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Degrassi Writer Says Drake Threatened Legal Action When His Character Ended Up In A Wheelchair

Before Drake was Drake, the biggest rap star in the world, he was Aubrey Graham, the guy who played basketball star Jimmy Brooks on the Canadian teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation. Jimmy ended up spending several seasons confined to a wheelchair after being paralyzed in a school shooting, and Drake’s performance as “Wheelchair Jimmy” became a meme that haunted Drake throughout his early rap career. In the A.V. Club‘s new oral history celebrating Degrassi‘s 20th anniversary, writer James Hur...
Tags: Music, News, Drake, Jimmy, Aubrey Graham, Jimmy Brooks, James Hurst, Degrassi, Degrassi: The Next Generation


Simon Gallup Has Apparently Rejoined The Cure

A couple of months ago, Simon Gallup, longtime bassist of the Cure, wrote on Facebook that he was “no longer a member of the Cure.” When asked whether he was leaving for health reasons, Gallup wrote that he was “ok” and that he had “just got fed up of betrayal.” But now, Gallup is apparently back in the band.
Tags: Facebook, Music, News, The Cure, Gallup, Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Alice Blue Gown


Grateful Dead Tee From 1967 Breaks Record For Most Expensive Vintage Shirt Sold At Auction

Right now, there’s a booming market for vintage rock-band T-shirts, and that market has just reached a crazy new high. Up until now, the most expensive vintage shirt in history was a Led Zeppelin shirt from the band’s 1979 concerts at Knebworth house; that one sold for $10,000 in an eBay auction in 2011. But now another shirt has almost doubled that record. Sotheby’s has just sold a 1967 Grateful Dead shirt for the princely sum of $17,640.
Tags: Music, News, Grateful Dead, Zeppelin, Sotheby, Knebworth


Adele: Easy on Me review – reliably, relatably Adele-esque

(Columbia)The first single from her divorce-focused new album 30 is quintessential Adele: piano, romantic recrimination, and soaring vocal workAdele’s statement announcing the release of her fourth album was published on social media earlier this week. In it, the singer doesn’t talk much about music, more about her emotional state during the album’s making, provoked, one assumes, by the breakdown of her marriage: “absolute mess and inner turmoil … consumed by grief”. She compared the album she m...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, La, Adele, UK News, World news, Culture, Pop and rock, Vogue


Love Your Money is an addictive song by Daisy Chainsaw

Daisy Chainsaw were a short-lived English rock band who made awesome music from 1989 to 1994. Their lead vocalist was KatieJane Garside, who has always been mesmerizing to me in the manic way she sings and performs. Here is the promo video for their song Love Your Money, from their 1992 debut album Eleventeen. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, KatieJane Garside


David Lynch's "Crazy Clown Time" is a wild ride

"Crazy Clown Time" (Official Video) is a song and music video by artist and director David Lynch. Lynch is celebrated for his films and visual art, but his lesser-known musical work is pretty awesome, too. The video features a bunch of seemingly intoxicated party people, losing their minds in a backyard together. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, David Lynch, David Lynch Lynch, Crazy Clown Time


Bo Burnham’s Hit Comedy Album Inside (The Songs) Deemed Ineligible For Comedy Album Grammy

Bo Burnham’s Netflix comedy special Inside was a big hit this year, as was its accompanying album Inside (The Songs). But Burnham’s hit comedy album has been deemed ineligible for the Best Comedy Album award at the Grammys next year. As Billboard reports, the Recording Academy decided that Inside (The Songs) does not meet the criteria to compete for the category. It will instead be competing for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media. (Last year’s winner for that award was the soundtrack f...
Tags: Music, News, Netflix, Grammys, Recording Academy, Burnham, Bo Burnham


Dangerbird Records Addresses Sexual Assault Allegations Against Slow Mass Frontman

Dangerbird Records has issued a statement addressing the recent sexual assault allegations made against Dave Collis, frontman of the Chicago post-hardcore band Slow Mass. “Dangerbird is aware of the sexual assault allegations that have recently been made against Dave Collis from Slow Mass,” the label writes. “Dangerbird takes these allegations very seriously and all release planning activities with the band have ceased.”
Tags: Music, News, Chicago, Dangerbird Records, Slow Mass, Dangerbird, Dave Collis


A history of "Afternoon Delight," the "dirtiest song ever to top the Billboard Hot 100"

Rob Tannenbaum has a thoroughly good time writing about the history of the Starland Vocal Band's 1976 soft rock ballad "Afternoon Delight" in his GQ essay, "Skyrockets In Flight: The Strange Story of the Dirtiest Number One Ever." "Afternoon Delight" is cheerful and sprightly. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Music, News, Rob Tannenbaum, 1970a


Preview Another New War On Drugs Song “Victim”

