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Queen Rock Tour poster by James Murtagh-Hopkins of Universal Music Group for 360 Magazine

QUEEN ROCK TOUR

BECOME A ROCK LEGEND WITH THE FIRST EVER OFFICIAL QUEEN GAME ON MOBILE.

“Be a Lockdown Rock Star! No turning back !!!”- Brian May, Queen

Play along with hits from the band’s iconic catalogue. Relive their classic concerts by touring the world and performing on different stages.

Click here to view video trailer

Queen: Rock Tour is available now on Android / iOS

Queen: Rock Tour Assets available here

With live music in lockdown and the return of tours still uncertain, rock group Queen has come up with a safe alternative: no masks, no social distancing, just the good old fashioned live experience with Queen: Rock Tour, the band’s first ever official game for Android and iOS devices.

The arrival of the play-along rhythm game comes at a significant landmark for Queen. With 50 years now having passed since the 1971 recruiting of John Deacon, completing Queen’s classic line-up, 2021 marks a Queen Golden Jubilee that the band was hoping to celebrate with fans. A massive 29-date European stadium and arena tour planned for this year has been forced to be delayed to 2022.

Queen: Rock Tour gives players a chance to experience the majesty and might of the Queen [live] experience on their phones, supported by extensive attention to detail contributed by the official Queen archives and experts. Hit the stage and perform with the entire band as you unleash your music talents to play thrilling guitar riffs, heart-pounding drum solos and much more. All you need to do is tap the tiles in time with the rhythm!

“Be a Lockdown Rock Star! No turning back !!!” enthused Queen’s Brian May on the game launch.

The game allows users to fully immerse themselves into the world of Queen. Progress and score points by playing along to 20 of their most popular hits including: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “I Want to Break Free” and “We Are The Champions,” while performing at 10 historic concert venues from around the world.

Style your performances with over 40 official and iconic costumes from the band’s history. Help unlock fun trivia facts and exclusive images from the official Queen archives, by scoring highly in the game.

Queen’s music has been featured in major mobile music games before, but for the first time ever the band will be releasing their own dedicated mobile experience in Queen : Rock Tour.

Queen remain one of the most popular groups in the world today, transcending multiple generations of fans, a position further buoyed by the phenomenal global success of their Academy Award-winning 2018 biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody, which tells the incredible story of the band’s historic career and quickly became the highest grossing music biopic in history.

The film’s title was inspired by their iconic 1975 single “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the world’s most-streamed song from the 20th Century and the first pre-1980’s song to achieve more than 1 billion video views.

Queen: Rock Tour was created in association with Universal Music Group and Hollywood Records, and was developed by industry-leading mobile gaming developer and producer, Gameloft.

Cedric Ratajczak, Creative Director at Gameloft said, “Our ambition was to push the boundaries of music and gaming with a fun and rewarding experience that would put players in Queen shoes at pivotal points in their career, and make them perform in real-time Queen’s live music unlike ever before. The creative challenge was to modernize the traditional rhythm-game genre with innovative and mobile-friendly twists inheriting from hyper-casual gaming, and with a unique and happy visual style that offers a timeless look to the band, appealing to the new generation of players.

We devoted enormous attention to the details of Queen’s history, authenticity and artistry to craft a fitting tribute to one of the most significant bands in rock history and aim at setting new standards for how band-focused music games could be executed on mobile today.”

Andrew Kronfeld, Executive Vice President, Marketing at Universal Music Group said, “Today, Queen are globally recognized as one of the most iconic and important bands in history. Decades after their first live shows together and following on from the huge worldwide box office success of the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic, their popularity continues to grow every year. We hope the launch of Rock Tour will introduce their inimitable rock legacy and catalogue to a new generation of fans, through this unique new gaming experience.”

Ken Bunt, President, Disney Music Group said, “We are excited to partner with Queen, UMG, and Gameloft to let Queen fans experience the bands legendary music in a new way.”

Rock Tour is certain to appeal to fans old and young alike and is sure to find a place in the hearts of the millions of Queen fans around the world.

