Rock Daypop

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH to launch ‘Mammoth II’ 2024 Tour

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH has announced new tour dates in 2024, in support of the band’s newest album, Mammoth II, which was released on August 4, 2023. Van Halen shared: “2023 has been an amazing year and 2024 is shaping up to be even busier. To be able to headline more shows with Nita Strauss and then having Intervals join us later is so exciting. I am honored that I get to return to that incredible Metallica stage as well as reunite with Dave Grohl and the guys in the Foo Fighters. I can’t wait to see everyone next year.”

The first leg of the tour will start on February 21 at Red Flag in St. Louis, Missouri and end on March 10 at Empire Live in Albany, New York. The second leg of the tour will kick off on May 4 at Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and come to a close on May 17 at Mercury Ballroom in Lousiville, Kentucky. Supporting acts for the tour will include Nita Strauss and Interval.

Mammoth WVH is also scheduled to support Metallica, Slash, and Foo Fighters on their respective tours in 2024 as well.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

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Rock Daypop

New Ghost compilation features previously unreleased song on streaming

Ghost have just released a new compilation album titled 13 Commandments, with the collection featuring a song that was previously unavailable on streaming services.

The band wrote on social media: “We wish to inform you that these times call for a divine compilation of some of Ghost’s most sinful psalms and the most observant shall find the wider release of Ghost’s cult tune ‘Zenith.’ Ghost’s 13 Commandments: so let it be written, so let it be done…. Listen now everywhere.”

13 Commandments is essentially a “greatest hits” compilation, featuring songs from Ghost’s entire discography including “Square Hammer,” “Dance Macabre,” “Cirice,” “Rats,” “Mary on a Cross” and “Phantom of the Opera”. The previously unreleased track, “Zenith,” was originally a bonus track included on a special edition of their 2015 album Meliora, and was unavailable on digital and streaming services in the past.

Take a listen to “Zenith” – here.

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Pop Daypop

Zara Larsson shares holiday EP ‘Honor The Light’, details new album

Zara Larsson shared details of her holiday-themed EP ‘Honor The Light’, which contain six tracks including the songs ‘Memory Lane’ and ‘Winter Song’.

Larsson also recently announced her new album ‘Venus’, will drop February 9, 2024. The singer has released three songs from the record: the David Guetta collaboration ‘On My Love’, as well as ‘Can’t Tame Her‘ and ‘End Of Time‘. Larsson has teased the album, sharing that it’s “a little harder”: “The drums are a little harder, the vocals are vocalling a little bit more. I would just say I’ve been taking it up a notch, which is hopefully what I would like to do for every album, just step it up; but this one is really f**king good.”

To stream Honor The Light, head to the link: here.

To pre-save Venus, head here.

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Pop Daypop

BTS’s Jung Kook shares ‘3D’ Justin Timberlake remix

BTS’s Jung Kook has shared the “3D – Justin Timberlake Remix” — a new remix of his smash hit “3D”, featuring rapper Jack Harlow. The remix showcases the two artists’ vocals, adding a new twist to the song.

“3D – Justin Timberlake Remix” comes shortly after the release of Jung Kook’s first solo album Golden, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Golden is comprised of 11 tracks including “Standing Next to You,” “Seven” featuring Latto, and “3D” featuring Jack Harlow; “Closer to You” featuring Major Lazer, “Yes or No,” “Please Don’t Change” featuring DJ Snake, “Hate You,” “Somebody,” “Too Sad to Dance,” and “Shot Glass of Tears.”

Take a listen to “3D – Justin Timberlake Remix” here.

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News Daypop

Texas judge intervenes to allow woman whose fetus has trisomy 18 to terminate pregnancy

On Thursday, a Texas judge granted permission for a woman to terminate her pregnancy due to her fetus being diagnosed with what doctors describe as a ‘fatal disorder’ – despite the state’s strict abortion ban. Travis County District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble handed down the temporary restraining order on Thursday.

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed the historic, emergency lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of Kate Cox, a 31-year-old mother of two from the Dallas-area, who found out last week that her baby suffered from the chromosomal disorder trisomy 18, which usually results in either stillbirth or an early death of an infant. Cox’s doctors said continuing the nonviable pregnancy posed a risk to her health and future fertility.  Cox, who is 20 weeks pregnant, has been to three different emergency rooms in the past month, and her doctors have told her that early screening and ultrasound tests suggested her pregnancy is “unlikely to end with a healthy baby.” Due to Texas’ strict abortion bans, doctors told Cox their “hands are tied” and she would have to wait until the fetus dies inside her or carry the pregnancy to term.

The Texas Office of the Attorney General, which challenged Cox’s claims at Thursday’s hearing, may try to ask a higher court to intervene, issuing a statement saying the temporary restraining order “will not insulate hospitals, doctors, or anyone else, from civil and criminal liability for violating Texas’ abortion laws.” Paxton’s office also included a letter sent to several medical centers outlining action it will take against doctors who perform an abortion.

According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, Gamble’s decision – which only applies to Cox’s case – is believed to be the first time a judge has allowed a woman to legally get an abortion since the decision of Roe v. Wade in 1973. Texas has some of the strictest abortion laws in the country, and in 2021, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law SB8, which bans abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy. A “trigger ban” also went into effect following the Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling that made it a felony for doctors in the state to perform an abortion unless the life of the patient is in danger.

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Two professors, one faculty member identified as those killed in UNLV mass shooting

The victims of the mass shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Wednesday were comprised of three faculty members who were killed, and one faculty member who was injured.

