Lil Reese Shot, Reportedly in Critical Condition

Chicago rapper Lil Reese is in critical condition after being shot, ABC 7 Chicago reports. The shooting allegedly took place around 2:30 p.m. Central, in Country Club Hills—a suburb south of Chicago. Hospital officials identified the shooting victim as Reese (real name Tavares Taylor), telling ABC 7 that the rapper is in critical condition. Pitchfork has reached out to Lil Reese’s representatives. Country Club Hills police say that Reese—who wasn’t identified by name in the police report—suffered a gunshot wound in the neck. Police didn’t find him at the crime scene, and witnesses told police that a man transported Reese to the hospital. Reese was found at South Suburban Hospital, and he was transferred to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. No arrests have been reported and the police investigation is ongoing. Pitchfork RSS Feed

The Who’s Pete Townshend will only smash a guitar again to raise money for charity

The 74-year-old guitarist and his band mates – comprised of Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon – were known for their hedonistic behaviour which included smashing their instruments and wrecking their stages, but now that he’s older, Pete has said he’ll only cause damage to another guitar if it helps to raise money for charity. He said: “I haven’t smashed guitars for a long time, for me it was an expression of youth. I smashed a guitar on David Letterman and it auctioned for $168,000. I am prepared to smash a guitar for charity.” As well as instruments, The Who were no strangers to destroying hotel rooms at the height of their career. Pete also spoke about the longevity of his career, as he said he’s “shocked” that his music has remained meaningful for decades. He added: “For Roger Daltrey and me, we are both shocked that our music has lasted so long and still has consequence and meaning. Roger wanted to use an orchestra on the tour, which I was suspicious of.” The ‘Pinball Wizard’ hitmaker reflected on the music industry today, and said that whilst music these days seems to be “two polarised strands”, The Who […]

Chanel West Coast ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Sharon Stone’s lawsuit

Rapper Chanel West Coast has responded after Sharon Stone sued her over her 2018 track Sharon Stoned. According to a lawsuit obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the Casino actress alleged the rapper is trying to capitalise on her “extraordinary level of popularity and fame” by repeatedly mentioning her name in the lyrics. Her complaint alleged Chanel, real name Chelsea Dudley, “gratuitously repeats the name ‘Sharon Stone’ 33 times and the name ‘Sharon’ 99 times,” during its lyrics. Following news of the lawsuit, Chanel released a statement admitting she was “surprised and disappointed” that Stone had decided to take legal action. “Sharon pulled out of participating in the music video the day of the shoot after months of conversations, in-person meetings with myself and the director, two dance rehearsals and even had her own ideas that she shared with myself and my team for the collaborative on the video,” she said. “To be frank, the entire production team and myself were surprised when she walked off. Nonetheless, the shoot proceeded. I am an artist who was expressing myself through music by making a song and video about someone whom I greatly admire. I only had the best intentions to create something […]

Joe Pesci Announces New Album Still Singing

Joe Pesci appears in the new Martin Scorsese film The Irishman, which comes to Netflix on November 27. More importantly, Joe Pesci has announced a new album called Pesci…Still Singing. The album arrives two days after the film’s release (on November 29), and it features Maroon 5’s Adam Levine. At the midpoint of the album, Pesci and Levine cover “My Cherie Amour.” If you want to hear what Pesci’s voice sounds like, listen to “Baby Girl”—which features Levine and Arturo Sandoval—below. Still Singing arrives 21 years after his previous album, 1998’s Vincent Laguardia Gambini Sings Just For You. It’s been 51 years since he released his debut album, 1968’s perfectly titled Little Joe Sure Can Sing!. [embedded content] Pitchfork RSS Feed

The Who’s Pete Townshend says his ‘rock and roll’ antics made him feel like a ‘prat’

The ‘Baba O’ Riley’ guitarist – who was notorious for smashing his instrument to pieces on stage – has admitted he could be “pretty snobby” when it came to his and his bandmates’ wild ways, and he actually felt that when he and late drummer Keith Moon used to throw television out of hotel windows, it was a real “waste of time”. In an interview with The Big Issue magazine, the 74-year-old musician confessed: “I was always pretty snobby about rock and roll. “As the television went through the window, I would look at Keith Moon and go, ‘what a f***** prat. What a waste of time’. “Then, two or three times I did the same thing and I would think, ‘what a f****** prat’.” However, the former arts student – who is one of the two only surviving members of the iconic rock band, along with frontman Roger Daltrey – admitted that he wouldn’t have changed their instrument-thrashing days, because it’s how he made people “listen” to him. He added: “I was in it for the art. “I felt we should confine our antics to the stage. “Getting into auto-destruction was straight out of art college. “People still say […]

Here’s What Happened During Rivers Cuomo’s Yangapalooza! Set

Earlier today (November 1), Democratic Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang hosted Yangapalooza!—a campaign rally in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, where he was joined by Rivers Cuomo. Cuomo took to the outdoor stage at Des Moines’ Brenton Skating Plaza to perform a handful of Weezer hits as well as some familiar covers, according to a Pitchfork reporter. Cuomo played acoustic guitar alongside Weezer bassist Scott Shriner and a drummer, opening with “Buddy Holly” and launching into stripped-down versions of “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “Island in the Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” and more. Covers included TLC’s “No Scrubs,” Toto’s “Africa,” and A-ha’s “Take on Me,” all of which appear on Weezer’s covers LP The Teal Album. Watch clips of the set below. During Cuomo’s performance of “Say It Ain’t So,” Andrew Yang appeared onstage, saying, “You don’t look like the fucking internet to me!” Yang proceeded to dance at the front of the stage and sing along with the band, sans microphone. At the end of the song Yang shouted, “Let’s give it up for Rivers Cuomo and Weezer!” At one point during the concert, Rivers Cuomo said, “Yang gang in the house,” but did not otherwise explicitly endorse Yang’s campaign. Read “Lizzo, […]

YG pledges love for Kehlani after video shows him kissing another woman

Rapper YG has pledged his love for girlfriend Kehlani, after a video emerged which appeared to show him kissing another woman. Website The Shade Room shared a video and images of the Who Do You Love rapper leaving Los Angeles’ Poppy Nightclub late on Wednesday night. In the short clip, the star, who can be seen sitting in the passenger seat of a red sports car as its parked at the curb, chats to a woman in a silky kimono as she crouches down by the vehicle. As the video progresses, it appears as though the pair are making out, judging by the angle of the rapper and his new pal. The woman’s friend can also be heard telling her to “wrap this s**t up”, although the pair’s responses are inaudible. Following the publication of the video and images, YG took to Instagram to respond to the cheating allegations, writing: “I love Kehlani. I would never.” However, a representative for the star later said in a statement to The Shade Room he’d been caught in a “drunken moment” that he regrets. “He was drunk, got carried away and it was very regretful for putting himself in that situation and hurting […]