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The Best Rock And Metal Albums Of 2023, According To Spotify

Spotify Wrapped Day has officially arrived, and for voyeuristic music lovers, it’s the best day of the year. Not only do you get to realize that your music taste has basically remained the same since 2008, but you also get to see your most hardcore metal head friends admit that––yes––they did help boost Taylor Swift to the No. 1 streamed Spotify artist for the year globally. To no surprise, Swift does lead the pack, and precedes globally streamed top artists Bad Bunny, The Weeknd, Drake, and Peso Pluma. Additionally, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd artist… Read more »


Zulu Takes On Slipknot’s “Wait And Bleed” For Spotify Singles Series

Zulu has issued a rendition of Slipknot‘s iconic track “Wait And Bleed” for the Spotify Singles Series. Zulu’s take on “Wait And Bleed” is a powerful and exhilarating tribute showcasing the band’s exceptional musical talent and ability to infuse new life into a hardcore classic. With their unique interpretation, Zulu brings a fresh perspective to the song while staying true to its raw intensity. Zulu’s rendition of “Wait And Bleed” holds a significant place in Spotify’s commemoration of Black Music Month, in collaboration with Frequency. This special initiative aims to shine a spotlight on the remarkable diversity and immense talent… Read more »


Spotify Amplifies Iranian Women

Women in Iran have been protesting for their rights over the last several months. The protests were sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini who was killed by “morality police” for not wearing her hijab in an “acceptable” way. Spotify has now shown their support by creating a “Woman of Iran” playlist. The artists in the playlist are Iranian musicians and singers. Two of which are Shervin Hajipour and Toomaj Salehi, who have actually been arrested for releasing music that showed support for the protest. Hajipour has been released and has actually been nominated for a Grammy. However, Salehi is… Read more »


News Flashes 11.30.22: Spotify Wrapped Stats, The Wonder Years Tour, and The Life of Clarence Gilyard

— Today we talk about Spotify Wrapped, the upcoming The Wonder Years tour, and the life of Clarence Gilyard. — It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year The time has come. Spotify Wrapped is here and our Instagram stories are flooded with everyone’s top artists and songs. Who reigned over everyone else? For the third year in a row Bad Bunny is the most globally streamed artist. He pulled in 18.5 billion streams this year like it was nothing. To no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift came in second. Her album Midnights also was the fourth most streamed album in… Read more »


News Flashes 08.11.22: Spotify’s Ticket Selling Site, Australia Honors Olivia Newton-John, and the Hamilton Knock-Off

— Today we talk about Spotify’s potential ticket selling website, a state memorial for Olivia Newton-John in Australia, and a church in Texas attempting to perform Hamilton. — Spotify Tries Something New Spotify is experimenting with a concert ticket website. Since this is only a test, purchasing options are limited right now. As of yesterday, you can buy tickets for shows in the United States for: TOKiMONSTA, Limbeck, Annie DiRusso, Crows, Dirty Honey, Four Year Strong, and Osees. They have a feature on their app that will direct you to other third party sites for tickets but they have yet… Read more »


News Flashes 01.31.22: Neil Young Fights Spotify, Halsey’s Next Tour, Rihanna’s Pregnancy, and Remembering Cheslie Kryst

Today we talk about the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan, Halsey’s new tour, and Rihanna’s baby announcement. We also remember the life of former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst. Neil Young Wants to Leave Spotify IIn a time when we have access to the majority of information within seconds, there is a lot of room for people to get it wrong. Artists are currently threatening to take themselves off of Spotify if the platform doesn’t do something about Joe Rogan‘s podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. This protest was started by Neil Young and has gained traction after Rogan has allowed the spread… Read more »


Allison Haggendorf (Spotify: Global Head of Rock)

This week on The Gunz Show, Gunz is reconnecting with an old pal. Tune in to hear from global head of rock at Spotify and podcast/TV host Allison Hagendorf.

Allison has a podcast of her own, Rock This, and she gets on air to fill us in on what to expect—including who her legendary guest will be this week. The two also chat about having a passion for music, helping artists grow, and more!


BDS: RJ Mitte & Spotify Playlists

Listen Up! On today’s episode we finally play you the rest of our interview with Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte, and announcement the arrival of official BDS Spotify playlists… enjoy!

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