The event began with 45 minutes of audio presenting a series of select tunes from the set which features live recordings from Led Zeppelin's appearances on BBC Radio between 1969 and 1971.
Page then sat down with BBC DJ Johnnie Walker to discuss the project, including its place in the Led Zeppelin catalogue. "It's a historical document," explains Page. "It's sort of Led Zeppelin's promotion. It's them going full-throttle, they're taking no prisoners when they're going in on these sessions. And yet, it's still employing all of the dynamics and the improvisation.
"An important document because there isn't anywhere else in the world where there is something like the BBC, so it's really great that they gave us a facility, and repeat facility to be coming back and that there's a testament to it. I know some people really, really like these versions, they think they're really great and I think they're pretty cool."
"It's a great time capsule," he adds. "It's really cool - you hear the band progressing over, not even a handful of years, just from 1969 to 1971. My goodness, it's only two years and yet it's expanding and expanding. It's cool."
The launch event wrapped up with the world premiere of a new video for a BBC Sessions recording of the 1969 classic, "What Is And What Should Never Be." Watch the videohere.
The concert marked the eighth of ten rescheduled US tour dates the band are playing this fall with Rose as they wind down a world tour in support of 2014's "Rock Or Bust."
Newsday reports "questions about how well Rose could handle the material were quickly answered, as he powerfully delivered classics like 'Back in Black' and older cuts like 'Rock 'n' Roll Damnation' that the band rarely has touched since original lead singer Bon Scott died in 1980.
"However, make no mistake, Rose was not the focus of the show. Guitarist Angus Young was. Rose would settle into the background when he wasn't singing, letting Young have the spotlight to himself."
Axl Rose and AC/DC will next perform at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC on September 17 before wrapping up the fall run in Philadelphia, PA on September 20. Check out the videos from the NYC showhere.
"My tweets apply to who they apply," Cudi tweeted. "Ye, Drake, whoever. These n—-s dont give a f— about me. And they aint f—in with me."
Drake has responded to the flap, in typical blink-and-you-miss-it Drake style. During an Oakland, CA, show, Drake said, 'Boy you getting way too high you need to cut it," pronounced unmistakably as "Cudi."
Later on, Drake editorialized, "I heard boys were talking down today. Shoutout to my brother Kanye West. We both got sold out shows." Watch video of Drake's Cudi clapbackhere.
The title has to do with her aunt, who died of lupus when Gaga was younger. "It happens to be my middle name," she shared. "It's all the toughness of the pain that happened as a result of losing her. She is the woman of my past that is becoming and helping me bring more of my honest woman self into the future."
Gaga also said about the 11 songs that will appear on the album, "It's just so personal. Every single song…every one of those is extremely autobiographical." Read morehere.
Now late-night hosts are joining the effort: Stephen Colbert performed "Debt in Herre," a helpful guide for financial solvency, while James Corden made gratuitous use of "Hot in Herre" on his show so Nelly'd get a cut of the royalties.
Colbert's advice (cleared through his accountant, Wendy) included writing off clothing purchased for work, stopping IOUs, and more. On The Late Late Show, Corden installed a button that played "Hot in Herre" on demand, costing the production $6,000 each time he pressed it. We're not sure how much of that will go directly to Nelly, but fans can (and probably will) do the math.
Maybe CBS late night will singlehandedly lift Nelly from the precipice of financial ruin? Watch Colbert's raphere.
Those clips include songs from Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, Scott's sophomore LP released earlier this month, as well as cameos from Diddy and Kanye West. Two female fans are shown receiving a citation for trespassing after they hop a fence to access the rapper: "We just wanna f—in' meet Travis!" they exclaim. In an obscure bar somewhere, a couple in their sixties wonder "Who is Travis Scott? Am I supposed to know who the f— Travis Scott is?"
The video is unvarnished and reads more "home movie" than "creative manifesto," but La Flame is still worth the 18 minutes. Check it out and look for additional cameos from Seth Rogen and Migos' Quavohere.
