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Bobby Womack, Legendary Soul Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 70

28 June 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bobby Womack, a colorful and revered R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70. Womack's publicist Sonya Kolowrat said Friday that the singer had died, but she could provide no other details. With an incomparable voice few could match, Womack was a stirring singer and guitarist in his own right and a powerful songwriter whose hits like "Across 110th Street," ''If You Think You're Lonely Now" and "I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much" captured the imagination of future stars in rock 'n' roll and R&B. "He had a »

- Associated Press

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Bobby Womack, Legendary Soul Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 70

28 June 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bobby Womack, a colorful and revered R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70. Womack's publicist Sonya Kolowrat said Friday that the singer had died, but she could provide no other details. With an incomparable voice few could match, Womack was a stirring singer and guitarist in his own right and a powerful songwriter whose hits like "Across 110th Street," ''If You Think You're Lonely Now" and "I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much" captured the imagination of future stars in rock 'n' roll and R&B. "He had a »

- Associated Press

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Soul Legend Bobby Womack dead at 70

27 June 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Soul legend Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70, his publicist at Xl Recordings has confirmed to HitFix. Womack, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 by The Rolling Stones Ron Wood,  was only 16 when he dropped out of school at the urging of mentor Sam Cooke and began recording with his brothers under the name the Valentinos. (Womack later went on to marry and divorce Cooke's widow, Barbra.) The Valentinos first hit, "Lookin' for a Love," produced by Cooke,  reached No. 8 on Billboard's R&B chart. Its second hit,  “It’s All Over Now,” co-written by Womack, later became the Rolling Stones’ second Top 40 hit in the U.S. Womack continued on as a solo artist, charting 36 songs between 1970 and 1990, including “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha,” “Woman’s Gotta Have It,”” and “If You Think You’re Lonely Now.” He also »

- Melinda Newman

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‘Ravenous’ Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)

4 June 2014 3:12 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Guy PearceJeffrey JonesJeremy DaviesNeal McDonough, David Arquette, Stephen Spinella, John Spencer, Joseph Runningfox | Written by Ted Griffin | Directed by Antonia Bird

In honor of Ravenous finally being released on Blu-Ray from those magnificent madmen at Scream Factory, I thought I’d conjure up some words about one of the great, underrated chillers of the 90’s. It’s a film I’ve deemed a personal favorite amongst mixed fans of film. I’ll recommend it without batting an eye. It’s essential viewing for horror fans, period. One of the key elements to understanding why I love Ravenous, you have to understand the background of my film going history that brought me to it.

For a great period in the 90’s, I saw many films in theaters with my uncle, and when I say many, I’d say it would be somewhere in the neighborhood of a metric ton. »

- Nathan Smith

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - British Soap Awards, Quirke

25 May 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The British Soap Awards: ITV, 8.15pm

Phillip Schofield presents the annual ceremony from London's Hackney Empire, which recognises the best in the world of soap over the past year.

Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Doctors compete for the prestigious Best British Soap prize, while Helen Worth is awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for playing Gail McIntyre on Corrie for 40 years.

Quirke, BBC One, 9pm

A brand new crime drama starring The Usual Suspects star Gabriel Byrne.

Set in 1950s Dublin, Byrne plays the city's chief pathologist Quirke. In the first of three episodes, a full post-mortem on a young recently deceased woman leads Quirke to confront his adoptive brother Malachy (Nick Dunning), as a long-buried secret threatens to be uncovered.

Harry and Paul's Story of the 2s: BBC Two, 9pm

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse take a quirky look back at BBC Two's long history, parodying close to 50 different shows. »

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Damon Albarn, Jeff Beck to cameo in Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos

21 May 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Damon Albarn and Jeff Beck are among the stars making cameo appearances in Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse's BBC Two special.

Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos will air on Sunday (May 25) as part of BBC Two's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The "unique biography" of the channel will see Enfield and Whitehouse tell the story of the last 50 years with help from stars like Albarn, Beck, Klaxons and Chrissie Hynde.

They all appear in the parody of The Old Grey Whistle Test, which has been renamed in the sketch as the The Old Grey Wrinkled Testicle.

The show will parody around 50 different BBC Two shows from the last 50 years, including Monty Python, The Office and The Apprentice.

Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos will air on Sunday at 9pm on BBC Two.

Watch a trailer for Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos below: »

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Ravenous for a Blu-ray Update? We Got ya Covered!

29 April 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The Scream Factory just offered the world a glimpse of what's to come when Ravenous, the cult Guy Pearce-starring cannibal thriller set during the Mexican-American War, hits Blu-ray from them on June 3rd! Read on!

The underrated 1999 cannibal film stars Pearce along with Robert Carlyle, David Arquette and Jeffrey Jones. The late Antonia Bird directs.

In the film, Captain John Boyd’s (Pearce) promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.

