The Latest

Upcoming Releases:

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

PAUL MCCARTNEY: McCartney III (Capitol Records) 12/18/20

FOO FIGHTERS: Medicine at Midnight (Roswell Records/RCA Records) 02/05/21

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FOO FIGHTERS 
CELEBRATE DAVE GROHL’S BIRTHDAY WITH “WAITING ON A WAR” 
THIRD ADVANCE TRACK FROM MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT 

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT http://foofighters.co/MAM
 
Don’t Miss Foo Fighters on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Tonight

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

Hot on the heels of “No Son of Mine,” Foo Fighters unleash another dose of Medicine at Midnight in the form of “Waiting on a War.” In stark contrast to the bludgeoning “final f*ck you to 2020” (UPROXX) of its predecessor, “Waiting on a War” is a sprawling melodic opus that gradually builds to a patented FF rave-up.

If “Waiting on a War” seems to have an especially emotional heft to its lyrics, well, that’s because it does. Dave Grohl recounts the personal anecdote that inspired the song:

Last fall, as I was driving my daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, “Daddy, is there going to be a war?” My heart sank as I realized that she was now living under the same dark cloud that I had felt 40 years ago. 
 
I wrote “Waiting on a War” that day.
 
Everyday waiting for the sky to fall. Is there more to this than that? Is there more to this than just waiting on a war? Because I need more. We all do. 
 
This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does. 


Celebrate Grohl’s birthday tonight, January 14, with Foo Fighters’ network TV debut performance of “Waiting on a War” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Medicine at Midnight (out February 5th on Roswell Records/RCA Records) is produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent, and packs the following nine songs into a tight-ass 37 minutes:

      Making a Fire
      Shame Shame
      Cloudspotter
      Waiting on a War
      Medicine at Midnight
      No Son of Mine
      Holding Poison
      Chasing Birds
      Love Dies Young

Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Rami Jaffee.


HAPPY FOO YEAR:
“NO SON OF MINE”

SECOND TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING 10th ALBUM OUT NOW

MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT http://foofighters.co/MAM

Foo Fighters are ringing in 2021—literally—with the ear-ringing new “No Son of Mine.”  The second track to be revealed from the band’s forthcoming 10th album Medicine at Midnight (out February 5th on Roswell Records/RCA Records), “No Son of Mine” is now available to stream or download, or as an instant grat track with pre-orders placed at foofighters.co/MAM

“No Son of Mine” ignites the second half of Medicine at Midnight with a lightning strike of a riFF that builds into the album’s most full-on barnstormer. Replete with nods to familiar FF influences from Queen’s “Stone Cold Crazy” to Ace of Spades/Iron Fist-era Motörhead to Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All, “No Son of Mine” features a streamlined, minimalist chassis of searing Grohl, Smear and Shiflett licks atop a steel-trap-tight Hawkins/Mendel rhythmic frame.

“This is the kind of song that just resides in all of us and if it makes sense at the time, we let it out,” Grohl explains, adding, “Lyrically it’s meant to poke at the hypocrisy of self righteous leaders, people that are guilty of committing the crimes they’re supposedly against…”

Medicine at Midnight is produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent, and packs the following nine songs into a tight-ass 37 minutes:

      Making a Fire
      Shame Shame
      Cloudspotter
      Waiting on a War
      Medicine at Midnight
      No Son of Mine
      Holding Poison
      Chasing Birds
      Love Dies Young

Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Rami Jaffee.


McCartney III
OUT TODAY—DECEMBER 18
https://paulmccartney.lnk.to/McCartney3PR

“FIND MY WAY” VIDEO LIVE NOW
https://paulmccartney.lnk.to/FindMyWayofficialvidPR

YouTube Originals’ RELEASED Paul in conversation with Chris Rock
https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/YouTubeReleasedPR

“…there’s something incredibly ‘Paul’ about McCartney’s approach to the pandemic album: cheery, resilient, forever looking forward. It’s a reminder of one of the Beatles’ most powerful messages to baby boomers: life gets better. It’s getting better all the time.” — THE NEW YORKER

“…a laid-back gem” — ROLLING STONE

“…a spectacular return to form… his musical chops are as exquisite and profound as virtually anyone’s. Ever.” — SALON

“…striking melodies and deft arrangements… displays a still vibrant compositional flair.” — THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The wait is finally over: Paul McCartney’s overwhelmingly anticipated all-new, all-Paul album McCartney III has been released in its full streaming, CD, and rainbow of vinyl glory as of today December 18, 2020 via Capitol Records. 

Paul’s first new album since 2018’s #1 charting Egypt StationMcCartney III is a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work in the tradition of 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II. Recorded earlier this year during “Rockdown” in Sussex, McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. atop that foundation. The process first sparked when Paul returned to an unreleased track from the early 90s, “When Winter Comes” (recorded with George Martin). Paul crafted a new passage for the song, giving rise to album opener “Long Tailed Winter Bird”—while “When Winter Comes,” featuring its new 2020 intro “Winter Bird,” became the new album’s grand finale.

The newest and most in depth look at the McCartney III creative process surfaced this week in the form of the “Find My Way” video  Directed by Roman Coppola, the shoot utilized no less than 46 cameras to capture Paul on every instrument and from every angle, resulting in an unprecedented and intimate glimpse into Paul creating and performing a McCartney III highlight. 

For more McCartney III, check out Spotify’s McCartney III enhanced album experience featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes video clips and commentary (https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/SpotifyEnhancedPR), Amazon Music’s murals in 12 cities globally featuring sheet music from the album and interpretations from musicians & artists around the world (https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/12DaysOfPaulPR), and On Monday, 12/21 at 9:00 AM PST Paul will join Apple Music’s Zane Lowe for an in-depth conversation about ‘McCartney III’. Tune in at apple.co/Zane.Just as McCartney’s classic 1970 solo debut marked Paul’s return to basics in the wake of the biggest band break-up in musical history, and the 1980 avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II rose from the ashes of Wings, McCartney III finds Paul back on his own, turning unexpected circumstances into a personal snapshot of a timeless artist at a unique point in history.


