• ‘Amy Winehouse’ Book Excerpt: How ‘Back to Black’ Was A ‘Trojan Horse’ In 2007

    ‘Amy Winehouse’ Book Excerpt: How ‘Back to Black’ Was A ‘Trojan Horse’ In 2007
    The following is an excerpt from Kate Solomon’s new book, Amy Winehouse, which is out now in the U.K. and sees U.S. release on April 13. Amy Winehouse is the second book in Laurence King Publishing’s Lives of the Musicians series. Kate Solomon is a music journalist who has written for The Guardian, Q, Sunday Times Culture, Time Out and Billboard.
    It’s strange to go back and try to listen to Back to Black with new ears. It’s become such a part of the cultural landscape tha
  • J Balvin & Khalid Sing About Hopeless Nights in ‘Otra Noche Sin Ti’ Lyric Translation

    J Balvin & Khalid Sing About Hopeless Nights in ‘Otra Noche Sin Ti’ Lyric Translation
    J Balvin and Khalid are making the rounds with their first-ever collaboration “Otra Noche Sin Ti.”
    Helmed by producers Lexuz and Keityn, the track is a soulful reggaeton song that laces a romantic urban beat with a pop-soul melody about a man who can’t fathom the fact that the love of his life is gone.
    “They say I lost you and I can’t tolerate another night without you/ Another night without you hurts a lot,” Balvin chants in Spanish. Two minutes in,
  • Demi Lovato & Drew Barrymore Discuss Their ‘Challenging’ Lives as Child Stars

    Demi Lovato & Drew Barrymore Discuss Their ‘Challenging’ Lives as Child Stars
    Demi Lovato opened up to Drew Barrymore about the struggles they share of being a child star in a new interview Tuesday (April 13).
    Both women started in the entertainment business before the age of 10, with Lovato starring on Barney & Friends with Selena Gomez when they were both 7 years old and Barrymore securing her breakout role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial when she was just 7 years old. But while their jobs made them go from children being taken care of by thei
  • DMX Family Warns of Funeral Scam GoFundMe – “We’re Not Raising Money”

    DMX Family Warns of Funeral Scam GoFundMe – “We’re Not Raising Money”
    After rapper DMX passed on Friday, now his family is having to refute mountains of rumors. It started last night on social media after an article claimed Jay-Z and Beyoncé planned to purchase DMX’s masters. The article said the power couple planned to give the works to the rapper’s children – for free. Friends of […]
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  • Vegas strip club denies Usher paid dancers fake money with his face on

    Vegas strip club denies Usher paid dancers fake money with his face on
    Usher was criticised for using fake notes with his face on to tip dancers at a strip club in Las Vegas earlier this week, although the venue’s management has since denied the claim.READ MORE: The NME guide to Las VegasA dancer from Sapphire Las Vegas Gentleman’s Club, ‘Pisces’, shared an image of three  mock-up bills ($1, $20, $100) on a private Instagram Stories post, along with the question: “Ladies what would you do if you danced all night for Usher and
  • Ted Nugent Questions Why There Weren’t Any Lockdowns for COVIDs 1-18

    Ted Nugent Questions Why There Weren’t Any Lockdowns for COVIDs 1-18
    Aging rocker Ted Nugent took to Facebook to ask why there were no lockdowns for COVID 1-18. Nugent raised the question in an interview he shared on his Facebook page. He also said he had no fear of the virus. The bizarre 12-minute rant posted to his Facebook page only served to amplify several conspiracies […]
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  • Britney Spears Feels ‘Flattered’ That the World Is ‘Concerned With My Life’

    Britney Spears Feels ‘Flattered’ That the World Is ‘Concerned With My Life’
    Britney Spears shared a message with her “empathetic and concerned” fans on Monday (April 12) in a new video.
    The 39-year-old pop superstar wore a white over-the-shoulder floral top in a minute-and-a-half Instagram TV clip cut from the “over 10 minutes of video” she shot for the Just a Touch of Rose project, which she first announced last summer. Although she has never specified the exact meaning behind her personal assignment, her Instagram followers started ta
  • Olivia Rodrigo Announces Debut Album