Special Features

New interview with Actor Jeffrey Jones Commentary With Director Antonia Bird And Composer Damon Albarn Commentary With Screenwriter Ted Griffin And Jeffrey Jones Commentary With Actor Robert Carlyle Deleted Scenes With Commentary By Antonia Bird Theatrical Trailer & TV Spot Two Still Galleries – Costume Design And Production Design

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- Steve Barton

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Ravenous Blu-ray Bonus Features Revealed

28 April 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Peer pressure is bad enough, but peer pressure to be a cannibal? Now that’s a nightmarish situation. Alas, it’s exactly what Captain John Boyd (Guy Pearce) faces when he’s sent to Fort Spencer circa mid-1800′s in 1999′s Ravenous. At Fort Spencer, you are who you eat, and if Boyd doesn’t partake in the fort’s rituals, he’ll be next on the menu.

We recently reported that Scream Factory had announced Ravenous as part of their Summer of Fear Blu-ray lineup, and now Scream Factory has revealed the bonus features they’ll be including in this tasty release.

With multiple commentaries, a new interview, and deleted scenes, this special Scream Factory release of Ravenous should sate the appetite of even the hungriest horror hound:

“**Final list of extras for our upcoming blu-ray edition of Ravenous revealed!**

- New interview with Actor Jeffrey Jones

– Commentary With »

- Derek Anderson

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Blur frontman Damon Albarn streams his new album, ‘Everyday Robots’

22 April 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Blur and Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn is streaming his new album, “Everyday Robots,” a week ahead of its scheduled release (April 28). Listen via iTunes Radio. The 12-track album is Albarn’s first as a solo artist and features collaborations with Brian Eno and Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan. “Everyday Robots” explores modern society’s relationship with technology. Albarn explained in an interview with Pitchfork: “The album is about going back and seeing into the near future, wondering about the effect that that technology is going to have on us, emotionally. We’re in a period of massive technological transformation right now, and I wanted to comment on that.” Below, watch his video for the album’s single, “Lonely Press Play.” »

- Whitney Phaneuf

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Tribeca Film Festival Highlights

16 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

8 p.m.-midnight April 15

New York Filmmaker Party

Local filmmakers to kick off the festival before everyone comes to town; City Hall

7:30 p.m. April 16

Opening-Night Gala

Time Is Illmatic” (One9) World premiere doc that explores the roots of one of hip-hop’s enduring masterworks, with a concert by Nas; Beacon Theater. After-party at Providence

6:30 p.m. April 17

Opening Night – Documentary Competition

Dior and I” (Frederic Tcheng) Behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ maiden haute couture collection as the house of Christian Dior’s new artistic director; Sva Theatre

7:30 p.m.

Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival Gala

When the Garden Was Eden” (Michael Rapaport) A snapshot of the New York Knicks’ glory days; Bmcc

8 p.m.

Tribeca Interactive & Interlude

A Music Film Challenge in Collaboration with the Lincoln Motor Co., with a performance by Damon Albarn; Highline Ballroom

3 p.m. April 18

Tribeca Talks

Lee Daniels (“Precious,” “The Butler”) expounds on his career; SVA-1 »

- Variety Staff

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Tribeca Film Festival Announces Winners of Music Video Challenge

14 April 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New York — The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the winner of its first music film challenge, in which people from around the world were invited to create interactive music videos for songs by Ellie Goulding, Damon Albarn and Aloe Blacc, who provided vocals for Avicii's "Wake Me Up." Goulding's winning clip (for "Dead in the Water") was created by Hungary's Mate Szabo, Albarn's winning video (for "Heavy Seas of Love") was created by Poland's Jakub Romanowicz and Blacc's winning clip (for "Ticking Bomb") was created by India's Mohit Israney. “This music film challenge represents some of the best

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- Hilary Lewis

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Icons and Friends Bring You: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!!

5 April 2014 8:02 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Howdy fright fiends! All of us here at Icons of Fright are pretty hardcore when it comes to being soundtrack fanatics. Whether it be Rob or Justin blasting away with their Death Waltz vinyl, or little ol’ me (Jerry), sorting through my insane amount of iTunes soundtracks or Mondo vinyl collection, the fact is that we’re constantly in adoration of all things music, especially when the tunes are from our favorite fright films. Since this whole month of April is one big celebration of our ten year anniversary, and we wanted to make things really fun, we decided that instead of just writing an article about Our favorite soundtracks, we would reach out to our friends and colleagues and ask them to join up and contribute to this one. So, without further ado, we bring you Icons and Friends: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!

 

Rob G. (Co-creator, Icons Of Fright, »

- Jerry Smith

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Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Elbow to perform on Later... with Jools Holland

27 March 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Coldplay, Damon Albarn and Elbow are among the acts confirmed to perform on the forthcoming series of Later... with Jools Holland.

Coldplay's appearance will be their first in the UK to promote their new album Ghost Stories, which will be released on May 19.

The Black Keys, Kelis, St Vincent, Paulo Nutini, Joan As Policewoman, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Eagulls will also appear on the new series.

Sir Paul McCartney, Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West, Disclosure and Lorde were among the acts to perform on the series last year.

It was recently announced that Coldplay's Chris Martin will appear on the sixth season of The Voice in the Us as an advisor.

The new series of Later... with Jools Holland begins on Tuesday, April 15 at 10pm.

