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Sam Smith's "Spectre" Theme Goes Online

25 September 2015 4:59 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sam Smith's theme song for the 24th James Bond film "Spectre" has been released in full.

The track, "The Writing's On The Wall," is a ballad like Adele's "Skyfall" but takes on a different tone - swapping a soft melancholy in place of Adele's fire.

Smith's voice is strong, especially during the falsetto chorus bits which are the highlights, while the brassy and string-heavy music is very Bond.

But the lyrics are oddly unmemorable and the overall song lacks the power of "Skyfall" or Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name". It's a fine song on its own right, but a strong Bond song? At first listen not really, but it does improve with repeated listens. It's also worth noting that the film's opening credits could well use a different arrangement.

It certainly no dud like the Jack White & Alicia Keys cat mating ritual that was "Another »

- Garth Franklin

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Sam Smith’s Spectre Theme Unveiled (Sounds Suspiciously Like “Earth Song”)

25 September 2015 1:26 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


After Adele made the last Bond theme tune sound like she was singing about Scaffold, Sam Smith had a lot of expectation heaped on his shoulders ahead of the official unveiling of his latest addition to the canon. The predecessor won Adele an Oscar, a Golden Globe, Grammy and a Brit Award and it did well in the charts, so the shoes he’s stepping into aren’t exactly small.

The song, which first played on BBC One’s Breakfast Show (you’re forgiven for not listening to it, because you’re probably not a hyperactive 17 year old boy with a top knot), is easily identifiable as a Bond theme. There are all of the usual Bondian flourishes – piano key changes, soaring strings, and a massive chorus, which seems to be aimed at some sort of love interest (despite the fact that Bond doesn’t make long-lasting romantic attachments »

- Simon Gallagher

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Watch Run the Jewels, TV on the Radio Team on 'Angel Duster'

16 September 2015 6:23 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Just days after Paul Simon and Stephen Colbert fronted a fake Paul Simon tribute band, the Late Show was back with another unique musical collaboration: Run the Jewels teaming up with TV on the Radio. "Tonight's musical guest is so hip, their backup band is TV on the Radio," Colbert said while introducing the pairing, with the Seeds crew helping Killer Mike and El-p bring "Angel Duster" to the stage.

For the spacey, energetic rendition of Run the Jewels 2's emotional closing cut, Rtj and Tvotr were also joined by »

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Watch Dead Weather Storm 'Colbert' With 'I Feel Love'

15 September 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

After some early morning drama, Jack White and the Dead Weather headed to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Monday to deliver their track "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)," the first single off their upcoming LP Dodge and Burn. For Alison Mosshart and company, the visit marked the band's first live performance in over five years, with their last appearance being an August 2010 episode of Late Show With David Letterman.

Things began normally enough for Dead Weather's appearance until a special lighting effect sapped all of the color out of the frame. »

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A ‘Beef’ History of Jack White’s Many Feuds

14 September 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Jack White, whose second solo album, Lazaretto, is out this week, makes critically adored rock music; he also makes a mess whenever he tries to talk about someone. His recent spat with the Black Keys was just the latest in a line of public feuds with everyone from Lady Gaga to the Guinness Book of World Records to ... himself. Here's a look back at 13 years' worth of fighting: 2002 Target: Ryan AdamsIn the spring of that year, Adams covered several White Stripes songs in concert but changed the lyrics to suit the occasions. White expressed his distaste in person, and Adams responded to NME later that year. “Did little girl White talk back? I don’t have a problem with him – he started it,” Adams told the magazine. “But what’s he doing on the Internet seeing what’s being said saying ‘I see you changed my lyrics’. Fucking ponce.” »

- Brennan Carley,Devon Ivie

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Black Keys Drummer Says Jack White ‘Tried to Fight Me’ at NYC Bar

14 September 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney says rival rock star Jack White tried to fight him at a New York City bar on Sunday night. “I’ve never met Jack White. Until last night,” Carney said in a series of deleted tweets Monday morning captured by Entertainment Weekly. “He came to a bar in Nyc I go to a lot with a few friends and tried to fight me.” It appears the confrontation didn’t actually turn violent, as Carney added, “I don’t fight and don’t get fighting but he was mad!!!” Also Read: Jack White Slams Rolling Stone, »

- Greg Gilman

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Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney -- Jack White Tried to Fight Me!

