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Aug

Tyler, the Creator is getting his own TV show on Viceland

Tyler, the Creator is getting his own TV show on the Viceland network.

The Odd Future founder is no stranger to television, after creating and starring in the sketch show Loiter Squad, which aired on Adult Swim from 2012 to 2014.

Viceland, the network owned by Vice Media, are now developing a TV show with the LA rapper. As The Hollywood Reporter reports, the new show will based on a show from Tyler’s Golf Media App.

Watch Tyler explain the concept behind the app on Jimmy Kimmel Live! back in 2015.

The ‘Cherry Bomb’ rapper recently discussed his current five-year ban from the UK, which was put in place by current Prime Minister Theresa May while she was serving as Home Secretary.

Speaking at Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, Tyler said of the news: “That fucking sucks. Y’all fucking up over there.”

Tyler, the Creator is getting his own TV show on Viceland

31
Aug

Sampha shares new track, 'Blood On Me'

Sampha has shared a new song, ‘Blood On Me’.

The London songwriter, who has regularly collaborated with SBTRKT in the past, recently announced that he’ll be releasing his debut album, ‘Process’, on the Young Turks label. He shared the first single from the project, ‘Timmy’s Prayer’, back in May.

The latest song, which is self-produced but does contain an extra co-production assist from XL studio guru Rodaidh McDonald, from the new album has emerged today.

Listen to the track on Spotify below.

A video for the song also appears to be in the works, after Sampha tweeted a picture seemingly from the film set shortly after dropping the new song.

pic.twitter.com/TzGPMGfwtk— Sampha (@sampha) August 30, 2016

The artist will make his television debut in the US tomorrow (September 1) with a live performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in New York City.

‘The Process’ has yet to receive an official release date, but is expected to drop in the autumn.

Sampha recently featured as an uncredited guest vocalist on ‘Alabama’ on Frank Ocean’s visual album ‘Endless’, while he also contributed vocals to the Kanye West song ‘Saint Pablo’, which was later added to the rapper’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ after its initial release.

Sampha shares new track, 'Blood On Me'

31
Aug

Lily Allen quits Twitter

Lily Allen has quit Twitter following recent reports claiming she “dramatically collapsed after a public drinking and smoking binge” at London’s Notting Hill Carnival over the weekend.

Alongside a screen shot of an email apparently warning her that a story would be running in The Sun, the singer wrote on Twitter earlier this week: “Truth is I’m just a lightweight, I had 2 cans of strongbow on an empty stomach. I’m here now and I’m absolutely fine.”

Another report ran in today’s edition of the newspaper, which alleged her career and personal life were “in tatters”.

But Allen, who has since changed her Twitter handle to Dramatic Collapser, hit back and wrote: “I have been busy recording my fourth solo album and it’s very close to being finished. I have postponed its delivery because I want to be on hand to settle my daughter (Ethel) into big school this Sept.”

Truth is I'm just a lightweight, I had 2 cans of strongbow on an empty stomach. I'm here now and I'm absolutely fine pic.twitter.com/nz8XFg1bTZ— Pokemom (@lilyallen) August 29, 2016

The singer also confirmed that she has quit Twitter for the time being. “Anyway, I think I’ll steer clear of the internets (sic) for a bit,” she added. “This shit just makes me more determined TBH (to be honest). My music will do the talking soon… Until then tweeps (sic), I’m off grid. Love you all for having my back though, thank you.”

Anyway, I think I'll steer clear of the internets for a bit.This shit just makes me more determined TBH. My music will do the talking soon.— Dramatic Collapser (@lilyallen) 30 August 2016

Until then tweeps, I'm off grid. Love you all for having my back though, thank you x— Dramatic Collapser (@lilyallen) 30 August 2016

Last thing. pic.twitter.com/i62yEM3gUX— Dramatic Collapser (@lilyallen) 31 August 2016

Last week, Allen reassured fans she was safe and well after returning from a holiday in Italy, which had been hit by a major earthquake.

The singer tweeted at the time: “Thank you everyone for all your concerned tweets. I had to leave my family holiday in Umbria early to come home for a funeral. Such sad scenes, but feeling blessed that my lot are all OK.”

Lily Allen quits Twitter

31
Aug

Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne set to star in 'Boyhood' director Richard Linklater's new film

Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne are in advanced talks to star in Boyhood director Richard Linklater’s new film, Last Flag Flying.

Linklater’s next project is a sequel to the 1973 comedy-drama The Last Detail, which starred Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the three heavyweight actors are likely to take up prominent roles in the new film, which is being adapted from author Darryl Ponicsan’s 2005 novel The Last Flag, itself a sequel to The Last Detail, which was published in 1970 and adapted for the screen three years later.

Reports also claim that Amazon Studios have picked up the film, which recently released Woody Allen’s new film Cafe Society and Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.

It is expected to start filming in November.

Watch a scene from The Last Detail below.

Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne set to star in 'Boyhood' director Richard Linklater's new film

31
Aug

Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd: 'I'll only play again if they get rid of Axl Rose'

Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has said he would only rejoin the band if Axl Rose is sacked.

The sticksman was ousted from the band following his conviction last year for drug possession and making threats to kill a former employee. He was replaced on the band’s current world tour by Chris Slade.

“If Angus (Young) wanted me to play then that’s up to him – but I don’t really want to play with Axl Rose. I don’t really rate him,” he said of the Guns N’Roses frontman.

He also revealed that he recently suffered a serious heart attack.

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Rudd told the Bay Of Plenty Times: “I had a fucking heart attack, but I’m good now. I was just at home and I started to feel just funny. I had a strange pain in my chest.

“My housekeeper took me to the hospital where they hooked me up and did all these tests. Turned out I had a big heart attack. My artery was all blocked up, and they said I had to stay in and have an operation.”

Meanwhile, bassist Cliff Williams recently said that he will retire from the band after their current tour, and said that his decision was the ‘right thing’ to do.

Williams explained how he had decided to leave the band after it became a ‘changed animal’ in the wake of several members leaving.

”It’s been what I’ve known for the past 40 years, but after this tour I’m backing off of touring and recording,” he said.

“Losing Malcolm, the thing with Phil and now with Brian, it’s a changed animal. I feel in my gut it’s the right thing.”

In 2014, guitarist Malcolm Young left the band after being diagnosed with dementia. Frontman Brian Johnson was also recently replaced by Axl Rose.

Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd: 'I'll only play again if they get rid of Axl Rose'

31
Aug

Watch 'Stranger Things' actor Gaten Matarazzo deliver a passionate performance of the US national anthem

Stranger Things actor Gaten Matarazzo gave a stirring rendition of the US national anthem before a New York Mets baseball game in September 2015.

The young actor was joined by his sister Sabrina for the duet at the Citi Field in New York City after they successfully auditioned to do the singing duties before the game, which is a tradition in most American sports.

As Entertainment Weekly reports, the Matarazzos proceeded to deliver a passionate performance of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’, eliciting wild cheers from the crowd.

Watch footage of the performance, which has re-surfaced on the internet today, below.

Elsewhere, Stranger Things has had its second season confirmed by Netflix, who released a teaser trailer earlier today (August 31) to accompany the announcement.

Season two will feature nine episodes – one more than the first season, Netflix has confirmed, with co-creators Matt and Ross Duffy returning. The duo recently told IGN that the second season will “draw influence from a lot of [1984] cinema”.

The streaming service posted a cryptic teaser clip for season two on Twitter this afternoon with the caption: “Message from the Upside Down: #StrangerThings 2 is coming in 2017.” Watch the trailer below.

Message from the Upside Down: #StrangerThings 2 is coming in 2017. pic.twitter.com/EXRRP5hevf— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) August 31, 2016

Watch 'Stranger Things' actor Gaten Matarazzo deliver a passionate performance of the US national anthem

31
Aug

Chris Brown 'tested for drugs' in jail

Chris Brown was reportedly tested for drugs following his recent arrest.

Police sources claim the rapper gave up a blood sample in jail last night (August 30), according to TMZ.

Earlier today, Brown was released from police custody after a bail of $250,000 (£190k) was posted.

The singer has been accused of threatening a woman with a gun during a party at his home and was arrested following a stand-off with police.

Following news of his release, Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos took to Twitter to describe the allegations as “demonstrably false”, tweeting: “Thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes. Chris is out and well. The allegations against him are demonstrably false #TeamBreezy”.

Brown is now due to appear in court on September 20.

The chick that claimed Chris Brown put a gun to her head … pic.twitter.com/tfkMEihSEf— ITSBIZKIT (@itsbizkit) August 30, 2016

After an alleged altercation in the early hours of Tuesday morning at his LA residence, Baylee Curran phoned 911 claiming that Brown had threatened her with a gun.

Police later arrived at the property, where they were thrown a duffel bag of weapons (including one gun) and drugs by Brown from his window, where he taunted officers, saying “come get me.”

As police were in the process of obtaining a search warrant for the property, Brown emerged from his home once his lawyer had arrived at the scene.

Before he threw the bag out of the window, Brown posted a series of now-deleted videos to his Instagram addressing the incident and its subsequent fall-out.

Claiming that he’d just woken up to find officers surrounding his house, Brown protested his innocence – as well as saying that the authorities wouldn’t find anything in a house search – before voicing his support for the Black Lives Matter movement and then declaring “fuck the police.”

He also claimed that the media attention surrounding the incident at his house is actually helping promote his name and music.

Chris Brown 'tested for drugs' in jail

31
Aug

Watch Paul McCartney perform at a private fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

Paul McCartney performed at a private outdoor fundraiser for the US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton last night (August 30).

