Icona Pops 2014 Plans Miley Tour Making Out With Prince
"[The video] was filmed in Paris and it is a love story, a love drama," Aino Jawo told MTV News. "It's very emotional. Lots of making out. It's a beautiful video. It's a more sensitive side of Icona Pop.""It's very romantic!" Caroline Hjelt added. "We don't want to reveal too much, but we love the video. I think it's time for people ...
Noah Trailer Starring Russell Crowe Emma Watson Watch Now
Biblical epics are a movie genre nearly as old as the medium itself, and anyone not vaguely familiar with the tale of Noah and the ark may be living under some pre-historic rock. But in the first trailer for his new movie ...
Drake StarbucksDrakeHands Brody Ryan Is Sorry
"I didn't mean to," Ryan told MTV News of throwing Drake into the whole thing last month. You see, Ryan didn't plan on the track becoming the anthem for Internet parodies everywhere, just like he didn't plan for the video selfie he sent to Piper Kennedy to go viral."I thought 'This is the song,' and then it naturally kind of took on a life of its own," ...
Jonas Brothers Down One Bro Stage Mini A Reunion In Mexico
a solo gig, Live In the Vineyard in Napa Valley, California, on November 3, where he covered Avicii's "Wake Me Up."While Kevin didn't make it down to Mexico City for the show, he is prepping to co-host ...
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Toby Keith to Serve as Grand Marshal for NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400
will serve as Grand Marshal for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, November 17.He will deliver the most famous words in motorsports, "Drivers start your engines," to kick off the race, which also serves as the final race of the season and is where the Sprint Cup champion will be decided. ';Toby Keith is an American icon and, like ...
Brad Paisley Extends Beat This Summer Tour
has extended his Beat This Summer Tour through the first of March. He has aptly renamed the tour, which kicks off January 9 in Greenville, South Carolina, the ';Beat This Winter Tour.'; Cracker Barrel Old Country Store continues as tour sponsor. The tour includes a stop at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on February 22 and will wrap with a special stop in Brad's home state when ...
Orange County Choppers Gears Up on CMT
Orange County Choppers , CMT's new eight-episode series premiering Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. This turbo-charged series follows Paul Teutul Sr. ("Senior") and his team as they take on the most challenging bike builds of their careers.In each hour-long episode of Orange County Choppers, Senior and his team navigate tight deadlines, lofty egos and all the chaos that emerges from a ...
DOWN's JIMMY BOWER Speaks To EQPTV At U.K.'S BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video)
Elliot Paisley of EQPTV conducted an interview with DOWN drummer and EYEHATEGOD guitarist Jimmy Bower at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
DOWN's new EP, "Down IV - Part Two", sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on May 13 via Down Records/ADA Music, the effort was tracked at Nodferatu's Lair — iconic vocalist Philip H. Anselmo's home studio — and produced by Michael Thompson, Anselmo and DOWN.
Guitarist Bobby Landgraf made his formal stage debut when DOWN headlined Anselmo's first annual Housecore Horror Film Festival in front of a packed audience of the faithful in October 2013.
EYEHATEGOD's new, self-titled offering studio recording was released in May via Housecore Records. The recording process for the CD started with producer Billy Anderson back in the fold (he recorded 1996's "Dopesick"). The session saw both producer and band not quite on the same page and at the end, the album was unfinished. A few months later, the band reconvened at longtime friend Phil Anselmo's home studio with producer Stephen Berrigan (DOWN). Both Anselmo and Berrigan helped draw out the missing pieces to one of underground metal's most anticipated albums in years.
An unexpected tragedy occurred shortly upon returning home from a five-week European tour in the fall of 2013: Joey LaCaze passed away due to respiratory failure. An outpouring of condolences and tributes spread online. Fortunately, LaCaze's drum tracks were captured by Anderson and appear on the album, creating the definitive tribute for the member of the band who encapsulated best just what EYEHATEGOD was all about; seriously not taking yourself too seriously. New Orleans native, Aaron Hill (MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD, MISSING MONUMENTS), took over for LaCaze without missing a beat, both figuratively and literally.
