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Ultra-Eclectic ‘Deadpool 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ To Be Released On May 18th!

Ultra-Eclectic ‘Deadpool 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ To Be Released On May 18th!

Twentieth Century Fox Film and Columbia Records have announced Deadpool 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will release May 18. The 12-track compilation is available for pre-order now and features two new original songs recorded exclusively for the film, including “Ashes” by Celine Dion and “Welcome To The Party” by Diplo, French Montana, Lil Pump featuring Zhavia Ward. The accompanying official video for “Ashes,” helmed by the film’s director David Leitch, has also premiered today – watch HERE. The video features Deadpool himself and was filmed in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the very venue where Celine hosts her Las Vegas residency shows.

Here is the full track listing for Deadpool 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1. Ashes – Celine Dion
2. Welcome To The Party – Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump (feat. Zhavia Ward)
3. Nobody Speak – DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels
4. In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
5. Take On Me (MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice) – a-ha
6. If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher
7. 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
8. All Out Of Love – Air Supply
9. We Belong – Pat Benatar
10. Tomorrow – Alicia Morton
11. Mutant Convoy – Tyler Bates
12. Bangarang (feat. Sirah) – Skrillex

About Deadpool 2:
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Miami’s hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

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Activision To Unleash Guitar Hero® Live In Fall of 2015!

Activision To Unleash Guitar Hero® Live In Fall of 2015!

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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero, the pop culture phenomenon that exploded onto the scene and brought a new way to interact with music, is back, with true, breakthrough innovation that will re-ignite your dreams of becoming a rock star. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. today announced Guitar Hero Live, introducing a brand new generation to Guitar Hero, which upon its release became the quickest console franchise in video game history to reach one billion dollars in sales in North America and Europe, and was played by over 40 million players. Developed by FreeStyleGames, the studio behind the critically-acclaimed DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero Live introduces two powerful ways to play, including GH Live, a first-person point of view where you are up on stage as the star of the show. A quantum leap forward in immersion and realism, GH Live is a live-action experience that delivers the full emotional roller coaster of being on stage and performing in a real band, in front of real crowds, who dynamically react in real-time to how well or poorly you play. As the lead guitarist, you play an array of songs that span the changing musical landscape, in a variety of venues, from the smallest club stage in front of a hundred people, to the massive main stage of an outdoor festival in front of a hundred thousand people.

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Guitar Hero Live also introduces GHTV, the world’s first playable live music video network. GHTV is a 24-hour mode that lets fans play along to a continually-updated collection of official music videos – across a wide variety of genres – from the newest releases to favorite hits. Fans can pick from multiple channels and themed shows, discovering new songs as they play, and can also choose songs to play on-demand. In GHTV, fans can also play with their friends in the same room and against players from around the world to see who has the highest score on a given song, while completing challenges along the way. GHTV is a living, breathing platform that serves as an ever-growing source for new music discovery while further bringing the party atmosphere back to the living room.

The breakthrough innovations in Guitar Hero Live also extend to mobile. Both GH Live and GHTV arefully playable both on consoles as well as tablets and mobile phones. More exciting details will be announced in the near future.

“Guitar Hero is a franchise that so many people love. Figuring out how to bring it back with true breakthrough innovation has been years in the making, and a labor of love,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “Guitar Hero Live lets people rock real crowds with real reactions. Our goal was literally to give people stage fright. And with GHTV, we have created the world’s first live, playable music video network. All of it is playable on consoles, or mobile devices. Guitar Hero is back and better than ever.”

Guitar Hero Live enhances the gameplay experience by introducing a modern, redesigned guitar controller, featuring two rows of three buttons that better reflects the way people naturally play. The new format ensures fun for players of all abilities. For beginners, you can feel like a rock star by mastering play with just the bottom three buttons. Medium-level players don’t have to stretch their fingers down the neck of the guitar controller anymore and can instead skillfully play two-row combinations that mimic real chords. Experienced players have a new challenge in creating complex chord-like shapes and finger combinations that will bring new thrills to veterans. This simple innovation makes it easier for beginners to play and harder for veterans to master.

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Music variety is at the heart of the game. Guitar Hero Live takes the approach of the modern music festival, with rock, folk, EDM, hip-hop, country and pop acts sharing the same stage. The game will feature hundreds of playable songs from a diverse array of artists, including The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Gary Clark, Jr., Green Day, Ed Sheeran, The War on Drugs, The Killers, Skrillex, The Rolling Stones, The Lumineers, Carrie Underwood, Pierce the Veil and Blitz Kids, with many more bands to be announced in the coming months.

“We are pleased to support the launch of Guitar Hero Live, building on one of the most successful music video-game franchises of all time, and providing our artists with a fun and interactive experience for their fans,” said Bruce Resnikoff, President of Universal Music Enterprises.

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy and Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance are joining Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg and Jamie Jackson, Creative Director and Co-Head of FreeStyleGames, on-stage at the Best Buy Theatre on April 14th to showcase their songs featured in Guitar Hero Live and celebrate the reveal of the game.

“Guitar Hero changed the game – literally,” said Chris Koller, Vice President of Gaming for Best Buy. “And we are excited to bring Guitar Hero Live to consumers on April 18th at Best Buy stores in New York City and Torrance, California, where fans will be able to play the new game for the first time in North America.”

Eager fans can test out their skills at the following Best Buy locations:

April 14, 2015: Best Buy Theatre, New York City, 6pm – 9pm

April 18, 2015: Best Buy Store, Union Square, New York City, 1pm – 5pm

April 18, 2015: Best Buy Store, Torrance, CA, 1pm – 5pm

Guitar Hero Live will be available Fall 2015 on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U™ console and select mobile devices to be announced soon.

Starting today, fans can begin pre-ordering their copy of Guitar Hero Live at select retailers worldwide.

For more information, please visit:

www.guitarhero.com
www.facebook.com/GuitarHero
www.youtube.com/guitarhero
www.twitter.com/guitarhero
www.instagram/guitarhero

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ORGY Releases New Single ‘Grime of the Century’ And Announce U.S. Tour Plans

ORGY Releases New Single ‘Grime of the Century’ And Announce U.S. Tour Plans

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Multi-platinum electronic rockers ORGY recently released their first single in seven years, ‘Grime of the Century’, to highly positive radio reception across the nation. Always at the forefront of melding technology with dark pop, the new single is what Hollywood, CA’s ORGY is known for— dirty but fresh and new but never waning on the tried and true signature sound that the band has boasted during their almost twenty year career. Fans can purchase the single at www.grimeofthecentury.com and iTunes, and stream it now at Vimeo.com.

behind the scenes video taken during the recording of ‘Grime of the Century’ is available for viewing now on YouTube.  A music video for ‘Grime of the Century’ will be filmed this weekend in Los Angeles.

“We’re really excited about all of the positive reception we’ve been getting on ‘Grime of the Century’ and can’t wait to head out on the road to perform that track and other new music for the masses,” states ORGY lead vocalist Jay Gordon. “We’re filming a brand new music video for the single in Los Angeles this weekend, too. We want to give fans a visual taste of the track before we set out on the road to perform it live!”

ORGY has been spending time in the studio recording new material, including collaboration with Grammy Award-winning EDM artist SkrillexORGY will be touring the USA again on the second leg of the “BAD BLOOD TOUR 2012” this fall. The band is scheduled to head out on the road to promote ‘Grime of the Century’ and plans to tour through 2013. The band is looking to tour Europe in the summer of 2013.

ORGY is:

Jay Gordon – Lead Vocals

Carlton Bost – Guitars, Gadgets & Vocals

Ashburn Miller – Guitars & Gadgets

Nic Speck – Bass & Vocals

Jamie Miller – Drums & Guitar
To learn more about ORGY and their new single, please visit:

www.orgymusic.com

www.grimeofthecentury.com

www.soundcloud.com/orgysongs

www.twitter.com/OrgyOfficial

www.riotmedia.com

www.d1music.com

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Budweiser Made In America Festival: Drake, Chris Cornell, Run DMC, Jill Scott & More Added!

Budweiser Made In America Festival: Drake, Chris Cornell, Run DMC, Jill Scott & More Added!

Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Budweiser and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey today confirmed additional award-winning artists who will join the previously announced talent for “Budweiser Made in America,” the two-day music festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day produced by Live Nation. It was also announced that single-day tickets will go on sale this Friday, August 3 at Noon and start at $75 per day.

The newly announced participants Drake, Chris Cornell, Run DMC, Jill Scott, Alesso, Gary Clark Jr, The Hives, Nicky Romero, DJ Shadow (DJ set), Otto Knows, Michael Woods and Burns will join Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Passion Pit, Afrojack and many others across three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2.

The exciting slate of talent cultivated by JAY Z includes an eclectic mix of acts ranging from rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance. Musical acts confirmed to perform in addition to JAY Z are Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Chris Cornell, Run DMC, Drake, Jill Scott, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Maybach Music (feat. Rick Ross, Wale & Meek Mill), Miike Snow, Passion Pit, Alesso, Prince Royce, Gary Clark Jr, Janelle Monae, Santigold, Odd Future, D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors, X, Rita Ora, The Hives, Nicky Romero, DJ Shadow (DJ set), Michael Woods, Savoy, Otto Knows, Burns and The Knocks.

Tickets for the “Budweiser Made in America” music festival are available at www.Ticketmaster.com and www.Livenation.com. 2-day passes are on sale now; single-day tickets go on sale this Friday, August 3 at Noon. To become a Budweiser Facebook fan, please visit www.facebook.com/Budweiser.

The festival in Philadelphia will culminate a summer of music parties in cities all across America, when Budweiser will invite its Facebook fans to experience talented local bands and artists. Budweiser, brewed across America, has a decades-long history of celebrating great American music.

This concert will benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Lancaster County, PA. A primary goal of this music festival is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. As a result of this concert, the money invested into these communities will positively impact the education, income and health of the most vulnerable and most needy citizens in these regions.

“Budweiser Made in America” also will be available for consumers around the country to watch via live-streaming. Details will be announced at a later date.

The event is the latest chapter in Budweiser’s long association with music, which includes memorable Rolling Stones tours and Budweiser SuperFest, which was headlined by Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and other music legends.

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Commander of the Underworld JDEVIL Joins Dim Mak Roster, “Spike My Veins” Debuts This Summer

Commander of the Underworld JDEVIL Joins Dim Mak Roster, “Spike My Veins” Debuts This Summer

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JDevil commands the underworld.  Sliding into the shoes of this nefarious DJ alter ego, the legendary KORN frontman Jonathan Davis conjures up entrancingly evil electro.  Teaming with cutting-edge label Dim MakJDevil will release his debut single “SPIKE IN MY VEINS” featuring Noisia this summer (details TBA).

DJing since Davis was 16 years old (years before he was to ever become one of the most notorious faces in rock), JDevil’s sound is a natural progression from KORN’s tenth offering, 2011’s The Path of Totality. The album saw the band collaborate with dubstep pioneers Skrillex, 12th Planet, Datsik, Excision, Downlink, Kill the Noise, Noisia and Feed Me. It yielded two hit singles with Skrillex, “Get Up!” and “Narcissistic Cannibal,” along with Kill the Noise on the latter, and was met with critical and fan adoration.   In the meantime, he unleashed his first formal remix, a gut wrenchingly catchy take on Hollywood Undead’s “Hear Me Now,” released as part of American Tragedy Redux.  DJ gigs consisted of plays at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, HARD HOLY SHIP! in the Bahamas andI Love This City San Diego.  It was time to bring JDevil to the studio.

Says the JDevil, “My DJ persona just represents indulgence.  Do what you want, have fun and live your life—as long as you’re not hurting yourself or anybody.  I’m excited as hell to be working with Steve Aoki and the entire Dim Mak crew for the release of my EP later this year.”

JDEVIL is another side of the enigmatic singer who thrives on chaos and contradictions. He may reside in the darkest corners of Davis’psyche, but he’s always ready to party.  He may be spinning dance music on stage, but he lets out catastrophic screams at all the right moments. He may have black eyes and teeth, but he’s as close to Davis’ heart as it gets. His DJ sets opens up the door to the ultimate celebration inside of the inferno. Are you ready?

