At first NJ tour stop, Taylor Swift premieres “Karma” remix video, brings out Ice Spice and Jack Antonoff

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The first night of Taylor Swift‘s three-night engagement at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium was full of surprises.

Variety reports that at Friday’s show —  the same day she dropped the deluxe ‘Til Dawn edition of Midnights — she premiered the video for her “Karma” remix with Ice Spice. Then at the end of the night, Ice Spice came out and the two performed the track together.

In the video, which Taylor directed, she appears in a series of fabulous looks, taking part in a series of fantastical scenarios: She’s sitting inside an hourglass, covered in gold, lying on a giant cat, standing inside a giant light bulb and more. 

Then Ice Spice appears, sitting inside a giant floating shell and holding up a pearl, to deliver her verse. The two then climb to the top of a staircase into outer space, lasso some planets, and paddle off in a gondola, before the clip ends with Taylor bringing an unseen man a latte with a clock etched in foam.

Taylor also welcomed another guest — New Jersey native and frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff — who joined her for the Reputation track “Getaway Car.”

On Instagram, Taylor wrote, “Last night in Jersey was [mind-blowing]!!! The way the whole stadium screamed when Ice literally popped up unannounced – Getting to world premiere the ‘Karma’ music video I directed with my dancers who were in it – Playing ‘Getaway Car’ with Jack and hearing everyone shout the lyrics – I love you @icespice I love you @jackantonoff I love you all in that crazy crowd last night – can’t wait to get back out there tonight.”

The Eras tour continues Saturday and Sunday in New Jersey.

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Foo Fighters bring out Taylor Hawkins’ son at Boston Calling

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Foo Fighters’ return to the stage continued Friday night as the band headlined Boston Calling, where they got some help from family.

Just like he did at their opening show in New Hampshire earlier in the week, the set included Dave Grohl performing “Cold Day in the Sun,” the In Your Honor track featuring their late drummer Taylor Hawkins on vocals. According to Consequence, he told the crowd, “I tried to do it the other night, and I’m gonna try to do it again,” adding. “And I’m gonna do it for Taylor’s family, and I’m gonna do it for Taylor.”

And turns out Taylor’s family was at the show to witness it, with the band bringing out his son Shane Hawkins to get behind the drumkit for the classic tune “I’ll Stick Around.”

And Taylor’s son wasn’t the only Foo offspring at the show. Grohl’s daughter Violet Grohl came out to join the band on two songs, “Shame, Shame” and “Rope.” 

As for new drummer Josh Freese, he continues to prove he has the right sense of humor to be a member of the band. At the New Hampshire show he wore a T-shirt that read “Employee of the Month,” while at Boston Calling he donned a tee that read, “Fingers crossed for the new guy.”

Both the New Hampshire show and Boston Calling were the Foos’ first concerts since Hawkins’ death in March of 2022. Their next show is happening May 28 at the Sonic Temple Arts & Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio. A complete list of dates can be found at

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Coldplay, Metallica among StubHub’s most in-demand summer tours


Coldplay and Metallica are among the most in-demand touring artists of the summer, according to StubHub.

Chris Martin and company come in at #5 on the list, followed by the “Enter Sandman” metallers at #8. To no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift is #1.

The ranking was determined by cumulative global ticket sales on StubHub and viagogo for concerts taking place between Memorial Day, May 29, and Labor Day, September 4.

Among group acts, Coldplay has sold the most summer tour tickets, followed by Dead & Company, Metallica, Depeche Mode, Blink-182, Matchbox Twenty, Nickelback, Guns N’ Roses, Dave Matthews Band and Arctic Monkeys.

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Pink Floyd shares trailer for ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ eclipse event documentary

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As part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebration of The Dark Side of the MoonPink Floyd recently held a special event that coincided with a rare solar eclipse. That event is now being turned into a documentary, and the band is giving fans their first peek at it.

The rockers just released a teaser trailer for Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon 50th Ningaloo Eclipse, which lets fans experience the once-in-a-lifetime event at a secluded beach at Ningaloo (Nyinggulu) Marine Park in Exmouth, Western Australia, in April. 

A handful of fans won a trip to the beach, where they listened to Dark Side in full — timed so that the closing line, “but the sun is eclipsed by the moon,” would play at the exact moment of the eclipse.

So far the documentary doesn’t have an exact release date, but it is expected to be out sometime in September.

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Lenny Kravitz’s mom helped make him a style icon


Lenny Kravitz has always been one of the more stylish rockers out there, but early on some friends questioned his style choices. 

Discussing a black skirt a former girlfriend made him when he was a teenager, Kravitz tells the latest issue of Highsnobiety, “My friends were like, ‘Your mom’s going to freak.’ We were all nervous.”

But it turns out there was no real need to worry. He says that his mother, The Jeffersons star Roxie Roker, looked him “up and down” and then gave him some advice, sharing, “If you’re gonna wear that skirt, you got to change them shoes.”

He adds, “One thing about my mother, she never judged anybody. She just loved.” 