GORILLAZ

SALUTE 2020 WITH THREE MASSIVE LIVE SHOWS

AND THE EPIC SONG MACHINE SEASON ONE FINALE

‘THE LOST CHORD ft Leee John’
COMING ON CHRISTMAS EVE

WATCH TRAILER HERE

“Damon Albarn and his mob shine in this virtual rave.”  – 4/5 stars, THE TIMES

“The bonkers virtual extravaganza was the perfect home for Damon Albarn’s animated band and their roster of glitzy special guests.”  – 4/5 stars, THE TELEGRAPH

“Virtual party is like a AAA pass to the glitziest celebrity shindig”  – 4/5 stars, NME

“A blistering live set live from Kong with an all-star cast + a career spanning setlist”  – Gigwise

“a magnificent event… the lengths to which Albarn, Hewlett, and company went to embody the band’s entire aesthetic (sound, look, and feel) was breathtaking.” —CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“… one of the best albums of the year, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez, the perfectly titled soundtrack for 2020 — sounded even more perfect live… this was a transporting experience.” —YAHOO ENTERTAINMENT

2020 that’s a wrap… Gorillaz closed out a year that no one will forget with three massive live shows beamed around the world from the basement of Kong Studios. Song Machine Live From Kong saw viewers in excess of 1 Million in 120 countries, from Albania to Vietnam by way of the Faroe Islands, tune in to join Damon Albarn and a 14 piece live band, with 2DNoodleMurdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs, plus special guests including Kano, slowthai, Leee John, Matt Berry, Sweetie Irie, Slaves (Isaac & Laurie), Georgia and Peter Hook all live in the room, and virtually by BeckFatoumata DiawaraElton JohnJPEGMAFIAScHoolboy Q and 6Black. The full-scale production brought together a 180-strong Gorillaz family of artists, musicians and crew joining a COVID-compliant bubble to deliver a live experience like no other. Available to View On Demand here

On Christmas Eve, the band will release the epic Season One finale episode of Song Machine, The Lost Chord (ft. Leee John), with another brand new video from Jamie Hewlett, a glorious homage to Cinecolor which sees our band of survivors 2DMurdoc NiccalsRussel Hobbs and Noodle make a return visit to Plastic Beach because, as 2D sings “At this time of year I’m always in need of the silent waves…”. Watch here. Gorillaz started the year with the first episode of Song Machine, ‘Momentary Bliss’ (ft. slowthai and Slaves), released on 30th January and they haven’t stopped since… Here are the highlights:

17 New Songs
24 Collaborations with Featured Artists
1 New Album
9 Episodes of Song Machine
1 x 8-bit Aries Driving Game
18 Machine Bitez
3 Live Streamed Concerts
1 x 210+ page Annual
4 new Vinyl Figures
13 Lyric Videos
8 Art Prints
1 range of Hot Sauce by Russel Hobbs
1 Song Machine Radio Series with Apple Music (x4 episodes)
1 animated Elton John
2 Lockdown Performances
1 Gorillaz Christmas Pazuzu Jumper
Plus a whole range of Gorillaz gear
And much more…

2021, get ready… the band will be back on the road with the SONG MACHINE TOUR with shows scheduled for KölnBerlin and Luxembourg next summer, plus a massive homecoming show at The O2, London on 11th August 2021. Ticket info here. Out now and twenty years in the making, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is the very first annual by Gorillaz, in partnership with the renowned Z2 Comics. Inspired by the great British tradition of the hardback annual, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is a full color, one-of-a-kind, fun-packed, 120+ page, sideways homage to two glorious decades of Gorillaz. Jammed with exclusive new artwork, including the first ever strip to star 2DNoodleMurdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs; puzzles, games and more; plus a raft of special guest appearances from Gorillaz collaborators past and present, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is a compendium of delights which finally puts the most real band around on the printed page. Order here.

Download high res press shot here: https://we.tl/t-S2oukgYXYp

Praise for Song Machine:

“…a fluent, brilliant whole”  – THE GUARDIAN“Song Machine… is the most cohesive Gorillaz album since Demon Dayz… sparkling with energy and invention…”  – 4/5 stars – MOJO

FURTHER INFORMATION:

SONG MACHINE TOUR 2021 – full itinerary:

2021
16 June – KÖLN, Germany – Tanzbrunnen
18 June – BERLIN, Germany –Parkbühne Wuhlheide
1 July – LUXEMBOURG – Rockhal
11 August – LONDON, UK – The O2

For tickets and information, visit www.gorillaz.com/tour

Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez:
The ongoing and ever-evolving process resulted in an expansive 17-track collection featuring Beck, Elton John, Fatoumata Diawara, Georgia, Kano, Leee John, Octavian, Peter Hook, Robert Smith, Roxani Arias, ScHoolboy Q, Slaves, Slowthai, St Vincent and 6LACK, CHAI, EARTHGANG, Goldlink, Joan As Police Woman, JPEGMAFIA, Moonchild Sanelly, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Skepta and of course Tony Allen captured live in Kong Studios and beyond.

Watch Momentary Bliss (ft. slowthai and Slaves) – here
Watch Désolé (ft. Fatoumata Diawara) – here
Watch Aries (ft. Peter Hook and Georgia) – here
Watch Friday 13th (ft. Octavian) – here
Watch Pac-Man (ft. Schoolboy Q) – here
Watch Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith) – here 
Watch The Pink Phantom (ft. Elton John & 6LACK) – here

Available 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. Order here. 

www.gorillaz.com

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.

BY David Bowie and Enda Walsh
DIRECTED BY Ivo van Hove
INSPIRED BY THE NOVEL The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Tevis

Exclusive Premiere Streaming on Dice.fm

Friday 8 January, 7pm – David Bowie’s birthday
Saturday 9 January, 7pm
Sunday 10 January, 3pm – fifth anniversary of David Bowie’s death

Tickets from £16
Dice.fm

“WILD, FANTASTICAL, EYE-POPPING. A SURREALISTIC TOUR DE FORCE.” – Rolling Stone

To remember David Bowie on his birthday and to mark the fifth anniversary of his untimely death, producers Robert Fox and RZO Entertainment Inc are exclusively releasing the stream of the London production of Lazarus, captured live on stage. The streaming will be available for three performances only. This will be the UK premiere of the filmed version of this remarkable show.

Lazarus includes songs from Bowie’s iconic catalogue as well as new songs written for the stage including the title song, Lazarus.

Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, by Walter Tevis (“The Queen’s Gambit”) Lazarus focuses on Thomas Newton, as he remains still on Earth – a ‘man’ unable to die, his head soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love. We follow Newton during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul – might finally set him free.

Michael C Hall (“Dexter”, “Six Feet Under”) stars as Newton, the character famously portrayed by David Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation of The Man Who Fell To Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg. Lazarus co-stars Sophia Anne Caruso (“Beetlejuice” on Broadway) and the production is directed by Ivo van Hove (“All About Eve”, “Network” and “A View From The Bridge”).

Lazarus opened at The New York Theatre Workshop in November 2015. The London production opened in November 2016 where it played a sold out run.

This live-streamed event will be available for three performances only in multiple time zones (GMT, AEDT, EST, PST, CST) from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 January 2021.

The Lazarus Cast Album is available on ISO / Columbia Records


Three fully live mixed-reality shows on 12th & 13 December

14-Piece Live Band Plus A Stellar Line Up of Song Machine Collaborators

WATCH TRAILER HERE

For full ticket and viewing information, see WWW.GORILLAZLIVENOW.COM

The biggest virtual band on the planet will make a live return this weekend with three separate fully live shows performed from the basement of Kong Studios on the 12th and 13th December.

