The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Beats Music drops
Beats Music has launched for iPhone and Android and if you get it now you can get 7 days free. The subscription based music service touts new technology that allows you to fine tune what your in the mood to listen to. There's a "sentence" function which critics are calling the mad lib of music. For example, you say "I'm at a protest and could rage to some death metal polka" and the program will hook you up with what they think you're into ... There's a ton of names and money behind this deal. It is being launched tantamount to hip hop mainstay Dr. Dre's Beats by Dre (which are overpriced head phones) and even Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor lends his voice to an online promo and an exclusive 4-song remix exclusively to Beats. You may even see a Super Bowl ad, but initial reviews are mixed on what new the ap brings to the music industry. Market analysists are speculating how much it's gonna take away from Spotify, another subscription based music service. But, nothing beats free Real Rock and that's what you get with Springfield's Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ.
Reznor back to scoring
Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor is back to the motion picture arena with another go scoring a David Fincher film. Reznor is reuniting with the director of cult classic films like Fight Club, Seven, and most recently with Reznor on music for Social Network and Girl With a Dragon Tattoo. We can't not mention Atticus Ross who's worked hand-in-hand with Reznor on these film projects and How to Destroy Angels, Reznor's side project with wife Mariqueen Maandig. Reznor revealed via Twitter that he is working with Atticus on Fincher's film Gone Girl.
and yes, Atticus and I are scoring David Fincher’s upcoming Gone Girl!
And if there wasn't enough 'gasms going around today, there's word that there will be an orgy of collaborations to close this year's Grammy awards which will include Trent Reznor with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme, plus Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham. It's being billed as a "once in a lifetime grand finale" performance. It's not the first the three have hooked up. They appeared together during Grohl's Sound City documentary. Queens of the Stone Age are up for a few Grammys for their latest album Like Clockwork ..., an album that also featured both Reznor and Grohl making an appearance. That, plus Metallica's performance, may make this year worth watching.
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