billy joe shaver, rest in peace, and in music

Many well-known rock and pop musicians have died lately, including Helen Reddy, Eddie Van Halen, and Jerry Jeff Walker. More names will be coming fast and furiously as the icons of the Boomer generation age. One such death came to the country and blues music communities recently, that of Billy Joe Shaver.  Shaver's songwriting epitomized the outlaw-country ethic and apparently so did his life. He talked the talk and walked the walk. He was outlaw-country before the movement had a name.Shaver wr...
Tags: Travel, Music, Willie Nelson, New Orleans, Elvis Presley, Obits, Rolling Stone, Travels, Allan, Townes Van Zandt, Kristofferson, Marty Stuart, Mississippi Delta, Billy Joe Shaver, Shaver, Laura K

Boosie Badazz Shot in the Leg in Dallas Just Days After Mo3 Killing

Boosie Badazz was treated at a Dallas hospital for a gunshot wound Saturday (Nov. 14) … just days after Dallas rapper Mo3 was shot and killed on a highway in the same city. TMZ reports: Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Boosie was shot at in Dallas Saturday, after rolling through town in what we’re told was a sprinter van near a strip mall called Big T’s Plaza. Earlier in the day, he stopped by another venue to pay his respects to recently murdered Dallas rapper Mo3 — who was a friend and colla...
Tags: Celebs, Shooting, Guns, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Dallas, Gun Violence, Boosie Badazz, Boosie

Shafto – “Pay Day” (Video)

Up and coming Irish underground Hip Hop artist Shafto releases his video to his latest single “Pay Day.” The song is a tongue-in-cheek look at everyone’s favorite day of the week, and features Shafto blowing his hard earned cash on a spending spree.  Make sure to follow him on Instagram @shaftomusic.The post Shafto - "Pay Day" (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Shafto

Don’t Sleep! – “Trust A Snake” (Video)

Rising Los Angeles based underground Hip Hop artist Don’t Sleep! puts his city on the map in his new hard-hitting video titled “Trust A Snake” produced by Rok3m.  Video directed by Mobious1ne.The post Don't Sleep! - "Trust A Snake" (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Videos, Los Angeles, Jazz, Don, Dont Sleep

MAGA Rapper Lil Pump Didn’t Even Vote

You’re never going to believe this, but Lil Pump is not a paragon of civic virtue. Despite very publicly endorsing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Page Six reports that the SoundCloud rapper didn’t actually vote in the 2020 election. Lil Pump turned before the midterm elections in 2018. But according to voter rolls in his home state of Florida and the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Lil Pump is not and has never been registered to vote. (Luckily for him, Florida did end up going ...
Tags: Music, Florida, News, Miami, Donald Trump, Trump, Miami Dade County, Grand Rapids Michigan, Page Six, Lil Pump, Little Pimp, Little Pimp Trump, MAGA Rapper Lil Pump, Elections Department Lil Pump

Tower Records Revived As An Online Store

Tower Records, the iconic music retailer that declared bankruptcy and closed its non-Japanese locations in 2006, is coming back as an online store. In addition to music, the new incarnation of Tower Records also features online events and a new version of their Pulse! magazine. Deadline reports that Tower Records 2.0 was originally supposed to be introduced at SXSW this year, and there was going to be a series of pop-up shops to accompany the announcement. The whole pandemic thing put a stop t...
Tags: Music, News, Sxsw, Tower Records, Danny Zeijdel Tower Records

Spring Silver – “Plead Insanity” (Feat. Sad13 & Bartees Strange)

As a native Marylander, I always get a kick out of Fleetwood Mac’s “Silver Springs.” Now, we have another musical reference to claim as our own — and K Nkanza, the artist who started their solo project Spring Silver after the dissolution of their band Aerial View, is actually from Silver Spring, MD, which makes it even sweeter. On Bandcamp, Nkanza describes their music as “queer metal,” “post-emo,” and “they/themcore.” And their new double A-side single — featuring “Plead Insanity,” with vocal...
Tags: Music, Fleetwood Mac, Sadie Dupuis, New Music, Sad13, Sadie, Oneohtrix Point Never, Silver Spring MD, Long Road Home, Bartees Strange, Spring Silver, K Nkanza, Nkanza

Watch Ariana Grande & Thundercat Do “Them Changes” At Adult Swim Fest

Thundercat performed at the virtual Adult Swim Festival yesterday, and Ariana Grande joined him onstage to help out with a performance of “Them Changes,” the Drunk highlight that Thundercat originally released on his 2015 mini-album The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam. It wasn’t the first time that Ariana Grande has played “Them Changes,” either. In 2018, she covered the song for the BBC Live Lounge, calling it her “favorite song from the past year and a half” and saying that Thundercat is “a sup...
Tags: Music, News, Ariana Grande, Miller, Thundercat, Ariana, BBC Live Lounge, Adult Swim Festival

Kylie Minogue Is The First Woman With A #1 UK Album 5 Decades In A Row

With the chart-topping debut of her new album Disco, Kylie Minogue has become the first female artist to have a #1 album in the UK five decades in a row. “That sounds crazy to me. I’m 52 years old,” the Australian singer told Reuters of her accomplishment. Only Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Paul Weller, Bruce Springsteen, and David Gilmour have previously achieved that record; the Beatles, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan have also had a #1 album in five different decades, but n...
Tags: Music, UK, News, Bob Dylan, Kylie Minogue, Reuters, David Gilmour, Minogue, Beatles Elvis Presley, Elton John George Michael

Octavian Dropped By Label After Abuse Allegations

London rapper Octavian, who was recently featured on the new Gorillaz album Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez, has been dropped by Black Butter Records following accusations of physical and emotional abuse, the BBC reports. “We at Black Butter have taken the decision not to continue working with Octavian and we will not be releasing his album,” a spokesperson for the label said. “We do not condone domestic abuse of any kind and we have suggested Octavian seeks professional help at this tim...
Tags: Music, London, News, Instagram, Bbc, NDA, National Domestic Violence Hotline, Octavian, Black Butter Records, Black Butter, Emo Baby

James Blunt: ‘My body has not been a temple. I’ve put it through painful experiences’

The singer talks about sharing rations with the Russians, after-party toasties and his mum’s signature dishI was an army brat who lived on army patches – in Cyprus, Hong Kong, Germany and as far afield and exotic as Yorkshire. Every two years we’d move with my father’s helicopter pilot’s job and I’d knock on doors and ask, “Do you have any children of a similar age?”. If so, you’d make a best friend for two years; then never see them again. In Cyprus my best friends were Canadians. In Germany th...
Tags: Food, Music, Germany, Cyprus, Culture, James Blunt, Mediterranean, Cyprus Hong Kong Germany, Yorkshire Every

AC/DC: Power Up review – the last crank up to 11?

(Columbia)The band’s first album in six years is a riotous hymn to unreconstructed rock, not to mention something of a medical miracleIn 1980, AC/DC released Back in Black, arguably the loudest wake ever committed to tape. On the one hand, the band were mourning their departed singer, Bon Scott; on the other, they were rebooting with a new frontman, Brian Johnson, whose Muttley chuckle became as much of an AC/DC trademark as the twin-guitar might of Angus and Malcolm Young. Back in Black remains...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, AC/DC, Angus, Brian Johnson, Bon Scott, Muttley, Malcolm Young Back in Black

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