HENRY ROLLINS Apologizes For Comments About ROBIN WILLIAMS' Suicide
Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has apologized for criticizing Robin Williams over the actor's suicide, saying that it was "not of my interest to hurt anyone but I know I did."
In the original column he wrote for LA Weekly, Rollins blasted Williams for the devastating effect his death will have had on his three children. While recognizing Williams' magnificent career and undisputable talent, Rollins explained that he regards people who have committed suicide "with a bit of disdain." "I know they existed, yet they have nullified their existence because they willfully removed themselves from life," he wrote. "They were real but now they are not.
Following the public outcry over his comments, Rollins took to his Facebook page to apologize for damage his words caused. He wrote: "For the last 9+ hours, I have been answering letters from people from all over the world. The anger is off the scale and in my opinion, well placed.
"The article I wrote in the LA Weekly about suicide caused a lot of hurt. This is perhaps one of the bigger understatements of all time. I read all the letters. Some of them were very long and the disappointment, resentment and ringing clarity was jarring.
"That I hurt anyone by what I said, and I did hurt many, disgusts me. It was not at all my intent but it most certainly was the result.
"I have had a life of depression. Some days are excruciating. Knowing what I know and having been through what I have, I should have known better but I obviously did not. I get so mad when I hear that someone has died this way. Not mad at them, mad at whatever got them there and that no one magically appeared to somehow save them.
"I am not asking for a break from the caning, take me to the woodshed as much as you see fit. If what I said has caused you to be done with me, I get it.
"I wrote something for the LA Weekly that they will post on Monday.
"I wanted to get this out at this moment.
"I am deeply sorry. Down to my marrow. I can’t think that means anything to you, but I am. Completely sorry. It is not of my interest to hurt anyone but I know I did. Thank you for reading this."
Rollins was not the first rocker to apologize for comments about depression and suicide. Last week KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons clarified comments he made in July — prior to Williams' death — which caused outrage among many fans and celebrities. Simmons admitted in his apology he made the comments in "the spur of the moment" and without "regard for those who truly suffer the struggles of depression."
ARMAGEDDON Featuring Former ARCH ENEMY Guitarist CHRISTOPHER AMOTT: 'Equalizer' Playthrough Video
The playthrough video for the song "Equalizer" from ARMAGEDDON, the band led by former ARCH ENEMY guitarist Christopher Amott, can be seen below. The track is taken from ARMAGEDDON's new album, "Captivity & Devourment", which will be released later in the year. The CD was mixed by Fredrik Larnemo at Studio Recordia and mastered at Stockholm Mastering.
The cover artwork for "Captivity & Devourment" was designed by visual master Paolo Girardi, who created this oil painting after reading the album lyrics and story written by Claudius. The group states: "He took his own inspiration and painted a scene of total destruction as described across the album. We thoroughly enjoyed our collaboration with him. We strictly did not want the uninspired digital photoshop album art that is so prevalent these days. This is hand painted visions of a man inspired by music."
ARMAGEDDON first came to life in Sweden in 1997 as a studio project, with the release of "Crossing The Rubicon", a sci-fi themed concept album. Two more full-length efforts followed, "Embrace The Mystery" in 2000 and "Three" in 2003, both featuring different lineups and different musical directions, with Amott as the sole remaining original member.
ARMAGEDDON is now resurrected in its most powerful form. The band is based out of New York City, and has brought unto itself a crushing lineup of musicians. Together they have once again conjured up the force that is ARMAGEDDON.
"Captivity & Devourment" consists of 10 awe-inspiring and ingeniously crafted songs, full of devastating riffs, soaring guitar leads and fist-pumping choruses. Heavy, melodic, technical, and groovy, this is creative metal songwriting with one foot in deep in the classics and and one eye gazing towards the distant future.
ARMAGEDDON 2014 is:
Matt Hallquist - Lead Vocals
Christopher Amott - Guitar, Clean Vocals
Joey Concepcion - Guitar
Sara Claudius - Bass
Márton Veress - Drums
Amott's latest solo album, "Impulses", can be purchased directly from his music store.
