VIDEO OF THE DAY : BLUEY ROBINSON


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NEWS : ROCKERS PAY TRIBUTES TO NORWAY VICTIMS

Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue: “My heart goes out to all the victims and families. There are no words. I am sorry.”
David Coverdale, Whitesnake: “My thoughts and prayers go out all those affected by the tragic events. A beautiful country and a beautiful people.”
Arch Enemy: “Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters in Norway. What a horrifying attack. It is hard to believe what happened.”
Thomas Youngblood, Kamelot: “As many of you know, Norway is like a second home to us and we are wishing the best possible solution and justice in this senseless tragedy. All of us are very shocked and sad.”
Uriah Heep: “What has happened is beyond words. Our prayers and thoughts are with each and every family at this difficult time.”
David Draiman, Disturbed: “Our hearts go out to the people of Norway. Horrible turn of events leading to the loss of many innocent lives.”
Matt Sorum, Guns n’Roses, Velvet Revolver: “Thoughts and prayers to the people of Norway. I am so sorry for this tragedy. I hold Norway very close to my heart and it saddens me deeply.”
Geezer Butler, Black Sabbath: “Such a terrible tragedy – so shocking in such a peaceful, beautiful country.”
Iced Earth: “The loss of life is horrific – nearly too much to contemplate. Please join us in sending prayers, positive thoughts, and sincere condolences to the friends and family members affected by this tragedy.”
Scott Ian, Anthrax: “The horror played out today in Norway sickens me to my core. My thoughts are with you.”
The Gathering: “Our singer Silje Wergeland is Norwegian, living in Norway, and it has shocked her as well as her fellow Norwegians to the bone. Nobody can describe in words how dreadful this is.”
Anette Olzon, Nightwish: “I weep with Norway. It’s so horrible that I don’t have words for how I feel. We really need to reach out to each other instead of hating.”
Chris Jericho, Fozzy: “I’m in shock that something like that happened. Prayers to the victims and their loved ones.”
Sharon Osbourne: “The people in Norway are such gentle lovely people. My thoughts and prayers are with them.”
Leprous: “We would like to express our deepest sympathy with everyone involved in events in our hometown, Oslo. This is a day for unity, compassion and grief.”
John Norum, Europe: “I would like to send my condolences to the people of Norway. Please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you.”
Slash: “The Norway tragedy is so depressing. Those poor people. My heart goes out to them all.”
Tony Harnell, TNT: “To all my fans and dear friends in my second home of Norway, I send you my warmest thoughts and my arms are wrapped around you. My thoughts are with you all during this terrible tragedy. It’s too bad the problems of the world have finally reached sweet little Norway.”
Liv Kristine, Leaves’ Eyes: “Norway’s soul is hurt. My deepest thoughts go to my home country, to the victims and their families. Norway is an amazingly beautiful country and a safe place to live. This is terrible and must never happen again.”
Matt Camacho, Forbidden: “I feel bad for a my friends from Norway who are here in Finland at the Tuska festival. I can see it in their eyes that it’s really hard to have fun with so much tragedy at home.”
Angela Gossow, Arch Enemy: “What a horrible, disgusting deed. It makes no sense. The world got a bit darker today.”
Gallows: “Our deepest sympathies to those affected by the events in Norway. Truly devastated by what’s happened.”

NEWS : WATCH THE THRONE TOUR DATES!!


Jay z and Kanye West will be touring throughout September this year, as 'The Throne'. Here are the tour dates:

Detroit MI Palace of Auburn Hills (September 22)
Toronto ON Air Canada Centre (24)
Montreal QC Bell Centre (25)
East Rutherford NJ Izod Centre (27, 28)
Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Centre (October 4)
Chicago IL United Centre (6,7)
Minneapolis MN Target Centre (8)
Denver CO Pepsi Centre (10)
Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome (13)
Vancouver BC Rogers Arena (14)
San Jose CA HP Pavilion (16)
Sacramento CA Power Balance Pavilion (17)
Los Angeles CA Staples Centre (19, 20)
Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena (21)
Dallas TX American Airlines Centre (25)
Houston TX Toyota Centre (26)
Atlanta GA Philips Arena (29)
Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum (30)
Baltimore MD First Mariner Arena (1 November)
Boston MA TD Garden (3)

EXCLUSIVE OF THE DAY : NOEL GALLAGHER'S NEW VIDEO!!!

And we have to say that we think it sounds way better than any Beady Eye song, this would of been a great Oasis song though...such a shame.

