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Upcoming Releases:

WOODKID: S16 (Caroline Records) 10/16/20

NICK CAVE: Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace 11/20/20

RAMMSTEIN: Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition – Remastered) 12/04/20

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Rammstein

Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition – Remastered)

Limited Anniversary Editions of 1995 Debut Album Out December 4th:
Deluxe Digipak CD, Splattered Vinyl 2LP and HD Digital

It was 25 years ago to the day, 25 September 1995, that Rammstein emerged from Berlin with its debut album, Herzeleid

To celebrate this first indelible impact on global hard rock history, Rammstein and Vertigo/UMe will release limited, remastered editions of the band’s groundbreaking debut on December 4th 2020.

Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition – Remastered) will feature the album’s original tracklist on a single CD, housed in a lavish, cross-shaped digipak with deluxe slipcase, and, for the first time ever, the remastered album with HD sound will be available digitally.

In addition, there will be a 2LP version with a slipcase containing two 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl discs with blue splatter effect. The creator of the original artwork, Dirk Rudolph, is also responsible for the Anniversary Edition packaging. The booklets also contain the original band portraits shot by Praler. Both the CD and vinyl editions are strictly limited.
 

Tracklisting: 1. Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen – 2. Der Meister – 3. Weisses Fleisch – 4. Asche zu Asche – 5. Seemann – 6. Du riechst so gut – 7. Das alte Leid – 8. Heirate mich – 9. Herzeleid – 10. Laichzeit – 11. Rammstein

The limited editions can be preordered here: 
http://www.rammstein.lnk.to/Herzeleid_25


THE SHINS
“The Great Divide”

SINGLE AND VIDEO OUT NOW VIA AURAL APOTHECARY / MONOTONE RECORDS

“FLIPPED” VERSION AVAILABLE NOW EXCLUSIVELY VIA AMAZON MUSIC

Now an age has come out of the loneliness
Your hand in mine
The great divide
The blind collective mind of man is all they’re offering
Then you bring a breath of life out of the emptiness
Your hand in mine

The Shins break an extended silence with the viscerally beautiful new song “The Great Divide.” The first official release from the band in over two and a half years, “The Great Divide” is available now via James Mercer’s own label Aural Apothecary and Monotone Records across all digital platforms.

Co-written and produced by James Mercer, Jon Sortland and Yuuki Matthews, “The Great Divide” is, in Mercer’s words, “A blend of futurism and nostalgia. We used everything from vintage synthesizers to iPhones, from a sixties Ludwig kit to an 808.” In Mercer’s unmistakable style, the lyrics of the song tap into humanity’s current collective angst, against a backdrop of reassuring melodies that evoke both bracing freshness and comforting familiarity. “It’s an epic about longing and love in a broken world,” says Mercer. “I guess we wanted to try to provide a bit of warmth and sentiment in hard times.” 

“The Great Divide” video is also available to be experienced visually, directed by Paul Trillo with creative direction from Jon Sortland and production provided by Hunters House Entertainment Group. “While the track feels intimate lyrically,  the performance called for something visually vast in scale,” says Sortland. 

“For me,” says Trillo, “‘The Great Divide’ is about coming to a turning point. The theme of the song speaks to this palpable rift we’re all feeling right now. So when Jon Sortland first reached out with a flurry of ideas, I got really excited at what this could be. We knew we wanted to craft something as grand as the song; something that was both wildly surreal yet also resonates on a human level. I wanted to place the current state of things, this “Great Divide” we’re going through, within the larger context of the universe. Like the song itself, It was both timely and timeless. That’s when I sort of stumbled on this idea of an infinite zoom out through time. The song also has this entrancing quality that keeps pulling you in further and further, so that continual motion made a lot of sense.” 

Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/LHM04sclWho

Additionally, a “Flipped” version of “The Great Divide” is available exclusively via Amazon Music. “The Great Divide (Flipped)” continues a tradition that began with 2017’s Heartworms, which was “Flipped” into a companion album entitled The Worm’s Heart, featuring every song from Heartworms reimagined, re-recorded and released as alternate versions. “The Great Divide (Flipped)” appears on the Stay Indie playlist, or via request by asking  “Alexa play the Amazon Original by The Shins” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices. 

“When the Shins do a ‘flipped’ version of a song,” Mercer explains, “the goal is always to re-approach the production aesthetic and show a different side to the piece. The idea is that a song properly written can be framed in many different contexts and still remain engaging. Yuuki Matthews, Jon Sortland and I sat down and talked about how we could change things up. The original idea was to treat it like a piano ballad but that soon gave way to Yuuki‘s moody post new wave treatment. I immediately loved it and so the direction was established. When we flip a song correctly you should have a hard time picking which version you like best!” 


You trace the lines through space and time
Until you find they all align
You give to me
A memory
Just a melody
I have to sing.

– “The Great Divide”


GORILLAZ

SONG MACHINE LIVE
FROM LONDON
COMING 12th & 13th December 2020

PERFORMED LIVE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
TRACKS FROM
SONG MACHINE: Season One – Strange Timez

GLOBAL LIVE BROADCAST PERFORMANCE EVENT
IN THREE TIME ZONES VIA LIVENOW

Saturday 12th December
Asia, Australia & New Zealand: 20:00 JST
North & South America 16:00 PST

Sunday 13th December
UK, Europe & Africa 19:00 BST

GET A SNEAK PEEK HERE

“I’m really looking forward to playing new music in a new way in a new reality.”– Damon Albarn

Coming on 12th and 13th December, SONG MACHINE LIVE sees Gorillaz first live performance since 2018 broadcast live around the world with three shows across three time zones through the magic of LIVENow.

The biggest virtual band on the planet will bring you their magnificent Jamie Hewlett visuals and thrilling live performance blended together in the unique Gorillaz way. With guitarist Noodle, bassist Murdoc Niccals, drummer Russel and frontman 2D joined by Damon Albarn and the full Gorillaz live band plus a choice selection of featured artists. Nothing is going to stop Gorillaz from performing SONG MACHINE LIVE for you in 2020. For full ticket and viewing information, see WWW.GORILLAZLIVENOW.COM

Song Machine is the ongoing and ever-evolving process which sees Gorillaz release new Episodes throughout 2020, recorded and captured live in Kong Studios and beyond, and made available as and when they are ready.

LIVENow will broadcast SONG MACHINE LIVE with Gorillaz giving three live performances in three different time zones across 12th & 13th of December. Get a ticket for one or all three performances around the world to catch the first ever live performance of songs from Song Machine, Season One – Strange Timez and added favorites.
 Wherever you are in the world, SONG MACHINE LIVE has got you covered.

* * *
Further Information:

Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez is out on 23rd October 2020 with physical releases on standard CD, vinyl and cassette; plus the 17-track Deluxe and Super Deluxe box sets. Not forgetting the bulging full-color, one-of-a-kind 210 page Almanac, the very first annual from Gorillaz.

Gorillaz are once again disrupting the paradigm and breaking convention in their round the back door fashion with Song Machine, the newest concept from one of the most inventive bands around. Song Machine will see Gorillaz joined by an exciting and ever-evolving roster of as yet unannounced collaborators captured live in Kong Studios alongside the world’s most successful virtual band*. The cameras are rolling 24/7, the fourth wall is broken, the kettle is on, the chaos is real, the door is open… What’s coming next? Stay tuned.

Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.

* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

Follow Song Machinehere to catch Machine Bitez – bite sized conversation between cartoon band members and collaborators, overheard in Kong Studios. 
 Watch Episode 1 – Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves – here
Watch Episode 2 – Désolé ft Fatoumata Diawara – here
Watch Episode 3 – Aries ft Peter Hook and Georgia – here.
Watch Episode 4 – Friday 13th ft Octavian – here.
Watch Episode 5 – Pac-Man ft Schoolboy Q – here.
Watch Episode 6 – Strange Timez ft Robert Smith – here
www.Gorillaz.com

About LIVENow:
LIVENow is a new distribution network and platform providing flexible PPV solutions for live sport, concerts, plays and conferences. LIVENow services fans with the best LIVE content through its own platform and a growing distribution network of digital publishers, social media channels and mobile companies. LIVENow provides easy access to the events viewers want to consume, on the platforms they want to consume them. Launched in mid 2020 by Aser Ventures, LIVENow is committed to helping people enjoy the experience and emotion of live events in a new and exciting way.


IDIOT PRAYER 

NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE 

EXTENDED FILM IN CINEMAS NOV. 5TH 
WATCH THE NEW TRAILER HERE 

Album release on vinyl, CD & streaming 20 November 
Pre-order now

ALBUM TRACKLISTING ANNOUNCED

Cinema tickets are now on sale in over 20 countries to watch the extended version of Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace, screening globally from November 5. Book cinema tickets at nickcave.com/idiotprayer

*The on-sale date for North America cinema tickets will be announced shortly.


Pre-order the album now at nickcave.com/idiotprayer

Following the extraordinary response to the online streaming event in July, audiences will have another chance to experience Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace as it screens in cinemas globally via Trafalgar Releasing from November 5. The cinematic release of this remarkable and compelling film will be followed by an album on November 20, available on vinyl, CD and streaming services worldwide.

Album tracklisting:

Spinning Song
Idiot Prayer
Sad Waters
Brompton Oratory
Palaces Of Montezuma
Girl In Amber
Man In The Moon
Nobody’s Baby Now
(Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
Waiting For You
The Mercy Seat
Euthanasia
Jubilee Street
Far From Me
He Wants You
Higgs Boson Blues
Stranger Than Kindness
Into My Arms
The Ship Song
Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry
Black Hair
Galleon Ship 

“The most beautiful and sombre performance he’s ever given” – The Telegraph 

“Breathtaking…an exorcism of death, religion and romance” – NME 

“Stately and beautiful”– Independent

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds tour Europe in Spring / Summer 2021. More info and tickets on sale now at nickcave.com

About Trafalgar Releasing

Trafalgar Releasing is the global leader in event cinema distribution. A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s global operations include production, acquisition, marketing and distribution of specialised content to over 8,000 cinemas in more than 120 countries worldwide.

A full spectrum of releases includes high arts (The Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House), award winning theatre (The King and I: from the London Palladium, An American In Paris, Les Misérables: The Staged Concert), iconic moments (Monty Python’s Life of Brian 40 th Anniversary, David Bowie is happening now, They Shall Not Grow Old), heritage music acts (David Gilmour Live in Pompeii, Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2, Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest) and contemporary music sensations (BTS’ BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE, Gorillaz: REJECT FALSE ICONS, Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams).

Headquartered in London, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Denver. More information about Trafalgar Releasing can be found at www.Trafalgar-Releasing.com


GORILLAZ

Song Machine:
Season One – Strange Timez

OUT 23rd OCTOBER
ON STANDARD, DELUXE & SUPER DELUXE
VINYL, CD, CASSETTE & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
PLUS 210-PAGE ALMANAC

SONG MACHINE LIVE
Coming On 12th and 13th December 2020
A GLOBAL LIVE PERFORMANCE EVENT IN THREE TIME ZONES
VIA LIVENOW

Watch Brand New Episode #6
‘STRANGE TIMEZ’ Ft Robert Smith

WATCH HEREgorill.az/s1ep6
LISTEN HEREgorill.az/songmachine

Gorillaz started the year with Episode 1 – ‘Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves’ – of Song Machine, a whole new concept from one of the most innovative bands around. Now, six episodes in, Noodle2DMurdoc and Russel have visited Morocco and Paris, London and Lake Como, as well as travelling all the way to the moon, and Gorillaz is ready to bring you the full collection. Titled Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez, out on 23rd October 2020 with physical releases on standard CD, vinyl and cassette; plus the 17-track Deluxe and Super Deluxe box sets. Not forgetting the bulging full-colour, one-of-a-kind 210-page Almanac, the very first annual from Gorillaz.

Song Machine is the ongoing and ever-evolving process which has seen Gorillaz joined by an expanding roster of collaborators captured live in Kong Studios and beyond. The result is an expansive collection of 17 tracks embracing a myriad of sounds, styles, genres and attitudes from a breath-taking line-up of guest artists including Beck, Elton John, Fatoumata Diawara, Georgia, Kano, Leee John, Octavian, Peter Hook, Robert Smith, Roxani Arias, ScHoolboy Q, Slaves, Slowthai, St Vincent and 6LACK, as well as CHAI, EARTHGANG, Goldlink, Joan As Police Woman, JPEGMAFIA, Moonchild Sanelly, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Skepta and of course Tony Allen.

The latest episode, Strange Timez ft. Robert Smith sees our heroes on the moon, in full magnificent Jamie Hewlett technicolour, spinning around the world at night, spinning around until the sun comes up, strange time to see the light. Watch the video heregorill.az/s1ep6

And coming on 12th and 13th December is SONG MACHINE LIVE, featuring a unique blend of visuals and live Gorillaz performance with songs from Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timezperformed live for the first time globally via livestream on LiveNow in three time zones. For more information visit LIVENow.

Download press shots here:https://we.tl/t-Rbml8pFYtC
 Further Information:
Watch Episode 1 – Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves – here
Watch Episode 2 – Désolé ft Fatoumata Diawara – here
Watch Episode 3 – Aries ft Peter Hook and Georgia – here.
Watch Episode 4 – Friday 13th ft Octavian – here.
Watch Episode 5 – Pac-Man ft Schoolboy Q – here.

Follow Song Machinehere to catch Machine Bitez – bite sized conversation between cartoon band members and collaborators, overheard in Kong Studios.

Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez – FORMATS INFORMATION:

Standard: (11 tracks) CD & 12” Vinyl & Digital Download; Deluxe Vinyl Edition: (17 tracks) Hardback ArtBook and x3 Art Prints, 2x 12” Vinyl, CD, Digital Download; Limited Edition Super Deluxe Edition: (17 tracks) Hardback Art Book, 2x 12” Vinyl, 11 7” Vinyl, 11x Art Prints, CD, Crankshaft Music Box, plus Digital Download); Song Machine Mixtape Cassettes: 4x, Character curated, each selecting 11-12 tracks from the Deluxe Edition.

Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez – FULL TRACKLISTING:
1. Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith)
2. The Valley of The Pagans (ft. Beck)
3. The Lost Chord (ft. Leee John)        
4. Pac-Man (ft. ScHoolboy Q)
5. Chalk Tablet Towers (ft. St Vincent)
6. The Pink Phantom (ft. Elton John and 6LACK)
7. Aries (ft. Peter Hook and Georgia)
8. Friday 13 th  (ft. Octavian)
9. Dead Butterflies (ft. Kano and Roxani Arias)
10. Désolé (ft. Fatoumata Diawara) (Extended Version)
11. Momentary Bliss (ft. slowthai and Slaves)

Deluxe – TRACKLISTING:
1. Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith)
2. The Valley of The Pagans (ft. Beck)
3. The Lost Chord (ft. Leee John)        
4. Pac-Man (ft. ScHoolboy Q)
5. Chalk Tablet Towers (ft. St Vincent)
6. The Pink Phantom (ft. Elton John and 6LACK)
7. Aries (feat. Peter Hook and Georgia)
8. Friday 13 th  (ft. Octavian)
9. Dead Butterflies (ft. Kano and Roxani Arias)
10. Désolé (ft. Fatoumata Diawara) (Extended Version)
11. Momentary Bliss (ft. slowthai and Slaves)
12. Opium (ft. EARTHGANG)
13. Simplicity (ft. Joan As Police Woman)
14. Severed Head (ft. Goldlink and Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
15. With Love To An Ex (ft. Moonchild Sanelly)
16. MLS (feat. JPEGMAFIA and CHAI)
17. How Far? (ft. Tony Allen and Skepta) 

Notes to Editors:

Gorillaz are once again disrupting the paradigm and breaking convention in their round the back door fashion with Song Machine, the newest concept from one of the most inventive bands around. Song Machine will see Gorillaz joined by an exciting and ever-evolving roster of as yet unannounced collaborators captured live in Kong Studios alongside the world’s most successful virtual band*. The cameras are rolling 24/7, the fourth wall is broken, the kettle is on, the chaos is real, the door is open… What’s coming next? Stay tuned.

Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.

* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.  

www.gorillaz.com


THOM YORKE

TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES U.S. DATES POSTPONED

The U.S. leg of Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour previously rescheduled to the fall has now been postponed until new dates can be scheduled—with the exception of the Washington DC, Chicago and Denver shows, which have been canceled.

Tickets for original dates will be honored at the same cities and venues, while refunds for DC, Chicago and Denver will be available from point of purchase. For more information, go to https://www.wasteheadquarters.com

See below for an updated itinerary.

Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes live shows feature Thom, Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri performing songs from Thom’s solo and Atoms For Peace catalogues, including his recent GRAMMY-nominated ANIMA album and Suspiria soundtrack.

THOM YORKE
TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES

CANCELED – Washington, DC – The Anthem*
(originally March 28 at Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA)

TBD – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

TBD – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom

TBD – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom

CANCELED – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre*

TBD – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre

TBD – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

CANCELED – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom


IDIOT PRAYER 

NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE 

Extended film in cinemas 5 November 
Tickets on sale 10 September
*excluding the US, on sale in US to be announced 

Album release on vinyl, CD & streaming 20 November 
Pre-order now

‘The most beautiful and sombre performance he’s ever given’ The Telegraph 

‘Breathtaking…an exorcism of death, religion and romance’ NME 

Stately and beautiful’ Independent

Following the extraordinary response to the online streaming event in July, audiences will have another chance to experience Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace as it screens in cinemas globally via Trafalgar Releasing from 5 November. The cinematic release of this remarkable and compelling film will be followed by an album on 20 November, available on vinyl, CD and streaming services worldwide. 

Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace was recorded in June 2020 as the UK slowly emerged from lockdown, and was conceived as a reaction to the confinement and Isolation of the preceding months. Initially imagined as an online only event, fans will now be able to see the film in cinemas as an extended cut featuring four unseen performances. 

Two weeks later on 20 November, the music will be released as a double album of the same name featuring all 22 songs from the original film on vinyl, CD and streaming. 

In Idiot Prayer, Cave plays his songs alone at the piano in a rarely seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen

The performance was filmed by award winning Cinematographer Robbie Ryan (The Favourite, Marriage Story, American Honey) in Alexandra Palace’s stunning West Hall. It was edited by Nick Emerson (Lady Macbeth, Emma, Greta). The music was recorded by Dom Monks. 

Idiot Prayer is the fourth film that Nick Cave has released in collaboration with Trafalgar Releasing, following 2018’s Distant Sky – Live in Copenhagen directed by David Barnard, 2016’s One More Time With Feeling directed by Andrew Dominik and 2014’s award winning 20.000 Days on Earth directed by lain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. 

“The film ‘Idiot Prayer’ evolved from my ‘Conversations With…’ events. I loved playing deconstructed versions of my songs at these shows, distilling them to their essential forms. I felt I was rediscovering the songs all over again, and started to think about going into a studio and recording these reimagined versions at some stage – whenever I could find the time. 

Then the pandemic came – the world went into lockdown, and fell into an eerie, self reflective silence. It was within this silence that began to think about the idea of not only recording the songs, but also filming them. 

We worked with the team at Alexandra Palace – a venue I have played and love – on securing a date to film just as soon as they were allowed to re-open the building to us. 

On 19th June 2020, surrounded by Covid officers with tape measures and thermometers, masked-up gaffers and camera operators, nervous looking technicians and buckets of hand gel, we created something very strange and very beautiful that spoke into this uncertain time, but was in no way bowed by it. 

This is the album taken from that film. It is a prayer into the void – alone at Alexandra Palace – a souvenir from a strange and precarious moment in history. I hope you enjoy it.”Nick Cave

Pre-order the album now at nickcave.com/idiotprayer 

Book cinema tickets from 10 September at nickcave.com/idiotprayer
*excluding the US, on sale date in US to be announced 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds tour Europe in Spring / Summer 2021.

More info and tickets on sale now at nickcave.com


WOODKID

S16

NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL & PHYSICAL PRE-ORDER NOW

OCTOBER 16 RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED

 
woodkid.com

“Echoing, tense and emotional, ‘Goliath’ is a song on an epic scale, with crackling percussion and heartbeat bass underlying his reaching vocals… the music’s compulsion is to buoy us to victory against the odds.”—TIME
 
“‘Pale Yellow’ is the latest sampling from the new effort… crooning over orchestral instrumentation before intricate industrial beats enter the picture. It’s a promising taste of what’s to come from the long-awaited new album.”—UPROXX
 
S16’s first single and video “Goliath”, with its authentic questioning of individual and collective responsibility for the state of the world, was named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Songs of April, as well as one of ROLLING STONE’s Songs You Need To Know. “Pale Yellow,” a meditation on intimacy and struggles to overcome trials both mental and physical, followed in June, and was lauded by UPROXX as “a promising taste of what’s to come from the long-awaited new album.”
 
That long-awaited sophomore Woodkid album is now a giant step closer to reality, with a confirmed title and release date: S16 will be released October 16 via Caroline Records in the U.S. and can be pre-ordered now at: https://woodkid.lnk.to/S16_PreOrder
 
Through his new album S16, Woodkid questions the notion of scale, from infinitely large to infinitely small, the balance of forces between human and industrial, and the idea of collective and individual responsibility for creating a world on the verge of breakdown.
 