Gorillaz Song Machine Live From Kong is a full scale production blending exciting real time performance with Jamie Hewlett’s unique animation. The Gorillaz 14-piece band, led by Damon Albarn with 2DNoodleMurdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs, will also be joined by some very special guests.

Song Machine Live From Kong features songs from Gorillaz’ acclaimed new album Song Machine Season One: Strange Timez, plus other Gorillaz favourites. You can watch from anywhere in the world and there is a show time to suit you. Taking us into the basement of Kong Studios, this is an immersive, one-of-a-kind, Gorillaz HQ lock-in.

The Gorillaz live band features Damon Albarn, Seye Adelekan (bass), Jesse Hackett (keys), Remi Kabaka (percussion), Femi Koleoso (drums), Mike Smith (Musical Director/ keys), Karl Vanden Bossche (percussion), Jeff Wootton (guitar), with Matt Allen, Rebecca Freckleton, Petra Luke, Michelle Ndegwa, Ade Omotayo and Angel Williams-Silvera on backing vocals.

Song Machine Live From Kong is a Gorillaz Production, produced by Eleven Mgmt in collaboration with Block 9 and Pulse Films.

Further Information

Where To Get Tickets:
Visit www.gorillazlivenow.com and pick the showtime that suits you best. Pick a package; a single show costs £15, watch all three with a round-the-world ticket for £30 or buy four tickets and share the joy with three friends in a virtual party room. Keep the confirmation email, as this has a link to the event, just click it when the time comes.

How To Watch:
Open your confirmation email, click the event link, sign in, sit back and enjoy. If prone to forgetting usernames and passwords, do this half an hour before in case you need to reset!

You can also go direct to www.live-now.com, sign in, click on Gorillaz Presents Song Machine Live on the homepage and wait for the event to begin.

Watch With Friends:
If you bought the digital party pack, share the event links from the confirmation email with your friends before the event to give them time to create a free account on LIVENow.

If you know people with tickets you can watch Song Machine Live From Kong with up to three of them too. In the event page, click ‘Start Room’ under the Watch Together icon. Follow the instructions to create a virtual hangout, click each ‘Invite Friend’ icon to get a unique link to your room and email over to the friends you want to watch with. Enable your cameras so you can see their expressions of joy as you watch Song Machine Live From Kong!

If Something Goes Wrong:
Even the best laid plans can come unstuck. Just drop the LIVENow team an email support@live-now.com

Stay Up To Date:
Fans can stay up-to-date on all things Song Machine Live From Kong by following LIVENow on InstagramFacebook and Twitter. Join the conversation using #SONGMACHINELIVE

About Gorillaz
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 LIVENow
LIVENow is home to the best live experiences bringing sports, concerts, workouts, stand-up comedy, inspirational speakers and more to screens around the world. Passionate about sharing events as they happen, LIVENow gives fans exclusive access to live-streams that can be enjoyed at home and with friends via group viewing option Watch Together.

Events broadcast by LIVENow include:Ellie Goulding’s Brightest Blue concert, live from the V&A in LondonOne World: Together At Home concert in support of the World Health Organisations Covid-19 relief effortsTop European football leagues including Serie C, La Liga and FA CupUSL regular seasonRegular matches from the Chinese Professional Baseball League in TaiwanUK Pro Tennis Series, Classic WeekFinancial Time’s Business of Football SummitLIVENow was founded by Leeds United chairman and founder of Aser Ventures, Andrea
Radrizzani.

About Anker
Anker Innovations is a global leader in charging technology and a developer of consumer products to support high-quality wireless audio, home security, entertainment, and smart appliances. This innovation is being led by its four key brands: Anker, Eufy, Nebula, and Soundcore. More information about Anker Innovations, its brands and products can be found at www.anker.com


JENNY LEWIS & SERENGETI UNVEIL SURPRISE COLLABORATION “UNBLU”

NEW SONG AND VIDEO OUT TODAY VIA LOVES WAY

Jenny Lewis and Chicago-based rapper Serengeti (aka David Cohn) have announced an unexpected gift just ahead of the holiday season: “Unblu” – available now via Jenny’s own label Loves Way, with an accompanying video directed by Jenny.

“Unblu” was produced by Jenny and Andrew Broder.

In a note to fans, Jenny and Serengeti recall their fortuitous meeting and how their collaboration flourished despite quarantine lockdown:

Jenny met Dave down a long hallway in a former Communist Media Center in East Berlin during the People Festival of 2018. Dave asked Jenny to sing on a song about Tom Selleck passing on the part of Indiana Jones. Can you imagine a world where Tom Selleck is Indiana Jones?

A fast friendship was born as they skulked about, cracking jokes and chatting about their mutual love for boxing.

Jenny threw a show for Dave at Dino’s in East Nashville when they returned from Europe. The bartenders said it was the best show they ever had. Jenny was among the 9 fans that attended and danced their asses off.

To cap the torrid evening, Dave said “J, I need 7 tracks! Just piano or guitar or whatever!” Jenny inquired if one would do? 

Then the world shut down and Jenny & Dave hunkered down in Los Angeles & Chicago, respectively. Jenny smoked weed every day and Dave stayed totally sober.

The result is five songs made on Jenny’s iPhone, for Dave. Beats, bass, drums, digital tanpura & topline, sent via text, ripe for Dave’s poetry. To accompany the music, Jenny made videos on her phone during the witching hours, editing while under the covers.

Then Jenny texted the tracks to another People alumnus–Andrew Broder in Minneapolis—who co-produced and mixed the songs, taking them from Garageband phone music to music that gently thumps you. Music to dance around your living room in a Day-Glo bathing suit to. Music to go bananas to while watching the news & Forensic Files on mute.

Thank you for reading this.

Enjoy, Jenny Lewis & Serengeti

P.S. It’s almost Christmas!


MCCARTNEY III

NEW RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 18
https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/McCartney3PR

New Album Trailer Live Now at https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/MC3trailer2PR

McCartney III — Songbook Available for Pre-order at https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/SongbookPreOrderPR

“Sentimental yet strong, a bit wistful, but as always, looking ahead.”— The AV CLUB

“McCartney returns to the pastorale sound of his early solo work for a laid-back gem… Like its two predecessors, it’s Macca at his most playful. He’s not sweating about being a legend, a genius, or a Beatle— just a family man kicking back in quarantine, writing a few songs to keep his juices flowing.”— ROLLING STONE

“With McCartney III, the Cute Beatle makes a spectacular return to form, produces one of his most compelling albums in decades, and reminds us that at age 78, his musical chops are as exquisite and profound as virtually anyone’s. Ever.”— SALON

Unforeseeable production delays have forced the release date of Paul McCartney’s all-new all-Paul album McCartney III to be moved back one week to December 18, 2020.

