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Michael Kiwanuka Previews New Album With Brassy ‘You Ain’t the Problem’

Michael Kiwanuka Previews New Album With Brassy ‘You Ain’t the Problem’
Michael Kiwanuka has announced a new album, Kiwanuka, to be released October 25th, and shared its lead single, “You Ain’t the Problem.”

“You Ain’t the Problem” boasts a delightfully boisterous mix of drums and horns, which anchor twisting guitars and array of vocal loops. Over this busy, uptempo groove, Kiwanuka delivers a simple yet compelling vocal performance, with lyrics like, “I lived a live/Love is the crime/It’s you I believe in/No Need to play myself/No need to die/I’m only human.”

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Listen to Duff McKagan: The Rolling Stone Interview

Listen to Duff McKagan: The Rolling Stone Interview
“I’m in a band right now that’s playing the biggest rock songs in the biggest places, and I love it,” Duff McKagan says on a recent episode of our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast. “That’s what I meant to do. I was born to play in Guns N’ Roses.” But the Guns bassist also found time to make an intimate, Americana-infused new solo album, Tenderness, which he discusses in depth, along with the mega-successful Guns N’ Roses reunion (including the reasons behind Izzy Stradlin’s absence) and
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Hollywood Vampires Search for Fresh Blood on ‘Rise’

Hollywood Vampires Search for Fresh Blood on ‘Rise’
Hollywood Vampires may be a supergroup, but their self-titled 2015 debut album was essentially a souped-up showcase for frontman Alice Cooper. Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, and the band provided a hard-rocking foundation for Cooper to pay tribute to what he called his “dead, drunk friends” with covers of the Who, John Lennon, and Jimi Hendrix, among others — all with his typically vaudevillian panache. They recorded a couple of originals for the record but more or less stuck to crowd pleasers like “Whole Lotta Love” and left space for famous
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New Johnny Thunders thriller/horror Room 37 in theaters May 17th

Wanted to reach out regarding Room 37 – The Mysterious Death Of Johnny Thunders, in theaters May 17th from Cleopatra Entertainment. The film, starring Leo Ramsey, Devin McGregor Ketko, Timothy Lee-Priest, and Jason Lasater, includes the infamous Johnny Thunders song “Born to Lose,” along with a vocal appearance by legendary New York Dolls member Sylvain …

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Room 37 – The Mysterious Death Of Johnny Thunders Official Trailer & Images

Based on the final days of the legendary guitar player Johnny Thunders, Room 37 - The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders will be released in theaters this week from Cleopatra Entertainment, and to give viewers an idea of what to expect from the dark rock and roll story, we have the film's official trailer and images.

Directed by Fernando Cordero Caballero and Vicente Cordero, Room 37 - The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders stars Leo Ramsey, Devin McGregor Ketko, and Timothy Lee DePriest. Cleopatra Entertainment will release the film in theaters on May 17th, followed by a VOD release on May 21st.

Synopsis: "Famed rock and roll guitarist Johnny Thunders arrives in New Orleans to get his life together after a toll of hardships, but instead falls into a dark journey and trail of events that are based on his real life unexplained mysterious death."



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‘Punk Lust’: How Sexuality Fueled a Musical Revolution

Richard Hell is known for many things — his short-lived stint in Television, his success with the Voidoids, his long career as a downtown poet. But maybe best of all, he’s known as the handsome lothario of the 1970s NYC punk scene. Yet when cultural historian Carlo McCormick asked Hell about the connection between punk and sexuality, Hell told him that wasn’t the point. “I remember Richard Hell saying to me, ‘Well Carlo, punk wasn’t really about sex,'” McCormick says with a smile in a gallery at
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Punk Playlist: 10 Songs Chosen To Honor Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Finale

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Punk Playlist: 10 Songs Chosen To Honor Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Finale
Anthony Bourdain’s last meal on the final original episode of CNN’s Parts Unknown was as simple as could be: Hard-boiled eggs served up by his old friend, the musician and artist John Lurie, capping an episode devoted to their old stomping ground, Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

“I came for heroin and I came for music,” said Bourdain about the punk & drugs era of pre-gentrified 1970s-early ’80s Lower East Side. Among the guests on this finale: Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of the band Blondie, rapper and artist Fab Five Freddy, Harley Flanagan of the band Cro-Mags, director Jim Jarmusch and post-punk avant “no wave” icon Lydia Lunch.

To mark the episode, the Explore Parts Unknown website – a collaboration between CNN and media company Roads & Kingdoms – has put together a 10-song “Lower East Side” playlist (see it below).

