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Natalie Portman blasts “creepy” Moby for mischaracterizing their relationship

The log line for Moby’s new memoir, Then It Fell Apart, describes it as “a classic about the banality of fame. It is shocking, riotously entertaining, extreme, and unforgiving.” It’s also rooted in fallacies. So says Natalie Portman, whose past relationship with Moby is described in detail. “I was surprised

BTS performs “Boy with Luv” during The Voice finale: Watch

BTS are currently on a rampage across the United States. The k-pop phenomenon recently wrapped up the American leg of their “World Tour: Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” and have been on a television hot streak in the last month, appearing everywhere from Saturday Night Live to Colbert to Good Morning America. On Tuesday night,

HBO rules out any direct Game of Thrones sequels or returning characters

After eight seasons, the epic television saga that is HBO’s Game of Thrones has finally wrapped following this Sunday’s debatably underwhelming finale, which capped off a six-episode run marred by heavy fan criticism. Now, our watch has ended — that is, until the three successor series currently in development make it to air.

Stephen King’s The Long Walk laces up a director

Laces up, kids. A little over a year ago, it was reported that New Line Cinema was interested in finally adapting Stephen King’s 1979 dystopian novel, The Long Walk. In fact, they even had a screenwriter in James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Rundown), who called it a passion project. Now, they’ve

Beto O’Rourke curated a punk rock playlist of deep cuts: Stream

Long before Americans became enamored by Beto O’Rourke, his refreshing approach to politics, and his connection to The Mars Volta, he was a little known Congressman who just so happened to know quite a lot about punk and hardcore. Now, a punk rock playlist O’Rourke made for a friend all

Corey Taylor performs David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream”, embraces “villain” role ahead of new Slipknot album

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor staged a solo show on Sunday night (May 19th) in Garden Grove, California, playing an entire set of cover songs, including the David Bowie classic “Moonage Daydream”. Taylor, who recently underwent double knee surgery and performed Friday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live with

Goon announce debut album, Heaven Is Humming, share “Northern Saturn” and “Snoqualmie”: Stream

Scuzzy Los Angeles rockers Goon have announced their debut album, Heaven Is Humming. Due out July 19th via Partisan Records, the full-length follows a pair of well-received EPs, 2016’s Dusk of Punk and 2017’s Happy Omen. The 11 tracks on the record were written while the band’s primary force, singer/songwriter/guitarist Kenny

Live Review: Refused and Distillers play tiny club show after weather nixes sets at Sonic Temple Festival (5/19)

One minute you’re watching Foo Fighters play in front of 40,000 people at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, and the next minute you’re a few miles away at Ace of Cups bar watching hardcore veterans Refused and punk rockers The Distillers tear up an intimate venue. That’s what happened this

R.I.P. Jake Black, co-founder of Alabama 3 and composer of The Sopranos theme song has died

Jake Black, a.k.a. The Very Reverend D.Wayne Love, co-founder of Alabama 3 and composer of The Sopranos’ iconic theme song, has died. “Early this afternoon, on a beautiful summer’s day, our friend, comrade and spiritual teacher, Jake Black AKA The Very Reverend D.Wayne Love, passed over to the higher ground,”

Immolation announce 2019 North American tour with Blood Incantation

New York death metal legends Immolation have announced an expansive North American outing, dubbed the “The Last Atonement Tour”. In a truly infernal pairing, the band will be supported by rising Denver death metal act Blood Incantation, sharing the road for more than a month. See the full itinerary below.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Plugged Into MTV and Redefined Pop Horror

Download | Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Podchaser | RSS “Hello, baby!” Dream Warriors, come over to our lunch table and meet Alice Johnson, a lonely bookworm whose fantastical daydreams just may be the only saving grace for us sleep-deprived kids in Springwood, Ohio. Join Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman, senior writer Justin Gerber, contributing writer McKenzie

Film Review: The Perfection Is an Unnerving, Unmissable Grindhouse Psychodrama

The following review is part of our coverage of the 2019 Chicago Critics Film Festival. The Pitch: Hoo, boy. Allison Williams is Charlotte, a former world-class cellist who gave up on international superstardom to take care of her sick mother. After her mom dies, Charlotte meets up with her former

New York Mayor and presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio apparently loves ska

Bill de Blasio: New York City mayor, Democratic presidential hopeful, and, apparently, rude boy. The much maligned politician recently became the 23rd Democrat to announce his candidacy for president, a move even his own constituents feel is an ill-advised waste of time. But now he’s out there in the trenches,