Amott in March 2012 issued a statement explaining that he left ARCH ENEMY to pursue his solo career. He said, "I'm gonna continue to be very active in music, working with all kinds of styles — this does not rule out metal."
ARCH ENEMY recruited American guitarist Nick Cordle (ARSIS) to replace Christopher.
Christopher Amott started his career in music in 1995 as a founding creative force and guitarist in ARCH ENEMY. In this context, he is known for his tastefully technical guitar work and memorably emotive playing style.
After garnering his early success, Christopher had the desire to express himself on a personal level in the same genre. At this time he began writing albums under the name ARMAGEDDON. Christopher wrote and recorded three albums over the next few years as ARCH ENEMY grew into an internationally recognized act, with his compositions featuring his own vocal stylings on the last album. This would be Christopher's first foray into singing and a spark of inspiration for his later musical ventures.
In 2008, Christopher began to consider his creative options as a mature musician. He began writing songs of an entirely different atmosphere, which saw his guitar playing focused less on technical ecstasy and more on a chord-based blues rock ambience as a foundation for more prominent vocal and lyrical ideas. These compositions developed into his next solo project; the album would be called "Follow Your Heart", released under his own name in 2010.
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IN FLAMES Frontman ANDERS FRIDÉN: 'We Will Never Do A Country Album'
In a brand new interview with AltPress.com, vocalist Anders Fridén of Swedish metallers IN FLAMES was asked about the direction of the band's new album, "Siren Charms", compared to that on 2011's "Sounds Of A Playground Fading".
"We don't sit at a round table and say, 'We should do this. We should do that.' It just happens. We just wanna make a good album, basically. When I get the music, I just fly with it and do my thing. It's like I get an 80-pecent complete painting and I use my brush and my colors. Björn [Gelotte, lead guitarist] and I never talk like, 'Now we should do this song. Now we should do that song.' It's just, 'Does this feel good?' We don't really look into what other bands do and what other people say we should do.
"I think we are the worst band for A&R people. It must be scary. [Laughs]
"My record company asked me before, 'Do you have any songs?' And I was like, 'Yeah, we got songs. Don't worry.' Obviously, we didn't. We don't let anyone into the studio apart from producers. Friends come and go, but they don't have any say.
"We don't have a record company saying, 'Do this! You need this type of song!' We always stay close to our own hearts and try to incorporate what we're known for, which is melody and aggression. We blend that all kinds of ways."
He added later in the interview: "I wanna challenge our listeners a little bit. They shouldn't know exactly what they're gonna get. They're definitely gonna get IN FLAMES in some sort of way, but I don't wanna do 'Whoracle' or 'Jester Race' part 2.
"We're not a big planning type of band. It's metal, it's rock 'n' roll; let's do whatever.
"When I got into the metal scene and first heard of punk rock and metal, for me, it was, like, 'Whoa! There are no rules! You can do whatever you want.' Then, when I started playing in bands, all of these rules were told to me. What? Can I not do what I want? I have to be this person to be part of this scene. I cannot look this way? To me, you can do whatever you want. I can promise you one thing: We will never do a country album."
Speaking about what he was trying to do vocally this time around, Anders said: "I just had to do what I did this time. Live, I still like to scream. You get an energy from your fans. But standing in front of that mic, I just didn't feel like doing it the same way. Some songs I do, but most of the songs are in a different vocal style. It's also a conscious decision. It happens because the songs need that sound. It doesn't mean I won't scream. I still love the screaming. I'll probably do it on another album. I might be a little bit angrier in another two years."
Chris Brown Does Graffiti At Famous Gas Station (VIDEO)
Chris Brown has struck again with his graffiti skills.
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VIDEO: “Shake It Off” Flash Mob Dance Has Taylor Swift “Hyperventilating With Joy”
Taylor Swift has already inspired at least one "Shake It Off" flash mob.
The Dimensions Dance Company invaded a Raising Cane's restaurant in Lewisville, Texas, this week, surprising guests with a choreographed performance set to Swift's new track.
