‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Soundtrack Artists Unmasked


While we will be the first to admit that we have read the Fifty Shades of Grey series (several times, we might add), we will also be the first to admit that the casting for the movie is not what we imagined nor are we that excited for it following all the publicity behind it.

One thing we are excited for is the soundtrack for the upcoming film.

Since the new version of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” made its debut during the first trailer for the film, we’ve been wondering what the soundtrack would sound like considering music plays a role in the book series.

Yesterday afternoon, the full tracklist for the soundtrack was unveiled and like we had already known, Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and Ellie Goulding are some of the artists on the list, but between Sia, Frank Sinatra, and The Rolling Stones you will find an interesting addition: Danny Elfman.

Yes, the man who voiced Jack Skellington and has written countless scores for Tim Burton will be contributing two scores for the soundtrack: one in honor of our main characters Ana and Christian, and another titled, “Did That Hurt?”


Check out the full tracklist below as well as The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding’s previously released songs.


1. “I Put A Spell On You (Fifty Shades of Grey)” – Annie Lennox
2. “Undiscovered” – Laura Welsh
3. “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)” – The Weeknd
4. “Meet Me In The Middle” – Jessie Ware
5. “Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding
6. “Haunted (Michael Diamond Remix)” – Beyoncé
7. “Salted Wound” – Sia
8. “Beast Of Burden” – The Rolling Stones
9. “I’m On Fire” – AWOLNATION
10. “Crazy In Love (2014 Remix)” – Beyoncé
11. “Witchcraft” – Frank Sinatra
12. “One Last Night” – Vaults
13. “Where You Belong” – The Weeknd
14. “I Know You” – Skylar Grey
15. “Ana And Christian” – Danny Elfman
16. “Did That Hurt?” – Danny Elfman

Fifty Shades of Grey will be released in theaters on Feb. 13, so get your girlfriends together and go see it for Galentine’s Day, we guess.

Grammy Hall of Fame Reveal Newest Inductees


The Recording Academy has announced that songs by Neil Young, U2, Run-D.M.C., the Sugarhill Gang, Gil Scott-Heron, and the Rolling Stones are just some of the inductees for this year’s Grammy Hall of Fame.

“Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog — knowing that they have become a part of our musical, social, and cultural history” said The Recording Academy head Neil Portnow, in a statement.

With these new addition, the Grammy Hall of Fame now houses a total of 960 recordings. All of them had to go through a special committee of industry figures and receive final approval from the Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. Last year, Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” Whitney Houston’s self-titled 1985 debut album, and AC/DC’s 1980 full-length Back In Black were all inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside many others.

See the full list of 2014 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees below.

  • After the Gold Rush, Neil Young (Reprise, 1970)
  • All Things Must Pass, George Harrison (Apple, 1970)
  • The Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago (Columbia, 1969)
  • Cosmo’s Factory, Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy, 1970)
  • Doc Watson, Doc Watson (Vanguard, 1964)
  • “Fortunate Son,” Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy, 1969)
  • “Georgia (On My Mind),” Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra (Victor, 1930)
  • “Get Up — I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine,” James Brown (King, 1970)
  • “Honky Tonk Women,” The Rolling Stones (London, 1969)
  • “Jolene,” Dolly Parton (RCA, 1973)
  • The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island, 1987)
  • Kristofferson, Kris Kristofferson (Monument, 1970)
  • “Low Rider,” War (United Artists, 1975)
  • Mary Poppins — Original Cast Sound Track, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, and Various Artists (Buena Vista, 1964)
  • “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” Louis Armstrong and the All Stars (Decca, 1938)
  • “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” B.J. Thomas (Scepter, 1969)
  • “Rapper’s Delight,” Sugarhill Gang (Sugar Hill, 1979)
  • Relaxin’ With the Miles Davis Quartet, Miles Davis (Prestige, 1958)
  • “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” Gil Scott-Heron (Flying Dutchman, 1970)
  • “Strange Things Happening Every Day,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Decca, 1945)
  • “Sweet Home Chicago,” Robert Johnson (Vocalion, 1937)
  • “3 O’Clock Blues,” B.B. King (RPM, 1952)
  • “Under the Boardwalk,” The Drifters (Atlantic, 1964)
  • “Walk This Way,” Run-D.M.C. (Profile, 1986)
  • “Wonderful World,” Sam Cooke (Keen, 1960)
  • Woodstock — Music From the Original Sound Track and More, Various Artists (Cotillion, 1970)
  • “Yardbird Suite,” Charlie Parker Septet (Dial, 1946)

