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The Top Five Uses of Depeche Mode Songs in Movies or TV

Depeche Mode is a band that you really have to be into to get and to enjoy. Formed in Essex back in 1980 they’ve stuck together for this long and have had their share of ups and downs. Like I already said you kind of really have to be into their music to understand and enjoy it, but many people have found it to be a different type of sound that they tend to like a little better than the typical mainstream that seems to be churned out on a regular basis for those that like to go with the

The Top Five Uses of Depeche Mode Songs in Movies or TV
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Radiohead, Bon Jovi and LL Cool J Among the 2018 Nominees for Induction Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Radiohead, Bon Jovi and LL Cool J Among the 2018 Nominees for Induction Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Some of the biggest names in music are among this year's nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

On Thursday, the storied institution announced the musically diverse new slate of nominees, representing classic rock, contemporary alt-rock, hip hop, blues and funk, to name just a few genres.

Among the rock artists in contention for induction are Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, Judas Priest, The Moody Blues, Radiohead, and Rage Against the Machine.

The British pop duo Eurythmics, the funk bands The Meters and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, British pop rock singer Kate Bush, and hip hop artist and actor LL Cool J are among some of the other possible future inductees.

For a few of the performers, this isn't the first time they've been on the coveted short list. English groups Depeche Mode and The Zombies, as well as
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Exclusive Interview – Composer Siddhartha Khosla talks Marvel’s Runaways, the need to maintain an authentic sound, and more

Alex Moreland chats with Siddhartha Khosla about Marvel’s Runaways and more…

So, how did you first get involved with Marvel’s Runaways?

Well, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are the creators of the show so we, you know, set up a meeting with them to talk about doing their show and we had a kinda common vision for what the music of the show should sound like. The score, which is what I’m responsible for, we had a nice conversation about the show and I read the script and that was it, I started working on the show. We just had a common vision for what the score of the show should sound like.

There was this desire to do something that was slightly different compared to what we’re used to seeing. Historically for kind of the Marvel projects, we opted to go for something that was
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Eric Church Band Put A Club In My Hand Golf Tournament Raises Over $200,000

Country singer Eric Church hosted the sixth annual Eric Church Band Put A Club In My Hand golf tournament in Nashville on August 14.

Michael Todd, Marshall Alexander, Christina Scholz, Craig Wright, Driver Williams, Lee Hendricks, Jeff Hyde

Credit/Copyright: David Schenk/MusiCares

Produced by Big Hearted Babes, the invitation-only event raised over $200,000 for MusiCares. To date, the annual event has raised more than $800,000 for the organisation.

“The Eric Church Band Golf Tournament is so uniquely special due to the unwavering support of the Eric Church Band and Eric, specifically to help music people in times of need. Year after year, Eric’s band and crew put this fundraising tournament together, and their efforts touch thousands of lives,” said Debbie Carroll, Senior Executive Director of MusiCares. “This event is a great reminder that we can all do our part to help make the world a better place.”

From: http://www.looktothestars.
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Composers for Marvel’s TV Universe Strike a Different Chord

Composers for Marvel’s TV Universe Strike a Different Chord
Traditionally, when comic-book super-heroes are adapted for the screen, they are accompanied by big orchestras playing heroic themes. Think John Williams’ “Superman” theme or Danny Elfman’s “Spider-Man” music.

For its TV series, however, Marvel has thrown out the old rulebook. Like the Marvel Universe itself, not every hero is alike; some of them don’t even wear colorful costumes. No fewer than 13 series based on Marvel Comics are either on the air now or will be by this time next year, and their scores are as diverse as the characters themselves.

“I love what Marvel has done,” says Dawn Soler, senior vice-president for music for ABC Studios, which oversees most of the Marvel series. “They are not locking into a ‘Marvel sound.’ Super-heroes are becoming a different thing than they were way back when. They are worlds apart. Every score is different.”