The War On Drugs’ long-awaited new album I Don’t Live Here Anymore is arriving in just a couple of weeks. We’ve heard two singles so far, “Living Proof” and the title track, both of which we named one of the best songs of the week when they came out. Today, Adam Granduciel and company have taken to social media to preview another new song, “Victim,” which the band debuted a rough mix of on Instagram Live last year. Check it out below.
Tags: Music, News, The War On Drugs, Adam Granduciel


Watch Kelly Clarkson Cover Beck’s “Dreams”

Almost 20 years ago, Kelly Clarkson made the difficult transition from singing-contest winner to delightful pop star. More recently, Clarkson made the similarly difficult transition from delightful pop star to delightful daytime talk-show host, and she’s made her pop-star chops a big part of that. On every episode of her show, in a segment called Kellyoke, Clarkson covers a different song, seemingly chosen at a whim. A couple of weeks ago, we posted her version of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silen...
Tags: Music, News, Beck, Kelly Clarkson, Clarkson, Kelly Clarkson Cover Beck, Kellyoke Clarkson


A squeaky glove compartment accidentally sounds like light jazz

In 2016 a YouTuber found that when he opened his car's glove compartment, it made a squeak that sounded like a light jazz saxophone riff. Last month, a musician named The Kiffness sampled the sound and used it in a new song, which he played in his car, a Honda Jazz. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Honda


Brody Dalle Pleads Not Guilty To Contempt Charge In Custody Dispute With Josh Homme

Brody Dalle has pleaded not guilty to contempt in her ongoing battle for child custody with ex Josh Homme. As Rolling Stone reports, the Queens Of The Stone Age frontman accused the Distillers founder of violating their October 2020 custody agreement by not allowing him to see their kids since August 26. Homme reportedly wants Dalle to face fines or receive community service or jail time. Dalle, meanwhile, has accused Homme of domestic violence and verbal harassment.
Tags: Music, News, Rolling Stone, Josh Homme, Brody Dalle, Dalle




Watch A Trailer For Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary Get Back

For a while now, Peter Jackson — perhaps best-known as the lord of the Lord Of The Rings extended film universe — has been working on a documentary about the recording sessions for the Beatles’ final album Let It Be. The Beatles: Get Back was originally supposed to be a movie, but a few months back we learned that it would instead be a six-hour Disney+ series, which will be doled out on the streaming service in two-hour installments over Thanksgiving weekend. Sounds like a great thing to bond ov...
Tags: Music, News, Disney, The Beatles, Peter Jackson


Watch the only time Vincent Price performed the "Thriller" rap live

On Friday the 13th in February 1987, a full-moon night, Vincent Price was the guest on the Late Show starring Joan Rivers. This was the only time Price performed his iconic rap from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in a live setting. Darkness falls across the landThe midnight hour is close at handCreatures crawl in search of bloodTo terrorise y'alls neighborhoodAnd whosoever shall be foundWithout the soul for getting downMust stand and face the Hounds of HellAnd rot inside a corpse's ...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Vincent Price, Joan Rivers, Michael Jackson, The Funk Of Forty Thousand Years, Helland


Neil Young & Crazy Horse Announce New Album Barn

Neil Young has a near-constant stream of music coming out. In addition to the boatloads of archival releases planned for the next year, he has a new album with Crazy Horse on the way. The follow-up to 2019’s Colorado is called Barn, and it’ll be out in December on Reprise.
Tags: Music, News, Colorado, Neil Young, Crazy Horse, Neil Young and Crazy Horse


Adele Confirms New Album 30 Out 11/19

The worst-kept secret in music has been confirmed: Adele will release her new album 30 on Nov. 19. The pop star officially announced her the title and release date of her first record since 2015 today following a recent flurry of magazine features, social media teasers, industry rumors, and news of a lead single called “Easy On Me” arriving this Thursday night. Adele also shared a statement about the album, which you can read below:
Tags: Music, News, Adele


Watch Phoebe Bridgers Rock An Astronaut Costume To Play A Spaced-Out Version Of “Moon Song” On Kimmel

Phoebe Bridgers’ sophomore album Punisher is now almost a year and a half old, but that motherfucker has legs. Bridgers is still out on the promo circuit. Last night, Bridgers was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It wasn’t her first time playing a Punisher song on Kimmel, but it was her first time playing a Punisher song in the Kimmel studio. (The last time Bridgers was on Kimmel, in April of 2020, she was singing “Kyoto” in her bathtub.)
Tags: Music, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Phoebe Bridgers, Kimmel, Bridgers


The Kid Laroi Hits The Studio With Tame Impala

We should’ve seen this coming. The Kid Laroi, the 18-year-old sing-rapper, arrived on the international scene last year after some mentorship from the late Juice WRLD. I called him “the sad-rap Silverchair” at the time. But now the Kid Laroi is threatening to become a full-on pop star. (That would make him, what, the sad-rap Kylie Minogue? The sad-rap Keith Urban?) Laroi has already landed a huge #1 hit with his Justin Bieber collab “Stay,” and he hasn’t even released his first full-length album...
Tags: Music, News, Tame Impala, Justin Bieber, Kylie Minogue, Keith Urban, Kevin Parker, Silverchair, LAROI, The Kid Laroi


