A Perfect Circle On Influences Collaboration Building Eat The Elephant

first_img Twitter A Perfect Circle Talk Building ‘Eat The Elephant’ perfect-circle-influences-collaboration-building-eat-elephant News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Dec 25, 2018 – 7:27 am A Perfect Circle Talk ‘Eat The Elephant’ A Perfect Circle On Influences, Collaboration & Building ‘Eat The Elephant’ The influential rock group stopped by the GRAMMY Museum to discuss the impetus for their new music, their early influences and the creative process behind their big 2018 returnNate HertweckGRAMMYs Dec 25, 2018 – 7:30 am A Perfect Circleis the kind of band fans wait with bated breath to hear new music from, no matter how long they are away. In the case of Eat The Elephant, the band’s fourth album, the wait was a full 14 years. Still, the new material was met with much anticipation, a testament to the art. Email Back in October, we premiered a video for the title track from the album-length film the band made for Eat The Elephant. In the song, lead singer and songwriter Maynard James Keenan’s stark, haunting vocals creek and soar over lead composer and guitarist Billy Howerdel’s dynamic backdrop. During a recent visit to the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles,as Keenan and Howerdel shared how they came to revisit the project after all these years away.”I think it was just time,” said Keenan. “I was really busy with Puscifer for quite a while. Then I was gonna get back into doing some Tool music, and they weren’t ready, so I was like [to Howerdel], “Hey, what’s up?”The time passed since their previous album, 2004’s Emotive, manifests itself on Eat The Elephant in the space within and around its songs, creating a new sonic environment from the band’s previous work. This had everything to do with how the songs’ foundations were built.”A lot of times on this record we had the song kind of almost complete, and then he put the vocals on top. It was pretty amazing,” explained Howerdel. “Maynard had a lot more input into the music this time, just to, you know, try to some things, because he knew where he was gonna go vocally. He wasn’t in the room when I was working on the music, so we’d kind of lightly steer in that direction. And I think it worked out because he just had something in mind and then was able to throw the solid final performance on top of it.”When it comes to architecting a vocal, Keenan does it like no one else. The genesis of his genius instincts begin with responding to the music, as he revealed during the conversation. “First and foremost, it’s a reaction to the melodies and structures and time signatures that the group of musicians are presenting me, whether it’s Mat Mitchell, or Billy, or Tool,” he said. “It’s all a reaction melodically to those rhythms, constructing it in a way that feels like an actual conversation. And I of course react better when they’re not in 4/4. I don’t speak in 4/4.””Then [I] figure out where that emotion is going, and then just look at your life experiences, what you’re experiencing at the moment, and attach a set of words or a circumstance to that set of rhythms and melodies to see if it opens up a whole story, because you know, human interaction, human experience from birth to death, there’s an infinite number of flavors and colors and bandwidths and emotions that come with those experiences.”Keenan also named an intriguing roster of early influences, providing a glimpse into his stylistic DNA. His early exposure to everything from Roberta Flack to Black Sabbath to Joni Mitchell led to an appreciation of Minor Threat, Killing Joke, Swans and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, which in turn led him to Gillian Welch and PJ Harvey.”To me, there’s a sadness that’s captivating in that writing that’s essential,” Keenan says of Welch, Harvey and his tastes as they’ve evolved over the course of his life.A Perfect Circle has evolved, too. At its core, it’s a dynamic collaboration, which means Keenan and Howerdel cannot say what will come next.”It’s a marriage of sorts,” says Howerdel. “You have to make this more than just the sum of its parts, more than the sum of the two of us. That comes from the unknown of collaboration… Having collaboration is the magic of never knowing what’s coming next.”A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel On New Music, Touring Again & MoreRead more Facebook last_img read more