S16 was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, and other locales including Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles and Iceland, also calling upon Tokyo’s Suginami Junior Chorus to find just the right opening for one particular passage. Its name alluding to the chemical symbol and atomic number for sulphur in physics, S16 questions matter itself; what are our cells, our hearts made of? Where is the boundary between reality and fiction? Sulphur is, indeed, an essential element for living things, but liable to burst into flames. Like the ardent suffering stoked by music, which can then soothe, like being wrapped in a hug.
 
S16 is the follow-up to Woodkid’s 2013 debut The Golden Age, which sold nearly one million copies worldwide and was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards. In the time since The Golden Age was released, Woodkid has worked with Nicolas Ghesquière from Louis Vuitton, the New York City Ballet, Jonas Cuaron to write the original soundtrack of Desierto, and more. Dior Homme’s fall-winter 2013 collection, “A Soldier on My Own,” was inspired and soundtracked by The Golden Age’s “Iron,” named for a phrase in the song’s lyrics. More recently, in 2019, the second episode of Netflix’s monster hit series The Umbrella Academy featured another song from The Golden Age, “Run Boy Run,” both as soundtrack to a pivotal scene and as the episode’s title.
 
S16 will be available across digital and streaming platforms, with physical configurations including standard black vinyl and limited color vinyl 2LP editions, single CD, and a very limited Vinyl Box Edition (D2C only). Please visit woodkid.com and adaptiveminerals.com for further information and updates.


METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M2

LONG-AWAITED ALBUM AND FILM AVAILABLE NOW

“S&M2 does a fantastic job capturing what it felt like to be in the audience… a great memento of such a monumental night in Bay Area live music history… if you own the first awesome S&M, do you need this follow-up as well? Absolutely. S&M2 works as an excellent companion piece to the earlier Grammy winner, featuring nine different selections — including three from the band’s most recent album, “Hardwired … to Self Destruct — and showcasing a legendary rock band at a very different, though no less satisfying, point in its musical career.”—THE MERCURY NEWS

Preceded by its Metallica + San Francisco Symphony versions of “All Within My Hands,” “Nothing Else Matters,” “Moth Into Flame” and “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2 is at long last available in stores and across digital platforms worldwide. 

Metallica and San Francisco Symphony’s sold out September 6 & 8, 2019 S&M2 concerts were ecstatically received by 40,000 fans traveling from nearly 70 countries, as well as the national and local media: Rolling Stone raved “the group proved that anything was possible,” Variety noted an atmosphere “buzzing with excitement,” and Consequence of Sound hailed “a true celebration of Metallica and their musical prowess.” The shows were historic on a number of levels: Serving as the grand opening of San Francisco’s Chase Center, reuniting the band and Symphony for the first time since the 1999 performances captured on the Grammy-winning S&M album, and featuring the first-ever symphonic renditions of songs from St. Anger, Death Magnetic, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, and more.

S&M2 is a landmark release in the Metallica catalogue, both sonically and visually. Produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the S&M2 live album captures more than two and a half hours of Hetfield, Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo joining forces with the nearly 80-strong SF Symphony, legendary Music Director of the orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, and conductor Edwin Outwater. The concert film is a brand-new edit done by Joe Hutching (Through The Never), with both the audio and visuals taken to the next level from the October 2019 theatrical version that played in over 3,700 cinemas worldwide.

Blackened Recordings has brought S&M2 to life once more in a staggering array of formats: ranging from a digital album on all leading streaming outlets, to 4LP vinyl, 2CD, DVD and Blu-ray versions, to a limited edition color vinyl 4LP + 2CD + Blu-ray Deluxe Box featuring sheet music, guitar picks, poster and more, all the way up to a Metallica.com exclusive Super Deluxe Box, limited to 500 copies, each featuring actual sheet music used by the Symphony during the shows and hand-signed by all four band members (in addition to including everything in the Deluxe Box). With this comprehensive Blackened Recordings release, S&M2 can be fully experienced by others beyond those who squeezed into the Chase Center over those two unforgettable evenings. 

See below for track listing and detailed list of configurations, and visit metallica.com/sm2 for further information.

METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M2

Configurations:
– Deluxe Box (limited edition 4LP color vinyl, exclusive photobook, 2CDs, Blu-ray, sheet music, five guitar picks, poster, download card) 
– Super Deluxe Box (all of the above + original sheet music signed by the band. Limited to 500 via Metallica.com)
– Black 4LP set w/photobook and download card
– Color 4LP set w/photobook and download card (exclusive to indie retail + Metallica.com)
– 2CD set w/36-page booklet
– 2CD/Blu-ray set w/36-page booklet
– 2CD/DVD set w/36-page booklet
– Blu-Ray
– DVD
– Digital Album
– Digital Movie 

Track Listings:

     LP 1 / SIDE ONE
     1 The Ecstasy of Gold
     2 The Call of Ktulu
     3 For Whom the Bell Tolls
     LP 1 / SIDE TWO 
     1 The Day that Never Comes
     2 The Memory Remains
     3 Confusion
     LP 2 / SIDE THREE 
     1 Moth Into Flame
     2 The Outlaw Torn
     LP 2 / SIDE FOUR 
     1 No Leaf Clover
     2 Halo on Fire
     LP 3 / SIDE FIVE 
     1 Intro to Scythian Suite
     2 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God and the Dance of the Dark Spirits 
     3 Intro to The Iron Foundry
     4 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19
     5 The Unforgiven III
     LP 3 / SIDE SIX 
     1 All Within My Hands
     2 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth
     3 Wherever I May Roam
     LP 4 / SIDE SEVEN 
     1 One
     2 Master of Puppets
     LP 4 / SIDE EIGHT 
     1 Nothing Else Matters
     2 Enter Sandman

     CD 1  
     1 The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
     2 The Call of Ktulu (Live)
     3 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
     4 The Day That Never Comes (Live)
     5 The Memory Remains (Live)
     6 Confusion (Live)
     7 Moth Into Flame (Live)
     8 The Outlaw Torn (Live)
     9 No Leaf Clover (Live)
     10 Halo on Fire (Live)

     CD 2  
     1 Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
     2 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
     3 Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
     4 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
     5 The Unforgiven III (Live)
     6 All Within My Hands (Live)
     7 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
     8 Wherever I May Roam (Live)
     9 One (Live)
     10 Master of Puppets (Live)
     11 Nothing Else Matters (Live)
     12 Enter Sandman (Live)

     DVD / BLU-RAY  
     1 Menu (features “Moth Into Flame”)
     2 Intro (features “Wherever I May Roam” and “All Within My Hands”)
     3 The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
     4 The Call of Ktulu (Live)
     5 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
     6 The Day That Never Comes (Live)
     7 The Memory Remains (Live)
     8 Confusion (Live)
     9 Moth Into Flame (Live)
     10 The Outlaw Torn (Live)
     11 No Leaf Clover (Live)
     12 Halo on Fire (Live)
     13 Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
     14 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
     15 Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
     16 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
     17 The Unforgiven III (Live)
     18 All Within My Hands (Live)
     19 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
     20 Wherever I May Roam (Live)
     21 One (Live)
     22 Master of Puppets (Live)
     23 Nothing Else Matters (Live)
     23 Enter Sandman (Live)
     24 Credits
     25 Behind the Scenes: Making of the Show
     26 All Within My Hands Promo

