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U2 Getting HBO Tour Doc and Concert Film

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U2 Getting HBO Tour Doc and Concert Film

U2’s current “iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE” tour has already been captured by a fan-made documentary. Soon, the trip will be committed to film once again, this time with both a behind-the-scenes tour documentary and a concert film. The behind-the-scenes doc will arrive first. Directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud, Waiting for ‘Superman’), it will focus on how “iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE” came together and will include interviews with Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr., plus many members of their team. It will also explore Bono’s…

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‘Law & Order’ Director Jason “Jace” Alexander Arrested in Child Porn Bust

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Actor and director Jason “Jace” Alexander is perhaps best known for directing 32 episodes of Law & Order. Now, however, he’s become entangled in the real-life legal system after being arrested for alleged possession of child pornography. The Hollywood Reporter points to a press release from the DA’s office (which appears to be geoblocked from access in Canada) revealing that Alexander was arrested earlier today (July 29) on child porn charges. He was charged with felony counts of promoting a sexual performance by a hold and possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. …

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Deadmau5, Avicii Respond to Rockist Insults from Noel Gallagher

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Deadmau5, Avicii Respond to Rockist Insults from Noel Gallagher

Human insult generator Noel Gallagher performed at Scotland’s T in the Park festival earlier this month, and in interviews leading up to the event, he had some less-than-kind things to say about some of the EDM performers on the bill. Now, deadmau5 and Avicii have both responded to the former Oasis bloke’s criticisms. Gallagher told Xfm that the future of festivals is “disturbing… if a dude in a hat and a pair of fake DJ decks pressing play on a CD player is what it’s all about. That’s quite a bleak future.” During an interview with NME, he introduced himself by saying,…

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Has Warner/Chappell Been Lying About “Happy Birthday” All Along?

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Lawyers for the filmmakers suing Warner/Chappell over “Happy Birthday” have found some very important evidence.

The filmmakers are making a documentary about the song, and have been arguing that the song should be in the public domain.

The new evidence comes straight from Warner/Chappell’s own files, reports The Hollywood Reporter.  Lawyers found a blurry version of a songbook from 1927 with “Happy Birthday” lyrics.

Suspiciously, Warner/Chappell only provided these documents three weeks ago, claiming they “mistakenly” omitted them.

Lawyers then found an earlier edition of the book at the University of Pittsburgh from 1922. “Happy Birthday” was included without a copyright notice.

Warner/Chappell has been arguing that the song wasn’t published prior to a 1935 copyright registration.

 

Image by ‘Lynne Hand,’ licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution Generic (CC by 2.0).

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Halifax Pop Explosion Add Travi$ Scott, Dillinger Escape Plan, Cloud Nothings and More

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Organizers behind the Maritimes’ Halifax Pop Explosion has announced yet another round of additions to this fall’s festivities, with a few of the bigger acts including rapper Travi$ Scott, tech-metal vets Dillinger Escape Plan, and U.S. indie rockers Cloud Nothings. As previously reported, this year’s Pop Explosion runs October 20 to 24, and will feature a number of Canadian and global acts spread out across various local venues. On the national front, it was also just revealed that the Weather Station and Stars have been added to the bill. Additionally, other acts now set to appear…

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Now You Can Stream Apple Music on T-Mobile Without Using Up Data…

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T-Mobile added Beatport’s streaming service to their Music Freedom program. This program keeps music streaming services from counting against customers’ monthly data limits.

Now, due to popular demand, T-Mobile has added another new service to the program: Apple Music.

Customers can now stream 33 services without it counting against their data. The only major streaming service not on the list is Amazon Prime Music.

T-Mobile says 131 million songs a day are streamed through their program.

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Circa Survive Announce 10th Anniversary Tour Behind ‘Juturna’

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Circa Survive Announce 10th Anniversary Tour Behind

While Pennsylvanian post-hardcore combo Circa Survive issued their Descensus less than a year ago, the outfit have announced they’re now set to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Juturna LP on an upcoming tour. News of the trip arrived via the band earlier today (July 28) on Facebook. There, they revealed that the self-explanatory “Juturna Ten Year Anniversary Tour” begins October 23 in New York. If we want to be sticklers, it should be noted that the anniversary comes a few months late, as Equal Vision Records had issued the LP in April of 2005. All the same, the…

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Peter Gabriel’s First Four Albums Treated to Vinyl Reissue

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Peter Gabriel has announced plans to reissue his first four self-titled solo albums on limited edition vinyl. Colloquially known by their Hipgnosis-designed artwork as Car (1977), Scratch (1978), and Melt (1980), followed by Security (1982), the four records will be hitting shelves again for the first time since 2002 this fall.   Limited to 10,000 individually numbered copies of each, the remastered albums will arrive on October 2 through Real World.   The original recordings have been half-speed remastered by Tony Cousins and cut to laquers at 45 RPM by Matt Colton at Alchemy…

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Lil B Admits That He Is “Transphobic,” Apologizes in Twitter Spree

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Lil B Admits That He Is "Transphobic," Apologizes in Twitter Spree

Rap eccentric Lil B is always full of eyebrow-raising comments. His latest surprising remarks came today (July 27) on Twitter, when he made a joke about transsexuals and then issued a series of apologies in which he admitted that he is “transphobic.” It all started with a joke about pretending to be transexual in order to get into a women’s locker room: I might start saying I’m trans and I’m a woman so I can be in the girls Locker room with the ladies !!!!!! No homo I’m still growin – Lil B— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) July 27, 2015 Very quickly, Lil B issued a mea…

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R.I.P. Drumstick Entrepreneur Vic Firth

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R.I.P. Drumstick Entrepreneur Vic Firth

His name is synonymous with drumsticks, and now Everett “Vic” Firth has passed away at the age of 85. Beginning as a performer for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Firth opted to design his own sticks when he felt the ones he had weren’t up to par. Eventually, this led to the creation of the Vic Firth company in 1963. The stick manufacturer eventually merged with Avedis Zidljian in 2010. The company is said to manufacture around 12 million drumsticks a year. The company confirmed Firth’s passing with a post on their official website. You can read it in full below. To our dear…

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