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Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Grace Jones to Star in ‘Loudest Silent Movie’

July 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

A number of singers known for their loud mouths will appear in a film that producers are billing as “the loudest silent movie on earth.” Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Grace Jones and Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes have all been announced as stars in Gutterdämmerung, filmmaker Björn Tagemose’s concert-film hybrid, which will find [...]

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Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan to Join Reunited Mad Season

December 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Kory Grow | December 15, 2014 The grunge supergroup Mad Season, which put out their sole album Above in 1995, will reunite next year for a performance with the Seattle Symphony. Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will fill in for the group’s singer – Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley, who died in 2002 following battles with addiction [...]

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Courtney Love Is Now an Opera Singer

October 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Daniel Kreps | October 2, 2014 Instead of finishing her memoir, Courtney Love has discovered a new pastime: Opera singing. The Hole singer has been cast as one of the lead roles in the upcoming pop opera Kansas City Choir Boy, which will run 10 performances during New York’s Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now Festival from January 8th to 17th. Related Love seems to [...]

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Medicine and Minimalism: Inside the Music of ‘The Knick’

September 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

Composer Cliff Martinez and director Steven Soderbergh explain how they achieved hyperrealism for the medical drama When Steven Soderbergh began work on The Knick – his gritty, historical medical series for Cinemax, set in New York City in 1900 – he enjoyed replicating the era’s look, fashion and stomach-churning surgical practices. But one of the [...]

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Sir Mix-a-Lot Takes ‘Baby Got Back’ Classical With Seattle Symphony

June 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

Sir Mix-a-Lot’s debut with the Seattle Symphony turned into a giant onstage party as dozens of women from the audience took the rapper up on his invitation to join him for a new orchestral arrangement of “Baby’s Got Back.” Where Are They Now? Sir Mix-a-Lot and More of 1992′s Biggest Pop Acts “Something you really [...]

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‘The Americans’ Teaser Highlights New Pete Townshend Song

April 26th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

Pete Townshend revealed earlier this month that he wrote a new song for the FX spy drama The Americans, and a snippet of the song can be heard in a new promo for the show. ‘The Americans,’ A to Z The song, “It Must Be Done” is the Who guitarist’s first original song written for [...]

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Alicia Keys Promises ‘It’s On Again’ in New ‘Spider-Man 2′ Music Video

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

Alicia Keys is a songwriter, not a superhero. But the music video for “It’s On Again” – her track for the upcoming soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – conjures a Spidey-like level of drama: “There’s no day off for heroes,” Keys belts into the camera, between sweeping images of the New York City skyline. “And even when [...]

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Elvis Costello Named Honorary Doctor of Music

October 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> As if he hadn’t already proved it countless times with his surgically precise songwriting and the healing power of his gift for melody, Elvis Costello can now call himself a doctor of music. On Friday, the ever-restless musician was on hand in Boston to receive an honorary degree from the New [...]

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‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ Score Is Dark and Powerful

October 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Christopher Drake’s captivating score to the new video game Batman: Arkham Origins drops October 22nd, three days ahead of the actual game. With “Assassins” – which premieres here and is one of dozens of pieces Drake prepared for the project – the composer provides the kind of dark and powerful instrumental [...]

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Inside ‘True Blood”s Killer New Soundtrack

May 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Gary Calamar calls True Blood “a music supervisor’s dream show.” He should know: for the past five seasons, the disc jockey turned award-winning music supervisor has anchored the hit HBO show’s music department, recruiting an A-list set of musicians to soundtrack the twisted adventures of Sookie, Bill, Eric and the other [...]

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