29 September, 2016 - NME.com
A series of naked drawings of Iggy Pop have been turned into a book and art exhibition. On February 21, Iggy posed nude for British artist Jeremy Deller's life drawing class at New York's Academy Of Arts. A total of 21 artists, whose ages ranged from 19 to 80, drew the singer. The artists' drawings form the basis of an exhibition, Iggy Pop Life Class, which runs at New York's Brooklyn Museum from November 4-March 26. A 144-page book of the same name is available from publishers Heni from October 20, priced £18.75. Some of the drawings can be seen via Dazed Digital here. JUST ARRIVED! 'Iggy Pop Life Class' by @jeremydeller published with @brooklynmuseum. PUBLISHED 20 OCT | PREORDER https://t.co/ajKm4xi99m pic.twitter.com/jvHxM3upBf— HENI Publishing (@henipublishing) September 23, 2016 Iggy told Entertainment Weekly of the class: "This wasn't about my winkie or anything. It's just a documentation of what's left of me. It's not the sort of thing I'm going to start doing as a weekend job." He had previously posed nude at the start of his career for two artists, Bill King and Gerard Malanga, from Andy Warhol's collective The Warhol Factory. Iggy said: "It was time to do it again." Explaining his reasons for the class, Deller said in February: "Iggy's body is central to an understanding of rock music and its place within American culture. His body has witnessed much, and should be documented." Deller added that life classes were fundamental to art, saying: "It is still the best way to understand the body." Deller had previously collaborated with musicians when he got brass bands to play house music classics such as A Guy Called Gerald's 'Voodoo Ray'. Iggy goes on tour next week (October 6) in South America for his recent album 'Post Pop Depression', which was produced by Josh Homme and features Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders. His final show of 2016 is scheduled to be at Bue Festival in Argentina on October 14.
29 September, 2016 - NME.com
Kate Bush is to release her first live album, taken from the singer's 22-show run at London's Hammersmith Apollo in 2014. Billed as The KT Fellowship rather than as a solo Bush release, 'Before The Dawn' is out on November 25. It's available as a 3CD or 4LP set. 'Before The Dawn' is themed as a triple album, with each album marking different sections of the concert Bush performed two years ago. 'Act One' comprises of a seven-song set from throughout Bush's career, including 'Hounds Of Love' and 'Running Up That Hill'. 'Act Two' comprises the songs from side two of Bush's 1985 album 'Hounds Of Love', a sequence of songs collectively titled 'The Ninth Wave'. This includes the spoken-word track 'The Astronomer's Call'. 'Act Three' consists of the songs from side two of Bush's 2005 album 'Aerial', known as 'A Sky Of Honey'. It also includes 'Tawny Moon', a new song sung by Bush's son Bertie McIntosh, which gets its first official release on the live album. 'Act Three' - spread across the final two vinyl albums - also includes the show's encore of 'Among Angels' and 'Cloudbusting'. 'Before The Dawn' includes one song, 'Never Be Mine', which Bush didn't actually perform at any of her concerts. It's thought this is taken from her rehearsals of the shows. The original version of 'Never Be Mine' is from Bush's 1989 album 'The Sensual World'. There is no DVD/Blu-Ray release of the album, with no official visual footage as yet released of the concerts. The shows marked Bush's first gigs since her only tour, which took place in 1979. Bush said during the shows that they would be her last live performances "for a little while". Bush's most recent studio album was '50 For Words For Snow' in 2011. The tracklisting for 'Before The Dawn' is: 'Lily' 'Hounds Of Love' 'Joanni' 'Top Of The City' 'Never Be Mine' 'Running Up That Hill' 'King Of The Mountain' 'The Astronomer's Call' 'And Dream Of Sheep' 'Under Ice' 'Waking The Witch' 'Watching Them Without Her' 'Watching You Without Me' 'Little Light' 'Jig Of Life' 'Hello Earth' 'This Morning Fog' 'Prelude' 'Prologue' 'An Architect's Dream' 'The Painter's Link' 'Sunset' 'Aerial Tal' 'Somewhere In Between' 'Tawny Moon' 'Nocturn' 'Aerial' 'Among Angels' 'Cloudbusting'
29 September, 2016 - NME.com
Benedict Cumberbatch joined David Gilmour on stage in London last night (September 28) to sing a classic by Gilmour's old band Pink Floyd. Gilmour was playing the third of his five-night residency at London's Royal Albert Hall when he was joined by Cumberbatch for 'Comfortably Numb' from Pink Floyd's 1979 album 'The Wall'. The song was originally sung by Roger Waters, the Pink Floyd singer who left the band acrimoniously in 1985, to be replaced by guitarist Gilmour as the band's singer when Waters went solo. Although Gilmour has regularly played 'Comfortably Numb' at his solo shows since Pink Floyd ended in 1994, he has often used guest vocalists to sing Waters' part. These have included David Bowie, who sang it with Gilmour at the Royal Albert Hall in 2006. In a rare reunion, Gilmour played the song at Waters' solo show at London's O2 Arena in 2011. Video of Benedict Cumberbatch live singing Comfortably Numb with David Gilmour #benedictcumberbatch #DavidGilmour pic.twitter.com/BfUa0OtiFV— salemzorro (@salemzorro) September 28, 2016 Cumberbatch has previous singing experience, having performed 'Can't Keep It Inside' for his film August: Osage County in 2013. He is a regular gig goer at concerts in London when he's not filming. Gilmour's London residency finishes tonight and tomorrow for what are currently the final shows in support of his 2015 album 'Rattle That Lock'. Filming has finished on the fourth series of BBC1's Sherlock, which is due to be broadcast from New Year's Day. The episode titles were revealed last week, with Toby Jones playing a villain in the second episode, The Lying Detective, which is based on Arthur Conan Doyle's short story The Adventure Of The Dying Detective.
