Pantera Play First Concert in 21 Years: Video and Setlist

Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown, Zakk Wylde, and Charlie Benante performed a 15-song set at the Hell & Heaven festival in Mexico.

Pantera Play First Concert in 21 Years: Video and Setlist
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Pantera — at the least the new incarnation of the legendary band — played their first show in 21 years on Friday night (December 2nd). The long-dormant act performed a 15-song set at the Hell & Heaven festival outside Mexico City. Classic members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass)…

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Pantera Play First Concert in 21 Years: Video and Setlist
Spencer Kaufman

Pantera Play First Concert in 21 Years: Video and Setlist

Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown, Zakk Wylde, and Charlie Benante performed a 15-song set at the Hell & Heaven festival in Mexico.

Pantera Play First Concert in 21 Years: Video and Setlist
Spencer Kaufman

Consequence

Pantera — at the least the new incarnation of the legendary band — played their first show in 21 years on Friday night (December 2nd). The long-dormant act performed a 15-song set at the Hell & Heaven festival outside Mexico City. Classic members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass)…

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Pantera Play First Concert in 21 Years: Video and Setlist
Spencer Kaufman

Jack White mocks Elon Musk’s “free speech” hypocrisy after Kanye West’s Twitter ban

“So you have to CHOOSE who gets free speech and who doesn’t then? What kind of crybaby liberal suspends someone’s free speech?”

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Jack White has once again taken aim at Elon Musk for his questionable moves at Twitter, mocking the billionaire owner after Kanye West was banned earlier this week.

Musk – a noted supporter and supposed friend of West’s – booted the disgraced rapper from Twitter on Friday (December 2), shortly after the latter tweeted an illustration of a swastika inside a Star of David. Earlier in the day, West appeared on an episode of Infowars – a talk show hosted by far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones – during which he openly praised Adolf Hitler and defended Nazism.

According to Musk, West was banned from Twitter (for a third time in two months) for violating the platform’s policies “against incitement to violence”. In response, White shared an open message to Musk on Instagram, calling the latter out for his perceived hypocrisy.

In opening his post, White wrote mockingly: “So Elon, how’s that ‘free speech’ thing working out? Oh, I see, so you have to CHOOSE who gets free speech and who doesn’t then? What kind of crybaby liberal suspends someone’s free speech? Hmm…”

The former White Stripe went on to reference Musk’s recent move to reinstate Donald Trump‘s account on Twitter – and the fact that Alex Jones also remains banned – continuing: “Conspiracy liar Alex Jones doesn’t get ‘free speech’ either? I see. So you’re learning that these folks incite violence and hatred but Trump… DOESN’T? Hmmm.

“Or is it that liar Jones, and [antisemite] egomaniac Kanye can’t provide tax breaks for billionaires the way the former president could? Or that maybe the controller of this ‘free speech’ is insulted personally? Or that just maybe, there needs to be, oh I don’t know, RULES and REGULATIONS or else you breed chaos?”

White then suggested that Musk’s choice to ban West could be a sign that he’s learning about the necessity of discretionary censorship, quipping that “it’s nice to watch in real time as [Musk] learn[s] that all things need to be regulated, whether that be guns, drugs, alcohol, assembly, or speech because of the danger of someone or something being hurt or destroyed”.

“They’re sometimes called ‘laws’,” White added. “And perhaps you’re learning how harmful it can be when you let dangerous, hateful people say whatever they want on your stage.”

In closing, White noted that he’d blocked users from commenting on the post because it “isn’t a debate forum”, explaining that he’s “talking on [his] front porch, not debating in [a] town square”.

Taking a swipe at Musk’s recent comments about Twitter being “the de facto town square” for the digital age, White finished: “I regulate the platforms I control too. Do the right thing Elon and don’t provide other hate mongers a stage, let them go talk in [a] town square. (And no, twitter isn’t [a] town square owned by the gov[ernment], it’s a private company owned by Elon Musk).”

White similarly hit out at Musk last Monday (November 21), calling Trump’s return to Twitter “absolutely disgusting” and “an asshole move” on Musk’s part. In another open letter to Musk, the artist implored him to “be truthful” and “tell it like it is” – that “people like [him] and Joe Rogan (who gives platforms to liars like Alex Jones etc.)” are financially incentivised to throw their support behind figures spreading hate speech.

White then quit Twitter, joining the likes of Stephen FryTrent Reznor and dozens of other stars.

