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The History of U2 and Music Downloads

Don’t let them fool you. It has always been about money and always will be.

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The Replacements on Jimmy Fallon

They still got it.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Robin Williams

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Photo: ABC News

1. Robin Williams attended The Juilliard School like other famous alumni such as, Kevin Spacey, Kelly McGillis, Kelsey Grammer, and Val Kilmer.

2. Robin Williams won his audition for Mork and Mindy by standing on his head when asked to sit down.

3. Williams stepped out of character in a tense, low-key thriller movie called One Hour Photo. It was creepy. Check it out.

4. Williams, along with Billy Crystal, appeared in a cameo together at the beginning of an episode of the third season of Friends.

5. While studying at Juilliard, Williams befriended Christopher Reeve. They had several classes together in which they were the only students, and they remained good friends for the rest of Reeve’s life. Williams visited Reeve after the horse riding accident that rendered him a quadriplegic, and cheered him up by pretending to be an eccentric Russian doctor (similar to his role in Nine Months). Williams claimed that he was there to perform a colonoscopy. Reeve stated that he laughed for the first time since the accident and knew that life was going to be okay.

6. Williams was a member of the Episcopal Church. He described his denomination in a comedy routine as “Catholic Lite—same rituals, half the guilt.”

7. Williams was an avid enthusiast of video games, even naming two of his children after game characters.

8. The majority of the dialogue in the Disney film “Aladdin” was ad-libbed by Robin Williams.

9. “Doctor Who” and “Star Trek” are listed as two of Robin Williams’ favorite television shows.

10. Denzel Washington was preferred over Robin Williams in the lead role of Joe Miller in “Philadelphia”.

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8th grade metal band lands $1.7 million record contract with Sony

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Guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, bassist Alec Atkins, and drummer Jarad Dawkins 12, just signed a two-record deal with Sony. Unlocking the Truth, the trio of Brooklyn 8th graders was discovered performing in Washington Square Park back by Steve Jordan, drummer for Eric Clapton. That led to gigs playing across the country, including opening for Guns ‘N’ Roses in Vegas, a current spot on the Vans Warped Tour, a gig with Queens of the Stone Age next weekend, and even an opening slot on Coachella’s main stage. This proves again that besides talent, success is being in the right place at the right time knowing the right people.

Photo credit: Mark Weiss

Photo credit: Mark Weiss

The Proper Way to End A Film

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MÖTLEY CRÜE GETS COUNTRY TREATMENT

 

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Justin Moore and Vince Neil perform at the ACM Party for a Cause. PHOTO: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

The country tribute album “Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Mötley Crüe” will be released on August 19 via Big Machine Records, Mötley Records and Eleven Seven Music. The project will feature fresh takes on 15 of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s biggest hits covered by some of country music’s biggest names, including FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, Justin Moore, BIG & RICH, LeAnn Rimes, Gretchen Wilson, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts and more.

“Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Mötley Crüe” track listing:

01. RASCAL FLATTS – “Kickstart My Heart”
02. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – “If I Die Tomorrow”
03. LEANN RIMES – “Smokin’ In The Boys Room”
04. JUSTIN MOORE – “Home Sweet Home”
05. CASSADDE POPE WITH ROBIN ZANDER – “The Animal In Me”
06. AARON LEWIS – “Afraid”
07. BIG & RICH – “SOS”
08. SAM PALLADIO AND CLARE BOWEN – “Without You”
09. ELI YOUNG BAND – “Don’t Go Away Mad”
10. LAUREN JENKINS – “Looks That Kill”
11. THE CADILLAC THREE – “Live Wire”
12. THE MAVERICKS – “Dr. Feelgood”
13. BRANTLEY GILBERT – “Girls, Girls, Girls”
14. GRETCHEN WILSON – “Wild Side”
15. DARIUS RUCKER – “Time For Change”

Read more at Blabbermouth


Holy Hip-Hop

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Christian Hip Hop has a large enough fan base today to land rappers on the Billboard charts next to Rick Ross, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar. Christian Hip Hop is now infiltrating the mainstream in a big way and Rizen is helping pave the straight and narrow path. RIZEN was born in Brooklyn & raised in South Jamaica Queens.

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BIRDMAN – Official Teaser Trailer HD

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) — famous for portraying an iconic superhero — as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.Also starring Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts. Official site. 

In theaters this fall! I’m in!