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BLONDIE

In what has become another major year for Blondie, the New York legends mark a career milestone with the release of the first-ever authorized and in-depth archive in their history, a rarity for a band almost 50 years into their career with 40 million records sold. Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982 will be released on August 26th via UMe and The Numero Group and is available to pre-order now.

See the unboxing of the Super Deluxe Collectors’ Edition HERE, and listen to Blondie’s previously unreleased recording of Moonlight Drive, out today.

Remastered from the original analog tapes and cut at Abbey Road Studios, this expansive box set is available in four formats (Super Deluxe Collectors’ Edition, Deluxe 4LP, Deluxe 8CD, and 3CD editions). Housed in a foil-wrapped carton, Against The Odds includes extensive liner notes by Erin Osmon, track by track commentary from Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Nigel Harrison, Frank Infante, and Gary Valentine, essays by producers Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer, and Ken Shipley, a 120-page illustrated discography, and hundreds of period photographs.

Blondie has transcended the realms of mere bands, evolving out of pop and punk to become a vital strand of American music’s core DNA. What the seven members of Blondie, made up of iconic frontwoman/songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist/conceptual mastermind Chris Stein, powerhouse drummer Clem Burke, keyboardist Jimmy Destri, bassist Gary Valentine, guitarist Frank Infante, and bassist Nigel Harrison, set to tape over those first eight years remains among the most timeless music of its era.

This archive box set—the first band-authorized collection in their 50-year history—is a collective moment to celebrate their legacy and be immersed into Blondie’s genre-bending sonic universe, including their first six studio albums recorded for Chrysalis; Blondie, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat To The Beat, Autoamerican, The Hunter, and in turn their catalogue of era-defining hits Heart Of Glass, Atomic, Tide Is High, Sunday Girl, Rapture, and Call Me. These six groundbreaking albums have been expanded to include over four dozen demos (including the group’s first-ever recording session), alternate versions, and studio outtakes, creating a near-complete document of Blondie’s studio sessions before their 1982 hiatus.

Debbie Harry said, “It really is a treat to see how far we have come when I listen to these early attempts to capture our ideas on relatively primitive equipment. Fortunately, the essence of being in a band in the early 70s held some of the anti-social, counter-culture energies of the groups that were the influencers of the 60s. I am excited about this special collection. When I listen to these old tracks, it puts me there like I am a time traveler. As bad as it was sometimes, it was also equally as good. No regrets. More music.”

“I am hopeful that this project will provide a glimpse into the ‘process’ and some of the journey that the songs took from idea to final form,” guitarist Chris Stein said. “Some of this stuff is like early sketches; the old tape machines are like primitive notebooks. The trickiest thing for me was always about getting the melodies out of my head into reality and the changes that would happen along the way.”

“It is amazing that after all this time, and against the odds, our Blondie archival box set will finally be released. It’s been a long time coming and we are all very happy and excited with the final results,” drummer Clem Burke added.

“From the moment I walked into Chris Stein’s barn and saw a wall of tapes I knew we were on the precipice of something extraordinary,” producer Ken Shipley said. “Against The Odds is a treasure chest disguised as a box set.”

”Blondie is a group of extraordinary artists,” producer Steve Rosenthal said. “Years of searching, months of mixing, mastering and restoration, days of decisions went into this box set to highlight the unique path they traveled —from CBGBs to MSG.”

Against The Odds has an unusual beginning; for nearly two decades, the bulk of Blondie’s audio and visual archive sat inside Chris Stein’s unassuming barn just outside Woodstock, New York. One hundred reel-to-reel tapes, half a dozen cassettes, a few storage tubs crammed with records, bits of promotional flotsam, flyers, a stray Warhol print, and mirrored dressing room signage from four sold-out January 1980 nights at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. All of it lay in wait through twenty humid summers and twenty frigid winters.

From this chaotic hoard of ephemera, the long-gestating Against The Odds project was born, serving now as a new map of musical history.

Undeniably one of the most trailblazing and influential bands of our time, Blondie is pioneering frontwoman/songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist/conceptual mastermind Chris Stein and powerhouse drummer Clem Burke, along with now long-standing bandmates bassist Leigh Foxx, guitarist Tommy Kessler, and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen. 

Among their hits is the groundbreaking rock-disco hybrid Heart of Glass the equally influential hip-hop fantasia Rapture the stalker-love song One Way Or Another and the lilting calypso The tide Is High. It’s a thrilling journey back to when Blondie pushed punk onto the dance floor and introduced a wider audience to hip-hop sounds, all the while building a catalogue of enduring hits along the way. 

