Dolly Parton and Snoop Dogg feature on Bebe Rexha’s new album ‘Bebe’

Bebe Rexha has shared the tracklist for her imminent new album ‘Bebe’, which features Dolly Parton and Snoop Dogg.

The new album, which follows Rexha’s 2021 LP ‘Better Mistakes’, is set to land on April 28 and features recent first single ‘Heart Wants What It Wants’.

Ahead of the album’s release, Rexha has shared its 12-song tracklist, which features collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Dolly Parton and David Guetta.


Snoop appears on the track ‘Satellite’, while Parton appears on closing track ‘Seasons’. The Guetta collaboration, meanwhile, is titled ‘I’m Good (Blue)’.

See the tracklist and artwork for ‘Bebe’ below.

1. ‘Heart Wants What It Wants’
2. ‘Miracle Man’
3. ‘Satellite’ (featuring Snoop Dogg)
4. ‘When It Rains’
5. ‘Call On Me’
6. ‘I’m Good (Blue)’ (with David Guetta)
7. ‘Visions (Don’t Go)’
8. ‘I’m Not High, I’m In Love’
9. ‘Blue Moon’
10. ‘Born Again’
11. ‘I Am’
12. ‘Seasons’ (featuring Dolly Parton) 

Elsewhere, Dolly Parton is also set to release a new rock’n’roll album. Titled ‘Rock Star’, the new record is set to feature covers of classic songs by the likes of PrinceThe Rolling StonesLed Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

In January, Parton revealed that Paul McCartneyStevie Nicks and Steven Tyler would be among the artists to contribute to her album, while Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx has also revealed that he’ll be making an appearance.


Last year, Parton said she wanted Elton John to appear on the project, after revealing she had recorded a cover of his 1974 hit ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’. Previously, the country icon spoke of how she hoped to reunite Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on the album.

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Skepta to launch new house label at KOKO’s first birthday celebrations

Skepta is set to launch a new house music label, hosting a launch party as part of KOKO’s first birthday celebrations.

The legendary Camden venue reopened last year after three years of restoration and redevelopment. It had initially shut in 2019 for a planned one-year refurbishment before a fire broke out in January 2020, while the coronavirus pandemic and “colossal water damage” also held up progress.

To mark the first anniversary of its reopening, KOKO are throwing a number of parties over a weekend in late April, including a launch event for Más Tiempo, Skepta’s new house label.


On April 30, he will be joined at his KOKO show by Benji B, Maximum and Jammer, the latter of whom he has collaborated with on ‘Mass Murder’, the first release on the label.

Others to play KOKO’s first birthday celebrations include a DJ set from Foals and a Next Wave showcase of African talent featuring DJ Simz (both April 28).

Find more details on all the shows below.

Arcade Fire played the first gig back at the newly renovated Camden venue on April 29, before Luciano headlined the first KOKO Electronic night the following evening.

Speaking to NME in May, the venue’s head of music Nick Lewis said: “Fans watching a show at KOKO always felt the grandeur of the theatre, but when we re-open I think it’s going to be an even richer experience.”


He continued: “We’ve vastly improved the sound and lighting, added high spec viewing screens on the top floor, put in more bars to get a (good) drink, and with live streaming integrated throughout, we will be producing hybrid events for those who can’t make the gig in-person. But most importantly, I’m proud of our eclectic opening music programme and I hope NME readers approve of it too!”

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Bring Me The Horizon tease new music with launch of YouTube series

Bring Me The Horizon have shared snippets of new music as part of the launch of a new YouTube series.

The new series, BMTHS5: Post Human EU, documents the band’s recent European headline tour, which wrapped up in February.

On the first episode, the band hit the road and linked up with Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann in Berlin, who “gave us booze” as the video’s caption reveals.


Included in the video are snippets of new music, though the release of any new music isn’t confirmed yet.

For now, watch the new video and hear the snippets of new music below.

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Last month, Bring Me The Horizon drummer Matt Nicholls said the band are set to release new music “pretty soon”.

The drummer confirmed in a new interview, that BMTH wrote and recorded “a bunch of stuff” during their tour of the US at the end of 2022, and “hopefully” a new single will be arriving in the near future.

The band have been working on new music in a studio built into the back of their tour bus with producer Zakk Cervini (who also produced their last release, 2020’s ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’).


