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One Liners: Slipknot, JP Saxe, The Damned, more

By | Published on Friday 3 February 2023



Jim Berkus is stepping down as Chair of talent agency UTAaccording to Billboard. The company is also adding two new directors, Paul Wachter of investment firm Main Street Advisors and Ceci Kurzman of Nexus Management Group. Wachter will also become Chair.

Defected Records has hired Jess Nash as Head Of Sync and Deniz Hilmi as Head Of Events And Talent. They join from Budde Music and Ministry Of Sound respectively. “I am delighted to welcome Jess Nash and Deniz Hilmi to Defected”, says CEO Wez Saunders, who acquired the company last year. “Since the acquisition, we have been working on restructuring and strengthening the squad across the board as we continue to grow and develop”.

New Sony Music-owned services company Santa Anna has hired Dave Anderson as General Manager, Carlos Ogando as VP Promotion and Derek Lee as CFO. “Dave and Los have great skill and talent to work creatively and successfully with artists”, says Santa Anna founder Todd Moscowitz. “I look forward to working with them as they develop incredible opportunities and experiences for our roster, to reach new fans and consumers. I also am THRILLED to have Derek join Santa Anna”.



Slipknot has dropped surprise new single ‘Bone Church’. “On the road, we have a ‘jam room’ set up backstage at every show, where we play, practice, warm up and sometimes try out new ideas”, says percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan. “’Bone Church’ started life in a jam room on the ‘5: The Gray Chapter’ tour. We’ve been bringing it closer and closer to life ever since, and finally, here it is. This one is for the fans – a further vision deeper into Slipknot’s history, which is still being written”.

JP Saxe has released a new collaboration with Colombian singer Camilo called ‘Moderación’. “Camilo is one of my favourite artists on Earth and my brother”, says Saxe. “Doing this song together is a dream and I’m grateful I get to sing a song I love with a human I love”.

The Damned have announced that they will release new album ‘Darkadelic’ on 28 Apr. Here’s new single ‘Invisible Man’.

Alexander Tucker has released another track from his posthumous collaboration with Keith Collins, titled ‘The Spring Room 2’. The album, ‘Fifth Continent’, is out on 24 Feb, and Tucker will host a launch event at Cafe Oto in London on 7 Feb.

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