Corey Taylor has Message for Unvaccinated Fans Who Want to Attend Concerts, Dua Lipa Speaks about DaBaby Controversy, FINNEAS Responds to Billie Eilish Parody Account
Hello and Happy Wednesday July 28 here are your latest music news stories brought to you by the filter! Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor has a message for unvaccinated fans who think it’s OK to go to a concert. “Guess what, man, if you’re going to put people at risk of getting sick, you shouldn’t want to go to a show. That’s common sense,” the singer told Heavy Consequence. “And if you do put people at risk, then you’re a f**kin’ a**hole. And you shouldn’t be let in anyway.” Taylor said he doesn’t believe proof of vaccination should be required to attend shows. “For me, it’s a common-sense thing,” he said, “but we don’t have a lot of common sense these days.” Taylor noted the ignorance and misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. “People act like getting a vaccine is signing a deal with the devil. It’s been so politicized and spun out of control in these conspiratorial echo chambers,” he said. “The fact that [vaccines] have been demonized, almost to the point of these gnarly conspiracy theories, no wonder why people are afraid of it — because they’re listening to the wrong people.” https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/corey-taylor-slams-unvaccinated-concert-goers-1.15717734 Lorde says the best concert she has ever attended was by Canada’s Arcade Fire. In an episode of Vogue’s 73 Questions, the singer recalled seeing the band’s headlining set at Coachella in 2014. “I was 17 and I was in the crowd and I had never seen anything like it,” she said. “Very good.” Asked which artist she would most like to do a collaboration with, Lorde replied: “I kinda want to talk to Harry Styles.” Lorde says the best concert she has ever attended was by Canada’s Arcade Fire. In an episode of Vogue’s 73 Questions, the singer recalled seeing the band’s headlining set at Coachella in 2014. “I was 17 and I was in the crowd and I had never seen anything like it,” she said. “Very good.” Asked which artist she would most like to do a collaboration with, Lorde replied: “I kinda want to talk to Harry Styles.” https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/lorde-says-best-concert-she-s-attended-was-by-canadian-band-1.15718462 Billie Eilish’s brother and collaborator Finneas has weighed in on a Twitter account that shares fake stories about his sister. “I have no problem with a joke as long as people know it’s a joke,” the musician tweeted Tuesday in a reply to an Eilish fan who asked him to get the account suspended. At @BilliesUpdatess, which debuted this month and currently has about 1,120 followers, there are tweets like “In a new interview, Billie stated that she cried when she got rich and ‘wanted to be poor so I can relate to most of my fans’ and “In a new … interview, Billie compares herself to Beyoncé and said ‘Olivia Rodrigo would have never existed’ if it wasn’t for her.” Finneas pointed out the account is “Fake obviously” and added: “Honestly I just wish they’d label this account satire like [The Onion] or something.” A few days earlier, Finneas told his followers that @BilliesUpdatess was "posting relentless lies about billie so if you see that account, report and block Em." According to Twitter policy, “Users are allowed to create parody … and fan accounts” as long as it is clearly indicated that “the user is not affiliated with the subject of the account.” On Wednesday, the @BilliesUpdatess bio included: “NOT Affiliated with anything related to Billie Eilish. Parody Account.” Following Finneas' comment, the account holder – who claims to be a 15-year-old named Ethan – tweeted "WHY ARE YOU OBSESSED WITH ME FINNEAS" and then "This account is satire. (Legal Reasons)." Many fans are not laughing. “They’re making billie look like a very bad selfish person,” read one tweet, “with everything going on right now and the album coming up it’s not really something that we should ignore.” Another fumed: “Its not even funny, sue them for defamation what r u waiting for.” https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/finneas-responds-to-outrage-over-billie-eilish-parody-account-1.15718690 Dua Lipa said Tuesday she is “surprised and horrified” by comments rapper DaBaby made on stage at a music festival this past weekend. “I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with,” read an Instagram Story from the pop star, who featured DaBaby on a remix of her hit “Levitating.” “I know my my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community.” We covered DaBaby’s remarks and his response to the homophobia allegations in yesterday’s episode on this feed. https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/dua-lipa-horrified-by-dababy-comments-1.15717498 Thanks to John R. Kennedy for today’s news stories. Visit iHeartRadio.ca for all the latest music news, and subscribe to iheartradioca on youtube for new episodes of the filter every week.