    Olivia Rodrigo Announces Debut Album
    Olivia Rodrigo has a sweet gift in store for fans this spring: Her debut album Sour will be out on May 21.
    The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series breakout star announced her highly anticipated project Tuesday (April 13) and shared the album artwork, featuring Rodrigo sticking out her tongue with letter stamps spelling out “SOUR” and butterfly, star, flower and smiley-face stickers adorning her face. “My debut album SOUR out may 21st ahhhh,” s
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  • AC/DC’s Brian Johnson to Release Memoir This Fall

    AC/DC’s Brian Johnson to Release Memoir This Fall
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    AC/DC’s singer Brian Johnson is pulling back the curtain on his life through an upcoming memoir, The Lives of Brian, set to release on October 26 via Harper Collins’ Dey Street Books.The memoir will dive into Johnson’s life from his upbringing in New Castle Upon Tyne, England, and his years in glam rock band Geordie to his success replaci
  • Laura Jane Grace releases vibrant new video for ‘Supernatural Posession’

    Laura Jane Grace releases vibrant new video for ‘Supernatural Posession’
    Laura Jane Grace has released a new video for the track ‘Supernatural Possession’, from last year’s surprise solo album ‘Stay Alive’.READ MORE: Laura Jane Grace: “JK Rowling has no grounds to speak on the transgender experience because she knows nothing about it”The video, which you can watch below, features the Against Me! and The Devouring Mothers musician performing in front of a constantly shifting, colourful backdrop.
    “The most stressful part
  • Why Didn’t DMX’s Most Enduring Hits Fare Better on the Billboard Hot 100?

    Why Didn’t DMX’s Most Enduring Hits Fare Better on the Billboard Hot 100?
    Rap legend DMX, who died at age 50 last Friday (April 9) was unquestionably one of the biggest names in music at the turn of the millennium. His star power was at a level where he was starring in big-budget action movies, performing to the biggest crowds for a non-rock act at Woodstock ’99, and selling albums by the millions with each new release. But for all his obvious and easily measured successes, there was one metric by which you wouldn’t necessarily see DMX as having all that e
  • Justin Bieber reflects on 'really tough' first year of marriage

    Justin Bieber reflects on 'really tough' first year of marriage
    Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey plan to start a family "eventually".
  • Five Burning Questions: Silk Sonic’s ‘Leave the Door Open’ Hits No. 1 on the Hot 100

    Five Burning Questions: Silk Sonic’s ‘Leave the Door Open’ Hits No. 1 on the Hot 100
    In March, it looked like Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak might’ve missed their best shot at a No. 1 for the lead single from their joint Silk Sonic project, when “Leave the Door Open” debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, below the three tracks from Drake’s Scary Hours 2 song pack.
    But a month later, the song has proven it didn’t waste its only chance in that debut week. After climbing to No. 2 a few weeks ago, the song finally jumps to No. 1 in its fifth we
  • Creator-Focused Marketing Company ConvertKit Acquires Email-Marketing Platform FanBridge

    Creator-Focused Marketing Company ConvertKit Acquires Email-Marketing Platform FanBridge
    Creator-focused marketing company ConvertKit has officially acquired musician-tailored email-marketing platform FanBridge. ConvertKit and the 15-year-old FanBridge just recently announced their high-profile deal in a formal release, which was shared with Digital Music News. ConvertKit – which boasts $27 million in annual recurring revenue, FanBridge co-founder and CEO Noah Dinkin told DMN, as well as more […]
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  • Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ Video Joins YouTube’s Billion Views Club

    Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ Video Joins YouTube’s Billion Views Club
    Ariana Grande just notched her fifth entry in the One Billion Views club, as her 2018 music video for “No Tears Left To Cry” crosses the mark.
    As of Tuesday (April 13), “No Tears Left To Cry” now joins her videos for “Break Free” with Zedd, “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, “Side to Side” with Minaj, and “Problem” with Iggy Azalea in the prestigious pool.
    According to YouTube, Grande has also amassed over 5.7 b
  • Olivia Rodrigo Announces Debut Album Sour In The Sweetest Way

