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The world of rock 'n' roll just hasn't been the same since the death of Lemmy. The legendary Motörhead singer and bassist was a metal icon for more than 40 years, and we still can't believe he's gone. Thankfully, there have been plenty of homages and tributes to Mr. Kilmister in the meantime to help keep his legacy alive and well.

One of the places we continue to see the rock god is on the silver screen. Despite dying more than a year ago, Lemmy filmed scenes for the upcoming movie Sunset Society. The film by Phoebe Dollar has been in the works for some time, and it's set to open in the spring of 2018. Clips from one of Lemmy's scenes have been featured in the latest music video from Jyrki 69, "Bloodlust." It's a dark, synth-driven rock track that features plenty of sneak peeks from the movie along with cameos from Ron Jeremy, Dizzy Reed from Guns N' Roses, and loads of blood, of course. The band has described the feel of the video as if the cult-classic vampire film The Lost Boys was moved to the Sunset Strip.

And Lemmy continues to live on in more than just the movies. The legendary rocker has also been spotted in multiple video games. The band has gotten in the habit of licensing out its songs and likeness to a number of genres ranging from hack-and-slash adventures to casual casino games. Motörhead has been featured in its own slot reel included among the most popular slot games found on the internet where fans can rock out to some of Lemmy's biggest hits while they play. The game is a speed metal-themed slot reel featuring the band's members, their iconic logo, and some of their best songs as another fun way to connect with casual fans. For more hardcore gamers there's also a Motörhead expansion for the popular Victor Vran action series, which is now available for the PS4.

Of course, the main way Lemmy is kept alive is through his music, and fans will be in for a treat with a new record on the way. That's right, the debut solo album from Lemmy Kilmister is scheduled for release later this year. During its more than 40-year career, Motörhead put out 23 albums, 10 live records, 12 compilations, and five EPs. It's hard to believe that with all that output there was never a solo record from Lemmy himself, but for fans it's better late than never. The record has reportedly been in the works since 2003, and it features tracks recorded with Dave Grohl (of the Foo Fighters) and punk rock legends The Damned.

Even though Lemmy might be gone, the "Ace of Spades" singer will never be forgotten. It's nice to know that some things never really die, and when it comes to rock 'n' roll, Motörhead isn't going anywhere any time soon. Lemmy will rock on forever in our hearts, and it looks like he'll be on our record players and online for quite some time, too!

Saturday, 27 May 2017 08:51

10 Questions With Nathan Sykes

We miss The Wanted.

As the youngest member of The Wanted, Nathan Sykes was propelled to international stardom at the age of 16 years old. With a string of number ones, sold-out tours, and fans across the globe, the band dominated the world until One Direction came along.

The British-Irish boy band then went on hiatus and Nathan carved out his promising and exciting solo career last year with his debut solo album Unfinished Business.

We managed to interview Nathan before his return to Singapore this June!

 

1. If you could choose a theme song to reflect your life, what would it be and why?

I would choose My Way by Frank Sinatra. It's such a beautiful and powerful song. I think that it's important to do things your own way and make your own stamp on the world. I think the lyrics really represent that.

2. What things in life are still mysteries to you?

The future! You never know what's around the corner!

3. You’ve got a day to be anyone you want to be. Who would you be and why? What would you do being that person?

I'm really happy within myself but if I had to choose someone else I would be Barack Obama and I would find out all of the worlds biggest secrets!

4. What was the inspiration behind ‘There’s Only One Of You’?

There's Only One Of You was written about that part of your life between moving on from someone that you cared about and still wanting to be with them. It focuses on how the world is still going to move on whether you're with that person or not but there's still that one person that is on your mind.

5. What’s the most atrocious headline that you’ve read about yourself?

To be fair I think I've been quite lucky with headlines as a solo artist so far as I try to be as positive and as nice about everyone as possible and I will always try to let my music do the talking.

6. Tell us an interesting event that happened during the making of ‘Unfinished Business’.

I think writing Famous was one of my favourite moments while making Unfinished Business. I started writing the song in the shower and then took the idea into the studio and then revisited the song a few times to make sure I was telling the story as well as I possibly could because it was such a personal song for me to write.

7. What’s the best and hardest part of being Nathan Sykes?

I think the best part is that I get to travel the world doing what I love every single day and I have developed into an artist that writes all their own music so I get to tell my own story to so many people. The hardest part is definitely dealing with jet lag as I love my bed!!

8. What is your favourite song to perform live?

My favourite song to perform live is More Than You'll Ever Know because it's such a feel good song and there's a lot of moments for the audience to sing along with me!!

