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Ed Sheeran Tests Positive for COVID-19 Days Ahead of His New Album Release

Ed Sheeran has tested positive for COVID-19.

On Sunday (Oct. 24), the 30-year-old English singer-songwriter took to social media to reveal that he’s self-isolating and will continue giving interviews and performances from his home. The news arrives less than a week before the release of his upcoming album, =.

“Hey guys. Quick note to tell you that I’ve sadly tested positive for Covid, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram. “It means that I’m now unable to plough ahead with any in person commitments for now, so I’ll be doing as many of my planned interviews/performances I can from my house. Apologies to anyone I’ve let down. Be safe everyone.”

Sheeran’s fourth album, =, is scheduled for release on Oct. 29. The new set was preceded by “Bad Habits” and “Shivers,” which have thus far peaked at No. 2 and No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively, with “Bad Habits” having remained in the top 10 since its release.

In September, Sheeran announced the dates for his upcoming 2022 U.K./European stadium tour, which will include shows in Belfast, Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen and Belfast, among other cities. The outing, dubbed + – = ÷ x, in reference to the singer’s mathematically inclined album titles, is slated to launch April 28 in Cork, Ireland, and keep him on the road through a Sept. 25 gig in Frankfurt, Germany.

The upcoming trek will be Sheeran’s first road trip since his two-year, record-setting Divide Tour, which ran from 2017-2019.

See Sheeran’s post about testing positive for COVID-19 below.

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The Yeezy Foam Runner “Vermillion,” Dunk Low “Mummy,” And AJ3 Pine Green Release This Week

As we get closer and closer to Halloween, the releases only become progressively more exciting. And even if you don’t plan on trick-or-treating, don’t worry — there’s more than plenty for you on the way.

Tuesdays kicks things off with not just one but two collaborations. But both, the Stadium Goods x BAPE STA and Nike SB Dunk High “Strawberry Cough,” will only be available in very limited quantity. Next Jordan Brand brings back the Air Jordan 1 Zoom CMFT in a new “Gold Laser” colorway. And though it’s not quite as spooky as the accompanying Nike SB Dunk Low “Mummy,” it could certainly complement any robot-themed costume.

Friday is even more eventful. Stadium Goods comes back to put a close to their BAPE capsule, ushering in their own take on SK8 STA silhouette. Nike’s “Day of the Dead” collection will also come to its own conclusion following the debut of the Siempre Familia themed Air Jordan 1 Mid and Air Force 1. And if that wasn’t enough, adidas Yeezy is dropping the Foam Runner in “Vermillion.”

Yeezy plays a part in Saturday’s releases as they dress up the Yeezy 500 in a new “Clay Brown” colorway. This will likely play second fiddle to Jordan Brand, though, as they release the Air Jordan 3 “Pine Green.”

Sneaker Releases
October 25th (Monday) to October 31st (Sunday)

The Stadium Goods x BAPE STA Kicks Off The Week
They preferred to keep it simple.
STORE LIST: Stadium Goods BAPE STA

The Nike SB Dunk High “Strawberry Cough” Makes Its SNKRS Release This Week
Two Ls, one shoe.
STORE LIST: Strawberry Cough

The Air Jordan 1 Zoom CMFT Drops One Of Its Loudest Colorways Yet
Dubbed “Gold Laser.”
STORE LIST: AJ1 Zoom CMFT Gold Laser

Unwrap The Nike SB Dunk Low “Mummy” This Week
Scare ya?
STORE LIST: Dunk Low Mummy

The SK8 STA Joins Stadium Goods And BAPE
A strong close.
STORE LIST: Stadium Goods SK8 STA

Celebrate The Day Of The Dead With The AJ1 Mid “SiEMPRE Familia”
Packed with cultural references.
STORE LIST: AJ1 Mid SiEMPRE Familia

The Nike Air Force 1 “SiEMPRE Familia” Joins In On The Celebration
Better than the AJ1s, in my opinion.
STORE LIST: Air Force 1 SiEMPRE Familia

The Foam Runner Gets Its Own “Red October” Colorway
Though they’re not officially calling it that…
STORE LIST: Foam Runner Vermillion

The Air Jordan 3 “Pine Green” Lands This Saturday
Customizers will definitely be aging these.
STORE LIST: AJ3 Pine Green

The adidas Yeezy 500 Goes “Clay Brown”
This silhouette is too slept on.
STORE LIST: Yeezy 500

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Lil Nas X Makes Surprise Appearance During Diplo’s Set at EDC Las Vegas 2021

Lil Nas X helped close out the second day of EDC Las Vegas 2021 on Saturday (Oct. 23) with a surprise appearance during Diplo’s late-night set.

As Diplo’s hourlong set on the cosmicMEADOW stage came to a booming close, the DJ and producer brought out Lil Nas X to perform his hit tracks amid a fireworks and pyrotechnics display. Dressed in a Metallica cutoff midriff T-shirt and a knee-length kilt, the 22-year-old rapper hyped up the EDC crowd while singing along to his chart-toppers “Industry Baby,” “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” and “Old Town Road.” For the latter song, Lil Nas fittingly threw on a black cowboy hat.

