Entertainment

Peacock Officially Launches: Full List of TV Shows and Movies, How to Sign Up, and Everything Else to Know

Peacock has descended upon us. Today brings the launch of NBCUniversal’s brand new streaming service, and with it comes the arrival of 15,000 hours of television and movies both new and old. On the television front, fans can warm up to classics from NBC’s back catalogue, particularly 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Friday Night Lights, Frasier, Unsolved Mysteries, and all the Law and Order series. On the film front, there are dozens of iconic Universal blockbusters, including Jurassic Park, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future, and the list goes on. There is also plenty of original programming to behold, specifically Brave New World, Cleopatra in Space, Curious George, In Deep with Ryan Lochte, Intelligence, Lost Speedways, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, The Capture, and Where’s...

R.I.P. Joanna Cole, Author of The Magic School Bus Dies at 75

Joanna Cole, who combined wacky humor and plainspoken science in The Magic School Bus book series, has died at the age of 75. Her publisher Scholastic announced that she died last Sunday, July 12th. According to the New York Times, the cause was idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that leads to irreversible lung scarring. Cole grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and graduated from City College of New York. She spent time as an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and an editor for magazines and children’s books. Her authorial debut was called “Cockroaches”, and she later said it was inspired by her “low-budget New York apartment.” Her humor and inventiveness attracted Scholastic senior editorial director Craig Walker. Walker had been hearing from teachers that they wanted more...

Nike Announces Grateful Dead-Inspired Sneakers

Deadheads may not be traveling around the country following their favorite band these days, but they still need some comfortable footwear to just keep truckin’ on. Lucky for them, Nike has announced a new line of sneakers in collaboration with Grateful Dead. The Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead cost $110 and come in three different colorways. The orange version will be released on July 18th via FTC Skateshop, while the green and yellow versions will drop on July 24th via Nike’s app SNKRS and select skate shops. The sneakers take their inspiration from the band’s iconic dancing bears, as first seen on the back of their 1973 live album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume 1 (Bear’s Choice). The shoes feature faux-fur and suede exterior lining, a frayed Nike Swoosh mimicking the bears’ col...

Nick Cannon to Remain Host of The Masked Singer

Nick Cannon’s anti-Semitic comments may have cost him a gig with ViacomCBS, but he remains employed by Fox. The network has confirmed that Cannon will continue to host its widely popular reality singing series, The Masked Singer. “When we were made aware of Nick Cannon’s interview with Richard Griffin on YouTube, we immediately began a dialogue with Nick,” FOX said in a statement on Thursday. “He is clear and remorseful that his words were wrong and lacked both understanding and context, and inadvertently promoted hate. This was important for us to observe. Nick has sincerely apologized, and quickly taken steps to educate himself and make amends. On that basis and given a belief that this moment calls for dialogue, we will move forward with Nick and help him advance this important con...

The Chainsmokers Score First Film Soundtrack with “Words on Bathroom Walls”

Over the past few years, Grammy Award-winning duo The Chainsmokers have blossomed into formidable figures in the world of film and television. They kicked things off with the release of their documentary Memories, then announced the launch of Kick The Habit Productions for the purposes of producing a movie titled Paris and a new music drama show called Demo for the Freeform Network.  While these are still in works, they’ve somehow found the time to produce their debut score for the upcoming film Words on Bathroom Walls.  The film, directed by Thor Freudenthal, is due for release on July 31st and will feature Charlie Plummer, AnnaSophia Robb, Taylor Russell, and Academy Award nominee Andy García. It’s the film adaptation of Julia Walton‘s YA novel ...

Porter Robinson Celebrates Birthday with Bitpop Remix of “Get Your Wish” by Anamanaguchi

The hype surrounding Porter Robinson‘s Nurture LP is bubbling over. Celebrating his birthday in style, Robinson has shared a new remix of the album’s lead single “Get Your Wish.” The track, which was released back in February 2020 to critical acclaim, received a quirky electronic rework from frequent collaborators Anamanaguchi. Remixing a track of this caliber is no easy task, but the New York City electronic four-piece hit the nail on the head by flipping “Get Your Wish” into a blistering bitpop beast. Anamanaguchi is one of Robinson’s favorite acts, as they were tapped for a scintillating synthwave remix of his seminal single “Sad Machine” before appearing at both Second Sky Music Festival and its virtual companion, Sec...

