Burning Man’s Lawsuit Against The U.S. Federal Government Officially Underway

At the end of 2019, we reported that Burning Man was suing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) — and now the lawsuit has been officially set in motion, according to Digital Music News. After shelling out $18 million to the BLM since 2015, Burning Man organizers believe they’ve been overcharged in fees for several years. To put finances into perspective, Burning Man’s fees have jumped from $1.3 million in 2011 to nearly $3 million in 2019. Though it’s no easy feat to take on the U.S. federal government, Black Rock City believes they have…

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NGHTMRE Drops New Hip Hop Collab With Tory Lanez, And We Already Can’t Wait For The VIP

NGHTMRE is back with another hip hop collaboration, this time teaming up with Tory Lanez on “Wrist.” The producer has previously worked with A$AP FERG on “REDLIGHT” and Gunna on “CASH COW,” each spawning their own wild VIP more suited for the bassheads. On “Wrist,” Lanez’ autotuned vocals croon atop a sultry trap beat with complex drums and a catchy melody. As with his past hip hop productions, the rapper is definitely more of the focal point — and we already can’t wait for the VIP of this one. Check…

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Could Baauer Be Teasing His Next Album?

It’s been four years since Baauer dropped his expansive debut album Aa. He hasn’t dropped anything more than singles in the time since, but if we’re to read into a new post to his Instagram Story today, that could be changing very soon. The story depicts a very simple image: a Dropbox titled “24 BIT WAV,” and the phrase, “masters in.” That alone is enough to get rumors started, but the most likely explanation is at least an EP, if not a full album. It’s been four years since Aa, and with…

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Billie Eilish Makes UK Chart-Topping History with New James Bond Theme

Billie Eilish just released her 007 theme “No Time To Die” — and she wasted no time in hitting No. 1. With this, Billie scores her first No. 1 single in the UK, as the first woman and youngest artist to bring a James Bond theme to the top. First week units total 90,000, including 10.6 million streams, marking the all-time biggest opening week for a Bond movie theme. In addition, Billie has achieved over one billion streams across the UK with her stunning discography. “No Time To Die” was…

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Friends Reunion Special Confirmed for HBO Max

It’s official: The cast of Friends is reuniting for a one-off unscripted special on HBO Max. Consider it “The One Where They Get Back Together”. Rumors of a reunion special started simmering in November, but The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed that the core cast of the beloved series — that’s Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer — is set to return for the limited special. The TV show’s creators, David Crane and Marta Kauffman, are also expected to participate. The reunion special is…

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Nile Announce New Tour Dates

Egypt-obsessed death metal act Nile will be heading on the “Vile Nilotic Rites II Tour” across North America this fall. The South Carolina band’s headlining trek spans regions of the United States., Canada, and Mexico. It’s the second tour in support of 2019’s Vile Nilotic Rites — another brutal entry in Nile’s large library of Ancient Egypt-themed death metal. The route starts on September 26th in Durham, North Carolina, and heads up the U.S. coastline into Canada. From there, Nile commence a two-week stretch across Canada before heading back to…

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Rage Against the Machine Ticket Controversy, Mr. Bungle Impromptu Funeral, and More Stories You May Have Missed This Week

The MetalSucks Playlist — Week of February 17 – February 21, 2020 Did you miss some of this week’s top stories in the world of metal? Catch up below: Tom Morello addressed the controversy surrounding the “charity tickets” being sold for Rage Against the Machine’s reunion tour. Watch a fan throw his dead friend’s ashes up on stage during a Mr. Bungle show. Slipknot’s Tortilla Man sliced his face open during a recent performance. We reviewed Ozzy Osbourne’s new album, Ordinary Man. A Polish hotel welcomed Dream Theater’s John Petrucci…

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Luke Combs Expands “What You See is What You Get Tour”

Luke Combs has added new fall dates to his extensive “What You See is What You Get Tour”. In support of his 2019 of the same name, the award-winning country musician has lined up new US shows set to take place from September through December. Combs will bring his country catalog to cities such as New Orleans, Dallas, Memphis, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. He’s also expected to play for crowds in St. Louis, Orlando, Boston, and New York, where Combs will make his headlining debut at the famed Madison…

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Virgin Fest Taps StubHub as Exclusive Verified Ticket Marketplace

This article is sponsored by StubHub. After seven years away, Virgin Fest is returning to the US this summer. Formerly held in Maryland, the two-day event will move to Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium & Exposition Park when it relaunches June 6th-7th. In addition to its impressive inaugural lineup, the festival has announced that StubHub will serve as its exclusive Verified Ticket Marketplace. By partnering with StubHub, Virgin Fest ensures that fans will have the most trusted event marketplace behind their exclusive verified ticket inventory. With the festival itself facilitating…

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Winterfylleth Announce New Album, Stream First Single

Winterfylleth’s new album, The Reckoning Dawn, won’t be out until May, but I can already tell you this: if the whole thing is as good as the eight-minutes-plus title track, it’s gonna be a contender for one the year’s best albums. “The Reckoning Dawn” is melodic, spirtualistic black metal of the highest order, the kind of song that might actually be the catalyst for an out-of-body experience (and that’s without the aid of drugs). It’s dark and twisted, for sure, but it doesn’t quite feel evil, if that makes sense.…

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