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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, $uicideboy$…

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…

SNL Honors Betty White with rebroadcast of the episode she hosted.

The episode originally aired May 8, 2010, with White at the age of 88. She appeared in every single sketch, and JAY-Z served as the evening’s musical guest. What’s funny is Betty White actually rejected SNL 3 times before hosting in 2010. The world is mourning the death of the beloved Golden Girls actress, who died Dec. 31 at the…

There’s a reason why Robert Pattinson’s Batman seems darker.

The Batman hits theaters on March 4th of 2022 and based on the trailers we’ve seen so far, it seems dark dude. Like way dark. There’s a reason behind that though! When director Matt Reeves was writing the first act, he said he had 1991’s Something In The Way by Nirvana playing in the background…

Lorde does it again with new “Leader Of A New Regime” video

Lorde has shared a new video for her song “Leader of a New Regime.” from her third studio album, Solar Power, which was released in August. Fans who follow her newsletter found out first as she nonchalantly dropped the video in the middle of memes and memories from previous years.

Cassette tapes are exploding back onto the scene. Sorta.

This happened in 2018 but according to local station CBS 17, a bomb squad in Charlotte, North Carolina evacuated the Duke Energy Building after it received a “suspicious package” in the mail room. Officials were called in to investigate the package – a small manila envelope mailed from out of state – evacuating the building in…

Incubus Frontman Brandon Boyd Shares New Single “Petrichor”ahead of his new solo album.

Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd hasn’t released a solo album since he released his debut solo album, The Wild Trapeze, in 2010. That’s all about to change with the upcoming release of his latest solo album, In the meantime, Brandon Boyd just dropped “Petrichor,” the latest preview of his upcoming album ECHOES & COCOONS, which is set to…

The Power of Music: Logic’s Anti-Suicide Anthem “1-800-273-8255” Saved Hundreds of Lives

Its “I don’t wanna be alive” line may have become a jokey TikTok trend, but Logic’s anti-suicide anthem “1-800-273-8255” really did save lives. A new study from the BMJ, a peer-reviewed medical trade journal from the British Medical Association, ties performances of the song to a decrease in suicide rates among teenagers. In the days after Logic…