Cardi B cancels concerts due to plastic surgery complications

Cardi B has canceled two US concerts this week due to recent surgery complications. The Harlem-bred rapper been forced to axe her show at El Paso’s County Coliseum on Tuesday night, as well as a Friday night set as part of 92Q Spring Bling Festival in Baltimore. Her El Paso

Thanks to Trump, China missed the ending to Game of Thrones

Sunday evening’s series finale to Game of Thrones offered a true water cooler moment for everyone across the world. Sadly, the people of China were mum on Monday morning. According to The Wall Street Journal, the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China prevented HBO from airing the

Used Kurt Cobain paper pizza plate sells for $23,000

A random, but delectable slice of Nirvana history has just been sold for nearly $23,000. Shortly before taking the stage at Washington, DC’s historic 9:30 Club on April 23rd, 1990, frontman Kurt Cobain chowed down on some pizza. Afterward, he used his paper plate to jot down a setlist for

Netflix confirms release date for The Dark Crystal prequel series, shares even more stunning photos

After two long years, the wait is nearly over. Netflix has announced that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will bow on August 30th. To drum up hype, the streaming giant has shared a collection of photos that preview the 10-episode prequel series to Frank Oz and Jim Henson’s 1982 cult classic.

Moby dated Lana Del Rey back when she was Lizzy Grant

Moby’s new memoir, Then It Fell Apart, is loaded with revelations about his peak-fame days surrounding the release of 1999’s Play. Amidst this era of living the life of a debaucherous mega-celebrity, there were tales that range from fascinating (like his friendship with David Bowie) to the disturbing (like that time

Hopscotch reveals 2019 lineup: Sleater-Kinney, James Blake, Purple Mountains among highlights

Hopscotch Music Festival has revealed its 2019 lineup. Celebrating its 10 years, the self-described experimental and underground festival returns to venues throughout downtown Raleigh, North Carolina between September 5th and 7th, 2019. The lineup is highlighted by Sleater-Kinney’s first confirmed live appearance in two years, plus one of the first

In Photos: Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Disturbed, Ghost lead 2019 Sonic Temple Festival

After 12 years of Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, this year marked the debut of the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which took place at Mapfre Stadium over the course of three days (May 17th-19th). Heading into the fest, it looked like Friday may suffer from severe

Ezra Furman announces new album, Twelve Nudes, shares lead single, “Calm Down”: Stream

Ezra Furman has announced a new album, Twelve Nudes. Serving as the follow-up to last year’s Transangelic Exodus, the 11-track effort is due out August 30th Via Bella Union. Described in a press release as Furman’s “‘spiritually queer’ punk record,” Twelve Nudes was recorded in Oakland during the fall of 2018.

New Coke returning to shelves thanks to Stranger Things

Thanks to Stranger Things, a retro soda beverage is being resurrected. New Coke, the much-maligned Coca-Cola product from 1985, will return to shelves starting this Thursday to coincide with the upcoming third season of the Netflix hit series. As the new season is set during Summer 1985, the inclusion of

George R.R. Martin responds to Game of Thrones finale, teases his own ending

George R.R. Martin has spoken. On Monday night, the Game of Thrones creator published an expansive essay on his trusty go-to blog in which he waxed nostalgic on the conception of the show, praised showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and yet also teased how his final two books may

Black Mirror Season 5: Episode titles, plot synopses, individual trailers revealed

Last week brought the first trailer for Black Mirror’s long-awaited fifth season. Now, ahead of its June 5th premiere, Netflix has unveiled additional details, including titles, plot synopses, and individual trailers for each of the season’s three episodes. The first episode, “Smithereens”, stars Andrew Scott as “a cab driver with

Meet Charles Manson in new Once Upon a Time in Hollywood trailer: Watch

Audiences got an initial look at Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood when the first trailer dropped a few months ago. That preview was all about setting the atmosphere for the auteur filmmaker’s ninth movie, but the latest preview does more to paint the plot. The story

Fashion Brigade details Origins of new songs “First Sunny Day of the Year” and “Middle C”: Stream

Origins, a recurring feature, encourages artists to analyze the various inspirations behind their latest release. Chicago indie outfit Scotland Yard Gospel Choir called it quits in the late aughts shortly after a major tour van accident left band members with multiple serious injuries. But the demise of SYGC eventually led

Sophie Turner’s “not surprised” by Game of Thrones fans’ “disrespectful” reaction to final season

Note: Spoilers ahead. With the molten steel of the Iron Throne still cooling, fans are still burning over the final season of Game of Thrones. But even those so dissatisfied that they’re asking for HBO to try again probably wouldn’t want much changed to the story of Sansa Stark. The character went

System of a Down’s Serj Tankian sings Game of Thrones track “The Rains of Castamere”: Stream

