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Rebecca Ford, writing for The Hollywood Reporter, is reporting that a Space Jam sequel starring LeBron James has been green lit by Warner Brothers.
Justin Lin and Andrew Dodge are ready to shoot some intergalactic hoops with LeBron James. The Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Beyond helmer is in talks to direct Warner Bros.’ sequel Space Jam 2 while Dodge will write.
Beyoncé has topped the Billboard charts this week with her sixth number one album. Prince had 5 albums in the top 10.
Beyonce’s Lemonade album charges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the superstar her sixth chart-topper. The set earned 653,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 28, according to Nielsen Music. Pure album sales comprised 485,000 of that sum.
Bouncing Souls will be releasing their new album Simplicity on July 29th via Rise Records.
Bear vs Shark have announced they’re playing a Flint benefit show.
Red Hot Chili Peppers will be releasing their new single “Dark Necessities” on Thursday.
Garbage have announced a new summer headlining tour and put up pre-orders for Strange Little Bird. You can find all the dates below.
Music Feed did a video interview with Chris from The Living End talking about new music and the band’s legacy. You can find that on Facebook, or below.
Bassist Chris Sorenson looks at the past, present and future of Saosin, including the long road behind the band’s comeback album Along the Shadow and welcoming original singer Anthony Green back into the fold.
The world has been interviewing Blink-182 over the past week (the label’s mad at me for posting that the video went up on YouTube, so I’m probably s.o.l), the latest is from Forbes, discussing the new beginning for the band and giving a little more detail on some of the new songs:
Well songs like “Rabbit Hole,” that have this big anthemic gang vocal at the end of it. There’s a song called “No Future,” there are a lot of really energetic, anthemic, angst-y fun rock songs I can’t wait to play live. This album is really rich with sing-along melodies and sing-along choruses. When I go to a show I want to sing along with the band. I still have that energy of going to see Bad Religion at the Palladium and wanting to sing every single word and I think this album has a lot of that for people.
Death by Stereo’s new video for “Neverending” can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more.
TED-ed: Why do cats act so weird?
Drake’s new album, Views, reportedly sold over 630,000 copies in one night.
During a listening party for VIEWS in his hometown Friday night (Apr. 29), the Toronto native shared that his soundscape has officially gone gold, selling an estimate of 630,000 copies on the project’s release date.
Radiohead’s website has faded to white and all their tweets and Facebook posts are slowly disappearing as well.
The Movielife’s new video for “Future Feeling (Afraid of Drugs)” can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more.
Emery have released their live acoustic EP, Live in Houston. You can stream the full thing below or purchase it on their website.
SRC Vinyl have posted up their pre-order for Blink-182’s California. They also have a new blue version of Enema of the State (out June 17th) up for sale, and their versions of Untitled, Dude Ranch, and the live album are all still in stock.
This first impression was originally posted as a live blog for supporters in our forums on April 30th, 2016. First impressions are meant to be quick, fun, initial impressions on an album or release as I listen to it for the first time. It’s a running commentary written while listening to an album — not a review. More like a diary of thoughts. This post has been lightly edited for structure and flow.
Ok, so it’s about 9pm on a Saturday, I’m mostly done with my tasks for the weekend, and I’m going to crack a beer and dive into this new PUP album for the first time. I thought it may be fun to write some thoughts down and kind of “live blog” the first listen. Maybe this won’t work very well, but I kinda wanna try it and see what shakes out. If it’s successful, and you all like it, I’ll try and do it again in the future for other albums.
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The Guardian studied their online comments section, the results were harrowing:
The Guardian was not the only news site to turn comments on, nor has it been the only one to find that some of what is written “below the line” is crude, bigoted or just vile. On all news sites where comments appear, too often things are said to journalists and other readers that would be unimaginable face to face – the Guardian is no exception.
New research into our own comment threads provides the first quantitative evidence for what female journalists have long suspected: that articles written by women attract more abuse and dismissive trolling than those written by men, regardless of what the article is about.