Warner Music Ireland and Rascals Beer team up with ‘let’s rock’ IPA!
Let’s Rock! No, really, Let’s Rock. It’s the title of the new album from Ohio scuzzy bluesy guitar ledgebags The Black Keys, one of the best rock bands of the past twenty years. Their 2011 album El Camino was a global hit, not least because of the insanely successful and still brilliant Lonely Boy, but The Black Keys earned their stripes a long time ago with albums such as Brothers from 2010 and Rubber Factory released back in 2004.
They’ve returned with a new album that veers back towards the path to rock righteousness after a brief detour with the slightly more introspective 2014 album Turn Blue. And guess what? We got together with Warner Music and The Black Keys to bring out a special limited can to celebrate the new album! Damn right we did. Let’s Rock is the new album and it’s out now.
We made a fresh batch of Happy Days pale ale and canned up an
extremely limited edition run. There’s even a QR code to scan which
allows you to listen to the album. It’s a rock and roll beer for a rock
and roll album.
You won’t be able to buy these cans in the shops, but we are going to give them away on our social channels, PLUS! We’ll give some away as prizes at this Sunday’s Quizzy Rascals table quiz here in Inchicore (30 June) Get your tickets for Quizzy Rascals here. If you love craft beer and pizza, as well as great tunes, then you need to spend a lot more time here at Rascals HQ taproom and pizza restaurant, Inchicore.
debut solo single ‘Wall of Glass’ put him back where he belongs, but Liam
Gallagher’s ‘Shockwave’ is already powering towards a much bigger launch.
Competing for a Top 20 position on the Official Singles Chart, ‘Shockwave’
is performing stronger across both downloads and streaming and will comfortably
top the Official Vinyl Singles Chart.
Liam builds on that flying start by sharing the track’s official video.
Directed by the award-winning François
Rousselet, the video sets Liam’s swaggering charisma to
some striking, cinematic-scale photography. It takes him on a voyage through America’s
Deep South, from desolate wastelands to train tracks and large-scale
video comes as Liam confirms that his eagerly anticipated second album ‘Why
Me? Why Not’ will be released on September 20th on WarnerRecords. The album is now available to pre-order from and will be
available on a variety of CD, vinyl, download and streaming formats. There will
also be a special D2C package which compiles a deluxe CD, a sun yellow vinyl
album and a one-sided etched 12” which features three deluxe bonus tracks along
with a demo recording that’s exclusive to this format – all packaged in a
Me? Why Not.’ was
written by Liam with producers AndrewWyatt and GregKurstin and recorded in LosAngeles and at RAKStudios
in London. Wyatt and Kurstin previously contributed
writing and production to Liam’s all-conquering debut solo album ‘As
You Were’, and Liam was keen to get even deeper with them this time.
As a result, ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ is a clear upgrade on ‘As You Were’ but
not a radical departure.
wrote some songs on my own for the last album, but this time it’s all
co-writes. Reason being is I want it to be even better than ‘As You Were’. I
know my strengths and I know my limitations. I’m an ok songwriter, but I’m a
great singer and frontman. I want the second album to be a step-up because the
hardest thing to do is to make something the same, only better. So that’s what
‘Shockwave’ has seen Liam Gallagher
make a typically full-throttle return. Super intimate sold-out show at Hackney
Round Chapel? Biblical. Premiere and release of the long-awaited ‘As It Was’
documentary? Completed. Featured on the cover of Q, who described him as
“rock’s finest frontman”? Naturally.
debut solo album ‘As
You Were’ was a critical and commercial smash. It debuted at #1
in IRELAND and in the UK, out-selling the rest of the Top 10 in the
process and was soon certified Platinum. Liam was back where he
belonged, selling out huge outdoor shows and earning major awards from Q,
NME and GQ.
Liam’s next double-bill of huge UK
shows comes at the end of the month. He’ll play a sold-out Eden Sessions
show on the 26th before hitting Glastonbury’sPyramidStage on the 29th.
Liam will play
Irish Independent Park, Cork on Sunday June 23rd, 2019.
Studio group portrait of Led Zeppelin, London,
December 1968. Clockwise from left: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant,
8th May 2019 – Now in post-production, the as yet untitled Led Zeppelin documentary,
directed by Bernard MacMahon, celebrates the world’s best-selling rock band on
their fiftieth anniversary. The documentary traces the journeys of the four
members through the music scene of the 1960s, their meeting in the summer of
1968 for a rehearsal that will change the future of rock, and culminates in
1970 when their second album knocks The Beatles off the top of the charts and
they become the number one band in the world.
