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Carlos Santana ‘Doing Well’ After Collapsing During Michigan Concert

Carlos Santana is recovering and will miss at least one show after he was taken ill during a concert Tuesday (July 5) evening in Michigan. According to multiple reports from the scene, the guitar great collapsed onstage at Pine Knob Music Theatre (formerly DTE Energy Music Theatre), an outdoor amphitheater …
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Sufjan Stevens Shares New Versions of “Fourth of July”

Sufjan Stevens has shared two alternate versions of the Carrie & Lowell song “Fourth of July,” both recorded around 2014. The April Base version was recorded near Eau Claire, Wisconsin, at Justin Vernon’s April Base studio. The other, dubbed the “Dumbo Version,” was recorded in Stevens’ old recording studio in …
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Metallica Weighs in On ‘Stranger Things’ Use of Master of

In a season full of big moments, fans’ favorite sequence in all of Stranger Things Season 4 seems to be the moment Eddie Munson shreds a solo rendition of Metallica’s 1986 classic “Master of Puppets” in order to distract some evil demo-bats as part of the heroes’ plans to defeat the evil …
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Bette Midler Responds to Backlash Over Her Tweet About ‘Erasure’

Bette Midler has come under fire on social media after tweeting about the “erasure” of women in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, comments some people have found to be transphobic. On Sunday, in what appeared to be a reference to the Roe news, Midler tweeted, “WOMEN OF THE …
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New Music Releases and Upcoming Albums in 2022

New albums are getting announced and released constantly. It’s tough to stay on top of it all. So that’s where we come in. Pitchfork is tracking notable new music releases with our guide to upcoming albums. In the coming months, there will be big new releases from Beyoncé, Jack White, …
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Yard Act Update “100% Endurance” With Elton John

Within our camp we have a saying: “Mad shit happens when you do art”—it means what it means. You make stuff because you want to make it, and you throw stuff you’ve made into the world because you’d rather share it than not and then you leave it alone and …
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Travis Barker Spotted Back in Studio One Week After Hospitalization

Travis Barker is back on his grind after being hospitalized for what was described as “severe life-threatening pancreatitis.” According to People, the Blink-182 drummer was seen walking outside his Calabasas, California recording studio on Tuesday (July 5), exactly a week after he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. …
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The 1975 Invite You To Be ‘Part of the Band’

The 1975 are ready to rock your world again. The group announced on Tuesday (July 5) that their new single, “Part of the Band,” will drop on Thursday (July 7). The news came via a moody 14-second black-and-white video clip in which singer Matty Healy is seen standing on a …
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Tattoo Preservation Company Memorializes the Deceased’s Tattooed Skin

There are plenty of ways people can be memorialized after they die, and some want to be remembered for their tattoos. A tattoo preservation company called Save My Ink Forever actually allows people to memorialize their deceased loved one’s tattooed skin, and it’s becoming an increasingly popular custom. When someone …
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R. Kelly Sues Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn Over Suicide Watch

R. Kelly is suing the Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, where he’s been incarcerated since being sentenced to 30 years in federal prison earlier this week. In his lawsuit, Kelly claims that he’s punitively been placed under suicide watch at MDC Brooklyn, despite having no thoughts of suicide or self-harm. The …
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Hear White Hot Splash House 2022 Sets From J

In more than one way, it was a hot one in Palm Springs earlier this month. As afternoon temperatures in desert destination peaked at around 113 degrees over the weekend of June 10-12, a fleet of DJs brought the metaphorical heat during the latest iteration of the longstanding daytime festival …
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How to Get Tickets to Coachella 2023

Coachella is set to return to Indio, California in 2023, taking over two weekends at the Empire Polo Club from April 14th-16th and April 21st-23rd. Learn more about the festival below, and scroll on to buy tickets. You can also stay up to date on the latest Coachella news and …
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black midi share biting new single “Eat Men Eat”: Stream

black midi have dropped their biting new single “Eat Men Eat” from their upcoming third studio album Hellfire, along with its accompanying horror Western music video. The song might arrive with some familiarity to fans of the UK trio, who have performed a live version of the tune since 2021 …
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Christian Bale Says ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Almost Had a