Instead of saying she deserves better from a partner in a romantic relationship, Trainor is singing about her troubled alcoholic pill-popping grandfather, played by Emmy award-winning actor, Beau Bridges, in the video.
Last night, Trainor posted a snippet of the music video and thanked Bridges and Gotti for making her "music video dreams come true." She thanked Beau again in a separate snippet featuring just him, and called the actor a "legend" in her caption. Watch Trainor show off her acting skills in the gritty music videohere.
The three rapped their track "No Problems" off Chance's mixtape Coloring Book. When Lil Wayne joined Chance on set toward the end, he changed one key lyric and called attention to Lochte's 2016 Rio Olympic scandal. Instead of the original line he delivers, "And if that label try to stop me/ There gon' be some crazy Weezy fans waitin' in the lobby," he changed it to "And if Cash Money try to stop me, Imma let 'em rob me/ Yeah right, like Ryan Lochte." Chance's reaction says everything. He loves the freestyle.
After performing at the Olympics, Lochte claimed he and his swimming teammates were robbed one evening, allegations that later turned out to be false.Read morehere.
Rose partnered with sex therapist Dr. Chris Donaghue and guest Blac Chyna to discuss some of the issues prevalent in today's society when it comes to the perception and judgment of strippers. Both Rose and Chyna were strippers at different points in their lives and pointed out some interesting similarities between Taylor's well-perceived music video and the nightly routine of a stripper.
'Little booty shorts and a little sports bra top, body is insane," elaborated Rose while talking about Taylor's outfit during the video. 'I just feel like it boils down to classicism, right? It's like 'A stripper is more classless because she is in a club and a different type of setting than a music video filmed in Hollywood.' But, it's really the same exact thing, you're getting paid for being beautiful and being sexy and dancing."
Rose was not shaming Taylor in any way. Rather, she was expressing her love for the talented singer and dancer. Rose discussed her frustration at the different ways society perceives male and female strippers and both Chyna and Rose had plenty to draw on when it came to this topic. Read morehere.
"Don't Be a Fool" begins with a somber electric guitar and Mendes' voice, which soulfully pines for what he knows can never be. "You've got my heart, but I can't let you keep it, babe/ Cuz I won't be sure that I can stay/ Don't waste your time trying to pull me in/ Cuz I'm just a mess you don't wanna fix," he sings on the first verse.
Mendes can't walk away just yet, but he knows what they have won't last forever. "Don't be a fool and say that you love me/ Cuz you'll find a man who will stand by your side and will be there for you/ I don't think you'll ever understand, I don't think you'll ever understand/ I know that you don't wanna hear this, but darling, please don't be a fool," he sings on the chorus. Listen to "Don't Be a Fool"here.
"I don't understand how there can be so much hatred in the world right now," Jackson began, in the now-deleted video. 'I've tried sticking up for myself. I've tried the whole blocking the haters thing, not reading the comments. I've tried a lot of things. Ignoring it. But it's hard' when there's so much of it. And I don't get why I'm such an easy target."
Jackson went on, explaining that continued online bullying drove her to attempt suicide in 2013. 'When I was 14 I got so much hatred that I tried to kill myself," she said [Jackson was actually 15 when she attempted suicide]. 'And I took, like, a two-year break from social media and then people asked me to come back, to make my Instagram public again, so I did. And nothing changed!"
"I'm sorry if there's something I'm doing that you guys don't like, maybe I'm too public. I don't know," she continued. 'I'm just tired of it. I'm just really, really tired. And, I mean, I know I'm not the only one."
Jackson referenced Justin Bieber's recent decision to delete his Instagram, after fans filled his feed with hateful comments about Sofia Richie. 'Justin Bieber went into a downward spiral because everybody that he dates gets so much hate," Jackson said. Read morehere.
