Carolyn Marie has demonstrated that she is not only an exceedingly compelling musician and dancer, but a motivated and determined young woman as well. She has proved herself once again with her newest hit, “Wanna Be Cool.” This Jersey Girl with an insatiable craving for the city lights has given us numerous hits sure to be the soundtrack of all of life’s adventures. The team at HIP Video Promo have had the honor of bringing you the strong, unyielding “Surrender,” “Our Favorite Song” with its light-hearted and free vibe and the popping dance beat, the raw, powerful ballad that is “The Moment,” and the vulnerable, inquisitive, visually gripping creation, “Shelter Me.” Prepare to have this addicting tune stuck in your head with this most recent song about the warnings and thrills of social climbing.
With sincere lyrics that everyone can connect to, combined with catchy melodies, Carolyn Marie has captured the hearts of fans all over the world. Add in her impressive dance moves and she is a force to be reckoned with. Carolyn is currently preparing to release her self-titled, debut album coming this year. With a brand new, edgy, innovative sound, her new music has an emotive vibe with a clear rock influence. The album was recorded in Hoboken, New Jersey with Cooper Anderson, who has worked with artists such as John Legend, FUN and Justin Bieber. It was mixed by Ken Lewis, who has worked with Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Lana Del Rey. Carolyn penned 11 tracks with Zach Loss, including this hot, new single, “Wanna Be Cool.”
This smooth, spellbinding video personifies the classic human struggle of “fitting in.” Brilliantly showcasing not only Carolyn Marie’s mesmerizing dance talent, but her supporting dancers’ as well, it is clear that her dance background has only enhanced her showmanship to create a remarkable performance that promises to keep viewers captivated. The video is shot in a warehouse of sorts, with a group of young people standing coolly by in anticipation. Carolyn rides up looking calm and collected and the group begins an entrancing dance routine headed by Carolyn Marie. With its haunting lyrics and veiled warnings to not “trust thoughts at 3 am,” it is hard not to become engrossed and caught up by the thumping, rock percussion and her lulling voice.
Charlie Puth isn't a fan of social media, insisting too many people "rely on it for self-approval".
The One Call Away singer started his career by sharing music on sites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, but he is well aware that people can get too obsessed with the outlets.
Speaking to People at the launch party for his new single Attention, Charlie explained: "We’re in a world of Facebook and Instagram. If you get a ‘like,’ you get this rush of dopamine to your mind. Social media is important, but we should venture out a little bit and not rely on it for self approval."
Charlie added that he doesn't have a problem with people using social media as a whole, but he is keen to encourage fans to alternate between sitting in front of a computer with getting out in the big wide world.
"There is nothing wrong with Instagram,” he said. "It’s a huge reason for my social presence, but it’s also important to counter that with nature walks.
"It’s so important to realise your surroundings. If we’re going on a hike and you’re running around trying to get in shape, smell the air in the nature. You don’t have to always look in your phone. That’s the main thing."
As well as his musical success, Charlie's rumoured relationships with stars including Hailee Steinfeld, Meghan Trainor and Selena Gomez have seen him hit the headlines.
But when it comes to balancing his personal and professional lives, Charlie notes that focusing entirely on his work life may have been the reason for former romances coming to an end.
"Maybe at that time, I couldn’t give it all to them because I (was) focused on my career,” he mused. “There are a lot of different takes.”
When the timing is right though, Charlie is up for finding a partner to spend his life with. As for what kind of woman he's looking for, he replied: "Someone who’s cool. I’ll just keep it at that."
Sheryl Crow has vowed never to stay away from her kids for too long again after relentlessly promoting her last album.
The Soak Up the Sun singer released record Feels Like Home back in 2013, which she wrote and recorded with the help of some of Nashville’s most successful musicians including Brad Paisley and Luke Laird.
It fared well in the charts, coming in at number seven on the Billboard 200 list and debuting third on the Top Country Albums chart, but Sheryl didn’t find the experience entirely rewarding after working long hours to ensure it got played.
“I felt there was good songwriting on the record,” the mother-of-two, who has adopted boys Wyatt, nine, and six-year-old Levi, told the Los Angeles Times. “I had no expectation for the record (in terms of sales), but what I didn’t expect is that (country radio programmers) really don’t play women unless it’s Carrie (Underwood) and Miranda (Lambert).
“The other thing I didn’t expect is how much you have to make yourself available to record promoters and radio programmers. That was something I never had to do before. The amount of nights I spent away from my kids I can’t get back, and I made a promise at the end of it that I’d never do that again.”
