“NOW That’s What I Call Rock” Is Finally Here And All We Can Say Is, It’s About Time!


(PCM) There couldn’t be a more perfect time for the release of the newest edition in the NOW multi-artist hit anthology series “NOW That’s What I Call Rock”! The release marks the first time that the NOW series has featured an all rock n’ roll compilation and it leaves us wondering what took them this long!

The airwaves these days are filled with pop darlings and cookie-cutter one-hit wonders to the point of overkill and rock, which once ruled the charts, is much of the time overlooked. This compilation of chart-topping and best-selling rock hits proves with certainty that rock n’ roll is very much alive and well. It is a brilliant portrait of the current rock universe and features something for just about every taste.

The compilation features artists such as Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Fall Out Boy, as well as, newcomers  Failure Anthem, Devour The Day and Wolf Alice.  Of course there will always be complaints about which band’s didn’t make it onto this particular compilation, however overall it features a solid mix of artists who are continuing to pave the way for rock music into the future. Plus, we can only hope that this release will only lead to additional volumes for the “NOW That’s What I Call Rock” series!

The track list for “NOW That’s What I Call Rock” is as follows:

Artist / Track

Bring Me The Horizon – Throne
Shinedown – Cut The Cord
Fall Out Boy – Uma Thurman
Royal Blood – Little Monster
Seether – Words As Weapons
Cage The Elephant – Mess Around
The Struts – Could Have Been Me
Imagine Dragons – I Bet My Life
Cold War Kids – First
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
X Ambassadors – Renegades
Chris Cornell – Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – S.O.B
Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s
Florence & The Machine – Ship To Wreck
Borns – Electric Love
Breaking Benjamin – Failure
Red Sun Rising – The Otherside

NOW Rock! – “What’s Next”:
Failture Anthem – Paralyzed
Devour The Day – Lightning In The Sky
Wolf Alice – Bros

We want to give 5 lucky site visitors a chance to win a copy of “NOW That’s What I Call Rock”. All you have to do is “Like” our page on Facebook and comment with your favorite “rock n’ roll” moment! Winners will be chosen at random and contest is open to U.S. residents only!

Enter now for a chance to win one of 5 copies of “NOW That’s What I Call Rock”! Comment below with your favorite “rock n’ roll” moment!

Posted by Pop Culture Madness on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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The 9th Annual Roots Picnic Lineup Announced!

(PCM) Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson announced the lineup for the 9th Annual Roots Picnic yesterday and it boasts a host of up-and-comers and some breakout artists from the past year.

Taking place on Saturday, June 4th in Philadelphia at the Festival Pier, the 9th Annual Roots Picnic is being headlined by Future, who had a stellar year in 2015 with the release of his mixtape with Drake, What a Time To Be Alive, Leon Bridges, and Usher, who will be backed by the Roots.

This year’s lineup, like all of the lineups before it, contains a mix of rap, hip hop, R&B, soul, and electronic.

Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Blood Orange, Kehlani, Kaytranada, Swizz Beats, Jidenna, Ibeyi, DMX, Metro Boomin, Migos, Lil Dicky, Willowsmith, Lolawolf, Everyday People feat. DJ mOma, Paris Monster, Rich Medina, Tish Hyman, Lil Uzi Vert, and Gogo Morrow will be all be playing the 9th Annual Roots Picnic alongside the Roots.

Presale tickets are currently on sale with general tickets going on sale Friday, February 5th at 12:00 pm EST.

For more info, check out RootsPicnic.com.


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Lady Gaga Will Honor David Bowie At The Upcoming 58th Annual Grammy Awards


(PCM) The Recording Academy® will honor GRAMMY® winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient David Bowie with an experiential tribute performed by one of his biggest fans, six-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Lady Gaga, at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Affording audiences a chance to experience Bowie’s music once again, the tribute will be a multisensory testament to the icon’s incredible artistry and a reflection of his limitless creativity.

The musical director for Lady Gaga’s tribute is three-time GRAMMY winner Nile Rodgers, whose own history with Bowie dates back more than 30 years to “Let’s Dance,” the chart-topping 1983 hit that marked the beginning of a lifelong friendship between the two.

Lady Gaga joins previously announced performers including Adele, James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd. Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J is set to host Music’s Biggest Night® for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

The tribute will mark Lady Gaga’s fourth appearance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast. She is nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Til It Happens To You” with Diane Warren.

“We had already booked Lady Gaga on this year’s show, but when David passed — almost in a single moment — we knew we had to change direction,” said executive producer of the GRAMMY Awards Ken Ehrlich. “We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honor David. She’s perfect for it. So I reached out to Nile and, before long, we were on our way to creating what we believe will not only make a great GRAMMY Moment, but one befitting of David.” 

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Jewel Hits The Road This Spring For An Intimate Tour


(PCM) Grammy-nominated songwriter and New York Times’ bestselling author and poet JEWEL will return to the road this Spring for an intimate tour, performing hits spanning her 12-studio albums including 2015’s ‘Picking Up the Pieces’ and sharing stories from her memoir Never Broken — Songs Are Only Half the Story.  Jewel’s “Picking Up the Pieces Tour” kicks off Friday, March 4 in Lake Charles, LA at Golden Nugget Casino Grand Ballroom.

“It’s going to be really fun to get back out on the road,” Jewel said.  “I’m excited to share the stories behind some of my favorite and most personal songs in such an intimate setting.”

