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Steve Cannon

It has been less than a year since this website published an article headlined “Meet Australian TikTok Emo-Rapper The Kid Laroi, The Sad-Rap Silverchair.” The idea was that this teenager from Waterloo, Australia represented a tipping point for genre-meltdown emo-rap descended from the likes of XXXTentacion, Lil Peep, and Juice WRLD, the poppier side of the music we used to call SoundCloud rap. (It’s more of a TikTok phenomenon now, but then, isn’t everything?) Laroi, my colleague Tom Breihan argued, was analogous to his fellow Australians Silverchair, the teenage rock band that showed up on MTV a year after Kurt Cobain died, marking the point when grunge had become completely commodified. Tom heard in Laroi’s debut album-or-mitxape-or-whatever Fuck Love the full-on corporatization of this emo-rap wave, but he also heard potential for the project to linger in the top 10 the way releases from numbed, melodic sing-rappers like Lil Baby and Gunna and obvious Laroi predecessor Post Malone do:

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Documentary about tour in support of 2019 album arrives October 8th on streaming service For more, check out: (Source)

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.

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Miley Cyrus’ Pride concert special Stand By You, filmed at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville earlier this month, is streaming on Peacock now. Cyrus shared a video of herself covering Cher’s “Believe” as a teaser earlier this week, and the full special features a number of other covers like Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” Pat Benatar’s “We Belong,” ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” the Chicks’ “Cowboy Take Me Away,” the Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand By You,” and George Michael’s “Freedom,” plus special guests Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne, and Maren Morris. Below, you can watch clips of Cyrus performing a medley of Madonna songs including “Music,” “Express Yourself,” and “Like A Prayer” and covering Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” with Mickey Guyton.

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From the risque to the raunchy to the banned, we count down the hottest, kinkiest, most talked-about clips from Beyonce, Prince, Madonna and more For more, check out: (Source)

Trixie mattel header image digital pride cover

Trixie Mattel, aka Brian Michael Firkus, is well-known among drag fans for winning the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. The performing sensation has recorded three albums of original music and launched a successful cosmetics line. If that wasn’t enough, she also published a New York Times bestseller, appeared in a documentary and […]

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k.d. lang 'makeover'

k.d lang has released her latest album makeover. The record is now available via Nonesuch Records. The new collection features remixes of some of lang’s most important early material. Revisiting tracks such as “Miss Chatelaine,” “Summerfling” and “Theme From The Valley Of The Dolls,” the release highlights lang’s crossover appeal in the realm of electronic […]

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A guitar played by Eddie Van Halen, his brother Alex’s drumkit, and memorabilia from Kurt Cobain, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix,  Cher, Lady Gaga, Madonna and more are up for grabs at the Music Icons auction by  Julien’s Auctions, held June 11-13 2021. In total, more than 1,000 items will be auctioned…

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1995 albums, the muffs, ramones, lunachicks, supergrass

In 1996, Your Punk Professor interviewed the Clash’s distinguished lead guitarist Mick Jones for a proposed Alternative Press piece on punk’s original guitar heroes. Though it remains unpublished, I asked in the course of it what he thought of Rancid. Jones waxed effusive, noting he’d met the Berkeley punk traditionalists in the course of a […]

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