Luckily Sheryl, 55, is feeling a lot more confident about her new album Be Myself, which she released on Friday (21Apr17). It marks her ninth record and the latest in a long string of projects she worked on with songwriter and producer Jeff Trott, who she dubs her “musical husband”.
She has the support of her family too while on the road, with her sons even offering advice on stage outfits.
“The kids were like, ‘You’re not going to wear that, are you?’” she said of a recent show in which she wore an old Mickey Mouse T-shirt. “I said, ‘Yeah, it’s comfortable.’ They’re like, ‘You sleep in that, mom - you can’t wear that on stage!’”
Actress Rosario Dawson will never forgive herself for disappointing Prince with her lack of musical skills during their first meeting back in 1998.
The Sin City beauty was just 19 when Prince got a hold of her phone number and invited her to his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota to record a spoken word piece for his 1999: The New Master remix album.
Rosario, who the late superstar called the "voice of a generation", jumped at the opportunity to meet her music idol - but the get-together was cringe-worthy from beginning to end.
The actress reveals the first look she got from Prince was one of disdain as soon as she stepped out of the car.
"He had a limo pick me up, that had a white shag carpet...," she recalled on U.S. morning show Live With Kelly on Friday (21Apr17), the first anniversary of his death. "Of course, I'm wearing all black so I walked out covered in white fuzz, so as soon as he saw me, he was like, 'Hmm...'"
Once inside Prince's studio hideaway, Rosario failed to impress again after the singer suggested they warm up with an impromptu jam session.
"Then, one of the most embarrassing moments of my life, he goes, 'OK, before we do the recording, let's jam out or something.' He puts you on the spot!" she exclaimed. "And I was like, 'I really can't play anything,' and he goes, 'Oh come on, everyone can play something!' (I said), 'No, no, I really can't.'"
Prince ignored her protests and instructed her to get on the drums, but he quickly nixed that idea when he heard her efforts: "He was like, 'Yeah... no...'" she laughed.
The curt exchange left a lasting impression on Rosario and she was hanging her head in shame for the rest of the day.
She said, "If you listen to... what I did, the monologue, it's a brilliant thing that he wrote, but it's probably the worst acting that I've ever done because the entire time I was just sitting there like, 'I just disappointed Prince. In Paisley Park. Who does that?'."
And the star was secretly kicking herself for not picking up a few drumming tips from her cousin when they were younger.
"I was so mad," she explained. "My uncle (Shannon Dawson) is a musician, he was in a band called Konk... and his son plays drums. We've always talked about... (forming a band), like, go play punk or whatever (as kids), and I was sitting there like, 'Yeah, I didn't get around to that.'"
Prince eventually forgave Rosario for her musical shortcomings and they became good friends, and after the New York TV chat, the actress took to Instagram to pay a sweet tribute to her late pal, who died from a drug overdose on 21 April, 2016.
Sharing a photo of Times Square with her camera lens covered in raindrops, she wrote, "Purple Rain in NYC in honor of his majesty Prince and his Purple Reign... #LegendsNeverDie".
Nicki Minaj is facing criticism for failing to cut scenes of London's Westminster Bridge from her new No Frauds video following the city's terror attack last month (Mar17).
The hip-hop star filmed part of her promo on the bridge on 19 March (17), just three days before a man rammed his car into pedestrians there, and then ran onto the grounds of the Houses of Parliament, where he fatally stabbed an unarmed police officer. Four people were killed and 50 others were injured in the attack.
Nicki was still in the British capital when the tragedy hit the headlines on 22 March (17), and she was among the first to send her prayers to the victims.
Reports at the time also suggested she would be axing the Westminster Bridge footage in light of the incident, and would be shooting new scenes to fill the gap.
However, when the video was released on Wednesday (19Apr17), it appeared director Benny Boom had decided not to scrap those sequences, which feature Nicki strutting her stuff across the River Thames and sitting on the wall of Westminster Bridge.
The move drew negative comments from some viewers, who took to social media to make their feelings known.
"@NICKIMINAJ by Westminster Bridge in her new vid... too soon?", wrote one Twitter user, while another posted, "nicki is sitting on the westminster bridge in that video with no shame that an attack had just happened (sic)".
In another tweet, one fan wondered what had prompted the star to change her mind: "I thought Nicki was editing out those shots of Westminster bridge".
Nicki has yet to respond to the criticism, but as she shared a link to the video online, she told her followers: "Honored to have shot this video in London," along with a praying hands emoji.
The song, which features Drake and Lil Wayne, was initially released last month (Mar17) in response to a pair of diss tracks from rival rapper Remy Ma.