Bob Moses, Channel Tres, ZHU’s Blacklizt, More to Perform at Secret Project Livestream

Fans of the underground sound of house and techno have found a home in Insomniac and Factory 93‘s Secret Project since its inception back in 2018. The organizers are now bringing that same energy to living rooms across the globe with the lainch of their new digital festival this Friday, July 17th at 4PM PDT (7PM ET).  The lineup features Adana Twins, BLOND:ISH, Channel Tres, DJ Holographic, DJ Tennis, Prospa, Tensnake, and a monumental B2B set with Bob Moses and ZHU‘s dark alias Blacklizt. Tune in as these esteemed producers throw down from their homes in Los Angeles, Detroit, Miami, London, Hamburg, and Berlin. Set times will be announced tomorrow at 12PM PDT (3PM ET). Proceeds from the event will be directed to the Equal Justice Initiative, ...

This New Zealand Bar is Reinvigorating Nightlife In Town Rocked By 2011 Earthquake

In 2011, a massive earthquake rocked Christchurch, New Zealand, nearly wiping out  the city’s nightlife industry. On a mission to help fill the empty void left after the disaster, Mitch Ryder and Sam Smith opened Hide, a bar that is being used as an “all-inclusive ‘safe-space'” for those looking to experience live electronic music. Post COVID-19 lockdown, the club is now back open, selling out and welcoming in record numbers of attendees. “Before the earthquakes, there were about 10 serious, world-class nightclubs in Christchurch,” Ryder told Stuff. “They were formidable, but they closed and there was no scope for anyone looking to rebuild.” Hide, which opened last year, takes inspiration from European clubs, equipped with a spaciou...

Project Regeneration Vol. 1 – STATIC-X

RATING: 8/10 Always a heavier and more inventive band than their nominal affiliation to nu-metal made them appear, STATIC-X are a straightforward example of a band that many people didn’t really appreciate until it was too late. The untimely passing of Wayne Static in 2014 certainly seemed to spell an end to the band’s story, but thanks to a combination of fan enthusiasm and admirable commitment to the cause from surviving members Tony Campos, Koichi Fukuda and Ken Jay, “Project Regeneration Vol. 1” (and, of course, the soon-to-be-unveiled “…Vol. 2”) provides everyone with a more fitting and poignant way to bow out. Pieced together from unreleased tracks and blessed with enough vocal demos from the man himself to populate an entire album, this is less a ...

SKID ROW To Embark On ‘Slave To The Grind’ 30th-Anniversary World Tour In 2021

During an appearance earlier today (Wednesday, July 15) on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan discussed the band’s touring plans for the coming months. He said: “Next year, we have a world tour that’s scheduled. Hopefully it happens. We’re just seeing if this pandemic [subsides]. We’re not gonna put any of our fans in danger, we’re not gonna put ourselves in danger. But the plan for next year is a 30th-anniversary ‘Slave To The Grind’ tour. Like I said, a world tour is planned. We’ll do the album in its entirety, and then we’re gonna do a bunch of stuff to coincide with it. We’re pretty psyched, and the shows are booked. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that eve...

COREY TAYLOR Teases First Music Video For Upcoming Solo Album

Corey Taylor has posted the first behind-the-scenes teaser from the making of his new solo video. It will be the lead single and video from the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman’s upcoming debut solo album, tentatively due in September. Taylor recorded the effort with his solo band consisting of Jason Christopher on bass, Dustin Schoenhofer on drums, and Zach Throne and Christian Martucci (STONE SOUR) on guitar. Taylor told Terry “Beez” Bezer of Knotfest.com‘s “Mosh Talks With Beez” about the LP: “It was something I was planning to do anyway next year when I got off the road with SLIPKNOT, and, obviously, best-laid plans [were] just done and done [because of the coronavirus pandemic]. But I figured if this was the time to do it, why not try and do i...

JOSH HOMME Is Open To Playing With KYUSS Again

Josh Homme spoke to Kyuss World Radio about the 25th anniversary of KYUSS‘s final album, “…And The Circus Leaves Town”. The Californian four-piece split three months following the LP’s release, resulting in it being less critically and commercially successful when compared to the two KYUSS albums which helped birth the stoner rock movement — 1992’s “Blues For The Red Sun” and 1994’s “Welcome To Sky Valley”. “I’m not good at keeping memorabilia and I’m not too nostalgic because I guess it makes me feel a little sad sometimes,” Josh said. “And I feel like there’s such a huge pile of things to do. And sometimes I feel like when I look at a picture or something, I go, ‘Man, it’ll never b...