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By Akira The Don on Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Rod Stewart needs more respect, this is better than every Beatles song combined dammnit.

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— By Akira The Don on Thursday, March 17th, 2016

By Akira The Don on Thursday, March 17th, 2016

This is so strange to mine ears, but I am surprised at how much I like it.

Pigeons And Planes reports:

HBO’s music industry series Vinyl, which is a period drama focusing on a record executive in the 1970s, has featured its fair-share of big covers so far. The sixth episode of the series, however, might have just bagged its biggest musical moment yet. Trey Songz has been enlisted to cover David Bowie’s classic “Life On Mars?,” and as much as the thought of such a cover might put people off, Trey certainly does a good job with it.

Speaking with Complex via email, Trey said, “When I was approached last summer by the producers of Vinyl, the first thing I thought was, ‘Damn thats a David Bowie song!!’ I was honored that the producers thought of such a legend and myself in the same breath. I had to do what I do best, because Icons like David paved the way. After learning of his passing I knew that this was a special moment in time and this cover became my personal tribute to David.”

The music supervisor for the show told Complex, “The performance had to be dramatic, soulful and moving as it both underscores Zak’s woeful predicament and then inspires him to actually sign this singer to his failing record label. He sees stars. But who to be this extraordinary voice? Immediately I thought of Trey Songz who I thought could bring nuance and beauty to David Bowie’s song. Accompanied only by piano, Trey delivered a singular rendering and helped us create an inimitable and powerful dramatic moment in the series. We think it’s magical.”

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— By Akira The Don on Thursday, March 17th, 2016

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

So last week I had Carnage, Section Boyz, and Beenie Man on my AKIRALIVE mix separately, now they all combine on this madness. MAN LIKE CARNAGE!

CARNAGE X SECTION BOYZ

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

MAN LIKE NARST WITH THE INFINITE BARS OF PAIN

Big Narstie Fire In The Booth

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

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IDGAF, Lovejoy been a G, is a G and always will be a G.

From BusinessInsider:

After letting out some details about his character in the next season of “Game of Thrones” — a danger for a show about which the slightest wink or nod from an actor will become worldwide news — 73-year-old British actor Ian McShane had some choice words for the fans who are mad at him for revealing alleged spoilers.

“You say the slightest thing and the internet goes ape,” he told the Telegraph. “I was accused of giving the plot away, but I just think get a f—ing life. It’s only tits and dragons.”

This is on the heels of McShane telling Pop Goes the News that (spoiler coming, get ready) the character he plays in “Game of Thrones” season six is a priest who’s “responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again.”

Our money is on The Hound.

McShane, who is best known for his gruff characters like on the HBO show “Deadwood,” or more recently in “John Wick,” went on to tell the Telegraph another detail about his character.

(Alert: another spoiler ahead.)

“I wasn’t sure whether I could commit [to the role],” he said, “but then they said it would only be for one episode, so I said, ‘So that means I must die at the end of it. Great, I’m in.’”

So if you’ve gotten this far, you now know McShane is in season six of “Game of Thrones,” he plays a priest for one episode, and in it he resurrects a character we never thought we’d see again.

Probably time for HBO to stop having McShane do press.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

LUSH

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016