Category: Music


Someone Made Slipknot’s Mick Thomson Fight MGK in a Video

It’s no secret that Machine Gun Kelly has had some beef with Slipknot in the past, particularly with frontman Corey Taylor. MGK is a playable character in this year’s installment of the WWE video game WWE 2k22, and someone created a Mick Thomson character and recorded the two going at it. Kelly …

Jeff Beck announces Fall 2022 North American tour

Guitar legend Jeff Beck has announced a Fall 2022 North American tour, his first run of shows on the continent since 2019. Beck will share the bill with ZZ Top for the first six concerts, with the outing kicking off on September 23rd in Del Ville, Texas. The guitarist will …

Fans Choose BLACKPINK’s ‘Pink Venom’ as This Week’s Favorite New

BLACKPINK‘s new single “Pink Venom” has topped this week’s new music poll. Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Aug. 19) on Billboard, choosing the group’s latest track as their favorite new music release of the past week. “Pink Venom” brought in more than 85% of the vote, beating out …

M.I.A. Shares New Song “Popular”

M.I.A. has shared a new single from her forthcoming album MATA, a track titled “Popular.” It’s produced by Boaz van de Beats and Diplo. Check it out below. MATA will be M.I.A.’s first album since 2016’s AIM. She announced the project in May, sharing “The One” at the time. With …

Camila Cabello Joins Hans Zimmer for ‘Frozen Planet II’ Song

Camila Cabello and Hans Zimmer have teamed up to write and record the new song “Take Me Back Home” for BBC One’s Frozen Planet II. The track will first premiere on BBC Radio 1 on Friday (Aug. 26) ahead of a first-look trailer for the Sir David Attenborough-narrated series. Explore …

Ari Lennox Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song

Ari Lennox has shared a video for “Hoodie,” a new song produced by her Dreamville colleague Elite. She also announced that her second album is titled Age/Sex/Location and that it’s out September 9 via Dreamville and Interscope. Check out the “Hoodie” video and the LP artwork below. Age/Sex/Location is the …

Kasabian Scores Sixth U

Kasabian converts a huge midweek lead into a U.K. chart crown with The Alchemist’s Euphoria (via Columbia), the British band’s seventh studio effort. The Leicester rockers now have six No. 1s, a streak dating back to their sophomore album Empire, from 2006, a feat that places the band level with …

Johnny Depp to direct his first feature film in 25

Ever since winning his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard back in June, Johnny Depp has wasted no time getting back to work. The embattled actor is set to direct his first feature-length film in 25 years, and he’s already nabbed Al Pacino to produce the project. Per Variety, …

Jon Batiste Exits Late Show With Stephen Colbert as Bandleader

Jon Batiste has departed The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS after seven seasons as the show’s bandleader. Louis Cato has been promoted from interim bandleader and will take over permanently. “We’ve been so lucky to have a front row seat to Jon’s incredible talent for the past seven …

LF System Extends Reign Over U

It’s been a long, hot summer and the Brits are still dancing. Scottish electronic production duo LF System locks in a seventh consecutive week at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart with “Afraid to Feel,” as music fans clamor to the dancefloor – and dance tunes. “Afraid to …

Megan Thee Stallion’s Traumazine Is a Kaleidoscope of Pain and

Do not let the title of Megan Thee Stallion’s sophomore album, Traumazine, fool you — she is stronger than ever, even as she processes her pain through vulnerability. Honesty is at the heart of working through any kind of trauma, and Megan has decided to let us into her process. …

Tesla Bassist Once Got His Privates Stuck in Zipper While

Most musicians have endured a painful moment onstage, but Tesla bassist Brian Wheat has one that will elicit a collective groan from most of the male population reading this story. While appearing along with guitarist Frank Hannon on SiriusXM’s Hair Nation with host Tommy London, Wheat shared that he once …

Low cancel tour dates, citing Mimi Parker’s cancer treatment

Low have canceled some of their August 2022 shows in Europe, citing drummer/vocalist Mimi Parker’s ongoing cancer treatment. “As some of you know, Mimi has been fighting cancer,” the husband-and-wife duo wrote on social media today (August 15th). “Recent developments and changes in treatment have made extensive travel impossible at …

Alice in Chains Announce Massive ‘Dirt’ Box Set for 30th

The moment Alice in Chains superfans have been waiting all of 2022 for has arrived — the rockers have announced a massive Dirt box set to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the legendary album, which came out Sept. 29, 1992. The box includes a variety of vinyl and collectibles, including a sculpture …

