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Tom DeLonge is taking a trip down memory lane this week. On April 14, he shared the ultimate blink-182 throwback some fans may not have seen before. The Angels & Airwaves frontman recently came across an old blink-182 gig poster he drew himself in the ’90s and revealed what he thinks about it after all […]

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Grimes likes the idea of body modification. A couple of years ago, Grimes claimed that she’d had experimental eye surgery, getting parts of her eyes removed so that she couldn’t see blue light. This was almost certainly a joke. A few months ago, after Lil Uzi Vert got a giant pink diamond embedded in his forehead, Grimes suggested that the two of them get matching brain chips implanted. That was probably a joke, too. But Grimes is not joking about her new full-back tattoo.

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Artists that designed album covers | Cover art by musicians

We may be taught not to judge books by their covers, but are we always so kind to albums? In a sea of iconic cover art designed by prolific artists, the importance of release presentation can’t be understated. So, naturally, when we see musicians taking on the daunting task of designing the artwork themselves, we […]

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NFTs Control Couple Art Explosion

Grimes sold nearly $6 million worth of digital art as NFTs. Kings Of Leon became the first major rock band to release an album in the form of an NFT. Steve Aoki collaborated with illustrator Antoni Tudisco for an art and music NFT release. Wu-Tang Clan announced plans to release 36 copies of a coffee […]

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Over the weekend, Pete Davidson brought back his Eminem impersonation for another spoof on Saturday Night Live. This time around, the comedian reimagined Eminem’s “Without Me” video to help explain what NFTs are. For the SNL sketch, Davidson was joined by Chris Redd, who portrayed Dr. Dre, and musical guest Jack Harlow who gave a […]

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Last week, 4AD announced a new compilation to celebrate their 40th anniversary in which 18 artists currently on their roster cover songs from the 4AD catalog. The comp, which is called Bills & Aches & Blues, is being rolled out a handful of songs at a time. Last week, we heard from the Breeders, U.S. Girls, Aldous Harding, Tkay Maidza, and Maria Somerville, and this week’s crop of artists include Tune-Yards, Helado Negro, Bing And Ruth, and more.

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Mike Shinoda UPSAHL Iann Dior-min

Last month, Mike Shinoda made history with his new single “Happy Endings” which features iann dior and UPSAHL. After its debut, Shinoda became the first major label artist to successfully launch a single through NFT Auction. All of the proceeds from the auction were donated to the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. Now, the […]

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Grimes/Nifty Gateway

The electronic producer 3LAU (pronounced “Blau”) makes bubbly, melodic EDM that packs stadiums; next month, he’s set to headline one of Red Rocks’ first concerts since the massive Colorado venue’s closure due to COVID last year. But despite his outsized fanbase, the 26-year-old musician made headlines last week not for his music, but for its mode of distribution and the enormous payout he received as a result. In one of the first exchanges of its kind, 3LAU “minted,” or released, music on the Ethereum blockchain as a non-fungible token, or NFT.

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Grimes just released some new music in the most Grimes way ever. This week, Grimes auctioned off cryptocurrency art pieces as part of her WarNymph Collection Vol 1, a collaboration with her brother Mac Boucher. As it turns out, this art collection includes unreleased music. However, it may be a while before fans get to […]

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