    Olivia Rodrigo Announces Debut Album Sour In The Sweetest Way
    Fresh off the release of singles "Drivers License" and “Deja Vu,” Olivia Rodrigo announced on Tuesday (April 13) that her debut album, Sour, will be released on May 21.
  • Lil Nas X says that ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ may be removed from streaming services tomorrow

    Lil Nas X says that ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ may be removed from streaming services tomorrow
    Lil Nas X has said that his recent hit single ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ may be removed from streaming services as of tomorrow (April 13).READ MORE: ‘Old Town Road’– how the TikTok-propelled country-trap banger sparked debate about genre, race and exclusionIn a Tweet, the rapper said: “not even joking. everybody stream call me by your name hard today because it may no longer be available tomorrow and there’s nothing i can really do about it. thanks
  • Watch Wolf Alice’s magical live performance of ‘The Last Man On Earth’

    Watch Wolf Alice’s magical live performance of ‘The Last Man On Earth’
    Wolf Alice have shared an official new live version of their recent single ‘The Last Man On Earth’ – you can watch the video below.
    The song will feature on the London band’s forthcoming third album ‘Blue Weekend’, which is due to arrive on June 11 via Dirty Hit.The NME Big Read: Wolf Alice: “We’re a tiny bit more comfortable in the world”Having given the track its live debut on Later… With Jools Holland last month, the group
  • Pasquale Rotella Speaks Out on EDC Las Vegas 2021 Confusion: ‘A Revised Plan Is Being Worked On’

    Pasquale Rotella Speaks Out on EDC Las Vegas 2021 Confusion: ‘A Revised Plan Is Being Worked On’
    Insomniac Events announced on April 8 that the production company is moving forward with its flagship festival, EDC Las Vegas. The event will happen as scheduled on May 21-23 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and by doing so become the first major festival to happen in the wake of the pandemic.
    But the announcement has left confusion in its wake, with the Nevada Department of Business and Industry confirming that the COVID protocol plan submitted by Insomniac was not approved, and that
  • Justin Bieber Recalls How ‘Lack of Trust’ Made His First Year of Marriage ‘Really Tough’

    Justin Bieber Recalls How ‘Lack of Trust’ Made His First Year of Marriage ‘Really Tough’
    Justin Bieber confesses to what made his first year of marriage to Hailey Bieber “really tough” in his new May 2021 GQ cover story.
    The two privately got married in a New York courthouse in 2018, and said “I do” at their South Carolina wedding a year later. He told GQ that he felt that getting married and having babies “was my calling,” although the famous couple will be holding off on the latter for a little while longer.
    But wit
  • AJ Capital Close to Buying Another Music Venue After Nashville’s Exit/In

    AJ Capital Close to Buying Another Music Venue After Nashville’s Exit/In
    While hotel developer AJ Capital faces off with Nashville politicians and musicians protesting the company’s acquisition of the building housing the famed Exit/In music club, sources say the well-funded company is in talks to buy the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon, which has hosted concerts by Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Pearl Jam and Miles Davis.
    AJ Capital intends to purchase Roseland through a recently registered LLC called StageRight Ventures, the club’s current owner David Lei
  • Lucy Dacus announces third album ‘Home Video’ with new single ‘Hot & Heavy’

    Lucy Dacus announces third album ‘Home Video’ with new single ‘Hot & Heavy’
    Lucy Dacus has announced details of her third album ‘Home Video’ and shared its lead single ‘Hot & Heavy’.READ MORE: Lucy Dacus on politics, protests and pandemics“I thought I was writing ‘Hot & Heavy’ about an old friend, but I realized along the way that it was just about me outgrowing past versions of myself,” Dacus said of the track.
    “So much of life is submitting to change and saying goodbye even if you don’t want to.
  • Olivia Rodrigo reveals tracklist and artwork for debut album ‘Sour’

