Karol G Recovering After Falling Down Stairs During Miami Concert

Colombian reggaeton singer Karol G is recovering after falling down stairs onstage during her concert at the FTX Arena in Miami last night, the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio reports. When one of her backup dancers came to help her, she got right back up and continued the performance.
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Dionne Warwick – “Nothing’s Impossible” (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

After some playful ribbing about his name — “If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this,” Dionne Warwick famously tweeted last year — Chance The Rapper announced that he was teaming up with the octogenarian pop legend for a duet to fight food insecurity. That duet has now arrived.
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Stephen Sondheim Dead At 91

Stephen Sondheim, one of Broadway’s most renowned and prolific songwriters, has died. He was 91. The news has been confirmed to the New York Times via his lawyer, F. Richard Pappas, who described Sondheim’s passing as sudden.
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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

It’s Black Friday and Record Store Day and dude, you’re getting Adele…
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Watch Jenny Lewis Perform “Puppy And A Truck” On Fallon

Over the last few months, Jenny Lewis has been on the road, touring with Harry Styles. On Nov. 20, they hit the Forum in Los Angeles, and a few days later, Lewis stopped by The Tonight Show to perform her one-off single “Puppy And A Truck.”
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Kanye West Addresses His Marriage And Mental Health In Thanksgiving Prayer: “Good Lord, My Wife Did Not Like Me Wearing The Red Hat”

Last night Kanye West posted a lengthy “Thanksgiving Prayer” video message, in which he addresses his family life, his brief Presidential run, his relationship to Christianity and estranged wife Kim Kardashian West, his mental health, his finances, his support for Donald Trump, and more. “This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the family that my wife has given me, I’m thankful for the life God has given me, and I’m thankful for your time, attention, and patience,” Ye said.
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Brian May Blasts Brit Awards For Adopting Gender-Neutral Categories, Says Queen Would Not Be Woke Enough Today: “We Would Have To Have A Trans Person”

Queen guitarist Brian May has a bone to pick with the BRIT Awards, which recently adopted gender-neutral categories beginning in 2022, scrapping the male solo artist, female solo artist, international male solo artist and international female solo artist categories. “A lot of things work quite well and can be left alone,” the Queen guitarist tells the Mirror. “I get so sick of people trying to change things without thinking of the long-term consequences. Some of these things are an improvement, ...
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Conservative Talk Radio Show Gets Punk’d By Band Name-Dropping Caller

A punk fan is doing god’s work this week, calling into a conservative radio show and sneaking as many punk band names as possible into a chat with the hosts. Illustrator Rob Dobi — using the name Bill — called up WSMN’s Life With Liz show this week, planning to “name as many punk bands as I could before they caught on.”
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The Number Ones: Hi-Five’s “I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)”

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.
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Jonny Greenwood – “Licorice Pizza”

Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film Licorice Pizza hits select theaters today, with Alana Haim in a starring role. The movie’s soundtrack is mostly filled with music contemporaneous to its 1973 setting, but frequent PTA collaborator Jonny Greenwood did contribute at least a little bit of score to it. The Licorice Pizza Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is out today and it features a Greenwood track called, you guessed it, “Licorice Pizza.”
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Mura Masa – “2gether”

Mura Masa has released a new single called “2gether.” It’s the British producer’s first new track since his sophomore album R.Y.C. was released in early 2020 — that album featured collaborations with Slowthai, Clairo, Tirzah, and more. “2gether” is the first single from Mura Masa’s upcoming third album. He’s been teasing some snippets from it over on his TikTok account. Check out the new song below.
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Watch LCD Soundsystem Play “Beat Connection” For First Time In 16 Years

On Tuesday night, LCD Soundsystem kicked off a 20-show residency at Brooklyn Steel by covering Spacemen 3 and Joy Division and breaking out a couple songs for the first time in over a decade, including “On Repeat” and “Thrills,” both from their 2005 self-titled debut.
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Kanye West And Taylor Swift Were Added To Album Of The Year Grammy Nominees Day Before Announcement

Kanye West and Taylor Swift were among a group of Grammy nominees that were added at the last minute to the Big Four categories (Album, Record, and Song Of The Year, plus Best New Artist) due to a rule change expanding the field for those categories from 8 nominees to 10.
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Planes Mistaken For Stars Frontman Gared O’Donnell Dead At 44

Planes Mistaken For Stars frontman Gared O’Donnell has died at 44 following a battle with esophageal cancer.
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Astrid S Accuses French Montana Of Ripping Off Her Song

The Norwegian pop musician Astrid S has accused French Montana of ripping off her song. In a TikTok video, Astrid S pointed out similarities between her 2016 single “Jump” and French Montana’s “How You King?,” a song from his new album They Got Amnesia that came out last week. Montana is credited as the sole writer on the song, alongside production credits for Hitmaka and FnZ.
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Peter Jackson’s Mammoth Beatles Documentary Is A Feast For Fans

There is already a movie about the Beatles making Let It Be. It is called Let It Be. Throughout January 1969, a crew led by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg — who had helmed the Beatles’ music videos for “Paperback Writer,” “Rain,” “Hey Jude,” and “Revolution” among other work at the center of 1960s rock — filmed the Fab Four rehearsing, recording, and ultimately giving their final public performance on the roof of their Apple Corps. headquarters in London. The Let It Be movie famously depicts a ba...
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Julie Doiron – “Thought Of You”

