SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson was interviewed for the latest episode of Knotfest’s “Defender Of The Riff”. When asked by host Daniel Dekay about his early musical influences, Mick said: “[IRON] MAIDEN. Fuck, MAIDEN, and early METALLICA, TESTAMENT, AN…
SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson was interviewed for the latest episode of Knotfest's "Defender Of The Riff". When asked by host Daniel Dekay about his early musical influences, Mick said: "[IRON] MAIDEN. Fuck, MAIDEN, and early METALLICA, TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, you know, FLOTSAM [AND JETSAM], SUICIDAL...
Pussy Riot will be the subject of a scripted series from STX Entertainment. Based on the upcoming memoir from ringleader Nadya Tolokonnikova, the untitled show will center around some of the protest art collective’s most notable recent protests — including their “Punk Prayer” and their protest of the Sochi Olympics —…
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According to the Los Angeles Times, AVENGED SEVENFOLD has collaborated with AmazeVR, the company behind what was billed as the world’s first VR concert tour with artist Megan Thee Stallion last year, on a virtual reality experience that, “when it launc…
According to the Los Angeles Times, AVENGED SEVENFOLD has collaborated with AmazeVR, the company behind what was billed as the world's first VR concert tour with artist Megan Thee Stallion last year, on a virtual reality experience that, "when it launches early next year, will resemble a cross betwe...
Max Richter has announced a new audio workshop, SRM Sounds, created in collaboration with his multimedia production studio, Studio Richter Mahr.
SRM Sounds offers musicians an opportunity to harness the sound of Richter’s personal collection of instruments and sonic explorations at Studio Richter Mahr in the English countryside and to compose their own songs with them.
Working with ex-Spitfire Audio CEO Will Evans and his new venture Song Athletics – to bring the instruments in his studio to digital life – the first product to be released is SRM Sounds #001 which is a Steinway grand piano.
With Richter’s distinct musical signature meticulously captured and transformed into digital format, creators will be able to immerse themselves in the tones and intricate nuances of the revered instrument.
Essentially, once SRM Sounds #001 has been purchased and downloaded, any composer around the world can use that sound, and ‘play’ as though Richter himself was there.
“For composers, sound is an incredibly personal and very emotional thing. For many of us, the experience of falling in love with the physical and tactile aspects of sound is what got us into music in the first place, so working with sounds that aren’t quite right is really disturbing. Therefore, we decided to make our own virtual instrument collection, using the wonderful acoustics and technical resources of Studio Richter Mahr. These instruments have the colours that I love to use to tell the stories I want to tell,” said Richter in a press release.
Speaking about the collaboration with Song Athletics, Evans said: “Max has a unique and revered relationship with sound. To collaborate with him and Studio Richter Mahr is a real privilege, and I’m excited to help share these inspiring instruments with the world.”
Taking to The Park Stage just after 11am, Richter and his band greeted early risers with an orchestral delivery of of 2004 “protest record” ‘The Blue Notebooks’ – joined by Tilda Swinton accompanying with a number of readings, including works by Czeslaw Milosz.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, the action-adventure flick is based on the PlayStation video game franchise of the same name, developed by Naughty Dog.
The film follows Nathan Drake (Holland) who is recruited by Victor Sullivan (Wahlberg) in a race against corrupt billionaire Santiago Moncada (Antonio Banderas) and mercenary leader Jo Braddock (Tati Gabrielle) to locate the fabled treasure of the Magellan expedition.
Despite mixed reviews from the critics, the film went onto gross $407million at the worldwide box office, against a budget of $120million.
Mainly used by Gen Z, the slang term used for “style, charm or attractiveness” or “the ability to attract a romantic or sexual partner” beat out other contenders such as “Swiftie” (an enthusiastic fan of Taylor Swift), “situationship” (an informal romantic or sexual relationship) and “prompt” (an instruction given to an artificial intelligence program) for the title of Oxford’s word of the year.
