By: Rizoh

      Kanye West has been tapped to host this year’s Thirst Studio Global Sessions in Las Vegas. The competition which aims to showcase new talent from around the world is schedules for May 25-27. Fairly established acts like Gym Class Heroes and Eric Morillo will also play at the event.

      Thirst Studio traveled the globe in 2006 in search of new musical talent for the Las Vegas final. The winners from each country will battle it out for the grand prize. The overall winner get to record a track in Palm Studios with Gabriel and Dresden. Visit  THIRST STUDIO for contest details.

Rolling Stones Guitarist Hates Hip-Hop

      Add Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards to the list of rockers who won’t be considering a hip-hop collaboration anytime soon. The 64-year old musician declared that he cannot name a single rap artist who he enjoys because hip-hop leaves him “cold.”

      In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Richards, who once admitted to snorting his late father’s ashes, explained that he dislikes hip-hop’s vocal delivery and computer-aided beats.

      “Hip-hop leaves me cold. But there are some people out there who think it’s the meaning of life,” he told Rolling Stone magazine. “I don’t wanna be yelled at, I wanna be sung to.”

      “I never really understood why someone would want to have some gangster from L.A. poking his fingers in your face,” he added. “As I say, it don’t grab me. I mean the rhythms are boring – they’re all done on computers.”

      Either Keith Richards is too close-minded to understand that hip-hop is not always about “some gangster from LA” or he’s just too grumpy to think outside the box.