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Beyoncé fans think ‘Act III’ could be a rock album – and here’s what they want from it
Beyoncé fans are speculating that her next album could see her venture down a rock route.The rumours about potential new directions for Bey arrive less than a week after ‘Cowboy Carter’ dropped – the second part of her ‘Renaissance’ trilogy, which saw her experiment with country music.The album has made countless headlines already, including for Beyoncé becoming the first Black woman to reach Number One on the US country chart with ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’, the first Black woman to score a Number One country album in the US charts, and gathering support from huge names including Michelle Obama and Paul McCartney.However, eager fans are already getting their eyes set on what part three will hold, and many are convinced it will see Beyoncé turn her focus to rock music.Rumours have run rampant for a while, although got a huge boost back in February after the singer donned an impressive mullet for a CR Fashion Book photo shoot. Since the release of ‘Cowboy Carter’, they have continued to expand – particularly after the ‘Lemonade’ singer sent flowers to Jack White, and personally thanked him for how much he influenced her on the new record.As highlighted by Complex, her nods towards the rock genre have also been seen throughout her career, including her close relationship with rock and roll legend Tina Turner, time working alongside Prince, and a surprise appearance at the Coldplay Super Bowl Halftime Show.Now, fans have begun sharing their thoughts on who Bey could collaborate with to make the album into a reality, and shared their suggestions for who could work with her sound.“Now if Beyonce’s does do a Rock album imma need to see Paramore on it,” one fan wrote on X, urging the singer to lock in a duet with Hayley Williams.
Controversy as Tennessee Republican Caucus Chair objects to honouring Allison Russell – but not Paramore
Grammy Award-winning musicians, the state of Tennessee has shared that it is fine praising Paramore, but not Allison Russell.Both artists took home awards at the 2024 ceremony for the Grammys earlier this month – with Paramore winning in Best Rock Album and Best Alternative Music Performance categories, and Russell taking home the Best American Roots Performance with her song ‘Eve Was Black’.However, despite both Russell and Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams openly speaking out against anti-LGBTQIA+ legislatures in Tennessee in the past, a Republican leader has blocked a resolution to honour the former.The decision to celebrate the artists following their wins was put forward by Democrat Justin Jones, however, but it was House Republican Caucus Chair Jeremy Faison who objected to the second and had the decision killed.According to The Tennessean, Faison took no issue with Paramore being honoured, but made a “procedural move that kicked Jones’ resolution off the night’s consent calendar and back to committee, where objected consent items often die.” The reasons behind the block have yet to be explained.Discussing the decision during an announcements portion of the House floor session on Monday evening (February 12), Jones said: “There are people in our midst who are making Black history, and I want to honour them during this Black History Month.”He continued: “I would like to announce that it’s concerning that this body chooses to denigrate, or to—” House Speaker Cameron Sexton then cut off his mic (via Stereogum).He also took to social media to write: “Tonight my Republican colleagues blocked a resolution honouring Black American Roots artist Allison Russell for her first Grammy win… (Russell) has worked tirelessly to
Paramore reportedly gearing up for new era and new record deal
Paramore are reportedly gearing up for a new era and a record deal.The upcoming new chapter for the pop punk icons comes after fans were left concerned that news of a breakup may be imminent, following their social media presence being wiped clean.Last month, the trio – comprised of frontwoman Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro – took down all posts and images from their X, Facebook and Instagram profiles, while their official website displayed a 404 error message.Shortly beforehand, the band also said there was a “level of uncertainty” about their future, following the completion of their ‘This Is Why’ tour and recently-fulfilled obligations to their label.Now, however, it has been reported by Variety that the band have no plans to call it quits any time soon, but instead are looking for a ‘fresh start’ online since parting ways with their Atlantic record label.‘This Is Why’ marked their final album to be released with the esteemed label, and as of now, it remains uncertain whether the band intend to sign a new record deal or plan to stay independent for their future releases.Further speculation about the band came last week, when Williams and co. confirmed that they would be pulling out of their headline performance at the ALTer Ego Festival.They were set to play the set for iHeartRadio in Los Angeles on January 13, but announced on Friday (January 5) that they will be replaced by Fall Out Boy.