Many of Seattle’s most famous artists are coming together to raise money for the COVID-19 relief effort. Pearl Jam, Ben Gibbard, Dave Matthews, Brandi Carlile, Macklemore, Ciara and Russell Wilson, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Joel McHale, Allen Stone, Mary Lambert, the Black Tones, and more will perform a star-studded virtual concert for All In WA.
Backed by Amazon, the show is intended to raise $65 million for various nonprofits throughout Washington state. All In WA has already raised $20 million towards that goal, and Jeff Bezos has pledged to match individual donations under $1 million up to $25 million total.
The concert will broadcast on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel and local NBC affiliates KING 5 and KONG at 7PM on 6/10; a recording will be available on Amazon Prime after the initial airing.
Kelsea Ballerini’s Hole in a Bottle has officially been released as her newest single. Ballerini originally debuted Hole in a Bottle during a showcase at the 2020 Country Radio Seminar on Feb. 19.
Hole in a Bottle is the third single that Ballerini has shared from her third studio album, Kelsea. She dropped “Homecoming Queen?”, the first single from the project, in September, and her collaboration with pop singer Halsey, “The Other Girl,” was released prior to “Hole in the Bottle.”
Kelsea dropped in March, and includes 13 songs in total. In addition to her special guest on “The Other Girl,” Kenny Chensey appears on “Half of My Hometown.”
Take a listen to Hole in a Bottle at the link: here
Luke Combs continues to break records — his current single, “Does to Me,” featuring Eric Church, has hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week. Luke is now the first country artist in history whose first eight singles have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, following previous chart-toppers “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number Away,” “She Got the Best of Me,” “Beautiful Crazy,” “Beer Never Broke My Heart” and “Even Though I’m Leaving.””
Co-written by Combs, Ray Fulcher and Tyler Reeve, “Does to Me” is the third single from Luke’s 2019 album, What You See Is What You Get.
\FX has renewed the popular adult comedy show It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia for an record-breaking 15th season. With its 14 seasons to date, It’s Always Sunny had tied ABC’s The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest-running live-action comedy series. However, with an upcoming 15th season in the works, the show will become the longest-running live-action comedy series ever.
It’s Always Sunny is written and executive produced by Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day, who also star in the series. The comedy, which now airs on FXX, follows the misadventures of “The Gang,” a group of five misfit friends: twins Dennis (Glenn Howerton) and Deandra “(Sweet) Dee” Reynolds (Kaitlin Olson), along with their friends Charlie Kelly (Charlie Day) and Ronald “Mac” McDonald (Rob McElhenney), and Frank Reynolds (Danny DeVito), Dennis’ and Dee’s legal father. The Gang runs the fictional Paddy’s Pub, which is an unsuccessful Irish bar in South Philadelphia.
FX chairman John Landgraf described the series as “the first successful deconstruction and reconstruction of a sitcom.” Creator/writer Rob McElhenney stated that ““we’re going to keep doing it forever if people keep watching.”
Jimmy Fallon is addressing his impersonation of Chris Rock in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch from 20 years ago in which he appeared in blackface. Fallon issued an apology after video and criticism of the sketch, which originally aired on “SNL” in 2000, resurfaced on social media. Fallon was a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1998 to 2004. Rock starred on “SNL” from 1990 to 1993. In the sketch, Fallon appeared as Rock on a talk show hosted by Regis Philbin (played by Darrell Hammond).
Fallon wrote in a tweet: “While on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for this. I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.”
The Doobie Brothers “50th Anniversary” summer tour with Michael McDonald has been postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “This decision has been made with the health and safety of the Doobie Brothers’ fans, crew and local employees in mind,” the band said in a statement.
The 53-date trek was scheduled to kick off on June 9, wrapping up on Oct. 17, and was to be McDonald’s first with the group since 1996. The tour will now kick off in the same city, West Palm Beach, Fla., on July 17, 2021, and wrap Oct. 21 in New Orleans. Shows have been canceled in Mount Pleasant, Mo.; Sioux City, Iowa; Boise, Idaho; Albuquerque, N.M.; Little Rock, Ark.; Bossier City, La.; and Memphis.
The original tour was set to feature McDonald alongside Doobie Brothers co-founders Johnston and Patrick Simmons, longtime guitarist John McFee and their other live members.
Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher revealed that the band has “20 rough songs” recorded, and that they’ve been working on a song for the upcoming Bill and Ted movie.
“We got asked a couple months ago to be a part of the new Bill and Ted movie, to put a song in there. So we wrote a song to be in that movie which we’re kind of wrapping now,” said the guitarist of Bill and Ted Face the Music, which is currently on the schedule for an Aug. 21 release.
Kelliher also revealed for their next album, “Mastodon hasn’t worked since last summer. We’ve been taking this time off to relax and to write a new record, and we were kind of right in the middle of it… we had about, I don’t know, 20 rough songs recorded right before this [pandemic] hit and it just totally put the brakes on it.”
Maren Morris’ “The Bones” has broken a chart record previously set by Taylor Swift. “The Bones” has been No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 11 straight weeks, setting a new record for the longest-running No. 1 ever on that chart by a solo female artist. Swift previously held the record with 2012’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” which topped that chart for 10 weeks.
Bebe Rexha still holds the record as the woman who’s spent the most time at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart with her collaboration with Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be,” which was No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart for 50 weeks.
“The Bones” has also hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs chart, and it currently ranks No. 7 on the publication’s Adult Contemporary chart, and No. 18 on its Pop Songs chart. It’s No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Cole Swindell has release a new song for the summer titled “Single Saturday Night.” Written by Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy and Mark Holman, “Single Saturday Night” follows the release of Cole’s No. 1 single, “Love You Too Late,” which topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart in October 2019.
Cole’s tour dates with Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road Tour have been rescheduled for summer 2021.
Watch Cole’s video for “Single Saturday Night” at the link: here.
After a nearly three-year romance, Riverdale co-starsCole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart have called it quits. The couple — who star in the CW teen drama series as Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper — are reportedly quarantining separately after splitting up. A source said that Sprouse, 27, and Reinhart, 23, are often on-again, off-again, but are currently not together.
The pair began dating in 2017 and have been fighting breakup rumors during the course of their relationship. Sprouse and Reinhart have frequently stepped out together, and first made their red carpet debut at the 2018 Met Gala. However, the couple have been reclusive about their romance when it comes to interviews and social media.