Check out the JDevil in action from I Love This City San Diego this past May:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNho1I8G6sM

Catch JDEVIL on tour now:

DATE CITY VENUE
*Tue 6/19 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
*Wed 6/20 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s
*Fri 6/22 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
*Sat 6/23 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
*Sun 6/24 Minneapolis, MN The Myth
*Mon 6/25 Fargo, ND Concert Hall @ The Venue
*Wed 6/27 Missoula, MT Big Sky Brewery
*Fri 6/29 Dawson Creek, BC EnCana Events Center
Fri 7/6 Nashua, NH The Junkyard
Sat 7/7 Hyannis, MA Pufferbellies
Fri 7/13 Dallas, TX Lizard Lounge
Sat 7/14 El Paso, TX The Garden
*Sun 7/22 Waterloo, IA Mcelroy Auditorium
*Sun 7/29 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair @ The Westcott Center
*w/ KORN

 

www.jdevil.com
www.facebook.com/jdevil111333
www.twitter.com/jdevil33
www.youtube.com/user/JDEVIL111333
www.soundcloud.com/jdevil33

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Jay-Z and Pearl Jam To Headline Budweiser “Made in America” Music Festival In Philly

Jay-Z and Pearl Jam To Headline Budweiser “Made in America” Music Festival In Philly

The Place To Be This Labor Day!

Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Budweiser and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey today announced the first line-up of award-winning artists who will perform at “Budweiser Made in America,” the two-day music festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day produced by Live Nation.

“‘Budweiser Made in America’ is built around a legendary performer in JAY Z, but what sets this festival apart is having him curate and invite renowned musical talent across several popular genres to share the stage”

JAY Z is curating and headlining the exciting roster of talent, which will include Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Miike Snow and Afrojack among the 28 artists embodying the American spirit who will perform across three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2.

The exciting slate of talent cultivated by JAY Z will include an eclectic mix of acts ranging from rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance. Musical acts confirmed to perform in addition to JAY Z are:

Pearl Jam
Miike Snow
Afrojack
Maybach Music (featuring Rick Ross, Wale, & Meek Mill)
Odd Future
Calvin Harris
D’Angelo
Passion Pit
Santigold
Dirty Projectors
X
Janelle Monae
Prince Royce
Rita Ora
Savoy (DJ set)
The Knocks

Additional artists will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for the “Budweiser Made in America” music festival go on sale to all fans Wednesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com. A limited number of two-day tickets will be available for $99 (plus service charges). Budweiser Facebook fans will have access to pre-sale tickets today, Tuesday, May 22, from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. To become a Budweiser Facebook fan, please visit www.facebook.com/Budweiser.

The festival in Philadelphia will culminate a summer of music parties in cities all across America, when Budweiser will invite its Facebook fans to experience talented local bands and artists. Budweiser, brewed across America, has a decades-long history of celebrating great American music.

“‘Budweiser Made in America’ is built around a legendary performer in JAY Z, but what sets this festival apart is having him curate and invite renowned musical talent across several popular genres to share the stage,” said Rob McCarthy, vice president of Budweiser for Anheuser-Busch. “Fans at this festival are going to be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience.”

This concert will benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Lancaster County, PA. A primary goal of this music festival is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. As a result of this concert, the money invested into these communities will positively impact the education, income and health of the most vulnerable and most needy citizens in these regions.

“Budweiser Made in America” also will be available for consumers around the country to watch via live-streaming. Details will be announced at a later date.

The event is the latest chapter in Budweiser’s long association with music, which includes memorable Rolling Stones tours and Budweiser SuperFest, which was headlined by Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and other music legends.

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Korn Announce Headlining Dates, Festivals Dates For April and May!

Korn Announce Headlining Dates, Festivals Dates For April and May!

Korn have announced another leg of their massively successful The Path of Totality tour. The band only just wrapped the second leg, which ran in late winter, packing houses and earning rave reviews along the way, featuring frontman Jonathan Davis spinning as his J Devil alter ego. Talented EDM artist Sluggo has also been opening on the tour, to great acclaim.

The next leg launches on April 20 and finds the band hitting several cities and amphitheaters in Texas, which will be a mix of headlining shows and festival dates.

