Legendary musician Chuck Berry, who was central to the development of rock and roll beginning in the ‘50s with indelible hits like “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Johnny B. Goode,” died today in St. Charles County, Mo. He was 90 years old. His death was confirmed by the St. Charles County Police department.

Chuck Berry, Legend Of Rock And Roll, Dies At 90

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It was a big night for LGBTQ awareness at this year’s ARIA Awards

Troye Sivan dedicated his first ARIA win for Song Of The Year to “every LGBTQ kid in Australia”. 

Sivan, renowned for his efforts to represent LGBTQ relationships in his music videos, used the stage to instil hope in the country’s LGBTQ youth.


Sia, who took home Best Female Artist of the Year, nominated Australian Marriage Equality Campaign Ambassador Angie Greene to accept the award on her behalf. 

“This award is for every single non-hetero and gender diverse person who can currently not marry the person that they love in this country,” Greene said.

Greene also urged Australia to take a step in the right direction, “You have the opportunity now to not just do a great thing but to do the right thing”.


After Greene accepted the award, the campaign’s founder, Joshua Sasse and fiancé Kylie Minogue took to the stage, also wearing Say I Do Down Under shirts.

“This is more than just a movement, this is people’s lives and we want to say to every single member of the LGBT community: ‘You are not alone. You have a voice’,” the British actor told the crowd.

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Tonight Alive Release “World Away”

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maluma: #VITAMINA PARTE 2!! Que artista ven en esta canción?? @therudeboyz_ #se✖️ 💀💀”

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Tigers Jaw Premiere “Guardian”

The Birthday Massacre announce new album, tour dates

The Birthday Massacre have announced that they will be releasing their new album, Under Your Spell, on June 9th via Metropolis Records. In addition, the band also announced some new tour dates.

Check out their upcoming tour dates below, as well as a new song.

  • May 18: Toronto, CAN @ The Opera House
  • ‘May 19: Detroit Mi @ Magic Stick
  • May 20: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
      • May 21: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
  • May 22: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
  • May 23: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
  • May 25: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
  • May 26: Salt Lake City @ The Complex
  • May 28: Vancouver, BC @ Venue
  • May 29: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
  • May 31: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
  • June 1: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
  • June 3: Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
  • June 4: Pomona, Ca @ Glasshouse
  • June 5: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
  • June 6: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
  • June 8: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
  • June 9: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
  • June 10: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
  • June 12: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
  • June 13: Orlando, FL @ The Social
  • June 14: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade-Heaven
  • June 16: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
  • June 17: Philadelphia, PA @ Dracula’s Ball / Trocadero Theatre  (TBM Only)
  • June 18: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
  • June 19: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
    • June 21: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
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