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The Killers return with new single “Land of the Free” and Spike Lee-directed video: Stream


The Killers were spotted in the recording studio in December, and now we know why. Brandon Flowers and his Las Vegas-bred outfit have released a new single titled “Land of the Free”.

Debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program, the track sees The Killers taking a strong political stance, singing about what should be — despite Donald Trump’s warped views — the country’s commitment to freedom and diversity. “When I go out in my car, I don’t think twice/ But if you’re the wrong color skin (I’m standing crying)/ You grow up looking over both your shoulders,” Flowers sings on the piano-led song, which also features the stirring vocals of a gospel choir. He then goes on to comment on the broken criminal justice system of the US, specifically our prisons. “In the land of the free/ We got more people locked up than the rest of the world/ Right here in red white and blue/ Incarceration’s become big business, it’s harvest time out on the avenue.”

Flowers later directly addresses Trump’s border wall:

We got a problem with guns
In the land of the free
Down at the border, they’re gonna put up a wall
Concrete and rebar steel beams
High enough to keep all those filthy hands off of our hopes and our dreams

Take a listen to “Land of the Free” below via its music video, directed by Spike Lee, whom we recently crowned Filmmaker of the Year. For the video, Lee traveled to the U.S./Mexico border to capture scenes of migrant families.

In an interview with Lowe, Flowers dove further into the topics of gun reform and racially-charged police brutality:

I think it is a very important time right now and “enough is enough” was basically where it comes from. It started in my mind around when Sandy Hook happened and as a father, how that affected me, and then it just started stacking up. It was things like Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, things like what’s happening at the wall. You know this stuff just didn’t seem to be in harmony with the values that I believe my country was founded on. I would start the song and then I would put it away and say, “I’m not the guy to do this.” Or I would feel inadequate, waiting for … Somebody’s going to write this song. And then it just piled up and I finally just, you know, Las Vegas, Orlando, Parkland and it just kept coming. It was just like I’ve gotta, have to get this out.

He also talked about collaborating with Lee:

It’s a Spike Lee joint. I never thought that I would be a part of a Spike Lee joint. I had just recently seen BlacKkKlansman and watched Do the Right Thing on an airplane. It was just like, “We got to ask him to do this video.” He said, “Yes.” And it was just an incredible thing to collaborate with him. He’s a master obviously. Some of these issues are obviously very close to his heart, and he just hit it out of the park, and it’s incredible.

The Killers’ last album came with Wonderful Wonderful from 2017. Speaking with Lowe, Flowers said the band’s new album will likely arrive in 2020. “In a perfect world, I could see the end of the year having something, but it’s probably more likely that it would be early 2020,” he explained.

Last year, they celebrated the 10th anniversary of Day & Age, as well as released a career-spanning vinyl box set.

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Rihanna is suing her father for exploiting their family name


Robyn Rihanna Fenty, mejor conocida como Rihanna, ha tomado la fuerte decisión de demandar a su padre por utilizar su apellido, Fenty, en una empresa que lleva años funcionando y que en varias ocasiones ha utilizado a la cantante para ganar fuertes cantidades de dinero.

RiRi, quien a pesar de haber iniciado su carrera como cantante se ha convertido en una gran empresaria, cuenta con varias marcas que llevan por nombre su apellido, como Fenty Beauty,la cual, al igual que la de lencería y zapatos, se ha vuelto tan popular que incluso han hecho que gane más dinero de lo que generaba con su música. El problema fue que su padre, Ronald Fenty, ha utilizado su apellido y la imagen de la también actriz para hacer una empresa llamada Fenty Entertainment, nacida en 2017, la cual se ha dedicado a hacer negocios a nombre de ella y con la que ha cerrado el trato, entre otras cosas, de una gira de conciertos de la cantante por Latinoamérica, a cambio de 15 millones de dólares. 

Por esta razón, Rihanna ha decidido denunciarlo por supuesto fraude y falsa propaganda. Según los documentos presentados el día de hoy en la corte federal de los Los Ángeley anunciados por el sitio de noticias, The Blast, el padre de la intérprete ha hecho tratos utilizándola, a pesar de que ella nunca estuviera involucrada en el proyecto.

Rihanna ha dejado claro en la denuncia que a pesar de haber hablado varias veces con su padre para que dejara de usar su nombre en negociaciones, él hizo caso omiso y continuó. “Él no tiene y nunca tuvo autoridad para actuar a nombre de ella”, se lee en los documentos. Lamentablemente la barbadense de 30 años cree que su padre está utilizando su fama para generar dinero. Por esta razón, exige que la corte le prohíba a su Ronald Fenty utilizar el apellido muto para evitar futuras confusiones. También ha pedido una cifra, no especificada, para cubrir los daños y perjuicios. 

Se sabe que la relación de ella con su papá nunca ha sido la mejor. Pues según The Daily Mail, él tiene fuertes problemas de alcoholismo y adicción a las drogas, por lo tanto han hecho que tengan varias discusiones, incluso lo han expulsado de eventos en donde Rihanna está presente para evitar confrontaciones. Además, ella también ha mencionado en otras entrevistas que su padre golpeaba a su madre durante su infancia.

This article was originally writing by: Elle Spain

Steve Carell to star in Netflix comedy based on Trump’s Space Force

Steve Carell is reuniting with The Office creator Greg Daniels for a new Netflix comedy series based on President Trump’s proposed Space Force.

The series is described as a workplace comedy centered around the individuals tasked with turning Trump’s dream into a reality. There’s only one problem; as an accompanying teaser trailer notes, their mission is rather unclear. “The goal of the new branch is to ‘defend satellites from attack’ and ‘perform other space-related tasks’…or something. This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out.” Carell himself will star in Space Force, marking his first role as a series regular since wrapping The Office in 2011. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s set to earn a record-setting $1 million per episode.

Plans for the show first went into motion shortly after Trump rolled out the asinine idea in June 2018. After getting word of the project, Netflix quickly scooped up the rights and gave it a straight-to-series order. An episode count has not been determined as scripts are still being written, but if it’s anything like Carell’s space-themed sketch for SNL, we’re in for a real treat.

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