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PAUL McCARTNEY FRESHEN UP U.S. TOUR 2019 SATURDAY, JUNE 29 T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

PAUL McCARTNEY
FRESHEN UP U.S. TOUR 2019

SATURDAY, JUNE 29
T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC TUESDAY, JAN. 22 AT 10 AM PST

EGYPT STATION OUT NOW ON CAPITOL RECORDS

Las Vegas (January 15, 2019) – In the wake of the triumphant headlining stand at the Austin City Limits festival that the Austin American Statesman called, “A Marathon to Remember Forever,” Paul McCartney has added yet another show to the upcoming U.S. leg of his new “FRESHEN UP” tour. The newly confirmed Saturday, June 29 show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is the newest addition to Paul’s first extended stateside run since the “One On One Tour” that played to some two million fans around the world during 2016 and 2017.

The “Freshen Up” tour is Paul’s first outing following the release of his No. 1 charting album, Egypt Station, released September 7 on Capitol Records to stellar reviews. Rolling Stone raved, “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this…And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth,” while Entertainment Weekly described the album as “the still-vital life force of a superstar who has been there and everywhere and is glad just to be here now.”

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a show: nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings, and of course, The Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives.

Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points in between. Among them, the exterior of the Coliseum in Rome; Moscow’s Red Square; Buckingham Palace; The White House; a free show in Mexico for more than 400,000 people; the last show ever at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966; a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headlining sets at the historic ‘Desert Trip’ festival; a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pionee rtown Palace; and one live performance that was broadcast into space featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums). Paul and his team are constantly upgrading state-of-the-art audio and video technology into the live shows that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house making a Paul McCartney concert never anything short of life-changing.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the public beginning Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. PST through Sunday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. PST. Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. PST at AXS.com.

PAUL McCARTNEY
FRESHEN UP Tour U.S. 2019

May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Arena
May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
June 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
June 3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
June 8 – Green Bay WI – Lambeau Field
June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
June 14 – Arlington TX –  Globe Life Park
June 22 – San Diego CA – Petco Park
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
June 29 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
July 10 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
July 13 – Los Angeles CA –  Dodger Stadium

Metallica & Arrogant Consortia Present Enter Night Pilsner

Metallica & Arrogant Consortia Present
Enter Night Pilsner

“A Hoppy Pilsner Played Through a Distortion Pedal”

ESCONDIDO, CA (January 14, 2019) – Metallica and Arrogant Consortia (a Stone Brewing imprint) have announced Enter Night Pilsner.  Launching in the US now, and internationally this spring, Enter Night Pilsner is a unique expression of the shared values that have helped define Metallica and Stone Brewing: fiercely independent, transcending genres, shattering preconceptions and challenging convention.

Enter Night Pilsner is the outcome of a genuine creative spark between two entities that grew to become international forces of nature in their respective worlds, yet came from the fringes. An intensity of vision combined with a shared middle finger to the status quo makes Enter Night Pilsner a chorus of collaboration worth celebrating. The members of Metallica and the leadership of Stone participated at every step alongside their talented brewing team. From Metallica’s Bay Area HQ and the brewery HQ in San Diego, to many beers backstage at shows, the spirit of collaboration was powerful. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Stone co-founder Greg Koch even enjoyed multiple occasions at Lars’ home ‘discussing’ (industry-speak for ‘drinking’) beers.  After all, there was only one chance to get this right, and anything less than an incredible result was not an option.

“The amount of ideals and outlooks that Metallica and Stone Brewing share are endless,” says Lars. “I’m always blown away about how similar our paths forward have been. Our view of the worlds that we each inhabit, of creativity and process, and sense of place in relation to our peers and ‘The Man’ are almost identical. This collaboration is beyond effortless and pure, and we can’t wait to share this incredible beverage with everyone out there.”

“I remember seeing Metallica on the cover of a magazine just after the Black Album was released,” recalls Greg. “On the cover was a quote that resonated with me to this day: ‘Metallica didn’t go to number one, number one came to them.’  I loved what that meant. Do it your way and never compromise your art. If you’re great at what you do people will come. I view that simple quote as one of the founding philosophical elements of Stone Brewing.”

