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Newswire: Liam Gallagher’s first solo show will be a benefit for Manchester bombing victims

Liam Gallagher and his former band Oasis are inexorably linked with his hometown of Manchester, where a terrorist attack earlier this week at an Ariana Grande concert left 22 dead. Snd come next Tuesday, Gallagher will play his first ever solo gig as a benefit for victims of the bombing, Variety reports. Show More Summary

Newswire: Bryson Tiller releases new album a month ahead of schedule

“Being early” is one of those tricky things: Pull it off properly, and it’s a welcome surprise; get it wrong, and you’re the guy who shows up for the party while the host is still setting out the snacks. It remains to be seen which category...Show More Summary

Pickathon: Watch Ezra Furman get sax-y at Pickathon

For the latest installment in our Pickathon video series, we’ve got Ezra Furman tearing up “Body Was Made,” a body-positive anthem that features plenty of sax-y saxophone. Tickets are on sale now for this year’s fest, with Dinosaur Jr., Drive-By Truckers, and Ty Segall, among others, set to perform.

Newswire: Lana Del Rey’s new album is coming in July

Fans of sultry ballads and retro glamour get ready: Lana Del Rey’s new album is set for release on July 21. The singer tweeted that date out without much other information, but Pitchfork confirmed that it was indeed Lust For Life’s release date. Show More Summary

Permanent Records: Foo Fighters’ second album didn’t change rock music—not that it was trying to

Permanent Records is an ongoing closer look at the records that matter most. Kurt Cobain’s 1994 suicide left a giant hole in the rock world. The year before, Nirvana had released In Utero, which was on its way to becoming as seminal as the genre-altering Nevermind. Show More Summary

Newswire: John Cale is planning a Velvet Underground 50th anniversary concert in New York

John Cale, Velvet Underground co-founder and all-around musical badass, is planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Velvet Undergound & Nico, the band’s incalculably influential debut, with two special concerts at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music. Show More Summary

Newswire: Ariana Grande cancels tour dates in the wake of Manchester suicide attack

Two days after 22 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on her concert at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, Ariana Grande has officially canceled her tour dates through the beginning of June, Variety reports. GrandeShow More Summary

Newswire: Johnny Marr and Morrissey have predictably varied responses to Manchester bombing

In the wake of Monday night’s suicide bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England that killed 22 people—many of them children and teenagers—and wounded scores more, artists around Europe are struggling with how to react. Show More Summary

Newswire: Nicki Minaj has been secretly funding schools and clean water for a village in India

Earlier this month, Nicki Minaj went on an impromptu charity spending spree, pledging to pay off a bunch of student loans and other school-related expenses for her Twitter followers. Shortly after that, Minaj announced that she’s actually going to start a charity dedicated to helping people pay for school. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Guy plays Red Hot Chili Peppers using a red hot chili pepper

At this point, the only thing that could make Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea more legendary is if he’d replace each of his callused digits with an actual red hot chili pepper. It’s not like you can’t play with one. Davide Biale just proved it. Show More Summary

Newswire: You can own one of Elvis’ jets for just a couple of million dollars

As anyone who’s ever been to Graceland knows, Elvis Presley had a tremendously opulent lifestyle before his death in 1977 at the age of 42. Among his treasures: Elvis had not just one airplane—most famously the Lisa Marie, which remains on display at Graceland—but several. Show More Summary

Newswire: 8-year-old girl among victims identified so far in Ariana Grande concert bombing

Sad details continue to emerge in the story of last night’s deadly suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city of Manchester. Earlier today, we reported on the first victim to be identified, 18-year-old student and fantasy devotee Georgina Callander. Show More Summary

Newswire: Manchester police arrest suspect connected to Ariana Grande concert bombing

Police in the English city of Manchester say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to yesterday’s deadly terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert, Variety reports. The attack was carried out by an as-yet-unidentified suicide bomber, who set off an IED in the foyer near one of the venue’s exits at 10:33 p.m. Show More Summary

Soundtracks Of Our Lives: Lost Highway put David Lynch onto America’s car stereos

If Twin Peaks brought David Lynch into America’s living rooms, then Lost Highway put him on America’s car stereos. The film itself is a heady mindfuck of a neo-noir tale structured around the idea of a Möbius strip, a reassurance that network TV had not impeded Lynch’s ability to dive into the deeper, darker waters of his subconscious. Show More Summary

A.V. Undercover: Phantogram channels Courtney Love, kicks off season 8 of A.V. Undercover

We’re pleased as punch to have Phantogram kick off our eighth season of A.V. Undercover, which has a moody new vibe, with a stellar take on Hole’s “Violet.” The moody cover finds frontwoman Sarah Barthel doing her best dark Courtney Love, all while the churning band takes full advantage of the new, well-lit Undercover set. Show More Summary

Newswire: Ariana Grande concert in England evacuated after possible explosions

According to Variety, an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England was just evacuated following reports of two “loud bangs,” with some people on social media saying they were actual explosions. Variety says that a rep forShow More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Disney’s dance club Videopolis was possibly the most ’80s thing ever

As synth-fueled dance music swept the earth in the 1980s, savvy marketers concentrated efforts toward young, neon-garbed club kids. Among those: new Disney exec Michael Eisner, who, according to the website Dangerous Minds, was eager...Show More Summary

Newswire: Toby Keith plays all-male Saudi concert while Trump rides around on golf cart

President Trump’s official visit to Saudi Arabia over the weekend wasn’t all billion-dollar arms deals and eye of Sauron cosplay. He also showed his hosts some good old-fashioned down-home American bro-spitality in the form of a concert from Toby Keith, one of the small handful of musicians who are willing to publicly associate themselves with Trump. Show More Summary

Newswire: The FBI is now investigating the Fyre Festival debacle

The Fyre Festival was cancelled amidst considerable chaos about a month ago, to the dismay of the 8,000 people who purchased tickets for the purported luxury experience. But every new detail that emerges about the ultimate non-event is increasingly more disturbing. Show More Summary

Newswire: Drake had a big night at the Billboard Music Awards

While some of us were glued to screens waiting to see how the Twin Peaks revival would unfold, the music industry was having a party in Las Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards. Drake in particular ended up having a good night—see the...Show More Summary

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