Paul’s first new album since 2018’s #1 charting Egypt StationMcCartney III is a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work in the tradition of 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II. Recorded earlier this year during “Rockdown” in Sussex, McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. atop that foundation. The process first sparked when Paul returned to an unreleased track from the early 90s, When Winter Comes (co-produced by George Martin). Paul crafted a new passage for the song, giving rise to album opener Long Tailed Winter Bird—while When Winter Comes, featuring its new 2020 intro Winter Bird, became the new album’s grand finale.

The newest advance taste of McCartney III surfaced today in the form of a brand new trailer featuring an excerpt of the album track “The Kiss of Venus.” To have a look and listen, go to https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/MC3trailer2PR

Additionally, pre-orders are now live for the McCartney III Songbook. Featuring piano/vocal/guitar arrangements for every song from McCartney III and including a McCartney III CD with every copy, McCartney III — Songbook can be pre-ordered now at https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/SongbookPreOrderPR

Just as McCartney’s classic 1970 solo debut marked Paul’s return to basics in the wake of the biggest band break-up in musical history, and the 1980 avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II rose from the ashes of Wings, McCartney III finds Paul back on his own, turning unexpected circumstances into a personal snapshot of a timeless artist at a unique point in history. The new album will be released by Capitol Records across digital platforms, on CD, and on LP manufactured by Third Man Pressing. Vinyl configurations will range from standard 180g to a Third Man Edition of 3,000 hand-numbered red vinyl copies, a U.S. indie retail exclusive pressing of 4,000 hand-numbered white vinyl LPs, and more.


NASTY LITTLE MAN – BEST OF 2020 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRAMMY-NOMINATED ARTISTS 

We here at nasty hope you are hanging in there safely and in good health as we humbly present our best of 2020 list:

New Albums

NICK CAVE: Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace (Bad Seed Ltd.)
EOB: Earth (Capitol Records)
GORILLAZ: Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez (Warner Records)
PAUL McCARTNEY: McCartney III (Capitol Records)
METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M2 (Blackened Recordings)
WOODKID: S16 (Caroline Records)

Reissues

PAUL MCCARTNEY: Flaming Pie (MPL/Capitol/UMe)
RAMMSTEIN: Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition – Remastered) (Vertigo/UMe)

Singles & Miscellaneous 

FOO FIGHTERS: “Shame Shame” (Roswell Records/RCA Records)
THE SHINS: “The Great Divide” (Aural Apothecary/Monotone Records)
METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M2 (concert film release)

And with the nominations for the 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards just revealed, we would like to congratulate our artists on the following nominations:

Best Alternative Music Album
“Hyperspace” — Beck

Best Music Video
“Goliath” — Woodkid — Yoann Lemoine, video director

Best Music Film
“Beastie Boys Story” — Beastie Boys — Spike Jonze, video director; Amanda Adelson, Jason Baum & Spike Jonze, video producers

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
“Hyperspace” — Drew Brown, Andrew Coleman, Shawn Everett, Serban Ghenea, David Greenbaum, Jaycen Joshua & Mike Larson, engineers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Beck)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
“Flaming Pie (Collector’s Edition)” — Linn Wie Andersen, Simon Earith, Paul McCartney & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney)

Best Recording Package
“Vols. 11 & 12” — Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors (Desert Sessions)


METALLICA
2020 HELPING HANDS CONCERT & AUCTION
RAISES MORE THAN $1.3 MILLION & COUNTING BENEFITTING ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION

STREAMING EVENT TICKET SALES EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 1
https://nugs.tv/assets/nugstv/metallica.html

Due to popular demand, Metallica’s Helping Hands 2020 streaming party benefitting the band’s All Within My Hands foundation has been extended. The live show may have ended, and the auction has closed, but there’s a little more time to catch this unique, worldwide concert event on demand. Ticket packages will be available to purchase until 11:59 PM PST on Giving Tuesday, December 1st at https://nugs.tv/assets/nugstv/metallica.html.

Metallica thanks all those who supported AWMH by watching, donating and participating in the online auction. Thanks to the fans and generous sponsors, Metallica’s first ever pay-per-view event live-streamed on November 14 has raised over $1.3 million thus far. Those funds will be used to work with partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges, along with supporting Covid and disaster relief efforts in the coming months.

All Within My Hands is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established in 2017 as a way for the Metallica family to give back to communities that have supported the band. Just this year, AWMH has donated $645,000 to COVID-19 related relief funds including Feeding America, Direct Relief, as well as to charities assisting those in the entertainment and hospitality industries suddenly without work. More recently the foundation donated $350,000 to aid those affected by the West Coast wildfires. Finally, the foundation’s Metallica Scholars Initiative is now in its second year, supported by a $1.5 million grant benefiting 15 community colleges across the country.

Metallica and All Within My Hands are committed to running an organization of the highest integrity where expenses are kept to a minimum and are paid for entirely by the band, the board, and friends who have worked with the band over many years and are excited to help in this mission. As always, 100% of proceeds from this years Helping Hands event—tickets, fees and auction items—will go directly to help those in need, with Metallica and the foundation covering all production costs and expenses.


FOO FIGHTERS
TIMES LIKE THOSE

JOIN THE FULL BAND ON A TRIP THROUGH SPACE, TIME & ROCK AT http://foofighters.co/TimesLikeThose

CHECK OUT “SHAME SHAME” PERFORMANCE ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT HERE

APPEARING ON AMAZON MUSIC’S HOLIDAY PLAYS DECEMBER 15

MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT OUT FEBRUARY 5, 2021 ON ROSWELL RECORDS/RCA RECORDS

See Foo Fighters as they’ve never been seen before, as all six members subject themselves to Times Like Those, a 25-year visual journey through the band’s most memorable moments onstage and off. Featuring merciless firsthand commentary, Times Like Those finds Foo Fighters making the most of their pandemic downtime, as they narrate a carousel of versions of the band and its individual members’ various versions of themselves over the years—some with different hair, some bigger, some smaller, some with different numbers of toes…

In other news, the band beamed into The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a November 19 performance of “Shame Shame,” the first single from its forthcoming 10th album Medicine at Midnight (Roswell Records/RCA Records), that can be seen hereMedicine at Midnight is due out February 5, 2021, and “Shame Shame” was released November 7, the same night the song made its live debut on Saturday Night Live—see that performance here foofighters.co/SNL

Additionally, it was announced today that Foo Fighters will be one of the global superstar acts keeping the spirit of the school holiday pageant virtually alive via Amazon Music’s Holiday Plays. On December 15, the guys will ring in the school concert season and spirit with an exclusive performance of something new, something festive, and a few everlong—sorry—evergreen numbers. Visit http://foofighters.co/AmzHoliday for details on how / where to watch and other info.

