• Courteeners announce Scarborough Open Air Theatre summer concert

    Courteeners announce Scarborough Open Air Theatre summer concert
    Courteeners have announced they’ll be performing a concert at Scarborough Open Air Theatre set to take place later this year.READ MORE: Manchester, united – the story of Courteeners’ last massive Old Trafford gigThe Manchester band will play the 8,000-capacity North Yorkshire venue on September 8, with support coming from The Coral.
    The show will precede two huge shows Courteeners have planned for later in the same month: Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival on September 10, an
  • Touché Amoré, PUP and more team up for punk cover of the Pixies’ ‘Where Is My Mind?’

    Touché Amoré, PUP and more team up for punk cover of the Pixies’ ‘Where Is My Mind?’
    Members of Touché Amoré, PUP, Vein.FM and more have teamed up for a cover of the Pixies‘ 1988 hit ‘Where Is My Mind?’
    The cover was assembled by the heavy metal-themed comedy YouTube channel Two Minutes To Late Night, who have curated dozens of virtual supergroups to cover well-known songs in heavier styles. The channel also enlisted Thursday to cover Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘Dancing In The Dark’ earlier this year.
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  • Metal Church frontman Mike Howe has died, age 55

    Metal Church frontman Mike Howe has died, age 55
    Mike Howe, frontman of American heavy metal outfit Metal Church, has passed away. He was 55 years old.
    The band confirmed the sad news on their Facebook earlier today (July 27), revealing that he passed away in his California home. A cause of death hasn’t been revealed.
    “It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our friend and true legend of heavy metal music,” the band wrote.
    “Mike Howe passed away this morning at his home in Eureka
  • DaBaby responds after comments made during Rolling Loud criticised as homophobic

    DaBaby responds after comments made during Rolling Loud criticised as homophobic
    DaBaby has shared a lengthy response defending himself after he received backlash over comments made during his appearance at Rolling Loud Miami over the weekend.
    “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two or three weeks, put your cellphone light up,” the rapper can be heard saying in footage from the set shared on social media.
    “Ladies, if your pussy smell like water, put your cellphone
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  • Dave Powering to No. 1 in U.K.

    Dave Powering to No. 1 in U.K.
    Dave has a straight-forward name, and he’s got a straight-forward path to the U.K. chart crown.
    The London rapper’s new album We’re All Alone In This Together (Dave Neighbourhood) dominates the midweek U.K. chart, by outperforming the rest of the Top 5 combined.
    We’re All Alone In This Together is the market leader on physical sales, downloads and streaming equivalent albums of the week so far, the OCC reports, and he bags three of the Top 5 songs on the midweek singles c
  • The Kid LAROI drops ‘F*ck Love 3’ expanded edition with six new tracks

    The Kid LAROI drops ‘F*ck Love 3’ expanded edition with six new tracks
    The Kid LAROI has dropped an expanded edition of his ‘F*ck Love 3: Over You’ mixtape, after the original version was released last week. ‘F*ck Love 3+: Over You’ contains six new tracks in addition to the seven that originally featured on the mixtape.
    Unlike the original version, which includes collaborations with Justin Bieber, Polo G, Lil Durk and more, the six new songs that appear on ‘F*ck Love 3+’ do not contain any features.
    Listen to ‘F*ck Love 3+
  • Britney Spears’ lawyer files petition to remove her father Jamie as conservator

    Britney Spears’ lawyer files petition to remove her father Jamie as conservator
    Less than two weeks after he was appointed, Britney Spears‘ new attorney has filed a petition to remove her father Jamie as conservator.
    The singer’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, filed the petition in a Los Angeles court yesterday (July 26). As the New York Times reports, Rosengart’s filing cites a section of the probate code which gives the court the power to remove a conservator if it “is in the best interests” of the conservatee.
    He added that “serious questio
  • James Blunt caught Covid-19 two weeks before comeback shows

    James Blunt caught Covid-19 two weeks before comeback shows
    The You're Beautiful hitmaker has further U.K. tour dates planned for next year.
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  • Rodney Crowell Turns the Personal Into the Universal on New Album ‘Triage’

