Taylor Swift: Everything That’s Happened Since Her ‘1989’ Era

Without naming names, the female emcee shaded the MTV committee’s nominees for Video of the Year, which included Swift’s video for “Bad Blood,” Ed Sheeran’s video for “Thinking Out Loud,” Beyonce’s “7/11,” “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars and “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar. Minaj referenced “other” girls and “women with slim bodies”; Swift […]

Music and Sports Telethon LaLiga Santander Fest Raises Over 600,000 Euros For Medical Supplies in Spain

The “festival” featured technical difficulties, (phone) camera-shy soccer players stiffly delivering prepared speeches, awkward pauses due to audio delay and uneven performances; things which, in other times, might have mattered. But in the time of coronavirus, with the population in Spain entering their third week of total confinement, the inevitable tedium and DIY production of […]

ZE Records: ‘It was like a fairytale’

But ZE – with a little help from distributors Island – was real, and tracks such as Wheel Me Out by Was (Not Was), Contort Yourself by James White & the Blacks, Rebop Electronic by Marie et les Garçons and Maladie D’Amour by Kid Creole and the Coconuts remain classics of their kind. “That music […]

Henley, Tucker, Cyrus and others mourn the death of Rogers

“In addition to his tremendous talent, Kenny was a generous and caring man, a wise mentor to so many of us. He loved his friends, his family, his fellow musicians and his fans, and they loved him, right back. Fifty years ago, The Gambler took a gamble on me and my first band from small-town […]

Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ is a party with a purpose

“I had a lot of times when I was making this album where I was very much out of my comfort zone, where I really allowed myself to be vulnerable and talk about my very personal experiences,” she said. “On a song like ‘Love Again,’ for example, it wasn’t written for anyone in particular, but […]

‘I Needed to Make a Record of Songs Like These’: Nathaniel Rateliff on His Stark New Solo Album

In just under two weeks, most of the album was in the can, but the process could still be delicate. “Rush On,” Rateliff’s anguished tribute to Swift, has some of the album’s most direct lyrics: “All the love and cries could not shake you from your rest/Would’ve given up my sight to take the jaundice […]

Hunting, meth and big cats: Tiger King’s rarely seen version of southern queerness

Joe Exotic, the eccentric subject of the Netflix docu-series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, has amassed a fervent following in the short time since the show’s premiere on Friday. The rapper Cardi B live-tweeted her reactions and expressed a desire to start a GoFundMe campaign for Mr Exotic, whose full name Wikipedia gives as […]

Tomi Lahren Addresses Cardi B’s Threat to ‘Dog-Walk’ Her: ‘I Would Never Get Away with That’

“We’ll I’m not surprised at anything Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, but again, I’m also impressed the way the left does the mental gymnastics to justify it,” she said. “Listen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on an almost daily basis says that Trump supporters and President Trump himself incite violence and then she goes and applauds and encourages a tweet […]

Why Zedd Chose Maren Morris for His New Song: ‘If You Sing & I Want to Cry, I Know It’s Perfect’

“It had nothing to do with country, to be honest. It’s just a coincidence that she’s in country,” he says about Morris. “To me, it was just her vocal quality, her ability to sing something and make me believe it. There are words and melody, but they oftentimes don’t connect with the emotion, and she […]

Grammy President Neil Portnow Says 2019 Nominations Reflect the ‘Excellent’ Work Done by Women This Year

“It has to begin with women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level,” he said at the time. “[They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome. […]