But before all that, kick back and spend 25 years packed into half an hour with Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee, and relive Times Like Those with them. You’re guaranteed to be impressed at their surprisingly intact memories of experiences on and off stage from 1995 to the present, from Seattle to Iceland, and numerous points on the globe and timeline between and beyond.


IDIOT PRAYER 

NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE  

Album Out Now – On Vinyl, CD & Streaming

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

‘Idiot Prayer is extraordinary, breathtakingly varied within its minimal format, and compelling throughout’  MOJO ***** 

‘one of our greatest, living, singer-songwriters’  Record Collector *****

‘The performance of a lifetime’  UNCUT 9/10 

‘Cave’s maximalist craft and charisma charge a minimalist occasion with magnetism and meaning’  Total Film *****  

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

Following the extraordinary response to the online streaming event in July, Nick Cave releases the album of the performance, Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace, out now 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.  

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 FavouriteMarriage Story, American Honey) in Alexandra Palace’s stunning West Hall. It was edited by Nick Emerson (Lady MacbethEmmaGreta). The music was recorded by Dom Monks. Buy the album now at nickcave.com/idiotprayer


FOO FIGHTERS
LIVE FROM THE ROXY 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14th
FROM THE STAGE TO YOUR SCREEN WITH THANKS TO COORS LIGHT

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT 
http://foofighters.co/Roxy

“SHAME SHAME” VIDEO LIVE NOW AT http://foofighters.co/Shame/youtube

NEW ALBUM MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT OUT FEBRUARY 5 
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT http://foofighters.co/MAM

Credit: Danny Clinch

Foo Fighters are taking literally no time to bask in the ecstatic reception to their November 7 Saturday Night Live debut performance of “Shame Shame,” the first taste of the 10th FF album, Medicine at Midnight, due out February 5, 2021 on Roswell Records/RCA Records—well, maybe a few seconds, after all Entertainment Weekly did call it a “hypnotic earworm,” Stereogum lauded its “refreshing twist on their signature sound,” and Billboard noted “a groovy, sexy beat”… and that’s quite enough of that because…

On Saturday, November 14th at 5pm Pacific Time, Foo Fighters will be regrouping to mount a full on rock invasion of your living room, when they play a full set streamed live from the Roxy in Hollywood for any and all who buy a ticket for $15 at http://foofighters.co/Roxy. If you can’t be in front of a TV, tablet, phone, laptop etc. at exactly that time, don’t worry: Ticket buyers will have access to replay the full stream for 48 hours from the start of the show. And if that’s not enough… Limited event merchandise will be available at https://shop.foofighters.com/.

Foo Fighters’ Roxy streaming concert event is brought to you in part by the good people at Coors Light, and will feature innovative new technology custom created for this one of a kind Foo Fighters show: Beer’s Eye View. For 25 years, Coors Light has been on stage – and in hand – with Foo Fighters. Now for the first time, Beer’s Eye View will take fans behind the scenes backstage, into the thick of the action onstage, and to the best seat in the house (the VIB a/k/a Very Important Beer section)—all from the unique perspective of a live “Can Cam” attached to Dave’s own Coors Light.

In other boundary breaking Foo Fighters visual news, the official video for “Shame Shame” has premiered at http://foofighters.co/Shame/youtube. Directed by Paola Kudacki and co-starring Dave Grohl and Sofia Boutella, “Shame Shame” renders in stunning black and white an interpretation of a recurring dream that’s haunted Grohl since his childhood days.

Medicine at Midnight is available for preorder at http://foofighters.co/MAM  with exclusive configurations including a purple smoke vinyl available only through the band’s online store and an indie retail-only blue vinyl, and more to be announced.

A portion of proceeds from Foo Fighters’ Roxy streaming show will go to Sweet Relief. Founded in 1993 by Victoria Williams, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Sweet Relief is providing immediate assistance to anyone in the music industry who has been financially impacted by COVID-19. Applications are being accepted now, please apply for help or DONATE if you can at SweetRelief.org.

Coors Brewing Company was founded in 1873 by Adolph Coors, who chose the Clear Creek Valley in Golden, Colo., for his new brewery because of the pure water in the nearby Rocky Mountain springs. The brewery’s original and most enduring beer is Coors Banquet (Coors.comFacebook.com/CoorsBanquetYouTube.com/OfficialCoorsBanquet), still brewed exclusively in Golden using only Rocky Mountain water and high-country barley. Coors Light (CoorsLight.comFacebook.com/CoorsLight, @CoorsLight on Twitter, @coorslight on Instagram, YouTube.com/CoorsLight) was introduced in 1978 and now is the second-best-selling beer in the United States. Triple-filtered smooth Keystone Light (KeystoneLight.comFacebook.com/KeystoneLight) is one the country’s most popular economy beers. Learn more at MolsonCoors.com, at Facebook.com/MolsonCoors or on Twitter through @MolsonCoors.

NoCap, the brainchild of Roxy Theater co-owner and musician Cisco Adler along with an all-star list of partners in the music and tech industries, is both a platform and promoter of venue-based livestream concerts giving fans around the world access to intimate live performances with unlimited capacity. With its easy-to-use text-based ticketing technology and custom concert streaming solution, NoCap is providing a much-needed lifeline for artists, crews and venues suffering during the Covid-19 pandemic that will remain a viable outlet post pandemic while becoming the new general admission creating unlimited profit potential for a new live music model. NoCap gives fans globally a chance to experience live shows by top-tier talent in storied venues, including The Roxy (Los Angeles), Belly Up (Solana Beach, CA/Aspen, CO), SOhO (Santa Barbara), Sony Theatre ( NYC ) and even Drive-In Concert Venues across the country , from home or on the go with visually stunning concert-quality sound, creating unforgettable performances. For more info, visit www.nocapshows.com.


GORILLAZ

BECK

SONG MACHINE – EPISODE 8!

‘The Valley Of The Pagans’

WATCH NOW!

FOLLOW SONG MACHINE HERE

Out today, ‘The Valley Of The Pagans’ ft Beck is the latest episode from the critically-acclaimed ever-evolving Song Machine, which has seen Gorillaz take us through 2020 with a myriad of sounds, styles, genres and attitudes from a breath-taking line-up of guest artists captured live in Kong Studios and beyond. Listen to ‘The Valley Of The Pagans’ ft Beck here. 

The video for the track, featuring BRIT and Grammy Award winning artist Beck, sees the idiosyncratic, West Coast infused ‘The Valley Of The Pagans’ blast through the band’s car stereo as 2DMurdocNoodle and Russel take a chaotic road trip through the streets of Los Angeles, with Beck joining the fun via FaceTime. Watch the video here NOW! 

