Two massive 90s icons passed away yesterday, Prodigy frontman Keith Flint and Hollywood actor Luke Perry.
Flint, who became the poster boy for the 90s rave scene, was found dead at his house in Essex, he was 49 years old. Perry, who broke hearts in the American teen drama Beverly Hills 90210, suffered a massive stroke last week and never recovered. He died yesterday aged 52 at a hospital in Los Angeles.
Loads of people took to social media to recount tales of both men, but one constant emerged and that was of their kindness. Even though it felt like a large portion of our youth had perished here at HMS Friday we took solace from two stories, (one from singer James Blunt and the other from actor Colin Hanks), which we thought perfectly summed up life’s most important lesson. If you be can one thing, in the limited time you have on this planet, be nice. People will remember your actions forever.
Here’s the official music video for LCD Soundsystem’s latest track ‘oh baby’ and it’s simplistic beauty makes it one of this year’s best.
It stars Sissy Spacek and David Strathairn as two aged scientists frantically trying to map out an extremely complicated equation for something big. I’ll leave it at that. The video is directed by Rian Johnson, a man who surprisingly didn’t wreck out childhood with his brilliant Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie, proving once more he’s a talent to pay attention to.
I personally don’t mind Muse as a band but throughout their career they’ve always managed to produce some of the more inventive and entertaining music videos.Their latest for the single Pressure is no exception.
Directed by filmaker Lance Drake it stars the band and legendary actor Terry Crews and is rammed full of pop culture and movie references from the 80s, ranging from the more obvious Back To The Future and Critters to the more obscure like The Exterminator and Fright Night.
It merits a couple of watches to catch them all. Good luck.
Italian singer Andrea Bocelli has released a new song which has pretty much made most of the internet weep.
Bocelli, who was born blind, has joined forces with his 20 year-old talented son, Matteo Bocelli, to sing a moving duet entitled ‘Fall On Me’, which has accumulated almost three million views on YouTube in only five days.
A man who has never been able to see his own son, singing in perfect harmony with him is probably the most emotional thing you’ll experience on the internet this week.
We recently purchased the new Justice album, Audio, Video, Disco and boy were we glad we did.
What an uplifting collection of songs to get your blood pumping when you can’t find the industrial strength coffee in the office. By the duo’s own admission this album isn’t anywhere near as dark and grimy as Cross, they’ve described this new material as ‘daytime music‘ and there’s a definite metal flavour to the proceedings with a few tracks sounding like long forgotten 70’s arena rock anthems, but those crafty two Frenchmen definitely know how to mix together a tune.
Back in 1994 The Beastie Boys released a music video for their single Sabotaged which became an instant cult classic. Fast forward 17 years, (has it really been that long?), and the hip hop trio have teamed up once more with director Spike Jonze, (Where The Wild Things Are, Adaptation, Being Jon Malkovich), for the video of their latest single Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win, featuring The Beastie Boys as old school Action Men, a cameo appearance by Santigold as a Barbie Doll, a zombie Nazi horde, man eating sharks and just for good measure a Yeti in a helicopter.
Here’s yet another viral video which is currently burning up the Internet. It’s a rendition of Katy Perry’s pop hit Firework, by a group of American school kids accompanied by an acapella club, consisting of large men in the thirties. The kids are known as the PS22 Chorus and are based in Staten Island, New York and are well known in the States for their cover versions of pop songs past and present. Kids wanting to join have to go through an annual auditioning process and if they fail they need to wait a whole year before applying again, no pressure there then at such a young age.
Some people are actually describing this video as ‘beautiful’, and are openly confessing that they’ve burst into tears upon watching it. See, this is what happens when you bombard a generation with shows like The X Factor, Got Talent and f@cking Glee, they grow up truly believing they are the next big thing in waiting. Just watch how some of them work the camera when they are being filmed. If you think we’re being a little harsh check out their other videos below. When we were that age we were round the bike shed sniffing glue and smoking fags, bunking off school, throwing stones at glass windows and plundering. Never did us any harm and we’re famous as f@ck!
To say that the crew here at HMS Friday thoroughly despise reality television, so much so that if it were a person we would gladly drag it screaming out by it’s heels into a car park and force it to endure some form of blunt force trauma, would be something of an understatement. Apparently some pop singer who won, or came a runner-up or appeared for a brief while on The X Factor some time ago made a re-appearance recently to sing and ultimately promote her new single. Diana Vickers performed an absolute car crash of a song entitled My Wicked Fart Heart which, in our own humble opinion, was so ear rapingly bad we had no idea the song actually had lyrics, until some kind person decided to post up the subtitles to her, (in loose brackets), performance. Hey Vickers nice plagiarism on the chorus from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.