Alex Young
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Alex Young founded Consequence of Sound in 2007 and continues to spearhead many of the website's day-to-day activities, including editorial content and business development. He is based in Chicago.Source
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Petition launched to replace Columbus statue in Minnesota with Prince statue

Petition launched to replace Columbus statue in Minnesota with Prince statue

Residents of Tennessee recently launched a petition calling on state officials to replace decorative rocks honoring racist losers of an insurrection with big, beautiful statues honoring a true local hero: Dolly Parton. Now, a group of citizens in Minnesota are taking a similar approach, as they’ve launched their own petition with the goal of removing a statue of Christopher Columbus standing on the grounds of the state capitol. In its place, they want to build a statue of the Purple One himself, Prince Rogers Nelson. “Across the nation, city governments are choosing to remove statues of...

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Jun 23
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Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with raping three women

Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with raping three women

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyRon Jeremy, photo via InstagramAdult film star Ron Jeremy has been charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting another.The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced the charges against Jeremy, 67, on Tuesday and issued a warrant for his arrest. The alleged assaults took place between 2014 and 2019 and involved four women between the ages of 24 and 46.Jeremy is specifically charged with eight counts, including forcible rape, forcible penetration and forcible oral copulation. If convicted...

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100-person choir performs without face masks at Mike Pence event

100-person choir performs without face masks at Mike Pence event

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyChoir performs at Mike Pence event in Texas, photo via CNNDuring the era of coronavirus, large-scale gatherings involving singing are “super-spreading events,” due in part to the fact people spread airborne particles whenever they exhale and inhale deeply to sing. And yet, even as cases spike nationwide, this past weekend saw two brazen examples of large-scale musical gatherings that could have longterm health implications and further worsen the coronavirus crisis. One involved country singer Chase Rice, who with...

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Florida to host first drive-in music festival

Florida to host first drive-in music festival

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyDrive-In Tour, photo via GettyWith large-scale indoor group gatherings , drive-in-style outdoor events have emerged as a popular alternative. Everyone from to is planning such events, which would allow attendees to watch live entertainment while practicing social distancing from the safety of their vehicle. In fact, a few drive-in concerts have already been announced: EDM producer Marc Rebillet has set a , while the Texas Rangers are hosting a series of  in their stadium’s parking lot. Now comes word of the...

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May 15
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Arkansas governor issues cease and desist over planned rock concert

Arkansas governor issues cease and desist over planned rock concert

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyPhoto by Adi Goldstein on UnsplashArkansas will have to wait for its first rock concert as the state’s governor has issued a cease-and-desist order to the venue planning to stage the event.As previously reported, Bishop Gunn singer/guitarist Travis McCready was set to play at TempleLive in Forth Smith, Arkansas on Friday, May 22nd. It was to mark the first such live event to take place in the country since COVID-19 effectively shuttered the live music industry.In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines,...

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R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World" re-enters charts amid coronavirus outbreak

R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World" re-enters charts amid coronavirus outbreak

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyR.E.M. in 1987, photo via bandThe coronavirus pandemic has led to renewed interest in R.E.M.’s 1987 anthem “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”.As of Sunday afternoon, the song sits at No. 64 on the iTunes singles charts, and it’s climbing higher by the hour. In comparison, at its peak in 1987, “It’s the End of the World” reached No. 69 on the Billboard Top 100.Though it appeared on R.E.M.’s 1987 album Document, the origins of “It’s the End of the World” actually date back several years...

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