Foo Fighters Bring Rock Back to Madison Square Garden

The house lights inside Madison Square Garden went down Sunday night, and the thousands of fans, packed like sardines in their seats, stood as if on cue. As they roared their approval, bouncing in place on the balls of their feet, the ground began to tremble. Cellphone flash lights illuminated the darkness. The sound of a keyboard echoed through the […]

Korn Bassist Fieldy Taking a Break From Band

He thanked fans for their “support, patience & understanding” and told his bandmates Jonathan Davis, James “Munky” Shaffer, Ray Luzier and Brian “Head” Welch: “I love you and I don’t want to bring any tension or bad vibes to the circle.” Arvizu is a founding member of the California nu-metal band, appearing on every album starting with Korn’s 1993 debut. Korn […]

Lucy Dacus Takes Confessional Songwriting to a New Level

In November of 2018, while on tour with the group boygenius, the singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus began performing a recently written song, “Thumbs,” partly at the urging of Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker, her bandmates in that project. Dacus had already drawn on her own life for the wry and charged songs on her first two solo albums, “No Burden” (2016) […]

Soulja Boy Trolls Bow Wow Before ‘Verzuz’ Battle

Soulja didn’t caption the post, but fans could not get enough of the jab, with one writing, “SOULJA AT IT EARLY THIS MORNING.” It was perhaps fair turnabout after Bow Wow asked fans to send him queries for a Twitter Q&A earlier this month, which prompted Soulja Boy to ask, “How y0u get so lame?” As you might imagine, Bow […]

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Good 4 U’ On Track for Another U.K. Chart Crown

Close behind “Good 4 U” is KSI’s summer release “Holiday,” which debuts at No. 2 on the chart update. Co-written with Jake Gosling and Digital Farm Animals, KSI’s latest will appear on the rapper’s album All Over The Place, due out July 16 via BMG/RBC Records. Meanwhile, 2021 Eurovision Song Contest champs Måneskin could snag a third U.K. Top 20, […]

Denis Handlin Departs Sony Music After 51 Years

The bombshell news dropped Monday morning (June 21) Australia time, closely following another report published in the national press that exposes inappropriate behavior at the music major’s subsidiary. As previously reported, The Sydney Morning Herald has detailed allegations of discrimination, bullying and harassment within Sony Music Australia. Earlier in the year, the music giant terminated a veteran executive after an […]

Will Smith Releasing Memoir ‘Will’ in November

“It’s been a labor of love,” Smith said in his post. Smith will also narrate the audiobook of Will from Penguin Random House Audio. Will looks to tell a story about Smith’s life and career. The book will delve into him being raised in West Philadelphia to entering superstardom as an actor and rapper. He’s a two-time Academy Award nominee […]

Radio City Music Hall Reopens With Dave Chappelle, Rap Concert

The event already seemed like a hot ticket before the show began, with a line stretching around the block and down 51st Street almost all the way to 5th Avenue. People talked excitedly as they waited to get their tickets scanned before going quiet and craning their necks every time an SUV pulled up with what looked like a VIP […]

Macy Gray Calls for Update of American Flag

Addressing President Biden, vp Kamala Harris, and members of Congress, Gray wrote that the American flag “has been hijacked as code for a specific belief. God bless those believers, they can have it.” She added that, like the Confederate, the flag is “tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect” and no longer represents all people. “It’s not fair to be forced to […]

Taylor Swift ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ Track List Predictions

The Original 16 Songs of ‘Red’ This part of the list is a given, but just to jog your memory, here are the 16 songs that appeared on the standard version of Swift’s Red album in 2012: “State of Grace,” “Red,” “Treacherous,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “All Too Well,” “22,” “I Almost Do,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back […]

UEFA Euro 2020: UK National Football Anthems Chart Revealed

A fan favorite, “Three Lions” served as the official song of the England team at Euro ’96. Two years later, the enduring track was re-released as an unofficial anthem for England’s FIFA World Cup campaign. PRS’ Most Played UK National Football Anthems Chart ranks the official Football Association, FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro songs for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland […]

John Legend Claims Michael Costello Fabricated Chrissy Teigen DMs

In a blog post published to Medium on Monday, Teigen referenced the “awful” tweets and acknowledged that there is “simply no excuse” for them. She reflected on the situation, adding that “not a single moment has passed where I haven’t felt the crushing weight of regret for things I’ve said in the past.” Costello surfaced the alleged messages with Teigen […]

‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’: The Best Swiftie Responses

Swifties are a pretty savvy bunch, deciphering clues and Easter eggs that Taylor Swift drops like breadcrumbs across her social media profiles and public appearances. Even so, fans — who were convinced that the next re-recorded release following this year’s No. 1 album Fearless (Taylor’s Version) would be a reworked 1989 — were thrown off on Friday (June 18) with the announcement that the […]