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Lady Gaga rips Mike and Karen Pence: “You are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian”

This week, Second Lady Karen Pence took a job at a private school that seeks to exclude homosexual and transgender students and staff members. The move was met with backlash by supporters of LGBTQ rights: GLAAD lambasted Pence for “discriminating against LGBTQ students,” while the ACLU said Pence was “sending a terrible message

Erykah Badu defends R. Kelly: “Everyone who’s been involved has been hurt”

Many musicians have publicly distanced themselves from R Kelly amidst allegations of sexual abuse. Even French Montana, who initially defended the embattled R&B singer, later issued a statement to express his support for Kelly’s alleged victims. There is, however, at least one musician still willing to defend Kelly. While performing

Ozzy Osbourne honors bat-biting anniversary with commemorative plush toy

One of Ozzy Osbourne’s most infamous onstage incidents happened on January 20th, 1982, when the Prince of Darkness bit the head off a bat during a show at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. Now, to mark the anniversary of the occasion, Ozzy is hawking a new plush toy

Roseanne Barr bashes Natalie Portman: “I find her repulsive”

It’s always a parade of chaos with Roseanne Barr. Not surprisingly, her recent interview with Israel Hayom (via The Hollywood Reporter) did not disappoint as the disgraced comedian blasted Natalie Portman, defended Kevin Hart, and even tossed her longtime co-star John Goodman under the bus. Barr took on Portman for declining

Arctic Monkeys make ACL TV debut with six-song performance: Watch

Austin City Limits returned Saturday night with its first episode of 2019, and it was a big one. Arctic Monkeys made their debut appearance on the legendary performance series, delivering a six-song set that leaned heavily on tracks from their latest LP, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. They also treated

Ja Rule reacts to Netflix and Hulu’s Fyre Festival documentaries: “And you still don’t know shit…”

Big weekend for the hell on Earth that was 2017’s Fyre Festival. Both Netflix and Hulu released their respective documentaries on the controversial festival, which not only chronicle its rise and demise, but also detail the actions of those involved, specifically co-founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule. One of the docs,

Matthew Logan Vasquez returns to the “Trailer Park” in first single from new solo album, LIGHT’N UP: Stream

Since the release of 2017’s Does What He Wants, Matthew Logan Vasquez manned the boards for Wild Child and launched an Americana supergroup, Glorietta. Now, the prolific Delta Spirit frontman is back with another solo outing, LIGHT’N UP. His third solo release, it arrives on February 22nd via Dine Alone Records. Written

Leslie Jones slams Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: “It’s like something Trump would do”

Earlier this week, Sony announced the production of a sequel to Ghostbusters. Not Paul Feig’s 2016 remake, however, but a sequel to the original two movies from the ’80s, coming from director Jason Reitman, son of original director Ivan Reitman. While millions of fans expressed their excitement at returning to the

Film Review: Netflix’s IO Approaches the End Times With a Lack of Intrigue

The Pitch: It’s the end of the world as we know it. And she feels … less than fine. She’s Sam Walden (Margaret Qualley), a lonely survivor on a beat-up planet Earth. Ships left long ago to live in outer space around IO, a moon of Jupiter. Here on Earth,

Greta Van Fleet gets swallowed by the stage and trolled by Colin Jost on Saturday Night Live: Watch

Greta Van Fleet didn’t exactly conquer Saturday Night Live. The Michigan outfit kicked off 2019 for the series, but were anything but festive, performing their Grammy-nominated hit “Black Smoke Rising” and new single “You’re the One” with lifeless anonymity. Frontman Josh Kiszka, in particular, was incredibly stoic and appeared dwarfed by the vacuous

Saturday Night Live Highlights: Rachel Brosnahan Wasted on Far-From-Marvelous 2019 Premiere

When last we left Saturday Night Live, the show had found a relatively steady stride after a really bumpy 2018 season — oh, and we still had a government. However, much like our democratic norms, 2019 has started SNL off with some questions as to the stability of our institutions, their first

Kanye West leads another Sunday Service, David Letterman part of the crowd: Watch

Kanye West has started a new series, Sunday Service, which finds the rapper performing gospel renditions of his catalog with special guests and a choir clad in Yeezy sweats. Earlier this month, we saw clips from the first iteration, and now a video has emerged with the entirety of the second

Greta Van Fleet on the Led Zeppelin comparisons: “Let’s move on”

