Music

Morgan Wallen’s Exile Was Swift and Decisive. Is It Permanent?

On Tuesday evening, a video of Morgan Wallen casually tossing off a racial slur emerged. By Wednesday morning, his career was systematically being dismantled. In a blowback unprecedented for a white male country music star — the Chicks were ostracized for far less in 2003 — Wallen had his music …

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Marilyn Manson Dropped by Longtime Manager Amid Sexual and Physical Abuse Allegations

Tony Ciulla, who managed Marilyn Manson for the past 25 years, has dropped the shock rocker as a client, a source close to the situation confirmed to Rolling Stone. The move comes after several women, including actress and Manson’s ex-fiancé Evan Rachel Wood, accused Manson of sexual and physical abuse. …

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Sarah Mary Chadwick’s Grief Becomes Her Exquisite Muse on ‘Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby’

Sarah Mary Chadwick knows she’s broken. She gracefully contorts the ache in her voice into bizarre postures throughout her latest album, Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby, as she parses grief, breakups, and general feeling of worthlessness. But she never allows herself to break down completely. Instead, she props herself …

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Hear Lamb of God’s Crushing ‘Ghost Shaped People’ Off Upcoming Deluxe Edition

Lamb of God’s upcoming deluxe edition of their self-titled album will feature a typically punishing bonus track, “Ghost Shaped People.” Frontman Randy Blythe asks, “What will you believe? Who will you betray? What’s the cost of victory?” in the song’s chorus, which is sandwiched between the band’s signature cataclysm of …

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Anne Feeney, Influential Folk Musician and Activist, Dead at 69

Anne Feeney, the influential folk musician and labor activist whose “Have You Been to Jail for Justice” has served as an anthem for activists worldwide, died of Covid-19 on Wednesday. She was 69. Her daughter, Amy Sue Berlin, confirmed the news on Wednesday night. “It is with a very heavy …

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Maren Morris, Luke Combs to Discuss Accountability in Country Music

Luke Combs and Maren Morris are set to participate in a joint online Q&A session February 17th during Country Radio Seminar that will focus on accountability and their roles as artists. Country Radio Seminar 2021, being held as a virtual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic, takes place February 16th …

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John Carpenter’s ‘Lost Themes III’ Scares Up New Thrills

When John Carpenter was making his movies Assault on Precinct 13 and Halloween, he wrote and recorded the scores himself almost as an afterthought because he had to: there was no budget for a composer. Here he had these hair-raising, suspenseful stories with murderers wending through darkness, but it all …

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Song You Need to Know: Michael Brun, ‘Baby Who’

Shay Lia promises to pull off a stealthy seduction in “Baby Who,” a new track from the Haitian producer Michael Brun. Lia pushes her voice around in breathy gusts, ending her lines in sharply exhaled “ooohs”; the beat is unadorned and sneakily effective, sometimes just cracking, staggered percussion and melodic …

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Black Pumas Tap Lucius for a Cover of the Kinks’ ‘Strangers’

Black Pumas have teamed up with Lucius for a cover of the Kinks’ “Strangers.” The song appears in the trailer for the upcoming documentary Life in a Day 2020, which will debut on CBS prior to the Super Bowl on February 7th. Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig provide backing …

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Danny Ray, James Brown’s Longtime ‘Cape Man’ and Emcee, Dead at 85

Danny Ray, James Brown’s longtime emcee and “cape man,” has died at the age of 85. Ray, a staple at the Godfather of Soul’s legendary live shows, died Tuesday night of natural causes, the Richmond Country coroner confirmed to the Augusta Chronicle. “The James Brown estate mourns the passing of …

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