jueves, 28 de junio de 2012

On board diary

Barcelona, June 28th 2009 – The entire world is still sad by the sudden death of the King of Pop, but today is a historic day, today I will break the shell to make myself known to the rest of the world. I have a look at my name tag and find out they have nicknamed me Hot BuZz (mag). My aim is to offer an honest look at current issues; a cocktail of news, reviews, curiosities and other cultural rarities, but it seems I would need to hurry up, people say the world will end in 2012. I bet it is written in my destiny that I will have to fight against a plague of living deads.

For a period of time I go out with my speeder to fulfill several missions: to interview some people from the entertainment industry such as actress Elena Anaya, actors like José Coronado, Sergi López and Fernando Guillén Cuervo, and film directors such as Cherien Dabis or Vicente Aranda, to cover different cultural events (hotbuzzmag.es) like Surface Festival and rub shoulders with A-list artists like Bon Jovi, U2, Aerosmith and rock heroes such as Metallica, Motörhead, Rage Against the Machine or Jane’s Addiction (Rock in Río); to contact music promoters, book publishers, video games’ corporations and film companies, and invite some of the most talented musicians from the EU and USA’s underground music scene to join my cause like the guys from The Pink Elephants, The Black Rose Road, Liquid Fuse, Exit State or Peachy Joke.

Leicester/Barcelona April 8th 2011 – Months later my troop becomes bigger and we conquer British audiences (hotbuzzmag.uk), we put ourselves at risk to secretly invade the video games’ industry and submerge ourselves into the deepest seas of the greatest literary works. We also take the chance to dance with Twilight vampires and werewolves on “Breaking Dawn” red-blooded carpet, travel to “Lost” “island” wishing we can touch with our fingertips Jack Shephard’s and the other surviving passengers of the 228 Oceanic Airlines flight personal belongings, which are on display just cms away from us at the exhibition room, and disguise ourselves as bridal walking deads to take part in “REC 3: Genesis” première and its zombie walk.

Leicester/Barcelona April 5th 2012 – Our future looks amazingly bright. It seems humanity does not have one foot in the pine box yet, even though it is obvious it is falling apart. We are ready for the apocalypse, meanwhile we dream of changing the world, rewrite the story of the human race and unveil the tales of our adventures, our journeys through the universe of the cultural matters and make your day to win back the magic it deserves and you always have desired.

There is just one thing left to say: 

Bon Voyage!!

Hot BuZz (mag) team

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martes, 3 de abril de 2012

“Diablo III” to land on planet Earth on May

Video game corporation Blizzard Entertainment announced recently that the next chapter of its critically acclaimed action role-playing game “Diablo” will be unleashed from the Burning Hells on May 15.

Gamers with a thirst for fast-paced action and adventure will be able to purchase the video game at retailers throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. 

Players in the areas above as well as in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil will also be able to buy its digital version via Blizzard's Battle.net website. 

CEO and Blizzard’s co-founder Mike Morhaime said: “After many years of hard work by our development team and months of beta testing by hundreds of thousands of dedicated players around the world, we're now in the homestretch. 

“We look forward to putting the final polish on “Diablo III” over the next two months and delivering the ultimate action-RPG experience to gamers worldwide starting on May 15.”

Blizzard also kicked off global digital presales for the video game. Would-be wizards, witch doctors, demon hunters, barbarians, and monks throughout the world can reserve their digital copies clicking here: http://www.blizzard.com/games/d3/

The company will also launch a special alabaster-white Collector's Edition, sold exclusively in retail stores, and this one will include the full game on DVD-ROM, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD two-disc set, a soundtrack CD, a 208-page Art of Diablo III book, and a 4 GB USB soulstone containing full versions of “Diablo II” and “Diablo II: Lord of Destruction” and corresponding Diablo skull base, as well as exclusive in-game content for the new game, and “StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty”.

In the new game players will take on the role of five heroic characters - barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunter - to combat endless legions of evil.

Battle’s website will provide a secure infrastructure for the “Diablo III” auction house, a marketplace where Sanctuary’s heroes can trade their treasures. 