Download Queen: Rock Tour free on Apple App Store.

Download Queen: Rock Tour free on Google Play.

About Queen: Rock Tour

Embark on a musical journey to rediscover the story of the world’s most iconic rock band. Play the greatest hits at historic venues, create your own stage performances with unique animations and legendary outfits, and collect exclusive images from the official archives of Queen!

 Game Features

– Play your favorites tracks from over 20 official Queen songs from the greatest albums, including: Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, We Will Rock You, I Want to Break Free, We Are The Champions, and many more!*

– Challenge your music skills in this fun and intuitive game. Whether you’re playing the guitar, drums, vocals or bass, just tap the tiles as they float by to create some of the most memorable music on mobile!

– Keep the rhythm going throughout the stage to chain together crazy combos and rack up an amazing game score as you play and complete the songs!

– Dazzle the audience with official outfits and customizable accessories you can unlock and pick out for each venue.

– Play your songs in one iconic venue after another, including the original stages at London, Tokyo, Houston, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janerio and many more.

– Unlock and collect fun music trivia facts and exclusive band images from the official Queen Archives.

Queen Rock Tour is free to play with 3 full tracks and 30 second playable levels of all other featured tracks, but if you wish you can enhance your experience and unlock all 20 full tracks for a one time in-app purchase.

Ready to make music history with Queen? It’s showtime! Download now

*(Fully-Unlocked Version Required to access all 20 full-length tracks)

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company. Find out more on UMG’s website.

About Hollywood Records

Hollywood Records is part of DMG which includes Walt Disney Records, Disney Music Publishing, Buena Vista Records, and Disney Concerts.  Along with its genre-spanning rosters Hollywood Records and DMG also release film and television soundtracks such as the chart-topping “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” (featuring chart-topper Olivia Rodrigo), Oscar-winning “Coco” and “Moana” soundtracks, and the Oscar and Grammy-winning “Frozen” soundtrack.  DMG has a rich catalog with a lasting legacy that has impacted pop culture globally, including music from films like “Star Wars.” DMG produces the For Scores podcast series highlighting conversations with acclaimed film composers from Marvel Studios, Pixar, 20thCentury Studios, Disney, and more. The Concerts division licenses and produces hundreds of shows around the world, including Star Wars in Concert, Disney On Classic, Pixar In Concert, and many more. Learn more about Hollywood records on their website.

About Gameloft for brands

With a monthly audience of 250 million active players, 300 million impressions, and an average playtime of 27 minutes per day per user, Gameloft for brands offers advertisers a unique level of visibility and engagement with their audiences. To date, Gameloft for brands has delivered more than 10,000 campaigns for prestigious brands such as Air France, Coca-Cola, Ford, FOX, Ferrari, ING, Netflix, Procter & Gamble, Samsung and LEGO, in over 40 countries around the world (North America, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, etc.) and our work has been honored with over 50 awards from marketing organizations.

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Queen’s Greatest Hits

Queen’s cornerstone “Greatest Hits” album is, once again, in the Top 10 of Billboard’s 200.

Released in 1981, the album has been on the charts for 412 weeks, finally landing at No. 8, up from its previous spot at No. 36. It previously peaked at No. 11 in 1992, the year following front man Freddie Mercury’s untimely death.

The now nine-time platinum album is also No. 1 on Billboard’s Vinyl Albums Chart with the second-largest sales week of 2020 for any vinyl release.

With monster hits from the iconic rock band like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and so many more, it’s no wonder the album has stood the test of time.

Queen recently teamed up with both Target and Walmart to release brand new vinyl exclusives. Both are two-disc LPs, 180 gram.

Those opting for the Target exclusive will be treated to ruby blend marble vinyl while those who purchase from Walmart will receive red and white vinyl. The biggest fans of Queen might even be found purchasing both.

The band also recently released a live album with American Idol alum Adam Lambert at the helm. The album is titled “Queen + Adam Lambert Live Around The World,” and it landed at No. 1 on the UK’s official albums chart.

