A couple of years back, Sonic Youth singer-bassist Kim Gordon interviewed L.L. Cool J for Spin magazine in an attempt to get a feminist/hard-core perspective on rap’s estimable MC. Early in the interview, it became obvious that the two shared little common ground. Their clashes were sometimes comic, as when Gordon tried to turn L.L. on to the Stooges, while all L.L. could talk about was his love of Bon Jovi. At other points—like when the rapper asserted, “The guy has to have control over his woman”—you could tell Gordon would have loved to deck him with her notepad.” - Phoenix News Times


I am enjoying Avril Lavigne’s new single more than the new music from Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, and maybe that’s because while Katy Perry’s concept is all about stripping her candy coating and Lady Gaga’s concept is all about ????????????? and painting herself, Avril Lavigne’s concept is all about refusing to fix something that isn’t broken. I respect that.

Guys - she’s 28, ran out of fucks to give, and clearly writes the best lyrics “Call it a bad attitude dude I’m never gonna to cover up that tattoo”.