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Rage Against the Machine Sends Nigel Farage Cease and Desist Over “Farage Against the Machine” Podcast


Rage Against the Machine have sent controversial British podcaster, Fox News pundit, and former leader of the UK’s Independence Party Nigel Farage a cease and desist letter, objecting to the use of “Farage Against the Machine” as the title for his current podcast, as The Blast and Pitchfork report. In the letter, the band’s lawyer,…

Source: https://www.spin.com/2018/07/rage-against-the-machine-nigel-farage-cease-and-desist/

British festivals get serious on plastic


Earlier this year, more than 60 independent British festivals pledged to rid their sites of single-use plastic by 2021. The Association of Independent Festivals unveiled the plans in a blaze of publicity, with the festivals involved ‘wrapping’ their websites in plastic for 24 hours to raise awareness.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/happylist/british-festivals-get-serious-on-plastic-a8325476.html

Moses Sumney Cancels Montreal Jazz Fest Set Over Controversial Musical

Moses-SumneyAfter releasing last year’s shattering debut album Aromanticism, Moses Sumney, making of inward-looking and experimental soul music, is all over this summer’s festival circuit, playing something like half of this year’s major music festivals. But one festival where he won’t play is the Montreal Jazz Fest. Sumney was slated to play the Jazz Fest … More »

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Source: https://www.stereogum.com/2004378/moses-sumney-cancels-montreal-jazz-fest-set-over-controversial-musical/news/

Trent Reznor Talks Trump: “You Don’t Hear A Lot From The Taylor Swifts Of The World … Because They Are Concerned About Their Brand”

Trent ReznorNine Inch Nails are releasing Bad Witch at the end of a week, wrapping up a trilogy that began with 2016’s Not The Actual Events. Trent Reznor’s recent run of EPs have had a pointed political bent, and in a new interview with The New York Times, Reznor talks about why he … More »

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Source: https://www.stereogum.com/2002664/trent-reznor-talks-trump-you-dont-hear-a-lot-from-the-taylor-swifts-of-the-world-because-they-are-concerned-about-their-brand/news/

Bruce Springsteen condemns Trump’s “inhumane” US border policy during Broadway show


The singer broke script to criticise Trump and his administration

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/bruce-springsteen-trump-us-border-policy-mexico-children-detained-broadway-show-a8408036.html

Willie Nelson challenges President Trump to tour border detention centers with him

Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-2018-willie-nelson-challenges-donald-trump-to-1529448194-htmlstory.html

John Oliver enlists Wilmer Valderrama to profile a country arguably more fucked up than ours


John Oliver enlists Wilmer Valderrama to profile a country arguably more fucked up than ours  AV ClubJohn Oliver And Wilmer Valderrama Talk Venezuela Crisis, Take Swipe At Nicolas Maduro On ‘Last Week Tonight’  ETCanada.comHow once-mighty Venezuelan economy collapsed  ABS-CBN NewsFull coverage

Source: https://news.avclub.com/john-oliver-enlists-wilmer-valderrama-to-profile-a-coun-1826000404

Abortion: Over 1000 doctors call for Yes vote in referendum


Abortion: Over 1000 doctors call for Yes vote in referendum  Irish TimesCould Google’s ban on ads rig Ireland’s abortion vote?  Catholic News AgencyThousands join Stand Up for Life demonstration through Dublin  Belfast TelegraphMICHAEL CLIFFORD: Abortion should be covered by legislation  Irish ExaminerFull coverage

Source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/abortion-over-1-000-doctors-call-for-yes-vote-in-referendum-1.3493355

Frank Ocean Makes Fun of Kanye in Post Supporting Michelle Wolf


In a chaotic and distressing world, at least we have Frank Ocean. (Frank, please don’t become a Republican!!!) A few days after dipping his toes into the Kanye West discourse with a .jpg of Mike Myers staring at the rapper in disbelief, Ocean has once again nudged his frequent collaborator in the ribs with a…

Source: https://www.spin.com/2018/05/frank-ocean-kanye-west-michelle-wolf-tumblr-post/

You’ll Never Guess What Jeff Sessions Just Said About Marijuana
images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRZMZDyXd1DvjKVI_PJPjV You’ll Never Guess What Jeff Sessions Just Said About Marijuana  Motley FoolCannabis Will Not Reduce Your Chance of Pregnancy, Says Study  The Fresh ToastWill Canadian LPs be Ready for Legalization and 12 Stories from New Cannabis Ventures  New Cannabis VenturesFull coverage

Source: https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/04/29/youll-never-guess-what-jeff-sessions-just-said-abo.aspx

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