Skip to main content

Home Music Music News

‘Batman’ insomnia, Idris Elba pursues music and more stories you may have missed

A round-up of the week's biggest stories

By Charlotte Krol

Paul Dano in 'The Batman' (2022) and Idris Elba posing in public
Paul Dano in 'The Batman' (2022); Idris Elba. (Picture: YouTube/Warner Bros; Wikimedia Commons/Harald Krichel)

Idris Elba reveals plans to “lean away” from acting to focus on music
Idris Elba has shared that he plans to prioritise making electronic music and spend less time acting.
The actor said in a new interview: “This is what I’m doing, and I’m going to do it. Some will love it and some will hate it.” Read the full story here.

Megan Thee Stallion files record label lawsuit over definition of “album”
Megan Thee Stallion has filed a lawsuit against her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment.
The musician claims that the label is trying to keep her locked into a contract by not acknowledging her recent release, ‘Something For Thee Hotties’, as an album. Read the full story here.

The Batman’ star Paul Dano suffered insomnia while portraying The Riddler
‘The Batman’ star Paul Dano has revealed that he had trouble sleeping while filming his scenes as villain The Riddler for the new film. He said part of the insomnia came from wearing plastic wrap that he would have to cover himself in for scenes. Read the full story here.

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ follow-up has a title and several songs written
Olivia Rodrigo has confirmed that work on her second record is well underway. The breakout pop star of 2021 already has a title for the follow-up to her multi-platinum debut and has a number of songs written with her key collaborator Dan Nigro. Read the full story here.

Evan Rachel Wood’s Marilyn Manson documentary gets release date
The premiere date for Evan Rachel Wood’s documentary about Marilyn Manson has been announced by network HBO. The documentary, called ‘Phoenix Rising’, documents Wood’s decision to name Manson as her alleged abuser (he has denied the allegations). Read the full story here.