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Page Too Report for 09/30/2016


Lady Gaga To Headline The Super Bowl Halftime Show

The speculation has ended. It has been announced that Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl Li Halftime Show at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

Lady Gaga sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 last February. And the Fox television network will be promoting her appearance at this year's Halftime Show with a special the FOX NFL Sunday Pregame Show this Sunday, October 2nd.

The special will air at 12:00 PM ET on local FOX stations and will include an in-studio interview with Lady Gaga by Curt Menefee and Michael Strahan.

Lady Gaga previous halftime acts including Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2 and more.

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Korn Scream Britney Spears, Rihanna and Justin Bieber Lyrics

(Metal Hammer) Korn give a heavy metal take on pop songs and decidedly un-metal phrases in a new video for iHeart Radio. Guitarists Brian 'Head' Welch and James 'Munky' Shaffer and drummer Ray Luzier scream lyrics to songs by Britney Spears, Rihanna and Justin Bieber.

They also roar phrases like "triple iced almond latte, please" and "organic pomegranate kombucha has just the right amount of tartness and probiotics" in the clip.

Korn's upcoming 12th album The Serenity Of Suffering is released on October 21 via Roadrunner Records. Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor guests on the track A Different World, with Shaffer previously saying: "We have Corey singing on one track and it's going to be a fan favorite, because he really lets loose.

"On a heaviness scale of one to 10, with 10 being the 1994 self-titled, this album is a definite nine." Korn are currently touring North America and they'll return to the UK with Limp Bizkit in December. Watch the video here.

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Is Phil Anselmo's House Haunted?

(Metal Hammer) Crowbar mainman Kirk Windstein says he saw a ghost at Phil Anselmo's house. The guitarist says he was listening to music and drinking beer with his former Down bandmate when a knock at the door gave them all a fright. But it was what happened next that really chilled them.

In a light-hearted interview with Little Punk People, Windstein says: "I go open the door and there's nobody there. I went back and sat in the chair and when I did I happen to glance over my right shoulder and there's a doorway there...I saw somebody walk down the hall real quick.

"It's weird because back then we used to crash at Phil's because it's almost like he didn't want to be there alone." Asked why he didn't leave, Windstein says: "I might have wanted to leave and go home but I didn't want them to make fun of me, so I just drank more beer and I was fine. I'm not afraid of no ghost! If they're real, I don't think they can really hurt you." Read more here.

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John Carpenter And Rob Zombie Bury The Hatchet

(Classic Rock) Movie director and musician John Carpenter says he's settled his differences with counterpart Rob Zombie following a public war of words over their separate Halloween films.

Carpenter created the original in 1978 and Zombie oversaw a 2007 remake, then later said that Carpenter had been "very cold" to him when they discussed the project.

Speaking to film students recently, Carpenter said: "Nothing could be further from the truth. I said, 'Make it your own movie, man. This is yours now. Don't worry about me.' I was incredibly supportive. Why that piece of sh*t lied, I don't know."

On Wednesday Carpenter tweeted: "To everyone fascinated with the JC/RZ feud, old news. We spoke Sunday. We buried the hatchet. Let's move on." here.

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The Chainsmokers Release New Single 'All We Know'

(Radio.com) The Chainsmokers have released a new track titled "All We Know" featuring Phoebe Ryan. It's the latest single from the duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall who have had great success with singles featuring female singers.
Phoebe Ryan is a singer/songwriter from New Jersey, you might remember her from her 2015 mashup of mashup of R. Kelly's "Ignition" and Miguel's "Do You."

That same year she released the EP Mine. That record's title track was featured in the film How To Be Single starring Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson.

This summer Ryan released a series of new singles including "Dollar Bill," which featured a guest verse from Kid Ink. Listen to the new track here.

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One Direction's Niall Horan Releases Solo Single 'This Town'

(Radio.com) One Direction's Niall Horan has a released a new solo song titled "This Town." Back in May Horan confirmed that he was working on new material, and we now get our first listen.

"Been workin in the studio, wanted to share this song I just wrote with u guys," Niall tweeted by way of introduction."Thank you for always being there."

Horan wrote the song with Jamie Scott, Mike Needle and Daniel Bryer, the track was produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Kelly Clarkson). Niall also let fans know he's signed with Capitol Records. ""I'm excited to announce I have signed a record deal with Capitol Records USA and released my first solo song," he said in a prepared statement. "Thank you to all the One Direction fans for your love and support as always. I'm looking forward to the next part of this journey together." Check out "This Town" here.