Aside from its intense drinkability, craft enthusiasts will note Enter Night’s remarkable flavor and aroma which artfully combine the beauty of a traditional Northern German Pilsner with Arrogant Consortia’s modern overtones of aggression. The resulting genre-defying pilsner is hop forward with sound bitterness on the finish. It first appeared for the most worthy few in exclusive releases at Metallica’s shows this past fall. The beer will gain full US distribution in the first quarter 2019, and its global domination will roll out this spring covering Europe, Australia, China and beyond.

Arrogant Consortia is a wholly owned imprint of Stone Brewing. Its often aggressive and always self-righteous lineup of beers includes Arrogant Bastard Ale and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale, among others. The world-renowned brewery is well-known for waving the proud flag of independent craft brewing, while rallying against the bland, boring nature of industrialized, commoditized ‘fizzy yellow beer.’ Enter Night Pilsner is brewed to be enjoyed fresh and is best enjoyed with your friends… be it in bars, backyards, or tailgates… with your favorite music.

Quick Facts:
Release Dates:

·       September 2018 – Select states in the US
·       November 2018 – California
·       1st Quarter 2019 – Nationwide roll out
·       Spring 2018 – International

Stats: 5.7% ABV, 45 IBUs

Packaging: 16oz six-pack cans and draft

Beer finder: find.arrogantconsortia.com

Metallica Concerts: Metallica.com/tour

Enter Night Pilsner digital assets: https://brandfolder.com/arrogantconsortia/enter-night

#EnterNightPilsner

Tasting Notes:

Arrogant Consortia and Metallica make the perfect collaboration: A fiercely independent band hooks up with a rebellious craft brewery. Both have been able to innovate and remain on the cutting edge while pushing boundaries of their respective genres. This is a bold Pilsner that has all the elegance of a traditional Pilsner, but as if it was played through a distortion pedal. It’s the perfect beer for… fuck that, it’s the perfect beer!

Press Contacts:

Metallica:
Steve Martin
Steve@nastylittleman.com
212-343-0740

Stone Brewing:
Lizzie Younkin
Lizzie@stonebrewing.com
760-294-7899 x1845

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: ELECTRIC LADY SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

ELECTRIC LADY SESSIONS

OUT FEBRUARY 8

AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW

http://smarturl.it/electricladysessions

LCD Soundsystem have confirmed a February 8 release date for their ELECTRIC LADY SESSIONS double album, to be released via Columbia Records/DFA and available for preorder now.

Recorded live in the studio at its namesake, ELECTRIC LADY SESSIONS captures LCD Soundsystem at the height of the band’s powers during the tour supporting their AMERICAN DREAM album. The record’s track listing features live staples spanning the LCD Soundsystem catalogue, as well as covers of the Human League’s “Seconds,” Chic’s “I Want Your Love,” and Heaven 17’s “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang”:

1. Seconds (electric lady sessions)
2. american dream (electric lady sessions)
3. you wanted a hit (electric lady sessions)
4. get innocuous (electric lady sessions)
5. call the police (electric lady sessions)
6. i used to (electric lady sessions)
7. tonite (electric lady sessions)
8. home (electric lady sessions)
9. I Want Your Love (electric lady sessions)
10. emotional haircut (electric lady sessions)
11. oh baby (electric lady sessions)
12. (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (electric lady sessions)

Released September 1, 2017, LCD Soundsystem’s fourth album AMERICAN DREAM was its first to enter the U.S. chart at #1 and won LCD Soundsystem its first GRAMMY: Best Dance Recording for the single “tonite.”

THOM YORKE SUSPIRIA LIMITED EDITION UNRELEASED MATERIAL SEVEN-TRACK 12” VINYL RELEASE FEBRUARY 22

THOM YORKE
SUSPIRIA LIMITED EDITION UNRELEASED MATERIAL
SEVEN-TRACK 12” VINYL RELEASE FEBRUARY 22

Now Available For Pre-order From W.A.S.T.E & Vinyl Factory
Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) Out Now on XL Recordings.
[High res product shots HERE]

February 22 will see the release of seven previously unheard recordings from Thom Yorke’s Suspiria… sessions. This 12” vinyl release from Thom and XL in partnership with The Vinyl Factory will be strictly limited to 1,500 copies and will consist of the following tracks:

Side A:
Unmade Overtones
Unused Spell
A Conversation With Just Your Eyes

Side B:
The7th7th7th7thSon
Volk Spin Off V1
Volk Spin Off V2
Volk Spin Off V3

A very limited quantity will be available through independent retailers.