9. It’ll be a crime if we don’t talk about this. Durian is a really popular fruit in southeast Asia also regarded as “king of fruits”. Are you willing to try them during your stay in Singapore?

I'm always open to trying most things! But I've heard mixed reviews about Durian so we might have to play that one by ear!!

10. Lastly, what message would you like to give to your Singaporean fans?

Thank you so much for the support!!! I love reading your messages online and I can't wait to come back to Singapore as it's one of my favourite places in the world!! See you on June 17th!!

 

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Nathan Sykes will be performing at Serangoon Garden's only rooftop concert @MyVillage on 17 June. Spend $70 and $120 at myVillage to redeem 1 invite and 2 invites respectively. 

Photo credit: Universal Music Singapore

Rock legends the Foo Fighters will perform LIVE in Singapore this August!

The last great American arena/stadium rock band, fronted by singer Dave Grohl, has been strongly rumoured to be performing in Southeast Asia after Summer Sonic Festival in Japan confirmed that the band will be one of their headlining acts. 

We've been waiting for them to perform in our sunny island since the band cancelled their 2012 show due to a medical condition of one of their key band members.

This will be their only show in Southeast Asia (besides Bangkok) so expect tickets to be snapped up in seconds!

Concert Details:

Date               : 26 August 2017, Saturday
Venue            : Singapore National Stadium
Ticket Prices : $238* (Standing), $168* (Standing), $238*, $198*, $168*, $128* (*excludes booking fee)

Ticket sales start from 23 May at 10am. 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.

Get your tickets early as we expect tickets to sell out FAST! And remember our 2 favourite magic words, "STALK US!" as we have something special for our followers!

Spin or Bin Music is proud to be the Official Music Blog for the Foo Fighters Tour in Singapore!

Yes, you hear it first here.

After weeks of speculation, US pop sensation (and still the reigning princess of pop, in our hearts) Britney Spears has officially announced that she will be performing in Singapore for the first time this June!

Expect a night of nonstop party train of iconic pop james and razar-sharp dance moves as her recent Las Vegas residency show was voted "Best Show" and "Best Bachelorette Party" in the 2015 Best of Las Vegas poll.

Even though we knew she doesn't dance or sing like she used to, we still can't wait to catch this show cuz IT'S BRITNEY, BITCH!

Concert Details:

Date               : 30 June 2017, Friday
Venue            : TBA
Ticket Prices : TBA

Stalk us for more details of her concert on Twitter!

The nominations are in for the 2016 MTV European Music Awards – and it’s Beyonce and Justin Bieber who lead the field with a total of five nominations each.

Adele follows closely behind with four nods, while The Weeknd, Rihanna, Drake, Ariana Grande and Kanye West find themselves receiving nominations in three different categories.

Needless to say, we would be most looking forward to catching three-time MTV EMA winner Bruno Mars taking the stage for the first live global performance of his new single 24K Magic! It's been three years since he released any solo material and this slick single keeps the party going since his last collaboration with Mark Ronson on Uptown Funk.

MTV has also just announced Bebe Rexha as the host in the annual awards show on 7 November where the molten-rich voice singer will also perform some of her chart-topping international hits including her smash dance single, In The Name Of Love.

Our fave Gentle Bones is also nominated for Best Southeast Asia Act alongside Bunkface (Malaysia), Đông Nhi (Vietnam), Raisa (Indonesia), Sarah Geronimo (Philippines), Thaitanium (Thailand), and Yuna (Malaysia)!

We have 3 x MTV EMA goodie bags and 1 x EVOS headphone to giveaway in celebration of Gentle Bones' nomination!

Here's how you can win one:

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tell us how you are watching the MTV EMAs this year with the hashtag #SpinorBinMusicXMTVEMA

Good luck!

MTV EMA will broadcast live on MTV Asia on Monday, 7 November at 3am (TH/WIB) and 4am (MY/PH/SG). The show repeats on the same day at 8pm (TH/WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG).

Photo credit: MTV

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Kylie Minogue. Queen + Adam Lambert. Imagine Dragons. Bastille. Halsey. Pentatonix. Nuff' said.

If you are a music fan and living in Singapore but still don't have tickets to catch these amazing artists across 3 days from 16-18 September, we have absolutely no idea what you are waiting for.

Maybe it's your wallet forbidding you to get those tickets lest there be a huge hole in it. Well, don't worry as we've got your back! Don't we always ;)

Each artist will be belting out their respective biggest hits and you have the chance to win a double pass to all 3 days! Yes, we have 3 pairs of passes worth S$298 each to give away to three lucky readers!

