How Speed Skater Erin Jackson Is Making Winter Olympics History
News

A lifelong speed skater but a newcomer on the ice, Erin Jackson never expected to make the 2018 Winter Olympics. But on January 5th at the USA Olympic trials in Milwaukee, the 25-year-old became one of two African-American women, along with short track speed skater Maame Biney, to qualify for the Olympics for speed skating. Jackson, who shaved off an entire second off of her personal best in the 500 meter prior to trials, will be America’s first-ever African-American woman...

Like
6
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Watch Roy Orbison’s Hologram Sing ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’
Music News

Three months before a Roy Orbison hologram takes the stage for a series of “concerts,” the production company behind the spectacle released a preview of the performance. In the clip, the Orbison hologram, backed by an orchestra, plays the legendary singer’s 1964 hit “Oh, Pretty Woman.” In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert, which has already booked April dates in the United Kingdom, features the estate-approved Orbison hologram backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The production is expected to head to...

Like
11
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
The Last Word: Chuck D on Why Rap Could Be ‘the Blues of This Century’
Music News

Illustration by Mark Summers Chuck D has never been shy about sharing his opinions. From the earliest days of Public Enemy, the rapper spoke out about everything from police brutality to what he saw as systematic racism in American society. In the past year, he’s had a new platform for expressing his views in Prophets of Rage, a supergroup he formed with B-Real of Cypress Hill and 3/4th of Rage Against The Machine. They are heading to New Zealand and...

Like
10
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Stone Temple Pilots Preview New LP With Roaring ‘Roll Me Under’
Music News

Stone Temple Pilots have released “Roll Me Under,” their latest single with new singer Jeff Gutt. The crunchy, hard-hitting track will appear on the band’s upcoming LP, Stone Temple Pilots, out March 18th.  “Roll Me Under” is the second track to feature Gutt that the band has unveiled so far, following “Meadow,” which came out in November. Singing over ringing guitars from Dean DeLeo and clobbering drums from Eric Kretz, Gutt strikes a defiant pose. “Roll me under/I’ll pull...

Like
13
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
See Chris Stapleton’s Desolate ‘Drunkard’s Prayer’ on ‘Colbert’
News

Following his big night at the 60th Grammy Awards, Chris Stapleton turned The Late Show With Stephen Colbert into a church of righteous reflection on Tuesday night (January 30) with an anguished rendition of the his ballad “Drunkard’s Prayer.” Part of his outstanding From A Room: Volume 2 LP, the track was written by Stapleton with Jameson Clark and performed on Colbert as it appears on the record – bare bones and with nothing to hide its wounded message. Doling...

Like
8
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Game Developers Conference Rescinds Atari Founder’s Award Nom Amid Outcry
News

Nolan Bushnell will no longer receive a Pioneer Award during this year’s Game Developers Conference, organizers announced on Wednesday citing “feedback from the community”. Instead, this year’s award will be used “to honor all of the pioneering and unheard voices of the past.” “The Game Developers Choice Advisory Committee, who vote on the Special Award winners for each show, have made a decision not to give out a Pioneer Award for this year’s event, following additional feedback from the...

Like
8
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Brantley Gilbert to Perform His Hits With Orchestra
News

Every now and then, one has to class the place up a bit. For bro-country bad boy Brantley Gilbert, that’ll be May 4th when the Georgia native performs in Nashville backed by a full orchestra. Led by conductor Jim Gray, whose resume includes performing with Miranda Lambert, Imagine Dragons and Barbara Streisand, plus a host of major metropolitan symphony orchestras, the ensemble – dubbed the Ones That Like Me Orchestra after Gilbert’s current tour – will put a new twist...

Like
9
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Inside the Stunning Resurrection of Michael Nesmith’s First National Band
Music News

Michael Nesmith couldn’t believe what he was seeing when he walked onstage at the San Bernardino, California, club Pappy & Harriet’s Palace earlier this month. It was his first gig with his early-Seventies country-rock group the First National Band since they split 46 years ago amid raging public disinterest, yet here was a capacity crowd euphorically singing along to songs drawn from a trio of albums that never went higher than Number 143 on the Billboard album chart. “This is...

Like
6
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Sundance Film Festival and The Rise of Indie VR
News

Floating in the cold void of space, I look down at my disembodied self. All that’s left is my hands, which have become two fiery stars burning in the dark. I wave them around, reveling in my cosmic scale and consciousness. Then, sensing a more powerful presence, I turn and find a black hole looming. The inky hulk winds me closer over bands of spinning gas and stardust. I am paralyzed, unable to escape as it pulls me over the...

Like
12
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Flashback: Michael Jackson Reclaims His Pop Throne at Super Bowl XXVII
Music News

The halftime show for Super Bowl XXVI, in 1992, was legendarily awful – and not just because of the grotesque, striped sweater Olympic figure skater Brian Boitano wore while declaring, with Dorothy Hamill at his side, “It’s winter magic!” Kids in MC Hammer pants rapped about Frosty the Snowman; a dude on stilts was inexplicably given seven of television’s most valuable seconds to wave to the camera. You could practically hear viewers changing channels to Fox’ In Living Color halftime...