It was the first time a Queen album topped a chart since 1995’s “Made in Heaven.”

Queen is no stranger to the top ten, as this is their ninth album to land there. It will join the soundtrack for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Greatest Hits I, II & III: The Platinum Collection,” “Classic Queen,” “The Game,” “Jazz.” “News of the World,” “A Day at the Races” and “A Night at the Opera.”

Queen’s “Greatest Hits” is still the best-selling album of all-time in the UK.

Command Sisters – Feel Good

Command Sisters released a brand new single titled “Feel Good” through 21 Entertainment/Universal Music Canada/Republic Records.

You can hear the song by clicking right here.

Command Sisters comprises of sisters Charlotte and Sarah Command, who are looking to turn popular culture red. The two built a distinct sound and style that set them apart from everyone else when they were just children.

Sarah Command was inspired by guitar players like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Orianthi while Charlotte Command pulled from Sia and The Weeknd. Combining the styles of the two gave the duo a sharp sound that combines pop vocals with edgy instruments.

They don’t just pull audiences in with their music. They’ve carefully cultivated a look that matches their music, using high fashion to attract attention.

To this point in their careers, they’ve played all over the United States and Canada, and they’ve partnered with the likes of Martin Guitars, PRS Guitars, Marshall Amps, MAC Cosmetics and Boss/Roland.

They’ve also mastered social media posting high quality content daily.

The release of “Feel Good” comes right off the release of “Lonely Lullaby” and the debut singles from Command Sisters titled “I Can Do What I Want To” and “I Like It,” which released in the summer.

They recorded all of the tracks in Los Angeles with award-winning producer Tim Pagnotta, who has worked with bands like WALK THE MOON, Weezer, Blink-182 and Neon Trees. They’ve set themselves up perfectly for the release of their debut EP, which will drop early in 2021.

When talking about “Feel Good,” Command Sisters said we need something to make us all, well, feel good.

“This song means shamelessly going after what you want and not apologizing for that! Doing the things that make YOU feel good, regardless of what people say. It’s all about self love,” they said.

You can learn more about them by clicking right here. You can also follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind

The 20th Anniversary multi-format anniversary edition reissue of U2’s global smash hit album All That You Can’t Leave Behind – featuring a brand new 12-track remaster of the record and a 51-track Super Deluxe box set – is out now!

To celebrate the release, Live In Boston – the concert film capturing the band’s June 2001 Elevation Tour performance – will be available to watch via live stream here. Tune in at 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET TODAY to catch the film plus a Q&A with Adam Clayton and The Edge, hosted by the BBC’s Jo Whiley. Also available on-demand here for 48 hours throughout the weekend.

A three-track EP titled “Trilogy,” featuring two previously unreleased remixes unearthed in the band’s Dublin archives, will be available on all DSPs on Friday 13th November.

All That You Can’t Leave Behind is the tenth studio album from U2. Released in October 2000, the original 11-track record included the hit singles “Beautiful Day,” “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of,” “Elevation,” and “Walk On” and went to Number 1 in 32 countries around the world. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno and recorded in Dublin and France, All That You Can’t Leave Behind won 7 Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album, and is the only album in history to have multiple tracks win the award for Record Of The Year (‘Beautiful Day’ in 2001 and ‘Walk On’ in 2002).

The brand new remaster of the album is available as a 12-track version and includes an additional track, “The Ground Beneath Her Feet,” in all formats of the reissue.

Super Deluxe Box Set highlights include:

  • a 32-page hardback book from longtime friend and collaborator Anton Corbijn featuring many previously unseen images of the band along with hand-written notes by Anton, plus a double-sided poster.
  • 39 additional bonus tracks, including remastered B-sides (“Summer Rain,” “Always,” “Big Girls Are Best,” “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town”).
  • out-takes from the album sessions (“Levitate,” “Love You Like Mad,” “Flower Child”), as well as the track ‘Stateless’ which featured on The Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack; plus an acoustic version of “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of.”
  • the complete 19-track live audio of the band’s Elevation Tour performance, recorded at the Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts, in June 2001. The set includes 7 tracks from All That You Can’t Leave Behind.
  • a collection of 11 remixes which features four previously unheard versions recently unearthed in the band’s Dublin archives: “Walk On (Wyclef Jean Remix),” “New York (Carnegie’s Deli Mix),” “New York (Superman Kicks Ativan Mix)” and “When I Look At The World (Picante Remix).”

