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Singer threatens prime minister with legal action if he uses his songs to promote the Conservative party at next election ‘I can’t say I love the idea of a banker liking our music’ … Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.

Thom Yorke has threatened to “sue the living shit” out of David Cameronif the prime minister uses a Radiohead song in a future election campaign.

“I can’t say I love the idea of a banker liking our music, or David Cameron,” the singer told Dazed & Confused. “I can’t believe he’d like [2011’s] King of Limbs much. But I also equally think, who cares? … As long as he doesn’t use it for his election campaigns, I don’t care. I’d sue the living shit out of him if he did.”

Keane found themselves in that position in 2010, when their song Everybody’s Changing was played at a Conservative party launch. “Am horrified,” wrote drummer Richard Hughes. “I will not vote for them.”

While Yorke holds strong opinions on social and environmental issues, DJing for Occupy London and attending the UN’s climate change conference in 2009, he admitted that “politics is not a fun thing to write about”. These days the Radiohead frontman tries to calm himself down – and perk up his spirits – with yoga and meditation. “I’m not as volatile as I used to be, which is good, ‘cos I’d have burned out if I was,” he said. “I can still be a nightmare, though.”

The 44-year-old is also a workaholic. “When we got back from tour, I gave myself a week off from the studio and that was it,” he said. “I was cheating anyway, because I was actually working on my laptop on the quiet.” Over the past year, that has mostly meant working with his side project Atoms for Peace, whose debut album is out on 25 February.

“It’s not like [2006 solo album] The Eraser at all,” he said. “But it’s not a band album either; it doesn’t sound like a band playing … We wanted to go into the song realm, because it felt good to do that. [But] if it were up to me, every track would be 10 minutes long … To me, the Atoms album is not dancey enough.”

Despite this, Yorke said he could never imagine making an instrumental album. “I’ve got all these nice little boxes for my studio, and I kind of half know how to use most of them,” he said. “Really, I just enjoy writing words sitting at a piano. I tend to lose interest in the drum machine.”

 

–source the guardian.co.uk image from foe.co.uk

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LOS ANGELES (January 16, 2013) – Bradley Cooper, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Timberlake and Sigourney Weaver will be presenters at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.

First-time SAG Awards nominee Bradley Cooper is recognized this year for his lead role in David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” and as a cast member in the film. In addition to “Playbook,” Cooper had three other films in release in 2012: “The Words,” “Hit and Run,” and “The Place Beyond the Pines.” In May, he’ll be seen in “The Hangover Part III” and later this year will star opposite his “Playbook” co-star Jennifer Lawrence in the suspense drama “Serena.” He’ll also reunite with Russell to work on the director’s film about the Abscam scandal, also starring Christian Bale.

Viola Davis is a four-time Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee and two-time recipient of the Actor® in 2012 for her lead performance as Aibileen Clark and as a cast member in “The Help.” Davis’ previous nominations were for her supporting and cast performances in “Doubt” opposite Meryl Streep. She was recently seen in “Won’t Back Down” and will next star in the drama “Beautiful Creatures” opposite Emma Thompson.

Anne Hathaway, who just received a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Fantine in “Les Miserables,” earned her first SAG Awards nomination in 2006 as a cast member of Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain” and her first lead female actor nod in 2009 for “Rachel Getting Married.” This year, she’s nominated twice: As supporting female actor in “Les Miserables” and as a member of the film’s cast. In 2012, Hathaway starred opposite Christian Bale in director Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Next year, she will give voice once again to Jewel the macaw in the animated sequel “Rio 2.”

Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winning actor Hugh Jackman is a two-time SAG Awards nominee this year for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables” and as a member of the film’s cast. In July, audiences will see him reprise the role of Wolverine in the 6th installment of the “X-Men” franchise, “The Wolverine.” He is currently filming “Prisoners” with Melissa Leo, Jake Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis, directed by Denis Villeneuve.

In 2010, Jennifer Lawrence earned her first SAG Award nomination for her performance in “Winter’s Bone.” The Golden Globe recipient is a double nominee this year, as lead female actor in “Silver Linings Playbook” and as a member of the film’s cast. Lawrence became a household name with her role as Katniss Everdeen in the blockbuster “The Hunger Games” and will reprise the role later this year in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” She’ll also reunite with her “Silver Linings” co-star Cooper in “Serena.”

Justin Timberlake earned his first SAG Award nomination in 2011 as a cast member in “The Social Network.”  Last year, he appeared in “Trouble With the Curve,” alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. Up next is a co-starring role in Joel and Ethan Coen’s film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” with Carrie Mulligan and Oscar Isaac, and the thriller “Runner, Runner” with Ben Affleck.

