Deftones and Ozzy Osbourne’s Music Were Featured in HBO’s Controversial Series “The Idol”


 

The debut season of “The Idol” on HBO has been controversial for its graphics sex, drugs, and violence toward women Pop music-based series following a pop star and her new manager, who may be a cult leader. The series stars Lilly Rose Depp and Abel “The Weekend” Tesfaye who is the co-creator, and producer of the series as well as music for the show. In episode four of the debut season, a pool party scene featured the Nu-Metal classic “My Own Summer” by Deftones, while a piano rendition of Ozzy Osbourne’s classic Heavy Metal song “Crazy Train” was heard played as a solo piano piece by Hip-Hop Producer Mike Dean (The Weekend, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Tupac), who is playing himself in the series. The Idol is also co-produced by Sam Levinson of Euphoria with Reza Fahim and also stars Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Jennie Ruby Jane, Eli Roth, Rachel Sennott, Hari Nef, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ramsey, and Hank Azaria.

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Judas Priest Has Been Inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Performs with Former Members KK Downing and Les Binks


The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place tonight in Los Angeles, and Heavy Metal icons Judas Priest are now a member! The are now members with Carly Simon, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Judas Priest, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, and more. The highlights of the evening will air on HBO Max on November 19th. Watch fan-filmed footage of the ceremony and the band’s performance and red carpet appearance below.

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Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” Was Covered in HBO’s Westworld Season Four


Metallica’s Heavy Metal hit “Enter Sandman” got the Westworld treatment tonight as an orchestral instrumental cover of the track was heard in the latest episode. In the HBO shows’s season four, episode three Annees Folles, you can hear a cover by award-winning composer Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones) as he covered the tune. Also, heard in the episode a few seconds of a Ragtime piano cover of “Enter Sandman,” a Ragtime cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” and Blondie’s Pop Rock hit “Call Me!” Westworld’s use of the music has been amazing throughout the series and featured past covers of Nirvana and Nine Inch Nails among others. Continue reading


Judas Priest, Eminem, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Pat Benetar, and More Have Been Inducted into the 2022 Class of The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame


Judas Priest has been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with the class of 2022. They will receive the honor in the Musical Excellence category, along with RnB legends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Also inducted into the Performer category will be Eminem, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics and Carly Simon. The induction ceremony will be held on November 5, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max. There will also be a radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Radio channel 310.

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The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame’s 35th Annual Annual Induction Ceremony Will Be Streamed This Fall


The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced today that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it will replace its annual live induction ceremony with an exclusive special honoring this year’s inductees. The program will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max November 7 and will replace the live 35th annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony that was originally scheduled for May 2 of this year. It was announced in March that the ceremony would be postponed due to the pandemic. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame 2020 inductee class includes Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex and Ahmet Ertegun Award Honorees Jon Landau and Irving Azoff.

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Nine Inch Nails To Record New Music, Plotting Tour Dates for 2020


In a new feature interview with Revolver, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has shared that he is planning to record new NIN music in 2020. Tour dates are also in the works for the band. The January 2020 issue of Revolver hits newsstands soon, and Reznor gave a revealing interview for the cover piece, mainly focusing on recent soundtrack work with NIN collaborator Atticus Ross, such as HBO’s Watchmen score and soundtrack. The band had a busy year as they won a Country Music Award for the sample that was on global smash ‘Old Town Road, saw one of their best-known songs covered horribly by Miley Cyrus, won awards for their soundtracks, celebrated classic album anniversaries, and earned a nomination for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. New NIN music will be the first studio releases since 2013’s Hesitation Marks and their follow-up, 2018 EP trilogy of Not the Actual Events, Add Violence, and Bad Witch.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites


When bands replace key members of personnel, it can take some time for the new line-up to settle. First albums back can be cagey affairs as confidence and momentum are often exchanged for uncertainty and caution. However, what becomes clear almost immediately with Vile Nilotic Rites (Nuclear Blast Records), the latest offering from US Death Metallers and aficionados of ancient Egypt, Nile, is that no such problems exist here.Continue reading


Hear a Classic David Bowie Song in the New Full Trailer For “Watchmen”


Watchmen, the forthcoming TV series based on Alan Moore’s 1980s comic books will make its debut this fall in early October on HBO. The series is a direct sequel to the comic book and not directly connected with the 2009 movie. A new trailer debuted this weekend at San Diego Comi Con and features the classic David Bowie song ‘Life on Mars’, in an allusion to central character Dr. Manhattan. The song comes from Bowie’s fourth album Hunky Dory. The series score will be handled by Nine Inch Nails duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The show is created by Showrunner/exec producer Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), and stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Andrew Howard, Tom Mison and Frances Fisher.Continue reading


Westworld Season Three Trailer Features Classic Pink Floyd Track


Memes abound rife with jokes about people canceling their HBO subscriptions all over the internet today, the day after the final episode of Game of Thrones aired. Of course, HBO is not going anywhere and one of their flagship shows now becomes Westworld, which will see season three air next year, in 2020. Season three of Westworld will introduce a new narrative and a new co-star in Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman). In the trailer for the season which aired before the final Game of Thrones, a narration by Paul’s as yet unnamed character is accompanied by ‘Brain Damage’ from Pink Floyd’s all-time classic Dark Side of The Moon. We’re looking forward to this show next year, so watch the trailer now!Continue reading