Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy want to prove that rock acts can still pack out stadiums. All three acts have teamed up for a 2020 stadium tour. Here are the numbers. All three bands together have averaged 27,000 ticket sales per show. The average stadium holds 30,000. To promote the 2020 tour, each band will release new music. The idea of all 3 bands touring together was propelled by Crush Music who manages all three acts. Ironically, none of these bands have embarked on a stadium tour. If the tour is a success, then Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy can walk away boasting big numbers increasing their star power in todays over-saturated musical climate. “The world is super hip-hop- and Instagram-[oriented], and I think this is counterprogramming to all of that,” says Wentz. “This is the biggest rock’n’roll thing that’s going to happen that summer.”
Lewis Capaldi is have a serious run with his hit single Someone You Loved. It’s a bonafide radio smash and it’s clocked 500 million Spotify streams. The Scottish singer had no idea that the song would be massive. He told Entertainment Weekly, “I couldn’t f—ing tell you. I don’t know. The thing is, I love the song, as well as the album, but, like, if I had to tell you why that one in particular struck a chord? I’ve got absolutely no f—ing clue what I’m doing. What I know is that I write songs that I enjoy writing, but in terms of what makes a f—ing quote-unquote hit? I don’t have a f—ing clue. I’m surprised that any of the songs have done well anywhere let alone that song being what it was globally. It’s one of those things. I don’t know how, but I’m not going to question it. I’m just going to keep the f—ing head down. I’m looking side to side thinking, “Is anyone else wondering what the f—’s happening?” I’m almost suspicious of myself. But I’ll tell you what, I’m f—ing happy, because maybe I can move out my parents’ house soon!”
Lana Del Rey hits back at music critic Ann Powers who called her new album uncooked and derivative. Powers says, “This is not only about Del Rey’s persona as a bad girl to whom bad things are done; her supposed confessions would be nothing than reality-show fodder if not for the way she and her collaborators construct them. On their own, taken song by song, her lyrics – even in the full flower NFR! represents – often read as unremarkable and derivative.
Del Rey responded on Twitter, “Here’s a little sidenote on your piece. I don’t even relate to one observation you made about the music. There’s nothing uncooked about me. To write about me is nothing like it is to be with me. Never had a persona. Never needed one. Never will.” She goes also says, “So don’t call yourself a fan like you did in the article”.
Ariana Grande is suing the popular fashion brand Forever 21 for $10 million dollars over claims that it hired a look-alike model for a social media campaign. According to sources, Forever 21 reached out to Grande for an endorsement deal that would have her Tweet out posts, Instagram posts, and Instagram stories. The deal broke down when Grande said that a single instagram post is worth well into the hundreds of thousands which Forever 21 wasn’t willing to pay. Rather, Forever 21 used images and videos misappropriating Grande’s name, image, likeness, and music in order to create the false perception of her endorsement. If Ariana Grande wins the million in damages, it would have been cheaper for the fashion brand to work out an endorsement deal with her.
Post Malone who has has become Republic’s flagship artist will release his new album Hollywood’s Bleeding on 9/6. He just released the video for the track “Circles” which is #1 on Spotify U.S., #3 on Apple Music, and is headed at Pop radio. Post Malone is king of the streaming era with his debut album breaking the first-week streaming record with over 200 million streams. His new album will feature Ozzy, SZA, Halsey, Travis Scott, Meek Mill, and Young Thug.