Pink Floyd Reveal New Album Release “The Endless River”

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(PCM) We were absolutely overjoyed when the news was released that there will be a new album from Pink Floyd coming soon. The forthcoming album’s title will be “The Endless River” and it will be the first album of new material from the band in 20 years.

The target release date for the new album will be November 10th, which is perfect time for the start of the holiday season. According to a recent interview with Uncut, David Gilmour and Nick Mason began recording for “The Endless River” back in November of last year and spent about a month overdubbing guitars and recording drums. It was also revealed that producer Phil Manzanera is very involved in the creative process for the upcoming album as well.

Pre-orders for “The Endless River” have already begun and according to the band’s website the album will feature 18 tracks and be available as a standard CD, double vinyl or a deluxe box set which contain about 40 minutes of bonus material.

Much to the additional delight of Floyd fans, the album is also said to feature original organ recordings from Richard Wright, taken from rehearsals dating back to June 1969. The album will be set up into four different pieces and focus on the more atmospheric and digressive aspects of the band. The full track listing for the album can be found below:

The Endless River Tracklist:
01. Things Left Unsaid
02. It’s What We Do
03. Ebb And Flow
04. Sum
05. Skins
06. Unsung
07. Anisina
08. The Lost Art of Conversation
09. On Noodle Street
10. Night Light
11. Allons-y (1)
12. Autumn’68
13. Allons-y (2)
14. Talkin’ Hawkin’
15. Calling
16. Eyes To Pearls
17. Surfacing
18. Louder Than Words

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Waka Flocka Hires Seth Rogen as His Professional Blunt Roller

(PCM) You read that right: Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka has hired everyone’s favorite stoner-comedian, Seth Rogen, to roll his blunts for a year.

This all came about when the rapper put forth into the universe the request for a professional blunt roller, and offered $50k a year for the job.

The “Hard in da Paint” rapper posted an ad for the position on his Instagram account announcing: “IM PAYING 50k A YEAR FOR A BLUNT ROLLER,” and asked his fans and followers to hashtag #ICANROLL in their responses.

A torrent of #ICANROLL posts flooded Waka Flocka’s Instagram feed with some people taking to twitter to reach out to the rapper.

The overwhelming amount of responses should come as no surprise to Flocka seeing how his offer of $50k to roll blunts for a year is more than the average American makes working 40 hour weeks for a year.

Eager to show off their rolling skills, people quickly started posting pictures of everything from your standard pencil-length blunt to extravagant cross-blunts, foot-long blunts, and criss-cross blunts.

It should be noted that Waka Flocka resides in Atlanta, Georgia as his primary place of residence, a city that is currently looking into legalizing marijuana for people 21 years and over.

As it turns out, well known weed-enthusiast/actor/writer/comedian Seth Rogen threw his name into the hat, tweeting at Waka Flocka: “@WakaFlockabsm #icanroll Hit me up.”

It would seem that Waka took the actor’s advice and gave him the job, later posting a picture of Rogen’s tweet to his Instagram with the caption “HIRED #icanROLL #36BRICKHOUSE.”

The rapper then posted a picture from Seth Rogen’s 2008 comedy Pineapple Express with his head photo-shopped onto James Franco’s body with the caption: “First day on the job @SethRogen @3BRICKHOUSE #icanROLL.”

Whether Seth Rogen will be adding “professional blunt roller” to his resume for real or not is yet to be substantiated, but we can only keep our fingers crossed.

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Concert Review: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Rocked Philadelphia

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Photography credit: Ken Schuler

(PCM) Music played by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers is the kind that has a way of just reaching out and soothing your soul. I like to compare it a loving embrace from an old friend, like the kind that you share fond memories with and catch up like no time has passed at all.

It was feelings like those that passed over me as I watched Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers perform during their recent tour stop at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.

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Petty blasted into his set opening with “So You Want To Be A Rock n’ Roll Star?” which nicely set the pace for what was in-store for the rest of the evenings performance. On stage, Petty promised an industrial strength rock show and that is certainly what we received.

I was pleasantly surprised to hear “Last Dance With Mary Jane” for the second song of the set, but when you have a catalog that is as iconic and full as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers then the hits are sure to pop up quite frequently throughout the performance. The crowd went absolutely wild and the entire floor because a sing-a-long as we all belted out the lyrics to that memorable song.

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recently released a brand new album called “Hypnotic Eye” and it is absolutely phenomenal. I was thrilled to hear that some new tracks such as “American Dream Plan B” and the current single “You Get My High” made their way into the set.

The crowd continued to go wild as Petty and the Heartbreakers plowed through hits such as “Into The Great Wide Open”, “Free Fallin'” and “I Won’t Back Down”. It was at the point that an amazing moment occurred during the show. The band decided to change up the set list a little bit and Petty invited show opener, the amazing Steve Winwood to join him and the band on stage.

