Album Review: Halsey Searches for Peace of Mind on the Messy, Beautiful Manic

The Lowdown: Halsey, also known as Ashley Frangipane, allows listeners into her colorful and complicated mind on her third studio album, Manic — an incredible sonic journey that touches on nearly every emotion possible. Throughout the 16-track album, Halsey shows off the deepest and most intense parts of her mind, through haunting melodies and incredibly sharp lyrics. (Buy: Tickets to Upcoming Halsey Shows) The Good: The album starts out with “Ashley”, a powerful synth ballad introducing the world to an internally conflicted human with a wide range of emotions. The…

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Netflix selling Schitt’s Creek Rose Apothecary bath products made from goat milk

Ever wanted to walk into Rose Apothecary and sample some artisanal skincare products? Or maybe you’d rather dress like an ’80s lady wrestler, or perhaps do your makeup like a teenaged witch? Netflix is making all this possible with new merchandise lines based on their hit shows Schitt’s Creek, GLOW, and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. First up is a line of bath products Dave and Patrick would be proud to stock at Rose Apothecary. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell co-founded the farming lifestyle brand Beekman 1802 in Sharon Springs, New York, setting…

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WandaVision scribe to write Captain Marvel 2

Although Thor may think he’s the most powerful Avenger, we all know who it really is. Well, it’s probably Scarlet Witch, but if not her it’s definitely Captain Marvel. As it turns out, it seems the same writer will be penning the next Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances for both those powerhouses, as WandaVision scribe Megan McDonnell has been hired to write Captain Marvel 2. McDonnell is pretty fresh to the screenwriting game, with WandaVision being her first major credit. Whatever she’s done for the upcoming Disney+ series has clearly impressed the Marvel brass, as…

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1983 Hit “Break My Stride” Is A TikTok Thing Now

Remember Matthew Wilder? The one-hit wonder hit it big in 1983 with his single “Break My Stride” before going on to do things like produce No Doubt’s blockbuster Tragic Kingdom and sing as the character Ling in Disney’s Mulan. And now he, and “Break My Stride,” are a thing on TikTok. For some reason. Here’s how the viral meme goes, according to Smooth Radio: You text someone you know with the lyrics to “Break My Stride,” line by line, until they either figure out what’s going on or stop responding.…

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Rock USA reveals 2020 lineup: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, and more

‘Tis the season for 2020 music festival announcements, and the latest is from Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Slipknot, Rob Zombie, and Limp Bizkit are slated to headline the annual three-day fest, while the rest of the lineup brings a powerful mix of hard rock and heavy metal. Rock USA will take place July 16th-18th at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Other acts set to rock the festival include Papa Roach, Halestorm, Anthrax, Steel Panther, Ice Cube, Chevelle, Avatar, Hellyeah, Smile Empty Soul, Bad Wolves, and We Came…

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Juice WRLD cause of death ruled as accidental drug overdose

In December 2019, Juice WRLD died after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport. Today it’s been confirmed that the cause of death was an accidental drug overdose. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, excessive levels of both codeine and Oxycodone were found in the 21-year-old rapper’s system (via TMZ). Drug-related causes had been suspected, as it’d been revealed Juice WRLD had taken “several unknown pills” moments before his seizure. It was later revealed he had consumed Percocet (of which Oxycodone is the main active ingredient). The FBI also confiscated 70…

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Juice WRLD’s Death Ruled An Accidental Overdose

Juice WRLD’s death has been ruled an accidental overdose. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office issued a statement today that said the rapper “died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity,” as Rolling Stone reports. Juice WRLD, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, passed away in December after suffering a seizure in the terminal of Chicago’s Midway Airport. He had reportedly been administered the opioid antidote Narcan following his seizure and briefly woke up but died shortly after. Eminem’s new album, Music To Be Murdered By, which came out last…

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Paul Reubens announces Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th anniversary tour

Paul Reubens has announced tour dates in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. Throughout the years, the charmingly hapless Pee-wee Herman has been much beloved by children, often well into adulthood. Based on Reuben’s stage character, the 1985 film launched his alter ego to stardom and won him a Saturday morning children’s show on CBS. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure kick-started more than one career, as it also marked the directorial debut of a young Tim Burton and boasted a score by Danny Elfman. Reubens will screen the movie…

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Funko Pop figures of Slipknot, Slayer, Motörhead, and Ghost on the way

Metal fans should be pleased with the plethora of new Funko Pop! figures that were just unveiled during the 2020 London Toy Fair. Among the new collectibles are figures of Slipknot, Slayer, Motörhead, and Ghost. Funko is one of the more popular toy brands around, with its Pop! line of vinyl figures offering cute likenesses of movie characters, superheroes, musicians, and more. Slipknot are represented by figures of Corey Taylor, Craig Jones, and Sid Wilson. Perhaps other longtime members Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Jim Root will make the…

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Fiona Apple says new album will “be done soon”

During a very rare interview given last fall, Fiona Apple revealed her intentions to release a new album in 2020. Now that the calendar year has turned, the singer-songwriter has returned with an update, letting fans know the effort is indeed almost finished. In a new interview with Vulture, Apple talked about the upcoming follow-up to 2012’s The Idler Wheel…, saying, “It’s really up to me. It’ll be done soon. It’s just I have to do artwork and stuff, and I’ve been dragging my feet a little bit. I don’t know.…

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