But this is just the beginning for the Grammys because the nomination special for the big show which airs in late January is just around the corner. On Dec. 6, CBS will air  The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night, a live telecast from Los Angeles’ Nokia theater where the nominees for the Grammys will be revealed. LL Cool J will once again take the role of the host of the event while performers such a Robin Thicke and Macklemore have been confirmed.

The Rolling Stones to Play for Two Hours at Glastonbury


The U.K.’s famed Glastonbury Festival is set to take place this upcoming weekend with acts such as Elvis Castillo, Rufus Wainwright, Vampire Weekend and many more.

Today, the list of set times have made their way on the internet and the biggest surprise is the fact that the band that has garnered the most attention, The Rolling Stones, would be performing a two-hour plus set while other acts such as Mumford & Sons and the Arctic Monkeys would perform for an hour and a half.

The Rolling Stones’ set time has been revealed to start at 9:30 p.m. and go on until 11:45 on Saturday. To check out the full set time for all the performers that will be at the three-day-long festival, you can click here and head on over to Glastonbury Festival’s website.

Not only is this the first time that The Rolling Stone will be hitting the Pyramid Stage (the main stage for those of you who aren’t familiar), this is also the first time that the festival will be live-streaming the entire event. Viewers from around the world will be able to see performers from all of the stage through some new technology which allows fans to choose from simultaneous live streams. In total, the BBC is reporting that they will have over 250 hours of concert footage.

Carrie Underwood Joins the Rolling Stones for ‘It’s Only Rock n’ Roll’

Rolling Stones

During their tour stop at Toronto’s  Air Canada Centre last weekend, The Rollings Stones brought a special surprise to the stage while they performed their 1974 track, “It’s Only Rock n’ Roll (But I Like It).”

Everything was going as planned with singer Mick Jagger crooning out the song when right before the chorus was to kick in,  the American Idol alum came on stage to join the aging rock stars on stage. While it was all about Jagger and the boys, Underwood was able to keep her own by getting to sing a little bit of a solo, but don’t take our word on it.

Watch the full video below:

The Rolling Stones are currently on their much anticipated “50 and Counting” tour.

The Rolling Stones Indeed Heading Out on North American Tour

Rolling Stones

After months of speculation and cryptic hints from the band, the Rolling Stones have finally announced that they will be heading out on a North American tour this year. The “50 & Counting” tour so far has been confirmed for nine cities in North America including Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and then they will head back to the UK just in time for their performance at  the Glastonbury Festival on June 29.

Only the Oakland, San Jose, Toronto, and Chicago shows will have their tickets go on sale on April 8 at 10 a.m. while pre-sales will actually take place on April 5 at 10 a.m.

No other tour dates have been confirmed yet and those tickets are still in limbo when they will be hitting the web for sale. The one thing that Stones’ fans should count on are the tickets being really pricey and to have an open mind (and wallet) if they are thinking about checking out the tour.

One thing should be noted though, last month Spin Magazine had reported that a source had told them that the upcoming tour would actually have 18 North American shows and so far only nine have been confirmed.

Check out the band’s full tour announcement right here:

If the Stones hit up your area, would you be willing to shell out the cash to see the legends in action?

The Rolling Stones to Make How Much on Upcoming Tour?

Rolling Stones

According to an insider at the tour negotiations for The Rolling Stones, the band has signed with concert promoters, AEG Live, after what they describe as “a real crazy offer” to outbid a mess of other promoters as well as independent companies. It is estimated that the band could make anything between $4 to $5 million per show which only indicates how much a single ticket could cost for one of their ‘rumored’ upcoming US tour stops. Rolling Stones Magazine is saying that a top ticket could easily cost anything between $500-$650 which, according to the magazine, is actually less than what they had charged for the most expensive seats at one of their tour stops in late 2012.

The band were initially going to go with Dainty’s group, but then a lawyer for the group reached out to AEG executives and granted their bid on Tuesday. AEG is reportedly going to announced the enormous tour, officially, sometime in April.

