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Nate Botsford

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‘Gotham’: 7 Questions About ‘Selina Kyle’

MTV News Josh Wigler
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The future Catwoman makes a stunning revelation to James Gordon on the latest episode of ‘Gotham.’


The First George Clooney/Amal Alamuddin Wedding Picture Is Here And Of Course It’s Perfect

MTV News Gil Kaufman
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The first official wedding pictures from George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding are here and they’re perfect.


Wait, Nicki Minaj Will Host The 2014 MTV EMA And Perform Live At The Show? Seriously?!

MTV News John Walker
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Nicki Minaj is both hosting AND performing live at the 2014 MTV EMA at the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, and no — THIS IS NOT A DRILL.


Know Your Gladers From Your Squibs With Our Glossary Of YA Movie Slang

MTV News Shaunna Murphy
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Know your squibs from your gladers with this glossary of YA movie terms from “The Maze Runner,” “The Hunger Games,” and more.


TOM MORELLO Slams Seattle Restaurant After Being Denied Service

Metal News - Blabbermouth BLABBERMOUTH.NET
Monday, September 29th, 2014

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello has slammed The 5 Point Cafe in Seattle for allegedly being “antiworker” and having a “super-rude staff” after reportedly being denied entry to the restaurant-bar over the weekend.

Following his performance Friday night (September 26) at the El Corazon as part of a benefit concert for 15 Now, the grassroots organization that successfully fought for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle, Morello and his entourage allegedly tried to get “a special room” at The 5 Point Cafe even though the place was already “at capacity” and there was “a line” of people waiting to get in. The restaurant’s doorman apparently told Morello and his crew that he could not accommodate them, after which the guitarist took to his Twitter to blast the eatery, writing: “Five Point restaurant in Seattle is the WORST. Super rude & anti-worker. Shittiest doorman in the Northwest. Prick. Spread the word.”

David Meinert, the owner of The 5 Point Cafe, has since posted the following response on the restarant’s Facebook page:

“For the record, Tom Morello, The 5 Point is totally pro worker. We try to pay more than any other small restaurant, and on top of the higher pay, we offer health insurance, paid sick days, paid time off, retirement and profit share.

“Sorry if you had an issue with our staff, but typically our staff is awesome, and when they are not, it’s usually a reflection of the customer. Act like a prick = get treated like a prick.

“I have to say, your attacking a small business without knowing anything about it, or addressing your problem with them directly before you go on a public rant, pretty much sucks. Just lost a ton of respect for you, and I’ve been a fan for years, both of your work in RAGE and your work for workers rights since.

“P.S.: Rock stars don’t get special treatment at The 5 Point. We couldn’t give less of a shit. Sorry.

“And P.S.S.: I’m the owner of The 5 Point and have worked to raise the minimum wage in Seattle and support the same nationally, worked to get paid sick days law in Seattle, and am supporting a city-sponsored retirement plan for employees of small businesses. I hope you do the same for your employees on the road…

“P.S.S.S.: [It] turns out [Tom] and his crew didn’t get let in as the place was at capacity and there was a line. No one was being let in. According to our doorman, who I totally trust, Tom and his crew were all totally rude. Quote from the door guys: ‘I knew who he was, we had no room, his whole party was being rude. He wanted a special room in the back. Clearly had no ideas what it is like inside. I’ve told bigger rock stars than him no.’”

Five Point restaurant in Seattle is the WORST. Super rude & anti-worker. Shittiest doorman in the Northwest. Prick. Spread the word.

— Tom Morello (@tmorello) September 27, 2014

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Post by The 5 Point Cafe.


TANK To Enter Studio In November

Metal News - Blabbermouth BLABBERMOUTH.NET
Monday, September 29th, 2014

British power metal mercenaries TANK are currently writing and rehearsing material for the follow-up to their successful 2012 album, “War Nation”. The band is scheduled to enter the studio in November to begin recording the new CD for a tentative early…


Former OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ’s SOEN: ‘Tabula Rasa’ Video Released

Metal News - Blabbermouth BLABBERMOUTH.NET
Monday, September 29th, 2014

“Tabula Rasa”, the new video from SOEN — the Swedish progressive rock band featuring drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis and bassist Stefan Stenberg — can be seen below. The song is taken from the group’s sophomore studio album, “Tellurian”, which will be released on November 4 via Spinefarm Records.