63% of Black music makers have experienced racism in UK industry – study

Survey of 1,718 performers, creatives and staff reveals microgression, pay disparities and discrimination are rifeDespite increased representation within the British music industry, the UK sector remains hostile to Black creators and professionals, according to a report that highlights the effects of systemic racism on mental health and a racial pay gap that disproportionately affects Black women.The first Black Lives in Music study found that 63% of Black music creators had experienced direct o...
Tags: Health, Business, Music, UK, Money, Race, Society, UK News, World news, Music Industry, Work & careers, Mental Health, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Discrimination at work


50 Years After “Your Song,” Elton John Now Claims The Longest Span Of Top 40 Hits

Elton John has had such a prolific music career that he’s had 58 total top 40 hits. Now, 50 years after “Your Song,” John’s back in the Billboard top 40 for his Dua Lipa collaboration, “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix),” which went from 46 to 32 this week, according to Billboard.
Tags: Music, News, Elton John, John, Dua Lipa, Elton John Now


Coachella Drops Requirement For COVID Vaccine

Back in August, behemoth concert promoter AEG Presents stated that come Oct. 1, the company’s events — such as Coachella, Day N Vegas, Firefly, Hangout, Electric Forest, and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and others — would require full COVID vaccination for entry, with no exception for negative test results. Now, however, that appears to have changed — for Coachella 2022, anyway.
Tags: Music, News, Aeg, Coachella, Stagecoach, New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival, AEG Live


The Chieftains Leader Paddy Moloney Dead At 83

Irish musician Paddy Moloney, who co-founded the Grammy-winning traditional folk act the Chieftains, has died. He was 83.
Tags: Music, News, Paddy Moloney, Chieftains, The Chieftains


Tyga Arrested For Felony Domestic Violence

Tyga has been arrested for felony domestic violence, TMZ reports. The rapper voluntarily turned himself in to the LAPD after an altercation with his ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson that occurred early Monday morning. His bail has been set at $50,000.
Tags: Music, News, Tyga, Lapd, Camaryn Swanson


Kacey Musgraves’ New Album Deemed Ineligible For Country Music Grammy

The Recording Academy doesn’t think Kacey Musgraves is country anymore. Her new album star-crossed has been deemed ineligible for Country Album Of The Year at the Grammys, Billboard reports. The ruling was made last week during the Recording Academy’s annual screening committee meeting, where submissions are reviewed to make sure they are placed in the appropriate genre category.
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, News, Recording Academy


Watch Givēon Cover PinkPantheress’ “Just For Me”

Givēon is one of the best new singers in recent memory, with a rich, impassioned baritone ideal for traditionalist R&B ballads like “Heartache Anniversary.” PinkPantheress is another exciting new voice in music, but she seems to exist in an entirely different sonic universe, a hyper-online realm informed by Y2K-era club music and bedroom pop. Plus her vocals are as wispy as his are hearty. I would have never mentally connected them.
Tags: Music, News, Giveon, PinkPantheress


Smash Mouth Singer Steve Harwell Is Retiring Following “Chaotic” NY Gig

Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell is retiring from the band.
Tags: Music, News, Smash Mouth, Steve Harwell


Watch The Boston Red Sox Celebrate Playoff Series Win By Belting Out Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”

Robyn’s 2010 electro-pop classic “Dancing On My Own” is a bit of a modern standard, a song that belongs to the world. A whole lot of people have covered “Dancing My Own” in the past decade: Kings Of Leon, Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix. The former Britain’s Got Talent contestant Calum Scott has 450 million views on his video for his “Dancing On My Own” cover. Somehow, though, the best “Dancing On My Own” cover might not come from a professional musician. It might be the one that the entire Boston Re...
Tags: Music, News, Britain, Boston Red Sox, Robyn, Calum Scott, Leon Kelly Clarkson Pentatonix


Watch Lucy Dacus Cover Regina Spektor’s “Summer In The City” & Play “Night Shift” With Bartees Strange In Chicago

Touring in 2021 is a complicated prospect! Consider the case of Lucy Dacus, who recently released the excellent album Home Video and whose live show is consistently wonderful. Earlier this year, Dacus was announced as the opening act for the long-delayed Bright Eyes reunion tour, but when the delta variant started spreading, Bright Eyes postponed all of that tour’s indoor shows. (I saw one of the outdoor ones. It ruled.) Now, Dacus is out on her own headlining tour, but she was forced to postpon...
Tags: Music, News, Chicago, Lucy Dacus, Brooklyn Vegan, Regina Spektor, Dacus, Jacob Blizard, Bartees Strange, COVID Blizard, Blizard



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