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Machine Gun Kelly shares the title track from his new film ‘Taurus’

Machine Gun Kelly has shared the title track from his semi-autobiographic 2022 film Taurus. Machine Gun Kelly also serves as co-writer of Taurus alongside Tim Sutton; the film also stars MGK’s fiancé Megan Fox, Maddie Hasson (Malignant) and Scoot McNairy (Narcos: Mexico).

The movie spotlights MGK – real name Colson Baker – as the talented but troubled rock star, Cole, who spends his days and nights searching endlessly for the inspiration to record one last song. A film synopsis states that the project delves into “the darkness of fame, addiction, the artistic process and the music industry”.

The ‘Taurus’ track features vocals from Los Angeles singer-songwriter Naomi Wild, who portrays Lena in the film. Check out the official video for ‘Taurus’ – here.

Machine Gun Kelly releases ‘Taurus’

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Jennifer Lopez announces first new album in 8 years “This Is Me… Now”

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Jennifer Lopez’s album ‘This Is Me… Then,’ the artist announced her first new album in eight years, titled ‘This Is Me… Now.’  In a video shared on social media, Lopez is seen transforming from her 2002 album cover, which saw her dressed in a frilly pink ensemble, into a white corset and black leather jacket.  Said J-Lo: “This is me then” … “This is me now.”

This Is Me… Then was released during Lopez’s first engagement to Ben Affleck in November 2002. The album, which was dedicated to Affleck, drew inspiration from their relationship for songs such as the ballad “Dear Ben,” and Affleck also starred opposite Lopez in the music video for its lead single, “Jenny From the Block.”

In a similar vein as the original album, This Is Me… Now is once again a love letter to Affleck. The 13-track record includes a song titled “Dear Ben Pt. II” but also “Midnight Trip To Vegas,” a nod to the couple’s Sin City wedding in July.

This Is Me… Now will be released in 2023, nearly a decade after Lopez released her last album, A.K.A., in 2014. She has dropped multiple singles, including 2018’s “Dinero” featuring Cardi B and DJ Khaled, 2020’s “Pa Ti” with Maluma, and 2021’s “On My Way (Marry Me)” as part of her romantic comedy film ‘Marry Me.’

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Take a look at Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in new ‘Babylon’ featurette

Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, the stars of the upcoming film Babylon, appear in a featurette for the movie. Babylon follows multiple characters ‘as they experience the decadence and debauchery of early Hollywood.’

Writer and director Damien Chazelle, Pitt and Robbie star alongside cast members Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, Jean Smart and Tobey Maguire. Says Chazelle:  “Babylon is about a group of people who find themselves in early Hollywood at a time of extreme depravity and debauchery and excess. It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever tried to do.”

Pitt plays Jack Conrad, “the biggest film actor at the top of his game,” while Robbie portrays Nellie LaRoy, “an aspiring actress.” Says Pitt of their characters: “They have an ambition to be part of something bigger than themselves.”

Babylon opens in theaters Dec. 23; take a look at the featurette – here.

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ABC shares details for ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023′

ABC and dick clark productions announced that “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023” will return once again to Times Square and has expanded to Disneyland, headlined by 18-time host and executive producer of the show, Ryan Seacrest. Actress and producer Liza Koshy will return as co-host in Times Square alongside Seacrest, and country artist Jessie James Decker will also join the duo in Times Square as the Powerball co-host for her fourth consecutive year.

Disneyland will become home to an additional Rockin’ Eve celebration with veteran hostess Ciara overseeing festivities. The Disneyland segments will be pre-taped prior to the New Year’s holiday. This year’s broadcast event will also kick off Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebration.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” will air Saturday, Dec. 31, live on ABC, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST.

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Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Nikki Sixx and Johnny Depp join together for ‘Crossbone Skully’

Crossbone Skully, the multi-dimensional brainchild of Alice Cooper and Hollywood Vampires member Tommy Henriksen, has debuted its lead single along with an animated short on the way. Cooper, along with Joe Perry, Nikki Sixx, and Johnny Depp will be featured in the animated short of the first single ‘Evil World Machine’, set to premiere on November 26 at the San Diego Fan Expo.

Crossbone Skully is an “avenging superhero”, beginning his journey to rescue humanity on ‘Evil World Machine’. Legendary producer Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard), came out of retirement to serve as executive producer on the album which was written by Tommy Henriksen and Tommy Denander. Fans will soon get their first look at Crossbone Skully and his world, which inspired its own upcoming graphic novel, ‘Thing #1’.  Henriksens serves as lead vocalist and bassist on the album, with additional voice overs on ‘Thing #1’ by Johnny Depp (The Evil Sorcerer), Cooper (The Bringer of Light), Joe Perry (The Big Bad Bone Crusher), Nikki Sixx (The Crooked Crow), and Kane Roberts (The Alpha Watchman), to name a few in the short, animated film.

Crossbone Skully will also release their debut album in 2023, which delivers a “powerful message in today’s global climate, inviting people of all backgrounds to coexist and break down oppressive barriers”.

You can listen to the lead single, ‘Evil World Machine’, here.