    Rodney Crowell Turns the Personal Into the Universal on New Album ‘Triage’
    Rodney Crowell’s new album Triage is being touted as his most personal to date. That’s saying something, considering for the past six decades, the lauded singer/songwriter has built a career on introspective songs that transcend being personal snapshots to become universal anthems others see their lives reflected in.
    “’’Til I Gain Control Again’ is a very personal song and I was a 23-year-old man at the time, so the tendency was already there to writ
  • Universal Music Group Inks Licensing Deal With TikTok Rival Lomotif

    Universal Music Group Inks Licensing Deal With TikTok Rival Lomotif
    Universal Music Group (UMG) has officially inked a licensing deal with video-sharing social platform – and TikTok rival – Lomotif. Stock market-bound Universal Music Group and Singapore-headquartered Lomotif unveiled their “global” licensing pact today, via a general release. Under the agreement – the financial terms of which weren’t disclosed in the announcement message – Lomotif […]
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  • Kanye West’s ‘DONDA’ to be released in August, rep confirms

    Kanye West’s ‘DONDA’ to be released in August, rep confirms
    Kanye West’s long-awaited new album ‘DONDA’ will arrive next month, a representative from his team has confirmed.
    Speaking to Pitchfork, the rep said ‘DONDA’ will now be released on August 6 after being expected to land last Friday (July 23). The August 6 release date was previously tweeted out by media personality Justin Laboy and West collaborator Malik Yusef, both of whom attended the ‘DONDA’ listening party last week.
    “THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE
  • Snow Man Says ‘Hello Hello’ to No. 1 on Japan Hot 100

    Snow Man Says ‘Hello Hello’ to No. 1 on Japan Hot 100
    Snow Man’s fourth single “Hello Hello” rockets to No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated July 12 to 18, selling 820,349 CDs in its first week.
    The nine-member Johnny’s boy band’s new single ruled physical sales, look-ups and Twitter mentions, while also coming in at No. 6 for video views and No. 11 for radio airplay to soar 74-1 on this week’s chart. The group’s previous single “Grandeur” — which launched with 800,398
  • Kanye West Living in Atlanta Stadium Ahead of New ‘Donda’ Release Date

    Kanye West Living in Atlanta Stadium Ahead of New ‘Donda’ Release Date
    Kanye West has been living inside an Atlanta stadium while working on his new album.
    A representative for the performer said Monday (July 26) that West planned to remain inside Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium while working to complete Donda, his 10th studio album.
    West held a massive listening session at the stadium Thursday and was seen on social media attending a soccer match over the weekend.
    Donda, which was slated to be released last Friday, is now due Aug. 6.The Grammy winner’s
  • Spotify Will Make It Easier to Find ‘What’s New’ by Introducing Personalized New-Release Feed

    Spotify Will Make It Easier to Find ‘What’s New’ by Introducing Personalized New-Release Feed
    With over 50,000 hours of content uploaded to Spotify every day, the streaming service is making it easier for users to stay up to date with new releases from their favorite creators.
    Announced Monday (July 26), What’s New is a new personalized feed that will be added to the platform globally in the coming weeks. It can be found by clicking on a new bell-shaped icon that will be added to the top of the Home tab, which will be updated in real time with new releases from the artists and
  • Spotify Will Make It Easer to Find ‘What’s New’ by Introducing Personalized New-Release Feed

    Spotify Will Make It Easer to Find ‘What’s New’ by Introducing Personalized New-Release Feed
    With over 50,000 hours of content uploaded to Spotify every day, the streaming service is making it easier for users to stay up to date with new releases from their favorite creators.
    Announced Monday (July 26), What’s New is a new personalized feed that will be added to the platform globally in the coming weeks. It can be found by clicking on a new bell-shaped icon that will be added to the top of the Home tab, which will be updated in real time with new releases from the artists and
  • Whiskey Jam Celebrates 10 Years as a ‘Rite of Passage’ for Nashville Artists & Songwriters