Rizz was popularized by Kai Cenat, a YouTuber and Twitch streamer, back in 2022 after he posted “rizz tip” videos. The term then gained viral traction after Holland was asked about his ‘rizz’ in an interview with BuzzFeed to which he replied: ” I have no rizz whatsoever. I have limited rizz.”
Creamfields has unveiled a new 30,000 capacity indoor main stage called APEX for its 2024 edition.
The festival, which will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend from August 22-25 next year at its usual site in Daresbury, Cheshire, is already sold out.
The festival claims that APEX will be the largest indoor festival superstructure in the world, and promises it will be paired with “jaw dropping production”. The stage will also allow the festival to extend until 4am on Saturday night for the first time.
The lineup for the dance festival’s 2024 incarnation has yet to be announced, although the organisers have confirmed that the arena hosts will include Teletech and techno promoters XXL.
In 2024, there will be only one version of Creamfields taking place. This is in contrast to the last two years, when there was a parallel festival named Creamfields South, which ran over the early summer Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May at Hylands Park in Chelmsford.
Consequently, the Cheshire-hosted version was redubbed Creamfields North.
Creamfields Festival, which was founded by the club promoter Cream, began in 1998 in Winchester, before relocating to Liverpool, and finally settling on its current site in 2006.
In addition to the UK event, there are multiple international spin off versions of Creamfields around the world, including in Chile and Hong Kong.
A two-part Paul Simon documentary directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney has been acquired by MGM+ and will premiere on the cable network next year. In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon is described in a press release as “the definitive musical biography” of the folk singer, and details…
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Today (December 6), Diddy took to his official X/Twitter page to share a statement denying all of the allegations against him. “Enough is enough. For the last couple of weeks, I have sat silently and watched people try to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation and my legacy,” began his statement.
It continued: “Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick payday. Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth.”
This is not the first time Diddy has denied all of the allegations brought against him.
Combs denied Cassie’s allegations at the time, saying through a representative that Ventura was “seeking a payday”. However, the lawsuit was quickly dropped as Combs and Ventura settled the suit the following day to “mutual satisfaction” the day after it was filed.
His lawyers also stated that a settlement is not an admission of guilt.
A representative for Combs denied the allegations made by Dickerson-Neal in a statement to TMZ, which read: “This last-minute lawsuit is an example of how a well-intentioned law can be turned on its head. Ms. Dickerson’s 32-year-old story is made up and not credible. Mr. Combs never assaulted her and she implicates companies that did not exist. This is purely a money grab and nothing more.”
Combs and Hall did not comment on the third lawsuit at the time.
A professionally filmed video of DISTURBED performing the song “Bad Man” live during this past summer’s “Take Back Your Life” tour can be seen below. The clip was filmed and edited by Brittany Bowman, while the audio was mixed by Ashton Parsons.
A professionally filmed video of DISTURBED performing the song "Bad Man" live during this past summer's "Take Back Your Life" tour can be seen below. The clip was filmed and edited by Brittany Bowman, while the audio was mixed by Ashton Parsons.
DISTURBED frontman David Draiman told HardDrive Radio...
It will be the fifth edition of the festival, which was set up in 2019 as a way to celebrate Salt Lake City’s longest-running all-ages music venue Kilby Court. Last year’s festival was headlined by The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Pixies.
She later returned to the stage during Fleet Foxes set for a duet with Pecknold on ‘Blue Spotted Tail’, as well as sitting in with the band while they ended the show with a cover of her song ‘Good Intentions Paving Company’.
Newsom has not released a new album since 2015’s ‘Divers‘, which NME claimed to be “yet another masterpiece”.
“‘Divers’, her unusually tight fourth album, is full of lofty concepts (‘Waltz Of The 101st Lightborne’ sees time-travelling soldiers wage a futile war on their own ghosts) but her crafty tales, signposted by ornate folk arrangements, rarely outpace your imagination,” read the NME review.