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Watch Kirk Hammett of Metallica on Gibson TV's "Icons"
Gibson TV, the iconic, American guitar maker’s first-ever award-winning, worldwide online network--features original series from the world’s best storytellers. Gibson TV has premiered the fourth episode of the new series titled “Icons”--a longform interview series featuring some of the most iconic artists, producers, and music business pioneers in the world. In the new episode of “Icons” out today, Gibson TV sits down with one of the most iconic rock guitarists of our generation, Kirk Hammett of Metallica. Since 1983, Kirk Hammett has been the lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for Metallica. Before joining Metallica, he formed and named the metal band Exodus. In the new “Icons” interview, Hammett talks his first music influences, inspiration, and his early days in the San Francisco metal scene. Kirk takes viewers on a ride through his 37 years as the lead guitarist of Metallica talking touring history and personal stories about recording the group’s pivotal albums including Kill’em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, …And Justice For All, The Black Album. The episode features archival and never-before-seen photos of Metallica, as well as, studio demos, and live concert recordings. "As Gibson TV continues to grow as a channel dedicated to music and music culture, having the icon Kirk Hammett share his stories and journey with my producers Todd Harapiak and Mark Agnesi, is a privilege for all music fans around the world,” says Cesar Gueikian of Gibson. "Kirk has inspired generations of hard rock and heavy metal guitar players, me included, to pick up a guitar and learn how to play his shredding guitar lines and Metallica riffs. I am grateful that in this episode of ‘Icons,’ Kirk goes beyond his inspiring guitar playing and invites all of us to immerse ourselves in the story behind this Icon. I can’t wait for all the Metallica fans to watch this new episode of ‘Icons’ with the ripper, Kirk Hammett.”
Five Finger Death Punch: 'A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2' New Compilation, Out Today
The multi-platinum hard rock group FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have released their new 17-track greatest-hits collection, A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION, VOLUME 2 on digital and CD formats today, October 9. A 2 LP set will arrive on November 20. A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION, VOLUME 2 features 12 of the band’s most popular radio and streaming favorites that were originally recorded for the Prospect Park label during the group’s first decade of existence. Collectively, these 12 songs have generated over 1 billion streams in U.S. to date. Also included are five tracks that have never been heard before. Closing out the compilation is an orchestral rendition of one of the most popular 5FDP songs, “Wrong Side Of Heaven-Acoustic,” as well as three remixes of fan favorites by some of today’s most prominent remix artists, including Steve Aoki ("Bad Company”), Joe Hahn ("Wash It All Away"), and Felmax ("Trouble”). A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION, VOLUME 2 official track listing is as follows: 1. “BLUE ON BLACK” [from And Justice For None] 2. “THE TRAGIC TRUTH” [from American Capitalist] 3. “BROKEN WORLD” [previously unreleased] 4. “I REFUSE” [from And Justice For None] 5. “THE PRIDE” [from American Capitalist] 6. “HARD TO SEE” [from War Is The Answer] 7. “WHEN THE SEASONS CHANGE” [from And Justice For None] 8. “CRADLE TO THE GRAVE” [from The Wrong Side Of Heaven, Vol. 2] 9. “SHAM PAIN” [from And Justice For None] 10. “M.I.N.E.” (End This Way) [from The Wrong Side Of Heaven, Vol. 1] 11. “HELL TO PAY” [from Got Your Six] 12. “NEVER ENOUGH” [from The Way Of The Fist] 13. “WALK AWAY” [from War Is The Answer] 14. “THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN”--ACOUSTIC [previously unreleased] 15. BONUS TRACK: “TROUBLE” (FELMAX REMIX) [previously unreleased] 16. BONUS TRACK: “WASH IT ALL AWAY” (JOE HAHN REMIX) [previously unreleased] 17. BONUS TRACK: “BAD COMPANY” (THE FIVE FINGER DIM MAK STEVE AOKI REMIX) [previously unreleased] The band’s first greatest hits collection, A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION (2017) has sold over 240,000 albums to date in the U.S. alone and has spent over two and a half years on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.