VIDEO OF THE DAY : RIP AMY WINEHOUSE


EXCLUSIVE OF THE DAY : BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB NEW VIDEO !!!


BAND OF THE WEEK : THE CASTELLS


BAND OF THE WEEK, this week, is a band called : Castells. This band are definitely bringing REAL rock and roll back, their new single Romance definitely exemplifies that.
We had the opportunity to interview the guys, have a look at the interview below.
No, I think the closest we've been, to creating any sort of human tower, might be a ‘pile on’ haha!
The Castells first existed as a two piece band with Sam Reynolds (Singer) and a different drummer, simply acting upon a love for writing music.  Eventually we brought in Chris, (our current bassist), to add to our sound and we went for around a year as a three-piece.  Then around 10 months ago we became the current ‘Castells’ line up when we got Danny in on drumsand Scotty in on guitar which we’re sure will now remain ‘til the end!
We are all influenced by bands who know how to put on a good live show, such as : The Who, Rolling Stones and The Clash!  If we can ever achieve what they did on stage then we’ll be happy men!
Sam was reading a poem and he was immediately drawn to the word ‘Castell’.  He liked it, and decided to use it for the bands name basically.

Straight forward ‘ROCK AND ROLL’
I don’t think we could share that with you really. Ha ha .We’ll have to leave it to your imagination!
It needs some REAL, proper ‘Rock n Roll’ bands to break through and bring back what music used to be about.  There are no bands showing real attitude anymore and smashing up stages.  Everything is too ‘nicey nice’ at the moment.  

VIDEO OF THE DAY: BLUE SCHOLARS


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VIDEO OF THE DAY : IVAN & ALYOSHA


NEWS: LADY GAGA WANTS TO BE LIKE IRON MAIDEN!

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Yep, you might be thinking ugh!, WHY!?!... but during her recent interview with SiriusXM she explained how she was inspired by the heavy metal gods when she went to see one of their live shows. I must say that i am actually starting to like her!, she also mentioned Black Sabbath and ACDC.

Here is the interview!

IDIOT OF THE DAY : FERNANDO FLORES, THE MAN THAT IS SUING BRITNEY SPEARS!!

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The idiot of the day today is a man called : Fernando Flores. Flores, is suing Britney Spears for $10 million dollars (which is 6.2 million, British pounds) because she apparently stripped off naked and beckoned him into her bedroom for sex. Now this part of this situation, that i am about to move onto is the reason why he was chosen to be the idiot of the day... Flores claimed that Britney took a cocktail of methamphetamine's and failed to shower for days, which means that she obviously was not mentally stable. If somebody does not shower for days it either means that they are suffering with depression or a bi-polar disorder. What makes his account stupid, is the fact that he would of probably never been alone with Britney, being that she has a large entourage and if this is true then he could be arrested for taking advantage of someone who was mentally ill at the time. 

Flores went onto to claim that he suffered with anxiety attacks and depression due to the harassment, yeah..., that makes a lot of sense. A pop star takes you into her room and apparently strips naked and you become depressed? this guy is an idiot and this story holds no facts or substance, 10 million dollars could be given to children starving in Africa right now, not to an idiot that rides coattails.  

NEWS: SKINS TO START FILMING THIS MONTH!!!

'Skins' begins filming sixth series today (July 21)
And the cast looks so lame...who picked out these horrific outfits?, the cast began filming today in Bristol, lets hope their acting is better than their dress sense.

EXCLUSIVE OF THE DAY : KANYE AND JAY Z DROP OTIS !

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Otis feat. Otis Redding by watchthethrone

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VIDEO OF THE DAY : OLD SCHOOL BLACK KEYS


IDIOTS OF THE DAY : THE SWEDISH GOVERNMENT

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This is a new segment that we've decided to introduce to the blog because lets face it, there are A LOT of idiots in the world. The first person, or shall i say 'group' of people to be in the Idiot hall of fame are the Swedish government. Now i have nothing against Sweden as a country, i go skiing there every year, but i do have a problem with their government. According to rocknewsdesk and the Local, the Swedish government has been paying income support for a 42 year old man who claims that he is addicted to heavy metal, i just can't even, i didn't even know what to say about this dumbass situation. Roger Tullgren the 'addict' has permission to leave work for shows and he is allowed to play music whenever he wants, lets hope he doesn't lose his job because i sure as hell would never hire him. 