Celine Dion is using portraits of her late husband to help her make big career decisions.
The singer's former manager and longtime partner Rene Angelil lost his battle with cancer at the beginning of last year (16), and Celine tells The Sun she is using images of the music mogul to help her through the grieving process.
And there's one portrait of her husband of 21 years that she turned to while wrestling with the decision of whether or not to record a new song for the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack.
"I went and found one of the paintings that one of the fans gave me of my husband and I said, 'Should I do this?'" Celine tells the publication. "And the answer I got back - I don’t want that to sound like ghostly or anything like that - but emotionally what I got back from that was, 'You have nothing to lose'."
The track, How Does a Moment Last Forever, became her first new recording since her husband's death, and she recently confessed she still felt like she was cheating on Rene in the studio as the ballad came together.
"My first Beauty & the Beast, the decision was made with my husband," she told Entertainment Tonight at the film's premiere. "Now I'm making decisions on my own. It's a little bit harder. I couldn't say yes right away, because I felt like I was kind of cheating in a way."
She's glad she agreed to sing for the new Disney film - because it gave her an emotional full circle moment.
"I was at the beginning of my career (when I performed Beauty & the Beast)," she says. "The song put me on the map. It put me where I am today."
Her love theme duet for the original Disney Beauty and the Beast has been recorded by John Legend and Ariana Grande for the new film.
Kelly Rowland stays sane by taking five minutes out of the day for herself.
The 36-year-old singer is kept busy with two-year-old son Titan, as well as her music and TV career. While she admits she can often feel overwhelmed by the amount of duties she has, Kelly was given some advice on how to balance the various aspects of her life which she now abides by daily.
"There are days where I feel completely off my rocker, just because I'm probably overwhelmed by everything," she told Who magazine. "Somebody told me to make sure I take five minutes out of each day for myself because we are always giving, giving, giving, as a woman."
Among the ways Kelly chooses to spend these five minutes are meditating, taking a spa bath, praying or having a leisurely drive down the coast.
She will certainly get to do a lot of that when she starts her job as a judge on The Voice Australia, with her, husband Tim Witherspoon and Titan all relocating Down Under for the gig.
The former Destiny's Child singer will be joined by Seal, Delta Goodrem and Boy George on the judging panel on the Australian version of the TV talent show, and said the scale of talent of her fellow judges was one of the reasons she signed on for the programme.
"Being a fan of Seal, one of the sweetest things about being here is being a fan of his voice and then getting the chance to hear it all the time. On my right side, we are talking in between breaks," she smiled to the publication.
"With Delta, I love her spirit! We all know she’s extraordinarily talented, we know that, but her soul - it’s so pure. And with Boy George, George is a riot. You just don’t know what’s going to happen with him. You don’t know what he’s going to say. I think that’s really fun.”
Paramore singer Hayley Williams considered quitting music because of the band's troubles.
In 2010, the band were at the height of their critical and commercial success when guitarist Josh Farro and his drummer brother Zac both quit and went public with their grievances, claiming the rock group was a "manufactured product of a major label" and that Hayley received special treatment from the group's management.
The band was thrust into further turmoil last year (16) when former bass guitarist Jeremy Davis, who quit in 2015, sued Hayley over royalties, claiming he had helped write many of the group's hit songs.
Speaking to Beats 1 Radio presenter Zane Lowe, Hayley revealed the group's troubles had almost made her give up on music.
"I was kind of flat-lined and I think that if it weren't for (bandmate) Taylor (York) the band would be over," she said. "That is just kind of the truth. Yeah, I had enough. I'm tired of losing friends or I'm tired of doubting myself, and maybe if I'm just not doing it all then I won't have anything to doubt. I can see what else I can do."
Hayley and Taylor have since made peace with the Farro brothers and Zac even rejoined the group earlier this year (17).
Hayley explained that they buried the hatchet after a chance meeting with Josh in a coffee shop.
She explained, "We (Hayley and Taylor) were at the coffee shop talking about whether we were going to stay in this band or not when we saw Josh. It was crazy. I think you rarely get to experience real full circle redemption in your lifetime but on your own, in your own kind of solitude but I think to be able to share that moment with Taylor."
Paramore's first album in four years, After Laughter, is released on 12 May (17). Its lead single Hard Times arrived on Thursday (19Apr17).
Scottish indie four-piece The View are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album Hats Off To The Buskers with a 10th anniversary limited edition vinyl release for Record Store Day on 22nd April 2017 via Demon.
