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Where R. Kelly’s Sex Crimes Trial Stands Ahead of New

Several witnesses were Kelly’s former employees, who reportedly seemed loyal to Kelly but appeared to corroborate accusations of abuse and of the strict rules Kelly imposed on women in his orbit. Diana Copeland, who was Kelly’s executive assistant for 15 years, testified that while she did not witness any of …
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James LaBrie Recalls Turning Down Iron Maiden Audition

When Bruce Dickinson left Iron Maiden in 1993, the metal legends were tasked with finding his ideal successor. The job ultimately went to Wolfsbane singer Blaze Bayley after the group auditioned other potential candidates. Although manager Rod Smallwood had Dream Theater‘s James LaBrie in his sights, the frontman flat out declined …
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for King & Country, CeCe Winans, We the Kingdom, KB

Natalie Grant and Jonathan McReynolds served as affable co-hosts for the evening; this marked McReynolds’ first time co-hosting the event, while Grant previously hosted in 2007. We the Kingdom gave the first performance of the evening, bringing the churning folk-rock of “God So Loved” to the stage and welcoming international …
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Serj Tankian Contracts COVID-19, System of a Down Postpone Stadium

System of a Down have been forced to postpone two of their stadium shows in Los Angeles to early next year after confirming that singer Serj Tankian has tested positive for COVID-19. The shows, which also feature Korn, Helmet and Russian Circles, were originally set to include Faith No More …
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Watch Young Nudy and 21 Savage’s New “Child’s Play” Video

Young Nudy has shared a music video for his Dr. Ev4l song “Child’s Play,” featuring his cousin and fellow Atlanta rapper 21 Savage. The horror-indebted clip, directed by JMP, takes place in a junkyard at night. Watch below. Dr. Ev4l was the first of two full-lengths that Young Nudy shared …
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Watch SEVENTEEN Talk ‘Growth’ on ‘Attacca’ EP & Getting CARATs

SEVENTEEN returned Friday (Oct. 22) with their ninth EP Attacca, and in a new interview with Billboard News‘ Tetris Kelly, the group is opening up about their quick comeback after Your Choice, the album’s message of love, and getting CARATs involved in the music-making process. The 13-member K-pop group is …
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Nirvana’s Nevermind Getting New 30th Anniversary Reissue

Geffen and UMe are reissuing Nirvana’s Nevermind to celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary. The new editions are out November 12. The standard reissue will come with a bonus 7″ featuring an A-side of “Endless, Nameless” and a B-side of “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm.” The Super Deluxe reissue of …
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Silent Planet Continue to Refine Their Heaviness on New Song

Silent Planet are back with another new song, “Anhedonia.” It’s the latest single from the California metalcore act’s upcoming fourth album, Iridescent, out Nov. 12. Finding the band continuing to refine the heavy sound they’ve solidified — and then experimented with — in the past, “Anhedonia” is perhaps the most powerful Iridescent cut yet released. That’s likely …
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Bruce Springsteen Announces New 1979 Live Film and Album

Back in 1979, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed benefit concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden for Musicians United for Safe Energy. Three songs they played were included in the 1980 documentary No Nukes. Now, additional footage of the band’s performances are getting released in a new …
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Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Shares New Track ‘Siren Song’

Just a week prior to the release of his third studio album Brighten, Alice in Chains‘ Jerry Cantrell has shared another new track titled “Siren Song.” The song has a creeping tempo and is laced with airy sound effects, ultimately giving it a trancelike feel. Cantrell really displays his vocal strength in …
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19 Years Ago: Foo Fighters Release ‘One By One’

As the line in Foo Fighters‘ “All My Life” goes, “Done I’m done, and I’m onto the next one.” But as it turns out, Foo Fighters were almost done before moving onto the next one that would be their One By One album. While on the surface, the band seemed …
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SNL Season 47 Premiere Recap: The Highlights and Lowlights

This past summer felt like a tumultuous one for Saturday Night Live, despite (or possibly because of) its usual between-season silence about major changes to the show—broken, as per tradition, shortly before the start of a new season. Season 46 ended with what felt like possible sendoffs for several long-tenured …
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Kacey Musgraves channels her inner Jenny Gump during SNL season

Kacey Musgraves helped kick off Saturday Night Live’s 47th season with a performance referencing the infamous Forrest Gump scene in which Jenny takes the stage in the nude. The Nashville singer-songwriter performed “justified” with only a large acoustic guitar and boots visible to the camera. Many fans were quick to …
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Musician-in-Residence Nandi Bushell Stars in Cartoon Network Ad