With brand new interviews
of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival
interviews with the late John Bonham, this documentary will be the first of its
kind; the Led Zeppelin story told through the words of the men that lived it,
with no outside voices or conjecture. Featuring never before seen archive film
and photographs, state of the art audio transfers of the band’s music, as well
as the music that shaped their sound, this documentary will be the definitive
telling of the birth of the world’s biggest selling rock band. It is the first
and only time the band have participated in a documentary in fifty years.
Jimmy Page: “When I saw everything Bernard had done both visually and sonically
on the remarkable achievement that is American Epic, I knew he would be qualified to tell our story.”
Robert Plant: “Seeing Will Shade, and so many other important early American
musicians, brought to life on the big screen in American Epic inspired me to
contribute to a very interesting and exciting story.”
John Paul Jones: “The time was right for us to tell our own story for the first time
in our own words, and I think that this film will really bring that story to
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This morning, Las Vegas native and Panic!
at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie earned the esteemed honour of receiving
the Key to the City of his hometown in recognition of his outstanding
achievements in music. Presented to him by Las Vegas Commissioner Jim Gibson on
the eve of two highly-anticipated performances at the Billboard Music Awards on
Wednesday, May 1 at 8pm ET/PT on NBC, Urie joins the likes of renowned artists
like Elvis Presley, Madonna, and Britney Spears who received the honour before
Urie has always celebrated his Vegas
roots throughout his career, from recording the Grammy nominated band’s
platinum-selling second album, Pretty.Odd., at the studio at The Palms
to shooting countless videos and photo shoots in his home town including the
cover art for the band’s platinum-certified fourth album, Too Weird to Live,
Too Rare To Die. Last year, Urie performed a sold out show at the city’s
T-Mobile Arena as part of his critically acclaimed Pray For The Wicked Tour as
well as a show-stopping set inside the middle of Vegas’s iconic Bellagio
Fountain ahead of Game 5 of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Likewise, the Las
Vegas Golden Knights currently use Panic!’s “Vegas Lights” as their goal song.
Continuing his dedication to Vegas –
Urie, via his Highest
is partnering with State Farm and the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada
to break ground on a Youth Notes For Notes® recording studio for local
children which will open later this year. Urie hopes to help create an
environment as supportive as the one he had at Palo Verde High School under the
instruction of his music teacher, Mr. Richard Matta.He’s carried the
unparalleled spirit of Vegas showmanship with him and this honour culminates
with a high profile appearance at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, where the
four time nominee will join Taylor Swift on a show-opening performance of her
recently unveiled single “ME!” and perform Panic! at the Disco’s latest hit
“Hey Look Ma, I Made It.”
BBMA executive producers Mark Bracco
and Robert Deaton also received a proclamation, recognizing 20 consecutive
years of the show broadcasting from the city of lights with the city declaring
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 as “Billboard Music Awards Day” and honouring the show
with a “Billboard Music Awards Blvd.” street sign.
The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” are
set to air on NBC for the second year in a row and will broadcast from the MGM
Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The
three-hour telecast will showcase this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected
collaborations and buzzworthy moments. “Billboard Music Awards” nominees and
winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and
digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement,
tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next
Big Sound. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 through
March 7, 2019. The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark
productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are
About Panic! At The
Panic! At The Disco – fronted by
Brendon Urie – is a Grammy-nominated, award-winning, internationally acclaimed
rock band hailing from Las Vegas. Their latest album, Pray For The Wicked, has
been certified gold by the RIAA after scoring their second consecutive #1 debut
on the Billboard 200 Chart upon its June 2018 release via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2
Records. Pray For The Wicked is highlighted by the 2x-platinum certified
hit “High Hopes,” which not only claimed the top spot across six different
Billboard charts, but also simultaneously hit #1 across three different radio
formats, including Pop, Alternative, and Hot AC, where it broke the record by
topping the chart for 14 weeks, the longest run in 15 years. Panic! At The
Disc0 have sold over 1,000,000 tickets in the last year — selling out over 85
arenas on their global tour, including two nights at London’s renowned The O2.
Pray For The Wicked follows 2016’s
GRAMMY-nominated Death Of A Bachelor, which also debuted at #1 on the Billboard
200 Chart and went to become the highest selling rock album and fourth-highest
selling album overall released in 2016, according to Nielsen Soundscan. In
2017, Urie took on Broadway, first starring as Charlie Price in the critically
acclaimed, TONY Award-winning hit Kinky Boots. The following year, he
received his own TONY Award nomination for “Best Original Score Written For
Theatre” for “Simple Sponge,” a song he wrote for SpongeBob SquarePants:
The Broadway Musical. Outside of music, Urie has founded the Highest
Hopes Foundation – an umbrella fund which supports the efforts of non-profit
organizations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights for all
people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of
gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. In June 2018,
Urie named GLSEN the foundation’s first beneficiary and pledged $1 million
donation to the LGBTQ non-profit.