The “Barefoot Diva” Lee Eun-mi’s 30th Anniversary Press Conference
The eternal “Barefoot Diva” Lee Eun-mi, who sings the true heart that will not change over time, celebrated her 30th anniversary. The press conference was held in commemoration of this, and the memoirs and recollections as a human being could be heard. To celebrate her 30 years of stage life that passed through the path of a true ‘singer’ by being called the ‘Queen of the Live’ and to express gratitude to the audience who sympathized with her music and supported her, she announced that she will hold a nationwide tour concert in 35 cities next year with the release of the commemorative album <Soaked (HeumBbeok in Korean)>. The 30th Anniversary Album <Soaked> is an album that shows Lee Eun-mi's musical depth and charisma for the past 30 years. The songs 'It Was Love' and 'Yesterday Daytime', which were released on September 25, were popular with critics and the public and raised expectations of the songs to be released sequentially. ‘It Was Love’, working with Echo-Bridge that presented a number of collaborations with musicians of all generations including Choi Beak-ho, Naul, Jungyup, Kyuhyun, and ‘Yesterday Daytime’, working with rising composer Kim Chae-Eun show Lee Eun-mi's musical perfection always seeking for new music instead of staying in the existing style. The 30th Anniversary Nationwide Tour Concert will be first held in Gwangju and Busan, titled ‘30 years 1,000th, Thank You’, and will meet fans by the end of 2020 in 35 cities including Incheon, Jeonju, Seoul, Daegu, Pyeongtaek, Ulsan, Suwon, Jinju, and Uijeongbu. ▲ One hour was a short time to release 30-year journey as a Diva. ▲ Official Poster of ‘30 years 1,000th, Thank You’
50th chamber music festival in Kuhmo - The theme this year is Nostalgia
This summer it is the 50th anniversary of the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. It will run from 14 to 27 July and the theme this time is Nostalgia. For lovers of the great classics of the chamber music repertoire this summer promises to be a real celebration, as it will feature many of the works that have become firm favourites with audiences over the years. On the programme too will be some of the musicians who were at Kuhmo in the early years, such as Yoshiko Arai, Seppo Kimanen and Izumi Tateno. ”The past is the root from which all creatures that have become creators are cultivating an immortal tree,” is how Artistic Director Vladimir Mendelssohn explains the theme. Mendelssohn is not interested in just looking at history, though, because, as he says, “There is a way forward from those bridges that bend towards the past.” The new works commissioned over the decades for which the festival has been in existence are indicators of the future, and this summer we will be hearing some of the more outstanding pieces. The commissions continue, and this year will see the first performance of Juha T. Koskinen’s Dream Transmission for solo clarinet and electronics. The early years remembered The Festival was introduced in 1970 by Seppo Kimanen, who will start the nostalgic ball rolling again this celebratory year on Sunday 14 July in Lentiira Church. All the works performed in the opening concert were on the programmes for the first festivals. That same evening the audience will hear the most frequently performed piece of the Festival, Schubert’s Trout Quintet, which has been played every summer since 1990. On Monday we will hear three commissioned works from the years gone by, including one of the most stunning pieces ever given their first performance at Kuhmo, Sofia Gubaidulina’s String Quartet no 2 from 1987. Some concerts have featured brilliant, virtuosic works as encores going on into the small hours. Some of these encores can be heard at the late night concert on Monday. On Tuesday there will be a performance by one of Kuhmo’s legendary musicians, Izumi Tateno, who played at Kuhmo back in 1971. He is still giving concerts, now concentrating on repertoire for the left hand only. On Wednesday we welcome Aulis Sallinen, and an entire afternoon is dedicated to his output. The day ends with The Story of Tango, with music by Piazzolla and the strains of traditional Finnish tango. On Thursday in the first week the theme is the elements of nature: water, earth and fire. Friday is for the ladies, and on the programme are works dedicated to, and composed by, women. On Saturday there is a chance to hear again works that received their premieres at Kuhmo, including offerings from Japanese composers. The evening ends with cabaret. Concerts in out-of-the-way places Sunday 21 July takes us to the salons and courts, but there will also be concerts in more rural locations. Kuhmo Chamber Music in its early years spread to neighbouring areas, and this year there will be five village concerts to celebrate past habits. Nostalgia on Monday comes in the form of Magnus Lindberg’s …de Tartuffe, je crois, which is one of the most regularly performed works that were premiered at Kuhmo. On Tuesday in the second week there is music dedicated to the League of