Ultimate Fall Guide: New Music From Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Pearl Jam & Drake
So I guess I would just use this opportunity to tell you to be careful with Molly,” Gaga noted. “If you get to know Molly too well, you might turn out like me!!” she concluded, pulling her hair and bulging her eyes out, imitating how someone who is using the drug might appear. “And who wouldn’t want to turn out like Lady Gaga?” asks Tammy Anderson, a Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware, who’s an expert on the subject of the burgeoning electronic music and club scene and spoke to omg! about the trend. Professor Anderson published the book “Rave Culture: The Alteration and Decline of a Philadelphia Music Scene” in 2009 (Temple University Press), and has over 15 years teaching experience in alcohol, drugs, and deviance. “If you look historically outside of the EDM scene, you can see a lot of musicians talk about different sorts of drugs. Look at marijuana use in hip-hop,” she explains. “Historically, the Grateful Dead back when they were popular in the ’70s talked a lot about snorting cocaine. That carried into the ’80s with Eric Clapton and many other artists [such as Grandmaster Melle Mel's song 'White Lines (Don't Don't Do It).'] Jimi Hendrix sang about heroin. The Rolling Stones sang about amphetamine use in the ’60s with ‘Mother’s Little Helper.’ Amphetamines were prescribed to housewives back then.” In fact, Professor Anderson says that the correlation between drug use and popular music goes back to the ’50s when jazz artists were discussing marijuana use, leading to middle class kids from good families wanting to try it. Rihanna (Neil P. Mockford/FilmMagic) “What celebrities usually musicians do, is they create trends, and they install desire around lifestyles that young people want to emulate. If they do that with fashion, then of course they’re going to do that with drug use,” she says.
14 and 15, Nine Inch Nails, Barclays Center Oct. 16, Selena Gomez, Barclays Center (Oct. 20, Prudential Center) Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Cher — seen there at New York’s “Dance on the Pier” party in June — brings out her first new music in 12 years this fall. Oct. 18 & 19, Pearl Jam, Barclays Center Oct. 27, Drake, Prudential Center (Oct. 28, Barclays Center) Oct. 30, Josh Groban, Prudential Center Oct. 31, Zappa Plays Zappa, Beacon Theater Nov. 6, Justin Timberlake, Barclays Center Nov. 8, 9, 11, Eagles, Madison Square Garden Nov 12 & 13, John Fogerty, Beacon Theater Nov. 13 & 14, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Theater in the Garden Nov. 14, Gary Clark Jr., the Apollo Nov. 19, Bonnie Raitt, The Capitol Theatre Dec 8 & 9, Pink, Barclays Center (Dec. 11, Prudential Center) Dec.