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R.I.P. Norman Dolph, Early Velvet Underground Producer Dead at 83

Norman Dolph, the music industry polymath best known for his early work with The Velvet Underground, has died. He was 83. In a statement issued Friday, Planetary Group confirmed that Dolph had died on May 11th in New Haven, Connecticut, after a battle with cancer. “Touring galleries with someone who knew most of the artists personally was a privilege few people are lucky enough to experience,” added Invisible Hands Music owner Charles Kennedy, a close friend of Dolph’s. “I will miss Norman greatly but his friendship and the wisdom he imparted along the way is an endless well that I will cherish forever.” Dolph was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 11th, 1939. After graduating from Yale with an electrical engineering degree in 1960, he moved to New York City, where he worked as a salesman at C...

R.I.P. Norman Dolph, Early Velvet Underground Producer Dead at 83

Norman Dolph, the music industry polymath best known for his early work with The Velvet Underground, has died. He was 83. In a statement issued Friday, Planetary Group confirmed that Dolph had died on May 11th in New Haven, Connecticut, after a battle with cancer. “Touring galleries with someone who knew most of the artists personally was a privilege few people are lucky enough to experience,” added Invisible Hands Music owner Charles Kennedy, a close friend of Dolph’s. “I will miss Norman greatly but his friendship and the wisdom he imparted along the way is an endless well that I will cherish forever.” Dolph was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 11th, 1939. After graduating from Yale with an electrical engineering degree in 1960, he moved to New York City, where he worked as a salesman at C...

How to Get Tickets to Paolo Nutini’s 2022 Tour Dates

Paolo Nutini has announced UK/European headlining tour in support of his comeback album, Last Night in the Bittersweet. Get ticket on-sale links and pre-sale info below. What Is Paolo Nutini’s Next Tour? Paolo Nutini recently announced his first new album in eight years, Last Night in the Bittersweet, which is set for release on July 1st. To support the release, the Scottish singer-songwriter has announced a run of UK/European headlining tour taking place between August and November 2022. Related Video Prior to the headlining jaunt, Nutini will play a number of festivals across the UK and Europe over the summer. How Can I Get Tickets for Paolo Nutini’s 2022 Tour? Advertisement Fans who pre-order Last Night In The Bittersweet by 3:00 p.m. BST on Monday, May 23rd will receive exclusive acces...

How to Get Tickets to Paolo Nutini’s 2022 Tour Dates

Paolo Nutini has announced UK/European headlining tour in support of his comeback album, Last Night in the Bittersweet. Get ticket on-sale links and pre-sale info below. What Is Paolo Nutini’s Next Tour? Paolo Nutini recently announced his first new album in eight years, Last Night in the Bittersweet, which is set for release on July 1st. To support the release, the Scottish singer-songwriter has announced a run of UK/European headlining tour taking place between August and November 2022. Related Video Prior to the headlining jaunt, Nutini will play a number of festivals across the UK and Europe over the summer. How Can I Get Tickets for Paolo Nutini’s 2022 Tour? Advertisement Fans who pre-order Last Night In The Bittersweet by 3:00 p.m. BST on Monday, May 23rd will receive exclusive acces...

Sharon Van Etten Shakes Out Her “Mistakes” on Colbert: Watch

Sharon Van Etten swung by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday night to perform her song “Mistakes.” Watch the musical number below. Decked out with shaggy dark hair, heavy black eyeliner, and a head-to-toe red outfit, Van Etten resembled something like a modern Joan Jett as she passionately belted out the funk-rock tune. “Mistakes” is featured on the indie rocker’s brand new album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, which was released on May 6th via Jagjaguwar. While it didn’t contain any advance singles, the album follows one-off tracks “Porta” and “Used to It.” In Consequence’s official review of the album, Paolo Ragusa said Van Etten “is at an all time high, crafting a powerful journey on the subjects of motherhood, partnership, loving one’s self, and navigating the darkness...

Sharon Van Etten Shakes Out Her “Mistakes” on Colbert: Watch

Sharon Van Etten swung by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday night to perform her song “Mistakes.” Watch the musical number below. Decked out with shaggy dark hair, heavy black eyeliner, and a head-to-toe red outfit, Van Etten resembled something like a modern Joan Jett as she passionately belted out the funk-rock tune. “Mistakes” is featured on the indie rocker’s brand new album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, which was released on May 6th via Jagjaguwar. While it didn’t contain any advance singles, the album follows one-off tracks “Porta” and “Used to It.” In Consequence’s official review of the album, Paolo Ragusa said Van Etten “is at an all time high, crafting a powerful journey on the subjects of motherhood, partnership, loving one’s self, and navigating the darkness...

