The great Davy Jones of The Monkees has passed on today at 68 of a heart attack, and we would like to take a moment to remember his great works as both a musician and actor.
Davy sang lead vocals in the band The Monkees on many of their popular tracks of the 60′s and early 70′s. The group reached high levels of stardom as musicians & actor and we’re world wide heartthrobs.
You can hear Davy’s lead vocals on such popular hits as Daydream Believer and many more. He was a true asset to the world of music and screen and will always be remembered for his fun boyish charms that swooned the world for many years. Thank you for the great music and memories.
Below you can see Davy’s audition screen test for the popular Monkees television show which greatly captures his honest, tender and light-hearted personality.
Leave your favorite Davy Jones songs, videos and memories below.
The first ‘official’ single from Marina and the Diamonds upcoming sophomore album Electra Heart comes in the form of Primadonna. We’ve previously been treated to sultry ballads likeFear and Loathing and dance floor stompers like Radioactiveand Homewrecker, it seems like the album is shaping up to be quite the mix!
Watch Marina perform Primadonna in Cambridge a few days ago…
What do you think of the performance? Which track is your favorite from Electra Heart so far? Sound off in the comments!
Madonna‘s new single Girl Gone Wild just premiered in official lyric video capacity via Vevo. We’ve been dying to hear it since it popped up alongside Turn Up The Radio and Give Me All Your Luvin’ in the brilliant teaser MDNA megamix. The bangin’ bass heavy number was produced by the brilliant Benny Benassi, and get things off to a fabulous start as the opening track on MDNA!
The Act Of Contritioninspired opening prayer is one killer way to kick off MDNA! We heard it earlier today, it’s missing in the lyric video version, but you can listen to the full song right here…
I love that Madonna amped up the energy on the second single and went straight for the club! I’m obsessed with the slowed down part towards the end, it’s so reminiscent of the Confessions era…I love the ‘forgive me’ purr!
Can we also take a moment to acknowledge how smoking hot she looks in the promo shot? Again it’s totally a Confessions vibe… she’s got Farrah hair!
We look forward to seeing the Mert & Marcus directed Girl Gone Wild video that was shot in LA last week. Apparently it has a religious theme, starts with Madonna reciting the Act of Contrition style prayer, and is rumored to have been shot entirely in black and white.
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Damon Albarn‘s animated outfit Gorillaz team up with the Converse Three Artists. One Song campaign on new track DoYaThing. A collaboration between Andre 3000 and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, the single also promotes new Chuck Taylor sneakers – a limited edition collection which features artwork by Gorillaz own James Hewlett.
Albarn hints at a 12 minute version of the track to be released in the future, and an accompanying video via Hewlett is on it’s way. DoYaThing is available guilt-free below.
Catch up on your Gorillaz with The Singles Collection: 2001-2011in anticipation of new material from Albarn’s other project Blur, which producer William Orbit has hinted his involvement in. Hot off their heels of their Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at The Brits, Blur have hinted at a new album in the coming year. Are you ready?
Happinessis first official single from Mr. Sam Sparro‘s forthcoming album Return To Paradise dropped in Australia this week on iTunes. With a fantastic piano intro and slap bass working it throughout the track, Sam stays true to his funk/dance flair. The video was shot last week with Mike Rosenthal in Los Angeles and features performance act Harlow Gold. Check out Sparro’s buzz tracks The Shallow End and Pink Cloudwhile you wait for the full length.
Happiness is out soon with remixes by Beni, Kim Anh x Small Pyramids, The Magician and Larry Heard/Mr. Fingers. Are you loving his new material or still playing out your copy of Sam Sparro?
In early February U.K. electro-pop pioneers Saint Etienne released a free download of new single Tonight, a fantastic Xenomania (Tim Powell) produced/Richard X mixed teaser of new material. New album Words and Music by Saint Etienne, out May 21 will be their first in 7 years. Bob Sanley (songwriter/keyboardist) hints at the inspiration behind the album, describing “how music affects your life,” and “how it defines the way you see the world as a child, how it can get you through bad times in unexpected ways.”
Watch the video for Tonight and peep the U.K. tour dates below.
U.K. TOUR DATES
05-22 Sheffield, England – Leadmill
05-23 Glasgow, Scotland – Oran Mor
05-24 Liverpool, England – Kazimer
05-25 Cardiff, Wales – Gate Theatre
05-26 Leamington Spa, England – Assembly
05-28 London, England – Palladium
Tonight is out on March 5 with remixes by Richard X, Club Clique, and The 2 Bears. Check out their fantastic back catalog on iTunes here. Are you loving Tonight as much as we are?
Simian Mobile Disco tease new material with eerie inhaling and exhaling. Oh, and there are a few wails in there too! Fourteenth Principles is the first hint at new material from the minimal tech duo from the just announced/upcoming album Unpatterns.
You know we’ve raved about their collaboration work with Beth Ditto, clamored for them to produce/remix something for Madonna and danced it off with their album Temporary Pleasure.
I’m intrigued, how about you? Unpatterns drops May 14th.