If it’s not revisiting old drama with Kardashians then Taylor Swift is attacking Bieber manager Scooter Braun for buying her masters. She had a chance to buy her masters, but shot down the offer. Her former label Big Machine has released a collection of previously released live recordings. This is typical in business, but Taylor doesn’t like it. Why? I don’t know. She gets paid and will cash the check.
She accused Scooter Braun of “shameless greed in the time of coronavirus”. She also attacked the financial backers 23 Capital including the Soros family and the Carlyle Group.
I’ll be honest, it’s hard to have sympathy for showbiz people who want to gyp the people who gambled on them when they were nobodies. Especially showbiz people worth hundreds of millions of dollars. You want to keep all your rights? Bankroll your own expenses from the get-go, instead of chasing investor money.
Up and coming indie artist Wrenn releases the track Internet Gaming. The 20 year old imagined herself being stuck inside when she wrote the song. Very prophetic, because who would ever thought we all be stuck at home? The Los Angeles based singer-songwriter sounds a bit like some acts from the nineties – Shirley Manson, Courtney Love. Not surprising, she cites Nirvana, Mazzy Star, and Dido as influences. Give it a stream on our Indie Invaders Playlist.
Speaking to Howard Stern on SiriusXM, Paul McCartney agreed when Stern said The Beatles were the better than the Rolling Stones.
“You know you’re going to persuade me to agree with that one,” McCartney told Stern.
“They are rooted in the blues. When they are writing stuff, it has to do with the blues. We had a little more influences. … There’s a lot of differences, and I love the Stones, but I’m with you. The Beatles were better.”
Paul McCartney says whatever The Beatles did, the Stones did shortly thereafter.
“We went to America and we had huge success. Then the Stones went to America. We did Sgt. Pepper, the Stones did a psychedelic album. There’s a lot of that. We were great friends, still are kind of. We admire each other. … The Stones are a fantastic group. I go see them every time they’re out. They’re a great, great band.”
You have to love Paul McCartney’s ego. I mean, he is a Beatle, but Mick Jagger wasn’t having any of it.
Jagger explains: “That’s so funny. He’s a sweetheart. There’s obviously no competition”. “The big difference, though, is and sort of slightly seriously, is that The Rolling Stones is a big concert band in other decades and other areas when The Beatles never even did an arena tour, Madison Square Garden with a decent sound system. They broke up before that business started, the touring business for real.” “So that business started in 1969 and the Beatles never experienced that. They did a great gig, and I was there, at Shea stadium. They did that stadium gig. But the Stones went on, we started doing stadium gigs in the ’70s and [are] still doing them now. That’s the real big difference between these two bands. One band is unbelievably luckily still playing in stadiums and then the other band doesn’t exist.”
Lee Cole is beginning to make noise with the track I Don’t Wanna Wait in South Africa. The song has cracked the iTunes chart and was added to several stations. Cole first gained attention in his home country with the cover ‘Akanamali’ – which has clocked over 300,000 views YouTube views. Splitting his time between Johannesburg and NY, he directed the music video at the Long Branch Train Station in New Jersey. Cole could be categorized as a post-teen pop artist ala Capaldi, Dean Lewis and James Arthur.
It seems like Post Malone was born to rock . The genre bending artist will host a livestream concert tribute to Nirvana this Friday, April 24th at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.
The show will livestream from from Malone’s home and air on his official YouTube channel. He’ll perform the Nirvana hits and fan favorites. For more info, fans can text 817-270-6440, which is a number Post Malone offered up on his social media pages earlier this week alongside the note, “text me.”
Malone will raise money for COVID-19 while Google will match all donations at up to $5 million, with all proceeds going to the UN Foundation.