Joey Bada$$ has defended his decision to work with Chris Brown after facing backlash from fans, saying “people make mistakes”. After delays over sampling clearance issues, the rapper released his latest album ‘2000’ last Friday (July 22). The 14-tracker features previously released singles ‘Survivors Guilt’ and ‘Where I Belong’, as well as a collaborative cut…

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Raymond Raposa, who released music under the name Castanets, has died at the age of 41. Raposa’s death was announced yesterday (July 30) by his longtime label Asthmatic Kitty Records, helmed by Sufjan Stevens. No cause of death was provided. “It is with great sorrow that the family of Raymond Raposa announce his passing today,”…

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King Crimson‘s  Robert Fripp and wife Toyah Willcox are back with another instalment of Sunday Lunch, serving up a cover of Lenny Kravitz‘s ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’. READ MORE: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp’s 10 best lockdown covers – ranked! Willcox, dressed in a slinky maid outfit, spends the song flipping tortillas in a…

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Chance The Rapper has opened up about last year’s leaked footage of himself being yelled at by Kanye West, saying the interaction made him “evaluate” their friendship. Last January, a video emerged of Chance and West in the studio together for a ‘DONDA’ recording session. It appeared to show West — now legally known as…

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Taylor Swift has topped a list of private jet polluters, with the singer’s personal plane having made 170 trips this year. The chart was put together by UK-based sustainability marketing firm Yard, which compiled a list of the “top 10 celebrity CO2e offenders” based on their private plane usage. Drawing on data from the Twitter…

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Billie Eilish played an intimate acoustic set at a record store in the US – check out the moment below. READ MORE: The Big Read – Billie Eilish Eilish marked the one-year anniversary of the release of ‘Happier Than Ever’ with a surprise performance at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. Eilish was accompanied by her brother…

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St Vincent covered Fleetwood Mac during her residency on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. READ MORE: St. Vincent at Glastonbury 2022 – the story of her set in stunning photos The musician, real name Annie Clark, has just finished a new week-long stint on Colbert that’s seen her playing songs alongside the show’s in-house band, Stay Human. They…

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Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino has sung the National Anthem at an LA Dodgers home game – you can see the moment below. READ MORE: Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino: “I questioned whether I would ever be able to make music again” The band tweeted about the moment, pointing out that Cosentino had been a life-long fan…

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Jesy Nelson has split from her record label, one year after launching her solo career. READ MORE: Jesy Nelson’s departure from Little Mix sets an important precedent. The pop machine should take note The musician left Little Mix in 2020 and then subsequently went on to launch her solo career with Polydor. Now, Polydor have confirmed…

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