Gamers will be able to buy and sell weapons, armor and other valuable items and they will also have the option to receive real-world currency for auction house sales, which they can apply to their balance for the purchase of a variety of digital products through Battle’s website, including “Diablo III” auction house items, or cash out through a third-party payment service such as PayPal in most regions.

“Diablo III” will be available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Macintosh on both shops and Blizzard’s website.

For more information on the video game you can visit the official website here, and to set up a Battle account and opt in to Blizzard’s beta tests click here.

miércoles, 28 de marzo de 2012

Madonna’s Dance Party to disembark in Birmingham

Workoutholic singer Madonna has confirmed she will bring her MDNA spectacle to Birmingham’s NIA Arena as part of her mini UK 2012 tour.

The Like a Virgin vocalist will perform in 26 European cities, including stops in Birmingham, Hyde Park and Edinburgh’s Murray Stadiums in July, before heading off to North America in August.
Madonna’s newest release “MDNA” (Interscope Records) is already getting rave reviews as fans gear up for the world’s biggest dance party.

Tickets prices start at £55.00 (subject to booking fee) and will be available from Live Nation’s website on Friday at 9 am.

Madonna UK dates:

Tuesday 17 - Hyde Park, London.
Saturday 21 - Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.
Thursday 19 - NIA, Birmingham                  

domingo, 25 de marzo de 2012

Nickelback to rock the UK in October 2012

Canada’s multi-million selling rock stars Nickelback are returning to the British isles in October to present their seventh studio album “Here and Now” (Roadrunner, Universal Music Canada, 2011).

Chad Kroeger and his army will be covering the length of the country in just seven days, connecting with audiences old and new, rocking arenas for the masses and playing more intimate shows for the first time in two and a half years.

The band’s new UK tour will kick off on Monday October 1 in London 02 Arena, and includes gigs in Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, and Sheffield.

Talking about the shows in the UK, vocalist Chad Kroeger said: “We can't wait to get back and play in the UK.  Our shows there have always been some of the most memorable for us and it's all because of the fans.”

Over their career, the foursome has achieved five Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards as well as 12 Juno awards and were named “Group of the Decade” by Billboard magazine in 2009, this added to its multi-platinum hit albums and singles all over Europe and almost 45 million albums sold worldwide.

The setlist will contain the band’s massive hits like How You Remind Me and Rockstar, new favourites from their last record like When We Stand Together, the ultimate party anthem Bottoms Up and forthcoming single Lullaby.

Tickets go on sale 9 am on March 30 and will be available from Live Nation’s website.

Nickelback’s 2012 UK Tour dates:

Mon 1 Oct - London, O2 Arena
Tue 2 Oct - Birmingham, NIA
Thu 4 Oct - Manchester Arena
Fri 5 Oct - Newcastle Metro Arena
Sun 7 Oct - Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

martes, 6 de marzo de 2012

“Frankenweenie” trailer released

The teaser trailer of Tim Burton’s new black and white film extravaganza, “Frankenweenie”, has officially come to life with the helping hands of Walt Disney Pictures.

The only information revealed to this point was that the film follows in the footsteps of Burton’s other stop-motion animated flicks “Corpse Bride” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, both of which were nominated for Academy Awards, but Disney has unveiled some other details like for example that over 200 puppets and sets were created for the film, the voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (“Beetlejuice”, “Edward Scissorhands”), Catherine O’Hara (“Beetlejuice”, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), Martin Short (“Mars Attacks!”) and Martin Landau (“Ed Wood”, Sleepy Hollow”) and that several of the character names- Victor, Elsa Van Helsing, Edgar “E” Gore and Mr. Burgemeister- were inspired by classic horror films.

A new image has been also released along with the trailer debut.
Check out “Frankenweenie” trailer below.

lunes, 27 de febrero de 2012

The Killers, The Stone Roses and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to headline V Festival

Reunited Mancunian rockers The Stone Roses, Las Vegas quartet The Killers and rock god Noel Gallagher have been announced as the headlining acts for the seventeenth edition of V Festival.

