Winston Marshall Is Taking A Break From Mumford & Sons After Praising A Book By Right-Wing Journalist Andy Ngo
I know a bunch of you just responded, “who, meh, and who?” to that headline, so please, let me explain. A few days ago Winston Marshall, the banjo player in Mumford & Sons (not the one married to Carey Mulligan, the one who split from Dianna Agron last year) received a ton of online backlash after voicing his support for the book, “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy” by Andy Ngo. Andy, a FOX News regular, is known for his super-right-wing reporting on Portland protests and his affiliation with neo-fascist groups the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer. In a (since-deleted) tweet, Winston wrote: “Congratulations @MrAndy Ngo. Finally had the time to read your important book. You’re a brave man.” Well, now Winston will have even more time to catch up on his reading, cuz last night he posted an apology and announced that he’s “taking time away from the band to examine my blindspots.” Continue reading
Backstreet’s Back, alright! Only they can’t say that because they already used it. So, Backstreet’s Here Again, OK! Backstreet Boys have debuted a new video and single for “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” which, again, has already been used (and better by Elton John and Kiki Dee). BSB are really setting themselves for failure here because now, I can only think about “Everybody: Backstreet’s Back” (they will never have a better song) and Elton John (they will never have better hats). But try they must, and try they did.
Here’s the first BSB song since 2013’s “We Were All Available”. Scratch that, it was called “What You’re Made Of”.
I wonder if there was any discussion of middle-aged men continuing to refer to themselves as boys? Wouldn’t Backstreet Bros or Backstreet Buds be more appropriate at this juncture in their career? This video is, well it’s not good. It’s almost as lazy as their Spice Girls lip sync. All I see are hands, hats, holograms and halogens. In one part it looks like they each have an Evil Dead hand they are trying to not get murdered by.
Kevin Richardson looks like Kid Rock’s non-evil twin who does a magic act at children’s birthday parties on the weekends after his PUA mixer. And AJ McLean looks like he’ll be replacing Dave Navarro AND Chris Núñez on the next season of Ink Master. There are also three others! I’ve already forgotten the song but I remember Kev and AJ. Congrats fellows, the hats worked!