• Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Woman Calls Police On Crack Dealer Who Sold Her Sugar

    ​Are stupid people drawn to crack? Or does crack make people stupid? YES. Take it away, Springfield News-Leader! Police were called to the 1700 block of North Sherman Avenue about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, after the woman said she had paid $40 for crack cocaine but got sugar instead, according to an inci ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Adele's Tour Rider: Mandatory Charity and Absolutely No North American Beer

    ​The Smoking Gun has tracked down a copy of Adele's rider for a North American tour that has since been cancelled due to throat surgery. Whenever she does make it over here, much of this is likely to remain in place, including a pagelong stipulation that everyone on the guest list, whether t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Man Responds to Understuffed Chalupas with Molotov Cocktail

    Screenshot:​Stop me if you've heard this one before:The Smoking Gun reports that a man bought two "XXL Chalupas" from the drive-thru window of an Albany, Georgia, Taco Bell. When the man opened his order at home, he thought he'd been short-changed on the amount of meat in these "X ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Sheryl Crow's Eco-Conscious Tour Rider Turning Heads

    Stew SmithSheryl Crow, performing last year under the Gateway Arch​(Via Gawker) The Smoking Gun is a goldmine of tour riders, i.e. the list of requests bands/musicians send to promoters/venues before their shows. Things typically on these riders include food, alcohol and even socks -- after al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Big Ben Gets Benched

    ​So I'm sure everyone has heard by now that Ben Roethlisberger has received a conditional six game suspension from the NFL for violating the league's behaviour and conduct policy. Personally, I'm shocked Commissioner Roger Goodell came down as hard as he did on Roethlisberger. I was expecting ... More >>

  • News

    February 11, 2009
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    December 28, 2008

    Busted Rhymes: The Top 10 Most Preposterous Rap Songs of 2008

    By Ben Westhoff Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007
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  • Music

    March 1, 2006

    Bringing Up Baby

    B-Sides gets the real story behind Living Things, chats with the Hail Marys' punk-rock mom and talks to Michael Stipe about his new charity single

  • Music

    February 23, 2005

    Oppression Rock

    We speak out against democracy, worry about Snoop and let Team Tomato give themselves a hand