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Quibi, the streaming service started by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, is shutting down six months after launching, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to WSJ, the decision to shutter the company was made in an attempt to return as much capital to investors as possible. Read WSJ’s full report here. Quibi cost $4.99 a
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On Halloween night, J Balvin will headline a concert in Fortnite, as Rolling Stone points out. Balvin will perform during the game’s “Fortnitemares” event kicking off at 9 p.m. Eastern. He will also premiere a new song called “La Luz” with Panamanian singer Sech at the Afterlife Party. “Grateful to be the first Spanish language
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MorMor (aka Toronto singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Seth Nyquist) has shared a new song, “Don’t Cry.” It comes with a new video, created by Titmouse and directed by Otto Tang, which features the Toronto artist in a black-and-white animated visual. Check it out below. “Don’t Cry” follows last year’s “Won’t Let You.” In 2019, MorMor
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The Right Girl, a new musical based on (and co-written by) the real-life story of former screenwriter Louisette Geiss and the sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein she says ended her film career, will be presented in a film version to a live audience for the first time next month. The production features music by 11-time
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Patti Smith appeared today on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast promoting the paperback edition of her 2019 book The Year of the Monkey, her relationships with Chelsea hotel denizens like William S. Burroughs and her “cowboy writer” Sam Shepherd, and the time Allen Ginsberg tried to pick her up because he thought she was “a very
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Jarvis Cocker’s group JARV IS… performed a series of covers for an exhibition about dancer and choreographer Michael Clark at the Barbican, as NME notes. The set included versions of the Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs,” the Fall’s “Big New Prinz,” Cocker’s own “Further Complications,” and “House Music All Night Long,” from the band‘s July
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Adele has been announced as host for the upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live, set to air on October 24. The singer tweeted the news earlier today, which also revealed that this weekend’s musical guest will be H.E.R. Find the announcement below. Adele released her third album, 25, back in November 2015. She took home
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Last night (October 17) during NIVA’s virtual Save Our Stages Fest, Miley Cyrus performed with a full band at Hollywood’s legendary Whisky a Go-Go. During her set, Miley covered the Cranberries’ 1994 single “Zombie,” as well as the Cure’s iconic track “Boys Don’t Cry.” Miley also sang her recent song “Midnight Sky.” Check out Miley’s
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Bob Biggs, who helped put Los Angeles punk on the map with his independent label Slash Records, has died, according to Deadline. He was 74. Biggs launched Slash Records in 1978, coming on to the Los Angeles punk zine Slash and developing the label out of the publication after its original founding. Along with Slash,
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Ariana Grande has teased something called “Positions.” It’ll arrive next week, according to a countdown clock on her website. Following her tweet earlier this week promising new material, the clock also alludes to more material arriving on October 30. See more here. Last year, Grande released two albums: thank u, next in February and k
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Last night the Grammys honored nearly a dozen artists with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the “Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” tribute special. Two John Prine songs were performed: “Storm Windows” (Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires) and “I Remember Everything” (Brandi Carlile). Yola covered Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s “Up Above My Head, I Hear Music
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Gorillaz have announced a new Apple Music radio show, Song Machine Radio. Each of the band’s characters—2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel—will host an hour-long episode of the series, with music selections, special guests, and “segments with Gorillaz co-founders Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett.” The first episode with 2D airs Monday, October 19 at 5
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Beyoncé’s HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM, which captured her iconic 2018 Coachella set, is coming to vinyl for the first time. The 4xLP set—out December 4—comes with a 52-page booklet. Preview the record below. Beyoncé released her HOMECOMING documentary on Netflix in April 2019. Earlier this year, she shared the song “BLACK PARADE” and then the
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London artist Ray BLK has shared a new song called “Lovesick.” The track arrives with a Labi-directed music video. Check it out below. “Lovesick” is the first single from Ray BLK’s forthcoming debut album, slated for release in 2021. “‘Lovesick’ is a revenge song,” Ray said in a press release. She continued: It’s about taking
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