The debut was originally released via 1965 Records on 22nd January 2007 and hit the number one spot in the UK charts on 28th January 2007, leading to a Mercury Prize nomination that year. The album rode the tail end of the wave left by The Libertines but injected the band’s unique, upbeat observational indie rock filtered through a Scottish perspective, with frontman Kyle Falconer’s signature Dundee accent.
Since their debut, the band have gone on to release five albums in total, 2015’s Ropewalk being their most recent release, produced but The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. and Gus Oberg. The band have been praised for their trademark indie rock style that has matured through their last five releases but has never succumbed to music’s ever changing fashion trends.
"What an album! What a time! Let's do it again!” Falconer said of their decision to release the 10th anniversary edition of their debut, marking a decade of success for the Scots.
The 10th anniversary limited edition vinyl of Hats Off To The Buskers is out 22nd April 2017 via Demon.
Katy Perry has credited therapy for changing her life.
The 32-year-old singer has been in the public eye for over a decade and has battled various aspects of her fame during that time. But in a new interview with Vogue magazine, Katy insists that going to regular sessions with a therapist, which she began five years ago, allows her to be herself, and not the "celebrity" she is known as.
“It’s changed my life,” Katy told the publication. “When I am in the room, I am just Katheryn Hudson, which is amazing because people in my position hear ‘yes’ too much, and it kills them or makes them completely disconnected from reality — and I don’t want that.”
Katy's big break came when she released smash hit I Kissed A Girl in 2008. But despite the theme of the song, which the singer previously revealed was inspired by her own sexual experiences as a young woman, Katy also told Vogue that growing up with strict evangelical pastor parents meant she wasn't "allowed to interact with gay people".
But it was when she went to school that she started to re-educate herself and her views on sexuality.
"The schools were really makeshift. Education was not the first priority," she continued. "My education started in my 20s, and there is so much to learn still."
As well as her music career, Katy has been hitting headlines with her political views. The Chained to the Rhythm star was an outspoken supporter of Hillary Clinton, so was left devastated when Donald Trump was elected U.S. President last November (16).
In fact, the decision by the American people to elect Trump, who has been accused of being sexist and racist, brought up some "trauma" from Katy's childhood.
"Misogyny and sexism were in my childhood: I have an issue with suppressive males and not being seen as equal," she said.
Lily Allen begs her husband Sam Cooper to stay with her in an emotional new track about her marriage breakdown which has been leaked online.
The 31-year-old wed her builder beau in a star-studded ceremony in 2011, and the pair went on to have two daughters together - Ethel, five, and Marnie, four.
However, they reportedly split in 2015, and it was rumoured Lily would open up about what went wrong in their relationship in her new album, due for release later this year (17).
Now, in a track that has been leaked on the Internet, the mother-of-two gives an insight into her devastating split from Sam, according to British newspaper The Sun.
"It’s not always easy, being a family man. Baby, don’t leave me, I’m just doing what I can to get by," she sings in Family Man. Lily, who has clearly saved her heartbreak for the recording studio, croons in the heartbreaking ballad: "I know that you love me, though I’m young and stupid. I am wild and ruthless, you’re better off without me.
"I am more than selfish, I am tired, I’m helpless. If I had the time of day, I might give all my days to you."
Lily began dating grime MC Meridian Dan after splitting with Sam, but hints at a reconciliation with her estranged husband in the new tune. "I know we’re gonna pull through, but darling I need my time away from you," she sings.
She recently revealed her new album would be more personal, and would concentrate on the issues in her private life.
"Weirdly, this album is quite insular," she told the News Roast podcast in March (17). "Mainly it's to do with me and my relationship with my children, the breakdown of my marriage, substance abuse etc."
Mark Ronson, who has been working with Lily on her as-yet-untitled new album, told The Sun how Lily was drawing on her troubled personal life to write some of her best work to date.
"I feel like they’re some of the best songs she’s written. She writes so honestly, you can feel it," he said last year (16).
Zoals steeds breiden we ons team uit met nieuwe collega’s. Daarom zijn we nu op zoek naar enkele gelijkstelde zielen die wat voelen voor leuke muziek, zowel thuis of in een concertzaal of op een festivalterrein over gans België en in het buitenland.
CD-besprekingen: we krijgen hier voldoende binnen om jullie een tijdje bezig te houden en dan spreken we over fysieke cd’s, geen digitale downloads. De cd’s mogen jullie achteraf behouden uiteraard.
