Jonas Brothers Are Pulling Off One Of The More Impressive Pop Comebacks In Recent Memory

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Jonas BrothersSometimes you enter into a pop cultural universe late and have to work backwards to fill in the gaps. Maybe you’ve decided to binge several seasons of a popular TV show to participate in the discourse, or you’ve fallen headfirst into a musical subgenre and now have a whole canon to educate yourself on. Maybe … More »

Behold The 1975 In 2019

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The 1975's Matty HealyWho are all these people? This was my first time seeing the 1975, and I was shocked at the sea of humanity in front of me, packed together closely with no easy path to the front. Granted, the Manchester band are huge in their native UK, and they’ve been playing Columbus from the beginning, working … More »

Woodstock 50 co-founder says festival will go on despite loss of key investor

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Woodstock 50 co-founder says festival will go on despite loss of key investorMiley Cyrus

Woodstock 50 will go on as scheduled, despite the departure of one of its core financial partners, according to a recent statement from the festival’s co-founder, Michael Lang.

Earlier this week, Tim O’Hearn, an administrator of the festival’s chosen location, Schuyler County, New York, reported Woodstock 50’s alleged cancellation to NPR after the event’s central investors at Dentsu Aegis Network contacted him to confirm their withdrawal.

However, Lang maintains that the festival has not been cancelled, and is actively working to secure new investors.

“Although our financial partner is withdrawing, we will of course be continuing with the planning of the festival and intend to bring on new partners,” said Lang. “The bottom line is, there is going to be a Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival, as there must be, and it’s going to be a blast.”

Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live released a somewhat broad statement of their own, attributing their exit to their belief that the festival would not materialize as “an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.”

The commemorative 50th anniversary affair is slated for August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York. The festival’s confirmed headlining roster, Jay-Z, Halsey, and Miley Cyrus, received varied feedback as to whether or not the lineup encapsulates the spirit of the original 1969 induction, which featured performances from Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and The Who, to name a few. While the anniversary lineup is certainly a contemporary interpretation of the storied, four-day frenzy, the organizers did manage to extend notable nods to their predecessors in securing Dead & Company (consisting of multiple former members of The Grateful Dead), as well as a slew of contemporary rock outfits including The Black Keys and The Killers.

H/t: NPR

Halsey – “Solo” (Frank Ocean Cover)

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HalseyThis year, Halsey is taking a massive pop-star leap. Already in 2019, Halsey has scored a #1 single — her first that did not involve hanging out with the Chainsmokers — and she’s hosted Saturday Night Live. More recently, K-pop boy-band overlords BTS have drafted Halsey to join in on theirMore »

Lil Dicky – “Earth” Video

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Last year, Lil Dicky released his problematic collab with Chris Brown, “Freaky Friday.” Now, the joke-rapper is setting his sights on climate change. Thursday morning, he went on Ellen to tease a video for a new song called “Earth.” Dicky said the video features 30 of the biggest stars in the world — … More »

Lizzo Really Is The Whole Damn Meal

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Lizzo“HAVE U EVER SEEN A BITCH PLAY FLUTE THEN HIT THE SHOOT?” It was a reasonable question. It was also a relevant question because it accompanied footage of the woman who posed it doing just that: first busting out an accomplished flute solo and then breaking into 2018’s biggest viral dance craze with her backup … More »

BLACKPINK’s All-Out K-Pop Onslaught Reaches American Shores

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BLACKPINKLet me take you back to a moment in the not-so-distant past, a proudly and obnoxiously loud era in pop music history known as the early 2010s. More »

Billie Eilish’s Time Is Now

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Billie Eilish - When We All Go To Sleep, Where Do We Go?“I have taken out my Invisalign, and this is the album!” Billie Eilish announces at the outset of her debut album. The 17-year-old singer then collapses into hysterical laughter with a male cohort — presumably her older brother, a fellow musician named Finneas O’Connell who’s been her close collaborator ever since … More »

Woodstock shares 50th anniversary lineup topped by Dead & Company, JAY-Z, Chance The Rapper, Halsey, and more

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Woodstock shares 50th anniversary lineup topped by Dead & Company, JAY-Z, Chance The Rapper, Halsey, and moreJay Z Ffs

After months of anticipation, Woodstock 50 organizers have at last shared the full lineup for the festival’s half century anniversary. John Fogerty, Santana, Country Joe McDonald, Canned Heat and Hot Tuna, and John Sebastian, who all appeared at the 1969 event will perform at Woodstock 50, in homage to the festival’s original lineup. The Grateful Dead, who also graced Woodstock’s 1969 lineup, will take the stage at Woodstock 50 as Dead & Company with John Mayer.

The three-day lineup is an eclectic amalgamation of 1969 artists and comparatively more recent acts. The Killers, Halsey, JAY-Z, Black Keys, Chance The Rapper, Miley Cyrus, Cage the Elephant, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae, Earl Sweatshirt, and Brandi Carlile illustrate the genre-canvassing character of Woodstock 50’s sprawling roster of talent.

“Woodstock ’94 was a nice mix of young and old and that’s kind of what we’re going for here,” festival organizer Michael Lang told Rolling Stone. Woodstock 50 will take place from August 16-18 at Watkins Glen, New York. Tickets for the landmark anniversary event will go on sale April 22. More information about tickets can be found on Woodstock 50’s official website.

Woodstock shares 50th anniversary lineup topped by Dead & Company, JAY-Z, Chance The Rapper, Halsey, and moreWoodstock 50 Poster

JAY Z, Miley Cyrus, Chance The Rapper, Dead and Company and more among Woodstock 50 talent

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JAY Z, Miley Cyrus, Chance The Rapper, Dead and Company and more among Woodstock 50 talentMiley Cyrus

Woodstock will be returning this summer to Watkins Glen, New York for its 50th anniversary, and with the announcement of the legendary music festival’s return has come heightened speculation surrounding which artists will be performing at Woodstock’s legendary return. Twitter account @TheFestiveOwl initially confirmed the festival’s return after speaking to the CEO of INVNT, one of the partner promoters of the event. Now the account has made some bold claims about potential talent lined up for the anniversary event.

The Twitter account has begun trickling out speculative information on who might be performing, naming artists like Miley Cyrus, Jay Z, The Black Keys, Halsey, The Killers, Chance The Rapper, Imagine Dragons, and Dead and Company. The Twitter account later deemed that headliner guarantees ranged between $1-3 million per act based on the estimated festival attendance of 125,000 per day.

Now, despite no official confirmation on the lineup yet, Variety is substantiating most of this information, as the final lineup is expected to land in full soon. In a statement issued on March 4, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang said,

“There’s always been lots of rumors around Woodstock. We have excellent partners and an incredible talent lineup of over 80 artists which will be announced within the next couple of weeks. We’re preparing a once in a lifetime event.”

Information about the festival and tickets are available on Woodstock.com.