He describes the experiences as "ugly" because he's such a fan of Anthrax. But he refuses to make a permanent Judgement on Ian's character. Meanwhile, Ian has been named as the host of an upcoming radio show entitled Never Meet Your Heroes.
Ward says in a recent episode of Behind The Barricade: "The first time I met Scott Ian he was a total dick to me. And the second time I met Scott Ian he was a total dick to me.
"It was rough, because I'm a big fan. Even though I was making records and I already had success of my own, I was still a little kid in his presence, because Among The Living was a big record for me."
He adds: "I just remember, 'Don't be a dick to people, Rich, because you remember how it felt when he was to you. When you see something ugly in somebody else, just remember how ugly that looked." Read morehere.
Ozzy started the discussion with: "I try, but I end up sending the wrong message to the wrong person. I can't work a bloody digital watch, never mind a phone."
Jack further explains: "He once sent Robert Plant a text message like, 'I can't find the cat.'" Ozzy says Plant replied with an obviously confused message of his own.
"He sent one back going,' You can't find the cat...?'" Read more and watch the Conan appearance clipshere.
Fifth Harmony was performing in Auditorio Banamex when a young man wearing a bright blue shirt rushed at Brooke and started to hug her. A security guard pulled the fan off Brooke, but he wouldn't let go right away and pulled her hair as he was dragged away. Because he clung so tightly to her, she lost her balance when the guard finally yanked him off and fell to the stage.
Brooke didn't let the moment stop her. If anything, she went right back into performing, introducing the group's awesome guitarist who let loose a solo.
But considering that this marks the second–that's right, second–attack from a fan last week, it's got to be a scary thing. Read morehere.
The five minute song is an experiment in pop and electronic music, moving far past the traditional three-minute mark. "Remember when we met?/ We fell in love on a Sunday/ Yeah, I'll never forget/ The way that you spelled my name/ It took me a year/ To find a new attraction/ My hope and my fear is human interaction," lead singer Ryan Tedder sings in the opening verse, before he segues into a chorus about craving automatic and artificial love.
Gabriel's verse marks the second, and drips with emotion and longing and alienation all at the same time. The lyrics switch slightly from what Tedder sang, but keep the structure overall. "Remember when we met?/ I got obsessed on a Monday," he sings. Read morehere.
Mill claims that other rappers are jealous of his relationship with girlfriend Nicki Minaj. He used the verse to take a clear shot at Drake. "All this Cash Money got me stunting like I'm Baby / Posted up with Nicky, that's when it get tricky / N—– in they feelings, that's when it get Drizzy."
Though he doesn't mention Game or Sigel by name there seem to be lines aimed directly at them. Meek lashes out at Game and his use of social media to continue the beef. "N—– do not know me so how could they oppose me?/Kill 'em with success, they gon' kill me with emojis/Kill me with a meme, you p—– never could expose me," Mill offered. "Did I f— his b—-/Maybe it was the 'Gram, hurting these n—– hearts/I really can't understand." Read morehere.
In the emotional song, Gucci Mane pleads for God to hear his prayer: 'Dear Lord, oh lord, please hear my prayer/ No, you ain't take me this far to leave me here."
At one point, an auto-tuned Wayne references the rapper's long-running feud with Cash Money and Birdman. "I had to leave the family/ I had to cut off CMB /I'm an amputee." Read more and listen to the trackhere.
The relaxed pop song has a hint of electronic funk about it with synth-tinged brass punctuating the meter. "There's a freight train of emotion stuck in my lung/ I need to get it out, get it out before it's all gone/ So I'll just speak in vowels from now on," they sing on the opening verse. Capital Cities mean what they promise, getting literal on the chorus by invoking vowels like "A," "O" and "E."
Sebu Simonian said of the song, "When you can't express yourself with words, sometimes you just want to scream to get it all out. You need vowels to do that!"
There's no word about a follow-up to their 2013 album In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, but with a new single and a brief headlining tour in the works chances are good fans will get a new project soon. Check out the dates for their fall tour and listen to "Vowels"here.
Bastille loosely based "Send Them Off!" on Dante's Divine Comedy, which finds the author traveling through hell, purgatory and eventually paradise, but in the video the man at the heart of the action never seems to make it to that last place. Unless a rooftop counts as paradise. After what he experiences, it very well could.
The band itself seems to be stuck in purgatory, waiting in an abandoned old church and crossing path with the video's main character before he ventures even farther into different circles of hell. He comes across a darkened room where everyone sits wearing blindfolds, and races through that creepy setting only to enter a room on fire while couples kiss amid the flames.
Speaking with Radio.com about the song, Dan Smith said, "'Send Them Off!' I guess is a kind of, it's a song of irrational relationship jealousy told very dramatically by the language of Desdemona in Othello, which is such a famous, classic jealousy narrative, but using some of the imagery from The Exorcist." Given the horror movie that structured the song's lyrics, it makes sense that the band turned to a similar theme when making its music video. Check out the videohere.
