• Kim Jong-un Calls K-Pop a ‘Vicious Cancer'

    4 days ago - By Billboard

    Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, described K-pop as a “vicious cancer” corrupting the young people he governs, and he plans to put a stop to it.
    The New York Times reported on Friday that the politician has declared a new culture war to halt the spread and influence of South Korean movies, K-dramas and K-pop videos to his citizens through a secretive anti-K-pop campaign, which Seoul-based news source Daily NK first learned about from leaked internal documents coming from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
    Seoul National University's Institute for Peace and Unification...
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  • 20 Questions With TWICE: K-Pop Group Discusses New Project 'Taste of Love'

    4 days ago - By Billboard

    The members of TWICE have spent more than a half-decade refining their sound, collecting fans and helping K-pop reach a global audience. With the release of new mini-album Taste of Love on Friday , the collective continues its artistic evolution, while also attempting to best the No. 72 peak on the Billboard 200 albums chart that the group achieved with last year's Eyes Wide Open full-length. Performing new single “Alcohol-Free” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show , and unveiling a music video for the track, has helped promote the new project.
    To mark their new mini-album, the members of TWICE...
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  • Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Struggled 'Long And Hard' With Name Of His New Band

    4 days ago - By Blabber Mouth

    In a brand new interview with The Metal Voice , founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing elaborated on his decision to call his new band KK'S PRIEST, an obvious nod to his former group. His is joined in KK'S PRIEST by former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, guitarist A.J. Mills , bassist Tony Newton and drummer Sean Elg .
    "I struggled with the name hard and long, long and hard, but I just didn't wanna call myself something that was totally detached from my history and my legacy," Downing explained. "I want this band to be a little bit in the past, 'cause Ripper is there; Les was...
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