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How Archspire’s Oli Aleron Learned to Scream

Oli Aleron of Canadian tech-death legion Archspire possesses an absurd “shotgun” vocal technique that has legitimately redefined the boundaries of extreme metal. It all starts somewhere and this is how he learned to scream. What you hear from Aleron now is a world away from his earliest influences, when he …
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Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Terminated

Britney Spears is officially free of the conservatorship that has controlled her life since 2008. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny terminated the conservatorship today (November 12). Spears has been working since at least 2014 to end the conservatorship overseen by her father James “Jamie” Spears. In the wake …
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Andy Shauf Releasing New Album Wilds This Week, Shares New

Andy Shauf has announced a new album that’s out this Friday, September 24. It’s titled Wilds and it’s out via Anti-. It arrives just shy of two years after Shauf’s earlier LP The Neon Skyline, and its nine songs were recorded during that album’s sessions. Today he’s shared the first …
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Parquet Courts Share New Video for “Black Widow Spider”

Parquet Courts have shared a music video for their new song “Black Widow Spider.” It’s the latest single from their forthcoming album Sympathy for Life. They’ve also extended their tour into 2022 with additional dates in North America and Europe. Check out the video for “Black Widow Spider” and the …
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Laura Jane Grace Surprise Releases New EP At War With

Laura Jane Grace has surprise released a new stripped-back EP called At War With the Silverfish. The seven-song release is currently available on streaming platforms via Polyvinyl. Give it a listen below. “I’ve learned that if you share your experience with good intentions that the universe will always surprise you …
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Martin Rehof of Communions Pays Tribute to Leonard Cohen

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Dionne Warwick stopped by The Dionne Warwick Talk Show on

Saturday Night Live welcomed a very special guest to The Dionne Warwick Talk Show last night: Dionne Warwick herself! The recurring sketch started out with Ego Nwodim’s version of the icon and recently crowned queen of Twitter interviewing a rotating panel of celebrity guests, including Miley Cyrus (Chloe Fineman), Jason …
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KISS Crew Members Believe Loose COVID Protocols Led to Guitar

Three workers from KISS’ End of the Road U.S. tour have anonymously spoken to Rolling Stone to detail allegedly “unsafe” COVID practices following the death of Paul Stanley’s guitar tech Francis Stueber. KISS have refuted the claims made against them, detailing their supposed procedures throughout the tour in a statement. …
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Mariah Carey Teams Up With McDonald’s For a Menu of

“Some of my favorite memories with my kids are our family trips to McDonald’s, and of course, each of us has our go-to order. Mine is the Cheeseburger, and I get it with extra pickles,” Carey said in a press release for the announcement. “Bringing together some of our favorite …
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Another Lil Wayne Mixtape Is Coming to Streaming Platforms in

“Shout-out to the fans. If we could, we’d put all of up in one month,” he adds. “It’s a tedious process. It’s not like a one-day thing. But we’re going to hopefully get all those mixtapes .” The first Wayne mixtape to make it onto streaming was No Ceilings in August 2020, …
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Foals Part Ways With Keyboardist Edwin Congreave

Foals’ keyboardist Edwin Congreave has left the group after 15 years. “We’re sad to say that we played our final show with Edwin Congreave as a member of Foals at All Points East festival in London,” the band wrote on Instagram today (September 22). Foals wrote that after Congreave’s long …
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Breaking Benjamin Book Late 2021 Acoustic Tour With Keith Wallen

Breaking Benjamin will finish out the year hitting the stage, but giving audiences a little different show than they typically play. The band will take part in a short acoustic tour to wrap up the year. The band is also keeping the run in the family as guitarist Keith Wallen …
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The Weeknd and Nicolás Jaar Sued for Copyright Infringement Over

The Weeknd, Nicolás Jaar, and Frank Dukes have been sued by producers Suniel Fox and Henry Strange for copyright infringement, Pitchfork can confirm. The complaint was filed September 17 in a California federal court, and alleges that the Weeknd’s 2018 My Dear Melancholy, track “Call Out My Name” is “strikingly …
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Really the Blues: Our 1993 PJ Harvey Feature

This article originally appeared in the August 1993 issue of SPIN. Polly Harvey is standing in the rain, in the middle of a generic English small-town shopping street. The 23-year-old singer is wearing a plush fake leopard-skin coat, her usual Olive Oyl bun let loose into barely restrained curly waves. She …
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Ben LaMar Gay Announces New Album, Shares Song With Ohmme

Chicago-born composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay has announced the new album Open Arms to Open Us, which is out November 19 (via International Anthem/Nonesuch). The first song the album, “Sometimes I Forget How Summer Looks on You,” features vocals from Ohmme’s Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart. Watch the …
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Former Nashville City Councilman Launches Alt-Rock Band

The debut album from Nashville alt-rockers X-Ennials drops today (Oct. 29) with a two-part, pandemic-themed album, called Senseless American Tragedy.  And though leader Anthony Davis once held a political office, he’s proving that “message-music” doesn’t have to be preachy or suck. Davis served a Nashville City Councilman for eight years and he’s poured …
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New Britney Spears Documentary Coming to Netflix Next Week: Watch

Netflix has announced a new documentary chronicling Britney Spears’ saga with the conservatorship run by her father Jamie. Britney vs Spears will be released on the streaming platform September 28. The film is directed by Erin Lee Carr (How to Fix a Drug Scandal, Dirty Money). Check out the trailer …
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Lawsuits filed against Travis Scott, Drake & Live Nation over

The first two lawsuits have been filed against Travis Scott, Live Nation, and other entities affiliated with Astroworld Festival in light of Friday night’s tragic events that left eight people dead and hundreds injured. In a lawsuit filed Saturday in Harris County District Court, an attendee named Manuel Souza, who …
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A24’s Lamb is Slow-Burn Folk Horror Like Ewe Have Never

The Pitch: Out in the foggy hills of Iceland, Maria (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Gudnason), a couple spending a dignified, quiet existence on their sheep farm, reside far from the rest of civilization. It’s relatively unspoken, but one intuits early that they’re reeling from the recent loss of a …
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Astro, UB40 Toaster, Dead at 64

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Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel postpone “Bay Strikes Back Tour”

Less than one week before it was set to kick off, the “Bay Strikes Back Tour” featuring Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel has been pushed to 2022. All three legendary thrash bands cited COVID-19 safety concerns as the reason for the postponement. The three veteran metal acts know firsthand about …
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David Lee Roth is retiring after New Year’s Las Vegas

David Lee Roth has revealed that his recently announced Las Vegas residency will be his “last five shows” ever. In a new interview, the Van Halen singer says is retiring from performing, implying that health issues are forcing him to hang up his microphone. While speaking with the Las Vegas …
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Watch Fleet Foxes’ New Video for “Featherweight”

Fleet Foxes have shared a new video for their Shore song “Featherweight.” It’s the 10th video directed by Sean Pecknold, brother to Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold. The stop-motion animation was done by Eileen Kohlhepp (who’s worked on Robot Chicken and Anomalisa). Check it out below. Of the video, Sean Pecknold …
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Dirty Honey Want to Put the Roll Back in Rock

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Savatage frontman Jon Oliva arrested for cocaine possession and DUI

Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra frontman Jon Oliva was arrested this week and charged with driving under the influence and felony possession of cocaine. According to a Florida Highway Patrol arrest report, police and EMS responded to a single vehicle crash on US Highway 41 shortly before 1:00 a.m. local time …
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Interpol Announce Seventh Album in the Works With Flood &

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