March 23, 2012


Genre Report: Two Men Arrested Over Fake Taylor Swift Concert & More

Kevin Winter
Kevin Winter

COUNTRY: Fake Taylor Swift Concert Promoters Arrested
Two men have been arrested after falsely claiming that they were promoting a Taylor Swift concert in Phoenix and bilked a California investor into sinking $375,000 into the bogus concert. $150,000 was returned to the investor, but he's still out about $225,000. [The Boot]

METAL: Pantera Gets Magazine Special Issue
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power, Revolver Magazine created a Pantera special issue with several features and an interview with the band's late guitarist, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The issue comes out on April 12th and seems like it's gonna be relentlessly heavy. [Blabbermouth]

HIP HOP: Rapper Sees UFO In Video
A San Diego rapper named Chrymes swears that he spotted a UFO during the filming of a music video. Do you think that was a UFO? Or some sunlight bouncing off a plane? Watch the video below. [Prefix]

R&B: Brandy and Monica Perform Whitney Houston Tribute

The renowned '90s duo Brandy and Monica payed tribute to Whitney Houston, a woman who helped pave the way for them as musicians, during a radio station interview and performance yesterday. Check out the video below. [Vibe]

R&B: Producer Claims Credit for Weeknd Songs
Toronto R&B singer The Weeknd, a protege of Drake, came out of left field last year and dropped three wildly successful mixtapes. Now, a producer named Jeremy Rose is coming forward to claim credit for The Weeknd's ideas.

Here's what he had to say: "I asked him if he wanted to work on something-- I had this idea for a dark R&B project... Abel [Tesfaye, The Weeknd] seemed to suit the project... When I met him I heard some of the stuff that he was doing. It was called The Noise... They were a straight kind of R&B, just really light… And I was just like, 'Aw, f**k that s**t. No man, let's talk about, f****n' and getting too high and trying to f**k bitches and it not working out. Let's get really grimy about it.'" Damn. Wonder what The Weeknd will say about this. [Pitchfork]