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.
In a new CBS Sunday Morning feature that aired on December 4th, Richards opens up about his everlasting enthusiasm for playing music. "I can't imagine not being enthusiastic about it," he says.
"And as long as I've got the guys, a solid group of guys around me that feel the same way - then I start to feel immortal for a little while. On stage, sometimes, I feel immortal." Read morehere.
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 tickets–one 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.
Smith then described how his celebrity recently helped him out of a bind when he was driving 30 minutes from home and discovered he was out of gas and had no wallet.
'I looked over on the other side and I saw a dude. He was, like, 36, and I was like, 'That dude is a Fresh Prince fan.' You can spot 'em!" Smith said. 'So I kinda rolled the window down and after a couple of minutes, he was like, 'Will?'" Read morehere.
This unlikely sequence of events of course invites a "Space Oddity" joke, but it gets better. Buzz was, of course, in New Zealand to see what life might like be on Mars.
In a statement on his official site Aldrin writes in part: "I'm extremely grateful to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their swift response and help in evacuating me from the Admunsen-Scott Science Station to McMurdo Station and on to New Zealand. I had been having a great time with the group at White Desert's camp before we ventured further south. I really enjoyed the time I spent talking with the Science Station's staff too." Read morehere.
CBS This Morning announced the full list of nominees and Chance trailed behind Beyonce (who earned nine), and Drake and Rihanna (who each earned eight) with an impressive seven nominations for his very first eligible release.
Chance was nominated, among other categories, for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song (for "No Problem" featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz), as well as Best Rap Performance. Read morehere.
Singing "Amarillo by Morning," which was released in 1973 by Terry Stafford and made famous by King George in 1983, the contestant elicited an enthusiastic reaction from the studio audience.
The judges for the show are Tserendorj Chuluunbat (a bass guitarist from Haranga rock band), Sarantsetseg Chimgee (a news commentator from Mongol TV), Chimeglhan Delgertsetseg (a professional violist) and Rokit Bay (a Mongolian Rapper). Check out the performancehere.
Coals has special meaning to me not only because of what it symbolizes but also because of the memories I have associated with it. Coals was the first song Alicia and I decided to work on after she had undergone treatment for leukemia.
The weather was snowy in Madison Wisconsin, and the lake by her parent's house had frozen. Alicia and I were working in the basement, recording the foundation of the song when we were struck with an idea to add a unique percussion section. We thought it would be fun to make sounds out of random household objects- so we scavenged around the house to find pots, pans, wooden ladles and other culinary items that ended up on the recording.
It was one of those snap-decision judgements that we just went with; we had so much fun during the process that we didn't question what we were doing at all. Alicia was playing the "percussive instruments" and I remember laughing with her while she played them. I would tell her, you need to dance while you play the rhythms, really get into it! Thats when I saw her put herself completely into the music- she became wholly invested. She was always shy about dancing and said she didn't consider herself a dancer but what I saw was the most beautiful thing to watch: her squelching her sickness with her love for music. It was a true demonstration of the power of song, and Alicia's brilliant spirit.
When we began recording in a studio nearby, Alicia gave every ounce of life she had to the music, she would convince me that she wasn't even sick with how determined she was. There were times where I would see the music capture her and embody her in such a way it was as if she wasn't even aware of her own condition. Just a few days before she passed she left me another voicemail with notes on this song.
I would say Coals is my favorite song but each song had such a special moment to me that it makes it impossible to choose. This was the first song she wrote after being diagnosed and so I'd rather people make their own lyrical interpretation of it, but it is indeed an uplifting song- it uplifted my spirit but most importantly, uplifted hers.
In the basement I watched her forget and in the studio I saw her transcend circumstance and embody the true power of music.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!
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