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    Last night, Taylor Swift had an eventful time performing the second of three Eras Tour shows at Soldier Field in Chicago. Not only did she bring out Maren Morris to sing their Fearless (Taylor’s Version) collaboration “You All Over Me,” but at one point during “22” Swift attempted to bring a kid onstage — then realized it might not be a safe thing to do.

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    In 2016, English guitarist James Blackshaw announced the ostensible end of his music career, citing how difficult it was to constantly tour, not to mention make a living via record sales. That said, Blackshaw has technically continued to put out music, announcing an end to the hiatus in 2019 and releasing a single, “Why Keep Still?,” later that year. Today, Blackshaw has announced “New Album 2023” via Bandcamp — his first in eight years, coming December 31. He has a lengthy message for all concerned parties, where he describes his reasoning and work in the restaurant business.

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    Earlier in the week, Yungblud — aka Dominic Harrison — teased a new single called “Lowlife” at a series of fan events in London, Los Angeles, and Germany. The new single follows Yungblud’s self-titled third album, which came out last year. That brings us up to today: Yungblud teamed up with Limp Bizkit at German festival Rock im Park today (June 4), where they performed Limp Bizkit Y2K classic “Break Stuff” together. In some fan-shot footage, Yungblud raps the refrain with Fred Durst, who is decked out in a bright blue worker’s uniform, blonde wig, and shades.

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    DJ and Grammy-nominated remixer Paul Oakenfold, who famously has remixed material by artists as prominent as U2, Madonna, Britney Spears, and the Rolling Stones, has been accused of sexual harassment and workplace violations by his former personal assistant, according to Deadline. On Friday, the anonymous woman, who is 24, filed a lawsuit in LA Superior Court against two companies run by CEO Paul Stepanek — New Frequency Management and Stepanek Management — Oakenfold, and various John Does, alleging that they violated her employment rights. The woman — adopting a Jane Roe pseudonym — alleges that starting on Roe’s first day, for four separate dates, Oakenfold exposed himself and masturbated in front of her. She also alleges that on one date in November 2022, Oakenfold masturbated in front of her four times in one day, as well as in her car.

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    CUPERTINO, Calif.—At 10 am Pacific Time (1 pm EDT) this Monday, June 5, Apple will host the keynote presentation at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The streaming/in-person hybrid event will include new announcements about iOS, macOS, and much more—probably including Apple's new mixed reality headset. We'll be liveblogging all the updates as they happen right here.

    A few days ago, we shared our predictions for the event, and it looks to be a big one. Sure, it will focus on OS updates like usual, but we're also expecting a couple of new Mac models, possibly including a new, 15-inch variant of the MacBook Air.

    Of course, the elephant in the room is xrOS and Apple's long-rumored Reality Pro headset. There have been extensive leaks about the device, but we're still likely to learn some new things, including what kind of content will be available for it when it ultimately ships.

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    Skrillex’s show got a little too lit at Primavera Sound 2023 when a fire broke out onstage on Friday night (June 2) in Barcelona. No injuries were reported, according to official fest sources. An employee at the festival announced over the public address system that the issue was a “technical error.” Skrillex resumed his set after about 10 minutes, but the incident was caught on camera. In a fan-shot video, you can see a small fire coming from an elevated lighting rig, which was lowered so the on-site crew could put it out with a handheld extinguisher.

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    Brooklyn rapper Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire has announced a Bandcamp-only album produced by Madlib. Titled I’m Alive, the full collection will be out June 10 and features songs from 2018-2019 — plus the summer 2020 track “Black Mirror,” which we posted about. There are also guest spots from Fly Anakin, Ben Joseph, Danny Brown, Griff Spex, and more. “A project recorded in Tribeca New York 2018-2019. Only on Bandcamp,” the description reads. “The Holy Grail of eXquire albums is now available for consumption.. Never will be on streaming, Never will be on vinyl. Strictly for hardcore eXquire fans.” The other thing: I’m Alive will only be available as a $100 download.

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    Phoenix performed at the We Love Green festival in Paris this weekend — an event that also featured artists ranging from Bon Iver to Caroline Polachek, Pusha T, Skrillex, Yung Lean, and more. During their set, Phoenix (who released Alpha Zulu last year) actually brought out Pusha T to help on the French band’s “Funky Squaredance,” which led into a rendition of Clipse’s “All Eyes On Me.” (“Funky Squaredance” is something of an oldie; it originally appeared on Phoenix’s 2000 album United.)

