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‘A linchpin’: Tributes paid after New Zealand hip hop artist Louie Knuxx dies in Melbourne

Friends of the musician, who also mentored young people, have described him as a ‘kind, generous person’ Tributes are pouring in for New Zealand hip-hop artist Louie Knuxx, whose real name is Todd Williams, after he died of a heart attack, in Melbourne on Friday morning. He was 42.He was running on a treadmill in his home gym when he died, his family said. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, World news, Australia news, Culture, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Melbourne, Louie Knuxx, Todd Williams


Watch Brandi Carlile Perform With Surviving Soundgarden Members At Gorge Amphitheatre

On Saturday night, Brandi Carlile performed at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington state and she brought out the surviving members of Soundgarden — guitarist Kim Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron, and bassist Ben Shepherd — to play two tracks with her. Carlile previously paired up with the three of them at a 2019 Chris Cornell tribute concert and then recorded their versions of “Black Hole Sun” and “Searching With My Good Eye Closed” for a Record Store Day 2020 release. Those are the two tracks they...
Tags: Music, News, Washington, Carlile, Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, Brandi Carlile, Black Hole Sun, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, Gorge Amphitheatre


Cradle Of Filth Hint At Ed Sheeran Collaboration

Cradle Of Filth and Ed Sheeran: a match made in heaven? After Sheeran shouted out the English metal band in an interview last month and said that he would be open to recording a death metal album, the pop singer-songwriter apparently got in touch with Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth to talk about the potential for a collaboration. The frontman was interviewed on the Kerrang! Radio Breakfast Show, per Planet Radio, and revealed that he’s “actually been emailing with [Sheeran].”
Tags: Music, News, Ed Sheeran, Cradle Of Filth, Sheeran, Dani Filth, Ed Sheeran Collaboration


Sea Power Defend Name Change: “If We Were Called British Motorcycle Club We Wouldn’t Be Changing Our Name”

Last week, the band formerly known as British Sea Power announced that they would be going by a new name: Sea Power. They provided some explanation at the time, writing that “we always wanted to be an internationalist band but maybe having a specific nation state in our name wasn’t the cleverest way to demonstrate that.”
Tags: Music, News, British Sea Power, Sea Power


Salzburg Reckons With Its Past

Jewish artists brought the annual festival to life, before the Nazis swept them away. But even before the Nazis came to power in Austria, “There was much hostility against the ‘theater Jews’ from Vienna.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Nazis, Austria, Vienna, Salzburg, 08.13.21


Dr. Dog – “Here Comes The Hotstepper” (Ini Kamoze Cover)

Earlier this year, the Philadelphia band Dr. Dog announced that they were retiring from touring after a long string of dates that start next week and will take them through the end of the year, when they’ll perform a four-night residency in their home city. But it appears that, despite no longer performing live, they are still going to be a band. And they recently released a cover of “Here Comes The Hotstepper,” their take on the ’90s Jamaican dance hall track by Ini Kamoze. Check it out below. ...
Tags: Music, Philadelphia, New Music, Dr Dog, Ini Kamoze, Ini Kamoze Check


Watch The Killers Perform “Runaway Horses” On Kimmel

The Killers released a new album, Pressure Machine, on Friday. Just a few moments after it dropped, they performed a track from it on Jimmy Kimmel Live! during an episode in which Sarah Silverman was guest hosting. They did “Runaway Horses” from it — on the album, Phoebe Bridgers does the duet, but for their Kimmel performance Brandon Flowers and co. brought along their touring bandmate Erica Canales. Check it out below.
Tags: Music, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Brandon Flowers, Phoebe Bridgers, Kimmel, The Killers, Erica Canales


The Cure’s Simon Gallup Says He’s No Longer In The Band: “Just Got Fed Up Of Betrayal”

The Cure’s longtime bassist Simon Gallup says that he’s no longer a part of the band. As Rolling Stone points out, Gallup broke the news on his Facebook page, writing: “With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure ! Good luck to them all …” Per Billboard, when someone on the post asked whether Gallup was leaving because of health reasons he commented: “I’m ok… just got fed up of betrayal.”
Tags: Facebook, Music, News, The Cure, Rolling Stone, Gallup, Simon Gallup


The Cure’s Simon Gallup Says He’s No Longer In The Band

The Cure’s longtime bassist Simon Gallup says that he’s no longer a part of the band. As Rolling Stone points out, Gallup broke the news on his Facebook page, writing: “With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure ! Good luck to them all …”
Tags: Facebook, Music, News, The Cure, Rolling Stone, Gallup, Simon Gallup


Watch Billy Joel Bring Out Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik For “Iris” In Buffalo

Billy Joel brought out Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik to perform “Iris” during Joel’s show in Orchard Park, NY, which is just outside of Buffalo, where the Goo Goo Dolls hail from. “Welcome to my hometown,” Rzeznik said before launching into his own song.
Tags: Music, News, Billy Joel, Buffalo, Iris, Joel, Goo Goo Dolls, John Rzeznik, Rzeznik, Orchard Park NY


Nanci Griffith obituary

American folk-country singer and songwriter best known for Love at the Five and Dime and her album Other Voices, Other RoomsGreatly admired by her fellow artists and a devoted army of fans, Nanci Griffith, who has died aged 68, exemplified a style of musical storytelling with a literary flavour, focusing on the small details of the lives of her characters. Songs such as Love at the Five and Dime and Gulf Coast Highway have become permanent fixtures in the folk-country canon (Griffith described h...
Tags: Music, Country, US news, Pop and rock, Willie Nelson, Nashville, Folk Music, HARRIS, Emmylou Harris, Griffith, Kathy Mattea, Nanci Griffith, Suzy Bogguss, Gulf Coast Highway


The Concert Business Goes Through Whiplash As Delta Variant Spreads

“Concert promoters, like other arts executives, are hoping that velvet ropes of vaccination requirements around cultural events can serve as an incentive for fans to get the shot.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, 08.13.21



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