Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Stranger Things Season 3 Soundtrack Features The Cars, The Who & More

Along with the arrival of the third season of Netflix's Stranger Things yesterday comes a new soundtrack.

Stranger Things: Soundtrack From the Netflix Original Series, Season 3 is now available on CD and digital platforms, as well as on a cassette that's available exclusively at FYE.

A vinyl edition, complete with a mini-poster and an extra 7" single, will also be for sale on July 26. Walmart, Target and Urban Outfitters will feature exclusive colored vinyl with bonus items; Barnes & Noble will offer an exclusive version of the LP with a different cover.

Back in May, a preview clip featured the Cars' "Moving in Stereo," which appears on the soundtrack. Other songs include.a remix of the Who's "Baba O'Riley," Foreigner's "Cold as Ice" and John Mellencamp's "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A."

The '80s-set program also includes hits by Huey Lewis & the News (Workin' for a Livin'"), REO Speedwagon ("Can't Fight This Feeling"), Madonna ("Material Girl") and the Pointer Sisters ("Neutron Dance") made during that decade. The only new recording is "Never Ending Story" by actors Gaten Matarazzo and Gabriella Pizzolo. You can check out the track listing below.

Big Boi & Kid Cudi Cast In "Creepshow" TV Series

Big Boi and Kid Cudi are joining a classic horror franchise.

According to Deadline, the two rappers have landed roles in the upcoming television reboot of the anthology Creepshow.

Big Boi is featured in an episode titled “The Man in the Suitcase,” which is written by Christopher Buehlman and directed by Dave Bruckner. Cudi will star in an episode called “Bad Wolf Down” written and directed by Rob Schrab.

The original Creepshow film was helmed by two icons of the horror genre, Night Of The Living Dead director George A. Romero and best-selling author Stephen King. The movie was released in 1982 and spawned a sequel, Creepshow 2, in 1987.

The TV version of Creepshow will debut on Shudder, a streaming service that specializes in horror, later this year. Greg Nicotero, a director/producer for the hit show The Walking Dead, is serving as the showrunner.

Chaka Khan Bashes Her Vocal Sample From Kanye West’s “Through The Wire”

Iconic singer Chaka Khan sat down for a recent episode of Bravo’s  Watch What Happens Live with host Andy Cohen where they broached a myriad of topics. Khan’s career spans five decades so naturally there was plenty to unpack.

When asked about Kanye West using a sample of her 1984 song, “Through The Fire” for his own “Through The Wire” cut, she admitted she wasn’t pleased by the end result.

“[The conversations went] very differently than the song turned out, obviously,” she said. “… He called me when he just got out of the hospital. He said, ‘You were so instrumental in my healing process. I had to change the words a little bit to the song, but I had to eat through a wire, you know, and I was wired shut, through a straw.'”

“It meant that much to me and it really got my heart. It pulled … at my [heart] strings,” she continued. “So I said, ‘Yeah. Use it.’ Then when it came out … I was pissed.”

Khan added if she would have been aware what he was going to do with her song, she would have shot ‘Ye down, calling the song “stupid.”

“Not insulting. I thought it was stupid,” she said. “If I had known he was gonna do that I would’ve said, ‘Hell no.'”

Rather than talk to ‘Ye about how she feels, she decided silence speaks volumes.

“I didn’t [talk to him]. What can I say?” she said. “The best way to tell him is silence. And give him crickets.”