Now that Thanksgiving is over, everyone will be rolling out their ‘Best of 2017’ lists . . . and this year, “Rolling Stone” is up first with their rundown of ‘The 50 Best Albums of the Year.’
Here’s the Top 20 . . .
1. “Damn”, Kendrick Lamar
2. “Melodrama”, Lorde
3. “Songs of Experience”, U2. It comes out this Friday.
4. “Rainbow”, Kesha
5. “American Dream”, LCD Soundsystem
6. “American Teen”, Khalid
7. “Reputation”, Taylor Swift
8. “Villains”, Queens of the Stone Age
9. “Culture”, Migos
10. “The Thrill of It All”, Sam Smith
11. “Sleep Well Beast”, The National
12. “4:44”, Jay-Z
13. “Dark Matter”, Randy Newman
14. “Out in the Storm”, Waxahatchee
15. “Lotta Sea Lice”, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile
16. “All American Made”, Margo Price
17. “Harry Styles”, Harry Styles
18. “Masseduction”, St. Vincent
19. “Pure Comedy”, Father John Misty
20. “Ctrl”, SZA
Foo Fighters “Concrete & Gold” came in at #49, Beck’s new album “Colors” came in at #42, and Paramore’s new album “After The Laughter” came in at #25.
Here’s the rest of the list here.
The 20th anniversary of Titanic is approaching, and people are STILL trying to figure out why Jack was unable to get up on the door with Rose to safety after the ship went down.
James Cameron just did an interview with Vanity Fair about the 20th anniversary and finally gave us an answer. Here’s his full response:
“And the answer is very simple because it says on page 147 [of the script] that Jack dies. Very simple. . . . Obviously it was an artistic choice, the thing was just big enough to hold her, and not big enough to hold him . . . I think it’s all kind of silly, really, that we’re having this discussion 20 years later. But it does show that the film was effective in making Jack so endearing to the audience that it hurts them to see him die. Had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless. . . . The film is about death and separation; he had to die. So whether it was that, or whether a smoke stack fell on him, he was going down. It’s called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.”
TL;DR: It happened because he wanted it to happen. That’s all we need to know, right?
Netflix has put out their list of new releases for December, so even though they are taking It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia off (which I’m salty about), we’ll get some good additions in December. Here are some titles that standout:
8 Mile (12/1)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (12/1)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (12/1)
August Rush (12/1)
The Crown: Season 2 (12/8)
Dave Chappelle: Equantimity (12/31)
Diana: In Her Own Words (12/1)
Full Metal Jacket (12/1)
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (12/5)
Nacho Libre (12/1)
Planet Earth II (12/25)
The Little Rascals (12/1)
The Santa Clause (12/12)
The Santa Clause 2 (12/12)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (12/12)
V For Vendetta (12/1)
While You Were Sleeping (12/1)
Read the full list here.
Panic! At The Disco has announced a new live album All My Friends We’re Glorious to be released on December 15th.
The 21-track LP will document Panic’s 2016 Death of A Bachelor tour.
Panic! At the Disco – All My Friends We’re Glorious Track List
1. “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time”
2. “LA Devotee”
3. “Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)”
4. “Golden Days”
5. “Vegas Lights”
6. “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out Medley”
8. “Nine In The Afternoon”
9. “Miss Jackson”
10. “This Is Gospel”
11. “Death Of A Bachelor”
12. “The Ballad Of Mona Lisa”
13. “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”
14. “Emperor’s New Clothes”
16. “Crazy = Genius”
17. “Let’s Kill Tonight”
19. “Bohemian Rhapsody”
20. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
According to a survey, people in their 50s and over tend to like classic Christmas movies, like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” . . . while younger adults like a mix that includes everything from “The Grinch” to “Elf”.
If you tell me your age, I might be able to guess your favorite Christmas movies. Not because I’m particularly smart or anything. I mean, come on . . . I work in radio.
But a company called Christmas Lights Etc. did a survey on people’s favorites, and they broke them down into age groups.
And it turns out the older folks are more into the classics, which isn’t surprising. But younger adults seem to enjoy a mix of old and new. Although the newest movie anyone named was “Elf” from 2003. Here’s the breakdown:
1. “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947)
2. “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)
3. “White Christmas” (1954)
50 to 59:
1. “It’s a Wonderful Life”
2. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966)
3. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965)
40 to 49:
1. “A Christmas Story” (1983)
2. “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
3. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989)
30 to 39:
1. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
2. “Home Alone” (1990)
3. “Elf” (2003)
30 and under:
1. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
2. “A Christmas Story”
3. “Home Alone”
Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman announced via Twitter today that Vans Warped Tour will do it’s last run across North America in 2018 before ending for good.
— Vans Warped Tour (@VansWarpedTour) November 15, 2017
Lyman spoke with Billboard who reports that “an evolving summer festival industry, a shrinking pool of bands, and declining ticket sales amongst its teenage demographic” all contributed to the decision.
Stone Temple Pilots have officially named one-time X Factor contestant Jeff Gutt as their new singer. Gutt was a contest on season three, auditioned for STP in September 2016 and was officially hired in May 2017.