Most of the dates go on sale March 8 and 9, with more dates to be announced soon. Sluggo, one of the hottest up and coming electro artists around, will support Korn on the headlining dates.  Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages will be available starting Wednesday, March 7 at 3 PM local time. Details can be found at korn.com.

Korn released their new album The Path of Totality in December, where it debuted Top 10 on Billboard. Korn collaborated with some of the hottest names in electronic music, such as Skrillex, 12th Planet, Flinch, Excision and Kill the Noise. The album has been met with near universal praise, and Korn once again proved that they are ahead of the curve. In fact, not only has the album sold well, but has already  garnered over 450,000 single sales. That’s a staggering amount and a testament to the growing EDM following that Korn has amassed by experimenting with different genres.

Korn has just released their third single, “Way Too Far,” featuring 12th Planet.  Both “Get Up” and “Narcissistic Cannibal” were Top 5 rock hits.

Check out the band’s track-by-track breakdown of the album here, where the band shares details of each song with Billboard.

Korn Path of Totality Tour Dates:

April 20 – Lonestar Amphitheater – Lubbock, TX

April 21 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Spring, TX

April 22 – Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX

April 24 – Pharr Entertainment Center – Pharr, TX

April 26 – Hemisphere Park – San Antonio, TX

April 27 – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX

April 29 – Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL

May 5 – Fairgrounds – Charlotte, NC

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Orgy’s Jay Gordon Discusses The Band’s Revival, New Music & More!

Orgy’s Jay Gordon Discusses The Band’s Revival, New Music & More!

Originally formed in 1997, ORGY was signed to Korn’s label Elementree Records where they released their debut album Candyass in 1998. Their two hit singles, a cover of the New Order’s “Blue Monday” and “Stitches,” helped propel them to amazing heights as they went on to sell over 2 million copies. Before they knew it, they went from playing small venues to sold out arenas across the nation as part of the Family Values Tour with KORN, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Incubus and Rammstein. Their second album, the science fiction-themed Vapor Transmission, was released in 2000 featuring the singles “Fiction (Dreams in Digital)” and “Opticon” and also garnered critical acclaim.

Through the years, the founding members of Orgy pursued several side projects and Orgy seemed to be losing steam. However, for fans of Orgy, the craving for new material never wained. As demand for new music and a tour grew, charismatic frontman Jay Gordon answered the call. He hand-selected guitarist Carlton Bost (formerly with Elijah Blue Allman’s project Deadsy), guitarist Ashburn Miller (also from Deadsy), bassist Nic Speck (from Run-Run-Run and George Lynch) and drummer Jamie Miller (formerly with Snot, The Start, And You Will Know Us From the Trail of Dead) to carry on the ORGY name.

Now fully re-energized with an infusion of new blood and creativity, the band hit the road for the first time since 2005 on their “Bad Blood Tour 2012.” To further excite fans new and old, the band recently hit the studio to record new material, including a collaboration with Grammy Award-winning EDM artist Skrillex. Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Jay Gordon to discuss the reformation of the band, his evolution as an artist and what the future holds for Orgy.

Jay Gordon of Orgy

I have been a big fan of Orgy since the first album. Looking to spread the word about you as an artist. I was curious to learn about the first memories of music in your life?

Thanks, man! My father managed bands and was always involved in the music business in some form or another. I was always around it, so initially, that is how it came about. When I got old enough to do it myself, that is when I decided to pursue it professionally.

Who would you cite as your biggest influences as an artist and songwriter?

That’s a tough one because so many different people have influenced me. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be David Bowie, but there were so many influences. That is what Orgy is all about, a sort of mishmash or a hodgepodge, whatever you want to call it, of different influences.

You outlasted many of your peers in the music industry. To what do you owe your longevity?

I just have a lot of drive to keep doing it and to keep delivering the goods if I can.

Orgy has been off the scene for a little while. What the catalyst for rebooting and moving forward with the project?

Ya know, it had just been too long. I was really interested in getting back out on the road. That was the first thing I wanted to do. It had been so long, I just wanted to get out there, brush the rust off and roll with it to see what happens. To do that you have to have a band and start playing gigs right away and that is exactly what I did.

Did you have any reservations about making that move?

