24 September, 2016 - NEWS.com.au
AS the anaesthetic dragged her into sleep, Kasey Chambers had the voice of her good mate Bernard Fanning stuck in her head.
24 September, 2016 - NME.com
An incredibly patient Reddit user has counted how many words Eleven says across the whole of Stranger Things season one. User ValdemarSt reckons the popular character played by British actress Millie Bobby Brown utters just 246 words during the eight episodes. In reaching the final total, the Reddit User reveals that (s)he faced a dilemma in a scene where Eleven is seen screaming on the hit Netflix series. "I can understand that some people hear her say "Stop it!", while other people just hear a scream. I was a bit on the edge with this one, but chose to not count it as words," ValdemarSt writes. Millie Bobby Brown recently joined Late Show host Stephen Colbert for a spoof of Stranger Things, gamely reprising her role as Eleven for a skit. Netflix finally confirmed that it has renewed Stranger Things for a second season earlier this month. Season two will feature nine episodes - one more than the first - with co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer returning alongside executive producer Dan Cohen. "We'll be doing more than just a rehash of season one," Cohen has now told Yahoo!. "We're coming back with a few new characters, expanding storylines and mythologies, so it'll feel like the stakes are raised and more is going on and really delivering on the promise and pushing for more."
24 September, 2016 - NME.com
Bruce Springsteen has branded Donald Trump a "moron" who has the United States of America "under siege". The rock icon shares his views on the incredibly divisive Republican Presidential candidate in a new interview, calling Trump's political platform "a tragedy for our democracy". Asked what he thinks of the businessman's meteoric rise in the world of politics, Springsteen tells Rolling Stone: "Well, you know, the republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it's a tragedy for our democracy." Springsteen adds later: "The ideas he's moving to the mainstream are all very dangerous ideas – white nationalism and the alt-right movement." "I believe that there's a price being paid for not addressing the real cost of the deindustrialization and globalisation that has occurred in the United States for the past 35, 40 years and how it's deeply affected people's lives and deeply hurt people to where they want someone who says they have a solution," Springsteen continues. "And Trump's thing is simple answers to very complex problems. Fallacious answers to very complex problems. And that can be very appealing." Later in the interview, Springsteen endorses Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, saying: "I like Hillary. I think she would be a very, very good president." Springsteen's eagerly-anticipated memoir Born To Run is published by Simon & Schuster on Tuesday (September 27). Springsteen began writing Born To Run privately in 2009, before the deal with Simon & Schuster was announced in 2015. On Friday (September 23), he released a companion album called 'Chapter & Verse'. The album sees Springsteen choose 18 songs from across his career which he feels are reflective of the themes in the book.
24 September, 2016 - NME.com
The 1975's Matt Healy has called out a British tabloid newspaper for publishing a patronising article about Emma Watson. A short opinion piece published in The Sun mocks the actress and activist's role as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and calls her recent speech at a gender equality event in New York "boring, whining, leftie, PC crap". "Who do we indulge these luvvy slebs?" the writer asks. "Most of them know nowt." The piece also takes a dig at Angelina Jolie as she and estranged husband Brad Pitt prepare for their divorce. "I suppose they got Emma in because Angelina Jolie is a bit tied up with other stuff at the moment," The Sun's writer adds as a parting shot. Sharing a picture of the article with his 688,000 followers, Healy pointed out that the actress (who is reductively referred to in the article as her Harry Potter character Hermione Grainger) is actually a graduate of the prestigious Brown University in Rhode Island. "Female graduate of BROWN UNIVERSITY gives wonderful speech on sexual assault. @TheSun responds accordingly by printing this. Fuck me," Healy wrote. At the time of writing, his tweet has been retweeted around 20,000 times - check it out below. Female graduate of BROWN UNIVERSITY gives wonderful speech on sexual assault. @TheSun responds accordingly by printing this. Fuck me. pic.twitter.com/bouiFGENVI— matty (@Truman_Black) September 23, 2016
24 September, 2016 - NME.com
Benedict Cumberbatch almost lost out on the lead role in Marvel's Doctor Strange because of a scheduling conflict. Marvel initially wanted to start shooting the hotly-anticipated superhero movie last autumn, when the actor was already contracted to appear on stage in a production of Hamlet at London's Barbican. In a new interview with Empire, director Scott Derrickson recalls being told by Cumberbatch, "I can't bail out of Hamlet. I've given my word." Other actors including Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto and Ryan Gosling all met with Derrickson to discuss the role, but Marvel boss Kevin Feige decided that "it's got to be Benedict" and pushed back production so that he could accept the part. Cumberbatch tells the magazine: "If you can't jump on board when the ride's going past, that's usually it, so the hugest compliment they paid me was to come back to me. It motivated me to try to fulfill their faith in me." Cumberbatch stars in the forthcoming superhero movie as Doctor Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who "discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions" following a serious car accident. The Sherlock actor is joined by an all-star cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Hannibal's Mads Mikkelsen and Steve Jobs/A Serious Man actor Michael Stuhlbarg. Swinton is playing the "Ancient One", a mystical character who serves as a mentor to Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange. In the Doctor Strange comic books, the Ancient One has always been Tibetan, which has led to accusations of "whitewashing" since it was announced last year that the white actress had been cast in the role. Swinton responded to the controversy by saying in April: "Well, it's not actually an Asian character - that's what I need to tell you about it. I wasn't asked to play an Asian character, you can be very well assured of that." Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Deliver Us From Evil) is directing the film from a script by John Spaihts (Prometheus). Marvel has scheduled the film for release on November 4, 2016.