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The show in Philadelphia marked the first time during this tour that the two artists performed together and their jam session on the hit song “Gimme Some Lovin'” from The Spencer Davis Group with Winwood on vocals was just incredible. Prior to that, Winwood also performed a cover of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home” with the band as well. I was absolutely thrilled to be in attendance to watch this performance live!

We found an excellent fan filmed video of the two performing “Gimme Some Lovin” during the Philadelphia, PA show:

The band closed out their set with the hits “Refugee” and “Runnin’ Down A Dream”  and then of course returned to the stage for an epic encore that included “Don’t Come Around Here No More”, “You Wreck Me” and “American Girl”.

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It was an amazing night of rock n’ roll and it proves the spirit is alive and well, especially in Philadelphia!

Click here to see more amazing photos from the show!

 

 

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Natalie Merchant Shines At The Beacon Theater In New York City

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(PCM) The energy on 75th and Broadway last night was warm and energetic as renowned songstress Natalie Merchant took the stage at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City. Merchant performed for a sold-out crowd, which included one confirmed special guest – Michael Stipe of R.E.M fame. Merchant is currently a North American tour in support of her new self-titled album. The new disc dropped back in May and debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200. With it being Merchant’s first studio effort in 13 years, needless to say fans had been eagerly waiting and were more than excited to see her perform again.

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Natalie’s marvelous band took the stage first and she followed suit shortly, greeted by a roaring ovation from the crowd. She opened with “Lulu”, one of her new tracks, and proceeded to showcase her latest studio effort by playing six more songs from it. The orchestral arrangements for the songs were very much on point, and her entire performance was truly brought to life. Merchant steadily navigated through a sizable 21-song set. She concluded the evening with a big five-song encore of some of her biggest hits – “Wonder”, “Carnival”, and “Kind & Generous”.

View more photos from the show!

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Robin Thicke Admits Drug Use And That He Did Not Create “Blurred Lines”

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(PCM) A recent court deposition has shed light on quite a few revelations about singer Robin Thicke that fans may not have been aware. Thicke’s deposition was part of an on-going court battle between Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. and the children of the late Marvin Gaye who claim that the trio’s hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes on the copyright of their father’s song “Got To Give It Up”.

In his deposition, Thicke admitted that he cannot recall most of the recording process for “Blurred Lines” because he was completely intoxicated at the time. He claims that he was taking Vicodin and was drinking alcohol when he showed up at the studio to record the track.

Thicke goes on to admit that he was not as involved as he would have liked to be with the writing of the track and only said he was because he was jealous that Pharrell would receive all of the songwriter’s credit. He reveals that Pharrell was indeed responsible for most of, if not all of, the songs creation saying he was “just lucky to be in the room” when the track was written.

He felt that by telling the media a false story about how the song originated that it would help album sales. Thicke also says that he barely remembers any of the media interviews he gave at that time because he had a drug and alcohol problem for a year.

We are certainly not sure how fans are going to react to these new revelations about Thicke’s character, but surely many will being to view him in a bit of a different light.

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Kanye West Stops Concert When Handicap Fans Won’t Stand-Up

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(PCM) Here is yet another instance where Kanye has full inserted his foot in his mouth by bringing his entire concert to a stop when several handicapped fans wouldn’t stand-up.

The incident occurred during Kanye’s performance in Sydney, Australia and according to several sources Kanye was refusing to perform until the entire audience was up on their feet saying “I can’t do this song, I can’t do this show until everybody stand up. ‘Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t. Imma see you if you ain’t standing up, believe me, I’m very good at that.”

Kanye eventually notices the one fan waving their prosthetic limb in the air to show the reason behind being seated and says “You fine”, however yet another wheelchair bound fan still wasn’t standing up for obvious reasons, however Kanye sent his bodyguard Pascal Duvier down into the crowd after stopping the song “Good Life” to verify that the fan was indeed wheelchair bound.

The crowd in attendance were yelling and making wheelchair motions with their hands to let Kanye know what was going on, but he did not continue the song until he receive Pascal’s confirmation. He said “He’s in a wheelchair. It’s fine!”.

 

Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian was also in attendance at the show and was seen leaving the area through the back door about twenty minutes before the show ended.

One would hope that he would have at least apologized or given those fans something for putting them through that embarrassment during the show.

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Miley Cyrus Takes On Led Zeppelin’s “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You”

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(PCM) Pop superstar Miley Cyrus has definitely been showing quite a bit of genre diversity lately and has just released a Soundcloud link to her cover version of the classic Led Zeppelin hit “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You”.

