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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington Expects a ‘Full Recovery’ After Emergency Heart Surgery

“After this past year, the country being shut down and everything we have all been thru, The Rossington’s encouraged the band to go perform in his absence,” Lynyrd Skynyrd continued on Facebook. “Music is a powerful healer! We all felt playing the shows and bringing the music to y’all was a better option than cancelling the performances.” The band currently has tour dates scheduled through late November. “We wish Gary a speedy recovery and we will see the Skynyrd Nation very soon! Please do us a favor and say some prayers for the Rossington family and if you would like to leave him a (positive) message please do! He will look forward to reading them!” Lynyrd Skynyrd wrote. This isn’t the first time Rossington — who formed Lynyrd Sky...

Liz Phair Exits Summer Tour With Alanis Morissette & Garbage

As Phair shared, Cat Power is joining the lineup for the U.S. leg of the trek, which kicks off on Aug. 12 in Austin and runs through early October. Morissette is celebrating the delayed 25th anniversary of 1995’s Jagged Little Pill. The tour was originally scheduled for summer 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic. “When she asked me [to do this tour], it was at a difficult point for me, where I was trying to come back as an artist, and the industry powers that be are like, ‘You’ve already done your thing, we’re focusing on younger artists we can build and then reap the rewards for a long time,'” Phair, who released the album Soberish this year, told Billboard in May. “I found it really hard, harder than I exp...

Liz Phair Pulls Out of Tour With Alanis Morissette and Garbage, Replaced by Cat Power

Bad news for those who were planning to catch Liz Phair on tour with Alanis Morissette and Garbage this year: Phair announced this week that she had pulled out of the tour. In her place, fellow ’90s icon Cat Power will join the lineup on the Jagged Little Pill 25th anniversary tour. “Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, I won’t be able to join Alanis & Garbage on tour this summer,” the singer-songwriter wrote on Twitter. “I’m incredibly disappointed as I was looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful faces. Shoutout to Alanis, Garbage, and Cat Power, who I know will put on an incredible show. Hope to see you all soon!” The “Why Can’t I?” singer has yet to give any indication to what prompted her dropping out of the tour, which kicks off in Austin this August after being delayed...

Beck Goes Undercover As Young Paul McCartney in Trippy Deepfake ‘Find My Way’ Video

Beck goes undercover as a de-aged Paul McCartney in the mind-bending video for “Find My Way,” which employs controversial deepfake technology to swap the 51-year-old American alt legend into the body of the 79-year-old Beatle. The song from Macca’s remix album, McCartney III Imagined, comes to life thanks to director Andrew Donoho’s inventive visual, which uses technology from Hyperreal Digital, a company that specializes in creating hyper-real digital avatars. In the visual for the funk-tinged remake of the song from the McCartney III album, FauxCartney takes a number of trips down the same stripe-y hotel hallway, dancing, popping and locking his way through the space as it gets overgrown with greenery. “The technology to de-age talent and have them perf...

My First Show Back: Jxdn Makes His Live Debut at the Roxy

When COVID first happened, I got kinda robbed – along with a lot of other artists who were just starting – of the joys of just experiencing everything in person. I got to make the music and do all the liners and the videos and do the work, but I didn’t get to have the performances, which is like the joy out of everything. But I think that it gave me an advantage, ultimately — just because I had a lot of time to grow and figure out who I was as a person. If I would’ve started performing at the beginning, it would’ve been good, but it wouldn’t have been as good as it is now. I really found security in who I am as a person, and as an artist, and that translates when you perform. I just got the first gold record of my entire career, like a month ago, for “Angels and Demons.” And I have a...

Coldplay Share 10-Minute Album Closer “Coloratura”: Stream

Coldplay has dropped “Coloratura,” the closing track to their upcoming album Music of the Spheres. Stream it below. In keeping with the intergalactic theme of the album, the epic ten-and-a-half-minute track finds frontman Chris Martin referencing the likes of Galileo, Oamuamua (i.e. the first interstellar object found passing through our solar system back in 2017), and the star Betelguese. Watch the lyric video below. “Coloratura” follows lead single “Higher Power” ahead of the studio set’s release, which is slated for October 15th via Parlophone Records. The LP’s second single, meanwhile, will drop sometime in September. Advertisement Related Video This September, the U.K. foursome are set to play the iHeartRadio Music Festival alongside Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Weezer and more. Back in M...

