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Thursday
Oct042012

[Listen] Adele - "Skyfall"

The long-rumored and now fully realized Adele theme song for the next James Bond film Skyfall is now here, and damn is it ever good. Hearkening back to the themes of past films, Adele's "Skyfall" is a subdued yet rousing addition to the James Bond roste, with the songstress embracing a seductive yet menacing attitude. Stream it below.

Skyfall arrives in theatres on October 26th in the UK and November 9th in North America.

Monday
Oct012012

[Listen] Preview Adele's James Bond Skyfall Theme Song

The James Bond franchise has been a staple of the UK film scene for decades, with the role being thought of as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It's not only the role of James Bond himself that garners so much attention, but the unique theme songs associated with each film in the franchise as well. Jack White has done it. So has Duran Duran. Hell, even Sir Paul McCartney put his talents into the theme for Live and Let Die. After months of speculation, it has been confirmed that Adele will join the esteemed ranks of those artists. The songstress wrote the theme for Skyfall with the help of Paul Epstein, which was performed and recorded with a 77-piece orchestra at Abbey Road Studio in London. Here's what Adele said of the song:

I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end. It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I’m 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I’m sure!"

The full song will premiere at 0:07 BST on Friday, October 5th (7:07 EST on October 4th), which marks the 50-year anniversary of the film franchise. Below, you can hear a 90-second snippet of the song, as well as a trailer for the upcoming movie.

Skyfall hits theatres on October 26th in the UK and November 9th in North America.

Wednesday
Feb222012

[Watch] Adele - "Rolling In The Deep" Live at the Brits 2012

So even though she ended the night on a mix of emotions after winning Album of the year and getting cut short with her acceptance speech, earlier in the night she was on top of the world. Adele performed her single "Rolling In The Deep" for the arena and the viewers at home and it's good to know her throat surgery went ok and she's fighting it. Watch her performance at the top.

Wednesday
Feb222012

[Watch] Blur Make Live Return With Brits Performance and Adele Gives ITV The Middle Finger

So last night The Brit Awards took place in London with the music industry sipping on buckets full of wine and a fair few bits of controversy to boot. We'll get to that in a little while though. The event was capped off with a performance from Blur who performed tracks from their back catalogue. "Girls & Boys", "Song 2" and "Parklife" were all performed during the main broadcast on ITV 1 before the show switched to ITV 2 for the band to continue their first performance in 3 years finishing up with "Tender" and "This Is A Low". This topped off the night after the band took home the Outstanding Contribution to Music award on which receiving Damon gave a lengthy speech leading to the show over-running and Adele being cut off by presenter James Corden after she won the biggest award of the night, Album Of The Year for 21, which was presented to her by a rather sozzled looking/sounding George Michael. Peep "Girls & Boys" & "Song 2" at the top with the rest of the performance being after the jump.

Right at the bottom too you can see the moment in which Adele flipped the bird to "the suits" for cutting her short. ITV have since offered an apology statement:

We regret this happened and we send our deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short this evening due to the live show over-running. We don't want this to undermine her incredible achievement in winning our night's biggest award. It tops off what's been an incredible year for her.

After watching the ITV2 post event coverage presenter James Corden seemed rather pissed off and "upset" that he had to cut off Adele:

I was having the best night of my life and then I had to cut Adele off before she's even had chance to say thank you. She's the biggest star in the world. I don't understand what happened but I'm upset about it.

From where I was sat, ITV chose to cut off Adele so the show wouldn't over-run which it did anyway due to Blur playing an 11 minute set prior to the show switching channels. Surely 2 minutes extra to let the biggest star in the world right now to say a few bits of thanks to people that have helped her get where she is wouldn't of harmed anyone. The news that was scheduled after surely wouldn't have been any different to the news 2 minutes earlier? Let us know your thought is the comment section. Also, as we mentioned yesterday, Blur will be performing a huge show at Hyde Park to finish of the Olympics. Details over here.

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Monday
Feb132012

[Recap] The 54th Annual Grammy Awards: Pleasantly Boring

Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLast night we witnessed a very safe ceremony for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The fact that I'm not as outraged about the performances and the results as I normally am has had me stewing on this all night and all morning. I'm always the one in my circle that cheers on The Recording Academy to make better decisions so they can be both relevant while not getting too caught up in The Long Tail looking for the year's very best, so why can't I feel better about last night's ceremony?  I want to say they're finally coming around, but why did the whole ordeal make me feel so "meh" afterwards?

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Monday
Nov282011

[Listen] Adele - 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall' (Full Album Stream)

Adele has had one hell of a year. We've mentioned it before but her album 21 has now sold over 12 millions copies since it was released earlier in the year. It may have cost her the voice that made her so popular for a while but after a successful surgery she's on the mend and fans will be delighted at her new release Live at The Royal Albert Hall is now being streamed in full to coincide with the release today! Give it a play below via The Guardian.

Thursday
Nov242011

[News] Bob Dylan Tribute Album: 'Chimes of Freedom' Tracklist Feat. QOTSA, My Morning Jacket, Pete Townshend & More 

In celebration of Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary, a collection of Bob Dylan covers has been put together and is set for release in January on the 24th to be precise. The full tracklist has appeared and it's frikkin' crazy! Like good crazy and absurd crazy, you know?! It'll be a 72 track monster compiling 4 discs and a host of talent from the world of music. It also throws a few weird number sin but hey, you gotta take the good with the bad. 

Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International will include covers from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age who take on "Outlaw Blues" from 1965's Bringing It All Back Home. My Morning Jacket tackle "You’re A Big Girl Now", Mariachi El Bronx add their fine acoustic goodness to "Love Sick". The Who’s Pete Townshend tackles the crooner number "Corrina, Corrina" and Cage the Elephant do "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll". Now, thrown into the mix we have Miley Cyrus covering Blood on the Tracks' "You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go". The one I really don't want to see covered in glitter and crap is "Don't Think Twice it's Alright" but that's been taken up by none other than Ke$ha. KE$SHA!? But still, this compilation will definitely be worth a listen. The full track listing of pure awesome can be found after the jump via CoS.

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Tuesday
Nov222011

[Watch] Adele - "Turning Tables" Live at The Royal Albert Hall

I read an interesting article the other day that stated 1/10 records sold in 2011 has been Adele's. One in ten. Can you even begin to imagine how insane that is! She's even set a few Guinness world records this year which were previously set by The Beatles. Her broad appeal has conquered the world and her own brand of soul has touched the hearts of millions the world over, but it's also caused her to need throat surgery, which she says was a success! To celebrate how about we watch this clip of her performing "Turning Tables" live from her upcoming DVD recorded at The Royal Albert Hall. 

Live at the Royal Albert Hall will be available form the 29th of November.