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ASAP Rocky’s Opinion On Homophobia In Rap

ASAP Rocky

ASAP Rocky

UPDATE: Because Spinner is RIP this full story can now be found here.

Harlem rapper ASAP Rocky has a song called “Bass” whose chorus is just “Bass!… Bass!… Bass!… Bass!”

It’s fucking great.

ASAP’s also about 30 per cent more enlightened than the average rapper because, well, he doesn’t give a fuck if you’re gay.

The proof, and elaboration, on this stance can be read over at Spinner by clicking here.

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10 Bands People Hate As Much As Nickelback

Nickelback

Nickelback

Everybody hates Nickeback, right? That’s fine, we’re not exactly fans over here at Risky Fuel, either. But it’s kind of unfair to single out the ‘Back when there are piles of other musical douchenozzles out there to share the Nickelbacklash.

The good folks at Spinner decided to set Aaron to the task of figuring out 10 Bands People Hate As Much As Nickelback. Spoiler: Dave Matthews Band, Billy Corgan and John Mayer didn’t make the cut. You can read the article by clicking here.

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TV Actors Who Think They’re Musicians

TV musical types

TV musical types

It’s not quite as rare as scoring an EGOT, but television actors who end up making it as a double-threat as musicians is pretty rare.

That hasn’t exactly stopped them from trying, though.

Sarah spent some time over the weekend tracking the various artists who’ve jumped from the small screen to the big stage, and you can read the resulting article, titled “TV Stars Who Moonlight As Musicians,” at Spinner by clicking here.

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Arkells Inspired By Fleetwood Mac

Arkells

Arkells

You guys remember the Arkells from that wicked song “Oh, The Boss Is Coming,” right?

Well, they’ve got a new album out called Michigan Left and it’s not so much about the working man Constantines rock of their past as it’s about them diggin’ the music of the ’80s. Specifically people like Fleetwood Mac.

Aaron talked to the Arkells about this for Spinner and you can read the resulting article by clicking here.

 

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When Chris Isaak Met Roy Orbison (Plus Knife-Fight Allusions)

Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak

Update 1/5/14: Because Spinner is RIP I’ve unearthed this story and it can be read by going here.

Last month we told you about how Chris Isaak doesn’t like shitty singers. Well, now the companion feature to that story is out and you can read it by surfing over to Spinner Canada here.

This illuminating Q&A features Mr. Wicked Game talking about hanging out with Roy Orbison (jealous!) and how his brother made him pack a straight-razor with him when he went to New York City. Y’know, in case a dance fight broke out or something. There’s other stuff, too, so go read it.

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Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning To Revive Cookie Duster

Brendan Canning

Brendan Canning

Unless you’re a Canadian indie rock fan who received free records in 2000 you probably have no idea who Cookie Duster are. But if you did, the fact that Cookie Duster are back is a big-ish deal. That’s because Cookie Duster are Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning and his assorted friends.

Canning went on the Official Danko Jones Podcast recently and announced that his old band was being revived. Aaron then dutifully wrote about it for Spinner. To read the story click here.

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Boots Electric Hated Amy Winehouse Hangers-On

Boots Electric + Amy Winehouse

Boots Electric + Amy Winehouse

UPDATE: Because Spinner is RIP this story can now be found in full here.

Boots Electric, better known as Jesse Hughes, the lead singer for Eagles Of Death Metal, has been letting the world know about his new funk rock solo album Honkey Kong. He’s also been talking about his live show, which includes covers of songs by Amy Winehouse and Olivia Newton-John.

Boots recently told Aaron about how he dug Amy, but the people around her were “vipers and sharks.” You can read the whole conversation over at AOL Spinner by clicking here.

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