My Bloody Valentine Slam Spotify for Presenting ‘Fake' Lyrics

Spotify has been chastised by My Bloody Valentine for displaying "fake lyrics" to the shoegaze band's notoriously enigmatic tracks. Spotify announced a function in November 2021 that allows users to read along with the lyrics while listening to any music. The band tweeted, "Just noticed that Spotify has put fake lyrics up for our songs […]

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‘Music Comes to You Like a Dream,' Says Michael Hurley, 80

I believe it's OK to refer to myself as an outsider artist. It took a long time for me to join the group." Michael Hurley, a freak-folk singer-songwriter and artist of over 60 years, is pondering his place in the world on Thanksgiving Friday. He's phoning from his little house in rural Oregon, nestled amid […]

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Taylor Swift Will Be Sued Over Shake It Off Lyrics

Taylor Swift will face a jury trial on allegations that she plagiarized lyrics from another song for her 2014 smash Shake It Off. Swift's plea for the lawsuit to be dismissed on the grounds that a jury may decide that the song duplicated Playas Gon' Play, a song by girl group 3LW published in 2001, […]

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William Orbit's Bright Life: Madonna, Narcotics, and Helicopter-Trained Dogs

William Orbit was on the verge of becoming interstellar in the early 2000s. He was the Mark Ronson or Jack Antonoff of his day, one of the great pop builders of the Y2K period. In 1998, he produced Madonna's Grammy-winning Ray of Light, with its captivating techno-lite; a year later, he produced Blur's 13; and […]

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Melissa Etheridge on Music, Parenthood, and Coming Out

‘Helloooooh! How are you doing? "I'm fine, I'm fine." Melissa Etheridge takes around three seconds to warm up to. The American singer-songwriter has gone through a lot in recent years, but she isn't grumbling about it. For someone who has been through so much — Etheridge's 21-year-old son, Beckett, died of an opiate overdose last […]

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‘I Felt Broken and Needed to Be Mended,' Says KeiyaA

KeiyaA didn't have internet connectivity on her phone when she released her first album Forever, Ya Girl on Bandcamp in March 2020, so she had to walk downstairs to connect to the local video store's wifi to post about the release on her Instagram. " All I remember is letting hours pass and then returning […]

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