Foo Fighters Protest: Photos or ‘FOO-TOONS’??

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Source: Fact Magazine Illustration: Francis Desharnais

First of all I never thought I’d see the day when the Foo Fighters had to deal with bad press, yet here we are.

Quebec newspaper, Le Soleil decided not to send a photographer to cover the recent Foo Fighters show at The Bell Centre because the Foo photog policy is crap…or as they put it, “exploitative.” Taylor Swift was recently accused of the same thing.

Basically (if I’m understanding it right and bear with me because I’m really bad at contract-ese) the band will give you credit for the photos once. Only once that is IF they approve them. Then the band owns them and if you see one of your photos used later down the line you’ll have to convince your friends you actually took that shot and they’ll just look at you like, “riiiiiiiiight.”

So Le Soleil  said F that noise and sent a cartoonist instead! Avoiding the photo terms/conditions all together.

GENIUS.  I actually love the Foo Toons… not at the expense of photographer’s rights. I’m just saying I love the drawings…EDIT: is that better Matt/Adam?? Is it more clear that just because I think the cartoon idea was super clever and fun to see doesn’t mean I condone The Foo Photo Policy?? 

Now some would say if you don’t like the terms don’t do the show (EDIT: purely playing devil’s advocate Matt/Adam) and I get it but these days everyone is a “pro photog” thanks to Instagram. That’s a hard pill to swallow for the true professionals who actually know what the heck they are doing with a camera….I wonder if that plays into these lame terms or perhaps the Foo Fighters and other artists are really just hypocritical BASTARD PEOPLE in disguise!

 

To be continued…

 

VIDEO: MURS “The Worst”

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Out of Los Angeles…From his latest album “Have A Nice Life,” MURS brings us the visual to his single “The Worst.”  Taking a page from Hip Hop veteran Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend,” he shows us that having a lil somethin’, somethin’ on the side might not be the best idea?!  Take a peek below, your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!!!

Taylor Swift’s ‘Well Of Awesome’ Might Be Dry After MetLife Stadium Shows.

Duet with The Weeknd, I Can’t Feel My Face? Check.

I was so honored to share the stage with The Weeknd tonight! @abelxo #1989TourEastRutherford

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Bad Blood Gang Cameo? Check.

The Trinity, Frostbyte, Slay-Z, and Lucky Fiori brought the Bad Blood video to life tonight at #1989TourEastRutherford. Wonder what’s in store tomorrow night..

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Jealous duet/ego boost with vertically-challenged ex-flame? Check.

ANND US WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS??? Check.

Got to welcome the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team home after their World Cup Victory- I LOVE THEM AND THEY ARE THE NICEST.

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Expert Panel Assessment?

 

As for what’s next?

Outside of a mid-show menage-a-trois simulation with Katy Perry/John Mayer, a Christmas album with Jon Stewart and/or genuine alien contact, I got nothin.

VIDEO: Tamar Braxton “If I Don’t Have You”

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Getting ready to drop her new album “Calling All Lovers” at the end of the month, TAMAR BRAXTON brings us the latest visual to her song “If I Don’t Have You.”  Set on the background of a brothel, take a peek below, your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!!!

VIDEO: Jordin Sparks “Right Here, Right Now”

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Definitely coming a long way since her American Idol days, JORDIN SPARKS brings us some eye candy with the latest visual to her song “Right Here, Right Now.”  Take a peek below, your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!!!

VIDEO: Future “Blow A Bag”

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Getting ready to drop his 3rd project this year…FUTURE just announcing his new album DS2 will be released as of July 17th.  This a follow up to his 2011 project “Dirty Sprite,” he brings us the debut visual off the project to his song “Blow A Bag.”  Take a peek below, your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!

VIDEO: Krept & Konan ft. Wiz Khalifa “Do It For The Gang”

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As featured recently in our “Weekly Hip Hop / R&B Countdown,” coming out of the South London, they go by the name of KREPT & KONAN.  Originally building a big buzz on the UK underground scene, they have risen above and catching the ear’s of hip hop fans around the world.  Check their latest visual to “Do It For The Gang” ft. Wiz Khalifa from their NEW album “The Long Way Home.”  Your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Cheers!!!

VIDEO: Trey Songz “About You”

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Fresh off the release of his latest album “TRIGGA Reloaded,” TREY SONGZ brings us the visual to his song “About You” off of the project.  No rest for Trigga, he is already working on his 7th studio album entitled “Tremain.”  Take a peek below, your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!!!

 

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