Category: Music


Must-Hear Indie Artist of the Month: Lava La Rue

The Project Lava La Rue’s new EP, High Fidelity, is out now via Marathon. The Origin Growing up, Lava La Rue was always playing in bands. “When I was 13, I wanted to be in an all-girl version of The Clash. Very West London, ska-punk inspired. The intersection of Caribbean …

Captain America 4 taps The Cloverfield Paradox director Julius Onah

Captain America 4 has landed Julius Onah as its director, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Best known for 2018’s The Cloverfield Paradox and the critically acclaimed 2019 film Luce, the Nigerian-American filmmaker will build off the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as Anthony Mackie officially takes …

R&S Records Employee’s Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissed by Tribunal

A racial discrimination lawsuit against R&S Records was dismissed on technical grounds last month because the claimant, Raj Chaudhuri, was a freelancer, not a label employee, BBC News reports. Chaudhuri had accused R&S founder Renaat Vandepapeliere—who has released music by Aphex Twin, James Blake, Nicolás Jaar, and more—of various instances …

Elon Musk seeks to cancel Twitter purchase, Twitter responds with

Elon Musk is officially trying — and here, ‘trying’ is a very important word — to break his $44 billion purchase agreement with Twitter. In a July 8th letter to the SEC, his representatives wrote, “Mr. Musk is terminating the Merger Agreement because Twitter is in material breach of multiple provisions of …

K. Michelle ‘Scooch’ Secures Her First No. 1 Song: ‘I’m

K. Michelle checks off a career milestone with her first No. 1 song on any Billboard chart. The singer achieves the feat with “Scooch,” which advances from the runner-up to crown the Adult R&B Airplay list dated July 23. The single, released through No Color No Sound/MNRK, reigns after it …

Chris Welz Named COO at Secretly Distribution

Chris Welz has been promoted to COO at Secretly Distribution, the company tells Billboard. He was previously managing director. In his role as COO, Welz will continue leading Secretly’s global digital and physical operations, building on his numerous successes as managing director. During his time in that position, he built …

The 1975 Reveal Album Title, Share Lyrics for New Song

She was part of the airforceI was part of the bandI always used to bust into her handIn my imaginationI was living my best lifeLiving with my parentsWay before the paying penance and verbal propellantsAnd my cancellations And I fell in love with a boy,it was kinda lameI was Rimbaud …

Harry Styles’ ‘My Policeman’ to Make World Premiere at Toronto

The reviews for Harry Styles‘ performance in My Policeman are right around the corner, as the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced on Thursday (July 21) that the Michael Grandage-directed film will be making its world premiere at the annual event. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See …

Watch the First Clip From New ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ TV

Beavis and Butthead are making a triumphant return to the small screen. After the release of Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe, it was clear the world wanted more of the dim-witted duo. Mike Judge had been keeping his options open for a long time, pointing out that Beavis and Butthead was …

6ix9ine Accused Of Ripping Off Rapper’s ‘SIX9’ Trademark

Rapper 6ix9ine is facing more legal troubles, this time over allegations that his name infringes the trademark rights of another artist who’s used the name “SIX9” since 2007. In a complaint filed Wednesday (July 20) in Manhattan federal court, a South Carolina man named Warren Hamilton claimed that 6ix9ine (real …

R.I.P. Tony Sirico, The Sopranos’ Paulie Walnuts, Dead at 79

It’s a sad day for Sopranos fans, as Tony Sirico has died at the age of 79. The passing of the beloved character actor, best known for playing Paulie Walnuts in the acclaimed HBO drama, was revealed by Sopranos co-star Michael Imperioli on Instagram. Born in New York City, Sirico …

quinn Announces New Self-Titled Album

Producer and songwriter quinn has announced her new self-titled album. The new album, which follows her 2021 debut Drive-By Lullabies, is out July 22 via DeadAir. Check out the quinn album cover below. quinn, who is now 17 years old, gained attention a few years ago with the song “I …

R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison in Federal

R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking in September 2021, TMZ reports. Kelly declined to make a statement in court today (June 29) because of additional pending litigation, The New York Times reports. Judge Ann M. Donnelly, who …

