Music News: Neil Young and Daryl Hannah reportedly wed

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Daryl Hannah and Neil Young at SXSW in 2018.
Daryl Hannah and Neil Young at SXSW in 2018. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)
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Neil Young has reportedly wed his girlfriend of the past few years, actor Daryl Hannah. Although the couple haven't officially announced the wedding, Hannah hinted about it on Instagram and multiple attendees have described the private ceremony to media.

The couple share a passion for environmental activism, and they've become artistic collaborators as well. Young and his band Promise of the Real starred and created the music for the science fiction western movie Paradox, which Hannah directed and which is now streaming on Netflix. (Consequence of Sound)

Sony Music removed from MJ suit

An appeals court has ruled that Sony Music and the Michael Jackson Estate should be removed as defendants in a lawsuit alleging that three 2010 songs don't actually feature the King of Pop. Fan Vera Serova's suit will continue, with the sole defendants being the producers directly involved in the questioned recordings.

Essentially, the three-judge panel accepted the label's argument that since it did not have direct knowledge of the recordings, its statement that Michael Jackson was singing on the songs "amounted to a statement of opinion rather than fact." (Rolling Stone)

Cardi B apologizes for offending skit

Cardi B has apologized for appearing in a comedy sketch called "The Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement." In the video skit, a preview for an upcoming series by comedian Rip Michaels, the popular rapper played the late Coretta Scott King. Martin Luther King III, the son of Martin Luther King Jr., was among the King family members who called the sketch offensive and now says that Cardi B reached out to him with an apology. (Rolling Stone)

Fever Ray cancels tour over mental health issues

Fever Ray, the name for the Knife's Karin Dreijer as a solo artist, has canceled all her upcoming shows, citing anxiety and panic attacks. "It is a disorder that always lurks in the shadows that I have had to work carefully with and around, and that I never really know when it will strike or how much it will affect me," Dreijer wrote on Facebook. "I will now have to take a break from touring to take care of myself and restore my health." (Consequence of Sound)

Ticketmaster partners with Bixby

If you have a Samsung phone, you know your personal voice assistant as Bixby: the equivalent of Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, and Google's...Google. Ticketmaster is now partnering with Samsung to make it easier to find and order tickets to concerts and sporting events through Bixby. If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note9, you can now say, "Hi Bixby, find concert tickets in..." your city.

"Bixby, in turn, will send results about the inquiry to the fan's Samsung device in order to select seats, confirm order details and finalize ticket purchases," reports Billboard.

Natalie Portman goes glam pop

There's a new trailer for Vox Lux, an upcoming movie starring Natalie Portman as a glam pop star who "who suddenly finds herself catapulted into the spotlight by chance," reports Consequence of Sound. There's not too much to see in the short clip, but it features Portman in Gaga-esque character, and promises original songs by Sia. Vox Lux will premiere next week at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Songs sampled in podcast
Jahzzar: "Comedie" (CC BY 4.0)
BoxCat Games: "Against the Wall" (CC BY 3.0)
Promise of the Real: "Happy Together"
Fever Ray: "To the Moon and Back"
Jesse Spillane: "Dance Rocket" (CC BY 4.0)
A Star Is Born trailer clip


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