“Last night was fun,” Lil Nas X wrote on Instagram Sunday morning. The post included several photos of his outfit from the event, along with a shirtless video of the rapper goofing around on the piano.

This isn’t the first time Diplo and Lil Nas X have appeared onstage together at a music festival. In 2019, Diplo closed out Stagecoach in Indio, California, by unveiling a remix of “Old Town Road” featuring the rapper himself. Country star Billy Ray Cyrus, who appears on the song, also made a surprise cameo during the set. Of course, both Diplo and Cyrus were both featured in the cowboy-themed music video for “Old Town Road.”

“Old Town Road” went on to make chart history, logging a record-breaking 19 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming one of the biggest debut singles — and biggest singles in general — of all time. Lil Nas X has also notched No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 with “Industry Baby,” a collaboration with Jack Harlow, and “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).”

Lil Nas X’ debut album, Montero, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in late September.

See clips of Lil Nas X’s surprise cameo at EDC Las Vegas below.

SURPRISE! Industry Baby landed at #EDCLV2021! @lilnasx @diplo pic.twitter.com/701gko4sGS

— EDC Las Vegas (@EDC_LasVegas) October 24, 2021

Thanks @LilNasX @diplo for the show at @EDC_LasVegas

It was such a fun surprise , thank you! pic.twitter.com/Qa0plvUsyz

— Greg McKeon (tree farmer) (@grgisthewerd) October 24, 2021

Lil Nas X made a surprise appearance at EDC!!! pic.twitter.com/jANhrGoF0U

— my flop era (@hello_itsnotbi) October 24, 2021

Lil Nas X performed at EDC in Vegas
at the end of Diplo ‘s set. This is a clip from his Industry Baby performance, he also performed Montero (Call Me By Your Name) & Old Town Road. @LilNasX @diplo @EDC_LasVegas pic.twitter.com/LVnKJpz0dW

— Librarian of Lil Nas Xcellence (@OfXcellence) October 24, 2021

Imortal! Lil Nas X performando “Old Town Road” no EDC Las Vegas.
pic.twitter.com/gthxA0b6Ha

— Lil Nas X Brasil (@LilNasXBrasil) October 24, 2021

@lilnasx ‘s full performance of INDUSTRY BABY, MONTERO (CMBYN) AND OLD TOWN ROAD from EDC 2021 with Diplo! (Part 1) pic.twitter.com/2M85c0UqrY

— Stark Nas X – Waiting for NWH trailer 2 (@starknasx) October 24, 2021

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After testy Game 3, Victolero wishes Rosario well as bad fall leads to injury

MANILA, Philippines—Basketball will always be a brotherhood for Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero. TNT and Victolero’s Hotshots were locked in a testy Game 3 that saw the usual physicality and visible emotions characteristic of the championship round. But there was one instance where the one-time champion had to look out for his opponents. Tropang Giga […]

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Unbeaten Creamline teams enter BVR on Tour semis

MANILA, Philippines—Creamline’s two teams are headed to the semifinals of the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour after both sides went undefeated in the group stages in Sta. Ana, Cagayan Sunday. Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons of Creamline 1 quickly disposed of PLDT’s Ella and Iza Viray, 21-10, 21-6 to top Pool B with a 3-0 […]

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Delos Santos eyes record breaking gold in Athletes’ E-Tournament

MANILA, Philippines—The country’s most successful athlete in the pandemic is about to break his own record of online victories. On November 6, e-karate World No. 1 James delos Santos will gun for his 37th gold medal in the Athletes’ E-Tournament. He expressed confidence in achieving it but the 31-year-old Delos Santos admitted leveling up is […]

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Xiandu Chua sweeps events in National swimming selection

MANILA, Philippines—Xiandi Chua completed a sweep of her three events after she topped the women’s 100-meter freestyle in the 2021 Philippine Swimming, Inc. National Selection Sunday at New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac. The 20-year-old from All-Star Swim Club, clocked in at 59.68 seconds and was the only one among the 10 swimmers […]

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Pacquiao, Mayweather eyeing charity basketball game in US

MANILA, Philippines — The much-awaited rematch between megastars Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is in the works. Only this won’t be in the boxing ring, but in the basketball court. Both boxers, who have since retired, announced of a planned charity basketball game in December possibly at the venue of their 2015 megafight — MGM […]

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V.League woes continue for Santiago, Bagunas, Espejo

MANILA, Philippines—It was another winless day for the Philippine internationals in the 2021-22 Japan V.League season with Jaja Santiago, Bryan Bagunas, and Marck Espejo all suffering losses Sunday. Santiago and Saitama got swept in their weekend series against defending champion JT Marvelous, 25-23, 25-18, 25-20, at Higashiyama Gymnasium in Kyoto. JT, which won its first […]

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Mogwai wins 2021 Scottish Album Of The Year for 10th album ‘As The Love Continues’

Mogwai have won the 2021 Scottish Album Of The Year (SAY) award for their 10th studio LP ‘As The Love Continues’.