And coming on 12th & 13th December is SONG MACHINE LIVE, Gorillaz’ first live performance since 2018 broadcast live around the world with three separate shows taking place across three time zones through the magic of LIVENow. WATCH TEASER HERE     

For full ticket and viewing information, see WWW.GORILLAZLIVENOW.COM

Episode 2 of Song Machine Radio – hosted by Russel Hobbs – will broadcast on Apple Music 1 at 8pm GMT this Friday 6th November. Episode 1, hosted by 2D, is available to hear now here. The four-part series sees 2D, Russel Hobbs, Murdoc Niccals and Noodle  team up with collaborators past and present to share their world and music in celebration of Song Machine and reflect on 20 years of Gorillaz

The complete collection of Song Machine: Season One is out now, details here.

Download high res press shot here: https://we.tl/t-xaqLOnkmzf


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
Watch Episode 6 – Strange Timez ft Robert Smith – here 
Watch Episode 7 – The Pink Phantom ft. Elton John & 6LACK – here 

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.

Song Machine is out 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 GorillazOrder here.



Paul McCartney announces the third album in a trilogy of classics:
McCartney III
All-New All-Paul Album Out December 11 on Capitol Records

Released in 1970 – McCartney

Released in 1980 – McCartney II

To be released in 2020 – McCartney III

Written, performed and produced by Paul McCartney

2020 marks 50 years since Paul McCartney released his self-titled first solo album. Featuring Paul playing every instrument and writing and recording every song, McCartney’s effortless charms have only grown in stature and influence over time. The chart-topping album would signify not only a creative rebirth for Paul, but also as a template for generations of indie and lo-fi musicians seeking to emulate its warm homespun vibe and timeless tunes including Maybe I’m AmazedEvery Night and The Lovely Linda.

The 1970s saw Paul forming his second band Wings and dominating the charts, stages and airwaves of the world, with multiple #1 singles, sold-out world tours, multi-million-selling albums including Band on the RunVenus and MarsWings at the Speed of SoundLondon Town and more. In 1980,10 years from the release of McCartney, Paul wrapped up the decade of Wings with the surprise release of his second solo album, the electronic-tinged McCartney II. Once again featuring Paul entirely on his own, McCartney II would come to be regarded as a leftfield classic, with classic cuts such as Coming UpTemporary Secretary and Waterfalls.    

The 1980s saw Paul start again, this time kicking off an unprecedented solo run. The following four decades would see Paul’s iconic and legendary status grow exponentially, with solo masterpieces including Tug of WarFlowers in the DirtPipes of PeaceFlaming PieMemory Almost Full and New, and massive live shows the world over — actually setting the World Record for the largest attendance at a concert. In 2018, 54 years since The Beatles first hit #1 on the Billboard Album Charts – Paul’s Egypt Station would be yet another historic #1 McCartney album.

Hard as it is to believe, it’s only been two years since Egypt Station went #1–and it was only last year that Paul’s Freshen Up tour played its last show before Covid hit pause on live music, a legendary blowout at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Paul hadn’t planned to release an album in 2020, but in the isolation of “Rockdown,” he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones. Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs  would become McCartney III: a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II. Recorded earlier this year in Sussex, McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. atop that foundation. The process first sparked when Paul returned to an unreleased track from the early 90s, When Winter Comes (co-produced by George Martin). Paul crafted a new passage for the song, giving rise to album opener Long Tailed Winter Bird—while When Winter Comes, featuring its new 2020 intro Winter Bird, became the new album’s grand finale.

Speaking about III, Paul said: “I was living lockdown life on my farm with my family and I would go to my studio every day. I had to do a little bit of work on some film music and that turned into the opening track and then when it was done I thought what will I do next? I had some stuff I’d worked on over the years but sometimes time would run out and it would be left half-finished so I started thinking about what I had. Each day I’d start recording with the instrument I wrote the song on and then gradually layer it all up, it was a lot of fun.  It was about making music for yourself rather than making music that has to do a job. So, I just did stuff I fancied doing. I had no idea this would end up as an album.”

Long Tailed Winter Bird and Winter Bird/When Winter Comes bookend McCartney III‘s vast and intimate range of modes and moods, from soul searching to wistful, from playful to raucous and all points between — captured with some of the same gear from Paul’s Rude Studio used as far back as 1971 Wings sessions. And Paul’s array of vintage instruments he played on the new album have an even more storied history, including Bill Black of Elvis Presley’s original trio’s double bass alongside Paul’s own iconic Hofner violin bass, and a mellotron from Abbey Road Studios used on Beatles recordings, to name but a few.

In keeping with McCartney & McCartney II’s photography by Linda McCartney, the principal photos for III were shot by Paul’s daughter Mary McCartney—with additional photography by Paul’s nephew Sonny McCartney as well as photos Paul took on his phone (it’s a family affair). The cover art and typography is by celebrated American artist Ed Ruscha. McCartney and McCartney II each saw Paul open up a new decade with reinvention, both personal and musical. Just as McCartney’s 1970 release marked Paul’s return to basics in the wake of the biggest band break-up in musical history, and the 1980 avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II rose from the ashes of Wings, McCartney III finds Paul back on his own, turning unexpected circumstances into a personal snapshot of a timeless artist at a unique point in history.

McCartney III will be released December 11 on Capitol Records across digital platforms, on CD, and on LP manufactured by Third Man Pressing. Vinyl configurations will range from standard 180g to a Third Man Edition of 3,000 hand-numbered red vinyl copies, a ‘333’ Edition sold only via Third Man Records online store and limited to 333 copies on yellow-with-black-dots vinyl created using 33 recycled vinyl copies of McCartney and McCartney II, a U.S. indie retail exclusive pressing of 4,000 hand-numbered white vinyl LPs, and more.

© Mary McCartney

WOODKID

S16

ALL NEW SOPHOMORE ALBUM OUT NOW

WATCH WOODKID ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! HERE

woodkid.com
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Woodkid has at long last ended the excruciating wait for the follow-up to his GRAMMY-nominated 2013 debut The Golden AgeS16, Woodkid’s sophomore album is out today, October 16, via Caroline Records in the U.S..

Barely 48 hours prior to the release of S16, Woodkid made his U.S. network television debut on the Wednesday, October 14 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Set on a sparse circular stage, the performance featured Woodkid surrounded by an orchestra for a spellbinding rendition of the new album’s “Horizons Into Battlegrounds,” bringing to life, in his own words, “an intimate, stripped-back track with a cry for help within the lyrics – it’s a tender loving embrace, a moment of calm amongst the chaos.”

Watch Woodkid on Jimmy Kimmel Live! HERE

“Horizons Into Battlegrounds” is the third of three radically divergent sonic offerings heralding the arrival of S16: First single and epic video “Goliath” materialized in April, its monolithic groove serving as a vessel for questions regarding individual and collective responsibility for the state of the world. “Goliath” was quickly 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” followed in June with a 180 degree swivel into introspective meditation on intimacy and struggles to overcome trials both mental and physical, and was lauded by UPROXX as “a promising taste of what’s to come from the long-awaited new album.”

