DC Fandome event unveils slew of new teasers

Weren’t able to make it to the first (and probably annual) DC Fandome event? Well, there’s no need to worry because we have the trailer for some of the biggest films the DC Universe is slated to release within the next couple of years.

Yup. That includes the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel, “Wonder Woman 1984”, the Zack Snyder cut of “Justice League,” the sequel to the lukewarmly received “Suicide Squad” which includes a heck of a cast, and the much-anticipated first-look at Robert Pattinson as a dark and emo-looking Batman in the upcoming “The Batman” film.

Are you ready? Well, here we go:

“Wonder Woman 1984”:

“Justice League (Zack Snyder Cut)” (coming to an HBO Max near you in four, one-hour installments):

“Suicide Squad 2” (and it’s insane cast listing):

And now, for the dark and moody “Year Two” inspired “The Batman.”

While it was mostly films at the head of the table, the first trailer for the upcoming seventh season of the CW’s “The Flash” series was also unleashed.

DC Fandome will once again go live on Sept. 12, where they will focus more on their television series. Titled “DC Fandome: Explore the Multiverse,” the virtual event will begin at 10 a.m. PST.

LOVECRAFT join forces with the cast of ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ for ‘Straight to Hell’

You know how all your family and friends were urging you to move on after October came to a close, and Halloween was no more because “Halloween season is over”?

Well, we’re sorry to report (to them) that spooky season is every single day and that the people behind LOVECRAFT are just as onboard (if not more) as the rest of us creepy-holiday-loving people.

On Friday (Jan. 10), LOVECRAFT joined forces with the cast of Netflix’s “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” to bless (curse?) us all with the music video for their new song “Straight to Hell.”

The clip features Sabrina Spellman herself, Kiernan Shipka, giving us some serious Goth go-go dancer vibes as she performs the song in front of a screen with images of flames, brightly-lit pentagrams, and neon spiderwebs projected on it. In between shots of our favorite blonde witch doing her thing, we see several other important characters like Nick, Ambrose, Prudence, and yes, Harvey with a crop top (why we don’t know, but we’re okay with it).

It also looks like we’re getting a lot of teaser footage from this upcoming season, which makes this strange clip even better.

Check out the music video for “Straight to Hell” above.

In addition to being a standalone music video, the clip was also used to announce the official return of the hit series. “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part Three” will cast its spell on the streaming site on Jan. 24.

If the music video is giving us any type of hints as to what’s going to happen this season, then we’re (impatiently) waiting for the end of January to get here.

Ben Platt unleashes ‘The Politician’ companion EP

Armed with a chart-topping debut album, several sold-out gigs, and a hit Netflix series, you’d think Ben Platt would take some kind of time off, right?

Wrong.

On Tuesday (Oct. 22), the award-winning artist unleashed a four-song EP directly connected to his current project, Netflix’s The Politician. Dubbed Music from the Netflix Original Series the Politician (yeah we know, the title is longer than the album’s runtime), the record features updated versions of several tracks from classic and iconic performers.

The album includes reworked versions of Joni Mitchell’s “River,” Billy Joel’s “Vienna,” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Unworthy of Your Love,” the latter performed as a duet by Platt and his The Politician co-star Zoey Deutch (check it out above).

But covers are not the only things you will find on the surprise album. Platt’s original song “Run Away” rounds out the record. “Run Away” can be found on Platt’s recently released debut album Sing to Me Instead.

Sing to Me Instead was released at the end of March and peaked at the number 18 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Before its release, the album sprouted several singles, including “Temporary Love,” “Grow As We Go,” “Ease My Mind,” and lead single “Bad Habit.”

Last week, Platt made headlines when he appeared on Kelly Clarkson’s talk show and performed his own rendition of Bob Dylan’s 1997 track “Make You Feel My Love” with the “American Idol” winner. The original version of the song can be found on Dylan’s 30th (yup 30th) studio album, Time Out of Mind.

‘Game of Thrones’ enlist Florence Welch for ‘Jenny of Oldstones’

As the second episode of Game of Thrones came to an end, fans were quickly trying to figure out which of their favorite characters will die following the “calm before the storm” episode. As the credits rolled, a female voice can be heard singing the tune Podrick (Ser Brienne of Tarth’s squire) belted while the fireside group of former foes sat by and drank wine. Who’s haunting voice was singing “Jenny of Oldstones,” you may ask? Well, none other than Florence Welch.