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    Peter Gabriel’s much-anticipated new album i/o is expected to come out this year, though it still doesn’t haven an official release date. Gabriel has, however, been sharing a bunch of songs that will appear on it: “Panopticom,” “The Court,” “Playing For Time,” “Four Kinds Of Horses,” the title track, and now, “Road To Joy.” (Gabriel actually debuted “Road To Joy” a couple of weeks back during the kickoff of his i/o tour at Poland’s Tauron Arena.)

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    The Roots Picnic kicked off over the weekend in Philadelphia and, true to its lineup announcement, featured a performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. Hill’s set also featured a surprise reunion of the Fugees, including Pras and Wyclef Jean, and the Roots as a backing band. “My brothers, my brothers, these are my brothers,” Hill said, and the trio performed hits like “Ready Or Not” and “Zealots.”

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    The second episode of the second season of Queen Of The Universe premiered Friday on Paramount+, during which contestant Chloe V from Rio de Janeiro sang Radiohead’s “Creep” — by and large the band’s most well-known single. As the panel of judges gave their feedback, Vanessa Williams admitted that she did not know the song, much to fellow judge Mel B’s shock. “I wish you’d enunciated a little more, because I don’t know this song,” Williams said while Mel B fanned herself and exclaimed, “You don’t know this song?! Radiohead!”

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    After keeping a low profile throughout the pandemic, the Voidz have launched into a new wave of activity. Last week the Julian Casablancas-led band released new single “Prophecy Of The Dragon,” a metallic spin on their experimental rock sound. Today, they played their first show in three years at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, where the new song got its live debut. Below, watch footage of “Prophecy Of The Dragon” as well as the full Voidz set; we’ve also posted the setlist via setlist.fm.

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    Before he started dating Taylor Swift, sending certain Swifties into an infamous tizzy, the 1975 frontman (and new JPEGMAFIA pal/eyepatch enthusiast) Matty Healy strongly urged his fellow Mancunians, the perennially warring brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, to “stop marding” and reunite Oasis for God’s sake. Rumors that Oasis would indeed reunite were picking up steam last month before Noel Gallagher put a stop to them. He then addressed Healy’s comments, calling the 1975 singer a “slack-jawed fuckwit” and asserting, “He needs to go over how shit his band is and split up.”

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    Dabbling in the hyper-niche DIY screamo underground is one of my favorite Bandcamp pastimes, and one of my favorite current acts on the scene is My Hair Is A Rat’s Nest, a one-person musical operation out of Albuquerque. This week the band unleashed a pair of very different new tracks. Today they’ve dropped “The Hilldog,” billed as “an old song meant for a split that never came to fruition,” which presents a relatively melodic side of the band’s epic skramz approach. A few days earlier, they led off Coldworld — a three-way split with Sickle Eater and Outside Observer — with a harsh 10-minute slow-build called “Pyramids.” You can hear both songs, as well as the rest of the Coldworld split, below.

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    Water Damage are a Texas-based drone supergroup of sorts. Recording for Gerard Cosloy’s 12XU imprint, the band brings together Mari Maurice aka More Eaze, Thor Harris (formerly of Swans and a billion other things), and members of bands such as Spray Paint, USA/Mexico, Marriage, and Black Eyes. As the pedigree suggests, they’re quite adept at wringing beauty out of ugliness.

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    The Re:Set tour, a new kind of traveling festival with headliners boygenius, LCD Soundsystem, and Steve Lacy rotating through three cities over the course of a weekend, launched last night. The boygenius-led lineup kicked off in San Diego at Thrive Park at Snapdragon Stadium, with openers Bartees Strange, Dijon, and Clairo leading up to the big Phoebe/Lucy/Julien extravaganza.

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    In 2019, Coldplay announced that they would not tour again until they could do so in a more environmentally friendly fashion. When they headed out on the road last year in support of 2021’s Music Of The Spheres, they did so with new initiatives in place, hoping to reduce the carbon emissions from their 2016-2017 stadium tour by 50%. In a new report on their website, the band has detailed their progress on that front.

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    Last month Snoop Dogg spoke out in support of the Hollywood writers strike, drawing a connection between the Writers Guild Of America’s demands and musicians’ current struggle with streaming royalties. Now he has taken his support for the strike a step further. Snoop and Dr. Dre were scheduled to perform concerts celebrating the 30th anniversary of Snoop’s debut album Doggystyle at the Hollywood Bowl on June 27 and 28. In solidarity with the strike, they’ve pushed those shows back to October 20 and 21, by which point hopefully the strike will be resolved.

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    OK Go, the rock band best known for conquering early YouTube with a series of viral music videos, recently has been drawn into a war with the breakfast cereal company Post Foods. As the band’s Damian Kulash explained in January, Post released a line of portable cereal cups branded “ok go!” and applied to trademark the phrase; OK Go responded by asking Post to choose a different name, at which point Post sued the band.

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