President Obama was able to parlay performances by Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae into birthday entertainment for his daughter Malia who happens to be born on July 4th. Not too shabby for an 18th birthday considering the highlight of mine involved warm beer and a stolen street cone.
Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign, Dan Reynolds/Imagine Dragons and Sam Harris/X Ambassadors show off their dark side in the new “Sucker For Pain” video. The latest track to be released from the Suicide Squad soundtrack. Chains, cages, straight jackets, the works! …but listen closely to the lyrics, only one of them admits to “tongue-kissing a shark.”
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.
What’s your take? Feel free to comment or email, email@example.com and let me know what you think of the new song!
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 :/