The tour marks Jewel’s first since 2013’s “Greatest Hits” tour and is the culmination of an exciting 2015 that saw the singer release her first memoir and her 12th studio album ‘Picking Up the Pieces’ within days of each other.  Praised as “remarkably raw” and “bracingly honest (Entertainment Weekly)” the album has been noted as a bookend to her multiplatinum selling debut, 1995’s ‘Pieces of You’.  “Never Broken — Songs Are Only Half the Story” shares experiences spanning Jewel’s childhood and career and earned the designations of a NY Times Bestseller and “the perfect celebrity memoir” by TIME.

Called “one of the most richly idiomatic pop singers of her generation (Rolling Stone),” Jewel has sold over 27million albums to date and earned praise from fellow songwriters including Loretta Lynn and Neil Young. A cornerstone of the current American and folk movements, the singer will perform fan favorites spanning the record including “Who Will Save Your Soul”, which sold 12million copies.

Full “Picking Up the Pieces Tour” dates included below, for additional information visit: http://www.jeweljk.com/

Mar 4 Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget Casino
Mar 5 Biloxi, MS IP Casino Resort and Spa
Mar 6 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Mar 10 Fort Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse
Mar 11 Fort Pierce, FL Sunrise Theatre
Mar 12 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
Mar 13 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre
Mar 17 Greensboro, NC Carolina Theatre
Mar 18 Wilmington, NC CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center
Mar 19 Durham, NC Carolina Theatre
Apr 7 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
Apr 8 Albany, NY The Egg Center For the Performing Arts
Apr 9 Harrisburg, PA The Forum Theatre
Apr 14 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Apr 15 Bethlehem, PA The Sands Casino Resort
Apr 16 Atlantic City, NJ Event Center at the Borgata
Apr 17 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre
Apr 28 Munhall, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
Apr 29 Wilmington, DE The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Apr 30 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
May 13 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
May 14 Grass Valley, CA Veterans Memorial Auditorium
May 15 Modesto, CA Gallo Center For The Arts
May 19 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center
May 20 Northridge, CA Valley Performing Arts Center
May 21 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s
May 25 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
May 26 Boise, ID Egyptian Theatre
May 27 Sun Valley, Idaho Sun Valley Pavilion

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Inspire Your Heart With Art Day, January 31

snoopy-starry-sttarry-nightThe origins of Inspire Your Heart With Art Day are not known, though it is annually celebrated on January 31.  The meaning of Inspire Your Heart With Art Day, is fairly clear, take a moment to step away for the craziness of life and enjoy the type or art that inspires you.

The word “inspire” means to “animate the mind or emotions.”  So to be inspired by art is to have your emotions stirred and bring your mind into a place of action.  You can be inspired to both good and to evil, but the point of this day is to inspire your emotions and mind to good.

Art comes in all forms, music, painting, drawing, sculpture, the written word, comic books and comic strips, (I don’t think anyone reading this would argue that Charles Schulz was not an artist.  We would say he was!),  dance, theater, movies, TV shows, and others that I know I am failing to mention.

I believe in many ways we are surrounded by art.  There are usually some types of pictures hung in our work places, music is played over head almost where ever we go, advertisement utilizes all forms of art and they are definitely working to inspire you.  They want to inspire you to buy their products.

So how can you celebrate Inspire Your Heart With Art Day.  I would suggest doing something that you would normally not do.  If you watch TV and go to the movies all the time, go see a live stage play today.  If you always listen to rock music or rap, take a break and explore classical music or jazz.  When was the last time you went to a museum?  When was the last time you went to a live concert? 

Pay attention to what art does to you emotionally.  If you read or watch The Lord of the Rings, what is the book or movie saying to you?  What is the story about to you?  I bring The Lord of the Rings up because it wasn’t until I was 30 that I realized what the book spoke to my heart about.  For me the book is about friendship.  Someone else will probably think quite differently, which is what makes art important.  It stretches our minds and really good art points us towards others.

I brought up Charles Schulz earlier.  How many people can honestly say his art hasn’t touched them.  His art is in comic strips, tv shows, paintings, drama, music, sculpture, theater and film.  He has crossed almost every genre of art.  Snoopy inspires us to be cheerful and courageous; Charlie Brown helps us to identify with the underdog and Linus makes us think just a little bit more about what we are reading.  Peanuts, in many ways has become all forms of art in one package.

Several years ago I watched a movie about the homeless called Stone Pillow.  It was a drama about a street person in a large city.  Throughout the film the needs of and how to help the homeless were presented.  Not preached.  It was a piece of art, and inspired both my emotions and my mind.  I grew less fearful of people who live on the streets and I learned what to do to help, I have done what I could since then.  Art changed me.

So, go out and experience art.  Look at paintings, listen to music, see a play, read a book, but let what you do inspire you to do more.  Let the art into your art and mind.

One last thought.  We here at PCM are interested in you.  The sight is titled POP CULTURE MADNESS and art is part of pop culture.  So what types of art inspire you?  What helps you along the way in this life?  There is an area for comments directly below this article, please take a moment and tells about the art that is a part of your life.

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Fans Have Launched An Official Petition For Snoop Dogg To Narrate “Planet Earth” Documentaries


(PCM) It is not surprising that after the hilarious clip of Snoop Dogg narrating a brief nature video titled “Plizzanet Earth” as part of a Jimmy Kimmel sketch surfaced online that fans would immediately be clamoring for more! In fact, they have even started a petition which has already reached over 37,000 signatures, that urges creators to allow Snoop Dogg to narrate the next season of the BBC series “Planet Earth”.

Good news is that Snoop, himself, is on-board as he took time to tweet his support for the petition saying ” “who made this ?? lets get this s–t going. who want more #PlizzanetEarth ?!”

We can only hope that the BBC will listen!  Seriously, it will be absolutely hilarious!


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