Daily Archives: September 10, 2017

iQIYI Talent Show Contributes to Hip-hop's Phenomenal Rise in China

The show features four heavyweights in the Chinese pop music industry as judges – heartthrob Kris Wu, pop star Wilber Pan, MC HotDog, a rap artist in Taiwan and veteran musician Chang Chen-yue also from Taiwan.BEIJING, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Rap of China, a hip-pop talent show produced by the nation’s largest online video platform iQIYI, has thrilled millions of Chinese fans and helped the hip-pop culture go mainstream in China.
The first talent show themed on the hip-pop music…


Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition Re-Ignites Next August

SHANGHAI, Sept. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The success of the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition created a buzz around the world, and, for the first time, demonstrated that a Chinese music competition is no less sophisticated than any other at a global level. The…


La Competición Internacional de Violín Isaac Stern de Shanghái arranca de nuevo el próximo mes de agosto

Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin CompetitionSHANGHÁI, 11 de septiembre de 2017 /PRNewswire/ — El comité organizador de la competición ofreció recientemente una conferencia de prensa en la que anunció la segunda edición de dicha competición, que tendrá lugar del 8 de agosto al 1 de septiembre de 2018 en Shanghái, con apertura…


Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition findet nächsten August erneut statt

Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin CompetitionSHANGHAI, 11. September 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In einer Pressekonferenz gab das Wettbewerbsorganisationskomitee kürzlich bekannt, dass es eine zweite Ausgabe des Wettbewerbs geben werde. Diese findet vom 8. August bis 1. September 2018 in Shanghai statt. Bewerbungen sind ab sofort möglich….


Le Concours international de violon Isaac Stern de Shanghai reprend au mois d'août prochain

Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin CompetitionSHANGHAI, le 11 septembre 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Le Comité d’organisation du concours a récemment organisé une conférence de presse pour annoncer que la deuxième édition du concours aurait lieu du 8 août au 1er septembre 2018 à Shanghai, et que les candidatures étaient ou…


On the Charts: LCD Soundsystem Grab First Number One With 'American Dream'

American Dream, the comeback album from LCD Soundsystem, debuted atop the Billboard 200 to give the reunited dance-rock group their first Number One.

The album, James Murphy and company’s first in seven years, sold 85,000 copies in its first week of availability, with 81,000 of that total coming from traditional album sales as well as a deal that bundled a free copy of American Dream with concert tickets to LCD Soundsystem’s upcoming tour, Billboard reports.

LCD Soundsystem’s last LP, This Is Happening, peaked at Number 10 when it was released in 2010.

American Dream was the lone new release to crack the Top 10, which means it was a relatively easy drop for last week’s Numbers One and Two albums: Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2, last week’s champ, slipped one spot to Number Two, while XXXtentacion’s 17 fell one place to Number Three.

Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. (Number Four), Khalid’s American Teen (Five), Imagine Dragons’ Evolve (Six) and Kodak Black’s Project Baby Two (Seven) followed, while Logic’s Everybody jumped back into the Top 10 at Number Eight thanks to the rapper’s MTV VMAs performance.

SZA’s Ctrl and Ed Sheeran’s Divide closed out the Top 10 at Numbers Nine and 10 respectively.

A flock of new releases should shake up the stagnant Billboard 200 next week as Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes, the National’s Sleep Well Beast, Jack Johnson’s All the Light Above It and Gregg Allman’s posthumous Southern Blood all vie for a stake in the Top 10.

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Polish Death Metal Band Decapitated Arrested on Kidnapping Charges

The Polish death metal band Decapitated was arrested Saturday in Santa Ana, California and charged with first-degree kidnapping stemming from an incident that took place in Spokane, Washington on September 1st.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office apprehended the four band members – Michal Lysejko, Waclaw J. Kieltyka, Rafal Piotrowski and Hubert Wiecek, all Polish nationals – without incident on behalf of the Spokane police department. The band remains in Los Angeles as they await extradition to Spokane.

Representatives for Decapitated did not respond to Rolling Stone‘s request for comment.

According the Spokane police department’s statement, the alleged incident took place after 2 a.m. PST in downtown Spokane hours after Decapitated performed August 31st at the city’s The Pin venue, a stop on their Double Homicide Tour with fellow metal act Thy Art Is Murder.

“A patrol officer responded and assisted the victim. The report was then sent to the Special Victim’s Unit for follow up,” Spokane police said. “Based on the information they developed during the subsequent investigation, and with assistance from the LA County SO, the four males were taken into custody for 1st Degree Kidnapping in Santa Ana this morning.”

While no other details about the incident were announced, the band’s attorney Steve Graham told the Spokesman-Review that the incident involved a woman who likely attended the band’s Spokane concert.

“There is another side to this,” Graham said. “We have witnesses that can testify to the fact that the accuser came to visit the band of her own free will and left on good terms.”

The lawyer added that Decapitated would “cooperate” with authorities and that he was concerned that the band would “languish” in Los Angeles for weeks as they awaited extradition, which they would not fight.

Following the Spokane incident, Decapitated performed six more North American shows on their Double Homicide tour before Santa Ana authorities arrested them Saturday morning.

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Our Frankenstein Releases "The Hunchback Of Hollywood CA" Video

Our Frankenstein has released a new song and video titled “The Hunchback Of Hollywood CA”. A short film as an added bonus, directed by Ryan Frankenstein, shot and edited by S.E. Frank, with the set …Read More


Invidia to Join Metal Alliance Tour!

Invidia will be joining Over Kill, Crowbar, and others on the upcoming Metal Alliance Tour! Kicking off in Joliet, IL, the tour winds through North America before finishing September 30 in Easton, PA. Check out …Read More


Grande Royal Releases New Video for "Know It All"

Grande Royal has released a new video for the track “Know It All”. Check it HERE. http://www.nataliezworld.com/search/label/News