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Former Nashville City Councilman Launches Alt-Rock Band

The debut album from Nashville alt-rockers X-Ennials drops today (Oct. 29) with a two-part, pandemic-themed album, called Senseless American Tragedy.  And though leader Anthony Davis once held a political office, he’s proving that “message-music” doesn’t have to be preachy or suck. Davis served a Nashville City Councilman for eight years and he’s poured …
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The Three Tremors Debut Epic ‘Crucifier’ Off Second Album

The Three Tremors — the triple-headed metal monster starring singers Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Sean ‘The Hell Destroyer’ Peck and Harry ‘The Tyrant’ Conklin — have discharged the epic “Crucifier” off their forthcoming new album, Guardians of the Void. The group released their self-titled debut in 2019 as the heavy metal vets, …
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Kacey Musgraves and Young Thug Announced as SNL Musical Guests

NBC has announced hosts and musical guests for the first four episodes of Saturday Night Live’s 47th season. On October 2, Kacey Musgraves will perform during an episode hosted by Owen Wilson. On October 16, Young Thug will take the stage as musical guest during a Rami Malek–hosted show. Additionally, …
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Sean Paul shares the Origins of new video for “Dynamite”

Our recurring new music feature Origins gives artists the chance to share unique insights into their most recent release. Today, Sean Paul and director Storm Saulter talk about the music video for Paul’s latest Sia collaboration, “Dynamite.” It takes a lot to write a club banger, but Sean Paul and Sia …
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Melvin Van Peebles, Filmmaker Heralded as the Godfather of Black

Melvin Van Peebles, the filmmaker, writer, and musician heralded as the Godfather of Black Cinema, has died at the age of 89, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety report. As THR points out, Van Peebles died Tuesday night (September 21), surrounded by family at his home. No cause of death was …
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Hana Vu breaks debut album Public Storage Track by Track:

In our Track by Track new music feature, artists are tasked with sharing the stories behind each song on their latest album. Today, Hana Vu takes us track by track through her debut album Public Storage. Hana Vu has released her debut album, Public Storage. Stream it in full below. Arriving …
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15 Rock Songs That Are Actually Really Creepy

The song that sounds pleasant but has disturbing revelations in its words is a well-documented enigma in rock music. Especially in how it can deceive the listener into initially thinking it’s innocuous. Once it gets its hooks in, however, its real meaning can penetrate. And, while hard to admit, these …
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Alice Cooper Explains Why He Became ‘Villain’ of Rock ‘n’

There are plenty of rock heroes out there, but Alice Cooper has always enjoyed being the villain. In a particularly revealing moment on the Halloween special of Rock Classics Radio with Jenn podcast on Apple Music, Alice goes into how he cultivated his onstage persona.  Sounds like he took a page from the role of Pro Wrestling …
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36 Years Ago: Anthrax Start ‘Spreading the Disease’

It looked like Anthrax were at the top of their game when they finished touring for their debut album Fistful of Metal and prepared to write their second record, which was scheduled to be released through a joint deal with Island Records. But while they were soon to hit a …
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A24’s Lamb is Slow-Burn Folk Horror Like Ewe Have Never

The Pitch: Out in the foggy hills of Iceland, Maria (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Gudnason), a couple spending a dignified, quiet existence on their sheep farm, reside far from the rest of civilization. It’s relatively unspoken, but one intuits early that they’re reeling from the recent loss of a …
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14 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold Release Self-Titled Album

Avenged Sevenfold may be modern day titans of heavy music, but in 2007 they were still trying to make a name for themselves. With their self-titled release, issued Oct. 30, 2007, they took a major stride forward in showing exactly what they could do and who they were musically. During …
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Caetano Veloso Tells the Story of How His New ‘Meu

To the rhythm of Márcio Vitor’s percussion and the arrangements by Thiago Amud, names like Luana and Janaína inspired the album’s title track. “It starts with Simone Raimunda from Bahia, a very young and beautiful model I met in the ’60s who now lives in Paris and whose artistic name …
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Teenage Rapper Einar Fatally Shot in Sweden

Police are looking for at least two suspects who allegedly shot the rapper. The motive of the shooting remains unclear but the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported that the rapper had received several threats recently. It said without providing details that Einar was shot from point-blank range, “execution style.” According to …
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Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel postpone “Bay Strikes Back Tour”

Less than one week before it was set to kick off, the “Bay Strikes Back Tour” featuring Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel has been pushed to 2022. All three legendary thrash bands cited COVID-19 safety concerns as the reason for the postponement. The three veteran metal acts know firsthand about …
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There’s No More Country Radio in NYC — Will It

