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Lawyer for R Kelly: “He’s a rock star, he doesn’t have to have nonconsensual sex”

R Kelly is facing a lengthy prison sentence of between 40 and 70 years after being charged with being charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Now, further details of the allegations levied against Kelly have been unveiled in a bond proffer. The 52-year-old singer stands accused of assaulting

Roseanne seems to be doing well

It’s been a little less than ten months since Roseanne Barr saw her rebooted ABC sitcom canceled following an Ambien-fueled, racially-charged Twitter tirade. Though she initially expressed remorse for her actions, once it became apparent her career in Hollywood was over, Roseanne has gone full scorched-earth. She’s lashed out at

Bruce Hornsby announces new album, Absolute Zero, shares “Voyager One”: Stream

The great Bruce Hornsby will return with his star-studded studio album, Absolute Zero, on April 12th. The follow-up to 2016’s Rehab Reunion features a number of contributions from Justin Vernon, Sean Carey, Blake Mills, yMusic, and many more. Co-produced by Vernon, Tony Berg, and Brad Cook, the album was influenced

Adam Levine’s Super Bowl nipples prompt complaints to FCC over gender disparity

Most in America would agree that this month’s Super Bowl LIIIl was certainly “less than.” Aside from Jordan Peele’s teaser for The Twilight Zone, the most talked about moment of the entire game was, well, Adam Levine’s nipples. If you recall, the Maroon 5 frontman took his shirt off towards

Duff McKagan on Guns N’ Roses’ reunion album: “Oh, it’s real”

Duff McKagan is the latest Guns N’ Roses member to tease of a reunion album. On Friday, the veteran bassist appeared on Eddie Trunk’s Trunk Nation (via Rolling Stone), where he admitted to having heard new music Axl Rose has set aside for the band’s first LP since 2008’s Chinese

The National have finished their new album

The National have finished recording the follow-up to their Grammy-winning 2017 album, Sleep Well Beast. The band’s longtime producer Peter Katis finished mixing the record earlier this month, as reported by his management company Worlds End. Katis has worked with The National on nearly all of their albums, specifically 2003’s

Judge sets R Kelly’s bond at $1 million, orders him to stay away from minors

On Saturday, R Kelly made his first appearance in a Chicago court since being charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. set Kelly’s bond at $1 million — or, $250,000 for each of the four victims he’s charged with sexually abusing. Additionally,

Peter Frampton diagnosed with degenerative muscle disease

Yesterday, Peter Frampton announced an expansive farewell tour. As the legendary rocker revealed in an interview with CBS This Morning, his decision to retire was motivated by a recent diagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM), a degenerative muscle disease. Frampton, 68, believes that the disease will eventually progress to his

R.I.P. Stanley Donen, one of the last filmmaking legends of Hollywood’s Golden Age, has died at age 94

Stanley Donen, the last surviving filmmaking icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, who helmed classics such as 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain, has died. He was 94. Chicago Tribune writer Michael Phillips confirmed the news through one of his children on Saturday morning, calling Donen: “A huge, often neglected talent.” Born

George Clinton joins Red Hot Chili Peppers for “Give It Away”: Watch

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ relationship with George Clinton extends back over three decades. The funk legend famously produced their 1985 sophomore album, Freaky Styley. Years later, when Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Clinton was on hand and joined the band for a performance

Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, inherits portion of fashion icon’s $300 million fortune

On Tuesday, German fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld died at the age of 85. Now, his cat, Choupette, stands to inherit a portion of his $300 million dollar fortune. In an interview with Numéro last year, the former creative director of Chanel and Fendi announced that the beloved feline would serve as his

MANÁ announce 2019 U.S. tour dates

Latin rock icons MANÁ have mapped out an extensive US tour, their first such outing in three years. “Rayando El Sol Tour” spans over 20 dates taking place between early September and late November. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, March 1st via LiveNation. Once they sell out, you can

The Ghost Inside announce first show since horrific bus crash

Back in 2015, The Ghost Inside experienced a horrific tour bus crash outside El Paso, Texas, that resulted in the deaths of their bus driver and the person driving the truck involved in the collision. The band members themselves suffered serious injuries, with drummer Andrew Tkaczyk losing the lower portion

Trailer for Pennywise: The Story of It documentary reunites cast and crew of 1990 miniseries: Watch

