26 September, 2016 - MTV.com
Francis and the Lights' latest LP contains 'every emotion' from Chance's Chicago fest Magnificent Coloring Day.
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
Horror movie legend John Carpenter has slammed Rob Zombie as a 'lying piece of shit', admitting that he's not a fan of his remake of Halloween. The heavy metal hero and White Zombie frontman remade Carpenter's '70s horror classic Halloween in 2007, dividing opinion among critics and movie fans. Now, in a video recently resurfaced by Entertainment Weekly, the movie veteran claims that Zombie not only 'lied about him', but tarnished the legacy of the franchise. “He said I was very cold to him when he told me he was going to make it," Carpenter tells the New York Film Academy. "Nothing could be further from the truth. I said, ‘Make it your own movie, man. This is yours now. Don’t worry about me.’ I was incredibly supportive. Why that piece of shit lied, I don’t know.” Speaking of Zombie's take on the movie's main cult character, Carpenter added: “I thought he took away the mystique of the story by explaining too much about [Michael Myers]. I don’t care about that. He’s supposed to be a force of nature, he’s supposed to be almost supernatural, and he was too big.” Zombie's remake of Halloween went on to gross $58,000 at the US box office. He recently made headlines after speaking out in defence of Japanese rock sensation BABYMETAL - slamming critics of the band as 'haters' and 'grumpy old fucks'. Rob Zombie is set to headline London's O2 Forum in Kentish Town on 17 October.
26 September, 2016 - RollingStone.com
An influx of new releases – including albums from Usher, Mac Miller and Staind's Aaron Lewis – debuted in the Top 10 this week, but none of them could prevent Drake's This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: On the Charts: Drake's 'Views' Recaptures Number One
26 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
As GameSoundCon, the annual conference for game music composers, is set to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Los Angeles, the profession finds itself in...
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
Temples have previewed their hotly-anticipated new album with massive comeback single 'Certainty' - as well as announcing a one-off London show. The track is the first taster of the follow-up to their acclaimed 2014 debut 'Sun Structures' - which is due for release in "early 2017". Speaking of the stadium-ready, cinematic psych song, frontman James Bagshaw said: “When writing the melody for 'Certainty', I wanted to create something with almost an eerie, early Disney vibe, something playful and harmonious, but with a dark twist." He continued: "Producing the song was as much about layering as it was about sparseness - the verses needed to reveal the thumping motion of the bass and the reflective lyrics, and the melody had to be paired with the right ambience. The chorus was approached in an opposite way, layer after layer, thickening the sound. There’s a blend between moog bass, and actual bass, and the song switches between synthetic and analogue sounds throughout. The guitar mirrors the synth, and vice versa.” The band have also announced a show at Oslo in London on 6 October. Tickets are on sale from tomorrow (27 September). The Kettering four-piece found a fan in Noel Gallagher, who praised their debut but slammed the likes of Radio 1 for not playing them.
26 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Andrew McMahon wants you to expect the unexpected on his sophomore album as Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.  The California-based musician has...
26 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Electric Zoo is officially headed east. Billboard Dance can exclusively announce that Made Event's New York dance music festival franchise...
26 September, 2016 - RollingStone.com
The answer is quick, blunt and impatient. "Yeah, yeah, I agree," Van Morrison says, responding to a question about a song on his new album, Keep Me Singing. There is a brief silence. "What's next?"I had asked him about the first lines on the record, which sum up Morrison's life inThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Van Morrison: The Rolling Stone interview
26 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
On Sunday night (Sept. 25) The Simpsons entered its perfectly cromulent 28th season.  Over the course of their nearly 600 episodes,...
26 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
The Music Joint Entertainment Group, a new artist management and marketing company that “seeks to expand the scope of Latin alternative...
26 September, 2016 - NEWS.com.au
THE Living End have thrown their support behind Sting playing this year’s AFL Grand Final.
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
Temples have previewed their hotly-anticipated new album with massive comeback single 'Certainty' - as well as announcing a one-off London show. The track is the first taster of the follow-up to their acclaimed 2014 debut 'Sun Structures' - which is due for release in "early 2017". Speaking of the stadium-ready, cinematic psych song, frontman James Bagshaw said: “When writing the melody for 'Certainty', I wanted to create something with almost an eerie, early Disney vibe, something playful and harmonious, but with a dark twist." He continued: "Producing the song was as much about layering as it was about sparseness - the verses needed to reveal the thumping motion of the bass and the reflective lyrics, and the melody had to be paired with the right ambience. The chorus was approached in an opposite way, layer after layer, thickening the sound. There’s a blend between moog bass, and actual bass, and the song switches between synthetic and analogue sounds throughout. The guitar mirrors the synth, and vice versa.” The band have also announced a show at Oslo in London on 6 October. Tickets are on sale from tomorrow (27 September). The Kettering four-piece found a fan in Noel Gallagher, who praised their debut but slammed the likes of Radio 1 for not playing them.
26 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Chance The Rapper and Salt-N-Pepa will be rocking the stage at Keep a Child Alive's 13th annual Black Ball, joining other KCA performers...
