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...
26 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
It seemed like Young Thug and Future had already patched things up when they hugged it out on stage at the opening night of Drake's Summer...
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
A new Kasabian song has leaked online, five days ahead of its official release. ‘Comeback Kid’ can be heard after YouTube user Ori Arbely placed it online this morning (September 26). The song was due to be officially released on Friday, as part of the soundtrack to FIFA 17. The band have played down the song, with their spokesman telling NME recently that it was unlikely to feature on Kasabian’s new album, which will be released next year. However, ‘Comeback Kid’ is their first official new song since the release of their album ’48:13’ in 2014. Since then, they’ve previewed new song ‘Put Your Life On It’ at their concert at Leicester’s King Power Stadium to mark their team Leicester City winning the Premier League. Other new songs in contention for the album include ‘Good Fight’, ‘24/7’, ‘You’re In Love With A Psycho’ and ‘All Through The Night’. Guitarist and producer Serge Pizzorno told Q about the album: “It’s going back to our guitar roots”, while singer Tom Meighan added: “Serge played me the demos and I was ‘Fucking hell!’ It’s nothing like ’48:13’. There’s no fucking interludes or any of that shit.” Other acts on the FIFA 17 soundtrack include Beck, Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Barns Courtney, Declan McKenna and Glass Animals.
26 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
If this is the beginning of his official going-away party, President Obama is leaving the Oval Office in style. The commander in chief revealed the...
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
Daft Punk may be about to return to playing live, if information uncovered on Reddit is accurate. There has been increasing speculation in industry circles that the duo are planning to return to tour for the first time in a decade. They have played one-off shows in Baltimore in 2008 and at the Grammys in 2014, but their last full tour was in 2007. However, a Reddit user has discovered a page on the Lollapalooza festival website which is dedicated to Daft Punk. The page was built in February, which would appear to indicate that Daft Punk were booked then to play the festival next year. The timing would fit with Daft Punk playing live every ten years, with their only previous tours having taken place in 1997 and 2007. There have been persistent rumours in the past two months that they will headline Glastonbury next year, 20 years after their only performance. Daft Punk played the dance tent in 1997. On their visit to the UK and Ireland in 2007, the duo instead played shows at Wireless, Rockness and Oxegen festivals. Other acts rumoured to be headlining Glastonbury include The Stone Roses, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga. Daft Punk’s spokesman declined to comment when asked by NME about the speculation of future live shows. In addition to the Reddit thread, a line-up apparently leaked for the Chile leg of Lollapalooza lists Daft Punk as headliners. There is no word on whether any new music will appear. Having released their most recent album ‘Random Access Memories’ in 2013, they feature on The Weeknd’s new single ‘Starboy’.
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
Two Door Cinema Club have announced a tour to coincide with new album ‘Gameshow’. It’s the trio’s first full tour for the album, following a headline appearance at the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading And Leeds Festival this summer. They also played an intimate gig at London’s Tufnell Park Dome two weeks ago (September 14). Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday at 10am. ‘Gameshow’, out on October 14, is the band’s first album since ‘Beacon’ in 2012. It was made with REM/Bloc Party producer Jacknife Lee and has been previewed by the singles ‘Are We Ready? (Wreck)’ and ‘Bad Decisions’. The tour ends with a gig at London's Alexandra Palace, their first arena show since they headlined London's O2 in 2013. They were due to headline at Latitude Festival the following summer, but were replaced the week before by Lily Allen. Singer Alex Trimble revealed to NME recently that he was suffering from stomach ulcers at the time, and that the band needed to take a break as "we'd been hitting it way too hard on the road". Two Door Cinema Club will play: Birmingham Academy (January 24) Cambridge Corn Exchange (25) Manchester Apollo (28) Leeds Academy (30) Newcastle Academy (31) Liverpool Guild Of Students (February 2) Glasgow Barrowlands (3-4) Southampton Guildhall (6) Bristol Academy (7) London Alexandra Palace (10)
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
Kraftwerk have announced an 11-date UK tour to take place in summer next year, marking their first full tour of Britain since 2004. The band will perform their 3D concerts, which they first played in 2013 at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art and have since performed at art galleries around the world. They have also played the show at festivals including Latitude and T In The Park. The shows end with a pair of dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall the week before Glatonbury. Kraftwerk have never appeared at the festival, with the timing of the new tour leading to speculation that they could make their first appearance at Glastonbury next year. Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10am on Friday. Kraftwerk haven’t released any new music since ‘Tour De France Soundtracks’ in 2003, with their last full studio album being ‘Electric Café’ in 1986. Their current line-up features Ralf Hutter, Fritz Hilpert, Henning Schmitz and Falk Grieffenhagen. Hutter is the only remaining member of Kraftwerk’s classic line-up, following the departure of co-founder Florian Schneider in 2008. Kraftwerk will play: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (June 9) Edinburgh Usher Hall (10) Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (11) Birmingham Symphony Hall (13) Gateshead Sage (14) Sheffield City Hall (15) Bristol Colston Hall (17) Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (18) Manchester Bridgwater Hall (19) London Royal Albert Hall (21-22)
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
FKA Twigs has said she doesn’t know when she’ll next release new music. Since the release of her EP ‘M3LL155X’ in 2015, Twigs has begun previewing new songs ‘Good To Love’ and ‘Radiant Me’ in concert. But the singer has revealed she has no idea when she’ll release new music, and that those new songs might not be featured on future releases. Twigs told Dazed And Confused: “I’ll release in my own time. I just like to let things grow. Me taking a few songs on the road? I don’t know if I’ll release them, it’s just a way of seeing which way it can grow It’s not part of any big masterplan.” Twigs, whose debut album ‘LP1’ was nominated for the Mercury Prize, continued: “Back in the day, you’d take songs out on the road for two or three years and then release them. That’s how long it takes for the band to get perfect. That’s unusual nowadays, because everything is so instant and everyone can see things straight away on the internet. But I’m sure there are plenty of songs that have been sung by amazing artists in a smoky room full of people, and only the people in the room have heard them. I guess I’m still trying to operate like that, even though it goes viral.” Twigs played her last scheduled show for 2016 last night at Symbiosis Gathering festival in California last night (September 25). Her last UK show was at Bestival in 2015.