The father of two ( i feel sorry for these kids) told the Local: 

“I’ve been trying for ten years to get this classified as a handicap. Finally three psychologists agreed I needed help to avoid being discriminated against.

“I have a form saying: ‘Roger feels compelled to show his heavy metal style. This puts him in a difficult situation on the labour market. Therefore he needs financial help.’

“Now I can turn up at a job interview in my normal clothes and just hand the interviewer this piece of paper.”

Oh god, this guys an idiot. I want to know what person in their right mind would believe that this could be classified as a handicap? does he suffer with a mental illness? can he not walk? can he not see?, this guy is wasting peoples time, that income support could go to a person that really needs it, a person that is really handicapped, not an idiot that needs to go to concerts and play his music out loud.

The idiot went on to say that he goes to around 300 gigs a year and misses work to do it , he deserves a gold idiot badge and so does the Swedish government too, for accepting this crap. Just think about it...if you live in Sweden and you are a tax payer , your hard earn't money is being given to this guy so that he can go to 300 concerts and miss work.

NEWS: HAS JIMI HENDRIX'S MOVIE BEEN SHUT DOWN?!?!

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Here is the Article from AntiMusic.com

Various websites and media outlets have recently posted or printed pieces that indicate a feature length Jimi Hendrix biographical film is nearing production. Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company entrusted with safeguard the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalog has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation.

Janie Hendrix, Jimi's sister and CEO of Experience Hendrix, notes that it is the role of Experience Hendrix and only Experience Hendrix to make decisions regarding such projects which it intends to do on its own timetable irrespective of the desires of third parties. She went on to comment, "With Sony Legacy, our partner, we are active in releasing documentary material starring, so to speak, Jimi Hendrix as himself and plan to continue on this path." While Ms. Hendrix and the EH board have not ruled out a "biopic" in the future, producing partners would, out of necessity, have to involved the company from the inception of any such film project.

It seems like his sister couldn't care less about Andre 3000, the rumored person chosen to play Hendrix. I thought it would of been a great film to watch and it would of also broadened the awareness/knowledge of younger generations, i think the ideas that the Hendrix foundation have, seem to have already been done before.. there's been thousands of documentaries about Hendrix, why not try something different..

Would you prefer to see a biopic or a documentary ?

NEWS: MICHAEL JACKSONS JACKET IS GOING ON TOUR!!

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The jacket used in the king of Pops thriller video will be going on a world tour and i'm sure that more people will buy tickets to see this than they would for a Amy Whinehouse concert. The garment owner, Milton Verret is planning on taking the jacket around the globe to earn money to help sick children, according to the associated press.  Here's the funny part....the Texan broker paid a staggering $1.8 million (which is about 1.1 million British pounds) for the jacket. Call me ridiculous, but that money could of really went towards the charity, instead what appears to be happening is, instead of actually helping others himself he is getting the general public to do the work for him. It has also been reported that he is getting sponsors involved which means that he really hasn't put any money towards this. Instead of using Michael as a product, he should just be thankful that he has his jacket and try and help sick children in other ways.

Oh yeah question.... Would YOU pay 30 pounds to see this jacket? email us at 
glamorousindierockandroll@live.co.uk we want to hear your opinions on this

by Sam


NEWS: INFO ON THE BLACK KEYS NEW ALBUM!

Tumblr_lkr9f8ps6z1qjd134o1_400_largeWell one of my favorite bands are back in the studio working on a new album. Lead singer Dan Auerbach has stated that this new album is very different in comparison to the rest being that their new songs are more fast past and not as soulful/bluesy as their previous records. It should be interesting to see what this new project sounds like. 


It's strange to think that their new album is not going to sound anything like this.

NEWS : WATCH THE THRONE GETS A RELEASE DATE!!

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It has been confirmed that Watch The Throne will be out digitally on August the 1st and physically on the 5th
We are definitely going to do a review on this album and see what you guys think also!

NEWS: HAS FALLOUTBOYS DRUMMER GOT A NEW BAND?

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YEP!, he has. Andy Hurley , the machine behind the successful pop 'punk' band Falloutboy is now the drummer for a band called ; Enabler, here is the official statement from Antimusic.com...

Replacing Serzynski and Nitz will be Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy, Racetraitor, Kill the Slavemaster, etc.) on drums, and Amanda Daniels on bass guitar.


