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Sum 41 announce new double album ‘Heaven and Hell’

Sum 41 has announced their upcoming eighth studio album, called Heaven and Hell, the follow-up to 2019’s Order in Decline.  The project is a double record consisting of two halves: ‘Heaven,’ which will be made up of pop-punk songs; and ‘Hell,’ which will be all metal.

Speaking to Rolling Stone about the double album, frontman Deryck Whibley explains that Heaven reflects the “young and innocent and free” feeling of pop-punk, while Hell “comes with a lot of anger for people who have stolen from me and hurt me in the past.”  Said Whibley: “As I listened to almost all of [the newly written songs], it just kind of dawned on me. Did I just make a double record on accident? Some of the metal stuff comes with a lot of anger for people who have stolen from me and hurt me in the past.  It all made sense to me why pop-punk is coming back: it’s feel-good music. There’s something that’s happy about it. Something young and innocent and free.”

Sum 41 also recently announced the Blame Canada Tour featuring co-headliners Simple Plan, marking the first time both bands will be touring together, The tour features Sum 41 performing their debut album All Killer No Filler and Simple Plan performing their debut LP, No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls. The first leg launches on April 29 in Raleigh, North Carolina, featuring special guest Set It Off.

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Machine Gun Kelly releases video for ‘maybe’ featuring Oli Sykes & Travis Barker

Machine Gun Kelly celebrated the release of his latest album, Mainstream Sellout by dropping the video for “maybe,” his collaboration with Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes and featuring drummer Travis Barker. The video shows the two singers and Barker rocking out inside The Shard in London.  Watch the video for “maybe” – here.

Mainstream Sellout is the second album from MGK’s rock era, following his pop-punk debut, Tickets To My Downfall.  MGK shared four tracks prior to the album’s release: “Maybe,” “papercuts,” “Emo Girl” featuring Willow, and “Ay” featuring Lil Wayne.

MGK is also launching a massive tour in support of Mainstream Sellout beginning June 8th in Austin, TX and  featuring supporting acts including Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker, Willow, blackbear, Trippie Redd, iann dior and more rotating throughout the length of the tour.  For more info about the Mainstream Sellout tour, head to Ticketmaster.

Machine Gun Kelly drops ‘Maybe’ video

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2022 Oscars: See the full list of winners from the 94th Academy Awards ceremony

The 94th Academy Awards ceremony was held Sunday night from The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, hosted by Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes and airing live on ABC.

The night’s top honor was given to CODA, which was named the Best Picture of 2021 at the Oscars. The dramatic comedy about the music-loving daughter of deaf parents also earned the honor for Best Adapted Screenplay, while cast member Troy Kotsur picked up the Best Supporting Actor trophy. The epic sci-fi film Dune won for Best Cinematography, Visual Effects, Sound, Film Editing, Score and Production Design prizes.

Best Director honors went to Jane Campion earned the title of Best Director for the western The Power of the Dog, while Will Smith won Best Actor for the tennis-themed family drama King Richard and Jessica Chastain went home with the Best Actress prize for the biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye, which also won for Best Hair & Makeup. Ariana DeBose scored the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the movie musical West Side Story, and Encanto earned the accolade for Best Animated Film.   Kenneth Branagh won the Best Original Screenplay statuette for his coming-of-age tale, Belfast.  And the song “No Time to Die” from the James Bond film No Time to Die won Best Song.

The highlights of the evening was a 30th anniversary reunion of White Men Can’t Jump stars Rosie Perez, Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, and a performance of the nominated song “Be Alive” by Beyonce.

Most notably, however, was Will Smith making headlines when he slapped presenter Chris Rock in the face after the comedian made fun of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s new close-cropped hairdo, which is due to her battle with alopecia. When accepting his Oscar for Best Actor, Smith later apologized to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and his fellow nominees for his behavior — but he did not mention Rock by name in his apology.

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Eddie Vedder teams with NASA in the video for ‘Invincible’

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has teamed with NASA for a video for his song “Invincible,” which features footage of the agency’s upcoming Artemis I Moon mission interspersed with a live performance of the song off Vedder’s recent solo album, Earthling.  Artemis I will lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for a crew-less mission to the moon in the coming months, and plans for the future include landing the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface as part of a planned long-term human presence there.

Footage included in the video, produced by Sami Aziz and edited by Lacey Young, features pre-launch tests and renderings of the Orion spacecraft’s eventual orbit of the Moon and return to earth.  You can check out the video for “Invincible”here.

Pearl Jam will also be returning to the road in North America this spring as part of a rescheduled tour in support of its 2020 album Gigaton. The group is also working on its 12th studio album with producer Andrew Watt, who co-wrote and produced Earthling.

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Early toxicology reports reveals 10 different substances found in Taylor Hawkins system at the time of his death

An early toxicology report states that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had 10 different psychoactive substances in his system when he passed away in Bogota, Columbia at the age of 50. The Office of the Attorney General of Colombia released a statement saying that preliminary toxicology tests found 10 substances, including marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids. Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room in Bogota, where Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform at Festival Estereo Picnic. Bogata’s Secretariat of Health issued a statement explaining that an ambulance responded to an emergency call stating that Hawkins was suffering chest pains.