14 September 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Jack White's longstanding feud with The Black Keys exploded in a NYC bar Sunday night -- at least according to drummer Patrick Carney, who claims White tried to throw down. Carney described the incident, saying ... "A 40 year old bully tried to fight the 35 year old nerd."  White had a different take ... telling EW, "Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick. Nobody touched you or ‘bullied’ you. You were asked a question you couldn’t answer so you walked away. »

- TMZ Staff

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Jack White is good at everything

10 September 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jack White is the best. Watch him break down his technique, drum kit and debut an alternate drumming pattern for The Dead Weather track "Hang you from the Heavens". Jack White reminds me of that friend you have that is awesome at every instrument they touch (I'm looking at you Tyler and Mike). Watch the video for "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" »

- Matt Perez-Mora

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BFI London Film Festival 2015 Line-Up announced with Gala screenings of Steve Jobs, High-Rise, Trumbo, Black Mass, Carol & Suffragette

1 September 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme

You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.

The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry‎ Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.

The Festival will screen a »

- John

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'Late Show' Second Week: Willie Nelson,'Broad City,' Bernie Sanders

1 September 2015 6:14 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Stephen Colbert continues to map out his opening weeks at the helm of the Late Show as Willie Nelson, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and the Dead Weather will all visit the refurbished Ed Sullivan Theatre for Colbert's second week. Run the Jewels will perform with TV on the Radio on September 15th, while the next night will feature an interview and performance by Nelson along with the Broad City duo teaming with comedy legend Carol Burnett, the Los Angeles Times reports. »

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2015 MTV Video Music Awards Winners and Nominees - Complete list

30 August 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The 2015 Video Music Awards were handed out Sunday, August 30, 2015 in downtown Los Angeles.  The complete list of nominees and winners are as follows: Video Of The Year Beyoncé – “7/11” Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” - Winner Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” Best Male Video Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” - Winner Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” The Weeknd – “Earned It” Nick Jonas – “Chains” Best Female Video Beyoncé – “7/11” Taylor Swift – “Blank Space” - Winner Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda” Sia – “Elastic HeartEllie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do” Best Hip Hop Video Fetty Wap – “Trap QueenNicki Minaj – “Anaconda” - Winner Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You AgainBig Sean ft. E-40 – “Idfwu” Best Pop Video Beyoncé – “7/11” Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift – “Blank Space” - Winner Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars »

- Gregory Ellwood

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These Are the 2015 MTV Vma Nominees

30 August 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are on Sunday night, so it's time to pore over the nominations again. The ceremony will be presided over by host Miley Cyrus, and the nominee list is littered with names like Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, and Wiz Khalifa. With videos like "Bad Blood" and "7/11" out in the past year, it should be a tight race. Take a look at all the nominees below, and watch all the nominated videos now. Video Of The Year Beyoncé - "7/11" Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud" Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar - "Bad Blood" Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk" Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"   Best Male Video Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud" Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk" Kendrick Lamar - "Alright" The Weeknd - "Earned It" Nick Jonas - "Chains"   Best Female Video Beyoncé - "7/11" Taylor Swift »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Steve Nash to Produce Movie About the Origin of Ecstasy (Exclusive)

20 August 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dori Oskowitz has signed on to direct an untitled independent film exploring the origins of the global rave movement in 1980s Dallas during the era of legal ecstasy, known as “Molly,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Richard Stratton has come aboard to write the screenplay. He co-wrote and produced “Slam,” which won both the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and Camera d’Or Award at Cannes, and was the showrunner of the Showtime series “Street Time.”

Braxton Pope will produce in the wake of producing “The Trust,” starring Nicolas Cage. Former NBA player Steve Nash and Ezra Holland of Meathawk Productions will executive produce along with Prettybird Pictures.

Dallas-based music producer Wade Randolph Hampton (known as DJ WishFM) will be involved in the project.

“I am excited to bring this remarkable story and piece of cultural anthropology to the screen with my partners at Meathawk and Prettybird,” said Pope. “Dori is »

- Dave McNary

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Who Will Be Singing the Next Bond Song?

