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Lorde drops out of next week’s MTV Video Music Awards

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As reported by Deadline, Lorde has been forced to cancel her planned performance at next weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards, with the official VMAs Twitter account citing “a change in production elements.” The tweet went on to say, “we love Lorde and cannot wait for her to perform on the VMA stage in the future,” which is nice, but it doesn’t really explain what happened. A “change in production elements” could mean any number of things, but the amount of things it could mean that would necessitate Lorde dropping out

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Massive Attack call for government plan to cut live music’s carbon emissions | Climate crisis

A plan to ensure the live music industry meets climate targets needs to be urgently introduced by the government, according to the band Massive Attack, which commissioned a report on carbon emissions in the music business.

While the report by the University of Manchester recommends rock stars should take some responsibility, ditching private jets and reducing the amount of kit they bring on tour, Massive Attack’s Rob Del Naja, otherwise known as 3D, criticised the government for not doing enough to support the industry to reduce carbon emissions.

He said: “Where’s the industrial plan for the scale of the

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Deep Purple Is ‘Turning To Crime’ With Possible Announcement Of New Music

Legendary rockers DEEP PURPLE have launched a countdown clock online for what is expected to be an announcement of the first details of the group’s new music. The countdown, which is scheduled to hit zero on October 6 at 7:00 a.m. PDT / 10:00 a.m. EDT, can be found on the domain name TurningToCrime.com — a possible song or album title — where visitors are redirected to a page on the web site of DEEP PURPLE‘s record label, earMUSIC. The landing page features mugshot-like photos of bandmembers Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse

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Digital or analog? For sound engineer Steve Albini, the choice is clear

Monday is Labor Day, an apt moment to consider a profession rarely featured in a daily newspaper.

“Let me show you the rest of the studio,” said Steve Albini, moving through a musician’s paradise of musical instruments — fine guitars, timpani, two grand pianos — plus an audiophile’s dream of equipment: Marshall amplifiers, reel-to-reel Ampex tape machines, high-end speakers, coiled cords, headphones, mixing boards, rows of phase shifters and fuzzboxes and other effect pedals. The walls are enormous bricks, each weighing 13 pounds.

“These are adobe bricks we had brought up from New Mexico,” he explains. “They have some interesting

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Classical music snobbery strikes the wrong chord | Classical music

In his praise of the Guardian for covering the proms, it was disappointing to see Colin Bradbury use the outmoded distinction that classical music is “real” music in contrast with popular music (Letters, 31 August). That was the view when I was at school in the 1960s, when one teacher said to us: “What you’re listening to is rubbish. This is good. Listen to it.” What self-respecting teenager wouldn’t revolt at such a command? It prejudiced my view of classical music for many years.

The more enlightened teacher of today embraces all kinds of music, and teenagers can often find

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BTS’s “Permission To Dance” Guards Top Spot; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2021, September Week 1

BTS’s “Permission to Dance” held on to the top spot for the seventh straight week. Despite strong competition, the song managed to maintain its lead by a small margin. Congratulations to BTS!

“Queendom” remains at No. 2 this week. Moving up three spots to No. 3 is Somi’s “DUMB DUMB,” making it her first top three hit.

Only one new song entered the top 10 this week. Debuting at No. 10 is Stray Kids’ “Thunderous,” the group’s first top 10 hit on Soompi’s Music Chart. “Thunderous” is the title song from Stray Kids’ second studio album “NOEASY.”

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