For the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true global icon; one whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion, and art. From an irreverent Lower East Side punk outfit to bona fide international ambassadors of New York cool, Blondie will forever be synonymous with that punk spirit that lives somewhere in all of us. Their chart-topping success, fearless spirit, and rare longevity led to an induction into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and more than 40 million albums sold worldwide to date. As we look back at the band’s storied career, it makes Blondie’s current vibrancy that much more stunning after 40 years of entertaining all of us.

Pre-Order Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982 ​​ HERE.

Neneh Cherry remix of Manchild by SIA via 360 Magazine

NENEH CHERRY – MANCHILD

Neneh Cherry shares the TOKiMONSTA remix of Sia’s version of her hit “Manchild.” TOKiMONSTA has re-imagined Sia’s take of the Neneh Cherry classic into a technicolour mandala of futuristic melodies, house, and IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) that encompass the Grammy-nominated DJ and producer’s sound. The remix arrives ahead of her upcoming album The Versions, a collaboration album of covers from her expansive catalogue by an all-female lineup of some of the most exciting and revered artists of our time, drops June 10th.

Alongside Sia, other artists involved include a long-time friend, one of pop’s treasured musical geniuses, and the woman behind some of the most memorable songs of the recent decade, Robyn, who teamed up with Mapei to re-imagine the seminal track “Buffalo Stance” into a slinky, scandipop song with the help of Dev Hynes on production. Pop provocateur, ANOHNI lends her haunting vocals to “Woman”, delivering an arresting remake of the empowering track, and south London nomad Greentea Peng transforms “Buddy X” into a garage infused number. Singer-songwriter and poet Jamila Woods added her soulful touch on “Kootchi” with artist and violinist Sudan Archives completely reconstructing “Heart” into a sparse and delicate offering. Seinabo Sey adds Scandinavian soul to “Kisses On The Wind”, Kelsey Lu’s ethereal vocals on her version of “Manchild” transports the track into unworldly heights with Neneh’s daughter TYSON bringing her sensual attitude to “Sassy” before Honey Dijon wraps things up, taking things to the dancefloor with her house remix of “Buddy X”. 

Neneh Cherry has continued to define and redefine culture, style, and music, releasing five studio albums, including 2018’s Broken Politics, produced by Four Tet, which was met with critical acclaim by the likes of The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Times, Q, and Pitchfork. 2020 saw her reissue her radically influential debut album Raw Like Sushi to celebrate its 30th anniversary and recently received the honorary Icon Award at the NME Awards 2022. 

Tracklisting:

  1. Buffalo Stance (Robyn feat. Mapei)
  2. Manchild (feat. Sia)
  3. Woman (feat. ANOHNI)
  4. Buddy X (feat. Greentea Peng)
  5. Kootchi (feat. Jamila Woods)
  6. Sassy (feat. TYSON)
  7. Heart (feat. Sudan Archives)
  8. Kisses On The Wind (feat. Seinabo Sey)
  9. Manchild (feat. Kelsey Lu)
  10. Buddy X (Honey Dijon Remix)

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Michael Jackson’s Thriller album turns 40 via 360 MAGAZINE

Four Decads of Thriller

Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The biggest selling album of all time.

The November 18 release of Michael Jackson Thriller 40 is a double CD set comprised of Michael’s original masterpiece Thriller. The second disc will be full of surprises for fans. It will include never-released tracks which were worked on by Michael for the Thriller album. To date, the album has amassed in excess of 100 million in sales worldwide.

In the US, Walmart will have an exclusive version of the original Thriller album with an alternate 40th anniversary cover, while Target will have an exclusive version of the original album with a commemorative Thriller 40 vinyl slip mat.  Both of these will also be available outside the US from various retailers.

Mastered from the original analog master tapes, Mobile Fidelity will also make available the original Thriller album as a One-Step 180g 33RPM LP, pressed at RTI and strictly limited to 40,000 numbered copies as well as a hybrid SACD . (An UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Thriller will be released at a future date.)

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Several activations are planned between now and the end of the year to honor Michael’s epic creation which won a record setting 8 Grammys, smashed musical barriers and changed the frontiers of pop music and videos forever.  Michael Jackson’s Thriller has spent more than 500 weeks on the Billboard album chart and has sold over 100 million albums since its release on November 30, 1982. The first such activation is the first drop of new merchandise featuring the special Thriller 40 logo which is now available exclusively through the MichaelJackson.com Official Site.