Remastered Album Tracklisting:

1.      Beautiful Day

2.      Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of

3.      Elevation

4.      Walk On

5.      Kite

6.      In A Little While

7.      Wild Honey

8.      Peace On Earth

9.      When I Look At The World

10.  New York

11.  Grace

12.  The Ground Beneath Her Feet

“Trilogy” EP Tracklisting:

1.      In A Little While (Nightmares On Wax Remix)

2.      Walk On (Wyclef Jean Remix)

3.      When I Look At The World (Picante Remix)

Corey Taylor – CMFT

Corey Taylor, vocalist for Stone Sour and Slipknot, charted extremely well with his first solo album “CMFT.”

The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Current Hard Rock Albums chart, No. 2 on Billboard’s Current Rock Albums chart, No. 6 on Billboard’s Vinyl Albums chart and No. 9 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart.

It also debuted in the top ten in Australia and Germany and in the top 20 in the United Kingdom and Japan. You can stream the album in its entirety by clicking right here, and you can purchase limited edition merchandise bundles by clicking right here.

Forbes praised the album, calling Taylor’s singing “the best it’s ever been” and saying he’s “easily among the best sounding rock singers alive.”

Kerrang! said Taylor’s album is just what 2020 needs, and The Daily Beast said the album “finds the singer broadening his horizons and showing off his considerable versatility.”

Taylor premiered the album at The Forum in Los Angeles for a globally streamed rock show, and you can see the performance of “Halfway Down” by clicking right here.

“CMFT” includes songs like “Culture Head,” “HWY 666,” “CMFT Must Be Stopped,” and the radio hit “Black Eyes Blue,” which is vying for No. 1 positions on the charts.

Some of the songs were recently written, but others were written as far back as Taylor’s teenage years. The entire tracklist is as follows:

1. HWY 666

2. Black Eyes Blue

3. Samantha’s Gone

4. Meine Lux

5. Halfway Down

6. Silverfish

7. Kansas

8. Culture Head

9. Everybody Dies on My Birthday

10. The Maria Fire

11. Home

12. CMFT Must Be Stopped

13. European Tour Bus Bathroom Song

You can learn more about Corey Taylor by clicking right here.

Pearl Jam – “Gigaton” Debut

PEARL JAM’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED GIGATON DEBUTS AS #1 ROCK ALBUM

“Pearl Jam come roaring back with a superb new album.” – Associated Press

“Pearl Jam Combine Fury and Maturity on Gigaton.” – Rolling Stone

“Pearl Jam’s best in a generation.” – Paste Magazine

“Their legacy will remain set.” – Stereogum

Pearl Jam’s Gigaton has been hailed “superb”, “fascinating and ambitious”, “inspiring and engaging”, “their finest studio hour” and “Pearl Jam’s best in a generation.” The critics and fans alike have praised the bands latest release and it has now bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart this week. Additionally, it landed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200. Internationally the album debuted #1 in Italy and Austria, Top 5 in Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Canada, and Finland and Top 10 in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand.

Get it at www.pearljam.com

At Metacritic, Gigaton registered the group’s second highest cumulative critical score—only bested by their diamond-certified 1991 debut, Ten. Among numerous positive reactions, Associated Press exclaimed, “Pearl Jam come roaring back with superb new album.” In a four-out-of-five star review, Rolling Stone wrote, “The group has blended the miasmic angst of ‘Jeremy’ and ‘Alive’ with a sense of tenderness and even flashes of hope.” UPROXX promised, “Pearl Jam is reliable on ‘Gigaton’ at a moment when nothing else is,” and Spin christened it “Their best album since the late nineties.”

