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Watch! Bleachers perform their latest songs on SNL.

Jack Antonoff and his band replaced Roddy Ricch, who pulled out of the episode after a COVID-19 exposure. The musical mastermind Jack Antonoff brought his project Bleachers to Saturday Night Live on January 15th. The band performed “How Dare You Want More” and “Chinatown” on the Saturday Night Live stage. Roddy Ricch—the originally scheduled performer—was replaced after a COVID-19 exposure.  Give us a second. Gonna…

Jazzfest is back with an incredible lineup for 2022.

Jazzfest is back with an incredible lineup for 2022.

After the 2020 and 2021 editions of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival were cancelled due to COVID-19, the 2022 edition is back and that lineup is lookin real good. Foo fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Nelly, The Revivalists, Stevie Nicks, and The Who are among the stacked roster of both national and local…

Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe to Play “Weird Al” Yankovic in Biopic.

You read that right. WEIRD: The ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Story was written by Yankovic himself alongside Eric Appel, who will also serve as the film’s director. The biopic will go into production in Los Angeles beginning in February, and will be released exclusively through The Roku Channel. The biopic “holds nothing back, exploring every facet of…

We finally have a trailer for Studio 666!

Foo Fighters have shared the first trailer for their horror comedy movie Studio 666. The clip shows the band moving into a haunted mansion in Encino, California to write and record their 10th album. Hijinx and grisly violence ensue. Studio 666 is set to premiere in U.S. theaters on February 25, 2022. Directed by BJ McDonnell, the film…

Jack White drops new single “Love Is Selfish”

Jack White is gearing up to release two new albums in the coming months: a “really hard” rock record called Fear of the Dawn and a “very mellow” acoustic LP titled Entering Heaven Alive. Today, he’s shared the first track from the latter album with “Love Is Selfish.” Take a listen to the tender ballad below. Fear of the Dawn — which…

Bonnaroo Reveals 2022 Lineup

Bonnaroo Reveals 2022 Lineup

After COVID-19 sidelined the 2020 edition of Bonnaroo and Hurricane Ida flooding made it impossible for Bonnaroo 2021, the Manchester, Tennessee music festival will return for Bonnaroo 2022 from June 16-19! Headliners include Tool, J. Cole, Stevie Nicks, The Chicks, MGK, Flume, Illenium, Roddy Ricch, 21 Savage, Billy Strings, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, $uicideboy$…

Beavis and Butt-Head are all grown up and WOW.

Mike Judge just dropped two new designs of Beavis and Butt-Head aaaand WOW. The great cornholio is all grown up. With the photos, Judge also revealed info about the new Beavis and Butt-Head movie that’ll come out later this year on Paramount+. This feels like a good moment to reflect on some of their best insults.

Are dogs being trained to detect COVID-19 at concerts?

We’ve all heard of dogs trained to sniff for drugs and explosives, but a number of musicians are enlisting the help of dogs specifically trained to sniff out COVID-19 to ensure their upcoming tours go off without a hitch. Rolling Stone reports out that artists and bands including Eric Church, Tool, Metallica, and The Black Keys have employed olfactorily-gifted canines to…

2022 Grammys Postponed Due to Omicron

The 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony, originally scheduled for January 31, has been postponed, the Recording Academy and CBS announced. The event has been rescheduled due to “the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant” of the coronavirus, the Recording Academy and CBS said in a joint statement. A new date has not yet been announced. Find the full statement HERE Source:…

The War on Drugs perform “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” on Ellen

In the latest stop on The War on Drugs’ whirlwind press tour in support of their recent album I Don’t Live Here Anymore, the band stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show today (January 4th) to perform its title track — one of Barack Obama’s favorite songs of 2021. Joined by folk duo Lucius on backing vocals, The War on Drugs brought the Springsteen-esque sheen of…