DJ Khaled was the musical guest on last night’s Paul Rudd-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. During his performance, he brought out Lil Wayne, SZA, Meek Mill, J Balvin, Big Sean, John Legend, Jeremih, and Lil Baby. Those artists appear on Khaled’s long-awaited album Father Of Asahd, which came out a few days … More »
Who are all these people? This was my first time seeing the 1975, and I was shocked at the sea of humanity in front of me, packed together closely with no easy path to the front. Granted, the Manchester band are huge in their native UK, and they’ve been playing Columbus from the beginning, working … More »
Florence + The Machine recorded a version of Game Of Thrones’ “Jenny Of Oldstones,” the song that Podrick sings, for the end credits of the second episode of the season. And last night, during their headlining set at the FORM Arcosanti festival in Arizona, they performed it live for the first time. Florence … More »
Game Of Thrones is currently in its eighth and final season. To commemorate the show, Columbia Records compiled For The Throne, an album of original GOT-inspired songs by artists like A$AP Rocky, the National, Rosalía, Lil Peep, and Joey Bada$$. SZA, … More »
Drake has been giving the Grammys the cold shoulder lately, but he always shows up for the Billboard Music Awards. Given how dominant he’s been on the charts lately, there was no question he’d be taking home some hardware at tonight’s ceremony in MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. And indeed, within the first … More »
Real-life musicians are no stranger to Game Of Thrones. In the past, the HBO series has recruited the likes of Mastodon, Sigur Ros, and even Ed Sheeran to pad out their enormous cast, and in last night’s episode they had country musician Chris Stapleton go to war. As Rolling Stone reports, Stapleton played … More »
HBO and Columbia Records have released For The Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones), just in time for fans to indulge right before the final season’s third episode airs on April 28. The album features from some of music’s biggest artists, including The Weeknd, SZA, Travis Scott, The Lumineers, A$AP Rocky, Lil Peep, Maren Morris, and more. The LP boasts 14 total tracks, each of which bears its own distinctive voice and stylistic influences. Track names like “Power is Power,” “Hollow Crown,” and “Too Many Gods” find their inspiration from characters and plot-lines that Game of Thrones viewers will recognize, and certainly appreciate.
Game of Thrones previously enlisted the help of the music world for various collaborations, which prompted cameos from Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Sigur Rós, and the infamous “Rains of Castamere,” as recorded by The National. The most recent original song, “Jenny of Oldstones,” was written by Florence and the Machine for the eighth and final season. The song shattered Shazam’s all-time record —previously held by Adele’s “Hello”— after it debuted during Episode Two’s ending credits.
For The Throne is available both digitally and in vinyl. The collection comes in 11 different vinyl configurations. Listeners will have the choice of nine different variants, with each representing a house crest. There is also a fire and ice stylized configuration, as well as a standard.
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Cultural phenomenon Game Of Thrones’ eighth and final season is in process. It’s a big deal! Columbia Records recognizes this and has compiled an album of original songs, entitled For The Throne, inspired by the HBO series. The list of contributors is stacked: A$AP Rocky, the National, Rosalía, Lil Peep, Joey Bada$$, Muse’s Matthew Bellamy, … More »
Game Of Thrones is a full-on dominant pop-cultural phenomenon. It is also a TV show set in some desolate medieval alternate reality. As such, it doesn’t have too many opportunities to intersect with popular music. There are tie-in products, of course: A soundtrack album, some guitars, Hodor’s DJing career. More »
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