The Rolling Stones kicked off their No Filter European tour in Hamburg, Germany, last night, and they made sure it was one to remember. They performed the Goats Head Soup opener “Dancing With Mr. D” live for the first time since touring in support of that album in 1973, and they also dusted off “Play … More »
In anticipation of Lady Gaga’s halftime performance at this Sunday’s Superbowl, Billboard reached out to several of music’s most notable figures to ask their favorite and most memorable halftime shows from history. From Migos to The Chainsmokers to Mike Will Made It, the music industry’s most recognizable names chimed in to give their best Superbowl throwbacks just in time for this weekend’s game.
Andra Day, Mario and The Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall said that, in their opinion, the best halftime show ever was performed by the late Michael Jackson during Superbowl XXVII. Even though Jackson was his favorite, Alex Pall said that from now on, Bruno Mars and Beyonce should take over halftime shows.
“We still don’t know how he teleported around the stadium like he did but it was the most awesome thing ever. But since Michael is gone, we need to just let Beyonce and Bruno do every Super Bowl henceforth, no discussion. I’m pretty sure the entire world would get on board with this plan.”
Jeezy was in agreement with Pall, as he cast his vote for Bruno Mars’ Superbowl XLVIII show. “I like that guy, man. We should get in the studio — I have to hit him up.”
Migos’ Quavo said that Janet Jackson’s Superbowl XXXVIII show was the most memorable, while Chase Bryant chose The Rolling Stones and their Superbowl XL performance.
Finally, Mike Will Made It chose Beyonce as his favorite halftime performer, citing her iconic Superbowl 50 showcase.
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: The Chainsmokers, Migos & More Reveal Their Favorite Superbowl Halftimes Of All Time
Westworld, HBO’s latest blockbuster drama, recently wrapped up its first season. There’s a lot to love in the Science Fiction/Western hybrid aside from its thrilling battle scenes and numerous shocking twists. Among the series’ many subtle strengths is its compelling musical score, arranged by Game of Thrones‘ composer Ramin Djawadi, whose presence in Westworld is immediately apparent in the sonic similarities between the two shows’ opening themes.
While Djawadi contributes a number of original compositions to the Westworld score, one of its most satisfying facets is the extensive array of covers he integrates into the score. Djawadi transforms a diverse catalogue of classic songs from the past several decades into minimal piano covers and crescendoing symphonic arrangements — something which viewers likely first noticed when Djawadi accompanied the series’ first major battle scene with an epic orchestral version of The Rolling Stones‘ seminal classic, “Paint It, Black.”
The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” and Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” are among some of Djawadi’s most notable covers within the show, as are his revisions of Nine Inch Nails‘ “Something I can Never Have” and Amy Winehouse‘s “Back to Black.” However, the act which seems to have inspired the composer most significantly in his scoring for the program is Radiohead. Djawadi’s score includes three covers from the band throughout the series’ course: “Motion Picture Soundtrack,” “Fake Plastic Trees,” and “Exit Music (For a Film)”, from the albums Kid A, The Bends, and OK Computer, respectively.
Though fans may have to wait until 2018 for the second season of Westworld (no official release date has been provided as of yet), Djawadi’s masterfully-scored soundtrack for the first season is available below to stream in full.
The Rolling Stones’ blues covers album Blue & Lonesome is out today, and with it a video for “Ride ‘Em On Down” starring Kristen Stewart. The rollicking Eddie Taylor song serves as the soundtrack for Stewart’s rebellious joyride in a blue vintage Mustang, a trip involving a flaming automobile and a zebra among other encounters. More »
Next week, the Rolling Stones are returning to their roots with the blues covers album Blue & Lonesome. We’ve already heard their takes on Little Walter’s “Just Your Fool” and “Hate To See You Go,” and now they’ve shared another track. “Ride ‘Em On Down” dates back to the 1930s, when Delta … More »
HBO’s very expensive new series Westworld features a score composed by Ramin Djawadi (who also does the music for Game Of Thrones), and he’s opted to use instrumental piano covers of some famous songs throughout the show. Some of these covers are being collected on a soundtrack, including the ones of Radiohead’s “No … More »
The Rolling Stones cancelled a show in Las Vegas on Tuesday thanks to Mick Jagger’s unfortunate bout of laryngitis, but that hasn’t stopped them from putting out a new song from their upcoming blues covers album Blue & Lonesome. As ABC News Radio points out, their harmonica-heavy rendition of Little Walter’s “Hate To … More »
The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan played the first night of the classic rock Desert Trip festival, aka “Oldchella,” in Indio, California last night. “Tonight we’re not going to do any age jokes or anything, OK? Welcome to the Palm Springs retirement home for gentle English musicians,” Mick Jagger joked at the beginning of … More »