According to a press release from HBO, the television series’ creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss reached out to Welch to see if she would be interested in covering the song for the series. As evident by its placement, the singer agreed. As noted by Weiss and Benioff, this isn’t the first time Welch has been linked to the show. Her song “Seven Devils” was used in the trailer for the show’s second season.

“We’ve always been huge fans of Florence’s music, and the season 2 trailer with her song ‘Seven Devils’ was possibly the most powerful we’ve ever had,” Benioff and Weiss explained in a statement.

“So the opportunity to hear her otherworldly voice on our show was always at the forefront of our minds. We’re still pleasantly shocked that she agreed to sing ‘Jenny of Oldstones,’ and we’re in love with the result.”

Welch added: “When I first heard the song it sounded like a Celtic lullaby to me. Celtic music has always been in my blood, so I felt like I could do something with it. The magic and ritual in Game of Thrones, not to mention the costumes, have always appealed to me. I am honoured to be a part of the final season.”

“Jenny of Oldstones” was written by Weiss, Benioff, Ramin Djawadi, and Game of Thrones mastermind George R.R. Martin. The song was produced by Thomas Bartlett.

Watch the lyric video for “Jenny of Oldstone” above.

Florence and the Machine have been a little quiet lately, but that’s about to change. Next month Welch and company will kick off their High As Hope North American tour. The outing begins on May 10 at the FORM Arcosanti in Mayer, Ariz. and concludes on June 9 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The full list of tour stops can be found here.

The Weeknd, SZA, Travis Scott share their ‘Game of Thrones’-inspired track ‘Power is Power’

A week after announcing plans to release a “Game of Thrones”-inspired album, HBO and Columbia Records have finally unveiled its first single. On Thursday (April 18), the Weeknd, SZA, and Travis Scott shared their contribution to the fast-approaching new record.

The three-and-a-half-minute collaboration is titled “Power is Power,” a direct quote from HBIC Cersei Lannister to everyone’s least favorite Master of Coin Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in season two of the series. Listen to “Power is Power” above.

In addition to the trio, For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) will also include contributions from the National, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, X Ambassadors, Ellie Goulding, James Arthur, Maren Morris, and many more.

For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) is due out April 26. Additionally, Columbia Records is also offering several vinyl packages. One of the exclusive vinyl packages will feature nine different covers for the customer to choose from. The nine different covers represent the different houses featured on the series. According to the pre-order listing, the covers are “extremely limited” with only 2500 copies available worldwide.

While the digital versions of the album will be available at the end of the month, the vinyl versions will not be available until the end of July (July 26 to be specific). Pre-orders for For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) are available for purchase here. The full track listing for the album can be found below.

The final season of “Game of Thrones” premiered this past Sunday to a massive 17.4 million viewers. This broke HBO’s previous viewership rating record of 16.9 million which is attributed to the series’ season 7 finale.

FOR THE THRONE TRACK LISTING:

1. Maren Morris – “Kingdom of One”
2. SZA, The Weeknd, & Travis Scott – “Power is Power”
3. The Lumineers – “Nightshade”
4. Ellie Goulding – “Hollow Crown”
5. X Ambassadors – “Baptize Me” (Feat. Jacob Banks)
6. A$AP Rocky & Joey Bada$$ – “Too Many Gods”
7. The National – “Turn on Me”
8. James Arthur – “From the Grave”
9. Rosalía – “Me Traicionaste” (Feat. A.CHAL)
10. Lil Peep – “When I Lie (Remix)” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
11. Lennon Stella – “Love Can Kill”
12. Chloe x Halle – “Wolf at Your Door”
13. Mumford & Sons – “Devil in Your Eye”
14. Matt Bellamy – “Pray (High Valyrian)”

Game of Thrones-inspired album to be released at the end of April

It looks like HBO is sparing no expense when it comes to promoting the final season of their massive cult hit, “Game of Thrones.” On Tuesday (April 9), the network announced a partnership with Columbia Records to release an album inspired by the show. Titled For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones), the record is due out April 26; a week after the series’ final season is set to premiere.