Concerten en festivals: we zoeken vooral jonge collega’s die de huidige stroom van het hedendaagse muziekgeweld volgen. Daarom willen we ons focussen op de concerten in Botanique Brussel en de andere zalen en café’s in het Brusselse (Archiduc, AB, Koninklijk Circus, enz). We kunnen voor gratis kaarten zorgen maar uiteraard niet voor ieder concert. Dat lukt niet steeds maar wel voor 95% van onze aanvragen.
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The Chainsmokers’ debut album Memories… Do Not Open is this week’s highest new entry on the Official Albums Chart. The production duo – real names Alex Pall and Alex Taggart – debut at Number 3 this week with their collection.
Ed’s ÷ notched up 84,000 combined chart sales to retain its Number 1 status for another week, ahead of Rag’n’Bone Man who holds firm at Number 2 with his fast-selling debut Human. Drake’s More Life (4) and Wonderland from Take That (5) round out the Top 5.
A further three albums also chart as brand new entries inside the Top 10. Deep Purple’s 20th studio album Infinite lands at Number 6, becoming their 10th Top 10 collection in the process. Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy lands at 8 and marks his first Top 10 LP. Next, Mike & The Mechanics return to the Official Albums Chart Top 10 for the first time since 1996 – Let Me Fly is at 9.
Maryland synth-pop outfit Future Islands score a personal best with The Far Field at Number 18, Joey Badass hits a new career peak with All-Amerikkkan Badass at 23, and Rag’n’Bone Man’s Wolves EP hits the Top 40 for the first time at Number 24 following a physical release.
Finally, Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May lands at 27 with his new collaborative album with West End performer Kerry Ellis named Golden Days.
HAWKWIND ALUM NIK TURNER BRINGS HIS SPACEY SAX & FREAKY FLUTE PLAYING TO A NEW ALBUM BY EXPERIMENTAL JAZZ FUSION ENSEMBLE FLAME TREE!
NEWS / Having explored the intersection of space rock and jazz fusion on his newest solo album, 2015’s Space Fusion Odyssey, Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner continues his bold expedition into the outer reaches of experimental music, recording a new full-length album of improvisational jazz freakouts with a Seattle-based ensemble including drummer Jack Gold-Molina and guitarist Dennis Rea (both of psych/prog band Spectral Waves), alongside bassist Paul “PK” Kemmish. The group owes its origins to a meeting between Gold-Molina and Turner, when Gold-Molina interviewed the British space-rock legend back in 2009 for an article in All About Jazz magazine. The idea for a musical collaboration between the two emerged, and as Gold-Molina recalls, “I believe Nik’s exact words were, ‘If people have got the balls to come onstage with me, then they are welcome to.’” And so began the journey that would lead these fearless souls from an initial round of freeform demo recording to putting a full blown band together, recording an album, and even performing live at Seattle’s Seaprog Festival in August of 2015. Enlisting Seattle icon Jack Endino, famed producer of Nirvana, L7, Screaming Trees and others, to mix the album, the band is now set to release this self-titled project on May 20 through Purple Pyramid Records.
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KENTUCKY LIVING MAGAZINE READERS SELECT JERICHO WOODS AS “BEST CURRENTLY PERFORMING KY MUSICAL GROUP”
NEWS / *Also Selected from 7,000 Applicants as a Hard Rock Rising 2016 Finalist*
Jericho Woods was beyond proud to be chosen by Kentucky Living magazine readers as the “Best Currently Performing KY Musical Group.” The news came just a few days before they were also select by Hard Rock from the 7,000 applicants to become one of five finalists in the Hard Rock Rising Competition to be held at the Hard Rock Café in Louisville on June 1st.
“It’s been a great year for Jericho Woods that is for sure,” says lead vocalist Josh Mitcham. “It has always been important for us to represent Kentucky wherever we go. We feel a responsibility to make sure our heritage lives on through our music and to get this honor from Kentucky Living Magazine was a milestone for us.”
The Commonwealth based group is profiled in the current issue of Kentucky Living, which reaches over 476,000 Kentuckians as the official publication of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives. They also recently were selected by Hard Rock from over 7,000 acts to be a live performing finalist in the Hard Rock Rising Competition to be held at the Louisville location on June 1st. Jericho Woods will be performing live that evening for a chance at winning $50,000 and for a performance slot at a festival in Ibiza, Spain.
This five person group is currently on the road promoting their debut album Same Ol’ Dirt which premiered in the Top 8 on the Billboard Heatseeker Charts and in the Top 25 on the iTunes Country Album Chart. The entertainment industry is a buzz about these bluegrass-reared tunesmiths.
“One of the most talked about in the industry.” – Billboard’s Chuck Dauphin.
