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Watch Skunk Anansie debut with Paul Weller at London homecoming show

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Epic.Paul Weller and Skin Skunk Anansie surprised fans at their London show last night by bringing out Paul Weller to duet on ‘You Do Something To Me’. The rock veterans were performing at O2 Academy Brixton when the Modfather joined the group at
'Epic.Paul Weller and Skin Skunk Anansie surprised fans at their London show last night by bringing out Paul Weller to duet on ‘You Do Something To Me’. The rock veterans were performing at O2 Academy Brixton when the Modfather joined the group at the beginning of their first encore.Sharing the stage, the performance saw Weller and singer Skin tackling the vocals of the legendary track.Posting on Instagram after the show, Skin wrote: “Tonight @o2AcademyBrix I got to sing one of my absolute favourite songs with one of my hero’s, the incredible Paul Weller.Honestly, I was pretty starstruck but loved every second.Tonight was legendary.” The band are known for having covered the Weller track in the past, but it’s thought to be the first time that he has joined them to perform it.View this post on Instagram Tonight at @o2academybrix I got to sing one of my absolute favorite songs with one of my hero’s the incredible Paul Weller, honestly I was pretty starstruck but loved every second!Tonight was legendary!Just wow! #paulweller #modfather #skunkanansie A post shared by skin_skunkanansie (@skin_skunkanansie) on Aug 17, 2019 at 5:04pm PDT View this post on Instagram We NEED to talk about tonight!Its only Paul Weller joining the mighty Skunk Anansie.your welcome! @skunkanansie @officialskunkanansie @paulwellerhq #skunkanansie #paulweller #hangingonthewire #brixtonacademy #myyouthonastage @kirpl1702 missed you A post shared by S (@music_suz) on Aug 17, 2019 at 4:54pm PDT The show also doubled up as a homecoming of sorts, with Brixton being the hometown of Skin.Earlier this week, Skin also admitted that she was “irritated” after  Beyonce  reportedly claimed that she was the first black woman to headline  Glastonbury . The London rockers made history when they headlined Glastonbury in 1999, with Skin becoming the first black woman to take top billing at the legendary festival. \t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t The admission came as she discussed how  Stormzy mistakenly claimed  to be the first Black British artist to headline Glastonbury earlier this year.     . The post Watch Skunk Anansie debut with Paul Weller at London homecoming show appeared first on NME .'

Agent King: Netflix announces animated Elvis Presley spy series

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We're all shook up.. Elvis Presley It’s an unlikely premise, but Netflix has announced details of an animated spy series following the espionage adventures of one Elvis Presley.Yep, you heard us.
'We're all shook up.. Elvis Presley It’s an unlikely premise, but Netflix has announced details of an animated spy series following the espionage adventures of one Elvis Presley.Yep, you heard us.The upcoming  Agent King follows the King of Rock n Roll as he performs to adoring crowds in the day, before transforming by night into an undercover agent who is tasked with keeping America safe.The show, which sees Elvis’ wife Priscilla Presley and John Eddie acting as co-creator and executive producer, was announced on August 16 – the 42nd anniversary of Elvis’ untimely death in 1977.Priscilla said: “From the time Elvis was a young boy he always dreamed of being the superhero fighting crime and saving the world.Agent King lets him do just that.” Priscilla Presley & John Eddie co-created & EP #AgentKing , an animated adult action comedy featuring Elvis Presley as a covert government agent who fights to keep America safe while also maintaining his cover as the King of Rock & Roll. #Archer alum Mike Arnold to showrun/write pic.twitter.com/6y7LTC2TlJ — See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) August 16, 2019 She added: “My co-creator John Eddie and I are so excited to be working with Netflix and Sony Animation on this amazing project and getting the chance to show the world an Elvis they haven’t seen before.” \t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t While an air-date is yet to be confirmed, the announcement comes after Baz Luhrmann confirmed casting on his upcoming biopic of The King.Austin Butler, whose previous credits include Jim Jarmusch’s latest zombie movie  The Dead Don’t Die  and Quentin Tarantino’s  Once Upon A Time In Hollywood , will play the star in the as-yet-untitled film.Butler will appear in the film alongside  Tom Hanks , who will play Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker. . The post Agent King: Netflix announces animated Elvis Presley spy series appeared first on NME .'

