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Taylor Swift - Manchester Arena - June 24th 2015 Live Review

Taylor Swift - Manchester Arena - June 24th 2015 Live Review

"Hello, I'm Taylor, and I love seeing a sold out Manchester Arena", called Taylor Swift as if the fifteen thousand people screeching from the stands didn't know who she was. For someone with seven Grammy...

Review posted on 25th June 2015

The Top Five Moments From 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five [Spoilers]

The Top Five Moments From 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five [Spoilers]

With the stunning and shocking season finale for 'Game of Thrones' Season Five having taking audiences by storm, it's time to take a look back over the season and discuss what we thought were the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16th June 2015

Nate Ruess Reflects On "Pretty Phenomenal" Beck Collaboration

Nate Ruess Reflects On "Pretty Phenomenal" Beck Collaboration

With Nate Ruess releasing his debut solo album, he spoke to us at contactmusic.com about working with Beck - one of his favourite musicians. According to Ruess, his love for Beck stems from the artist's...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th June 2015

These Jon Snow Impersonators Know Something...

These Jon Snow Impersonators Know Something...

'Game of Thrones' is massive, with widespread appeal to a huge audience of millions of fans. While the fifth season has been getting a bit of flack recently, one of the few characters to still...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12th June 2015

Lawson: "'Roads' Is The Perfect Song To Help Us Have Success In America"

Lawson: "'Roads' Is The Perfect Song To Help Us Have Success In America"

The second album can often be the most difficult task for some bands. For Lawson, considering how their debut album went platinum, they certainly felt the pressure with their second. "I think it's pressure in...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 10th June 2015

Lifehouse Explain The Musical Culmination Of 'Out Of The Wasteland'

Lifehouse Explain The Musical Culmination Of 'Out Of The Wasteland'

Being around for over 15 years, it's no wonder that Lifehouse have gone through a number of different musical styles over the years. Their latest album, 'Out of the Wasteland', is considered by the band...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th June 2015

'Game Of Thrones' Stuns Audiences With Season 5's Episode 9 [Spoilers]

'Game Of Thrones' Stuns Audiences With Season 5's Episode 9 [Spoilers]

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' has been getting a lot of criticism this year for it's massively dramatic departures from the book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire', upon which the show is based. While...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 9th June 2015

Jason Schwartzman Is 'Writing Music Every Day'

Jason Schwartzman Is 'Writing Music Every Day'

In 2006, Jason Schwartzman created Coconut Records in Los Angeles to add to his creative outputs. In 2007, the indie-pop solo music project led to the creation of 'Nighttiming', before returning in 2009 to release...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 4th June 2015

'The Hateful Eight': This Is What A Tarantino Western Looks Like [Pictures]

'The Hateful Eight': This Is What A Tarantino Western Looks Like [Pictures]

In case it wasn't clear already, Quentin Tarantino loves movies. He's talked on many occasions about his love for the Spaghetti-Western genre, which has led many people to wonder what a Tarantino-directed Spaghetti-Western would look...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 1st June 2015

Jason Schwartzman's Meanest Role To Date?

Jason Schwartzman's Meanest Role To Date?

Ahead of the upcoming UK release of 'Listen Up Philip', the film's star, Jason Schwartzman, took some time to talk to contactmusic.com about the character of Philip in the film. From the start, Schwartzman knew...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28th May 2015

Bill Murray Wishes You 'A Very Murray Christmas' This December

Bill Murray Wishes You 'A Very Murray Christmas' This December

Christmas has come early. Well, Christmas advertising has come early. Netflix has announced their upcoming mini-series 'A Very Murray Christmas', set to appear in December. The show will star Bill Murray - as the name...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 22nd May 2015

'Game Of Thrones' Musical Is Made A Reality... Sort Of...

'Game Of Thrones' Musical Is Made A Reality... Sort Of...

For the first ever US Red Nose Day on NBC, all the stops were pulled out. What happens when you combine Chris Martin, Liam Neeson, and a large section of the cast of 'Game of...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 22nd May 2015

Newly-Signed Palace Say They're All About Having A Good Time

Newly-Signed Palace Say They're All About Having A Good Time

The early success came as a surprise to the band. "To be honest," said Leo Wyndham, the lead singer and guitarist, "we started the band for fun; it was nothing more than that." He explained...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th May 2015

Jamie Lawson: Signing With Ed Sheeran Was A "No Brainer"

Jamie Lawson: Signing With Ed Sheeran Was A "No Brainer"

Having been part of the music industry for a huge number of years, Jamie Lawson is hard at work on recording his third album. It's set to be released through Ed Sheeran's 'Gingerbread' record label,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 13th May 2015

Fraser A. Gorman's 'Slow Gum' Is "Mainly About Growing Up"

Fraser A. Gorman's 'Slow Gum' Is "Mainly About Growing Up"

Recently signed to Courtney Barnett's Milk! Records, Australian musician Frazer A. Gorman is currently touring the UK to promote his upcoming album. In a recent interview with Contact Music, Gorman talked at length about his...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th May 2015

Snoop Dog And Pharrell Explain The Hilarious Story Behind 'California Role'

Snoop Dog And Pharrell Explain The Hilarious Story Behind 'California Role'

With Snoop Dog's 'Bush' set to hit shelves on 12th May 2015, Snoop and the record's producer, Pharrell Williams, took some time to give an interview about the creation of some of the tracks from...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 7th May 2015

