Anthrax & Suicidal Tendencies Members Deliver Rocked Out Version of Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’

They’re the bad guys (duh).

That’s the message Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and Suicidal Tendencies bassist Ra Diaz are sending with their hard rock rendition of Billie Eilish’s Hot 100 chart topper, “bad guy.”

The new rendition still features the 18-year-old star’s vocals, while Benante, accompanies on drums and guitar, and Diaz plays bass. “My daughter @miiabenante would play @billieeilish in the car all the time, when I heard the song #oceaneyes I was hooked,” Benante wrote on Instagram announcing the cover. “When this song came out I knew it was going to blow up and it did. @ra_diaz and I Loved this tune and wanted to do a Remix of it. We added some crunch, some funk, some Groove. We like all different forms of music so if Ya Don’t like it , keep it to yourself.”

Watch the “funkymetal mix” of “bad guy” below.

 

Taeyeon Earns 15th Top 10 on World Digital Song Sales With ‘Happy’

We hope this week’s chart news can make Taeyeon a bit more “Happy.”

The K-pop superstar returns to Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart with “Happy” entering at No. 9 this week. The nostalgic R&B-pop track sold 1,000 downloads in the week ending May 8, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The No. 9 debut for “Happy” marks Taeyeon’s 15th top 10 entry on World Digital Song Sales to date.

Since making her first solo appearance in 2014 with the song “Breath,” sung alongside fellow K-pop singer Jonghyun, Taeyeon has been a consistent chart force. The star earned her highest-charting single in early 2016 with “Rain” (when it peaked at No. 3) while her best sales week for a song came last year with “11:11″ (which debuted with 3,000 downloads sold). So far, Taeyeon’s best-selling song in America is her 2015 single “I” that has sold 15,000 downloads to date, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Outside of Taeyeon’s remarkable solo success, the star has an even longer chart legacy as a part of K-pop girl group Girls’ Generation and its splinter groups.

At large, Girls’ Generation have earned 12 top 10s on World Digital Song Sales. Meanwhile, the outfit’s two splinter groups Girls’ Generation-TTS (made up of members Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun) has earned three and Girls’ Generation-OH!GG (Taeyeon, Yoona, Sunny, Hyoyeon and Yuri) has earned one. For those keeping score, that’s 31 top 10 hits to which Taeyeon’s voice has been attached.

Overall, Girls’ Generation’s best-selling single in America is their signature breakout hit “Gee,” which has sold 80,000 downloads to date.

Originally scheduled for release the evening of March 9, the release of “Happy” was postponed after a statement came from Taeyeon’s record label SM Entertainment that Taeyeon’s father had passed away on that same day. Upon the song’s eventual May 4 unveiling, fans rallied around the feel-good track to send it to the top of various charts around the world and show support for Taeyeon.

Watch the music video to “Happy,” with more than six million views since its premiere, below:

Hailey & Justin Bieber Say This Sitcom Is a ‘Palate Cleanser for the Soul’

For the latest installment of their Facebook Watch series, The Biebers on Watch, Hailey and Justin Bieber went live to answer questions from fans.

When asked about the sitcom Friends, the couple couldn’t help but gush, noting that it’s their favorite show. “We watch Friends every night before we go to bed,” Hailey revealed, before adding, “I watched all of Friends from start to finish when I was single, I watched it every day.”

“It’s a good palate cleanser for the soul in the sense of–you know how you have ginger when you have sushi? Same vibe,” the “Sorry” singer added.

The conversation soon turned to the topic of marriage, and fans wanted to know how the couple felt about being married so young (Justin was 24 and Hailey was 21). “I think both of us always knew we wanted to be married young…I always wanted to be married young,” the model replied. “My parents got married when they were 23. So, I just always saw myself being married young.”

“I always pictured myself being married young,” JB mirrored. “It was always, like, my goal because my family…I came from a broken home, so I always wanted to have my own family.”

On their best and worst aspects of marriage, both agreed that seeing each other every day is a rose, while stealing blankets and a bit of messiness is a thorn.

Watch the full episode below.

 

Here Are the Lyrics to Luke Combs’ ‘Six Feet Apart’

Luke Combs can’t wait for the day he doesn’t have to stay “Six Feet Apart” from everyone, but at least he doesn’t have to wait for another hit: His quarantine single debuted at No. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (dated May 16).

Combs first performed the song last month on one of his laidback livestream jam sessions, where he listed all the people he misses seeing — his mom, dad and band — as well as all the things he misses doing, including performing, drinking with his buddies and catching a ball game.

But until then, he reassures his listeners with this omen in the chorus: “And there will be light after dark/ Someday when we aren’t six feet apart.”

Check out the social distancing-friendly lyrics below.