The Wallflowers’ ‘Exit Wounds’ Debuts at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart

Exit Wounds marks The Wallflowers’ highest-charting album yet, and second top 10, on the 30-year-old Top Album Sales chart. The act’s previous high came with its debut set, 1996’s Bringing Down the Horse, which peaked at No. 4 in 1997. Exit Wounds also launches in the top 10 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart (No. 4) and Tastemaker Albums chart (No. 10). The latter ranks the week’s top-selling albums at independent record stores. Tomorrow x Together’s former No. 1 The Chaos Chapter: Freeze rises 4-2 (7,000 sold; up 1%) and Taylor Swift’s chart-topping Evermore bumps 5-4 (nearly 6,000; down 15%). Cyrus’ Plastic Hearts re-enters the chart at No. 5 – a new peak – with a little more than 5,000 sold (up 1,233%) thanks to its vinyl LP release on July 9. Of the album’s sales for the week, 91% cam...

Stone Temple Pilot’s Robert DeLeo on 25 Years of Tiny Music…Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop

Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Pocket Casts | Radio Public | RSS  Stone Temple Pilot’s Robert DeLeo sits down with Kyle Meredith to take us through the 25th anniversary of Tiny Music…Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop. The bassist and lead songwriter recalls the environment that led the band to exploring new sounds, including bossa nova, jazz, and glam, as well as the musical conversation that happens between him and brother Dean. Advertisement Related Video DeLeo also recalls the MTV Spring Break show that is included in the deluxe edition of the album package and how he got food poisoning after the show. We also hear about the late Scott Weiland’s talent as a singer and poet, plus the direction he was com...

The Linda Lindas Follow Up ‘Racist, Sexist Boy’ With New Song ‘Oh!’

“Racist, Sexist Boy” rockers The Linda Lindas followed up their viral hit Wednesday (July 21) with the release of “Oh!,” with a colorful music video to match. Written socially distanced and outdoors during the pandemic, the new track “deals with trying to help out someone and having it blow up in your face,” says the young band, whose members include Bela Salazar (16), Eloise Wong (13), Lucia de la Garza (14) and Mila de la Garza (10). Directed by Ryan Baxley, the accompanying visual brings the high-energy song to life with clips of animated Polaroids and the members dressed in contrasting colors and patterns. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dat...

Yola Thunders Through “Stand for Myself” on Colbert: Watch

Here’s a morning pick-me-up stronger than a double espresso: Yola swung by Colbert and delivered a towering performance of her new single “Stand for Myself.” This self-empowerment anthem was advertised as being accompanied by Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste. While video evidence suggests he was indeed playing the piano, you’d have to tear your eyes away from Yola to notice him. That’s no easy feat; she commanded the stage in a dress as bright and red as the dawn, as her gale-force vocals swept up and down the register. By the end, the camera panned out to show the audience giving a standing ovation. Check out Yola’s “Stand for Myself” below. The track appears on her upcoming album of the same name, with Stand for Myself dropping July 30th on Easy Eye Sound. Earlie...

Coheed and Cambria Return With Heavy ‘Shoulders’: Stream It Now

Coheed and Cambria are back, and they’re heavy as ever. The New York progressive rock outfit returns with “Shoulders,” a flat-out rock number that marks their first studio release proper in almost three years. More bodyparts will be on the way. Frontman Claudio Sanchez has hinted at a 10th studio release later this year or next, the followup to 2018’s Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures. 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.

18 Most Commonly Misheard Song Lyrics

For 46 years now, Bruce Springsteen fans have disagreed over whether the opening lyric to 1975’s “Thunder Road” is “The screen door slams/ Mary’s dress sways” or “The screen door slams/ Mary’s dress waves.” On Springsteen’s official website and songbook, the word is “waves,” but as many have pointed out over the years, this doesn’t make much sense. (“Sways” rhymes better with “plays” than “waves,” and dresses don’t “wave in the wind,” they “sway in the wind.”) Either way, up until this point, the official record has mostly indicated that the dress waves. It would take nothing short of a thunderstorm to shake up the Springsteen status quo. Enter the Internet. After the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman tweeted a picture of an empty “Springsteen on Broadway” stage with the caption “The screen ...