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Mötley Crüe announce limited edition box set ‘Crücial Crüe: The Studio Albums 1981-1989’

BMG has announced the release of the limited edition box set, ‘Crücial Crüe: The Studio Albums 1981-1989′ featuring the band’s first five Platinum-selling landmark albums pressed on colored vinyl.

1981’s Too Fast For Love will be on white and black splatter, 1983’s Shout At The Devil on yellow and black splatter, 1985’s Theatre Of Pain on hot pink magenta and black splatter, 1987’s Girls, Girls, Girls on cyan blue and black splatter, and 1989’s Dr. Feelgood on Coke bottle green and oxblood splatter. The Crücial Crüe box set will also be released on CD with only 10,000 units of each configuration available globally, available February 17th.

After their highly successful US ‘The Stadium Tour’, Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard will once again reteam for The World Tour in 2023, hitting Latin America in February and March, and the UK and Europe in May, June, and July. Guitarist John 5 will be replacing Mick Mars on the trek, who announced his retirement from touring due to his health.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Unveils New Box Set For Their First Five Albums

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Miley Cyrus teaming up with Dolly Parton to host ‘Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party’

Miley Cyrus revealed that she’s teaming up with her superstar godmother, Dolly Parton, to host the second iteration of Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party, airing live from Miami, Florida on NBC, and streaming on Peacock.

Cyrus shared a clip on social media with Parton: “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party is about getting glamorous and dressing your best,” Cyrus says, with Parton replying, “Well, we do that every day, don’t we, Miley?” Cyrus agrees, saying that Parton “taught me well.” Parton promises that the show is “gonna be legendary.”

Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party is set to kick off on Saturday, December 31 at 10:30 p.m. and run until 12:30 a.m. ET. Saturday Night Live creator and EP Lorne Michaels will serve as executive producer, and the lineup will be announced at a later time, according to a press release.  Jen Neal, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Live Events, Specials and E! News, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said: “The inaugural ‘Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party’ was an unqualified success and we know this year’s show will be just as spectacular, with plenty of surprises and lots of fun. We can’t wait to get the party started.”

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Take a look at the final trailer for ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

20th Century Studios shared a final trailer for the new film ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ the sequel to the 2009 film Avatar. An official description reads: “Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family, the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.”. Original Avatar writer and director James Cameron returned to write, direct and executive produce the sequel.

The trailer shows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) and their family meet the Metkayina, a Na’vi clan who live near the ocean along Pandora’s reefs. It also focuses on Jake and Neytiri’s children and features the Metkayina character Ronal (Kate Winslet). Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Britain Dalton, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss, Bailey Bass and Filip Geljo also star.

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ opens in theaters Dec. 16. You can experience the film in 3D, and pre-purchase tickets at Fandango.   Take a look at the final film trailer – here.

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Godsmack debut the music video for “Surrender”

Godsmack have dropped the music video for their recent single “Surrender”, the first single from the band’s forthcoming final studio album, “Lighting Up The Sky” which is set to arrive on February 24, 2023.

According to the group’s vocalist/guitarist Sully Erna, Godsmack plan to become a legacy touring act after the released of their eighth studio LP. Erna recently said of the song “Surrender”: “‘Surrender‘ is a very cut and dry song. It’s simply about the exhaustion we can all feel in relationships at times from the redundancy of fighting with each other. At a certain point in our lives, we submit to putting aside who’s right or wrong, we just want it to STOP! So we wave the white flag.

Take a look at the video for “Surrender” – here.
To pre-order “Lighting Up The Sky,” head here.

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Paramount+ livestreaming Metallica’s 2022 ‘Helping Hands Concert & Auction’

Paramount+ will livestream Metallica’s Helping Hands Concert and Auction on Friday, December 16th. For the first time, the event will take place in Los Angeles, with Jimmy Kimmel serving as host.

Metallica said in a statement on Instagram: “We’re looking forward to celebrating the achievements of All Within My Hands in our final show of the year, the Helping Hands Concert & Auction at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Friday, December 16. This will be the third time we hit the stage to benefit the Foundation, but the very first time that it will be streamed live with a full audience, thanks to our friends at Paramount+ … In another first, we’re also honored to announce that Jimmy Kimmel will be joining us to host the show! Make sure to tune in early as it all kicks off at 5:30 pm PST streaming live on Paramount+ and simulcast on Pluto and MTV’s YouTube channel. Don’t miss the special guests and presentations, Greta Van Fleet’s set, and a few surprises before we hit the stage … We’ll also have some amazing items and experiences that will be auctioned off starting December 5 to benefit the Foundation, with one hundred percent of ticket and auction proceeds going directly to those in need.”

Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation was established in 2017 as a way for the band to give back to communities that have supported them. All Within My Hands’ expenses are covered entirely by the band, the board, and friends who have worked with the band over many years, with 100% of proceeds go directly to help those in need. To date, All Within My Hands has donated over $5.8 million.

Metallica’s previous Helping Hands Concert & Auction raised more than $1.8 million. Those funds are used towards working with partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges, as well as various COVID and disaster relief efforts.

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