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Fan Sues Skrillex Over Stage Diving

SkrillexSkrillex is reportedly being sued after he landed on a fan on while stage diving at a gig in 2012.

The 26-year-old musician - real name Sonny Moore - could be forced to pay out after Jennifer Fraissl allegedly filed a lawsuit against him, claiming she suffered a stroke as a result of the trauma.

The female supporter claims Skrillex asked the crowd at the Belasco theater in Los Angeles to move forward so that he could leap from the stage and crowd surf. However, Jennifer was stood at the front, so it was impossible for her to get out of the tight spot among the other fans, which resulted in her allegedly being injured by the star. Jennifer is reportedly claiming for unspecified damages, medical expenses and loss of income.

According to TMZ.com, both Skrillex and the nightclub have been named in the lawsuit as she believes the event organizers failed to step in and stop the star from behaving recklessly on their premises.

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Kanye West Working with Skrillex?

Kanye West and Skrillex

Kanye West has reportedly collaborated with Skrillex and Odd Future on his new album. The rapper boasts the dubstep producer and members of the rap collective among a huge roll call of guest stars on his sixth studio album, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

Kanye reportedly worked on the record in secret, recording in Paris' Le Meurice hotel, and is believed to be ready to release it next month after he tweeted “June Eighteen” last week.

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Bjork Picky About Who Covers Her Songs

BjorkBjork will only let certain people cover her songs.

The “Mutual Core” singer chooses artists she thinks will do a fresh take on her tracks to record their own versions.

“I'm in a protected situation. I've already done my version the way I want it to be. I ask people I already like, it's not like I'm asking just anybody. I sometimes compare it to jazz standards. You hear two different versions of 'My Funny Valentine' by Billie Holiday and Miles Davis and neither of them are correct. I like the remix platform. There are invisible rules but a lot of freedom.”

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Nicki Minaj and Rihanna Lead AMA Nominations

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards (AMAs).

The two singers are each in the running for four awards, with Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher following narrowly behind with three nods apiece.

Justin, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Drake and Katy Perry will battle it out for the coveted Artist of the Year prize, while J. Cole, fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen and One Direction are all up for New Artist of the Year.

Nicki's four nominations are for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist - Rap/ Hip Hop, Favorite Album - Pop/Rock and Favorite Album - Rap/ Hip Hop for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. As well as Artist of the Year, Rihanna is also up for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock, Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B and Favorite Album - Soul/R&B for Talk That Talk.

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Deadmau5 Blasts Madonna, David Guetta and Skrillex

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Gossip, Electronic, Pop,

Deadmau5Deadmau5 has blasted Madonna, David Guetta and Skrillex.

The “I Remember” dance musician famously criticized Madonna after she appeared to ask fans who was taking drugs at one of her concerts, and has now said she should stay away from dance music: “You want to be 'hip' and 'cool' and 'funky grandma'? Fine. It's not my place to say you're irrelevant. If you're gonna come into my world, at least do it with a little more dignity. I understand she has millions more fans, and is way more successful than I'll ever be. But it's like talking about slavery at a f***ing blues concert. It's inappropriate.”

Deadmau5 - real name Joel Zimmerman - also criticized two of the biggest DJs in the world, claiming there is very little skill in the way they perform.

David Guetta has two iPods and a mixer and he just plays tracks - like, 'Here's one with Akon, check it out!' Even Skrillex isn't doing anything too technical. He has a laptop and a MIDI recorder, and he's just playing his s**t. People are, thank God, smartening up about who does what - but there's still button-pushers getting paid half a million. And not to say I'm not a button-pusher. I'm just pushing a lot more buttons.”

 

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Daft Punk Show Changed Skrillex

SkrillexSkrillex's life was changed when he saw Daft Punk. The dubstep star went to great lengths to see the French electro group when they last toured, and strives to create the same atmosphere at his own live shows.

“I remember seeing the full Daft Punk pyramid show in 2007. I went alone, bought a ticket off a scalper for $150, got on the floor, and had the best time of my life. I didn't have a drink, no drugs. But I was high out of my mind. It changed my life. There have been a couple of times where I've been so proud of what I've done live, like I feel like I've given someone the same kind of feeling I got at that Daft Punk show. And that feels so good.”

The 24-year-old “Bangarang” star - real name Sonny Moore - has only released single tracks and EPs so far, but is planning to work on a full album.

“Yeah, I wanna put out an album. It's weird because coming into this, there was never any pressure to make an album. If I want to be conceptual and the time is right, I can make an album that's like: Here's my sound. Because I have some new s**t that's way different than what I've done that still could rock a party. I'm not saying I'm trying to change s**t, but making this new music got me re-inspired.”

 

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Madonna Invites Justin Bieber on Tour

MadonnaMadonna has invited Justin Bieber to perform with her on tour. The “Girls Gone Wild” singer is a “huge fan” of the teen pop sensation and wants them to hook up at on of her summer concerts.

“He's awesome. I'm a huge fan. I love it when he raps (sic),” Madonna replied when asked what she thought of Justin in a live Twitter chat with fans.

Justin - who has just released his new single “Boyfriend” - replied, “Seeing that is a huge honor. Yours is a career artists dream of. Congrats on the new album!(sic)”

This prompted Madonna's invite, with her writing, “Come and join me on stage when I'm on tour when we are in the same city, and congrats on your new single (sic).”

Elsewhere in the chat, Madonna revealed the full extent of her musical abilities. When asked if she can play any instruments besides guitar, replied, “well i can play the drums. and i tried playing violin (sic).”

 

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