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Slayer’s Kerry King regrets not cutting a better deal for solo on Beastie Boys’ ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’

Slayer‘s Kerry King has revealed that he regrets not cutting a better deal for his guitar solo on Beastie Boys‘ ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’ – see what the thrash metal guitarist had to say below.In early 1986, Slayer were recording their critically acclaimed album ‘Reign In Blood’ with Rick Rubin. During their recording sessions, Beastie Boys were recording ‘Licensed To Ill’ – which Slayer guitarist Kerry King recorded a solo for.The solo appeared on their 1987 hit single, ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’, and the metaller said he received a one-off payment as he wasn’t “well to do” at the time and wanted a quick buck.Now, speaking to Border City Rock Talk, the thrash metal legend reveals that he wished he had the foresight to strike a better deal for the solo. King explained: “The simplicity of it is what’s funny about it.
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Listen to Killer Mike address his Grammy arrest on new song, ‘Humble Me’
Killer Mike has dropped new song ‘Humble Me’ – tackling his recent arrest at the 2024 Grammys.The Atlanta rapper released ‘Humble Me’ and an accompanying music video hours after winning Album of the Year at this year’s BET Awards for his sixth studio album, ‘Michael‘. The striking black-and-white video shows Mike rapping to the camera while police gradually remove his jewellery and handcuff him.Through his lyrics, he drew parallels between his recent arrest and the experience of civil rights activists as well as the Biblical story of Daniel in the lions’ den.While reflecting on the February 4 incident, he rapped: “I won at the Grammys for spitting my grammar / Did that for Atlanta, bruh / swept up like a janitor / Got sent to the slammer / Treat me like an animal or some kind of Hannibal / Vicious and cannibal.”He continued: “I walked out the door with my head up and handcuffs with pride / ‘Cause all of my heroes wore handcuffs / The FBI shot some of them and they died.” Mike’s son Mikael ‘Pony Boy’ Render also made a cameo while his dad rapped: “So I went to sleep as free as could be / and the next day my son got a kidney” – confirming that his son had a life-saving kidney transplant a day after the Grammys.Earlier this year, Mike was detained by Los Angeles police, which stemmed from an altercation with a security guard outside the Grammy pre-telecast.
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Diddy allegedly sent death threats to magazine editor over cover photos
Vibe magazine editor Danyel Smith has claimed Diddy sent her death threats for refusing to show him his cover photos.In an essay penned for the New York Times, Smith recounted the incident which originally occurred in 1997, when Diddy (real name Sean Combs) was set to star as Vibe‘s cover star for his album ‘No Way Out’.However, when Smith denied Diddy access to his cover photos prior to the magazine’s release as per their policies, Diddy allegedly showed up at the Vibe offices with “two associates.” Diddy and his crew reportedly went through “various cubicles and offices” to find the photos; Smith was “shuttled … from office to office” so she could safely leave the building and head home.She accused Diddy of sending a threatening call to her the next day; after reiterating it was not in their policies to let artists see cover photos before release, she alleged Diddy “told me, as I’ve retold hundreds of times over the years, that he would see me ‘dead in the trunk of a car.’ Not missing a beat, I told him he needed to take that threat back.”Smith claimed Diddy told her “fuck you”; when she said she would notify her lawyer, Diddy allegedly went on to say: “I know where you are right now.” Upon Smith’s lawyer talking to Diddy, Smith said she was sent an apology. However, the following theft of the heavy servers holding the Vibe cover photos unsettled her.“I had reason to fear for my life,” Smith wrote in the introduction to her piece.
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Former porn actress accuses Diddy of sex trafficking
Diddy of sex trafficking.Adria English alleged that Diddy, real name Sean Combs, forced her to have sex with a guest at a party in 2007, and claimed that the rap mogul also demanded that she have sex with guests at other parties he held in New York and Florida.In her lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday (July 3), it was alleged that he threatened to wreck both her career and the career of her boyfriend if she didn’t agree to have sex.According to the Los Angeles Times, English’s 114-page lawsuit makes over 30 allegations, including against the man she was allegedly forced to have sex with, as well as a woman who it is claimed facilitated the sex trafficking.Combs’ lawyer said in a statement to TMZ: “No matter how many lawsuits are filed it won’t change the fact that Mr Combs has never sexually assaulted or sex trafficked anyone.“We live in a world where anyone can file a lawsuit for any reason and without any proof.“Fortunately, a fair and impartial judicial process exists to find the truth and Mr Combs is confident he will prevail against these and other baseless claims in court.”Sources told NBC News that, last week, federal authorities informed Combs’ legal team that he’s the subject in a criminal investigation. However, it’s not been reported what the criminal investigation relates to specifically.Combs is currently facing a number of lawsuits that have been filed over the last year, with the latest claims following a video shared in May that saw him appear to attack his ex-girlfriend, singer Cassie.
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Cypress Hill say making ‘The Simpsons’ orchestra joke “a reality” is one of their “biggest moments” ahead of London Symphony gig
Cypress Hill have admitted performing a show at the Royal Albert Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra, almost 30 years after it was joked about on The Simpsons is “probably one of the biggest moments” for the band.In yet another uncanny foretelling of the future by the hit cartoon show, the 1996 episode Homerpalooza saw the group accidentally book a gig with the London Symphony Orchestra while high.Following the episode, rumours of them linking up with the orchestra have circulated ever since and earlier this year the band finally booked a show with the orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall for tonight (July 10).It will see the LSO perform unique orchestral arrangements of the band’s most iconic songs including ‘Insane in the Brain’ and ‘I Wanna Get High’.Speaking ahead of the show which saw Cypress Hill perform three shows with a symphony orchestra in the US last year, B-Real told Sky News it was “one of the biggest moments” for the band.“We’ve done some pretty damn big gigs, but this is with some of the best musicians in the world. So, yeah, we’re excited,” he said.“We’ve played a lot of historical venues throughout our 32 years of making music… this is one of the places that as a hip-hop artist, you don’t expect… so that’s another thing we’re honoured by, is that we’re not only playing with the LSO, but we’re playing in their house – the most prestigious place to play.”He added: “We feel confident that on our end we’re definitely ready to deliver.
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