Daily Archives: July 9, 2017

Silverstein Releases New Song “Whiplash”

Silverstein has released a new song called “Whiplash”. Check it HERE. http://www.nataliezworld.com/search/label/News

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Deadlift Lolita Releases Video for "Pump Up Japan"

Deadlift Lolita has released a new video for the song “Pump Up Japan”. Check it out over HERE. http://www.nataliezworld.com/search/label/News

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THEATRES DES VAMPIRES RELEASES "RESURRECTION MARY" VIDEO

Theatres Des Vampires has released a new video for “Resurrection Mary”. Check it HERE. http://www.nataliezworld.com/search/label/News

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On the Charts: DJ Khaled's 'Grateful' Repeats at Number One

DJ Khaled held onto the top spot for a second straight week as the producer’s all-star Grateful sold another 70,000 total copies to remain at Number One. Grateful becomes the first album since Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. in May to notch consecutive Number One weeks.

Of Khaled 70,000 copies this week, 42,000 were the result of streaming equivalent albums, or SEAs. In order to reach that number, Grateful‘s tracks generated 63.4 million streams this week, Billboard reports.

Noticeably absent from the Billboard 200: Jay-Z’s 4:44, which went instant platinum thanks to the rapper’s partnership between Tidal and Sprint. Despite that achievement, 4:44 didn’t crack the Top 10 because, while the Recording Industry Association of America gave the album platinum status, Billboard doesn’t recognize the Sprint copies as album sales.

However, 4:44 should appear on the Billboard 200 next week as the album’s Tidal exclusivity ended when it hit iTunes, Apple Music and other non-Spotify streaming services.

The week’s highest charting debut went to Calvin Harris and his new album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, which opened up at Number Two, a mere 2,000 copies away from Grateful.

Only one more new release broke into the Top 10: Stone Sour’s Hydrograd debuted at Number Eight, giving Slipknot singer Corey Taylor’s side project their fifth Top 10 album.

The rest of the Top 10 was packed with returnees, with Damn. holding strong at Number Three yet again. Imagine Dragons’ Evolve (Number Four), Ed Sheeran’s Divide (Five), 2 Chainz’ Pretty Girls Like Trap Music (Six), Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic (Seven), Drake’s More Life (Nine) and the Moana soundtrack (Number 10) occupied the rest of the Top 10.

Next week, 4:44 should take it’s rightful place atop the Top 10, although the rapper could face competition from Haim’s Something to Tell You and 21 Savage’s Issa Album.

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Green Day Defend Festival Set After Acrobat's Death

Green Day has responded to the criticism the band has faced after they performed their headlining set at Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival shortly after an acrobat plunged to his death in front of festivalgoers.

In a statement on Green Day’s site, Billie Joe Armstrong explained, “Many of you are wondering why we continued to play our show after the accident. Green Day did not hear about the accident until after our show was over. We didn’t even know there was an acrobat performance at all.”

On Friday night, acrobat Pedro Aunión Monroy plunged 100 feet while attempting a between-sets stunt that involved an illuminated box suspended by a crane. Monroy died from his injuries soon after. 

Even though thousands in the crowd witnessed the tragic accident, Green Day’s set was only slightly delayed, which drew accusations of insensitivity on behalf of both the band and festival organizers; Mad Cool organizers stated that the festival continued as scheduled for “security reasons.”

Green Day tweeted Friday night following their performance that they didn’t learn of Monroy’s death until after their set, which Armstrong reiterated in his statement.

“These festivals are huge. There are so many things happening at the same time it’s impossible to keep up with every performer/artist. We were in a back stage compound about a half-mile away from the main festival stage,” Armstrong wrote.

“We were warming up ready to go at 11:25 pm. 15 minutes prior our tour management was told by local authorities to wait to go on stage because there was some sort of security issue. Security issues are a normal occurrence and procedure at any show. We were NOT told why which is also normal.”

Armstrong noted that even though the crowd had witnessed the accident, from onstage the band didn’t sense anything untoward had happened. “Everything seemed normal. The crowd and fans had a good time,” he wrote.

It wasn’t until Green Day returned to the artists compound that the band heard the “shocking news” of Monroy’s death.

“All of us were in disbelief,” Armstrong wrote. “I don’t know why the authorities chose not to tell us about the accident before our concert. All we know is what was said after our concert. This has never happened in the 30 years Green Day have been performing live. If we had known prior to our performance we most likely would not have played at all. We are not heartless people.”

The singer wrote in conclusion, “What happened to Pedro is unthinkable. Once again we are heartbroken for his friends and family. We are also shocked and heartbroken for anyone that had to witness this tragedy.”

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See U2, Noel Gallagher Perform Oasis' 'Don't Look Back in Anger' in London

U2 kicked off the European leg of their Joshua Tree 2017 tour Saturday in London, where the group welcomed former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher to perform that band’s “Don’t Look Back at Anger.”

“Thank you for bringing your High Flying Birds with us. May you take us somewhere else, somewhere only you can,” Bono told Gallagher before the performance; the Gallagher group is serving as U2’s opening act for the leg.

Gallagher took center stage for the rendition, with Bono assisting on the chorus. After a huge solo from the Edge, “Don’t Look Back in Anger” turned into a stadium sing-along: In the aftermath the Manchester terror attack, the (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? track has become an anthem, with Ariana Grande and Coldplay performing the track at the One Love Manchester benefit show.

“For the people of Manchester!,” Bono said as the rendition concluded. The encore was also reminiscent of when U2 invited Eagles of Death Metal onstage in Paris following that city’s terror attack in 2015.

The surprise collaboration closed out the first of U2’s two shows at London’s Twickenham Stadium. The European leg of the Joshua Tree 2017 tour concludes August 1st. The band begin their second string of North American dates in September with Beck in tow.

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