The Catholic League Attacked David Bowie’s clip “The Next Day”

David Bowie’s latest video “The Next Day” has certainly drawn much popularity from catholic league. Bowie was called “switch-hitting, bisexual, senior citizen from London” who is “nothing if not confused about religion” by the catholic league in a statement issued just after an hour of the video upload. “The Next Day” which is directed by Floria Sigusmundi and penned by Bowie, is the title track from his 24th studio effort.

David Bowie

The Next Day video shows that the homeless were punched by a priest (played by Gary Oldman). Bowie is singing from stage and is wearing clothes as Jesus along with a misty nightclub of priests and poorly dressed women with the female lead played by Marion Cotillard.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue criticized this effort of Bowie greatly and publicly told that he believes Bowie is confused about the religion. According to Billboard, YouTube had also removed this clip for allegedly violating terms of service but then had to return quickly after the site determined it had made an error.

This is not the first time that Bowie and catholic league have come face to face. In 1997 when Bowie depicted himself as Jesus for a promotional Ad in Pulse Magazine, he was called out by the League. Thus the encounter on Bowie by the league has a history as well.

Catholic league has attacked many other artists as well like Lady Gaga recently for using words which didn’t suit the Catholic League like “Judas”.

Premier of Dave Grohl’s Documentary at Sundance Film Festival

Sound City which is Dave Grohl’s directorial debut venture will get premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 18th January, before its theatrical release that has been scheduled for next month, that is, February 2013. Sound city – Real to Reel, is the Grohl’s album that enlists some of the musical legends who demonstrate the human element involved in recording and creating music.

Dave Grohl

This directorial venture of Grohl is a documentary, that archives the Van Nuy’s story. Van Nuys is a studio in California, which has witnessed some legendry recording by certain prominent music composers. One of such work was Nirvana’s 1991’s smash hit – Nevermind, in which Dave Grohl played the drums.

Grohl has announced that he will be bringing some renowned names from rock music industry, as his Sound City Players in to the park City’s live concert on the premiere night of Sundance Film Festival. Although there are a numerous speculations about who will be the part of this live concert but there are no certain names. There is no confirmed word about by whom will be the Foo Fighter joined on the stage. As per the speculations circulating around, Vinny Apice, Kevi n Cronin, Taylor Hawkins, Rupert Neve, Jessy Greene, John Fogerty, Barry Manilow, Rick Nielsen may be the part of this grand concert.

Everybody in the music industry is looking forward for this grand premiere of the Grohl’s debut movie Sound City, as it is going to come with a bang in this concert.

Rush Sharing the Enjoyment of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with Their Fans

The Canadian rock band Rush was announced to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This has provoked a feeling of pride and glee in all of the Rush fans. All credit goes to the lady behind the scenes Donna Halper. The lady was responsible for first airplay of the band on a U.S radio station. After getting the news that Rush had been inducted, Donna couldn’t control her emotions. She told ‘I’m not a very emotional person when I’m doing business but I had tears in my eyes’. Donna appreciated the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame judges for truly liking the Rush band and its music. This band came up with its own type of rock music in late 60s.

Rush Band Hall of Fame

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The Rush band was originated in the year 1968 in Toronto, Ontario. The band features Geddy Lee as lead vocalist, bassist and keyboardist; Neil Peart as drummer and lyricist; and Alex Lifeson as guitarist. Previously, the band was inducted in the year 1994 for the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Rush will be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 18, 2013 after the completion of a ceremony in Los Angeles. Truly; the dedication and effort of the band members and the promotion efforts of music director Donna Halper have played a vital role in helping the band over the years, to finally get inducted for the Hall of Fame.

 

 

The New American Beauty for the Music and Beer Lovers

I love music and I love beer, and if they both come in a combo….I love it even more. Music and beer goes together. Isn’t it? If you are both a lover of music and beer, then this news is going to interest you. It’s the new band themed beer. Yes it’s not the way you were assuming it to be.

Americal Beauty Beer

Last year, some wines were introduced featuring the renowned American rock band Grateful Dead and now the band is collaborating with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to introduce a beer titled American Beauty. The two leading names in the music and the liquor industry are quite hopeful of American Beauty touching the heart of fans.

Both Grateful Dead and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery have started a combined campaign and are welcoming fans to submit their valuable suggestions regarding the ingredients that would match well with both the beer and the music partner. The participants must be at least 21 years old to take part and the last date to enter the suggestions is 31st December. The head representatives will form a judging panel to choose and award the winning participants. This panel will be constituted representatives from both Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Grateful Dead.

The winning fan would be invited to the Dogfish’s brewpub at Rehoboth, Delaware in the 2013 springs. So, what are you waiting for? Tell the story, put the ingredient and who knows, maybe you are the winner.

No Doubt to Rock at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles

Couple of days ago the official website of the No Doubt band published the news that the band is going to perform in Los Angeles. They have planned to hit the stage on every other day beginning on the 24th of November and until the 4th of December. So there going to be 6 concerts there.
No Doubt Band Photo
There is the schedule:
11/24 – Saturday
11/26 – Monday
11/28 – Wednesday
11/30 – Friday
12/2 – Sunday
12/4 – Tuesday

The Gibson can seat up to 6,189 people for concerts. It was built as outdoor stage to be opened in summer for Jesus Christ Superstar show. In 1982 it was rebuilt and converted into a indoor amphitheatre with improved acoustics.
The tickets presale starts tomorrow (September 6th) for ND2012 Club and the cost of the ticket is $115 with no additional fees.

