This is the first mention I’ve made in the music section about the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear situation that is going on in Japan. It’s not because I’m an insensitive prick (okay, maybe just a little), but it’s because there wasn’t really much I could relate to the situation. But if we think about it, the people in that situation are dealing with horrors far worse than we can imagine. They’ve lost their homes, their families and their livelihood. But now, we can help.
Several music groups partnered up and have put together a 38-track iTunes exclusive album for $9.99 with songs from some of the biggest names in music, including Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Lennon, U2, Michael Buble, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and many more. Proceeds from each sale will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society. You can get your copy here.
It’s no secret that I think Lady Gaga is horror fan. She calls her fans her “little monsters”, her videos are FULL of horror movie references and her outfits are often meant to shock viewers. Remember her meat dress? Yeah, that was rather…unique? In any case, she released her video for ‘Born This Way‘, which starts off with some pretty interesting birth sequences (queue the goo) before segueing into the standard Gaga dance choreography that we’re used to seeing.
However, check out the screen shot below and the ones after the jump to see some of the horror references she used in this video. Doesn’t that last one remind you of Alien: Resurrection when Ripley falls through the floor and lands on a mass of xenomorph bodies?
Fearless Records has released the tenth in their Punk Goes… series. This time, it’s ‘Punk Goes Pop, Volume 3′, which features famous pop songs covered by bands such as Woe, Is Me, Asking Alexandria, Mayday Parade, and more. You can check out the full track list after the jump.
San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, were recently used in a psychological study that shows liked and disliked music are equally disruptive to serial recall. The disliked music in the study… the song “Thrashers” by DEATH ANGEL. Dr. Nick Perham explained his reasoning by using DEATH ANGEL as the “disliked” music in the study:
“We needed a track that most participants would say they did not like. Having been a fan of metal music since my teens, I was pretty confident that a thrash metal song would do the trick as most people never seemed to like the music I liked. In choosing a thrash metal song, I needed a song that was heavy but also allowed the listener to hear many of the different components of the song – the acoustical variation between the successive sound items. We chose ‘Thrashers’. Participants were only allowed to participate in the study if they disliked thrash metal as a musical genre.
Personally, I have been a fan of DEATH ANGEL since The Ultra-Violence’and saw them at the Bristol Bierkeller around 1990 supporting the Act III album.”
Korn’s boycott of BP has started a ground swell of like-minded musicians intent on making a statement against the devastation in The Gulf caused by BP’s record setting oil spill. The following top touring artists have joined the cause and have committed to avoid the use of fuel sold by BP or its affiliates on their upcoming tours for 2010: Disturbed, Lady Gaga, Rise Against, Godsmack, Backstreet Boys, Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Slightly Stoopid, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Black Label Society with Zakk Wylde, Anthrax, Creed, Filter, Hellyeah and Flogging Molly.
“This is the worst thing that has ever happened to the environment in U.S. history. From everything we’re hearing about now, it’s become clear that BP cut corners to put profit ahead of safety. The message we are sending should tell all the oil companies to spend the money and take the necessary precautions to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” said Jonathon Davis of Korn. “I’m really proud that this many artists have already come on board, and I hope more will join soon.”
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So I feel that I need to precede this contest with a little explanation about why we’ve got a contest set up with Lady Gaga. For those of you who have been living under a rock, Lady Gaga is quite possibly the most famous celebrity/musician in the world right now. It’s damn near impossible to turn on the radio and not have one of her songs playing on some station. Add to that the fact that her video views have made her the only artist with over 1 BILLION views, and you’ve got to be at least a little impressed.
So why are we here at Bloody Disgusting hosting a contest for her? Bloody Disgusting is meant to cover horror news and the music section is meant to cover music that is edgier and heavier, right? Well, let’s be honest here: Lady Gaga definitely inspires controversy. Remember her VMA outfit? She looked like a blood-soaked citizen from Bosch’s The Garden Of Earthly Delight.
Read on for contest details and how to enter!
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Natalia Kills told Idolator.com of her “Love, Kills xx” film series, “I made it for my fans so they could get to know me better. It’s a collection of three-minute episodes of artistic visuals—me being myself but in unusual situations.” New episodes are unveiled Mondays at 5pm PST on http://www.nataliakills.com and Tuesdays on VEVO.
The short film is a companion visual piece to Natalia’s debut album Perfectionist, a sonic journey into her signature world of dark pop, due out later this year on will.i.am/Cherrytree/Kon Live/Interscope Records. Written by Natalia and influenced by the likes of Depeche Mode, Kate Bush and Prince, Perfectionist was helmed by star producers including Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Alicia Keys), Akon (Gwen Stefani, Nelly), Martin “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom” Kierszenbaum (Lady Gaga, t.A.T.u.), Fernando Garibay (Britney Spears, Lady Gaga) & Neff-U (Keyshia Cole, Ashanti).
Check after the jump for the music video to her single ‘Zombie’!
While surfing my daily website routine, I happened across this awesome gem. DJs From Mars put together a mash-up of Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’ and Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’. I have to admit, it’s pretty damn catchy and I’m loving every second of it.