With Game of Thrones airing its final episode this past Sunday, the music from the beloved HBO show lives on with a new arrangement of the track “The Rains of Castamere” featuring System of a Down singer Serj Tankian. The song appears on the Season 8 soundtrack to Game of

Steve Lacy teases debut album with new songs “Outro Freestyle” and “Playground”: Stream

The Internet guitarist Steve Lacy is just a few days out from the release of his proper debut album, Apollo XXI. Fans got a taste of the LP with last month’s single, “N Side”; the indie R&B songwriter has now broken off a second preview in “Outro Freestyle”. Though only 90 seconds

Alabama Public Television refuses to air Arthur episode featuring gay wedding

Alabama be Alabama. After stripping women the right of control over their own bodies, Alabama is now waging a war against the PBS animated children’s series Arthur. On its Season 22 premiere, Arthur and his friends attend the wedding of their third grade teacher, Mr. Ratburn, who marries his husband, Patrick. The

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The Who, The Roots, and Jimmy Fallon play classic tune on kids’ toys: Watch

Earlier in the week, The Who kicked off their “Movin’ On Tour” in New York City. During the performance, Roger Daltrey made

Hatchie is living her best tour life in the video for new single “Obsessed”: Watch

We’ve been obsessed with Hatchie lately, and now it looks like she’s obsessed, too. Hatchie shared a brand new single called

The Black Keys rock a spiritual retreat in the video for new song “Go”: Watch

Next month marks the arrival of Let’s Rock, the first new Black Keys album in five years. In anticipation, the

BTS channel The Beatles and perform “Boy With Luv” on Colbert: Watch

55 years after The Beatles’ landmark performance, the Ed Sullivan Theatre welcomed a massively popular mop-topped boyband of a new generation. The

Alice in Chains raise a young beer bottle in bizarre “Rainier Fog” video: Watch

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Taylor Swift answers Burning Questions, chats Cats and Avengers: Endgame on Ellen: Watch

After not doing any press around Reputation, Taylor Swift is sure keeping herself in the spotlight on this latest cycle. Since

The National perform “You Had Your Soul with You” on Colbert: Watch

This Friday, The National will return with their new album, I Am Easy to Find. The indie greats have already

BTS perform “Boy With Luv” and “Fire” on Good Morning America: Watch

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Duckwrth reveals new EP, The Falling Man: Stream

After teasing it for months, breakout rapper Duckwrth has finally released his new The Falling Man EP. It’s available to stream

The Raconteurs unveil new single “Help Me Stranger”: Stream

The Raconteurs are set to return on June 21st with their first album in 11 years, Help Us Stranger. In

slowthai drops debut album Nothing Great About Britain: Stream

Over the past few years, slowthai has released a number of EPs and singles. Now, the British grime rapper has

Morrissey covers Gary Puckett & The Union Gap’s “Lady Willpower”: Stream

Morrissey has shared another piece of his upcoming covers album, California Son. After covering “Morning Starship” with Ed Droste and

Interpol release new EP, A Fine Mess: Stream

Interpol are back with a new EP, A Fine Mess. Stream the whole thing below via Apple Music and Spotify. The

The Hives return with first new song in four years, “I’m Alive”: Stream

When The Hives announced their first North American tour in six years — a co-headlining trek with Refused, no less

Chance the Rapper drops new track “GRoCERIES”: Stream

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DJ Khaled drops Father of Asahd, featuring Nipsey Hussle, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z: Stream

Today, DJ Khaled has released his eleventh studio album Father of Asahd. As we’ve come to expect from the super producer, the

Lana Del Rey shares cover of Sublime’s “Doin’ Time”: Stream

In today’s news that no one asked for, Lana Del Rey has covered Sublime. As she teased earlier this month,

Bruce Springsteen shares romantic new song “There Goes My Miracle”: Stream

Bruce Springsteen may be one of the greatest rockers of the ’70s and ’80s, but he’s taking it back even



Ali Wong and Randall Park reconnect in the Always Be My Maybe trailer: Watch

The romantic comedy is back in full force, and Netflix has been a major contributor to the recent genre boom.

