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by Andrew Guilbert September 4, 2012
Music in the News

Send in the DOOM bots

MC DOOM has found himself in hot water after a London gig hosted by the UK’s Living Proof crew saw an imposter in a mask show up rather than the metal-faced MC DOOM, who has in the past admitted to hiring actors to lip sync his songs for him at shows. He was booked to perform a DJ set by for the event but what they got instead was a man who showed up in a mask intending only to sign autographs. “We were told by management that he would appear but would not DJ and was just going to sign autographs. We said this was unacceptable as we had agreed and paid for a DJ set,” the crew said in a statement. “Ten minutes later we received a call saying that he would DJ… or that’s what we were led to believe.” The show’s organizers were not pleased considering they’d already paid DOOM’s fee upfront. “We will be seeking legal advice and are doing our best to get his show fee refunded.”


The Republican playlist just keeps getting smaller

Twisted Sister is the latest band to object to one of their songs being played by the Romney/Ryan ticket, after VP nominee Paul Ryan used their song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at a rally in Pennsylvania. In a statement issued regarding the use of their track, frontman Dee Snider said: “I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan’s use of my band Twisted Sister’s song. There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with, except the use of the (home exercise regime) P90X.” This comes on the heels of the Silversun Pickups issuing a cease-and-desist order against Romney for his use of their song “Panic Switch” as part of his campaign and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello denouncing Ryan as a fan of his band since he represented “the embodiment of the machine our music rages against.”


You belong with me, Kennedy

Pop singer Taylor Swift is apparently a ‘Kennedy Groupie’, according to an article in US Weekly. Swift is, according to a friend, “obsessed with the family” having recently started dating 18 year old Conor Kennedy and reportedly crashing a family wedding last week. The obsession came about after the crooner watched The Kennedys mini-series last year, soon after which she began collecting memorabilia and reading up on the family’s history. Now it seems shes looking to become a part of that history herself. “Taylor badly wants to marry Conor and have a Kennedy baby,” an insider told the National Enquirer recently. “She sees herself as the next Jackie O. and aims to become as famous as she was, a style icon on a world stage.”

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