Billie Eilish Opens Up About Living with Tourette’s: “It’s Very Exhausting”

Billie Eilish isn’t one to censor herself; In just the past few months alone, the pop megastar has boldly vocalized her secret battle with COVID-19, how being exposed to pornography at a young age affected her, and her anger towards restrictive abortion laws. But more recently, during her appearance on Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, Eilish discussed a topic she’s virtually never addressed before in interviews: Her experience living with Tourette’s Syndrome. It didn’t look like Eilish was necessarily planning on talking about Tourette’s — which she said she was diagnosed with at age 11 — but the topic came up naturally after a change in the set lighting provoked one of her tics. “If you film me for long enough, you’re going to see lots of tics,...

Billie Eilish Opens Up About Living with Tourette’s: “It’s Very Exhausting”

Billie Eilish isn’t one to censor herself; In just the past few months alone, the pop megastar has boldly vocalized her secret battle with COVID-19, how being exposed to pornography at a young age affected her, and her anger towards restrictive abortion laws. But more recently, during her appearance on Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, Eilish discussed a topic she’s virtually never addressed before in interviews: Her experience living with Tourette’s Syndrome. It didn’t look like Eilish was necessarily planning on talking about Tourette’s — which she said she was diagnosed with at age 11 — but the topic came up naturally after a change in the set lighting provoked one of her tics. “If you film me for long enough, you’re going to see lots of tics,...

The Notorious B.I.G.’s 50th Birthday Celebrated by Lil’ Kim, Junior M.A.F.I.A. & More at NYC Gala

Family and friends of late hip-hop icon The Notorious B.I.G. gathered for the 2nd Annual Biggie Dinner Gala at Guastavino’s in New York City on Friday (May 20). Hosted by Lil’ Kim and presented by Lexus and Pepsi, the event was in celebration of Biggie Smalls’ 50th birthday on Saturday. Although 25 years have passed since his tragic death, the rapper’s legacy has been kept alive through monumental occasions over the years. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news With a vibe similar to that of a warm family reunion, the evening started at around 8 p.m. with star-studded guests arriving on the red carpet, including Fat Joe, members of Junior M.A.F.I.A., T’yanna Wallace, Havoc, Sway, members of Smif-N-Wessun, Prayah, Ceaser Emanuel of Black Ink Crew, DJ E...

Olivia Rodrigo Celebrates ‘Sour’ Anniversary, Reflects on How Album ‘Forever Changed My Life’

Olivia Rodrigo is reflecting on the success of her massive debut album, Sour. The 19-year-old singer-songwriter — Billboard‘s 2022 “Woman of the Year” — took to social media on Saturday (May 21) to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Sour, which arrived last May through Geffen Records/Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA). “my first album SOUR came out a year ago today. it is impossible for me to sum up in words how much this album means to me and how grateful I am to have gotten the privilege to make it and watch it exist in the world,” Rodrigo wrote on Instagram. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The songstress’ post included a reflective gallery of photos and videos from the past year, including images of her handwritten lyrics, a snapshot...

Hangout Festival Returns to Alabama Coast After Two-Year Break

One of the biggest entertainment events in Alabama, the beachfront Hangout Festival, is back after a two-year break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-day music festival opened at the public beach in Gulf Shores on Friday (May 20), and it continues through Sunday night. More than 40,000 people are expected, and the festival already is sold out. The festival wasn’t held during either of the last two years because of the pandemic, and organizers said there’s pent-up demand this year for a lineup that includes Post Malone, Fallout Boy, Halsey, Tame Impala and Megan Thee Stallion. “It’s going to be really awesome to come back strong after what’s going to end up being a three-year break since the last festival,” said festival spokeswoman Marie Roussel. Roadblocks and detours will be nee...

The Notorious B.I.G. Is Headed to the Metaverse

The Notorious B.I.G. is coming back to life in the metaverse. The estate of the late rapper, born Christopher Wallace, is working with Burst Live Inc. and Surreal Events to create a new virtual world called “The Brook” — a reference to the artist’s hometown in Brooklyn — that will feature a hyper-realistic model of the man himself. The activation is expected to launch later this year and will allow fans to explore the virtual environment, purchase virtual real estate in The Brook, attend concerts, and buy and sell NFTs. To participate, users will be able to create accounts via The Brook website and can access the world on their desktop or mobile devices. The Brook is also expected to have activations later this fall that will require VR headsets. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts a...