“Clear, liquid country-rock from Kentucky, smoothly played and sung. The dobro lines are particularly ear catching.” – Music Row’s Robert K. Oermann’s review of She Don’t Need Me Anymore.
Kentucky has always been known for Bluegrass & Bourbon, but the roots of Jericho Woods run deeper than that into the veins and musical culture of this region. “I dig this band, they know their roots, haven’t gotten above their raisin; and do know their state and musical heritage,” says Greg Martin of The Kentucky Headhunters. Jericho Woods fuses the Grand Ole Opry with Muscle Shoals. A musical experience that only boys brought up in this diverse Commonwealth could produce. To date, they have been featured in the following: Billboard, CMA Close Up, Kentucky Living, Music Row, Nashville Country Club, Nashville Music Guide, The Daily Country and the Amplifier. They are endorsed by Risen Amps, NS Design and MJC Ironworks.
Members (l-r in the image above): Stan Nickell (guitarist), Dustin Spencer (drums), Josh Mitcham (guitar & vocals), Paul Priest (bass & vocals) and Jory Hutchens (fiddle).
Ze doen het nog steeds, The Beatles overtroeven iedereen…
NEWS / ‘Hey Jude’ van The Beatles is doorgestoten naar de top van 'De 100 van 60' op Radio 2. Net als de voorbije jaren presenteerden Peter Verhulst en Lars Degroote vandaag op Hemelvaartsdag deze door de Radio 2-luisteraars gekozen top met jaren '60 muziek. ‘Eloise’ van Barry Ryan en ‘Venus’ van Shocking Blue vervolmaakten de top 3. De volledige lijst kun je hier raadplegen.
Alvast nog eens de top drie in geluid en beeld
SHARON SIGNS TO CHERRY RED, C87, SONIC BOOM SIX AND HAWKWIND'S CHART-STORMING NEW ALBUM & 7" SINGLE, IT'S ALL THE LATEST NEWS FROM CHERRY RED RECORDS
NEWS / We were all delighted this month when the brilliant new Hawkwind album 'The Machine Stops' rocketed in to the UK album charts at number 29 making it our highest charting album ever! There's still time to sign up for exclusive vinyl Test Pressings & tickets to this year's Ramblin' Man Fair to celebrate the release of the new record! Find out more here. As we look forward to May there are stacks of great reissues, box sets and new releases on the way... here's all our latest news from Cherry Red HQ...
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of C86, we’re now proud to announce a sequel, in the shape of C87! Imagine if the NME had reconvened a year on from their original compilation? Well, that’s the inspiration for another 70+ tracks, ranging from well-known Indie names to obscurities making their debut on CD. C87 is released on 10th June. Find out more and check out the full 3CD track list here.
Another fine box set for May...'Sharon Signs To Cherry Red' is an eclectic soundtrack for the early ‘80s covering post punk, mod revival, ‘60s revival, independent scene, rockabilly/cowpunk, garage, London soul/funk, reggae dub and commercial pop, pre C86 with its looking back and looking forward, and what it isn’t, the extremes of the SAW production line of the late ‘80s and another era entirely. Find out more here.
NEWS / A nasty case of the flu prompted Prince to make an emergency landing in Illinois on Friday morning (15Apr16).
The superstar was heading home from a show in Atlanta, Georgia when he was taken ill and he instructed the pilot of his private jet to touch down and get him to the hospital.
The plane landed at Quad City International Airport in Moline just after 1am local time, and Prince was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance, where he was treated and released hours later.
A representative for the Purple Rain singer has assured fans the 57-year-old is feeling much better and is now resting at home.
A source tells TMZ the singer has been fighting the flu for several weeks and cancelled two shows on 7 April (16).
He fell ill just before taking the stage in Atlanta on Thursday night (14Apr16), but insisted on continuing with the performance. Singers Janelle Monae and Judith Hill were in the audience cheering Prince on as he performed while sick as a dog at the Fox Theatre. And according to Janelle, Prince did nothing but impress in spite of his ailment.
"Prince. In Atlanta. At the FOX Theatre. With just a piano. Greatest ever. RE inspired all over again," she wrote on her Twitter page.
Prince was flattered by all the admiration he received for the show, writing on his own Twitter account: " I am still floating on a cloud of purple intoxication after last night's Piano & A Microphone show in Atlanta." (Bron: Music-News)
NEWS / Kanye West drove Coachella fans wild as he made two surprise appearances during the opening night of the Californian music festival.
