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Palestinian Activists Angry at Nick Cave Over Israel Show

Supporters an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state and accused the pro-Palestinian activists trying to bully musicians. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott Israel called Cave's shows a “propaganda gift” that helps “art-wash” Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Cave plays

Tracee Ellis Ross' Best Looks From the 2017 American Music Awards

Tracee Ellis Ross may have been hosting her first American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 19), but her  wardrobe (and awesome spirit) helped her look like she'd been there before. Here are some her best looks from the evening. Shine in Sequins Ross shone on the red carpet in a custom Stella McCartney dress

Post Malone Shares Release Date for 'Beerbongs & Bentleys'

For five consecutive weeks, Post Malone's “rockstar” record has dominated the Billboard Hot 100, reigning as the top song in the country. With Post having his fingertips on the pulse music at the moment, the “White Iverson” star recently divulged a tidbit news regarding his sophomore album Beerbongs and Bentleys. During a podcast interview with H3,

Finnish Goth-Metal Band HIM Bids Farewell to U.S. With New York City Tour Stop

After 20 years together, Finnish goth-metal band HIM is calling it quits. But before throwing in the towel, they've embarked on a farewell tour, which included a 19-date North American leg that ended at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday night (Nov. 17).  In a nod to the self-imposed send-f, the five-piece band — which

Red Velvet Drops 'Perfect Velvet' Album: Watch the Haunting 'Peek-A-Boo' Music Video

Two years after dropping their first full-length album, the poptastic The Red, Red Velvet returned today with Perfect Velvet and an eerie music video for the lead single “Peek-A-Boo.” Perfect Velvet is the girl group’s third album the year, following Rookie and The Red Summer EPs, both which topped the World Albums chart. The new release's

Rabit’s Les Fleurs Du Mal is a divine opium for mortal hearts

On Les Fleurs Du Mal, Rabit harnesses the influence Charles Baudelaire, Current 93 and Coil to shed the rhythmic and melodic chains his previous work and embark on a journey into hedonism, mysticism and spirit. John Twells submerges himself in an acid bath sound that highlights the disruption and malaise the modern world. “Dear Beelzebub,

Wolf Eyes' John Olson Tells Exclaim! How He Became the King of Instagram Memes

In 2015, veteran Detroit noise outfit Wolf Eyes announced plans to release a new album on Jack White’s Third Man Records imprint. To celebrate the unlikely alliance, the group did a takeover Third Man’s Instagram account that ultimately ended in some chaotic shitposting. While it was a funny stunt to be sure, it was also

The Complete History (So Far) of XXXTentacion’s Controversial Career

Over the last two years, the musician XXXTentacion (real name Jahseh Onfroy) has experienced a tumultuous but relatively rapid rise to success, punctuated by serious legal issues and disturbing acts violence. Recently, he signed a record deal rumored to be worth a whopping $6 million, and just last weekend a video emerged XXX hitting a

Twisted Sister Dee Snider Calls Out Kanye For Appropriating Metal Tees –

Over the last few years, we’ve been seeing more and more rappers and pop stars wearing vintage heavy metal tee shirts. Dee Snider, frontman the popular 80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister, isn’t feeling the trend one bit. The 62-year old jumped on Twitter and issued his complaint: This isn’t the first time Kanye has

Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin’’: The Guitar Part Everyone Learns How to Play

“Okay, now just place your pinkie on the bottom string, third fret. Strum. Strum again. Pull f the pinkie and strum again. Now do you remember how to play an A?” I don’t remember who taught me how to play the simplified version “Free Fallin’” on the acoustic guitar that had been in my house

Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold Is Resistance Rock, But Is it Good?

For a long time, it’s been hard to say something new about the Foo Fighters. When a band isn’t all that interested in saying something new itself, it seems the critics can only follow suit. Still, the story, much-repeated, holds some power: Having witnessed the collapse mainstream rock firsthand as the drummer for Nirvana, Dave

Zayn Malik teases the release of his next album

Former One Direction star and Twenty Quid Award 2016 winner Zayn Malik has been teasing some the important details about his upcoming second studio album. Speaking to The FADER, Zayn revealed that he’s “kind finalised” things when it comes to the follow-up to Mind Mine. “Every day I find another song that I’m swapping out

Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: East Coast Reggaeton group Los Unicos turns heads with new music

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Los Unicos’ name says everything you need to know about them. They dare to be different. They are “unique.” In fact, the music that comes from the Reggaeton and Latin-pop group out Bergen County, New Jersey is so unique that it’s turning heads not just in the U.S., but internationally, as

JAY-Z ends festival set with Chester Bennington tribute

As we find ourselves deep into festival season, surely one the most poignant moments all the music-filled weekends happened tonight (Saturday 20) at V Festival. JAY-Z was headlining the night’s main stage line-up at the Weston Park venue, and to see out his set he played Encore – the song on which he teamed up

The Unappealing World of Lil Peep, Explained

Lil Peep is a 20-year-old rapper who also happens to love ’00s emo. That he is not, in the traditional sense, technically pricient in either genre is beside the point. For those who like his music, his appeal is in his ability to concisely, ten bluntly, express the interior thoughts a supremely bummed-out person. On