     DIGITAL FILM  
     1 Intro (features “Wherever I May Roam” and “All Within My Hands”)
     2 The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
     3 The Call of Ktulu (Live)
     4 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
     5 The Day That Never Comes (Live)
     6 The Memory Remains (Live)
     7 Confusion (Live)
     8 Moth Into Flame (Live)
     9 The Outlaw Torn (Live)
     10 No Leaf Clover (Live)
     11 Halo on Fire (Live)
     12 Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
     13 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
     14 Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
     15 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
     16 The Unforgiven III (Live)
     17 All Within My Hands (Live)
     18 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
     19 Wherever I May Roam (Live)
     20 One (Live)
     21 Master of Puppets (Live)
     22 Nothing Else Matters (Live)
     23 Enter Sandman (Live)
     24 Credits


GRAMMY®-WINNER ST. VINCENT JOINS WITH
INTERNATIONAL ROCK STAR YOSHIKI
TO REIMAGINE “NEW YORK”

TRANS-PACIFIC COLLABORATIVE VERSION OF
ST. VINCENT SIGNATURE SONG AVAILABLE
WORLDWIDE AUGUST 28

Multiple Grammy®-winning artist ST. VINCENT has partnered with international rock star/composer YOSHIKI to craft a fresh version of her song “New York”, set for release August 28 through Loma Vista and Concord in association with Universal Music.

The new version of ST. VINCENT’s bittersweet signature tune originally released on her international Top 10 album MASSEDUCTION, features YOSHIKI’s classical-inspired arrangements that infuse the song’s timeless melodies with unpredictable new textures.

The surprise pairing of ST. VINCENT and YOSHIKI emerged organically, born of a kindred passion for genre-bending originality. Both have transcended musical boundaries to forge their own singular musical and visual identities, making it as natural as it was unexpected for them to come together.

ST. VINCENT said, “It was an honor to work with the amazing YOSHIKI on this new version of ‘New York’. YOSHIKI’s arrangement added to the song in the way time or distance transform longtime friends or relationships: the original is still recognizable, but subtly and significantly altered.” 

YOSHIKI said, “As an artist, I admire how ST. VINCENT approaches music in an innovative and courageous way. Her music breaks the boundaries of genres, which is a mindset I can completely relate to. My band X JAPAN played the Coachella Festival in 2018 at the same time that ST. VINCENT performed, but at that time we didn’t meet. But this year, through mutual friends, we were introduced. In terms of ‘New York,’ it’s a great song to start with, and I’m grateful that she trusted me to fully rearrange the song with my classical approach. I hope ST. VINCENT’s fans enjoy it, and that my fans will too.” 

ST. VINCENT ft. YOSHIKI – “New York”
Download/stream: https://found.ee/STV_NY

About ST. VINCENT
Annie Clark made her recorded debut as ST. VINCENT in 2007 with Marry Me and has since become one of the most innovative and enigmatic presences in modern music. 

Each of ST. VINCENT’s four subsequent albums has met with critical acclaim and commercial success eclipsing that of its predecessor. These albums would include Actor (2009), Strange Mercy (2011), and her self-titled fourth album and winner of the 2014 Grammy for Best Alternative Album, making her only the second female artist ever to win in that category. In addition to these solo works, ST. VINCENT joined with David Byrne to record and release the collaborative album Love This Giant in 2012, and performed with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear of Nirvana at the band’s 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, playing the season finale of Saturday Night Live that same year. 

In 2017, working with co-producer Jack Antonoff, ST. VINCENT created a defining statement with MASSEDUCTION. As ambitious as it was accessible, the album broke ST. VINCENT into the U.S. and UK top 10s while landing at #1 on the Best of 2017 lists of Jon Pareles of The New York Times and The Guardian—and placing high in the year-end rankings of The AV Club, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Mashable, The New York Daily News, the NME, Noisey, Paste, Pitchfork, Q, Stereogum, USA Today, and more.

ST. VINCENT’s latest album, MassEducation, reveals another dimension of 2017’s universally acclaimed MASSEDUCTION. A stunning standalone work in its own right, MassEducation was recorded live in the studio by Annie Clark on vocals and Thomas Bartlett on piano over two nights in August 2017 during the mixing of MASSEDUCTION.

The album lays bare the exquisite songcraft of its other half, rendering songs like “Slow Disco” and “Savior” and their subjects in vivid, vulnerable new light. Clark herself describes the album as “two dear friends playing songs together with the kind of secret understanding one can only get through endless nights in New York City.”

Outside of recording and performing, ST. VINCENT has directed the short horror film The Birthday Party, released two editions of her signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitar, and co-written and starred as a fictionalized version of herself in the upcoming film The Nowhere Inn

About YOSHIKI
As a solo artist and leader of the stadium-packing rock group X Japan, YOSHIKI has sold a combined 50 million albums and singles worldwide. He has headlined the world’s most prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, and Wembley Arena; and has sold out the Tokyo Dome a record-setting 18 times. His works span multiple genres, including rock, pop, classical, and film. He has composed the theme for the Golden Globe Awards, a concerto for the Emperor of Japan, and the theme for the world’s most popular animation series Attack on Titan, just to name a few. YOSHIKI’s musical versatility has led to collaborations with Beatles producer George Martin, Roger Taylor of Queen, and Sarah Brightman; as well as his recent work with Bono, will . i . am, and Jennifer Hudson on the song “#SING4LIFE”. YOSHIKI is currently composing music for xXx 4, the next film in the Hollywood blockbuster franchise starring Vin Diesel, and other soon-to-be-announced TV and film projects. 

ST. VINCENT website http://ilovestvincent.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/st_vincent

YOSHIKI website: https://www.yoshiki.net
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yoshikiofficial

Images:
https://ysk.box.com/s/5vi3eht0qwua11n1k6gcfsn2y6tn7t8c


BECK
Presents

HYPERSPACE: A.I. EXPLORATION
A Visual Album Experience

Historic Collaboration Between Explorers of Sound and Space

“ I THINK EACH SONG IS KIND OF A DIFFERENT WAY THAT DIFFERENT PEOPLE ‘HYPERSPACE’ – WE ESCAPE FROM THE REALITY THAT WE’RE ALL DEALING WITH.” – BECK

Given that ROLLING STONE’s 4-star review of Beck’s Hyperspace (Capitol Records) likened his voice to “David Bowie’s Major Tom checking in from distant orbit,” it’s purely logical that the seven-time GRAMMY-winner’s next collaboration would be with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in southern California.

With the release of Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration, Beck takes the universally acclaimed album to new frontiers via an interstellar journey combining publicly available NASA mission images, curated with assistance from NASA JPL, visualizations, animations and data with revolutionary Artificial Intelligence tech. The result is the creation of new worlds borne from NASA missions, each soundtracked by Beck’s songs: actual Hyperspaces. 

The realization of these Hyperspaces was executed by A.I. architects and directors OSK, who asked “How would artificial intelligence imagine our universe?” In finding the answer, OSK created a unique A.I. utilizing computer vision, machine learning and Generative Adversarial neural Networks (GAN) to learn from NASA’s vast archives. After training on hundreds of thousands of images, videos and data points from NASA’s space exploration research and missions, the Hyperspace A.I. then began creating its own visions of our universe.

