Amanda Palmer wants to help crowdfund Morrissey’s next album
29th April 2013
The singer-songwriter reaches out to the only musician more polarizing than herself. The former Dresden Doll, fresh off her latest controversy-courting incident, has written an open letter to t [...]
Amanda Palmer to perform
in its entirety on New Year’s Eve
30th November 2012
Not that her famously dedicated fans would let you believe it, but one-time Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer has had a tumultuous year. On the upside, her recent Theatre Of Evil LP accrued over $1m [...]
Drag queens, hipsters, a porn star, and Wayne Coyne: it’s Amanda Palmer’s NSFW new video
9th November 2012
Amanda Palmer & the Grant Theft Orchestra parody cliches about rock star excess in their latest video. The punk cabaret agitator has outdone herself this time. The video for the satirical 'Do I [...]
Amanda Palmer agrees to pay crowd-sourced musicians, album breaks Billboard top ten
19th September 2012
Amanda Palmer ends a week-long controversy by yielding to outcry from musicians (and Steve Albini). A lengthy and public back-and-forth between Palmer and her critics has come to an end. The co [...]
Amanda Palmer takes on Steve Albini over unpaid musicians furore; Albini (sort of) apologises
14th September 2012
Further update: The Daily Swarm report that Albini has responded in turn. saying "sorry" for calling Palmer an "idiot". As ever, though, his blog post is far from grovelling: he maintains that [...]
Amanda Palmer replaces Erykah Badu in NSFW Flaming Lips video
27th August 2012
The former Dresden Doll bares all in the video for 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.' This video has been controversial since the start. Originally, the song and video were to feature Eryka [...]
Wayne Coyne lines up surprise replacement for Erykah Badu after nude video fallout
29th June 2012
The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne and soul mystic Erykah Badu spent June engaged in some volatile he-said-she-said. For those who missed all the ire, Coyne recruited Badu and her sister Nay [...]
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