Wacken Open Air Festival Bans Backpacks

In the wake of deadly terrorist attacks that have left Europeans in a state of distress and governments struggling to reinforce security measures for the protection of their citizens, organizers of the popular Wacken Open Air rock festival, the largest heavy metal festival in the world, have announced that they will not allow backpacks nor […]

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Stephen Colbert Enlists John Oliver’s Help In ‘Fight Song’ Parody

Stephen Colbert got a little help from Last Week Tonight host John Oliver to take on a parody of Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song”, which has become the anthem for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
On Tuesday, the Clinton campaign presented an a cappella version in a video that featured celebrities including Elizabeth Banks, and America Ferrera, and Colbert and friend John Oliver later followed with a parody version of their own on Colbert’s Late Show.
The video…

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‘Daria,’ ‘Beavis & Butt-Head’ Returning to TV as VH1 Classic Becomes MTV Classic

Those who still want their MTV are about to get their fill. On Aug. 1, the channel currently known as VH1 Classic will be rebranded as MTV Classic, and be pumped full of all the shows that built Music Television into a viewing destination for all the cool kids in your neighborhood. The new-old network will… Read more »

Turkey PM Recep Ergdodan Cracks Down On Media Following Failed Coup

Turkey’s hardline Prime Minister Recep Erdogan is bringing down the hammer on the country’s media following on from the failed coup earlier this month. More than 130 media outlets, including 16 television stations, 23 radio stations, 45 newspapers, are being shut down as the Turkish government moves to consolidate its power. It follows on from the closure of other media outlets associated with the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, a former Erdogan ally turned…

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Beach House – “The Traveller” Video

Beach House - The Traveller videoTwo weeks ago, I watched Beach House play their first-ever festival-headlining performance, closing out the main stage on the first night of the Pitchfork Music Festival and absolutely owning their moment, sounding grand and majestic. It probably won’t be their last time headlining. And this morning, Beach House have a new video for “The Traveller,” … More »

‘The Flamingo Kid’ Musical Aims for Broadway in Spring 2018 (EXCLUSIVE)

The long-gestating musical adaptation of Garry Marshall’s “The Flamingo Kid” has set a production timeline, targeting a spring 2018 bow on Broadway with book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman (“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”) and music by Scott Frankel (“Grey Gardens”). The idea of a “Flamingo Kid” musical has been kicking around for… Read more »