The resulting visual album merges science and art, taking us on a journey across space, time, and beyond – all scored by the otherworldly music of Beck’s Hyperspace. Actual NASA expeditions and data are transformed into vivid new universes “imagined” by an emerging new kind of creative intelligence.  

The Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration Visual Album Experience track listing including corresponding NASA destinations is as follows:
 
Hyperlife | Landsat 8, International Space Station
Uneventful Days | Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Apollo 12
Saw Lightning | Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Curiosity Rover, Viking 1 Orbiter
Die Waiting | Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Chemical | Cassini-Huygens
See Through | Juno
Hyperspace | Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
Stratosphere | Spitzer Space Telescope
Dark Places | Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Star | Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Swift, Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope
Everlasting Nothing | Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
 
+ visualizers for bonus tracks ‘I Am The Cosmos (42420)’ and ‘Dark Places (Soundscape) using A.I. footage trained on NASA black hole and star data.
 
In addition to taking his 14th album beyond the confines of the atmosphere, Beck ventures further into these songs’ innerspace via a limited edition vinyl LP release of Hyperspace. Due out December 4, Hyperspace (2020) features two previously unreleased songs ‘Dark Places (Soundscape)’ and a bonus solo acoustic version of Chris Bell’s ‘I Am The Cosmos (42420)’ recorded at home in April of 2020, plus brand new 2020 mixes of ‘Star’, ‘Hyperspace’, ‘See Through’ and ‘Die Waiting’. The vinyl is a limited edition 12” with holographic jacket, and also includes a 24-page booklet with AI images & NASA data for each track, limited to 5000 copies. The Hyperspace special edition LP adds new dimensions to the Beck album PEOPLE magazine called “his best in a decade.”

About OSK
Founded by artists Jon Ray and Isabelle Albuquerque, Osk operates at the convergence of art and emerging technologies, generating new questions, practices and collaborative models for making cultural and personal works. Along with projects ranging from print publications to films to virtual reality, Osk is developing creative artificial intelligences to explore the potentials of collaboration between human and non-human perspectives – and to evolve new forms.


Metallica’s First Show of 2020

All-New Encore Drive-In Nights Show August 29

One Night Only at Drive-In Theaters Across North America

Four Digital Downloads of S&M2 Album Included With Each Ticket Purchase

Ticket Info Available at http://ticketmaster.com/encore-metallica

Metallica has confirmed its return to the stage for the first time since the September 2019 S&M2 concerts that opened Chase Center in San Francisco. Metallica will be the first rock band to be featured in the Encore Drive-In Nights series, with a full set showing August 29 at hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada. The show will be shot specially for the Encore Drive-In Nights Series at a location near the band’s Northern California headquarters and will subsequently be edited and mixed by Metallica’s award winning production team to the highest standards possible.  The concert, the band’s first show in nearly a year, will feature material from throughout their near four decade career and provide Metallica fans with an intimate, unique and truly memorable concert experience.

Pre-sale tickets, available exclusively to Metallica’s Fifth Member fan club, will go on sale on August 12 at https://www.ticketmaster.com/encore-metallica. General on-sale will begin on August 14. Every ticket purchase — which admits one carload of up to six people — will include four digital downloads of Metallica’s S&M2, the long awaited album documenting the two historic concerts that reunited the band and San Francisco Symphony for the first time in 20 years. S&M2 will be released August 28 on the band’s own Blackened Recordings.

The Metallica show is part of the Encore Drive-In Nights series, which is presented by leading event production company Encore Live. Since June, Encore Live has partnered with drive-in theaters across the country to provide world-class entertainment in a safe, creative way. For more information and to see if a venue near you is presenting the show, visit encorenights.com or call your local theater. In addition to Metallica, Three Days Grace, will also serve as the official Encore Drive-In Nights opening act for the August 29 show.

Drive-in theaters hosting the concert will adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended guidelines as well as all state and local health mandates. Staff will wear personal protective equipment and enforce at least six feet of space between cars. The series will also use contactless payment and ticketing systems and limit capacity in restrooms. Guidelines around concessions will be enforced to abide by individual state regulations. For a full list of procedures that the Encore Drive-In Nights is employing to keep fans and staff safe, visit encorenights.com.

Unlike traditional concert tickets that are bought for one fan’s individual admission, each purchase for Encore Drive-In Nights’ concerts will admit one carload of fans. That means up to six people can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime show for one price. Additional information about Encore Drive-In Nights can be found at https://www.ticketmaster.com/encoredriveinnights.


Song Machine
Season 1 Episode 5

PAC-MAN’
ft ScHoolboy Q


WATCH NOW!

FOLLOW SONG MACHINE HERE 

I’m a mad pac-man
Living in levelled world
Everywhere I go
I don’t know where I am

Watch
Listen

PAC-MAN is the fifth episode of Song Machine from Gorillaz. An audio-visual delight bursting with nostalgic sounds and sights, the track features the multiple Grammy-nominated American rapper ScHoolboy Q

Produced by Prince PaulRemi Kabaka Jr. and Gorillaz and recorded in London just before lockdown, PAC-MAN ft ScHoolboy Q comes on the 40th anniversary of the much-loved iconic game.  

The video for PAC-MAN sees the virtual band feel the effects of an arcade game machine procured for Kong Studios by Gorillaz bassist Murdoc Niccals in mysterious circumstances, resulting in some unexpected cartoon visitors. Watch NOW!   

Watch Episode 1 – Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves – here
Watch Episode 2 – Désolé ft Fatoumata Diawara – here
Watch Episode 3 – Aries ft Peter Hook and Georgia – here.
Watch Episode 4 – Friday 13th ft Octavian – here.

Follow Song Machine here to catch Machine Bitez – bite sized conversation between cartoon band members and collaborators, overheard in Kong Studios.  

www.gorillaz.com

Notes to Editors:

About Gorillaz:
Gorillaz are once again disrupting the paradigm and breaking convention in their round the back door fashion with Song Machine, the newest concept from one of the most inventive bands around. Song Machine – the cartoon music contraption which spits out brand new episodes fresh from the studio, as and when they happen – will see Gorillaz joined by an exciting and ever-evolving roster of as yet unannounced collaborators captured live in Kong Studios alongside the world’s most successful virtual band*. The cameras are rolling 24/7, the fourth wall is broken, the kettle is on, the chaos is real, the door is open… What’s coming next? Stay tuned. 

Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.

* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

About PAC-MAN:
Born on May 22, 1980, PAC-MAN immediately rose to meteoric popularity, first in video game arcades, then on the pop culture stage and through an array of branding and entertainment appearances throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. With a brand recognition rate of 90% around the world, PAC-MAN’s image and brand continues to be one of the most beloved and recognized on the planet.  

To learn more about PAC-MAN’S 40th Anniversary celebrations, please visit:  https://www.pacman.com/en/. You can also follow PAC-MAN on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pacman/, on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/officialpacman?lang=en, or on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/officialpacman/?hl=en.

PAC-MAN™&©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.


