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Ice Cube premieres ‘Straight Outta Compton’ trailer during Australian set

- December 30th, 2014

“What does NWA stand for anyways? No Whites Allowed? So am I not allowed?”

Erm, not quite, Mr. Giamatti.

Australian fans of Ice Cube were given an extra special treat during the  latest performance of his overseas tour – a first look at the official NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, Complex Magazine reported Tuesday.

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The trailer does a good job of introducing the group’s main players in their prime, including Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E, while setting up the controversial period their music emerged in and the barriers they had to break through to garner respect and success.

The movie stars a cast of mostly unknown young actors portraying the legendary hip-hop artists and producers opposite Hollywood legend Paul Giamatti (who will play famous manager Jerry Heller).

Straight Outta Compton is set to be released next summer, but hopefully we’ll get a higher quality trailer released from the studio since this one has already begun to circulate the World Wide Web.

Shia LaBeouf gets musical treatment

- October 22nd, 2014

So what if he got fired from a Broadway play?

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Shia LaBeouf now has his very own spectacular musical number with Tony Award-worthy interpretive dancers, aerial gymnastics and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.

The song (called “Shia LaBeouf Live”) is courtesy of singer and songwriter Rob Cantor and tells the story of the actor as a cannibal chasing his prey.

And keep watching for a nice surprise at the very end.

Foo Fighters release ‘Something From Nothing’ off upcoming ‘Sonic Highways’

- October 16th, 2014

After months of hyping up their eighth studio album Sonic Highways, the Foo Fighters have officially released their first single off the album.

Something From Nothing is the debut song off the album and the first song HBO audiences will see being recorded on the band’s tie in show.

Recorded at Cheap Trick’s Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, Something From Nothing is a collaboration of different musical backgrounds amalgamated into one rocking four minute track.

The song starts off slow, not unlike the beginning to a handful of songs on the band’s sixth album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, with lead singer Dave Grohl’s voice softly floating in.

Within no time, however, the song kicks it up a notch and slams down into second gear, bringing in metal sounding guitar riffs and angry drum kicks.

It shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise though considering this was the track Grohl and his miscreant bandmates managed to persuade Albini to play on.

There will be seven more songs on the album, with each one debuting at the end of a different episode over the course of the next eight weeks.

For fans that aren’t willing to wait for a week by week unravelling of the album, the Foo’s Sonic Highways album will be available to purchase and download on November 10.

Foo Fighters kick off ‘Late Show’ residency with sizzling ‘War Pigs’ cover

- October 14th, 2014

Foo Fighters kicked off their week-long residency on The Late Show with David Letterman with a little Sabbath for the masses.

The Foos, with some help help from Zac Brown, ripped through a sizzling version of Black Sabbath’s classic track War Pigs, with frontman Dave Grohl sharing the vocal duties.

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David Letterman couldn’t contain his praise for the Foos/Brown collaboration, saying: “Well there, you see, that’s what we’re talking about. Zac Brown. Black Sabbath. Foo Fighters. I don’t know, what do you kids want from me?”

Grohl and co. are promoting HBO mini-series Sonic Highways, which premieres on October 17, and the album of the same name, which arrives on November 10.

Watch the performance below:

Pornhub announces Pornhub Records Label

- September 24th, 2014

Attention musicians: Pornhub wants to know if your band can rise to the occasion.

The website known best for hosting a variety of adult entertainment videos is pulling a Playboy and expanding their entertainment offerings by starting a record label.

Pornhub vice-president Corey Price told Billboard Magazine that Pornhub Records, which officially launched Wednesday, was already in touch with some high profile artists to help pick the starting roster for the new label.

“We’re looking for artists that aren’t necessarily porn-focused,” Price said.

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Although that statement may have come prematurely as he admitted earlier that the new artists picked would have all of their content made available to listeners on the company’s main pornography site.

A site, it should be noted, that receives an approximate 40 million views a day.

So how does one get signed to such a prestigious label like Pornhub Records? It’s actually not too hard.

The record label is hosting a contest to help find new talent, helping them discover the ins and outs of the industry by connecting them with high-powered artists.

The label’s already succeeded in securing one major artist… from the ‘90s.

Coolio made headlines a couple months back when he announced he would be debuting a new song — and a new video — on the pornography site.

Although there aren’t any rumours or leads on which artists will be partnering with Pornhub to help discover new talent, expect to hear more news from the label in upcoming months.

The only question left is whether to grab a 7-inch or a 12-inch of Coolio’s upcoming album.

Decisions, decisions.