It's Goin' Down feat. Mike Jones: I was basically in the middle of working on a feature with Gorilla Zoe and Merkules at the time I heard that I was gonna be doing a track with Mike Jones. I basically had just got a few new beats that day as well, and I was browsing through what I had available, and couldn't find anything that I liked or that sounded like something that Mike Jones would be on, so I called my producer JT from Paranoyd Sound Studios. I eventually found that beat I used for our feature on his page and I bought it from him. I remember sitting outside with my girlfriend listening to as many Mike Jones songs I could find, then I started listening to the instrumental I chose for the track, and that's when everything almost came to me at once. I was having a couple drinks on my balcony, and I could almost hear Mike Jones on the hook saying, "It's Goin' Down..." so I had the start essentially of the chorus and it was about filling the rest in. I didn't know what would be the rest of the chorus essentially, but I knew that the start of the next bar for it had to be something similar in syllables and rhyme, so I thought hard for a few minutes, then I was like "By the pound..." then "scrapes the ground" came to my mind next so I wrote that down, then I came up right away with "throw around..." and I started reading those 4 things I jotted down and started filling in the rest of the chorus to end those. It was super dope because I could literally almost hear Mike Jones saying those exact things. I've been a huge fan of Mike Jones from when I was younger, and I knew he made tracks that are always high energy and hype, and I feel blessed I was able to work with him. He actually called me from his studio to show me the progress he was making with recording the verse, and he was also very professional. So getting to hear his final verse he sent over completely blew me away and it inspired to me to write my verse in the same style, so I essentially complimented him and his verse and made mine have a similar flow and ending. Once it was done, I hired Stuey Kubrick to shoot the video for it, and you can view the video for it on YouTube, "It's Goin' Down" Mugg Shot feat. Mike Jones, its still one of my favorite tracks today and it's also the last track on my LP "Mean Muggin" which drops September 16!
"Who Am I": Who Am I came to be basically after my brother Darcy and I were talking about styles of tracks I've already written. I realized I haven't done a track that was essentially me opening up to the audience about my past and my life, people aren't necessarily happy every day of their life or ballin' out of control like people write about, there's definitely hard times before every good thing that happens. I remember browsing through myflashstore.net for beats and came across this producer Just beats and I was really digging his sound and style of beats, and that's when I came across his instrumental which was called "Who Am I" and it drew me to it so I listened to it. After hearing it a couple times I followed up by buying the exclusive and started writing to it right away. I found it hard at first to start writing about my past because a part of me didn't want to open up, but once I started writing, the rest of the verse came really easily to me. I started talking about when I first moved back to Red Deer and ended up staying with my grandma, and some of the struggles I went through being with her. She was diabetic and also had cancer, so she couldn't do everything for herself anymore and that was about the time I got involved in some gang activity and any money I made I put towards her bills to help her. Eventually she passed away and my life started taking a downward spiral, and I ended up going to jail numerous amounts of times, and almost got 16 years from the last set of charges, but they ended up getting thrown out, and that's when I decided to get out of Red Deer, Alberta in Canada, and tried the whole working legit thing, which took a lot of adjusting on my end, but then another accident occurred. Myself and a friend were on a balcony having a smoke, and the railing we were leaning on outside gave out and we both fell 20 feet into a concrete parking lot. My friend Kyle broke his pelvic bone on either side and his left arm, and he fell backwards. I unfortunately fell face first, I watched myself fall in what seemed like slow motion and I landed on my left elbow, which followed by the right elbow, then my jaw and knees connected next. I ended up breaking both my elbows to the point where the left elbow had to be completely replaced, and I had to get a plate put in my right elbow. I also broke both my wrists, my thumb and my jaw. After this happened, I moved out to my brothers place in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, and that's when I started getting into music, this was about July of 2014 when I moved out to BC. The things to follow were me dropping my first EP "Got Caught. Not Guilty." in March 2015, then "Replay" with my homie RZ in March 2016. I've been doing good and staying out of trouble since then, which inspired my second verse. Thanks for your time and reading!
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