The music world is a big, scary, and weird place. Don't worry, your friends at Stereotude are here to keep you in the loop. This is FYI:
Apple Ruins SXSW: Remember when South by Southwest used to be a small-town event full of unknown bands brimming with character? The answer is no. You don't. That's thanks to organizations like Apple, who will be bringing Pitbull, Keith Urban, Coldplay, and Imagine Dragons to Austin this year to perform at their showcase. (Via Idolator).
Riff Raff Is Not Kidding: In an article with Rolling Stone, Riff Raff cleared up all the confusion by stating "I'm not, like 'comedy rapping'…I tried to keep on point as much as possible." Just to clarify here, just because Riff Raff isn't joking doesn't mean that he's not a joke.
Billy Bore-gan: Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is set to perform an eight-hour musical performance of Hermann Hesse's novel Siddhartha in Chicago at the end of the month. That's almost all three Lord of the Rings movies worth of concept-album-performance! That's the entire runtime of a sitcom season! (Via Consequence of Sound)
Mac and Cheesy: Watch Vanilla Ice bring back the Ninja Turtles theme in this Kraft Macaroni & Cheese ad. Ice and a cool mom meet in the dried foods aisle. They pop, they lock, and her kid is unimpressed. Word to your mother…