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Hear Adele's Bond theme 'Skyfall'

Posted by Glenn Yoder October 5, 2012 01:21 PM

As we reported earlier this week, megastar Adele has recorded a song for the latest James Bond flick, "Skyfall." The song, which bears the same title as the film, was posted online yesterday.

The slinky tune opens with a typically dramatic, Bond-esque orchestral swell before settling into a plodding piano line. Eventually, the string section returns, erupting into a 007 anthem.

Before "Skyfall" opens on Nov. 9, take a listen to Adele's theme song and tell us what you think. And speaking of the famous secret agent, check out style writer Christopher Muther's favorite Bond girls and take a tour through the history of Bond girls.


'Sparkle' soundtrack now streaming online

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 24, 2012 01:39 PM

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Fans planning to see "Sparkle" can experience some of the film's magic before its release date.

The soundtrack to the upcoming musical drama featuring Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston doesn't hit theaters until August 17, however the entire album is streaming on Essence.com.

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Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins to play Iggy Pop in CBGB movie

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe June 5, 2012 11:05 AM


Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is slated to portray Iggy Pop in "CBGB," a film focused on the now-defunct, iconic rock club, and the punk scene, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Actress Mickey Sumner is set to play Patti Smith, while Johnny Galecki from "The Big Bang Theory" will portray manager Terry Ork. Malin Akerman and Rupert Grint are among other big names in the movie.


Donna Summer, Prince, more songs inducted into National Recording Registry

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe May 23, 2012 01:29 PM

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AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File

TIn this May 21, 2008 file photo, Donna Summer performs during the finale of "American Idol" at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Donna Summer's hit "I Feel Love" is joining The Grateful Dead's famous 1977 Barton Hall concert as sounds of cultural significance, among 25 additions that are being announced Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by the Library of Congress as part of its National Recording Registry.

"I Feel Love," one of the disco-era hits of the late Boston-bred diva Donna Summer, is one of 25 sounds saved by the Library of Congress. "Purple Rain" by Prince, "Green Onions" by Booker T and the M.G.'s, " and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by the Vince Guaraldi Trio are also among the 2011 National Recording Registry inductees.

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Listen: Whitney Houston's last song, 'Celebrate'

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe May 21, 2012 12:38 PM

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Alicia Gbur/TriStar Pictures

In this undated file image provided by Sony Pictures Entertainment, singer-actresses Jordin Sparks, left, and Whitney Houston are shown in a scene from the 2012 film "Sparkle," directed by Salim Akil.

Whitney Houston's final song has hit the Web months after her sudden Feb. 11 death. The track, titled "Celebrate," is a duet with her "Sparkle" co-star Jordin Sparks produced by R. Kelly.

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