ROCKETMAN| New Featurette Available Now!

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From a young musical prodigy to one of the world’s biggest icons, Elton John’s life comes to the big screen in ROCKETMAN. Watch as the team behind the film discusses Elton’s incredible story in this special look at ROCKETMAN.

img_8402DIRECTED BY: Dexter Fletcher
WRITTEN BY: Lee Hall
PRODUCED BY: Matthew Vaughn, David Furnish, Adam Bohling, David Reid
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY: Elton John, Steve Hamilton Shaw, Michael Gracey, Claudia Schiffer, Brian Oliver
STARRING: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard

SYNOPSIS: ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

 

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LARKINS Announce Album ‘Larkins: Live At The Albert Hall, Manchester’

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ANNOUNCE LIVE ALBUM

LARKINS: LIVE AT THE ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER

DIGITAL RELEASE APRIL 19th
PHYSICAL RELEASE JULY 5th

VIA GOOD SOLDIER RECORDS

‘TV DREAM’
LIVE AT THE ALBERT HALL
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

HEADLINE SHOW ANNOUNCED
DINGWALLS, LONDON – JUNE 19th
TICKETS ON-SALE NOW HERE

Larkins have announced the release of the live album Larkins: Live At The Albert Hall, Manchester, due for digital release on April 19th and physically on CD, cassette and vinyl from July 5th via Good Soldier Records. The album is available for fans to pre-order here.

The album was recorded at their landmark hometown show to 2000 rapturous fans last month. To mark the announcement the band have released a live video of their latest single, ‘TV Dream’, captured at the Albert Hall.

Regarding the live album frontman Josh Noble says, “We are very proud to present a recording from our live show at the Albert Hall in Manchester. It felt like everything we had done so far as a band had kind of led to this moment. We’ve played almost every venue in town over the past few years and we’d always joked about playing Albert Hall, half-expecting it to never happen.

“Our first show was in a pub to just 30 people just around the corner from the Albert Hall so to get to this point and to have so many people who want to see our music live is surreal. This tour has showed us what it means to be a part of this band and to finish at home was perfect. To every single person that came, we can’t even express how much we loved the show. What you hear is what we played on the night and hopefully this gives you an idea of what’s to come.”

Larkins are on a meteoric rise as one of the most exciting and in-demand bands to emerge from Manchester in recent times. They sell out headline shows across the UK and Europe, and played their first US shows this year at SXSW Festival.

On the back of an incredible sold out show at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen last week, Larkins have announced their next London headline show and will play Dingwalls on June 19th. Tickets are on-sale now here.

The band have also been announced for a number of summer festivals this year including Live At Leeds, Neighbourhood, Y Not Festival and La French Escapade in Paris.

Larkins released their Good Soldier Records debut single ‘TV Dream’ last month to an ecstatic reaction from fans and media alike, clocking up over a million plays. They have received strong radio support from Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Radio X and Beats 1.

The band are currently recording their debut album with producers Dan Nigro (A-Trak, Sky Ferreira, Lewis Capaldi) and Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Fun, Kid Cudi) – a record which is sure to send Larkins even further into the stratosphere.

LARKINS: LIVE AT THE ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER TRACK LISTING

  1. Are We Having Any Fun Yet?
  2. Sugar Sweet
  3. Pink & Blue
  4. Hit & Run
  5. The Place
  6. The Tale Of Cassandra
  7. Riverbed
  8. Wasted Years
  9. TV Dream
  10. Pieces
  11. Something Beautiful

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International Super Star GABY ESPINO Will Turn Up the Heat As Host of Telemundo’s “MASTERCHEF LATINO” Season Two Premiering Sunday, May 19 at 7pm/6c

Celebrity Chefs Claudia Sandoval, Ennio Carota and Benito Molina Return to the International Culinary Competition in Search of Aspiring Amateur Chefs who will Compete for the $100,000 Cash Prize and the Coveted Title of MasterChef Latino

Telemundo’s Renowned Chef James Tahhan Joins the Sunday Night Reality as Digital Host

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Renowned actress, TV host and influencer, Gaby Espino, will spice up the Telemundo screen this summer with the grand premiere of the second season of “MasterChef Latino,” the number one reality cooking competition in the world which premieres Sunday, May 19 at 7pm/6c. Celebrity chefs Claudia Sandoval, Ennio Carota and Benito Molina return as judges of an innovative format produced by Endemol Shine Boomdog that brings together a great diversity of cultures, food and flavors from all over Latin America, where the best amateur/non-professional cooks from around the United States will do everything possible to become a culinary master and compete for a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of MasterChef Latino.