Due October 14, the package captures the group performing their breakthrough 1991 album, "Extreme II: Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale)", in its entirety last year in Las Vegas on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
The Boston band's second album peaked at No. 10 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 2 million copies based on the success of the No. 1 single, "More Than Words", and Top 5 follow-up "Hole Hearted."
Directed by Brian Lockwood, the "Pornograffitti Live 25: Metal Meltdown" package includes a Blu-ray, DVD and audio CD of the complete concert that was filmed on May 30, 2015 as part of an event headlined by Twisted Sister.
"It was a great thrill to perform Pornograffitti in its entirety," says singer Gary Cherone. "Some of these songs were never played live before so we had to go back and relearn them for the tour. The album was a watershed moment in the bands career…it's when we came in to our own and it will always be special." Watch the videohere.
Corden started the conversation by saying he'd heard a rumor they were working on a duet together. Mendes clarified that there's nothing yet, but he very much hopes to work with the One Direction-er turned solo artist in the future. "He's awesome," Mendes said.
"I've been talking to him for a long time, but it's annoying because I'll in London, I'll be like 'Niall, I'm here,' and he'll be like 'Just landed in L.A.' and vice versa. So, yeah, when we get a second, I want to write with him a bunch, for sure." Read morehere.
But the heaviest hitting guest appearance of all came from Dr. Dre, who Drake introduced as a mentor and inspiration through his decade in the rap game. '
This man right here was the first person to ever give me a paycheck to make music," said Drake. Dre contributed to a sing-along on "The Next Episode." Watch the guest performanceshere.
Most recently Andre 3000 contributed to a remix of Divine Council's 'Decemba," reports Pitchfork. The crew consists of Richmond-based rappers $ilk Money, Cyrax Bathbwoy, Lord Linco and Chicago-based rapper/producer ICYTW*T. Their first EP, Council World came out July 29. Andre 3000 is credited on the "Decemba" remix as Andre Benjamin.
He also appeared on Frank Ocean's 'Solo (Reprise)" from Blonde, as well as 'the ends" from Travis Scott's Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. In addition, Andre is slated to perform on Kid Cudi's upcoming album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'. Check out "Decemba"here.
Speaking with Billboard about Sir Rosevelt, Brown opened up his new project. "It's fun, we get to explore all the other influences that we like and I think it's just got a lot more international appeal," he said. "It's not shoved in a bucket like country music is."
A range of EDM artists and DJs influenced Brown. He mentioned listening to Jack U, Diplo, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, DJ Snake and Avicii before he began working on the tracks that he, Moon and Simonetti would release under Sir Rosevelt.
And he has big plans for bringing Sir Rosevelt to the masses. Brown hopes to bring the project to stages at Coachella and Bonnaroo. Perhaps there's even the possibility of sharing the bill with Zac Brown Band, which isn't going anywhere. In fact, he plans on releasing that new album before Sir Rosevelt will release anything official like an album. For now, it will just singles. Read morehere.
The 21-track project features guest appearances from former band mate (during a stint with Destiny's Child) Kelly Rowland, as well as Lil Wayne, Kelela, Q-Tip, The-Dream and Dev Hynes.
Solange also released a digital book with lyrics and photos on her website.A Seat at the Table is the follow-up to the 2012 EP True. You can listen to the albumhere.
"23 positions in a one-night stand." Any notions that Prince had lost his early '80s edge with the decidedly more spiritual and less carnal emphasis found on albums like Lovesexy and Graffiti Bridge were smashed with the release of the single 'Gett Off" in the sweltering heat of the summer of 1991.
Rumbling over a bottom-heavy New Jack Swing beat and eerie flute melody, this was the Prince that had both thrilled and scandalized listeners with songs like 'Head" and 'Darling Nikki." He hammered home that point with a legendary performance of the song on the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards [watch the semi-NSFW performance here]. Clad in his notorious a—less lace pants amidst a stage populated by writhing half-naked dancers, it was part musical performance, part stage version of Caligula. But Prince's 'Gett Off" stole the show from the first flash of his bare butt. It was not exactly a "comeback," since he never stopped clocking Top 10 hits in the years after Purple Rain, but 'Gett Off" let it be known in no uncertain terms that Prince was still remarkably relevant. And that he could still get racy. But like the best Prince albums, Diamonds and Pearls had lots of shades and styles. Read morehere.
'Breathe' was the first song we wrote together as a band. It was the starting point for our sound - we took a long time making sure everything in there had a purpose. Different effects were tried, the order of the song was changed around - then we brought in producer Gethin Pearson and we tried even more stuff.
Gethin had just finished working with JAWS and The Enemy. It was great - he gets so enthusiastic when recording that it just raises everyone's game. You know the song's cooking when he gets up and starts dancing. That's what we aim for - if Gethin's not dancing yet, something's not right.
When recording the song, we listened to a load of different records to influence the sound of the production; LCD Soundsystem for the percussion; Ratatat for the brash, synthetic guitars; Kanye West for the drums. We wanted it sound like nothing else.
With 'Breathe', we were discovering our sound. We took the time and we got there. We've been back in the studio with Gethin again the past couple of weeks and think we're onto something really special. This is just the start...
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the groupright here!
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