29 September, 2016 - NME.com
Rihanna has unveiled the second of her Fenty For Puma range at Paris Fashion Week. Rihanna said the new range was designed to have the ethos of "Marie Antionette at the gym" as she yelled "Let's do this - let's make some money" before the show last night (September 28). The range includes hoodies, trainers and tracksuits in colours of army green, pink and ivory. Blurring the gender boundaries, both the men and women's outfits featured lace and floral prints. The clothes are designed for smaller figures, including a white skintight jumpsuit. The outfits had been previewed in a dozen photos giving glimpses on Instagram in the hours leading up to the show in the centre of Paris. Streamed live on Tidal, Rihanna appeared at the end of the show, parading along the catwalk in a floor-length pink outfit as she waved to a fan holding a "Puma" banner. It follows Rihanna's first Fenty For Puma range, which saw a monochrome black-and-white look when it was unveiled at New York Fashion Week in February. Many of these designs are still available on Rihanna's website, ranging from a £61.50 T-shirt to a £326.50 tracksuit top. The range was announced nine days ago, after Puma said that Rihanna's trainers had helped the German firm to sales of £1.5 billion for the first half of 2016. Rihanna has finished touring her 'Anti' album for the year, with her only remaining concert a show in Abu Dhabi on November 27.
29 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will take a seat in the giant spinning chairs next season as coaches on The Voice UK....
29 September, 2016 - NEWS.com.au
WHEN Richie Sambora and Orianthi describe their unique double act as “Sonny and Cher on steroids”, they aren’t joking.
29 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Miley Cyrus to the rescue! In between helping aspiring singers as a new coach on The Voice, and starring in Woody Allen’s upcoming Amazon...
28 September, 2016 - RollingStone.com
Flying Lotus, a.k.a Steven Ellison, has released new song "Crowned" under his rap alias Captain Murphy as part of the Adult Swim Singles series. The free download is one of only a fewThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Flying Lotus' Alias Captain Murphy's Eerie 'Crowned'
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
While many figures in the music industry have been highly critical of YouTube's policies regarding payment and policing of music on the company...
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Alexander Wang is throwing quite the party for his fall 2016 collection.  Skrillex stars in and soundtracked a new video directed by Director X...
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Bruce Springsteen fans hoping for new music may get their wish as soon as this year, the singer disclosed in a moderated conversation...
28 September, 2016 - NEWS.com.au
Do The Pixies still sprinkle magic dust? How strong are friendships? Can you teach us How To Dress Well? Any good, Bon Iver? Are Die Antwoord alive and kicking?
28 September, 2016 - RollingStone.com
Young Thug has unveiled the dates for his HIHORSE'D tour, which launches in November. As Pigeons and Planes reports, the rapper has teamed up with fellow Atlanta, GA, native 21 Savage for the tour's fall run.The 20-date tour kicks off on November 9th in Baltimore, MD, atThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Young Thug Unveils U.S. Tour Dates With 21 Savage
An Imaginary Boy, Reimagined: Lol Tolhurst Reflects on His Life in The Cure
28 September, 2016 - Yahoo.com
Lawrence “Lol” Tolhurst — the drummer/keyboardist who met Robert Smith at age 5 in the West Sussex suburb of Crawley and went on to co-found one of Britain’s most influential bands, the Cure — has come a long way. Twenty-seven years ago, Smith booted Tolhurst from the Cure at the height of their fame, just as they were about to release their most iconic and acclaimed album, Disintegration. Five years later, Tolhurst waged an ultimately losing battle in court against his childhood friend and bandmate over Cure royalties. ...
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Miley Cyrus does not count herself among Mariah Carey's legions of fans.  'The Voice': Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys Jump Onstage...
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Besides being a music superstar, Colombian singer Shakira is also a super-mom. And she shares with her fans her unconditional love for Milan and...
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Carrie Underwood earned her first-ever entertainer of the year nomination for this year’s landmark 50th CMA Awards, and for many of her fans,...
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
The future is now as the ability to virtually chill with anyone, anywhere is becoming a reality and, inevitably, a marketing opportunity. Citi,...
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
You can practically hear Primary Wave founder and CEO Larry Mestel beaming over the phone. Earlier in the day (Sept. 27) his company announced a new...
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
The Weeknd’s new song “Starboy” had a big launch last weekend, rapidly shattering the record for most-streamed...
28 September, 2016 - RollingStone.com
Things aren't looking so great for rising R&B singer Gallant in his latest video for the smoldering "Skipping Stones," which opens with him bloodied and tied up in an enclosed space.In the American Millennial-directed clip for Red Bull Select, Gallant croons the searching lyrics, which yearn to find something missing that seems intangible, as well as a lostThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Gallant, Jhene Aiko's Smoldering New 'Skipping Stones' Video