Liam Gallagher says it wouldn’t ‘matter’ if no one turned up to his gigs

The former Oasis star supported The Who in the US at the end of 2019, and he says he didn’t take issue with fans of the ‘My Generation’ group who went to get drinks and food whilst he was playing, because he didn’t launch a solo career to “make any more fans or money”. The ‘Shockwave’ rocker – whose UK shows sell out in minutes – admitted: “I’m not doing this to gain any more fans — I’m here because I wanted to be. “I knew I wasn’t going to make any money — I’m just here to sell my record. “So I’m here to do a few tunes because I love The Who and I love Pete Townshend, and I love Roger Daltrey, so it was a bit of a holiday because I was bringing my kids over. “So if people are eating food or whatever … a lot of people keep turning up, and if they’re sitting there with food in their mouths, it doesn’t bother me. “Even if no one turns up, it doesn’t matter, because I’m having a ball out there. So I’m not here for promotion — I’m here just to have a crack at […]

Jan St. Werner’s New Song Features the Fall’s Mark E. Smith: Listen

Mouse on Mars’ Jan St. Werner has announced a new album. It’s called Molecular Meditation, and it’s out February 21 via Editions Mego. Listen to “VS Cancelled,” which features vocal contributions from the Fall’s Mark E. Smith, and take a look at the Molecular Meditation tracklist below. On the track, Smith reads an e-mail from Domino Records severing the label’s relationship with the band Von Sudenfed. Before his death in early 2018, Smith had been in Von Sudenfed with St. Werner and his Mouse on Mars bandmate Andi Toma. Read “The Glorious Savagery of the Fall’s Mark E. Smith” on the Pitch. Molecular Meditation: 01 Molocular Meditation02 Back to Animals03 On the Infinite of Universe and Worlds04 VS Cancelled Loading Loading Pitchfork RSS Feed

Brian May going vegan for January to ‘lessen the suffering of animals’

The Queen rocker has revealed he will be taking part in Veganuary – which sees people ditch animal products to follow a vegan diet for the month of January – at the start of the new year next week, because he wants to try and improve his own health, as well as save the lives of animals. Buy tickets below. Writing on Instagram, Brian said: “Starting on the first of January I, this coming year I will be doing VEGANUARY. Which means I will eat only vegan food for that month. After that, I will take a view on whether to continue or not. “My reasons ? 1) to lessen the suffering of animals. 2) To lessen the load on our groaning planet. 3) for my health. (sic)” Brian, 72, is known for his animal activism, and says it “bothers” him that he still eats products derived from animals.He added: “And … as an animal campaigner, it has been bothering me for a while that I still eat animal-derived food, that has caused indignity and pain to a non-human animal. So I will try to move along the line. I won’t be pressuring anyone else to do the same, and […]

Cooking clues suggest Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik are back together

Gigi Hadid has fuelled rumours she and Zayn Malik are back together after sharing a photo of herself cooking a dish devised by the singer’s mum on Instagram. The 24-year-old supermodel has posted a picture of a selection of ingredients online, revealing they are from Trisha Malik’s pasta salad recipe. Zayn’s mum reposted Gigi’s picture and shared a screen grab on her own account of a throwback video of Gigi revealing that her favourite restaurant was “my boyfriend’s mum’s kitchen”. The exchange prompted fans of Gigi and Zayn’s to speculate that the former couple had rekindled its romance, 10 months after the pair called it quits. Some followers suggested Gigi and Trisha were cooking in the kitchen together, but neither made that clear. Reports from November suggested that Gigi and Zayn were back on speaking terms following her split from The Bachelorette star Tyler Cameron. The former couple started dating back in 2015 after Zayn called off his engagement to Little Mix star Perrie Edwards, but called time on their relationship in March last year (18), announcing the split by posting statements on their social media profiles. The singer and supermodel later rekindled their romance in June (18), but the […]

Spotify Suspends Political Ads Until Tighter Vetting Is Possible

Spotify will suspend all political ads in 2020, citing a need for tighter vetting tools and systems, Ad Age and Variety report. The announcement comes amid ongoing criticism of online platforms whose ad standards lag behind other media, allowing misleading or malicious content to reach voters. In a statement to Variety and Ad Age, Spotify said, “We do not yet have the necessary level of robustness in our processes, systems and tools to responsibly validate and review this content. We will reassess this decision as we continue to evolve our capabilities.” Ads embedded in third-party content such as podcasts won’t be affected. Earlier this year, Facebook controversially moved to exempt political ads from its accuracy standards. Major platforms such as Twitter and Google have either banned paid political ads or pledged to prohibit false statements. Read Pitchfork’s feature on “How Artist Imposters and Fake Songs Sneak Onto Streaming Services.” Pitchfork RSS Feed