The Beatle appeared at the allegedly $25,000-a-ticket event along with the rock band Bon Jovi and musician Jimmy Buffett, both of whom joined McCartney in a rendition of ‘Hey Jude’ to close the evening’s entertainment.

As reported by Uproxx, McCartney performed a four-song set: opening with the Wings song ‘Jet’, he then played ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ and ‘Lady Madonna’ before wrapping up his time on stage with ‘Hey Jude’. Despite only playing a few songs, reports suggest that the show went on for 75 minutes.

Watch fan-shot footage of a snippet of the ‘Hey Jude’ performance below via TV host Andy Cohen.

Sir Paul, JBJ & Buffett bring it home for Bill and Hillary tonight! #ImWithHer A video posted by Andy Cohen (@bravoandy) on Aug 30, 2016 at 8:19pm PDT

Various reports from the night also indicate that McCartney declared that he’d officially funded Clinton’s campaign, telling the audience from the stage that “this is the first time that I’ve paid to hear myself sing” – most likely referring to the fact that he’d donated to her campaign to become US President.

Clinton’s husband and former US President Bill was also in attendance.

Earlier this month, McCartney posted a picture with Clinton on his Twitter account, stating “she’s with me” – a play on the Clinton campaign slogan.

She's with me. pic.twitter.com/vHPMHMjFvV— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) August 17, 2016

Watch Paul McCartney perform at a private fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

31
Aug

Fatboy Slim to play 'Better Living Through Chemistry’ 20th anniversary show

Fatboy Slim has announced plans to play his debut album ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ in its entirety for a 20th anniversary show in London next month.

The superstar DJ (aka Norman Cook) will be making a one off appearance at The Social on September 13. For further information head to Thesocial.com.

The album, which was first relased in 1996, is also being re-released on an expanded double CD and special limited edition yellow vinyl formats on September 23. The double CD version will feature the album in its entirety on disk one and a second bonus disk of rare B-Sides and previously unreleased material.

Two years later, Cook released his landmark album ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’, which shot him to international stardom. 

The track listing for the 20th anniversary of ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ is as follows track:

CD1

‘Song For Lindy’
‘Santa Cruz’
‘Getting Out Of My Head’
‘Th Weekend Starts Here’ 
‘Everybody Needs A 303’
‘Gove the Po’ Man A Break’
‘Loth & Crenshaw’
‘First Down’
‘Punk to Funk’
‘The Sound Of Milwaukee’

CD2

‘Michael Jackson’
‘Next To Nothing’
‘Everybody Loves A Carnival’ 
‘Es Paradis’
‘First Down The Disco’
‘Sunset 303’
‘Neal Cassady Starts Here’
‘It’s A Dream’
‘Knuf Ot Knup’
‘Big Beat Soufflé’ 
‘Everybody Loves A Filter’
‘Weekend Bonus Beats’
‘Crenshaw Siren Beats’

Fatboy Slim, Reverend And The Makers and Billy Bragg recently backed a new busking festival.

Busk In London aims to make it easier for buskers to be able to perform in the capital.

Others who backed the initiative included The View, Corinne Bailey Rae, Danny Goffey, Paves, Hugh Cornwell, Jack Savoretti, KT Tunstall, King Charles, Whinnie Williams and Kiko Bun.

Sadiq Khan, the new Mayor of London, pledged to strengthen London’s position as a cultural and artistic capital and Busk In London said last month’s first International Busking Day would be part of that.

Fatboy Slim to play 'Better Living Through Chemistry’ 20th anniversary show

31
Aug

Listen to LCD Soundsystem's 'All My Friends' reinterpreted as a children's lullaby

LCD Soundsystem are among a host of artists to have their songs transformed into children’s lullabies for a new compilation.

The label Rockabye Baby, who specialise in releasing lullabies, is celebrating its tenth anniversary by releasing the new collection, with lullaby versions of tracks by the likes of Daft Punk, David Bowie and Outkas.

The James Murphy band’s ‘All My Friends’ has been released ahead of the compilation’s full release on October 14. Stream the song via Pitchfork here.

The full tracklisting for ‘Birthday Party’ is as follows:

1. The Beatles: ‘Birthday’
2. Kool & The Gang: ‘Celebration’
3. Black Eyed Peas: ‘Let’s Get it Started’
4. Pitbull: ‘Don’t Stop the Party’
5. Miley Cyrus: ‘Party in the U.S.A.’
6. Cyndi Lauper: ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’
7. David Bowie: ‘Let’s Dance’
8. Daft Punk: ‘Get Lucky’
9. P!nk: ‘Get the Party Started’
10. Deee-lite: ‘Groove is in the Heart’
11. Chic: ‘Good Times’
12. Marvin Gaye: ‘Got to Give It Up’
13. Michael Jackson: ‘Rock With You’
14. OutKast: ‘Hey Ya!’
15. LCD Soundsystem: ‘All My Friends’

Listen to LCD Soundsystem's 'All My Friends' reinterpreted as a children's lullaby

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