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Tom Morello shares the song “Soldier in the Army of Love”

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has released his latest single “Soldier in The Army of Love,” co-produced by Zakk Cervini and Carl Restivo.  The song features Morello’s son, 13-year-old Roman Morello, who contributed as a co-writer. ‘Soldier in The Army of Love’ will appear on what Morello is billing as “my first ever full-length solo rock album.”

Said Morello: “’Soldier in The Army Of Love’” is the debut single from my first ever full-length solo rock album. It’s a salute to the transformative power of music as both a balm to heal the soul and a battering ram to fight for justice. The song also has a generational rock n roll bloodline. The heaviest riffs were written by my 13-year-old guitar wizard son Roman, who also plays the shredding solo, giving me hope that’s there’s a new generation of soldiers in the army of love coming to the rescue.”

Morello recently joined Jane’s Addiction on stage in Germany to perform “Mountain Song” and “Chip Away,” and he’s currently in the midst of a 21-date tour across Europe, with several select dates alongside The Smashing Pumpkins. The tour will continue on to make stops in major markets including in Spain, Italy, Greece and more before concluding on July 18th in Mecco, Portugal.  Morello then returns to the United States this fall for appearances at Louder Than Life and Aftershock.

Take a listen to “Soldier in the Army of Love” – here.

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They Might Be Giants to embark on east coast run of ‘The Big Show Tour’

They Might Be Giants will continue The Big Show Tour on the East Coast with stops in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Brooklyn, and Boston in December. The band have extended their ongoing 2024 “The Big Show Tour” with the new dates, continuing the multiple-nights-per-city structure.

The added dates include two nights apiece in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Boston, while Brooklyn, NY will receive one show on December 13th. The cities with multiple evenings are set to receive “two drastically different shows,” according to a statement from the band.

Tickets are available to the new run of The Big Show Tour dates via Ticketmaster.

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Ed Sheeran celebrates 10th anniversary of ‘X’ with deluxe edition

Ed Sheeran released a special 10th anniversary edition of his sophomore studio album X (pronounced Multiply), ten years since its original release. The X (10th Anniversary Edition) is available in multiple formats including an EcoRecord; a new, more ecologically sustainable LP format, CD zine, and digital.

X (Multiply) was Sheeran’s second album; released in 2014, the album has now exceeded 22 million global sales and generated the hit singles, “Don’t,” “Sing,” and “Photograph,” and the diamond-selling and multiple Grammy-winning global hit, “Thinking Out Loud.” The deluxe edition features nine bonus tracks on the individual formats of the anniversary editions, all of which have never been released on vinyl, including “I See Fire” and “All of the Stars,” from the films, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Fault In Our Stars.

Just last month, Sheeran celebrated the album’s anniversary with a special, sold-out, one-night-only show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where he performed the project in its entirety, including many of the songs for the first time live.

You can stream the album in all formats – here.

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Katy Perry announces new album ‘143’; drops video for ‘Woman’s World’

Katy Perry announced her new album, ‘143’ will drop on September 20 – marking the 39-year-old singer’s sixth studio album, and her first since 2020’s Smile. According to a press release shared with PEOPLE, Perry’s forthcoming album marks a “sexy, fearless return to form” for the 13-time Grammy-nominated artist.

Perry shared a in a statement: “I set out to create a bold, exuberant, celebratory dance-pop album with the symbolic 143 numerical expression of love as a throughline message”. ‘143’ is a nod to the throwback pager translation for “I love you” (the usage dates back to the early 1900s, per Dictionary.com.)

The lead single from 143, “Woman’s World,” is described as a “powerful celebration of womanhood in all its forms.” Perry promoted her single on Instagram on July 4, paying tribute to her 2010 smash hit with a patriotic photo of herself wearing a bedazzled, star-shaped swimsuit emblazoned with stars and stripes: “BB UR A FIREWORK 🎆and speaking of work, WOMAN’S WORLD IS GOING TO WORK IN ONE WEEK HAPPY 4TH 🇺🇸

The song, co-written alongside songwriter Chloe Angelides and producers Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Vaughn Oliver, Rocco Did It Again!, and Aaron Joseph, arrived alongside the official video that just dropped, with Perry appearing as the ‘ultimate pin-up girl’ and taking on a construction site before she’s hit by an anvil. The pop songstress then appears in a female-led apocalyptic world and causes fun mayhem with her fellow women, with influencer Trisha Paytas making a cameo appearance in the visual.

Take a look at the video for “Woman’s World” – here.

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4 killed, 10 injured in mass shooting at Birmingham, Alabama nightclub

At least four people were killed and up to 10 others were injured in a shooting at a Birmingham, Alabama nightclub late Saturday night, where a birthday party was being held.

Birmingham Officer Truman Fitzgerald said in a video statement that investigators believe at least one person fired shots from the street into the nightclub on 27th Street North, where responding officers found multiple gunshot victims around 11 p.m. local time. There was some type of altercation at the club, police said, but detectives are trying to determine if that is connected to the shooting.

