RSS

Imagine Dragons Become “Warriors”

Universal Music Group 2014 Post-Grammy Party

It feels like the craze following Imagine Dragons has somewhat died down in the last few months. No longer do we hear “Radioactive” every hour, on the hour or do we see certain publications cry about how “they are the anti-rock stars.”

The last time we heard from the band, let alone wrote about them, was back in May when they revealed they had been asked to write a song for the recent installation of the Transformers franchise.

But just because they have been quiet, it doesn’t mean that the band have gone into hibernation or hiatus, rather, it looks like they were working on some new music.

The Las Vegas band took to their Facebook page on Wednesday to reveal the good news to their hordes of followers. “Pleased to announce a surprise” they wrote and then posted the video for their new song, “Warrior.”

While many of their fans are hoping that this is an indication of a new record on the horizon, sadly, it’s not. Those hoping for a follow-up their smash debut record, 2012’s Night Visions, might have to wait a little longer.

At least for now.

As for “Warrior,” the song was created for the battle arena video game, League of Legends while the music video was made in order to mirror the images from the game.

Check out the new song and video below.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Listen to the Long-Lost Queen/Michael Jackson Song

queenpic

The recently announced Queen album featuring some never before heard songs from late frontman Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson has officially gotten a release date.

The posthumous record titled Queen Forever which was announced back in May, will officially be released on Nov. 10. With the reveal of the release date, also comes the track list which include many Queen fan favorites and some re-tweaking of old songs, and that Mercury/Jackson collaboration.

The story went that Mercury had been working on a song titled, “There Must Be More to Life Than This” with Jackson, but it was never completed.

Instead, Mercury decided to record his own version which ended up on his solo debut record, 1985’s Mr. Bad Guy. Now, fans will get to hear what the actual song sounded like with both singers were involved.

“When I first played it in my studio, I opened a trove of delights provided by the greatest of musicians,” producer William Orbit wrote in a statement.

“Hearing Michael Jackson’s vocals was stirring. So vivid, so cool and poignant, it was like he was in the studio singing live. With Freddie’s vocal solo on the mixing desk, my appreciation for his gift was taken to an even higher level.”

Listen to the song here.

Also included on the compilation will be a remade version of “Love Kills,” a song that was featured in Giorgio Moroder remake of Fritz Lang’s 1927 iconic film, Metropolis.

“They took out all the disco production and turned it into more of a traditional Queen arrangement,” Adam Lambert said about the track. The former American Idol contestant had been performing the song live with the remaining members of Queen this past Summer while they were out on tour.

“It’s an amazing song, very dramatic and powerful with a beautiful melody” he added.

The full track list for the upcoming compilation can be seen below. Keep in mind, the track list will depend on whether you’re purchasing the single CD or the two CD set.

QUEEN FOREVER COMPILATION TRACK LIST:

Single CD:

1. “Let Me In Your Heart Again”
2. “Love Kills – The Ballad”
3. “There Must Be More To Life Than This” (William Orbit Mix)
4. “It’s A Hard Life”
5. “You’re My Best Friend”
6. “Love Of My Life”
7. “Drowse”
8. “Long Away”
9. “Lily Of The Valley”
10. “Don’t Try So Hard”
11. “Bijou”
12. “These Are The Days Of Our Lives”
13. “Las Palabras De Amor”
14. “Who Wants To Live Forever”
15. “A Winter’s Tale”
16. “Play The Game”
17. “Save Me”
18. “Somebody To Love”
19. “Too Much Love Will Kill You”
20. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

2-CD SET

CD1

1. “Let Me In Your Heart Again”
2. “Love Kills – The Ballad”
3. “There Must Be More To Life Than This” (William Orbit Mix)
4. “Play The Game”
5. “Dear Friends”
6. “You’re My Best Friend”
7. “Love Of My Life”
8. “Drowse”
9. “You Take My Breath Away”
10. “Spread Your Wings”
11. “Long Away”
12. “Lily Of The Valley”
13. “Don’t Try So Hard”
14. “Bijou”
15. “These Are The Days Of Our Lives”
16. “Nevermore”
17. “Las Palabras De Amor”
18. “Who Wants To Live Forever”

CD2

1. “I Was Born To Love You”
2. “Somebody To Love”
3. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
4. “Friends Will Be Friends”
5. “Jealousy”
6. “One Year of Love”
7. “A Winters Tale”
8. “‘39″
9. “Mother Love”
10. “It’s A Hard Life”
11. “Save Me”
12. “Made in Heaven”
13. “Too Much Love Will Kill You”
14. “Sail Away Sweet Sister”
15. “The Miracle”
16. “Is This The World We Created”
17. “In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited”
18. “Forever”

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Music News

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Watch Karen O. Perform in Fan’s Living Room

wpid-karen-o-thr-nominee-party-650-430.jpeg

You cannot deny that Karen O. is not only adorable, but the woman has one hell of a voice which has earned her an Academy Award nomination and a lots of fans.

With the release of her debut album, Crush Songs, the songstress gave fans the chance to listen to songs from the new record live before its official release date two weeks ago.

But while the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have headlined club gigs and bigger venues in the past, O. decided that she wanted these listening parties to be small and intimate which is what led her to performing in some of her fans’ living rooms rather than at bigger locations.

How many people can say that they’ve had an Oscar nominee sing for them in their living room? Not very many.

A video posted by YouTube user, Sofar Sound shows O. performing one of her solo songs, and singles, “Rapt” in New York City last month at one of those listening parties.

Check out the video below.

