March 16, 2012


Genre Report: Rascal Flatts Are Opening Restaurants & More

Slaven Vlasic
Slaven Vlasic

COUNTRY: Rascal Flatts Opening Restaurants
Country superstars Rascal Flatts are hoping to open a chain of restaurants to "expand our brand and give fans something new and different from us,” according to the lead singer. Sounds pretty cheesy to us! Get it? Cheesy? Restaurants? Ah, you get it. [Country Weekly]

HIP HOP: ?uestlove Speaks on Jay Electronica's Album
Roots drummer ?uestlove hopped on this week's episode of The Champs podcast and talked about how Jay-Z (Jay Electronica's label head) has Jay Electronica's long-delayed complete album and listens to it "constantly" but can't find a single to release. Listen to the podcast here. [RapRadar]

HARD ROCK: Original KISS Drummer Releasing Autobiography
Peter Criss, the original drummer in KISS, is publishing his memoir, "Makeup to Breakup," on October 23. According to a press release, "From sex, drugs and rock 'n roll to multiple brushes with death, 'Makeup to Breakup,' will be Peter Criss' unvarnished and eye-opening life story.'" Sounds heavy. [Blabbermouth]

PUNK: Russian Anti-Authoritarian Punks Face Third Arrest
The third member of Pussy Riot, a Russian all-girl punk rock band, has been arrested for staging a protest concert in Moscow inside a cathedral they broke into. On February 21, five members of Pussy Riot broke into Moscow's Christ the Saviour cathedral and sang anti-government songs. Their performance offended Christians because they physically stood in places in the church where only priests are supposed to stand. [Blabbermouth]