This week, Montreal singer/songwriter Julie Doiron will drop I Thought Of You, her first solo album since 2012’s So Many Days. Back in September, Doiron came out swinging with “You Gave Me The Key,” and now we get to hear the twanging title track: “Thought Of You.”
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Someone Made A Lars Ulrich Toilet

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Years & Years & Galantis – “Sweet Talker”

At the very beginning of next year, Olly Alexander is releasing a new Years & Years album, Night Call, the follow-up to 2018’s Palo Santo. We’ve heard “Starstruck” and “Crave” from it so far, and today Alexander is sharing a third single, “Sweet Talker,” a collaboration with the production team Galantis. Check it out below.
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Thyla – “Flush”

In the new year, Brighton Band To Watch Thyla will share their debut self-titled album. We’ve heard “Gum” and “3,” and now we’re getting another monosyllabic single: “Flush.”
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Watch Mastodon Perform “Teardrinker” On Seth Meyers

“Pushing The Tides,” the lead single from Mastodon’s latest album Hushed And Grim, just picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance. (Hushed And Grim won’t be eligible ’til next year, though the band has a good track record at the awards show.) And this week the band appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers to perform another song from that album, “Teardrinker.” Watch below.
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The Wrens’ Kevin Whelan & Charles Bissell Trade Blows In New Interview About Breakup

Kevin Whelan, formerly of the Wrens, is releasing Observatory, his debut album as Aeon Station, next month on Sub Pop. Notoriously, half of the album was originally recorded for inclusion on the next Wrens album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2003’s widely beloved The Meadowlands, which was also supposed to be released by Sub Pop. But due to a falling out with Wrens bandmate Charles Bissell — who has been tinkering with the new Wrens music for more than a decade, and who was seeking more robust ...
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Grammys CEO Addresses Marilyn Manson, Louis CK Nominations: “We Won’t Look Back At People’s History”

Yesterday, the Recording Academy unveiled the nominations for next year’s Grammys. They were weird, in the way that Grammy nominations are always weird. ABBA and Sun Ra Arkestra were nominated for the first time ever. Taylor Swift and Kanye West are up against each other for Album Of The Year. Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste somehow led the field with 11 nominations. But people noted two nominees in particular: Marilyn Manson and Louis CK.
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We’ve Got A File On You: Melanie C

It’s impossible to overstate just how important the Spice Girls were to pop music in the 1990s. The UK quintet’s 1996 debut album, Spice — which recently turned 25 years old, commemorated with a deluxe reissue called SPICE25 — went multi-platinum in 27 countries and sold 19 million copies in one year, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. The Spice Girls were so monumental, their collective charisma so magnetic, it’s easy to forget that Melanie Brown (“Scary Spice”), Melanie Chis...
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The Number Ones: Roxette’s “Joyride”

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.
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Watch LCD Soundsystem Cover Spacemen 3 & Joy Division At Their First Show In Three Years

A little while ago, LCD Soundsystem announced plans to play a 20-show residency at Brooklyn Steel — not a small venue by most standards, but a small one by theirs. The first of those Brooklyn Steel shows went down last night, shortly after keyboardist Gavilán Rayna Russom announced that she was leaving the band amicably. The band didn’t play any new songs last night, but they did bust out a few tracks they haven’t played in a while and a couple of covers, including one that they’ve never done be...
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Stream Andrew Scott Young, Ryan Jewell, & Ryley Walker’s New Album Post Wook

Thus far in 2021, the bugged-out guitar wizard and entertaining online personality Ryley Walker has released one album of his own, the impressive Course In Fable, and he’s teamed up with improv legend David Grubbs for the collaborative LP A Tap On The Shoulder. Walker has also opened for Dinosaur Jr. on tour, which must’ve been pretty cool. And today, Walker has dropped a whole new album out of the blue.
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Grammy Nominations 2022: Surprises, Snubs, & More Takeaways

The Recording Academy continues to exist within its own strange dimension, one in which Jon Batiste is the center of the musical universe and the second Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett jazz duets album was one of the landmark popular music events of 2021. You have to hand it to them for the consistency, at least: So many extremely Grammys-esque artists were showered with nominations today in preparation for the Jan. 31 ceremony at, uh, Arena. Some of them, like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber a...
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The Natvral & Jen Goma – “The Ballad Of Easy Rider” (Roger McGuinn Cover)

Former Pains Of Being Pure At Heart leader Kip Berman released Tethers, his debut solo album under the name the Natvral, earlier this year. Next month, he’s going on tour with Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone. And today, he’s teaming up with frequent collaborator Jen Goma — of A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Showtime Goma, and even occasionally the Pains Of Being Pure at Heart — for a cover of Roger McGuinn and the Byrds’ “The Ballad Of Easy Rider.” Listen below.
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Gavilán Rayna Russom Quits LCD Soundsystem

Ahead of LCD Soundsystem’s 20-date residency at Brooklyn Steel starting tonight, their longtime synth player Gavilán Rayna Russom has announced that she has quit the band. Russom joined LCD Soundsystem in 2008, contributed to their 2010 album This Is Happening, and has been performing with them ever since. In a new interview with Pitchfork, Russom discusses her reasons for leaving:
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