The hottest thing in music is a 63-year-old reclusive English siren who hasn’t released a new album in more than a decade and hasn’t played a live show since 2014. But even the 1,500-year-old God of Thunder knows what’s poppin’ when he hears it. According to Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale, …
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Day N Vegas 2022 Canceled

Day N Vegas 2022 has been canceled, the festival announced Friday night (July 1). In a brief statement, the Las Vegas festival cited “a combination of logistics, timing and production issues.” The festival was slated for September 2-4, with SZA, J. Cole, and Travis Scott set as headliners. The festival’s …
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La Dispute announce Fall 2022 North American tour

Post-hardcore band La Dispute have announced their delayed 10th anniversary tour in celebration of 2011’s Wildlife taking place in Fall 2022. They will be joined by Sweet Pill and Pictoria Vark throughout the North American trek. Kicking off September 15th at La Dispute’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the jaunt will …
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Copyright Royalty Board Votes to Raise Publisher and Songwriter Royalty

The Copyright Royalty Board has set a new rate, raising mechanical royalties for publishers and songwriters, as Billboard and Variety report. The new 15.1% royalty rate applies from 2018 through 2022. The process of updating the royalty rates for the first time since 2006 has been underway since 2018. An …
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Charlie Watts Biography in the Works

The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts is the subject of a forthcoming biography, made with the approval of the late drummer’s family and his band mates. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger both wrote forewords to the project, which is titled Charlie’s Good Tonight: The Life, the Times, and the Rolling Stones: …
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Ed Sheeran Awarded $1.1 Million in ‘Shape Of You’ Copyright

LONDON – Ed Sheeran and his songwriting partners have been awarded more than £900,000 ($1.1 million) in legal costs following their victory in a high-profile copyright case over his 2017 global hit “Shape of You.” In April, Judge Antony Zacaroli ruled that Sheeran and his “Shape of You” co-writers, Steven …
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Bush Tetras Announce West Coast Tour, Share New Video

Bush Tetras have announced their first West Coast tour with Steve Shelley on drums. Before kicking off their four dates out West in Seattle on September 2, they’ll play dates in Brooklyn and Kingston, New York this summer. They’ve also shared an Austin Sley Julian–directed video for the remastered version …
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Watch Harry Styles Cover Wet Leg’s “Wet Dream”

Harry Styles performed a suite of tracks for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge today (May 24), including a cover of Wet Leg’s “Wet Dream.” Check it out below, along with his renditions of “As It Was,” “Boyfriends,” and “Late Night Talking” from Harry’s House. Last month, the BBC radio studios …
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Spotify Brings Back Political Ads After Suspending Them in 2020

In 2020, Spotify suspended all political ads from the platform surrounding that year’s election cycle amid widespread criticism of the online spread of misinformation. At the time, Spotify released a statement promising to put a better vetting process into place before bringing political ads back. The company confirmed this week …
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Whitesnake Guitarist Misses 4 Shows in a Row, Fans Show

Whitesnake guitarist Reb Beach has missed four consecutive shows on the David Coverdale-led rockers’ ongoing farewell tour that started last month, according to a June 23 report from Blabbermouth. Last week, Beach was said to be “under the weather.” That’s what fellow Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra told fans online. However, when concertgoers replied with concern …
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Nigel Godrich Relaunches From the Basement With Idles, Caribou, Nilüfer

Nigel Godrich has announced the relaunch of his beloved From the Basement live-in-studio music series, which has featured iconic sets from Radiohead, the White Stripes, Sonic Youth, and so many others. The new season will last until October, beginning on June 1 with Idles. Future installments include Caribou, Nilüfer Yanya, …
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