Karen O.’s debut record, Crush Songs was released on Sept. 9. through Julian Casablancas’ record label, Cult Records and even gave fans the chance to listen to all the new songs a week ahead of time through Soundcloud.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Music News

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Jack White and Dave Grohl Release Statement About White’s Recent Rant

wpid-jack-white-would-you-fight-for-my-love-vid.jpeg

In case you have been asleep most of the day, you probably have heard about Jack White and his Boston rant last night against Rolling Stone. The former White Stripes frontman stopped himself and deemed the rant to be “Kanye West-esque.”

The rant, like you probably read took jabs at Rolling Stone and how they sold their musical soul to the paparazzi devil by posting such riveting article like “What Taylor Swift Wore” and even took a jab at the Foo Fighters and the fact that they have three guitarists.

Instead of getting into a word debate with White, the Foo Fighters took to their Twitter and posted a playful response to the word vomit with the caption, “Busted…behold, the secret of the Foo Fighters sound….”

Classic.

Instead of letting this spin out of control and become a tabloid making headline (like it hadn’t already), both White and Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl have responded to the audio in a joint statement, well kind of; both White and Grohl actually have the same publicist.

What a way to keep it in the family.

Read the statement below and hear the audio after that.

“Dear dream-makers of the media….

Last night Jack White made a joke on stage!

There was a minor equipment mishap, specifically with his guitar, and in an effort to keep his audience engaged, he made a joke! It was meant to be funny and self deprecating: “hey sorry, you’re stuck with just me up here…” vs the Foo Fighters who have three guitar players on stage and regularly play stadium shows.

Jack has the upmost respect for the Foo Fighters and communicated with Grohl this morning.

So if you’ll let us, we’ll all continue with our day and we assure you: All is well in the rock n roll world.”

Do you think White was just being sarcastic or was it a case of narcissist douchebaggery? You be the judge of that and for the record, White was in Boston (like we said earlier), not Cleveland. When you listen to the audio, you’ll understand.

 
1 Comment

Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Music News

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Slipknot New Members Unmasked?

wpid-slipknot_the_negative_one.jpeg

Have the identity of the new members of Slipknot been revealed?

Well, if you believe all the rumors and the recently released clues, it might just be true.

For the past few months, since the announcement of the metal band’s new album, Corey Taylor and company have managed to keep the identity of the two newcomers under lock and key even with two music videos already released and several interviews.

Today, it would seem that the identity of the drummer who would take the drumset that once belonged to longtime and recently outed member, Joey Jordison was unveiled.  The position, reportedly went to Jay Weinberg, son of E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg and former drummer for Against Me!.

Against Me! frontwoman, Laura Jane Grace kind of ousted the drummer’s identity (as well as a feud, we assume) a little while ago.

Grace wrote the following on Twitter.

Considering the drummer did quit the band through Twitter, we can understand why Grace is not exactly giving a glowing endorsement for the stickman and his new gig.

As for who is under the mask in the position left behind by the late Paul Gray, it was revealed last week that Alessandro “Vman” Venturella, guitar technician for Mastodon and Krokodil guitarist would be filling the vacancy that was temporarily filled by Donnie Steele following the passing of Gray.

Slipknot have yet to confirm the identities. One thing we know for sure, is that their new album .5: The Gray Chapter is expected to be released on Oct. 28.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Music News

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Fall Out Boy Perform Civil “Good Deed” in Jimmy Kimmel Skit

falloutboy

U2’s surprise and free album might have made some of their fans happy since they pretty much confirmed the album would be out by the end of 2014, but the fact that the album was delivered to everyone who has iTunes, made a vast majority of people upset.

Case and point? Just yesterday, the Huffington Post called the legendary Irish band the “new Nickelback.”

Need we say more?

Uproar about being forced the album reached Apple, resulting the company having to create instructions so those who did not want the album, could delete it from their iTunes Library.

During their appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night where they performed their new song “Centuries” for the first time on national television, Fall Out Boy made a joke about it. The band participated in a skit which involved them helping citizens of Los Angeles delete Songs of Innocence from their iTunes Library.

Watch the Save Rock and Roll band do their civil “good deed” below.

We’re going to assume Apple realized that this publicity stunt did have the ending that they hoped for especially because they spent a reported $100 million on the record so that everyone with iTunes could get it.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Teenager Wearing Insane Clown Posse Mask Shot in Home Invasion

icp

Things are not getting any better if you are a fan of the Insane Clown Posse. In July, the courts upheld the FBI’s request to qualify Juggalos as gang members, while last month two Maryland men were arrested for brutally assaulting their roommate after he “disrespected” the group. There was also that issue of ICP’s annual pilgrimage to Cave-In-Rock, IL for the Gathering of the Juggalo has been forced to relocate locations, thing are not getting better for fans.

Now, a teenage-boy is dead after breaking into a former friend’s house wearing and ICP mask for some unknown reason.

According to reports, 17-year-old Reb Barbee broke into the house of Heather Tackett on Sunday around 4 a.m. wearing the mask in an attempt to make contact with his former friend, Tackett’s son, Jacob.

Barbee was allegedly holding a knife as he stood over the son and that was when Tackett approached the youth with her boyfriend’s .38 revolver. She pulled the trigger and shot the youth in his upper back.

Barbee, along with three other youths who helped with the break in, fled the scene. Barbee died in a nearby hospital. As of now, the youths are being charged with delinquency counts of murder for refusing to call for help after discovering Barbee had been shot, as well as complicity to aggravated burglary.

“I am devastated,” Tackett told the Columbus Dispatch, noting that at the time of the shooting, she had not known who was underneath the mask.

“I really liked that kid and I was really good to him, and it breaks my heart he’d enter my home like that.”

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Music News

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 309 other followers