The record will include contributions from the National, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, X Ambassadors, Ellie Goulding, James Arthur, Maren Morris, and many more. The album will reportedly also include a major collaboration from SZA, the Weeknd, and Travis Scott.

A source close to the project confirmed the rumor to Pitchfork over the weekend, revealing that “’Game of Thrones’ asked the Weeknd to record the song for fans. The Weeknd then brought SZA and Travis Scott onto the project.”

The National’s inclusion on the upcoming album shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as the band recorded “The Rains of Castamere” in 2012 for season two of the series.

Pre-orders for For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) are available for purchase here. The album will feature nine different covers to represent the different houses featured on the series. According to Columbia Records, the covers are “extremely limited” and encourage fans to purchase the album with their favorite house as the cover before they run out.

It’s safe to assume that House Stark, House Lannister, and House Targaryen will be the first to go.

The soundtrack comes on the heels of several collaborations including Urban Decay, Mountain Dew, Shake Shack and most recently Oreo.

The final season of Game of Thrones lands on HBO on April 14.

Watch: Stranger Things season three trailer includes sun, fun, and a Demogorgon

It’s time to put your favorite cassette into your sibling’s stolen Walkman because we’re about to take a trip back to Hawkins, Indiana. On Wednesday (March 20), Netflix released the first full trailer for the upcoming season of their smash hit, “Stranger Things.”

The teaser finds the crew celebrating their freedom from school and evil, at least for the time being. The three-minute-clip includes a look at how Max and Eleven have been integrated into the group. How Eleven and Max’s friendship has grown. The impact of having girls in the group has on the once strong-friendship (especially for Will and Dustin). How Dustin and Steve’s brother figure connection has evolved since the end of season two. And how Joyce and Hopper’s budding relationship is going.

But because this is “Stranger Things,” don’t expect the big bad of the season to be jealousy. Halfway through the clip, the carefree aura of summer vacation switches as Hopper tells an unknown person (we’re led to believe it’s either Joyce of Eleven) how he still wants them to feel like Hawkins is still their home. As Hopper’s voice is heard, a clip of a man with a gun in a funhouse plays. We also can’t forget our introduction to an evolved and freaky-looking Demogorgon.

As the tagline for this season says, “one summer can change everything.”

Watch the trailer for “Stranger Things” season three above.

“Stranger Things” returns to Netflix on July 4.

Watch Eminem perform ‘Venom’ from atop the Empire State Building

When you’re Eminem and you’ve done everything from winning countless awards and selling millions of albums to starring in a movie, how exactly do you top that? Apparently, the answer is to head to the top of the Empire State Building. On Monday (Oct. 15), the Detroit-based rapper was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he treated fans to a prerecorded performance of his latest single, “Venom.”

During the appearance, the real Slim Shady took his show to new heights when he headed to the iconic New York City’s skyscraper. Throughout the eight-minute clip, the musician raps the lyrics to the track as he makes his way from the ground floor of the building to the top where he is surrounded by nothing but fog, colorful flashing lights, helicopters, and the New York City skyline.

Halfway through the clip, Eminem’s microphone begins to malfunction in front of an elevator. When the elevator opens, Kimmel’s trust companion Guillermo is there.

“Hey are you going up?” the rapper asks.

“I think so…hey you need a microphone?” Guillermo responds.

Cue one of the most awkward elevator rides of all time with the rapper dropping some information about the historic building as an elevator music version of the song plays in the background.

Watch the complete video above.

“Venom” is featured in both Sony’s antihero film “Venom” and on Eminem’s recently released album, Kamikaze.

The musician’s surprise tenth studio album marks his return to the music world following the release of his lukewarmly received ninth studio album, 2017’s Revival.

Unlike Revival, Kamikaze was met with generally positive reviews from critics and fans alike. The album debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Kamikaze earned Eminem his ninth number one album, tying Garth Brooks and the Rolling Stones for the fifth-most leaders in the chart’s history.

The only other artists to earn more number ones are The Beatles (with 19), Jay-Z (with 14), Bruce Springsteen (with 11), Barbra Streisand (with 11) and Elvis Presley (with ten).