They have also released a brand new single “Meadow” being the band’s first release since Gutt joined the band. Listen here:
Stone Temple Pilots continued on after the passing of Scott Weiland in 2014 with Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington.
Dreamers stopped by Sinister Haunted House on Halloweekend to perform a few songs for us and go through the haunted house. Here they perform “Painkiller”, a cover of “Zombie” by The Cranberries, and “Sweet Disaster.”
Bright and early Tuesday morning, Muse streamed their entire show live from Japan. The show started at 7pm in Japan, so for us here in Colorado, that meant a 3am start time on Facebook live.
The whole performance is still up so you can catch it now:
30 Seconds To Mars’ newest single “Walk on Water” finally got an official video release this morning. Watch:
Thursdays aren’t just for throwbacks; here at RXP they’re also for tickets! With Ticket Window Thursday, we give away tickets to some of the best shows coming! Did you miss last week when we gave away tickets to see Galactic? Or the week before with Passion Pit?
This week (1.25) we’ve got your chance to win tickets to see Iration at the Fillmore Febrary 3!
Just be listening during the 8a, 11a, 2p, and 6p hours for the Ticket Window to open up and be caller #5 at 219-7625 to win.
Full contest rules.
Franz Ferdinand are back with new music after releasing their newest single “Always Ascending.” Their new album of the same name will be released in February of 2018.
A homeowner in Virginia known for his extravagant light shows around the holidays has created a Halloween light show set to Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still.” Watch:
Bleachers just released a new music video for their next single “I Miss Those Days” featuring tons of footage from their 2017 Gone Now Tour. Watch:
MGMT has released a brand new song called “Little Dark Age”, the title track from their forthcoming album.
This is MGMT’s first new music since 2013.
Cate sat down with Jack Antonoff of Bleachers to discuss their newest album Gone Now before their show at The Ogden on October 6. Watch:
Every weekday at 5:00, get home easily with the All-Request Drive at 5. The entire hour is all-request, commercial free for the ride home.
First at 5
Each weekday, we play one request for the First at 5, which is the first song of the 5:00 hour, and our First at 5 winner scores a prize.
Call the studio at 219-7625 or submit your requests below.
Full “First at 5” contest rules here.
Bleachers performed “Don’t Take The Money” live on Ellen on 9/26. They will be at The Ogden on October 6, so get tickets here.
Keith from Atlas Genius called into RXP to talk about the show at the Black Sheep on 9/30, their new song “63 Days” and the show they did at the Royal Gorge on 9/9 with the Dirty Heads.
Get tickets their show at The Black Sheep on 9/30 here.
Portugal. The Man has seen massive success with their latest hit “Feel It Still.” Here they are on a rooftop in London performing the song acoustic, giving a new spin to the song:
A few of us here at RXP got the chance to tour Sinister Haunted House & Hellscream Haunts before their opening this weekend and decided to document our experience.
Warning: There is lots of screaming.
Get tickets to Sinister Haunted House and Hellscream Haunts here.
Atlas Genius performed their newest song “63 Days” on Conan Wednesday night. They will be at The Black Sheep on Saturday, September 30, so get your tickets here.
Foo Fighters appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden to do their round of Carpool Karaoke Wednesday night. They drove around LA jamming out to their songs, then finished off by stopping in a record store to do a quick performance to a lucky few. Watch:
If you missed alt-J’s show in August at Red Rocks, they’ve released a video of “Fitzpleasure” from that night. The video is a 360 video which allows you to turn the camera 360 degrees throughout the video to see every angle. Check it out:
Foo Fighters’ new album Concrete & Gold is out today, and Dave Grohl tells the whole story of the making of the album in hilarious animation. Watch:
Mark Hoppus released a new song called “”Not Every Dog Goes To Heaven” as part of the album Dog Songs, where all proceeds go to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), specifically to help dogs who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Another fun fact, the song Mark Hoppus contributed is about Dinky, the dog from the movie, Vacation. Listen:
And here’s the scene the song is referencing.
Check out this recap video Young The Giant made from their show at Red Rocks on August 15 with Cold War Kids and Joywave.
The 2017 MTV VMAs were Sunday night, and ceremony included performances from Thirty Seconds To Mars, Bleachers, Lorde and more. Check out some of the performance below:
Thirty Seconds To Mars- “Walk On Water”
Jared Leto pays tribute to Chester Bennington:
Lorde- “Homemade Dynamite”
Bleachers- “Don’t Take The Money” (VMA Pre-Show)
Over a year after “Wow” came out, we finally have more details about Beck’s new album. His new album Colors will be out on 10/13, and along with the tracklist, he’s also released another new song “Dear Life.”
02 “7th Heaven”
03 “I’m So Free”
04 “Dear Life”
05 “No Distraction”
08 “Up All Night”
09 “Square One”
10 “Fix Me”
In a new video released just a few days before Villains, the new album from Queens of the Stone Age comes out, Josh Homme does the voices for all of QOTSA’s old albums in a focus group for the new album.
Villains is out this Friday.
BONUS: Here’s a blooper.