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner marries Joe Jonas in Las Vegas

first_img Tags Post a comment Record producer and DJ Diplo shared images from the event live on his Instagram account and handled DJ duties at the reception, CBS reports. Turner wore a white satin pantsuit and white veil and carried a bouquet of white flowers highlighted by a blue flashing light. See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos Game of Thrones airs Sunday on HBO. Just three episodes remain in the series. In true Vegas style, the couple appears to have been wed by an Elvis Presley impersonator, and instead of wedding bands, they exchanged Ring Pops. Jonas brothers Nick and Kevin served as groomsmen.Goofy Vegas details aside, this seems to be a real wedding. CNET sister site ET confirmed it with a look at the marriage license.Turner, 23, is a British actress who began playing Sansa on HBO’s Game of Thrones when she was just 14. She also plays Jean Grey in the X-Men film series.Jonas, 29, rose to fame with his family music group, the Jonas Brothers, and later formed DNCE, which had a huge 2015 hit with the song Cake by the Ocean. The couple announced their engagement back in 2017 with matching Instagram posts displaying Turner’s diamond engagement ring. 57 Photos 0 Share your voice More on Game of Thrones Game of Thrones stars, from season 1 through today Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams: Yep, my mom watched that Arya scene Game of Thrones products: The coolest goods for Westeros watchers Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell statistical analysis: Who was the MVP? 187 Photos TV and Movies Congrats @joejonas & @SophieT who just tied the knot in Vegas! 🎉 @nickjonas & @kevinjonas by Joe’s side while @DanAndShay sang “Speechless” as Sophie walked down the aisle. ET can confirm the two obtained a marriage license in Vegas today. You can watch the vows on @diplo’s IG! pic.twitter.com/IjlpCA8akI— Cassie DiLaura (@CassieDiLaura) May 2, 2019 Her Game of Thrones character, Sansa Stark, has had some terrible forced weddings. But on Wednesday night, actress Sophie Turner married singer Joe Jonas in what appears to be a much happier event.The wedding was held at A Little White Wedding Chapel’s Chapel L’Amour after the evening’s Billboard Music Awards, CNET parent site CBS News reports. Game of Throneslast_img read more

Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria

first_imgRussia intervened in the Syrian conflict in 2015, staging air strikes in support of its ally Damascus targeting both the Islamic State group and other jihadists as well as rebels fighting government troops. AFP file photoRussian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara on Monday for the last leg of a day-long diplomatic dash, during which he ordered the partial withdrawal of Russia’s troops from the war-torn country.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Putin at his presidential complex in Ankara for a closed-door meeting.This is the eighth face-to-face meeting between Putin and Erdogan this year, a sign of the intensity of a relationship that had hit rock bottom in November 2015 when Turkey shot down a Russian war plane over Syria.Putin was welcomed earlier in the day at Russia’s Hmeimim airbase by Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on a surprise first visit to the country.In a televised speech to Russian troops, Putin said he had ordered his Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to start a partial withdrawal.“I have taken a decision: a significant part of the Russian troop contingent located in Syria is returning home to Russia,” he said at the base in Latakia Province, a government stronghold.Russia first intervened in the conflict in 2015, staging air strikes in support of Assad which targeted both the Islamic State group (IS) and other jihadists as well as rebels fighting government troops.Putin said the troops had helped the Syrian army crush the “most battle-ready group of international terrorists,” apparently referring to IS.“On the whole the task has been completed. And completed brilliantly.”‘Our homeland thanks you’Putin said last month that efforts to end the war were entering a “new stage” as the focus shifted from military intervention to political reforms.He said both Hmeimim and Russia’s naval facility in Tartus would continue to function and warned that Russia would repel any new attacks by militants.Putin made the Syria stopover, the first by a Russian head of state since president Dmitry Medvedev visited in 2010, en route to Egypt, where he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, one of Ankara’s prime foes in recent years.Putin thanked the troops for defending Russia from terrorism and helping Syria remain a “sovereign independent state”.He said the conflict proved that Russia’s armed forces, including intelligence officers, pilots, sailors, special forces, military police, sappers and military advisers, were on top form, and he also praised the country’s defence industry.“Our homeland thanks you, my friends,” he said.‘Deep gratitude’Putin also held talks with Assad, who expressed his “deep gratitude” for Russia’s role in the conflict.“The Syrians will never forget what the Russian forces did,” official Syria media quoted him as saying.Putin said he would discuss Russia’s efforts to convene Syria’s political congress with the leaders of Egypt and Turkey, and then brief Assad.While Turkey has backed the anti-regime opposition and Russia along with Iran is the main international supporter of Damascus, Putin and Erdogan have worked closely to resolve the Syrian conflict in recent months.Ankara officially remains opposed to Assad staying in power in any transition but has notably toned down its rhetoric against the Syrian leader in recent months.After talks, Erdogan said the next step to help resolve the Syrian conflict would be to hold a second summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi “as soon as possible”.Last month Putin held a summit with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Erdogan in the city to discuss Syria.Putin said at the beginning of 2018 that a congress of national dialogue should be held to seek a political solution for Syria, adding that he spoke to Assad about it.Pentagon scepticismLast week Putin announced he would be standing in the March presidential election that he is widely expected to win, and his lightning visit to Syria was likely to play well with Russian voters.The commander of Russia’s forces in Syria, Sergei Surovikin, said 23 Russian planes, two helicopters and military police would be returning to Russia soon, national television reported.Asked how long the process of bringing back the contingent from Syria would take, Shoigu said: “They have already started coming back, we will see how it goes,” Russian news agencies reported.The Pentagon voiced scepticism about Putin’s announcement, saying such declarations were not necessarily reflected by action.The size of the Russian deployment in Syria is not known, but Pavel Felgenhauer, an independent Russian military expert, has told AFP that up to 10,000 troops and private contractors may have taken part in the conflict.Putin had ruled out dispatching ground forces in Syria, making the air force the mainstay of Moscow’s Syria campaign.Around 40 Russian servicemen have reportedly been killed in Syria since Moscow’s intervention. The Kremlin has acknowledged some of those deaths.But the losses may be higher given the number of Russian troops and mercenaries believed to be in the country, observers say.More than 340,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict broke out in March 2011 with protests against Assad’s rule that sparked a brutal crackdown.last_img read more

10 Things To Know For Wednesday

first_imgAP Photo/Matt DunhamA woman carries a baby and holds a banner as she takes part in a protest outside the House of Commons in central London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors.1. BREXIT DAY: BRITAIN SET TO FILE FOR EU DIVORCEAfter 44 years of ups and downs with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will send a letter to the European Council formally triggering a two-year countdown to the final split.2. HOW TRAVEL BAN IS IMPACTING RESEARCH UNIVERSITIESSchools including the University of Central Florida have admitted a large number of Iranian graduate students and losing them would be a blow to science programs, AP finds.3. WHY PEOPLE OF RAQQA ARE TERRIFIEDSome 300,000 residents of the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria are trapped by the militants using them as human shields or confused as to where to run from airstrikes.4. FEDERAL JUDGE WEIGHING LONGER BLOCK TO TRAVEL BANHawaii says the policy discriminates against Muslims, while the government says it falls within Trump’s power to protect national security.5. WHERE ‘TRUMP COMMUNITY’ ALARMS CONSERVATIONISTSThey predict that the overall development in West Java, including a massive theme park, will overwhelm a refuge for some of Indonesia’s most threatened species.6. ‘EVERY DAY, I’M REMINDED THAT I’M JEWISH’Former California congressional candidate Erin Schrode saw her email and social media accounts polluted with slurs and disturbing images from internet trolls.7. ENVIRONMENTALISTS VOW TO FIGHT CLIMATE ACTIONSThe groups say they’ll file lawsuits and help to mobilize public backlash to plans by Trump to roll back U.S. efforts to curb global warming.8. WHAT END TO ONLINE PRIVACY MEANSThe legislation could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.9. WHO LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IS PRESERVINGPioneering rap group N.W.A. and retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully are among this year’s additions to the prestigious National Recording Registry.10. MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO NFL GAMESFewer commercial breaks per quarter and a revamping of video replay could mean an enhanced flow of play. Sharelast_img read more

