Let’s talk about Raffi's twitter beef, Lana Del Rey's love for Hole, and Korn's 12-year-old bassist

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      Do it for the Kids
      Raffi tweeted that he objects to the New Pornographers’ name, because won’t someone please think of the children? He must be concerned that the band will be a bad influence on its fan base of 35-year-old record-store clerks.

      No Normaloids Please
      Babymetal has stipulated that certain shows in its native Japan be restricted to “males only”, “elementary school children and adults over 60”, and “dress code: corpse paint”. In other news: Japanese pop culture is very, very weird.

      Love Her
      In a face-to-face interview, Lana Del Rey praised Courtney Love for a Hole back catalogue that she described as the “epitome of cool”. Which, although it’s not mathematically possible, just increased our already maxed-out love for Del Rey another 200 percent.

      Sadder than Sad
      Tye Trujillo, the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, has joined Korn as the band’s temporary bassist. That raises the question of what’s sadder: hiring a preteen as your bassist, or having to say you’ve joined Korn.