Start talking about Greta Van Fleet in circles and you’ll likely hear someone make a Led Zeppelin joke. It seems that ever since the Michigan outfit hit the scene, they’ve been paired with the legendary English rockers, and that’s certainly not lost on the outfit. In a new interview with

Ozzy Osbourne sends terminally ill former bandmate long-awaited platinum records

Last month, former Ozzy Osbourne drummer Lee Kerslake revealed that he had eight months to live in his battle with prostate cancer and bone cancer, among other ailments. He also expressed sadness in never receiving platinum records for his work on the first two Ozzy Osbourne solo albums, Blizzard of

R. Kelly’s attorney tells Dateline: “All of these women are lying”

R. Kelly was the subject of NBC’s Dateline on Friday night in an hour-long special titled, Accused: The R. Kelly Story. The broadcast revisited the disgraced singer’s sordid history of abuse and featured new interviews with two women who detailed their past allegations. The two women in question were former

Panorama Festival will not return in 2019

Those planning to attend Panorama in 2019 will want to rethink their summer. According to AEG (via Billboard), the three-day festival is going on hiatus this year with plans to leave Randall’s Island Park for a permanent home in Queens, specifically Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Here’s the company’s full statement:

Princess Nokia accuses Ariana Grande of copying her on “7 Rings”

Last night, Ariana Grande continued her pop world takeover with “7 Rings”, a new song detailing a lavish, drunken trip to the jewelry store. Unfortunately for the singer, the flashy number has also drawn negative attention. New York-born rapper Princess Nokia has accused Grande of stealing the flow from her

TV Review: Black Monday Styles, Snorts, and Saunters Its Way Onto Television

The Pitch: It’s 1986, and Mo Monroe (Don Cheadle) is the coke-snorting, name-dropping, robo-butler-boasting head of his own rough-and-tumble Wall Street firm. Alongside his equally profane but effective lieutenants, Dawn (Regina Hall) and Keith (Paul Scheer), Mo is literally kicking in the doors of the New York financial scene, trying

Richard Kruspe on Emigrate, Rammstein bandmate Till Lindemann, Lemmy Kilmister, and more

Rammstein are getting ready to unleash their first new album in 10 years, but in the meantime guitarist Richard Kruspe recently released the new disc from his other project, Emigrate. The latest Emigrate album, A Million Degrees, which arrived in November, features guest turns from Rammstein’s Till Lindemann and Ghost’s

The 1975 announce 2019 North American tour dates

The 1975 surprised plenty of critics when they dropped A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships last year. With one of the best records of the year — which featured one of the best tracks of the year in “Love It If We Made It” — they ascended the ranks of millennial fan factories to

Netflix is bringing back Unsolved Mysteries

Netflix will soon be the home to future Unsolved Mysteries. Deadline has confirmed that the streaming giant will be picking up the iconic series for a new revival. The report follows a mysterious listing that surfaced on Reddit earlier this week that suggested new episodes were being filmed starting in February. In

Death Cab for Cutie announce 2019 North American summer tour

Death Cab for Cutie will be spending the warm summer months on the road in support of their latest album, Thank You For Today. The Ben Gibbard-led outfit has announced a North American headlining tour that begins June 7th and runs all the through the second week of August. DCFC,

Arctic Monkeys deliver “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” in web exclusive ACL TV performance: Watch

Last year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival was everything you could have wanted in a music event in 2018: diverse, stacked, aware, perfectly balanced. It was such a marvelously curated bill and executed so acutely that it was easy to name it our Festival of the Year. Headlining names like Paul McCartney, Metallica,

Gladys Knight comments on Colin Kaepernick protest, explains why she’s singing at the Super Bowl

The legendary soul singer and civil rights activist Gladys Knight has agreed to sing at this year’s Super Bowl 53, which is being held next month in her hometown of Atlanta. Her decision stands in contrast to those of other high-profile artists who have turned down offers to perform at the

Cannibal Corpse tap Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan to fill in for troubled guitarist Pat O’Brien

Last month, Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien made headlines when he was arrested for burglary and assault following a bizarre night in which he entered a nearby home in his Northdale, Florida, neighborhood around the same time this own residence went up in flames. Now, Cannibal Corpse have enlisted Hate

Sony Music drops R. Kelly, shelves music indefinitely

R. Kelly has parted ways with Sony Music and its subsidiary label RCA Records. The severing of ties comes amidst Kelly’s mounting sexual misconduct allegations and the damning docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, which aired on Lifetime earlier this month. In addition to cutting Kelly from the roster, Sony vows not