24 September, 2016 - NME.com
During a recent gig in New York City, Adele took the opportunity to call out men who take up too much space on public transport. The singer told the crowd at the iconic Madison Square Garden venue that though she no longer rides the bus herself, she was guilty of occupying more than her fair share of legroom when she used to. "Close your legs, men," she continued, calling out the male trait of "manspreading" - watch below. ADELE JUST CALLED OUT MANSPREADERS. "Close your legs, men" pic.twitter.com/hb7sVtBn7y— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) September 23, 2016 Earlier this week, Adele revealed that she would like to attend university in the near future. She told fans at a recent gig in Boston: "I'm desperate to go to university. I know that sounds ridiculous but it’s one thing I really plan on doing." "I was about to start university in Liverpool in England and then I got offered a record deal, so I was like, 'Ugh, what do I do?'" Adele recalled. "Obviously I took the record deal which I don't regret at all." She has also revealed in a recent interview that quitting smoking has had an effect on her voice. "The people with the best voices, they always smoke," she said. "I've given up smoking and I'm convinced that's made my voice weaker."
This Is What It Sounds Like When Twin Shadow Covers Prince’s Entire ‘Purple Rain’ Album
24 September, 2016 - Yahoo.com
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life… at Los Angeles’s legendary Hollywood Forever Cemetery (the final resting place of Rudolph Valentino, Jayne Mansfield, and two of the Ramones), where on Friday night, chillwave/soul artist Twin Shadow covered his late hero Prince’s Purple Rain album in its entirety. #Prince opens his #purplerain???? set #Prince A video posted by Lyndsey Parker (@lyndseyparker) on Sep 23, 2016 at 11:47pm PDT
24 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Fans inside Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on Friday night (Sept. 23) for the iHeartRadio Music Festival were blown away by emotional and energetic...
24 September, 2016 - NME.com
Lady Gaga has revealed the full tracklist for her upcoming album 'Joanne'. The album will feature 11 tracks on its standard edition and 14 on its deluxe. The singer's duet with Florence Welch, 'Hey Girl', will feature on both versions. Check out the full list of track titles below. 'Joanne' standard edition: 'Diamond Heart' 'A-Yo' 'Joanne' 'John Wayne' 'Dancin' In Circles' 'Perfect Illusion' 'Million Reasons' 'Sinner's Prayer' 'Come To Mama' 'Hey Girl' (feat. Florence Welch) 'Angel Down' 'Joanne' deluxe edition bonus tracks: 'Grigio Girls' 'Just Another Day' 'Angel Down (Work Tape)' Gaga shared the tracklist on Twitter last night (September 23) in pictures of the album's reverse cover. LADY GAGA / #JOANNE / OCT 21DELUXE & STANDARD TRACKLISTS + CD LABEL pic.twitter.com/E4qwmZZCx1— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 23, 2016 'Joanne', the follow-up to 2013's 'ARTPOP', will arrive on October 21 and is named after her late aunt. The singer dropped its lead single 'Perfect Illusion' on September 9 and the track's video followed on September 21. It was co-written and co-produced by Gaga with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker as well as Mark Ronson and BloodPop, who produced Justin Bieber’s single 'Sorry'. As well as her duet with Florence Welch, Gaga has said that the album will feature contributions from Beck, Father John Misty and songwriter Hillary Lindsey. In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, the singer said that the record is dedicated to her aunt, who died of lupus in 1974 at the age 19.
24 September, 2016 - NEWS.com.au
CAN you believe it’s been 25 years since Nirvana had us coming as we are and smelling teen spirit?
23 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
We knew that Miley Cyrus was a rebel, but now we know she has a "Rebel Yell" too. The singer and new Voice coach joined '80s pop/rock...
23 September, 2016 - RollingStone.com
A U.S. district court judge has sided with TMZ and its parent company Warner Bros. in a lawsuit filed by Jared Leto after the tabloid site leaked video of the actor-singer criticizing Taylor Swift.InThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Jared Leto Loses Lawsuit Over TMZ's Taylor Swift Diss Video
23 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Twenty five ago, on Aug. 16, 1991, my publisher/editor Drew Masters offered me a last-minute phone interview with a band called Nirvana from Seattle...
23 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
It’s been three years since New Zealand native Lorde released her debut studio album Pure Heroine. It followed shortly on the...
23 September, 2016 - Yahoo.com
The music event of the season isn’t a surprise-release hip-hop album or a pop diva’s Max Martin-produced single. It isn’t even music. It’s a book — specifically, Born to Run, the $10 million memoir from that tireless torchbearer of rock, Bruce Springsteen. Like “farewell” tours and covers albums, autobiographies have always proved reliable earners in sunset-years musicians’ product lines, but nowadays they’re more than just dependably tawdry airport purchases.
23 September, 2016 - MTV.com
Here are all the most heartbreaking lyrics from Shawn Mendes's new album, Illuminate, that prove he just really needs to be hugged.
23 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
As The Chainsmokers continually sit atop the Billboard Hot 100 with their hit "Closer" featuring Halsey, Twenty One Pilots soar to No...
23 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
What’s left to say about Nevermind? As Nirvana’s major label debut faces its 25th anniversary Saturday we’re faced with a bit...
23 September, 2016 - RollingStone.com
Backstreet Boys have announced that they will kick off a 18-date Las Vegas residency starting in March 2017. The boy band's Larger Than Life show, named after their 1999 hit, debuts at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino's the Axis venue on March 1st and spreads 17 more concerts until JulyThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Backstreet Boys Announce 2017 Las Vegas Residency
23 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
On John Prine's eponymous 1971 debut LP, the country/folk singer-songwriter sang the still-relevant "Your Flag Decal Won...
23 September, 2016 - NEWS.com.au
KESHA promised to not back down from her legal battle with producer Dr. Luke during a concert in Brooklyn on Thursday.