When the dogwoods start to bloom
And the crickets hum their tune
That’s usually about the time
That I feel most alive
But the news has all been bad
And the whole world seems so sad
I ain’t had much else going on
So I sat down and wrote this song

I miss my mom, I miss my dad
I miss the road, I miss my band
Givin’ hugs and shakin’ hands
It’s a mystery, I suppose
Just how long this thing goes
But there’ll be crowds and there’ll be shows
And there will be light after dark
Someday when we aren’t six feet apart

First thing that I’m gonna do
Is slide on in some corner booth
And take the whole damn family out
And buy my buddies all a round
Pay some extra on the tab
Catch a movie, catch a cab
Watch a ballgame from the stands
Probably over-wash my hands

I miss my mom, I miss my dad
I miss the road, I miss my band
Givin’ hugs and shakin’ hands
Well, it’s a mystery, I suppose
Just how long this thing goes
But there’ll be crowds and there’ll be shows
And there will be light after dark
Someday when we aren’t six feet apart

I miss my mom, I miss my dad
I miss the road, I miss my band
Givin’ hugs and shakin’ hands
Well, it’s a mystery, I suppose
Just how long this thing goes
But there’ll be crowds and there’ll be shows
There will be light after dark
Someday when we aren’t six feet apart
There will be light after dark
Someday when we aren’t six feet apart

Lyrics licensed & provided by LyricFind

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Written by: Luke Combs, Brent Cobb, Robert Snyder

Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé Could Make Grammy History With ‘Savage’

With Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” (featuring Beyoncé) jumping from No. 4 to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, the track is a serious contender for a Grammy nomination for best rap performance.

This would be the first time in 23 years that an all-female collab was nominated in that category (or one of its forerunner categories, best rap solo performance or best rap performance by a duo or group). It last happened when “Not Tonight” by Lil’ Kim featuring Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott and Angie Martinez was nominated for the 1997 award for best rap performance by a duo or group.

This would be Beyoncé’s first nomination for best rap performance. Queen Bey has been nominated for best rap/sung performance (formerly known as best rap/sung collaboration) eight times, but she has always provided the “sung” part of the collab. She has received four of those nominations in collaboration with her husband, Jay Z, and one each in collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Kanye West and the team of T.I. and Lil Wayne.

Doja Cat’s “Say So” (featuring Nicki Minaj), which jumps from No. 6 to No. 1 on the Hot 100, is also a strong Grammy contender, though it will probably compete for best rap/sung performance. The definition of that category is “For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and rap.” Should it win, this would be Minaj’s first Grammy. She has amassed 10 nominations since 2010.

“Say So” would be the first all-female collaboration to be nominated for best rap/sung performance, which has been awarded four years. Four all-female collaborations were nominated for best rap/sung collaboration – a different category than best rap performance (and its forerunners). Eve featuring Gwen Stefani won the 2001 award in that category for “Let Me Blow Ya Mind.” The two artists were nominated again four years later (this time with Stefani in the lead position) for “Rich Girl.” Ciara featuring Elliott were nominated for “1,2 Step” (2005). Keyshia Cole featuring Lil’ Kim and Elliott were nominated for “Let It Go” (2007).

Beyoncé has been nominated for a total of 70 Grammys, more than any other female artist. She needs just 11 more nominations to surpass Quincy Jones as the most nominated person in Grammy history. The legendary producer/artist received 80 nominations between 1960-2018. (Beyoncé has accumulated her nominations at a much faster pace. She received her first nominations, as a member of Destiny’s Child, in 1999.)

Breaking it down by Grammy “fields,” Beyoncé has been nominated in the R&B field 31 times, the general field (better known as “the Big Four categories”) 12 times, the rap field eight times, the pop field seven times, the music video/film field six times, the music for visual media field four times, the rock field once (for a 2016 collab with Jack White) and the production, immersive audio field (formerly known as surround sound) once (for her visual album Beyoncé.)

 

Grab a Travis Scott & Lebron James Class of 2020 T-Shirt This Weekend Only

LeBron James and Travis Scott are teaming up to support the Class of 2020, who are celebrating their graduations at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The two superstars have created an official graduation t-shirt available this weekend only.

The light blue shirt designed by the rapper includes the handwritten “We’re all in this together,” as well a hand drawn design with each of their company logos (Uninterrupted and Cactus Jack), fully driving home the theme of togetherness.

All of net proceeds will go to charities for the two stars’ respective communities. James will donate proceeds to the LeBron James Family Foundation and Scott will donate proceeds to Feeding Texas.   

The shirt is available for purchase now (May 15) through May 18 at 3 p.m. EST. Shop here.

 

Doja Cat’s ‘Say So’ Producer Yeti Beats Signs Warner Chappell Admin Deal

Warner Chappell has signed an exclusive administration agreement with Yeti Beats, co-producer of Doja Cat’s current Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Say So” feat. Nicki Minaj.

Announced Friday (May 15), the deal covers all catalog and future works by Yeti Beats, who also served writer, producer, executive producer and A&R roles on Doja Cat’s first two albums — Amala and Hot Pink — and produced such hits as “Candy” and “Juicy” feat. Tyga. He also served as an executive producer on Doja Cat’s 2014 EP Purrr!

“I’ve known Yeti for a while, and it’s been incredible to see what he’s accomplished with Doja Cat and her team,” said Warner Chappell Music senior director of A&R, Wallace Joseph, in a statement. “Yeti’s in a great position to grow his career, and I’m excited to help expand his presence and take his talents to the next level. We already have some big things in the works, recently connecting him virtually with our newest songwriter Sean Douglas.”

Added Yeti Beats, “The entire squad at Warner Chappell are great at what they do. I know they will be able to set up impactful introductions with artists, writers and producers. It’s great to be working with them and be a part of their incredible roster.”

Based in Los Angeles, Yeti Beats has produced a number of reggae, R&B and rap albums over the course of his career, including Rebelution’s Peace of Mind, Falling into Place, and Count Me In; Konshens’ It Feel Good; and Common Kings’ One Day. He is currently collaborating on tracks with BJ the Chicago Kid, Andra Day, Kat Dahlia and Mahalia and continues to seek out and develop new talent.