- Crowded House frontman recorded Beach Boys classic in his home
Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Crisis: Week of June 1Various parts of the country are beginning to open up again, but most live events are still on hold. Meanwhile, artists are staying busy providing entertainment for those who continue to shelter in place during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
With venues and bars shut down from coast-to-coast, here’s your guide to the best livestreamed music content right now, for the week of June 1. As additional events are announced for the week, we’ll add them to this list.
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- Record Store Day has released a new list of releases for its much-disrupted 2020 edition, which features music from the likes of David Bowie, Charli XCX, The Cure, Odd Future and more.
Read More: Here’s the full list of Record Store Day 2020 releases
The event was initially due to take place on Saturday, April 18 and initially postponed to June 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but was then delayed once more and spread over three separate days to accommodate social distancing measur
- Notorious hacker group Anonymous hacked into the Chicago Police Department’s radios and played NWA‘s ‘Fuck Tha Police’ down the line, according to online reports.
The move comes after the group announced their return to social media on Saturday (May 30) in line with global protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.
Announcing their intention to target the police departments of Minneapolis and Chicago, Anonymous tweeted: “We stand in solidarity
- Two Atlantic Records executives have issued an impassioned plea that #TheShowMustBePaused in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and “other black citizens at the hands of police” as part of tomorrow’s (June 2) “Black Out Tuesday” events.
The Paused effort from Atlantic senior directors of marketing Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas, who are both black, is a reaction to what they describe as “the long-standing racism and inequ
- Travis Scott took to social media on Sunday (May 31) to share an impassioned plea for accountability and justice in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
“As I pace around, thinking, trying to find something to ease the pain… there are almost no words that I can think of to properly express, or I can use to suppress, this enraged feeling of us continuously losing our brothers and sisters to brutality at the hands of officers, or anyone with misguided intentions for our well-being,
- While many artists have shared their outrage over George Floyd’s death on social media by demanding justice against the police officers responsible, urging an end to racism, making donations and more, some are leaving their homes to speak out in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
As protests spread across the country from Seattle to Los Angeles to Minneapolis to New York City to Atlanta and beyond, musicians are joining those who are gathering to call for an end to systemic racism and
- In the wake of nationwide chaos stemming from protests over the death of George Floyd, Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge has created a social justice task force. The 60-year-old Grainge announced his plans via an in-house memo, which Digital Music News obtained. Calling the last week’s news “horrendous” at its start, the memo proceeds […]The post In the Wake of Nationwide Chaos, UMG Chief Lucian Grainge Creates Social Justice Task Force appeared first on Digital M
- Broadway On Demand, the newly-launched streaming platform for theater fans, has postponed its Tony Awards celebration event that was scheduled for this Sunday (June 7).
The postponement is linked to the ongoing protests and unrest in the wake of the death last week of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
The postponement was made Monday morning (June 1) by Seam Cercone, the organization’s CEO/president. “We are collectively saddened and angered by the senseless murders of
Ariana Grande Urges Media to Cover ‘Peaceful Protesting’ After Joining Black Lives Matter Demonstration in L.A.Ariana Grande took to the streets of Los Angeles over the weekend, joining the Black Lives Matter protest in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
The superstar reflected on her experience at the protest in a number of tweets on Sunday (May 31), writing, “Hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage. all throughout beverly hills and west hollywood we chanted, people beeped and cheered along. we were passionate, we were loud, we were loving. cover this t
- Adam Lambert has criticised Donald Trump in a series of new social media posts, calling the US President “a joke, a liar and a cancer”.
The messages come in the wake of the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, which has sparked worldwide protests.
“Repeat after me: I will not tell black folks how to feel, protest, or mourn,” the Queen singer wrote, adding: “I’m scanning through the comments on this post and am appalled by the handful of ignorant, right
- Singer-songwriter Yungblud has described rumoured girlfriend Halsey as "fearless".
- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West''s lawyers have fired off the legal document after their ex-employee Steve Stanulis appeared on the Hollywood Raw Podcast earlier this year.
- The former One Direction star has used his platform to promote the Black Lives Matter movement.
- Aled Haydn Jones has been promoted to lead one of the BBC’s flagship music-based stations, Radio 1. Haydn Jones was most recently head of programmes at the station, which draws roughly 10 million listeners, and he was behind this year’s pandemic-prompted Big Weekend UK 2020, which prompted 50-plus new live sets via artists from their homes.
Before leading programs, Haydn Jones was a presenter on the network, as well as a producer and editor.
