Album reviews: Coldplay, Afrojack and Deep Purple

THIS week our music expert reviews new albums from Coldplay, Afrojack and Deep Purple.....»»

Category: tvSource: dailystarJul 15th, 2017

Coldplay & Mary J. Blige Postpone Concerts Due to Hurricane Harvey

Coldplay and Mary J. Blige are among the artists postponing concerts amid Hurricane Harvey hitting in the south this weekend. Coldplay was scheduled to play tonight (August 25) an outdoor show at Houston’s NRG Stadium while Mary was set to play at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, right outside of Houston. “We really wanted [...] Coldplay and Mary J. Blige are among the artists postponing concerts amid Hurricane Harvey hitting in the south this weekend. Coldplay was scheduled to play tonight (August 25) an outdoor show at Houston’s NRG Stadium while Mary was set to play at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, right outside of Houston. “We really wanted to play tonight, but sitting here all together watching the news about the storm we feel that we can’t ask anyone to put their safety at risk. So, sadly, we will have to postpone,” Coldplay wrote in a statement. Live Nation Houston confirmed the news about Mary‘s show being postponed to September 19. In addition, Lady Antebellum has canceled a tour stop in Houston scheduled for Sunday. pic.twitter.com/lb9HY9izOq — Coldplay (@coldplay) August 25, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 25th, 2017

Afrojack Drops $100k on Birthday Bling for Himself and His Crew

Afrojack didn't just ice up his own neck for his birthday, he made sure his whole crew was shining ... even though it cost him SIX figures! Best. Friend. Ever. The Dutch DJ ordered 5 chains with custom Afrojack logo pendants made with white….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzSep 14th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Forces Coldplay to Postpone Houston Show - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportHurricane Harvey Forces Coldplay to Postpone Houston ShowU.S. News & World ReportFILE PHOTO: British band Coldplay members Will Champion,Guy Berryman, Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland (L-R) pose for photographers during a photocall for the presentation of their new album "Mylo Xyloto" in Madrid October 26, 2011. REUTERS/Juan ...Hurricane Harvey: Coldplay & Mary J. Blige Concerts PostponedHeavy.comHurricane Harvey postpones Coldplay show at NRG StadiumChron.comHurricane Harvey: Coldplay Postpones Houston Concert After AllPatch.comJust Jared -KHOU -KPRC Houston -Eurweb.comall 55 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 25th, 2017

Top 10 Most Iconic Art Album Covers

Music and pop culture continually have a tremendous impact on our world. Iconic has re-entered our everyday language. And for a good reason (Have you HEARD Kiwi?)! Something that’s iconic is highly original; it’s innovative or influential. These ten album covers are iconic, the times and artists they represent helped shape music into what it has become, and these particular covers are immediately recognizable even by the most casual listeners. Nirvana: Nevermind The baby on the cover of this album is named Spencer Elden, and because of the explosive success of this album, he will always be the most famous baby in the rock industry! Kurt Cobain had this concept come to him while watching a documentary about water births with Dave Grohl. He wanted to paint a picture of a baby already corrupted by money and greed – and he definitely succeeded in a controversial way. Pink Floyd: Dark Side of The Moon This slightly trippy prism design adorns Pink Floyd’s eighth album. It is among the most recognizable images in rock music. Storm Thorgerson was the band’s graphic designer for the cover, and he told Rolling Stone that he used the triangle as a symbol of thought and ambition, which he felt related to the lyrics in a big way. It is also reminiscent of a light show. George Hardie put the image together, and he says it represents three things, “the band’s stage lighting, the album lyrics, and [keyboardist, Richard] Wright’s request for a ‘simple and bold’ design.” The Beatles: Abbey Road The Beatles are iconic in their own right, but the photo that was used for the cover of their eleventh studio release, Abbey Road, is almost the definition of iconic. It is also the last album where all four of the men participated in the recording sessions. The photo was taken right outside of the EMI Studios building where they recorded the songs. The album saw immediate commercial success and is regarded as the band’s best album, and one of the best albums of all time. The album’s cover has become one of the most famous images in music, and hundreds of people flock to that street to recreate it every year. The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers Andy Warhol had been approached before about doing album art for The Rolling Stones, but they didn’t use his design for the original album they approached him for. Later, his idea of using a working zipper on an album cover sprung to life on the cover of Sticky Fingers. Warhol and a graphic artist named Craig Braun worked together on this suggestive art, and the art actually won a Grammy. The zipper opened to reveal some white underwear. Oddly, the cover was banned in Spain and changed to a pretty disturbing picture of a can of fingers in some blood. David Bowie: Aladdin Sane The sixth album in David Bowie’s discography came right after his 1972 concept album, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust. Even though this wasn’t the first time his [...] The post Top 10 Most Iconic Art Album Covers appeared first on PopCrunch......»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchSep 6th, 2017

