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The Avalanches Announce ‘Since I Left You’ 20th Anniversary Reissue

The Avalanches are marking the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Since I Left You, with a deluxe edition. The set — which will be available in vinyl, CD and digital formats — arrives on June 4th via Astralwerks and it’s available for preorder. The reissue houses several bonus tracks, including previously unreleased remixes by the late MF Doom, Black Dice, Leon Vynehall, Sinkane and Carl Craig. Another bonus track is a Prince Paul remix of “Since I Left You,” which the band shared in advance of the album’s release....
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Dolly Parton Mourns Death of Uncle Who Helped Launch Her Career

Dolly Parton is mourning the death of someone who played a key role in helping her launch her career in music. The country legend turned to Facebook on Wednesday (April 7) to reveal the death of her uncle, Bill Owens, writing, "I wouldn't be here if he hadn't been there.""I knew my heart would break when he passed, and it did," Parton shares alongside a picture of herself and her uncle."He was there... there in my young years to encourage me to keep playing my guitar, to keep writing my songs,...
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Eric Church Announces Return to the Road With 2021 Arena Tour

Eric Church has announced dates for an extensive arena tour that will carry him into 2022. The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year plans to kick off the Gather Again Tour on September 17th in Lexington, Kentucky. Each show will be played in the round with his stage at the center of the room. For some past tours, Church sold seats all the way around the stage, but this is his first trek with a true in-the-round setup. With opening dates starting in mid-September, the 55-date Gather Again Tour will...
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Brian Kelley Announces Debut Solo EP, ‘BK’s Wave Pack’

Brian Kelley isn't waiting long to put out his first solo music. The Florida Georgia Line member revealed on Tuesday (April 6) that his debut solo EP, BK's Wave Pack, is due out on April 13 — in just one week.BK's Wave Pack contains four songs, all with a beach theme and all co-written and co-produced by Kelley and a variety of co-writers: Blake Redferrin, Jake Rose, Corey Crowder, Randy Montana and Canaan Smith. Crowder co-produced the EP with Kelley, while Rose co-produced the song "Beach Cowboy.""I’m so excited to ride this wave...
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Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson Cast in Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson have joined the growing cast of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon, Osage News reports. No release date has been announced for the Apple Original Film, an adaptation of David Grann’s nonfiction book about a string of murders in Oklahoma’s Osage Nation. Set in the 1920s, the story looks into the brutal killings of several Osage natives who amassed considerable wealth after oil was discovered on their land. White residents of the area were allowed to become custodians of the Osage people’s money,...
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Isbell, Simpson Take Roles in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson have signed on for roles in Martin Scorsese's upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon, a film adaptation of a book of the same name by American journalist David Grann.Deadline reports the news of Isbell and Simpson's additions to the movie, which has also added William Belleau (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Loudermilk) and Louis Cancelmi (Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods) to its cast. Isbell will portray Bill Smith, a nemesis to Ernest Burkhart (a previously cast Leonardo DiCaprio), while Simpson will play Henry Grammer, a rodeo champion and bootlegger.Isbell's role in Killers of the...
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Billie Joe Armstrong Recalls How Feminist Punks Spitboy Changed Hardcore

When Spitboy fell into the Bay Area punk scene like a hurricane in the early Nineties, they had one shared mission: to obliterate everything in America that oppressed women. The four women were unapologetically intense and altogether uncompromising. Drummer Michelle “Todd” Gonzales detailed her list of enemies in the lyric sheet for their True Self Revealed LP in 1993. Her hit list included capitalist society, the media, patriarchy, big business, and the government. These, she said, were the true problem-makers in the world. “We are all victims together of the...
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PICTURES: Rodney Atkins Sells Nashville Mansion for $1.25M

Rodney Atkins and his wife, Rose Falcon, have sold their lavish home in a high-dollar suburb of Nashville after just under eight months on the market. Online property sites show the couple received $1,250,000 for their luxurious mansion, and pictures show it's well worth that price.Atkins and Falcon initially asked $1,395,000 for their five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom, 5,385-square-foot house, which sits on 5.3 lush acres in Brentwood, Tenn., an affluent Nashville suburb that is home to a number of Nashville music business movers and shakers. The sale of the house closed on March 31.The...
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Demi Lovato Releases Deluxe Edition of ‘Dancing With the Devil’

Demi Lovato has dropped a deluxe version of her new album, Dancing With the Devil…The Art of Starting Over, which she released last Friday. The expanded LP includes four new songs, including a bonus track titled “Sunset” and three live acoustic versions of the first three “prelude” songs on the album: “Anyone,” “Dancing With the Devil,” and “ICU (Madison’s Lullabye).” The acoustic tracks were recorded during the SXSW drive-in premiere of Lovato’s four-part YouTube Originals docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, which explores her struggles with addiction and the...
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Flashback to ‘Fearless’: Revisiting Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless’ Era

When Taylor Swift released Fearless, her sophomore album, on Nov. 11, 2008, she was an 18-year-old rising with a platinum-certified debut album and five Billboard 100 Top 40 singles to her name. Fearless, though, would put her on an even faster track to superstardom."Fearless was an album full of magic and curiosity, the bliss and devastation of youth," Swift said in early 2021. "It was the diary of the adventures and explorations of a teenage girl who was learning tiny lessons with every new crack in the facade of the fairytale ending she'd been shown...
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Isley Brothers Drop New Song With Snoop Dogg ‘Friends and Family’

The Isley Brothers have enlisted Snoop Dogg for their first new song in four years, “Friends and Family.” “Friends and Family” is a breezy party-starter with a thumping bass groove and some slick guitar work from Ernie Isley. The track finds Ronald Isley celebrating the most important things in life — “Although we didn’t have much we still had each other,” he croons, “And what we went through, we went through it together/We stick together through thick or thin/I thank God for family and all my day one friends!” —...
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Cecil Ray Keeps it Country on ‘Idol,’ With Help From Jimmie Allen

American Idol contestant Cecil Ray proved his passion for country music during Sunday night's episode (April 4), opting for selections within the genre for both his solo and duet performances.When he took the stage alone, Ray opted for Tracy Lawrence's 2004 hit "Paint Me a Birmingham," offering a performance that was soulful despite some pitch issues and the extra nerves that came with performing in front of a live, in-person audience. The Idol hopeful got an extra boost of confidence from his duet partner and mentor, Jimmie Allen, who bonded with him over some...
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The Weeknd Donates $1 Million to Relief Efforts in Ethiopia

The Weeknd announced Sunday that he would donate $1 million to relief efforts in Ethiopia, where an ongoing conflict between the government and the Tigray region has resulted in thousands of deaths and over a million displaced people. “My heart breaks for my people of Ethiopia as innocent civilians ranging from small children to the elderly are being senselessly murdered and entire villages are being displaced out of fear and destruction,” Abel Tesfaye, the Toronto-born son of two Ethiopian immigrants, wrote Sunday on Instagram. “I will be donating $1 million...
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