Author: Gambo Danjumo

After spending four weeks at No. 2, Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” earns the 24-year-old his first Hot 100 No. 1, knocking out Harry Styles and “As It Was” from their extensive 15-week stay at the summit. “Bad Habit” comes from Lacy’s sophomore album “Gemini Rights,” his first top 10 album on the Billboard 200. “Static” from the same set currently holds a No. 78 peak, while his 2017 track “Dark Red,” also rises 95-79 in its second week on the chart. “Bad Habit” raked in 20.4 million streams and 40.3 million radio airplay audience impressions, according to Billboard. In an…

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“Don’t you pretend that I’m not alive” were the first words whispered by the Mars Volta vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s during the group’s reunion stop in New York City on Sept. 29. The tour, in support of a new self-titled record that marks the end of a decade-long hiatus for the Texas rockers, is a reminder not only that the group itself is back but keenly aware of their legacy as a taut, adventurous live act ready to blend genres at a breakneck pace. Their first four records, especially their beloved 2003 studio debut “De-Loused in the Comatorium,” have been a…

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Hailey Whitters has released an acoustic live performance video for her latest single, “Everything She Ain’t” with performances by the song’s co-writers Bryan Simpson and Ryan Tyndell. “Everything She Ain’t” has been climbing the Country Airplay (currently #48) charts this summer and continues to grow following an organic viral TikTok trend which hit top 20 on the TikTok Viral playlist. “Everything She Ain’t” is the first single from Whitters’ critically acclaimed third studio album Raised that was released earlier this year via Pigasus Records/Songs & Daughters/Big Loud Records. After wrapping up a national tour with Jon Pardi and Lainey Wilson, Whitters will play her first headline show in Nashville…

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TL;DR: A rock star said God allowed Paul McCartney to write The Beatles’ “Let It Be.”The rock star in question is religious.The star said the public did not understand his faith. A poster for The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ | LMPC / Contributor The Beatles‘ “Let It Be” draws influence from gospel music. A rock star once said God allowed Paul McCartney to write the song. Notably, “Let It Be” became a hit twice in the United Kingdom. The Killers’ Brandon Flowers discussed what he thinks when he listens to The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ Brandon Flowers of The Killers…

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Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum The crowd at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Friday night skewed toward middle-aged, and I felt the vibe of the 1970s — down-home yet hip, and way into country-rock — the minute I walked in. Just opened at the CMHoF is Western Edge, an exhibit that covers Los Angeles country-rock in the 1960s and ’70s, with the story extending to the post-New Wave days of The Blasters and Dwight Yoakam in the ’80s. At the CMA Theater, a group of…

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“Fuck it,” Hayley Williams told the crowd in Bakersfield, CA, before Paramore launched into their first performance of “Misery Business” in over four years. 2007’s “Misery Business” is often cited as the band’s breakthrough song, though they retired it in 2018 amid discussions about the #MeToo movement and the lyrics, “Once a whore, you’re nothing more/ I’m sorry that’ll never change.”  Even before then, Williams had tried to rationalize that line by saying, “Those words were written when I was 17,” and explaining that she could no longer “relate to” the lines. But on October 2nd, at the very first stop on Paramore’s…

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Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” has made its way to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. This week’s chart is led by Lacy’s first #1 hit, which was released as a single at the end of June. It started its climb up the chart in mid-July when it debuted at #100. It’s one of only 12 songs that climbed from the last spot to the first. (Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” achieved the same feat earlier this year.)

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Kanye West wore a “White Lives Matter” sweater at a surprise Yeezy fashion show, Page Six reports, continuing his long and troubling flirtation with fascist politics. The slogan was shocking, if not exactly surprising. West put the Confederate Flag on his merch in 2013. His 2018 Trump White House visit embraced the language of the men’s rights movement. One of his publicists threatened a Georgia election worker in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election on Trump’s behalf. And during his own brief 2020 presidential campaign, he combined authoritarianism and religion, suggesting that abortion was an attempt by white people to…

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A Russian rapper is believed to have committed suicide to avoid being conscripted into President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine. According to the Daily Mail, the body of Ivan Vitalievich Petunin, who performed under the stage name Walkie, was found near a high-rise building in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Friday, September 30th. In a video posted to his Telegram channel (via TMZ), the 27-year-old artist expressed his opposition to the Ukraine invasion and said he was “not ready to kill for any ideals.” “If you are watching this video, then I am no longer alive,” Petunin said. “I…

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