Opening up about the album, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament appeared on the
Bill Simmons Podcast for a marathon two-hour interview. Check it out HERE.

Speaking on their eagerness to return to the road, Vedder said:

“We’re kind of reclusive by nature. So, in some ways it feels normal to be away from people, that’s not necessarily out of my wheelhouse…but I just keep thinking that first time we’ll be in front of people, it’s even hard to imagine when or how, it’s going to be different. It’s not like we didn’t appreciate it before, it’s just even tenfold.” Regarding the seven-year creative journey to Gigaton, he revealed: “It grew on its own. It just started different, and it ended different, and everything that happened in the middle was different, and that’s what felt great about it. At some point, we had to finish. At some point, we zeroed in and thought, ‘Okay, I think we got this and now let’s nail these bits and pieces” …This last fall we really leaned in heavy and hard and gave ourselves a little bit of a deadline finally, which was cool, I thought it was very mature and grown-up of us to say, ‘Okay, now let’s actually finish! That can be the hard part’…After all of that fun, now we have to set it down in concrete.” In terms of the full sequence and final vision, he related it to a formative childhood memory:

“Certain things find their spot. It’s like a setlist. I think that’s why they maybe let me take a first crack at some of that stuff, because of the whole setlist thing. We still make records to be listened to—not that everyone will listen to a record track one to twelve in a row or side A or Side B—but we still make ‘em in case somebody does want to listen to it like that, that’s how we make em…In a way, it’s also like a live show, we put the songs together in a way that have a flow and an energy, the one song passes the torch to the next…Really I think a lot of comes back to keeping score when I was a little kid in baseball games…Obviously, I wasn’t good at math and didn’t go to school for acounting, but what I did do was stare at the scoreboard at Wrigley Field and I think that really helped me.” Gigaton represents Pearl Jam at the peak of progression. From moments of guitar-fueled catharsis such as “Who Ever Said” through the icy absolution of “River Cross,” the lyrics, riffs, and rhythms transmit a message of hope, culminating on Eddie Vedder’s final words, “Here and now…won’t hold us down…share the light…won’t hold us down.”

Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since GRAMMY® award-winning, Lightning Bolt, which was released on October 15, 2013. Internationally, the album is available and distributed by Universal Music Group.

Pearl Jam, Gigaton, Universal Music, Vaughn Lowery, 360 Magazine,

Volbeat – “Die to Live”

VOLBEAT SECURES 8TH #1 RECORD ON THE MAINSTREAM ROCK SONGS CHART
WITH “DIE TO LIVE

BAND NOW HAS THE MOST #1s BY A EUROPEAN BAND

7th STUDIO ALBUM, REWIND, REPLAY, REBOUND, OUT NOW VIA REPUBLIC RECORDS

Volbeat’s latest single, “Die To Live,” is currently #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart. The Danish band’s latest single is their 8th to reach the top of the chart, racking up more #1 songs in this format than any other European artist. The honor was previously held by U2, who’s record Volbeat tied last August when their single “Last Day Under The Sun” became their 7th number one on the chart. Find more information via Billboard here.

Tickets and information for Volbeat’s “Rewind, Replay, Rebound World Tour” are available here.

Volbeat recently debuted a new video documenting their 2019 called “Die To Live – The Year In Volbeat” which features footage from their sold-out European tour, their US summer trek on The Knottfest Roadshow, and the filming of the music video for “Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)” which was directed by Adam Rothlein at Ghost Atomic Pictures and taped at Futura Studio in Roslindale, MA. The song and video both feature appearances by Clutch’s Neil Fallon, as well as Raynier Jacob Jacildo and Doug Corcoran of JD McPherson’s band.

The band’s seventh studio album Rewind, Replay, Rebound is out now. For the album, Volbeat— Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) —build upon the distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound they are known for while reaching for new creative summits. “The whole point for us going into the studio, is because you still have something to prove — not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself,” says Poulsen. “We would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.” Rewind, Replay, Rebound is available on all formats here, including a 2 CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue colored vinyl, numbered and limited to 1,000 copies each.