Watch the music video for Coldplay's 'Midnight' below: »

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SXSW: Damon Albarn Welcomes De La Soul, Snoop Dogg at Fader Fort Set

15 March 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Damon Albarn capped off a busy week playing songs from his forthcoming solo debut Everyday Robots at South By Southwest with a very special performance at the Fader Fort Friday night. The hour-long set included over a half-dozen selections from the new album, but the true highlights were live performances of his two biggest Gorillaz hits – “Feel Good Inc.,” featuring De La Soul, and an extra-special rendition of “Clint Eastwood” with Dan The Automator and original guest rapper Del the Funkee Homosapien, featuring a bonus verse from Snoop Dogg. “You've been very patient with lots

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- Andrew Hampp, Billboard

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'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Interviews SXSW Hipsters About Fake Bands

14 March 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

For the latest (and most hilarious) edition of "Lie Witness News," Jimmy Kimmel sent his late night crew to the king of hipster meccas: the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Armed with a camera and a list of amazing fake band names, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! team approached over-eager music fans to gather opinions on some of the festival's fictional break-out bands. 

Here's Jimmy Kimmel: On the Cover of Rolling Stone

"Over 2,000 bands are playing SXSW this year – which I think is all of them," Kimmel notes in the lead-in. »

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Total Film to partner with Latitude 2014

9 March 2014 3:34 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

We're rather chuffed to announce that we'll be re-partnering with Latitude Festival to bring you a massive summer full of amazing music, movies and more. Following our successful pairing up at last year's festival, Total Film will be descending upon the Suffolk countryside once more to host some special events in the Film and Music tent (look out for details on that in due course). In the meantime, Latitude has unveiled its pretty-darn-amazing music, comedy and literature line-up. Acts to expect include Damon Albarn, The Black Keys,...

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- Matt Risley

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Robert Buckley lands lead role in Rob Thomas' 'iZombie'; 'Orphan Black' streaming Season 1 on Amazon Prime

8 March 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

TV News and Notes:

- Robert Buckley is headed back to The CW, as the "One Tree Hill" alum just landed the lead role in Rob Thomas' "iZombie." In the new one-hour drama, Buckley will take on the role of Major, a former college football player-turned-environmental engineer who is the former fiancé of Liv (yet to be cast). Based on the DC Comics' property of the same name, "iZombie" focuses on a med student-turned-zombie who works in a coroner's office to get brains she reluctantly eats to maintain her humanity. Buckley joins the previously cast David Anders, Malcolm Goodwin and Alexandra Krosney.

- Want to catch up on "Orphan Black" before Season 2 premieres on April 19? Then get yourself an Amazon Prime subscription, stat. The series is streaming exclusively on the service, and will be the online home for Season 1 and future seasons of the BBC America thriller.

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Jimmy Kimmel to Face Off With Texas Gov. Rick Perry During SXSW Week

7 March 2014 11:43 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Watch out, Rick PerryJimmy Kimmel is heading to your home turf, and he wants a word with you. Texas governor Perry will be among the guests when Kimmel brings his show to Austin next week in conjunction with the South by Southwest festival. See video: Meryl Streep: Hemsworth Brothers Are ‘Hot as F—,’ Jimmy Kimmel Is ‘Little B—h’ Other guests will include “Pineapple Express” star Seth Rogen, Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Robert Duvall and Rachael Ray. Musical guests will include White Denim, Aloe Blacc, Damon Albarn, The Preatures and Texas-based music institution Willie Nelson. Other musicians, including Jimmie Vaughn of the. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Arctic Monkeys dominate 2014's NME awards with five trophies

26 February 2014 8:51 PM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, Feb 27: Arctic Monkeys have won five trophies at 2014's NME awards, including best British band and best album.

The Indie rock band had also recently received two trophies at the Brit Awards, the BBC reported.

Other winners of the night included, Scottish indie band Belle and Sebastian, who won the outstanding contribution to music award, Lily Allen was dubbed the best solo artist and Sir Paul McCartney collected a songwriting award.

While the 'Godlike Genius' award went to veteran Us band Blondie, Haim were named the best international band.

NME Awards 2014 winners in full:

Godlike Genius - Blondie

Songwriters' Songwriter - Paul McCartney

Award For Innovation - Damon Albarn

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- Diksha Singh

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Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup Revealed: Kanye West, Elton John & More

20 February 2014 5:07 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

The lineup for one of the largest musical festivals of the year is out — and filled with huge names! From Kanye and A$AP Ferg to Elton John and Lionel Richie, Bonnaroo has the most diverse lineup ever.

Hopefully Kanye West won’t walk off stage this time! The rapper is headlining Bonnaroo, along with Elton John, and it will be his big return to the festival since he left the stage six years ago after being booed! See the full lineup below, and get the details on where and when to get your tickets!

Bonaroo Lineup Revealed

Are you ready for this? On Feb. 22, tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale at 12:00 Pm Est, and we’ve got a feeling they’re going to go fast. You can purchase general admission tickets as well as VIP packages right here. On June 12-15th, more than 125 bands and 20 comedic acts »

- Emily Longeretta

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