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Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com

Gorillaz release ‘Cracker Island’

Gorillaz - Cracker Island

New track & visualizer available now Gorillaz have released “Cracker Island,” an energetic, upbeat firecracker featuring the virtuosic bassist, mercurial talent and twice-Grammy winner Thundercat. Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D teamed with Greg Kurstin and Remi Kabaka Jr for production. The…

OneOf announces Notorious BIG NFT collection

The Notorious BIG NFT

Collection enables fans to collectively license audio recording of rapper’s most famous freestyle OneOf has announced Sky’s the Limit: The Notorious B.I.G. NFT Collection, a first-of-its-kind NFT in partnership with The Christopher Wallace Estate. Bringing music to Web3 in a…

Itzy announces 1st World Tour details

ITZY

K-pop group to hit North American & Korea South Korean girl group Itzy has revealed tour details on their 1st World Tour. The five member group consisting of Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna will embark on their first ever…

Alan Jackson introduces signature whiskey

Alan Jackson

Silverbelly celebrates the country star’s career Country Music Hall of Fame member Alan Jackson introduces Silverbelly Whiskey, a new premium spirit distilled exclusively for – and hand-selected by – the country superstar. Silverbelly takes its name from Jackson’s signature cowboy…

Scotty McCreery & wife expecting first child

Scotty & Gabi McCreery

Baby boy is due this fall Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi are expecting their first child in November. The couple spoke with People exclusively about the news, stating they’re excited about welcoming a baby boy into the world. “We…

Rita Wilson shares ‘Songbird’ with Josh Groban

Rita Wilson & Josh Groban

Song is available digitally Multi-talented singer/songwriter Rita Wilson has shared her new single, “Songbird” featuring special guest Josh Groban. Co-produced by Rita and GRAMMY Award-winning producer Matt Rollings, “Songbird” is a lovingly reimagined interpretation of the classic Fleetwood Mac track,…

Jack White adds Supply Chain Issues Tour dates

Jack White

Additional North American dates underway Aug 20th Jack White has announced a new series of North American dates for his ongoing Supply Chain Issues Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the shows begin August 20th at The Whiting in Flint, MI…

The Mars Volta returns after 10 year break

The Mars Volta

New single available now Breaking more than a decade of omertà, The Mars Volta reawaken from their lengthy hiatus with the release of their new single and short film for “Blacklight Shine.” The song pulses with subtle brilliance, Caribbean rhythms…

Tomorrow X Together announces Asian tour dates

Tomorrow X Together

Group announces four stops in Oct Tomorrow X Together will expand their presence in the global K-pop scene by holding concerts in four Asian cities following concerts in Korea, the US, and Japan. The 21st Centure “it” boys have announced…

Monsters on the Mountain 2022 announced

Monsters on the Mountain 2022

Fest is Aug 19-21 in Gatlinburg, TN The three-day hard rock and heavy metal music experience Monsters on the Mountain (MOTM) is set to return this August 19th-21st at The Gatlinburg Convention Center, located in Tennessee’s beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.…

Hanson announces additional Australian shows

Hanson

Second Perth & Melbourne shows follow first ones that quickly sold out Hanson expands their Australian and New Zealand tour to eight dates after adding second Perth and Melbourne shows. The trio quickly sold out the original concerts in each…

Rolling Stones resume tour, cancel Bern show

Rolling Stones Sixty

Band resumes tour in Milan, Italy The Rolling Stones are resuming their European Sixty Tour tomorrow night (Tues, June 21st) in Milan, Italy. This comes a week after the group was forced to postpone two shows due to frontman Mick…

Elton John launches NFT collection

Elton John NFT

Digital collectibles are available now Elton John has launched an NFT collection that is truly out of this world. John has partnered with Sweet and Jadu for the Rocket NFT Club which provides exclusive access to to fan experiences and…

Beyoncé releasing ‘Break My Soul’

Beyonce

Track is first single from forthcoming Renaissance album Beyoncé Knowles is dropping “Break My Soul” tonight (Mon, June 20th) at midnight ET/9 pm PT. The singer announced the news on her social media profiles and not as a post. The track is…

Billy Joel announces single Australian concert

Billy Joel in Australia

Event is Dec 10th in Melbourne Frontier Touring, the Victorian Government and Always Live are thrilled to announce that Billy Joel will perform one night only in Australia on Saturday, December 10th, with a history-making performance at the iconic stadium…

Justin Bieber postpones summer 2022 US tour dates

Justin Bieber - Justice

Pop star is recovering from facial paralysis Justin Bieber has postponed the remaining US Justice Tour dates due to his recent diagnosis with facial paralysis. Shows affected include the June and July stops throughout North America. “In light of Justin’s…