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Queen Streaming Legendary Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert on YouTube

Queen are streaming their 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts. The show will be available to watch on the band’s YouTube page for 48 hours beginning Friday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. ET. The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert originally took place back on April 20th, 1992 at London’s Wembley Stadium. Queen’s surviving members Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon wanted to perform in Mercury’s memory, as the third greatest singer of all time died months earlier from AIDS. They broke out classics and hits alike in his honor with help from guest vocalists including David Bowie, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Axl Rose, Elton John, Tony Iommi, James Hetfield, Seal, George Michael, and Liza Minnelli. Viewers are asked donate to ...

EDX Taps Jess Ball for “I Found You (Neptune),” Breathing New Life Into 2019 Hit [Premiere]

Switzerland’s most streamed electronic artist, EDX, took the world by storm back in 2019 when he went back to his progressive house roots on the hit single “Neptune.” After the track garnered an abundance of international support and skyrocketed its way to the top of the Beatport charts within days of its release, EDX knew it was time to reignite the fire and bring vocals to the retrospective anthem.  EDX has teamed up with Australian singer/songwriter Jess Ball to deliver the top-line, creating the vibrant new cut “I Found You (Neptune),” which EDM.com has the pleasure of premiering today. The original is a powerful instrumental production that guides the listener into a state of bliss, filled with arpeggiated string work and a steady beat that is s...

Martin Garrix Drops Long-Awaited John Martin Collab “Higher Ground”

Martin Garrix has finally dropped the curtain on his highly anticipated collaboration with John Martin, the scintillating progressive house jam “Higher Ground.” Garrix ripped a page out of his old progressive playbook for “Higher Ground,” producing a euphoric peaktime bomb that would slay the festival scene if it weren’t underwater due to COVID-19. Dropping the single on his own STMPD imprint, he crafted a nostalgic ballad that is reminiscent of the music that catapulted him to international stardom in years past, like “Forbidden Voices” and “Break Through the Silence” with Matisse & Sadko. Martin, whose distinctive voice permeated through that scene for the better half of the last decade, hasn’t lost a step. Th...

How Ike Turner Invented Rock ‘N Roll

Ike Turner wasn’t born in a crossfire hurricane, but he more or less died in one. He passed away at 76 in 2007, from a cocaine overdose, but by then he was very sick anyway, with heart disease and emphysema. In the last 30 years of his life, he was mostly broke, mostly disgraced, drug-addicted, sometimes homeless and, for 17 months, in jail. A few years before he died he released a record of new music, Here and Now, which was well received and nominated for a Grammy and went some way towards reshaping his legacy as first and foremost a gifted musician. Notice of his death really just reminded us how much we had forgotten him. An inauspicious end for the creator of Rock ‘n Roll. As even some primitive tribes in the Amazon know, “rock ‘n roll” was first coined to describe the genre by legend...

DMX Owes New York Almost $225K In Back Taxes

Source: Prince Williams / Getty DMX needs to get his finances in order. Reportedly, Dark Man X owes the state of New York almost $225,000 in back taxes. The homie’s at Bossip report that the state of New York’s Division of Taxation has filed a tax warrant against the Yonkers rapper. X, born Earl Simmons, allegedly owes a cool $224,845 in state income taxes, per the warrant. Clearly, X was still collecting bags if he owes that much in state taxes. X should be too familiar with the process since he reportedly had multiple taxes warrants in NY before. Nack in 2018 he had a lien for slightly over $20,000 issued on him by the state and in 2014 he had another for a hefty $230,000. But it was the federal tax fraud charges that cost X his freedom when he served a year in prison (he was released in...

Rihanna Living In The U.K. During COVID-19 Pandemic, Pushes Back Trial With Dad

Source: WENN/Avalon / WENN Rihanna is safe and sound during the global COVID-19 pandemic and is said to be living across the pond while health officials scramble to return things to a level of normalcy. As a result, a summer trial that the Barbadian superstar was set for has been pushed back due to the uncertainty of things and will take place this fall. The Blast reports that Rihanna is residing in the United Kingdom, leaving her Los Angeles digs behind as the novel coronavirus spread has ebbed and flowed across California with varying results. The singer and businesswoman was slated to face her father, Ronald Fenty, in court over the use of her name and likeness. In a lawsuit filed in 2019, Rihanna claims that her father used his Fenty Entertainment company to book a $15 million Latin Am...

