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Top Albums Of The Week - June 16-22 

It seems like most everyone cleared the way for the return of Gucci Mane this week. Nonetheless, there were still a number of artists that put out new albums. Jeremih showed that he is still atop the R&B game with his new free mixtape, Late Nights: Europe, the follow up to 2015's Late Nights - it

Hot Hot Heat Discuss Their Final Album 

Hot Hot Heat released their self-titled, fifth and final record at the end of June. Lead singer Steve Bays looks back over the 17-year history of the band as a wild time where four Type A musicians created lightning in a bottle whenever they got on stage. Caught somewhere between real life and an

Tragically Hip Start Final Tour Tomorrow 

The Tragically Hip are set to begin their final tour tomorrow, July 22nd . The Canadian rock band are setting out on their final run after 14 albums and 32 years of touring and recording, due to lead singer Gord Downie’s being diagnosed with brain cancer. They released their last album in June, Man

FKA Twigs Announces Short Film "Soundtrack 7" 

FKA twigs has announced that she will be releasing a short film titled Soundtrack 7. "Last year, FKA twigs completed a week-long residency titled Soundtrack 7 at the Manchester International Festival, which saw her draw on vaguely autobiographical themes to devise one new ensemble dance piece per

Watch My Chemical Romance Video Teaser 

My Chemical Romance have posted a mysterious video teaser online. The band, who split up in 2013, shared a short, mysterious clip that features a black cross on on a flag, billowing in the wind. The clip is just 34 seconds in length. Slow piano notes, the introduction to 2006 hit song "The Black

A$AP Rocky Criticizes Black Lives Matter Movement  

A$AP Rocky has angered a number of people by asking 'How come black lives only matter when a police officer takes it?' The rapper also criticized the Black Lives Matter movement as a "bandwagon." Speaking with Charlamagne Tha God on The Breakfast Club radio show the contentious rapper said "I hate

Biffy Clyro Discuss Joining The Dots On 'Ellipsis' 

Biffy Clyro released their new album, Ellipsis, July 8th. This release is rawer, more of a "punch to the nose," says bassist James Johnston. After six albums, the Scottish three-piece wanted to break out of their mold, and so reached out to producer Rich Costey who has worked with such diverse