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Thriller holds a modern-day record of 37 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard. It was the first album in history to spend each of its first 80 weeks in the album chart’s Top 10, a feat only reached by one other album in the nearly four decades since. During its 112th week on Billboard’s album chart, it became the first title ever to be certified RIAA 20X multi-Platinum (October 30, 1984) and became the first title ever to be certified more than RIAA 30X multi-Platinum in 2015 and since has been certified at 34x Multi-Platinum.  

Worldwide, Thriller went to #1 in practically every country in the world, including the UK, France, Italy, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, South Africa, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and apartheid South Africa and remains the biggest selling album of all time with sales in excess of 100 million.  Seven tracks from the album became Top 10 singles, and three, Beat It, Billie Jean, and Thriller, went No. 1. 

The music on Thriller was so singular for the time it defied any definition of rock, pop or soul that had gone before. Beat It was a new kind of pop-rock hybrid and demolished the longstanding segregation between black and white music with Eddie Van Halen’s incendiary guitar. On The Girl Is Mine, two men, one white and one Black, banter about the same girl. On the same album were songs like the African-rooted Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin and the rhythm and blues-based Billie Jean.   

Michael set out to revolutionize how to tell a story and entertain on a grand scale through film but faced roadblocks. Despite the luscious cinematography, dramatic narrative and spectacular choreography of Billie Jean, a fledgling MTV, which was programming white rock artists almost exclusively, refused to play it. Epic persisted. Once the wall came crashing down, MTV’s ratings soared and a door was opened for a generation of African American artists. “He was MTV’s Jackie Robinson,” said cultural critic Touré.

Next, came the unforgettable short film for Beat It, which featured Michael bringing two gangs together through the power of music and dance. And then there was Thriller. Premiered at the AVCO Theatre in Los Angeles in 1983, it sold out every night for three weeks. No other video before or since has generated such excitement and has such a hold on our attention, such that 40 years later we all share it as a collective memory and it remains the only music video to be inducted into the elite National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Music from Thriller and other hit albums are featured in the Vegas show Michael Jackson ONE, at the Michael Jackson ONE Theater at Mandalay Bay as well as the acclaimed Broadway play MJ The Musical at the Neil Simon Theatre in NYC, which was nominated for 10 Tony Awards. Michael Jackson One by Cirque du Soleil is an electrifying fusion of dance as well as acrobatics which wows audiences. Powered by his greatest hits in a state-of-the-art surround sound atmosphere. ONE takes the audience on a visual expedition–63 overly artistic dancers engaged in extensive choreography.

Michael has sold more than 1 billion records and remains one of the top streaming artists of all time.

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DIDDY KILLED BBMAs

ICON SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS KILLED THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS DELIVERING A SURPRISE PERFORMANCE MEDLEY INCLUDING THE DEBUT OF HIS NEW SINGLE “GOTTA MOVE ON” FEATURING BRYSON TILLER PRE-ORDER HERE

“GOTTA MOVE ON” IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-PURCHASE HERE

COMBS ALSO PERFORMED “FIRST CLASS” AND “MO MONEY, MO PROBLEMS” 

On the heels of announcing his new R&B label Love Records and a new album with Motown Records, Billboard Music Awards Host, Executive Producer and Performer Sean “Diddy” Combs AKA LOVE opens the show with a surprise performance and special guests.

Moreover, Combs performed his brand-new single “Gotta Move On” featuring Bryson Tiller, “First Class” with Jack Harlow, and “Mo Money, Mo Problems” with son Christian King Combs alongside of Teyana Taylor.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs AKA LOVE announces his official return to music and first single as a lead solo artist with his debut performance of “Gotta Move On” featuring Bryson Tiller. The single available now for pre-order. Diddy’s role as Host, Executive Producer and Performer at the Billboard Music Awards sets the stage of what’s to come in his new era of LOVE. He hits the stage 25 years after winning his first Billboard Music Award.

“Gotta Move On” is via his new R&B record label ‘LOVE RECORDS’ on his upcoming album in partnership with Motown Records.

Not only is Diddy one of the highest-selling artists in history, he is also one of the most accomplished music producers of all time. LOVE RECORDS represents Combs’ triumphant return to R&B as an Executive Producer, Curator and A&R of his forthcoming album. Combs will continue his oversight on his successful Bad Boy Entertainment label. He is a cultural icon, innovator and mogul. In addition to his catalog of hit records, Diddy has produced and creatively shaped the sound for superstars Mary J. Blige, The Notorious B.I.G., Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Boyz II Men, Britney Spears, Kanye West and many more.

