Throwback television streaming series Cobra Kai on Netflix is back for season four! And opened with a banging first episode. The heavy metal loving show featured Judas Priest’s 1980s classic track from the album “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” from the 1982 albumScreaming for Vengeance! From trailers, to training montages set to Heavy Metal songs to a Dee Snider solo concert featured in an episode last season, the show still flies the flag for Metal!
Heart’s Nancy Wilson has shared a music video for her cover version of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter”. Directed by Jeremy Danger Pictures, Wilson originally recorded the track for Netflix’s “I Am All Girls”, a South African film that shines a light on human trafficking. The track comes from Willson’s new solo album or originals and covers, “You And Me”, which released on May 7 via Carry On Music.
Hot on the heels of Tom Morelloexpanding his media outreach to SiriusXMon a new set of music channels and a podcast, comes word that the Rage Against the Machine guitarist has been named the Executive Music Producer of the upcoming Netflixfilm, Metal Lords from Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The film, a coming-of-age comedy, was written by D.B. Weiss and produced by D.B. Weiss and Greg Shapiro. Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is set to direct. The film stars Jaeden Martell, Isis Hainsworth, and Adrian Greensmith. This movie will be the first feature to come out of Netflix’s partnership with Benioff & Weiss. The plot of the show follows two kids who want to start a heavy metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about heavy metal.Continue reading →
Season two of the Netflix series Song Exploderis streaming now and features Nine Inch Nails. Based on the immensely popular podcast, the series takes one song by an artist, interviews them, and analyzes the track. The new season of the show includes Nine Inch Nails’Trent Reznor discussing his song “Hurt.” Other artists featured in season two includes Dua Lipa, The Killers, and Natalia Lafourcade. Season one included Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, R.E.M., and Ty Dolla $ign. Watch the trailer below and stream the season on Netflix now! Continue reading →
If the ’80s were your decade, then you’ve probably heard at least one song by Emmy winning US singer-songwriter Stan Bush, possibly without even realising it. From giving Jean-Claude Van Damme kung fu flicks Bloodsport, and Kickboxer a surge of synth-enhanced adrenaline with ‘Fight to Survive’ and ‘Never Surrender’, to giving criminally overlooked Charlie Sheen sci-fi ghost car movie The Wraith an extra helping of AOR cheese with ‘Hearts vs Heads’, Bush is arguably most famous for his musical contribution to 1986 animated classic Transformers: The Movie – ‘The Touch’.
For the first time in 34 years, there will be no SXSW Festival. After an order by the city of Austin Texas, the festival announced its cancellation over fears from the growing outbreak of the Coronavirus. Many key sponsors and artists had already pulled out. As reported by AdWeek, the event typically draws more than 400,000 attendees and in 2019 brought and added $350M to Austin’s economy. Attendance last year topped 417,400 across all events.Continue reading →
You gotta face the facts, you will never be as cool as Ice-T. Never. He came from the streets of Los Angeles to become an iconic figure of Hip-Hop, movies and television, and Metal music. For some people, it seems like there is no mountain they can’t climb, and Ice is one of those guys. Sure, he could chill and sit back on the Law and Order: SVU Special VictimsUnit money, and all those royalties. In actuality, he has been working harder than ever on music the last decade-plus, specifically for his groundbreaking band Body Count. All the evidence you need is on their new album, Carnivore. (Century Media). Continue reading →
Michael Anthony Alago, legendary music industry A & R executive who signed Metallica To Elektra and worked with the likes of everyone from White Zombie, Flotsam And Jetsam, Metal Church, and all the way to Hall of Famers like Nina Simone, will finally release his autobiography I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death in March of 2020 via Backbeat Books. Co-written with Laura Davis-Chanin. Alago was the subject of the documentary by Drew Stone,“Who the F*ck is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago” in 2017, which is now on Netflix. Alago’s book promised to be a no holds barred look into his life growing up in Brooklyn, his groundbreaking work in the music business surviving the Aids crisis, overcoming addiction, to his life in the present as a published and celebrated photographer and personality. You can pre-order the book from Amazon. For more about Michael, revisit our interview with him a few years back. Continue reading →
If you are like us, you spent the weekend binge-watching Season 2 of the amazing Mindhunter series on Netflix. The followup to the Emmy Award-winning 2017 series is a drama based on the real events of the founding of the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Produced and sometimes directed by David Fincher (S7ven, Fight Club, Zodiac) and starring JonathanGoff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv, the main characters are FBI profilers and they interview serial killers and investigate cases during the show. As they did in season one, the music of the time plays a huge role with the soundtrack, sound design, songs heard in the show. Music in season two features artists such as Blondie, The Doobie Brothers, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Willie Nelson, Marianne Faithful, Pretenders, The Brothers Johnson, Boston, Joan Armatrading, Kenny Rogers, Red Rider, The Police, Patti Smith Group, Christopher Cross, Sammy Davis Jr., Gary Numan, Pat Benatar and more. Even a Charles Manson song is heard in Episode 5 which features Manson himself portrayed by Damon Herriman, who also plays Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s current film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Jam out to this playlist!Continue reading →
Stranger Things Season 3′s much-hyped season debuted on Netflix overnight, ready to satiate the fans ready to binge the season. Following the sci-fi escapades of the gang from Hawkins, Indiana, we’re excited for what the season brings hopefully not the last as has been rumored lately. In addition to another incredible soundtrack scored by composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, who make up one half of the synth band SURVIVE, the 1980s soundtrack kicks into high gear with memorable songs from Madonna, Devo, Corey Hart, Cutting Crew, The Stray Cats, The Cars, Huey Lewis, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Jim Croce, The Go-Gos and much more in just the first few episodes we watched. The official soundtrack drops on July 28th! Continue reading →