PAUL McCARTNEY

BEAUTIFUL NIGHT EP RELEASED TODAY
LISTEN HERE

NEWLY REMASTERED ‘BEAUTIFUL NIGHT’ MUSIC VIDEO
WATCH HERE

SET TO FEATURE ON THE FLAMING PIE ARCHIVE COLLECTION

LIMITED NUMBERED DELUXE EDITIONS TO INCLUDE REMASTERED ORIGINAL ALBUM, BONUS TRACKS, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL, EXCLUSIVE BOOKS, PHOTOS, ARTWORK, & MUCH MORE

TO BE RELEASED JULY 31 VIA MPL/CAPITOL/UMe

Paul McCartney today releases the ‘Beautiful Night’ EP as part of the forthcoming re-release of his acclaimed 1997 album, ‘Flaming Pie’. Due for release on July 31st, ‘Flaming Pie’ marks the thirteenth installment in Paul’s GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection.

The EP recreates the original 1997 ‘Beautiful Night’ maxi single, featuring the remastered Flaming Pie single, ‘Beautiful Night’, a 1995 demo of the song, an alternate ‘Run Through’ recording, and ‘Oobu Joobu Part 5’ – a medley of Beautiful Night-themed chat, alternate mixes and interview recordings of Paul and Ringo Starr speaking about the song.A newly remastered music video for Beautiful Night, originally filmed in 1997, is also released today. Watch HERE.

Beautiful Night marks one of the first collaborations between Paul and Ringo Starr since The Beatles. Speaking of his memories of that time, Paul said:

“I’d been saying to Ringo for years that it’d be great to do something, because we’d never really done that much work together outside The Beatles. One night Jeff Lynne suggested, “why don’t you get Ringo in?” and I said, “OK!” It just sort of happened.

I had this song Beautiful Night which I’d written quite a few years ago. I’d always liked it but I felt I didn’t quite have the right version of it.

So I got this song out for when Ringo was coming in, and right away it was just like the old days.”

Originally released May 5, 1997, Flaming Pie ended a four-year gap between McCartney studio albums. Recorded largely in the wake of Paul’s involvement in the curation and release of The Beatles Anthology series, Flaming Pie was shaped and inspired by that experience, with Paul remarking at the time “(The Beatles Anthology) reminded me of The Beatles’ standards and the standards that we reached with the songs. So in a way it was a refresher course that set the framework for this album.” 

Produced by Paul, Jeff Lynne and George Martin and featuring a supporting cast of family and friends including Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, Linda McCartney and son James, Flaming Pie is equal parts a masterclass in songcraft and a sustained burst of joyful spontaneity. With highlights ranging from the uplifting and inspirational opener ‘The Song We Were Singing’ to the raucous title track (named for a quote from an early John Lennon interview on the origin of The Beatles’ name: “It came in a vision – a man appeared on a flaming pie and said unto them, ‘from this day on you are Beatles with an A.’”) to the pensive ‘Calico Skies,’ and featuring singles ‘Young Boy,’ ‘The World Tonight’ and ‘Beautiful Night,’ Flaming Pie would represent yet another pinnacle in Paul’s solo catalogue: Released to rapturous reviews, the album would be Paul’s most commercially successful release of the ‘90s, achieving his highest chart positions since the ‘80s and would receive gold certifications in the US, UK, Japan and more.

Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions. Pre-orders are available HERE.


‘Beautiful Night’ EP Tracklisting

  1. Beautiful Night (Main Album – Remastered)
  2. Beautiful Night (1995 Demo)                                 
  3. Beautiful Night (Run Through)                               
  4. Oobu Joobu Part 5:

1. And Now (Jingle)
2. Oobu Joobu Main Theme
3. Beautiful Night Chat
4. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Chat About ‘Beautiful Night’
5. Ringo Starr Chat
6. Beautiful Night (Flaming Pie Mix)
7. Beautiful Night (Original Version)
8. Goodbyes
9. Oobu Joobu Main Theme


METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M2

LIVE ALBUM AND VIDEO DOCUMENTING SEPTEMBER 6 & 8 SHOWS AT SAN FRANCISCO’S CHASE CENTER 

TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 28, WITH PREORDERS BEGINNING TODAY

VIEW THE NEW S&M2 TRAILER HERE

Metallica and San Francisco Symphony’s September 6 & 8, 2019 S&M2 concerts were historic on multiple levels: They served as the grand opening of San Francisco’s Chase Center, reunited the band and Symphony for the first time since the 1999 performances captured on the Grammy-winning S&M album, and featured the first-ever symphonic renditions of songs written and released since those original S&M shows.

The sold out shows were rapturously received by the 40,000 fans who traveled from nearly 70 countries, as well as the media: Rolling Stone raved “the group proved that anything was possible,”Variety noted an atmosphere “buzzing with excitement,” while the Mercury News witnessed “a concert that fans will be talking about for decades to come,” and Consequence of Sound hailed “a true celebration of Metallica and their musical prowess.” 

On August 28, S&M2 comes to life once more with the release of Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2. S&M2 will be available in a staggering array of formats, ranging from a digital album on all leading streaming outlets, to 4LP vinyl, 2CD, DVD and Blu-ray versions, to a limited edition color vinyl 4LP + 2CD + Blu-ray Deluxe Box featuring sheet music, guitar picks, poster and more, all the way up to a Metallica.com exclusive Super Deluxe Box, limited to 500 copies, each featuring actual sheet music used by the Symphony during the shows and hand-signed by all four band members (in addition to including everything in the Deluxe Box). With this long-awaited Blackened Recordings release, S&M2 can be fully experienced by others beyond those who squeezed into the Chase Center over those two unforgettable evenings. 

S&M2 is a landmark release in the Metallica catalogue, both sonically and visually. Produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the S&M2 live album captures more than two and a half hours of James, Lars, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo joining forces with the nearly 80-strong SF Symphony, legendary Music Director of the orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, and conductor Edwin Outwater. The concert film is a brand-new edit done by Joe Hutching (Through The Never) and both the audio and visuals have been taken to the next level from the October 2019 theatrical version that played in over 3,700 cinemas worldwide 

S&M2 is available for pre-order now, preceded by the S&M2 versions of “All Within My Hands” and “Nothing Else Matters,” both now available across digital platforms. See below for track listing and detailed list of configurations, and stay tuned to metallica.com/sm2 for further information.

METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M2

Configurations:
– Deluxe Box (limited edition 4LP color vinyl, exclusive photobook, 2CDs, Blu-ray, sheet music, five guitar picks, poster, download card) 
– Super Deluxe Box (all of the above + original sheet music signed by the band. Limited to 500 via Metallica.com)
– Black 4LP set w/photobook and download card
– Color 4LP set w/photobook and download card (exclusive to indie retail + Metallica.com)
– 2CD set w/36-page booklet
– 2CD/Blu-ray set w/36-page booklet
– 2CD/DVD set w/36-page booklet
– Blu-Ray
– DVD
– Digital Album
– Digital Movie 

Track Listings:

LP 1 / SIDE ONE
     1 The Ecstasy of Gold
     2 The Call of Ktulu
     3 For Whom the Bell Tolls
 LP 1 / SIDE TWO
     1 The Day that Never Comes
     2 The Memory Remains
     3 Confusion
LP 2 / SIDE THREE
     1 Moth Into Flame
     2 The Outlaw Torn
LP 2 / SIDE FOUR
     1 No Leaf Clover
     2 Halo on Fire
   LP 3 / SIDE FIVE
     1 Intro to Scythian Suite
     2 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God and the Dance of the Dark Spirits 
     3 Intro to The Iron Foundry
     4 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19
     5 The Unforgiven III
LP 3 / SIDE SIX
     1 All Within My Hands
     2 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth
     3 Wherever I May Roam
LP 4 / SIDE SEVEN 
     1 One
     2 Master of Puppets
LP 4 / SIDE EIGHT
     1 Nothing Else Matters
     2 Enter Sandman

