Month: September 2021

Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg to Perform at This Year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

After basically ignoring the Atlanta music scene when the Big Game was there a few years ago, the NFL decided to not make the same mistake twice. For this year’s game at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, the NFL is giving the Super Bowl Halftime show a distinctly Los Angeles feel, as Compton natives Dr. …

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Wallows Release New Single ‘I Don’t Want to Talk’

Wallows are back with a new video for “I Don’t Want to Talk.” This is the band’s first release since their Remote EP in February. Having worked for over a year on this track, Wallows stars in the warm, vintage-kissed video. The song sings of pushing a girl away and simultaneously pitying yourself: “I’m not alright …

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Listen to the Dying Light 2 Stay Human Theme from BAFTA-Nominated Composer Olivier Derivière

In 2015, Techland set a new standard for zombie games with the release of Dying Light. Almost 7 years later, we’re finally nearing the release of the much-anticipated (and delayed) sequel that promises to expand on the undead-parkour gameplay that so many fans fell in love with on the first release. But as we inch closer …

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Skylar Grey

Skylar Grey and Eminem Collaborate on Venom End Credits Track ‘Last One Standing’

Skylar Grey reunited with Eminem and joined Polo G and Mozzy on the end credits theme from Venom: Let There Be Carnage, “Last One Standing.” The song is out today, a day before the film hits theaters on October 1.     “Over the past year I’ve been very selective about the projects I work …

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Tim Showalter on the Cosmic, Existential Journey to Strand of Oaks’ In Heaven

Welcome to the latest edition of The Offramp! Each month, rock writer Corbin Reiff will highlight some of the most dynamic artists and projects going on in music today. Throw on the turn signal, crank up the stereo and enjoy the ride! Heaven means many things to many people. To some, it’s a physical plane; …

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Britney Spears

Jamie Spears Suspended as Conservator of Britney Spears’ Estate

Jamie Spears has been removed as the conservator of his daughter’s, Britney Spears, conservatorship that has been in place for 13 years. In a move that was a long time coming, on Wednesday according to the New York Times, Judge Brenda Penny granted a petition that removed Spears from his current role, saying that it …

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Josh Klinghoffer

Josh Klinghoffer’s Pluralone Unveils Two New Songs From Upcoming 7-Inch

The past year and a half has been quite prolific for Josh Klinghoffer. Departing Red Hot Chili Peppers in December 2019 could have derailed him, but Klinghoffer has been on a tear ever since. Even during the pandemic, Klinghoffer was busy working on his own music as Pluralone in addition to joining Pearl Jam as …

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Watch Bob Mould Jam Hüsker Dü Hit ‘I Apologize’ With Fred Armisen

Bob Mould and Fred Armisen performed the Hüsker Dü hit “I Apologize” at this year’s Hardly Strictly Business festival. The rocker and comedian duo blasted right into their performance, alone with their guitars playing to an empty venue. Like two classic rock-loving dads practicing in a garage, Mould and Armisen’s passion for music carried their …

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Dave Grohl throne

Dave Grohl Lends His Throne to Greyhawk Bassist Who Was Shot in the Leg

Even rockers lend one another a helping hand in a time of need. And it’s no surprise that Dave Grohl literally lent his throne to Seattle metal bassist Darin Wall. Wall is recovering from a gunshot wound that occurred when he stopped a gunman entering the band’s concert in early September. Wall and his band …

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Bruce Springsteen John Mellencamp

Listen to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp’s Wise Words on ‘Wasted Days’

John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen have joined forces for the first time in their decorated careers on “Wasted Days.” The new video, directed and produced by Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimmy, was filmed in the Boss’ home state of New Jersey earlier in September. It is also the first single off Mellencamp’s upcoming record slated for …

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Indie Composer Max LL Is the Musical Mastermind Behind Thunder Lotus Games Like Spiritfarer

If you’ve ever played a title by Thunder Lotus Games, you know that there’s really nothing else like them. If you haven’t and you’re into surprisingly complex hand-drawn video games, you should. The Canadian indie studio’s third game, Spiritfarer, continues that unique trend that made Jotun and Sundered both cult favorites. Appropriately described as “a …

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David Bowie

Previously Unreleased David Bowie Album Toy to Arrive Next Year

Parlophone Records and ISO Records announced the previously unreleased David Bowie album Toy (Toy:Box) will drop the day before what would be the legend’s 75th birthday, which is January 7, 2022. The labels will also release the fifth box set, David Bowie 5. Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001), of a series chronicling his career from 1969 to …

