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Not Even Journey Is Safe From the Coronavirus

Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” may have become the anthem for survivors of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the band itself isn’t immune to the consequences of the global pandemic. With the live music industry shuttered for the foreseeable future, the classic rockers have called off their upcoming summer upcoming jaunt with Pretenders. (It seems like playing shows only in Missouri wasn’t a viable option). “There is no greater thrill for us than playing for our incredibly devoted audience, but their safety must come first,” Journey said in a statement. “Having seen what the world has endured during the last 45 days, and not knowing what the rest of this year or 2021 will bring, we knew the right thing to do was to make sure our fans’ health was not put in jeopardy and to provide immediate...

R.I.P. Dave Greenfield, Stranglers Keyboardist and Vocalist Dies at 71

Dave Greenfield, the longtime keyboardist and vocalist for UK punk rock / new wave band The Stranglers has passed away at the age of 71. The veteran musician had been hospitalized for heart problems, but then contracted COVID-19 last week and succumbed to the virus on Monday, May 3rd. Greenfield joined The Stranglers in 1975, a year after the band’s formation. He remained in the group up until his death, playing keyboards and providing backing and occasional lead vocals. He appeared on all 17 of seminal punk band’s albums, and wrote the music for one of their best known hits, “Golden Brown”. That tune won the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for songwriting. The news of Greenfield’s passing was announced on the band’s official website: “We are deeply and profoundly saddened to announce the u...

Mobb Deep Proved Experience Outweighs Practice

Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Radio Public | RSS The world seems to have gone mad since the release of Malcolm Gladwell’s The Outliers. Thanks to his 2008 best-selling book, everyone seems to think that all you need is 10,000 hours of practice to achieve greatness. While that may work on a skill or a craft, the rules go out the window when it comes to art. Prodigy and Havoc certainly put a lot of hours into making beats and rapping before they made The Infamous, but there are other powerful forces that truly shaped them into becoming artists. After all, 10,000 hours will only take you so far, and much of that greatness depends on perspective and experience. Editors’ Picks In this season’s final episode, host And...

Disney Releases Baby Yoda Vinyl With The Mandalorian Theme

The first season of The Mandalorian offered a new hope for the Star Wars franchise thanks to a reimagined narrative by Jon Favreau. Regardless of how good the script was, there’s no denying part of the show’s success came from The Child, the infant character otherwise known as Baby Yoda, who became a beloved meme instantly. Now, for May the 4th, Disney has announced a Baby Yoda-shaped vinyl that’s as adorable as The Child himself. The record is aptly titled “The Child Die-Cut Vinyl”. It features Baby Yoda in a pod, as seen in the series, with his hands grabbing on to the edge of the metal, all snug in that tightly wrapped jacket. Both sides of the vinyl contain The Mandalorian theme song as composed and produced by Ludwig Göransson, the musician behind some of the best film score...

Mark Hamill Joins the Dark Side in What We Do in the Shadows First Look

It looks like the Dark Side has finally sunk its teeth into Luke Skywalker, as Star Wars icon Mark Hamill has a guest spot on FX’s What We Do in the Shadows. News of the role first broke back in January, and now we have our first look at the actor in full vampire garb, which you can see below (via EW). Hamill portrays an ancient bloodsucker in an episode called “On the Run”. Turns out his character is owed a debt by Matt Berry’s Laszlo, and he’s risen to collect. For whatever reason, Laszlo isn’t able to repay his old vampire pal, so he goes into hiding. Hamill has been a vocal fan of both the original What We Do in the Shadows movie from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as well as the FX series adaptation. Speaking about getting the role, Hamill said, “The whole cast is on...

40th Anniversary of Ace of Spades to Be Celebrated on Motörhead Day (The 8th of May)

The 40th anniversary of the classic Motörhead album Ace of Spades is being celebrated on its sound-alike day. The 8th of May (“The 8th of May!”) has been designated as Motörhead Day, and it promises new content, easter eggs, and merchandise for fans. For Motörhead Day, a new lyric video will be unveiled for “Ace of Spades”, and fans will be able to customize their social media profile pics with filters of the band’s iconic Warpig mascot. Additionally, a limited edition Road Crew merchandise capsule will be made available at the band’s online shop, with proceeds going to benefit Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund, which aids touring crews affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Lastly, a Motörhead holiday wouldn’t be complete without a strong drink and some loud music. The band’s press release en...