Named by the AV CLUB as one of the best film soundtracks of 2018, Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) was released October 26 on XL Recordings. The album consists of 25 original compositions written by Thom specifically for Guadagnino’s reimagining of the 1977 Dario Argento horror classic. The album is a mix of instrumental score work, interstitial pieces and interludes, and more traditional song structures featuring Thom’s vocals including “Open Again,” “Has Ended,” “Suspirium,” and “Unmade”–the latter two having recently been performed for the first time before live audiences on Thom’s current Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour.

Suspiria was written and arranged by Thom Yorke, recorded and produced by Thom and Sam Petts-Davies. The album also features the London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir, Noah Yorke on drums on “Volk” and “Has Ended,” and Pasha Mansurov on solo flute on “Suspirium.”

Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) is available across digital platforms, as well as 2-LP gatefold package pink vinyl and 2-CD physical versions.

For further information go to http://x-l-r.co/suspiria

PAUL McCARTNEY’S: THE BRUCE McMOUSE SHOW PLAYING IN SELECT THEATERS AROUND THE WORLD ON JANUARY 21ST

ABRAMORAMA PARTNERS WITH MPL/Capitol/UMe TO RELEASE
PAUL McCARTNEY’S THE BRUCE McMOUSE SHOW
PLAYING IN SELECT CINEMAS AROUND THE WORLD
ON JANUARY 21ST

The theatrical premiere of this previously never-before-seen film features
live performances from Paul McCartney & Wings
and the animated Bruce McMouse

New York, NY / January 10, 2019: Abramorama announced today a partnership with MPL/Capitol/UMe to premiere Paul McCartney’s The Bruce McMouse Show in select theaters around the world on January 21. The Bruce McMouse Show is a previously never-before seen film that tells the story of how Paul McCartney and Wings came to meet the inimitable impresario Bruce McMouse. Part concert film, part animated feature, The Bruce McMouse Show  features footage from Wings’ 1972 European tour, interspersed with animated scenes that introduce a family of mice living under the stage.

After opening the film with ‘Big Barn Bed’ – the camera takes us down through the floorboards into this charming animated world. We see Bruce McMouse regale his children with stories from his past, when son Soily rushes into the room in a whirlwind of excitement announcing that “The Wings” are playing above them. As the concert plays on, Bruce declares to his wife Yvonne that Paul and the band need his help. Bruce then proceeds to venture on stage to offers his services as producer. As the concert progresses, the animated scenes culminate with dozens of animated mice flocking to the venue to see Wings play. ‘The Bruce McMouse Show’ has been fully restored in 2018 at Final Frame Post alongside a brand-new audio mix (stereo and 5.1) created at AIR Studios where it was also mastered.

Watch a special teaser video here

The film was directed by Barry Chattington and produced by Roger Cherrill with the live elements taken from four shows in The Netherlands and Germany in 1972. Paul viewed the initial concert edit and realized there was great potential in the material captured. Prior to the European tour Paul had the idea of a family of mice and sketched the characters. Picking up the idea, Eric Wylam took Paul’s sketches and created the final McMouse family. This storyline was incorporated and used as a linking theme within the concert footage. The voice-overs for the animated mice took place at the end of 1973, recorded by Paul and Linda McCartney, Deryck Guyler, Pat Coombs and Derek Nimmo. Production stretched from 1972 through to 1977 when the film was complete, however with changes in the band’s line-up and music scene, the project was held in the MPL archives.

Evan Saxon, Head of West Coast Acquisitions and Business Development at Abramorama stated, “There’s no greater compliment than to be entrusted to oversee the global release a Paul McCartney film and continue our long-standing relationship with The Beatles family.  Fans attending these special screenings of The Bruce McMouse Show will be transported to a Paul McCartney & Wings concert with the best seat in the house, just above Bruce McMouse and his family.”

