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Newswire: Jared Leto pens a sweet tribute to his friend, Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, died earlier this week, in what authorities have declared a suicide. Tributes to Bennington have continued to pour out in the following days, from Run The Jewels dedicating a set to him...Show More Summary

Newswire: Madame Tussauds says it’s fixed its bad wax Beyoncé

We have to imagine it can’t be easy working at Madame Tussauds’ wax museum, which seems like the sort of job where people only really pay attention when things start going wrong. Like when you can’t stop people from pretending to have...Show More Summary

Newswire: Linkin Park cancels upcoming tour

Yesterday, we reported on the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, at the age of 41. Today, Rolling Stone brings the unsurprising news that the band has now canceled the upcoming North American leg of its current world tour, in the wake of Bennington’s death. Show More Summary

Odds And Sods: Jeff Rosenstock showcases his relentless positivity at Pitchfork Fest

The A.V. Club went to Pitchfork Music Festival over the weekend and met up with a dozen bands, musicians, and artists while there. In the spirit of the festival’s parent site, we asked the acts we met with to rate everyday things using the Pitchfork scale (0.0 to 10.0). Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Good teen eats a hot pepper every time Ariana Grande says “um”

Before YouTube, nobody could’ve imagined how willing people would be to destroy their insides as a means of entertainment. We’ve watched men gorge themselves on cheesecake, scorch their tongues on hot wings, and nearly suffocate to death after eating what’s literally the hottest pepper on the planet. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Study of the most banned wedding songs proves nobody wants to do the Electric Slide

There are two types of weddings: Fun ones, and ones where people line dance. That at least seems to be the takeaway of this recent study by FiveThirtyEight, which “collected the testimonies of more than two dozen professional DJs on nearly 200 weddings” to find out which tracks were most banned from the playlists of those betrothed. Show More Summary

Newswire: “Despacito” is now the most-streamed song ever

A little more than a week after Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” became the most-viewed video on YouTube (somehow dethroning previous champion “Gangnam Style”), another contender for the YouTube throne has also become the most-streamed song of all time. Show More Summary

Newswire: R.I.P. Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park

Chester Bennington, frontman for the rock outfit Linkin Park, has committed suicide, according to a report from TMZ. Bennington reportedly hung himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California, where his body was discovered earlier today. Show More Summary

Odds And Sods: Hamilton Leithauser rates everyday things using the Pitchfork scale

The A.V. Club went to the Pitchfork Music Festival over the weekend and met up with a dozen bands, musicians, and artists while there. In the spirit of the festival’s parent site, we asked the acts we met to rate everyday things using the Pitchfork scale (0.0 to 10.0). Show More Summary

Newswire: Wolf Parade announces first album in 7 years, shares anthemic new song “Valley Boy”

Having reunited in 2016 for a flurry of live shows and a four-track EP, acclaimed Canadian indie rockers Wolf Parade are back again with their first full-length album since 2010’s Expo 86 and the group’s subsequent five-year hiatus. Called Cry Cry Cry, the new LP is set to release on October 6 via Sub Pop. Show More Summary

Newswire: Randy Newman wrote a song about Trump’s dick that was too vulgar to release

It’s an old philosophical question: ”Can Randy Newman write a song about Donald Trump’s dick so vulgar, not even Randy Newman would record it?” Now we have the answer—“Apparently!”—courtesy of an interview the “Short People” and Toy Story singer-songwriter gave to Vulture this week. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Let’s not forget R. Kelly’s response when a journalist asked him if he liked teenage girls

The week got off to a queasy start on Monday when Buzzfeed published a damning exposé on R. Kelly, accusing him of brainwashing and imprisoning several young women and further solidifying the allegations of pedophilia and sexual assault that have for years been associated with the R&B singer. Show More Summary

Newswire: Julien Baker announces fall tour

Earlier this year, Julien Baker signed to Matador and re-released her debut Sprained Ankle along with a new single titled “Funeral Pyre.” Baker doesn’t have a proper new album yet, but she’s continuing her already-extensive 2017 tour with a new string of dates across the U.S. Show More Summary

For Our Consideration: For a reformed nü-metal fan, Chicago Open Air is a weekend of exhausting excess

The last time I saw Rob Zombie in concert I got hit in the back of the head with a giant clump of dirt. I was 18, and it was my second Ozzfest, the now-defunct touring festival, featuring Ozzy Osbourne and a whole day’s worth of heavy-metal opening acts. Show More Summary

AVC Sessions: Tim Kasher wraps up his AVC Session with “Monogamy”

Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our new series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their own tracks. This week, we welcome frontman of indie rock bands Cursive and The Good Life, the versatile Tim Kasher. Show More Summary

Newswire: Madonna’s trying to stop that Tupac breakup letter from going to auction

We recently learned the reasons for Madonna and Tupac Shakur’s breakup, via a letter the late artist wrote the erstwhile Material Girl from prison. In it, Shakur described the disparate effects of their relationship—while the revelation would just make her seem more “open and exciting,” it might be seen as a betrayal to his fans. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Here’s every Rage Against The Machine song jammed into 3 mosh-heavy minutes, brother

Guitarist Rob Scallon has ripped Slayer on a ukelele, righted the wrong done by the infamously bass-light mix on Metallica’s …And Justice For All by playing the entire record on bass instruments, and played Rage Against The Machine on...Show More Summary

Newswire: Sisqo remade the “Thong Song” for 21st-century butts

In 1999, Sisqo released “Thong Song,” an ode to women’s thongs and how much Sisqo would like to see them. Though the sentiment is timeless, the song is now, unfortunately, dated: “Thong Song” captured a markedly pre-Y2K thong, designed for late-20th-century butts. Show More Summary

Newswire: First official Replacements live album set for release this October

Although a multitude of bootleg recordings, the 1985 cassette-only When The Shit Hits The Fans, and the limited-edition 1989 EP Inconcerated all float around in the considerable ’Mats firmament, a proper live Replacements album has thus far been a rock holy grail. Show More Summary

Newswire: A tense world exhales with relief as Ed Sheeran resumes tweeting

Although Ed Sheeran seems to have beaten the odds on Game Of Thrones, emerging from his cameo with his neck intact, his latest foray into acting has still come at a price. After the season-seven premiere on Sunday, the “Shape Of You”...Show More Summary

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