The rapper joined A$AP Rocky on stage on Friday (15Apr16), performing Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 from Kanye's The Life of Pablo album to a delighted crowd. However, Billboard.com reports that Kanye was hit by technical problems, and his mic stopped working a mere 10 words into the track.
Kanye kept rapping, unaware of the issue, while the crowd rushed close to the stage to get a glimpse of the rap superstar. The pair wanted to play one more track, but the sound was cut as A$AP had already overturn his allotted time slot, NME.com reports.
Kanye wasn't his only surprise guest during his set, as he brought out Black Hippy member ScHoolboy Q to perform their track Electric Body, which fortunately wasn't hit with any mic malfunctions.
Later on Friday night, Gold Digger hitmaker Kanye took to the stage again to make his second surprise appearance at the music festival, this time during the hugely popular set from Skrillex and Diplo supergroup, Jack U.
Diplo announced Kanye's arrival during the track Power, whipping fans into a frenzy. However, the rapper simply stood soaking in the audience's applause, then exited the stage, according to Billboard.com.
The music festival continues on Saturday at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, with rockers Guns N' Roses headlining. (Bron: Music-News)
NEWS / In late May of 2013, Frederick “Toots” Hibbert was performing with his band, Toots & the Maytals, at the Dominion Riverrock Festival in Richmond, VA when a 19-year-old man in the crowd threw a vodka bottle at the stage, hitting Hibbert in the head and causing lacerations.
What seemed like it would be a fairly quick fix in the hospital turned into a nightmare for Hibbert who suffered numerous aftereffects and was ordered by doctor’s to cancel the balance of their 2013 tour.
The concertgoer, William Connor Lewis, was charged with felony assault and was sentenced to six months in prison even though Toots asked for leniency. Still, Hibbert continued to suffer from the attack over the last three years listing extreme anxiety, memory loss, headaches, dizziness, a fear of crowds and performing and the inability to remember song lyrics.
As of today, it appears that he is finally over many of those issues as Toots & the Maytals have announced nine North American shows for the month of June. (Bron: Music-News)
Tickets go on sale on April 15.
06/15 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
06/16 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
06/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
06/18 – Boonville, CA – Mendocino County Fairgrounds (Sierra Nevada World Music Festival)
06/20 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
06/22 – Victoria, BC – Victoria Ska Festival
06/23 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
06/24 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
06/26 – Jamaica, NY – Roy Wilkins Park (Groovin’ In The Park)
NEWS / To all ELP friends and fans all over the world, I would like to express my deep sadness upon hearing this tragic news. As you know Keith and I spent many of the best years of our lives together and to witness his life coming to an end in the way that it has is painful, both to myself and to all who knew him.
As sad and tragic as Keith’s death is, I would not want this to be the lasting memory people take away with them. What I will always remember about Keith Emerson was his remarkable talent as a musician and composer and his gift and passion to entertain. Music was his life and despite some of the difficulties he encountered I am sure that the music he created will live on forever.
My deepest condolences go to Keith’s family.
May he now be at peace.
London - March 12, 2016
SUPERSTAR CLASSIC ROCK DUO PAT TRAVERS & CARMINE APPICE REISSUE THEIR BALL-BUSTING FULL-LENGTH COLLABORATION, RELEASE NEW VIDEO!
NEWS / Guitarist/vocalist Pat Travers and legendary drummer Carmine Appice, of the mighty Vanilla Fudge and formerly with Rod Stewart’s band, have joined forces a number of times over the years, and the end result has never been anything less than outstanding. When these two giants of classic rock meet, sparks fly, the earth shakes, and the audience definitely gets ROCKED! Recently, the boys have decided to revisit their first full-length collaboration, 2004’s It Takes A Lot Of Balls, a supercharged, full throttle piece of real deal rock and roll majesty, giving it a new face, a wider audience, and some additional bells and whistles. On March 4, Deadline Music will release The Balls Album, a reissue of the 2004 album with all new artwork and 2 bonus tracks including a monster cover of Barry White’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The album contains some of the bluesiest ball busters of all-time including “Taken,” as well as the fist-pumping anthem “Rock Me!”
Appice offers this praise for his co-conspirator, “I love playing with Pat. He is a great artist, and this was one of the best albums I have made, especially in such a short time - 3 weeks to make! Great songs, great playing, lots of energy, and each track has a lot of BALLS!” Travers likewise enthuses about his partner, saying “I have been a fan of Carmine since 1967. I followed his career over the years and was very pleased to meet him when he was playing drums for Ted Nugent in 1981. We did a lot of shows together and got to know and like each other along the way. I would bump into Carmine at this and that affair over the years and then in 2003 we had a blowout jam at the Dean Markley Strings booth at NAMM. We decided that we should record an album together. That led to me going to LA and recording this amazing album. Hope you got ‘Balls’!”