Jonny Greenwood unearths two unreleased tracks from There Will Be Blood: Stream

Back in 2007, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood scored Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. Not only did it earn Greenwood a Grammy nomination, but it marked the beginning of a lucrative partnership between the composer and director that has led to several more stellar collaborations, including on 2012’s The

The birth of Norwegian black metal turns violent in the Lords of Chaos trailer: Watch

Anybody who knows even a little bit about black metal probably at least recognizes the name Mayhem. The ’80s band were hyper-influential in not only the formation of the famed Norwegian black metal scene, and the kind of cavernous sound which spun off into endless heavy subgenres, but also the

R. Kelly’s former manager turns himself in on charges of terroristic threats

The fallout from the explosive Surviving R. Kelly documentary series has expanded beyond R. Kelly himself. One of the disgraced R&B singer’s former managers has turned himself into police on terrorism charges, while another is currently under investigation for similar threats. Henry James Mason surrendered to police in Henry County, Georgia

Thom Yorke pens first classical music composition “Don’t Fear the Light”

Thom Yorke has been making music for more than three decades and yet he’s still enjoying plenty of new firsts. Last saw saw him provide music for Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria, marking the Radiohead frontman’s first-ever film score project. This year, he and Radiohead will be formally inducted into the Rock and Roll

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POND announce new album, Tasmania, share video for lead single, “Daisy”: Watch

POND may hail from Perth in Western Australia, but they’ve named their newly announced album after a different Australian state: Tasmania. The

Beirut share video for new single “Landslide”: Watch

Zach Condon’s beloved baroque indie outfit Beirut is set to return next month with a new album, Gallipoli. Due out February 1st via

Jake Gyllenhaal pulls the terror out of art in trailer for Dan Gilroy’s ultra creepy Velvet Buzzsaw: Watch

It’s been almost five years since 2014 Filmmaker of the Year Dan Gilroy turned Los Angeles into a nightmarish playground

Jeff Tweedy and his sons perform “I Know What It’s Like” on Kimmel: Watch

Jeff Tweedy’s Wednesday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live was a true family affair. In support of his newly released

Behemoth unleash video for “Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica” ahead of European tour: Watch

Behemoth are continuing their assault on the senses of the world’s metal fans today with the release of a new

Natasha Lyonne relives the same terrible party over and over in Russian Doll trailer: Watch

The idea of being forced to repeatedly live through the same day over and over has captured our imaginations ever

Taylor Bennett performs new single “Streaming Services” on Colbert: Watch

Taylor Bennett has wasted no time getting back to work in the new year. Last week saw the Chicago MC

Noname brings Smino and Saba to Fallon for “Ace” performance: Watch

Hip-hop fans are still eagerly awaiting word on a teased collaborative album from Noname, Smino, and Saba. After all, Noname and Saba’s

Kanye West leads Sunday Service featuring gospel versions of his songs: Watch

Kanye West previously made a habit of dropping new music on what he called G.O.O.D. Fridays. Now, the Chicago rapper

Chance the Rapper stops by Sesame Street to help out Elmo and Cookie Monster: Watch

Chance the Rapper and Sesame Street make total sense. He’s written an album called Coloring Book, he’s always been there

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The Weeknd and Gesaffelstein reunite for “Lost in Fire”: Stream

The Weeknd failed to capture the magic of his beginnings on last year’s My Dear Melancholy, EP. However, the Canadian

Cape Francis shares the Origins of new song “Button Up”: Stream

Origins is a new music feature in which we task artists with dissecting the inspirations behind their latest single. The rock

Kehlani reveals “Nights Like This” featuring Ty Dolla $ign: Stream

Kehlani will celebrate the birth of her first child later this year, but that hasn’t stopped the Oakland R&B singer from

Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem announce new collaborative album, share “Concerning the White Horse”: Stream

Veteran filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and lute player Jozef Van Wissem have reconvened for a new collaborative album, An Attempt to Draw

NO WIN announce debut album, downey, detail Origins of new song “Vision”: Stream

Origins is our new music feature in which we ask acts to dissect the inspirations behind their latest single. NO WIN,

Radkey cast a fast and heavy web with new song “Spiders”: Stream

Radkey are about to kick off a tour of the UK and Europe, and they’ve teamed up with Consequence of

Animal Collective unearth ambient version of “My Girls”: Stream

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Animal Collective’s critical smash Merriweather Post Pavilion. In a recent Instagram post, the experimental outfit promised

