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His comments relate to video footage of him performing a full set of GNR tracks with a tribute band called Son Of A Gun at The Roxy Live club in Buenos Aires following the band's gig in the Argentinean capital last month.
The setlist included covers of GNR's Use Your Illusion tracks Back Off Bitch, Knockin' On Heaven's Door and You Could Be Mine. They also played other GNR classics on the night. Footage of Adler's performance can be viewedhere.
The new humor themed version of the song includes lyrics like "manufactured lies from the greeting card" and "everybody's dropping money on people they don't like."
Psychostick say: "Metal up your holidays with this cheerful ballad of seasonal consumerism. Funny Christmas song for your great aunt." Watch the videohere.
He died later that year from bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS. The pair say: "For the first time, we worked on a Queen song. We did it to celebrate one of the greatest artists ever - Freddie, we've been missing you for 25 years."
In 2014, 2Cellos mixed Iron Maiden's The Trooper with the William Tell Overture and also revamped AC/DC's Thunderstruck. They've also covered tracks from other artists including U2 and Nine Inch Nails on previous albums. Watch the videohere.
VanderWaal originally debuted the song for her finale performance on America's Got Talent. Although she hasn't aligned with any anti-bullying campaigns or coalitions, the message seems a necessary reminder for anyone who has faced that issue.
On the chorus, VanderWaal sings, "Cause you don't hurt me/ I won't mold to your silly words/ I won't live inside your world/ Cuz your punches and your names/ All your jokes and stupid games/ They don't work, no they don't hurt/ Watch them just go right through me/ Because they mean nothing to me."
The lyric video is, appropriately enough, stop animation with a piece of clay at the center. The sorbet-colored clay morphs and molds into different pretty shapes until it eventually reveals VanderWaal, who rises above the mass. It's a pastel colored look at strength. Check out the new songhere.
The band keeps the instrumentation stripped down to the essentials, so the lyrics maintain their impact. "Blue Christmas" is available on iTunes, Spotify and more. Listenhere.
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And to make the show more special, Urban offered some of the country's first responders a chance to attend for free. The country experienced a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the town of Kaikoura on November 14th. It devastated towns and left several thousand homeless (via New Zealand Herald News). When Urban heard about the disaster, he used his own money to purchase several blocks of tickets for those who responded and helped out.
"We cannot forget the incredible work of our first responders at the local Civil Defense, Emergency Services and Defense Force," said Urban in a press release. " Read morehere.
Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, by William P. Young The Shack tells the story of a father's journey towards recovery following the loss of a child.
The film stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spence and Graham Greene. McGraw also has a supporting part in the film, playing the role of Willie, a friend to Worthington's lead character Mack. Check out the full trailerhere.
In the opening scene, Ross and Gucci wash cars at a local business where they're both employees, but they get to talking about buying back the block to really start turning a profit and help their community. "If we buy the car wash, we might as well buy the gas station," Ross tells his colleague. Gucci responds, "You know what? We need to buy the block."
The video switches to scenes of a rough neighborhood that has fallen prey to hard times because crime has replaced viable businesses. Ross, Gucci and 2 Chainz stand outside convenience stores and apartment complexes to rap about their plans to transform the block by focusing on property investments.
"Buy Back the Block" marks the first single off Ross' forthcoming ninth album Rather You Than Me, which arrives in early 2017. Watch the explicit eight minute videohere.
Train already shared the album's first single, "Play That Song," which borrows the central melody from the 1938 single "Heart and Soul" by Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael.
Train's frontman, Pat Monahan, said about their new album, "Every album I've ever been a part of writing has had a fair amount of difficulty. Wanting to touch people's lives is a daunting task but when it happens it makes all of the blood sweat and tears worth it. a girl a bottle a boat has been the most fun and fulfilling I think of all of the Train albums." Read morehere.
"I wanted to do it one way, the big band classic way," he says. "I recorded Glow in New York City, and I spent a whole week of just living in New York and living that music, working with a thirty piece orchestra. Fine whiskey in a glass and wearing a suit, decorating the room with lights, it was magic."