    Whiskey Jam Celebrates 10 Years as a ‘Rite of Passage’ for Nashville Artists & Songwriters
    On Monday night (July 26), Whiskey Jam will celebrate 10 years as a can’t-miss event in Nashville’s music scene, with a sold-out show at the Ryman Auditorium. The feat is impressive given that no talent lineup has been announced in advance.
    “Even the artists performing don’t know who else is on the lineup. It will be a wonderful surprise,” Whiskey Jam founder Ward Guenther tells Billboard of the event that bills itself as “10 years of good music for good peopl
  • DaBaby Defends Rolling Loud Miami Comments & Tells Fans Who Weren’t There to ‘Shut the F— Up’

    DaBaby Defends Rolling Loud Miami Comments & Tells Fans Who Weren’t There to ‘Shut the F— Up’
    DaBaby is responding to social media criticism over homophobic comments he made during day three of Rolling Loud Miami on Sunday, telling anyone who wasn’t at the festival to “shut the f— up.”
    In a viral video shared on social media, DaBaby is heard onstage during his performance at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, saying, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make yo
  • Smashing Pumpkins announce new vinyl release, ‘Live At The Viper Room 1998’

    Smashing Pumpkins announce new vinyl release, ‘Live At The Viper Room 1998’
    Smashing Pumpkins have announced the release of a new vinyl, ‘Live At The Viper Room 1998’, available to pre-order next week.READ MORE: The 20 best Smashing Pumpkins songsThe band’s second archival release was recorded at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California, on January 15, 1998. The 13-song set saw Corgan perform Smashing Pumpkins songs in acoustic form.
    “The thing you hear in the Viper Room show is you’re really sort of being allowed into the studio where
  • Britney Spears Taps CPA to Take Over As Conservator of Her Estate

    Britney Spears Taps CPA to Take Over As Conservator of Her Estate
    Just over a month after Britney Spears gave a bombshell statement expressing publicly for the first time that she wants her longstanding conservatorship come to an end she’s formally asking the court to replace her father as conservator of her estate.
    During more than 20 minutes of emotional testimony on June 23, and additional comments in a July 14 hearing, Spears made it quite clear she isn’t happy with her father’s involvement — going as far as accusing him o
  • Britney Spears Files Petition to Remove Father From Conservatorship

    Britney Spears Files Petition to Remove Father From Conservatorship
    Pop star's new lawyer is seeking to replace Jamie Spears with a public accountant as the conservator of her estate
  • Kany Garcia Announces 2021 US Tour: See The Dates

    Kany Garcia Announces 2021 US Tour: See The Dates
    Kany Garcia will kick off 2022 with two concerts in San Juan’s emblematic Coliseo de Puerto Rico, but first, she’s taking her show across the U.S. in a newly announced 2021 tour, Billboard has learned.
    “This is the big surprise I had prepared,” Garcia expressed to her fans on social media. “In a bit over a month we’re touring the U.S. How exciting to meet again.”
    The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter will kick off her U.S. tour on Sept. 8 in Atlanta’s
  • Ariana Grande Is Already Right at Home on ‘The Voice’: ‘I Adore These Humans’

    Ariana Grande Is Already Right at Home on ‘The Voice’: ‘I Adore These Humans’
    We haven’t even seen Ariana Grande on The Voice yet, but the singing competition’s newest coach is already feeling right at home.
    On Monday (July 26), Grande shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos and one video teaser for her upcoming Voice season 21 promo along with a heartfelt message for the cast and crew behind the show. “I adore these humans so much and am already an emotional wreck worrying about saying goodbye to everyone the day of the finale and nothings
  • China Regulator Orders Tencent Music to End Exclusive Licensing Deals With Labels

