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ICYMI: Avril Lavigne’s comeback, Pussy Riot survives poisoning, & more

There’s a lot of music to keep track of and not enough hours in the day. That’s why every week, BANSHEE will catch you up on the music news you need to know! Pussy Riot member "okay" after being poisoned It's hard not to wonder how Pussy Riot manages to continue it's activism under Russia's politically repressive climate, rife with poisoning, arrests, and murders. But last month, the group cut it close. Russian-Candian Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov was hospitalized for probable poisoning on Sept. 13, citing loss of vision, control of his limbs, and even total loss of his memory. Verzilov has more or less recovered from the ordeal and remains largely unbothered by it. "Obviously when you do things like that in Russian, you have to be prepared for certain things to happen to you," he said to CNN. Pussy Riot members were arrested this summer during the World Cup when they ran

Frances Bean Cobain shares original music

Frances Bean Cobain delighted her fans with an unexpected clip of herself performing an original song. The daughter of '90s alt rock icons Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, Frances Bean has opted to stay out of the limelight, instead focusing on a career as a visual artist. However, it seems that she may be getting closer to following in the footsteps of her musically-inclined parents. "What she lacks in technical precision, she makes up for with charisma," she cheekily captioned Sept. 24 video post. Earlier in 2018, Cobain shared a snippet of herself performing an original song. When asked about whether she thought her father would like her music, Cobain responded, "I would hope that he would be proud of the human being I am even if he didn’t like the art I am putting out." She also expressed that while she doesn't want to "pigeonhole" herself artistically, she is excited at the prospect