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.

Childish Gambino, blink-182, Kacey Musgraves to headline Outside Lands 2019

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Childish Gambino, blink-182, Kacey Musgraves, and Twenty One Pilots are just some of the acts who will make their way to California in early August for the 2019 incarnation of the Outside Lands music festival. On Tuesday (March 26), festival organizers Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly, and Starr Hill Presents announced the complete lineup for the weekend-long event.

Joining the previously mentioned acts on this year’s roster are The Lumineers, Kygo, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Lil Wayne, Flying Lotus, Flume, Better Oblivion Community Center, Mavis Staples, Ella Mai, Santigold, Yaeji, Tierra Whack, DJ Koze, Weyes Blood, and more.

Also joining the bill as one of the main headliners is Paul Simon. His appearance at Outside Lands marks the musician’s first show since his farewell tour concluded last year.

In addition to the festival’s genre-diverse lineup, it will also include “world-class art, food, wine and more” as well as “groundbreaking experiences dedicated to cannabis and mind-expanding talks” while also promising “a festival that’s totally original and 100% San Francisco.”

Outside Lands returns to its home at the iconic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco during the weekend of Aug. 9-11. Tickets for the upcoming event go on sale this Thursday, March 28, at 10 a.m. local time here.

For more information about the festival, tickets, or the lineup, head on over to Outside Lands’ website.

For now, the complete lineup for Outside Lands 2019 can be found below.

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Phish, Childish Gambino, the Lumineers lead Bonnaroo 2019 lineup

Phish, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, and the Lumineers are just a handful of artists who will make their way to Tennessee in mid-June for Bonnaroo 2019. On Tuesday (Jan. 8), festival organizers unveiled the musically diverse lineup for the 2019 incarnation of the annual music-centric event.

Joining the aforementioned acts on this year’s bill are Hozier, Solange, Cardi B, the National, Kasey Musgraves, the Lonely Island, Mac DeMarco, Gucci Mane, John Prine, Beach House, Jim James, BROCKHAMPTON, Girl Talk, Deafheaven, Juice WRLD, Parquet Courts, Courtney Barnett, the Avett Brothers, and many more.

According to Bonnaroo’s website, the festival will host over 150 performers on over ten stages during the event.

This year will mark a special one for Phish as the band will play a total of three sets during the four-day festival. The band is scheduled to perform one set on Friday night (June 14) and two sets on Sunday (June 16). Phish made their Bonnaroo debut in 2009 where they shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen for three songs. They returned to the Bonnaroo stage in 2012 where they teamed up with Kenny Rogers for “The Gambler.”

The official lineup also boosts the return of the Grand Ole Opry with special guests. Those special guest will be revealed at a later date.

Tickets for the four-day music festival go on sale beginning this Thursday, Jan. 10, at noon ET. As like many other music festivals, Bonnaroo is offering a layaway plan for those who may be feeling the effects of the holiday season.

For more information about the music festival, tickets, or the lineup, head on over to Bonnaroo’s website here.

Bonnaroo 2019 will return to its home of Manchester, Tennessee during the weekend of June 13-16. The full lineup can be found below.

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Green Day, Stevie Wonder, The Killers to headline the Global Citizen Festival

Green Day, the Killers, and Stevie Wonder are just some of the big names set to invade New York City later this year for the 2017 Global Citizen Festival. On Tuesday (Aug. 1), the annual, good-cause music festival announced a diverse lineup for the 2017 incarnation of the musical event. Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day, the Lumineers, Alessia Cara, and the Chainsmokers will also be featured on the lengthy bill. According to a press release from the music festival, more special guests will be announced over the upcoming weeks.

The goal of the Global Citizen organization is to ask their followers, referred to as Global Citizens, to hold their leaders accountable for major world issues. Prior to the big concert event, Global Citizen will be campaigning to create major changes in the areas of education, food security, healthcare, gender equality, and sanitation. In addition to that, the group also aims to end poverty, take on climate change, and fight all kinds of inequalities by 2030.

“We’re grateful to be a part of this year’s Global Citizen Festival,” begins Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong in a statement. “American aid programs make a significant difference in the betterment of lives at home and around the world, and we should all want these programs to become stronger, not weaker. We all play a part in seeing this mission through and it starts with calling on all our leaders.”