Watch Juliette Jackson's surprise marriage proposal during The Big Moon's Green Man set

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She said yes!The couple met at Green Man festival five years ago Gig goers at Green Man festival have been sharing their joy after The Big Moon’s vocalist Juliette Jackson received a marriage proposal from her boyfriend on stage during their set
'She said yes!The couple met at Green Man festival five years ago Gig goers at Green Man festival have been sharing their joy after The Big Moon’s  vocalist Juliette Jackson received a marriage proposal from her boyfriend on stage during their set today.Read More: It’s a nice day for a Glastonbury wedding!The moment had extra special significance for Jackson as she met her partner at Green Man festival five years ago.Her partner worked onsite at the festival as a Royal Mail postman delivering letters and packages around the site.Delivering a letter to Jackson, her partner said: “I think I have got something in here that I want to give to her” before producing an engagement ring.After accepting his proposal, festival goers at Green Man watching the moment cheered and applauded the couple.The moment was captured by fans with many well-wishers sending messages of congratulations to the pair.You can see more of the incredible moment below.All the joy!She said “yes!” So this happened… pic.twitter.com/8i7luXxn29 — The Big Moon (@commoonicate) August 17, 2019 Congrats! pic.twitter.com/PzAxLdiRKC — jack (@badluciomain) August 17, 2019 Have 0.3 sec gifs pic.twitter.com/i0BUQIZxNo — Alexandre (@alung) August 17, 2019 Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/KJBAn6g8YE — Barbara Mills (@bcmillsy) August 17, 2019 Yes!Bear with me!Fucking amazing! pic.twitter.com/xSoGHAvy8a — Rachel Burns (@RachJBurns) August 17, 2019 Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/R2gwf4IMvM — Vic Nicholas (@vicnicholas) August 17, 2019 The sweetest thing ever.Congratulations — Lance Williams (@Inlimbo0207) August 17, 2019 An amazingly happy day just got even happier!Congratulations both!! @GreenManFest — rsheld (@RustySheldrick) August 17, 2019 A class gig with the proposal the cherry on top.Congratulations. — |Oscar| (@O5car17) August 17, 2019 It’s already been a big summer for festivals and marriages.Back in June, Jack Watney and Sarah Adey made headlines after they tied the knot at Glastonbury at the The Croissant Neuf bandstand.After first meeting at university, the pair – who live in the town of Glastonbury itself – got engaged two years ago at the festival.Hundreds of people watched as they exchanged vows before Primal Scream’s ‘Movin’ On Up’ blasted out of the speakers.Now, fans are speculating Juliette and her fiancé may well tie the knot at Green Man itself. “The ceremony has to take place at Green Man,” one fan wrote on social media. “Marriage on the main stage, 2020,” another said. \t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t The Big Moon returned earlier this month with an expansive new single, ‘It’s Easy Then’ – the first taster from their upcoming second album  and follow-up to their Mercury-nominated debut ‘Love In The Fourth Dimension.’ Speaking about their new single to  NME , Jules said: “This [song] and the album are about trying to find your feet in the tornado around you.It’s about acknowledging the madness and trying to make sense of it, rather than being crippled by fear. “I wanted to write a song that described all of those feelings, but also made you feel bigger, better and stronger.The music feels wholesome, fulfilling and it gives you strength.” . The post Watch Juliette Jackson's surprise marriage proposal during The Big Moon's Green Man set appeared first on NME .'