Known for traveling to, and sampling the cuisine of,
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Book Review: Two Dueling Narratives Pick Through the Wreckage of the MC5

Book Review: Two Dueling Narratives Pick Through the Wreckage of the MC5
In the fall of 1968, Wayne Kramer saw his dreams come true when Elektra Records came to Detroit and signed his band, the MC5. “This was the deal I was looking for,” he writes in his new memoir The Hard Stuff, “with a very hip label that had pockets deep enough to market the band properly.” With a strong creative and performing nucleus in vocalist Rob Tyner and the double guitar team of Kramer and Fred “Sonic” Smith, greatness seemed to be waiting. Instead, their embrace of radical politics put the
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Remembering Anthony Bourdain: The Man Who Ate the Cobra Heart

Remembering Anthony Bourdain: The Man Who Ate the Cobra Heart
The world was shocked by the terrible news of Anthony Bourdain's death today, because he seemed invincible. As his man Iggy Pop would say, he had a lust for life. Bourdain wasn't just another celebrity chef – he was an adventurer, a punk rocker who used to scam his way into Cbgb shows by cooking meals for the bands. On his revolutionary travel shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown, he brought that same streetwise flair to his quest to cross the globe in search of weird food and drink and shady companions.
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Biggest Secret Cinema, Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia, Nicolas Cage Thriller, Kino Lorber Deal — Global Briefs

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Biggest Secret Cinema, Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia, Nicolas Cage Thriller, Kino Lorber Deal — Global Briefs
Popular and lucrative UK event cinema experience Secret Cinema says its next show will be its biggest yet. The firm’s Romeo + Juliet screening will transform a secret outdoor London location into a “multi-layered world of Verona Beach.” Expect live bands, DJs, choirs and artists and a possible audience of 5,000 during the 11-day run.

Rodrigo Teixeira’s Rt Features and Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions are re-teaming to produce and finance two debut features: Danielle Lessovitz’s NY-set trans love story Port Authority and Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic’s Murina. The duo had A Ciambra in Directors’ Fortnight last year and they launched an emerging talent company together in 2014.

Writer, director, producer Maria Pulera (Falsely Accused) is launching production and distribution company Rise Up with partners Eric Banoun and David Hillary. The company is backed by a Spanish-Israeli finance fund. First out of the gate was thriller Between Worlds, the
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‘Between Worlds’ Director Maria Pulera Launches Rise Up (Exclusive)

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‘Between Worlds’ Director Maria Pulera Launches Rise Up (Exclusive)
Maria Pulera, director of Nicolas Cage-starrer “Between Worlds,” has launched Rise Up, a production-distribution house, partnering with Eric Banoun and David Hillary.

A supernatural thriller, “Between Worlds” makes its market debut at Cannes, sold by Voltage Pictures. Backed by a Spanish-Israeli finance fund, Rise Up has offices in Los Angeles, Marbella and Tel Aviv. Distribution will focus on Europe, Asia and U.S.

Beyond “Between Worlds,” its first production, Rise Up is set to produce Spanish neo-Noir “El Matador,” written by Pulera and scheduled to roll this July in Spain’s Marbella.

Also on Rise Up’s first slate: “Johnny Thunders,” a biopic of the American punk rock hero from Jonas Akerlund (“Lords of Chaos”); and “The Clean Up,” described as a “dark, sexy, funny, violent contemporary noir thriller,” with Alex Turner directing; post WWII-set “No-No Boy”; and “When the Nines Were Sixes,” a coming-of-age tale from Joshua Evans.
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16 Music Greats Who Died Mysterious Deaths

16 Music Greats Who Died Mysterious Deaths
The Notorious B.I.G. was shot to death 20 years ago on March 9, 1997. The rapper’s murder will be forever linked with that of his peer Tupac Shakur, though the pair are just in a long line of musicians who’ve shuffled off the mortal coil under less-than-clear circumstances. Even if the ink has dried on the official paperwork, rumors still abound about …

Sam Cooke (1964)

Possibly the greatest “pure” soul singer in American history, Cooke’s career was on the rise after a string of hits when he was shot to death in a seedy L.A. motel, allegedly by the hotel’s manager in self-defense.
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The First Electric Track From Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Neon Demon’-Inspired Album Is Here — Listen

The First Electric Track From Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Neon Demon’-Inspired Album Is Here — Listen
Music has always played an integral part in setting the mood for Nicolas Winding Refn’s films, so the director’s recent announcement that he would be compiling a collection of songs that inspired his 2016 fashion industry horror flick “The Neon Demon” only made sense.

Read More: Listen: ‘The Neon Demon’s’ Seductive Score by Cliff Martinez Will Blow Your Mind

The vinyl album, titled “The Wicked Die Young,” will feature tracks from Dionne Warwick, Giorgio Moroder, Suicide, and the film’s composer Cliff Martinez, as well as Refn’s nephew, Julian Winding, who also contributed to “The Neon Demon.”

Winding’s “When You Want To Hurt Someone” fits perfectly with the electric, bumping mood of the film.

Read More: ‘The Neon Demon’: Nicolas Winding Refn Anatomizes Elle Fanning’s Audition Scene for the New York Times

About the song, Refn commented, “Julian Winding is a super-charged, esoteric-sounding, unadulterated,
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‘The Neon Demon’: Nicolas Winding Refn to Release Vinyl Compilation Inspired by the Film

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‘The Neon Demon’: Nicolas Winding Refn to Release Vinyl Compilation Inspired by the Film
Nicolas Winding Refn has announced the release of “The Wicked Die Young,” a vinyl compilation inspired by “The Neon Demon,” his recent horror thriller starring Elle Fanning and Christina Hendricks.

