HOT: Last Night a DJ Saved Our Lives?
With the way the Trump administration is going, would it even be weird if an EDM legend was the person to bring the whole thing down? Electronic musician Moby drew a lot of attention when he posted on social media about several things he says he learned from “talking to friends who work in D.C.” Moby wrote that he was told about the blackmail-worthy things Russia has on the president (worse than the “pee” stuff, he wrote), as well as the depth of the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with the Russian government. He also said that the current administration “needs a war” and is trying to prompt one with Iran.
WARM: “Hello … Fine Australian City!”
It has to be a hard job being not only the guitar tech for Guns N’ Roses, but also the person who has to tell the audience that the notoriously tardy band (though they’ve done better on the “reunion” tour) is going to be late. It has to be even harder when you don’t know what city you’re in. Before a Valentine’s Day show in Australia, GNR’s tech/announcer took the mic to tell the crowd the band was stuck in traffic, yelling “Sydney!” to get fans’ attention, apparently not realizing the concert was in Melbourne. At least he didn’t say Cleveland.
COLD: Stunt Dress
It’s never surprising when Grammy exposure leads to a spike in sales (or, as is the case more often now, streams) for artists. But it is surprising when a dress leads to such increases — and downright shocking when the dress is emblazoned with “Make America Great Again” and Donald Trump’s last name. Unknown singer Joy Villa — who’s described on her Twitter bio as “Grammy considered,” which means absolutely nothing — trolled the Grammys pre-show red carpet sporting just such a dress, which naturally led to a lot of press coverage and resulted in Trump fans pushing one of Villa’s recordings to No. 1 on the iTunes and Amazon charts.