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I’m not gonna lie.

I’ve laughed at all the memes and expressed my annoyance over Ed Sheeran’s cameo on Game of Thrones more times that I can count over the past two days.

People were hilarious, we can’t deny that fact.

Sheeran’s scene as a Lannister soldier certainly had an impact on my overall enjoyment of the episode, just like any other millennial who is eagerly following today’s pop culture scene.

Just when you thought you were fully immersed in the fantasy world of Westeros, a familiar face pops up, suddenly reminding you that the show is in fact fictional - way to ruin the sense of escapism there!

Unfortunately, this is not Hannah Montana meets The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. People these days don’t get excited about crossovers anymore.

But after hearing about his sudden disappearance from Twitter due to the mockery, I realized that Sheeran was just a normal fan who wanted to be on his favorite show. I mean, LET THE GUY LIVE!!!

Despite the backlash, Game of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa has Sheeran's back, even complimenting his performance – "In the world of the show, he did a lovely job, and he looks like he belongs in that world."

We also have other GoT fans who supported the scene, saying that it was an essential part of the storyline.

 

So, there you go! Please remember to be kind to one another, especially to Ed Sheeran. The lad tried, for goodness’ sake!

 

Photo Credit: HBO

I’ve recently noticed a commonality between all of the bands I’ve been listening to… and it’s their devotion to floral aesthetics.

Call me basic, but when I see something that has some sort of a flower on it, I immediately sense a feeling of calmness.

Somehow, there’s an unfathomable vibe being emitted by floral aesthetics that just appeals to the majority of the female population. This instant Sofia Coppola-esque feeling can be compared to the pixie dream-like aesthetic of teenage girls, which might just be the reason why bands are incorporating roses into their style.

We’ve got tour posters, merchandise, and even stage set-ups just begging to be instagrammed, and we’re not even complaining! We dig this shit!

Here are 3 bands you should check out (if you haven’t already) who are drowning in floral aesthetics.

 

The Maine

 

LANY

 

Whitney

 

 

Photo Credit: The Maine via Facebook, LANY via Instagram, Whitney via Instagram and Facebook, @_lupe via Instagram

Whenever something gets on his nerves, Dave Grohl is never one to hold back his opinion.

Over the years, the Foo Fighters frontman have voiced his distaste over many issues, on top of standing up for the principles that he believes in.

Here are a few examples:

 

1) Glee

Remember back in 2010 to 2013 when TV series Glee was at its peak and got us all excited with their covers? Many musicians lent the show their hit songs for MicKinley High School students such as Rachel Berry and Finn Hudson to sing along to them.

Along with Slash and Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters were one of the handful who were not as excited to jump on the bandwagon.

In fact, Dave Grohl made known his dislike for the series' creator, Ryan Murphy, calling him a 'jerk' for slamming musicians who did not want to be on the show. As for the show itself, Dave admitted that he only watched about 10 minutes of it and that it wasn't his thing. 

 

2) TV Singing Competitions

While I'm personally not a fan of TV singing competitions such as X Factor, The Voice and American Idol, I have never felt that strongly against them before.

However, Dave, who blames these singing competitions for "destroying the next generation of musicians", once made an analogy about them that made so much sense: "Imagine Bob Dylan standing there singing 'Blowin' in the Wind' in front of those judges? 'Sorry, it's a little nasally and a little flat. Next.' "

The bitter truth is that as brilliant as Bob Dylan is, chances are is that he would not be able to make it through these singing competitions if he were to audition for any of them today. Chew on that. 

 

3) "Superficial" Pop Music

It's not fair to make a sweeping statement that Dave hates pop, as he has previously sung the praises of Lorde's Royals, Adele's 21 album and even Psy's Gangnam Style.

So to be exact, what really gets in Dave's luscious locks are sugar-sweet pop songs that hold no substance.

One artiste that he feels is guilty of churning out such 'superficial' tunes is none other than Katy Perry. He noted: "If the Number One song is about your butt, that's a problem." Ouch. 

 

4) Noise Restrictions

Last year, a teen metal band from England, Black Leaves Of Envy, were faced with noise restrictions from their town council following complaints that they were making too much noise in their garage during band rehearsals.