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Listen to Death Valley Girls’ New Song ‘It’s All Really Kind of Amazing’

Death Valley Girls dropped their newest psychedelic single “It’s All Really Kind of Amazing.”     ​​”Being in a body, experiencing reality as a human, is endlessly challenging,” singer Bonnie Bloomgarden said. “There’s so much darkness, suffering, sorrow, and division, it’s hard to get past. Sometimes, and often for too long, I just stay in …

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IDLES Announces CRAWLER, Share First Single ‘The Beachland Ballroom’

A year after releasing Ultra Mono, IDLES are back with their fourth record CRAWLER and dropped its first single “The Beachland Ballroom.” CRAWLER is set to arrive on November 12 on Partisan Records. The 14-track record was co-produced by Kenny Beats and IDLES guitarist Mark Bowen. The single is named after the Cleveland venue that we’ve …

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R Kelly

R Kelly Found Guilty of Racketeering Charges in Sex Trafficking Case

R. Kelly has been found guilty of all counts of racketeering in his federal sex trafficking case. After deliberating for two days, a Brooklyn jury of seven men and five women convicted the singer on all nine of the felony charges, the New York Times reports. The singer faces 10-30 years in prison. Kelly faced …

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The Rolling Stones Play First Tour Date Without Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones played their first tour date without drummer Charlie Watts in St. Louis. They kicked off their No Filter tour at The Dome at America’s Center. This also marks the band’s first time on the road since last year’s postponement due to COVID. Steve Jordan is filling in Watts’ seat behind the drum …

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Interpol Announce Seventh Album in the Works With Flood & Moulder

Interpol announced they have been recording their seventh studio album with producers Flood & Moulder. The new album is set to arrive next year via Matador. “We are overjoyed to announce Flood & Moulder will be producing and mixing the next Interpol record,” Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler said. “We are longtime admirers of their work …

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Brandi Carlile Eddie Vedder Ohana Fest

Watch Brandi Carlile Perform ‘Better Man’ With Pearl Jam

Throughout the first weekend at Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Festival, a number of artists dropped in on each other’s sets (not just year, but over the course of the festival’s history). Day three was no different. Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready and Matt Cameron popped in to close Brandi Carlile‘s set with a cover of Soundgarden’s “Searching …

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Kanye West Documentary Jeen-Yuhs Is Coming to Netflix

Netflix is prepping a documentary about Kanye West called Jeen-Yuhs. As Variety reports, the project follows Ye over a 20-year period, filming his rise as a rapper and businessman. It will also touch on his failed 2020 presidential campaign and the death of his mother, Donda West. The streaming platform teased the doc with a first look that …

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Eminem Is Actually Opening a Restaurant Called Mom’s Spaghetti

It’s actually happening. Eminem is opening a restaurant called Mom’s Spaghetti. The name, of course, comes from the opening verse of 2002’s “Lose Yourself,” where Eminem raps: “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy / There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.” Not the most appetizing inspiration for a restaurant, but the …

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Eddie Vedder Debuts New Band, Covers R.E.M., Kings of Leon, Pretenders, Prince and More at Ohana Fest

Eddie Vedder was slated to pull headlining double duty at his Ohana Festival this weekend with a solo set on Saturday and bringing Pearl Jam back to Southern California for the first time since 2013. However, following Kings of Leon‘s sudden withdrawal on Thursday to tend to a family matter, Vedder sprung into action. The …

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William Shatner Gets Personal on His Autobiographical New Album, Bill

Before we could get anywhere near talking about his new album, Bill, on our scheduled Zoom call, William Shatner was already marveling at my beard. Now, it’s not the first interview to be disrupted by my ample facial hair, but it’s not exactly how I was planning to start my chat with the man behind …

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Marilyn Manosn

Marilyn Manson Accuser Refiles Sexual Assault Lawsuit After Judge’s Dismissal

A week after a suit filed by a Jane Doe against Marilyn Manson was dismissed by a judge who stated that initial accusations were “not sufficient to invoke the delayed discovery rule,” she refiled the suit in Los Angeles on Thursday. In the amended complaint viewed by SPIN, Doe details Manson’s alleged sexual assault and …

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Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Reminisce About Charlie Watts Ahead of Upcoming Tour

The Rolling Stones talked to journalist David Fricke about their upcoming No Filter tour, which is the first time the band will take the stage in over 50 years without their beloved drummer and friend, Charlie Watts. Watts died on August 24. Watts’ death shook the music world, as his tight, jazzy drum sound influenced …

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