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Top Bad Movies with Great Soundtracks

While it’s rare that a soundtrack can break an otherwise good movie, a great one can certainly make a bad movie infinitely better.

Whether it’s the perfect song swelling at just the right moment to elevate some so-so acting or a collection of greatest hits for a flick you forgot about the instant the lights went up, some superb soundtracks have been attached to some awful movies.

  • Twilight: New Moon
  • Jennifer’s Body
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Wicker Park
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Beach
  • Tron: Legacy
  • Golden State
  • Batman Forever

 

Bruce Springsteen Announces his ‘Born to Run’ Book Tour

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Bruce Springsteen will hit the road this fall for a book tour promoting his forthcoming biography, Born to Run. Springsteen’s nine-date tour kicks off in his hometown of Freehold Township, NJ, at Barnes and Noble on Sept. 27 and is slated to wind down on Oct. 10 at the Harvard Coop in Boston; Born to Run is due out on Sept. 27 and available for preorder at Brucespringsteenbook.com.

An Old Album by Prince’s Female Alter-Ego Camille Is Up for Auction

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In 1986, PRINCE recorded an album as ‘Camille,’ his FEMALE alter ego.  The vocals are sped up to sound more feminine.  The untitled album has eight songs, and was originally going to be released, but it was scrapped and all the copies were supposedly destroyed.  But it isn’t completely gone.

Prince’s former tour manager Karen Krattinger is auctioning off a copy she had, along with 18 other promotional releases.  Bidding on the package ends tomorrow, and last we checked it was going for $15,000.

By the way, Prince ended up releasing most of the Camille songs later under his name with natural vocals.

Travis Scott Has the New #1 Album in America

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Here’s this week’s Top 10:

  1.  NEW:  “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight”, Travis Scott . . . 88,000 copies
  2. NEW:  “Bad Vibrations”, A Day to Remember . . . 67,000 copies
  3. “Views”, Drake . . . 60,000 copies
  4. The “Suicide Squad” soundtrack . . . 55,000 copies
  5. “Dig Your Roots”, Florida Georgia Line . . . 42,000 copies
  6. “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway”, Barbra Streisand . . . 41,000 copies
  7. “Blurryface”, Twenty One Pilots . . . just more than 30,000 copies
  8. “Anti”, Rihanna . . . 30,000 copies
  9. “Lemonade”, Beyoncé . . . nearly 30,000 copies
  10. “Blonde”, Frank Ocean . . . 29,000 copies

Billy Corgan has “Sort of Finished a New Solo Album”billy

In July, Billy Corgan revealed in a Facebook video on the Smashing Pumpkins’ page that he “just sort of finished a new solo album” and “it’s actually recorded and sort of mostly done.” The album was recorded over two weeks in California, and it’s composed of all new songs, but doesn’t have a release date yet, according to Corgan. Earlier this week, Corgan returned to Facebook to post a video revealing that he worked on this solo record with Rick Rubin. He had this to say about the record and collaboration:

“I have talked a little bit about how I’m making a solo record. I haven’t talked about who I made the solo record with. I actually made the solo record with Rick Rubin, my longtime friend, and one of the greatest producers in the history of rock and roll. We finished all the basic recordings. I think we recorded about 12 or 13 songs. I’m set to go back out to the west coast at some point to finish up a few things, but for the most part the record is done. I don’t have a due date on when that’s going to be coming out.”

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Josh Homme, Florence Welch, Beck and more Appear on Lady Gaga’s New Album…

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Late last night, Lady Gaga unleashed her first new solo music in three years with “Perfect Illusion”. Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Mark Ronson, and Grimes collaborator Bloodpop all contributed to the song’s production, and as Gaga herself revealed on Twitter, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme played guitar.

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