Like
10
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
See Megadeth’s Mascot Go on Cemetery Rampage in New ‘Lying in State’ Video
Music News

Megadeth‘s skull-faced mascot Vic Rattlehead, katana sword in hand, combs a cemetery in search of a captive boy in the band’s new video for “Lying in State,” an especially bleak cut off their 2016 album Dystopia. The song’s lyrics seem to be politically charged, with Dave Mustaine singing, “What we are witnessing is the decline of Western civilization,” but the clip itself is pure fantasy: The band performs in a ruined tomb next to burning trash cans, Vic’s sword has...

Like
17
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Lorde Handwrites Note on Grammys: ‘Thank You for Believing in Female Musicians’
Music News

After the 2018 Grammy Awards, Lorde took out a full-page advertisement in Tuesday’s New Zealand Herald, which she hand wrote. “Last night I saw a lot of crazy & wonderful things,” wrote the singer, the only female Album of the Year nominee. “I just wanted to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for loving & embracing Melodrama the way you did. My nomination belongs to you. Thank you, also, for believing in female musicians. You set a beautiful precedent!”...

Like
6
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
DJ Khaled on Being a ‘Hip-Hop Dad,’ Plans to Work With Kendrick Lamar
Music News

“You’re gettin’ all kinds of stuff out of me,” says DJ Khaled backstage at the Grammy Awards. He’s bluffing. The boisterous hip-hop producer hasn’t given away all that much about his imminent new album, the follow up to 2017’s Grateful, but he hints that it will involve Kendrick Lamar. “We’ve been talking about it,” the 42-year-old producer says of the Grammy-winning rapper. “I know when I do get my opportunity to present something with Khaled and Kendrick, I want it...

Like
8
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Nintendo Switch Beats Wii U Lifetime Sales in Just 10 Months
News

The Nintendo Switch in December officially topped the Wii U’s lifetime consoles sales, with 14.86 million of the hybrid consoles sold by the end of 2017, the company announced today. It took the Wii U, Nintendo’s last console, about five years to hit 13.56 million units sold. Earlier this month, Nintendo announced that the Switch was the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Nintendo Switch Beats Wii U Lifetime Sales in Just 10...

Like
8
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
10 Best Movies to See in February: ‘Black Panther,’ Sci-Fi, S&M and More
News

Goodbye, the cinematic dump month we know as January; hello, the occasionally fertile pre-Oscar period of weeks we call February. At this time last year, we were prepping to see a little film called Get Out – whether the 2018 edition delivers something equally as memorable is anybody’s guess, though we have high hopes for both the sci-fi flick Annihilation and the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 10 Best Movies to See in February: ‘Black Panther,’ Sci-Fi, S&M and...

Like
14
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Daily Glixel: Blizzard Swings the Nerf Bat at Four ‘Hearthstone’ Cards
News

Welcome to Daily Glixel, the B side of video game news, where we roundup some of the day’s other top stories. Today, we’ve got a YouTube feud that rivals any wrestling beef, Hearthstone is getting some balance tweaks, and musician Andrew Fleming has a great Rocket League drum...

Like
14
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
GDC Re-Examines Award for Atari Founder After Outcry Over Past Conduct
News

Plans to honor Nolan Bushnell, co-founder of Atari, with a Pioneer Award at the Game Developers Conference are being reexamined by the nomination committee following concerns raised over Bushnell’s alleged history of sexist behavior, a GDC spokesperson told This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: GDC Re-Examines Award for Atari Founder After Outcry Over Past...

Like
15
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer Rebuffs Rose McGowan’s Assault Allegations
News

Harvey Weinstein‘s lawyer said that Rose McGowan‘s claims that the film producer sexually assaulted her is “a bold lie,” Variety reports. The statement, issued by Ben Brafman, comes as McGowan embarks on a publicity tour behind her new E! documentary series, Citizen Rose, and book, Brave. In both, McGowan discusses her allegations against Weinstein, saying the producer sexually assaulted her in a hotel in 1997 during the Sundance Film Festival. On Tuesday, McGowan also spoke about Weinstein and what she called...

Like
15
0
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Why Taylor Kitsch Almost Dropped Out of David Koresh Drama ‘Waco’
News

Taylor Kitsch nearly reached a breaking point while prepping for his lead role in new TV miniseries Waco, about the events that led to a now-infamous standoff between cult leader David Koresh and the FBI back in 1993. “I almost pulled out a month and a half ,” he told Rolling Stone during a recent visit to our New York City offices. “I think I was in too deep. You spend eight hours a day in this...

Like
11
0
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Luke Bryan Announces Summer Stadium Tour With Sam Hunt
News

Luke Bryan will spend the early part of 2018 weaving his What Makes You Country Tour dates in between his obligations as a judge on ABC’s rebooted American Idol, which premieres March 11th. At the close of the season, Bryan will mount a supersized version of the tour – dubbed What Makes You Country XL – bound for stadiums in the U.S. and Canada with an all-star lineup. Kicking off May 31st at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, the...

Like
18
0
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Welcome to jamair.tv