Billie Eilish talks mental health and music

Billie Eilish doesn't shy away from anything whether it's dark music or mental health. The "bury a friend" singer opened up about mental health in a video PSA with AdCouncil. The organization's new Seize the Awkward initiative encourages people to support friends during challenging times and open a dialogue about mental health. "It doesn't make you weak to ask for help, it doesn't," Billie says in the video. "It doesn't make you weak to ask for a friend, to go to a therapist. It shouldn't make you feel weak to ask for ask anyone for help." She reiterates that although these conversations can be difficult or awkward, they don't have to be. Reaching out to a friend can be as casual as "how are you feeling?" "Say 'are you okay?'" She stresses. "Ask somebody." You can watch the full video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XFd0RLKQWA Screaming for more? Follow us on Instagram, Tumblr & Twitter! ...

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Halsey shreds G-Eazy on SNL performance

After a week of hype, Halsey delivered a Saturday Night Live performance to remember. Pulling double-duty as host and performer, Halsey roasted her ex-boyfriend, rapper G-Eazy with her moving but scathing performance of "Without Me." Halsey dropped "Without Me" last October after the two briefly tried to rekindle their romance. They ended their whirlwind relationship amidst rumors of cheating. Halsey even took some not very thinly veiled shots of her own in the aftermath. pumpkin eater.— h (@halsey) July 4, 2018 In spite of the heartache, "Without Me" has become Halsey's first No. 1 track as a solo artist, setting up her upcoming album to be her biggest yet. From getting drenched in rainfall at the MTV EMAs to her charged and poignant wlw-inspired performance the The Voice, every live performance has given the song a fresh look from a different angle. However, her SNL performance went for the kill. Halsey took a softer...

Ariana Grande accused of brown face, appropriating black culture

The internet flipped when Ariana Grande released her much-hyped “7 Rings” video, a bop about basking in obscene wealth and looking good while doing it. The internet flipped yet again when rapper Princess Nokia accused Grande of ripping off her song. However, the outrage wasn’t for quite the right reason. It all started with hair. The lyrics in question are Grande’s “You like my hair? / Gee, thanks, just bought it!” Princess Nokia compares it to “Beauty shop supply cashier ringing up them numbers / Rock my many styles then go natural for the summer / Hair blowing in the hummer / Flip the weave, I am a stunner / It's mine, I bought it.” You don’t have to strain to see the similarities. Princess Nokia isn’t impressed either. In the now-deleted video, she says, “Ain’t that a little song I made about brown women and their hair? Sounds about white.” The video...

Lady Gaga has a Predator Problem

The first time I had to confront Lady Gaga’s fraught history with famous predators was years in the discount aisle of Barnes & Noble. There’s nothing like it—beautiful, glossy coffee table books for $5, high-quality art books cheaper than the coffee over at the attached Starbucks. On this particular trip, I happened to come across a 360-page behemoth of a photo book chronicling Lady Gaga’s Fame Monster and Born This Way eras. As a lifelong Gaga fan, I was enamored. The trouble is this: the photos were shot by Terry Richardson. As it happens, the book was titled Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson. I didn’t notice Richardson’s name tailing Lady Gaga’s on the spine of the book at the time because the cover bares no title, just a shot of Gaga with her blonde hair slicked back, sporting chunky shades and a black leather jacket, her name studded in rhinestones. In case you missed...

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Stop blaming Ariana Grande for Mac Miller’s Death

While most of the world reacted with sadness and disbelief in the wake of rapper Mac Miller's death on Friday, Sept. 7, a loud contingent of people decided instead of lamenting his death or denouncing the tragedy of drug addiction to find a scapegoat: his ex-girlfriend, Ariana Grande. When TMZ broke the story, the outlet was quick to implicate Grande in Miller’s death: “Mac Miller died Friday of an apparent overdose...

Evanescence planning first album of new music in eight years

After eight years, Evanescence revealed that an album of original music is in the works. Vocalist Amy Lee made the reveal during an interview on WRIF 101.1 FM’s Meltdown. “That’s the plan,” she said when asked about if Evanescence was planning on releasing any new music in the future. Though there is no timeline, Lee confirmed that their next project would be a new album. “You will hear from us again.” She added that new potential material has been piling up “over the years.” The album would be their first original release since 2011’s self-titled album. Lee also tackled topics like social media, the logistics of collaborating with orchestras while on tour, motherhood, and achieving success. You can listen to the full interview here. The band is currently on tour with Lindsey Sterling supporting Synthesis, a compilation of reimagined versions of songs from their previous three albums. See the dates below: Dates: 07/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center 07/17 – Camden,...