Cumulus Media launched WNSH in New York in 2013, ending a decade-long gap in country radio programming there after WYNY-FM flipped to Spanish contemporary in 2002. Audacy (formerly Entercom) took over WNSH in 2019. In September, WNSH ranked 21st in the New York marketing, pulling in a 1.9% share of …
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David Lee Roth is retiring after New Year’s Las Vegas

David Lee Roth has revealed that his recently announced Las Vegas residency will be his “last five shows” ever. In a new interview, the Van Halen singer says is retiring from performing, implying that health issues are forcing him to hang up his microphone. While speaking with the Las Vegas …
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Savatage frontman Jon Oliva arrested for cocaine possession and DUI

Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra frontman Jon Oliva was arrested this week and charged with driving under the influence and felony possession of cocaine. According to a Florida Highway Patrol arrest report, police and EMS responded to a single vehicle crash on US Highway 41 shortly before 1:00 a.m. local time …
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Austin City Limits 2021 Day 1 Live Gallery: Machine Gun

Austin City Limits returned to Zilker Park in Austin, TX on Friday, October 1st after a year off due to the pandemic. Consequence will be on the ground all weekend, soaking up the early fall sunshine and good tunes. Check out our visual recap of Day 1, which featured sets …
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Superjoint Is ‘Done’ According to Guitarist Jimmy Bower

Superjoint guitarist Jimmy Bower recently sat down with Rock Talk’s Pierre Gutiérrez to give an update on the state of the band. He revealed that the band is “done” for good and that the members have moved on to other projects. You can watch the full interview below. “Superjoint’s done, man.” Bower …
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Morgan Wallen banned from attending the CMA Awards, still nominated

Well, this is awkward: Disgraced country star Morgan Wallen — who in February was caught on video hollering the N-word in the midst of a “72-hour bender” — has been banned from attending the Country Music Association Awards next month, despite still being nominated for Album of the Year. This …
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Wes Anderson Directs New Video for The French Dispatch’s “Aline”

Wes Anderson has directed a new animated video for “Aline,” a track sung by Jarvis Cocker for Anderson’s forthcoming French Dispatch. Originally written and performed by French singer-songwriter Christophe, the song appears on Chansons d’Ennui Tip Top, Cocker’s musical counterpart to the film. Watch it below. Following two pandemic delays, …
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Johnny Cash’s 1968 cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice

Throughout his career, Johnny Cash was a noted fan of Bob Dylan, often incorporating a cover of one of the latter’s songs into his live performances. In anticipation for the Man in Black’s forthcoming live album, Bear’s Sonic Journals: Johnny Cash, At The Carousel Ballroom April 24, 1968, his cover …
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Bill Maher on Nirvana Baby

Bill Maher is the latest to speak on the child pornography lawsuit leveled against Nirvana by 30-year-old Spencer Elden, the baby on the cover of the band’s iconic 1991 album, Nevermind. You can watch the full clip from Real Time WIth Bill Maher below. “The words ‘victim’ and ‘survivor’ have traveled a …
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Delta 5’s Julz Sale Has Died

Julz Sale, the lead singer and guitarist of Leeds post-punk act Delta 5, has died. Her one-time label Kill Rock Stars confirmed the news on Wednesday (September 22). No cause of death was given. Sale co-founded Delta 5 in the late 1970s with Bethan Peters and Ros Allen. Forming in …
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Tyler Childers covers John Prine’s “Yes I Guess They Oughta

Since his devastating death in April 2020, John Prine’s legacy has been carried out by way of countless tributes. This week, Tyler Childers is adding another contribution to the plethora of Prine covers with his rendition of “Yes I Guess They Oughta Name a Drink After You,” a preview single …
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Wiki and Navy Blue Share Video for New Song “Can’t

Wiki has shared another new single from his next record Half God, a track titled “Can’t Do This Alone.” It features a guest verse from Navy Blue, who also produced the album. Check out the music video, directed by Ryosuke Tanzawa, below. Half God is out October 1 and it …
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Difficult Fun: September 2021’s Best Punk

Welcome to the latest edition of Difficult Fun! Each month, SPIN will spotlight the best punk on the planet and discuss it here, with the ambition of challenging preconceived notions of what the four-letter word actually means and, ideally, entertaining readers in the process. Purists, piss off! Everyone else, enjoy. …
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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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