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Watch Hard Rock Festival Knotfest Live!

Posted by monique On October - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
Knotfest

Oct. 25-26 is a weekend full of rock and roll! Knotfest, the biggest metal concert ever put on in America, is taking place and you’re invited! If you’re able to attend the festival in person at the San Manuel Amphitheater and Campgrounds in San Bernadino, CA, that’s awesome, but if you’re not able to make it in person, we’ve got it right here for you at ShockYa! Look below this post for a live stream of the festival. The festival is hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin and Hardrive’s Joe Brutus. Bands scheduled to perform include Slipknot, Danzig, Black Label Society, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, Five Finger Death Punch, Testament and many  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS, NEWS, VIDEO

Exclusive Interview with Rapper DaForce Dawg

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On October - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Exclusive Interview with Rapper DaForce Dawg

Exclusive Interview with rapper DaForce Dawg DaForce Dawg is an unconventional rapper, not only because he’s originally from Canada, not only because as an enfant prodige he took a guitar in his hands at the age of 5, the drums at 9 and by the time he was ten years old he had his own band. His being out of the ordinary can be spotted straight away in his sound and multi platform stages: his free-flowing style, over hitting hip-hop beats, magically blends with his strong social media presence. His talents as a producer has made him sought after by many independent artists, and despite he was approached by Warner  [ Read More ]

Alki David Plans to Take Rap Battles Mainstream

Posted by monique On October - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
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Alki David is making his feeling clear about where he wants to take rap battles. In an interview with LA Weekly, he stated his intentions to bring rap battles to the mainstream. Rap battles have always been a part of David’s life. According to the article, David has loved rap battles since encountering them in the early 1980s while as a breakdancing young man in London’s Covent Garden. FilmOn’s upcoming “Ether” rap battle between Dizaster and Cassidy is one step David is taking to create rap battles that aren’t censored. “Television is fraught with FCC rules and so much compliance that it makes it very difficult to allow artists to  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, NEWS, TELEVISION NEWS
Ashanti Releases New Single Early in the Morning Featuring French Montana

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ashanti released her new single, ‘Early in the Morning,’ featuring French Montana, today, in support of her latest studio album, ‘Braveheart.’ The musician’s latest song and #1 independent record, which was released by Written Entertainment/eOne Music, are now available on iTunes. The video for ‘Early in the Morning’ premiered today on VEMO, and is also set to be featured on BET’s ’106 and Park’ on Monday, October 20. Ashanti will be on hand to introduce the video on the hip hop and R&B countdown show. The video for ‘Early in the Morning’ was shot at P. Diddy’s studio, Daddy’s House, and was directed by Eif Rivera. The helmer  [ Read More ]

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San Bernardino: Knotfest Band Set Times Released

Posted by Melissa Molina On October - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
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Slipknot’s KNOTFEST-the most cutting edge heavy music festival in America—has revealed band performance times for the three day destination festival to be held October 24-26 at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. In addition, the complete roster of KNOTFEST sponsors have been announced. Nearly a dozen sponsors will be on hand, offering promotions and additional activities for KNOTFEST attendees. KNOTFEST–powered by Rockstar Energy Drink and hosted by Jose Mangin (SiriusXM) and Lou Brutus (hardDrive)–boasts a massive lineup of over 50 bands playing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday. Some of the biggest names in metal–including Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men,  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC
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Legendary hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has a lot going for them these days. Apart from reveling in their status as hip-hop royalty, the group has announced that they’re launching their very own internet-only television channel as well as a record label and community development plan for their hometown of Cleveland, OH. According to Cleveland.com, the group announced an Oct. 16 show at the Masonic Auditorium. This show will also be broadcast to internet fans on ETV.com, part of FilmOn Networks‘ lineup of services. ETV.com gives creators the ability to create their own pay-per-view events for their fans. Creators can also collect tips and donations from their viewers. In this case,  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, NEWS, TELEVISION NEWS

Michael Leonard Witham’s A Scandal In The Violets Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
Michael Leonard Witham's A Scandal In The Violets Album Review

The enthrallingly natural ability to compellingly tell a relatable story through raw vocals and powerful instrumentals, particularly on a first record, is a tremendously difficult task. But Michael Leonard Witham, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, defied the odds to create a gripping debut album, the folk rock-alternative country-driven ‘A Scandal In The Violets.’ The record, which intriguingly mixes musical style elements of such diverse talents as Jack White, Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams, uniquely explores all corners of the human heart through its soulful vocals and instrumentals. Witham, who’s set to release the Americana-infused ‘A Scandal In The Violets’ on October 21, proves he’s the true epitome of a  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS
Velvet Underground 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

Fans of The Velvet Underground must read this article, because there’s some big information about one of the band’s most legendary albums. The band’s 1969 self-titled third album is coming back for a 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition. “The Velvet Underground” will be re-released by Polydor/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) as a six-cd set with 65 tracks, featuring different mixes (including the remastered stereo mix by MGM house engineer Luis Pastor “Val” Valentin), a set of 1969 recordings from The Record Plant in New York City (recordings that were supposed to make up their fourth album), live recordings from The Matrix in San Francisco and a case-bound book and liner notes  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS, NEWS

