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Truth Social Is Going Public, Giving Trump $3 Billion Windfall

The former president will, however, have to wait six months before cashing in his shares Truth Social is going public. In a Friday vote, the social media company’s blank-check funding partner — Digital World Acquisition Corp. — approved a merger with Trump Media & Technology Group. The merger will be a lifeline to Truth Social, which incurred tens of millions in losses in 2023, and provide a massive windfall to its owner, former President Donald Trump. Given the current stock market value

Phoebe Bridgers, Conor Oberst Reunite Better Oblivion Community Center

The folk-pop duo released their first and only album in 2019, but revived a few selections during Oberst's residency at Los Angeles' Teragram Ballroom The folk-pop duo Better Oblivion Community Center, helmed by Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, made a surprise reunion on Thursday night at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. The venue has been hosting weekly shows as part of the Conor Oberst and Friends residency since early March. Bridgers’ special appearance at this week’s concert marked their

Rolling Stone’s Future of Music Showcase at SXSW: Recap

Over four nights in March, Rolling Stone’s Future of Music showcase at SXSW brought the stars of tomorrow to Austin’s famed ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Each night, the 2,750-seat venue was packed — not just inside, but outside, too. Ahead of the second night’s bill, which was topped by música mexicana superstar Peso Pluma, lines of fans stretched for blocks, including, reportedly, the longest line in SXSW history. (One fan got in line at 4 a.m. for a show that didn’t start for more than 14 hours; he later got to…

How To Watch James Madison vs. Wisconsin March Madness Game Online

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Quick Answer: Watch the James Madison Dukes vs. Wisconsin Badgers March Madness game online with free trials to DirecTV Stream or fuboTV. Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is gearing up to host the first round of the NCAA tournament. Tonight’s nightcap promises an exciting showdown between the James Madison Dukes and the Wisconsin Badgers. The Dukes, who come in with…

Shohei Ohtani Interpreter’s Bombshell Gambling Scandal: An Explainer

On March 20, lawyers for Shohei Ohtani accused the Dodgers star’s longtime interpreter and close friend of stealing millions of dollars from the athlete to cover bets with an alleged illegal bookmaker under federal investigation.  It’s a remarkable story with many layers. There’s the alleged betrayal by Ippei Mizuhara, who up until his abrupt firing Wednesday, was interpreting for Ohtani that same day in Seoul, where the Dodgers began their season with a special pair of games against the San Diego Padres. There’s…

Joni Mitchell’s Music Returns to Spotify After Joe Rogan Protest

Joni Mitchell has quietly followed Neil Young and put her music back on Spotify. Unlike Young, there was no official statement from Mitchell or her camp announcing or explaining the decision. Rather, it was fans on social media who noticed her catalog was back and spread with the news with all-caps fervor: “JONI MITCHELL MUSIC BACK ON SPOTIFY THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” tweeted one user.   A rep for Mitchell did not immediately return Rolling Stone’s request for comment. Mitchell pulled her music from the…

Trump Claims He Has Cash to Cover New York Fraud Bond

Donald Trump has been telling the New York courts that he doesn’t have the liquidity to pay a $464 million appeal bond required to challenge a massive civil fraud penalty leveled against him by the state last month. On Friday, the former president appeared to show his hand, claiming on social media that he actually does have the cash, and that he was planning on using it his presidential campaign.  “THROUGH HARD WORK, TALENT, AND LUCK, I CURRENTLY HAVE ALMOST FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS IN CASH, A SUBSTANTIAL…

What Happens If Trump Can’t Pay His Bond?

Throughout his career, Donald Trump has made his vast wealth a central component of his public image. He could use a little more of it this week. The former president is currently struggling to pay off a mountain of legal expenses tied to the seemingly endless parade of court cases he’s contending with as he vies to reclaim the White House. Trump is scrambling to gather the $464 million he needs to launch an appeal against a New York civil court ruling that found him liable for years of financial fraud against…

The 20 Best Kelly Clarkson Covers: Best ‘Kellyoke’ Songs

From Whitney Houston to the White Stripes In a sea of daytime television, the down-to-earth energy and heartwarming chat fests of The Kelly Clarkson Show have turned Clarkson into a singular voice in the talk show space. So has one of her regular segments, — Kellyoke — which has become an all-around favorite for fans of the TV series and her pop career alike. While the American Idol winner is no stranger to toying with genre when it comes to incorporating rock, R&B and soul

Mark Knopfler Gathers Every Guitar God for New Animated Video

An animated video for Mark Knopfler‘s all-star charity single “Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)” – which brought together a stunning lineup of over 60 guitar gods to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust – has been released. It features the final recording of Jeff Beck along with contributions by Bruce Springsteen, David Gilmour, Slash, Ronnie Wood, Joan Jett, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, and Sting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBGm7gJtSZE The song came out a week ago, but it was difficult to discern…