Toro Y Moi shares new album, Outer Peace: Stream

Toro Y Moi is set to return next week, January 18th, with his new album, Outer Peace. In anticipation, you can

SOAK announces new album, Grim Town, shares “Knock Me Off My Feet”: Stream

Indie folk prodigy Bridie Monds-Watson, a.k.a. SOAK, has announced her sophomore album, Grim Town. It’s due for release April 26th through Rough

Stella Donnelly announces debut album, Beware of the Dogs, shares “Old Man”: Stream

Stella Donnelly made a splash with her 2018 debut EP, Thrush Metal. Now, the Western Australia native is gearing up



Martin Scorsese set to direct documentary on Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour

It’s official: Martin Scorsese will be directing a long-rumored documentary on Bob Dylan’s iconic “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour for Netflix.

Witness the disaster of Fyre Festival unfold in new Netflix documentary trailer: Watch

On January 18th, Netflix and director Chris Smith (Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond) will take the morbidly curious and sincerely fascinated

Documentary accusing Michael Jackson of sex abuse to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

A damning new documentary accusing Michael Jackson of child sexual abuse will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Leaving Neverland,

Stellan Skarsgard cast as a key villain in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

After more than a year of development, Denis Villeneuve’s ambitious, two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune seems to be kicking into high

Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars in 2019

Kevin Hart will not reverse his decision and return as host of the 2019 Academy Awards. During an appearance on Good

Paramount Pictures shelves Star Trek 4

Jim Gianopulos, the head of Paramount Pictures, announced at last year’s CinemaCon that the studio was working on two new

Sopranos prequel film will explore “Tony’s boyhood”

David Chase announced last year that he’d begun work on a prequel film to his beloved HBO series The Sopranos.

Venom sequel moves forward, latches onto screenwriter Kelly Marcel

As a movie, Venom may not have been the most successful, feeling more in line with lazy superhero fare of the ’90s

Netflix shares details on David Fincher and Tim Miller’s upcoming Love, Death, and Robots

Netflix today revealed details on its upcoming animated anthology series, Love, Death, and Robots. Created by David Fincher and Deadpool director Tim Miller,


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

10 Most Anticipated Directorial Follow-Ups in 2019

One of the more exciting points in any movie year is this moment, early on, when a bunch of directors

10 Most Anticipated Horror Movies in 2019

Horror isn’t just having a resurgence, it’s taken over. Blame it on nostalgia, chaotic times, or the fact that the

10 Most Anticipated Indie Rock Albums

Indie rock is such a precious term. Don’t you hate it? It’s annoying, isn’t it? Alas, that’s what we’ve been

10 Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Albums of 2019

While all types of music share the beautiful ability to bridge the gaps between people, let’s not fool ourselves and

10 Most Anticipated Pop Albums of 2019

For a genre so indebted to being “in the now,” pop albums sure do have endurance. They’re events, no different

10 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2019

Get ready, ’cause 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest year in metal in a long time. While 2018

10 Most Anticipated Legacy Rock Albums of 2019

Releases from veteran rock bands and artists can bring a strange mix of emotions. While we’re always anxious to hear

Phish’s 10 Wildest New Year’s Eve Spectacles

Each year, Phish put on a “gag” for fans during their New Year’s Eve show. The tradition dates back to


Film Review: The Upside Is a Would-Be Feel-Good Drama That Leaves a Poor Aftertaste

The Pitch: Dell (Kevin Hart) is on the brink in every possible way. His ex-girlfriend Latrice (Aja Naomi King) doesn’t want

Film Review: Escape Room Is a Puzzle Box of Horrors With Too Little To Discover

The Pitch: Six mysterious strangers from all walks of life receive the same gift from somebody close to them: a puzzle

TV Review: Mahershala Ali Brings True Detective Back To Its Rustic Roots In Season Three

The Pitch: After the West Coast vibes of Season Two nearly soured the entire franchise, Nic Pizzolatto returns to the

Film Review: Netflix Makes You Choose Your Own Adventure in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

The Pitch: In this special choose-your-own-adventure Black Mirror set in 1984, young programmer Stefan (Fionn Whitehead) struggles to design an

Film Review: Holmes & Watson Makes a Mess of a Comedy Dream Team Reunion

The Pitch: An exceptionally Step Brothers-ian pair of alleged geniuses, Detective Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) and Doctor John Watson (John C.