George A. Romero Tore the Best Pages from Stephen King’s The Dark Half

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Robert Pattinson is the new Batman

Warner Bros. has found its new Batman. According to Variety, Robert Pattinson has been cast to play the Caped Crusader

Film Review: The Souvenir is a Layered, Affecting Portrait of the Young Artist

The Pitch: Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) knows precisely the film she wants to make, even if she hasn’t completely worked out

Elton John biopic Rocketman is the first major studio film to depict gay male sex

While it’s unlikely that the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman will perform better at the box office than Bohemian Rhapsody,

Chris Rock to relaunch Saw franchise in a twist even Saw fans couldn’t see coming

“I want to play a game.” So does Chris Rock, as The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the blockbuster comedian is teaming up

Film Review: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Cements Keanu Reeves as One of the Action Greats

The Pitch: John Wick (Keanu Reeves) was last seen running through the park with his dog, moments from becoming a

Todd Haynes finishes new documentary on The Velvet Underground

With two upcoming feature films in development — one about jazz singer Peggy Lee and another about the attorney who

Bill Murray says he’s game for Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: “I would do this next one”

It’s Miller Time! When Jason Reitman first announced that he’d be returning to the Ghostbusters franchise back in January, every

Jemaine Clement joins cast of Avatar sequels

Pandora has a new citizen. As Variety reports, Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement has joined the cast of James Cameron’s


Ranking: Every Stephen King Adaptation from Worst to Best

Feature Artwork by​ Cap Blackard When Stephen King published his first novel, Carrie, on April 5, 1974, the New England

The Twilight Zone in 10 Episodes: Rod Serling’s Greatest Hits

The Twilight Zone was one of the greatest case studies for the wide-reaching scope of science fiction. Rod Serling’s seminal

Nick Cave reveals his 10 favorite love songs

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Ranking: Every Tim Burton Movie from Worst to Best

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The Top 10 Baseball Films of All Time

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Ranking Every Mötley Crüe Album From Worst to Best

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Ranking and Dissecting Michel Gondry’s Filmography

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Ranking: Every Marvel Movie and TV Show from Worst to Best

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11 Funniest Moments From This Is Spinal Tap

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The 50 Greatest Rock and Roll Movies of All Time

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Album Review: The National Get Lost in the Comfortable I Am Easy to Find

The Lowdown: Over the course of two decades, The National have expertly captured the modern American condition, a portrait of

Album Review: Rammstein Make a Triumphant Return with Their Untitled Seventh Album

The Lowdown: Ten years after their last album, 2009’s Liebe ist für alle da, and 25 years into their career,

Album Review: A More Confident Carly Rae Jepsen Knows What She Wants on Dedicated

The Lowdown: Much can be said about which pop stars have gained the most streams, recruited the best producers and

Album Review: Alex Lahey’s The Best of Luck Club Tackles Young Adulthood with Wit, Hooks, and Range

The Lowdown: Maybe it’s because Alex Lahey makes guitar-driven indie-pop marbled with observational wit and an occasionally sardonic delivery. Maybe

Album Review: Abnormality Unleash Technical Savagery on Sociopathic Constructs

The Lowdown: Hailing from Boston, Abnormality have risen over the years to become a prominent name in death metal. Their

Album Review: Mac DeMarco’s Left Turns Mostly Pay Off on Here Comes the Cowboy

The Lowdown: Over the past six years, Mac DeMarco has encountered a meteoric rise to fame that few expected, especially

Album Review: Tank and the Bangas Struggle to Maintain Their Lovable Weirdness on Green Balloon

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Album Review: The Cranberries Deliver a Lovely Final Statement with In the End

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Album Review: Sego Play with Expectations on Sophomore Sego Sucks

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The Who’s Setlist by the Numbers: What to Expect from the “Movin’ On Tour”

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The Distillers extend 2019 North American tour

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The Rolling Stones announce rescheduled dates for “No Filter” North American tour

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Summer Slaughter 2019 lineup features Cattle Decapitation, Carnifex, The Faceless, and more

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor announce 2019 tour dates

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The Cure announce US festival, featuring Pixies, Deftones, and more

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Game of Thrones’ final season has cost employers $3.3 billion in lost productivity

Upwards of 800,000 of people may have signed a petition calling on HBO to remake Game of Thrones’ final season,

David Letterman’s Netflix series returns with Kanye West episode

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Game of Thrones fans start petition demanding HBO remake final season

It’s been said that it costs HBO upwards of $10 million to make a single episode of Game of Thrones.

Rick and Morty to return with season four in November 2019

In the post-scene credits of Rick and Morty’s season 3 finale, our beloved Mr. Poopybutthole made a quick cameo, apologizing for

Trailer for Black Mirror Season 5 warns of “a future we should have seen coming”: Watch

Black Mirror is set to return to Netflix on June 5th. The upcoming fifth season of the sci-fi anthology consists

Disney is taking full control of Hulu

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Game of Thrones actor Conleth Hill, aka Varys, says: “The last couple seasons weren’t my favorite”

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TV Review: Game of Thrones Proves that War Is Hell But Endings Are Even Harder in “The Bells”

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Mayor Pete and Morrissey to appear on same episode of Fallon

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Constance Wu melts down over Fresh Off the Boat renewal, then apologizes

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