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Demi Lovato owns their truth with “29”
Ahead of their eighth album HOLY FVCK, Demi Lovato shared new single “29.” With the intense track, the singer is putting their life into perspective. “Turning 29 was a huge eye opener for me,” they tell Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe. “And then, going into treatment and having realizations led to my transformation, my release of the emotion that was put into this song. I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a ton of anxiety about putting out this song.”
In the Wednesday teaser, Jenna Ortega gets pleasure out of torturing boys
A deadpanned Jenna Ortega enjoys torturing her brother Pugsley and, well, boys in the trailer for Netflix’s highly anticipated series Wednesday. In the trailer, the titular character lets piranhas loose on a fellow classmate on the swim team and ends up gleefully expelled. But after several stints at various schools, she lands at Nevermore Academy where murder, mayhem — and maybe friendship — are waiting for her.
Remembering Taylor Hawkins
Foo Fighters are commemorating the life of their late drummer Taylor Hawkins with two tribute shows. Now, you don’t need to leave your couch to witness the band and a stacked lineup of rock royalty pay respects. On Sept. 3, the London tribute will be available to livestream on Paramount+ in the U.S., Pluto TV and MTV’s YouTube channels. Travis Barker, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and many more will join the band onstage.
chloe moriondo’s campy and confessional new album SUCKERPUNCH is on its way
Internet cool kid chloe moriondo just announced their follow-up to Blood Bunny with SUCKERPUNCH, due Oct. 7. While the album will be both “campy and confessional,” it’s set to be a bolder, more unpredictable step forward. To coincide with the announcement, they also shared the sugary, hyperpop-tinged new single “Fruity.” Expect glossy pop gone wild this time around.