The band confirmed his death via social media: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely death of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”

Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in 1997, after serving as the Alanis Morissette’s touring drummer for two years. Hawkins played drums on eight consecutive Foo Fighters albums. He also performed on Hail Satin, the band’s 2021 Bee Gees tribute album, and released three albums with the Coattail Riders, one LP with his prog-rock side project the Birds of Satan, and fronted the rock ‘n’ roll cover band Chevy Metal, which toured regularly for more than a decade.

Hawkins played his final show with Foo Fighters five days before his death, on March 20 at Lollapalooza Argentina. Grohl said that night:  “You know the best thing about Taylor Hawkins, he’s the best f*****g drummer in the world. We love him so much.”

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Take a listen to the new song from Red Hot Chili Peppers “Not The One”

Red Hot Chili Peppers have shared their new song, “Not the One,  the third song released from the band’s 12th studio album Unlimited Love, due out on April 1.

The album, which follows 2016’s The Getaway, is the Chili Peppers first since guitarist John Frusciante returned to the group in 2019.  The band are also planning to embark on a world tour this summer; the North American leg will kick off in Denver, Colorado on July 23 at Empower Field at Mile High, before wrapping-up in Arlington, Texas on September 18 at Globe Life Field.

Take a listen to “Not The One”here.

You can pre-order Unlimited Love here.

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Ciara joins the star-studded cast of ‘The Color Purple’ movie musical

Ciara has joined the cast of ‘The Color Purple’ movie musical, the upcoming film adaptation of The Color Purple musical stage production. The 36-year-old Ciara will star as the adult version of Nettie, with fellow recording artist and actress Halle Bailey previously announced as portraying the younger version of the character. Ciara wrote on TwitterHonored to be a part of this beautiful ensemble and historic film, The Color Purple. Truly grateful.”

The movie musical version of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel follows American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino as Celie, who navigates Southern life in the early 1900s. Danielle Brooks and Taraji P. Henson also are set to star in the film as Sofia and Shug Avery, respectively. Other cast members include: Colman Domingo as Mister; Corey Hawkins as Harpo; H.E.R. as Squeak; Louis Gossett Jr. as Ol’ Mister; David Alan Grier as Reverend Avery; Tamela J. Mann as First Lady; Phylicia Mpasi as Young Celie; Deon Cole as Alfonso; and Stephen Hill as Buster.

Set to begin shooting this month in Georgia, The Color Purple will be produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. Spielberg directed the 1985 film that Winfrey starred in. Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones also will produce the project.

The film is slated for a December 2023 theatrical release.

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Take a look at Jessica Biel in the trailer for Hulu’s new series ‘Candy’

Hulu has released the trailer for the five-episode series “Candy,” starring Jessica Biel and based on the true story of Candy Montgomery, a Texas housewife who is involved in the shocking 1980 death of Betty Gore.  Biel also serves as executive producer of the miniseries.

The series follows the real life story of Montgomery, who had an affair with Gore’s husband. After she was confronted about the rumors, she attacked Gore with an axe 41 times. The show details before the murder, as Montgomery and Gore become friends, then reaches the trial where Montgomery acquitted of murder. A psychiatrist testified that Montgomery had a “dissociative reaction” at the time of the attack.
Biel also executive produced the miniseries, like she did the hit show “The Sinner.”

Candy also stars “Yellowjackets” actress Melanie Lynskey, Timothy Simons and Pablo Schreiber, and is set to premiere on May 9. New episodes will be released daily through May 13.

Take a look at the trailer for Candy here.

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Måneskin announce first-ever world tour across North American and Europe

Måneskin has announced their first world tour, consisting of 48 dates across North America and Europe. Said Måneskin: “We’re so thrilled to be able to finally tell you that our Loud Kids Tour just got sooooo much louder, worldwide – and will now see our very first headline tour in North America.”

The Loud Kids tour will kick-off on October 31st in Seattle, and the band will play 17 North American cities – including stops in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington and Canada – before launching their rescheduled European tour in 2023. The European leg will include recently-added tour dates, and due to their surge in popularity, Måneskin have upgraded the European shows to iconic venues including London’s O2 Arena, Accor Arena in Paris, Berlin’s Mercedes Benz Arena, and more.

General ticket sale begins on Friday, March 25th at 10 am local time in the US/2 pm CET in Europe via Ticketmaster.

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Christina Ricci to appear in Netflix’s Addams Family series ‘Wednesday’

Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values, will be joining Tim Burton’s Netflix series, titled ‘Wednesday.’  Exact details of Ricci’s role are unknown.

Jenna Ortega, who recently starred in the A24 slasher film X and Scream 5, is set to play the eponymous Wednesday Addams in the series.  The series is set to be a coming-of-age story, centering on Ortega’s Wednesday as she makes her way through Nevermore Academy, working on solving mysteries during her time in the school. Also joining the project are Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams and Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams.

Reports note that Ricci would not be playing her previous role as Wednesday in any capacity, instead, she will be playing a new role similar to the role that Thora Birch had held on the series (Birch has since dropped out of the project for personal reasons).  Birch was set to play Wednesday’s dorm mother at the remote and spooky Nevermore Academy; Ricci’s character will be similar, though not exactly the same.

Season 1 of ‘Wednesday‘ will consist of eight episodes and will stream exclusively on Netflix. A premiere date has not been announced as of press time.

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