YouTube superstar Nandi Bushell is now adding Cartoon Network musician-in-residence to her resume. Bushell is starring in a new animation-meets-live-action commercial for the network’s “Redraw Your World” campaign that can be seen below. The 11-year-old Bushell has seen her star rise in recent years thanks to her drum covers of …
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Spiritbox Lands at No

Though none of Eternal Blue’s songs concurrently reach a Billboard chart dated Oct. 2, multiple songs from the LP have reached various tallies. “Circle With Me” leads the group with a No. 5 debut and peak in May, while “Holy Roller” (No. 12, Jan. 2), “Constance” (No. 19, Aug. 7) …
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Seven My Chemical Romance ‘The Black Parade’ Songs Receive Gold

My Chemical Romance‘s music will indeed “carry on” as seven songs off the group’s hugely successful The Black Parade album have earned new sales certifications by the RIAA. The three album singles – “Welcome to the Black Parade,” “Teenagers” and “Famous Last Words” – are all now platinum certified by …
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Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul Share Video for New Song

Charlotte Adigéry and her frequent collaborator Bolis Pupul have shared a new song together. Soulwax co-wrote and co-produced the track, which is called “Thank You.” Listen to it below. Based in Ghent, Pupul and Adigéry most recently joined forces on the single “Bear With Me (And I’ll Stand Bare Before …
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Wolfgang Van Halen joins Guns N’ Roses onstage for “Paradise

Guns N’ Roses welcomed their support act, Wolfgang Van Halen, to the stage for a performance of “Paradise City” at the Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, Florida, on Saturday night (October 2nd). Wolfgang’s solo band Mammoth WVH has been opening up for GN’R since their US tour launched in …
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J. Cole Reveals His ‘Vision’ During The Off-Season LA Tour

The audience was ecstatic when J. Cole finally hit the stage around 10 p.m. local time. The Grammy-winner made an NBA-starting-lineup-style grand entrance, with cameras following him from the locker room backstage as he made his way through the arena sporting a Los Angeles Lakers-inspired “Dreamer” jersey. On the stage, …
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Slash Drops New Song ‘The River Is Rising,’ Announces New

Slash is without a doubt one of the busiest rockers today. Just weeks after getting off tour with Guns N’ Roses, he’s just dropped a new song with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators called “The River Is Rising,” and announced a new album. “The River Is Rising” delivers the same …
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Radiohead Share Uncanny New “If You Say the Word” Video

Radiohead have shared the music video for their archival song “If You Say the Word.” The visual is directed by Kasper Häggström, and it follows two men who go to the forest to capture people, put them in a truck, and bring them to London where they appear destined to …
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Toyah sings Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs” as Robert Fripp

With Robert Fripp back at home in the UK following King Crimson’s US tour, he and wife Toyah Willcox are together again for “Sunday Lunch” performances in their kitchen. This time around, Toyah sings the Velvet Underground classic “Venus in Furs” as Fripp stares up at her with a devilish …
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Jesy Nelson’s Solo Debut Single ‘Boyz’ With Nicki Minaj Is

Jesy Nelson’s solo era is coming soon. The former Little Mix member took to Instagram on Friday (Oct. 1) to reveal that her first single as a solo artist — “Boyz,” featuring Nicki Minaj — will arrive on all music streaming platforms Oct. 8. The 30-year-old artist shared the news …
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Grimes trolls paparazzi with Karl Marx photoshoot

Grimes sought to troll paparazzi by staging photographs “that would yield the most onion-ish possible headline.” The result is an absolutely epic headline from the New York Post: “Grimes seen reading Karl Marx following split from world’s richest man Elon Musk.” In an Instagram post, Grimes offered further context: “I …
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Bartees Strange Shares New Song “Weights”

Bartees Strange has shared a new song called “Weights.” The track appears on the forthcoming digital deluxe edition of his 2020 debut LP Live Forever. Listen to “Weights” below. “This is about the ones that got away,” Bartees Strange said of “Weights” in a press release. “Going back and forth …
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Look Inside Gene Simmons’ $14

KISS‘ Gene Simmons is selling an opulent home near Las Vegas for a whopping $14.95 million, according to a report from Fox 5 and a listing from area realtors The Ivan Sher Group. The palatial house certainly looks fitting for a rock star. Thanks to the public listing, KISS fans can now peruse a wealth of photos that …
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Here’s Where Genre-Bending Albums From Lil Nas X, Halsey, Miley

Grammy voters have until Nov. 5 to make their choices. Even before first-round voting for the 64th annual Grammy Awards opened on Friday (Oct. 22), we knew that some albums wouldn’t be in the expected genre categories. Kacey Musgraves’ star-crossed was moved from best country album to best pop vocal …
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