• Kylie Minogue The Rock 3D Earthquake Movie

    Kylie Minogue and the Rock to Fight Earthquakes in 3D Disaster Movie

    At first it seemed like Australian star Kylie Minogue would be scoring her best film role yet as a figment of Nick Cave's imagination in a fake documentary about her fellow musician and countryman. Now, the "Can't Get You Out of My Head" singer has outdone herself (Moulin Rouge, Holy Motors, and Bio-Dome notwithstanding) by starring opposite none other than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in — wait for it — the 3D earthquake movie San Andreas, reports Variety. Though details about Minogue's part in the movie are scarce, it's being filmed far, far away from its titular California fault line — in Australia, in fact, which at least partially explains the choice to bring her onboard (aside from the fact that she is also both objectively talented and totally attractive, making her a shoo-in for the token Smart-but-Sexy Scientist).

  • Ramones Self-Titled Debut Certified Gold

    After 38 Years, 'Ramones' Finally Certified Gold

    It only took six years for the Ramones' greatest hits album, 1988's Ramones Mania, to be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. By contrast, it's taken almost four decades for the punk pioneers' self-titled debut to receive the same distinction, AV Club reports. As of April 30, 1976's Ramones has finally moved 500,000 copies, according to the RIAA. (Incidentally, that's about the same amount the organization's CEO allegedly received in bonus bucks while the RIAA's revenue hit a record low, which, you know, isn't very punk.)"The Ramones have one gold record to their name," KISS' Gene Simmons once told Consequence of Sound. "But they meant nothing. They never succeeded, failed, in fact."Though Ramones was commercially unsuccessful at the time of its release — peaking at No.

  • Bjork 'Biophilia' App MoMA

    Bjork's 'Biophilia' Becomes Museum's First App

    Björk's Biophilia is vast, it contains multitudes ... of opportunities for endless (and endlessly entertaining) media offshoots. When it came out in 2011, the Icelandic singer's eighth studio album, which SPIN deemed "at once her most and least Björk-y," was released as both an LP and a suite of apps that fleshed out all 10 songs with interactive moving graphics and musical instruments.

  • Amazon Music Streaming Service This Week

    Amazon Launches Dubious Music Streaming Service

    The Gambian rat-sized race that is the music streaming game has spawned a new competitor: Amazon. Yes, Jeff Bezos' delivery drone-desiring, Prime-peddling destroyer of paper-and-glue book publishing is expected to announce its anticipated sound service sometime this week, the New York Times is reporting.Though negotiations have been going on for about six months, the news first gained traction in March, when Billboard reported that Amazon tried to get record labels to give them music for borderline insultingly low rates. Indie labels were offered a fixed pool of $5 million a year, while majors fared a little better at $25 million a year, for the Amazon's access to their songs, to be paid out based on the number of plays."Why would we do such a deal?" one executive asked the publication.

  • Death From Above 1979 new album

    Death From Above 1979 Announce Return Album 'The Physical World'

    Talk about a pre-sophomore slump: 10 years after the release of their debut album, You're a Woman I'm a Man, and eight years after their formal split, Death From Above 1979 are finally releasing their second LP, The Physical World. The Toronto synth-punk outfit broke the news on NME, announcing that their next effort would arrive September 9 via Last Gang Records."No matter what Jesse [Keeler] and I do, on whatever scale of success it's sat on, there's always some kind of reference to Death From Above," drummer/singer Sebastian Grainger told the publication. "It's only frustrating because it's so lazy.

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    Walter Martin, Karen O Become Children in 'Sing to Me' Video

    Walter Martin is for the kids.

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    Star-Studded Beats Commercial Shows World Cup Game Faces

    "The Game Before the Game," the new promotional commercial for Beats by Dre's Solo2 headphones and the World Cup, doesn't upstage the global event of the summer — but it comes close (spoiler alert: it's as good as Beats' Super Bowl commercial and the preview of Kendrick Lamar's new song with Dr. Dre, and it's waaay better than Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez's milquetoast "We Are One (Ola Ola)"). The clip opens with Brazilian soccer player Nemar, Jr. on the phone with his dad, interspersed with sweeping panoramas of Rio de Janeiro's lush coastline. After Nemar, Sr.

  • These Kittens Won't Turn Down for Anything

    These Kittens Won't Turn Down for Anything

    Lil Jon has said the only two things he turns down for are the police and sleeping, but would he turn down for kittens?Buzzfeed points out, we now know a couple of fluff-balls the man might appreciate — tiny felines who, in a viral video rapidly gaining steam, get as crunk as cats (probably) can to "Turn Down for What." Seated on a plaid blanket, a grey kitten and a black-and-white one head-bang with almost perfect timing to DJ Snake and Lil Jon's surprise chart-topper — the latter even gets way down low as the song continues. It's family-friendly: no flowerpots broken with crotches this time. At the very least, the clip fulfills Lil Jon's expectations for the track. "A song's gotta capture a moment in someone's life," the crunk maestro told SPIN. "It's basically a movement of people that like to have a good time.

  • Apple Beats headphone jack rumor get rid of

    Apple Could Ditch Headphone Jacks to Beats' Benefit

    Almost as many people hate Apple earbuds as they do Beats headphones. That's a fact. What's not yet a fact, but may soon be very relevant to all of those people, is the latest rumor surrounding the Apple-Beats deal: that the former is planning to do away with its iPhone headphone jack. As reported by Forbes, 9to5mac learned that Apple submitted a new specification to its Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) program that would replace the usual 3.5mm headphone jack with a Lightning cable, such as the ones currently used to charge, back up, or sync iPhone 5 models.  The news follows Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats, both the company's electronics division and its streaming service, Beats Music. The deal, which confused many, now makes more sense.

  • Metallic Glastonbury respond interview Mogwai petition

    Metallica Respond to Everyone Not Wanting Them to Play Glastonbury

    A lot of people are less than pleased, to put it mildly, about Metallica headlining Glastonbury Festival.A Facebook page was launched to ban them after attendees learned that NRA member James Hetfield would narrate the History Channel's chronicle of an Alaskan bear hunt. The Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner expressed puzzlement — "Could you have Metallica in the hippy [sic] nucleus?", he asked Time Out London). And Mogwai went full-on fightin' words, calling them "shite" and dubbing Lars Ulrich "unbelievably bad" to Gigwise.To that, Ulrich told U.K. magazine Metal Hammer, "Bring it on." Blabbermouth points out that Metallica doesn't seem to give two shites about all the negative press. "We're fairly thick-skinned," he says, adding that if it were Mick Jagger (who said, "I've seen them live and they're going to be great"), or even Turner, that counts.

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