31 July 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Even though we have three more long months before the release of the next Bond film, Spectre, people are already buzzing about who will sing the film's theme song. It's going to be tough to beat Adele's Oscar-winning song "Skyfall," but we're sure whoever lands the gig will do a spectacular job. Bond-tune buffs Adrian Daub and Charlie Kronengold list off their best guesses in this post originally featured on Oxford University Press's blog. Image Source: Columbia Pictures Now's the moment to be a fan of the Bond songs. Spectre, the new film, comes out this November. That means we'll hear an official unofficial leak of the title song sometime this Summer. Everybody's been guessing who the singer is. Twitter says it'll be Sam Smith or Lana Del Rey. Sam Smith says it isn't him and claims that he "heard Ellie Goulding was going to do it." The Telegraph »

- Kelsey-Kennick

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Latest odds have Radiohead or Ellie Goulding singing the Spectre theme song

30 July 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

The only thing that inspires more James Bond rumors than the movies themselves would be the title song and who performs it. Going back to Shirley Bassey through memorable songs by Paul McCartney and Duran Duran through recent songs performed by Jack White, Alicia Keys, Audioslave, and most recently Adele, the Bond theme song is a coveted job. Director Sam Mendes recently revealed his excitement for the... Read More »

- Alex Maidy

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Dave Grohl Invites Surgeon Lew C. Schon To Share The Stage With Him At Fenway Park

27 July 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Dave Grohl invited his orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lew C. Schon of Baltimore’s MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, to share the stage with him during the Foo Fighter’s concert at Fenway Park in Boston on  July 19. Dave Grohl Performs With His Orthopedic Surgeon Together, Grhol and Schon covered The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” Grohl sitting in his […]

The post Dave Grohl Invites Surgeon Lew C. Schon To Share The Stage With Him At Fenway Park appeared first on uInterview. »

- Quentin Gueroult

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Bob Dylan, Jack White Celebrate Chicago Blues in New Doc

23 July 2015 7:33 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Bob Dylan, Jack White and the late B.B. King are among the scores of musicians featured in the new documentary, Born in Chicago, which chronicles the remarkable transformation and evolution of the blues that took place in the city during the 1950s and 1960s.

Directed by John Anderson — who helmed the concert portion of Brian Wilson's Smile — the film recently launched a PledgeMusic campaign to raise money to secure the rights for the music and archival footage used in the documentary. Born in Chicago is otherwise finished, and has »

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2015 MTV VMAs: Complete list of nominations

21 July 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran lead the pack of 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations, with 10, six and five nods each, respectively. The former's summer hit "Bad Blood" (featuring another top nominee, Kendrick Lamar) and stylish vid "Blank Space -- both off of her best-selling 2014 album "1989" -- racked up noms in categories from Video Of The Year to Best Collaboration to professional category honors. Other nominees in the top Video Of The Year spot including Beyonce, Sheeran, Lamar and Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars. The VMAs take place on Aug. 30, with host Miley Cyrus. Check out the full list of 2015 MTV VMAs nominations below. Video Of The Year Beyoncé – “7/11” Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad BloodMark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” Best Male Video Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” The »

- Katie Hasty

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MTV Video Music Award Nominees: Taylor Swift, Beyoncé Reign Supreme

21 July 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Fewer than 24 hours after Miley Cyrus revealed herself to be the host of this year’s show (Aug. 30, 9/8c), MTV has rolled out the full list of 2015 MTV Video Music Award nominees — and you’ll never guess who’s leading the pack.

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Just kidding, you’d totally guess: It’s Taylor Swift, whose nine nominations are split between her “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space” videos. Ed Sheeran‘s the second most decorated nominee with six nods for “Thinking Out Loud” and “Don’t.” And then there’s Beyoncé; her five nominations, all for “7/11,” put her in third. »

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Here's the Full List of 2015 MTV Vma Nominations

21 July 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The nominees for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards were announced Tuesday, and the slate features lots of familiar faces as well as new sensations.

Superstar Taylor Swift led the pack with a whopping nine nominations, thanks to her "1989" singles "Blank Space" and "Bad Blood." English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran scored the second-most nods, with six.

Miley Cyrus is hosting this year's festivities, which means Vma fans are in for a wild night. (As if there was any other choice for the reliably-crazy annual awards show.)

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are scheduled for Sunday, August 30 at 9 p.m. Check out the full list of nominees -- including the mainstream awards as well as technical categories -- below.

Video Of The Year

Beyoncé - "7/11″

Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar - "Bad Blood"

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk"

Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"

Best Male »

- Katie Roberts

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