Rewind, Replay, Rebound was produced by long-time collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by Rob Caggiano and Michael Poulsen. This marks the first studio album with Kaspar Boye Larsen on bass. To achieve the album’s sound the band also drew upon a myriad of guests including backing vocalist Mia Maja and the Harlem Gospel Choir, who both return after appearing on 2016’s Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie. Ultimately, Volbeat has not lost their passion to create and progress. It’s that which keeps them hungry — and musically honest on the new album.

VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring, including opening for Metallica, Motorhead and Slipknot, and a string of six beloved full-length albums. Their 2010 album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, which features hit singles “A Warrior’s Call” and “Heaven Nor Hell,” has received RIAA Gold Certification. 2013’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, which includes the Grammy-nominated “Room 24,” bowed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release, marking the highest U.S. chart entry for a Danish act since 1997. A distinction that Volbeat topped in 2016 when Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie debuted at #4. The band also released Let’s Boogie! Live At Telia Parken, a concert film and album documenting their landmark 2017 Copenhagen show in front of 48,250 fans, the largest show a Danish band has ever performed in Denmark.

Rewind, Replay, Rebound Track Listing
Standard CD/2LP:
1. Last Day Under The Sun
2. Pelvis On Fire
3. Rewind The Exit
4. Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)
5. When We Were Kids
6. Sorry Sack of Bones
7. Cloud 9
8. Cheapside Sloggers
9. Maybe I Believe
10. Parasite
11. Leviathan
12. The Awakening of Bonnie Parker
13. The Everlasting
14. 7:24

Deluxe 2CD/Digital
Disc 1:
1. Last Day Under The Sun
2. Pelvis On Fire
3. Rewind The Exit
4. Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)
5. When We Were Kids
6. Sorry Sack of Bones
7. Cloud 9
8. Cheapside Sloggers
9. Maybe I Believe
10. Parasite
11. Leviathan
12. The Awakening of Bonnie Parker
13. The Everlasting
14. 7:24

Disc 2:
1. Under The Influence
2. Immortal But Destructible
3. Die To Live
4. Last Day Under The Sun (Demo)
5. Rewind The Exit (Demo)
6. When We Were Kids (Demo)
7. Maybe I Believe (Demo)
8. Leviathan (Demo)

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment.  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

Robbie Robertson New Music Video

ROBBIE ROBERTSON DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ONCE WERE BROTHERS” DIRECTED BY KEVIN KERSLAKE (NIRVANA, SMASHING PUMPKINS, SONIC YOUTH)

LEGENDARY SONGWRITER’S FIRST VIDEO IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES INSPIRED TITLE OF FORTHCOMING DOCUMENTARY, “ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND,” AND IS FEATURED ON HIS ACCLAIMED ALBUM, SINEMATIC

VIDEO PREMIERING TODAY VIA ROLLING STONE

WATCH VIDEO FOR “ONCE WERE BROTHERS

With just a few more weeks to go before the release of the highly anticipated feature length documentary film, “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band,” legendary songwriter and musician Robbie Robertson is sharing the music video for the song that inspired the title of the film. Directed by Kevin Kerslake, the venerable director and documentarian who helped define the visual aesthetic of rock and grunge in the ‘90s with his iconic videos for the likes of Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Green Day and dozens more, and most recently helmed the lauded Joan Jett documentary, “Bad Reputation,” the video features a riveting, intimate performance by Robertson juxtaposed with monochromatic and sepia-toned Victorian, Civil War and carnival imagery along with uniquely shot footage of athletes and acrobats. Combining modern digital technology with some of the earliest photo and motion picture techniques, Robertson’s first music video in more than two decades captures the artist like never before as he reflects about the bond he shared with his brothers in the pioneering group The Band and its eventual dissolution. The video is premiering today via Rolling Stone.