Sure, there were a few here and there at first. You are never truly sure about anything you do in this business. I was worried about how the fans would respond and if they would or wouldn’t like it. I had my reservations but I just went ahead with it and it has worked out really well.

I know there was a little controversy on the part of the other original members about you reviving the band with a new lineup. (To catch up on the full backstory – Click Here) Were you surprised at their reactions?

Honestly, yeah, I was surprised. I think a lot of people are because it is not like they are totally busy doing their Julien-K thing, so I don’t really know what to say about that. I was surprised because I had been talking to those guys off and on about getting together to do shows and they were open to the idea, I believe. It just seemed to be taking so long. It seemed like it was never going to happen. I felt like I was getting blown off and nothing was getting done, so I decided to move on.

How did you go about assembling this new lineup and what do they bring to the table?

The new lineup is amazing! I don’t plan on looking back, let’s put it that way, they are that good. They are all amazing artists. Both guitar players, Carlton Bost and Ashburn Miller, came from Deadsy. The bass player, Nic Speck came from Run-Run-Run. The drummer, Jamie Miller, is from Snot and The Start. He is an amazing drummer! All of the guys are truly amazing performers and we get along great.

Were there any unique challenges that presented themselves as you started to reform the band?

You know, we had to come up with stuff tonally with the original members, so it was really interesting coming up with the elements to make it sound right for this incarnation. We had to figure out a lot of interesting things to make the sounds happen right, ya know.

When you look back at your musical work so far, how do you feel you evolved as an artist?

It depends. I think I have evolved in lots of different ways. It is all about what I like and what I am listening to at the time. I am definitely a spur of the moment kind of person and what I am into at a particular time definitely influences my music. I don’t know what that really says but I like a lot of different things and that goes hand in hand with evolution.

Jay Gordon

I agree and as an artist it seems you are great at adapting and moving the music forward. As a music fan, I really appreciate that.

Thank you!

You are out on the Bad Blood Tour. What can fans expect from you this time around?

They are really going to love the new band, just give it a song or two. The show is really good and it has been getting better with each gig. We are just looking to tear it up!

You were eager to get out on tour with Orgy. I take it you still love the touring aspect of the music industry?

Definitely, it is my favorite part! It is always crazy at Orgy shows. I really want people to be excited for what is coming next and to know that we are tearing it up more than ever. It’s just going to keep getting better and better.

Where are you in regard to new music for Orgy?

We are doing really well. We are actually going to start with a couple of live mash-ups. We will be doing the Kill The Noise one in the next couple of days and then the Skrillex one after that. Then we will start adding new songs as the tour goes. We have already been writing a little bit for the EP but that probably won’t be put out until after I get back home.

Can we expect a full album of new music at some point?

I don’t know that it doesn’t make more sense just to keep putting out more EPs because they are faster and as you get a few songs done, you can put something out. I think it is a good model to use because you can gauge what you should be doing or what you shouldn’t be doing. That isn’t to say that there couldn’t be a full length album, there certainly could be.

I guess that is another example of evolution and how you continue to adapt to the ever-changing music industry.

Absolutely. And I don’t do it tit for tat but I do like to bring influences from today into the music as well.

What can you tell us about your songwriting process and how new material might begin to take shape?

It’s weird. I might come up with a beat and see if I can use it in my DJ thing, which is called Kill-O-Watt, or it might be better for an Orgy thing. When I figure out something that could work for both, I am generally happy with it. From there, if it is an Orgy thing, I will put some bass or guitar on it and if not, I will keep it dancey and up-tempo and keep it for Kill-O-Watt. Then we begin to flesh it out and see how it comes together from there.

Your music certainly has a fire and personality of its own. Do you have any thoughts on the current state of rock music today?

I have thoughts. I don’t know if they are the most positive thoughts on the current state of the music business but this is what we do. Hopefully, we can support the industry, the artists involved and keep the music thriving somehow, through all the craziness. Music is my favorite thing in the world but the music industry is not my favorite thing in the world! [laughs] There are so many ups and downs, so many things you need to do to succeed, that the results don’t always get back to you with as much as you put into it. I think it is hard for any musician to deal with but I think if you really, really push for it, you can make anything in this business happen. I see some amazing efforts coming up from myself in the next few months.