On what would have been David Bowie’s 72nd birthday and with 2019 marking 50 years since David Bowie’s first hit, Space Oddity, we are excited to announce that Parlophone is set to release a 7″ vinyl singles box set of nine previously unreleased recordings* from the era during which Space Oddity was first conceived.
Keep reading for the full details.
DAVID BOWIE – SPYING THROUGH A KEYHOLE (DEMOS AND UNRELEASED SONGS)
PARLOPHONE SET TO RELEASE 7″ VINYL SINGLES BOX SET OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED* DAVID BOWIE RECORDINGS, INCLUDING EARLIEST KNOWN VERSIONS OF SPACE ODDITY.
With 2019 marking 50 years since David Bowie’s first hit, Space Oddity, we are excited to announce that Parlophone is set to release a 7″ vinyl singles box set of nine previously unreleased recordings* from the era during which Space Oddity was first conceived.
The title: Spying Through A Keyhole, is a lyric taken from the previously unknown song: Love All Around, and though most of the other titles are known, these versions have never been officially released until late last year (see footnote). Most of the recordings are solo vocal and acoustic home demo performances, unless otherwise stated.
Due to the nature of some of the solo home demos where Bowie accompanied himself on acoustic guitar, the recording quality isn’t always of a usual studio fidelity. This is partly due to David’s enthusiastic strumming hitting the red on a couple of the tracks, along with the limitations of the original recording equipment and tape degradation. However, the historical importance of these songs and the fact that the selections are from an archive of tracks cleared for release by Bowie, overrides this shortcoming.
Spying Through A Keyhole will be limited to a vinyl only release in the spring. However, the recordings may appear in the future on other formats. More details and actual release date to follow from Parlophone.
*FOOTNOTE: Although this will be the first physical release of these tracks, Parlophone did make them available on streaming services for a limited period only in December.
To coincide with the album launch of Gavin James new album “Only Ticket Home” and inspired by Elon Musk, Gavin actually launched his album into space (really).
The album which is released tomorrow 26th Oct took a 4-hour journey through the clouds and beyond commercial flight and onto the stratosphere, the journey was filmed in HD and features stunning video footage of the album with a backdrop of the earth and space.
This is a first true album launch and Gavin will be doing an in store album & album launch events around Ireland full list below to celebrate the albums launch. He is also playing the INEC on 28th Dec, The Royal Theatre Castlebar on 29th Dec and his three Dublin shows in April next year are already sold out.
Watch the video below with the horizon an astounding 1,000km away.
The Eagles’ greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s Thriller to become the best-selling album in history. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is now certified 38x platinum, while their 1977 album Hotel California is now 26x platinum, making it the third best-selling album of all-time. Tim Fraser-Harding said of the news, “Eagles epitomize everything that is iconic about classic, timeless music – from songwriting, vocals, and harmonies, to musicianship, performance, and never accepting second best. These two albums in particular have been a definitive part of American life, and will continue to be shared by generations to come, just as they have been the soundtrack to so many lives for the last 40 years.”
We are very sad to hear the news that the great Aretha Franklin passed away today in Detroit at the age of 76. Aretha was a pillar of Atlantic Records and transformed global culture. From that day in January 1967, when producer Jerry Wexler took her to Muscle Shoals, Alabama and she sat down at the piano to record her first Atlantic record, “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You),” music was never the same. Back then, there was no one who sang that way, who took the roots of gospel and R&B and infused them with that originality, power, fervor, and depth. Her voice was an unparalleled instrument, a vessel of human emotion that touched people to their core. Aretha was always in charge – of the songs she sang and the songs she wrote; how she sang them and how she played them. With Aretha, soul wasn’t a genre; it was feeling that infused everything she did. She transcended musical categorization, bringing her prodigious talent to pop, blues, rock, jazz, and classical music.
In her dozen years with Atlantic, Aretha created a phenomenal body of work that has entered the timeless musical canon. At the same time, her boundary-breaking approach extended far beyond her music. She was a tireless champion of civil rights and social justice, and above all, a global citizen who strived her entire life to erase boundaries of race, culture, gender, and nationality. Her influence on artists across the globe is incalculable and her place in cultural history is undeniable. All of us in the Atlantic and WMG family are deeply proud to be a part of her extraordinary legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family at this very difficult time.
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