Amoeba Music Announces Permanent Closure of Famed Sunset Boulevard Location, Set to Reopen at New Hollywood Boulevard this Fall

On Monday (April 27), Amoeba announced that the famed Los Angeles retail outlet would not be reopening at its original location, where it has sat since 2001. All efforts will now be focused on opening the store at its new space on Hollywood Boulevard, where it is slated to open in the fall.

 

“This is heartbreaking for us,” reads a statement posted to the Amoeba website. “We never envisioned not being able to give the store the send-off it deserves, to give you all a chance to say goodbye. We had so many events planned to celebrate our history at 6400 Sunset! But we are facing too many mitigating circumstances that simply won’t allow for it.”

 

The statement notes that because music stores aren’t considered “essential” businesses by the state of California, it most likely wouldn’t be able to open even if “safer at home” restrictions are eased this summer. Even if it were given the go-ahead, the statement continues, reopening would place staff and customers of the store, which sees over a million visitors a year, at risk of contracting the virus.

Link:
https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/9366973/amoeba-music-hollywood-sunset-boulevard-location-closed-permanently

Bill Clinton Album Challenge Memes Invade Instagram: How To Easily Make Your Own

Bill Clinton has continued to be a topic of conversation throughout his political career, but now the discussion around the former President of the United States has shifted to something a bit more unconventional. Thanks to the rise of the Bill Clinton album challenge on Instagram, memes of the “My Life” author holding various vinyl records have spread around social media. Here’s how you can make one for yourself.

 

Anyone who is interested in making their own meme can go to Billclintonswag.com to do so. Those who visit the site will find a template and a search function, which gives them the option to add whatever artwork they would like into the available spots. The places to put album covers can either be filled with a variety of images or one cover multiple times, which many people have done for comedic effect.

Link:
https://www.ibtimes.com/bill-clinton-album-challenge-memes-invade-instagram-how-easily-make-your-own-2963210

Insane Clown Posse cancels their annual Gathering of the Juggalos, originally slated to take place in August, due to Covid-19: ‘We Refuse to Risk Even One Juggalo Life’

The Insane Clown Posse announced on Wednesday that they’re canceling this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

 

The festival celebrating the hardcore hip hop duo will be postponed to next year.

 

“The bottom line is that we REFUSE to risk even ONE Juggalo life by hosting a Gathering during these troubling times,” the Insane Clown Posse said in a statement posted to Twitter.

 

The group, comprised of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, then referenced their most recent album titled “Fearless Fred Fury” to advise their fans “to heed the words of Fred Fury and Flip the Rat: ‘BE SAFE: Watch your step and take it easy. You can’t replace what you mean to our team.”

Link:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/23/entertainment/insane-clown-posse-gathering-of-juggalos-canceled-trnd

King Iso – World War Me

Blown away by King Iso’s World War Me record! Enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Love the whole soldier theme in the videos & artwork. Can’t name a single song I dislike. 22 tracks nowadays is like a double album for some. He produced the whole thing too? Get out of here.