Tony de Vit, Late British DJ and Producer, to be

Tony de Vit, the late hard house specialist, will be remembered with a blue plaque in his hometown Birmingham — marking the first time a DJ has ever received the honor. De Vit died in 1998, at the age of 40 and at the very peak of his game. During …

10 Rock + Metal Tours from 1982 We Wish We

The first half of the ’80s was a transitional period for rock and metal, as many key ’70s artists relinquished traditional instrumentation, audacious songwriting and organic production in favor of more accessible and synthetic approaches. All the while, the rise of glam rock/metal, dance-pop, contemporary R&B and new wave demonstrated …

Bam Margera says he was “much better off” after being

After completing a one-year substance abuse program in May, Bam Margera has unfortunately been in and out of court-mandated rehab. At some point, however, he was able to appear on Steve-O’s podcast to discuss his battles with addiction and dismissal from Jackass Forever. Though the episode was just released last week, …

Tommy Lee Shares New Artistic Version of Viral Nude Photo,

Tommy Lee came back with another full frontal nude photo post Friday (Aug. 12), this time circumventing Instagram rules by making the previous X-rated picture look like a painting. The Motley Crue drummer broke the internet day before with an early morning overshare of a fully nude, penis-exposed pic that was posted …

Dinosaur Jr. and Circuit des Yeux Share Covers in THX

Dinosaur Jr., Circuit des Yeux, and the jazz musician Anat Cohen have each shared a song recorded using THX Spatial Audio, a technology described by the company as next-generation surround sound. Dinosaur Jr. covered the Zombies’ “Whenever You’re Ready,” Circuit des Yeux took on Bauhaus’ “Double Dare,” and Anat Cohen …

John Wick spinoff series The Continental moves to Peacock in

Action junkies are in luck today, because Peacock has announced a multi-year deal for  The Continental, a highly anticipated three-part special event based on the blockbuster John Wick films. Premiering in 2023, the limited series will explore the origin story of the Continental Hotel, a refuge and meeting ground for …

Pitchfork London Adds Second Wave of Artists

Pitchfork is pleased to announce that more artists have been added to this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival London. Black Country, New Road and O. join the bill on Wednesday night, with Julien Chang, Ekkstacy, and Hannah Jadagu added to Thursday’s roster at Oslo. The festival starts on Thursday, November 9 …

Olivia Newton-John Once Wore a Cleopatra Wig to Disguise Herself

Following Olivia Newton-John‘s death, the icon’s nephew shared one of his favorite memories with her in a new interview on Wednesday (Aug. 10). “Other than being the wonderful caring person who always called and asked about how life was going for you, she was the best fun to be around, …

Ozuna & Tokischa Call for Equality in New Party Anthem

Ozuna and Tokischa met for the first time last year at an afterparty in the Dominican Republic and “we instantly clicked,” the urban artist said during an Instagram Live interview with Billboard Latin on Wednesday (Aug. 10). Their chemistry is now cemented in a new single and music video “Somos …

Kenya Barris to write and direct Wizard of Oz remake

Warner Bros. has brought on black-ish creator Kenya Barris for the studio’s remake of The Wizard of Oz, reports Deadline. Barris will write and direct the “modern reimagining” of the beloved 1939 musical film, but is apparently keeping any further details under wraps. He will also be producing under his Khalabo …

R.I.P. Steve Grimmett, Grim Reaper singer dies at 62

Steve Grimmett, the longtime singer of UK metal band Grim Reaper, has died at the age of 62. The sad news was reported on social media by both his brother and his son, with no cause of death reported as of yet. After the band initially formed in 1979 as …

Actor Who Played Vecna in ‘Stranger Things’ Releases Dark New

Jamie Campbell Bower, the actor from Stranger Things 4 who — spoiler art — plays the murderous creature Vecna and its human counterpart Henry Creel, is also a musician. On Friday (Aug. 12), he released his latest dark and folky rock number, “I Am.” But it’s not his music debut. Bower has worked …

Stage Collapse at Spain’s Medusa Festival Turns Deadly

One person has died and 17 were injured as the result of a partial stage collapse at the Medusa Festival in Spain. The incident happened in the early morning hours of Saturday August 13, when high winds ripped through the area of Cullera near Valencia around 4:18AM local time. The …
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