KNOW YOUR LEGENDS: The Time Ray Charles Kicked Willie Nelson’s Butt At Chess. In The Dark.

Source: AV Club

Sounds like Ray may have had an unfair advantage.

#NationalDogDay – The Dogs of Slacker!

We’re celebrating #NationalDogDay on Friday, along with the rest of the internet, and you can listen to our station full of dog songs – The Twenty: Dog Days – now! But we also wanted to take this chance to show off our own dogs, so I asked my Slacker coworkers to send me pictures and blurbs about their 4 legged friends.

First and foremost, you need to see this picture of my dog, Yuri, dressed as Marty McFly on Back To The Future Day last year.

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That’s right, I dress my dogs up in costumes sometimes. I’m THAT person.

Click here for more DOGS OF SLACKER!!!

50 Cent Foregoes Candy Shop Business Venture To Sell Discount School Supplies.

Source: Uproxx

But them pants tho :/

Watch The (Surprisingly Touching!) Piano Ballad Version of an 80’s Hair Metal Anthem

If you would have asked me last week if the 1984 Twisted Sister classic “We’re Not Gonna Take It” had ever made me cry, I would have laughed and said no. No way. That was before I saw this.

This week, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has teamed up with Criss Angel’s HELP (Heal Every Life Possible) charity and turned the song into a surprisingly touching plea to help children with cancer.

On September 12th, Angel’s HELP will throw a fundraising launch party and auction at the Luxor in Vegas that will feature guests like Richie Sambora, Vince Neil, Mike Tyson, Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo, Jerry Lewis, Wayne Newton and a ton more big names. The site calls it “an unforgettable event benefiting pediatric cancer research, treatment and ultimately a cure,” saying that “100% of every cent donated will go directly to fund pediatric cancer research.”

Find out more and get your tickets to the event here.

Then check out the original Twisted Sister version, plus more fun tracks on Slacker’s Party Metal station!

Sleigh Bells Are Taking Demi Lovato To Copyright Court.

Noise Pop duo Sleigh Bells say Demi Lovato ripped them off. They think her song “Stars” is way too much like their song “Infinity Guitars” and it’s beyond the “realm of coincidence.”

Sleigh Bells hit her up about it last year and obviously felt strongly enough about it to move forward with a lawsuit.

Demi’s producers told Rolling Stone last year, “We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato’s song ‘Stars.’ Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line.”

Read more here Listen to the two tracks and let me know what you think. Are we allowed to like both songs?

The “Most Talented Member Of Coldplay” Reunites With The Band To Crush A Prince Classic.

Source: Vulture

James Corden joined Coldplay at The Rose Bowl to sing “Nothing Compares 2 U” for 90,000 people. NBD.

Lucky for Corden he knocked it out of the park.

Question, do we have to keep saying Prince “tribute”? Genuinely asking. At what point will they stop being “tributes” and just be “favorite covers”?


Flea Finds A Rockstar Fill-In Who Red Hot Chili Peppers Fans Miiight Not Mind.

Source: Uproxx

Of course no one wants Flea to ever leave the Chilis, but maaaaybe it would be okay if it were Koko The Gorilla?? Koko is quite frankly, the sh*t and a rockstar in her own right. She’s 45, she uses sign language to communicate, she’s a prolific artist and celebs understandably want to hang out with her. Better yet, maybe Flea and Koko can do a side project??

Can we call it “HOT KOKO”?? SAY YES. I would definitely buy a ticket to that show.

Learn more about Koko here and you’ll understand why Flea says, “This is the greatest thing that ever happened.”


Get Out The Suction Cups! How Long Until Someone Scales This Statue Of Rihanna?

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Source: The Fader

Rihanna had a meta moment when she stopped by The Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art to visit a headless statue of herself called Ewaipanoma (Rihanna), created by Colombian artist Juan Sebastián Peláez.

According to MTV, “Ewaipanoma” is the name of a mythical race of headless humanoids supposedly discovered by English explorer Walter Raleigh in Venezuela at the end of the 16th century. Berlin Biennale’s website notes that Peláez’s work features “upright, oversize photo-cutouts of headless human bodies—captured in athletic positions, sporting bikini swimwear, or posing in the limelight in glitzy, bling gowns—with faces surreally integrated into their chests. Both the bodies and faces are sourced from pop queens and soccer stars from the Caribbean or Latin America.”

You can read more about it here. It’s open to the public and by the looks of the photo there aren’t any guard rails so who wants to climb that bad girl?


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