Listen: "Bela Lugosi's Dead" vs Disneyland's Haunted Mansion

In 2004, artist Howard Hallis celebrated the devilishly wonderful crossover of Disney and Goth culture with the now-classic "Haunted Bela," a mash-up of Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" with the spooky narration heard in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion dark ride. Listen above! — Read the rest
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Watch Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot dance like the Stones’ Mick Jagger

Watch Boston Dynamics' versatile Spot robot mirror moves by Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger in the latest demonstration of its dancing skills.
Tags: Music, News, Trends, Robots, Mick Jagger, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Spot, Rolling Stones, Watch Boston Dynamics, Spot robot

Kanye West Brings Marilyn Manson, Justin Bieber To Halloween Sunday Service

Kanye West held one of his Sunday Service performance livestreams today on Halloween. The event was broadcast through Triller and Fite TV, and it cost $10 to stream. West, who recently legally changed his name to Ye, brought along Marilyn Manson — who is facing multiple sexual assault lawsuits — and Justin Bieber to the rooftop performance.
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, West, Justin Bieber, Marilyn Manson, Ye, MARILYN MANSON JUSTIN BIEBER, Triller, Fite TV

Metallica Teaches a New Masterclass on How to Build & Sustain a Band

Since its launch in 2015, Masterclass has not only expanded the variety of its online course offerings but sought out ever-bigger names for its teachers. Names don’t come much bigger than Metallica in the world of heavy metal, and indeed in the world of rock music in general. Hence the broad title of the new Masterclass “Metallica Teaches Being a Band.” Having been a band for 40 years now, they presumably know more than a little about everything involved in that enterprise: not just reco...
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K-Pop Is Big. So It’s Getting Its Own 20,000-seat Arena

Backed by CJ Live City, a subsidiary of Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ ENM, the venue is designed for mega-scale concerts with 20,000 indoor seats, and capacity for a further 40,000 outdoors. It is scheduled to open in 2024. – Variety
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Froglord – “Samhain”

Froglord are a stoner/sludge metal band hailing from Bristol, UK. Though they just started up last year, they already released their sophomore album, The Mystic Toad, a few months ago, and today they’re back with a new single just for Halloween, “Samhain.” “Whilst recording for the next album, I recorded this track a few months back, but it just didn’t quite fit in with the rest of the songs,” the band wrote in a Facebook post. “But being an absolute slapping banger I thought it would criminal n...
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“Paid in Full” Drug Kingpin & Informant Alpo Martinez Shot & Killed in Harlem Drive-by Shooting

A 55-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting in Harlem, New York City early Sunday morning (Oct. 31), and according to a number of online sources, that man was Alberto “Alpo” Martinez. A report from New York Daily News states that the victim, believed to be Martinez, “was struck multiple times in the chest in a hail of bullets fired from a passing vehicle on W. 147th St. near Frederick Douglass Blvd. just after 3:20 a.m.” EMS rushed the man to Harlem Hospital, where he died. While the man...
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Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" stretched into nine hours

Some years ago, Slow Motion Radio time-stretched Bauhaus's 1979 vampire anthem "Bela Lugosi's Dead" into nine hours. Listening to it in its entirety is a piece of goth durational performance art. Oh Belllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…
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Soprano Designs A Better Mask For Singers

What was wrong with ordinary masks? “They were really close to the lips and you would breathe in and you would suck the fabric right into your mouth. You would open [your mouth] wide to make a tall vowel and the mask would pop off,” she said. – CBC
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Here’s What Popular Musicians Wore For Halloween 2021

Still looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Just look to the stars for inspiration! Here’s what your favorite and/or least favorite pop stars and musicians are dressing up as this year. Happy Halloween!
Tags: Music, News, Harry Styles, Meghan Trainor, John Legend, Kourtney Kardashian, Janelle Monae, Ciara, Tove Lo, Anderson .paak, Lizzo, Travis Barker, Bebe Rexha, G-Eazy, Empress Of, Hayley Kiyoko

Jay-Z Enters Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Inducted By Dave Chappelle

Jay-Z was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at last night’s ceremony.
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Watch Mark Hoppus Perform For The First Time Since Cancer Battle At Travis Barker’s House Of Horrors

