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Artist Of The Day: Gossip Is Making Tongues Wag With New Album

Gossip

With five studio albums, four EPs and two live albums under their belt, Gossip is not new to the game. Since 2001, longtime lovers of the genre-twisting, dance-punk band have been savvy to frontwoman Beth Ditto‘s brazen stage presence and witnessed how thoroughly guitarist Brace Paine and drummer Hannah Blilie enhances the trinity’s high-powered sound.

Passion for Gossip is more of a slow burn in the U.S., while in Europe, especially Germany, the Portland-based band is virtually Hasselhoffian in their appeal. According to Ditto, they’re perfectly okay with that, because if all else fails, beauty school is an option. But it looks like with their first album in three years, A Joyful Noise, this best-kept secret may not fly under the radar for too much longer. So Ditto may have to shelve her shears for a while with critics like Idolator labeling their second major-label effort as “the best album of 2012 … so far.” Gossip even has a celebrity super fan in Sacha Baron Cohen. Read more…

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Nicki Minaj Sets Perez Hilton Straight, Says Her Backup Dancer Had Nothing To Do With Fan’s Murder

Nicki Minaj Sets Perez Hilton Straight on Backup Dancer Murder Controversy

Nicki Minaj doesn’t like for her name to be entangled in gossip about murder, and she doesn’t want her crew falsely accused either. PerezHilton.com reported that one of Nicki’s backup dancers had been arrested as a suspect in the murder of 21-year-old Nicola Furlong who was sadly killed after Nicki’s Tokyo concert last Wednesday. According to PerezHilton.com, Nicola and her friend went back to the hotel rooms of James Blackston and Larry Perry. After the young woman was found dead from cervical compression, initial reports pegged Blackston as one of Nicki’s backup dancers. Nicki took to Twitter (and her 12 plus million followers) to address Perez Hilton directly about the false information. We told you Twitter is the new press release. Read more…