Rihanna Was An Inspiration Behind Marilyn Manson"s New Album!

Rihanna rocked head-to-toe purple while hanging in NYC! The 29-year-old entertainer was spotted leaving the Blonde Hotel on Tuesday night (September 12) in New York City. Rihanna matched her sweatsuit with purple Fenty slides while carrying a red Solo cup out of the building. It was recently revealed that Rihanna served as some major inspiration [...] Rihanna rocked head-to-toe purple while hanging in NYC! The 29-year-old entertainer was spotted leaving the Blonde Hotel on Tuesday night (September 12) in New York City. Rihanna matched her sweatsuit with purple Fenty slides while carrying a red Solo cup out of the building. It was recently revealed that Rihanna served as some major inspiration for an unexpected album! Marilyn Manson said that Ri and her song “Love On The Brain” inspired some of the record. “Strangely enough, one of the records that influenced this album strongly, and it can’t be taken literally, is Rihanna, her last record. That one song, ‘Love On The Brain’, it really hit me because I saw her perform it and she just…meant it,” Marilyn told COS......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 13th, 2017

Coldplay Dedicate New Song "Houston" to Hurricane Harvey Victims After Postponing Concert - Watch Here!

Coldplay have debuted a brand new song called “Houston” during their Monday evening (August 28) concert at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla. Frontman Chris Martin and his bandmates had to postpone their tour stop in Houston last week due to the approaching Hurricane Harvey, but they took time to write a tribute song [...] Coldplay have debuted a brand new song called “Houston” during their Monday evening (August 28) concert at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla. Frontman Chris Martin and his bandmates had to postpone their tour stop in Houston last week due to the approaching Hurricane Harvey, but they took time to write a tribute song dedicated to the people of Houston. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Coldplay “This is because we all grew up loving country music, and of course that’s kind of what we think of when we go to Texas,” Chris expressed ahead of the performance. “So, if you’ll bear with us, this is a new song and we’ll never play this again. It’s a once off and it’s called ‘Houston.’ We’re gonna sing it in Miami for everybody here, and we’re gonna send it over there to everyone who missed the show.” Watch the touching tribute below… Coldplay – Houston #1 (Live in Miami).....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 29th, 2017

Review: Little exciting about Afrojack"s new album

Afrojack, "Forget the World" (Def Jam).....»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooMay 19th, 2014

Deep Purple guitarist refused to promote album, label claims

A Deep Purple guitarist blew off promoting his latest album, tanking sales, his Italian record label claims. Richard Blackmore, who helped pen the hit “Smoke on the Water,” signed a three-year deal to let Frontiers Records license and distribute his 2.....»»