WATCH HERE

“Writing ‘Once Were Brothers’ for my album Sinematic hurt inside sometimes, but it was a rewarding experience as it allowed me to think back about the extraordinary brotherhood of The Band,” said Robertson. “When the filmmakers heard the song, they were deeply moved and not only wanted to use it in the movie but decided to call the film ‘Once Were Brothers.’ For the video we wanted to go in a different direction. Director Kevin Kerslake came on board with an abundance of imagination and style. We had a brilliant time working together.”

“I’ve admired Robbie for a long time and he never really hits a sour note,” said Kerslake. “We talked a while ago, probably about 25 years ago about doing a music video but that didn’t end up happening. It’s nice that it came back around. For the video, we mimicked a process that was invented in the late 1800s by photographer/filmmaker/inventor Eadweard Muybridge who did motion studies, which is sort of a combination of still photography and motion pictures. The process involved shooting things at a very high speed, basically a bunch of different stills. We then made prints of everything that we shot, put them in a drum like a zoetrope which is an old antiquated viewing device that when the drum goes around and around you see all these sorts of loops almost like a picture book. There’s a very antique, historic sensibility that fuels this video that is based on that work.”

“Once Were Brothers” is featured on Robertson’s acclaimed album, Sinematic (UMe), released this past fall to rave reviews. The songwriter’s first new studio album in eight years was inspired by his decades of creating and composing music for film and is filled with gripping tales of villainy and vice, mobsters and gangsters embroiled in corruption and crime, melancholy stories about destruction and devastation and a pair of deeply personal songs about The Band and the youthful dream that launched his wildly successful six decade-long career. The evocative 13-song collection, which plays like a series of mini movies, builds on Robertson’s celebrated solo works while pushing his songwriting into exciting new sonic territory. Robertson is joined on “Once Were Brothers” by Nairobi native J.S. Ondara and American singer/songwriter Citizen Cope. Mournful strains of a harmonica and organ play as Robertson relates The Band’s farewell, singing “Once were brothers/Brothers no more.”

Inspired by Robertson’s acclaimed 2016 autobiography, “Testimony,” director Daniel Roher’s documentary, “Once Were Brothers,” is a confessional, cautionary, and sometimes humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The compelling film blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs, and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, and Ronnie Hawkins. Made in conjunction with Imagine Documentaries, White Pine Pictures, Bell Media Studios, and Universal Music Canada’s Shed Creative, the project is executive produced by Martin Scorsese; Imagine Entertainment chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard; Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein for Imagine Documentaries; White Pines Pictures’ president Peter Raymont, and COO Steve Ord; Bell Media president, Randy Lennox; Jared Levine; Michael Levine; Universal Music Canada president and CEO Jeffrey Remedios; and Shed Creative’s managing director Dave Harris. The film is produced by Andrew Munger, Stephen Paniccia, Sam Sutherland, and Lana Belle Mauro.

“Once Were Brothers” will open theatrically in NYC and LA on February 21 and nationally on February 28. Visit OnceWereBrothers.com for theater listings and view the trailer here:

Robertson drew inspiration for Sinematic from his recent film score writing and recording for director Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited organized crime epic, “The Irishman,” which is nominated for 10 Academy Awards. The film features album tracks “I Heard You Paint Houses,” a duet with Van Morrison, and “Remembrance,” which plays during the end credits.

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Chris Cornell: Grammy Winner’s Deluxe Release

CHRIS CORNELL 2020 GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER FOR BEST RECORDING PACKAGE

INCLUDES 2019 GRAMMY® WINNING TRACK “WHEN BAD DOES GOOD”

Chris Cornell, the 17-track self-titled 2LP, was recognized by the Recording Academy and the wider industry with a GRAMMY® Award for Best Recording Packaging at the 2020 ceremonies.  This award is the second GRAMMY® Award tied to this release, the first being in 2019 for Best Rock Performance for the previously unreleased track, “When Bad Does Good.”

