- Chicago native recently charted on RS' Breakthrough 25 chart due to the popularity of the ballad
- Supergrass have marked the 25th anniversary of their hit single ‘Alright’ with the release of a new rarities EP.
The ‘Alright / Time 25’ digital EP features live performances from T In The Park and Glastonbury, as well as two studio B-sides from the ‘Alright’ era.Read more: Supergrass live in London: Britpop’s eternal teenagers are manic, mind-expanding and surrealIn addition to the new EP, the band have shared an alternate version of the instantly recog
PWR BTTM’S Ben Hopkins Prepares to Release Solo Album & Put Sexual Misconduct Allegations Behind HimOut of work as a musician, living in a tiny Brooklyn apartment and severely depressed, Ben Hopkins wrote an entire album in a windowless bedroom in late 2017. “Somebody swallowed the sun/Now the morning never comes,” Hopkins sings on “Internet Song,” which is built around a single G-chord that sounds like Kurt Cobain at his most furious. “They put the Internet in the sky/Now I’ll stare at it till I die.”
“I was in a really bad state of mental healt
- Sufjan Stevens has returned with the new single from his first album in five years. Check out ‘America’ from ‘The Ascension’ below’.
Earlier this week, the acclaimed singer-songwriter announced the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Carrie & Lowell’ by sharing the artwork and tracklist for ‘The Ascension‘ – which is due for release on September.
Now, Stevens has released the sprawling and emotive 12 and half minute single ‘America&rsq
Born in the U.S.A.: The Top 50 Artists by State, From Bruce Springsteen to Garth Brooks & Taylor Swift (Staff Picks)A clever entry on the website “Thinking Pseudogeographically,” entitled “50 States, 50 Television Shows,” considered which TV shows are most synonymous with each state. Cheers, for instance, represents Massachusetts; Seinfeld, New York; and Hawaii Five-O (you guessed it), Hawaii.
The feature itself borrowed from an earlier Huffington Post spotlight on movies associated with each state, entitled “The United States of Movies.” The Wizard of Oz embodies
- Megan Thee Stallion says she considers the current wave of global Black Lives Matter protests to be “part two of the civil rights movement”.
The rapper has been vocal in her support of the anti-racism protests and has shared vital information on her social media accounts.Read more: Megan Thee Stallion: “I’m really working on my dynasty right now”“Sometimes being a public figure, you don’t wanna say the wrong thing because you don’t want to be insen
- Dave Grohl has reflected on how writing some of Foo Fighters‘ earliest songs proved to be an “exorcism” of the grief he experienced after the death of Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain.
Speaking to Apple Music‘s Matt Wilkinson to mark Foo Fighters’ 25th anniversary, Grohl said that writing ‘This Is A Call’ – the band’s first major single – allowed him to go through an “awakening” after Cobain took his life in April 1994.
- Fontaines D.C. have added two more dates to their biggest UK tour to date.
The Irish band, who are set to release their second album ‘A Hero’s Death’ later this month, will hit the road in May 2021, beginning in Manchester on May 7 before winding up at Alexandra Palace on May 27.
Read more: Fontaines D.C.: “We weren’t really eating and we were burning the candle at both ends”
After the initial Manchester date, along with a Glasgow show at the Barrowlands,
- Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed his favourite song by the band “by far”.
The vocalist was celebrating 21 years of the band’s 1999 debut album in a piece for the Knotfest website.Read more: The Big Read – Slipknot: “I’m just going to tell you the facts: this album is a masterpiece”“My favourite by far is ‘Scissors,'” Taylor revealed during the post, of the song from the self-titled album.
“To this day it’s my favo
- Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock was a "blubbering mess" after a stranger was rude to her for "no reason" while she was food shopping.
- Kimberly Wyatt was "scared to bits" growing up in a racist household.
- Illegal raves taking place across the UK are a result of young people feeling frustrated that nightclubs are still closed, DJ Carl Cox has said.
The house music pioneer told Sky News that illegal gatherings are gaining popularity because there is no definite timeline for festivals and clubs reopening.
It comes after a series of raves in Manchester last month, where a man died of a suspected overdose, a woman was raped, and three people were stabbed.
While Cox said he could understand the fr
- Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has reunited with Flea on a new single under his Pluralone moniker.
‘Nowhere I Am’ is set to be released on 7″ vinyl on July 24, and is available to buy and stream today as part of Bandcamp day along with b-side ‘Directrix’.
“‘Nowhere I Am’ is one of those songs I feel has a universal message that everyone can understand, then I remember how abstruse I can write sometimes,” Klinghoffer e
- Chart-topping Australian pop singer Guy Sebastian says he’s “absolutely devastated” by allegations his former manager Titus Day had ripped him off to the tune of more than A$1 million ($690,000).
Day was arrested Wednesday night (July 1) at his home in Bondi, Sydney and was charged with multiple fraud offences.
New South Wales police allege Day defrauded Sebastian of A$1.15 million ($800,000) over a seven-years period, from December 2013.
According to the Australian Broadcastin
Executive Turntable: Royalty Network Names Black Empowerment Advisory Council, Grand Hustle Founder Launches Music IncubatorIndie publisher The Royalty Network has launched Black Empowerment Thru Music, a new program designed to connect emerging black musicians, producers, songwriters and entrepreneurs with music industry leaders.
