February 24, 2012


Genre Report: T.I. and Young Jeezy Drop a Video & More

COUNTRY: Taylor Swift Asked to Prom
18-year-old New Jersey native Kevin McGuire, who has been diagnosed with leukemia, really wants Taylor Swift to go to prom with him. Who could blame him? And who deserves it more than he does? The teenager's sister has set up a Facebook page publicizing the request, and now more than 82,000 people have signed up to ask Swift to take McGuire to prom. We hope she says yes. [The Boot]

METAL: Black Sabbath Is Playing One American Show
Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne's wife/manager/reality show co-star, has announced that the band will play one American show over the summer. "They're gonna be doing one show in America this summer but I can't say yet because we can't announce it. The promoters have to. But they are doing one show in August here together." [Blabbermouth]

METAL: Slipknot Exhibition Opens in UK
Kerrang! photographer Paul Harries has taken a lot of pictures of Slipknot, and now a bunch of them are being collected in a gallery outside of London in Bedford, England. More than 40 photographs of the twisted metal band will be on display, including behind-the-scenes shots of the band and photos that have never been seen before. Percussionist "Clown" said, "Look at 'The Knot' as seen through the eyes of a true photographer, artist and friend." [Blabbermouth]

HARD ROCK: KISS Releases Mini Golf Scorecard App
New York City hard rock titans KISS, famous for both their music and relentless merchandising, have released an iPhone app that allows you to accurately score your round of mini golf at one specific mini golf course in Las Vegas. The app is integrated with the course's par information, so you can keep you and your friend's score accurately updated at all times. [Blabbermouth]

HIP HOP: Atlanta Legends Drop Raucous Video
T.I. and Young Jeezy, two legendary hip-hop ATLiens and frequent collaborators, released a wild video for their recent song "F--- Da City Up." The city in question is their hometown, Atlanta, and the music video is a tour of the town's more dangerous neighborhoods. The end of the video shows a lot of city landmarks on fire, thereby proving they lived up to the title of their latest banger. [Stereogum]

HIP HOP: Andre 3000 Shoots Down OutKast Album Rumors
“There's been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album," Andre 3000 told GQ. "I think I'm planning to do a solo project. I don't know when it will come out, but hopefully it'll come out this year. As far as OutKast, I really don't know if or when that will happen." Boo! Well, at least he knows we want it. [GQ]