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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 Review: The Beginning of the

The Pitch: “Meticulous.” “Chilling.” “Engrossing.” There are so many words that come to mind when sitting down with a new installment of Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off which has somehow soared to a whole new tier of quality over the years. No spoilers (for fear of the Salamancas …

Fireboy DML Shares New Song “Playboy”

Fireboy DML has shared a new song titled “Playboy.” It follows his 2021 single “Peru.” Take a listen to the track, produced by Bizzouch, below. In 2020, Fireboy DML issued his breakout sophomore album Apollo. “Peru” then arrived in July 2021, with the Ed Sheeran remix of the single getting …

Newport Jazz Festival 2022: Nubya Garcia, Makaya McCraven, Sons of

The 2022 Newport Jazz Festival lineup has been announced. Nubya Garcia, Makaya McCraven, Sons of Kemet, Esperanza Spalding, Angelique Kidjo’s Remain in Light, Terence Blanchard, BadBadNotGood, and more are slated to perform at the event, which will return to Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island on July 29-31. Sampa …

Pearl Jam announce 2022 North American tour dates

Pearl Jam will finally return to the road for their long-awaited North American tour supporting their latest album, Gigaton. The band was forced to postpone the tour, originally scheduled to take place in Spring 2020, due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Now, three years later, they’re finally ready to …

HBO Max and Discovery+ to merge into one streaming platform

The streaming wars continue to escalate as plans to consolidate Discovery+ and HBO Max into one streaming platform were announced today (March 14th). As reported by Variety, Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels has revealed that the two company’s flagship apps will initially be offered as a bundle with the goal of …

Childish Gambino and Lil Wayne Join Latto on New Song

Atlanta-based rapper Latto has released her new album 777 via RCA. The record includes a new song with Lil Wayne and Childish Gambino called “Sunshine.” Hear it below. 777 is Latto’s second record, following her August 2020 studio debut Queen of da Souf. She previewed her new album with the …

The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen

The Pretty Reckless have been around for over a decade, and are the only rock band fronted by a woman to have had seven No. 1 singles. Despite their success, vocalist Taylor Momsen admitted that it took them a while to be accepted by other rock bands, and described their …

Halestorm Announce Very First Graphic Novel, ‘Hyde Manor’

Halestorm have teamed up with Z2 Comics for their very first graphic novel, titled Hyde Manor, which will be out later this year. The comic is set to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the band’s EP Hello, It’s Mz Hyde, as well as their sophomore album The Strange Case Of…, which spawned the Grammy-winning hit “Love …

A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator, and Nigo Share New Song

After sharing five singles, Nigo has released his comeback album I Know Nigo (via Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic). The album is filled with guests, including A$AP Rocky and Tyler, the Creator, who feature on the album opener “Lost and Found Freestyle 2019.” Take a listen to the track and I Know …

Bruce Dickinson Explains Why He Left Iron Maiden in 1993

There’s no doubt that Iron Maiden reached new heights during Bruce Dickinson‘s run as the band’s frontman, so why did the musician leave the group in 1993 after the Fear of the Dark album? Dickinson offered some insight into his reasoning during the March 23 stop in Montreal of his …

Viva! L.A. Music Festival to Launch With J Balvin, Becky

Viva!, which launched its Viva! Pomona annual festival 10 years ago, is celebrating its anniversary in a big way, announcing a new, one-day festival set to take place at the L.A.’s Dodger Stadium on June 25. Produced by Goldenvoice, Viva! L.A. Music Festival unveiled Tuesday (March 29) a star-studded lineup …

The 9.1 Cent Mechanical Royalty Rate Ditched in New CRB

The longstanding 9.1 cent mechanical royalty songwriters and publishers earn for every song sold may be a thing of the past. On Tuesday (March 29), the Copyright Royalty Board agreed to abandon that mechanical settlement between music publishers, record labels and digital services for the sale of songs for the …

Norah Jones Talks Full-Circle Grammy History, From 2003 Sweep to

At the 45th annual Grammy Awards back in 2003, Norah Jones was nominated for her first five Grammy Awards and won all five, thanks to her ubiquitous and beloved debut album Come Away With Me and its breakout single “Don’t Know Why.” So what does the singer remember from that …

Deicide to celebrate classic album Legion on 2022 North American

Deicide are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their sophomore album Legion with a Summer 2022 North American tour. Kataklysm and Inhuman Condition will support the outing, which kicks off August 11th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and runs through on September 10th show in Deicide’s hometown of Tampa, Florida. Get tickets …

Watch Summer Walker, SZA, and Cardi B’s New “No Love

Summer Walker and SZA have shared an extended version of their Still Over It song “No Love.” The new version also features Cardi B and comes with a new music video, which you can watch below. “No Love” debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Still Over …