Just follow these easy steps:

All the best! (:

Concert Details:

Date : 16,17, 18 September 2016
Venue : Marina Bay Circuit - The Padang Stage/ Village Stage/ Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Ticket Prices : From $168


Tickets are now available for purchase at Singapore GP.

Photo credit: Singapore Grand Prix

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The 2016 Singapore Grand Prix promises to be a weekend of fast racing cars and pop amazingness happening from 16 to 18 September at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Limited tickets are still available at the official website

Fancy bopping live to Kylie Minogue, Queen + Adam Lambert, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, Halsey, and Pentatonix with us at the entertainment stages? How about getting up close and personal with 3 of these acts?

Look no further: We've got you covered.

We've got three pairs of meet & greet passes to each of these 3 acts - Imagine Dragons, Bastille and Halsey!

Yes, that's right! All the burning questions you have been curious to ask your faves, the countless selfies you have practised to take a perfect picture with them and the numerous merch you have accumulated throughout the years for them to autograph are now all possible real life scenarios.

Here's what you got to do in the hope of winning these M&G passes! 


*You can't use the given example as your entry.

Remember to be as creative as you can! All the best (:

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Concert Details:

Date : 16,17, 18 September 2016
Venue : Singapore Grand Prix - The Padang Stage (zone 4)
Ticket Prices : From $168


Tickets are now available for purchase at Singapore GP.

Photo credit: Singapore Grand Prix

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to all Singapore Grand Prix 2016 ticket holders.
2. All entries must be accompanied with the actual date of Singapore Grand Prix ticket. Meet & greet passes will be void if winner does not have access to event date.
3. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on September 5, 2016.
4. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
5. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick three (3) tweets amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
6. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
7. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
8. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.
 

For the uninitiated, Canada's hottest duo Tegan and Sara will be performing LIVE in Singapore in a few weeks!

Concert Details:

Date: 29 July 2016
Venue: The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre
Ticket Prices: $68, $88, $148, VIP BOX $228 (only 16 seats available)

Limited tickets are still available for purchase at SISTIC.

Tegan and Sara fans are a pretty dedicated bunch, and we can see why - it's hard not for them to get swept away in their optimistic indie pop wall of sound.

So to celebrate their upcoming tour in Singapore, we're offering you the chance to meet a pretty special once in a lifetime experience.

And you could be in with a chance of winning: 

*You can't use the given example as your entry.

Remember to be as creative as you can! All the best! (:

Spin or Bin Music is proud to be the Official Music Blog for Tegan and Sara Tour 2016 in Singapore!

Photo Credit: Live Nation Lushington

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4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick two (2) tweets amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
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In 2014, Tegan and Sara became household names when they signed on to sing the theme to the animated film “The Lego Movie” – the film grossed over $468-million worldwide and even earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score!

Now the 35-year-old sisters are keeping the synthpop train chugging with their eighth studio album Love You To Death

To promote the album, Tegan and Sara are gearing up for their world tour which kicks off in South Korea next month! Of course, a regional tour is not complete without a stopover in Singapore!

Concert Details:

Date: 29 July 2016
Venue: The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre
Ticket Prices: $68, $88, $148, VIP BOX $228 (only 16 seats available)

Tickets are now available for purchase at SISTIC.

We’re now just a month away from the sisters' headline show in Singapore on July 29 at The Star Theatre. And we’re giving you the chance to be there!

We’ve got five pairs of tickets to go! And it’s simple to win one.

 

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “I need to catch Tegan and Sara LIVE in Singapore on July 29! #SpinorBinMusic! Gimme a pair of tickets! <3 http://bit.ly/TSpromoSG"

Good luck!

Spin or Bin Music is proud to be the Official Music Blog for Tegan and Sara Tour 2016 in Singapore!

Photo credit: Live Nation Lushington

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3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick five (5) tweets amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

Ariana Grande's last album My Everything was the moment she transformed from Nickelodeon teen actress to a chart-topping international pop princess. Following up the smashes from her sophomore was never gonna be easy, but here she is, ready to prove that she has all it takes to establish her pop status. 

Dangerous Woman is her strongest album yet, and is also a far more mature offering. Her label is finally allowing her to be on her album alone again, with the last album featuring rappers in over half of the album tracks. 

 

No doubt this will top charts and win awards. So if you would like to win a limited edition Dangerous Woman sleep mask, here is what you gotta do!

 

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “I’m a dangerous woman/boy/man #spinorbinmusic! <3 the album! http://bit.ly/aripromo "

Good luck!

Photo credit: Universal Music

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