Throughout the culinary competition, fans of “MasterChef Latino” can join Telemundo’s renowned Chef James Tahhan, who will serve as digital host to bring all the inside scoop and backstage access to Telemundo.com and the network’s social media platforms.

Meet the Cast of “MasterChef Latino” season two:

Gaby Espino, who was recently announced as the host of the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards, is an internationally renowned actress, TV host, entrepreneur and one of the Latina personalities with more engagement and presence in the social media landscape, who has become an A-lister in the Latin American entertainment industry. Espino, who starred in Telemundo’s international series “Jugar con Fuego,” previously served as host of the “Billboard Latin Music Awards” and “Premios Tu Mundo.” She participated in the third and fourth seasons of Telemundo’s Super Series “Señora Acero,” and garnered acclaim as the lead actress in the network’s successful telenovela “Santa Diabla,” among many other productions.

Chef Claudia Sandoval is the winner of the sixth season of “MasterChef U.S.” and the bestselling author of “Claudia’s Cocina: A Taste of Mexico.” She is the owner of a successful culinary consulting and catering company under the name “Claudia’s Cocina.” An active philanthropist, Claudia’s culinary style is a modern take on Mexican coastal cuisine. Born and raised in San Diego, California, to a family originally from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Claudia grew up with her mother and grandmother, who taught her how to cook since she was a little girl. Currently, she lives in San Diego with her teenage daughter.

Chef Ennio Carota is a winner of a prestigious Michelin star and one of the most beloved and well-known exponents of Italian cuisine. His experience, wisdom and charisma have made him one of the most recognized faces of the culinary world. Ennio was born in Torino, Italy, and has traveled the world to explore the diverse cuisines of Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Latin America and Europe. He owns Pastamore, an Italian restaurant in Santiago, Chile. This master of the kitchen has become a popular personality in multiple TV shows, including his role as judge in Chile’s editions of “MasterChef” and “MasterChef Junior.”

Chef Benito Molina is one of Mexico’s best chefs who has worked in top restaurants in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He has become a representative of Mexican cuisine internationally and has served as judge in five successful seasons of MasterChef Mexico. Born in Mexico City, Benito is the recipient of important recognitions, including the Pintxo 2007 award in San Sebastian, Spain. He owns Manzanilla, the first Mexican restaurant in Baja California, where everything on the menu is cooked in firewood.

MasterChef Latino’s digital host, Chef James Tahhan, from Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Día,” is one of the most distinguished and popular chefs in U.S. Hispanic television. He is the author of “Cocina en Casa con Chef James.” Born in Venezuela to Syrian parents, James identifies his cooking style as classical yet modern international. He graduated from the prestigious “Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts” and is the owner of a grass-fed meat brand called “Honest Farm by Chef James.”

Fans can also join “Masterchef Latino” on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by following @MCLatinoTV and using hashtag #MasterChefLatino.

TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL | Available on Digital 5/21 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD 6/4 from Lionsgate

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The Final Madea Movie Comes to Digital on May 21 and on
Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on June 4 from Lionsgate®

img_8386Multimedia powerhouse Tyler Perry steps into the character of Madea for her very last movie when Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral arrives on Digital May 21 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 4 from Lionsgate. Written, directed, produced by, and starring Tyler Perry (Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, Boo! A Madea Halloween, Vice), the film celebrates this beloved character and film franchise by shining a light on Madea in her final big-screen performance! Starring alongside Perry in this hilarious farewell film are Madea’s BFFs and fan faves Patrice Lovely (Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, Boo! A Madea Halloween, TV’s “Love Thy Neighbor”) and Cassi Davis (TV’s “The Paynes,” Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, Boo! A Madea Halloween)….also appearing for the first time is Tyler Perry’s new, off-the-wall character, Madea’s brother, Heathrow.