Metalhead Crushes Tenacious D + Slipknot Songs on ‘The Voice

In February, metalhead vocalist Paavo Laapotti so impressed the coaches on The Voice of Finland with his take on Tenacious D‘s hilarious “Master Exploder” that, this month, he got the chance to battle another contestant in a duet of Slipknot‘s angsty “Duality.” In both performances, Laapotti brought to the competitive Finnish …

SXSW Review: ‘Under the Influence’ Interrogates the Addictive Escalation of

This review is part of our coverage of the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. The Pitch: Out of the great, grand entertainment experiment that is YouTube, David Dobrik is easily one of the platform’s greatest successes. Leveraging his devil-may-care attitude and penchant for increasingly ambitious or invasive stunts, Dobrik quickly became a …

Alexisonfire announce 2022 North American tour dates

Fresh off announcing their first album in 13 years, Canadian post-hardcore act Alexisonfire have unveiled dates for a 2022 North American tour. The band will hit the road in support of its new LP, Otherness, which arrives on June 24th. The North American dates are broken up into three legs, …

A$AP Rocky Announces New Whiskey Venture

Over the last three years, A$AP Rocky, the multi-hyphenate artist known for projects spanning music, art, fashion, has been quietly working on his latest venture: Mercer + Prince, a Canadian whisky developed in partnership with Global Brand Equities and E. & J. Gallo. The spirit, named for Rocky’s favorite cross streets …

Chance the Rapper Shares Video for New Song “Child of

Chance the Rapper has released a new song called “Child of God,” featuring Moses Sumney. In the track’s new music video, Chance can be seen rapping in the same massive room as the one in the music video for his 2021 song “The Heart & the Tongue” while artist Naïla …

Shawn Mendes & Sebastian Yatra Bring the Heat to the

From one star to another, Shawn Mendes and Sebastián Yatra joined forces for a sizzling joint concert, closing a series of superstar shows as part of Samsung Galaxy + Billboard Present THE STAGE at SXSW. The set, which took place at the newly-opened Moody Amphitheater at Austin’s Waterloo Park on …

Charli XCX Shares New Songs on Crash (Deluxe) Album

Charli XCX has released the deluxe edition of her new album Crash. The expanded edition of the record includes four new songs: “Selfish Girl,” “How Can I Not Know What I Need Right Now,” “Sorry If I Hurt You,” and “What You Think About Me.” Listen to Charli XCX’s Crash …

Daddy Yankee Announces Retirement With Farewell Tour, Album

Daddy Yankee has announced that he is retiring from music. The reggaetón star, born Raymond Ayala — whose career exploded with 2004’s breakthrough hit “Gasolina,” launching a genre that altered the sound and business of Latin music and became a global phenomenon — will culminate his musical run with Legendaddy, …

11 Artists Who Turned Down Joining Huge Rock + Metal

Virtually all aspiring musicians aim to join a huge band one day, so it might seem like a no-brainer to say, “Yes!” ASAP when such an opportunity comes along. However, there are more factors to consider than may appear at first, prompting many artists – be they emerging and established …

Kid Cudi Shares Video for New Song “Stars in the

Kid Cudi made a song for the new movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and it’s out now. Watch the music video for “Stars in the Sky” below. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will get released in theaters on Friday, April 8. Last year, Kid Cudi shared a pair of new songs …

10 Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now

With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Destroyer, Aldous Harding, Koffee, Soul Glo, Maren Morris, …

Rammstein, Faith No More + More Members Cover The Beatles’

Members of Rammstein, Faith No More, Stabbing Westward and more have united for a cover of The Beatles‘ “Come Together” to raise profits for charity. The project is on behalf of the war in Ukraine, and all proceeds from the song will be donated to UNICEF. The song, which is …

Bruce Hornsby Enlists Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and Blake Mills

Bruce Hornsby has teamed up with Ezra Koenig (of  Vampire Weekend) and Blake Mills for a new song called “Sidelines.” The track was co-written by Mills and co-produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, and it leads Hornsby’s upcoming album ’Flicted, which arrives May 27 via his own Zappo Productions and Thirty Tigers. …

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn Announces Album, Shares New Song

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn has announced his first solo album since 2020’s All These Perfect Crosses. The new record, A Legacy of Rentals, arrives May 20 (via Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers). The lead single is “Messing With the Settings,” and you can find that, along with an album trailer, below. …

SXSW Review: Tony Hawk Keeps His Distance in Skate Doc

The Pitch: The secret to Tony Hawk’s success is his willingness to fail. When we first see him in the opening minutes of Sam Jones’ doc Until the Wheels Fall Off, we see exactly why: The skateboarding titan, still the face of the sport even in his fifties, tries and tries …
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