For tickets and information www.BruceMcMouse.com

Cinemas where The Bruce McMouse Show is screening:

US:
New York: IFC Center
Los Angeles: ArcLight, Hollywood
Bethesda: ArcLight Bethesda
Chicago: ArcLight Chicago
Dallas: ANGELIKA
Honolulu: Kahala 8
Nashville: Belcourt Theatre
Phoenix: FilmBar
Sacramento: The Tower Theatre
San Diego: ANGELIKA, Carmel Mountain
San Rafael: San Rafael Film Center
Seattle: SIFF Uptown

UK:
Liverpool: Everyman Cinema Liverpool
London: Everyman Cinema Hempstead

Australia:
Melbourne: Rivoli Cinemas
Perth: Event Cinemas Innaloo
Sydney: Event Cinemas George Street

Canada:
Montreal: Cinéma Banque Scotia Montréal
Toronto: Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Vancouver: Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver

Paul McCartney and Wings, Red Rose Speedway, a six-disc (3CD, 2DVD + 1Blu-ray) numbered limited deluxe edition of the second Wings album was released December 7th.  Originally released in April 1973 and featuring the #1 single ‘My Love,’ Red Rose Speedway was the first Wings album to hit #1 on the U.S. chart. The Red Rose Speedway limited deluxe edition features three discs of audio including the original album remastered at Abbey Road, no less than 35 bonus audio tracks, including a reconstruction of the originally conceived double album version of Red Rose Speedway, singles, B-sides, alternate mixes and previously unreleased tracks. The 2DVD + Blu-ray portions of the deluxe are packed with rare and previously unseen footage, including the James Paul McCartney TV Special, interviews and music videos, as well as the never before seen film The Bruce McMouse Show—fully restored and remixed in stereo and 5.1 surround sound. The package includes a folio containing 14 replica hand drawn original character sketches by Paul and facsimile dialogue sheets for the film, a 128-page book containing many previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album and single artwork from the archives and story behind the album — including new interviews with Paul McCartney, and key album personnel — and track-by-track information, written by Amanda Petrusich, five replica handwritten lyric sheets and photo print, a 64-page ‘Wings In Morocco’ photo book, all housed in a numbered outer slipcase. The Red Rose Speedway download redemption card will provide access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution versions.

About Abramorama
Abramorama is the preeminent global rights management partner for music films today and is recognized for the consistent high quality of its work on award winning feature films. An innovator in the focused, personalized form of film distribution and event cinema, Abramorama provides invaluable alternatives to filmmakers and content owners. An industry leader in marketing, promotion, and global distribution, Abramorama continues to trail-blaze exciting new pathways for filmmakers to find their audience.

Over the course of more than 15 years, Abramorama has successfully distributed and marketed hundreds of films, including Ron Howard’s Grammy Award®-winning The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years; David Leland’s Concert for George; Danny Clinch and Pearl Jam’s Let’s Play Two; Paul Dugdale and Myles Desenberg’s  Above & Beyond Acoustic – Giving Up The Day Job; Amir Bar-Lev’s Long Strange Trip – The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead; Corbett Redford and Green Day’s Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, John Scheinfeld’s Chasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary; Sam Pollard’s Two Trains Runnin’; Brett Bern’s BANG! The Bert Berns Story; Brett Morgen and National Geographic’s seminal Jane; Charles Ferguson’s Time To Choose; Asif Kapadia’s Senna; Neil Young’s Greendale; Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty; Sacha Gervasi’s Anvil! The Story of Anvil; Banksy’s Academy Award® nominated Exit Through the Gift Shop; the surprise indie hit Awake: The Life of Yogananda; Laurie Anderson’s astonishing New York Times critics’ pick, Heart of a Dog, Showtime’s National Board of Review Winner Listen to Me Marlon and Draft House Releasing’s 2016 Documentary Academy Award®-nominee and IDA Best Documentary Winner The Look of Silence. Abramorama is a founding partner of The Seventh Art Stand program, an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia, that ran in more than 50 theaters across the United States in May of 2017. Abramorama recently launched its music centric film fund focused on the global release of iconic music documentaries. For more information visit www.abramorama.com