The approaches vary widely, from the psychedelic colors of “Legion” to the noirish
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Atomic Blonde review – lean, neon-lit thriller

Charlize Theron excels as an action lead in this cold war spy story, adapted from graphic novel The Coldest City

I can’t think of any actor more deserving of their own pulpy action franchise than Charlize Theron. Having stolen Mad Max: Fury Road from Tom Hardy one-handed (literally), she is relentlessly, murderously brilliant in this adaptation of Antony Johnston’s graphic novel The Coldest City. The setting is Berlin just before the fall of the Wall; the paranoid hangover of the cold war is giving way to a new era of hungry opportunism. A British agent has been murdered; a valuable list is missing. And MI5 asset Lorraine Broughton (Theron, looking like Debbie Harry dipped in venom) is flown in to clear up the mess. There she butts heads with fellow agent David Percival (James McAvoy, skeevy-sexy, accessorised with beer sweats and casual treachery) and has a fling with
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Live Nation Offers Refunds for England Concerts After Terror Attack

  • TMZ
Live Nation is sympathetic to people who bought tickets for concerts in England, offering them refunds if they're too scared to attend ... TMZ has learned. Sources at Live Nation tell us refunds will be available for UK concerts featuring Katy Perry, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Robbie Williams, Phil Collins, Depeche Mode, and James Arthur. Btw, Senator Bernie Sanders also has a show scheduled at 02 Academy Brixton, and it's sold out. Our sources say Live Nation has
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Charlize Theron Beats a Man With Her Stiletto in New ‘Atomic Blonde’ Trailer (Video)

  • The Wrap
Charlize Theron Beats a Man With Her Stiletto in New ‘Atomic Blonde’ Trailer (Video)
Charlize Theron continues her reign as action movie heroine, kicking major ass in a second trailer for “Atomic Blonde.” “I chose this life,” she says at the top of the preview. “And someday, it’s going to get me killed.” After slaying a bunch of men in a fancy hotel room, she pours herself a drink and says, “but not today.” Also Read: Charlize Theron Suffered Cracked Teeth, 3 Root Canals From 'Atomic Blonde' Stunts The whole trailer is full of brutal, visceral action set to an acidic ’80s playlist of Depeche Mode with the occasional Kanye West mashup.
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Great Job, Internet!: A brief history of the far right trying and failing to co-opt pop culture

  • The AV Club
Nazi fop Richard Spencer can’t stop getting punched in the face, whether literally (by random humans on the street), journalistically (by investigators who uncovered he gets his money from an actual fucking cotton plantation), or even figuratively, by the very pop-culture artists he claims to love. First he confessed his life-long passion for Depeche Mode, to which the band replied with a curt, “Fuck off.” Then he attempted to claim Cabaret’s “Tomorrow Belongs To Me” for the “alt-right,” to which the song’s author’s nephew responded with another “fuck off.”

This same cycle has occurred with the greater “alt-right,” Spencer’s loose coalition of white supremacist trolls, who keep making polite overtures to pop-culture entities that want nothing to do with them. While the “alt-right” do have their own subset of bespoke, racist music, language, and media figures, they also are attempting to live in the world
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Black Mirror season 4: first look images

Kirsten Howard Sep 8, 2017

Some brand new images from Black Mirror's fourth season have been released. Have a look...

Black Mirror will be heading back to Netflix very soon for its fourth season, and ahead of the show's no doubt grim-but-triumphant return, we've got some first look pics for you to have a squint at.

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Here's the first, from the episode 'USS Callister', starring Fargo's Jesse Plemons and Jimmi Simpson, from It's Always Sunny and Westworld. The idea of two of them together on screen is just irresistible; we can't wait for this one.

It seems that when creator Charlie Brooker hinted that we may be heading to space in season 4, he wasn't just whistling dixie...

The next image is from the episode 'Arkangel', directed by Jodie Foster and starring Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land)...

Hmm,
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Watch Depeche Mode Bring 'Where's the Revolution' Shout to 'Fallon'

Watch Depeche Mode Bring 'Where's the Revolution' Shout to 'Fallon'
Depeche Mode performed their rousing new song "Where's the Revolution" on The Tonight Show Wednesday. Over Martin Gore's smoldering guitar, Andrew Fletcher's mechanized synths, singer Dave Gahan delivered the song with ominous flare. "You've been pissed on for too long/ Your rights abuse/ Your views refused," he sang. 

"Where's the Revolution" will appear on Depeche Mode's upcoming album, Spirit, out March 17th. James Ford (Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys) produced the record, which marks the band's first since 2013's Delta Machine. 