For many adults today, ABC’s 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s It was one of their first experiences with horror. Despite its terrifying source material, the limited series was the kind of television event that roped in the entire family for a couple of nights, prompting children to talk to

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets the Thom Yorke cosign

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a leading proponent of a Green New Deal, a congressional resolution that seeks to combat climate change by curbing fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions in favor of a more environmentally sustainable green economy. The proposal has been met with a mixed response here in America,

MØ returns with new track “Theme Song (I’m Far Away)” for cartoon about Finnish fairy tale: Stream

Danish pop singer MØ unveiled her long-awaited sophomore album, Forever Neverland, last October. She’s returned today with a new release, and for her, it’s something of a childhood fantasy realized. MØ, whom we CoSigned back in 2014, has contributed a pair of songs to the soundtrack for Moominvalley, a new

Anderson .Paak hints at new album with Dr. Dre, performs “Trippy” on Fallon: Watch

Anderson .Paak appeared on The Tonight Show on Thursday night, stopping through to chat with host Jimmy Fallon and perform “Trippy” off his 2018 critically acclaimed LP, Oxnard. During the interview, the California rapper discussed his recent Grammy win for Best Rap Performance (“Bubblin’”, in a tie with Kendrick Lamar, Future,

The Eric Andre Show’s Kraft Punk to star in EDM-laced political special on Adult Swim

In March, Adult Swim will debut a new special centered around Kraft Punk, a fan-favorite spoof character off The Eric Andre Show. Titled KRFT Punk’s Political Party, the show will find the cheese-loving prankster hosting his own political debate show, which, obviously, will be set to EDM music. Captured in Washington

Win the Oscar-nominated Black Panther score on vinyl

Black Panther isn’t just a culturally relevant blockbuster, but it’s a top-to-bottom critical smash. The film itself was nominated for numerous Golden Globes and Oscars, but even the music has seen a flood of accolades. Kendrick Lamar’s soundtrack has seen a ton of praise, even taking home the Grammy for Best

Mike Shinoda unveils two new songs, “Prove You Wrong” and “What the Words Meant”: Stream

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has released two new solo songs — “Prove You Wrong” and “What the Words Meant.” Both tracks arrive as part of the new deluxe edition of his debut solo album, Post Traumatic, which was released last year. The songs — featuring Shinoda’s characteristic rap-rock styling coupled

Despite legal woes and assault allegations, Woody Allen working on new film project in Spain

In addition to renewed public scrutiny over his long-standing allegations of sexual assault, Woody Allen is tangled up in an intense legal battle with Amazon Studios regarding his terminated movie deal with the company. However, that hasn’t stopped the veteran filmmaker from moving forward with his other projects. According to

John Krasinski to direct A Quiet Place sequel, Emily Blunt to star

When A Quiet Place became an unstoppable blockbuster last Spring, a sequel was green lit almost over night. However, at the time, director John Krasinski expressed interest only in writing the screenplay. Now, he’s officially signed on as a director. What’s more, EW confirms that star Emily Blunt (and Krasinski’s

The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen accused of sexual assault by daughter

The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen has been accused of sexual assault by his own daughter. On Thursday, Valkyrie Weather, the eldest of Cohen’s children, published a harrowing post on Facebook, accusing her father of raping her at a young age. “When I was very young, Rob used

23 Years Ago, Sepultura Unearthed the Tribal and Relentlessly Heavy Roots

A number of rock and metal bands have remained true to their original sound and direction throughout their entire careers (AC/DC, Motörhead, Ramones), while others branched out over the course of several albums. Sepultura certainly belong in the latter category — especially with their groundbreaking 1996 offering, Roots. Hailing from

R Kelly charged with 10 counts of criminal sex abuse

A grand jury in Chicago has indicted R Kelly on 10 counts of criminal sex abuse, according The Chicago Sun Times. The charges relate to Kelly’s alleged sexual interactions with four women between 1996 and 2010. Nine of the 10 counts involve victims ranging in age from 13 to 16

HBO’s Barry gets premiere date and Season Two trailer: Watch

“Barry, there is an inherent darkness in you,” Gene (Henry Winkler) tells our titular anti-hero. No joke. As expected, the stakes for the second season of HBO’s Barry are quite high, and that’s something you can certainly glean in the season’s first full-length trailer. As you’ll see below, Bill Hader’s

Peter Frampton announces “Finale the Farewell Tour”

