The reunited trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan delivered a 23-song set over 2.5 hours as they continue the South American leg of the Not In This Lifetime world tour.
The month-long run follows the band's successful North American summer tour of stadiums that grossed $116.8 million while selling more than 1 million tickets from 25 concerts.
Guns N' Roses will next perform the first of two weekend shows at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 4. Watch the videohere.
The group previewed a clip of the song last week ahead of its debut on Halloween as the third track issued in advance of the November 18 release of their tenth album, "Hardwired…To Self Destruct."
"Less than three weeks now until all twelve new tracks from Hardwired…To Self-Destruct are cut loose for good," said the band of its release, "and today we're proud to bring you the third and final sneak peek from the album, 'Atlas, Rise!'
"Hopefully, you will hear it on your local radio station and soon you can check out the video by Clark Eddy, our master editor and the unsung hero of the making-of-the-album 'behind the scenes' clips that have graced Metallica.com and Mission Metallica over the years."
The Colombia concert is part of the group's current South American leg of the World Wired tour that will see the band play in cities around the globe into 2017 and possibly longer. Watch the videohere.
Guitarist Adam Jones picked the youngster out of the audience at the band's show at the Maverick Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. A video clip of the boy watching from behind Carey's position on the stage can be viewed below.
The footage was captured by Carey's girlfriend Rynne Stump. Tool say: "During one of recent Tool shows, Adam plucked this lucky fellow out of the audience - with his parents' consent, of course - and escorted him onto the stage behind Danny during the drum solo.
"Once there, he was given a drum stick - which he thought that he was supposed to hand to Danny - although what he really wanted to do was to keep it. I guess this means that he would rather be a drummer than a drum-tech when he gets old enough." Watch the videohere.
Strait will be releasing the new three-disc, 56-track collection exclusively through Walmart and it will include the brand new tracks "Kicked Outta Country" (George Strait/Jamey Johnson) and "You Gotta Go Through Hell" (George Strait/Bubba Strait/Dean Dillon).
The set will also feature 36 of his hit singles including 26 songs that hit no. 1 on the charts. Strait had the following to say about the collection, "Going back through all the songs for this box set does bring back a lot of old memories.
"A lot of them we considered for radio singles and for whatever reason, we just picked something else. It was not that hard to pick them after I looked through them because there are just so many that are my favorites." See the tracklistinghere.
Swift isn't releasing a new album soon, but it turns out that she penned Little Big Town's latest single off their forthcoming album, and the lyrics are, shall we say, interesting. Swift has made an art out of personalizing her romantic experiences, and many thought when she and Harris called it quits that he would inevitably make his way into her songwriting. Although Swift hasn't said one way or another who "Better Man" is about, some of the lyrics are very revealing, and re-listening to the song it seems possible to draw the connection to him.
"I know I'm probably better off on my own/ Than lovin' a man who didn't know/ What he had when he had it/ And I see the permanent damage you did to me/ Never again, I just wish I could forget when it was magic," Swift wrote in the opening verse. The words could be about anybody, but since Harris was her last long-term relationship (we're not counting the blip that was Hiddleswift) it seems reasonable that she's opening up in her own way about what went wrong, and why she felt she needed to end things.
But it's the bridge that contains the biggest punch to the gut, and if it's about Harris then someone please hand the man a box of tissues. "We might still be in love/ If you were a better man/ You would've been the one/ If you were a better man," she wrote. Read morehere.
The nearly nine minute video feels like a short film with "Zombie Walk" coming in between the narrative. In the story, Desiigner gets a call from friends at a party, but as he's trying to get to them his car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. A sickly farmer offers him a ride in his pickup truck, but things take a turn when the farmer slows down and tries attacking Desiigner.
He escapes the truck and makes his way to a spooky mansion, but the farmer appears to have infected him after all because Desiigner transforms into a zombie near the video's end. "Zombie Walk" doesn't stick to live action shots, though. As Desiigner undergoes his transformation, the video switches into an animated sequence that features him as an anime cartoon. Watch the videohere.
Gucci opens by rapping, 'These slides are Buscemi, my drawers and wifebeaters Givenchy/A n—- be handsome, these white women say that they want me/They say that I'm country but I'm number one in the country/It's no need to tell me, I know you lil' n—-s is hungry."