Justin Bieber announces official 2020 pop comeback

Justin Bieber has served up a Christmas treat for fans by announcing plans to release a new album and tour in 2020. Bieber teased his big reveal on Monday (23Dec19) and then released a video, filmed in an abandoned gas station near Los Angeles, on Christmas Eve, explaining all about his plans for the New Year. The Baby star is also revving up a docu-series. “As humans, we are imperfect,” Bieber says in the video. “My past, my mistakes, all the things that I’ve been through. I believe that I’m right where I’m supposed to be. God has me right where he wants me.” Describing his new album – his first since Purpose in 2015, he adds, “I feel like this is different than the previous albums just because of where I’m at in my life. It’s music that I love the most out of anything I’ve done.” Playing in the background of the video is his single Yummy, which drops on 3 January (20). It will feature on the singer’s fifth album, which has yet to get a title or release date. Bieber’s North American arena/stadium tour will begin on 14 May at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington and […]

Cardi B has reportedly donated $5,000 worth of toys to a children’s charity for Christmas

The ‘Bodak Yellow’ hitmaker may have her own daughter to buy for this festive season, but she wanted to make sure kids less fortunate than 17-month-old Kulture have something to unwrap on December 25 as well so she splashed out the lump sum at a local Target. The 27-year-old rapper was spotted visiting the retail store in Miami, Florida, on Friday (20.12.19) where she bought games, dolls, car sets and many more sweet gifts. She then had all her purchases put onto a U-HAUL truck, which she had rented out for the day, with the help of the staff and shipped off to her chosen children’s charity. It’s not known where Cardi sent the toys but she has previously spoken about wanting to help out children in need in New York City, according to celebrity gossip website TMZ.com. The ‘I Like It’ hitmaker has no doubt spoilt her daughter Kulture, whom she has with her husband Offset, this festive season as she spent over $100,000 on her first birthday in July. Cardi and Offset reportedly commissioned celebrity jeweller Eliantte to create a pendant and chain inspired by little Kulture’s favourite TV show, ‘Word Party’, and the custom piece was made […]

Ariana Grande Releases New Live Album k bye for now

Ariana Grande has released a new live album from her 2019 Sweetener world tour. It’s called k bye for now (swt live)—give it a listen below. Grande announced the record earlier this month. The tour behind Sweetener, released in summer 2018, ended up spanning the campaign behind thank u, next, which arrived five months later. Sweetener won Grande her first Grammy, for Best Pop Vocal Album; thank u, next picked up several nominations for the 2020 awards. Since that record, Grande has served as an executive producer for the soundtrack to the Charlie’s Angels reboot. https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/1209006047874207744 Pitchfork RSS Feed

LadBaby scores second Xmas No.1 with fastest-selling download of the year I Love Sausage Rolls

LadBaby is officially on a (sausage) roll as he is crowned the UK’s Official Christmas Number 1 for a second year in a row and sets a new chart record, the Official Charts Company can confirm. YouTuber and dad blogger Mark Hoyle, along with his wife Roxanne and their two sons, proves that lightning CAN strike twice, taking the coveted festive top spot today with I Love Sausage Rolls – a playful twist on Joan Jett’s I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll. Money raised from the single goes to foodbank charity The Trussell Trust, who support a network of food banks across the UK and provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. According to Official Charts Company data, I Love Sausage Rolls smashes last year’s total too, scoring a huge 93,000 chart sales this week (18,000 more than last year’s winning track We Built This City) – and with 85,000 of that total coming via digital purchases, LadBaby not only claims the festive chart crown, but also the fastest-selling download of the year, in fact the fastest-selling download since June 2017’s Artists For Grenfell chart-topping charity single. The YouTuber sets a new chart record today, becoming the first […]

Bill & Ted Face the Music First Look Photos Show Kid Cudi in New Film

Bill & Ted Face the Music, the long-awaited third film in the series starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, is coming out on August 21. Today, the film’s first look photos have been shared. They show Reeves and Winter in the iconic time traveling telephone booth. Another photo shows Kid Cudi, who stars in the film, hanging out with Bill and Ted’s daughters. Check them out below. It’s been a big year for Keanu Reeves franchise news as it was revealed that a fourth Matrix film is in the works. A new game that he stars in, Cyberpunk 2077, is set to feature music from Grimes and Run the Jewels. Read “How Randall Park’s Rap Song About Punching Keanu Reeves Ended Up in Always Be My Maybe” on the Pitch. Loading Loading Pitchfork RSS Feed