In the same interview that saw West share overt neo-Nazi sentiments, he was joined by open white supremacist Nick Fuentes, who’d also joined the rapper for a meeting with Trump last week. Trump would later call West a “seriously troubled man”.

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Harry Styles pays tribute to Christine McVie with ‘Songbird’ cover

The Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter passed away earlier this week

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Harry Styles paid tribute to late Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie in Chile last night (December 1) with a moving cover of ‘Songbird’.

The former One Direction star performed the McVie-penned 1977 ballad towards the end of his concert at the Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida in Santiago. You can view footage of the performance below.

During the show he also performed a host of his own hits from his third solo album ‘Harry’s House’ including hit single ‘As It Was’, ‘Music For A Sushi Restaurant’ and ‘Late Night Talking.

McVie “passed away peacefully at hospital” on Wednesday morning (November 30) following a short illness, her family confirmed in a statement. She was 79 years old. An exact cause of death has not yet been disclosed.

The late singer-songwriter’s former bandmates Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham have since shared messages on social media, as have many other figures from the music world and beyond.

Earlier this week, LCD Soundsystem also incorporated ‘Songbird’ into James Murphy and co’s ‘New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down’ during their performance at Brooklyn Steel. LCD keyboardist Nancy Whang provided lead vocals on the cover.

Additionally, the band played ‘You Make Loving Fun’, ‘Love In Store’ and ‘Everywhere’ – all of which were written and sang by McVie – over the PA System before and after the concert.

Meanwhile, Styles is due to return to the UK and Ireland next summer as an extension to his mammoth ‘Love On Tour’. You can find any remaining tickets for Harry Styles’ new dates here.

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Police arrest suspect over fatal shooting of Takeoff

Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, faces a murder charge for the death of the late rapper

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A man has been arrested over the murder of late Migos member Takeoff.

Takeoff, real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot and killed at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas in the early hours of November 1. He was 28 years old.

Now, Houston Police have said in a press conference that suspect Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, faces a murder charge for the death of the late rapper, according to The Daily Beast.

“We lost a good man,” Police Chief Troy Finner said. “Hundreds of people I talked to spoke to what a great individual he was.”

Police also announced the arrest of another man named Cameron Joshua in connection to the shooting.

The 22-year-old was charged with illegally having a gun at the time Takeoff was shot, but Police Sergeant Michael Burrow said investigators believe it was Clark’s gunfire that killed the rapper.

According to previous reports, a man opened fire after a disagreement broke out during a game of dice. Takeoff was pronounced dead by officers at the scene, after suffering a gunshot wound to the head or neck.

Two other people also suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the incident.

Police today said that Takeoff was not involved in the argument or the dice game, calling him an “innocent bystander.”

Following his death, Qauvo’s sister Kashara Marshall shared an appeal for Takeoff’s killer to be found “by any means”.

Posting to her Instagram stories, she wrote: “Find out who did this to my NEPHEW!!!!!!!!! By any MEANS.”

The arrest comes just hours after Migos bandmate Offset played his first gig since the death of Takeoff.

During the 30 minute set at the E11even club in Miami, he said: “We’re doing this for my brother. For Takeoff, let’s do this shit.”

Offset paid tribute to Takeoff by performing ‘Last Memory’ from the late rapper’s 2018 album ‘The Last Rocket’.

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Houston Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Takeoff

A second man has been charged with felony possession of a weapon in connection to the murder.

Houston Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Takeoff
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Houston police have arrested two people in connection with the November 1st killing of 28-year-old Migos rapper Takeoff. 33-year-old Patrick Clark was brought into custody and charged with murder on December 2nd, NBC News, reports, while Cameron Joshua was arrested on Nov. 22 and accused of felony possession of a weapon.…

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Olivia Colman hits out at fans who “bullied” ‘Heartstopper’ star Kit Connor into coming out as bisexual

“I think people should be allowed to have their own journey”

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Olivia Colman has hit out at those who “bullied” Heartstopper star Kit Connor into coming out as bisexual.

The 18-year-old actor opened up about his sexuality in November after some viewers accused him of “queerbaiting”, suggesting that he identified as a member of the LGBTQ+ community to further his career.

Responding to the accusations in a tweet, he wrote: “I’m bi. Congrats for forcing an 18-year-old to out himself. I think some of you missed the point of the show. bye.”

In the Netflix series, which is based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novels of the same name, Connor plays Nick Nelson, a rugby player who begins to question his sexuality when he meets fellow student Charlie Spring (Joe Locke). Connor’s character eventually comes out as bisexual.

