The Weeknd brings out Kendrick Lamar for “Sidewalks” in LA — watch

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Update: Check out pro-shot footage below via Vevo. On The Weeknd’s new album Starboy, he and Kendrick Lamar joined forces for the first time on the track “Sidewalks”. @Theweeknd just brought out @kendricklamar 😤 #vevopresents #XO #theweeknd A video posted by REAL923 (@real923la) on Dec 17, 2016 at 10:34pm PST Watch fan-shot footage below. On Saturday night,   The Weeknd performed   a concert in Los Angeles, and he brought out Kendrick as a surprise guest to give   the collaboration its live debut. Wasn't expecting that 😩 @theweeknd brings out @kendricklamar for Sidewalks at @vevo Presents 🙏🏼 A video …


Bryan Cranston says “there’s been conversation” about a Malcolm in the Middle movie

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

I don’t know if my character would go to the reunion though. It would be fun to play with all those people again.” (As a playful aside, he added, “It would be like if you [(James Franco)] did a Freaks and Geeks movie.” Franco liked the idea, saying, “Maybe for Freaks and Geeks it could be the 20 year high school reunion! “There has been some conversation about that,” Cranston responded. “I really do, for no other reason than that I miss those people like crazy and I stay in touch with them… There’s a possibility we want to start …


David Lynch’s Gordon Cole eats a delicious donut in new Twin Peaks teaser — watch

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

While you’re at it, revisit our recent dissection of Lynch’s entire filmography, in addition to our friendly Lynchian discussion with the likes of   St. Watch above and catch the past two teasers below. It’s a simple, delightful treat and a pleasant reminder that, yes, 2017 is right around the corner and, yes, that means we’ll soon be returning to our favorite gloomy small town. Vincent, Rhye, and Chris Stein and Debbie Harry of Blondie. There are few things more Twin Peaks than watching David Lynch eat a donut. Of course, there’s still no release date, so who knows when …


Listen to an audio rip Aphex Twin’s surprise Day For Night 12-inch vinyl

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

By the sound of it, the A-side and B-side are the same track, albeit different   versions. The   vinyl itself is white and imprinted only with   the logos of Aphex Twin, Warp Records, and Day For Night. Via reddit, listen to audio rips of both below. Copies are already reselling   for $350 a piece on Discogs. To coincide with his first US performance in eight years at Houston’s Day For Night Festival, Aphex Twin released a surprise 12-inch vinyl available exclusively to attendees of the festival. The contents of the 12-inch remain unclear, as the sleeve of …


In greatest career move in years, Sylvester Stallone turns down Donald Trump’s job offer

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

However, the actor has now seemingly made   his greatest career move in years by turning down an offer to work in President-Elect   Donald Trump’s White House. However I believe I could be more effective by bringing national attention to returning military personnel in an effort to find gainful employment, suitable housing and financial assistance these heroes respectfully deserve.” (via   Variety) This is just another example of Trump being unable to rally the support of any sort of credible celebrity figure. Trump was said to be readying an offer to ask Stallone to chair the National Endowment for …


Fiona Apple debuts anti-Donald Trump song at Standing Rock benefit show — watch

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

The track, a parody of Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song”, notably featured lyrics about the President-elect’s “nuts roasting on an open fire” and an incendiary   “Fuck you!” send-off, the latter of which especially got both Apple and the LA crowd fired up. Part whatever the trim option on IG sucks fuck you here's another clip A video posted by Brett Peter (@brettmpeter) on Dec 19, 2016 at 1:10am PST Four A video posted by Brett Peter (@brettmpeter) on Dec 19, 2016 at 1:17am PST Fiona #5 A video posted by Brett Peter (@brettmpeter) on Dec 19, 2016 at …