The album features a duet with Nashville songwriter turned pop star Meghan Trainor on "Baby It's Cold Outside." "Meghan Trainor is an extremely soulful person. She's so much fun to be around and so much fun to watch. We had a history. We were in People's "One To Watch" party in LA, and we didn't know anybody there. It was all people in Game of Thrones and movies and she and I were like 'OK, What do we do?' We really hit it off and the next thing you know [I'm saying] 'I would love to have you on this song.' And she jumped right on board." Read morehere.
Constable Rob Hartlen last week published a post on the Kensington Police Service Facebook page, making a light-hearted threat that anyone arrested for DUI would be made to listen to Nickelback on their way to jail.
It's been reported by TMZ that the band contacted the cops and asked for the post to be removed. But the officer has said that the decision to delete was taken after he made contact with the band to apologies - and that he discovered they share strong feelings about drink-drivers.
As a result, a new DUI initiative is to be created, inspired by his conversation with Nickelback. Hartlen has posted a detailed apology, describing his own actions as a form of bullying and asserting that he should have known better. He says: "At the time I thought this was a great idea, all pure intentions. As we have seen, our little post became an international story.
"Somewhere in the noise the message 'Don't drink and drive' was overshadowed by negativity towards the band. The more successful the post became, the less the message was mentioned and the fact we love or love to hate Nickelback took centre stage." Read morehere.
He suffered the injury after falling off stage in June 2015, leading to the cancellation of a handful of concerts before Grohl returned to action with the help of a custom-made throne.
The idea for the contraption came to the bandleader in a drugged-up dream, and was built with the help of a roadie. It later became part of the Guns N' Roses reunion shows this year after Axl Rose broke his foot.
Drummer Hawkins tells the NME: "It was a bummer all round. Dave almost pulverised his entire f***ing leg. Missing Glastonbury was part of that bummer.
"We were excited to get out there, do our march through Wembley then Glastonbury headlining. We were set to pop - then Dave breaking his leg was a kick in the nuts.
"But like Dave said, 'We wlll go on, even if I have to sit in this throne I have in my mind. We were all like, 'That's crazy! It's crazy to think anyone's going to want to see you sitting in a throne.' And we did - and they were some of the best shows we ever played." Read morehere.
"The song has scared us since we were children," Melvins King Buzzo told Stereogum. "That's why we wanted to do it." Carol Of The Bells may sound like the tough matriarch from that family a few streets away, but it's actually the title of a song which will ramp up your anxiety levels during what some optimists have described as the 'most wonderful time of the year'.
The four-note folk tune, based on a Ukrainian chant called Shchedryk (translation: bountiful), was written by Mykola Leontovych and Peter J. Wilhousky. It wasn't originally a Christmas carol, but a song about a bird wishing prosperity on a family home. Only in later years did it mutate into this festive banger you'll hear significantly more times than the mantra of the flatulent: 'pass the sprouts'. Check it outhere.
Among the victims is Cash Askew, a founder of Them Are Us Too, a dream-pop band signed to the independent Dais Records label. The company confirmed her death in a statement.
"We will never be the same. Completely devastated by the loss of Cash Askew," the label said. 'She was one of the most talented and loving people we've ever known. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts, along with all those lost in the Oakland tragedy." Read morehere.
He tells The Ex Man podcast (via The PRP): "If there's no Fear Factory reunion happening I'm definitely going to be back on tour next year. I just finished a record with Sen Dog from Cypress Hill. He's doing a metal band - it's like hardcore, metal, hip-hop all infused. We just wrote 14 songs.
"He's going to put it out if he is able to establish some tours and some work. It's called Powerflow. It's Sen Dog, Rogelio Lozano from Downset, Billy Graziadei from Biohazard, myself and Fernando Schaefer, who is a drummer in Worst - a Brazilian band." Read morehere.
The popstar launched the trek back in March and has now extended until August of 2017 with the new handful of dates kicking off at the Rose Bowl on August 5th.
The other new dates includes concerts in Denver, Minneapolis, East Rutherford, Foxborough and wrapping up with the lone Canadian date on September 5th in Toronto. See the dateshere.
The laid back track features a heavily auto-tuned West who offers up big brag after big brag. Although he doesn't mention his wife Kim Kardashian's name in the track, West boasts that most women have to spend a lot of money to look as good as she does. The song's message is all about buying the perfect body if you're not born with one, and if you're not born with one then the three rappers are throwing some serious shade.
West last contributed (along with Nas) to French Montana's track "Figure It Out," and Montana returns the favor with a speedy, metered cadence for "A Shots" while Cam'ron comes gruff and heavy with a slick verse. Listen to the explicit trackhere.
AFI kicks things off in Los Angeles on January 20th, and they'll stay on the road for one month until they wrap things up in San Diego on February 20th. Every ticket comes with a free download of The Blood Album.
When it came to working on new music, the band wrote way more songs than they ended up included on their 14-track album. "Historically, we always write far beyond an album's worth of material," vocalist Davey Havok said about working together on The Blood Album.
"The process of culling down approximately 60 songs to fourteen is difficult. But when we create, we do so with an honesty and a hope to satisfy our artistic needs. We were raised on albums, which had far greater impact on us than singles alone. I believe that there are still a select group who look for that same deeper musical experience that we grew up on. Our records are for those music fans." Check out the full list of tour dateshere.
In an interview with NME discussing his new album, W:/2016ALBUM/, Deadmau5 recalls kicking that fan to the ground and later fearing that he had paralyzed or killed him.
"So I'm playing live, up in the Cube [his booth]. I've got this LED helmet on, I'm six foot in the air, I can barely see," he said. "All of a sudden I hear my manager screaming in my earpiece, and I feel someone grabbing at my waist. This kid has somehow climbed up into the Cube."
Deadmau5 panicked and kicked back at the fan, and the fan fell six feet below. "He just drops and lands on his back - bang. And he's motionless," he said. "I take off my helmet and look down, and for what felt like a long time I'm like, 'I just paralyzed or killed that kid.' Then finally he bounces up and is all 'Wooo!' at the crowd. Never been so relieved in my life. Scary." Read morehere.
The new production feels closer to a Chance the Rapper track, and that could be because he's collaborated with The Social Experiment in the past. Segal teams up with fellow Social Experiment player Nate Fox to round out that interpretation.
"Stranger" does away with the bouncy rhythm and percussive effects of "The Werewolf" and instead builds out a melodic, wending, instrumental focus. Thanks to Segal's instrumentation, the trumpet on "Stranger" sounds closer to an echo and lends the remix a beautiful if haunting quality. Listen to "Stranger"here.
Another iconic use of the song comes in Waynes' World, as Wayne and Garth and friends headbang along to the song in the duo's Mirth Mobile, but what neither video does, however, is provide a literal representation of the song's lyrics. This has all changed with a new video from YouTube collective Corridor Digital, who've taken Freddie's original flights of lyrical fancy and turned them into a gritty crime drama that starts with a murder, continues with an emotional family confrontation, and climaxes with a dramatic stand-off with the police.
Perhaps disappointingly, the new video doesn't include the "So you think you can stop me and spit in my eye" section of the song. "Partially time constraints," says director Nico. "Only had a week to do everything for this video. But the other reason is that the lyrics become a lot less film friendly from there. Up to that point everything reads like an opera or play, but then it becomes a bit too song like to really keep it up."
Either way, the new video is intense. Check it outhere.
During the awards ceremony on December 10th, singer-songwriter Patti Smith will perform Dylan's song "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" off his 1963 album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.
Dylan will be there in letter, if not in person. The Nobel Committee announced that Dylan sent an acceptance speech, which will be read during the banquet to follow later in the day at City Hall. Read morehere.