Robby Wright (Paralyzer, Black Dove, One Nation Under, etc.) will be filling in on drums for the band's upcoming Canadian / US tour with Mares of Thrace while Andy tours with his band, The Damned Things

Enabler will be live at these venues:

7/28 Milwaukee WI @ Cactus Club w/ The Swan King, Git Some
7/29 Chicago IL @ The Horseshoe w/ Thieves (Record Release)
7/30 Indianapolis IN @ The Hoosier Dome - DUDE FEST

VIDEO OF THE DAY - THE DAY DREAM CLUB


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NEWS: DID FRANK CARTER QUIT THE GALLOWS VIA EMAIL?!?!

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The funny answer is YES!!, Carter had told the band that his relationship with his colleagues had broken down. 

In a recent interview with Kerrang he stated that “I didn’t want to email them, but I had to".
“I haven’t been happy for a long time, and the difficulties we’ve had pulling new music together was the realisation for me that now isn’t the right time for Gallows – not with me signing anyway".
“They took it badly,” he acknowledges. “I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I’ve had the greatest times of my life during the last six years. But quitting was the right thing for the band. I wish them all the luck in the world.”
Carter has already started a new band called : Pure Love, which is quite ironic if you look at our picture haha! I think he should of stuck it out, in bands relationships aren't always going to be great and sound perfect just like in any other profession, it's not easy getting the top but hey whatever makes him happy ...

EXCLUSIVE OF THE DAY : PARAMORE MONSTER MUSIC VIDEO


It's slightly out of sync, we are trying to get a better version.

NEWS: PHARRELL CREATES A WOMENS ONLY DRINK!!!

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Pharrell Williams, is launching a new female only drink called : QREAM.
What an interesting...and "creative" name. The drink will be launched with
Diageo the drinks giant. Williams has stated that not only will he be creating the taste of 
the drink but he will also be designing the look of the bottle and helping with the advertising campaign.

VIDEO OF THE DAY : SPEECH DEBELLE


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EXCLUSIVE OF THE DAY : RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS


This song is off of their new album 'I'm With You', i am aware that it is called 'The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie'.


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MILAN LONDON CHATS TO - ROVA.


Rova are definitely one of my favorite bands this month. The band consists of members : Jonah Hauer-King, Rufus Gibbs , Tom Gould and Fergus Burnand. You should definitely check out their myspace page and listen their back catalog, i can guarantee that you will become a fan! Have a look at my interview with the band below.
It's a shame people don't buy albums as much anymore, but a lot of the money comes from concerts , it's great for us because we love to play live shows. 
When our drummer dropped his drumstick and it hit our bassist! (laughs).
Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Suede, Bombay Bicycle Club and the Arctic Monkeys.
It is the name of a turkish poet that we like. Also its the name of our frontmans first soft toy.
We're in Paris at the moment and we hope to come back and also to tour in America. We are also looking for management.
Arctic Monkeys, because Alex turner is a great song writer.

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NEWS: BASS PLAYER TAIJI SAWADA IS FOUND DEAD!!



According to the Daily Telegraph, Taiji Sawada, the bass player for a Japanese metal band called : 'X JAPAN', was found dead by warders. Sawada had been arrested previously because of an incident on the 11th of July were he apparently attacked passengers on a plane and then began punching windows, some might find this horrible but i actually find it quite cool, he sounds like he was a typical rock star..BUT ANYWAY! i guess the police didn't find this acceptable and neither did the cabin crew, he was arrested and when he was asked why he did this, he had no explanation. On Thursday night he tried to commit suicide by wrapping a bed sheet around his neck and then attempting to hang himself, he was discovered and then taken to hospital, where he was put on life support. Sadly, yesterday, his life support was turned off and he passed away. I have to say that Taiji was an extremely talented bass player and i am sure his fans will miss him terribly, rest in peace x

NEWS: ARE THE HORRORS IN THE TOP 5!?

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We have to say we aren't surprised by this, The Horrors are probably one of the best UK bands out at the moment. The band has definitely gained a larger fan base over the years and this is evident being that their last two albums 'Strange House' and 'Primary Colours' received very low chart numbers (37 & 25). The band has definitely challenged the rather ridiculous myth,  that Rock and Roll is out of Fashion.

NEWS: WAS SOMEONE RAPED AT THE LATITUDE FESTIVAL?