The Black Keys’ discography is finally available on Spotify

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) December 19, 2016 No advance or money was exchanged. (Read: Which Artists Are Still Holding Out on Streaming?) Carney announced via Twitter that an agreement had been reached,   noting that while he still isn’t a fan of the pay deals, “I’d rather people hear our music than not.” In a second tweet, he expounded, “No advance or money was exchanged. The Black Keys — and in particular drummer Patrick Carney — have been some of the most vocal opponents to free music streaming services. I'm still apprehensive. I’m still an advocate for artists to be …


Tegan and Sara establish foundation for LGBTQ and women’s rights

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

We started the Foundation to dismantle the systems of inequity that prevent LGBTQ girls and women from reaching their full potential. Every day we read your letters. “Since the beginning of our career, our LGBTQ   fans have supported us in innumerable ways. We see hope and strength in our community, whether through every day acts of kindness or through the power of mobilizing behind a common cause. Join us.” Now, the Quins   are taking their activism another step further by launching their own foundation dedicated to fighting for “economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women,” …


Blade Runner 2049 teaser offers first look at long-awaited sequel starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling — watch

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

(Since the latter two are the versions which excise the studio-mandated narration and “happy” ending that seemingly nobody involved with the film actually wanted, we’ll consider them the realer deal.) But now the talk is over, because 2049 will see Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario) take over for Scott (who remains attached as an executive producer), and return to the film’s unsettling future, where replicants (humanoid robots) walk the Earth, built largely as slaves but capable of experiencing humanity. For years, instead of a sequel, it was just the continuous tinkering with and re-releasing of Scott’s film, whether as an unauthorized …


Broken Social Scene decided to regroup in wake of 2015 Paris terror attacks, new album could surface next summer

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That’s wrong. Photo by   Nina Corcoran Broken Social Scene are currently putting the finishing touches on their first new album in six years. “We have to finish it, obviously, just a small thing called finishing   … I think that we’re thinking summer [release].” The Toronto collective decided to reassemble after the Paris terror attacks in 2015, a tragedy that really hit “so close to home,” according to Drew. “We are given a false pretenses of connection and we all know it. Now, in a new interview with Canada’s CBC 2 Radio, frontman Kevin Drew has revealed a potential …


John Wick: Chapter 2 trailer promises more fists, more guns, and more Keanu – watch

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

And why? In the simplest sense, it’s because John Wick is an impeccably well-made action movie, of a classic mold that’s often struggled to adapt in the time of shaky cinematography and rapid-fire editing. (And impress the whole world with his shooting range skills along the way.) Now, the full trailer for John Wick: Chapter Two suggests that the uncommonly deep world-building that stood as another highlight of the first movie will only continue on. It harkens back to the kind of sleazy, hyper-violent action thriller that might have once starred   Dolph Lundgren or Charles Bronson, and allowed Keanu …


Pinegrove offer catalog as pay-what-you-want, all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

The band’s   entire catalogue is available on their Bandcamp page at a pay what you want rate, with all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. The New Jersey duo are putting their newfound success to good use by joining the contingent of artists offering their support to Planned Parenthood in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. Watch Pinegrove’s video for “New Friends”: Pinegrove broke through this year with the successful release of their debut full-length Cardinal, a performance   at SXSW, and a headlining tour. Cardinal,   one of our Top 50 Albums of 2016, is included in the offer, …


Governor of Colorado declares December 17th Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Day

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Read Hickenlooper’s complete declaration below: “Whereas the rock & roll folk R&B group have traveled over 208,000 miles in the last 18 months, touring the world and playing sold-out venues. Hickenlooper, governor of the entire state of Colorado, do hereby proclaim forever after December 17th, 2016 The Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Day in the state of Colorado.” According to   Bolder Beat, Rateliff periodically wiped tears from his eyes during that evening’s performance. And whereas their upcoming August 2017 show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a world-renowned venue with 10,000 seats, sold out in just seven minutes. Usually such …


Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith joined BABYMETAL on stage to cover Judas Priest — watch