DAVID BOWIE is… VIRTUAL LAUNCHED TODAY

DAVID BOWIE is… VIRTUAL LAUNCHED TODAY

RECORD-BREAKING EXHIBITION COMES TO DIGITAL/INTERACTIVE LIFE

MOBILE APP AVAILABLE NOW VIA APPLE AND GOOGLE PLAY

EXCLUSIVE BOWIE VIDEO AND IMAGES AVAILABLE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

(★original lyrics, sketches and props – hi res link below)

Groundbreaking Collaboration Between David Bowie Archive and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

https://davidbowieisreal.com/

The David Bowie is… Augmented Reality app has been made available today (January 8th) on what would have been David Bowie’s 72nd birthday.

Along with narration from the Oscar-winning actor Gary Oldman the app features over 400 items to explore including video and images from the very beginning of his career through to his final album ★.

Exclusive video elements in the app include film from the 1972 performance at the Rainbow Theatre, 1990 Sound & Vision Tour, a Herb Ritts photo shoot in 1989, live performances from the 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour, footage from the experimental Diamond Dogs movie, and rehearsal footage from the 1976 Station to Station Tour.

The app also features items not previously seen outside of the Brooklyn Museum run of the exhibition such as David’s script for Lazarus along with his sketchbook for the ★ video, original lyrics and David ’s original drawings for the video concept.

The app is based on the record-breaking exhibition David Bowie is…  that drew over 2 million visitors across 12 stops in 11 countries making it the most visited touring exhibition in the history of the V&A. David Bowie is… curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, was the first exhibition of its kind and has set the standard for others to follow. The visual richness of this show and visionary nature of Bowie and his music made this a must for virtual reality.

The David Bowie is Augmented Reality mobile app is available in iOS and Android — granting access to the show’s hundreds of costumes, videos, handwritten lyrics, original works of art and more to the tens of millions of Bowie fans unable to visit the exhibition before it shuttered permanently on July 15, 2018. This virtual reality adaption of David Bowie is will enable the visitor to spend as long as desired on individual items and jump to others.

The David Bowie is AR mobile app is the first release resulting from a collaboration between the David Bowie Archive and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., who hosted the exhibition in Tokyo in 2017. The New York-based studio Planeta is designing and developing the AR/VR interpretations of the original museum experience at the V&A. The AR adaptation, a first of its kind, mirrors the physical exhibition through a sequence of audio-visual spaces through which the works and artifacts of Bowie’s life can be explored. 3D renderings preserve and present his costumes and treasured objects such as musical scores, storyboards, handwritten lyrics, and even diary entries–all in 360-degree detail, enabling intimate “behind the glass” access rivalling that of the visitors to the original exhibit, and enhanced by an immersive audio experience featuring Bowie’s music and narration, best experienced with headphones.

Additionally, the David Bowie is mobile app will feature dozens of items not featured in the original exhibition including some entirely new and exclusive to this AR version. The app is available now price $7.99.

The AR mobile app is the first phase of this innovative initiative, with the VR format scheduled for later release.

For more information https://davidbowieisreal.com/

HI-RES IN APP PHOTOS OF BOWIE ARTIFACTS
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fnbmswdpwyz6izs/AAA2d6ALXOBYLySLvseQLsh9a?dl=0

AUDIO AND VIDEO FROM THE APP FEATURING GARY OLDMAN’S NARRATION 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/46w19pexyxk9lb7/AABrxrT9P57VXSOBIw5D9K63a?dl=0

Notes to editors for touring exhibition
David Bowie is was on show at the V&A from March 23rd – August 11th, 2013

About David Bowie Is
The exhibition explores the broad range of Bowie’s collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theater, art, and film. On display are more than 60 stage costumes including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Burretti, Kansai Yamamoto’s flamboyant creations for the Aladdin Sane tour (1973), and the Union Jack coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the EART HL I NG album cover (1997). Also on show is photography by Masayoshi Sukita, Terry O’neill and Mick Rock; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; unused cover art for Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972); visual excerpts from films and live performances including Bowie’s first film role in The Image (1969), music videos such as Life on Mars? (1973), “Heroes” (1977), Boys Keep Swinging (1979), Ashes to Ashes (1980), Let’s Dance (1983) and Blackstar (2015); and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974).  Alongside these are more personal items such as never-before-shown storyboards, handwritten setlists and lyrics as well as some of Bowie’s own sketches, musical scores, and diary entries, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas.

