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Ugly Kid Joe Announces First U

Ugly Kid Joe have just announced their first U.S. tour in 27 years with special guests Fozzy and Pistols at Dawn. The run, which is in support of Ugly Kid Joe’s latest album, last year’s Rad Wings of Destiny, will begin on March 3 in San Diego, California and wrap up …
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Black Sheep Sue Universal Music Group Over Spotify Stock Sales

Black Sheep have filed a class-action lawsuit against Universal Music Group, Rolling Stone reports and Pitchfork can confirm. The 1990s hip-hop duo allege that the label owes more than $750 million in royalties to numerous Universal artists due to an early “sweetheart” arrangement with Spotify, which allowed the streaming company …
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Korn Release CD Case Makeup Palette for 25th Anniversary of

Korn‘s beloved third studio album Follow the Leader will celebrate its 25th anniversary later this year, and in commemoration of the milestone, the band has released a special HipDot makeup palette that looks like a CD case. The packaging for the makeup palette is a jewel case that has the Follow the Leader album …
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Sam Smith and Lil Baby Announced as SNL Musical Guests

The first Saturday Night Live episodes of 2023 have been announced after the holiday break: On January 21, Aubrey Plaza will host, while Sam Smith will act as musical guest. The following Saturday (January 28), rapper Lil Baby will take the stage during an episode helmed by Michael B. Jordan. …
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Vance Joy, Keith Urban Lead Rolling Stone Australia Awards Nominations

With three nominations, Vance Joy is the leader of the pack heading into the 2023 Rolling Stone Australia Awards. The Melbourne singer and songwriter lands nominations for best record (his third studio album, In Our Own Sweet Time, which peaked at No. 3 on the ARIA Chart), best single (“Clarity”), …
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Screaming Trees Bassist Van Conner Dies at 55

Van Connor, bassist for the grunge era rockers Screaming Trees, has died at the age of 55. The news was delivered by Van’s bandmate and brother, Gary Lee Conner, who had been sharing updates on the musician’s ailing health over the last month. In sharing the news, Gary Lee wrote, …
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Melinda Dillon, star of A Christmas Story and Close Encounters

Melinda Dillon, the Oscar-nominated actor who sought the truth in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and battled a leg lamp in A Christmas Story, is dead at 83. Dillon passed away January 9th, her family announced in an obituary. No cause of death was revealed. Born October 13thth, 1939, Dillon burst onto …
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Big Thief Invite Teachers and Students to Soundchecks for 2023

Big Thief have extended an open invitation to educators and students to join them during soundchecks on their upcoming U.S. tour. Big Thief shared the news on social media, stating that they are “looking to bring an educational component to the touring process” with the initiative. “Our hope is that …
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How Fall Out Boy Got Inspired by Metallica’s ‘Some Kind

Fall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz recently explained how Metallica‘s Some Kind of Monster helped him put focus on his long-running pop-punk band, particularly when considering musical longevity. The Fall Out Boy bassist and figurehead (pictured above at left) watched the 2004 Metallica documentary ahead of recording his group’s eighth studio album, the forthcoming So Much …
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Public Image Ltd. will not represent Ireland at Eurovision after

Public Image Ltd. will not represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision after losing in a qualifying round held on RTE’s The Late Late Show on Friday. The band finished in fourth place. For their entry, PiL performed “Hawaii,” a new song described by frontman John Lydon as a “love letter” …
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10 Best Late Career Albums by Classic Metal Bands

For just over a decade, Night Demon, led by denim ‘n’ leather faithful Jarvis Leatherby (vocals, bass) have been preserving heavy metal’s old ways as a more than formidable power trio. This is precisely why we invited Leatherby to chat a bit about the old school’s new school with his picks for …
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Universal Music Group Sues Triller Over Unpaid License Fees

Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed a lawsuit against video app Triller over unpaid license fees, Variety reports and Pitchfork can confirm. The complaint, which was filed in a Los Angeles court, alleges that Triller has missed payments for the past nine months, thereby violating its licensing agreement with the …
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Hipgnosis Buys Rights to TMS Catalog, Including Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Someone

Hipgnosis Songs Management has purchased 100% interest in publishing copyrights to 217 songs in the catalog of TMS, the British songwriting and production trio. This latest acquisition includes the trio’s publishing copyrights, producer royalty streams, and neighboring rights, including “Someone You Loved” and “Before You Go” by Lewis Capaldi and …
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2023 Grammy Awards (Live Blog)

On Sunday, February 5th, the 65th annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Consequence will present a live blog of the 2023 Grammys, recapping all of the biggest moments for what is sure to be a memorable evening. The majority of the 2023 Grammys …
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Foo Fighters and Green Day to Headline Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival

Harley-Davidson will celebrate its 120th anniversary by staging a multi-day music festival in Milwaukee headlined by Foo Fighters and Green Day. Taking place July 13th-16th, Harley-Davidson Homecoming also promises performances from Social Distortion, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Phantogram, White Reaper, Kennyhoopla, and Cody Jinks. Tickets to Harley-Davidson Homecoming 2023 …
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Foo Fighters, Green Day + More to Play 120th Harley-Davidson

Foo Fighters and Green Day are ready to ride for 2023, and their respective journeys will take them to Milwaukee this July for the 120th edition of the Harley-Davidson homecoming festival. The two-day event will feature two of rock’s most iconic bands headlining the music portion of the weekend. Green …
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Charles ‘Chip’ Rachlin, Pioneering Agent for Billy Joel and The

Charles “Chip” Rachlin, the trailblazing agent for Billy Joel and the Beach Boys, died last Wednesday (Jan. 25) following a short illness. He was 73. A rock pioneer, Rachlin, like so many others of his generation, had a life-changing experience when the Beatles performed on the Ed Sullivan Show back …
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Skrillex Taps PinkPantheress and Trippie Redd for New Song “Way

Skrillex is back with another new new single. After teaming up with Fred Again.. and Flowdan for the song “Rumble” earlier this week, the dubstep veteran has released another collaborative single. “Way Back” includes guest contributions from PinkPantheress and Trippie Redd. Check it out below. Both singles arrive just days …
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Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman Issues Statement on Taking Break

Citing mental health conditions that have “rapidly deteriorated over the past several years,” Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman has issued a statement revealing he will be stepping away from the band for an undetermined amount of time. He confirms, however, that he will “100 percent” return to the group …
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Ranking Every Korn Album From Worst to Best

Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, based on the oh-so-exact science of personal opinion, rants, debates, and the love of music. In this installment, we rank Korn’s discography so far, including their latest album, Requiem. Rising out of Bakersfield, California, Korn emerged on the scene in the …
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Kid Listening to Metallica Just Wants Mom to Leave Her

A young kid gets caught by her mother listening to Metallica‘s classic “Master of Puppets” in a viral TikTok video from last week. The cute clip has the internet smiling thanks to the child’s somewhat sassy reaction to her sneaky parent. Hey mom, let me listen to Metallica in peace! Have you …
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9-year-old girl shreds through 22 Tool songs in massive guitar

Learning 22 Tool songs is a heck of a feat for any aspiring guitar player. Performing them as one 20-minute continuous jam is even more impressive — especially if you’re only nine years old. Young Maya Neelakantan is becoming a fixture on Heavy Consequence for her ability to emulate Tool …
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35 Years Ago: Megadeth Release ‘So Far, So Good… So

When Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine fired drummer Gar Samuelson and guitarist Chris Poland for failing to show up for soundchecks and exhibiting other irresponsible and substance-impaired behavior, the band had to find replacements fast. They were scheduled to start working on their third album, So Far, So Good… So What!, as …
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Michael Jackson’s nephew to star in biopic from director Antoine

Antoine Fuqua has moonwalked into the director’s chair for a new Michael Jackson biopic, which will star Jackson’s 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar Jackson. As previously reported, the script for Michael comes from John Logan, the screenwriter behind several good movies (Gladiator, The Aviator) and a few duds (Star Trek: Nemesis). According to …
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BlackPink Sets ‘Born Pink’ Australia Tour

Australian audiences will get a taste of BlackPink’s record-busting antics when the K-pop superstars drop by mid-year for an east-coast run. The BlackPink World Tour will set down at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena for a brace of dates (June 10 and 11), followed by a pair of shows at Sydney’s …
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Billy Crudup sells moon timeshares in trailer for Hello Tomorrow!:

The trailer for Hello Tomorrow!, Apple TV+’s retro-futuristic science fiction series starring Billy Crudup, has landed. In the world of Hello Tomorrow!, cars can fly, jetpacks actually work, and space travel is available to the average person. With his team of associates, charismatic salesman Jack Billings (Crudup) pushes the dream of a …
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Ghostface Returns in the ‘Scream VI’ Trailer

Guys, if you ever find yourself in a horror movie and the phone starts to ring … maybe just let it go to voicemail. Sadly, the folks in the Scream saga never seem to do that. They answer. They get tormented by Ghostface. And, invariably, they die. A new Ghostface is back …
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Drake Joins Popcaan in Video for New Song “We Caa

Popcaan is back with a new single: “We Caa Done” is a collaboration with Drake, and it’s set to appear on the dancehall superstar’s upcoming album, Great Is He. The track arrives with a new Theo Skudra–directed video, which was shot on location in Turks and Caicos. In the video, …
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Peter Gabriel Shares New Song “Panopticom”

Peter Gabriel has shared a new single, his first since 2016. It’s titled “Panopticom.” Brian Eno plays synthesizer and bells on the recording, joined by bassist Tony Levin, drummer Manu Katché, and guitarist David Rhodes. Take a listen below. In a press release, Gabriel shared a brief statement about the …
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