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
Ed Sheeran has donated 12 bags of his clothes to a charity shop in his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk. The singer’s haul at the St Elizabeth Hospice shop includes suits Sheeran has worn to the Brits and Grammys, as well as the checked shirt he wore for his cameo appearance in the new film Bridget Jones’ Baby. Most of the clothes have been on sale at the shop itself since Saturday (September 24), but some items – including the Brits and Grammys suits – are on sale via an eBay auction. Bidding for Sheeran’s Gant Bridget Jones shirt stands at £530 as of this morning (September 26), with the auction ending on October 4. St Elizabeth Hospice shop manager Rachel Pollard said: “We’re delighted Ed has donated so many clothes to us. Over the last few years, we’ve had multiple donations from him, and they’ve proved very popular. People come from all over to queue to buy them, as well as people across the globe bidding online. We’re really grateful for Ed choosing to support us.” Over the years, Sheeran’s donations have brought an estimated £4,000 to the hospice, which provides care and support to local people with life-limiting illnesses.
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
The Jam are auctioning off all the items from their memorabilia exhibition to raise money for charity. The trio donated musical instruments and old stage outfits to the exhibition ‘About The Young Idea’, which is on display at Liverpool’s Cunard Building until October 5. It will then be sold off in 800 lots, with a total of £300,000 expected to be raised by auction house Adam Partridge Auctioneers. Items which will be sold include Rick Buckler’s ‘Great White’ drum kit for £20-£30,000, several of Paul Weller’s guitars and Bruce Foxton’s basses. Clothing worn on stage, including Weller’s pin-stripe suits, will also be sold. The sale, taking place on October 7-8 from 10am, includes a dressing gown from Wembley Arena from The Jam’s final tour in 1982, as well as every single pressing and acetate test discs of the band’s singles and albums from around the world. The worldwide pressings include a single from Peru which, owing to a poor translation, saw the band credited as The Ham. ‘About The Young Idea’ was initially held at London’s Somerset House, when Weller and Foxton attended the press launch in June 2015. Foxton recently told Classic Pop that Buckler was also invited to attend, which would have seen the trio reunited for the first time since splitting 34 years ago.
26 September, 2016 - NME.com
Fleet Foxes singer Robin Pecknold has called Bon Iver mainman Justin Vernon a hypocrite for criticising Beyonce over her sponsorship deal with Pepsi. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Vernon criticised Beyonce for promoting herself as a role model despite accepting sponsorship for her tour from Pepsi. Vernon said: “You have to believe in something. Like, I’d prefer Beyonce didn’t do a Pepsi tour. Do not take $2m from Pepsi and be a role model for young girls. Do not do that. That stuff angers me.” However, Vernon appeared in an advert for Bushmills whisky in 2011. In an Instagram post he has since deleted, Pecknold posted the cover of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale The Emperor’s New Clothes, which he captioned: “Is Pepsi and Bushmills a drink?” Vernon has admitted he regrets doing the Bushmill’s advert. In 2015, he told Grantland: “I regret that”. Bon Iver release new album ’22, A Million’ this week (September 30). Fleet Foxes confirmed in July they are working on their third album, to be titled ‘Crack-Up’. It’s their first to feature new drummer Neal Morgan, who has previously played with Joanna Newsom and Bill Callahan. Bon Iver tour in February. Dates are: Blackpool Empress Ballroom (February 10) Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (12-13) London Roundhouse (15-16) Hammersmith Eventim Apollo (19-20)