   CD 1  
     1 The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
     2 The Call of Ktulu (Live)
     3 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
     4 The Day That Never Comes (Live)
     5 The Memory Remains (Live)
     6 Confusion (Live)
     7 Moth Into Flame (Live)
     8 The Outlaw Torn (Live)
     9 No Leaf Clover (Live)
     10 Halo on Fire (Live)
 
     CD 2 

     1 Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
     2 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
     3 Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
     4 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
     5 The Unforgiven III (Live)
     6 All Within My Hands (Live)
     7 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
     8 Wherever I May Roam (Live)
     9 One (Live)
     10 Master of Puppets (Live)
     11 Nothing Else Matters (Live)
     12 Enter Sandman (Live)

DVD / BLU-RAY  
     1 Menu (features “Moth Into Flame”)
     2 Intro (features “Wherever I May Roam” and “All Within My Hands”)
     3 The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
     4 The Call of Ktulu (Live)
     5 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
     6 The Day That Never Comes (Live)
     7 The Memory Remains (Live)
     8 Confusion (Live)
     9 Moth Into Flame (Live)
     10 The Outlaw Torn (Live)
     11 No Leaf Clover (Live)
     12 Halo on Fire (Live)
     13 Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
     14 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
     15 Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
     16 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
     17 The Unforgiven III (Live)
     18 All Within My Hands (Live)
     19 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
     20 Wherever I May Roam (Live)
     21 One (Live)
     22 Master of Puppets (Live)
     23 Nothing Else Matters (Live)
     23 Enter Sandman (Live)
     24 Credits
     25 Behind the Scenes: Making of the Show
     26 All Within My Hands Promo

DIGITAL FILM
     1 Intro (features “Wherever I May Roam” and “All Within My Hands”)
     2 The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
     3 The Call of Ktulu (Live)
     4 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
     5 The Day That Never Comes (Live)
     6 The Memory Remains (Live)
     7 Confusion (Live)
     8 Moth Into Flame (Live)
     9 The Outlaw Torn (Live)
     10 No Leaf Clover (Live)
     11 Halo on Fire (Live)
     12 Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
     13 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
     14 Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
     15 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
     16 The Unforgiven III (Live)
     17 All Within My Hands (Live)
     18 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
     19 Wherever I May Roam (Live)
     20 One (Live)
     21 Master of Puppets (Live)
     22 Nothing Else Matters (Live)
     23 Enter Sandman (Live)
     24 Credits


IDIOT PRAYER

NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE 

Global Streaming Event
Thursday 23 July

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:
https://nickcave.lnk.to/idiotprayertrailerPR

IDIOT PRAYER: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace – Nick Cave performs solo at the piano in a film shot this June, at the iconic London venue. Join the global live streaming event on 23 July 2020.

“Idiot Prayer’ evolved from my ‘Conversations With…’ events, performed over the last year or so. I loved playing deconstructed versions of my songs at these shows, distilling them to their essential forms—with an emphasis on the delivery of the words. I felt I was rediscovering the songs all over again, and started to think about going into a studio and recording these reimagined versions at some stage—whenever I could find the time.

Then, of course, the world went into lockdown. The Bad Seeds’ global 2020 tour was postponed. Studios shut down. Venues shut down. And the world fell into an eerie, self-reflective silence.

It was within this silence that I began to think about the idea of not only recording the songs, but also filming them – and so we started to assemble a small team, including the great cinematographer, Robbie Ryan, sound man, Dom Monks, and editor, Nick Emerson, with the intention to film as soon as it became feasible to get back to business in some way.

Meanwhile, I sat at home working out how to play more songs in the ‘Conversations’ format—new songs and songs from the Ghosteen album, Grinderman songs and early Bad Seeds stuff, and everything in between.

We worked with the team at Alexandra Palace – a venue I have played and love – on securing a date to film just as soon as they were allowed to re-open the building to us. We had an amazing production team and crew, and what they did within this extraordinary situation was a marvel. Surrounded by Covid officers with tape measures and thermometers, masked-up gaffers and camera operators, nervous looking technicians and buckets of hand gel, together we created something very strange and very beautiful that spoke into this uncertain moment, but was in no way bowed by it.

‘Idiot Prayer’ serves as the final film in a trilogy— along with ’20,000 Days on Earth’ and ‘One More Time with Feeling’—and is its luminous and heartfelt climax. ‘Idiot Prayer’ is a prayer into the void—alone at Alexander Palace. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.”

Nick Cave

In this very special show, audiences around the world will see Cave play his songs in a rarely seen stripped back form. From early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen, Cave will perform over 20 songs from his extensive catalogue. 

The performance was filmed by award-winning Cinematographer Robbie Ryan (The Favourite, Marriage Story, American Honey) in Alexandra Palace’s stunning West Hall. It was edited by Nick Emerson (Lady Macbeth, Emma, Greta). 

Tickets are now on sale to view the film online, which will be streamed at three times globally: 

Australia & Asia: 8pm AEST
UK & Europe: 8pm BST / 9pm CEST
North & South America: 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT

For tickets and information on your local time visit DICE.

Important information:

• The film will be streamed as a live experience, and will not be available to view online following the event.

• Please note during the event you will not be able to pause, rewind or fast forward the stream.

• The streams will not be restricted to the territories above, these are indicators to help determine which time zone is best for viewers.
• Run time: Approx 1 hr 30

On Nick Cave live:

‘His singing is also extraordinary in this intimate setting…takes your breath away.’ – The Guardian

‘One of the greatest living performers’ – Brooklyn Vegan

‘The greatest living songwriter’ – NME

‘Part rock god, part therapist, part poet, part spokesperson for rock… a brilliant showman, one of the best in music right now…’ – Forbes

‘Cave, one of the all-time-great performers, can bring any setting into his hypnotic orbit’ – Consequence of Sound

nickcave.com
 

Crew Credits: 

Cinematographer Robbie Ryan 
Sound Recording and Production, Sound Mix Dom Monks 
Editor Nick Emerson 
Creative Director Susie Cave 
Producer Peter Knowles 
Production Company Ros & Lawrence 
Executive Producers Fiona Crombie & Alice Babidge 
Production Manager Peter Arboine 
1st Assistant Director James Sharpe & Clara Paris 
Runner Ayokunle Delano 
Camera Operator Deepa Keshvala 
Focus Puller Lami Okrekson 
Clapper Loader Connor Travis-Hunter 
Clapper Loader Jomar O’Meally 
Camera trainee Esther Edusi 
Key Grip Andy Woodcock 
Dolly Grip Ian Ogden 
Crane Grip Charlie Wall 
Crane Technician Christian Maguire 
Remote Head Technician George Powell 
DIT Ash Daniyan 
Gaffer Andy Cole 
Desk Operator Candy Jackson 
Master Rigger Jerome Rosling 
Standby Art Director Dan Bryant 
Additional Engineering Robin Baynton 
Post Production Black Kite Studios 
Colourist George K 
Post Production Producers Julie Evans & Tamara Mennell