    China Regulator Orders Tencent Music to End Exclusive Licensing Deals With Labels
    BEIJING — China’s antitrust regulator has ordered Tencent Music Entertainment to end its practice of making exclusive licensing deals with major record labels, a decision that is likely to further chip away at the dominance of the Chinese music streaming player.
    China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) said Shenzhen-based TME must forgo its music copyright fees, including high advance payments to copyright owners, by the regulator’s 30-day deadline of lat
  • Pink Offers to Pay Off Norwegian Beach Handball Team’s ‘Sexist’ Uniform Fine

    Pink Offers to Pay Off Norwegian Beach Handball Team’s ‘Sexist’ Uniform Fine
    Norway's female beach handball chose to wear shorts instead of bikini bottoms
  • DaBaby Delivers Homophobic, Anti-HIV/AIDS Rant at Rolling Loud

    DaBaby Delivers Homophobic, Anti-HIV/AIDS Rant at Rolling Loud
    Charlotte rapper DaBaby went on a homophobic rant during his Rolling Loud appearance. The rapper went on the homophobic rant during the Rolling Loud Festival at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases, then put your cellphone lighter up,” […]
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  • The Killers share teaser clip for new album ‘Pressure Machine’

    The Killers share teaser clip for new album ‘Pressure Machine’
    The Killers have shared a new teaser clip ahead of the release of their forthcoming seventh studio album, ‘Pressure Machine’ – watch it below.READ MORE: The Killers: “Music made it possible for me to dream”The new record from the Las Vegas band will arrive via EMI on August 13 and was created after they found themselves with unexpected downtime as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
    Taking to Instagram earlier this evening (July 26), The Killers shared a video cli
  • 15-Year Legal Battle Over James Brown’s Estate Finally Settles

    15-Year Legal Battle Over James Brown’s Estate Finally Settles
    The roughly 15-year-long legal battle over the estate of soul mainstay James Brown has officially drawn to a close. The involved parties just recently announced that they had settled the long-running courtroom confrontation, which initiated about one month following James Brown’s passing in late December of 2006. Barnwell, South Carolina-born Brown had finalized his will […]
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  • Watch Holly Humberstone debut new track ‘Please Don’t Leave Just Yet’

    Watch Holly Humberstone debut new track ‘Please Don’t Leave Just Yet’
    Holly Humberstone debuted a new track called ‘Please Don’t Leave Just Yet’ at Tramlines Festival over the weekend – watch the performance below.READ MORE: Holly Humberstone: Heart-on-sleeve spectral synth-pop perfect for Lorde and Phoebe Bridgers fansThe Lincolnshire singer-songwriter played the T’other Live stage on Sunday (July 25), as part of a line-up that included The Snuts, Sundara Karma and Everything Everything.
    During her set, Humberstone performed&nbs
  • Rep. Nancy Mace Slams Britney Spears’ ‘Crazy’ Conservatorship, Compares It to ‘Communist China’

    Rep. Nancy Mace Slams Britney Spears’ ‘Crazy’ Conservatorship, Compares It to ‘Communist China’
    Congresswoman Nancy Mace is in Britney Spears’ corner. The South Carolina Republican appeared on Sunday’s Fox News Live to discuss the bipartisan FREE Act, which she co-sponsored with Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist of Florida, and also took the opportunity to share her horror at the alleged abuses the pop star has endured under her 13-year conservatorship.
    “I want to thank Britney Spears. It took a lot of courage for her to come forward in a very public way as a celebr
  • T.I. Defends DaBaby’s Homophobic Rolling Loud Rant: ‘Ain’t Got to Be No Hate, It’s All Honesty’

    T.I. Defends DaBaby’s Homophobic Rolling Loud Rant: ‘Ain’t Got to Be No Hate, It’s All Honesty’
    Following DaBaby’s homophobic outburst during his set Sunday night at Rolling Loud Miami, rapper T.I. is jumping in to defend his fellow rapper’s point of view.
    In an Instagram live (portions of which he later uploaded to IGTV), T.I. said that DaBaby has a right to express his opinion, comparing his ignorant rant to Lil Nas X’s explicit new “Industry Baby” video. “If you gonna have the Lil Nas X video and him living his truth, you gonna damn sure have people l

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