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Sia Expands 'This is Acting' For Deluxe Edition

(Radio.com) Sia will be releasing a deluxe edition of her early 2016 album This is Acting on October 21st. The new edition will feature seven additional songs, thus bringing This is Acting up to a whopping 19 tracks in total.

Sia's latest single "The Greatest" featuring Kendrick Lamar, and her hit single "Cheap Thrills" featuring Sean Paul on the remix both made the new cut. Besides four other tracks, the deluxe album will also include a solo version of "The Greatest."

Meanwhile, Sia kicks off her Nostalgic for the Present Tour tonight in Seattle. Miguel and AlungaGeorge will open for the pop star across her 22-city stint. Check out the full tracklist for the deluxe edition here.

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Disturbed Reject Nu-Metal Label

(Metal Hammer) Disturbed drummer Mike Wengren says the band don't have to distance themselves from the nu-metal movement - because they were never part of the genre in the first place.

The band's debut album The Sickness was released in 2000, as Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach and Linkin Park were riding the crest of the nu-metal wave. Wengren tells Westword: "I don't think we were ever a nu-metal band to begin with. I just think we happened to come out around the same time.

"Unfortunately, as great as some of those bands were, they're not around anymore. I think that we have a connection with the fans, we write music about real stuff, and people are able to connect to that, whether it's through the power of the music or being able to connect through the experiences of the lyrics. I think they get it, so they stuck with us for all these years." Read more here.

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DuVall Approached Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Differently

(Prog) Alice in Chains singer William DuVall says he had to take a different approach while weaving his lyrics into Giraffe Tongue Orchestra's debut album Broken Lines.

The album was released last week and features DuVall, Brent Hinds of Mastodon and Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan, alongside Dethklok's Pete Griffin and former The Mars Volta member Thomas Prigden.

And referencing the title track, DuVall says he had to get into a different way of thinking while laying down the lyrics. He tells Rolling Stone: "What I loved about that is it forced me to throw out the standard-issue Rock 101 songwriting handbook. It forced me to write almost as if I were working on a theatrical production. 'Here's a mood swing here, there's a mood swing there.'

"It's really rapid-fire. That was part of my mandate. I hoped to provide a lifeline to the listener - to take them through the storm, and navigate them through the waters when it gets choppy. And it does get choppy.

"I put off Broken Lines as long as I could. It was like, 'What am I going to do? How am I going to get a word in edgewise? How could I possibly fly over this or get down in it?' Eventually I came up with that chant idea for the opening and I just got very reductive and treated it almost like an SOS or a Telex message from sea-to-shore." Read more here.

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Why Dee Snider Is Continuing As Twisted Sister Comes To An End

(Metal Hammer) Twisted Sister leader Dee Snider has credited producer Damon Ranger with pushing him on his upcoming solo album We Are The Ones. Snider will bring the curtain down on Twisted Sister on October 1 at the Lakewood Rock Carnival in New Jersey - the last date on their Forty And F*** It tour.

And the frontman says he was ready to retire from music until Ranger issued a call to arms, urging him to take his rebellious message to the masses. Snider tells the new episode of Metal Hammer: In Residence: "I was really calling it a day and walking away when I was approached by a top award-winning producer named Damon Ranger who challenged me to make a new record that would take the Dee Snider message and get it to a much bigger audience.

"He said, 'You're the voice of rebellion and today people need this message, but with the music you're playing you're reaching such a small segment of the audience, your message isn't getting out there.'" Read more here.

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Mastodon Guitarist Uses YouTube To Relearn His Own Songs

(TeamRock) Mastodon's Bill Kelliher admits that he sometimes has to watch YouTube videos of fans playing his songs to remember how to play them himself.

The guitarist says that, with a back catalogue of around 80 songs, he sometimes needs to remind himself how certain parts are played. And he takes to YouTube to watch tutorial videos of fans showing others how to play Mastodon tracks.

Kelliher tells GuitarMania: "Sometimes the songs change a little bit if we keep playing them over and over. We have 80 songs or something, so before the tours sometimes I have to go on YouTube and watch someone who learned our song and see how they play it because I can't remember. I'm the one who always does it and then I show the other guys." Read more here.

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Twenty One Pilots 'Heathens' Given Smashing Cover

(TeamRock) Twenty One Pilots hit Heathens has been covered the orchestral trio Simply Three. Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark have released a video for their version of the song, which features on the soundtrack for superhero film Suicide Squad.

The trio say: "No mirrors were harmed in the making of this video. Just kidding - one was indeed completely destroyed. Special thanks to Tommy and Lisa Barrett for the Louisville Slugger bat!

"And thanks to Ikea for having the perfect mirror for our smashing enjoyment." Twenty One Pilots' most recent album Blurryface reached no.1 on the Billboard 200 chart in May of last year. Check out the cover here.