Rock icon Peter Frampton has announced his retirement from the stage. After rousing crowds for more than 50 years, the music legend will take his final bow on a North American farewell tour. The expansive “Finale the Farewell Tour” runs from June 18th all the way to October 12th and

Jonas Akerlund, Rory Culkin, and Emory Cohen Dive Into the Mayhem That Is Lords of Chaos

Lords of Chaos, a new movie based on the tumultuous and terrifying story of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, recently debuted in theaters. The film centers around Øystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous, played by Rory Culkin, as he forms Mayhem and experiences the highs and horrific lows of the band,

John Mayer drops contemplative new single “I Guess I Just Feel Like”: Stream

John Mayer has dropped a new song, “I Guess I Just Feel Like”. The track follows “New Light”, a collaboration with famed hip-hop producer No I.D. that was released last May. The mournful new single offers a glimpse into the singer-songwriter’s more contemplative side, perhaps adding weight to his proclamation

Duff McKagan shares first single, “Tenderness”, off upcoming solo album: Stream

Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has offered up a taste of his upcoming solo album with the first single, “Tenderness”. The track, like the rest of the album, is produced by Shooter Jennings, whose band backs up McKagan on the song. “Tenderness” has a bit of a Lou Reed

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Lizzo delivers gospel cover of Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson’s “Nothing Breaks like a Heart”: Watch

April 12th marks the release of Cuz I Love You, the highly anticipated album from Lizzo. Thus far, the Minneapolis-based

CupcakKe shares SpongeBob-referencing video for “Squidward Nose”: Watch

As if releasing two albums within the last six months wasn’t enough, CupcakKe dropped a fresh single a few weeks

Natalie Prass performs “Short Court Style” on Corden: Watch

Natalie Prass has spent most of 2019 supporting her latest album, The Future and the Past, out on the road

Maggie Rogers brings out Florence Welch for stellar “Light On” rendition in London: Watch

On Tuesday night, Maggie Rogers welcomed Florence Welch during her performance at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. After moving through the

Vampire Weekend premiere new “Harmony Hall” music video: Watch

As promised, Vampire Weekend have released their new music video for “Harmony Hall”. In the Emmett Malloy-directed clip, frontman Ezra

John Legend performs new single “Preach” on Ellen: Watch

Last Friday, John Legend released “Preach”, a powerful new single calling for action to impart social change instead of just

The Claypool Lennon Delirium perform “Blood and Rockets” on Colbert: Watch

Later this week, Primus bassist Les Claypool and Sean Lennon will release their latest collaborative album as The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Titled South of

Cardi B joins Blueface in video for new “Thotiana” remix: Watch

Blueface has released a new remix of his track “Thotiana”, and it comes with a big name assist from Cardi B.

SZA proves she’s all that, covers Sixpence None the Richer’s “Kiss Me” at III Points: Watch

Despite a very future-leaning weekend at III Points Festival, Miami was given a quick gasp of the ’90s, thanks to

J. Cole, Meek Mill perform at 2019 NBA All-Star Game: Watch

With this year’s All-Star Game taking place in Charlotte, the NBA opted for some local fare to serve as its

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Thom Yorke releases expanded Suspiria soundtrack with unheard outtakes: Stream

Last year, Thom Yorke made his film scoring debut, providing music for Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria. Today, the Radiohead

Lil Pump drops new album Harverd Dropout: Stream

Lil Pump has finally unveiled his new album, Harverd Dropout. Stream it in full below via Apple Music or Spotify.

Kehlani reveals new mixtape While We Wait: Stream

Kehlani has returned with a new mixtape, While We Wait. Stream it in full below via Apple Music or Spotify.

Mötley Crüe unveil first new song from The Dirt soundtrack: Stream

One month before the March 22nd premiere of The Dirt, the warts-and-all biopic on Mötley Crüe based on the band’s

Mark Hoppus’ Simple Creatures announce Strange Love EP, share title track: Stream

While Tom DeLonge continues to search the skies for aliens, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has launched a new pop punk side project

Brasstracks give a Track by Track breakdown of their new EP, Before We Go: Stream

Track by Track is a new music feature in which we ask artists to dig into each song on their

Marissa Nadler serves up new songs “Poison” and “If We Make It Through the Summer”: Stream

Last fall, Marissa Nadler gifted fans with the impressive album For My Crimes, which featured collaborations with Sharon Van Etten

