FYI: Riff Raff Sues 'Spring Breakers,' Bruce Springsteen Dedicates Song to Trayvon Martin

July 17, 2013 By:
Not everyone featured on Magna Carta Holy Grail will applaud Jay-Z. Michael Stipe, however, is pretty psyched that R.E.M. lyrics were used on the rapper's latest effort. (NME
Rapper Riff Raff is planning to sue the makers of the hit film Spring Breakers for identity theft. He claims that the character played by actor James Franco bears a little too much resemblance. He says he’s still a fan of the film, though. (NME)

The Violent Femmes reformed at this year’s Coachella and now Brian Viglione of the Dresden Dolls has announced today that he has joined the band. Look for more shows to come. (Vanyaland)
Who says school is not important? Nas has been awarded with the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute. (Billboard)
Amidst the many things Ed Sheeran says will be on his album, such as death metal and Fred Durst-esque music and lyrics, there is one that will not be featured. The singer/songwriter has confirmed that Taylor Swift will NOT make the cut. (MTV)
Tour dates have been announced for the latest project of Kim Gordon (of Sonic Youth fame), Body/Head. They are setting out in September to support their debut album, Coming Apart. (Consequence of Sound)
Jay-Z isn't watching you, but Samsung might be. The Magna Carta app is currently under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for infringements on user privacy. (Los Angeles Times)
Metal’s most mysterious band, Tool has given yet another time frame for their next album. Drummer Danny Carey has now said that it will most likely be released in early 2014. We’ll see. (SPIN)
Bruce Springsteen dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin yesterday. His song “American Skin (41 Shots)” went out to the deceased teen after the singer saw an audience member’s cardboard sign. (Rolling Stone)
Comparisons are being drawn between The Weeknd’s song “Belong to the World” and Portishead’s song “Machine Gun”. The Weeknd completely deny the charges. (Pitchfork)