March 29, 2012


Genre Report: Alice Cooper Was Robbed & More

Dave Hogan
Dave Hogan

METAL: Alice Cooper Archives Broken Into
The Los Angeles self-storage facility that contains Alice Cooper's archives was broken into on Tuesday, March 27. Missing items include vinyl records, a jacket, and a sculpture that was used on the cover of Cooper's album Hey Stoopid. Although this is messed up, we can't help but think Cooper might be proud of the thieves. [Blabbermouth]

HIP HOP: Rick Ross Wins Name Lawsuit
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled today that Rick Ross can keep his rap name after the real Rick Ross, a convicted drug trafficker known as "Freeway" Ricky Ross, sued the rapper Rick Ross for improperly using his name. Ross (the rapper) must be pretty pumped right now. [TMZ]

INDIE: Stream Highly Anticipated Indie Folk Album
Willis Earl Beal, one-time X Factor contestant and generally awesome/weird/awkward dude, is about to release his first album on XL Recordings imprint Hot Charity. It's called Acousmatic Sorcery and it drops April 3, but The Chicago Reader is streaming it now. Go here to check it out and see what all the buzz is about! [Chicago Reader]

COUNTRY: ACM Duets Announced
The 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards is happening Sunday, April 1, and today they announced the duets! Kenny Chesney and Tim McGrawBlake Shelton and Lionel Richie, Rascal Flatts and Steve Martin, and Toby Keith will perform with a surprise guest. [All Access]