Mark Hoppus performed live for the first time since announcing that he was cancer-free last month. He joined his Blink-182 bandmate Travis Barker at Barker’s House Of Horrors pay-per-view livestreamed show that aired this weekend. Hoppus and Barker ran through three Blink songs with Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft helping out. They did “What’s My Age Again?,” “The Rock Show,” and “Family Reunion.”
Tags: Music, News, Blink-182, Travis Barker, Barker, Mark Hoppus, Hoppus, House of Horrors, Kevin Thrasher Gruft

Backxwash – “Rosemary’s Revenge”

Earlier this year, Backxwash released a great new album, I Lie Here Buried With My Rings And My Dresses, which we named our Album Of The Week. She has decided to celebrate Halloween with a creepy new song called “Rosemary’s Revenge,” filled with scissoring guitars and howls. “I have been really interested in the story of this Zambian forklore story about Rosemary so I decided to write her a soundtrack,” Backxwash explained in a tweet. “This is probably the most nu metal I have ever sounded lol.”...
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Watch Taylor Swift Cover Carole King At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

Taylor Swift kicked off the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony by covering Carole King’s “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?,” a song that was first recorded by the Shirelles and then included on King’s 1971 album Tapestry. King and her first husband/writing partner Gerry Goffin were inducted into the Rock Hall as songwriters in 1990; this time around, King was inducted as a performer in her own right.
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32 Days of Halloween XIV: Day #32

Okay, so I really wanted to embed Trent Reznor and Peter Murphy teaming up on “Dead Souls,” but I can’t. So go listen to it here. It’s lovely. And as long as I’m sending you places–I can’t recall if I’ve linked this or not but it bears repeating. A metric ton of old school radio ads. But he’s something I can share–fresh off the digital presses. Danny Elfman did a live Nightmare Before Christmas concert…and this was the encore. I’m hoping a full concert recording of this gets released for r...
Tags: Halloween, Music, Movies, California, Horror, Zombies, 32 Days of Halloween, Animation, Mark Twain, George Romero, Trent Reznor, Ken, Oingo Boingo, Danny Elfman, Peter Murphy, Will Vinton

Watch Foo Fighters Cover The Beatles’ “Get Back” With Paul McCartney At Rock Hall Inductions

Foo Fighters were welcomed into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at last night’s induction ceremony. Paul McCartney was on-hand to introduce them, and in his speech he drew a parallel to his experience with the Beatles and Dave Grohl’s with Nirvana: “We had a great time with our groups, but then eventually tragedy happened, and my group broke up. The same happened with Dave: His group broke up under tragic circumstances. And so then the question is, what do you do now?”
Tags: Music, News, Foo Fighters, The Beatles, Dave, Paul Mccartney, Dave Grohl, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rock And Roll Hall, Rock Hall Inductions

How I Reframed The Dentist’s Drilling Into Music

Perhaps as a coping mechanism… I trained myself to turn my dental saga into a cycle of musical encounters, and to revise my role as a patient in the recliner into that of a captive audience. – Washington Post
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Dare you take the Guardian’s hideously horrible Halloween culture quiz?

25 questions on literature, film, TV, books and music with a spooky edge – how will you fare?If it is gothic, spooky, scary, haunted or just plain weird, and was in a book, a film, a TV show or some music, you might just be about to get asked about it. How will you fare with these 25 questions about things that go bump in the night? It is just for fun, and there are no prizes, but let us know how you got on – and how you are planning to enjoy this spookiest of evenings – in the comments.The Guar...
Tags: Halloween, Books, Music, Television, Film, Culture, Television & radio

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney review – a man of his words

From All My Loving to Your Mother Should Know, the former Beatle illuminates a life spent puzzling how to get from the beginning of a song to its endAt the beginning of this two-volume book, Paul McCartney says that while he has no intention of writing his autobiography and has never kept a diary, it has been his habit throughout his adult life to turn his life experiences into the words of songs, and so here are 154 of them. With that kind of introduction you’d be forgiven for expecting them in...
Tags: Books, Music, The Beatles, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Autobiography and memoir, Michelle, Magneto, Ob La Di Ob La Da, Music books

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