DAVID BOWIE is… VIRTUAL: GARY OLDMAN TO PROVIDE NARRATION FOR NEW MOBILE APP

DAVID BOWIE is… VIRTUAL

GARY OLDMAN, OSCAR, GOLDEN GLOBE & BAFTA WINNING ACTOR TO PROVIDE NARRATION FOR GROUNDBREAKING MOBILE APP

RECORD-BREAKING EXHIBITION COMES TO DIGITAL/INTERACTIVE LIFE
MOBILE APP TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 8, 2019

Groundbreaking Collaboration Between David Bowie Archive and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

https://davidbowieisreal.com/

Gary Oldman, the legendary British Oscar, Golden Globe and three time Bafta-winning actor is to provide the narration for the new David Bowie is mobile app.

This brings the amazing David Bowie is exhibition to a wider audience. It’s great that his fans get to experience it. It was a privilege to be involved.
– Gary Oldman

(Gary Oldman recording the narration for David Bowie is by Hideo Oida – Hi res link below)

The app is based on the record-breaking exhibition that drew over 2 million visitors across 12 cities – the most visited touring exhibition in the history of the V&A – and has been granted digital immortality. David Bowie is, curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, was the first exhibition of its kind and has set the standard for others to follow. The visual richness of this show and visionary nature of Bowie and his music made this a must for virtual reality.

Oldman and Bowie first met in the late ’80’s and having both been born and bred in South London found they had a great deal in common. Gary once remarked “I see him less as ‘David Bowie’ and more as ‘Dave from Brixton and I’m Gary from New Cross’.”

Their friendship led to memorable collaborations with them appearing together in Julian Schnabel’s film ‘Basquiat’ as well as Gary’s spectacular performance as a priest in the controversial video for the Bowie song ‘The Next Day’.

(David Bowie & Gary Oldman on the set of The Next Day by Floria Sigismondi – Hi res link below)

Beginning on January 8, 2019 (which would have been Bowie’s 72nd birthday), the David Bowie is Augmented Reality mobile app will be available in iOS and Android —granting access to the show’s hundreds of costumes, videos, handwritten lyrics, original works of art and more to the tens of millions of Bowie fans unable to visit the exhibition before it shuttered permanently on July 15, 2018. This virtual reality adaption of David Bowie is will enable the visitor to spend as long as desired on individual items and jump to others.

The David Bowie is AR mobile app is the first release resulting from a collaboration between the David Bowie Archive and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., who hosted the exhibition in Tokyo in 2017. The New York-based studio Planeta is designing and developing the AR/VR interpretations of the original museum experience at the V&A. The AR adaptation, a first of its kind, mirrors the physical exhibition through a sequence of audio-visual spaces through which the works and artifacts of Bowie’s life can be explored. 3D renderings preserve and present his costumes and treasured objects such as musical scores, storyboards, handwritten lyrics, and even diary entries–all in 360-degree detail, enabling intimate “behind the glass” access rivalling that of the visitors to the original exhibit, and enhanced by an immersive audio experience featuring Bowie’s music and narration, best experienced with headphones.

Additionally, the David Bowie is mobile app will feature dozens of items not featured in the original exhibition -including some entirely new and exclusive to this AR version. The app will be available from January 8th priced $7.99.

The AR mobile app is the first phase of this innovative initiative, with the VR format scheduled for later release.

