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Morrissey Blasts The Simpsons for Portraying Him as an Overweight Racist

<span class="localtime" data-ltformat="F j, Y | g:ia" data-lttime="2021-04-19T13:18:57+00:00“>April 19, 2021 | 9:18am ET Morrissey has unloaded on The Simpsons for a recent episode parodying the former Smiths singer. Sunday’s episode titled “Panic on the Streets of Springfield” saw Lisa become obsessed with a British singer named Quilloughby, whose likeness and persona was inspired by Morrissey. Lisa discovers Quilloughby and his band The Snuffs on a streaming service, and immediately becomes enthralled with “their brand of literate, sardonic music” and his “militant vegetarianism.” Quilloughby, who was voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, soon appears in Lisa’s life in imaginary form — albeit as his 1980s self. However, after Lisa has an opportuni...

2021 ACM Awards Demonstrate What an Inclusive Future In Country Music Could Look Like

The organic nature of the performances was one of the show’s major strengths. Instead of force-fed inclusion, the Academy’s pairings allowed the art to speak for itself, proving that country music should be a place where anyone — regardless of who they are or what they look like — can feel like they belong. This year’s nomination pool saw a record four Black artists up for awards (Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, and John Legend for a Carrie Underwood collaboration), a milestone ACM CEO Damon Whiteside called “a big step in the right direction.” The broadcast featured a handful of Black artists across genres performing alongside white country superstars, bringing inclusivity and their shared love of music to the forefront. Guyton, who co-hosted the festivities with Keith Urban, per...

Billboard Parent P-MRC Strikes Deal to Invest In SXSW

South by Southwest has struck a deal with P-MRC, a joint venture between Penske Media Corporation and MRC that includes publishing brands such as Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, that will make P-MRC a long-term partner and stakeholder in the festival, the companies announced in a joint release Sunday night (April 18). South by Southwest has struck a deal with P-MRC, a joint venture between Penske Media Corporation and MRC that includes publishing brands such as The Hollywood Reporter, that will make P-MRC a long-term partner and stakeholder in the festival, the companies announced in a joint release Sunday night. P-MRC — whose holdings also include Rolling Stone, Variety and Vibe — will bring “media expertise and new avenues for discovery” to...

2021 ACM Awards: Social Media Lights Up for Carrie Underwood

The country music community watched on and many artists turned to social media to share their thoughts. On what felt like one of the most diverse nights in the 56-year history of the ACM Awards, Twitter users gave it all up for Carrie Underwood, whose spectacular gospel medley performance brought all the feels. Check out some of the celebrity reaction from the ACM Awards below. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos, blogging and help give users back their fair share of Internet revenue.

Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ Chasing Fourth Week at No. 1 In U.K.

While Lil Nas X appears to have the upper hand in the chart battle, there’s plenty of action down below. Riton x Nightcrawlers’ club track “Friday” featuring Mufasa & Hypeman is the most downloaded song of the weekend, and is on track for a new high. In its tenth week in the Top 10, “Friday” lifts 6-2, two places above its peak. At this early stage, the highest climber is Olivia Rodrigo’s “Déjà Vu,” up 26-12. The followup to “Drivers License,” it’s the second single from the U.S. teen’s debut studio album Sour, due out May 21. Meanwhile, singles from Tom Grennan, Masked Wolf, Mimi Webb, Ava Max and Silk Sonic are on the rise, based on the OCC’s chart blast. The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday local time. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates...

Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney Celebrate Their ‘Hometown’ at the 2021 ACM Awards

Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney put on a sweet and sincere performance of “Half of My Hometown” at the 2021 ACM Awards on Sunday (April 18). Seated on stools, the pair hit every note of the nostalgia-inducing ballad, which appears on Ballerini’s 2020 album Kelsea. Ballerini and Chesney’s ACMs performance served as the single’s live debut. “Half of my hometown’s still hangin’ around/ Still talkin’ about that one touchdown/ They’re still wearin’ red and black/ “Go Bobcats” while the other half/ Of my hometown, they all got out,” they sang. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the proc...

