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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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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Joaquin Phoenix Rescues Cow and Calf from LA Slaughterhouse: Watch

Joaquin Phoenix collected countless trophies for his role in Joker, but it was the acceptance speeches he gave during awards season that seemed to make the biggest impact. During the Golden Globes in January, Phoenix notably spoke about the importance of animal rights, vegan lifestyle, and the environment. He made similar comments after winning Best Actor at the Academy Awards. It turns out, Phoenix isn’t just talk — his activism goes beyond the awards show podium. The day after the Oscars, Phoenix saved a cow and its calf from a…

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Pays Tribute to Eddie Money in First Performance Since Rehab Stint: Watch

James Hetfield surprised fans at a tribute to late rocker Eddie Money by taking the stage for an acoustic performance on Thursday night. The Metallica frontman covered Money’s hit “Baby Hold On”, marking Hetfield’s first live gig since completing a stint in rehab. The benefit show, dubbed “A Star-Studded Tribute to Eddie Money”, took place in Beverly Hills. Hetfield wasn’t listed among the artists on the bill, and he received a rousing ovation from the delighted audience when he walked out onstage. Before launching into the song, Hetfield talked about…

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Jessy Lanza Returns With New Song “Lick in Heaven”: Stream

The Canadian songwriter Jessy Lanza has returned to her electropop roots with a new single called “Lick in Heaven”. She’s also announced dates for a European tour. Before Lanza pursued other interests (namely, serving as a DJ for BBC Radio 1), her 2016 album Oh No placed her at the forefront of the bedroom pop movement that later produced artists such as Clairo, Troye Sivan, and even Billie Eilish. Last autumn, she teased an untitled LP3 with a photo on Twitter. “Lick in Heaven” is our first taste of this new project,…

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The Virgin Suicides Turns 20

There was one word in particular that kept hovering around Air when their original score for The Virgin Suicides came out 20 years ago this weekend, in February of 2000: kitsch. In more recent times, be it in the effusive reappraisals that welcomed its fifteenth anniversary reissue or when the album appears near the top of critics’ lists of the all-time best movie scores, it is telling that you are much less likely to find “kitsch” lingering around. The French duo’s music landed over here in the late ’90s at…

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Musicians From Outside the UK May Have to Pay to Play Starting in 2021

International musicians looking to perform in the United Kingdom may soon face new restrictions thanks to the country’s exit from the European Union. Once the Brexit transition period ends in 2021, those artists from outside the UK may need to apply for a visa and pay to play. As reported by The Line of Best Fit, the impending Temporary Worker Tier 5 visa restriction could apply to both creative and sports industries. Any non-UK citizens within the fields would need to have nearly £1,000 (the equivalent of $1,297.40 USD) in their…

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Perlee – “Charlie’s Song”

Perlee — the Berlin-based duo formerly known as Pearly — first caught our attention last fall, with their elusive debut single “Chain Of Coral.” It was a promising first glimpse of the band, and it turns out we’re going to hear more soon. Today, Perlee have announced that their first EP, Slow Creature, will be out at the end of March. Along with the announcement, they have shared a new single called “Charlie’s Song.” The two members of Perlee — Cormac O’Keeffe and Saramai Leach — both originally hail from…

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