Richard Williams, acclaimed animator of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' has died aged 86

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Williams had won 3 Oscars and 3 Bafta awards in his illustrious career Richard Williams, the master animator for 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' has died, aged 86 Richard Williams, the acclaimed animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? has died,
'Williams had won 3 Oscars and 3 Bafta awards in his illustrious career Richard Williams, the master animator for 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' has died, aged 86 Richard Williams, the acclaimed animator behind  Who Framed Roger  Rabbit?  has died, aged 86.Williams was a triple Oscar and triple Bafta winner and had worked on a wide range of films including  Casino Royale (1967),  The Return of the Pink Panther  (1975) and  The Pink Panther  Strikes Again  (1976). A statement released by Williams’ family announced that he died on Friday (August 16) at his home in St Andrews, Bristol, following a battle with cancer. “He really was an inspiration to everyone that met him,” Ms Sutton Williams, one of the animator’s six children said.She added: “Whether they were animators, or from the top to the bottom of society.” Ms Williams also described her father as “an incredibly generous, warm-spirited person who really wanted to learn about the world.” Richard Williams created the famous characters in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’ The 86-year-old told the BBC in 2008 that  Snow White –  a film he saw at the age of five – had a huge impact on his career choice. “I always wanted, when I was a kid, to get to Disney.I was a clever little fellow so I took my drawings and I eventually got in,” Williams said. “They did a story on me, and I was in there for two days, which you can imagine what it was like for a kid.” You can read some of the tributes to the animator below: Today the animation world mourns the loss of a great man.Director, animator, teacher and friend Richard Williams.Your films and teachings will live on forever.You will be missed Mr.Williams.Rest in Peace Mr.Williams. (1933-2019) https://t.co/3zoLi9fJml pic.twitter.com/dWJoGF7ifF — TraditionalAnimation (@Traditional2D) August 17, 2019 Also to mention is that he created possibly the most influential and widely-utilized animation book in history The sheer amount of artists and animators who were jump-started because of his work is impossible to count — RagTag (@ragtagstuff) August 17, 2019 Richard Williams, an animator deserving of the title \'legendary\'.Roger Rabbit is one my fave movies, owing to his incredible skill & direction.He was nearly fired by Disney multiple times but the team fought hard & it paid off, setting the standard for all hybrid movies since pic.twitter.com/kMayvjCpzp — Eddie Bowley (@Eddache_) August 17, 2019 RIP Richard Williams.Generations will continue to marvel and be inspired by your work and your love for animation. — Eddie Bowley (@Eddache_) August 17, 2019 There are very few people that we can officially call a Master Animator.Richard Williams was one of them who had improved the medium in unbelievable ways like with Roger Rabbit and The Thief.He will be remembered not as an animator, but as an innovator. #RIPRichardWilliams pic.twitter.com/SfJOG056xU — Mat Brunet (AniMat) (@AniMat505) August 17, 2019 Farewell master animator Richard Williams.These title sequences meant a lot to me as a child.They still do. https://t.co/0RVBIo6tD0 — edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 17, 2019 Rest In Peace, Richard Williams.Thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/5WhdBO8b2w — Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) August 17, 2019 \t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t Williams’  first film, The Little Island,  won a Bafta upon its release in 1958.His first Oscar win came following his animated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in 1971.Williams also wrote an an acclaimed book, The Animator’s Survival Kit  and continued to animate and write until his death. . The post Richard Williams, acclaimed animator of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' has died aged 86 appeared first on NME .'

Bat for Lashes reveals the classic 80's movies that have inspired her latest album