“Aled has some exciting and ambitiou
- "It’s devaluing when we see Google monopolize on our Pride but do so little to actually enhance and protect the LGBTQIA+ digital experience," rock duo MAN ON MAN says
- Here are our favorite LPs of this month, from pop blockbusters to indie gems.
- Lorde has sent an email to fans regarding the current wave of protests in the US and around the world sparked by the death of George Floyd.
The singer, who has been off social media for over a year, said in the message “that white silence right now is more damaging than someone’s wack protest selfie”.
“Hello again, she wrote. “I know what you’re thinking — “Two notes in two weeks? Who is she?!” You probably weren’t expecting to hear fro
- Cardi B has called on people to “take power” by exercising their right to vote following the widespread outrage and protests that have been sparked in the US and worldwide by the death of George Floyd.
The Bronx rapper is among the many high-profile voices in music and entertainment who have expressed anger and sadness over Floyd’s death while in police custody in Minneapolis last week (May 25). Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree mu
Killer Mike Issues Urgent Plea For Peaceful Organizing Amid George Floyd Protests: ‘We Have to Be Better’Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike made a surprise appearance at Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom’s press conference on Friday (May 29), in an attempt to quell some of the violence that has taken place during nationwide protests of George Floyd’s police-related death last week.
Mike (born Michael Render) appealed to those angry about the incident, asking them to channel their anger into positive movements.
“I am the son of an Atlanta police officer,” said Mike, who w
- "This song is about police brutality and injustice," Twin Cities artist and activist Dua Saleh said in a statement
- "This ongoing systemic brutality by police is racist, it's sickening and it's unsurprising"
Ice-T, P!nk, Axl Rose & Adam Lambert Slam Donald Trump Over George Floyd Protest Response: ‘Truly Bad, Repulsive’As thousands took to the streets around the nation over the weekend to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody last week, a number of artists lashed out at Pres. Donald Trump’s reaction to the marches during a time of national crisis. P!nk, who has been outspoken in her criticism of Trump in the past, was one of many who saw the president’s tweets focusing on the strong military response he ordered to quell the massive protest movement as being tone deaf to th
Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg urges fans to “enact real change”: “Systemic racism exists. White privilege is real”Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg has urged fans to “use our voices to enact real change” following the death of George Floyd.
Many notable names in the music and entertainment industry have spoken up and demanded justice for Floyd’s death over the last week. The 46-year-old died in Minneapolis last Monday (May 25).
“Black lives matter. Systemic racism exists. White privilege is real,” Weinberg tweeted, adding that he was “heartbroken to, yet again, witness the op
- Billy Bragg has shared his charity cover of Taylor Swift‘s ‘Only The Young’ — watch him perform the track below.
Bragg announced last week that he intended to cover a Swift song as part of the ‘Covers For Others’ fundraising series, which is raising money for the Royal College of Nursing Foundation’s COVID-19 Support Fund.
Uploading his take on the Miss Americana-accompanying track online yesterday (May 31), Bragg revealed that he chose to cover Swift af
- Angel Haze has shared a number of tweets from a Black Lives Matter protest in California, claiming that police “threw tear gas in our faces”.
Protests have been carried out across America and the world over the last week following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last Monday (May 25).
Tweeting their experience of a protest in Santa Monica, California this weekend, Haze wrote: “Fuckin cop just hit me with his baton as they threw tear gas in our faces. My fucking face fee
Travis Scott on the George Floyd protests: “The rage that we are feeling is from direct personal experience”Travis Scott has shared his thoughts on the outrage which has been sparked in the US and around the world following the death of George Floyd, saying that “the rage that we are feeling is from direct personal experience”.
The Houston rapper is one of the many notable names in music and entertainment to have expressed anger and sadness over Floyd’s death while in police custody in Minneapolis last week (May 25). Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with
- K-pop fans online have crashed an app that was set up by the Dallas police department by flooding it with FanCam videos.
The department’s iWatch app encourages citizens in the city to send in video footage of “illegal activity from the protests” current happening in Dallas after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
With many K-pop fan accounts actively posting their support for the Black Lives Matter movement over the last week, fans have now managed to crash the app by po
- Eminem has issued a rallying call to his home city of Detroit, encouraging its citizens to stay strong in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The rapper was speaking as part of the City of Detroit-organised livestream ‘Everybody vs. COVID-19’, which took place over the weekend. Billed as an online festival, the event also aimed to raise awareness about limiting the spread of coronavirus and the ‘Be Counted’ campaign, which is informing residents about the upcoming 2020
- Justin Bieber "feels bad" for not calling out everyday racism against African-American citizens in the U.S. sooner.
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