“New songs coming? Yeah,” the drummer told Impericon. “We’re actually working on them at the minute. We’ve got a studio on our bus. We did it in America – we wrote a bunch of stuff, actually, and recorded some stuff in America as well. So hopefully one pretty soon.”

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The Cure’s Robert Smith says the band have cancelled 7,000 tickets on secondary resale websites

The Cure‘s Robert Smith has confirmed the band have cancelled 7,000 tickets found on secondary resale websites in a bid to tackle touts.

As part of the on-sale process for their forthcoming North American tour, the frontman opted out of Ticketmaster’s “platinum” and “dynamically priced” ticket options, and restricted ticket transfers in markets where he was legally allowed to do so in places like New York, Illinois, and Colorado, which have all enacted legislation protecting resellers.

Following the band’s move to do this, Smith tonight (March 31) announced: “Approx 7k tickets across approx 2200 orders have been cancelled. These are tickets acquired with fake accounts / listed on secondary resale sites.”


Earlier today he also warned ticket buyers from attempting to circumvent ticket transfer rules.




The Cure singer has taken Ticketmaster to task in recent weeks over its “unduly high” service fees for tickets to his band’s upcoming North American tour. Some fans claimed that Ticketmaster fees, including service fee, facility charge and order processing fee, exceeded the price of the actual tickets.

Earlier this month Smith persuaded Ticketmaster to issue small refunds to verified ticket buyers over the “unduly high” service fees.

He wrote on Twitter on March 16 following the launch of The Cure’s US tour tickets: “After further conversation, Ticketmaster have agreed with us that many of the fees being charged are unduly high, and as a gesture of goodwill have offered a $10 per ticket refund to all verified fan accounts for Lowest Ticket Price (‘LTP’) transactions.”

The band announced a 30-date tour across the US, which is set to kick off at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on May 10 before closing out at the Miami-Dade Arena in Florida on July 1, earlier this month.

In related news, Neil Young has now weighed in on the current state of touring following Ticketmaster’s controversy with The Cure.

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Taylor Swift has street re-named after her ahead of Arlington shows

Taylor Swift has had a street re-named after her ahead of her shows which kick off in Arlington tonight (March 31).

The singer-songwriter is set to perform three concerts in a row at the AT&T Stadium in the Texas city as part of her North American ‘Eras Tour’.

To celebrate her arrival “Taylor Swift Way” has temporarily replaced Random Mill Road and the city is set to light up its four story steel sculptures in front of city hall red from today through to Sunday (April 2).


Swift will also be presented with a key to the city by Mayor Jim Ross.

A statement released by the local government, with plenty of word play on Swift’s songs, said: “Arlington is ‘Enchanted’ to welcome Taylor Swift back to AT&T Stadium for The Eras Tour this weekend and has put together some fun ways for our Swifties to celebrate the singer’s fifth visit to The American Dream City.

“‘Long Story Short’, Arlington knows the tens of thousands of fans heading to the Entertainment District this weekend will have ‘The Best Day’ ever while attending The Eras Tour in The American Dream City.”

It comes following an eventful tour which has already seen Swift responding to a letter from a seven-year-old fan in the audience, dedicating ‘Our Song’ to support act Beabadoobee, and giving a shout-out to Lana Del Rey before giving their collaboration ‘Snow On The Beach’ its live debut.

A couple even got married mid-show at the second gig in Glendale, Arizona while the singer-songwriter also quietly made “generous” donations to local food banks in the cities where she performed as part of her ‘Eras Tour’.


Arlington acknowledged some of the gestures to the singer in other cities by stating: “Arlington is participating in a friendly competition with other U.S. cities hosting The Eras Tour to demonstrate its ‘Reputation’ as one of Swift’s biggest fans. We don’t have any ‘Bad Blood’ with Las Vegas, which recently lit its Gateway Arches in colors that correspond with Swift’s various musical eras, but never in our ‘Wildest Dreams’ would we go so far as to ‘Change’ Arlington’s name as our friends in Glendale, Ariz., did when it rebranded as Swift City.”

The shows have seen the singer treat fans to a 44-track, career-spanning set that lasts over three hours.

Each night, the concert has incorporated a different “surprise acoustic song” or two. Among the rarities to have been aired so far are ‘Mirrorball’, ‘This Is Me Trying’, State Of Grace’ and ‘Cowboy Like Me’ (featuring special guest Marcus Mumford).

Earlier today, Swift also shared an acoustic version of her recent single ‘Lavender Haze’.

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