Because part of the requirement of being Gorillaz is to sing songs about monkeys, right?
The show opens this summer, per the Hollywood Reporter, and sounds like fun.
Featuring Chinese acrobats, martial arts athletes and contortionists, the elaborate opera follows the fantastical odyssey of a monk and his animal protectors, led by the magical Monkey King across continents and centuries in search of sacred Buddhist scriptures. Conceived and directed by Chen, it features music by Albarn, with anime-influenced design, costumes and animation by visual artist Hewlett. Albarn's score mixes Chinese pop melodies, brass fanfares, percussion and electronic sound washes.
It'll have to go a long way to beat this version, is all I'm sayin'.
I think my sisters would agree with this song. Now that the young girls who were all so in love with Tim Allen's younger kid on Home Improvement as a teen actor are completely legal, why did JTT disappear from the media scene? Frankly, I'm totally happy he did, as I think I can honestly say I never liked his work in anything, which in sister-ese means I was totally OMG jealous of him.
But who knows? Justin Timberlake used to be annoying as fuck too. Anyway, I relate to Kerri Doherty's nerdy pining even as I deride the specific object of it.
...have there been others? I would think there must have. Anyway, can you guess what this guy's rap name is?
Yep. Kid Apocalypse.
And he made a music video at Emerald City Comicon that was pretty tight, entitled "Came from the Chain" and starring Deadpool's butt-cheeks and other similar cosplayers.
Watch it after the jump. I only wish it were longer, and I rarely say that about YouTube videos.More >>
A music teacher in England wants to get kids interested in classical music, and has figured out that the best way to do that is have Brian Blessed and comedian Rory Bremner enact an audio play with a related tune in the background, in this case "Scheherazade" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Then he wants to turn it into a comic book, which presumably defeats the purpose of listening to the music, but anyway...Brian Blessed yelling about baboons and buttocks!
The Kickstarter is here. The video plea, complete with sound bytes of the former Hawkmen/Gungan leader in full blowhard mode, is after the jump.More >>
Serious question: is there ANY crossover between fans of One Direction and X-Men? Like, at all? This seems to me the equivalent of creating a Barbie doll that's a tribute to Glenn Danzig. Boy bands are antithetical to comic-book heroes.
One Direction, if you wonder why you're getting grief from the likes of me, let me paraphrase your most famous lyrics:
You don't know you're terrible. That's what makes you terrible.
...it's the fun of the game in which he fights. And even though our favorite ginned-and-juiced hip-hop star may be calling himself a lion these days, the Blaxploitation-inspired fighting game is still Way of the Dogg. Though it would appear to be less Street Fighter and more Parappa the Rapper, with button combinations appearing onscreen that need to be matched to the beat.
Kick, punch, it's all in the mind...Of course, when you're stoned off your ass, most things are.
Check out some video of Snoop in production after the jumpMore >>
It's a video kind of day. Behold "Compressorhead."
Honestly, this probably isn't that much different than your typical Chuck E. Cheese show, minus furry costumes. It just looks a lot cooler, and there are no cartoon vocals.
Would anybody actually notice at this point if AC/DC were replaced with robots?
h/t SlyDante via The AV Club
Billy Corgan has always been slightly uncool even when he was cool, like he always had to be a little too weird. He did the theme song for the Batman movie nobody liked, and I once saw him and the Smashing Pumpkins open for KISS while dressed as the Beatles the entire time. Admittedly it was Halloween, and the opener, "I Want Money," could be seen as an astute assessment of Gene Simmons' life philosophy.
He remade Georges Melies years before Scorsese made that cool, and in recent years he seems like he's gone a little crazy, but perhaps you might too if LA's KROQ only played your same three songs in constant rotation for ever and ever.
But today sees the greatest...thing he's ever done. Just watch.
If alt-rock stars must invariably sell out, better this than Nirvana tunes selling baseball video games.
I admit it: I'm not particularly familiar with the music of Skrillex. But this free browser game was pretty fun.
The premise is that an 8-bit Zelda-like game has been corrupted by a speck of dust in the cartridge. Within the world of the game, your classic medieval hero must battle the distortions that occur - not unlike the "Nothing" in The Neverending Story. The distortion has also made the different levels 3D, and collapsing in upon themselves. Your foes take the form of cubes that flash different colors and leave trails behind them that look like kill-screen fragments. By the end, you're in a twisted dance club against a bunch of them, including a DJ cube with glasses who looks like a cubist Skrillex. The entire screen basically dances to the beat as well, for added amusement/disorientation.
Also, if you're a fan, it features the song "Summit." Gameplay isn't super-challenging but the time limit is. An extremely trippy time-waster, but turn the volume way down if you're trying to get away with it at work.
h/t Greggory Basore, who was absolutely right