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Jonny Greenwood Thinks The “Slightly Unusual-Looking” Guy From SNL Should Play Him In A Movie

Who would play each Radiohead member in a biopic about the band? Good question! Jonny Greenwood has some thoughts. More »
Tags: News, Bill Hader, Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead, Saturday Night Live


Rolling Stones Return “Bitter Sweet Symphony” Songwriting Credit To The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft

The Rolling Stones have returned the songwriting credit for the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony" back to Richard Ashcroft. The song, the first single from the band's 1997 album Urban Hymns, is at the the center of an infamous dispute over its credits. The track samples an orchestral arrangement of the Stones' 1965 song … More »
Tags: News, Richard Ashcroft, Rolling Stones, The Verve


Is EDM Over?

America's love affair with electronic dance music appears to be waning, with EDM's share of the US recorded music market falling for a second successive year and a sharp drop in the popularity of Las Vegas clubs and pool parties hitting the once thriving scene, according to the latest IMS Business Report. More »
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Police Investigating Mysterious Death At Dave Matthews Concert In St. Louis

Police are investigating a mysterious death at a Dave Matthews Band concert in Missouri last week. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jasen Smith, 44, was found unconscious and bleeding from his ear after a show at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Maryland Heights last Wednesday. He died at a hospital the … More »
Tags: News, Dave Matthews, Dave Matthews Band


Sleater-Kinney’s New St. Vincent-Produced Album Is Called The Center Won’t Hold

At the top of this year we learned the very exciting news that Sleater-Kinney would soon be returning with their first album since 2015 comeback No Cities To Love and that it would be produced by none other than St. Vincent. Earlier this week the band announced their first … More »
Tags: News, Sleater-Kinney, St. Vincent


Jose Canseco Responds To The Lonely Island’s Bash Brothers

Last night, the Lonely Island, the comedy-rap trio made up of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer, released a surprise half-hour Netflix special and album called The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience. The concept behind it is that Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, the baseball players who celebrated hitting home runs by bashing … More »
Tags: News, Jose Canseco, The Lonely Island


Tyler, The Creator Says “EARFQUAKE” Was Rejected By Both Justin Bieber And Rihanna

Last week, with very little advance notice, rap game-twister Tyler, The Creator released his album IGOR. He also gave a grand rollout to the single "EARFQUAKE," a sung-not-rapped zone-out with vocals from R&B legend Charlie Wilson and ad-libs from Playboi Carti. "EARFQUAKE" also has a video, which features Black-ish star Tracee … More »
Tags: News, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Tyler The Creator


Gorge Amphitheatre’s mystique gets heartfelt tribute in new film ‘Enormous: The Gorge Story,’ screening at SIFF

“Enormous: The Gorge Story” screens twice during the Seattle International Film Festival, on May 25 and 28; filmmakers Tim Williams and Nic Davis will attend.
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Music


Ed Sheeran Announces New Album Of Collaborations

Ed Sheeran can be annoying, but I have to give him credit for using his massive celebrity in interesting ways sometimes. One of those ways: He's releasing a full album of collaborations this summer. More »
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Inside the neo-Nazi plot to kill a Labour MP – podcast

A plot to kill a Labour MP and a police officer was only disrupted after an informant within the neo-Nazi group National Action blew the whistle. Robbie Mullen passed the details on to Hope Not Hate’s Matthew Collins. Here, they tell their extraordinary story. Also today: the columnist Aditya Chakrabortty on his unlikely collaboration with the techno group UnderworldIn the summer of 2017, Jack Renshaw, then aged 22, of the neo-Nazi group National Action, sat in a pub in Warrington and told his c...
Tags: The far right, Underworld, UK security and counter-terrorism, Crime, Race, UK news, Music


Future Islands Once Got R. Kelly Dropped From An Ohio Festival: Report

During its four years of existence, the now-defunct Fashion Meets Music Festival played out like a longform Fyre Fest for Columbus residents. Despite regular boasts about "putting Columbus on the map" and such, it amounted to little more than a spectacle to be cackled at, one that probably ultimately did more damage to the city's … More »
Tags: News, Future Islands, R. Kelly


Here’s An Amazing Story About A Vintage Synthesizer And An Accidental Acid Trip

There is a longstanding legend that Don Buchla—a pioneer of synthesizer design and engineering who created one of the first modern commercial synths in the late ’60s, and also a well-known acid head—dipped a particular panel of those early electronic instruments in LSD, so that “the person using it could lick … More »
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Kurt Cobain’s “Corporate Magazines Still Suck” Shirt Becomes $550 Designer Tee

Struggling to reconcile your disdain for the establishment with your affinity for designer clothing? Wishing you could express both with a single garment? Fret no longer! Rolling Stone reports that the Parisian design collective and fashion label Vetements is now selling an "Oversized Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt" that rips off the More »
Tags: News, Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain, Nirvana


World’s Oldest Record Store Bans Morrissey Albums

Today, just in time for Moz's 60th birthday, the world's oldest record store Spillers Records banned Morrissey records from its store, as Wales Online reports. The store, located in Wales' Cardiff capital, will not stock his releases because of the singer's fervent support for the far-right. This month, Morrissey endorsed For … More »
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The "Uber of Live Music" will charge you $1100-1600 to book a house show, pay musicians $100

