Major Musicians Are Speaking Out Against Facial Recognition Tech At Festivals & You Should Too

Live Nation’s investment last year in Blink Identity, a tech company specializing in facial recognition, has spawned a new campaign in opposition to the use facial recognition tech at festivals and concerts. It was started by digital rights group Fight For The Future, and already has support from artists such as …

Justin Bieber Comes Clean On Instagram About Hardcore Drug Abuse & Childhood Fame

At 25, Justin Bieber has experienced (probably more than anyone else) the ups and downs fame. Now, he’s finally ready to open up. In the post below, the singer/songwriter details the ramifications his superstardom. From the failed relationships, to heavy drug use, to struggles with childhood fame — from the …

Activists To Protest Major Music Festival Over… Free Chicken Nuggets???

As part a promotional campaign at this year’s Reading music festival, going down this weekend, August 23-25, it was reported that McDonald’s would be giving away free chicken Mcnuggets. Awesome, right? Not to everyone. The Humane League, an international nonprit organization that works to end the abuse animals raised for food, …

Die Antwoord dropped from festivals following alleged homophobic hate crime

A video of Die Antwoord and members of their entourage attacking Hercules & Love Affair co-founder Andy Butler at Future Music Festival in Adelaide, Austraila, in 2012 has surfaced online. The video was captured by the South African rap group’’s former videographer Ben Crossman. It shows Die Antwoord member Ninja …

Study finds 1/5 of people who post online when they're high regret it later

A new study published in the journal Substance Abuse revealed what most of us already knew: posting on social media, texting and calling while on drugs is a bad idea. Conducted by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU College, the researchers surveyed 872 adults entering …

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex-crime charges in New York

Controversial artist R. Kelly pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn, New York on the morning of August 2 to five federal criminal charges brought against him. These charges include one count of racketeering and four counts of violating the Mann Act, which forbids interstate and foreign transportation of women and girls …

Multiple Injured & Hospitalized After Fan Hijacks ATV At Festival, Drives Into Crowd

Seven people were injured and four hospitalized when a man drove a stolen “side-by-side ATV” into the crowd at Curiosity Music Festival in British Columbia last weekend. According to the festival, on-site medical staff was treating a man in his 20s when he proceeded to assault the staff and hijacked their …

BREAKING: Moonboy Finally Speaks Out Responding To Sexual Abuse Allegations

Last week, allegations on Twitter arose accusing Moonboy multiple instances sexual misconduct, including sex with a minor and continuing to have sex with a partner after she fell asleep. In the wake these allegations, Moonboy’s management, Loko Entertainment, dropped him as a client. Since then, Moonboy has been silent on social …

Oakland is the second US city to decriminalize magic mushrooms

Following close behind Denver’s monumental decision in May, Oakland is now the second city in the US to vote to decriminalize psilocybin and all other “natural” sources of psychedelics. Oakland’s City Council’s public safety committee held its first public hearing on the resolution on May 28, and the measure passed …

Oakland becomes second US City to decriminalize magic mushrooms

Following close behind Denver’s monumental decision in May, Oakland is now the second city in the US to vote to decriminalize psilocybin and all other “natural” sources of psychedelics. Oakland’s City Council’s public safety committee held its first public hearing on the resolution on May 28, and the measure passed …

​Video game addiction is now an official medical diagnosis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized “gaming disorder” or “video game addiction” as an official mental health disorder. Defined as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior” that “takes precedence over other interests and daily activities,” the affliction was recently added to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases …

Avicii’s Dad Speaks Out About His Son’s Death & Mental Health Publicly for the First Time

At the beginning the month, it was announced that father Avicii, Klas Bergling, would speak at IMS Ibiza 2019 on the topic mental health and shining a light on the vital work the Tim Berling Foundation. This past Thursday, Klas spoke, sharing the ethics and philosophy the newly created foundation, once …

CHVRCHES Increase Security After Death Threats Over Chris Brown, Marshmello Callout

CHVRCHES have reportedly been forced to ramp up security following death threats from outraged Chris Brown fans. There’s now police at their shows and advance security when they step outside. The hip hop/pop singer’s following went absolutely berserk after the band spoke out against Marshmello‘s decision to collaborate with him and Tyga. …

Helicopter Showdown Unleashes New Music And Talks Future As Solo Artist

Helicopter Showdown also known as Devan Day is stepping back into the spotlight and this time he’s looking towards a bright future, full endless opportunity. To celebrate his return to the scene as a solo artist, Helicopter Showdown has just surprised fans with brand new music. Keeping true to his …

CHVRCHES Receiving Death Threats from Chris Brown Fans After Condemning Mello Collab

Last week, CHVRCHES made posts on social media condemning Marshmello for working with abusers Chris Brown and Tyga. In their post, they wrote: “We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behavior. That is …

Chris Brown Wants CHVRCHES To Be Hit By A “Speeding Bus” for Condemning His Mello Collab

Two days ago, April 25, CHVRCHES called out Marshmello on social media for putting out a track with known abusers Chris Brown and Tyga, “Light It Up.” In their statement, the band wrote: “We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, …

BREAKING: Marshmello Called Out By CHVRCHES For Collaborating with Chris Brown

Marshmello and CHVRCHES released their collaborative single “Here With Me” on March 8, a whimsical and really delightful song that the two performed on Jimmy Kimmel as well as at Coachella. Today, Marshmello released a new song called “Light It Up” with Tyga and Chris Brown, both whom are artists …

SCREENSHOT: Datsik Discusses Comeback In Newly Surfaced DM

It’s been over a year since Datsik was accused multiple instances sexual misconduct and abuse. The public backlash forced him to cancel his tour and he was swiftly dropped by his management, label and booking agency. His career virtually vanished when the claims were brought to light. Still, his diehard …

The Simpsons episode with Michael Jackson has been pulled from circulation

An episode of The Simpsons that includes Michael Jackson has been pulled kind circulation. This follows accusations made within the two-part Channel four documentary Leaving Neverland. The documentary options Wade Robson and James Safechuck, each of whom declare they had been sexually abused by Jackson after they had been kids. …