The band appealed to Dave for help and got more than what they hoped for when he responded with an open letter on Instagram, appealing for the council to "reconsider the restrictions put upon the volume of their private rehearsal space".

Read the full letter below:

When the band finally returns to Singapore, you can sure as hell bet that the band would not hold back and submit themselves to the country's tight noise restrictions at the National Stadium. Awesome! 

 

5) Concerts Shorter Than 2 Hours

There's nothing more frustrating than waiting in line for your favourite band for more than 5 hours, only to have them perform on stage for a little over an hour and a half. Back in 2015, Dave slammed new bands and their "little 2-hour concerts", as he continues to perform with his leg still in a cast from an injury earlier that year.

"Here’s our fucking problem. We’ve been a band for 20 fucking years, we have a lot of fucking songs, and then add my big mouth on top of that, and we’re going to be here all night."

So it's safe to say that you can expect a set longer than 2 hours with lots of fan interaction from Dave at the band's upcoming concert in Singapore. Get your tickets to see Foo Fighters on August 26 here!

 

Concert Details:

Date               : 26 August 2017, Saturday

Venue            : Singapore National Stadium

Ticket Prices : $238* (Standing), $168* (Standing), $238*, $198*, $168*, $128* (*excludes booking fee)

 

Tickets available now. Call 3158 7888 to book or log onto www.sportshubtix.sg.

Tickets also available at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office and all SingPost outlets islandwide.

 

Spin or Bin Music is proud to be the official blog for Foo Fighters' tour in Singapore

 
 
(Photo credits: AP Photo, Giphy)

Over the past two decades, Foo Fighters have released 152 tracks. This means that from now till their concert on 26 August, you can listen to one Foo Fighters song a day and STILL have more than 50 songs left unheard! 

Wow. That does seem a little overwhelming, but we all gotta start somewhere!

So here are seven Foo Fighters songs carefully selected to help you get through each day of the week:

 

Monday: Walk 

 

Dave Grohl's character in the music video for Walk is exactly how we feel like every Monday - tired and very easily agitated. 

 

 

 

Tuesday: Learn To Fly

 

Now that we've started to walk again, it's time to pick up the pace and learn to fly on Tuesday!

 

 

Wednesday: The Neverending Sigh

 

Mid-weeks are a drag and there's no better song to represent Wednesdays than The Neverending Sigh

 

 

Thursday: Exhausted

 

After working or studying your ass off for the past three days, it is understandable to feel exhausted on Thursday!

 

 

Friday: Everlong

 

Oh Friday, how we've waited for you eeeee-verrrrr-longgg

 

 

Saturday: Times Like These

 

Saturday is truly the day where you learn to live again. Compared to other days when you dread waking up, Saturday morning is the only exception when you can wake up at 8am and still be in mood good enough to scream "I'm a new day rising, I'm a brand new sky". 

 

 

Sunday: Next Year

 

The mellowness of Next Year is how we like to spend our Sundays: slow and relaxed as we bid our goodbyes to our beloved weekends before rocketing back to the grind.

 

If you haven't bought your tickets to catch Foo Fighters yet, you better hurry because there are still limited seated tickets available! Get them now!

 

Concert Details:

Date               : 26 August 2017, Saturday

Venue            : Singapore National Stadium

Ticket Prices : $238* (Standing), $168* (Standing), $238*, $198*, $168*, $128* (*excludes booking fee)

 

Tickets available now. Call 3158 7888 to book or log onto www.sportshubtix.sg.

Tickets also available at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office and all SingPost outlets islandwide.

 

Spin or Bin Music is proud to be the official blog for Foo Fighters' tour in Singapore

Attracting a crowd of 50,000 and several big names in the music industry, Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester concert was a tear-jerking gathering for music fans.

Despite the huge line up of musicians, a police officer stole the show when caught dancing with children during the concert, becoming an unexpected, heartwarming addition to the show.

An endearing act of kindness really does go a long way. There's no better way prove terrorists wrong than to combat violence with the genuine spread of love and unity.

Here's another footage of police officers joining in the fun.

The benefit concert succeeds the terror attack that happened in Grande’s recent show in the city of Manchester.

Aside from the overwhelming turnout, the concert’s roaring success was also evident in the generous donations of the public, raising about £2 million of proceeds for the victims and families of the tragic attack.

 

Photo Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images & One Love Manchester