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David Bowie’s Earthling-Era Live Album Receives First Public Release

A David Bowie live album capturing performances from his 1997 “Earthling Tour” will soon receive its first-ever public release. Entitled LiveAndWell.com, the 2000 album was originally available in limited quantities to subscribers of Bowie’s early aughts dial-up internet subscription service BowieNet. Now, on May 15th, Parlophone Records will give LiveAndWell.com its firs proper commercial release with two bonus tracks. The tracklist features songs from Bowie’s Outside and Earthling as performed in New York, Amsterdam, Rio De Janeiro, and at the UK’s Phoenix Festival. The two bonus tracks are of “Pallas Athena” and “V-2 Schneider”, the latter of which is named after Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider, who died this week at the age of 73 Editors’ Picks Below, listen to Bowie...

Punk Supergroup Fake Names (Refused, Bad Religion) Unveil Self-Titled Debut Album: Stream

Glen E. Friedman, photo by Glen E. Friedman The new punk supergroup Fake Names — featuring singer Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), guitarist Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat), and more — have unleashed their self-titled debut album via Epitaph Records, and its available to stream now. The band’s lineup also includes guitarist-singer Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace, One Last Wish) and bassist Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, Soulside). The genesis of Fake Names began when Hampton and Baker started hashing out new music together back in 2016. With Temple added to the lineup, Hampton and Baker approached Lyxzén at Chicago’s Riot Fest, and he immediately jumped at the chance to join the group. The self-titled debut features the previously released lead single “Brick” along with nine other tr...

The Streets Demands to Know “Where the F*ck Did April Go” on New Single: Stream

The winter holidays tend to whiz by like a blur, and yet Januarys always seem to last forever. Because of this pandemic, the concept of time is again eluding those of us in lockdown, including The Streets mastermind Mike Skinner. Today, he voices his quarantine frustrations on the aptly titled “Where the F*ck Did April Go”. Skinner here takes a more ambient approach to his catharsis, his reflections quietly unfurled over cool and soft keyboard chords. In addition to tensions with a loved one, he laments the ruining of summer and how his “10,000 steps” have to all be done inside his flat. “I wrote this last week. It’s a weird time isn’t it,” The Streets rapper remarked in a statement. We were looking forward to the Summer just like everyone else, festivals and gigs all there, new music, new...

First Stream: New Music From Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber, Kehlani, Hayley Williams & More

Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond. This week, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber are happily stuck with each other, Kehlani releases her definitive statement and Hayley Williams tries on her ‘Armor’ as a solo artist. Check out all of this week’s First Stream picks below: The Song That You’ll Dance To With Your Quarantine Partner This Weekend:Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber, “Stuck With U” [embedded content] Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber are two of the defining pop artists of the past decade, each accruing regular top 40 smashes and packing arenas. Yet their new collaboration, “Stuck With U,” does not try to conque...

Will.i.am Promises the New Black Eyed Peas Album is ‘On Some Next Level-ness’: Exclusive

The Black Eyed Peas took over Billboard‘s Instagram on Friday (May 8) to dish about life in quarantine and their long-awaited new album. “I’m really excited about this Black Eyed Peas album,” Will.i.am teases exclusively in Billboard‘s latest IGTV video. “RITMO’s a smash. ‘Mamacita’? Smash. Last time I was excited about a project like this was [2009’s] The E.N.D., when we did ‘Boom Boom Pow’ and ‘I Got a Feeling,’ ‘Meet Me Halfway,’ ‘Imma Be,’ ‘Rock That Body’ — I feel the same way. Lordy, lordy, lordy! It’s on some next level-ness.” Meanwhile, newest member J. Rey Soul, who’s replaced longtime member Fergie as the lone female singer of the gr...

Rewinding the Country Charts: In 2015, Little Big Town’s ‘Girl Crush’ Began a Record Run at No. 1

The smash ruled Hot Country Songs for 13 weeks. On May 9, 2015, Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crush” hit No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart for the start of a 13-week command. The reign stands as the longest for a group (of three members or more) in the chart’s six-decade history. The song, written by Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, became Little Big Town’s second of three leaders, between “Pontoon,” which led for two weeks in September 2012, and the Taylor Swift-authored “Better Man,” a two-week No. 1 in February 2017. The lyrical content of “Girl Crush” caused a notable reaction, with many getting it wrong, thinking that “Crush” is about a woman romantically interested in another woman. Th...

