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'Dare to Be Different': See New Doc on Radio Station That Broke U2, Cure in U.S.

The new documentary about the influential Long Island radio station Wlir is coming to Showtime on March 30th. New Wave: Dare to Be Different focuses on how the station helped break some of the biggest British bands of the Eighties like U2, the Cure, the Smiths, New Order, Duran Duran and Depeche Mode in the United States.

Directed by Ellen Goldfarb, Dare to Be Different teases the importance and influence of Wlir, specifically the role it played in laying the groundwork for MTV. Billy Idol notes in the clip, when
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Watch Adam Levine, Fall Out Boy, Green Day Read Mean Tweets on 'Kimmel'

Watch Adam Levine, Fall Out Boy, Green Day Read Mean Tweets on 'Kimmel'
Adam Levine, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Nick Jonas and other musicians poked fun at themselves in the latest installment of Jimmy Kimmel Live's "Mean Tweets."

Many Twitter users cracked jokes about the celebrities' looks. "Nick Jonas was cute back when he was in the Jonas Brothers, and now he looks like a ferret," the pop singer read. "Watching Alice Cooper and all I can think is that he looks like a ball sack with face paint on!" noted the hard rock icon. "Adam Levine is if a flaccid penis
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Hansa Studios: By the Wall 1976-90 review – the most thrillingly creative place on earth

The legendary studio in West Berlin, where David Bowie made ‘Heroes’, and Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode and U2 recorded some of their best music makes a brilliant subject in this resonant and romantic documentary

The Hansa recording studio existed, as one music producer points out, “on the outpost of western civilisation”, standing virtually alone in a flattened wasteland beside the Berlin wall. One day, sound engineer Eduard Meyer turned one of the lamps out of the window and poked his tongue out at the guards. David Bowie and his producer Tony Visconti dropped to the floor and hid under the desk, recalls Meyer, with glee. “We thought we were going to be fired on by machine guns,” says Visconti, laughing.

The feature-length documentary Hansa Studios: By the Wall 1976-90 (Sky Arts, 9pm) was so evocative you could almost feel the herringbone flooring of the beautiful early 20th-century ballroom, Aka Studio 2, pulsating beneath your feet.
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Songs for Screens: The Best Ad Synchs of 2017, Featuring Peggy Lee, Sia, Cher, Lil Yachty and More

“Songs for Screens” (formerly known as “Synch This”) is a Variety column written by Andrew Hampp, a VP at New York-based music sponsorship and experiential agency Mac Presents and former branding correspondent for Billboard. Each week, the column will highlight noteworthy use of music in advertising and marketing campaigns, as well as new and catalog songs that we deem ripe for synch use.

With a record $314 million currently spent on synchs globally, there was no shortage of commercials with great music in 2017. But the difference between a good synch and a great synch is a song that sticks with you long after the commercial has aired. And one that might even prompt you to take some sort of action, be it a Shazam tag, a Spotify stream, or even the purchase of a concert ticket.

These 10 synchs represent some of the most unique — and successful — integrations of music the ad world had to offer this year. From
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Ready Player One: breaking down the new trailer

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Ready Player One: breaking down the new trailerReady Player One: breaking down the new trailerGarry Murdock12/11/2017 1:28:00 Pm

In case you missed it this weekend, we got a brand-new full-length trailer for Ready Player One, and we’ve been watching it on repeat since it dropped. Yeah, we might be just a little excited for this movie!

Based on the novel by Ernest Cline, it’s set in 2045, and apparently the real world has so little hope and opportunity that people regularly escape to a virtual world called “The Oasis”. Protagonist Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) is no different, except that he’s about to find out that the Oasis is, in fact, not just a game. Here’s our deep dive on the latest trailer:

There’s an endless amount of pop culture references in here, and no doubt there will be more in the movie. I can only
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Ready Player One Trailer Breakdown and Easter Eggs with Tons of Screenshots!

We recently were treated to a new trailer for Steven Spielberg's feature film adaptation of Ernest Cline's geek culture novel Ready Player One. If you haven't seen it yet, watch it now! I've been watching that damn thing over and over again and I've been enjoying the hell out of it!

If you watched the trailer, then you know that it's packed full of all kinds of surprises and Easter eggs. I eventually ended up going through it frame by frame to try and see what I could find. So, here are a bunch of screenshots from the trailer for you to go through, along with a breakdown of where I point out a few of the cool things that you might have missed. When talking about the story, Cline said:

“If Willy Wonka was a video game designer instead of a candy maker and he held his
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Second Trailer for Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Starring Tye Sheridan

"It's the only place that feels like I mean anything." Warner Bros has launched the new full theatrical trailer for Steven Spielberg's grand adaptation of Ready Player One, the geeky novel about a kid in the future who logs into a virtual reality world and plays games to win the ultimate prize. The first teaser trailer had a few small glimpses, but this just looks wow - totally jaw-dropping stunning. My goodness. Young actor Tye Sheridan stars as Wade Watts, known in the Oasis gaming world as "Parzival". The full cast includes Mark Rylance as the game's creator, James Halliday, as well as T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Letitia Wright, and Kae Alexander. This trailer actually makes me feel like Spielberg might've pulled this off, and I am excited to see it and experience the entire thing. I really love the footage they're showing in this,
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Interview: Claes Bang on 'The Square,' the Monarchy and Being Starstruck at the Governors Awards

By Jose Solís.

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Like Christian, his character in The Square, Claes Bang speaks with impressive assertiveness. Even when he’s poking fun at himself, he sounds like a man who’s never had any doubts or gotten himself into something he couldn’t get out of. Perhaps it’s this quality that makes his performance in Ruben Östlund’s award winning film so magnetic, and has also raised comparisons to Jon Hamm and James Bond. At age 50, the Danish actor who has mostly worked on stage and television, finds himself in the unlikely position of movie star. Position which he’s filled extraordinarily, having become the sensation of the Cannes Film Festival, as well as a dark horse for the European Film Awards where he’s competing against Colin Farrell and Jean-Louis Trintignant for Best Actor.

Watching Bang (even his name’s cool!) in The Square one gets
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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

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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

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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)

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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

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: release date confirmed

Kirsten Howard Dec 6, 2017

Black Mirror season 4 will land on Netflix on Friday the 29th of December. Watch the trailer for 'U.S.S. Callister' and more here...

It's official: Black Mirror will be heading back to Netflix on Friday the 29th of December for its fourth season, and ahead of the show's no doubt grim-but-triumphant return, trailers are being released teasing each episode.

See related James Cameron talks about his Battle Angel adaptation

Here's the sixth and final episode trailer for "U.S.S. Callister"...

Here's one for 'Hang The DJ'...

And another new one for 'Metalhead'...

Then there's a creepy trailer for Black Museum, a multi-story episode including plenty of references to previous instalments...

We got a poster for that one, too...

Next, here's a peek at the unsettling season 4 episode directed by Jodie Foster, Arkangel...

John Hillcoat (Triple 9, Lawless) directed the next episode, Crocodile. Here's the trailer for that.
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