Fitzgerald added that two women inside the nightclub and a man who was found on a sidewalk near the venue were pronounced dead at the scene, and another man died at a hospital. Ten other people who were shot were being treated at UAB Hospital, police said, with some were taken there by the Birmingham Fire Department and others arriving in private vehicles. Birmingham police on Sunday identified those killed as: Lerandus Anderson, 24; Stevie McGhee, 39; Markeisha Gettings, 42; and Angela Weatherspoon, 56. Police confirmed that McGhee was found dead outside the business, while Gettings and Weatherspoon were killed inside, and Anderson was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police did not identify any suspects in the shooting and no arrests have been announced as of Sunday morning; it remains unclear what the motive was to invoke the gunfire. Fitzgerald said: “Detectives are working to determine what led to shots being fired and the victims being shot. Our federal partners have deployed to the scene and are assisting Birmingham police officers in this investigation.”

As of press time there were no arrests; police asked the public for any information. Federal law enforcement agencies are also assisting Birmingham police in the investigation.

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Pennsylvania man killed at Trump rally shielded him family from gunfire

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro announced Sunday that the man killed at a campaign rally for former President Donald Trump in Butler, Pennsylvania on Saturday has been identified as 50-year-old former firefighter Corey Comperatore. Comperatore was in attendance with his wife and two daughters, and dove over them to protect them when gunshots were heard in the crowd.

Shapiro said Comperatore “died a hero” while protecting his family from the gunfire during the rally. The governor said that “Corey was an avid supporter of the former president and was so excited to be there last night with him in the community,” and described Comperatore as a “girl dad” who went to church every Sunday and loved his family and community. Said Shapiro: “Corey was the very best of us, may his memory be a blessing.”

About six minutes into Trump’s speech at a campaign rally on Saturday, gunshots were heard and the former president could be seen clutching his ear as he ducked to the ground while several Secret Service agents rushed to the stage and surrounded him on all sides. The FBI said the shooter has been identified as 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, who was immediately killed by the Secret Service. A motive is not known at this time.

Two people were also critically wounded in the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. Shapiro said: “last night was shocking for this community and for this commonwealth, and I know, for this country. Political disagreements can never, ever be addressed through violence. Disagreements are OK, but we need to use a peaceful political process to settle those differences.”

President Joe Biden extended his condolences to Comperatore’s family in a speech Saturday afternoon:  “He was a father. He was protecting his family from the bullets that were being fired. He lost his life. God loved him.” In his speech Saturday shortly after the incident, Biden said, “There is no place in America for this kind of violence, or any violence. An assassination attempt is contrary to everything we stand for as a nation, everything. It’s not who we are as a nation. It’s not America, and we cannot allow this to happen.”

Trump also shared his condolences for the victims and their families in a post on TruthSocial, writing on Sunday: “I want to thank The United States Secret Service, and all of Law Enforcement, for their rapid response on the shooting that just took place in Butler, Pennsylvania. Most importantly, I want to extend my condolences to the family of the person at the Rally who was killed, and also to the family of another person that was badly injured. It is incredible that such an act can take place in our Country. Nothing is known at this time about the shooter, who is now dead. I was shot with a bullet that pierced the upper part of my right ear. I knew immediately that something was wrong in that I heard a whizzing sound, shots, and immediately felt the bullet ripping through the skin. Much bleeding took place, so I realized then what was happening. GOD BLESS AMERICA!”

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Sergio García defeats Anirban Lahiri to win 2024 LIV Golf Andalucia in Spain

Spaniard Sergio García claimed his first individual LIV Golf victory on Sunday, bating leader Anirban Lahiri in a playoff match for earn Andalucia title. Jon Rahm finished in a tie for 10th in his first event back home since joining LIV Golf.

García shot 5-under 66 on Sunday at LIV Golf Andalucia to get into a playoff with Anirban Lahiri, and then he won with a par on the second playoff hole to get his first professional victory in nearly four years. Lahiri had a 2-foot putt to win the event in regulation but missed.

The 44-year-old García’s victory marked his first title since he joined the new Saudi-backed LIV circuit in 2022. He had lost three times previously in LIV playoffs including two this year; he lost to Joaquin Niemann on the fourth playoff hole in the season opener at Mayakoba and to Dean Burmester on the second extra hole in April in Miami.

LIV Golf also had its first double playoff Sunday as the team championship also went to a playoff — on the first playoff hole, Abraham Ancer and David Puig from Fireballs GC (captained by García), beat Crushers GC’s Bryson DeChambeau and Paul Casey on the first playoff hole for the $3 million team prize.

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Receiver Jacoby Jones, part of Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII winning team, dies at age 40

NFL receiver Jacoby Jones, part of the Baltimore Ravens winning Super Bowl XLVII team best known for the “Mile High Miracle”, has died at the age of the age of 40. The cause of Jones’ death was not immediately available.

The Houston Texans — Jones’ team for the first five seasons of his career — first announced his death Sunday; and later in a statement released through the NFL Players Association, Jones’ family shared that he died “peacefully” at his home in New Orleans: “The family, including his mother, Emily and his son, Little Jacoby, are together and are asking for prayers, privacy, and support as they navigate through this difficult time.”