Check out this legendary duo in a brand new video for their Barry White cover “Never Gonna Give You Up”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yriBJ1_-DWc
2. Better From A Distance
3. Escape The Fire
4. Rock Me
5. I Don’t Care
6. Remind Me To Forget You
7. Hey You
8. I Can’t Let You Go
9. Never Saw It Coming
10. Stand Up
11. Keep On Rockin’
12. Gotta Have Ya
13. Tonite (Bonus Track)
14. Never Gonna Give You Up (Bonus Track)
Buy the CD: http://flyt.it/TraversAppiceCD
Buy the LP: http://flyt.it/TraversAppiceDig
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NEWS / earMUSIC is proud to announce the cooperation with its French partner label VeryCords for the release of the new studio album by the progressive metal band MYRATH.
‘Legacy’ is a interesting album, not only for the undisputable impeccable and inspired playing, for the freshness of the songwriting and for the powerful production but because it is one of the very few examples of metal music mixing oriental & cultural influences that rarely meet in the genre.
MYRATH (meaning "Legacy") are in fact coming from Tunisia, a wonderful country mostly known for its Mediterranean beauty but certainly not for its heavy rock.
In an historical moment where different cultures, different religions seem to be afraid of each other, once again music brings people together.
What a refreshing and mysterious experience it is, to enjoy a band who has clearly admired the works of masters of the genres as Dream Theater and Stratovarius, adding the unique oriental harmonic touch coming from their history.
MYRATH will tour Europe supporting Symphonx X.
Their wonderful new album will be available on earMUSIC as CD Jewel and digital on April 29th 2016.
NEWS / Best known for their 1982 international smash hit single “Nowhere Girl,” UK electronic act B-Movie are set to launch their dramatic second act with one of the most superbly crafted albums of their career. The band’s third album since the well-received reunion of all 4 original members in 2012, Climate Of Fear finds Steve Hovington and company at the peak of their moody melodic rock powers, sounding as fresh and vibrant as they did in their heyday, with a whole new set of keyboard-driven classics such as the superbly danceable lead off single “Another False Dawn,” the wonderfully moody title track “Climate Of Fear” and many more. The album is set to be released March 18 through Cleopatra Records. As a special bonus, both the CD and the vinyl will include a recently recorded version of “Nowhere Girl” along with remixes by German industrial legends Die Krupps and Leæther Strip as well as Los Angeles-based indie electro band Deathday!
1. Another False Dawn
2. Come Closer
3. San Francisco
5. Forgotten Souls
6. Ghost Land
7. Climate Of Fear
8. A Girl & A Gun
9. The Remnants
10. Feeling Gothic
11. Nowhere Girl (Radio Edit)
12. Nowhere Girl (Die Krupps vs. Leæther Strip Remix)
13. Nowhere Girl (Extended)
14. Nowhere Girl (Deathday Remix)
Buy the CD: http://flyt.it/BMovieCD
Buy the LP: http://flyt.it/BMovieLP
Download the digital version: http://flyt.it/BMovieDig
NEWS / Blake Shelton is no longer willing to "get worked up" over critics.
The 39-year-old country music star is very active on Twitter, but in the past he found it necessary to defend himself on the micro-blogging platform against rumours and other forms of negativity.
However, going on the defense no longer interests him, as he is more committed to keeping his Twitter page filled with positivity.
"The last couple of years, year and a half, I kinda had to dial it back a little bit," he said while laughing during an interview on Sirius XM radio show Music Row Happy Hour. "At first it was fun for me to get on there – I don't know that anybody has as many haters out there as I do, at least in the country music world – I think that's what was fun about Twitter for me, to get down there and be like 'oh, really,' and just fire back at 'em.
"Next thing I know, that became a popular thing for people to look at on my Twitter page, just me firing back at the booger-eaters out there. After a while … I just decided, man, I can't get worked up over this stuff anymore."
The Drink On It hitmaker is more focused on the good things in life right now, especially since becoming romantically engaged with pop star Gwen Stefani.
The Voice U.S. co-stars announced they were dating in November (15) and recent reports suggest they're completely enamoured with each other.
"For now, they seem happy with their relationship, but Blake is old-fashioned and a future engagement seems very possible," a friend of the blonde beauty recently told People magazine. "Gwen thinks of Blake as the biggest blessing." (Bron: Music-News)