As indicated across the musical and emotional spectrum of “Horizons Into Battlegrounds,” “Pale Yellow” and “Goliath,” S16 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 bringing a world to 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 is 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

ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION
HELPING HANDS CONCERT & AUCTION

LIVE WORLDWIDE PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14th 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT:  
2nu.gs/Metallica

Metallica’s second All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert and Auction will be moving forward as the band’s first ever worldwide pay-per-view event. This special acoustic show benefitting the All Within My Hands foundation will stream live from Metallica HQ on Saturday, November 14th at 2:00pm Pacific. 

Ticket holders can enjoy multiple replays up to 48 hours from when they first start the stream. Further information on ticket sales, VIP packages, bundles etc. can be found at: 2nu.gs/Metallica. Ticket sales will directly benefit the foundation.

Details of the AWMH Helping Hands auction items and experiences, as well as how to bid on them, will be made available closer to the November 14th date.

All Within My Hands is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established in 2017 as a way for the Metallica family to give back to communities that have supported the band. Just this year, AWMH has donated $645,000 to COVID-19 related relief funds including Feeding America, Direct Relief, as well as to charities assisting those in the entertainment and hospitality industries suddenly without work. More recently the foundation donated $350,000 to aid those affected by the West Coast wildfires. Finally, the foundation’s Metallica Scholars Initiative is now in its second year, supported by a $1.5 million grant benefiting 15 community colleges across the country.

Metallica and All Within My Hands are committed to running an organization of the highest integrity where expenses are kept to a minimum and are paid for entirely by the band, the board, and friends who have worked with the band over many years and are excited to help in this mission. As always, 100% of proceeds from this years Helping Hands event—tickets, fees and auction items—will go directly to help those in need, with Metallica and the foundation covering all production costs and expenses.


Hi Everyone, 

Last week, Brian Burton (A/K/A Danger Mouse) and Nigel Godrich released a new app called Station Rotation. They announced it via their social media accounts, were somewhat vague, and forgot to use a proper hashtag (artists, am I right?). Unsurprisingly, some of you had some questions, so here is some clarity:

Station Rotation is a free app that Brian and Nigel created when—in addition to a deep desire to find a great way to discover new music—they realized that, despite being friends for over a decade, they really didn’t know much about each other’s personal music tastes. And as they say, if you want something done… 

The pair created, financed and developed a simple app that would allow them and their friends (various musicians, producers, film directors, artists, etc.) to program individually curated radio stations—NOT playlists—for sharing within the app.  Unlike a typical playlist or mixtape, they wanted to provide a collective experience, in real time.  

They took this idea to an app developer to help them work out the technical details… and for the last few years, the pair have been tinkering with it privately, eventually opening it up to more friends, and at long last… the general public. 

Station Rotation represented a new way for their friends and cohorts to connect and share music. Only music. No politics. No comments sections… The result was eye-opening as they realized: we’re all so much more similar than we realize. Somehow, despite their friends’ diverse tastes, genres, backgrounds and bodies of work, so many of them wound up putting some of the same exact songs on their stations. The individually tailored stations provided heartwarming and unexpected revelations about their closest friends. 

Now that it has been made available to the public, Station Rotation offers all listeners the chance to discover those, often revelatory, insights into some of the most creative and generally inscrutable people and their favorite songs. 

Now to some FAQs and their answers:

How is Station Rotation different than a Playlist?  

Simply put: Station Rotation is interesting people spinning their favorite tunes, round the clock (as opposed to, say, a 20-song playlist or mixtape). And the listener experience is collective in that the app reveals which of your friends are listening to the same station and therefore hearing the same thing. at the same time 

Station creators choose their favorite songs, which (unlike a playlist) are played in random order. 

And much like a radio DJ, the station creators can edit their own stations by adding and subtracting tracks as they please (just as a programmer would bring songs in and out of Rotation).  There is no way to skip to the next or previous song… If you want to hear something else, you simply change the station. And if you want to hear what the DJ is spinning next, you have to wait until the next song (like a radio Station).

How is Station Rotation monetized?

It’s not. 

The app is 100% independently owned and self-financed by Brian and Nigel. There are zero ads and no sponsors or corporate backers… and Station Rotation does not harvest or sell your personal information. 

The DJs who contributed stations all volunteered their time to do so.

It’s all for the love of music and the desire to share music with friends…

Why No Android Version?

They’re working on that. 
As previously mentioned, Station Rotation is fully owned and funded by Brian and Nigel. They have spent the better part of the last several years working on, testing (and financing) the app to get it ready for public consumption. And the reality is, expanding beyond iOS is very expensive and very time consuming. 
Android users: They hear you and are trying to make it work.  

Why do I need a Spotify Premium account to use Station Rotation? 

It’s a similar issue to the Android platform: Software-wise,  Spotify Premium was simplest way to build the app.  They’re not ruling out future versions that could work with Apple Music and other platforms. 

If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out,  but we think the only way to appreciate Station Rotation is to go ahead and give it a spin. And we think you’ll enjoy it. 

Thank You For Reading (and Listening),

Laura


Paul McCartney wishes DreamWorks Animation/Classic Media’s Rupert The Bear a very happy 100th birthday!

Iconic 1984 award winning Rupert inspired song and animated film to be re-released to commemorate this special occasion

Remastered version of We All Stand Together – Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus – set for release on limited edition specially shaped 7” picture disc via MPL / Capitol / UMe – November 6 th 2020 – https://PMC.lnk.to/1LPWeAllStandTogetherPR

Fully restored Rupert and The Frog Song animated film to premiere on YouTube https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/RupertAndTheFrogSongPR on November 6th 2020

© 1984 MPL Communications Ltd

“Congratulations to Rupert on his 100th birthday. The great thing is he never looks a day older. Having been a fan of his since my early days in Liverpool, I know what he means to generations of young and old kids. In his character and attitudes to the world, he sums up the best of British tradition and reminds us of an innocence we would all love to cherish. So, congratulations my little bear. Your fans are celebrating your 100th birthday and I for one think you deserve a telegram from the Queen.”  Paul McCartney

36 years since its release and also celebrating the 40th anniversary of when Paul recorded the song at AIR Studios, London, We All Stand Together is being made available on limited edition picture disc vinyl on November 6th via MPL/Capitol/UMe  – the vinyl is specially shaped, exactly the same as the 1984 release. The 2020 version also comes with a poster.

We All Stand Together has been remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton along with the B-side instrumental We All Stand Together (Humming Version) which was included on the original release.

