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Kiss to play ‘coldest place on earth’ as part of farewell tour in 2021

Kiss will play “the coldest place on the earth” as part of their farewell tour.



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Gene Simmons and co were due to hit the road this summer to continue the extensive last jaunt around the globe.

However, because of the coronavirus pandemic, they are having to postpone their European shows until June and July 2021, with the 17-date run now due to kick off on June 2 in Antwerp, Belgium.

And Gene, 71, has revealed one of the gigs out of the 150 they are yet to complete will require them to wear their thermals.

Speaking on Los Angeles radio station 95.5 KLOS, the ‘Heaven’s On Fire’ rocker said: “We’ve already booked Europe outdoors. Most of the shows have already sold out. We start in summer.

“The vaccines are gonna be out there for everybody, oh, by January, February, March at the latest, but we’re gonna

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Demi Lovato appears on All Time Low’s new cut of their hit song Monsters

Demi Lovato appears on All Time Low’s new cut of ‘Monsters’ with blackbear.



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The pop punk band have teamed up with their “long time friend” Demi on a new version of the track from their acclaimed LP, ‘Wake Up, Sunshine’.

Frontman Alex Gaskarth said: “Demi’s been a friend for a long time and we’re really excited that she was down to lend her absolutely incredible voice to this song as we reimagine it and continue to celebrate all the ways it’s connecting with fans around the world.”

The collaboration had been teased by both the ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ hitmaker and Alex and co on social media, with Demi sharing a picture of her cartoon self as a teaser from the lyric video for the track, which dropped alongside the song.

While Alex revealed that he waited a decade to finally

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Broadway Ticket Buyers and The John Gore Organization Donate $1 Million To BC/EFA

When theaters across the country shut down in March, countless theater fans who had previously purchased tickets to Broadway and national touring shows suddenly had their plans canceled. In an act of unparalleled generosity, Broadway Across America gave purchasers the option to donate the value of their unused tickets to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The John Gore Organization this week added to their customers’ goodwill, bringing the total donation to Broadway Cares to an astounding $1 million.

“We are overwhelmingly grateful for the staggering generosity of our ticket buyers,” said John Gore, owner and CEO of the John Gore Organization. “It is wonderful to see thousands of individuals making the choice to support those in need.”

“When we launched this initiative, we understood we had a unique opportunity to help, but we had no idea how many people would contribute their tickets and join in our efforts to help the

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Andrew Lloyd Webber believes in Broadway and the West End’s imminent rebirth

“They said, ‘Well, we really want old, dilapidated people like you for a trial with old, dilapidated people.’ So I got onto that one and the interesting thing in the Oxford vaccine results that were published: They find the vaccine is working better on older people. And I mean, I have had no bad response to it at all. None.”

At 72 years of age (that’s 14 in cat years), Lloyd Webber bears no signs of decrepitude. As the composer of 20 musicals — with a 21st, a new version of “Cinderella,” being prepped for the West End — and proprietor of six London theaters through his company, Really Useful Group, this lord is unique in the business. He’s an all-inclusive impresario, the one artist in musical theater who can dream up a show, write it, raise money for it, cast it, put it on one of his own stages

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Billboard’s 2020 Women In Music Hall of Fame Honorees Speak Out

This was the year Roc Nation client Megan Thee Stallion claimed superstardom, at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Savage” (featuring Beyoncé) and as the featured artist on Cardi B’s “WAP,” which topped the Hot 100 for four weeks. Rostermates Lil Uzi Vert, Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey all reached new peaks. And Roc Nation, after partnering with the NFL to use its platform for entertainment and social justice, in February co-produced the Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. Reprise: A Roc Nation Album raised funds for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Foundation for Criminal Justice, and JAY-Z successfully lobbied for passage of probation reform legislation in California. Through it all, says Perez, she has managed the stress of the year by “focusing on things within my control and making sure we are better positioned for whatever the new normal is.”

Song That

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Recording artist and songwriter Phil Elverum’s career dates back over 20 years, first as the Microphones and later Mount Eerie. He’s produced ambitious, beautiful records that mix genres like folk, noise, death metal, shoegaze and more, but he’s probably best known for his indie folk cult classic, The Glow Pt. 2.

Jesse talked with Phil in 2017. At the time, his wife, cartoonist Geneviève Castrée, had recently died from pancreatic cancer. After her death, he didn’t think he’d go back to making music, instead intending to focus on raising his and Geneviève’s daughter. But a trip to British Columbia inspired a rush of songwriting and creativity, the result of which was the album, A Crow Looked at Me.

Phil wrote and recorded the album in the room where his wife died using instruments she owned. As an album it’s raw, plainly spoken and kind of therapeutic. He paints a

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ASCAP’s Xmas No. 1: Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’

In what may be a late-breaking contender for the least shocking news of 2020, this year’s most-played holiday song so far is, per ASCAP, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” the single that finally went to No. 1 on the pop charts last year after 25 years in wait. Carey recorded a video message in celebration of the ASCAP honor (see below).

If that seems like something that happens every year, though, think again: When ASCAP released its annual rankings last year at this time, “All I Want for Christmas” was all the way down at No. 3. Last year’s topper? “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” penned in 1951 by Meredith Willson, of “The Music Man” fame. (ASCAP’s lists are tallied by the song itself, not by performer, so multiple versions of the Willson chestnut would have figured into its ranking.)

This year, “It’s

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Olivia Cooke and Riz Ahmed were ‘bonded by terror’ on Sound of Metal

Olivia Cooke and Riz Ahmed were “bonded by the sheer terror” of performing as a band in ‘Sound of Metal’.



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The pair lead the cast of the drama film as Lou and Ruben – members of the band Backgammon. The movie follows the fallout as Ruben begins losing his hearing but Olivia confessed that the duo were concerned about becoming hard rockers.

The 26-year-old actress said: “Riz and I were brought together to immerse these skills we just learned and to become a fully realised band.

“It was wonderful to have that experience, because we were then really bonded by the sheer terror of having to sometime soon perform and it made the relationship we had on screen that much more nuanced and deep.”

Olivia revealed that she “ripped off” her mentor for the project, Margaret Chardiet from the band Pharmakon.

The ‘Pixie’ star said:

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Billie Eilish cancels entire Where Do We Go? World Tour

Billie Eilish has cancelled her entire 2021 ‘Where Do We Go?’ World Tour.



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The 18-year-old pop superstar previously axed the March dates of her tour due to the coronavirus pandemic, but had been hoping the situation would have improved enough for her to head back out on the road later this year with a European tour scheduled to begin in early July.

The ‘Therefore I Am’ hitmaker then decided to postpone the shows until 2021, starting in March.

However, she and her team have now decided to call off the whole run and provide refunds to her fans.

In a statement posted on her social media pages, the Grammy-winner announced: “hi guys

“i wish that I could have seen you on tour this year. i’ve missed performing for you and being on stage so much i can’t even tell you.

“we’ve tried as many different

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