Filter’s Richard Patrick Reflects on ‘Short Bus’ at 25: I Was Done Riding Trent Reznor’s Coattails

‘I had taken a risk that I was going to make it on my own, and not gain notoriety as the guitar player for Nine Inch Nails anymore.’ Richard Patrick spent the last weeks of the winter of 1994 with Ben Grosse at Pearl Sound in Canton, Mich., overseeing the final mixes for what would become his vitriolic industrial outfit’s inaugural offering, Short Bus. Cut off from the outside world, with his focus squarely on finishing his 1995 debut LP, the Filter frontman had no idea one of the unfinished record’s tracks was already in heavy rotation at rock radio stations nationwide thanks to a last-minute request from the producers of the soundtrack for an underknown Billy Zane-anchored horror film. The song, of course, was “Hey Man, Nice Shot,” which appeared in Tales From the Crypt ...

St. Vincent Brings the Piano Bar Vibes on ‘The Eddy’

Netflix’s The Eddy premieres today (May 8), and its soundtrack features a new song sung by St. Vincent. Since the film follows the struggles of keeping a jazz club in Paris afloat, St. Vincent’s version of the theme song quickly brings you to the middle of a dimly lit and smoky piano bar with a glass of strongest libation in your hand. Joanna Kulig, who plays Maja, one of the show’s leads, sings the theme song on the show. Randy Kerber, who worked with The Eddy director Damien Chazelle on La La Land co-wrote the soundtrack with Glen Ballard, who has done production for Alanis Morissette and Michael Jackson. St. Vincent is no stranger to the piano ballads and showed off that musical side with 2017’s MASSEDUCATION. More recently, St. Vincent has been entertaining fans with her podcast, Showe...

Puscifer Share ‘Apocalyptical,’ First New Song in 5 Years

Tool had been rolling along on the road — until the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Once that tour got postponed, singer Maynard James Keenan instead (in all likelihood) figured it was a good time to roll out a new Puscifer song. Titled “Apocalyptical,” which is decidedly fitting for these times, the five-and-a-half-minute tune is synth-driven and the video for it, which you can watch below, is likely inspired by the pandemic. It starts off with a guy skateboarding in a hazmat suit in Los Angeles and kinda just goes off from there. In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Keenan explained a bit about the song and how it was made. “Try it again tomorrow or try it again a week from now, but don’t let yourself off the hook. Force it. And then all of a sudden you’ll find when you get past this, it’s ...

WurlD – Wayo (Kpelewu) (Prod. by Kel P)

Get this new song from WurlD – Wayo (Kpelewu). Nigerian-American artist, WurlD debuts another song tagged “Wayo” (Kpelewu). Specifically, “Wayo” (Kpelewu) is taken from WurlD’s approaching venture, ‘AfroSoul’ EP booked for discharge in a couple. The venture, ‘AfroSoul’ EP houses 7-tunes with creation credit from any semblance of TMXO, Spax and others. Listen & download Wayo (Kpelewu) by WurlD below. https://www.naijamusic.com.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/WurlD_-_Wayo_Kpelewu__NaijaMusic.com.ng.mp3 DOWNLOAD WurlD – Wayo (Kpelewu) Share this:

Yung6ix ft. Erigga, Payper Corleone, Dr Barz – You Don See Am (Prod. by Geez)

Download brand new rap song from Yung6ix ft. Erigga, Payper Corleone, Dr Barz – You Don See Am. Nigerian rapper, Yung6ix drops one of exceptionally foreseen song tagged “You Don See Am”. The wild rap melody “You Don See Am” highlights the like of South-South lord, Erigga, Payper Corleone, and PH City rapper, Dr Barz. Off Yung6ix anticipated undertaking, “Introduction To Trapfro” collection with visitor appearances from Peruzzi, Dammy Krane, Sinzu, Charass, Erigga, Payper Corleone, Dr Barz, and Disally. Listen & download You Don See Am by Yung6ix ft. Erigga, Payper Corleone, Dr Barz below. https://www.naijamusic.com.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Yung6ix_ft_Erigga_Payper_Corleone_Dr_Barz_-_You_Don_See_Am_NaijaMusic.com.ng.mp3 DOWNLOAD Yung6ix ft. Erigga, Payper Corleone, Dr Barz – You Do...

A CHAL’s ‘No Cure’ Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here’s singer-songwriter/producer A. CHAL: Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit of melancholy, sweet highs and calm comedowns. Sometimes the sky is blue, sometimes it’s grey and sometimes I make it purple- it can feel dangerous, but also sexy. I feel like I’m on a trip that may never end. Can’t tell what’s real and what’s not and right now, there’s no cure for me. A.CHAL – “Hollywood Love” ft. GunnaHollywood Love is the soundtrack to a lot of people’s love life out here in L.A. This is that 5 am ride back to the crib from her house vibe. This is one of my fav Gunna verses of all time. Kurt Cobain – “And I Love Her”First time I heard this s...