The Ravens said in a statement Sunday that “Jacoby had the unique ability to connect with everyone he encountered. His charisma, joy and love created a one-of-a-kind presence that could light up any room or brighten any dark day.

Jones, a nine-year NFL veteran, played from 2007-15 for the Texans, Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers, and he made several huge plays for the Ravens during their most recent Super Bowl title season.  His 108-yard kickoff return in 2013 remains the longest touchdown in Super Bowl history. In the Super Bowl that postseason against San Francisco, Jones caught a 56-yard touchdown pass from eventual game MVP QB Joe Flacco, racing 108 yards to the end zone to open the second half and give Baltimore a 28-6 lead. The Ravens held on for a 34-31 victory.

Jones was a key part of Baltimore’s “Mile High Miracle” during a playoff game at Denver in January 2013. where he caught a 70-yard touchdown pass with 31 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to tie the score (the Ravens eventually won in double overtime).   He finished his career with 203 receptions for 2,733 yards and 14 touchdowns as a receiver and scored an additional nine TDs as a returner (five kickoffs, four punts) in 128 total regular-season games.

Jones was also known for his flamboyant personality, and his end zone dances that made him famous amongst fans and teammates. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a statement: “I loved Jacoby Jones. We all did. My favorite football play was when Jacoby was talking to his mom in the end zone, just before a late-game kickoff return against the Vikings in a snowstorm shootout. Jacoby then raced to catch the ball and run it back for a touchdown … His spirit, enthusiasm and love for people were powerful. He was a light. My favorite Jacoby personal moment was every time I saw his smiling face full of joy.”

Jones made The Associated Press All-Pro team as a kick returner for the 2012 season; shortly thereafter, he appeared on “Dancing With The Stars.”

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Maren Morris teams up with Julia Michaels for ‘Cut!’

Maren Morris has teamed up with Julia Michaels for the new song, “Cut!”  The song is featured on Morris’s upcoming five-song project Intermission, set to drop on Aug. 2. Morris shared in a social media post“every good show needs an intermission  5 new songs out 8/2. cut! ft. @juliamichaels out”

Morris, 34, first teased fans to the upcoming collab with Michaels by posting a photo on social media of Morris and Michaels in a kitchen, with Michaels seated at a table and Morris standing atop the table and wielding a chainsaw. Morris captioned the photo: “cut! featuring @juliamichaels out friday. can’t wait to cathartically scream f*ck at the top of our lungs together.”  Michaels and Morris have previously collaborated, co-writing the song “Circles Around This Town” from Morris’ Humble Quest project (2022).

Morris added in a press release: “‘Cut!’ is about me holding myself together through the day, looking well-rested, not a hair out of place, not canceling any plans with friends because that’s how well I want you to think I’m doing. Perhaps those things are all true, but at night, I let the mask slip and let myself scream or fall apart to let the steam out of the kettle. It’s a cathartic release that doesn’t require secrecy, but there are worldly expectations to keep it together despite your feelings. This song gives me permission to fall apart.”

Morris also shared the track listing for Intermission, including the songs: “Cut!,” “I Hope I Never Fall in Love,” “Push Me Over,” “Because, Of Course,” and “This is How a Woman Leaves.” The new five-song set follows her Humble Quest LP, and her 2019 CMA album of the year, GIRL.

Take a listen to “Cut!” – here.

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Maren Morris teams up with Julia Michaels for ‘Cut!’

Maren Morris has teamed up with Julia Michaels for the new song, “Cut!”  The song is featured on Morris’s upcoming five-song project Intermission, set to drop on Aug. 2. Morris shared in a social media post“every good show needs an intermission  5 new songs out 8/2. cut! ft. @juliamichaels out”

Morris, 34, first teased fans to the upcoming collab with Michaels by posting a photo on social media of Morris and Michaels in a kitchen, with Michaels seated at a table and Morris standing atop the table and wielding a chainsaw. Morris captioned the photo: “cut! featuring @juliamichaels out friday. can’t wait to cathartically scream f*ck at the top of our lungs together.”  Michaels and Morris have previously collaborated, co-writing the song “Circles Around This Town” from Morris’ Humble Quest project (2022).

Morris added in a press release: “‘Cut!’ is about me holding myself together through the day, looking well-rested, not a hair out of place, not canceling any plans with friends because that’s how well I want you to think I’m doing. Perhaps those things are all true, but at night, I let the mask slip and let myself scream or fall apart to let the steam out of the kettle. It’s a cathartic release that doesn’t require secrecy, but there are worldly expectations to keep it together despite your feelings. This song gives me permission to fall apart.”

Morris also shared the track listing for Intermission, including the songs: “Cut!,” “I Hope I Never Fall in Love,” “Push Me Over,” “Because, Of Course,” and “This is How a Woman Leaves.” The new five-song set follows her Humble Quest LP, and her 2019 CMA album of the year, GIRL.

Take a listen to “Cut!” – here.

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