I wonder if Metallica really had an issue with how their music was used, or rather that their music was used. I definitely put them in that category of musicians (Prince, the Beatles, the Smashing Pumpkins) who are overly protective of their music.
The trolls behind #BaldForBieber have launched a campaign to get Bieber fans to cut themselves over his alleged marijuana use (you know, because if there's one thing we know it's that drug use turns artists into complete crap). It's insensitive, to say the least, but there's been some high quality smartass-ery as a result.
Story from Gawker (be warned: contains images of self-harm/cutting)
It's always a bad idea when a metal band messes with Prague rock. Yesterday, Czech authorities arrested Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe and charged him with manslaughter shortly before the band's scheduled show at the Prague Hard Rock Cafe.
The charges refer to an incident from a 2010 show at the Club Aberton in Prague, when a fan bum-rushed the stage and sustained injuries to his head after a fight with Blythe. Who started the fight? Was the fan just trying to give Blythe a hug? Has Blythe entered into an unholy covenant with Satan contingent on sacrificing a fan every two years? Details are still forthcoming.
Update: The band's publicist is saying that the fan in question tried to rush the stage twice before security pulled him back. The third time, Blythe pushed him back into the audience, where he hit his head (thanks, Darkst!)
Just a week after Limbaugh said some nasty things about a college student advocate for reproductive rights, the band Rush sent a cease-and-desist notice to Rush Limbaugh for appropriating their music for "political purposes." If it goes to court, I can't wait for the internet to milk a "Rush vs. Rush" case for all it's worth. Maybe a mashup of Limbaugh's radio show with "Finding My Way."