The Drama That Haunts The Original Ghostbusters Theme Song.

With the upcoming Ghostbusters installment and given the amount of vacuous crap we read in a day and the release of the Fall Out Boy/Missy Elliott theme song remake, I’m surprised I haven’t seen any websites reminiscing about the feud behind the original Ghostbusters theme song.

So I’ll do the honors.

Once upon a time, Ray Parker Jr. was given 3 days to come up with a theme song for the movie…then one day he happened to be watching TV, he saw a commercial and the idea just came to him! Click here for a detailed backstory.

The problem with that alibi is the time line. The studios had apparently approached Huey Lewis to do the theme song first and the finished product sounded an awful lot like “I Want A New Drug”.

Check out this mashup.

So Huey sued, they settled out of court for a certain amount along with the stipulation that Huey would never talk about it again…then in ’02 Huey laid it out on VH1’s Behind The Music that he had been ripped off, the label knew it so they paid him 5 million not to talk.

Then Ray Parker sued Huey! Not kidding. For the “emotional and psychological stress due to these false and inflammatory statements” aka, outing him.

At the end of the day, it sounds like the label/studio set Ray up and it all just went sideways.

The End.

What’s your take? Feel free to comment or email, red@slacker.com and let me know what you think of the new song!

Ps – Another shout out to ledgernote.com for such a great synopsis of what went down and for reminding about the Key & Peele sketch. So damn funny. Let’s hope Ray doesn’t sue them too.

VIDEO: Beyonce “Sorry”

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1…Because it’s Queen Bae, BEYONCE.  2…Because it is my official duty to all my fellow men of the world to share (EYE CANDY ALERT)!  Shot out to SERENA WILLIAMS…Who Knew?!  Beyonce just wrapping up her North American leg of her “Formation World Tour,” taking things internationally as of June 28th, for all outside the U.S. do not miss out!  Now available world-wide, check the visual to the controversial song “Sorry” which points fingers at her hubby JAY-Z for alleged cheating (“Call Becky With The Good hair”)?!  Your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Thank me later!

We’re Starting To Hear Musical Tributes To Orlando

Just a week after the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, artists all over the country are starting to release tribute tracks. Christina Aguilera dropped a new song calling for (and called) Change:

Melissa Etheridge performed her new song, Pulse, live this weeekend.

And some of the biggest Broadway stars got together to record this tribute – all of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.

Here at Slacker, our hearts go out to the victims of this senseless tragedy as well. We’ll keep you up to date on further benefit tracks as they become available.

“REAL MEN” START MOSH PIT AT DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE SHOW. (Kidding. They’re Losers.)

Source: Uproxx

A couple of drunk guys ruined a Death Cab show in South Carolina. According to the youtube comments, it sounds like they were trying to fight everyone around them. They also tried to start a mosh pit which didn’t go over so well. Maybe it would have worked better during something other than “Soul Meets Body”.

As you can see in the video Ben isn’t having it. He threw his guitar down and walked off. That’s when security grabbed the guys and showed them out.

Sidenote: Do you listen to The Weekly Alternative Countdown?? Remember when I talked about Ben’s inner bad ass? This might further prove my theory and as much as I hate to see a nice guy get upset, I’m diggin’ the angst.

Do you think it’s bad if you start a mosh pit at a show just because a band member’s temper turns you on? …Asking for a friend :/

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WATCH: 2Pac “All Eyes On Me” (Biopic Trailer)

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As we remember the legacy of TUPAC SHAKUR…the official movie trailer has been released looking ahead to the drop of the Biopic film “All Eyes On Me.”  Highly anticipated, we are all looking forward to re-living the life of the late, great West Coast hip-hop legend.  If you’ve missed out we have celebrated the life and music of Tupac with an all new “2Pac Count-Up” channel, bringing you some of his hottest songs according to you from #1 on up!  Gone but never forgotten, check the trailer below, your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…#RIP Tupac!!!

Nick Jonas Teaches Us A New Word

We’re always learning new things here at Slacker! So when we heard Nick Jonas use a term we’ve never heard before, we just had to dive deeper.

The whole thing went down on The Tonight Show this week, when Nick talked to Jimmy about the aftermath of a bad edible. (Note: he takes a minute to get to the details – skip ahead to about 1:25 for the vocab lesson. Also, this is probably NSFW, so use your headphones.)

But if this pose indicates “NARB”…

What does that mean for THIS red carpet look?

Also, is that what this giant camo coat is all about?

Maybe Nick just gets turned on by red carpet events? Hear how far He jumped on this week’s Slacker Top 40 – it’s made it into the top 15!

Red Hot Chili Peppers Are No Match For James Corden’s Magical Moobies In The Latest Episode Of Carpool Karaoke.

Source: Mashable

Anthony, Flea, Chad and Josh celebrate the release of their new album, The Getaway this Thursday (June 17th) by jumping in for another fun ride with James. They sing some songs, tell some stories, they even stop for an impromptu wrestling match! At least I think they do, I can’t seem to remember anything before Corden took his shirt off :/

…and before you start feeling dirty for staring, please know JC lovvves showing off those tender tatas.

VIDEO: Lil Niqo “The Truth”

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Coming out of San Diego, CA at just 16 years old, LIL NIQO is taking the world by storm!  You may recognize him from Lifetime’s hit series “The Rap Game” starring Jermaine Dupree.  I recently got to catch up with him at this year’s Urban Network Music & Entertainment Conference (pictured above) in which we talked about his future projects and this young star is definitely wise beyond his years!  Check the latest visual to his single “The Truth” directed by the infamous YELLOW ONE & listen up for the song inside ESPN’s “First Take.”  Your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!!!

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