Gentlemen, with Don Juan on the loose again. On Wednesday there will be reminiscences of first performances of works by Nordgren and Rautavaara. The theme on Thursday 25 July is the ‘two worlds’ of heaven and hell. The evening’s highlight will be Mozart’s Requiem. Friday is dedicated to the performance of 50 masterpieces. The Festival ends on Saturday and includes a rendition of this year’s commissioned work. The last concert offers listeners the opportunity to experience no less than 14 seasons, with music by Vivaldi and Piazzolla on the programme – naturally. New hall ready Tuupala Primary School, completed last year, is a new concert venue at Kuhmo. The school hall, made entirely of wood, was also designed to be used for concerts and last year’s events showed that the building acoustics were excellent. Where there are five concerts in any one day, both the afternoon events will be at Tuupala. The evening concerts will be in the Kuhmo Arts Centre and the morning concert, as usual, in the church. Almost 170 artists are appearing, including popular names such as pianists Natacha Kudritskaya and Nino Gvetadze, violinists Daniel Rowland, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and, a familiar face at Kuhmo, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, clarinettists Christoffer Sundqvist and Lauri Sallinen, and virtuoso bandoneonist Marcelo Nisinman. Seven string quartets will be playing, including the Danel and Meta4 Quartets, both firm favourites in recent years. Youth continues to be represented, this time by the Young Chamber Musicians and the Quartet Academy, which was started in autumn 2018. To celebrate our anniversary, on display in the Kuhmo Arts Centre foyer will be a selection of festival photographs by Stefan Bremer from across the years. Bremer’s masterly images will also be included in ‘Viisikymmentä ihmeellistä kesää’ (‘Fifty Amazing Summers’), a commemorative survey of the Festival written by Juhani Koivisto that will be out in the spring. At Amati and Salakamari, Pekka Lehtinen’s old posters of the Festival are bound to bring back memories, and there will be a display of Vesa Varrela’s glass art and sculptures in the Gallery at the Chamber Music Centre. Kuhmo’s sponsors The anniversary year Festival has a budget of EUR 1.045 million, of which half is expected to come from ticket sales. The Ministry of Education and Culture and the City of Kuhmo provide financial assistance. The Finnish Parliament has given the sum of EUR 50,000 in grants for the anniversary year’s special programmes. The Festival’s main corporate partner continues to be OP. The Festival friends are Canorama Oy, F-Musiikki, Kainuun Sanomat, Kuhmo Oy, Loiste Oy, Metsähallitus, No-Pan Auto Oy and Osuuskauppa Maakunta. The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation provides support for courses organised for young people who are members of the Kuhmo Chamber Music Quartet Academy and their performances. Support has also come from the Finnish Cultural Foundation for a book on the Festival’s history.
Jake Paul Joins LiveXLive Music Streaming Network As A Content Creator
Loton, Corp's LiveXLive Studios named social media sensation Jake Paul the newest contributing social editor of LiveXLive. Paul joins Andrew B. Bachelor, aka "King Bach," and inaugural contributor Amanda Cerny. Individually, and as a team, the trio will create original short-form content and viral promotions on the LiveXLive platform for their massive millennial audiences. Paul, the former Vine phenom turned Disney Channel star, leveraged his creative passion and ambition to break into the music world by releasing the hip-hop song – "It's Everyday, Bro." The song debuted at No. 2 on iTunes, and the music video went viral, garnering more than 27 million views on YouTube in the first seven days. Paul took this sizzling momentum to the stage by announcing his first ever concert in a surprise performance at Exchange LA, a nightclub in Downtown Los Angeles. At his first concert, Paul caused pandemonium, with thousands of fans lining up hours before the show. To make his performance available to fans across the globe, LiveXLive worked with Paul to feature an exclusive live stream of the concert on its site, so fans everywhere could be a part of the incredible energy at the sold-out show. With his first concert under his belt, Paul is now taking his creative passions and risk-taking mentality to LiveXLive's platform, joining forces with Cerny and Bach. The trio will create content for the LiveXLive platform, with a focus on developing a community around the best live music in the world. Paul, who had nearly 2 billion loops on Vine, has a combined social following of well over 20 million. LiveXLive is developing and launching music news programming, documentaries, specials, and long- and short-form content. All of this original programming will complement LiveXLive's live streams of some of music's biggest and most important festivals and events from around the world. Paul will also contribute to other LiveXLive projects, which will be announced later this year.