Tina Turner Museum Opens in Tennessee

Posted by monique On September - 29 - 2014 0 Comment
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Fans of Tina Turner know all about her quaint upbringing in a small Tennessee town called Nutbush. In fact, that small town is the inspiration for “Nutbush City Limits.” Now, that small upbringing has not only been immortalized in song, but also in the preservation Turner’s childhood schoolhouse. The one-room schoolhouse Turner grew up in has been restored and turned into the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School. According to ABC News, more than 100 people came to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the museum, located on the grounds of Brownsville, TN’s West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. Fans in attendance came as far away as the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany.  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS, NEWS

Jimi: All Is by My Side Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 25 - 2014 0 Comment
Jimi: All Is by My Side Movie Review

Title: Jimi: All Is by My Side Director: John Ridley Starring: Andre Benjamin, Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell and Andrew Buckley Embarking on a committed, thought-provoking journey in an effort to showcase a person’s true artistic vision can become a dedicated, all-consuming process as they work to prove their abilities and talent. That unwavering devotion to their craft is captivatingly highlighted in writer-director John Ridley’s new biographical musical drama, ‘Jimi: All Is by My Side,’ which chronicles Jimi Hendrix’s dedication to launching his musical career. After completing five years of research into the guitarist’s life before writing the script, Ridley also proved his commitment to honing his craft before releasing it  [ Read More ]

Hip-Hop-Weekly

Hip Hop Weekly Magazine is partnering with FilmOn Networks to air its All Access Soundstage and Interview Suite during the BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend Sept. 19. The event, which will take place at Atlanta’s Billboard Studios and will air from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET, will feature select performances, exclusive interviews, a gifting suite and a private red carpet. Even better, the event will be live-streamed for free on FilmOn’s new platform, ETV.com. If you’re feeling generous, all tips will go to the charity Peace One Day. So who can you expect to see during the event? Expected artists include Cash Out, Yo Gotti, Wiz Khalifa, Snootie Wild,  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS, NEWS
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The press conference for the Dec. 6 rap battle between Cassidy and Dizaster promised rap fans that there would be awesome lyrics, huge smack talk and tons of hostility. According to TV Mix, the press conference and “Lyrical Weigh-In” for the pay-per-view rap battle on FilmOn’s new Battle Rap TV featured Fresh Coast Media Group’s Lush One acting as the middle ground for the two rappers. “We learned tonight there is far more genuine animosity between Diz and Cas than we could have ever fathomed,” said Lush One. “This is going to be heated.” Cassidy, who appeared at the conference via hologram from the Bahamas–remember, Alki David also has his  [ Read More ]

DJ Will::E Electrik Outlaw EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
DJ Will::E Electrik Outlaw EP Review

Artist: DJ Will::E EP: Electrik Outlaw Label: Let’s Beat Milo Records and Keoki Records HPowerfully emulating the sounds of the artists who have influenced your musical style, while also infusing your music with your own distinctive beats that will captivate listeners, can be a harrowing experience. But the innovative DJ Will::E, a diverse producer who received his first break playing private events in 2004, is now thrillingly commanding the most well-known night clubs and underground events, thanks in part to his creative musical talent and influences. The Los Angeles-based DJ consistently showcases his effortless ability to infuse his music with grippingly original dynamics and bass lines, as well as inspiration  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS

Interview: Emily Browning and Stuart Murdoch Talk God Help the Girl

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Emily Browning and Stuart Murdoch Talk God Help the Girl

Performers are often known for naturally exuding self-assurance and fearless when they promote themselves and their work to their audiences, as they’re always supposed to be confident in their ability to entertain. But when their frailties and vulnerabilities begin to take over and plague their courage to effortlessly present their heart-felt work, their creativity surely begins to suffer. The main characters of the new musical drama, ‘God Help the Girl,’ powerfully understand the difficulties many musicians face as they’re on the verge of their big break, as they’re plagued with self-doubt over whether they’re truly talented enough to succeed. The movie, which marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts  [ Read More ]

Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk About the Musical Drama Frank

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 1 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk About the Musical Drama Frank

Taking whatever means necessary to achieve your life-long dreams is often an emotional struggle people are willing to take in order to realize their goals and desires. But not everyone truly has the talent they believe they have in order to succeed, which makes the seriousness at which they take themselves much more comical and intriguing. That’s certainly the case with the musical comedy-drama, ‘Frank,’ in which the main characters, who are in a band together, aren’t able to achieve their musical aspirations, as they’re not as talented as they believe. But award-winning Irish director, Lenny Abrahmson, who previously helmed such films as ‘Garage’ and ‘What Richard Did,’ effortlessly engaged  [ Read More ]

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