Tyler Perry revives his signature character Madea Simmons for her final film performance in this comedy to die for! Madea and her family head out to a family reunion, but the trip becomes a nightmare when the party suddenly turns into a funeral and threatens to reveal sordid family secrets. Only Madea can bring the entire family together and save the day in her own special way…

Bring home Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral and enjoy hilarious, never-before-seen outtakes, deleted scenes, retrospective featurettes, and even learn “Madea’s Tips for Attending a Funeral”! The Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • “Madea’s Tips for Attending a Funeral” Featurette
  • “Making A Madea Family Funeral: An Affair to Remember” Featurette
  • “Hellllur: Looking Back on Madea” Featurette

 

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IRON MAIDEN Sell Out Rock In Rio – 90,000 Tickets In Two Hours!

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BRIAN MAY Teams Up With FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, BRANTLEY GILBERT & KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD For ‘Blue On Black’

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

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JOIN FORCES WITH

BRIAN MAY OF QUEEN
BRANTLEY GILBERT & KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD

TO RELEASE
‘BLUE ON BLACK’
WATCH HERE

ARTISTS TO DONATE ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SONG TO
THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION
IN SUPPORT OF FIRST RESPONDERS

The multi-platinum rock group Five Finger Death Punch has teamed up with the legendary Brian May of Queen and two of the biggest names in country and blues rock, Brantey Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd to record a special version of the song ‘Blue On Black’ mixed by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed).

Titans in each of their respective genres, the artists came together to merge country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song originally co-written by Shepherd. Taking Country Rock to the next level, ‘Blue On Black’ is out today worldwide via Prospect Park (North America) and Eleven Seven Music (ex. North America).

The artists are donating all proceeds from the collaboration to the GARY SINISE FOUNDATION which honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory states, “To raise awareness for and support first responders is a cause that’s always been close to our hearts. These brave men and women leave their homes every morning not knowing if they’ll ever see their families again. Yet they make a conscious choice to do so for the greater good. What better way to make a difference than to join forces with some of our friends in country, blues and classic rock who happen to be some of the biggest names in those genres and together celebrate these heroes.“

“’Blue on Black’ is a song my band and I have covered off and on for years… songs are certified timeless when you can come back to them,” says Brantley Gilbert. “It’s always a staple each night and one of my favorite songs to perform.  When the opportunity came up to sing on Five Finger’s version, with both Kenny Wayne and Brian May of Queen, I jumped at the chance… Who wouldn’t?! It incorporates so many different musical perspectives, but our collaboration just works brilliantly.”

Blues rock legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd adds: “When Five Finger Death Punch approached me about teaming up with them to do a special version of ‘Blue On Black’, I was thrilled to do it.  When they told me Brantley Gilbert and Brian May were also going to be part of it, I was honored. This is a powerful collaboration of rock, country and blues artists and a true testament to the commonalities these musical styles share and I think the fans will appreciate and enjoy it as much as we do.”

Allen Kovac, CEO of Eleven Seven Label Group, Tenth Street Entertainment and Five Finger Death Punch’s manager for close to a decade adds, “From Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk The Line’ and The Rolling Stones ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ to The Eagles and Willie Nelson, country and rock have shared an audience, and created some of the biggest and most successful records of all time. It’s time to bring it all back again for First Responders. Let’s tear down the walls!”

“We are proud of our nearly 12-year legacy with Five Finger Death Punch,” adds John Bowen, General Manager of Prospect Park, the band’s North American label. “We are excited to release a single that will open new eyes and ears to what we believe is an incredible song, interpreted with phenomenal skill by all of the artists involved.  We are also proud of the conscientious nature of this release, in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Rock is dead? We don’t think so.”  

Big Machine Label Group – home of country superstar Brantley Gilbert and the biggest label in country music – is also fully supportive of the country-rock single. Founder and CEO Scott Borchetta offers, “Maybe you didn’t see this coming… or maybe you did… Two American super-powers come together to create a megaton track that will have both the Brantley Gilbert Nation & 5FDP Fans screaming for more. Unleash the beast.”

