Prof and John Stamos just duked it out on Twitter

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You can't make this stuff up, can you? Minneapolis troublemaker rapper Prof and John Stamos recently had it out on Twitter, apparently. It seems they've had a love/hate relationship for a while now. Really, what other type of relationship can you have with Prof? (Remember his ribald Valentine's Day cards?)

Uncle Jesse from Full House took issue with the cesspool of come-ons and braggadoccio that is the @ProfGampo Twitter feed when the rapper reportedly called him a pedophile a few months back. The Rhymesayers signee told the Star Tribune that he was probably drunk and doesn't remember the tweet, but Thursday he was hit with a barrage from @JohnStamos.

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Craigslist: Arctic Monkeys fan offers Endless Love date night swap for tickets

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It feels like the Arctic Monkeys' Friday show at First Avenue has been sold out forever. (Ever since the last time Minneapolis didn't feel like the Arctic, even.) Now as the sweaty, intimate night with Alex Turner's pompadoured presence on Valentine's Day approaches, some folks are getting worried about getting left out in the cold. And others are trying to make a killing.

With prices on Craigslist reported as high as $200 for a single ticket, one fan decided to get a little creative with an offer aimed at rom-com devotees.

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Tim Heidecker's "leaked" Super Bowl halftime show song anthology

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Tim Heidecker's take on a Pepsi-sponsored Bob Dylan

Ten years ago, comedy innovators Tim Heidecker and Eric Weirheim first broke national with their adult swim show Tom Goes to the Mayor. Ever since, they've delighted us in several mediums and formats, but we have developed a special fondness for Tim Heidecker's "leaked" Super Bowl songs.

For the past four years, the eve of the Super Bowl has seen Heidecker (who successfully trolled the industry as the "new editor" of Rolling Stone a few years back) release the (alleged) "new song" that will be performed by that year's halftime act. As both a critique of commercialism and a celebration of the downright catchy, what better way to prepare for a weekend of pigskin tossing than looking back at Tim Heidecker's Super Bowl halftime classics.

See Also: Watch Bob Dylan, Prince, Bruno Mars, and a bear on Super Bowl Sunday

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Six people who make the worst bandmates

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Being in a band is hard. Assembling a band is almost impossible. As anyone who's been through a few bands can tell you, meeting a self-proclaimed "musician" should instill about as much enthusiasm in you as meeting someone who is going to college for a career in law enforcement. You're either about to talk to a caring, compassionate, intelligent person or a psychotic, self-serving demon. By the analogy, you can probably guess which is more common.

See Also: Top 20 signs you've been in Lyn-Lake too long


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Project Parrothead: A failed experiment in Jimmy Buffett extremism

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Some actual Parrotheads at this week's Jimmy Buffett show.

Beginning the night of December 2, 2013, I embarked upon a foolhardy and ill-fated mission to spend 24 hours straight converting myself into the biggest Jimmy Buffett fan in the Twin Cities metro area.

For the uninitiated, Jimmy Buffett is the undisputed champion of wearing Hawaiian shirts and celebrating drunk, bacchanalian behavior, and his tribe is known as the Parrotheads. For more on his musical exploits, read my review of Tuesday's show at the Xcel. As a pop culture figure, he sits on a throne of golden calamari, and his Margaritaville brand produces clothing, frozen food, and alcoholic beverages.

See Also: Jimmy Buffett at Xcel Energy Center, 12/3/13

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Stan fans: The top 10 music stalker-fan groups ranked worst to best

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"Stan" describes a particular kind of obsessed fan. It comes from the Eminem song, as well as being a combination of "stalker" and "fan."

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50 cool facts about the Minnesota music scene

Recently, a friend on Twitter pointed out the Wikipedia page for Stan fans, which includes a list of "Popular 'Stan' groups." Here are the Top 10, ranked from worst to best.More »

Let It Be: Iconic Replacements album cover recreated by painters working on historic house

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Now this is a cool story well-timed for the upcoming Replacements reunion at Riot Fest in Toronto this coming weekend.

Tigerox, a local painting and restoration company, was recently hired to do some work on 2215 Bryant Ave S. -- the house made famous on the cover of the Replacements' Let It Be album. And they couldn't resist recreating the iconic shot.

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The Replacements' full band lineup finalized for Riot Fest shows
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Lady Gaga's tour rider uncovered


It's no secret that Lady Gaga can be a high-maintenance gal. The woman is a walking MOMA exhibit with her unbelievable wardrobe. While she's not sporting her craziest styles out and about these days, she's still the same old Gaga we know and love.

The latest financial drama between Gaga and her ex-best friend former assistant continues, and after a six-hour deposition this week, Gaga's tour rider was revealed.

Tour riders offer a somewhat skewed look into what artists really want when they're on tour. Sometimes there are ridiculously detailed requests to act as a litmus test for other simpler, more important requirements. Sometimes there are just ridiculous requests. While some of Gaga's wants and needs aren't entirely lavish, there are a few that might raise brows.

See also:

Review: Lady Gaga at Xcel Energy Center, 2/6/13
Lady Gaga at the Xcel Energy Center, 8/30/10
Lady Gaga plots Born This Way Ball 2013 tour -- St. Paul in February


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Ten best jokes from our #GIMMEJOKES Twitter thread

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So, Gimme Noise and all associated City Pages websites all decided to collectively go on the fritz for a few hours on Tuesday afternoon. And for those folks who weren't out performing some sort of civic duty, this could've been a crushing blow to work-time procrastination as we know it. We scrambled and sent out this tweet: "We are experiencing some technical difficulties on the blog. Anyone know any jokes?" This was a bit of a joke in itself, as this is usually what's said at a party when conversation hits a stand-still.

Impressively, though, the Gimme Noise readers began tweeting out their twisted humor to our delight almost right away. Here are ten of our favorite moments from #GIMMEJOKES 2012. 

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Elixery debuts full Doomtree Cosmetics line for 2013, sort of

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We've got to hand it to the Minneapolis-based cosmetics house the Elixery for their quick work. After we debuted Natalie Gallagher's suggestions for a full line of Doomtree cosmetic products to go along with Dessa's signature lipstick, their team went into overdrive to create six additional products. As it turns out, Mike Mictlan's Vegan Snake Venom Facial Moisturizer would not just live on in our imagination, and the proof came at Icehouse on Saturday when Dessa's lipstick was unveiled.

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