BF discussing the Roxy Music anniversary edition on rBeatz https://t.co/AxjHnZ4xZ0
Brian Ferry seen leaving 34 Mayfair restaurant - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 28th September 2016
Bryan Ferry's son Merlin was involved in a serious car crash in Shropshire.
Bryan Ferry's son Merlin Ferry was fighting for his life in hospital after being trapped in a car for an hour following a serious car crash. Merlin, 24, had to be cut free from the vehicle after the smash on a country lane in Shropshire on Monday evening.
Ferry, 69, was believed to be at his son's bedside with the rest of the family today though Merlin remains in a critical condition. A former Marlborough College pupil, Merlin suffered multiple fractures and head injury in the crash, which left his Volvo saloon unidentifiable, according to the London Evening Standard.
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Tonnes of acts have been confirmed for the 2014 Glastonbury Festival: is your favourite band in there?
After months of speculation, the official line-up has been confirmed for the 2014 Glastonbury Festival, which will be held from the 27th to the 29th June this year. The festival tweeted this year's snazzy line-up poster which listed a tonne of previously unconfirmed acts. Sadly, and despite the rumours, it doesn't look like Prince will be getting funky at Glasto but the appearance of Elbow, Arcade Fire, Kasabian, The Black Keys, and Jack White should make up for the Purple One's absence.
Kasabian Have Been Confirmed To Play Glastonbury Festival This Year.
Joining these four big name acts will be an intriguing and eclectic mix of acts of all sorts of genres. Skrillex, De La Soul, Ms Dynamite, Rudimental, Disclosure, Lil Louis and DJ Pierre will be bringing dance music whilst Kelis, Janelle Monáe, Jurassic 5 and M.I.A will be giving the festival a hip hop flavour.
The life of the supermodel has been chronicled in a new account by Chris Roberts, just in time for her 40th birthday
Kate Moss turned 40-years-old today (16 January) and the party-loving supermodel of course had no shortage of plans to help her see in the momentous occasion. Moss isn't the only one celebrating the occasion either, as her arrival in the 4-0 club has been marked by magazine shoots, documentaries and now a biographical account of her life so far.
Kate's biography comes out in time for her birthday
Kate Moss by Chris Roberts chronicles the early years of one of the planet's most recognisable models, leading to her career highs and personal lows, which were all regularly accounted for by the press. Beginning with her pre-modelling years and when she was first spotted at JFK Airport by Storm Models founder Sarah Doukas when she was just 14, the biography will cover her drugs scandals and her various relationships, from Johnny Depp to Pete Doherty, and will also look at her work in fashion away from the catwalk and photo lens.
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The Great Gatsby movie may not have received universal praise and critical acclaim since its silver screen release but that doesn't mean you should write off or disregard its soundtrack. What do critics know anyway? There seems to have been far too much analysis of the film's sub-text and possible parallels with the global economy rather than old fashioned cinematic enjoyment. Is the world more greedy now, more star struck, more in need of fame and fortune? Have we all become more self-absorbed, self-obsessed, materialistic and vacuous or is it just that, nowadays, it's more in plain sight, easier to identify and more readily hyped and publicised. (The film adaptation is, after all, taken from the F. Scott Fitzgerald book published nearly ninety years ago.)
Setting aside any need to put the film on the psychiatrist's chair (to see whether Fitzgerald's cautionary tale of excess rings true) and taking the film and its soundtrack merely on musical merit alone, I think it safe to say that without doubt it is a triumph. Any suggestion that it is 'style over substance' is missing the whole point. The Jazz Age was all about style, all about how opulent and how lavish you could possibly be. Yes, it may have been a little vulgar but it was all about extravagance and living the dream, even if the dream was ultimately a lie.
The soundtrack of The Great Gatsby captures the very essence of the post war age, an age of optimism and high spirits where the grim realities of the not too distant past could be suspended. You can lose yourself in the cocktails, flapper dresses, pearls and spats, cigarette holders and dinner jackets quite easily. The allure of the decadent lifestyle being flaunted by the charming and charismatic Jay Gatsby has an intoxicating appeal that is difficult to resist. Both Baz Luhrmann, the film's director, and executive music producer Jay Z have done a meticulous job in making that come to life, brilliantly mixing a twenties thread through a contemporary score.
Continue reading: Various Artists - The Great Gatsby OST Album Review
Baz Luhrmann placed Jay Z in charge of the soundtrack to his latest movie
Excitement mounts as a sampler for the Great Gatsby soundtrack has been released online. Fans of Jay Z and Beyonce may find themselves disappointed though, as neither of their tracks are included on the sampler. Beyonce covers Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ and jay Z also performs ‘$100 Bill’ for the soundtrack, though neither are present in the online selection.
Of course, they’ll be wanting to leave fans hungry to hear the two tracks that are clearly going to be the most highly anticipated of the lot. A press release revealed some of the treats that are in store and the detail of the work that went into compiling the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s reimagining of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, set in 1922. “Jay Z (with collaborator and the film’s executive music consultant Jeymes Samuel) has worked with Luhrmann and his team on the project over the past two years, translating the Jazz Age sensibility of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel into the musical equivalents of our own times, through the blending of hip-hop, traditional jazz and other contemporary musical textures,” the press release reveals.
The sampler does contain snippets of other tracks from the soundtrack, including Emeli Sande’s re-working of Beyonce’s Crazy In Love (with the Bryan Ferry Orchestra), Together by The XX and ‘Young and Beautiful’ by Lana Del Rey.
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26th September, 1945
BF discussing the Roxy Music anniversary edition on rBeatz https://t.co/AxjHnZ4xZ0
To celebrate the anniversary release of 'Roxy Music' we asked graphic artist Ferry Gouw to create a music video... https://t.co/fpwRzvbPlg
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The 45th Anniversary deluxe edition of 'Roxy Music' is out today - read more about the background and creation... https://t.co/TNPznwXQXF
RT @AnotherMan: Exclusive: Watch a brand new video for Roxy Music’s debut single Virginia Plain: https://t.co/OdHx76gLO5 https://t.co/MPM59…
Watch a brand new lyric video for 'Virginia Plain' on the Another Man website:... https://t.co/Ynjp362VCf
Get the new super-deluxe edition of 'Roxy Music' added to your Spotify library as soon as it's out... "pre-save"... https://t.co/3FjERD1X0Q
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Just announced: Bryan Ferry will headline @StandonCalling on Sunday 29 July 2018! Tickets available now https://t.co/Etpkg9GPvf
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https://t.co/htlHNNpr5J The recent live album is available again in our online... https://t.co/TZFDMpvRUo
In 2011 the BBC asked Bryan to talk about the legacy of seminal American folk singer Huddie (Lead Belly)... https://t.co/U6vlMAwq76
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I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/M9Q4u5JcBR A Tribute To David Williams