Chris Cornell commemorates his life and legacy not only as a singer, but as a poet and one of the most prolific writers and greatest voices of the modern rock era. Vicky Cornell wanted to create a special album for the fans that would include a selection of Chris’ expansive career, showcasing the breadth of his work and contribution to music history with selections culled from the deep catalogs of his three influential bands— Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave— as well as songs from his solo career. She turned to producer Brendan O’Brien, who was a trusted partner to Cornell over the years, and Jeff Ament who created the packaging for Chris Cornell, now a 2020 GRAMMY® winner.

“I am grateful to Jeff Ament and everyone who helped create such a beautiful work of art from beginning to end, in loving memory and in tribute to Chris – he would be so proud!” said Vicky Cornell. “And a huge thanks to all the fans who’s love and support have carried Chris’s legacy forward. Our children and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for keeping his memory alive. Chris Cornell Forever!”

“When Bad Does Good,” was produced, recorded, and mixed by Cornell, and was found in his personal recordings archive. The track was a favorite of his and it wasn’t until friend Josh Brolin reminded Vicky of the unreleased song that she decided to share it with his fans. Cornell won Best Rock Performance posthumously at the 61st GRAMMY Awards for “When Bad Does Good.” 

Watch Chris’s 12-year-old son, Christopher pay tribute to his dad in the official video for “When Bad Does Good,” here.

Chris Cornell is available as the GRAMMY® Award Winning 2LP, in addition to the Deluxe Edition 4CD, 1 CD and Digital versions, plus the limited-edition color vinyl Super Deluxe LP box set, re-released in 2019 due to overwhelming demand for the 2018 pressing of the original collection. The box set has been re-released by Cornell’s wife, Vicky Cornell on behalf of The Chris Cornell Estate through UMe, and is available exclusively via the Chris Cornell official store.

The Super Deluxe 4CD, 1DVD, and 180-gram 7LP limited-edition color vinyl box set holds 88 tracks — 64 songs plus 24 videos. Also included in the Super Deluxe box are a 66-page hardcover photo book wrapped in linen with a red foil signature cover, three artist lithos, three photochromatic lithos inspired by Cornell’s lyrical fascination about the sun (images are brought to life by holding under direct sunlight), a turntable mat, a microfiber vinyl cleaning cloth, and a 36×48-inch wall poster.

CHRIS CORNELL
LP ONE
A1. Loud Love [Soundgarden]
A2. Outshined [Soundgarden]
A3. Hunger Strike [Temple of the Dog]
A4. Seasons

B1. Black Hole Sun [Soundgarden]
B2. Can’t Change Me
B3. Like A Stone [Audioslave]
B4. Be Yourself [Audioslave]

LP TWO
C1. You Know My Name
C2. Billie Jean
C3. Long Gone (Rock Version)
C4. Call Me A Dog (Live Acoustic)
C5. Been Away Too Long [Soundgarden]

D1. Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
D2. Nothing Compares 2 U (Live at Sirius XM)**
D3. The PromiseD4.When Bad Does Good**

** Denotes previously unreleased material

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Gorillaz, G-Shock, Casio, 360 MAGAZINE, timepiece, watch, accessories

Gorillaz-Bundle


Didn’t have a chance to get all your Black Friday / Christmas shopping done? No worries, G-SHOCK has a new holiday giftset, the Gorillaz-Bundle, a special collaboration with the world-famous virtual band, Gorillaz. Arriving with two popular analog and digital designs, the watches retail for $340.00 and are now shoppable at gshock.com.

ABOUT GORILLAZ-BUNDLE

The colors of the GWB5600GZ model are inspired by the hues of Gorillaz’s latest* album “NOW NOW.” A combination of pop blue and pink are incorporated into the design, and the bi-color message “NOW” floats onto the display whenever it is illuminated with the backlight.
 
Base model for the second watch in bundle gift set is the newer Carbon Core Guard analog GA2000 Series with replaceable band. The GA2000GZ model features the same camouflage pattern as Gorillaz’s eponymous first album. This model comes with two bands, one with a vivid hue pattern and one with darker military style coloring. Both models come in specially designed packaging that is befitting of G-SHOCK collaboration timepieces.