    Olivia Rodrigo reveals tracklist and artwork for debut album ‘Sour’
    Olivia Rodrigo has revealed the tracklist and cover art for her forthcoming debut album ‘Sour’.
    The Californian pop star will release her first full-length effort on May 21 via Polydor/Geffen, having previewed the project with the smash hit ‘Drivers License’ as well as recent single ‘Deja Vu’.READ MORE: Olivia Rodrigo: inside the Taylor-endorsed mega-hit ‘Drivers License’Tonight (April 13) Rodrigo took to social media to unveil the record&rsqu
  • Miranda Lambert & Elle King Set to Open 2021 ACM Awards: Show Details

    Miranda Lambert & Elle King Set to Open 2021 ACM Awards: Show Details
    Miranda Lambert and Elle King will open the ACM Awards on Sunday (April 18) by performing “Drunk (and I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” the Academy of Country Music announced on Tuesday (April 13). The two singers shared an ACM Award last year for music event of the year for an all-star female cover version of Elvin Bishop’s 1976 classic “Fooled Around and Fell in Love.”
    Dierks Bentley will perform U2’s 1984 classic “Pride (in the Name of Love)” with
  • Don’t Worry, Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ Isn’t Being Pulled From Streaming Services

    Don’t Worry, Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ Isn’t Being Pulled From Streaming Services
    Lil Nas X tweeted his latest Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” will be off streaming services as soon as Wednesday (April 14). But Billboard can confirm that the song is not being removed.
    The panic among Lil Nas X fans swelled on Tuesday when the rapper wrote on Twitter, “since call me by your name is no longer working on many streaming services i will be uploading the audio to pornhub at 3pm est.” He later followed up to say he
  • Papoose Reflects on DMX’s Legacy: He ‘Became Larger Than Life’

    Papoose Reflects on DMX’s Legacy: He ‘Became Larger Than Life’
    Papoose took to IG live for a Q&A with Billboard’s hip-hop editor Carl Lamarre on Monday (April 12), where the Brooklyn rapper discussed his retirement this year, and memories he had with DMX, who died April 9.
    “2021 is gonna be my last year rapping,” he shared with Billboard. “So before I retire, to show my thanks and my appreciation to all my supporters, I said I’m gonna drop an EP every month this year titled after the current month.”
    So far, Papoose ha
  • Live Nation and Veeps to Outfit 60 Venues For Livestreaming

    Live Nation and Veeps to Outfit 60 Venues For Livestreaming
    Live Nation Entertainment and Joel and Benji Madden’s livestream platform Veeps plan to equip 60 concert venues across the United States with turnkey livestreaming capabilities. Live Nation acquired Veeps in January.
    Joel Madden, who is also the co-founder of Good Charlotte with his brother Benji Madden, says the initiative will help artists expand revenue from touring while providing new opportunities for bands to connect with fans.“Both Live Nation and Veeps believe in the fut
  • Sir Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl's new song Eazy Sleazy

    Sir Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl's new song Eazy Sleazy
    Sir Mick Jagger has teamed up with Dave Grohl on a new song, 'Eazy Sleazy'.
  • Nick Cave and Warren Ellis release new seven-inch single ‘Grief’

    Nick Cave and Warren Ellis release new seven-inch single ‘Grief’
    Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have announced a new seven-inch release titled ‘Grief’, based on a letter sent to Cave’s Red Hand Files website.READ MORE: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – ‘Carnage’ review: the peak of their powersThe release contains two songs, ‘Letter To Cynthia’ and ‘Song For Cynthia’. The former was written by Cave with music by Ellis, and the latter was composed and recorded as a duo.
    The music, available for purchase here
  • The Black Keys announce new blues covers album ‘Delta Kream’

    The Black Keys announce new blues covers album ‘Delta Kream’
    The Black Keys have announced a new blues covers album called ‘Delta Kream’.
    The Ohio duo – comprised of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney – will drop the 11-track collection on May 14, marking their first release since their ninth studio record ‘Let’s Rock’ (2019).
    ‘Delta Kream’ will see the group pay homage to the Mississippi hill country blues acts that inspired them, including John Lee Hooker, R. L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Ranie Burnett

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