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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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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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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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Kanye’s ‘Donda’ is Christian music Trump’s MAGA base can love

Kanye West’s newest album “Donda,” dedicated to his mother, makes the strongest case yet that his true goal is to become a Christian artist for the MAGA generation. It’s worship music for those who believe that despite all their faults and failings, God owes them forgiveness. West himself clearly wants not only forgiveness, but also attention. The question is, does he deserve either?

West himself clearly wants not only forgiveness, but also attention. The question is, does he deserve either?

West’s music in the last few years, with its ecstatic gospel choirs and introspective confessions

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Shinedown Reveal 2022 Timeline for New Music

Shinedown may still be directing their attention publicly to ATTENTION ATTENTION, but behind the scenes work is underway on their seventh studio album. While speaking with New Jersey’s WSOU 89.5 FM (as seen below), singer Brent Smith even tipped a timeline for when new music may arrive.

“I can tell you right now the first single, you’re gonna hear it in the first month of 2022. And then hopefully a couple of months later, there’ll be a [full-length] record out,” stated the band’s frontman. The group have settled at a Charleston, S.C. studio to record the effort with the

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