Sofar Sounds is an "uber for live music" startup that just closed a $25m round of investment for its product, which books house-shows -- where musicians show up and play in your living room for you and your friends -- at $1100-$1600/each. House shows are a staple of indie musicians and a way for people in communities to show their support for bands getting their start, but they are a labor of love that generally lose money for all concerned. How could a company like this ever be profitable ...
Tags: Post, Art, Gig Economy, Guillotine Watch, House Shows, Late Stage Capitalism, Music, Sofar Sounds, Uberization


Ciara heads to Harvard for business-school program

Ciara announced in an Instagram post on Monday that she had been accepted into Harvard Business School’s four-day Executive Education program in Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports.
Tags: Business, Education, Entertainment, Local News, Music, Seahawks


Aretha Franklin’s Handwritten Will Reportedly Discovered In Couch Cushions, Locked Cabinet

Last year, the legend Aretha Franklin passed away at the age of 76. She didn't leave behind a formal will. But now one of her family members has filed legal documents, claiming that she's discovered three handwritten wills from Franklin around her house. Two were reportedly in a locked cabinet. The other was … More »
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Le Guess Who? 2019 Announces Initial Lineup

Each year, the Utrecht-based festival Le Guess Who? offers one of the most eclectic, adventurous lineups out there. In any given iteration of the fest, it's not uncommon to see some of the more avant-garde or fringe artists of the indie world as the more mainstream names on Le Guess Who?'s list. We … More »
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Natalie Portman Denies Dating Moby, A “Much Older Man Being Creepy”

Moby reveals some pretty juicy gossip in his new memoir, Then It Fell Apart, about befriending Christina Ricci, feuding with Eminem, hanging out with his childhood heroes David Bowie and Joe Strummer, pursuing Lizzy Grant before she was Lana Del Rey, and dating a college-aged Natalie Portman. But in an interview today with … More »
Tags: News, Moby, Natalie Portman


TikTok owner ByteDance to launch paid music service; secures rights from T-Series, Times Music

China’s ByteDance Ltd, which owns TikTok, is building a paid music service that it plans to launch in emerging markets later this year, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. While it doesn’t specify which countries, the report says ByteDance has secured rights from T-Series and... ...
Tags: News, Bytedance, Mobile, Music, Music Streaming, T-Series, Tiktok, Times Music


Did Aretha Franklin Leave Her Will Under the Couch Cushion?

Handwritten documents have surfaced that suggest the celebrated singer had given much thought to how she wanted her assets distributed after she died.
Tags: Music, News, Franklin, Aretha, Wills and Estates, Amazing Grace (2018) (Movie


Justin Bieber Announces New Deodorant

Have you ever wondered what Justin Bieber smells like? Me neither, until this exact moment! This fall, Biebs will share his scent with the world with his new Schmidt’s Naturals deodorant, “Here + Now.” The company recently launched their collaboration with Jane Goodall. “Here + Now has various meanings, but to me it’s about being … More »
Tags: Music, News, Justin Bieber, SCHMIDT, Jane Goodall, Biebs


Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Album Has The Highest Metacritic User Score Of All Time

Carly Rae Jepsen released her new album, Dedicated, last week. As my colleague James Rettig put it in his review, Dedicated is "very much just a collection of pop songs," some of which are pretty good, but most of which are just fine. But the CRJ stans beg to differ. More »
Tags: Music, News, Carly Rae Jepsen, James Rettig


Behold Australia’s Grossest Drinking Tradition: The Shoey

To “do a shoey” is to pour alcohol (usually beer) into a shoe (yours or someone else’s) and chug it. A growing number of celebrities have taken part in the Australian trend.
Tags: Post, Music, News, Australia, Kacey, Shoes and Boots, Musgraves, Pop and Rock Music, Austin (Post Malone) (1995-


ZZ Top Musical Sharp Dressed Man Slated To Open In Las Vegas In 2020

A rock musical based on the music of Texas trio ZZ Top is slated to open in Las Vegas next year. More »
Tags: Music, Texas, News, Las Vegas, ZZ Top


Lil Nas X Launches Wrangler Capsule Collection

Lil Nas X is gonna ride the "Old Town Road" wave 'til he can't no more. "My life is a movie/ Bull ridin' and boobies/ Cowboy hat from Gucci/ Wrangler on my booty," he raps in the chart-topping hit, which just beat out Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran's "I Don't Care" … More »
Tags: Music, News, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Gucci, Old Town Road, Lil Nas X


Moby Describes Dating Pre-Fame Lana Del Rey In His New Memoir

Last week we commemorated the 20th anniversary of Play, Moby's blues-sampling electronica juggernaut that saw every track licensed commercially and kept him on the road for 18 months. Not coincidentally, he just released the book Then It Fell Apart, a followup to his 2006 memoir Porcelain. More »
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, News, Moby


Hopscotch 2019 Lineup

The North Carolina music festival Hopscotch puts together a fantastic lineup annually, and this year's is no exception. Sleater-Kinney will headline the festivities around Raleigh this September 5-7, with James Blake and Chvrches topping the other two days of Hopscotch's 10th year. More »
Tags: Music, News, North Carolina, Hopscotch, Raleigh, Sleater Kinney, James Blake





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