“In this crucial time, there is nothing more exciting to me than having the honor of giving my gift of song, words and motivation to the Global Citizen Festival,” said two-time performer Stevie Wonder. “When we commit ourselves to life issues, we are showing love of the Most High. I was, I am and will always be, a citizen connected to the spirit of everyone on this planet moving forward. Let’s go!”

“We can’t wait to get back to our hometown of New York City and play for 60,000 people who have done amazing things to change the world,” begins the Chainsmokers’ statement. “We are so thankful to our fans for getting online and taking action to support less fortunate people around the world. We’ll see you on Sept. 23!”

The 2017 Global Citizen Festival will take place on Sept. 23 at New York’s Central Park. According to the music festival’s website, they are expecting approximately 60,000 Global Citizens to attend the musical event. Like the past years, tickets for the show will be distributed via a lottery system. Fans can get involved and informed on how to become a Global Citizen by checking out the music festival’s website here.

Seattle Radio Station Gets World Exclusive of ‘Gale Song’

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Yesterday, we were all given the new of all the artists that would be featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. Musicians from different areas of the music world had been confirmed from big, arena selling acts such as Coldplay and Christian Aguilera on one side whole others are up-and-comers such a Lorde and Imagine Dragons.

Today, a Seattle radio station gave listeners a little treat when they posted an excerpt of The Lumineers’ contribution, “Gale Song.” The band, who had let the station do live broadcast of their set at Marymoor Park last Saturday, played the song during an encore during the show and at the time it had been unknown what it was.

The stations at first thought that it would be featured on their new album, but then it was revealed that the song was the one that would make its way on the Catching Fire soundtrack.

The song sticks to their folksy, slow feel which then leads to an emotional peak and then back to where it all began. While the song at the stations website is a live version of it, the official studio version will be released on November 19, when the soundtrack drops.

For now, head on over to 107.7 The End’s website and listen to the song or watch the video here:

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Tracklist Revealed

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We already know that Coldplay will be featured on the upcoming, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack with their song “Atlas” and last week, The National also revealed that their song, “Lean” was almost no featured because it was too dark. Last night, Christina Aguilera revealed through her personal Twitter that she will also be featured on the soundtrack with a new, original song she had worked on titled, “We Remain.”

With all the news coming out about the musicians that will be on the sequel’s soundtrack, it was only a matter of time before the full track list featuring the titled of the songs and the musicians behind them will hit the web and that indeed happened today.

The soundtrack will not only featured the artists that have already been listed above, but other such as The Lumineers with “Gale Song,” Patti Smith with “Capital Letter,” Ellie Goulding with “Mirror” and many more.

The album is scheduled to be released on November 19, just a few days before the film is set to hit theaters on November 22.

Recently, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had been in the news when it was announced that the movie would not be premiering first in the United States, rather it would be premiered across the ocean in Italy as part of the Rome Film Festival on November 14.

Check out the full artist and tracklist below.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE SOUNDTRACK

1. “Atlas” — Coldplay
2. “Silhouettes” — Of Monsters and Men
3. “Elastic Heart” — Sia (ft. The Weeknd & Diplo)
4. “Lean” — The National
5. “We Remain” — Christina Aguilera
6. “Devil May Cry” — The Weeknd
7. “Who We Are” — Imagine Dragons
8. “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” — Lorde
9. “Gale Song” — The Lumineers
10. “Mirror” — Ellie Goulding
11. “Capital Letter” — Patti Smith
12. “Shooting Arrows At The Sky” — Santigold
13. “Place For Us” — Mikky Ekko
14. “Lights” — Phantogram
15. “Angel On Fire” — Antony and the Johnsons

Jimmy Fallon Covers The Lumineers

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The Lumineers have officially made it.

As if getting playfully hit in the face by Sir Elton John (it happened to drummer, Jeremiah Fraites at the Grammys) didn’t secure the Colorado-based indie band a place in pop culture then Jimmy Fallon, Blake Shelton and Parks & Recreation star, Nick Offerman covering their hit song, “Ho Hey” may have done it.

Just in time for Easter, the late night host and his group of clucking friends formed The Chickeneers and covered the top 100 hit song on Fallon’s show.

Check out the video right here and have a little bit of a clucking laugh yourselves.