Anna Kendrick Hesitant About Third 'Pitch Perfect' Movie

Anna Kendrick Hesitant About Third 'Pitch Perfect' Movie

'Pitch Perfect 2' isn't even out yet, but as with all things Hollywood these days, its already time to start talking about sequels. Following the huge success of the much-loved 2012 film, Rebel Wilson was...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 7th May 2015

Valar Morghulis - But Who Do We Think Will Die In This Season Of 'Game Of Thrones'? [Speculative Spoilers]

Valar Morghulis - But Who Do We Think Will Die In This Season Of 'Game Of Thrones'? [Speculative Spoilers]

Prince Doran - We've only seen Prince Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig) in one episode so far, he's already made a strong impression on everyone. The elder brother of fan favourite Oberyn, who came to a...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27th April 2015

Johnny Depp Shows Off Acting Talent In Monstrous 'Black Mass' Trailer [Pictures]

Johnny Depp Shows Off Acting Talent In Monstrous 'Black Mass' Trailer [Pictures]

With the recent trailer release for 'Black Mass', it's clear to see why the world fell in love with Johnny Depp. A short clip within the trailer perfectly demonstrates the veteran actor's ability to switch...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24th April 2015

Robert Downey Jr. Reveals 'The Avengers' Was More Successful Than The Cast Thought

Robert Downey Jr. Reveals 'The Avengers' Was More Successful Than The Cast Thought

With 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' set for release in parts of the world this week, Robert Downey Jr. took some time to talk about his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man - the character who...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23rd April 2015

Chris Evans And Chris Hemsworth Need Their Own Bromantic Comedy Show - Stat!

Chris Evans And Chris Hemsworth Need Their Own Bromantic Comedy Show - Stat!

When embarking on a franchise like 'The Avengers', it must help to get on well with your other cast members. In a recent interview with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America), the two...

News posted in Bizarre / Weird Wonderful on 23rd April 2015

May The Fourth Be With You! Or April 10th For The Full 'Star Wars' HD Collection

May The Fourth Be With You! Or April 10th For The Full 'Star Wars' HD Collection

'Star Wars' is a phenomenon. The oddball 1977 original movie (later deemed to be "Part 4") was the first true blockbuster, changing the way movies are merchandised and reigniting the steadily dying science fiction genre....

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 8th April 2015

Snoop Dog And Hulk Hogan - The Best Combination Since Bread And Butter

Snoop Dog And Hulk Hogan - The Best Combination Since Bread And Butter

By this point in modern popular culture, one could assume that all the greatest combinations have already been discovered or made. We already know of all the simple pleasures like peanut butter and chocolate and...

News posted in Bizarre / Weird Wonderful on 26th March 2015

Elton John's Oscars Party Saw As Many Stars As The Academy Awards Itself [Photos]

Elton John's Oscars Party Saw As Many Stars As The Academy Awards Itself [Photos]

Since 1992, EJAF (Elton John AIDS Foundation) has raised over 321 million USD to help combat AIDS/HIV. One of the biggest events on EJAF's calendar is that of the Academy Awards Ceremony - for the...

News posted in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 23rd February 2015

From Adrien Brody To Patricia Arquette, The 8th Hollywood Domino Gala Brings Stars Together [Photos]

From Adrien Brody To Patricia Arquette, The 8th Hollywood Domino Gala Brings Stars Together [Photos]

In 2008, Daya Fernandez thought of a fun little variation on the traditional game of dominos. Said game involves players using the pieces to make 'movie reels' - an idea that has certainly found a...

News posted in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 20th February 2015

Stars Look On At Katy Perry's Super Bowl Performance [Photos]

Stars Look On At Katy Perry's Super Bowl Performance [Photos]

The Super Bowl is possibly the most anticipated and well-known sporting event of every year; a game of American Football, set to decide the National Football League champion team for that season. On 1st February...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd February 2015

Queen And Adam Lambert World Tour In Progress Following Birmingham Barclaycard Arena Show! [Photos]

Queen And Adam Lambert World Tour In Progress Following Birmingham Barclaycard Arena Show! [Photos]

Queen are by far one of the most recognisable and celebrated bands of all time. Yet, after the tragic passing of lead singer Freddie Mercury, the two remaining members of band (Brian May and Roger...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th January 2015

Our Favourite Pictures From The Sundance Film Festival 30th Anniversary [Photos]

Our Favourite Pictures From The Sundance Film Festival 30th Anniversary [Photos]

The Sundance Film Festival is currently in full swing, having begun on 22nd January, and wrapping up on 1st February. This year, something particularly special is in the air at Salt Lake City, as the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27th January 2015

You Can Now Own Awesome Props From HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'!

You Can Now Own Awesome Props From HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'!

Ever wanted to own the iconic mask worn by Jack Huston's Richard Harrow in 'Boardwalk Empire'? What about the suit worn by Steve Buscemi's Nucky Thompson in the series' opening title sequence? Well, due to...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27th January 2015

Leonardo Dicaprio Stars In Alejandro González Inarritu's Follow Up To 'Birdman' [Photos]

Leonardo Dicaprio Stars In Alejandro González Inarritu's Follow Up To 'Birdman' [Photos]

'Birdman' still has yet to open in some countries and already has multiple Academy Award nominations. One of these nomination is a 'Best Director' nod for Alejandro González Iñárritu, which will certainly help with his...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27th January 2015

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