Connor’s tweet received widespread support from his fans and peers, with many criticising those who forced him to disclose his sexuality.

‘Heartstopper’. CREDIT: Netflix

Colman, who plays Nick’s mother in the series, shared her thoughts on the situation during the premiere for her new film Empire Of Light.

“I am so proud of him, but I am not proud of how people bullied him,” she told Variety.

“I think people should be allowed to have their own journey. But I’m incredibly proud of him as a young man to deal with all of that and be in the spotlight. It’s unfair. But he’s amazing. He’s a very beautiful human being.”

Heartstopper creator Oseman was one of the first individuals to voice her support for Connor, condemning those who misunderstood the point of the series.

“I truly don’t understand how people can watch Heartstopper and then gleefully spend their time speculating about sexualities and judging based on stereotypes,” she wrote in response to Connor’s message.

“I hope all those people are embarrassed as FUCK. Kit you are amazing.”

Heartstopper is set to return for a second season in 2023.

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Listen to A$AP Rocky’s ‘Need For Speed Unbound’ track ‘Shittin’ Me’

The EA and Criterion game is out now

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A$AP Rocky has shared his new track ‘Shittin’ Me’, which he made for EA and Criterion‘s new game Need For Speed Unbound – listen below.

The track, produced by Kelvin Krash, was teased by the rapper on Instagram earlier this week along with photos showing him wearing racing clothes.

Last month, EA and Criterion shared footage of A$AP Rocky getting a first-look at his real-life custom car from Need For Speed Unbound.

The game, which was released worldwide today (December 2), was teased with an official “reveal trailer” in October, showing A$AP in action, tearing up the city streets in his slick Mercedes 190 E.

In addition to the track, Grin Machine’s music video for ‘Shittin’ Me’ will arrive on Monday, December 5.

“It has been a pleasure getting to be a creative collaborator with EA on the new Need for Speed game,” A$AP Rocky said in a statement. “‘Shittin’ Me’ serves as the lead track from the game soundtrack, and, with so much excitement around it, it was only natural to also do a music video.

“Grin Machine did a great job paying homage to the game collaboration with AWGE with the fun wacky aesthetics, and shout out to Krash and Hec [Lynas Frans] for the music as always.”

‘Shittin’ Me’ follows the Playboi Carti collaboration ‘OUR DE$TINY’, which was released in September. This came after ‘Arya’ with Nigo, ‘Doja’ with $not, ‘The God Hour’ with A$AP Ant, the solo joint ‘D.M.B.’ and ‘Strangers’ with Danger Mouse and Black Thought.

Need for Speed Unbound sees the franchise returning to Burnout studio Criterion, marking the first time the developer has worked on the racing series since 2012’s Need For Speed: Most Wanted.

In February 2020, EA handed the franchise back to Criterion with the publisher saying that it planned to restructure Ghost Games, who handled the previous four Need For Speed entries.

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Offset pays tribute to Takeoff in first concert since Migos bandmate’s death

“For Takeoff, let’s do this shit”

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Offset played his first gig since the death of his Migos bandmate Takeoff in Miami in the early hours of this morning (December 2).

The rapper performed a 30 minute set at the E11even club, which saw him throw dollar bills into the audience, as he performed a host of Migos hits including ‘Fight Night’ and ‘Bad And Boujee’, reports Rolling Stone.

“We’re doing this for my brother,” he told the crowd, which also included his wife Cardi B and Chance The Rapper, at the start of the set. “For Takeoff, let’s do this shit.” You can see footage of him performing below.

Offset then paid tribute to Takeoff by performing ‘Last Memory’ from the late rapper’s 2018 album ‘The Last Rocket’.

He also performed snippets of Metro Boomin collaboration ‘Ric Flair Drip’ and his solo track ‘Martian’.

Takeoff, real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot and killed at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas in the early hours of November 1. He was 28 years old.

Following his death Offset paid tribute to Takeoff on social media. “The pain you have left me with is unbearable,” he wrote in a lengthy post, adding: “My heart is shattered.”

Cardi B has since said she is “feeling so hopeless” in attempting to help her husband through his grief over his late Migos bandmate.

She added: “We don’t want no sympathy. We ain’t no charity case. But no lie, I have been feeling so hopeless trying to make my husband happy.

“Trying to make him crack a smile, seeing him randomly cry, see him trying to distract his mind completely… schedules been changing, trying to keep up with work after everything that he’s been going through these past couple of weeks.”

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