Kravitz discusses how his background, being both Caribbean-American and Jewish-Ukrainian, helped influence his style. He shares, “Growing up between cultures and religions and types of people in my family, by virtue of me being multiracial … I grew up in the middle of all this beauty.”

But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have some regrets about his style choices. “It happens all the time,” although he says now he has more of a “who cares?” attitude about it.

“You’re not going to grow if everything’s perfect all the time,” he says.

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Dierks Bentley + Lainey Wilson join for sultry Hot Country Knights duet, “Herassmeant”

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Dierks Bentley‘s parody band Hot Country Knights have returned with two new songs: “MidKnight Rodeo” and “Herassmeant.”

Featuring Lainey Wilson‘s alter ego Darla McFarland, “Herassmeant” is a tongue-in-cheek play on “harassment” and Lainey’s behind.

“Yeah, seems like everybody is talking about harassment these days and the Knights do not tolerate that stuff,” lead singer Doug Douglason (Dierks Bentley) says. “You gotta treat your lady right, tell her how you feel about her, respect her, love on her.”

“My old flame Darla McFarland, who most people will remember from Teazers down in Murfreesboro, was itching to sing on this one,” adds Dough. “She knew she was the inspiration, so how could we say no? Darla is the best damn country singer of the last three decades, in my opinion. Everybody better get down to Tower Records before the CDs are sold out.”

“Nothin’ hits better in country music than authenticity,” shares Darla. “Seeing how I was the inspiration behind this song, I thought I’d help Doug make a good song great.”

This is the first set of new music Hot Country Knights have released after their 2020 debut album, The K Is Silent.

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Enjoy summer with your family at Opryland’s SoundWaves

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Headed to Nashville with your family this summer? Then be sure to pop by Gaylord Opryland’s SoundWaves.

With its various play structures, lazy and rapid rivers, waterslides and on-site dining options, the upscale indoor and outdoor resort water attraction makes the perfect spot for a family outing.

The Soundwave Experience Package is available now at

Non-Tennessee resident seasonal discounts ranging from 15 to 20 percent off are offered on select dates, with Tennessee resident rates ranging from 25 to 40 percent off on select dates, as well. 

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Music Notes: Rick Ross, Eminem, Ludacris and Snoop Dogg

Despite hiccups along the way, Rick Ross seems to be pressing on with his annual car show, slated to take place June 3. He recently announced that the event’s winners will be awarded with gold and diamond chains collectively worth over $300,000.

Back in G-Unit‘s heyday, they collaborated with Eminem and reportedly caught a lot flak for it. Speaking to DJ Vlad, member Tony Yayo revealed they were “called house n***** for f****** with” him.

Ludacris says his lyricism doesn’t get the credit it deserves, and he says Jay-Z attributes that to his music videos. “Jay-Z was one of the ones that said, you know, he don’t think I get the lyrical credit that I deserve because of the visuals,” Luda said. He says his biggest music video budget was between half a million and $600,000.

Snoop Dogg thinks some luxury designers are jockin’ his style. He told the The Pivot podcast that brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton created clothing with the paisley print he was forced to nix for his now-defunct Snoop Dogg Clothing line.

Snoop also made headlines for offering his support to Tyrese. After the singer claimed he was depressed, Snoop praised him for the vulnerability on his upcoming album, which he says will “help somebody else learn how to live through pain.” “God knows I needed this phone call from my big homie Snoop,” Tyrese wrote next to the audio clip on Instagram.

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Bruce Springsteen among StubHub’s most in-demand summer tours


For many, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and in addition to fun things like the beach and barbecues, lots of people look forward to summer concerts. Well, according to a new StubHub report, some concerts are more popular than others this season. 

While Taylor Swift is the top In-Demand Global Artist of the summer based on sales, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s summer tour ranks high up there at #4, thanks to his 31 tour stops, which kick off August 9 and 10 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Metallica also lands in the top 10 at #8.

The ranking was determined by cumulative global ticket sales on StubHub and viagogo for concerts taking place between Memorial Day, May 29, and Labor Day, September 4.

Meanwhile, Dead & Company land at #2 on the Top Group Acts for summer list, with Metallica at #3 and Guns N’ Roses landing at #8.

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Jake Owen’s “On The Boat Again” samples a beloved Willie Nelson classic

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Jake Owen has dropped four new songs: “Hot Truck Beer,” “Solo, Solo,” “Nothing” and “On The Boat Again.”

Serving as Jake’s new single on country radio, “On The Boat Again” samples the chorus of Willie Nelson‘s timeless hit, “On the Road Again.”

“On the boat again/ I just can’t wait to get on the boat again/ The life I love is drinking cold beer with my friends/ Yeah, I can’t wait to get on the boat again,” Jake sings on the song, which was penned by Devin DawsonKyle FishmanRocky Block and Blake Pendergrass, with Willie featured as a co-writer, as well.

On Monday, May 29, Jake will spend Memorial Day on ABC’s Good Morning America to perform “On The Boat Again.”

All four tracks preview Jake’s forthcoming seventh studio album, Loose Cannon, arriving June 23. Presave the album now.

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