New Music: Bite Me – Avril Lavigne

Photo Credit: Bite Me Cover Art on Spotify

The queen of pop-punk is back and Avril is not messing around.

Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne is back with new music and we’re pumped. She released her new single “Bite Me” which in the music video features Travis Barker on the drums.

The track was co-produced with Barker, John Feldmann, and Mod Sun after the singer announced she has signed with Barker’s label DTA Records.

Photo Credit: Ryan McFadden

She first announced new music on the way following a performance on Barker House of Horrors live-stream and said “Should I drop my first single next week?”

Then teased a snippet of the song on her TikTok where it had over 10 million views in only a few days.

Lavigne is happy with her new label as you can see in the video she is showing off a DTA Records sticker on the guitar. 

Avril shared when she first worked with the Blink 182 drummer, “The first time we worked together was 15 years ago on my new album ‘The Best Damn Thing,’ and I have really enjoyed watching him develop into the producer that he is today. We spent a lot of time writing songs and working on this record together, and signing to this record label DTA gelt like the perfect home for me and my new music. Travis understands my vision as a musician, my creative  process as an artist, and my goals at this stage in my career.”

You can stream the banger “Bite Me” on Spotify and Apple Music now and be sure to check out the music video for this track. I can’t wait to see what Avril releases next.

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

New Music: The Antidote – Simple Plan

[Cover Photo] Photo Credit: Ellenor Argyropoulos

Pop-punk fans rejoice because Simple Plan is back with new music and I know one thing: I am pumped for their latest release.

Back with their first new music release since 2019, the band released “The Antidote,” a single off their upcoming sixth studio album.

The band shared “ We’re so excited to finally release ‘The Antidote,’ the first single off our upcoming sixth album!.” They shared on genius, “The song is a throwback to our classic Simple Plan sound but with a modern twist. It has all the elements our fans have come to love and expect from our band: a big energetic chorus and honest and heartfelt lyrics that deal with life and the struggles we all face. It feels like the perfect starting point and a great preview of what’s to come on the album.”


Photo Credit: Simple Plan on Facebook

2022 will be big for the band, along with the release of a new album, it also marks the 20th anniversary of their debut album “No Pads, No Helmet…Just Balls” which during the pandemic gained a lot of attention on TikTok with the “I’m Just A Kid” challenge.

The song had millions create videos of favorite memories from individuals when they were younger. The challenge also inspired celebrities to join in on the fun including David Dobrik, Ed Sheeran, Will Smith, and more. “I’m Just A Kid” was certified RIAA Platinum in 2020.

You can stream Simple Plan new song “The Antidote” on Spotify or Apple Music now and let me know your thoughts on the song by hitting me on Socials @MikeStarkCA

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

G-Eazy Agrees to Plea Deal in N.Y.C Assault Case

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Bay Area rapper G-Eazy struck a plea deal to avoid jail time from the September assault incident.

On Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, the “No Limit” rapper appeared in a New York City court to plead guilty to disorderly conduct.

The Manhattan District Attorney Office shared that Gerald Earl Gillum (G-Eazy’s real name) was assigned to a diversion program and must complete three Manhattan Justice Opportunities sessions in order to avoid time behind bars.

He is also ordered to stay away from the alleged victims of the September incident and is scheduled back into court in January to ensure he’s following through on his deal.

In September 2021, G-Eazy was charged with misdemeanor assault after he and members of his crew allegedly got into an altercation with another group of guys at the “Boom Boom Room” inside the Standard Hotel. One person was struck in the head with a glass bottle with G-Eazy accused of punching an individual in the head.


Photo Credit: Screenshot of Breakdown Music Video by G-Eazy feat. Demi Lovato

Legal troubles from the rapper have not slowed down his music career since the incident. He released his latest album “These Things Happened Too” in September and teamed up with Demi Lovato for a music video of his song “Breakdown”, which has both singers acknowledging their dark past and trauma.

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

Britney Spears Ends 13 Year Conservatorship

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Britney Spears is free of her conservatorship, which controlled her life, career, and finances for almost 14 years.

A judge in Los Angeles terminated the court-ordered arrangement on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at the request of Britney and her legal team.

The ruling comes after Spears delivered a powerful statement about the conservatorship in court last June. She called it “abusive” and shared she felt “bullied” and “alone.” 

The hearing on Friday marked the first one since Britney’s father, Jaime Spears, was suspended from serving as co-conservator. Her father has denied allegations of mishandling the conservatorship repeatedly. 

Photo Credit: Britney Spears’ Instagram page

The pop star celebrates the ruling on Instagram by sharing a video of her fans celebrating outside the courthouse waving pink “Free Britney” flags and confetti poppers with the caption “Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy !!! I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day !!!! Best day ever … praise the Lord … can I get an Amen ???? #FreedBritney”

Attorney for Britney, Matthew Rosengart, also celebrated by sharing “Britney, as of today, is a free woman, and she’s an independent woman,” Rosengart told the cheering crowd after the decision. He continued with “And the rest, with her support system, will be up to Britney.” 

We are so happy for Britney and her freedom. Long overdue!

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA