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Matt Bellamy had this to say about the Lance Drake directed video, "Life on the road can bring out your inner beast, this song and video is about taming that beast, desiring a return to something human. Plus, Teen Wolf is cool."
Drake added, "Our aim with 'Something Human' was to continue the journey that began in 'Dig Down' and 'Thought Contagion.' Pulling further into a simulated world we follow Matt, Dom, and, Chris on the chase of a lifetime - where something as simple as returning some video tapes becomes an epic journey." Watch the video
The UK rockers recorded the cover alongside their 1987 smash, "Hysteria", during a May 16 session at the streaming service's studio in New York. The lead single from Depeche Mode's seventh record, 1990's "Violator", reached No. 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 while the project delivered the group their first US Top 10 album.
"Hysteria" was the fourth single from Def Leppard's 1987 album of the same name; the tune hit No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the project went on to become the group's most successful release with more than 25 million copies sold worldwide, including 12 million in the States alone.
Launched last year, the "Spotify Singles" series features artists recording at least two live songs - an original and a cover - for exclusively streaming on the site. Check out both songshere.
Springsteen, who hit the stage mid-way through the singer's 26-song set, congratulated his friend on the milestone event before they launched into a pair of classics from the New Jersey rocker's breakthrough album, "Born To Run", including "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and the project's iconic title track.
Joel has played sold-monthly shows at the New York venue since he began the first and only arena-sized residency in music history there in 2014. "There were 100 shows' worth of memories at Billy's unprecedented 100th show at The Garden -including a special appearance by Bruce Springsteen!," posted Joel on his social media sites. "Thanks to all the fans who shared this magical night with us." Watch video of both song performances here.
The 11-CD or 15-LP package presents three studio albums from Bowie's most commercially-successful period - 1983's "Let's Dance", 1984's "Tonight" and 1987's "Never Let Me Down" - alongside a previously-unreleased 1983 live album, "Serious Moonlight", the vinyl debut of "Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87), the new remixes compilation "Dance", and the non-album/alternate version/b-sides and soundtrack music compilation "Re:Call 4."
The set delivers a brand new production of 1987's "Never Let Me Down." Inspired by a 2008 remix of the track, "Time Will Crawl", the full album was re-recorded earlier this year by musicians who had played with Bowie, including guitarists Reeves Gabrels and David Torn.
The physical box set's accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers/engineers Nile Rodgers, Hugh Padgham, Mario McNulty and Justin Shirley-Smith.
The CD box set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums, and the CDs will be gold coloured rather than the usual silver. The vinyl box set has the same content as the CD set and is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl. Read more here.
Highlights of Dio's personal items available include his pair of moon and stars patchwork jeans worn extensively on stage with Rainbow; a custom made violet suede vest with tails and red leather shin guards worn on stage and in promotional photographs for the 1985 Sacred Heart Tour; and, a personalized Black Sabbath hooded velour robe from the 1981 Mob Rules tour worn regularly back stage.
Tour gear up for bids includes Dio's personal rolling wardrobe case, a collection of his studio and tour-used instruments, and stage props such as a monumental animatronic sphinx on plinth base from the 1984 The Last In Line tour and a massive animatronic dragon's head from the 1985 Sacred Heart tour.
Other collectibles in the fall event are several pieces of original album artwork - including the acrylic painting by Barry Jackson used as the cover for the 1984 Dio album "The Last In Line", a 1978 "Gold" record award commemorating Australian sales of the Rainbow album "Rising", and a 1978 "Gold" record award for the album "Rainbow: On Stage."
"I am glad that Ronnie's extensive collection of items will go to his fans, museums and collectors around the world to be displayed for all to see and enjoy," Dio's widow Wendy said in a statement. "These items are very special to me but I recognize the historical importance of anything to do with Ronnie and he would want his fans to be able to own, enjoy and see these items for many years to come." Read more here.
Named after a lyric in the group's iconic 1973 song, "Free Bird" and directed by Stephen Kijak, the project features rare interviews and never-before-seen archival footage while taking viewers on a trip through the history, myth and legend of one of the most iconic American rock bands.
Rising from the swamps of the Deep South, the Jacksonville, FL outfit came to define an era with their hard-rocking boogie-woogie sound, soulful lyrics, and drunken and dangerous antics.
The film also serves as a portrait of late frontman Ronnie Van Zant, whose life was cut tragically short in the band's 1977 plane crash just three days after the release of their fifth album, "Street Survivors."
"If I Leave Here Tomorrow" is primarily narrated by guitarist Gary Rossington, the last of the Street Survivors and founding member along with Van Zant and Allen "Freebird" Collins. As the only original member still in the band today, Rossington's recollections, from the beginning to the very end, mingle with the tales of drummer Artimus Pyle and "Sweet Home Alabama" co-writer Ed King, interviews with the late drummer Bob Burns, "Honkette" JoJo Billingsley, producer Al Kooper, and recently discovered radio interviews with the late founding members, Leon "Mad Hatter" Wilkeson, Collins and Van Zant. Read more here.
Colin Meloy explained the powerful message behind the clip, "We were searching for a video idea for Once In My Life that would somehow capture the spirit of the song. In my mind, the song is a meditation, a plea to the cosmos that I imagine everyone, at some point or another, has made.
"We asked our old friend and collaborator Autumn de Wilde to pitch an idea and she came to us with a simple but powerful story: a depiction of her brother Jacob, a man who has lived with physical and intellectual differences his entire life, dancing in the streets of Los Angeles.
"The song, in this light, becomes more than just a 'celebration of sadness' - which I have sometimes called it - but suddenly a longing holler to the universe against one's perceived otherness."
"This idea is particularly close to me as I've witnessed how the world sees my son Hank, who is autistic. When I'm out in public with Hank, I'm acutely aware of the world's attachment to social and behavioral norms; in these situations, Hank's otherness can suddenly be put in stark relief.
"Through the lens of Jacob's joyful and defiant movement in Autumn's video, we see a man shrugging off the constraints of an unaccommodating and judgmental world and truly reveling in his body and mind."
The director added, "Jacob also had an immediate emotional reaction to the song when I played it for him the first time. I had been wanting to explore a creative collaboration with my brother for a while, and this was the perfect song."here.
Scheduled to begin on July 18th, the journey will wind its way through more than two dozen cities and includes a handful of headlining shows as well as an appearance at this year's edition of Heavy Montreal and Psycho Las Vegas.
The band will be playing as a four-piece. Longtime guitarist Brian Patton, who's been missing in action on the last few EYEHATEGOD tours, recently issued a statement regarding his decision to leave the band. Read more
The new studio effort will be the band's first release since the death of Piotr Grudzi?ski in 2016. Mariusz Duda had the following to say about the forthcoming record:
"I'd been thinking about exploring 'post-apocalyptic' regions for a long time. I read books, watched films, played video games, all connected by stories about an attempt to survive in a world that had just ended. But writing such a story myself didn't make much sense until now." Read morehere.
Ben Rechter had this to say about the track, "Tether is the first song that I brought into Circles, not knowing if it was what they'd be after, because it's not quite the vibe that Circles has been known for. But they all embraced it, and helped me get it to where it needed to be.
"The song is essentially about confronting the parts of your own psyche that are holding you back. There's always people that can help you not only to survive, but to succeed in ways you wouldn't have thought possible, but you need to be willing to take that terrifying but necessary step." Watch the videohere.
The concert film is directed and produced by Emmy Award-winner Thom Zimny ("Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City (2001)"), and produced by the singer's manager Jon Landau, Springsteen tour director George Travis, and Landau Management partner Barbara Carr.
"The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce's entire audience intact and complete," explains Landau. "In addition to its many other virtues, Netflix has provided for a simultaneous worldwide release which is particularly important for our massive international audience. Ted Sarandos and the entire company's support has been a perfect match for Bruce's personal commitment to the filmed version of 'Springsteen on Broadway.'"
"We are thrilled to bring Bruce Springsteen -- a master storyteller, humanitarian and voice of the everyman -- to Netflix in this historic one man show," adds Chief Content Officer Sarandos. "This groundbreaking experience defies the boundaries of theater, concerts and film and will give our global audience an intimate look at one of the biggest cultural icons of our time." Read more here.
The song Raising The Dead was inspired on a walk through a shallow burial ground in Ireland. There was an impact left from the image of the bones laying under the rock patches covering the graves. It made me wonder what those old bones might want to say to us from the grave. How would they view their own actions in life differently now? How would they advise the living to live? I think the bones would have a different view on life now that they are no longer living. There is an underlying concept of the ancestors teaching us as children, the future of our kind, to make more meaningful choices in our short time. The hope that we might learn much faster what's really important.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!