The song comes more than four years after "Enough Said," which Drake released in 2012. That cut was meant to be part of a bigger project that would feature tracks Aaliyah recorded before she died in a plane crash in 2001. However, the project was nixed after Aaliyah's family refused to sign off on it.
Aaliyah's family has previously said that they have no knowledge of an upcoming album featuring Drake and Aaliyah. 'There is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family, Aaliyah's brother Rashad Haughton told The Guardian. Read morehere.
Forbes reports that much of 50 Cent's settlement will go towards satisfying his $23 million bankruptcy settlement from July. In 2014, he was ordered to pay headphone makers Sleek Audio $16 million after he cut ties with the company, only to produce his own headphones.
The judge alleges that 50 used the company's trade secrets to launch his SMS audio company, which included a similar headphone design. 50 then filed a malpractice suit against Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB), the law firm who represented him against Sleek Audio, claiming the firm "didn't adequately represent his interests in licensing negotiations and arbitration disputes with Sleek Audio." That's the suit he just settled or $14.5 million. Read morehere.
The newly announced additional dates for the Fleetwood Mac legend are scheduled to begin on February 23 in Reno, Nevada and the tour wraps up on April 6 in Uniondale, New York.
"It's been thrilling to get on stage each night and sing some of my early gems from early in my career along with getting the chance to sing the material from my last two albums," said Nicks in a statement. See the dateshere.
The Staudt family, who live in Chaska, dedicated five minutes of their 14-minute Christmas display to Prince. During the tribute, the lights turn mostly purple and blink to "Purple Rain." There's even a special screen with a rotating Prince symbol featured.
Mike Staudt, the man behind the design, says he uses over 10,000 lights each year, and the family has already earned a great deal of attention from neighbors and passers-by (via Star Tribune).
On YouTube, Staudt wrote about his decision to honor Prince. "Our show is 5 minutes from Prince's Paisley Park recording studio and residence," he shared. "And his passing this year greatly affected our local community. So we decided to honor the great Purple One with a short and simple display during the intermission of our Christmas light show." Watch a clip of the tributehere.
The Keys of Christmas will air on YouTube's Red subscription service beginning on December 19th. The special will feature YouTube comedian and musician Rudy Mancuso, who has over 1 million followers on the site, and will explore the true meaning of the holiday when Mancuso wonders off the grid on Christmas Eve.
Besides original musical performances from Carey and Khaled, Ciaraand Boyce Avenue will all appear (via Variety). The appropriately titled special references Khaled's "keys," which are words of wisdom he shares about how to live a successful life. Read morehere.
Specializing in atmospheric soundscapes, Lloyd's music has also been featured in theatrical trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Mad Max: Fury Road, Fantastic Four, Captain Phillips and Zero Dark Thirty to name a few, as well TV spots and teasers for films such as American Sniper, Serena and Creed. Read more and watch the trailer then listen to Lloyd's cover followed by The Flaming Lips originalhere.
"Where the Angels at?" he asked before beginning to sing "Chunky" off 24K Magic. The Angels used the song to show off an array of sleepwear, which allowed them to dance around while Mars followed suit.
Mars ended the night with an energetic, choreographed version of "24K Magic." The bling-happy song was the perfect fit for all the bejeweled bras sparkling under the runway's lights. Read morehere.
After entering a convenience store, where he purchases two ticketsone for himself and one for supermodel Chanel Imam (who just so happens to be the clerk)Flo Rida fantasizes about how he'd spend all that money if he were to win. He lives large with a camel, pro golf lessons and elaborate dinners, and all with his gorgeous new lady by his side.
The more he dreams, the more the convenience store becomes a party complete with glitter, dancers and even a brass band towards the end. That gets other people in line thinking about all the ways they'd spend a zillion dollars, and things quickly become hilarious. Their dreams range from flashy cars, bathtubs full of cash and poolside fun surrounded by beautiful women. Watch ithere.