Cyrus revealed the cover by tweeting “Check dis sh*t out” with a link that directed fans to Soundcloud. “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” was featured on Led Zeppelin’s 1969 debut album and was originally written by folk singer Anne Bredon and has been covered numerous times by a variety of artists over the years.

It has been stated that Zeppelin themselves learned the songs from Joan Baez, however Miley’s recently released version is definitely based on the Zeppelin version. Miley also recently revealed that she teamed up with the Flaming Lips for a Beatles cover album titled “With A Little Help From My Fwends” taking on the classic “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”.  She also recently mentioned wanting to make an attempt to cover Leonard Cohen’s “I’m Your Man”.

Do you like Miley’s cover? Or should she stick to the pop genre? Personally, we think it’s great, but just wish the audio quality was a little bit cleaner.

 

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Iggy Azalea Sex Tape Surfaces! Claims Ex Is Selling It For Revenge

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(PCM) It has been revealed that a sex tape has surfaced that features hip-hop/pop superstar Iggy  Azalea. When the news of the tape first surfaced, Iggy’s team denied that that it existed, however now they are changing their tune.

Azalea’s legal team is now claiming that the tape in question actually does exist and that there is a strong possibility that she was underage at the time that it was shot.

The homemade video is being shopped by one of Azalea’s ex-boyfriends and he had approached porn giant, Vivid Entertainment for close to seven figures. Azalea’s lawyers tell TMZ.com that the video is the work of a “spurned business suitor a.k.a. ex-boyfriend who is trying to damage her image and career.”

Azalea’s lawyers also claim that the tape may have been shot with or without her knowledge or consent and if she was a minor at the time the tape would be classified as child pornography. If the tape were to be distributed under these circumstances there could very well be some serious legal ramifications for those in possession.

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Drama Club Release New Music Video And Announces Fall Touring Plans

(PCM) We were pleased to check out the newly released music video for “Halloween365 (Never Coming Down)” from electro house/shock pop duo Drama Club.

The band, consisting of Zero and Andromeda, has also announced that they will be joining Black Veil Brides on their upcoming U.S. tour which includes support from both Falling In Reverse and Set It Off. “The Black Mass 2014″ kicks off on October 21st in Niagra Falls, NY and works it’s way throughout the United States wrapping up on December 15th in Albuquerque, NM.

Here’s hoping that they bring out those ridiculously awesome masks and that wicked cool water drum on the road!!  We can’t wait to see what this duo will bring to the live environment!

Drama Club had the following comments about the upcoming “The Black Mass 2014″ tour:

There are no barriers in music as far as we’re concerned, Kids today, have a broad range of musical tastes and are very open mined. We’re mixing together tons of music for this tour. Blending Rock, Electro-house, and everything in between. We’ve already done a sick remix of Andy Black’s ‘They Don’t Need To Understand’ and are currently putting our spin on some Asking Alexandria, The Used, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more.

Drama Club is all about self-empowerment, following your dreams, embracing your own individuality, and, above all else, self-expression through art and music. Black Veil Brides may be a hard rock band, but this tour made perfect sense for Drama Club because of the positive spirit and energy that we all have in common. Black Veil Brides create incredibly empowering music and their shows bring thousands of like-minded people together to celebrate in harmony. We are all about that energy, expression, and acceptance. We are incredibly excited to be part of the Black Mass Tour.

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Jackie Evancho Shares Two Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Clips With PCM

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(PCM) Platinum-selling, 14-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho is gearing up for the release of her third studio album “Awakening” set to drop on September 23rd. The album release will also coincide with her international world tour.

“Awakening” was produced by Nick Patrick and is Evancho’s first under her recent worldwide recording agreement with Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait. The new album features some new directions for Evancho! Without foregoing the beautiful and lush classical-crossover compositions for which Evancho has become famous, she also extends her stylistic reach with contemporary material on songs such as the haunting folk song “The Rains of Castamere” from HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones.

She also takes a bigger step forward on her version of U2’s “With or Without You.” Moreover, Evancho sings several original songs including the anthem “Take Me There” and “Open Fields of Grace.” She also tackles the ethereal ballad “Memories” by the Dutch band, Within Temptation, in addition to the popular classic “Think of Me” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.

You can also catch Evacho making several TV appearances leading up to the album release. She will be visiting The Today Show on September 22nd, Queen Latifah on October 2nd, and a PBS special will air this December.

Evancho has revealed details about her upcoming album, as well as, some things that she enjoys doing her spare time in a series of exclusive interview clips that are premiering as part of a lifestyle series that lead up to the release of “Awakening” on September 23rd.

PCM is pleased to share two exclusive interview clips where Evancho reveals her love for archery (and The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon) and also explains some of the details that go into prepping for a big show!

For more information and to keep up-to-date with Jackie Evancho please visit:

www.JackieEvancho.com | @JackieEvancho | Facebook.com/jackieevancho

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