Lady Gaga Is Now Brunette (+Photos)

Lady Gaga (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), a 26-year-old American singer and songwriter tweeted today a photo of hers, where she shows he new hair color, which she calls “Louis Vuitton brown.”

She left only one streak of blog hair: “Im gonna leave one streak of bad by my left ear. Lady when its down, and Gaga when its up. could we belong together?” In couple of hours, though, there was another tweet of hers, that she was to get rid of the streak just to look more like a ‘purist’.

If you check he twitter account, you will see that she receives lots of tweets/question about how to get this color.

Lady Gaga

Image: LittleMonsters.com

Lady Gaga Brunette

Image: Twitter.com/LadyGaga

 

 

Green Day Will Perform at MTV Video Music Awards

Green Day MTV

Photo: Jordan Strauss / MTV

I found this news on the MTV Website, where the article is full of info which is not necessary. So I have picked up only what you would like to know and missed ‘blah blah blah’ which is not worth of your attention.

Today (August, 15) the Green Day band is going to premiere their new video “Oh Love” on MTV and you will be able to see at 7.49 p.m.. Billie Joe, Tre and Mike are going to answer questions submitted by fans during 30 minutes.

Another thing that I bet it will be interesting to learn is that they are going to perform at MTV video awards. Before Pink, Alicia Keys and One Direction were too performing at the show. For Green Day it will be the 5th time, this time on the 6th of September at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Only one star took stage there more times (seven) and that was Madonna.

Bob Dylan to Reopen Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre

Bob Dylan

(GANNETT PHOTO NETWORK) Bob Dylan live. (Gannett News Service photo by P.G. Brunelli)

It was officially stated on BobDylan.com (the official site of the singer) that Bob Dylan is going to help reopen the theatre in Westchester. Also he is going to give a live performance at Port Chest landmark on September 4, which was recently refurbished. The tickets will become available for sale on Friday at 10 a.m. You too will be able to purchase re-sale tickets right at Bob’s website beginning from Monday.

The Cap has only 1 800 seats available, so it becomes one of the most intimate places to see the legend. I presume the tickets will fly. The admission to the Dylan’s performance is 18 and older.

The Cap was in a really bad condition and it was Peter Shapiro who invested $2 million to restore its hall. The hall actually was used by Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin as a rehearsal base before touring.

To crown that all, I would like to say Bob Dylan has a really busy tour schedule in the United States and Canada. All the details can be found on his FaceBook page. Check up if he is going to be in your city.

Kiss to Release a New Album ‘Monster’ (2012)

The legendary band Kiss will release the 20th studio album called ‘Monster’. Its name was confirmed by the band’s official website. ‘Monster’ is highly expected my millions album; it is scheduled for released on the 16th of October. It was recorded at Conway Recording Studios and produced by Paul Stanley and Greg Collins.

Kiss Monster Album Cover

Kiss Monster Album Cover

Tommy Thayer, the lead guitarist of the band, in his interview said that the sound of Monster will be a bit heavier that of Sonic Boom. It is also known that the album will have a sound similar to Kiss’s first albums. The band says it will be “meat and potatoes” and “straight ahead rock n roll album”.

Kiss have already released the first single “Hell or Hallelujah” in June, which is available on YouTube.com and here in this post too. It was already positively welcomed by fans and critics. It has already taken the first position in iTunes Top Rock Chart.

Today the track listing of the Kiss Monster album is already known and you can find it below.

  1. Hell or Hallelujah
  2. Wall of Sound
  3. Freak
  4. Back to the Stone Age
  5. Shout Mercy
  6. Long Way Down
  7. Eat Your Heart Out
  8. The Devil Is Me
  9. Outta this World
  10. All for the Love of Rock & Roll
  11. Take Me Down Below
  12. Last Chance
  13. Right Here Right Now

Pink Floyd’s First Album Anniversary

Pink Floyd first album cover

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Yesterday (on the fifth of August) the Pink Floyd band celebrated the UK release of their debut album ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ which was released in the year 1967. At that time Syd Barret was the band’s leader, who was too a co-founding member who supervised the release and the recording process.

The album was released at Columbia/EMI records (UK) and Tower/Capital (US), later on, there were two special editions released to mark the 13th and 14th universities. So maybe we should expect surprises from Pink Floyd, like we have from Judas Priest. This year the album became 347th in the list of 500 greatest albums of all times published by Rolling Stones.

‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ is a psychedelic album with some instrumental songs and lyrics about scarecrows, space and gnomes. It was the first year when British architecture students signed a contract with EMI for 5000 pounds as an advance fee. Before they were performing as ‘Pink Floyd’ for two years.

Their first single ‘Arnold Layne’, about kleptomaniac transvestite, was rejected to be aired on Radio London because of the controversy its lyrics carried. Their next singer ‘See Emily Play’ was released the same year on the 18th of May and was number 6 in UK charts.