On this week's podcast we talk to Isaac Slade of The Fray about the band's new album, "Helios." Plus, we reach out to a listener in hopes of better understanding soccer, celebrate Seinfeld's 25th anniversary, recap the week's news and entertainment, read your feedback and more ... Read More

 

Yo, teens. Wassup? You know how most musicals are totes lame-o? They're full of long songs and don't have any Iggy Azalea or Divergent in them? That's not so raven. Well, there's a new cool musical that's going to be extra groovy for you and all of your teen friends. Suh-weet! It's called Cats and it's pretty old, but don't have a cow, man. Andrew Lloyd Webber is updating the musical to be full of all your favorite funky fresh beats. Ch-ch-check it out:

Lloyd Webber said he was making the character of Rum Tum Tugger a rapping street cat because "I've come to the conclusion that ... maybe Eliot was the inventor of rap. "The thing about the Eliot verse is that you can tell he's American. Nobody other than Eliot would have written 'The Rum Tum Tugger is a curious cat,'" the composer said.

Smiley face emoticons. Bet you and your friends can't wait to catch this bomb-dot-com new performance with all the rapping in it. Catch you on the flipside. Leave it there, Bon Iver. See you on Broadway. Peace out ... Discuss

 

No matter how good or bad Zach Braff's new movie is, it'll have a pretty good soundtrack. Braff rounded up a list of indie music all-stars to write original songs for his movie, and the results have been spectacular so far. We've heard the Shins and Bon Iver contribute two stellar songs, and now this moody, simple new Cat Power + Coldplay collaboration sounds pretty great too. It's much more Cat Power than Coldplay, so you Coldplay fans will have to content yourself with their new album for the time being. Check out "Wish I Was Here" over at NPR ... Discuss

 

This week, we talk to rapper Andy Mineo and take you inside the new issue of RELEVANT. Plus, Jesse selects all the episode music while Chad is out, Eddie enlightens us about The Godfather, you all send in a ton of feedback, and a lot more ... Read More

 

The frontman for the band Arctic monkeys is turning his attention to a new creative endeavor: screenwriting. Singer Alex Turner is teaming with his bandmate from the side project Last Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane, to write a superhero movie together. Kane told Digital Spy, "It's gonna have a sort of X-Men kind of vibe and sort of set in the '60s, but I can't give anymore away than that." At this point, their retro X-Men film doesn’t have any projected release date, but at the very least, we can look forward to a good soundtrack ... Discuss

 

Today in legal action no one saw coming, Christian emcees like Flame, Lecrae and others are taking on human cupcake Katy Perry in a lawsuit alleging Perry's "Dark Horse" ripped off "Joyful Noise," a song Flame released back in 2008 with Lecrae and John Reilly. Moreover, they're saying their song has been “irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in ‘Dark Horse’.” Yes, this lawsuit involves Christian rap, Katy Perry and the Illuminati, so there's a little something for everyone here. The complaint states:

Defendants never sought or obtained permission from plaintiffs to use the 'Joyful Noise' song in creating, reproducing, recording, distributing, selling, or publicly performing defendants' song. Plaintiffs never gave any of the defendants permission, consent, or a license to use 'Joyful Noise' for any purpose, including creation of a derivative work based on 'Joyful Noise.'

"Joyful Noise" took home a 2008 Dove Award for best rap song. "Dark Horse" held the top spot on Billboard for three weeks in 2013. You can hear "Joyful Noise here and "Dark Horse" here, and one has to admit, Flame and co. have a case. Will the Illuminati be forced to get involved? Stay tuned ... Discuss