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Finneas Explores Grand Songwriterly Ambitions on ‘Optimist’

As the producer and co-writer on his sister Billie Eilish’s landmark 2019 album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, as well as her follow-up from earlier this year, Happier Than Ever, Finneas O’Connell has helped bring to life one of the most significant pop artists of this …

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‘I’m the Applebee’s Guy’: It Took 11 Years, But Walker Hayes Finally Has a Crossover Hit

When Walker Hayes and his family of six are out and about, he’ll often put their dinner destination to a vote. “If we’re on a road trip, I address the whole car: ‘Do you guys want Sonic, you want McDonald’s, or do you want to sit down? Hey, we could …

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Cardi B Did Not ‘Mislead’ Court About Paris Fashion Week Trip, Judge Rules

Update (10/13/2021): A federal judge has sided with Cardi B after the tattooed man suing her for $5 million in California asked that she be punished for her recent trip to Paris Fashion Week. U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney says in a new ruling obtained by Rolling Stone that the …

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Blondie Rediscover and Drop ‘Rapture’ Origin Song ‘Yuletide Throwdown’

Blondie have dropped holiday song “Yuletide Throwdown.” Cowritten and performed with Fab 5 Freddy, it was originally released in 1981 as a free holiday flexi-disc by U.K. magazine Flexipop and Blondie subsequently released the track in February 1982. The reissue is now available digitally as a three-song EP that features …

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Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals Scrap Mandatory Vaccination Requirement

In a surprise reversal of course on Covid-19 vaccination policies, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival have announced they will no longer require full vaccination to attend their respective 2022 events. Festivalgoers may now present either a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of their events …

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Chris Stapleton and Jimmy Fallon Sing About Their Burning Love for Nancy Meyers Movies

Chris Stapleton and Jimmy Fallon don thick sweaters and innocuous chinos to sing about Father of the Bride, Something’s Gotta Give, and It’s Complicated in a musical homage to the films of Nancy Meyers. The country singer and late-night host debuted their spoof on Tuesday night’s episode of The Tonight …

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Don Toliver Tops Apple Music Pre-Add Chart With ‘Life of a Don’

After the success of Don Toliver’s debut studio album Heaven or Hell, the Houston rapper and singer is aiming for an even bigger charts movement with its follow-up, Life of a Don. Already, it’s taken Number One on the Apple Music Pre-Add Chart. Toliver’s debut reached Number Seven on the …

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James Blake and Slowthai Contemplate Mortality in ‘Funeral’ Video

James Blake updated Friends That Break Your Heart album cut “Funeral” with a feature from U.K. rapper Slowthai and a very morose music video. The duo play into the melancholy of the song’s metaphoric theme of attending your own wake — while begging to not be forgotten — with black-and-white …

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Gerard Way on How Dave Chappelle Inspired His Life Post-My Chemical Romance

In the upcoming 100th episode of journalist Steve Baltin’s podcast, My Turning Point, My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way makes an appearance to discuss the stories behind Welcome to the Black Parade and how Dave Chappelle’s career trajectory following the conclusion of Chappelle’s Show inspired him to prioritize his mental health …

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