Uber rape case Defence lawyer unwell

first_imgThe case relating to alleged rape by an Uber cab driver on Monday saw another adjournment, sought by the counsel for the accused driver, in a Delhi court on the ground that the advocate was on bed rest after falling from stairs.Shiv Kumar Yadav’s advocate moved a plea before Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja seeking adjournment of the case for a few days submitting that he has fallen from stairs at his house yesterday and was having back pain and the doctor has advised him bed rest. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreThe court, after taking on record the plea of advocate D K Mishra, moved through his fellow lawyer, adjourned the case and fixed the matter for March 4 for hearing the defence’s final arguments.The lawyer, however, sought the court to fix the matter for March 7 but the judge refused to adjourn the case for six days as the medical record of the counsel showed he was required to take three days bed rest.The court had earlier also adjourned the case as sought by the defence counsel on the ground that he was busy in the Delhi High Court with an application in the same matter. The court is hearing final arguments of Yadav’s counsel who had earlier claimed that the Delhi Police were “hand-in-glove” with the prosecution to ensure the driver’s conviction and that there were several loopholes in the probe.According to the prosecution, the incident took place on the night of December 5 last year when the victim, a finance executive working in Gurgaon, was heading back home.last_img read more

Soulful Rendition at Tihar Jail

first_imgThe atmosphere and setting would not be seen as being conducive to cultural expression and appreciation. Yet, against the grim walls of Tihar Jail, an evening of soulful music and ethereal dance took the inmates to a more sublime plane for some hours on Wednesday evening in an endeavour, promoted by Legends of India, aiming at gradual reformation and rehabilitation of  people who have chosen a life of crime. This is the first time Sangeet Natak Akademi has joined hands with Legends of India to make their initiative a permanent feature.Sonam Kalra, the present day Sufi Queen, unfolded the Gospel of Sufi where many inmates swayed their heads and tapped their feet while some sat still — heads bowed and eyes shut—in deep thought, as if deciphering what lies ahead as the soulful melody of the great Baba Bulleh Shah in Sonam’s voice that reverberated in the air.   Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Her accompanying artists too enthralled the audience with the  instrumental jugalbandi, which was the lime-light of the show. The inmates enthusiastically applauded with every beat of the instrument, enjoyed it thoroughly and some even started dancing with the flow of the Sufi. “They are inmates but were good audience, I must say. Everyone commits mistakes in life irrespective of who is behind the bars and who isn’t. But the reaction of the prisoners has confirmed that music will play the role of catalyst in their transformation” Sonam said while minimizing their show.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe second part of the event was presented by Rachna Yadav, a Kathak dancer along with her group including four accompanying dancers. With energetic performances by the dancers and melodious composition by her team the prisoners were surprised and felt lucky to be a part of this event. Director General Alok Kumar Verma, who has played a pivotal role in accepting the concept of rehabilitation by Legends of India, said that “music affects the minds of the inmates and calms them. The pain of being away from their loved ones is traumatizing. We want to soothe their nerves, calm them”.last_img read more

