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Michael Giacchino Tweets Familiar Snippet From His ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Score
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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Michael Giacchino is, without a doubt in my mind, one of the best composers for film and television working today. Last year alone saw him apply his inventive musical chops to the popular blockbuster hits Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Well the man is back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this summer as he is providing the score for the much-anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming. As a little treat to close out this unadulterated whirlwind of a week on the planet Earth, Giacchino has released a brief snippet from his Homecoming soundtrack, which he recently completed. Longtime fans of Marvel Comics’ friendly neighborhood superhero will very likely recognize this upbeat number.

Check it out below.

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Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Has Died
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Chris Cornell of Soundgarden

Chris Cornell, who is best known as the frontman of Seattle grunge legends Soundgarden, died Wednesday night while on tour in Detroit, according to the AP. He was 52.

No cause of death is known at this time, but Cornell’s representative told the AP that the musician’s death was “sudden and unexpected.” AP News is reporting that police are investigating his death as a possible suicide, stating there were “basic things observed at the scene” to warrant this. Cornell had performed with Soundgarden in Detroit, MI, that night, and was later found dead on the bathroom floor at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel.

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Concert Review: Metallica – ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’ Tour At MetLife Stadium, New Jersey
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Metallica Hardwired...To Self Destruct Album Art

17 years ago, in the summer of 2000, I arrived at a melting hot Giants Stadium parking lot at noon for a day-long festival to metal, Tattoo the Earth. The concert would culminate with me seeing my all-time favorite band for the very first time, Metallica. My friends and I never sat down, sang every lyric, and I even teared up during the firework show that opened “One.” Now 35 years old, I arrived with my wife to the new Giants stadium, MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey to see Metallica for the 8th time. And as they’ve done every time, Metallica, the greatest metal band of all time, did not disappoint.

More below.

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May The 4th: Fan Uses The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ To Tell The Story Of ‘Star Wars’
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Star Wars Max Rebo

The internet is full of all kinds of mashup videos. And those that are lucky enough to go viral can hopefully last a lifetime rather than be a flash in the pan. But for YouTube user Palette-Swap Ninja, his mashup of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Star Wars to tell the story of A New Hope may last a lifetime.

These videos are a hilarious parody that swaps out lyrics of The Beatles’ iconic album and trades them in for vital Star Wars plot points. All of which you can see just by the titles like “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans/With Illicit Help From Your Friends” or “Luke is in the Desert.” You can watch the videos below.

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Blu-ray Review: Fates Warning ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’
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Fates Warning
Awaken the Guardian Live
Blu-ray | 2-CD/1-DVD | Vinyl
Label: Metal Blade Records
Release date: April 28, 2017

In 1986, progressive metal outfit Fates Warning released their Awaken the Guardian album up against such seminal works as Metallica’s Master Of Puppets, Slayer’s Reign In Blood, and Megadeth’s Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?. With competition like that, it’s no wonder that the band’s third effort didn’t skyrocket to the top of the metal world, even though it deserved to, as Awaken the Guardian is a masterpiece, plain and simple.

The album marked the Connecticut band’s final release with original singer John Arch before continuing till today with frontman Ray Adler. But last year, for the 30th anniversary of Awaken the Guardian, guitarist, songwriter, and mastermind Jim Matheos reassembled the album’s line-up to play two festival shows. Now, Metal Blade Records has released the performances on DVD and Blu-ray as Awaken the Guardian Live, and if you’re a fan of this album and line-up, then this release is going to blow you away.

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‘That Thing You Do!’ Band The Wonders (Oneders?) Reunites To Play Title Song (Video)
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That Thing You Do!

Fans of the music comedy That Thing You Do! will be excited to learn that the band from the movie, The Wonders (previously known as The Oneders), reunited recently to perform the title song.

Three of the four band members, Ethan Embry, Johnathon Schaech, and Tom Everett Scott, were brought together by Josh Adam Meyers, who handled vocals, for The Goddamn Comedy Jam. Steve Zahn, who played the fourth member of the band, was unable to take part. Though someone filling in was sure to wear a Steve Zahn mask.

You can find a video of the band playing their hit song and another video and some images shared on social media below.

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David Bowie and Trevor Jones’ Remastered ‘Labyrinth’ Soundtrack Coming To Vinyl Next Month
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David Bowie and Trevor Jones' Labyrinth Vinyl

A remastered version of David Bowie and Trevor Jones‘ soundtrack for the Jim Henson fantasy classic Labyrinth is being released on vinyl next month.

The record will feature 12 tracks, including the opening titles and “Underground,” “Magic Dance,” “As the World Falls Down,” “Within You,” and more.

You can find the full track listing and, if you need a little nostalgia boost to your day, the opening titles video below.

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Full ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Soundtrack List Revealed
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Soundtrack List

It really wouldn’t be much of a Guardians of the Galaxy movie without an Awesome Mix soundtrack. We’ve heard little teases of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack from trailers and various TV spots, but James Gunn has said that some of those songs won’t appear on the final soundtrack cut. Having seen the film yesterday, there is some truth to that. But there are also some very welcomed additions.

Now the full soundtrack list for the movie has been revealed, and like any Awesome Mix soundtrack, there is an eclectic mix of ’70s and ’80s tunes that sure to get you singing along. Check out the full list plus some quotes from Gunn as to why he picked some of them.

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Disney In Depth: Music Review: Beauty and The Beast (2017)
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The tale as old as time is timeless, and so is its music. With the recent release of Disney’s smash success Beauty and the Beast, let’s unpack the music box that is the film’s soundtrack. With all of the original tunes from the 1991 film, as well as some new additions, this new version blends classic and contemporary almost seamlessly, with a few exceptions.

Here is my review of the soundtrack for the 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast.

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NJ Metal Band Fires Drummer For Not Knowing All Metal Subgenres
Marissa Bergen   |  

Metal Band

Local death metal band, Auditory Vomit, is looking for a new drummer after firing Don “Cymbal Slayer” Greenblatt from the band. Reports say that it all started when Greenblatt got into an argument with singer and band founder, Trevor “I Eat Kittens for Breakfast” Odermeyer. Band members, bass player Fred “Thunder Strummer 69” Finestein and guitar player Nils “Slammer Hammer” Henriksen claim the two began arguing during a rehearsal in Odermeyer’s mother’s basement in their home town of Trenton, NJ.

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