LOVE RECORDS will be dedicated to R&B music and will release singles and collaborative projects from a collective of world-class artists, producers and songwriters. 

Get ready for the year of LOVE.

Doja cat rca records artist releases Vegas from Elvis Original Motion Picture Soundtrack via 360 magazine

DOJA CAT – VEGAS

RCA Records drops Doja Cat’s melodic, bouncy new single “Vegas” from the ELVIS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The soundtrack is set to be released the same date as Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming film ELVISJune 24, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. The track incorporates “Hound Dog” in a unique, singular way that only Doja Cat could ever do. Doja debuted the catchy single for the first time at Coachellathis year, where she received high praise for her set; UPROXX proclaimed “…we’ve definitely seen all the evidence we need to say that Doja should have headlined Coachella 2022.” She also brought out acclaimed Gospel artist, Shonka, who plays Big Mama Thornton in the film and will be on the upcoming soundtrack as well. 

Listen to Doja Cat’s “Vegas

ELVIS is an epic, big-screen spectacle from visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The soundtrack features Elvis’s extraordinary body of work spanning the 1950s, 60s and 70s, while also celebrating his diverse musical influences and enduring impact on popular artists today.

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Tia Tia "Boys Go Marching" cover art via Nina Lee (The Oriel Co) for use by 360 Magazine

Tia Tia – Boys Go Marching

Today, buzzing pop trailblazer Tia Tia reveals a new single entitled “Boys Go Marching.” Listen to “Boys Go Marching” HERE.

On the track, a pulsing beat thumps in between acoustic guitar and finger-snaps as she oozes attitude on each verse. She serves up an instantly irresistible refrain with the rhyme, “Them boys go marching two by two Escalades and face tattoos they ask me, Hey whats good with you.”

It arrives on the heels of recent anthems such as 
Night & Day” and “Call Me.” Between the sassy lyric video and showstopping and stunning music video, the latter has amassed over 250K cumulative YouTube views and counting.

Last year, the New Jersey-born and Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter made her debut as an artist with the intoxicating “Red Wine.” Right out of the gate, it claimed coveted real estate on playlists such as Spotify’s New Music Friday and Fresh Finds: Pop. It lit up TikTok with hundreds of thousands of views and even caught the attention of Victoria Justice and the legendary Gwen Stefani who shared it on an Instagram story.

Behind-the-scenes, her songwriting discography includes Justin Bieber’s “Off My Face,” Ava Max’s #1 “My Head & My Heart” and Sabrina Carpenter’s “Skin.” Recently, she notably co-wrote “I’d Rather Have Sex” for Anitta’s blockbuster new album Versions Of Me out now. She also scored a BMI Award for co-writing Ava Max’s “My Head & My Heart.” Emerging as a powerhouse performer, she just lit up the Galore party at Coachella. She also recently graced the Grammy Awards red carpet, receiving praise for her iconic spikey updo from tastemaker publications like Nylon, E! News, Elle, and Vogue.

Watch the “Boys Go Marching,” as Tia Tiagets ready to take over pop in 2022.

ABOUT TIA TIA:

With a name so nice, you gotta say it twice! Born and raised in New Jersey, Tia Tia made her way to the West Coast with a splash. Since moving to LA in 2019, she has penned multiple hits, co-writing “Off My Face” from Justin Bieber’s platinum-selling Justice album and Ava Max’s “My Head & My Heart,” which reached number 13 on top 40 radio earlier this year. She also helped craft Sabrina Carpenter’s latest single “Skin,” which also charted on top 40 radio and was viewed as a response to Olivia Rodrigo’s chart-topping “Drivers License.”

In June 2021, Tia Tia released her debut single “Red Wine,” which was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and earned a seal of approval from her idol, Gwen Stefani. With a nod to the early 200’s, Tia Tia’s music has a refreshing throwback energy with sun-soaked danceable beats reminiscent of her childhood influences – Rihanna, Akon, Stefani and Major Lazer to name a few. This is only the beginning as she gears up to release the rest of her debut project. Look out for what’s on the horizon for Tia Tia, while she’s quickly becoming a household name in the songwriting credits of your favorite pop songs, she might just be your next favorite pop star – watch this space.