For more information https://davidbowieisreal.com/

HI-RES PHOTO DAVID BOWIE & GARY OLDMAN BY FLORIA SIGISMONDI
https://www.dropbox.com/s/spudgmi5mkke7k2/TND7.jpg?dl=0

HI-RES PHOTO OF GARY OLDMAN RECORDING THE NARRATION FOR DAVID BOWIE IS BY HIDEO OIDA
https://www.dropbox.com/s/khvt20ze22civhg/GaryStudio_02.tif?dl=0

Notes to editors for touring exhibition
David Bowie is was on show at the V&A from March 23rd – August 11th 2013

About David Bowie Is
The exhibition explores the broad range of Bowie’s collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theater, art, and film. On display are more than 60 stage costumes including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Burretti, Kansai Yamamoto’s flamboyant creations for the Aladdin Sane tour (1973), and the Union Jack coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the EART HL I NG album cover (1997). Also on show is photography by Masayoshi Sukita, Terry O’neill and Mick Rock; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; cover proofs by Barnbrook for the album The Next Day (2013); visual excerpts from films and live performances including The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976); music videos such as Life on Mars? (1973), “Heroes” (1977), Boys Keep Swinging (1979), Ashes to Ashes (1980), Let’s Dance (1983) and Blackstar (2015); and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974).  Alongside these are more personal items such as never-before-shown storyboards, handwritten setlists and lyrics as well as some of Bowie’s own sketches, musical scores, and diary entries, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas.

PAUL McCARTNEY “WHO CARES”A SHORT MUSICAL FILM STARRING PAUL & EMMA STONE

PAUL McCARTNEY

“WHO CARES”

A SHORT MUSICAL FILM STARRING PAUL & EMMA STONE

Produced in Partnership with Creative Visions

AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON APPLE MUSIC

Photo credit: Eric Luc

“My hope is that if there are kids being bullied—and there are… Maybe by listening to this song and watching this video, they might just think it’s not as bad… that it’s the kind of thing you can just stand up to and laugh off and get through.”—Paul McCartney

“Who Cares,” the newest single from Paul McCartney’s #1 charting Egypt Station (Capitol Records), has been reimagined as a musical short film starring Paul and Emma Stone. Shot on 65mm Kodak Film with Panavision Cameras, “Who Cares” features a message of universal positivity rendered in vivid colorful detail, an viewable exclusively at Apple Music for 24 hours.

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To help the song’s positive message to inspire as many people as possible to stand up to bullying and negativity, Paul has joined forces with Creative Visions, a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of media and the arts to ignite positive social change. Creative Visions has partnered not only with Paul and “Who Cares” producers Subtractive Inc., but also with Facebook, Enso, Artemis Rising Foundation and the Blue Chip Foundation to launch #WhoCaresIDo, a  campaign inspired by the song and film. #WhoCaresIDo hopes to reach millions, first raising awareness and engagement regarding the issues addressed by the song and film, then providing them with tools to take action through a network of experts and partners, empowering people to treat others with support and kindness.

The #WhoCaresIDo campaign draws upon the power of the song and film, as well as Creative Visions’ efforts over the last 20 years through its global network of creative activists. Creative Visions is currently building a global coalition of nonprofit partners that will create an umbrella of #WhoCaresIDo organizations and resources to bring compassion to homes, communities and workplaces.  “Millions of people around the world feel silenced, subjugated–bullied– and believe that no one cares,” says Creative Visions Founder Kathy Eldon. “Our intention with this campaign is to put the power of the song to work and inspire us to show up and care–and let others know that we do care.”

“Who Cares” was directed by Brantley Gutierrez and Ryan Heffington. Director of photography was Linus Sandgren. The film was produced by Kyle Schember and Michael Abbott for Subtractive Inc.

RADIOHEAD INDUCTED INTO ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

RADIOHEAD INDUCTED INTO ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

The members of Radiohead have been surprised to learn of the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

The band thanks the Hall of Fame voting body and extends congratulations to this year’s fellow inductees.

2018 marked 25 years since the release of Radiohead’s debut album, Pablo Honey, and Radiohead’s eligibility for the Hall of Fame. Additional Radiohead albums released during the 1990s included included The Bends (1995) and OK Computer (1997), the latter being the first Radiohead record to reach #1 in the UK and to be nominated for the Album of the Year GRAMMY. In 2000, Radiohead’s fourth album, Kid A, became the strangest #1 album in U.S. chart history, and was followed by Amnesiac in 2001, Hail to the Thief in 2003, and 2007’s brilliant In Rainbows, which was also nominated for the Album of the Year GRAMMY. In 2011, Radiohead released its eighth album, The King Of Limbs, and in 2015, The National Recording Registry selected OK Computer to be preserved in the Library of Congress as a recording that has proven “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” A Moon Shaped Pool, the ninth Radiohead album, was released in 2016 to one of the most positive receptions of the band’s career. In 2017, Radiohead commemorated the 20th anniversary of OK Computer with the OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 – 2017 deluxe remaster/reissue.

