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Legendary audio engineer, recording equipment inventor, and entrepreneur Rupert Neve has died, according to a statement posted to his official website. An obituary shared by representatives reveals that the cause of death was “non-Covid pneumonia and heart failure.” He was 94 years old. Born in Newton Abbott, England, in 1926, Neve volunteered in the British
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Exclusive Britney Spears‘ younger sister and her former business manager insist they didn’t hop on Zoom for a virtual #FreeBritney rally, despite how it appeared … we’re told it was just a total catfish. Thousands of Brit’s fans were buzzing Thursday when they noticed a profile claiming to be Jamie Lynn Spears appear on the
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The Roots have announced a deluxe reissue of their 1995 sophomore studio album Do You Want More?!!!??! The new, extended version arrives March 12 via Geffen/Ume. Find reworked versions of “Silent Treatment” and “Lazy Afternoon” below. Do You Want More?!!!??! was originally released on January 17, 1995. The deluxe version of the album will be
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Alex Somers, Jónsi’s partner and frequent collaborator, has announced the details of two albums he’ll release under his own name. The records, Siblings and Siblings 2, both arrive on March 19 via Krunk. Somers has also shared a song from each album. Below, listen to Siblings’ “Deathbed” and Siblings 2’s “Sooner.” “I’ve carried this music
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Toronto artist Ebhoni has shared her second single of 2021. The new song, “X-Ting,” follows January’s “Hit This.” Check out “X-Ting,” produced by DP Beats and Merna, below. According to a press release, Ebhoni will release her debut EP this year. Read Pitchfork’s Rising feature “Ebhoni Is Reclaiming the Toronto R&B Crown for Women.” [embedded
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The Weeknd pulled out all the stops for his much-anticipated Super Bowl 2021 Halftime Show performance. He arrived on a set that appeared to have a Vegas-style skyline alongside a choir performing in red goggles (like a bunch of Mothmen). Watch the performance below. He opened with “Starboy” and “The Hills.” When he did “Can’t
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Phoebe Bridgers was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night (February 6), which was hosted by Dan Levy. For her career-first SNL performance, the singer-songwriter performed “Kyoto” and “I Know the End” from her Grammy-nominated album Punisher.  She ended the latter by smashing her guitar against her stage monitor. Watch it all go down
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SoundCloud is reportedly looking into a new direct payment system on its platform that would allow music fans to pay artists for their work directly, according to a new report from Billboard that cites “multiple sources close to the situation.” The company is reportedly still “exploring several alternative streaming payout models,” with one source indicating
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Canadian artist Ed Robertson shot to international fame as the fast-talking frontman and grooving guitarist for the ’90s pop-rock band, Barenaked Ladies … who peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with their 1998 album “Stunt” which had the stellar singles “One Week” and “It’s All Been Done.” Although Barenaked Ladies no longer
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