CeeLo Green tour announcement via 360 MAGAZINE

CeeLo Green Tour

Grammy artist CeeLo Green also known as the “Soul Machine” is announcing today his upcoming James Brown Tribute Tour entitled “Soul Brotha #100” with his first date this Friday April 29th, 2022 in New Orleans at the Jazz & Heritage Festival. CeeLo will be honoring the legacy and musical genius of his idol James Brown with an unbelievable 75-minute set of 27 hit songs including classics like Superbad, I Feel Good, Man’s World, Sex Machine along with Green’s hits Forget You, Crazy, Bright Lights, Fool For You and many more familiar anthems.

“I’ve always felt deeply connected to James Brown on a musical level and beyond – He’s been a mentor, teacher and literally a godfather to me throughout my career and I remain humble as I embark upon this embodiment. I’ve been studying the era to perfect the show and also James Brown’s archive to make this moment authentic, and a real dedication to what he gave to us and every generation that follows. Together, let’s turn this into the ultimate experience and celebration of James Brown and real music all over,” states CeeLo Green.

More than just a concert, CeeLo Green has curated an elaborate wardrobe that reflects James Brown’s true extravagant style that is similar to Green’s statement looks. Additionally, CeeLo has carefully sifted through video footage from Brown’s estate and this very special video content will be threaded throughout this musical experience that CeeLo has been working on for over a year.

The idea for the tour came to life after CeeLo started spending extended time in Augusta, GA – the home of James Brown. He was asked by Paine College, a historical black university in Augusta, to be a visiting Professor of Music and Ambassador of International Arts & Culture. CeeLo teaches a class on-campus once a month, with a personalized approach, to educate students on the music industry at large and the history of music along with other related topics. His charitable efforts and time spent at Paine and in Augusta have been recognized and celebrated by James Brown’s family. Additionally, because of his new role at Paine among other efforts, CeeLo is receiving the “Honorary Doctorate in Humanitarianism” award on May 21st by the Global International Alliance University, a non-profit organization and international consortium of university lecturers and researchers whose aim it is to provide a collaborative platform for academic research, analysis and development and to explore leading practices, best practices as well as to develop missing practices.

Below is a full list of tour dates for “Soul Brotha #100” and please visit CeeLo Green’s various social media pages for updates, new announcements throughout the tour, and additional one-off performances that will be announced throughout the year.

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George Michael freedom uncut sony documentary via 360 MAGAZINE

GEORGE MICHAEL – FREEDOM UNCUT

Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing announced the premiere of GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT, a deeply autobiographical feature documentary narrated by the late Grammy Award winner. GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT will be released as a global cinema event on Wednesday, June 22. Details of participating countries and cinemas will be listed HERE from April 27.

Throughout the film, Michael reveals openly and honestly the two distinct sides of his life: his very public music career and his private personal life that cameras never truly saw. Michael was heavily involved in and dedicated to the making of this documentary before his tragic passing in 2016, making GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT an incredibly special posthumous release and a poignant and moving tribute to his legacy.

The film delves into the turbulent period after Faith leading up to, during and after the making of his “Listen Without Prejudice: Vol 1” album in 1990. At this pivotal period of his life, Michael is able to fight for his artistic freedom and lead the way for others. He meets his first real love, Anselmo Feleppa and navigates both the heartbreak of Anselmo’s early tragic passing from an AIDS related illness and the devastating loss of his mother. GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT is also a brilliant reminder of Michael’s outstanding musical genius during the Wham! years and throughout his solo career. The film features timeless duets with George’s favourite artists and explores how he influenced the cultural landscape of his generation as one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

Interwoven with exclusive, personal archival footage, this year’s theatrical release includes never-seen-before footage from one of the most iconic videos in music history, Freedom! ’90, directed by Oscar nominated David Fincher. The music video has been recently remastered in 4K and will screen in full ahead of the main feature in cinemas worldwide.

Produced by Big Geoff Overseas Limited in conjunction with Sony Music Entertainment and distributed theatrically worldwide by Trafalgar Releasing.

David Austin says, “The film is George’s final work. Narrated by George himself, it is the complete story.”

“George Michael was an inspiring artist whose story deserves to be shared on the big screen globally.” Tom Mackay, President, Premium Content, Sony Music Entertainment says, “In honor of George’s birthday this June, we are thrilled to be working with David Austin and our partners at Trafalgar Releasing to bring fans unprecedented access to his extraordinary life both on and off stage.”