Luxury Protection: Louis Vuitton Has Donated 2,500 Masks To NYC MTA Employees

Source: Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty The fashion industry continues to do their best to offer support during this seemingly never ending pandemic. One luxury retailer has given back to The Big Apple’s essential workers. As spotted on The Cut Louis Vuitton has made good on their promises. Back in March the French fashion house announced that they would be donating 40 million surgical masks throughout several cities throughout the world who were severely impacted by COVID-19. Their inventory has finally made its way to the staffers who make keep the world’s greatest city keep going. According to the article LV has sent 2,500 masks for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). In light of the health crisis the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Group repurposed many of their factories to...

Cam’ron Kicks It With Pablo Escobar’s Family In Visuals To “Medellin”

Source: Prince Williams / Getty Looks like Killa Cam‘s about to come back with a connect that’ll turn him into a “Crack Gawd” for real for real. Unbeknownst to many, Cam’ron recently took a trip down to Colombia to shoot his latest visuals to the Brendan Cochrane and self-directed visuals to “Medellin.” But not only did he visit the town of cocaine kingpin legend Pablo Escobar, but Killa was even joined by the family of the iconic druglord who welcomed them into their home with open arms. Joining Pablo’s brother and co-founder of the Medellin Cartel, Roberto Escobar at his estate in Medellin, Colombia, Cam’ron uses the luxurious, yet humble property as the background for his video where he politics with Esobar’s family before playing soccer with the locals on a basketball court. We’re pret...

Guns N’ Roses Take Aim at Trump With New T-Shirt

Guns N’ Roses took aim at President Donald Trump’s trip to the Honeywell factory in Arizona last week when the 45th president of the United States walked around the vicinity without a mask on. The band has released a special edition t-shirt with “Live N’ Let Die With COVID 45″ on it, which claps back at Trump’s maskless tour of the same factory that is producing the N95 masks for the federal government. The proceeds from shirt sales will go to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares that’s providing services and resources for musicians in need, especially during the novel coronavirus pandemic. GNR leader Axl Rose hasn’t been shy about voicing out his opinions regarding the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic and even got into a Twitter beef with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin....

Pearl Jam’s ‘Retrograde’ Video Shows End of the World and Features Greta Thunberg

Pearl Jam’s Gigaton was released in March and it’s safe to say, things have not gone according to plan since. But the good news: they shared a new video for their latest single, “Retrograde.” For the animated clip, the band teamed up with director Josh Wakely, it opens with a lone traveler driving through the rain and descending upon a strip mall. Visiting a psychic (in a shopping center conveniently with a bunch of the band’s album titles on the storefronts), the protagonist watches world destruction through a crystal ball as the melting glaciers and sea overtake iconic landmarks like Eiffel Tower in Paris, London Bridge in London and cities like New York and Seattle (think like Day After Tomorrow or 2012).  Tarot cards of the band appear and there’s an ...

Mr. Show’s Bob Odenkirk and David Cross Lead All-Star Sing-along of Weird Al’s “Eat It”: Watch

As promised, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross reunited on Wednesday night for the Mr. Show Zoomtacular Annual Business Call Event for Charity. In addition to raising funds and eliciting some good ol’ fashioned yucks, the two strung together what has to be the most star-studded rendition of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Michael Jackson parody “Eat It”. Joining the two co-stars in the unexpected sing-along were Bryan Cranston, Sarah Silverman, a very bearded Jack Black, Patton Oswalt, Fred Armisen, Al Franken, Paul Scheer, Heidi Gardner, Rachel Bloom, Alison Pill, Amber Tamblyn, John Hodgman, Tony Hale, and Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul co-stars in Rhea Seehorn, Michael McKean, and Michael Mando. Of course, the legend himself “Weird Al” also tagged along. Dubbed “We’re All In This Together”...

Sarah Jarosz Shares the Origins of New Single “Maggie”: Stream

Our new music feature Origins gives an artist the opportunity to discuss some of the inspirations behind their latest track. Today, Sarah Jarosz introduces us to “Maggie”. Wistfulness has a different meaning in the era of a pandemic. No longer a fond longing for the past, it’s now a constant desire to just get out of the house. Yet it’s important to remember that, like everything, this is not a permanent state of existence, and those quaint feelings of youthful yearning are still valid. Grammy-winning folk artist Sarah Jarosz reminds us of that with her new song, “Maggie”. The sweet single off her forthcoming World on the Ground finds Jarosz reflecting on her life growing up in small town Texas. While she’s since escaped to the concrete wonder of New York City, those days driving “across t...