“The Wicked Die Young” will be released on April 14 via Milan Records, and it will provide an insight into the sounds that inspired the film.

Read More: James Franco Interviews Nicolas Winding Refn: His ‘Extreme’ Career, Cocaine and the ‘Ritualistic Witchcraft’ of ‘Neon Demon’

The compilation spans disco, punk and electro, and features tracks by Giorgio Moroder, Sparks, Suicide, Electric Youth, Dionne Warwick and others. It also includes music by Refn’s previous collaborator Cliff Martinez, who has scored the writer/director past three films, as well as his son Julian Winding, who contributed to “Only God Forgives” and “The Neon Demon.”

The 46-year-old Danish filmmaker has been releasing his “Refn Presents” series through Milan Records since 2015, including the scores to “Old Boy,
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Nicolas Winding Refn’s Yakuza Action Feature ‘The Avenging Silence’ Gets Extensive Synopsis

With The Neon Demon now (almost completely) exorcised from Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn‘s system, he is already deep into preparing his next project. On the docket for the director is The Avenging Silence, which will apparently sate Refn’s desire to make a “big extravagant action film.” Refn also said over the summer it is loosely inspired by “Dr. No,” Ian Fleming‘s classic Bond novel, as well as William Burrough‘s “Nova Express.” An extended synopsis has now been released for the feature, which hopefully will make its way to screens by 2018.

While he has dipped into action in sections of Drive, Bronson and The Pusher Trilogy, The Avenging Silence sounds like a big step for Refn into pure spy/action genre fare. However, fans of Refn’s stylistic choices should rest assured as he has already stated his protagonist won’t say much. This time, that
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Johnny Thunders ’80s Rock Biopic Sets Jonas Akerlund as Director (Exclusive)

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Johnny Thunders ’80s Rock Biopic Sets Jonas Akerlund as Director (Exclusive)
Jonas Akerlund will direct the film adaptation of Nina Antonia’s seminal rock biography, “Johnny Thunders in Cold Blood,” TheWrap has exclusively learned. The rights to Thunders’ seminal biography “In Cold Blood” written by Antonia were recently acquired by L.A.M.F. Films, with production slated for early 2017. The film will be executive produced by Jim Agnew and David Hilary along with L.A.M.F. producers Chloe Caro and Ada Guerin. The adapted script was written by Caro, Guerin and Antonia. Also Read: 6 Hot Titles at the 2016 American Film Market (Photos) “Rock n’ Roll movies are always something
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Sandy Pearlman R.I.P.

On Monday, July 26, famed rock producer, manager, and lyricist Sandy Pearlman died at the age of 72. His Wikipedia page says he "was the recipient of 17 gold and platinum records." He managed that despite not actually producing many bands, or even albums -- but he left a big imprint on every one he worked on.

Born in Rockaway (Queens), NY in 1943, he got a college degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook on Long Island in 1966.

A year later, still in the Stony Brook area, he recruited a band so he could have a series of science-fiction poems he'd written (the Imaginos saga, about a group secretly controlling world history) set to music and performed. He named the band Soft White Underbelly after Winston Churchill's epithet for Italy, but changed its name to Oaxaca after Soft White Underbelly got a negative review at a big concert.
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Comic Book Review – DC Universe: Rebirth #1

Jessie Robertson reviews DC Universe: Rebirth #1…

It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

They Said It: “Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,” says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. “It brings back what has been lost: the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the Dcu!”

First off ; Spoilers (of course-is there anything more fun to talk about?)

Second off; this is not a reboot, it’s a rebirth. It’s tricky though.

See Also: Check out a preview of DC Universe: Rebirth #1

Background: Back in 2011, a huge DC Comics event called Flashpoint happened when Barry Allen (The Flash) decided
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Achievement in Reverse: Brett Smiley Obit

Brett Smiley 25th September 1955 - 8th January 2016.

The death of Brett Smiley has removed one of the most obscure, but fascinating facets from the chipped, black nail varnished footnotes of rock. Until the turn of the new century his most slender of reputations rested only in the minds of those fortunate enough to possess his lone single "Va Va Va Voom," a wonderfully effete confection which surfaced in Britain in the fading months of 1974. Over-hyped and over the top, this California pretty boy import pouted and pranced like a stick thin bleached and back combed Goldie Hawn in platform boots. He emoted huskily: "I've gone so crazy I'm a certified nervous wreck. A little bit eccentric Ha! Screaming like a discotheque,"  made the cover of Disc magazine as the prettiest boy in the world and managed to briefly render Marc Bolan butch and reveal Sweet as the dockers in drag that they truly were.
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Axl Rose to Talk Guns N' Roses on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Axl Rose to Talk Guns N' Roses on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
Update: Axl Rose has canceled his planned appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately Axl is no longer scheduled to be on Kimmel," a source for the show told Rolling Stone.

After months of rumors, mysterious teases, subtle, but telling, website updates and other evidence, Axl Rose will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live next week to address the talk about the classic Guns N' Roses lineup getting back together. Multiple sources confirmed Rose's Kimmel appearance to Rolling Stone, but declined to reveal the specific nature of his announcement or taping date.
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