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Beck Regrets Denying “Weird Al” Yankovic Permission to Parody “Loser”

Beck regrets turning down “Weird Al” Yankovic’s request to parody his out-of-nowhere Top 10 hit “Loser” back in the mid ’90s. In a preview of his upcoming Audible Original premiered by Billboard, Beck revealed that he was already afraid of not being taken seriously as an artist due to the reaction to his music. “‘Weird Al’ Yankovic tried to do a parody of it. It was going to be called ‘Schmoozer,’” he remembered. “I regret denying him permission to do it. I think it would have been an amazing video. I’m actually really sad it didn’t happen.” As Beck explained, he was at a crossroads in his career despite the breakout success of “Loser,” which unexpectedly took off when it started getting radio airplay. The hit led to his signing with a major label and launched a succes...

Mandy Moore Cancels Remaining 2022 Tour Dates Due to Pregnancy

Mandy Moore has canceled the remainder of her 2022 North American tour. In a statement, the singer-songwriter cited her recent pregnancy announcement as the reason for canceling her tour, which was slated to run through the end of July. “Friends, It is with a heavy heart and much consideration that I have to let you all know that I am cancelling my remaining show dates in 2022,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “It has been an honor and an absolute dream to return to the stage again this past month, performing for all of you.” Moore continued, “When we booked these shows, I wasn’t pregnant and although I truly thought I could power through, the way we are traveling (long hours on the bus and not getting proper rest) has caught up, taken its toll, and made it feel too challenging to pro...

Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring to Make Acting Debut in New Apple TV+ Series The Changeling

After winning us over back in 2014 with a musical guest appearance on The Late Show, Samuel T. Herring is coming back to the small screen — albeit under different circumstances. The Future Islands frontman will be making his acting debut in The Changeling, the upcoming Apple TV+ drama series, alongside LaKeith Stanfield. The Changeling is based on Victor LaValle’s bestselling book of the same name, adapted for TV by Kelly Marcel. Per Deadline, the series is billed as a “fairytale for grown-ups,” blending elements of fantasy, horror, and the real-life trials of parenthood. Stanfield will star as Apollo, a new dad who searches for and resells rare editions of books for a living, while Herring will play William Wheeler, a man who befriends Apollo as part of his journey to win back h...

Bret Michaels Hospitalized Prior to Poison Concert

Poison frontman Bret Michaels was hospitalized on Thursday shortly before the band was due to take the stage in Nashville as part of “The Stadium Tour” alongside Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard. According to Blabbermouth, Poison guitarist C.C. Deville informed the crowd that Michaels had fell ill “because of an allergic reaction to medication,” and had been taken to a local hospital for treatment. Earlier in the day, Poison canceled a scheduled backstage meet and greet with fans after a member of the band’s touring party tested positive for COVID-19. Advertisement Related Video Consequence has reached out to Poison’s representatives for information on Michaels’ condition. “The Stadium Tour” has been anything but smooth sailing since kicking off earlier this month. Apart from Michael’s health i...

Announcing Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin, Initial Lineup and Dates for Paris and London Festivals

Pitchfork is pleased to announce an expanded European festival, with the first-ever edition of Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin taking place November 4-6, along with the return of Pitchfork Music Festival London, from November 9-13, and Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, from November 14-21. Each festival will be presented in a multi-venue format, spanning a variety of iconic music clubs in each city. In its inaugural year, Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin’s musical lineup includes Black Midi, Squid, the Comet Is Coming, I. JORDAN, Nation of Language, Desire, Dehd, Yeule, Club Intl, Fake Fruit, Nia Archives, Crack Cloud, Ivy Sole, Mothermary, Luna Li, DOSS, strongboi, Guerilla Toss, Loshh, and more. Venues taking part in the first-ever Berlin fest include Zenner, Columbia Theater, silent green ...

Caribou Announces New Daphni Album Cherry, Shares Song

Caribou’s Dan Snaith has announced a new Daphni album, Cherry, on the heels of releasing the title track last month. The stalwart Canadian producer has also shared a new track called “Cloudy.” Listen to that below and scroll down for the album’s cover art and tracklist. Snaith said of “Cloudy,” “The essence of this one is keeping it aloft—like occasionally nudging a balloon that’s only just heavier than air to keep it afloat. For something so buoyant, I’m surprised how much it bangs in a club.” Before “Cherry,” Snaith’s last Daphni song was 2019’s “Sizzlin’,” a flip of Paradise’s 1981 song “Sizzlin’ Hot.” (It does not feature on the new record.) Last year, Snaith released a Caribou song called “You Can Do It” with a dog-filled video. Joli Mai, the last Daphni album, came out in 2017. ...

Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein Detail New Stranger Things 4 Score

Tomorrow (Friday, July 1), Lakeshore Records is releasing Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s Stranger Things 4 (Original Score From the Netflix Series). Like the Netflix show’s fourth season, the 80-track album is divided into two volumes. Below, listen to two new songs from the album (via Consequence). The first volume of Stranger Things’ fourth season prominently featured Kate Bush’s “Running up That Hill.” The 1985 single reached No. 1 in the United Kingdom and hit the U.S. top 10 for the first time. After several rare statements about the song’s success, Bush spoke with BBC Radio 4’s Emma Barnett, saying, “What’s really wonderful, I think, is this is a whole new audience who, in a lot of cases, have never heard of me and I love that. The thought of all these really young people hearing the...

Logic Signs With BMG After Def Jam Departure: ‘I’m Just Glad to Move On’

Logic has signed with BMG after exiting his previous deal with Def Jam, the Bertelsmann label announced Thursday (June 30). The first new music from the rapper-producer’s forthcoming studio album is expected soon. The international, multi-album partnership with BMG allows Logic to own his own sound recordings for the first time in his career. The move marks the artist’s first label switch since releasing his debut studio album, Under Pressure, via Def Jam in 2014. “There’s a lot of bulls— in the music industry,” Logic said in a statement. “I’m just glad to move on to a place where I can be independent and respected as an artist, and feel like I’m in control of my career.” Tim Reid, senior vp of repertoire and marketing at BMG, added, “As an artist, creator and entrepreneur, Logic is the pe...

Want to See Mario Live? Here’s Where You Can Buy Tickets to His Next Concert

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. For the first time since their epic Verzuz battle, Mario and Omarion are once again preparing to share a stage — but they won’t be going up against each other. The R&B stars will perform in Mario’s home state of Maryland next month for Femme It Forward Presents: Serenade. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The concert will be held at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in National, Harbor, Md., on July 29. Pleasure P is also featured on the bill. Tickets range from $49.50 up to about $250 for front-row passes. Yo...

How Can Country Music Better Support Black Artists & Fans?

Banning Confederate flags at country music concerts, dedicating nights to Black performers at Nashville’s Lower Broadway bars and instating a basic monthly stipend for Black artists in Nashville — these are some of the Black Music Action Coalition’s suggestions to better support Black talent in the primarily white country music community. While country music festivals including Stagecoach and CMA Fest have specifically banned the use of Confederate flags at their festivals, BMAC urges other country music festivals and events to follow suit. “It’s important that we understand that these symbols that country music has affiliated itself with, they are racist in origin and in current practice,” says BMAC board member Naima Cochrane, who has been a contributing writer to Billboard. “It’s not OK...

‘Elvis’ Is Already One of the Top 10 Grossing Music Biopics Since the Mid-1970s: Here’s the Top 25

After just one week in theaters, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis has grossed more than $40 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to boxofficemojo.com. The film, starring Austin Butler as the King, Elvis Presley, is already one of the 10 highest-grossing biopics of musicians since the 1970s. How high will it climb on the list of top-grossing music biopics? It’s off to a fast start, but it’s not even one-fifth of the way to matching the “domestic” (meaning U.S. and Canada) grosses of the leader. (Can you guess what that is? All will be revealed.) The 25 biopics of musicians on this list cover a wide range of genres. Pop/rock artists are the focus of eight the 25 films, followed by R&B (four); rap and classical (three each); country, Latin and traditional pop (two each); and contemporary Christi...

Gyakie – For My Baby

Afro-fusion singer Gyakie drops a new music titled – For My Baby. Gyakie makes a new entry with a brand new single “For My Baby“, her second track for the year. The new record is an impressive track for her fans’ listening pleasure as she gears up for the release of her forthcoming extended play “My Diary“. However, this piece of music deserves a spot on your playlist. Listen and share Gyakie – “For My Baby” below. Download coming soon.