Weezer share two new songs, “High as a Kite” and “Living in L.A.”: Stream

Weezer currently find themselves simultaneously in the middle of two album cycles. On the one hand, they’re still promoting their

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib reunite on new song “Flat Tummy Tea”: Stream

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are combining their talents once again for a new collaborative album, Bandana. The effort will serve as

TEEN share the Origins of new single “Pretend”: Stream

Origins is a recurring new music feature in which we give musicians the chance to explain the influences behind their



LeBron James’ Space Jam 2 finally has a release date

Back in September, Warner Bros. finally confirmed plans to move forward with its Space Jam sequel starring Cleveland Cavaliers Miami

Film Review: Fighting With My Family Wrestles Against Its Own Inauthenticity

The Pitch: In the early 2010s, Saraya Knight (Florence Pugh) is a British independent pro wrestler with a particularly odd pedigree.

Kendrick Lamar and SZA will not perform at Oscars

Not all of the stars will be in attendance for this weekend’s Academy Awards. Kendrick Lamar and SZA will not

Film Review: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Ends the Trilogy On a High Note

The Pitch: Toothless, the cat-like dragon, and Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), the boy Viking who became king, are back in How to

Taron Egerton becomes Elton John in the full Rocketman trailer: Watch

After Bohemian Rhapsody became a smash hit (despite all of the critical backlash against it), it was inevitable that a

Chris Hemsworth set to play Hulk Hogan in Todd Phillips-directed Netflix biopic

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Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson are The Highwaymen in new Netflix trailer: Watch

The story about Bonnie and Clyde is one of high-stakes robberies and a climactic hail of gunfire. Typically, the narrative

Armie Hammer in talks to play Batman: Report

With Ben Affleck having officially hung up his cape, Warner Bros. is in search for a new Caped Crusader, and

Queen to perform with Adam Lambert at the 2019 Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that Queen will perform at this Sunday’s Oscars ceremony. The band’s forthcoming

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, starring all of Hollywood, gets a release date

Denis Villeneuve is no stranger to turning ambitious projects around. He did it with 2016’s Arrival. He did it with 2017’s


Ranking: Every Halloween Movie From Worst to Best

Download | Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher| Podchaser | RSS We’ve packed our bags. We waved goodbye to 45 Lampkin Lane. We’re now about 72

Ranking: Every Green Day Album from Worst to Best

Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the

The 100 Greatest Tours of All Time

This isn’t a list of the best live performers or performances of all time, though, in many cases, this article

10 Boy Band Songs That Don’t Suck

The Backstreet Boys are about to drop DNA, their first new album in six years. We thought it’d be fun

50 TV Shows You’d Be Crazy To Miss in 2019

2018 was a colossal year for TV, and that reflected on all of us here at Consequence of Sound. As we

Ranking: Every Metallica Album From Worst to Best

Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the

Here’s a running list of Martin Scorsese’s 800+ favorite movies and TV shows

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese loves to watch movies as much he loves to make them. So much so that he

10 Most Anticipated Sequels of 2019

Sequels are the engine on which Hollywood runs, at least these days. Studios are so thoroughly gun-shy about the prospect

10 Most Anticipated Family Movies of 2019

Part of the reason we go to the movies is purely nostalgia. We grew up with them. They’ve always been

10 Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies of 2019

Like Superman, or Loki, or Jean Grey, or any of the dozens of other characters who’ve cheated death, comic book


Album Review: Candlemass Display Masterful Riffs on The Door to Doom

The Lowdown: As one of the biggest names in doom metal, Candlemass release onto the world their latest LP, The

Album Review: Overkill Continue Winning Streak with The Wings of War

The Lowdown: New Jersey’s premiere thrash metal outfit Overkill don’t mess with their sound much. Like a prehistoric crocodile, they’re

Album Review: Mykele Deville Shines Brightly Through the Darkness on Maintain

The Lowdown: “We can treat our lives like a symphony/ A little empathy instead of infantry,” Chicago’s Mykele Deville raps

Album Review: Dream Theater Capture Old Magic on Distance Over Time

The Lowdown: Calling an hourlong album streamlined might seem strange, but that’s exactly what Distance Over Time is compared to

Album Review: The Claypool Lennon Delirium Expand Their Universe on South of Reality

The Lowdown: Les Claypool is the frontman of Primus and the patron saint of slap bass. Sean Lennon is the