Well according to various sources a 24 year old man has been arrested over rape allegations. I think that Melvin Benn the festival 'organiser', needs to organise, a bit of a better security strategy being that this is NOT the first time that this has happened at this festival. In 2010 there was two rape cases that had been reported but nothing happened. Despite all of this ridiculous mess, Melvin Benn told the East Anglia Daily Times that if the allegations are true then its horrible, however he believes that the festival provides great security and he has talked to many festival goers that agree with that too. 

Melvin does have a valid point, but the problem with festivals is that people continuously buy cheap alcohol, get drunk and are unaware of their own actions, i know this myself being that i am constantly at these events, it wouldn't suprise me if someone was raped because i have witness various sexual assaults at festivals, people just don't see the point in reporting it because there aren't any proper security measures that can provide a solid amount of evidence for a strong case.I find it humorous that Melvin Benn has stated that he is 'very happy with security' because he will probably never experience rape so of course he is happy with security, that was a rather stupid comment to make. I don't want to ruin the reputation of this festival because there probably are a lot of people that like going to it ,but personally, i would not go to this festival.

VIDEO OF THE DAY : BEN HOWARD


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MILAN'S WHERE ABOUT'S TODAY ...SHOREDITCH FESTIVAL

Last year's Shoreditch Festival in London.
If you're at Shoreditch Festival today have a look out for the founder of the blog : Milan London. She will be there reviewing everything that is going on and having a good time! Tell us what you thought about the event also, by emailing us at glamorousindierockandroll@live.co.uk, Have a nice Sunday.

BAND OF THE WEEK : LIFE IN FILM


Life In Film, is an incredibly talented, four piece band with a great sound. Some might compare them to bands like ‘The Maccabees’, or a more "updated" version of 'The Smiths' but I personally can not see how this band can be compared to anything and that is what makes them so special. Their band consists of four members : Samuel Fry, Dominic Sennett, Micky Osment and Edward Ibbotson, who all enjoy creating music and this definitely comes across through their music. You can not listen to any of their songs without instantly becoming hooked, any band that can grab  an audiences attention immediately, is definitely one to look out for in the future. I have chosen this band as the Band Of The Week because I believe that they have the talent and the passion to become one of the biggest UK rock bands in a couple of years time. I was lucky enough to be able to interview the band. Have a look at what happened !
Dominic, Micky and Sam met whilst studying. We played some music together for a while and then decided to all move to London to start the band properly. We needed to get a guitarist and Sam suggested a hairy guy he went to school with called Ed (Edward Ibbotson). He had prepared an audition piece ‘’Living On A Prayer’’, We liked it and accepted him in to the group. 
The name came to Sam (lead singer), in a dream!
We loved that show! The Top Gun episode was the best!
Well it started when we did an acoustic video for a Youtube channel called Watch Listen Tell. Christopher Bailey the creative director of Burberry watched this video and asked Sam to model for the brand. Everything else has just evolved from that moment really. 
Forest Fire,  You will possibly hear it on the album, It’s a slow song but builds up big.  
LL Cool J released his 2nd album Bigger and Deffer in 1987, the year I was born. I may or may not have heard this, but it influenced my life dramatically. Michael Jackson’s Bad was the first record I remember
Hopefully we’ll have a few albums under our belt and a strong fan base. I imagine at some point all of us will have ideas for side projects but we are just concentrating on Life in Film for now. Ed has already started work on his solo album ‘Wasting Away The Hairs’
There’s definitely a 60’s vibe that runs through the band. Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys. Along side this we all like different bands from hip-hop to folk. Having lots of different influences has really helped us create a very diverse and interesting sound.  

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MILAN LONDON CHATS TO - LIAM WINTER


Liam Winter is a singer and songwriter from Manchester, i think that his music doesn't need be explained through a brief introduction, all you need to do is press play and you will understand why we just had to get in touch with him and interview him, have a listen to his song called: Warn the Captain.


When I was 10, I picked up my dads guitar and pretty much said “I WANT TO PLAY THIS“and I have never looked back since.
No. I never thought I could sing, I still don’t think I can but that doesn't stop me from trying.
I guess at the minute the Bon Iver track Holecene off the latest Bon Iver record is just stunningly beautiful, that band can do no wrong.
I would be a tour bus driver, hopefully for someone crazy and eccentric like Prince, I’d love to see what some artists get up too behind the scenes, I bet Prince just eats food that’s coloured purple. Yeah I want to drive prince around and watch him eat beetroot.
Acoustic, folk-rock, indie songs. With a twist if bitterness.
talking heads, nick drake, the fall, i'm inspired by all kinds of different genres. I have my dad to thank for all my musical influences.