Luke Bryan, Maren Morris & More Record-Setters at 2021 ACM Awards

Stapleton’s Starting Over won album of the year. Stapleton previously won in the category with Traveller and From A Room: Volume 1. Stapleton and Dave Cobb co-produced all three albums. Stapleton is one of the top five winners in ACM history in this category. Miranda Lambert has won it five times. Alabama, George Strait and Alan Jackson have also won it three times. “I Hope You’re Happy Now” by Pearce and Brice became the fourth male/female duet to win single of the year. The first three were “Islands in the Stream” by Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton” (1983), “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw with Faith Hill” (1997), and “Don’t You Wanna Stay” by Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson (2011). This is Brice’s second ACM win for single of the year. He took the award six years ago for “I Don’t Dance.” ...

Matthew McConaughey Crushing Greg Abbott in Texas Gubernatorial Poll

<span class="localtime" data-ltformat="F j, Y | g:ia" data-lttime="2021-04-18T22:25:16+00:00“>April 18, 2021 | 6:25pm ET If Matthew McConaughey decides to actually run for Governor of Texas, he may have more than an alright, alright, alright chance of securing the political seat. A new poll conducted by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler has the actor ahead of incumbent Gregg Abbott a whopping 45% to 33%. The poll surveyed 1,126 registered voters between April 6th and 13th. 22% of respondents said they’d vote for someone other than Abbott or McConaughey, and the margin of error was plus or minus 2.92%. While the numbers are certainly encouraging for the Academy Award-winning actor, the trick may be what party’s banner he d...

Dave Grohl and His Mom’s From Cradle to Stage TV Series Gets Release Date, Trailer

<span class="localtime" data-ltformat="F j, Y | g:ia" data-lttime="2021-04-18T23:00:27+00:00“>April 18, 2021 | 7:00pm ET Just in time for Mother’s Day, the new docuseries From Cradle to Stage from Dave Grohl and his mom, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, will premiere on Paramount+ on May 6th. Directed by the Foo Fighters frontman himself, the show is based on his mother’s book, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars. Each episode will center on one famous musician and their mother as they “explore each artists’ upbringing and the tools they received as a young talent to survive the turbulence of success.” From Cradle to the Stage will kick off on May 6th with Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons and his mother, Christene R...

Dee Snider on Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer: “This Piece of S**t Is an Embarrassment to the Metal Community”

<span class="localtime" data-ltformat="F j, Y | g:ia" data-lttime="2021-04-18T23:12:49+00:00“>April 18, 2021 | 7:12pm ET Dee Snider is not pulling any punches in his assessment of Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer, who became the first person to plead guilty for his role in the US Capitol riot. The Twisted Sister singer ripped the veteran guitarist as a “piece of shit” and “embarrassment to the metal community” not only for his actions on January 6th, but also for ratting out his “own people for a lighter sentence.” As reported Friday, Schaffer pleaded guilty to two of the six charges he was facing for his actions during the insurrection: obstruction of an official proceeding and entering a building with a dangerous weapon. The second charge stemmed from him ca...

Dave Grohl and His Mom Virginia Unveil First From Cradle to Stage Trailer

Back in February, Paramount+ announced a slate of new shows that includes Dave Grohl and his mom Virginia Hanlon Grohl turning her book From Cradle to Stage into a six-part television series. Today, the mother/son duo unveiled the show’s first trailer and announced its star-studded list of contributors, which features Brandi Carlile and her mom Teresa, Tom Morello and his mom Mary, and Geddy Lee and his mom Mary Weinrib, among others. “I believe that the relationship between a musician and their mother is so important because it’s the foundation of their understanding of love, which is surely every artist’s greatest muse,” Grohl explained in a statement. “Having the opportunity to travel the country and tell the stories of these amazing women behind the curtain not only...

Mt. Westmore (Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40, Too $hort) Deliver Debut Performance at Triller Fight Club: Watch

<span class="localtime" data-ltformat="F j, Y | g:ia" data-lttime="2021-04-18T16:00:04+00:00“>April 18, 2021 | 12:00pm ET Witness the rise of Mt. Westmore. The hip-hop supergroup featuring West Coast legends Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort, and E-40 delivered their debut performance over the weekend during Triller’s Fight Club 2021. Snoop was also on hand to provide commentary for the pay-per-view boxing event, but before fists were thrown, he and his rap compatriots dropped bars. Ice Cube started the 12-minute pre-show with “It Was a Good Day” and “You Can Do It” before Snoop Dogg delivered his own solo set of “Gin & Juice”, “Drop It Like It’s Hot”, and his latest single “CEO”. Then, a quartet of thrones were brought to the stage as E-40 and Too $h...