The What Podcast: The Backseat Lovers on Growing into a

Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Radio Public | RSS The What Podcast wraps up their three-part interview series from Bonnaroo 2022 with The Backseat Lovers. The Utah indie outfit joined Barry and Lord Taco immediately following their This Tent set on Saturday. Though their set had been delayed because of technical difficulties, The …

Nirvana Song Breaks Top 50 on Two Charts After Boost

In a year that’s already seen a resurgence for Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” and Metallica‘s “Master of Puppets” due to their usage in Stranger Things, Nirvana are also back on a couple of charts in 2022 with a track that didn’t previously chart, “Something in the Way.” On …

Everything We Know About Slipknot’s ‘The End, So Far’

We’re just a little over two months shy of the release of Slipknot‘s seventh studio album The End, So Far. We’ve already heard two songs from it — “The Chapeltown Rag” and “The Dying Song (Time to Sing),” which were released over eight months apart from each other, so we have a …

30 Years Later, Ghostface Killah Remains Staten Island’s Most Beloved

Please, beloved. Back up. The birthday God needs some room.  “N—as gotta clear some space, B!” Ghostface Killah barks to his good friend Kareem “Kay” Woods. Woods — also fellow Wu-Tang Clan legend Raekwon the Chef’s younger brother — has been close to Ghost since before the Clan first told …

Taylor Hawkins’ son Shane plays drums for tearjerking cover of

You’d be hard-pressed to come up with a better tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins than with a cover of “My Hero.” Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, Shane Hawkins — son of the longtime Foo Fighters drummer — took a seat behind the kit at a Laguna Beach block party …

Remembering the Black Metal Family Christmas Photo With Santa That

Since Christmas in July is a thing, lets all remember the black metal Christmas photo that warmed the cockles of our coal-laden hearts last year. In December 2021, a photo of a 30 year-old woman and her small family, decked out in Norwegian Death Metal garb and Corpse paint next to a mall …

Billie Eilish Surprise-Releases 2 New Tracks: ‘These Songs Mean So

It’s been less than a year since her Billboard 200-topping Happier Than Ever, but that’s not stopping Billie Eilish from sharing new music with her fans. The “Therefore I Am” singer surprise-released two new songs —  “TV” and “The 30th” — Thursday afternoon (July 21). Collectively, the two tracks are known …

Rage Against the Machine Donate $75K to Anti-Racism + Indigenous

Rage Against the Machine makes another large donation to a charitable cause, this time to a number of Indigenous Peoples charities in Canada. They announced the donation on Twitter yesterday (July 21.) “Charity tickets purchased by our fans at Tuesday’s Hamilton, Ontario show raised $75,000,” the band tweeted. “These funds will be …

All of Romeo Santos’ No

In honor of Romeo Santos 41st birthday Thursday (July 21), Billboard is breaking down the King of Bachata’s chart milestones as a soloist. Throughout his career, Santos — also the leader of bachata supergroup Aventura — has scored a total of 43 entries on the Hot Latin Songs chart, the …

Vancouver Radio Station Plays Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in

Vancouver’s pop and soft rock contemporary radio station KiSS Radio 104.9 FM has been playing a censored version of Rage Against the Machine’s song “Killing in the Name” on repeat for hours since early this morning (June 29). Yesterday, two of the station’s popular DJs and radio hosts, Kevin Lim …

Corey Taylor Has Lost Hope in Humanity: ‘People Aren’t Going

Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor is done with hoping for a better tomorrow and believing that people have the capacity to change. While speaking about Slipknot’s upcoming album, The End, So Far, Taylor told Kerrang! in an interview published Thursday (July 21) that it has become exhausting to hope for the betterment of mankind. …

Fox News correspondent rips pants onstage with Flo Rida: Watch

If one dares to go low, one must be prepared to face the potential consequences. As if the fact that Flo Rida played an event organized by Fox News wasn’t enough of a headscratcher, the Fox & Friends concert was made all the more memorable by correspondent Todd Piro ripping …

Band Named Silly Goose Raided Festival Parking Lot, Added to

Hard work and persistence are two of the many ingredients for success, which is something a young band named Silly Goose learned last weekend at Inkcarceration in Ohio. The group raided the festival’s parking lot, and ended up being added to the bill as a result of their determination. Silly …
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