Radiohead is Thom YorkeJonny GreenwoodColin GreenwoodEd O’Brien, and Philip Selway.

ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION & AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES LAUNCH THE METALLICA SCHOLARS INITIATIVE $1 MILLION IN GRANTS TO GO TO 10 COMMUNITY COLLEGES

ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION & AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES
LAUNCH THE METALLICA SCHOLARS INITIATIVE

$1 MILLION IN GRANTS TO GO TO 10 COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) has launched a major workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. These programs provide skills and services to students who are looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program. Ten colleges from across the country will receive $100,000 to support more than 1,000 students training to enter the American workforce. These students will become the first cohort of Metallica Scholars.

Partnering with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), a Washington, D.C. based organization that represents the nation’s 1,103 community colleges, the Metallica Scholars awards were selected via a competitive application process and are designed to provide support of relevant job skill training for community college students, reinvest in communities that supported Metallica during its recent United States tours, and leverage the influence of Metallica to elevate the importance of career and technical education.

“The All Within My Hands Foundation and Metallica are proud to announce this major new initiative,” said Dr. Edward Frank, executive director of AWMH. “While the foundation continues our support for the fight against hunger and emergency community aid, we are now expanding our mission to include support for career and technical education. The goal of our Metallica Scholars Initiative is to improve career opportunities for community college students in the trades. Equally, we hope to raise the awareness of the tremendous importance, value and impact of the education provided by our nation’s community college system. The foundation and the band are thrilled by the quality of proposals we received from these colleges, and are excited to do our part to help educate students so that they have the skills and training necessary to find meaningful and well-paying jobs in their communities.”

AWMH will work closely with AACC to implement and manage the program. “We welcome Metallica as a partner in the career and technical education work of the nation’s community colleges,” said Walter G. Bumphus, AACC’s president and CEO.  “Colleges across the country provide pathways to well-paying jobs through programs, services and training that lead to in-demand skills, certificates and degrees for students.  These programs are responsive to the needs of local businesses and provide a pipeline of qualified workers to local industry.  It’s a win-win for our students and the local economy. For Metallica to see the benefit of these programs and invest in the communities that have supported them is a testament to the power of education and we are proud to do this work with them.”

In addressing why the foundation chose workforce education as part of its mission, Lars Ulrich, Metallica’s drummer and co-founder said, “All of us in the band feel fortunate that music has provided us the opportunity to be successful doing something we are passionate about. We want to share our success with others so that they can find a job where they can do the same.”

In keeping with AWMH’s philosophy of enabling Metallica to give back to communities that have supported the band, the recipient colleges are all AACC members and based in and around stops on Metallica’s 2017-2019 WorldWired Tour.

The 10 sites are:

Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon
College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland
Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Lone Star College, The Woodlands, Texas
North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington
Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology, Wichita, Kansas

The AWMH Foundation was established in 2017 by Metallica as a means to invest in the people and places that have supported the band. It also provides a mechanism for Metallica’s fans to become engaged in philanthropy and volunteerism. The foundation is focused on supporting sustainable communities through workforce education (in addition to combatting hunger through an alliance with Feeding America), and is fully supported by the band, the AWMH board, and by fans. All expenses of the foundation are covered by the band, the board, and a few special friends, so that 100% of donations go to the organizations it supports. AWMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  www.allwithinmyhands.org

As the voice of the nation’s community colleges, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), delivers educational and economic opportunity for 12 million diverse students in search of the American Dream. Uniquely dedicated to access and success for all students, AACC’s nearly 1,100 member colleges provide an on-ramp to degree attainment, skilled careers and family-supporting wages. Located in Washington, D.C., AACC advocates for these not-for-profit, public-serving institutions to ensure they have the resources and support they need to deliver on the mission of increasing economic mobility for all.