Jay Gordon of Orgy

That is really good advice for up and coming musicians.

Yeah, keep pushing. Keep striving for success and deal with the hurdles as they get to you. They are definitely going to be there. It may feel like a huge wall or a gigantic roadblock but just keep pushing through it and you will get it done. If you have it in your mind that you will get it done, you’ll get it done!

Your career has so many defining moments. Is there something you haven’t tackled musically or even outside of the realm of music you would like to pursue?

Yeah, there is tons of stuff! There is some stuff in regards to movies that I want to get into, not acting but as far as writing goes. I am creating things all the time that I would like to see get mass marketed somehow, maybe with a little luck I can get some of that done.

In your opinion, what does the future hold for Jay Gordon and Orgy?

That’s the million dollar question! [laughs] Obviously, no one knows the future, so I really don’t know. That being said, I know that we are going to try to keep this unit together. We want to make it through some new barriers, do some things that other bands have not done and keep trying to reach the top.

Is it safe to say you are in a very positive place creatively?

For sure, for sure! I am very happy with the way things have been working out creatively.

Where is the best place to catch up with Orgy online these days?

You can check out www.orgymusic.com and Orgy’s official Facebook page. Also, you can visit www.orgyband.com. Those are some great people who are always updating and helping us move things along!

Thanks for your time, Jay. We look forward to spreading the word.

Thanks so much! I really appreciate the support!

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ORGY Return After Seven-Year Hiatus For The “Bad Blood Tour 2012”

ORGY Return After Seven-Year Hiatus For The “Bad Blood Tour 2012”

Hollywood, CA rockers ORGY are back! The multi-platinum band will be hitting the road for the first time since 2005 on their “Bad Blood Tour 2012,” set to kick off this Saturday, February 18 in Point Richmond, CA. The six-week trek, with support from Faultline, One-Eyed Doll, The Attitude and various local bands, will take the newly reformed band across the country with stops in Las Vegas,Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis and Milwaukee, among many cities, before hitting New York City on Tuesday, March 6at Irving Plaza. The band will then head south as they make their way back home for a show at The Key Club on theSunset Strip Wednesday, March 21 before wrapping the tour in Tempe, AZ on Monday, April 2 (see full tour dates below). ORGY is currently in the studio recording new material, including a collaboration with Grammy Award-winning EDM artist Skrillex.

As the demand from fans for new music and a tour continued to grow over the past few years, founding member JAY GORDON (vocals) hand-selected guitarist CARLTON BOST (formerly with Elijah Blue Allman’s project Deadsy), guitarist ASHBURN MILLER (also from Deadsy), bassist NIC SPECK (from Run-Run-Run and George Lynch) and drummer JAMIE MILLER (formerly with Snot, The Start, And You Will Know Us From the Trail of Dead) to come together and carry on the ORGY name. The guys—who’ve all known each other from their previous projects—have mutual respect both professionally and creatively for one another and are excited to be working together.

The band (see short bio below) has also just launched their brand new website WWW.ORGYMUSIC.COM. Throughout the tour, the band will be posting videos, photos and tour blogs to the new site along with all their social media sites to keep the fans updated.

Check out ORGY on the road in the following cities:

DATE CITY VENUE

Sat 2/18 Point Richmond, CA Craneway Pavilion
Sun 2/19 Las Vegas, NV The Aruba
Wed 2/22 Denver, CO Marquee
Fri 2/24 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Sat 2/25 Steger, IL Another Hole in the Wall
Sun 2/26 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Tue 2/28 Milwaukee, WI Rave
Wed 2/29 Flint, MI Machine Shop
Fri 3/2 St. Charles, MO Brewskeez O’Fallon
Sat 3/3 Traverse City, MI Streeters
Sun 3/4 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
Tue 3/6 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Fri 3/9 Hagerstown, MD Breakaway’s
Sun 3/11 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Tue 3/13 Little Rock, AR The Rev Room
Thu 3/15 Houston, TX Scout Bar
Fri 3/16 Dallas, TX Tree’s
Sat 3/17 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
Wed 3/21 Los Angeles, CA Key Club
Fri 3/23 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Thu 3/29 Tacoma, WA Backstage Live
Sat 3/31 Oakland, CA New Parrish
Mon 4/2 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse

 www.orgymusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/OrgyMusic/177885225646095?sk=info 
www.MySpace.com/orgy
https://twitter.com/OrgyOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/user/OrgyMusic