Then fellow Atlanta rapper Young Thug takes over, delivering the second verse and the hook. "We live 'bout that cash talk baby/ I'm riding in NASCAR baby/ I'm down with that asphalt/ They know not to play with us, ay/ We strapped like the black hawks/ I got that boy leaking out blood/ I got that boy getting chunked, yeah."
Gucci Mane dropped Everybody Looking in July and Woptober in October, and he's preparing East Atlanta Santa for later this year. Young Thug released I'm Up, Slime Season 3, and Jeffery so far this year, as well as embarking on his HIHORSE'D Tour with 21 Savage. Stream Gucci Mane and Young Thug's new track "I Told You,"here.
Waiting" merges elements of its various producers' backgrounds--some dubstep from Skrillex, trap influences from Grime, and echoes from What So's Flume partnership.
On the whole, "Waiting" sounds like waiting -- it captures the frenetic, impatient and maddening anticipation. Listen to the brand new all-star collaborationhere.
In support of their new album, the band will play a live acoustic performance from Boston on Friday afternoon that will also be streamed worldwide here at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.
Through the Years: The Best of The Fray starts off with the band's first singles Over My Head (Cable Car) and How to Save A Life and takes listeners on a chronological journey through the band's catalog, culminating with three new songs exclusive to the album. Read morehere.
Regarding the song, Mars told Rolling Stone, "We were aiming for that big, diva, ballad thing - that's what I envisioned." Mars added that the two superstars argued over the lyric, "Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do."
"'Lovers'? I don't know if anybody really says 'lovers,'" he said. "'Yeah, we're lovers.' 'This is my lover.' I was like, 'Should we rethink that?' But [Adele] was so gangster about it. She was like, 'Nope. That's what it has to be.' And she was right."
"It's this grand word that makes the song bigger because no one says it," he added. "Because nobody talks like that, it pops out. It's not 'what boyfriends-and-girlfriends do' - it's this over-the-top 'lovers.' Sometimes I play it on the piano, and I look forward to singing that part. It's f—ing perfect … Don't try to be cool. Let it be what it wants to be." Watch Mars sing Adele's "All I Ask"here.
To say thank you to their fans, the newly christened world champions released a short video on Twitter on Thursday (Nov. 3) soundtracked by none other than Cubs fan Eddie Vedder.
In 2007, he wrote a tribute song for the team purportedly when legendary player Ernie Banks asked him to (via WGN). And in 2008, he released "All the Way," an anthemic sing along about one day finally getting the championship that had so long evaded the team.
At the time, the Cubs used "All the Way" to underscore a music video they released when they made the playoffs, and now they're using it once again to punctuate a brief video showing fans from all over the city rooting for their team. In the song, Vedder sings, "Some day we'll go all the way," and the video ends with the moving phrase, "Today is our day." Watch the videohere.
We were already underway in the early stages of pre-production for The Lioness Volume, deciding on what songs would be on it, how they would fit together and what story they were trying to tell was. In my head, the feel to that point was positive, fun, care-free and soaked in a sort of straightforwardness. Summer was just starting, and the positivity in our music was a reflection of our mental state whilst writing and recording it. Music was, as it so often is, our sanctuary amidst the chaos and uncertainty of our own personal lives. I knew that those more melancholic truths had to be represented in our work for it to be complete, after all, summer would end before we were to be done.
As I looked within myself and the people closest to me, I saw a lot of negativity. Of course, everyone's personal situations was a little different; dealing with break ups, illnesses, new jobs and new cities, all different things that bring a new perspective to life. Situations like that provoke change, not so much good or bad as much as drastic, and there's a certain amount of ambivalence that accompanies situations like that.
The common thread was there, and as I started to see where we all connected I wrote this long, flowing chord progression that would become the chorus of New Friends. The rest of the music was put together in a way that represents that ambivalence, not too slow or dark, despite it coming from a place that might warrant such. The same approach was taken with the lyrics, as the idea of "new friends" really epitomized everything I wanted to capture. It's really a good thing, to have new friends, but the thought really incites bitterness, guilt because you probably shouldn't feel bitter, apathetic facades to deflect, justifiable rationalizations of it being for the best, and at the very least a sort of finality to appreciate. There's a lot to unpack, and it's something that happens all the time, so it made sense as the final piece in the story of The Lioness Volume because it really represented a truth for our summer's care-free and positive horizon, a truth that all summers must end, and that no matter how much better or worse things might be afterwards, they'll never be the same.
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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