Album Review: 21 Savage Shines When He Gets Deep on I Am > I Was

The Lowdown: 21 Savage’s new record, I Am Greater Than I Was (i am > i was), makes for an

Classic Album Review: Sufjan Stevens’ Songs for Christmas Clings to the Good Left in the Holiday Season

In the waning days of 2001, it seemed impossible to determine the more omnipresent fixture on the lawns of America:

Album Review: Zayn Bores with Half-Baked Concept Album Icarus Falls

The Lowdown: One Direction was never meant to last. Simon Cowell took five teenage boys who had been eliminated from

Film Review: Welcome to Marwen is Certainly Unlike Anything Else You’ve Seen All Year

The Pitch: Previously told in documentary form as Marwencol in 2010, Welcome to Marwen is the fictional studio take on Mark

Film Review: Bumblebee, Unlike Most Transformers Flicks, Offers More Than Meets The Eye

The Pitch: It’s 1987, and Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) is dealing with the death of her father by throwing herself into


30 Most Anticipated Tours of 2019

As the drip, drip, drip of festival lineups starts leaking, we shouldn’t forget that there’s more than one way to

Boston Calling reveals 2019 lineup: Tame Impala, Travis Scott, Janelle Monáe, Black Star among highlights

Boston Calling has revealed its 2019 lineup. Marking its 10th edition, the three-day music festival takes place May 24th-26th at

Phish announce 2019 summer arena tour

Trey Anastasio will embark on a tour with his new band, Ghosts of the Forest, this spring, but fear not Phish fans: Anastasio

Jeff Tweedy extends 2019 North American tour

Jeff Tweedy has expanded his 2019 North American tour with new dates for April. Specifically, the Wilco frontman has lined

Woodstock founder announces 50th anniversary festival for August 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, and there are multiple events in the works in celebration of the

Disturbed’s David Draiman on Evolution, That “Black Album” Comment, and 2019 Arena Tour

Disturbed are about to kick off their biggest North American tour of their career, headlining major arenas in support of

Bonnaroo reveals 2019 lineup. Bonnaroo is great again.

Bonnaroo has revealed its 2019 lineup, and it looks to be a return to form for the iconic American festival.

High on Fire cancel North American winter tour as Matt Pike risks losing big toe due to diabetes

Having already dropped off a co-headlining tour with Municipal Waste this past fall, High on Fire have now been forced

Massive Attack and Aphex Twin to headline Mexico’s Ceremonia Festival in 2019

Ceremonia is an one-day festival which takes place on April 6th in Toluca, Mexico. The newly unveiled lineup boasts Massive

BottleRock reveals 2019 lineup: Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons lead the way

BottleRock has revealed its 2019 lineup. The Napa Valley, California music and wine festival takes place May 24th-26th at the

TV Shows

Hoo-ah! Al Pacino joins Jordan Peele’s Amazon series The Hunt

Michael Douglas’ recent Golden Globe win for The Kominsky Method only adds more reason for why veteran A-list performers should

A 1950’s Western TV series predicted Trump and his border wall

The federal government remains shutdown as President Trump holds the country hostage in a bid to secure funding for his

NYPD Blue sequel series adds original stars Kim Delaney and Bill Brochtrup

NYPD Blue is making its way back to television and two of the series’ original stars are along for the

Pig Destroyer song used in torture scene on TV’s MacGyver

Pig Destroyer are one of grindcore’s finest, but apparently their music is not for everyone — just ask the title

Game of Thrones spin-off adds pilot director, more cast

It feels almost inappropriate to be talking so feverishly about HBO’s next series set in the Game of Thrones universe when the one

HBO offers first look at Game of Thrones’ and Veep’s final seasons, Watchmen adaptation

HBO offered a peak at the year to come in a new teaser trailer airing during the 2019 Golden Globes.

Season two of Killing Eve to premiere in April

BBC America has confirmed April 7th for the premiere of Killing Eve’s second season. The Emmy-nominated series stars Jodie Comer as

Netflix reveals The Punisher season two release date, teaser trailer: Watch

Netflix has been chopping down its Marvel shows left and right, with Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist all getting the axe (after

Stranger Things season 3 finally has a release date

We’ve seen a teaser, we’ve seen the episode titles, hell, we’ve even seen bits and pieces of the accompanying video

Netflix confirms Black Mirror’s fifth season will premiere in 2019

If you were worried that Bandersnatch, the fascinating “choose your own adventure” episode of Black Mirror that hit Netflix on


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