Top 10 Music Headlines - May 28, 2019

Top 10 Music Headlines - May 28, 2019

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Top 10 Music Headlines - May 28, 2019

10. Ravers crushed in stampede at London's We Are FSTVL

Organizational failures on Saturday led to long queues in hot conditions, with reports of injuries and people collapsing.

9. Wavelength Gets Milk & Bone, Cadence Weapon, Fet. Nat for Summer Festival

Now dubbed the Wavelength Summer Music & Arts Festival, the event is set to take place August 17 and 18 at Toronto's stackt market. The fest will feature both a weather-protected main stage inside the Belgian Moon Brewery, alongside additional programming on the grounds of the market. - Exclaim!

8. Common Announces 'Let Love Have the Last Word' Tour

Veteran rapper Common has announced he'll be hitting the road again this summer to support his next album 'Let Love Have the Last Word'.

7. How Beastie Boys, Weezer, and Spike Jonze Reinvented the Music Video

By 1994, “alternative” had transcended musical genre to become an ideology unto itself. With bands ranging from Nine Inch Nails to James being tagged with the label, alternative effectively became industry shorthand for any band with a guitar in the 1990s. But while the term quickly became too broad and sweeping to usefully categorize music, it more appropriately defined an attitude that linked all those disparate sounds together. At some point, alternative became less a sound and more an aesthetic choice. - Consequence of Sound

6. Meek Mill Says He Was Turned Away From “Racist As Hell” Las Vegas Hotel

Meek Mill has accused a Las Vegas hotel of being “racist as hell” for barring him from the premises and threatening to have him arrested for trespassing.

5. Single Morrissey Sentence Contains 24 Semi-Colons, 3 Ellipses, 3 Dashes, 2 Commas

Today on his website, Morrisseycentral.com, Morrissey released a statementin response to widespread criticism that followed his donning of a far right wing British political party’s pin during a recent performance on Fallon. - SPIN

4. From 'Your Song' to your movie: 'Rocketman' builds on new music biopic

With hit tunes, a plot about one of the world’s best known performers and flamboyant costumes, “Rocketman” brings Elton John’s story to the big screen, the latest musical biopic offering a concert-like experience at the cinema. - Reuters

3. The Evolution of Slipknot's Terrifying Masks Throughout the Years

BackBack in the late '90s, The Masked Nine from Iowa decided they wanted the focus to be entirely on their music and performance rather than the stardom that would be associated with their looks and their names. Thus, they identify themselves as numbers, ranging from zero to eight, and each wear a unique mask.

2.Everything Kanye Discusses on Letterman’s Netflix Show: Drake Beef, Trump, Mental Health, More

Kanye West’s episode of David Letterman’s interviews series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” hits Netflix on May 31. In the episode, West sits down with Letterman for a conversation that opens light (family, his early career), gets more serious (mental health, his feud with Drake), and ends contentious (Trump, #MeToo). Here’s a rundown of every topic Kanye and Dave cover across the hourlong episode, which you can watch here on Friday. - Pitchfork

1. The Mars Volta Say Reunion is 'Happening'. 

A reunion of The Mars Volta is in the cards, according to band member Cedric Bixler-Zavala. After a fan tweeted, “I dream of you guys giving TMV a new chapter,” Bixler-Zavala replied, “It’s happening.” - Rolling Stone

10. Ravers crushed in stampede at London's We Are FSTVL

Organizational failures on Saturday led to long queues in hot conditions, with reports of injuries and people collapsing.

9. Wavelength Gets Milk & Bone, Cadence Weapon, Fet. Nat for Summer Festival

Now dubbed the Wavelength Summer Music & Arts Festival, the event is set to take place August 17 and 18 at Toronto's stackt market. The fest will feature both a weather-protected main stage inside the Belgian Moon Brewery, alongside additional programming on the grounds of the market. - Exclaim!

8. Common Announces 'Let Love Have the Last Word' Tour

Veteran rapper Common has announced he'll be hitting the road again this summer to support his next album 'Let Love Have the Last Word'.

7. How Beastie Boys, Weezer, and Spike Jonze Reinvented the Music Video

By 1994, “alternative” had transcended musical genre to become an ideology unto itself. With bands ranging from Nine Inch Nails to James being tagged with the label, alternative effectively became industry shorthand for any band with a guitar in the 1990s. But while the term quickly became too broad and sweeping to usefully categorize music, it more appropriately defined an attitude that linked all those disparate sounds together. At some point, alternative became less a sound and more an aesthetic choice. - Consequence of Sound

6. Meek Mill Says He Was Turned Away From “Racist As Hell” Las Vegas Hotel

Meek Mill has accused a Las Vegas hotel of being “racist as hell” for barring him from the premises and threatening to have him arrested for trespassing.

5. Single Morrissey Sentence Contains 24 Semi-Colons, 3 Ellipses, 3 Dashes, 2 Commas

Today on his website, Morrisseycentral.com, Morrissey released a statementin response to widespread criticism that followed his donning of a far right wing British political party’s pin during a recent performance on Fallon. - SPIN

4. From 'Your Song' to your movie: 'Rocketman' builds on new music biopic

With hit tunes, a plot about one of the world’s best known performers and flamboyant costumes, “Rocketman” brings Elton John’s story to the big screen, the latest musical biopic offering a concert-like experience at the cinema. - Reuters

3. The Evolution of Slipknot's Terrifying Masks Throughout the Years

BackBack in the late '90s, The Masked Nine from Iowa decided they wanted the focus to be entirely on their music and performance rather than the stardom that would be associated with their looks and their names. Thus, they identify themselves as numbers, ranging from zero to eight, and each wear a unique mask.

2.Everything Kanye Discusses on Letterman’s Netflix Show: Drake Beef, Trump, Mental Health, More

Kanye West’s episode of David Letterman’s interviews series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” hits Netflix on May 31. In the episode, West sits down with Letterman for a conversation that opens light (family, his early career), gets more serious (mental health, his feud with Drake), and ends contentious (Trump, #MeToo). Here’s a rundown of every topic Kanye and Dave cover across the hourlong episode, which you can watch here on Friday. - Pitchfork

1. The Mars Volta Say Reunion is 'Happening'. 

A reunion of The Mars Volta is in the cards, according to band member Cedric Bixler-Zavala. After a fan tweeted, “I dream of you guys giving TMV a new chapter,” Bixler-Zavala replied, “It’s happening.” - Rolling Stone

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