Says Platbarzdis: “It is finally time for the first video from our forthcoming second album, ‘Tellurian’, to surface. The video features the song ‘Tabula Rasa’, and gives a glimpse into our common frustrations with the world, the way it’s run today and how the effects of it exclude no one…”

The “Tabula Rasa” video was directed by Kirke Ailio Rodwell, whose work displays a flair for style, attention to detail and one-of-a-kind perspective. He says: “In a way, the video summarizes life, with its moments of zest and sadness.

“It was such a great experience to work with SOEN, who trusted me and my team to capture the extremes of life. They are talented musicians and have visions that closely coincide with my own — which is rare and truly special for me.”

As “Tellurian” makes plain, SOEN is not concerned with the simple or the shallow; their musical journey takes an altogether more ambitious path, and the result is an expansive body of work, wrapped up in the stunning art of Mexican painter José Luis López Galván, that consistently challenges without being “clever-clever” or tough to enjoy.

The melodies are intricate, the playing muscular and the choruses soaring; overall, the feel is one of a band whose intent is very much in synch with the sort of core values — skilled musicianship, emotion over precision, importance of album artwork — that seem to be back in vogue.

Produced by Platbarzdis, mixed by the legendary Grammy Award-winning David Bottrill (TOOL, SMASHING PUMPKINS, MUSE, KING CRIMSON) and mastered at Bob Ludwig‘s Gateway setup in the U.S. by Adam Ayan, also a Grammy winner, “Tellurian” sees SOEN taking the approach of their “Cognitive” debut (2012, Spinefarm) and pushing the boundaries in terms of musical scope, the whole thing shot through with the confidence of a band who have found their voice.

Rhythmic, experimental and flowing, and with the “muso” side never taking precedence over a good song and a telling chorus, “Tellurian” (“relating to, or inhabiting the earth”) will appeal to anyone with an ear for quality playing, and there’s further reward to be had below the surface, with the lyrics taking a more direct route than on “Cognitive”, and the construction of the material — including first single/video “Tabula Rasa” (“Clean Slate”) — allowing room for the raw emotion to shine through.

“Tellurian” track listing:

01. Komenco
02. Tabula Rasa
03. Kuraman
04. The Words
05. Pluton
06. Koniskas
07. Ennui
08. Void
09. The Other’s Fall

http://www.universalmusic.fr/videos/getIframe/21068?w=480&h=360&autoplay=false

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ART OF DYING Signs With ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC

Metal News - Blabbermouth BLABBERMOUTH.NET
Monday, September 29th, 2014

Allen Kovac‘s Eleven Seven Music Group has announced the signing of ART OF DYING. The band — Jonny Hetherington (vocals), Jeff Brown (drums), Cale Gontier (bass) and Tavis Stanley (guitar) — has just completed work on its new album in New Jersey with producer David Bendeth (BRING ME THE HORIZON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, OF MICE & MEN) for an early 2015 release.

Though the members of ART OF DYING are Canadian, the epicenter of the band’s success has been in the U.S., with their album “Vices And Virtues” (2011, Reprise/Intoxication) spawning the hit singles “Die Trying” and “Get Thru This”, both of which charted on U.S. mainstream, rock and alternative radio, and contributed to the band selling over 250,000 digital singles and 50,000 records.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with Eleven Seven and Allen Kovac,” says Hetherington.

“It’s an honor to become label mates with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH and MÖTLEY CRÜE, bands that have inspired us over the years.

Eleven Seven‘s passion for rock is fierce which is exactly the kind of energy that ART OF DYING fans have come to expect.”

He adds: “I can’t tell you how excited we are about the new music! Making this album was one of the most intense experiences we’ve ever been through, so we kept things pretty tight lipped in order to focus all of our energy into every lyric, note and beat of the creative process.

“We’ve seen all of the calls for new music coming in from our fans on our social media channels, and now I’m thrilled to say the record is done, and the wait is almost over!

Kovac states: “Having come off a #1 rock single and making their first album for Eleven Seven produced by David Bendeth, we are exceptionally lucky to have ART OF DYING join our roster.”


THREE DAYS GRACE Releases New Song ‘I Am Machine’

Metal News - Blabbermouth BLABBERMOUTH.NET
Monday, September 29th, 2014

According to The Pulse Of Radio, THREE DAYS GRACE has released a new song called “I Am Machine”, accompanied by a lyric video. The track is the second new track issued this year by the Canadian act, following the chart-topping “Painkiller” earlier this…


Are You An Aspiring Rapper? Sway And Crooked I Have A New Competition Show Just For You

MTV News Maurice Bobb
Monday, September 29th, 2014

Sway and Crooked I announced new competition to give aspiring rappers ‘One Shot’ as hip-hop superstardom.