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Miley Cyrus Guest Hosts 'Ellen' Due To Degeneres Illness

(Radio.com) Miley Cyrus "dropped everything to host" Ellen Degeneres' daytime talk show Ellen when the dancing comedienne was too ill to tape the Thursday (Sept. 29) episode of the program.

Degeneres made the announcement on Twitter ("The bad news is I'm sick & can't tape my show today") and thanked Cyrus for filling in. At the taping, the 23-year-old singer danced onto the TV set clothed in a jeans jacket and joked, "I'll admit I'm a little bit nervous because I've never hosted a show with my clothes on before, so this is so weird."

In a preview, Cyrus told the crowd that she studied up for the show. "I know all of you came to see Ellen, so I'm gonna do my best to make you very happy. I'm dressed like her, I smell like her, just before I came out here I actually kissed a girl." Read more here.

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Britney Spears Television Biopic Cast Revealed

(Radio.com) Britney Spears will be the subject of a two-hour television movie, which will air in 2017 and the cast for the biopic has reportedly been revealed. The biopic will star Natasha Bassett (Hail Caesar!) as Spears. The rest of the cast of Britney has just been released as well, reports Buzzfeed.

Nathan Keyes will play Timberlake, Clayton Chitty will take on the role of Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline, Nicole Oliver will be Britney's mom Lynne Spears, and Matthew Harrison will play her father, Jamie Spears.

Meanwhile, Peter Benson will play Spears' longtime manager Larry Rudolph and Kelly McCabe will be Jason Alexander, Spears' childhood friend, who she married briefly in 2004. See the rest of the cast details here.

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Babymetal Animated Series Coming

(Metal Hammer) Babymetal are set to star in an animated series which will see them try to "save the day" as the "magical world of heavy metal music" comes under attack.

The as-yet-untitled series is being produced by Warner Bros' digital studio Blue Ribbon Content in partnership with Amuse Group USA and is described as a "hybrid live-action and animated project."

Warner Bros President of Animation, Sam Register, says: "Babymetal have to be seen to be believed - a mind-blowing, fun combination of pop vocals, heavy metal music and dance choreography brought to life by three incredibly talented teenage stars." Read more here.

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Singled Out: Space Orphan's Superphonic

Denver funk rockers Space Orphan released their new album "Shut Up About The Sun" today (September 30) and to celebrate we asked the band's John Wirtz to tell us about the single "Superphonic". Here is the story:

I was listening to a lot of James Brown around the time I wrote "Superphonic," and constantly walking around with his music in my head--not necessarily any song in particular, but just different grooves of his. I knew I wanted to write something upbeat and funky, but I didn't want it to be just an instrumental James Brown imitation. I started messing with this groove on the clarinet, and realized that once I took vocals out of the equation and pushed the tempo a bit, the song sorta takes on a Headhunters kind of vibe too (which I like). Rather than just drop from the (a) section straight into the (b) section, I wanted to include some sort of cool transition lick. This tune is a great example of me trying to get out of my creative box with writing; I tried some techniques that I don't (or didn't at the time) often use. So I threw in a very tight lick to go from section (a) to section (b). The (b) section has a disco-ish drum groove that I love, but I wanted to do more than just sit on that chord. I wanted that part of the song to sound like some sort of a happy funk-party anthem or something.

I'm not a religious person at all, but at the time I had a weekly church gig that took up a lot of my free time and energy. I'd spent all afternoon for a few days messing with this original song when I should have been working on music for that week's service. The bridge melody came to me just as I had to leave for a church rehearsal, and I was really nervous to lose the idea during the 30 minute car ride, and then during the 2 hour rehearsal. When I arrived, I was scrambling to jot down the melody, and literally every free second I had during rehearsal was spent jotting it down. Whenever the director would stop the band to instruct the vocals on something, I was furiously scrambling to write down chords and melody before it escaped me. Once it was all down on paper, I was relieved and then spent the next day or so fine tuning it. I was pretty happy with it because it sounded funky, it was different than anything I'd written up to that point, it reflected some of my James Brown/Herbie Hancock influences without being a straight rip-off, and I knew it would stand on its own even without horns. That said, I was incredibly excited to show this to our trumpet player Gabe Mervine, who did the horn arrangements for the record. I didn't have to give him much instruction, he pretty much nailed it. The only thing it needed was a title, and "Superphonic" was a word our drummer Eric Imbrosciano jokingly threw out during rehearsal. I thought it sounded cool, so I decided to call the song "Superphonic," only to find out later that it's some sort of drum company or something. So, I guess we sold out before we even got started.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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