According to the Clark County coroner’s office, one of the victims was identified as Cha Jan Chang, 64, – known as “Jerry” – a UNLV business professor who lived in Henderson, Nevada. Chang was an assistant professor at UNLV from 2001 to 2007 and had been an associate professor since 2007, receiving both his masters and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. UNLV President Keith Whitfield said in a statement on X: “Dr. Chang was a longtime educator of management information systems, spending more than 20 years of his academic career teaching a generation of UNLV Lee Business School students.”

A second victim, Patricia Navarro Velez, 39, was an assistant professor in accounting at UNLV and lived in Las Vegas, according to the coroner. Velez had a Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida, with her UNLV biography stating: “Navarro’s current research focuses on cybersecurity disclosures and assurance, internal control weakness disclosure, and data analytics”. Whitfield said on X: “Dr. Navarro-Velez, an assistant professor of accounting, had devoted her career to educating the next generation of accountants. She joined UNLV nearly 5 years ago as a professor of accounting, where she focused on teaching accounting information systems.”

Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill identified the suspect as Anthony Polito. The suspect — who had applied for a college professorship at UNLV, but was not hired, according to sources — was killed in a shootout with responding officers about 10 minutes after shots were first reported at UNLV’s Beam Hall.

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Sports Daypop

Offensive tackle Austin Jackson signs $36M extension with Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins and offensive tackle Austin Jackson have agreed to a three-year, $36 million contract extension, through the 2026 season

The 24-year-old Jackson joined the Dolphins as the No. 18 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Jackson allowed six sacks, 11 hits and 70 hurries through his first two NFL seasons, playing at tackle and guard. He missed 15 games last season because of an ankle injury, but prior to that allowed two sacks, two quarterback hits and nine hurries through 12 starts this season.

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Cincinnati Reds and free agent Jeimer Candelario agree to 3-year, $45M deal

Switch-hitting infielder Jeimer Candelario and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal. Sources told ESPN that the pact includes a $15 million option for 2027.

The Washington Nationals traded Candelario to the Chicago Cubs in July. The 30-year-old free agent hit .251 with a career-high 22 home runs and 70 RBIs over 140 games last season, appearing in 99 games for the Nationals and 41 games for the Cubs during the 2023 campaign. Candelario, an eight-year veteran, also spent time with the Detroit Tigers, hitting a career-high .297 for the Tigers in 2020. He recorded an MLB-best 42 doubles in 2021.

Candelario, an eight-year veteran, has a career .243 batting average, with 88 home runs over 746 games. He has split time at first base, third base and as a designated hitter throughout his career.

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Country Daypop

Miranda Lambert shares details of her star-studded 40th birthday party

Miranda Lambert shared details of her recently-celebrated 40th birthday, posting pictures alongside her husband, Brendan McLoughlin and many famous faces. The party took place three weeks ago on November 13, just three days after her actual birthday.

Lambert took to her socials to share a series of photos, from her birthday celebration, held at Billy Bob’s Texas, taken by photographer Tyler Conrad. The series of photos began with a picture of Lambert and McLoughlin in front of a balloon arch with pink, gold, and rose gold balloons, surrounding the illuminated number 40 : “My Billy Bob’s Texas boot scootin’ 40th💕 The absolute best birthday my Texas heart could ask for. Thanks @cameronruthm for putting it all together and for the prettiest balloon arches I’ve ever seen. And huge thanks to my pals and hero’s @adamhoodmusic @randyrogersband @wadebowen for over 20 years of friendship and for entertaining us all night. Thanks to my city mouse friend @telemitry for going country, for the late night jams, and even wearing fringe🤠. Thank you @tylerjconrad for capturing all the fun.”

The snapshots also shows Miranda with friends including Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, songwriter Jessi Alexander, and members of Pistol Annies—Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. Said Lambert: “I got to enter a new decade with dear friends and family at my favorite honky tonk @billybobstexa. There are so many pics full of joy and smile’s, so I’m going to keep on posting! That’s why it’s taken me 3 weeks to post these. I’ve just been overwhelmed with gratitude and love for everyone that came to scoot your boots with me. I love all of y’all so so so much ❤🤠 Cheers to 40!”

DJ Jesse Frasure, also known as Telemitry, served as the DJ for the party, with Dierks Bentley, Natalie Hemby, Waylon Payne, Caylee Hammack, Lainey Wilson, Terri Jo Box and more also shown celebrating Lambert’s milestone birthday. Lambert’s family, including her brother Luke Lambert, mother Beverly, and father Richard, were also in attendance for the special occasion.

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Entertainment Daypop

Chelsea Handler returning to host 2024 Critics Choice Awards

Chelsea Handler is set to return as the host of this year’s Critics Choice Awards, which will air live on the CW on Jan. 14, marking Handler’s second consecutive year hosting the ceremony.

Handler said in a statement: “I am very happy and excited to be hosting the Critics Choice Awards again this year, as last year was one of the most fun nights I’ve had. There is no greater reward than making fun of actors and then getting drunk with them afterward. It’s an honor.”  Added Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin, “We are thrilled to have Chelsea Handler join us once again to host the Critics Choice Awards. After having her as our host last year, we couldn’t wait to have her back up on the stage again.”

The Critics Choice Awards celebrates the best in film and television. TV nominations were just announced, with the Apple TV+ series “The Morning Show” leading the television contenders with six nominations, and HBO’s “Succession” following with five nominations. Film nominations will be revealed on Dec. 13.

The 29th annual Critics Choice Awards, taking place at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, will air live on the CW on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. ET.

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