In an interview with Rolling Stone,
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Depeche Mode to Alt-Right: We Are Not Your Official Band

  • The Wrap
Depeche Mode to Alt-Right: We Are Not Your Official Band
On Thursday, white nationalist Richard Spencer was asked at the Conservative Political Action Conference (Cpac) if he liked rock music, and to Olivia Nuzzi of New York magazine, Spencer responded by declaring that British electronic rock band Depeche Mode is the “official band of the alt-right.” The only problem? The feeling is most definitely not mutual. In a statement released to Gothamist and several other media outlets, a rep for Depeche Mode called Spencer’s comments, and stated that Depeche Mode “has no ties to Richard Spencer or the alt right and does not support the alt right movement.” Also Read: Newsweek Retracts.
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Tupac, Pearl Jam, Journey Make Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Tupac, Pearl Jam, Journey Make Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has finalized its 2017 class: Welcome to Cleveland, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes and Nile Rodgers. The first six are in the performers category, while Rodgers enters the doors with the Award for Musical Excellence. Here’s who didn’t make it this year: Bad Brains, Chaka Khan, Chic, Depeche Mode, The J. Geils Band, Jane’s Addiction, Janet Jackson, Joe Tex, Kraftwerk, MC5, Steppenwolf, The Cars, and The Zombies. Also Read: Leon Russell, Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer, Dies at 74 The 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take.
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Meet 'Oitnb''s Secret Metalhead: Inside Jessica Pimentel's Double Life

Meet 'Oitnb''s Secret Metalhead: Inside Jessica Pimentel's Double Life
It's just after 6 p.m. on a Friday, and Duff's – a noisy heavy-metal bar adorned with autographed memorabilia and jagged-looking instruments in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – has just opened its doors to the sober, work-weary masses. In the center of the room, a woman clad in a black dress and high heels is headbanging atop a carpet adorned with Iron Maiden's corpse-mascot Eddie. The music is "Bleed," an angular, machine-gun–like aural assault that's little over seven minutes long, by Swedish extreme-metal growlers Meshuggah. Bargoers sip their beer in the back,
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What Coachella 2017 Will Mean For Dance Music Moving Forward

Coachella 2017 is still a few months out, but anticipation for its next edition is already running high. With the passing of this year’s festival season follows suit a hunger for a new set of lineups to obsess over, and Coachella is certainly leading the pack in this regard. DJ Snake and DJ Khaled have both leaked their slots on the roster, while a number of alleged headliners like Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, and Beyonce have also been hinted at.

If the trend of previous years follows suit, Goldenvoice won’t begin to reveal the official lineup until January, and aside from some fairly reliable predictions, we’ll have to wait until then to get a better idea of what to expect from the upcoming event.

As illustrated by a timeline put together by Billboard, the evolution of Coachella’s lineup over the years has seen great changes, but electronic dance
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Rupert Sanders interview: adapting Ghost In The Shell

Ryan Lambie Nov 22, 2016

From his film’s Tokyo launch event, director Rupert Sanders talks about the process of adapting a live-action Ghost In The Shell...

Adapting a property as respected and acclaimed as Ghost In The Shell must be something of a double-edged sword. On one hand, you have all the startling imagery and rich ideas of the original cyberpunk manga and anime to fall back on; but then again, whatever you create is going to be compared closely to the original.

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For director Rupert Sanders, the recent Ghost In The Shell Tokyo fan event was a chance to make the case for his live-action adaptation, to prove that he’s not attempting, to use his own words,
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Ghost in the Shell trailer – Flickering Myth Reaction

The Flickering Myth team react…

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After a string of 10-second teasers a few months ago, the first full trailer for the highly-anticipated (but very controversial) adaptation of sci-fi classic Ghost in the Shell landed online yesterday [watch it here]. The film, starring Scarlett Johansson, has received a lot of negative press over its ‘white-washing’ cast, but how did the trailer fare with the Flickering Myth writing staff?

Oliver Davis: Nice Depeche Mode cover. Scarlett Johansson is going to get typecast as an alien/robot if she’s not careful.

Thomas O’Connor: There’s something subtly troubling to me about the idea that The Major is now an amnesiac in search of her past, beyond that the amnesiac hero angle in fiction is already played out.
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6 Key Things We Learned In The First Ghost In The Shell Trailer

After several intriguing teasers, the first full trailer for the much anticipated – and highly controversial – live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell has finally arrived, and thankfully, it looks pretty awesome.

In case you don’t know, 1995’s Ghost in the Shell – based on the manga series from Masamune Shirow – is considered one of the best examples of the cyberpunk science fiction sub-genre and one of the greatest anime movies of all-time. Since it was announced that the Hollywood version (from Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders) would star Scarlett Johansson, it’s been met with widespread hostility amidst claims of whitewashing – and understandably so.

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Now that we’re starting to see footage from the film though, it’s hoped that people will judge it on its own merits and not the media storm that’s grown around it. Certainly, the trailer
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