Fargo creator Noah Hawley to write and direct Star Trek 4

Noah Hawley is about to boldly go where about a dozen men have gone before. The creator of TV’s Fargo and Legion has been tapped to write and direct the fourth entry in Paramount’s Star Trek reboot series. (Well, J.J. Abrams’ alternate Kelvin Timeline series, if you wanna get nerdy about it.) The Hollywood Reporter has it that Hawley’s movie will follow 2016’s Star Trek Beyond and thus not interfere with Quentin Tarantino’s long-in-development hard-R take on the franchise. That means it’s expected to bring back Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk,…

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Paris Jackson skipped her prom to go to a Metallica show

Paris Jackson missed her high school prom in order to see Metallica in concert. The self-professed “heavy metal head” made the revelation in a new video feature with Vogue. The daughter of the late Michael Jackson is now 21, but back in high school she had the choice to attend her prom or go bang her head at a Metallica show. After putting on a dress in a Vogue video segment also featuring her brother Prince, Paris remarked, “I never actually went to prom. I skipped it to go see…

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Coheed and Cambria announce S.S. Neverender festival cruise

Coheed and Cambria, photo by Thaib A. Wahab Coheed and Cambria are taking the idea of a festival to new heights, or seas. The prog-rockers have announced the S.S. Neverender, an immersive cruise featuring guests such as Taking Back Sunday, The Dear Hunter, and Culture Abuse. Hitting the seas aboard the Norwegian Pearl from October 26th-30th, the inaugural cruise sets sail from Miami on it way to Nassau, Bahamas. The festival extends beyond the usual experience into something more interactive. Coheed and Cambria will be performing deep cuts from their…

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The Lone Bellow share new song “Wonder”, announce 2020 tour dates: Stream

For their new album, The Lone Bellow didn’t just record with Aaron Dessner, they lived with him. The Americana trio decamped to The National member’s studio in upstate New York, recording there during the days and sleeping there at night. Being surrounded by that space freed them to explore new territories, leading to the 15 tracks on Half Moon Light. Due out February 7th via Dualtone, the LP is being previewed today with new single “Wonder”. The track breathes with gentle drumming and the trio’s harmonization under Zach Williams gentle…

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The Clash’s London Calling, Bullet Trains, and the Boundlessness of Humanity

Be sure to listen into The Opus: London Calling when it launches December 5th with host Andy Bothwell, aka Astronautalis. Never miss an episode by subscribing now. You can also revisit a selection of The Clash’s best tracks via all major streaming services, and enter to win both the 40th anniversary London Calling Scrapbook and Super Bundle. The last time The Clash were in Japan was in 1982 for a whirlwind tour that would be the last featuring the classic lineup of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Topper Headon, and Paul…

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe to continue as vocalist for industrial supergroup Pigface for entire fall tour

Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe is staying on the road with industrial supergroup Pigface for the remainder of the band’s fall tour — their first in 14 years. Originally scheduled to appear on five dates, Blythe will stick around for the entire jaunt, which runs through the end of November. The band also added a second show as a matinee on the 30th at Thalia Hall in Chicago. “I am now doing the whole tour! Getting to play with people like Gaelynn Lea is one of the reasons I…

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Basia Bulat announces new Jim James-produced album Are You in Love?, shares “Your Girl”: Stream

Basia Bulat has announced a new album called Are You in Love?. Due out March 27th via Secret City Records, the effort is being previewed with the first track, “Your Girl”. In addition, the Canadian singer-songwriter has revealed a string of North American tour dates. For the new release, Bulat enlisted My Morning Jacket’s Jim James as a producer. Recorded in Hi-Dez Studios in Joshua Tree and Montreal, the LP spans milestones in the three-time Polaris Music Prize finalist’s life, including falling in love and losing her father. “Throughout this whole…

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Gwen Stefani announces 15th anniversary reissue of Love.Angel.Music.Baby

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Gwen Stefani’s solo debut, Love.Angel.Music.Baby. To celebrate, the No Doubt singer has announced a reissue of the album. Chris Gehringer of Sterling Sound remastered the album in preparation of its reissue, due out on November 22nd via Interscope Records. Along with the album’s reissue, Stefani has announced a limited-edition merchandise collection inspired by Love.Angel.Music.Baby. All of this is available to purchase on Stefani’s website. Stefani will perform a medley of songs from Love.Angel.Music.Baby on the November 26th episode of The Voice. She’ll then…

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KISS played a show for great white sharks, but no sharks showed up: Watch

KISS recently canceled their tour of Australia and New Zealand due to singer-guitarist Paul Stanley’s battle with the flu. However, the other three members still made their way Down Under to play a single gig for an audience of great white sharks. As previously reported, KISS were booked to perform a concert aboard a boat off the coast of Port Lincoln in support of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. The show was part of a tourism campaign for Airbnb. The idea was to entice great white sharks, who apparently “love…

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Xenia Rubinos returns with new songs “Diosa” and “Bugeisha”: Stream

Xenia Rubinos is back with a double single, “Diosa” (goddess) and “Bugeisha” (warrior). The pair of songs mark the CoSigned artist’s first since her sophomore album, Black Terry Cat, from 2016. Due out through ANTI- Records, the two offerings usher in a new sound for Rubinos, who now walks with a noticeably more confident stride. “These tracks mark a different language for me and are both more electronic and aggressive than my previous work,” she explained in a statement. “They are both anthems of female ferocity and power. I thought…

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