Saturday, 4 June 2011

Linkin Park: 'Iridescent' Video Released

Linkin Park are all over the "Transformers" series of films, having provided tracks for both of the first two flicks; they're also big fans.

They're back, again, with another contribution for the latest installment, "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon", which hits theaters June 29.

Currently on tour in support of "A Thousand Suns", the band will perform the song in Moscow's Red Square June 23 at the film's premiere.

 Linkin Park premiered the new video for "Iridescent" on Thursday via the MTV network of companies; it's the lead single from the film's soundtrack.
The video is snagged from MTV; all others on YouTube are getting shut down as quickly as they've been posted.

So, heads up – because it's MTV US, the video below may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.
In the meantime, keep your eyes open for a globally-accessible version of the video.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Lady GaGa: "Iron Maiden Changed My Life"


Great music can change anyone’s life. Even Lady Gaga’s.

The pop star spoke with Rolling Stone recently about seeing Iron Maiden live in Tampa last month, and it was an eye-opening experience for her, to say the least.

It would be hard to miss Gaga, even at a Maiden show. "People did recognize me, but it was so kind and warm and awesome," she said. "I mean, Iron Maiden is all about, 'We don't care who our fans are. We love everybody.' . . . I guess what I'm trying to say is the devotion of the fans moving in unison, pumping their fists, watching the show, when I see that, I see the paradigm for my future and the relationship I want to have with my fans. Iron Maiden's never had a hit song, and they tour stadiums around the world, and their fans live, breathe and die for Maiden, and that is my dream. That is my dream."

"And not only that," she added, "but when we got into the crowd, there was no pretension. I'm a pop singer — I didn't know what it would be like in a crowd of a Maiden [fans]; everybody was hugging me, high-fiving, fistpumps in the air… 'Oh, it's so cool you're at Maiden.' Jumping and dancing… I mean, it was like absolute no judgment, no prejudice, freedom and love for music. It doesn't matter who you are; you don't need to know anything about music to love it. And it was just so… It was just awesome… Maiden changed my life.