Real-Life Haunted House from The Conjuring to be Live-Streamed for Charity

Imagine spending your quarantine inside a haunted house. That’s currently a reality for the Heinzen family, who are living in the real-life house that inspired The Conjuring. Fortunately for them, evil spirits won’t be the only forces lurking their halls. Starting this Saturday, May 9th at 12:00 p.m. EST, Dark Zone Productions will open the doors to the Heinzen’s spooky house with an exclusive and fully immersive live stream. The week-long event will help raise funds for three COVID-19 related charities: World Cental Kitchen, Gary Sinise Foundation, and Global Giving. As a press release details, both skeptics and believers will have an interactive look inside the world renowned house. It will all be live, so if something happens, you’ll see it in real time. There will also be a number of s...

Axl Rose Just Took a Shot at Steve Mnuchin, and The Treasury Secretary Fired Back

Axl Rose is the most enigmatic of rock stars. The Guns N’ Roses front man doesn’t release music nearly often enough, and he’s not prolific on social media. When he does unleash, oh boy, folks pay attention. The Hall of Famer let fly with a tweet Wednesday night, taking full aim at Steve Mnuchin, the polarizing Secretary of the Treasury. “It’s official! Whatever anyone may have previously thought of Steve Mnuchin he’s officially an asshole,” Rose tweeted. It’s official! Whatever anyone may have previously thought of Steve Mnuchin he’s officially an asshole. — Axl Rose (@axlrose) May 6, 2020 Mnuchin, who looks like a guy who’s great at counting money but not big on beefs, actually shot back. “What have you done for the country lately?,” reads his tweet, which he completed with an emoji...

Hillard ‘Sweet Pea’ Atkinson, Legendary Vocalist With Was (Not Was), Dies at 74

When Chris Blackwell signed Hillard “Sweet Pea” Atkinson to Island Records, he wanted to do more than just make a solo album for the Was (Not Was) singer. “He wanted to make a comic book where Sweet Pea was the main character,” Don Was tells Billboard, “because he was a larger than life guy — which is how I still think of him. I don’t think of him as a regular human.” Atkinson’s large life came to an end May 5, when he suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 74 in Los Angeles, where he lived. While Was (Not Was) became Atkinson’s claim to fame, it was also the stepping stone into a career that included two solo albums — Don’t Walk Away in 1982 and 2017’s Get What You Deserve — and membership i...

Ingrooves Expands In Australia and NZ

Ingrooves Music Group, the music marketing services and distribution division of Universal Music Group, is expanding its presence Down Under. Nina Rabe-Cairns is recruited to lead its activities in the region, in the role as Country Manager of Ingrooves Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney. A former reporter and presenter, Rabe-Cairns joins from Spotify, where she served as market strategy & operations manager for Australia and New Zealand and, earlier, as senior editor/playlist curator. Previously, Rabe-Cairns served in executive roles with Viacom in Berlin, rising to senior brand marketing manager for Nickelodeon. And before that, she was head of content for Viacom’s digital editorial team, working on MTV and Comedy Central. “Nina brings with her a wealth of expertise and deep ...

Falls Festival Sets All-Local Lineup as Australian Biz Glimpses COVID-19 Recovery Phase

With no let-up in sight on Australia’s strict social distancing rules and tough quarantine measures expected to hold firm for months, festival organizers are playing the long game and returning to a vintage formula: all-local lineups. Falls Festival, one of Australia’s biggest annual touring fests, this week announced its next event will feature a limited edition, all Australian lineup. It’s a glimpse at a “bright side” coming out of these “strange times,” reads an open letter from Falls Festival producers Jess Ducrou and Paul Piticco. As Australia inches towards “the recovery phase of COVID-19,” the statement reads, “we have decided to move forward with optimism, and work towards presenting our Dec. 2020-Jan. 2021 event in a way that will best bolster Australia’s live music industry.” The...

Aramide – Me and You Time (Prod. by Sizzle Pro)

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