Demi Lovato shares rock version of ‘Cool for the Summer’


Demi Lovato is sharing a rock version of one of her biggest pop hits. The new, edgier version of “Cool for the Summer (Rock Version)” features re-recorded vocals and updated production. The original version of “Cool for the Summer” was released eight years ago as the lead single from Lovato’s fifth studio album, Confident. The song went 3x Platinum and peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club chart.

The release of “Cool for the Summer (Rock Version)” marks the second of Lovato’s hit songs that has been re-recorded with a rock twist; earlier this year, Lovato released “Heart Attack (Rock Version)” in celebration of the original track’s ten year anniversary.  Lovato has performed rock versions of both tracks on her 2022 Holy Fvck Tour, in support of her album of the same name. Holy Fvck saw Lovato return to her rock and pop-punk roots and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Top Alternative Albums.

Take a listen to “Cool for the Summer (Rock Version)” here.

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BTS to hold 10th anniversary Festa celebration


BTS will celebrate its 10th anniversary with 2023 BTS Festa on June 17th in Yeouido, Seoul, Korea. BTS has hosted the annual Festa as a tradition for their Army, taking place close to the date of the band’s debut on June 13, 2013.  To commemorate the band’s monumental 10th anniversary this year, a special offline event is planned.

The announcement was made by a teaser video showing the official slogan “BTS Presents Everywhere” appearing on the purple sky. The news of 2023 BTS Festa came just as the group dropped their latest single, “The Planet,” off the soundtrack to the animated film Bastions.

The band is currently on hiatus as each member fulfills their mandatory military service commitment to South Korea. The band are expected to reconvene in 2025.

BTS Announces 10th Anniversary Festival for Seoul

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Metro Boomin’s soundtrack for ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ drops


Metro Boomin’s soundtrack for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has officially dropped, headlined by artists including A$AP Rocky, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Offset, Nav, Wizkid, Coi Leray, J.I.D., Swae Lee and more.

Metro Boomin’s collab with Don Toliver, “Link Up,” was also teased in a Hyundai commercial for the film, which also dropped on Friday to rave reviews. Across the Spider-Verse features the voices of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Daniel Kaluuya, Issa Rae, and many more.

To stream the soundtrack to Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (from and inspired by the Motion Picture), head here.

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Kim Petras reveals tracklist for ‘Feed The Beast’ featuring Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith


Kim Petras’s major label debut album, Feed The Beast, is set to drop on June 23, and to celebrate the artist revealed the full tracklist for the album.

Feed the Beast will include Petras’ previously released collaborations, “Unholy,” with Sam Smith, and her recent collab with rapper Nicki Minaj called “Alone.” The 15-track album will also include a never-before-heard collaboration with alt-pop queen BANKS.

Pre-order ‘Feed The Beast’ – here.

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HBO shares trailer for ‘The Idol’ with The Weeknd, Lily-Rose Depp


HBO has shared the trailer for the HBO Original drama series The Idol, co-created by Sam Levinson and starring Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp. The series debuts Sunday, June 4th at 9 pm ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on Max. The series also stars Dan Levy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Eli Roth, Hari Nef, Jane Adams, Jennie Ruby Jane, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Rachel Sennott, Ramsey, Suzanna Son, and Hank Azaria.

A series synopsis reads: “After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn’s (Lily-Rose Depp) last tour, she’s determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in America. Her passions are reignited by Tedros (Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye), a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?”

Take a look at ‘The Idol” trailer – here.

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Niall Horan announces ‘The Show: Live On Tour 2024’


Niall Horan shared details of a world tour in 2024 world tour in support of his upcoming third album, The Show, set for release on June 9 via Capitol Records. Horan said in a press release: “There’s nothing better than watching the crowd sing back to you with all that emotion on their faces and knowing that they’re attaching the song to something meaningful in their own lives. To me, that’s always the greatest thing that can ever come from songwriting.”