READ MORE: Mogwai – ‘As The Love Continues’ review: cinematic post-rock that loses steam

It’s the first time the Glasgow band have won the award after being shortlisted four times for the honour, beating out the likes of Biffy Clyro, Stanley Odd and The Snuts.

Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite picked up the trophy and £20,000 prize at Usher Hall in Edinburgh last night (October 23). He dedicated the award to the band’s long-time booking agent Mike Griffiths, who passed away earlier this month.

“I really was not expecting this. I have not thought of anything to say other than thank you and I wish I’d got steaming,” Braithwaite said (via The Scotsman). “This has been a really mental year for the band. Loads of things have happened that we didn’t think would happen and this is just another. This is nuts.”

He added: “I want to thank everyone who has bought the record, supported the record, played it on radio and all that stuff.”

Other artists nominated for the SAY in 2021 included AiiTee, Joesef, Lizzie Reid, Rachel Newton and The Ninth Wave.

2020’s winner was Edinburgh-based rap star Nova, who opened last night’s ceremony. Other performances came from Hamish Hawk, Sacred Paws, Bemz and Alasdair Roberts.

Elsewhere during the night, rising Edinburgh singing star Lvra was honoured with a new Sound of Young Scotland Award.

Frightened Rabbit were crowned the inaugural winner of a new award to recognise a ‘Modern Scottish Classic’ album, with the group recognised for their 2008 album ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’.

Congratulations @FRabbits winning The Modern Scottish Classic Award for ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’

Every single person in the room joined together for the band + @tinychanges to celebrate one of the most special Scottish albums of our time #SAYaward #TenYearsOfSAY pic.twitter.com/UZk94CGgcc

— The SAY Award (@SAYaward) October 23, 2021

The honour comes three years after the death of frontman Scott Hutchison, who took his own life in 2018 after a battle with depression.

Grant Hutchison, Scott’s brother and bandmate, said when accepting the award: “All of us can come at it from the same place that all of you can – this was and is Scott’s album.

“These are his words and they should be shared by all of us. It’s amazing to have an album that’s 13 years old and still inspires artists today, because it still inspires me everyday.”

Meanwhile, in September, Mogwai told NME about the secret to their song titles and advice to new and emerging artists. Watch our video interview with the band above.

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PBA Finals: Magnolia overcomes Mikey Williams, TNT to avoid 0-3 hole

MANILA, Philippines—Magnolia survived the hot shooting of rookie Mikey Williams to clip TNT, 106-98, in Game 3 for its first win in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Sunday at DHVSU Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga. Paul Lee scored 21 points for the Hotshots look to level the title series on Wednesday in Game 4. Williams […]

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Watch Brandi Carlile perform ‘Broken Horses’ and ‘Right On Time’ during ‘Saturday Night Live’ debut

Brandi Carlile appeared as the musical guest on last night’s (October 23) episode of Saturday Night Live, marking her debut on the legendary sketch comedy show.

READ MORE: SNL heroes: stunning Saturday Night Live performances by your favourite stars

Brandishing her burnished brown guitar and donning a shimmering Elvis-inspired gold lamé suit, Carlile’s first performance saw her deliver a vivacious rendition of her defiant heartland anthem ‘Broken Horses’, taken from her new album ‘In These Silent Days’.

Returning to the stage for a second time, Carlile reworked ‘Right On Time’, the lead single from her most recent LP.

Appearing on a darkened set wearing a sparkling black-and-white suit, she played the song’s opening verse on piano, before delivering the end of it in chilling a cappella. Carlile then picked up her guitar and joined the rest of her band to bring the song to a close.

You can see both performances below:

Released on October 1, ‘In These Silent Days’ is Carlile’s seventh studio album. Produced by David Cobb and Shooter Jennings, it follows her Grammy nominated 2018 LP ‘By The Way I Forgive You’.

Earlier this month, Carlile has staked her claim to be the permanent new vocalist for Soundgarden.

It comes after the singer teamed up with the surviving members of the band, whose frontman Chris Cornell died by suicide in 2017, to perform some of the band’s tracks during a gig of hers in August.

Speaking to Rolling Stone‘s Music Now podcast, Carlile said she wants to make the gig permanent, commenting that she “would make the time” to tour as Soundgarden’s singer.

“I am such a Chris Cornell fan,” she added. “I loved him so much. I was so devastated when he left us.”

Meanwhile, Carlile appears on Elton John‘s new album, ‘The Lockdown Sessions’, on the country waltz ‘Simple Things’.

In a four-star review, NME‘s Gary Ryan called the album an “all-bets-off stylistic game of spin-the-bottle” that “feels attuned to 2021’s post-genre Spotify world”.

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