Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X & Tyler, The Creator Win Big At 2020 Grammys

The 2020 Grammy Awards were monumental last night. Between the tributes to Kobe Bryant, Prince, and Nipsey Hussle, the night saw first-time wins for artists like Billie Eilish, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Nas X, and Lizzo. Billie Eilish monumentally swept last night and became the first female artist to win all four major categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. The 18-year-old alt-pop star also won Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical), and her brother FINNEAS won Producer…

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Queens of the Stone Age wowed by young girl’s drum cover of “No One Knows”: Watch

Remember the name Nandi Bushell, a young drummer who is a force behind the kit. In the 9-year-old’s latest video, she absolutely slays the Queens of the Stone Age hit “No One Knows” — so much so that the band was thoroughly impressed. Last we reported on Nandi, she crushed Nirvana’s “In Bloom” back in November. As great as that was, she goes next level on the “No One Knows” cover. Coincidentally, Dave Grohl played on both original songs, serving as drummer on QOTSA’s 2002 album Songs for the Deaf.…

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Sundance Film Review: St. Vincent Goes Off the Rails in Messy Meta-Doc The Nowhere Inn

The Pitch: Living somewhere between a concert film, a mockumentary, and a really unstructured Portlandia episode, The Nowhere Inn starts as avant-garde pop artist St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, commissioning Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein to craft a documentary about her latest concert tour, dovetailing into glimpses into Clark’s real-life backstage persona. But right away, Brownstein runs into a problem: the real Clark is boring, a modest void of ab workouts and demanding critics. Self-conscious about her own drudgery, Clark decides to bring a bit more St. Vincent into her real life in the doc, leading…

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Everything Is Recorded – “10:51 PM / THE NIGHT” (Feat. Berwyn & Maria Somerville)

A few years ago, Richard Russell unveiled his Everything Is Recorded project in which the XL Recordings co-founder flexed his naturally impressive curatorial talents across an EP and an album that brought in a lot of artists from the XL orbit to collaborate on songs that Russell had made. Russell, who recently announced that he’d be releasing a memoir this spring, has just released a new Everything Is Recorded track called “10:51PM / THE NIGHT.” It features the London singer Berywn and the Irish musician Maria Somerville. Listen to it…

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Nicki Minaj’s brother sentenced 25 years to life for sexually assaulting stepdaughter

Nicki Minaj’s older brother, Jelani Maraj, has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for predatory sexual assault against a child. The sentencing comes two years after he was officially found guilty of repeatedly raping his stepdaughter. The sexual abuse reportedly began in 2015, when his stepdaughter was just 11 years old. Maraj was formally charged in the case the following year, but maintained his innocence, claiming that the young girl’s allegations against him were actually part of her mother’s $25 million extortion tactic. Maraj and his lawyer,…

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Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) on The MetalSucks Podcast #322

This week riff-master Kirk Windstein of Crowbar comes on the podcast to discuss his first solo album, Dream in Motion. Kirk tells us about the challenge of covering Jethro Tull, which solo artist he thinks successfully broke away from their main band to flourish on their own, the major influence of Carnivore on the Crowbar sound, his favorite Type O Negative record, which festival would be perfect for all the bands whose members comprise Down to play, his favorite Down release and why, an update on the completion of the…

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Bib – “The Fool”

Bib sound like a fucking mess. The cultish Omaha band make an ugly, slapdash form of hardcore punk — one so raw and nasty and drenched in reverb that it feels like a relic of a different time. While other bands in hardcore play fast or militaristic, Bib zone out on riffs that sound like they’re coated in phlegm. Their vocals are totally unintelligible; sometimes they sound more like splatting noises than like actual words. They lurch and grunt and drool. They’re good. You’d like them. Bib have been around…

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Watch: Vintage Kobe Bryant Ad Uses Napalm Death’s “Suffer the Children”

Napalm Death seem to just be in the ether today. In addition to announcing a North American tour with Aborted, Tombs, and WVRM, the band’s 1990 album, Harmony Corruption, showed up in a new workout video from Andrew W.K. (seriously)… and now Earache, the label that released Harmony Corruption, reminds us that a track from that album, “Suffer the Children,” was used in this 1995 Adidas commercial starring Kobe Bryant, who was just a 17-year-old NBA rookie at the time. Bryant, you are likely aware, tragically died yesterday in a…

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Lana Del Rey bought her Grammys dress at the mall

Lana Del Rey knows what she likes, and that’s as true in fashion as it is in music. While other stars show up to the Grammys in bespoke designer dresses worth thousands of dollars, LDR found her red-carpet look last-minute at the mall. Del Rey was nominated for Album of the Year for Norman Fucking Rockwell! as well as Song of the Year for the title track. As the singer-songwriter revealed to Entertainment Tonight, she found her dress while shopping with her boyfriend, Sean ‘Sticks’ Larkin, a reality-TV cop. Del Rey bought it off-the-rack…

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Anna Calvi – “Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy” (Feat. Courtney Barnett)

Back in 2018, the tough and intense British singer Anna Calvi released her album Hunter. Since then, Calvi has moved onto other projects, like scoring the most recent season of Peaky Blinders. But Calvi hasn’t finished with her Hunter songs yet. Later this winter, Calvi will release a new project called Hunted — a set of relatively stripped-down versions of the songs from Hunter. On Hunted, Calvi has help. The record includes contributions from guests like Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julia Holter, and IDLES’ Joe Talbot. The first single from the record…

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