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UMG confirms 19 artists “affected” by studio fire, including Elton John & Bryan Adams

UMG confirms 19 artists “affected” by studio fire, including Elton John & Bryan Adams

ABC/Randy Holmes; ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaUniversal Music Group has confirmed that the master recordings of 19 artists were “affected” by the 2008 Universal Studios fire, including Elton John, Bryan Adams, Michael McDonald, Peter Frampton, R.E.M. Those names were revealed in the latest filing in the ongoing lawsuit against UMG, obtained by Pitchfork. The lawsuit was initially filed…

Lauren Alaina reveals the track list and artwork for her forthcoming ‘Getting Good’ EP

Lauren Alaina reveals the track list and artwork for her forthcoming ‘Getting Good’ EP

Mercury NashvilleOn the heels of wrapping her first-ever headlining tour, Lauren Alaina is sharing more details about her new Getting Good EP, including the cover art and a full track list for the project.  The EP’s cover, which Lauren posted on her socials, is a snapshot of the singer dressed in a glittering dark outfit with a plunging neckline, gazing…

Gigi Hadid confirms Zayn is her “Valentine” in Instagram post

Gigi Hadid confirms Zayn is her “Valentine” in Instagram post

Dominique Charriau/WireImageLooks like Zayn and model Gigi Hadid are back on again. Gigi seemingly confirmed their relationship status on her photography Instagram page, @gisposable, just in time for Valentine’s Day Friday. She posted a photo of Zayn from December 2019, captioning it, “HEY VALENTINE.” Last month, E! News reported that the two had gotten back…

AJR announces summer tour dates

AJR announces summer tour dates

Live NationAJR has announced a summer North American tour. The headlining outing, which will also feature Hobo Johnson, Quinn XCII and Ashe on the bill, kicks off July 21 in Dallas, Texas, and will wrap up August 23 in Auburn, Washington. Tickets go on sale next Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit…

Samuel Jackson tapped to play a retired hitman in new feature film

Samuel Jackson tapped to play a retired hitman in new feature film

Credit: ABC News/Steve IervolinoSamuel Jackson has teamed up again with Soul Men co-writer Matthew Stone for his newest role as a retired hitman in a currently untitled feature film. Deadline reports the film will be directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra from Focus and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Predator and I, Robot’s John Davis will produce the film. In the film, Jackson will play Morris Stokes, who’s “got more kills…

Green Day aiming for top-10 ‘Billboard’ 200 debut with ‘Father of All…’

Green Day aiming for top-10 ‘Billboard’ 200 debut with ‘Father of All…’

ABC/Image Group LAGreen Day’s new album Father of All… is on pace to make a top-10 debut on the Billboard 200. According to the publication, the punk trio’s 13th full-length studio effort will finish its opening week with about 50,000 equivalent album units, which should be good enough to land at or above the number 10…

Hatebreed drops new single, “When the Blade Drops”

Hatebreed drops new single, “When the Blade Drops”

Nuclear BlastWhat better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with new music from Hatebreed? The Connecticut metallers have premiered a fresh track called “When the Blade Drops,” which you can download now via digital outlets. It’s the first new Hatebreed to follow the band’s 2016 album, The Concrete Confessional. “This is just a taste of…

Yungblud to release next album in August; new single coming “imminently”

Yungblud to release next album in August; new single coming “imminently”

Credit: Jessie EnglishNew Yungblud music is on the way. Speaking to NME, the U.K. rocker reveals that his sophomore album, the follow-up to 2018’s 21st Century Liability, is due out in August. He also said that a new song would be released “imminently.” Since releasing 21st Century Liability, Yungblud has been on a collaborating tear,…

Rock supergroup The Empty Hearts releases two new songs, one of which features Ringo Starr

Rock supergroup The Empty Hearts releases two new songs, one of which features Ringo Starr

Wicked Cool Records Ringo Starr is featured on one of two brand-new songs released Friday by the star-studded rock group The Empty Hearts, which includes members of The Cars, Blondie and The Romantics. The former Beatles drummer lent his talents to “Remember Days Like These,” a jangly, ’60s-influenced mid-tempo pop-rock tune. “Having Ringo Starr guest…

Adele officiates at her best friend’s wedding — and sings, too

Adele officiates at her best friend’s wedding — and sings, too

XL/ColumbiaWhile fans are waiting for some sign of new music from Adele, she casually performed her signature hit at her best friend’s wedding Saturday night — and she officiated the ceremony, too. Billboard reports that Adele married Laura Dockrill, who she’s been friends with since their school days, and Hugo White, a member of the…

Green Day lands fourth UK number-one album with ‘Father of All…’

Green Day lands fourth UK number-one album with ‘Father of All…’

Reprise/Warner RecordsGreen Day’s new album Father of All… has debuted at number one on the on the U.K.’s Official Album Chart. That gives the punk trio their fourth number-one record across the pond, following American Idiot, 21st Century Breakdown and 2016’s Revolution Radio. In the U.S., Father of All… is on pace for a top-10…