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A few months ago, Metallica announced that they were planning some elaborate 30th anniversary celebrations for their 1991 self-titled “Black Album” that included a tribute album of covers featuring contributions from 53 different artists. We’ve heard quite a few of them already, from such esteemed names as Weezer, St. Vincent, Jason Isbell, Kamasi Washington, Chris Stapleton, J Balvin, Phoebe Bridgers, Rina Sawayama, and others, and there are still plenty more where that came from.

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The AEW wrestler Orange Cassidy is an unlikely hero for our times. If you don’t watch wrestling, Cassidy’s whole gimmick is that he’s constantly bored by everything about him, and he can’t be bothered to actually do shit. He wrestles with his sunglasses on and his hands in his pockets, and whenever he does fire up and start beating someone’s ass, it’s overwhelmingly exciting. Cassidy has gone from cult-hero status to full-blown headliner, and now AEW has shelled out the money to start using the Pixies classic “Where Is My Mind” as his entrance music. Today, Cassidy has shown up on a hardcore version of “Where Is My Mind,” the latest video from the Two Minutes To Late Night series.

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The Aubreys, finn wolfhard

Whether your favorite artist jumped from the stage to the screen or starred in a film and then picked up a microphone, these essential actors proved that they are just as talented in front of the camera as they are in front of an audience. Check out our favorites below. Read more: 10 debut records […]

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riot fest concert crowd

The organizers of Riot Fest have announced that the festival is returning to Douglass Park in Chicago this fall. In typical Riot fashion, the lineup for Sept. 17, 18 and 19 is stacked. “We’ve missed you and we can’t wait to see you this year,” the festival organizers shared.  Headliners include alternative veterans Nine Inch […]

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JUNO Awards Silverstein, PUP, Dizzy

Every year, an array of talented Canadian and international music artists are honored at the Canadian JUNO Awards. On Tuesday, the stacked list of nominations for the virtual 2021 JUNO Awards ceremony was announced ahead of its broadcast on May 16. The Weeknd leads this year’s list with a staggering six nominations. However, the 2021 […]

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mid-career band name changes Artists with albums under original names

There’s a lot of pressure that comes with choosing a band name. After all, the last thing anyone wants to do is totally rebrand themselves mid-career. As Jimmy Eat World taught us, a rushed decision has the potential to cause problems throughout an artist’s career. While most bands are fortunate enough to catch their mistakes early, […]

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best Canadian bands

If we had to pick one band from Canada keeping the scene alive, it would have to be Silverstein. No question. The post-hardcore band show no signs of slowing down after 10 albums over the course of two full decades and have influenced countless other people to start a career in music. Here’s to 20 […]

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