Category: musicSource: nypostMar 22nd, 2016

AJR Spill On Their New Album, Favorite Artists & What"s Next (Exclusive)

AJR is a band on the rise following the release of their sophomore album The Click! The group – comprised of brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met – have been playing music together since they were kids. Just Jared exclusively sat down with the group while they celebrated their new album at the Grammy Museum [...] AJR is a band on the rise following the release of their sophomore album The Click! The group – comprised of brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met – have been playing music together since they were kids. Just Jared exclusively sat down with the group while they celebrated their new album at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The band opened up about life on the road, their favorite musicians and what’s coming next. Here’s what AJR had to say: Give us the scoop on the new album: Adam: “We worked on this album for two years because we had a very specific intention behind the album. We wanted to write about real issues in a way people hadn’t thought about. So each of the songs has a kind of ‘I can relate to that but I hadn’t really thought about it in that way’ moment. Like there are so many songs on the radio about being strong and confident but our single ‘Weak’ takes a different approach, saying, ‘We’re weak and what’s wrong with that?’” Click inside to read the rest of the interview…. What are your tour bus essentials? Jack: “This tour is our first time on a tour bus! We have a Wii. We didn’t grow up with video games so when we got old enough we bought our own Wii and we’re obsessed with playing Mario Kart. It’s what we do all day. And food? String cheese. We need it at all times. Wii and string cheese.” What places are you most excited to stop on tour? Ryan: “It’s always interesting to see what markets get the most hype. For some reason, Salt Lake City, everyone really goes crazy. Indianapolis too! And Portland too, because that’s a great music town.” What else are you passionate about? Ryan: “We’re really into film and we direct a lot of our own videos and all of our behind-the-scenes videos. We’re actually at Columbia University right now to study film because that’s also something we want to do someday.” Who are some artists you’re into right now? Jack: “We just tweeted about this guy! His name is Michael Blume. He’s super unknown and he’s just coming up now but we like to find artists with a similar sound to us. Those are the artists we get attached to and he has a great sound. We also brought this girl name Samia on tour with us…she sings a lot of the female vocals on our songs. She’s an unbelievable singer/songwriter.” What’s next now that the album has dropped? Ryan: “What’s so cool is that as our album is getting big, it allows for a lot of collaborations. Our album isn’t really in a certain lane – you wouldn’t call it pop or rock or alternative…so we have a lot of different collaborations and people in different lanes reaching out to us…We have a bunch of EDM collaborations and a hip hop collaboration coming out!”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 3rd, 2017

Lana Del Rey: "Lust for Life" Album Stream & Download - Listen Now!

Lana Del Rey‘s new album is finally out! After months of promoting and dropping singles, the 32-year-old entertainer released her new album Lust for Life. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lana Del Rey Lust for Life is the fourth studio album that Lana has released since her 2012 debut album Born to Die. [...] Lana Del Rey‘s new album is finally out! After months of promoting and dropping singles, the 32-year-old entertainer released her new album Lust for Life. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lana Del Rey Lust for Life is the fourth studio album that Lana has released since her 2012 debut album Born to Die. Lana collaborated with tons of artists on her new album including The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Stevie Nicks, and more. You can download Lana‘s new album off of iTunes here. Listen to Lust for Life below!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 21st, 2017

Guetta get another chance: Afrojack regrets Titanium decline

DUTCH house-meister Afrojack will be cornering David Guetta at Radio 1 In Ibiza to discuss another collaboration......»»

Category: tvSource: dailystarMar 16th, 2017

Prince's piano inspires new shade of purple - USA TODAY

NewsweekPrince's piano inspires new shade of purpleUSA TODAYThe superstar has gone but he lives on in purple majesty. The Prince estate announced Monday the creation of a new shade of purple inspired by the late music icon's custom-made purple Yamaha piano. Created by the Pantone Color Institute, the global ...Pantone Announces a Color in Honor of His Purpleness: PrinceTIMEPrince Gets His Own PurpleNPRPrince Is Getting His Very Own Color PurpleVanity FairNew York Daily News -Billboard -ABC News -The Mercury Newsall 66 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 14th, 2017

Watch Coldplay's Chris Martin Cover Linkin Park In Tribute To Chester Bennington - Stereogum