Brian May of Queen loved the song ‘Blue On Black’ and set up a special recording session and video shoot to be featured on it all in between his work as a producer and executive music producer with Roger Taylor of the Queen biography film Bohemian Rhapsody. Brian and Roger are responsible for one of the highest grossing films of all time ($900,000,000+) across the world and the winner of Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards. Brian May will perform with Queen + Adam Lambert throughout 2019 and 2020.

Additionally, Five Finger Death Punch’s original cover version of ‘Blue On Black’ has already generated over 50 million on-demand streams in the US, and is one of the most-consumed songs on the band’s current album (averaging over 1 million US streams per week). The song features distorted guitars, pummeling percussion and a swaggering chant that marks a surprising outlier on Five Finger Death Punch’s current and seventh studio album, And Justice For None. In the US alone, Five Finger Death Punch have sold 4.5 million albums, 10 million digital songs and over 3 billion streams total.

‘Blue On Black’
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – lead vocals, guitars, bass, drums (original cover version taken from the album And Justice For None)
KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD – original songwriter, guest vocals and guitar
BRANTLEY GILBERT – guest vocal
BRIAN MAY – guest guitar

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH:
FIVEFINGERDEATHPUNCH.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

BRANTLEY GILBERT:
BRANTLEYGILBERT.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD:
KENNYWAYNESHEPHERD.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

BRIAN MAY of QUEEN:
BRIANMAY.COM  | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE
QUEENONLINE.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

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ARCHIE FAULKS Releases Beautiful New Single ‘Wonderful’

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‘WONDERFUL’
NEW SINGLE RELEASED
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD

UK HEADLINE TOUR STARTS TOMORROW (APRIL 13th)

Archie Faulks has released his brand new single ‘Wonderful’ ahead of starting his debut UK headline tour starting April 13th. Kicking off at The Jacaranda in Liverpool, Archie will play a further six dates across the country, finishing with a headline show at London’s Camden Assembly on April 23rd. Tickets are available via Music Glue.

The new single ‘Wonderful’ is a beautifully melancholic love song, displaying Archie’s alluring vocals and guitar alongside a stunning string section.

Regarding the song Archie says, “‘Wonderful’ is a song inspired by the melancholy associated with the inevitable passing of time and the effect of it on the relationship of two people. A once glorious thing that, due to different paths chosen in life, could never come to fruition but is maintained through the thought of what could have been. 

“It stemmed from the realization that although there was still something strong there between us, it would never grow into anything more than it had been in the fleeting months at the start of the relationship. When lonely or in pain we can seek refuge in the glory days of our pasts and perhaps dream of a time when we can recapture these moments; however in reality we know that things, no matter how hard we want them, will never be what they once were. Before you realize what you have it is gone only remaining in the memory of feelings, places and song.”

‘Wonderful’ is the latest in a string of singles released since Archie emerged last year. It follows the release of the acclaimed songs ‘Hung Up’, ‘Blackout’ and ‘It Rains’. The singles have proved radio hits with support coming from Radio 1 and Radio X and they have also clocked up over 2 million streams across Apple Music and Spotify.

The songs are a taste of Archie’s forthcoming debut album which fans have been treated to a sneak preview of during his touring last year. Archie played his first shows in the US, toured Europe with Isaac Gracie and Rue Royale, and sold out his headline shows at London’s St Pancras Old Church & Servant Jazz Quarters.

Archie kicks off his debut UK headline tour tomorrow and has also been announced to play a number of festivals in May including The Great Escape, Live At Leeds and Wood Festival. Full tour dates can be found below:

ARCHIE FAULKS TOUR DATES

APRIL
13th – Liverpool, The Jacaranda
16th – Glasgow, Glad Café
17th – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
18th – Newcastle, Surf Café
19th – Sheffield, Café Totem
20th – Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
23rd – London, Camden Assembly

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4th –  Live At Leeds, Leeds
10th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
17th – Wood Festival, Oxfordshire