballad of Jayne” and […]

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The Story So Far singer dropkicks selfie-taker offstage

Posted by on April 13, 2016

We’ve likely never written about pop-punk band The Story So Far before, and we likely won’t again unless something like this keeps happening. At Sunday’s show in Toronto, ON, frontman Parker Cannon saw a girl make her way onstage. Instead of saluting the band, or instantly stage-diving into the crowd, she decided to make a Snapchat. […]

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Pantera confederate flag tattoo called racist by Michael Jackson’s family

Posted by on April 7, 2016

As if Phil Anselmo hasn’t had enough claims of racism this year, now Pantera is in the news again for all the wrong reasons. TMZ wrote about 18 year-old Paris Jackson, one of Michael Jackson’s daughters. She’s dating Michael Snoddy one of the drummers in Street Drum Corps, and Jackson’s family is pretty upset about his tattoo. […]

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After Disturbed singer shames texting fan, she responds

Posted by on March 29, 2016

We live in an age of instant gratification. Everyone texts, tweets, takes selfies and Snapchats with impunity, and it’s just the age we live in. Apparently, however, a Disturbed concert is sacrosanct, a little bubble of humanity that should be undisturbed by something so rude as a cell phone. Speaking of undisturbed, that’s probably the best […]

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Down is “no longer welcome” at FortaRock, gets removed from the bill

Posted by on February 3, 2016

Yesterday, we reported regarding the petition launched to ask Download Festival organizers in the UK to remove Down from the festival, after Phil Anselmo’s Dimebash incident. Anselmo already issued an apology video regarding the incident. but that’s not enough for some,the latest being Dutch festival FortaRock. “After the recent outbursts by singer Phil Anselmo during […]

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