Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren is credited as a songwriter on Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time’

Sex Pistols’ late manager Malcolm McLaren has been credited as a songwriter on Lizzo‘s latest single ‘About Damn Time’.

The singer/rapper released the song last month as the lead single from her upcoming fourth studio album ‘Special’.

McLaren, who passed away in April 2010, is posthumously credited as a songwriter on ‘About Damn Time’ as the song samples The World’s Famous Supreme Team’s ‘Hey! DJ’, which McLaren co-wrote.

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As TikTok user Patrick Hicks recently pointed out (via The Line Of Best Fit), ‘Hey! DJ’, which was released in February 1984, features a line from the group and McLaren’s 1982 track ‘Buffalo Gals’, which McLaren also co-wrote.

You can watch Hicks further explain the origin of McLaren’s unlikely songwriting credit on Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time’, and listen to the new song, below.

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Lizzo will embark on ‘The Special Tour’ in North America in September in support of her new album. You can see the tour dates below and find any remaining tickets here.

September
23 – Sunrise, FL – FLA Live Arena
24 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
29 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
30 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

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October
2 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
6 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
7 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
11 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
14 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
16 – Chicago, IL – United Center
18 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
20 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
22 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
23 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
25 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
26 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
28 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
31 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

November
2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
4 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
7 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
9 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
2 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
18 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum

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David Bowie muses on life’s meaning in ‘Moonage Daydream’ documentary teaser trailer

The first teaser trailer for Moonage Daydream, a new documentary featuring the late David Bowie‘s personal archives and unseen performance footage, has been released.

Helmed by Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane), the docufilm promises to take viewers on an “immersive” journey through via “sublime, kaleidoscopic imagery, personal archived footage, unseen performances” that are anchored by Bowie’s music and words.

In the teaser, Bowie speaks off-camera about the importance of life. “It’s what you do in life that’s important, not how much time you have,” he says as a montage of performance clips spanning his 50-year career and other behind-the-scenes imagery plays out.

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Moonage Daydream is the first film to be supported by the David Bowie Estate, which granted Morgen unprecedented access to its collection. Press material says that the Estate presented Morgen with more than five million assets in 2017.

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Included in the collection were “rare and never-before-seen drawings, recordings, films, and journals. Morgen spent four years assembling the film and another 18 months designing the soundscape, animations, and colour palette”.

For the film, the sound team, which features Bowie’s long-time collaborator, friend and music producer Tony Visconti as well as Academy Award-winning sound mixer Paul Massey (Bohemian Rhapsody), remixed and translated Bowie’s original stems for a theatrical environment that will be presented in 12.0, 5.0, Atmos, and 7.1/5.1.

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Poster for ‘Moonage Daydream’. CREDIT: Press

The premiere of Moonage Daydream happens tonight (May 23) at the Cannes Film Festival. It will be released worldwide in September, with firm dates set to be confirmed.

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Bowie’s ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’, meanwhile, is getting a special 50th anniversary re-release.

The album turns 50 in June, and a special edition of the record from 1972 will be released via Parlophone Records on June 17.

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Mick Jagger on comparisons to Harry Styles: “He doesn’t have a voice like mine”

The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has opened up about comparisons of himself to Harry Styles.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Jagger says he considers resemblance comparisons between him and Styles to have been “superficial”. Styles has frequently been compared to the Stones frontman over the years and was once rumoured to be playing Jagger in an upcoming biopic of his life.

Responding to the comparisons, Jagger said: “I like Harry — we have an easy relationship,” he said.

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“I mean, I used to wear a lot more eye make-up than him. Come on, I was much more androgynous. And he doesn’t have a voice like mine or move on stage like me; he just has a superficial resemblance to my younger self, which is fine — he can’t help that.”

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Harry Styles performs ‘Harry’s House’ at UBS Arena at Belmont Park CREDIT: Apple Music

Elsewhere in the interview, Jagger opened up about losing Charlie Watts.

The longtime Rolling Stones drummer died at the age of 80 last August prompting a huge outpouring of tributes from the music world and beyond.

agger said: “I don’t really expect him to be there any more if I turn round during a show. But I do think about him. Not only during rehearsals or on stage, but in other ways too.

“I would have phoned him up and talked about last night’s Arsenal game because he supported Tottenham and I’m Arsenal. I miss him as a player and as a friend.

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“In the show, when we come to the front and bow at the end, there’s no Charlie. He’d always be the last one down. I’d go: ‘Come on, what have you got to do?’ He’d be fiddling with his sticks because he always had to have them in a row before he’d get off the seat.”

Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones are about to embark on a UK and European tour.

You can find any remaining tickets for The Rolling Stones’ UK and European tour here, and see their upcoming live dates below.

June
1 – Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, Spain
5 – Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany
9 – Anfield Stadium, Liverpool
13 – Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands
17 – Wankdorf Stadium, Bern, Switzerland
21 – San Siro Stadium, Mulan, Italy
25 – American Express Presents BST Hyde Park, London

July
3 – American Express Presents BST Hyde Park, London
11 – King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
15 – Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria
19 – Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France
23 – Hippodrome Parislongchamp, Paris, France
27 – Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
31 – Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden

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Hayley Kiyoko announces second album ‘Panorama’ with single ‘For The Girls’

Hayley Kiyoko has announced details of her second album – get all the details on ‘Panorama’ below.

The new album and follow-up to the pop star’s 2018 debut ‘Expectations’ is due out on July 29 and being previewed by first single ‘For The Girls’.

“I love being a woman, and women have always been a massive influence on my life,” Hayley said of the new album in a statement. “‘For The Girls’ is an anthem celebrating that love, highlighting our strength, beauty, and vulnerability. The music video is meant to reflect that celebration with a sense of humour and an expansive take on whose romantic story gets told. It was so much fun to direct, especially since it’s a nod to one of my favourite reality shows of all time.”

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She added: “I wanted the music video to give representation to all of us searching for love while not taking ourselves too seriously. Being surrounded by queer people of many different gender identities and making art that feels relevant to us was the greatest gift. It was a reminder of how resilient this community is and how strong and confident we feel being our authentic selves together. No matter how you identify or who you love, I hope this summer bop makes you feel sexy and empowered.”

Watch the official video for ‘For The Girls’ below.

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Kiyoko will play a London show next month (June 4) as part of the Proud and Loud celebrations, celebrating 50 years of the Pride movement.

She will then tour the United States in support of Lauv from mid-August.

Back in 2019, Kiyoko told NME of progress on new music, saying: However what the next project will be is still to be confirmed: “I’m working on a project of music, I’m not sure how long or how many songs it’s going to be, but definitely a project.

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“I mean it sounds awesome and you’ll love it. I’m really excited about it, and I try to only put out music I’m pumped on. Sometimes it gets hard cause you’re like “will this be successful or will people like this”, and I’ve just gone back to the basics of just like if I like it hopefully people will like it too.”

Watch the full video interview above.

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Blu DeTiger teams up with Chromeo on new songs ‘Blutooth’ & ‘enough 4 u’

Blu DeTiger has teamed up with Chromeo on two new songs – listen to ‘Blutooth’ & ‘enough 4 u’ below.

The tracks follow the bass virtuoso’s ‘How Did We Get Here?’ EP, which came out last year. She also recently played a series of UK shows at The Great Escape and more.

“We clicked with Blu and Rex immediately, they became like our younger siblings,” says Chromeo’s Dave 1 said of their new collaborators. “Our top priority was to make records where you can really feel both of them playing live…cuz they’re so talented and endearing. We kept telling them: it’s gotta be funky, it’s gotta be catchy, but it’s also got to get respect from all our musician friends.”

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The band’s P-Thugg added: “Bass is the backbone of funk music. We grew up idolising everyone from Larry Graham to Meshell Ndegeocello. That’s what we see in Blu and that’s what we wanted to bring out of her.”

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“I’ve been a fan of Chromeo for as long as I could remember,” Blu added. “Growing up I would go to every Chromeo show in New York. I have always admired their musicianship and taste, both musically and aesthetically. They’re the experts of cool (I call them the “cool police”). It’s all vibes. Constantly. They’re so detailed and they listen so deeply. It really is a dream collaboration of mine.

“Once we got into the studio we just had so much fun together. I felt really respected and heard, and we just get along so well that it was hard for us not to make something that we loved,” she added.

“For all the bass heads out there, I played a vintage stingray bass with a vintage Mu-Tron III pedal on ‘enough 4 u’. It’s the only way to really get THAT sound. That was pretty dope.”

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Reviewing Blu DeTiger’s ‘How Did We Get Here?’ EP last year, NME wrote: “‘How Did We Get Here?’ feels so endlessly endearing. By unloading a bruising passion for the bass into every hook, DeTiger has crafted a current, cool and vibrant project that is sure to accelerate her dizzying rise to fame.”

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