Album Preview Concert for Hyukoh's First Regular Album '23' by DuruDuruAMC
▲ It was able to listen to the entire album by playing music videos and listening to music. (Photo By: DuruDuruAMC) On April 24, Monday, at 3pm, Hyukoh's management company 'DuruDuruAMC' held an album preview concert at Seoul D Museum for Hyukoh's first regular album '23,' released at 6pm on the day. The members of the band attended at this concert, having time with the first release of the 12 songs of the regular album, the album talk and a Q&A session. The track list of Hyukoh's first regular album 'HYUKOH : 23' is composed of 12 songs. At the concert, a full album was played, and the three songs, 'Leather Jacket', 'Tomboy' and 'Wanli万里', were first presented in music video. In particular, among them, 'Wanli万里' caught the eyes since it is a music video in which all the members of Hyukoh band appear. After listening to songs and watching music video, the band members gave brief greetings. The guitarist Lim Hyun-jae said, "Thank you for being able to have such concert where we can present album prepared for a long time." The leader Oh Hyuk said, "I am little nervous since such place is my first time. We worked hard for two years, and worked hard again (laugh). Thank you very much." The drummer Lee In-woo said, "I am very nervous about the album, and I want to perform more in the future with better songs." Lastly, the bassist Lim Dong-geon said, "I am very nervous because this is my first time. Thank you very much."
Ryo Yoshimata Concert in Korea Press Conference
On the afternoon of the January 24th, a press conference of Ryo Yoshimata's concert in Korea was held at Imperial Palace Seoul Hotel in Gangnam-gu, Seoul. The event was prepared for introducing the event's features and guests ahead of the solo concert of Japanese music director and composer Ryo Yoshimata. For the first order of the event, a video that introduces masterpieces of Ryo Yoshimata was screened. The video showed the representative songs composed by Ryo Yoshimata with drama or performance videos, such as 'Sound of Ocean' of 'The Legends of the Blue Sea,' 'Lonely Footsteps (Main Title)' of 'Iljimae,' and ‘Resolver' of 'A Hundred Million Stars Falling From The Sky'. After the video, Ryo Yoshimata and a member of 'B.I.G' Benji, one of the guests of the show, played 'The Whole Nine Yards' of the movie ‘Calmi Cuori Appassionati’. And after that, the introduction of the event was continued. ▲ The press conference about Ryo Yoshimata's solo concert in Korea was held. ▲ The press conference was held with a video introducing the representative songs of Ryo Yoshimata. ▲ He played 'The Whole Nine Yards' of the movie ‘Calmi Cuori Appassionati’ at the press conference. According to the introduction of the event, Ryo Yoshimata will hold a solo concert in Korea on March 5 at Sejong Grand Theater. This concert will be the first concert in Korea to be held since the 10th anniversary concert of 'Korea-Japan Festival' in 2014. By performing with guest players, he will be presenting the representative songs of the drama or movie that he has participated in. Ryo Yoshimata's participation OST works include 'A Hundred Million Stars Falling From The Sky', ‘Calmi Cuori Appassionati’, 'The Queen of Lunch', 'Pride', 'Sugar & Spice', 'Flower Shop Without Rose', 'Gokoro' and 'Let's Cheer Up', as well as Korean dramas 'Iljimae' and 'The Legends of the Blue Sea'. Meanwhile, at the event, classical guitarist Bae Jang-heum, actress Kim Sa-rang, and a member of 'B.I.G' Benji are introduced as guest players who will present the musical world of Ryo Yoshimata with him. ▲ Ryo Yoshimata said, "I will do my best to make the best concert." ▲ Classical guitarist Bae Jang-heum has composed many drama and movie soundtracks. ▲ Actress Kim Sa-rang has received guitar lessons from guitarist Bae Jang-heum for many years. ▲ Member of 'B.I.G' Benji was recognized as a talented person with a high level of skills through TV broadcasting. The classical guitarist Bae Jang-heum had invited concerts in the US, Japan, Russia, and South America, including the Blue House, and participated in drama and film music composition and performances such as 'Christmas in August', ‘Salut D’Amour’ and ‘Jejungwon'. Actress Kim Sarang has shown affection for the classical guitar through the usual Instagram, and has been receiving guitar lessons from the guitarist Bae Jang-heum for many years. She became a special guest of Ryo Yoshimata's performance as a fan of him. In addition, 'B.I.G' member Benji is from the Juilliard School and has been recognized as a talented person with a good level of skills in tvN 'Always Cantare 2'. He also appeared in 'SAF Gayo Daejeon' and performed an opening stage with Henry for duet violin. Ryo Yoshimata said, "I am delighted to be able to hold large-scale performance in Korea" And, "I will do my best to make the best concert with Korean staff, guests and officials." ▲ Event participants pledged to hold a successful concert.