Dubbed ‘The Show: Live On Tour 2024’, the worldwide trek will kick off in Belfast on February 21, 2024, hitting stops in Dublin, Birmingham, London, Cardiff, and Manchester. Horan will then travel across Europe in March,, and head to New Zealand and Australia in April. The tour then comes to the US and Canada in May, kicking off in Hollywood, FL, on May 31 and making stops in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, New York’s Madison Square Garden, LA’s Kia Forum before wrapping up on July 31st in Phoenix, AZ.

Tickets for The Show: Live On Tour 2024 will go on sale at 10am local time on June 2 at Horan’s official website and via Ticketmaster.
To pre-order Horan’s upcoming LP The Show, head here.

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Selena Gomez to launch two new series with Food Network


Food Network announced in a press release that Selena Gomez will launch two new series at network. The singer/actress stars with Steve Martin and Martin Short on the popular Hulu series Only Murders in the Building.

The 30-year-old Gomez is developing two new projects, including a celebration-focused series for the holidays. She will launch a second series in 2024 that will see her meet up “with some of the best chefs in the country in a quest to cook their most popular dishes when she visits their kitchens.”

Warner Bros. Discovery chairman Kathleen Finch said in a statement: “The holidays are always huge for Food Network, reaching nearly 60M P2+ viewers, and having Selena kicking off the nearly 100 hours of new and returning holiday programming will certainly make this coming season one to celebrate.” Gomez previously collaborated with Warner Bros. Discovery on the cooking series Selena + Chef for Max, (formerly known as HBO Max).

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Coi Leray shares tracklist for sophomore album “COI”


Shortly after Coi Leray announced that her sophomore album “COI” will be released on June 23, she shared the full tracklist on social media with the caption: “Track list for “Coi” 6/23”. “COI” will feature James Brown, Lola Brooke, David Guetta, and more guest appearances.

Coi originally announced her upcoming album with the caption: “From my versatility to my sex appeal to my masculine energy… this album is gonna show you that if I’m not the best then I’m one of the best of generation. Introducing “COI” my second album dropping June 23rd . Pre Save link inside my bio 💫

To pre-save “COI” head here.

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Céline Dion cancels her entire World Tour due to ongoing health issues


Céline Dion has officially canceled the entire remainder of her Courage World Tour. Dion had already completed 52 concerts on the North American leg of her tour when COVID-19 halted live shows in March 2020.

Dion wrote on social media alongside a press release listing some of 42 affected tour stops: “I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you once again. I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be difficult even when you’re 100%.  It’s not fair to you to keep postponing the shows, and even though it breaks my heart, it’s best that we cancel everything now until I’m really ready to be back on stage again. I want you all to know, I’m not giving up … and I can’t wait to see you again!” According to Dion’s post, those who purchased tickets for any of the 42 canceled shows will be fully refunded.

Dion revealed in December that she was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, “a rare, progressive neurological disorder” that can stiffen leg, arm and torso muscles — and cause severe muscle spasms. The condition can be so debilitating that many can develop a hunched posture that eventually prevents them from walking or independently moving entirely. The syndrome can also lead to frequent falls as a result of normal reflexes being impeded by stiffened muscles. Stiff-person syndrome affects roughly one in a million people.

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2023 MTV Video Music Awards will return to New Jersey in September


The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards returns to New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, September 12, airing live at 8 p.m. ET and PT. The VMAs will air across MTV linear and digital platforms in more than 150 countries and territories, the network said.

Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, Paramount and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+ said in a statement: “Celebrating one of our biggest nights in music with the Garden State’s incredible fans has been our goal since last year’s highly successful event.”

Last year’s show was hosted by Nicki Minaj, who was honored during the show with the Video Vanguard Award, while the Global Icon Award was given to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Performers for last year’s show included Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Blackpink, Bad Bunny, Anitta, Jack Harlow, Kane Brown and others.

MTV’s 2023 Video Music Awards Date & Venue Announced

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