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Did Goldieblox Use Beastie Boys’ ‘Girls’ Just to Drum Up Controversy?

According to entertainment lawyer John Seay, Golieblox using “Girls” without asking for the band’s permission could very well have been part of their plan to get the ad and its message to a larger audience.

11/26/2013

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Guantanamo Bay-Themed Coachella Party Shot Down

While Coachella has grown into one of America’s premiere music festivals, the sheer size and influence of the massive event has turned it into something of a marketer’s dream. While A-list musical acts perform over […]

04/09/2013

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Pussy Riot On ’60 Minutes': One Year Later & Still Fighting

It’s been over a year since members of Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot were detained for speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior, but don’t think the […]

03/25/2013

Egyptian activists and youth perform the "Harlem Shake" in front of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo on February 28, 2013. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images)

Harlem Shake, The Life-Ruining Meme

At its peak, the video meme that exploded around Baauer’s unexpected No. 1 smash “Harlem Shake” turned into a seemingly ubiquitous sensation, with 4,000 of the viral clips being added to YouTube on a daily […]

03/06/2013

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Morrissey’s March Meltdown Madness: A Timeline

When iconic British singer Morrissey landed in Southern California to resume his beleaguered U.S. tour, no one expected the tsunami of controversy that would soon follow. He’d already been forced to reschedule more than 25 […]

03/05/2013

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