About ORGY:
Originally formed in 1997, ORGY was signed to KORN’s label Elementree Records and released their debut albumCandyass in 1998. Featuring their two hit singles, a cover of the New Order song “Blue Monday” and “Stitches” along with the song “Revival” featuring Jonathan Davis of KORN, the album went on to sell almost two million copies. ORGY appeared on the Family Values Tour with KORN, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Incubus and Rammstein and were featured on the live compilation album from the tour released in 1999. Their second album, the science fiction-themed Vapor Transmission, was released in 2000 featuring the singles “Fiction (Dreams in Digital)” and “Opticon” and the band later released the song “Faces” for the soundtrack to the movie Zoolander.

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2K Sports Teams With SPIN for Major League Baseball® 2K12 Soundtrack

2K Sports Teams With SPIN for Major League Baseball® 2K12 Soundtrack

2K Sports today announced that they have partnered with SPIN Media, the premier resource for music discovery, to create a 13-song soundtrack for the upcoming Major League Baseball® 2K12, the eagerly anticipated next iteration of the popular MLB 2K series, which hits stores nationwide on March 6, 2012.

The release of MLB 2K12 marks the first time that SPIN has collaborated on a video game soundtrack and the first time 2K Sports has worked with a music media company. The baseball-loving team behind SPIN jumped at the chance to curate the game and enlisted a hard-hitting team to select the songs.

The resulting playlist covers all bases with a wide range of musical genres from hip-hop and electronic, to rock and pop, and includes both established and emerging artists, reflecting the true diversity of baseball fans. Earning themselves the unofficial title of “most valuable players,” Alabama rap duo and SPIN breaking-out artists, G-Side, recorded an exclusive original track called “Put Me in the Game” – hitting a home run with the fresh, futuristic, synth-heavy beat.

G-Side’s exclusive track, which is inspired by “defying odds to achieve something greater in life,” can be downloaded for free at SPIN.com/mlb2k12 starting February 21. The rest of the soundtrack will also be available to stream.

“When the match is right, music and sports can complement each other in a profound way, so curating SPIN’s first video game soundtrack was an exciting challenge. We were thrilled to be asked by 2K Sports, and took seriously the responsibility of sharing some of our favorite tracks with MLB fans,” said Charles Aaron, SPIN Editorial Director. “Many special thanks, of course, go to G-Side for providing an awesome new track.”

MLB 2K12 features AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander on the cover along with a robust list of features and game modes, improved gameplay, and the return of the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge, which will award one MLB 2K12 gamer the coveted grand prize. SPIN’s hand-picked soundtrack bolsters an immersive baseball experience.

“This year’s soundtrack is easily the best yet thanks to SPIN,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing, 2K Sports. “They are experts in the music industry and our fans are really going to enjoy the playlist they selected when playing MLB 2K12. Music is a key element in our sports titles, so when we’re working hard to create the best, most authentic experience for fans we expect the soundtrack to follow the same beat.”

The complete track listing for the MLB 2K12 soundtrack includes:

1. Bass Drum of Death, “Get Found”
2. Explosions in the Sky, “Trembling Hands”
3. The Cool Kids, “Boomin'”
4. The Vaccines, “If You Wanna”
5. G-Side, “Put Me in the Game”
6. Grouplove, “Colours”
7. JEFF the Brotherhood, “Shredder”
8. My Morning Jacket, “Holdin On to Black Metal”
9. Skrillex, “Nice Sprites & Scary Monsters”
10. Telekinesis, “Please Ask for Help”
11. The Joy Formidable, “Austere”
12. Atmosphere, “Just for Show”
13. Pretty Lights, “Hot Like Dimes”

MLB 2K12 is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and will be available March 6, 2012 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™ and Windows PC.

For more information about MLB 2K12, please visit facebook.com/mlb2k.

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