Henry Rollins Apologizes For Slamming Robin Williams, Others Who Commit Suicide
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Top Movies 2014: Disney Has Three — ‘Guardians’ & ‘Maleficent’ Come From Summer
As we head into the end of summer with Labor Day approaching, the Walt Disney Co. can boast three of the Top Ten movies so far this year with Captain America: The Winter Soldier topping the bunch with a total domestic box office take of $259.7M and two other summer films also in the mix: Maleficent at $237M andGuardians of the Galaxy hovering over $252.2M after this weekend. Guardians of the Galaxy may also take the No. 1 slot again this weekend, after being in the No. 2…
Hot Teaser: Lena Dunham’s Fine Bike-Riding Skills In ‘Girls’ Season 4
With no air date set yet for the fourth season of Girls, HBO began teasing the further single-girl adventures of Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath as she retreats to the Iowa Writers' Workshop, away from her complex b.f. Adam (Adam Driver). But in this teaser, you'll see the city girl needs some help from her production crew during her romp in the country. Guest stars next season include Natasha Lyonne, Zachary Quinto, Maude Apatow, Jason Ritter and Gillian Jacobs among…
Box Office: ‘If I Stay’ Best Of Lifeless Bunch As ‘Sin City 2′ Tanks, ‘Game’ Tries To Find Footing And ‘Guardians’ No. 1
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Holliday Grainger Toplines ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ For BBC One; Levi Meadon Joins Syfy’s ‘Olympus’
Holliday Grainger is adding another literary adaptation to her résumé. The Great Expectations and Anna Karenina actress will star as the title character in BBC One's Lady Chatterley's Lover. Also joining the cast are Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones) andJames Norton (Happy Valley). Line Of Duty's Jed Mercurio is adapting the latest take on the 1928 D.H. Lawrence novel. Sherlock's Hartswood Films is producing in association with Serena Cullen Productions. Norton will play…
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Obama Delays Health Care Law Roll Out
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WA doctors face scene of Armageddon
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Kenya Medics oppose devolution of health services
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Nigeria pays families of slain polio workers
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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST. - NEW YORK - Miguel Cabrera looks to repeat as MVP in the AL, and it could be a close call in the NL among Paul Goldschmidt, Andrew McCutchen and Yadier Molina. AL announcement at 6:18 p.m., NL at 6:48 p.m. - ORLANDO, Fla. - Baseball owners are expected to ...
Could entrepreneurship be the silver bullet for youth unemployment
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Spotify user numbers grow globally as Spotifys UK revenue falls
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Experimental YotaPhone with screens on the front and back to go on sale before Christmas
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Researchers from National Center for Scientific Research Describe Findings in Science
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Study Results from University of California in the Area of Materials Science and Physical Chemistry Reported
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Findings on Analytical Science Detailed by Investigators at Forschungszentrum Julich
, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "We introduce a method to improve the detection sensitivity for the magnetization M of superparamagnetic nanoparticles (MNP). The M response of MNP to an applied magnetic field H (M-H characteristics) could be divided into a linear region and a saturation region, which are separated at a transition point H-k."The news reporters obtained a quote ...
PROS Webinar Using Pricing Science and Big Data to Drive Bigger Sales Growth
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Space sculpture creates strange elephant trunk dust clouds
The Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile has captured the best image so far of the star cluster NGC 3572, a gathering of young stars, and its spectacular surroundings. A telescope in Chile has captured the most detailed views ever of odd clouds of interstellar dust that are being sculpted into strange shapes by the wind from nearby ...
‘The Yards’ brings new twist
Sheldon Kyle, left, and Ray Kyle produce cattle at Kenray Ranch south of Redvers, Sask. The Kyles have shown both commercial and purebred cattle at Canadian Western Agribition in the past and this year are in The Yards, a new venue in the Stock Exchange. | Karen Briere ...
Yes Its Weird That Airbnb-ers Are Willing to Trust Total Strangers
Reuters "This is crazy," said Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson."People are letting strangers stay in their bedroom, giving them rides, accepting money for it--and they don't know each other." "I understand there are still skeptics," admitted Nathan Blecharczyk, the co-founder of Airbnb, ...
NorCal 5-Year-Old’s Batman Wish To Come True At SF ‘Gotham City’
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