Album Review: Julia Jacklin Rediscovers Herself on the Reflective Crushing

The Lowdown: Australian Julia Jacklin took her introspective songwriting and rock-country tracks all around the world with the acclaim of her

Album Review: The Real Ariana Grande Arrives on the Authentic thank u, next

The Lowdown: Pop stars go into the studio with a bunch of songwriters they barely know to try and create

Live Review: Earthless Reign with Relentless Riffs at Brooklyn Bazaar (2/8)

Setting the Stage: When Earthless announced their date at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, tickets immediately sold out. The venue

Film Review: Happy Death Day 2U Resets The Series Into a Delightful Sci-Fi Farce

The Pitch: On Monday the 18th, selfish college student Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) found herself trapped in a time loop that constantly

Film Review: Isn’t It Romantic Turns the Whole World Into a Romantic Comedy

The Pitch: When Natalie (Rebel Wilson) was a little girl, gazing moony-eyed at Pretty Woman in her living room and falling in


Royal Trux announce rescheduled North American tour

On March 1st, Royal Trux are due to release their first album in nearly 20 years, White Stuff. The ’90s

Wilco reveal lineup for Solid Sound Festival 2019

Wilco’s annual Solid Sound Festival will return to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts from June

Ringo Starr, Santana lead Bethel Woods lineup celebrating Woodstock’s 50th anniversary

Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival is a four-day event honoring the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Marked for August 15th-18th,

Open Mike Eagle announces spring US tour dates

Open Mike Eagle dropped his latest EP, What Happens When I Try to Relax, back in the fall. Now, the

Sleep announce 2019 US tour

Last spring, Sleep dropped The Sciences, their first studio effort in nearly two decades and one of the Top 25 Metal

Johnny Marr announces 2019 spring tour dates

Morrissey is heading to Canada, Johnny Marr is heading to the States. In support of last year’s Call the Comet,

Stereolab announce 2019 comeback tour, reissue series

Stereolab have been on hiatus since 2009, but their appearance on recent lineups like Primavera Sound and Desert Daze hinted

The Lonely Island announce first-ever US tour

The motherlovin’, turtleneck-and-chain-wearing, creeps of The Lonely Island are getting off the boat and going on the road. The comedy

Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, and Three Days Grace announce 2019 North American tour

Armed with an impressive collective stockpile of hard-rock radio hits, Breaking Benjamin Chevelle, and Three Days Grace will spend much

Diana Ross to celebrate 75th birthday with 2019 tour

Diana Ross will turn 75 on March 26th, but she’s already begun celebrating. The soul and R&B icon delivered a

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It’s come to this: RoboCop is the new Colonel Sanders for KFC

Over the past few years, KFC has seen a revolving door of comics and talent play its iconic Colonel Sanders:

First official trailer for Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone reveals a ton of first footage: Watch

We’re a little over a month away from the April 1st premiere of Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated reboot of The

Netflix renews The Haunting of Hill House as anthology series, shares new teaser trailer: Watch

One of the sharpest series to hit TV last year was Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House. Equal parts terrifying

TV Review: Documentary Now! Season 3 Presents Another Festival of Uproarious Mockumentaries

The Pitch: The third season (or 52nd, if you’re looking within the show’s universe) of IFC’s Documentary Now! sees host Helen Mirren introducing

HBO debuts harrowing trailer for Michael Jackson doc Leaving Neverland: Watch

Despite legal threats from the Michael Jackson Estate, HBO is moving forward with plans to air Leaving Neverland. Directed by

Selina Meyer is a president for none in the trailer for Veep’s final season: Watch

The final season of HBO’s masterwork political comedy, Veep, is set to premiere on March 31st. In anticipation, the first

Saturday Night Live Highlights: Don Cheadle Combines Charm with Sly Political Statements in a Solid SNL

Who doesn’t love Don Cheadle? As the star of Showtime’s new series Black Monday attests in his opening monologue, the venerated veteran

TV Review: Lorena Takes a Necessary Second Look at the John Wayne Bobbitt Scandal

The Pitch: In its first phase, the #MeToo movement was all about women finding their collective voice and finally, at

The Academy reverses course, will not present select Oscars during commercials

Well, that didn’t take long. After just a few days of vocal controversy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and

Shudder reveals The Creep for new Creepshow TV series

Shudder’s forthcoming Creepshow series is keeping it old-school. Today, showrunner Greg Nicotero offered fans a sneak peek on Instagram at


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