As part of the initiative, the company is now inviting professional and established musicians, artists, attorneys, songwriters and others to get involved in the effort in a multitude of ways – whether by providing free studio time, financially supporting designated organizations, dona
- Pop Smoke has released new posthumous album ‘Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon’ today (July 3) but the debate around its artwork rages on.
High-profile designer Virgil Abloh was behind the original album art that was first shared on Monday night (June 29).
Read more: Pay tribute to the late, great Pop Smoke with his 10 best tracks
However, Abloh’s design was heavily criticised online and derided as “lazy”, leading Pop Smoke’s manager Steven Victo
- Sia has revealed that she “stepped in” when disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein invited dancer and child star Maddie Ziegler to fly with him on his private plane.
Weinstein, who is now serving a 23-year prison sentence for sexual assault and rape in the third degree, is thought to have offered the invitation to Ziegler before he was outed as a predator.
Appearing on the Zach Sang Show, Sia explained how she became close to Ziegler – who is now 17 – after she starred
- Music fans are being encouraged to write to their local MP in support of the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign, in a bid to save the UK’s music scene.
The campaign launched yesterday, with the likes of Paul McCartney, The Cure, Dua Lipa, Radiohead, Nick Cave, Ed Sheeran, Dizzee Rascal, Liam Gallagher and PJ Harvey among the 1,500 artists who signed an open letter to he Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden – in a bid to “show the vital importance of th
- Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has shared a new song – listen to ‘Melanin’ below.
In the singer’s words, the new track “questions the idea of race and education in Britain”.Read more: Kele Okereke – ‘2042’ review: Bloc Party frontman wows with politically charged funk and experimental electro“I believe that if we truly want to dismantle the racial division in this country then it starts with the education system,” he said.
- The UK’s first socially distanced music venue is set to open in Newcastle this summer.
The Virgin Money Unity Arena, which is set to open at Newcastle Racecourse, will allow fans across the North East to enjoy music for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The full line-up for the shows will be unveiled on Tuesday July 7, but organisers say that fans can expect a mixture of live music, DJ sets, family entertainment and comedy from a selection of household names.
Headed up b
- Vanilla Ice has cancelled his planned 2,500 capacity show in Austin, Texas this weekend to celebrate 4th July.
The show, announced earlier this week, faced a backlash after a recent spike in coronavirus cases in the state, which has seen state Governor Greg Abbott scale down the reopening of bars and nightclubs.
On Wednesday (July 1), the Austin City Limits festival in the state, set for October, was cancelled due to the new spike in cases, and Ice has now also cancelled his gig, which was set t
- Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour has shared new single ‘Yes, I Have Ghosts’, marking the first original track in five years from the legendary guitarist.
The song was first revealed by Gilmour last month in the the audiobook for A Theatre for Dreamers, a new novel by Gilmour’s wife and longtime collaborator, Polly Samson.
It was originally exclusive to Samson’s novel, but the release marks the first time it has been available as a standalone track – a week after the
- Singer Duffy hopes people watching Netflix movie 365 Days will reflect on "the reality of kidnapping and trafficking".
- American Dad writer Joel Hurwitz has revealed he was worried portraying The Weeknd as a virgin in the TV show would ruin his image.
- Christine & The Queens has debuted ‘Eyes of a Child’, a new track created for the second season of the Amazon Prime Video series HANNA.
The latest effort from Héloïse Letissier is one of her most affecting efforts to date – with the singer’s vocals backed by haunting instrumentals throughout the track. You can listen to it in full below.
It’s the first new track from the singer since ‘I Disappear In Your Arms’ debuted in April,
- President Trump has indicated that the second stimulus check to Americans will be more than $1,200. “I want the money getting to people to be larger, so they can spend it,” Trump said. In an interview with Fox Business this week, the President indicated that he was highly supportive of a second stimulus payment to […]The post Second Stimulus Check Will Be More Than $1,200, President Says appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Jay-Z‘s Team Roc have published an open letter calling for police in Milwaukee to prosecute and fire a police officer who has reportedly shot and killed three men over the last five years.
Publishing the letter in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jay and his team called upon Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm to take action against Wauwatosa Police Department officer Joseph Mensah – who is thought to have shot and killed Alvin Cole, Antonio Gonzales and Jay An
- Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour returns with “Yes, I Have Ghosts,” his first new song in five years.
It’s a gentle, acoustic number with flourishes of strings. On it, Gilmour sings, “Yes, I have ghosts, not all of them dead/ Making dust of my dreams, spinning round and around, around in my head.”
“Ghosts” isn’t so much a solo tune as a Gilmour family effort. The song accompanies the release of his wife Holly Samson’s audiobook for her comi
- Animal Collective have sent a newsletter to fans addressing racist connotations of some of their older work.
The experimental Brooklyn group promised to change the album artwork of their 2006 ‘People’ EP, labelling it a “racist stereotype”, and the title of their 2003 album ‘Here Comes The Indian’. The artwork for the ‘People’ EP is a cartoon depiction of a black nanny with two white children, identified as an offensive “mammy” US stere
- Nick Cave, like the rest of us, is stuck in lockdown and waiting for the (coronavirus) cloud to lift.
He’s not been sat idle. Just last month, the veteran Australian singer, songwriter and bandleader shot Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at London’s Alexandra Palace, footage from which will stream in full on July 23.
The ARIA Hall of Fame-inducted artist performed songs from his back catalogue, including early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad
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