The legendary foursome that was reformed last October, Brandon Flower’s troop and Brit pop hero Noel Gallagher will be joined by a host of superstars, including Snow Patrol, Tinie Tempah, two-time Brit Award winner Ed Sheeran, Welsh Tiger Tom Jones, Keane or James Morrison.

Following last year’s ‘American Revolution’ with performances from Eminem and Rihanna, feisty US rapper Nicki Minaj will be gracing the fields of Hylands and Weston Park, and after his show stopping set in 2011 David Guetta will be accompanying her.

Talking about this edition confirmations, the festival director Simon Moran said: “We’re really delighted with the line-up this year. We have a great mix of artists topping a bill that will see the welcome return to live performance of Manchester’s finest export, along with some of the biggest acts in the music industry today including The Killers,Tinie Tempah, Ed Sheeran and the legendary Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds.

“The mix of established and exciting breakthrough acts promises to give festival goers a cracking weekend.”

The festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, will also include performances from other topping artists such as Madness, Nero, Emeli Sandé, Friendly Fires, Happy Mondays, Professor Green and Olly Murs, across the four stages.

Forming X Factor singer Olly Murs said: “Coming back to play at V Festival for a second year is fantastic! I've been going to the festival as a punter for years, so performing there is always going to be special - especially on that main stage. I'm bringing my full 10 piece band with me this year, it's going to be immense - I can't wait.”

Over the festival weekend there will also be sets from Noah & The Whale, Ben Howard, Rizzle Kicks, Frank Turner, Labrinth, Maverick Sabre, The Enemy, Miles Kane, Dappy, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pixie Lott, Lissie, Shed Seven, The Ting Tings, The Human League, The Proclaimers, The Stranglers, Reverend and the Makers, Inspiral Carpets, The Rifles and DJ Fresh.

Tinie Tempah’s pal Labrinth said: “So happy that I'm going to play V festival!  Can't wait to get out there and rock the crowd. V Fest is special! See you there!”

The event will take place next 18 and 19 August over two sites at Chelmsford and Staffordshire, and will see the return of the Glee Club Comedy Tent with side-splitting performers including Doc Brown, Justin Moorehouse, Kevin McCarthy, Natan Caton, Gary Delaney, John Fothergill and the V Style camping.

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10am from V Festival’s official site.

jueves, 23 de febrero de 2012

Kanye West and Jay-Z to conquer European territory with ‘Watch the Throne’ tour


Grammy awarded hip hop duo Kanye West and Jay-Z announced on Tuesday they will bring the ‘Watch the Throne’ tour to Europe in 2012.
The longtime friends and rappers who joined their extraordinary talents to form the group The Throne will visit arenas in the UK -including gigs in London, Manchester and Birmingham-, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Belgium, Germany and Ireland to present their first album together “Watch The Throne” (Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation, Def Jam), which was released on August 8 last year.

The record debuted at number one and features production from The RZA, The Neptunes and Kanye’s longtime collaborator Mike Dean.

The short list of featured vocals includes Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield and Mr. Hudson and the lead track, Otis, weaves Otis Redding’s Try A Little Tenderness.

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday priced at £60.00/£49.50/£39.50 for London’s concert and £55.00/£47.50 for regional shows and will be available from Live Nation’s website.

‘Watch the Throne’ European 2012 tour dates:
Sunday 20 - O2 Arena London
Monday 21 – O2 Arena London
Tuesday 22 - O2 Arena London

Thursday 24 - Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Saturday - 26 Herning Arena, Denmark
Monday -28 Oslo Telenor Arena, Norway
Tuesday 29 - Stockholm The Globe, Sweden

Friday 1 - Paris Bercy, France
Saturday 2 - Paris Bercy, France
Sunday 3 - Antwerp Sportpaleis, Belgium
Tuesday 5 - Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
Friday 8 - Dublin O2 Arena, Ireland
Monday 11 - Manchester Arena
Tuesday 12 - Manchester Arena
Wednesday 13 - Birmingham LG Arena