Transfer of teachers stalled states Education dept in notification

first_imgKolkata: The state School Education department on Friday brought out a notification, stalling the transfer process of teachers both in the primary and secondary level until further notice.”All kinds of teachers’ transfer orders are stopped until further order. No application or cases for transfer of primary or secondary teachers will be entertained until further notice,” the notification stated. “We want to have a clear idea of the transfer of teachers that have taken place in the last few months, before further going for teacher transfer. So, we have stalled it for now,” state Education minister Partha Chatterjee said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA senior official of the state School Education department said that instructions in this regard have already been issued to the district inspector (DI) of schools and also to the headmasters of the state schools. It may be mentioned that after the incident at Daribhit High School in North Dinajpur, where two students were killed in a clash that broke out over teacher recruitment, state Education minister Partha Chatterjee had directed all the DIs to submit a report to the department by October 5, stating the student and teacher strength, the infrastructure of the schools under their respective jurisdiction and other details. “The DIs are expected to submit their report by today (Friday). We will examine the vacancies at the schools on the basis of the report. In recent times, there has been a number of teacher transfers. In Daribhit High School, there was no need of Urdu teachers and neither was there any vacancy. But the school was in the process of recruiting a teacher for Urdu, which led to the unfortunate incident,” the official maintained. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe state Education department wants to have a clear picture of the strength of teachers and students, the vacancies, transfers in recent times and other nitty gritties to prevent such incidents in future. It may be mentioned that on September 25, Chatterjee held a meeting with the District Inspectors (DIs) and expressed his displeasure over the decision of shuffling teachers at Daribhit High School in Islampur and reprimanded some of them for their aggressive role in the recruitment or shuffling of teachers.last_img read more

Recap Accident involving two lorries on M6 in Cheshire

first_imgUPDATE: THIS ACCIDENT HAS NOW CLEARED Two lanes are closed on the M6 motorway due to an accident in Cheshire this morning – leading to severe delays. The collision has taken place on the northbound carriageway between J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) and J19 A556 Chester Road ( Knutsford ). In the roadworks area. The accident involves two lorries, with lanes one and two currently blocked, according to traffic data company Inrix. The collision is believed to have taken place shortly before 8am today (Friday September 28). Traffic England reports the accident appears to have taken place just before junction 19. North West Motorway Police have confirmed two lanes are shut and two HGVs are involved in the accident. Traffic is queueing in the area and Inrix reports delays of around 105 minutes against expected traffic currently. A Highways England spokesman said there were ‘severe’ delays on the M6 as a result of the accident. He added: “2 (of 3) lanes closed on the M6 northbound between J18 and J19 due to a collision involving 2 HGVs. Delays are building on approach. Highways England traffic officers en route.” We’ll bring you further updates on this accident as we get them on the live feed below. Read MoreA50 closed all weekend in Staffordshire while bridge dismantled For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. You’ll also find us on Instagram here .09:43Latest from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said:Recovery is complete on the M6 northbound between J18 and J19 following the earlier collision. All lanes are now open. Severe delays remain, congestion past J18 .”09:35Both lanes openBoth lanes are now reported to have reopened.09:33Closure down to one laneInrix has reported one lane has now reopened, but severe delays continue.09:26LatestTwo lanes closed and severe delays due to recovery work and accident, two lorries involved on M6 Northbound between J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) and J19 A556 Chester Road (Knutsford). In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 1 hour and 50 minutes.Lanes one and two (of three) are closed. Recovery arrived on scene around 08:55.09:11Recovery work ongoingRecovery work is now taking place at the scene, according to traffic data company Inrix.08:54Highways England report severe delaysA Highways England spokesman said:Severe delays on the M6 northbound between J18 and J19 due to a collision closing 2 Lanes. “08:44105 minute delaysThere are now reported delays of 105 minutes08:3780 minute delays now reported on M6Inrix are now reporting 80 minute delays on the M6 northbound due to the accident08:33Highways England now at sceneInrix are reporting Highways England are now at the scene.08:30Congestion back to junction 18Traffic England reports the accident has taken place just south of junction 19, with queues now back to junction 18.08:23Hour long delays now reportedInrix is now reporting severe delays as a result of the accident – with travel time up to 60 minutes against expected times.08:21Highways England en routeHighways England have confirmed they are making their way to the scene.A spokesman said: 2 (of 3) lanes closed on the M6 northbound between J18 and J19 due to a collision involving 2 HGV’s. Delays are building on approach. Highways England traffic officers en route. “08:19What we know so farTwo lorries are involved in an accident on the M6 Northbound just before junction 19Two lanes are closed and traffic is queueingDelays of around 25 minutes are reportedThe accident took place just before 8am08:18Location of accidentThe accident has taken place between Junction 18 and Junction 19 (Image: Inrix)last_img read more