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'The Lost Boys', 'E.T.' and 'The Goonies' all helped inspire her latest.Bat for Lashes has revealed the 80's movies which have inspired her latest album Bat for Lashes has revealed how a series of classic 80’s movies influenced the themes and
''The Lost Boys', 'E.T.' and 'The Goonies' all helped inspire her latest.Bat for Lashes has revealed the 80's movies which have inspired her latest album Bat for Lashes has revealed how a series of classic 80’s movies influenced the themes and sound on her latest album.In a new interview with The Observer , the musician – real name Natasha Khan – opened up about how films like  The Lost Boys ,  E.T.  and  The Goonies  helped to inspire her latest. “I was developing a script for a film called The Lost Girls.It was heavily influenced by 80s children’s films and vampire films, many set in Portland and California,” Khan explained. “But as the songs progressed, I felt like I was writing the film soundtrack.Music does tend to overtake film ideas, as it comes out much more easily. “The Lost Boys , obviously, is a close link, and seeing LA’s hazy sunsets is making me think of films like ET and The Goonies.Moving to LA, I’ve basically been plonked inside the sets of all the films I loved as a kid.” Her upcoming album,  Lost Girl? , arrives on September 6 and the singer has already shared two singles from the album – ‘Kids in the Dark’ and ‘Feel For You’ that  NME described as being influenced by “80’s synth pop.” Elsewhere in the new interview, Khan also opened up about how she wasn’t sure if she would make another album.Khan explained: “I had moved away from London, where I’d lived for seven years, and finished my contract with EMI.My plan initially was to go to Los Angeles to focus on scriptwriting and doing music for film.The first song on the album, Kids in the Dark, was actually written for a Stephen King TV series [ Castle Rock ] – but the music supervisor Charles [Scott] and I had such a good time that we decided to keep meeting. “I didn’t even know whether I was going to make an album again – I wanted to have a real break and leave everything behind me.And so when this album started happening, it was sort of a secret – and nobody really knew about it until it was nearly done.” \t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t Khan was recently awarded an Ivor Novello for Best Television Soundtrack for her work on Requiem with Dominik Scherrer.Speaking about the soundtrack, the judges said: “With immediate, absorbing and haunting Celtic vocals, the score empowered drama with innovative instrumentation”. In 2010, Khan also received an Ivor Novello for Best Contemporary Song for ‘Daniel.’ . The post Bat for Lashes reveals the classic 80's movies that have inspired her latest album appeared first on NME .'

Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy: ‘Why can’t it be the United States of Africa?’

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Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy cites Bob Marley and Fela Kuti as some of his biggest influences - his grandfather was a manager of the Afrobeat pioneer.
'He’s been credited with bringing Afrobeat to the mainstream; he just won Best International Act at this summer’s Black Entertainment Television Awards, and he has a solo track on Beyoncé’s Lion King compilation. Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy cites Bob Marley and Fela Kuti as some of his biggest influences – his grandfather was a manager of the Afrobeat pioneer. Yousra Elbagir went to speak to him.'

Funko Pop! are releasing a new Marilyn Manson collectable

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It's coming soon.. Marilyn Manson is getting his own Funko Pop! doll Funko Pop! are releasing a new Marilyn Manson collectable next year, it was announced yesterday (August 16). Read More: Funko Pop!
'It's coming soon.. Marilyn Manson is getting his own Funko Pop! doll Funko Pop! are releasing a new Marilyn Manson collectable next year, it was announced yesterday (August 16). Read More: Funko Pop!Vinyl – the best pop, hip hop and rock characters in the hugely collectable toy line Sharing a picture of the doll online, Funko Pop announced that the collectable would be available in February 2020. “Hey you, what do you see?Something beautiful or something free?” Funko wrote on social media. “Celebrate singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, visual artist and author Marilyn Manson with a Pop!Marilyn collectible.” You can see an image of the new doll below.Coming Soon: Marilyn Manson Pop! https://t.co/CiVXL17ahk @marilynmanson #MarilynManson #Funko pic.twitter.com/vOUgvIUZXd — Funko (@OriginalFunko) August 16, 2019 Last month (July 9), Manson himself hinted that fans may get to hear his new album before the end of the year.The shock-rock icon, whose last album came in 2017’s ‘Heaven Upside Down’, says he has recorded six songs so far for its follow up. “Last night, I was working pretty late in the studio, and we finished the sixth song.So, it’ll be out before the end of the year, definitely.I plan on going on the ‘Twins of Evil’ tour, and I have an art book that I’m going to release, and I’ll probably have a bunch of exhibitions all over to go along with it.And then I’ll release the album after that,” Manson told Revolver  in July. \t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t Describing what fans can expect, Manson also said that he was toying with the idea of self-titling his next record.He added: “I feel in fighting mode, ready to take it all on, and make a record, and keep that flag a-flying, and to make sure people know that this isn’t just sort of tapering off — this is hitting hard right now.And I think that’s why I think Marilyn Manson, self-titled, is probably the most descriptive album title, considering it’s the stories of what put me here.” Away from music, it was also recently revealed that Manson will take an acting role in The Stand – an upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel of the same name. . The post Funko Pop! are releasing a new Marilyn Manson collectable appeared first on NME .'