26 September, 2016 - MTV.com
Drake's new 21-minute short was inspired by Views and features new music from his producer 40.
26 September, 2016 - RollingStone.com
When David Bowie began work on 1. Outside, it had been a decade since he'd had a mainstream hit, and he was well beyond caring. "He said to me that he didn't like the commercial things he did in the 1980s when he was pressured by his record company," says keyboardist Mike Garson.This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: How David Bowie, Brian Eno Created Sci-Fi Experiment '1. Outside'
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
It has been revealed that David Bowie was urinated upon by a baby during the filming of Labyrinth. The late musician, who played the Goblin King in the film, was unfortunately weed upon by the child his character kidnaps, the baby's father told Press Association. Brian Froud, who was the movie’s designer, volunteered his own newborn child to play Sarah’s baby brother in the 1986 film. Brian designed his son some custom made slimline nappies, as regular sized ones “would have got in the way of the look”. Sadly, Brian admits, they were “useless.” “The first thing that Toby did when he met David Bowie in the first shot was pee all over him,” said Brian. He added, “David took it all in good part.” Brian’s wife, Wendy Froud, also worked on-set as the Creative Workshop Artist. Brian added that she, too, helped Bowie handle the baby on-set. “My wife Wendy was actually, strangely enough, on her knees out of shot, just at crotch-level of David, in case he dropped the baby, ready to catch him,” he explained. Brian admitted the couple’s first meeting with Bowie was “rather scary but so magical”: “We were in his dressing room and it was about three or four days before we started the film, and we had made him a little bone flute as a gift. “He just took it and he just leapt up on to the dressing table, hunkered down and played a wonderful little spooky tune on the flute. He was very Pan-like.” The designer has also stated that he would like the film to be re-created as a stage musical to mark the movie’s 30th anniversary. “I just feel it's an absolute gift to do it on stage. People would come and sing the songs, and dress up I think.” Jennifer Connelly, who starred as teenager Sarah, paid tribute to Bowie in an interview for the 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition.
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
Manic Street Preachers singer James Dean Bradfield is to play a rare solo show when he headlines Cardiff festival Brickstock next month. Bradfield will play with Therapy? singer Andy Cairns at the festival on October 22 at Cardiff Brickworks. Others on the bill include Captain Accident And The Disasters, Johnny Cage And The Voodoo Grove, Goan Dogs, Featherjaw and Milk. The festival takes place over two weekends, with Cassetteboy Vs DJ Rubbish headlining on November 6. Bradfield last played solo around the release of his only solo album ‘The Great Western’ in 2006. The singer has recently completed his first film soundtrack for The Chamber, a submarine thriller starring Christian Hillborg, Johannes Kuhnke and Elliot Levey. It’s directed by Ben Parker, who previously made 2011 thriller Shifter. There are currently no plans to release Bradfield’s instrumental soundtrack. The show comes as Manic Street Preachers wind down touring in support of the 20th anniversary edition of their album ‘Everything Must Go’. Having played several shows where they performed the album in full, the trio finish touring with a pair of Japanese shows in Tokyo and Osaka on November 8-9. The band will then continue writing a new album. Since relasing a pair of albums, ‘Rewind The Film’ and ‘Futurology’, in 2013-14, the band have focused on reissuing their back catalogue.
26 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Lin-Manuel Miranda is living the dream. In addition to starring opposite Emily Blunt in the Disney sequel to Mary Poppins and appearing in the...
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
Thriller author James Patterson has decided not to publish his upcoming novel, The Murder Of Stephen King following the realization that King fans had “disrupted” the writer’s home in the past. Patterson issued a statement withdrawing The Murder Of Stephen King from publication, stating: “My book is a positive portrayal of a fictional character, and, spoiler alert, the main character is not actually murdered. Nevertheless, I do not want to cause Stephen King or his family any discomfort. Out of respect for them, I have decided not to publish The Murder Of Stephen King.” Patterson had previously emphasised that King had nothing to do with the scheduled novel, writing on his website: “I'm a Stephen King fan, but Stephen King did not participate in the making of this novel, nor is he affiliated with it in any way. I hope he likes it.” The post now appears to be removed. The Murder Of Stephen King, which had been due out in November, told the story of an over-enthusiastic fan who copied the homicides from King’s novels, culminating in the murder of the author himself. Detective ‘Jamie Peterson’ assists King against the crazed fan. Patterson and King have never met, but have made comments about each other in the past. In 2009, King remarked that Patterson is, “a terrible writer, but he's very successful.” Patterson, the world's highest-paid author for the past three years according to Forbes, hit back at King. He retorted: “He's taken shots at me for years. It's fine, but my approach is to do the opposite with him - to heap praise.” Patterson will instead release Taking The Titanic on November 3rd, a novel about thieves who board the ship dressed as newlyweds.
26 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Sept. 26, 2009Madonna scored her 40th...
26 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Jill Scott, Tyrese, Monica, Anthony Hamilton and Jazmine Sullivan are among the first wave of talent confirmed for BET Networks’ Soul Train...