Sigourney Weaver is a three-time SAG Awards nominee, most recently for her work in the television miniseries “Political Animals.” She was recently be seen in Amy Heckerling’s “Vamps” with Alicia Silverstone, Mabrouk El Mechri’s “The Cold Light of Day” with Bruce Willis and “Red Lights” with Robert De Niro. In the works is the romance “It Is What It is” opposite Evan Rachel Wood.

The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season’s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore primetime telecast will begin immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT). The ceremony will also be telecast internationally, as well as to U.S. military installations overseas through the American Forces Network Broadcast Center.

Recipients of the honors for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles announced at 6:15 p.m. (ET)/3:15 p.m. (PT) during the red carpet pre-show webcast on tntdrama.comtbs.com and People.com which begins at 6 p.m. (ET)/3 p.m. (PT.

The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC. For more information about the SAG Awards, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about, “like” us at facebook.com/sagawardsofficialpage, follow us at twitter.com/sagawards, follow us SAG Awards on Google+ at google.com/+SAGawards, on Instagram by following @sagawards, and on Tumblr at sagawards.tumblr.com.

Photos and graphics for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® are available at sagawards.org/media-pr/photos-and-artwork. The SAG Awards® press kit and nominee scorecard can be downloaded at sagawards.org/media-pr/press-kit.

 

–source sagawards.org

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“From Can to Can’t”, the collaboration between Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor (pictured left) and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, is available for streaming in the YouTube clip below.

The song will appear on Sound City: Real To Reel, the soundtrack to Grohl’s upcoming documentary, Sound City. The track also features Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen and bassist Scott Reeder, formerly of Kyuss. The soundtrack also includes contributions from Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Rick Springfield, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, and more.

— source: kerrang magazine image from mtv.rs

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Update: The SoundCloud link has ceased to work. The mix is still available, however, on the Dazed & Confused page here

Those anxiously awaiting the upcoming Atoms for Peace album will now have something quite special to tide them over until the album’s Feb. 26 release date.

Yesterday, Radiohead/Atoms for Peace frontman Thom Yorke and longtime producer Nigel Godrich uploaded several previously unreleased Atoms for Peace songs to SoundCloud before quickly removing them minutes later.

Earlier today, however, Yorke and Godrich unveiled a new mix exclusively for Dazed & Confused in conjunction with the publication’s cover story on Yorke. The 25-minute compilation contains alternate or unreleased versions of songs from Radiohead’s King of Limbs album, Atoms of Peace tracks as well as some unreleased Yorke solo material.

The mix is available below.

 

–written by mark rozeman for pastemagazine image from ateaseweb.com

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Mychael Danna joins an impressive collection of composers who have received song and score nominations for the same film; Danna is up for best original song and best original score for his work on “Life of Pi.” Five others have scored double nominations since 2000 and, in all but one case, the nominated composer has won at least one award.

A.R. Rahman has received double nominations twice – for 2009’s “127 Hours” (he lost both) and 2008’s “Slumdog Millionaire.” Howard Shore was a two-time winner for “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” and Tan Dun achieved the same feat with 2000’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” Randy Newman won song but not score for 2001’s “Monsters Inc.” and Elliot Goldenthal did the reverse with 2002’s “Frida.”

“Life of Pi” received 11 nominations Thursday, including best picture, director (Ang Lee) and adapted screenplay (David Magee). On Sunday it is up for Golden Globes in the categories of best drama, director and score.

“The greatest reward of this process is that we worked on a film that pretty much everyone said was unfilmable,” Danna told Billboard. “While we were working on it, we wondered if they were right. It was a very difficult film to make work and believe me, there were a lot of times when we wondered if it would work. To go through that difficulty and turbulence and come out the other side and have it so warmly received – it’s gratifying in a way that’s hard to describe.”

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Danna spent more than a year working on the music for the film with Lee, at first discussing the philosophical elements of Yann Martel‘s book. As Danna’s score took shape, he worked on capturing those philosophical elements in the music and, once the final score was recorded, found ways to make them subtle elements of the music.

The orchestra was recorded in Los Angeles on the 20th Century Fox lot, while various other elements were recorded around the world. The first composed piece for the film was the song “Pi’s Lullaby,” which he wrote with the South Indian singer Bombay Jayashri.

“My whole career I have worked with non-Western musicians and different orchestras and ensembles and choirs. I think everything I ever learned about music is in this film,” he said. “We knew (Bombay Jayashri) would capture Pi’s innocence youth. So that was really where the whole process began. As soon as Ang starting talking about what he wanted to convey, she struck me as the ideal voice of what you would want your mother’s voice to sound like if you were a little Indian boy.”

–source from phil gallo for billboard.biz images from apakabardunia.com and liputan6.com

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