Marc Allenby, CEO – Trafalgar Releasing says, “We are proud to be bringing George Michael’s final work to the big screen in this global cinema event. As an artist whose music continues to resonate across generations, this event will be a fitting tribute to George’s life and career, giving fans the opportunity to celebrate communally in cinemas worldwide.”

Hotel Ziggy Grand Opening Press Images shot via Jesse Richmond for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Hotel Ziggy Grand Opening

The Sunset Strip just got a bit brighter with the grand opening of Hotel Ziggy. Located conveniently in West Hollywood, the brand-new hotel celebrates the longstanding music scene renowned in the area. A newly renovated space, Hotel Ziggy is ready to stun guests with four levels of entertainment and exquisite bars/restaurants to indulge in.

Before kicking off a night full good music and even better entertainment to honor the grand opening, Hotel Ziggy began with a ribbon cutting ceremony held by West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister. The hotel owners, executive team and Chamber of Commerce began early celebrations with Pink Floyd’s very own Scott Page while entertainment was provided by food critic Sophie Gayot as she sabered champagne with a sword blindfolded!

Inspired by West Hollywood rockstars, Hotel Ziggy’s commencement party followed the hotels’ theme to a tee. Performances throughout the night were given by icon Haley Reinhart and Pink Floyd’s Page. Mingling throughout the event, it was easy to find legendary musicians amongst the guest lists. Nine Inch Nails’ drummer Alex Carapeti was found deejaying the festivities while Guns N’ Roses Matt Sorum, rock icon Scott Weiland’s widow Jamie Weiland, were in attendance, as well as Madonna’s stylist B. Akerland, influencer Alana Hadid, DIRT star Rebekah Graf, Billions’ star Malin Akerman and recording artist Rudy Mancuso.

Upon arrival, attendees were welcomed with Jell-O shots and boozy popsicles before making way into the stunning, newly refurbished music themed hotel. Extravagant 12-foot LED palm trees and a 5-foot-tall guitar ice sculpture adorned the entry way. Beside the stunning leading saltwater hotel pool in all West Hollywood sat yummy bites including pretzel carts, cheese and charcuterie boards, dessert tables and Hotel Ziggy’s very own B-side Pizza.

Guests were pampered with top-notch cocktails crafted from celebrity alcohol brands including Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston’s Dos Hombres Mezcal, the Chainsmokers’ JAJA Tequila, Ciara’s Ten To One Rum, NEFT Vodka, Brother’s Bond Bourbon by Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, and Mulholland Gin. Further available refreshments consisted of Heineken beer, Bon Jovi’s Hampton Water Rosé, Malibu Rocky Oaks Wine and BEV Canned Fizzy Wines, while attendees hydrated with Liquid Death.  Throughout the night, popular entertainment consisted of neon painted dancers that intermingled while presenting guests with bites and shots. During the course of the night’s festivities, guests had the opportunity to get their own airbrushed Hotel Ziggy tattoos, tarot card readings and partake in vintage 80’s games.

Created by Springboard Hospitality, Hotel Ziggy now resides in the former location of The Grafton Hotel. Set in the heart of West Hollywood along the iconic Sunset Strip, the hotel honors the rich musical history that adorns the area. Suites are artistically reimagined with a rockstar ambience, with the hotel giving off the vibes that everyone loves of the lush Hollywood music scene.

For more information, visit HERE or follow @hotelziggy on Instagram and Twitter.

Hotel Ziggy Grand Opening Press Images shot via Jesse Richmond for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Hotel Ziggy Grand Opening Press Images shot via Jesse Richmond for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Hotel Ziggy Grand Opening Press Images shot via Jesse Richmond for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Hotel Ziggy Grand Opening Press Images shot via Jesse Richmond for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Hotel Ziggy Grand Opening Press Images shot via Jesse Richmond for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Hotel Ziggy Grand Opening Press Images shot via Jesse Richmond for use by 360 MAGAZINE
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GONE BEFORE HER TIME

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A Tubi Original two-hour special, premieres Friday, March 4, celebrating vocalists whose talent, strength and ability to overcome obstacles made them a force of nature in the music industry. We all know them by one name: Amy (Winehouse), Aaliyah (Dana Haughton), Left Eye (Lisa Lopes) and Selena (Quintanilla-Perez). GONE BEFORE HER TIME gives us a look back at their legacies with feature interviews from those who were closest to them. These trailblazers will forever be known as the stars that were destined to shine bright, influencing generations to come.

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