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English Beat Drummer Everett Morton Dead At 71

Everett Morton — drummer of the British 2-tone ska revival group the Beat, known in the US and Canada as the English Beat — has died. “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Everett Morton, a beautiful and talented man,” the band wrote on Twitter. “His family are naturally grieving. Please respect their privacy. RIP GAFFAH!” He was 71.
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Preview Adele’s New Single “Easy On Me”

Adele’s new song “Easy On Me,” which is the first single from her upcoming album (presumably entitled 30), is arriving on Friday. She’s already shared a brief teaser, and earlier this week Vogue revealed her album collaborators include Max Martin, Shellback, Greg Kurstin, Inflo, Ludwig Göransson, and Tobias Jesso Jr. Today, Adele took to Instagram Live to preview more of “Easy On Me.” Watch and listen below.
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Bush Tetras Drummer Dee Pop Has Died

Dimitri Papadopoulos, better known as Dee Pop, drummer for the New York post-punk band Bush Tetras, has died. His bandmates Cynthia Sley and Pat Place announced the news in a statement, writing:
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Watch Big Red Machine’s Aaron Dessner Play A Solo Acoustic “The Ghost Of Cincinnati” On The Tonight Show

Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon released their sophomore Big Red Machine album How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? at the end of August. The album was a family affair featuring a rotating cast of friends and collaborators including Taylor Swift, Sharon Van Etten, Robin Pecknold, Kate Stables, Naeem, Shara Nova, and Anaïs Mitchell. But despite the stacked guest list, one of the highlights was the stripped-back Dessner-only track “The Ghost Of Cincinnati.” And last night, Dessner went on The To...
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Tom Morello: ‘We came within a baby’s breath of a fascist coup in the US’

Lockdown and ‘looking after the grandmas’ may have kept the Rage Against the Machine guitarist away from recent protests – but he refuses to be silencedTom Morello has made more than 20 albums, as a founding member of Rage Against the Machine – the political rap-rock band who have sold 16m records, and whose 1992 track Killing in the Name has become a perennial protest anthem – and of the bands Audioslave and Prophets of Rage. He also plays solo under the name the Nightwatchman, and has toured w...
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Degrees of separation: what connects Ana de Armas to Joan Didion?

From Knives Out to Joan Didion via Herman Hupfeld: we go down the rabbit hole of the Bond star’s careerAna de ArmasAfter her star turn in whodunnit hit Knives Out Cuban-Spanish actor Ana de Armas was set to have a big 2020. But, well, Events got in the way. Finally, No Time to Die is out, with De Armas as Paloma, an agent who helps James Bond (played by her Knives Out co-star Daniel Craig).BlondeThe pandemic delayed two more De Armas films: Deep Water, a thriller from veteran director of erotic...
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Roger Taylor: ‘My most treasured possession? A massive statue of Freddie’

The Queen drummer and singer-songwriter on former girlfriends, forgetting lyrics and liking red wineBorn in Norfolk, Roger Taylor, 72, is an original member of the band Queen, which formed in 1970. Their hits include Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and Radio Ga Ga. Taylor’s new solo album is Outsider, and he is currently on tour in the UK. The Queen + Adam Lambert’s Rhapsody European tour takes place next year. Taylor is married, has five children and lives in Surrey and Cornwall.When were y...
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