Previously it was reported that the band would be heading out on a potential 18-day North American tour and was only backed up with slight evidence from both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards when they were asked in an interview. Their responses for the question might have been cryptic at best, but still there was a hint that this tour would be happening in 2013.

Once the tour is officially announced, it would be the first full tour that the 50-year-old band would head out on since their 2006-2007 tour.

The Rolling Stones Planning North American Tour?

Rolling Stones

Last year, The Rolling Stones had done a few selected concert in London and New York as part of their “50 and Counting” mini tour. When they had been asked in an interview if there would be a full-fledged tour, Mick Jagger slyly said, “there have been quite a few offers” and continued to see what are the odds of such a thing happening.

Then Keith Richards discreetly hinted that all the fans of the classic rock band would have to just sit and wait for an official announcement to be made. For most, this come off as a “definitely” to the big question of whether or not a full “50 and Counting” tour would be on its way.

Now, according to Rolling Stone magazine, an inside source in the concert business has just revealed that yes, there will be an 18 day, North American tour for the band. Billboard originally said that the band will play ‘fewer than 20’ dates, but now Rolling Stone’s source is saying that it will be 18 dates.

This will be the band’s first tour since the 2005-2007 “A Bigger Bang” tour and said that if the past has shown any indications, this tour will be “a lot more adventurous.” While these dates are for the United States, the UK will be getting some of the Rolling Stones love too. According to British band, Kasabian, The Rolling Stones will be playing Glastonbury.

NME Awards 2013 Winners

NME Awards 2013

Every year NME, the British based magazine, holds a fan voted award ceremony giving artists shots at winning an award from one of the 22 categories that they have.  Taking place Wednesday at the Troxy in London, the awards had artists from different genres take several of the awards home with them. Comedian Russell Kane hosted alongside the likes of MIA, The Rolling Stones, Tame Impala and Haim.

Winners of the evening included Muse for having the best fans around (I can attest to that), The Killers for being the best international band to rock in the UK as well as hottest man who just so happens to be engaged to Kate Hudson (yes you, Matt Bellamy). The biggest blow of the evening was not for the people who enjoy bands such as The Rolling Stones, but those One Direction fans who had to find out that everyone else thinks they are the worst band of the year.

But in a twist that even the biggest anti-One Directioner should give kudos on, Harry Styles thanked the magazine for naming him ‘Villain of the Year.’ While Styles and his group aren’t exactly the best musicians in the world, naming him biggest villain is a bit harsh especially if it was solely based on his three minute relationship with Taylor Swift. But then again, no one will ever know what the real reason was for naming the boy bander ‘Villain of the Year.’ Maybe next year his ex will win this awards for breaking hearts and writing mediocre songs about it.

Check out the full list of winners here:

Best British Band (supported by Sonos)

Winner: Biffy Clyro

Best International Band (supported by Rekorderlig)

Winner: The Killers

Best Solo Artist
Winner: Florence + The Machine

Best New Band (supported by Spotify)
Winner: Palma Violets

Best Live Band (supported by Carling)
Winner: Rolling Stones

Best Album (supported by Hoxton Gin)

Winner: The Maccabees – ‘Given To The Wild’

Best Track (supported by Blackstar Amps)
Winner: Foals – ‘Inhaler’

Dancefloor Anthem
Winner: Calvin Harris feat. Florence – ‘Sweet Nothing’

Best Video (supported by NMEVideo.com)
Winner: Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine?’

Best TV Show
Winner: Fresh Meat

Best Festival (Supported by Farah Vintage)
Winner: Reading & Leeds

Best Music Film
Winner: Crossfire Hurricane

Best Reissue
Winner: Blur – ’21’

Best Twitter 
Winner: Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)

Best Book 
Winner: Mike Skinner, The Story Of The Streets 

Music Moment Of The Year 
Winner: Olympics opening ceremony

Hero Of The Year 
Winner: Barack Obama

Villain Of The Year
Winner: Harry Styles

Best Small Festival 
Winner: Festival No 6

Worst Band
Winner: One Direction

Best Fan Community 
Winner: Muse

Best Film 
Winner: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Hottest Man
Matt Bellamy

Hottest Woman
Amy Lee