Produced by George Martin and featuring The King’s Singers and the choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, We All Stand Together (also known as The Frog Song) was a huge hit upon release, remaining in the charts for 13 weeks becoming a classic and a much -loved song by every school child in the 80s.

The song was the focal point of Rupert and The Frog Song – a short animated film that Paul began work on in 1981 with animator Geoff Dunbar. The film has now been fully restored in 4k as well as getting a new audio mix.  Written and produced by Paul and directed by Geoff, Rupert and The Frog Song was eventually released in 1984.  The film saw Paul voice the character of Rupert and featured the voices of the beloved British TV icons June Whitfield (as Rupert’s mother) and Windsor Davies (Father Frog). Released simultaneously with We All Stand Together the film went on to become the biggest selling video of 1985 in the UK earning Paul a Grammy nomination in the process as well as seeing him win a revered Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Soundtrack and picking up a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.

The film along with the amphibian anthem were inspired by Paul’s childhood love of Rupert and a specific drawing Paul remembered from the 1958 Rupert Bear Annual.

“I’ve always loved animation.  It started with the Disney cartoons and went on from there. As a kid I would always get the Rupert Annual at Christmas. I remember getting the idea for a film project when looking through one of them.  There was a standout image in colour and when I saw it I could imagine a concert of frogs with them all doing different parts, a choir and an orchestra, and I could almost hear the music.”

The project had been in the making for a long time.  Paul’s original idea had been to make a feature length film and he set about work for this in the 70s recording songs and writing stories that to this day remain unreleased with one of the unreleased songs dating back to The Beatles Let It Be sessions in 1969.

 “I had wanted to make a Rupert feature film for a while but didn’t realise what a difficult task it actually was.  I remember telling John Lennon about it and he encouraged me to have a go which was great but you need more than that to make a film.  There were so many different things to think about, things like securing the rights.  It was all too much.  Eventually I had the idea to make a short film with an animator I admired, Geoff Dunbar.”

Like Paul, Geoff Dunbar had grown up on Rupert and unlike other animators who were suggesting some kind of Rupert reboot, Geoff, sharing Paul’s vision, believed that Rupert shouldn’t change. Geoff took inspiration from the demo of We All Stand Together and just as Paul had heard what the song might be years before when looking at the annual, Geoff started to visualise the film based on Paul’s music and he and Paul would back and forth ideas on the project as it started to come to life. Rupert and The Frog Song was made in a pre-digital age, all handcrafted, and this year has undergone a painstaking and serious restoration process in which the film has been regraded and restored frame by frame.  

Watching the new film Geoff says: “It’s delightful and absolutely thrilling.  I’m totally blown away by it and the sound quality too.  I’ve always maintained what a marvellous piece of work it was.  It was seriously adored and a massive hit all over the world.” 

The magic can be recaptured once again for existing fans and new audiences on the 6th November when the new version will be made available on YouTube.

Download press images HERE

www.paulmccartney.com

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GORILLAZ

Song Machine strikes again! 

Elton John & 6LACK join Gorillaz for 

‘THE PINK PHANTOM’

WATCH NOW!

FOLLOW SONG MACHINE HERE

‘The Pink Phantom’ featuring Elton John & 6LACK is the latest episode of Song Machine and sees Gorillaz joined by a unique combination of talent in the one and only Elton John – as you have never seen him before! – and GRAMMY-nominated Atlanta rapper 6LACK. Watch the video here

Elton John said of the collaboration: “Damon reached out and asked me to do something and the way the song has turned out is just great. I was in the studio in London and he was at the other end in Devon, but even remotely it was such an engaging and creative process. I’ve always loved Damon because he encompasses so many different sorts of music. He has his fingers in so many pies and although he’s achieved so much, he never sits still creatively. He’s constantly pushing forward and embracing the new, which is admirable and rare. He’s always working – he’s always doing something. He’s done so much to promote music from around the world, from Africa, from China, that people hadn’t previously heard and I really admire that. I’ve always been a Gorillaz fan anyway, so when he asked me to do a Gorillaz track – it was a no brainer. I’m so very, very happy that that’s come about.”

Gorillaz frontman 2D added: “Thank you for being so generous to us, Mr Elton Sir John, with your time and genius and also those Danish pastries you brought and for making some of the best tunes of all time.” 

The full collection of Song Machine: Season One is out on 23rd October, complete details here. 

And coming on 12th & 13th December is SONG MACHINE LIVE, a global live stream which will be Gorillaz only live performance this year. For more information visit LIVENow.  Download high res press shot here:https://we.tl/t-pzDT2oFgrO


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
Watch Episode 6 – Strange Timez ft Robert Smith – here 

www.Gorillaz.com


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.

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-colour, one-of-a-kind 210-page Almanac, the very first annual from Gorillaz.

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 6LACK:
Pronounced “Black”, the alternative R&B and three-time GRAMMY-nominated rapper/singer/songwriter 6LACK is the #2 most streamed R&B artist behind Frank Ocean. His debut project FREE 6LACK recently went platinum, and his sophomore album released East Atlanta Love Letter (now certified GOLD) to critical acclaim and peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B Albums. 6LACK has been the most featured artist of 2019-2020 with over 30 features, and hasn’t missed a beat releasing his latest project 6 PC HOT EP, which went top 5 on the R&B Charts, in addition to its R&B debut, 6pc opened at No. 11 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at No. 15 on the all-genre Billboard 200.


WOODKID

“Horizons Into Battlegrounds”

NEWEST ADVANCE TRACK FROM S16 

SOPHOMORE ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 16

AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL & PHYSICAL PRE-ORDER NOW
 

woodkid.com

adaptiveminerals.com

Woodkid has unveiled “Horizons Into Battlegrounds,” a third dimension of S16, his sophomore album out October 16 via Caroline Records in the U.S. and available for pre-order at: https://woodkid.lnk.to/S16_PreOrder

“Horizons Into Battlegrounds” is, in the words of Woodkid (a/k/a Yoann Lemoine), “a simple piano ballad which contrasts with the rest of the album’s sound. It’s an intimate, stripped-back track with a cry for help within the lyrics – it’s a tender loving embrace, a moment of calm amongst the chaos.”

That emotional range is made manifest in a stunning solo rendition of the song Woodkid performed exclusively for COLORS, which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ryXb_V71KKU

“Horizons Into Battlegrounds” has been preceded by two sonically divergent offerings from S16: First single and epic video “Goliath” materialized in April, its monolith groove serving as a vessel for questions regarding individual and collective responsibility for the state of the world. “Goliath” was quickly 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” followed in June with a 180 degree swivel into introspective meditation on intimacy and struggles to overcome trials both mental and physical, and was lauded by UPROXX as “a promising taste of what’s to come from the long-awaited new album.”

As indicated across the musical and emotional spectrum of “Horizons Into Battlegrounds,” “Pale Yellow” and “Goliath,” S16 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 bringing a world to 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.


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