StereogumWatch Coldplay's Chris Martin Cover Linkin Park In Tribute To Chester BenningtonStereogumColdplay and Linkin Park hit their commercial and creative peaks around the same time, and both of them collaborated with Jay-Z, but they always seemed to occupy opposite ends of the popular-rock-band spectrum. And yet when Coldplay frontman Chris ...Moving 20-foot mural of Chester Bennington smiling stops traffic after it's painted on a pizzeria wall in LADaily MailChris Martin Covers Linkin Park's 'Crawling' in Chester Bennington's Honor with Coldplay: Watch9NEWS.comChester Bennington's Wife Talinda Bentley Says She Will 'Survive' After Husband's SuicideInternational Business TimesRollingStone.com -The Guardian -Variety -Evening Standardall 98 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 2nd, 2017

K-Pop Group BTS Announce Title & Release Date for New Album

BTS are officially returning with a new album in September. The 7-member K-Pop group, which recently beat out Justin Bieber for the Top Social Artist award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, will release their new album on September 18th, called Love Yourself ‘Her.’ Fans will be able to pre-order the album beginning on Friday [...] BTS are officially returning with a new album in September. The 7-member K-Pop group, which recently beat out Justin Bieber for the Top Social Artist award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, will release their new album on September 18th, called Love Yourself ‘Her.’ Fans will be able to pre-order the album beginning on Friday (August 25). The album will come in four packaging versions, and includes a hidden track written and produced by group leader, Rap Monster. The group recently released a series of posters and highlight reels ahead of the album as part of their ongoing Love Yourself series. BTS dropped You Never Walk Alone, a repackaging of their 2016 album Wings, in February. Watch the latest Love Yourself highlight reel below......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 23rd, 2017

Rappers N.W.A, metal band Deep Purple to join Rock Hall of Fame

N.W.A, Deep Purple and Chicago are among the musicians chosen to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Bob Mezan reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersDec 19th, 2015

Megadeth and Deep Purple close out Quebec summer festival

July 21 - The 48th The Festival d'ete de Quebec's closing weekend includes Megadeth and Deep Purple. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.....»»

Category: videoSource: reutersJul 27th, 2015

NWA, Deep Purple enter Hall of Fame

Ground-breaking rap act NWA, Deep Purple and Chicago announced as inductees of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame......»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukDec 17th, 2015

Review: Whitesnake delves deep into Purple past on new album

Whitesnake, "The Purple Album" (Frontiers).....»»

Category: topSource: yahooMay 23rd, 2015

Coldplay tops Billboard album chart with year"s best sales week

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Coldplay's new album topped the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday in its opening week, notching the highest weekly sales by any artist so far this year and scoring the British rock group its fourth No. 1 album on the chart......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 27th, 2017

Fergie Is “Hungry” With ‘Double Dutchess’ Album And Visual Journey

Eight time Grammy winner Fergie is releasing her new album Double Dutchess on September 20 along with the visual album "experience" Double Dutchess: Seeing Double on September 22. The album contains collaborations with Rick Ross ("Hungry") and Nicki Minaj ("You Already Know"). "It's finally here! I've spent a long time - many late, late nights writing [...] Eight time Grammy winner Fergie is releasing her new album Double Dutchess on September 20 along with the visual album “experience” Double Dutchess: Seeing Double on September 22. The album contains collaborations with Rick Ross (”Hungry”) and Nicki Minaj (”You Already Know”). “It’s finally here! I’ve spent a long time - many late, late nights writing and working to make Double Dutchess perfect,” said Fergie whose previous hits include ‘London Bridge’ and ‘Fergilicious.’ “I wanted to make a visual experience too, because there’s a special story here that’s really close to my heart. This is my vision. I feel like it truly represents who I am on every level, and I hope you love it as much as I do. I’ll see everyone on the road soon!” In support of her album Fergie will headline a set at Brazil’s Rock in Rio come September 16. LiveXLive Digital Music Network will live stream the event. Are you excited for another Fergie album? Feel free to comment below! Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakAug 25th, 2017