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After   BABYMETAL   further developed their unique blend of J-pop and metal sounds with their excellent sophomore album,   Metal Resistance — one of CoS’ Top 50 Albums of 2016   — the Japanese trio scored an opening spot on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ UK tour. Last night, the young phenoms closed out the trek   in style as RHCP’s   Chad Smith joined them on   stage, his face painted in the same white and black makeup as   their backing band. BABYMETAL and Chad Smith cover “Painkiller” and “Breaking the Law”: “Happy Birthday” for Su-Metal: This …


Go Robot: Mark Zuckerberg programmed his smart house to play Red Hot Chili Peppers

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mark zuckerberg built an artificial intelligence so he could listen to red hot chili peppers https://t.co/eToU8rd37Q pic.twitter.com/rzGdDprgk5 — brian feldman (@bafeldman) December 19, 2016 As Zuckerberg notes, programming an AI to play the right kind of music is a complex challenge. One of the more mundane tasks Zuckerberg programmed Jarvis to do involves controlling the music throughout his house, but there’s nothing mundane about the soundtrack Zuck’s been rocking out to. are a good bet to satisfy his master’s dark necessities. You know, just basic, normal   things that every non-billionaire can relate to. Zuckerberg wrote an interesting blog post …


Mariah Carey says she doesn’t know Ariana Grande or Demi Lovato, resurrecting classic J. Lo shade

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Know! Find the Lovato comments above and watch the full “Does! Her?!” bit below. Honestly, I’m not familiar. I really don’t. Now,   part of this seems to be the sort of inverse to, “You don’t know me!” But the other half   of it, based on how Carey responded to questions about the likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, is that if you aren’t a Madonna-level icon or someone she’s physically met in person (likely at one of her own shows), Carey honestly does not know who you are. “The woman is mean for no reason.” Lovato said …


Matthew McConaughey doubles down, says he “wouldn’t hesitate” to return to True Detective

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Eisen then asked McConaughey point-blank if he was gearing up to reprise the role on True Detective season three, and the actor insisted that the “ball’s not advanced at all. I’ve talked to the creator Nic Pizzolatto, who’s taking a little break from it.” McConaughey went on to say that “if that thing was written well and it came up again, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second.” Obviously nothing is confirmed yet, but that’s pretty exciting news for fans who though the series lost something essential with McConaughey’s departure. At one point during the show, Eisen brought up the topic …


This interview with Jerry Lewis is a cringeworthy nightmare — watch

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If you have a spare seven minutes to suffer through what can only be described as a nightmare, check out what happened when a reporter attempted to engage the famously curmudgeonly comedian in something resembling a conversation. We at Consequence of Sound have suffered through our share of awkward interviews, but even we were reduced to cringing puddles by the carnage 90-year-old comedian Jerry Lewis just inflicted on a poor soul from The Hollywood Reporter. What it turned into was a tense back-and-forth between two people who clearly didn’t want to be in the same room. Watch below, if you …


Rachel Owen, longtime partner of Thom Yorke, passes away from cancer

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Despite her illness, she continued teaching up until recently. She was also a   renowned artist and printmaker, who recently staged an exhibit of prints inspired by the Cantos of   Divine Comedy. Dr. Owen   and Yorke were partners for 23 years and had two children together,   a son named Noah and a daughter named Agnes. Rachel Owen, who for 20 years was the romantic partner of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and the mother of his two children, passed away Sunday following a battle   with cancer. According to an obituary   posted   to the website of …


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017: Pearl Jam, Tupac, Journey to be inducted

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Thus, of the five drummers who’ve played with Pearl Jam,   only current drummer Matt Cameron and founding member Dave Krusen are eligible for induction. Pearl Jam,   Tupac Shakur, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, and Joan Baez are   all to be   inducted during a ceremony held next April. The eligible members of ELO include   Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy, while the   classic Steve Perry lineup of Journey is nominated   alongside founding keyboardist/singer Gregg Rolie. This year, fans were offered an opportunity to vote, and a collective “fan ballot” was added …