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SAN FRANCISCO — Shortly after Twitter's board of directors began its search for a new chief executive in June, it said it would only accept someone willing to commit to the job full time. It was a not-so-subtle message to Twitter's co-founder and …
The Cavs might be moving on from Tristan Thompson.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are starting to remove anything with Tristan Thompson’s likeness from Quicken Loans Arena. Cavaliers beat reporter Chris Haynes tweeted out a picture of an employee removing a Thompson poster from an elevator inside Quicken Loans Arena.
An elevator at The Q is getting a facelift today… pic.twitter.com/naNoWilFjl
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 2, 2015
The Cavaliers have also removed all Thompson-related merchandise from the team shop. Per league rules, a team cannot use a player that is not under contract for promotional or revenue-generating purposes.
The tumultuous relationship between the Cavs and Thompson started to heat up when the team’s $6.8 milllion offer expired on Thursday, Oct. 1. Their contract dispute became a serious “hold out” and Cavs head coach David Blatt is prepared to start the season without the only player that appeared in all 82 regular season games last season.
“We’ve got to focus on the now and here and that’s what we’re doing,” Blatt said.
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The first season of AMC‘s Fear The Walking Dead ended last night, and in true Walking Dead fashion, we have a ton of questions. Ad also, in true Walking Dead fashion they’ve created a spin-off that in no way answers said questions.
Fear The Walking Dead Flight 462 is a companion series to Fear the Walking Dead that will play out over 16 one-minute episodes and will chronicle the events of the passengers of a plane in which one are infected with the zombie virus. The airplane is reportedly the same one that was wobbling in the sky during one of the recent episodes of Fear The Walking Dead. With a run-time that’s less than 90 seconds, the first part of the series is a compact ball of tension, and most likely only a smidgen of the insanity to come. Each part of the series will air weekly during commercial breaks for new episodes of The Walking Dead, with the first airing last night during the season finale of Fear The Walking Dead. The episodes will also be available online after it airs on AMC.
Enjoy the first webisode above.
The latest installment of Third Man Records’ “Vault Package” series will be a taste of the White Stripes‘ earliest shows, with the label set to release The White Stripes: Live at the Gold Dollar, Vol. III showcasing a 1999 live performance.
The Gold Dollar had been a significant location in the White Stripes’ history, having been the venue where Jack and Meg White played many of their earliest shows. Vault Package #13 contained recordings from their first two shows ever, which took place at Gold Dollar, while Package #26 contains a set from February 6th, 1999. The band had concluded tracking for their self-titled debut just weeks prior to the performance.
The White Stripes’ set that night included original songs and covers that would span the band’s first three albums, which includes their 2001 hit “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” off White Blood Cells. The blues and folk covers the band recorded for their self-titled debut also made appearances, such as Bob Dylan’s “One More Cup of Coffee” and Robert Johnson’s “Stop Breaking Down.”
Third Man has released a live version of “Let’s Build a Home” that would eventually appear on the group’s 2000 album De Stijl.
The full Vault Package includes a newly mixed recording of the live set on “blood red vinyl” alongside reproductions of flyers Jack White created for the event, a handwritten set list, glossy photos captures by Doug Coombe from a show at the Cass Corridor Club and a seven-inch from the Dead Weather single series. For this package, the Dead Weathers’ “Impossible Winner” and “Mile Markers” will be paired together for the release.
The package is available to subscribers who sign up before October 31st.
The White Stripes: Live at the Gold Dollar, Vol. III Track List:
1. “Broken Bricks”
2. “Jimmy the Exploder”
3. “The Big Three Killed My Baby”
4. “Stop Breaking Down” (Robert Johnson cover)
5. “Suzy Lee”
6. “Let’s Build a Home”
7. “Sugar Never Tasted So Good”
9. “Little People”
10. “One More Cup of Coffee” (Bob Dylan cover)
12. “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”
13. “Wasting My Time”
14. “Red Bowling Ball Ruth”
15. “Cannon/John the Revelator/Grinnin’ in Your Face” (Son House covers)
16. “Let’s Shake Hands”
The memories of a sold-out Stagecoach 2015 music festival are just a few months old, but the stellar lineup for 2016 has already been revealed. Taking place April 29th to May 1st at Indio, California’s Empire Polo Club, the event will feature headliners Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan. While all three have headlined the festival in years past, next year will mark Underwood’s first time doing so since 2011.
Among the dozens of additional performers at the eclectic country and Americana-leaning festival are big names Chris Young, Sam Hunt, Joe Nichols, the Band Perry, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Chris Stapleton, John Fogerty, the Doobie Brothers, Emmylou Harris and Marty Stuart. On the more fringe end of the roster are Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Sam Outlaw, Lucero, the Deslondes, Luke Bell and Aaron Watson. The lineup for each day will feature no less than 18 acts, with veterans and newcomers alike.
Billed as “California’s Country Music Festival,” Stagecoach began in 2007 as a two-day event on four stages with George Strait, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney and Brooks & Dunn all receiving top billing that year. In 2008, the festival expanded to three days, with the Eagles headlining the first day. Eric Church and Luke Bryan last headlined in 2014, with Jason Aldean. Highlights of 2015’s lineup included appearances from Merle Haggard, Jake Owen, Cam, Brothers Osborne and Kacey Musgraves, with many of them captured behind the scenes for a special Rolling Stone Country photo gallery.
Tickets for next spring’s Stagecoach Music Festival will go on sale Friday, October 9th, at 11:00 a.m. PT.
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A two-decade industry veteran, Mattera joins WBR from WEA, Warner Music Group’s global artist and label services arm, where he was SVP, Head of Global Digital Accounts. Mattera will relocate from New York to WBR’s headquarters in Burbank and report directly to Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. Records.
Mattera’s role will, for the first time at WBR, combines oversight of the label’s commercial activities, across all traditional and digital platforms, with responsibility for digital marketing initiatives and strategy.
Before joining WEA in 2007 as SVP, Digital Sales & Marketing, Mattera spent six years at Island Def Jam, where he created the company’s New Media Department. He began his career in 1994 at Epic Records and then moved to Polygram Group Distribution in 1996.
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Sturgill Simpson has remained on the road for most of the year, barking his way through a live set that veers from Bible Belt bluegrass to amplified, full-throttle psychedelia. It’s fitting, then, that most of those concerts have come to a close with a medley of the Osborne Brothers’ “Listening to the Rain” and T. Rex‘s “The Motivator,” two songs that represent the full span of Simpson’s influences.
“The Motivator” was originally released on T. Rex’s Electric Warrior, an album that helped push the glitter and glitz of glam rock into the mainstream. Decades later, it’s a reminder of an era where sleaze, swagger and sex ruled the roost, replacing the acoustic guitars of 1960s folk rock with something harder. That makes the song an odd choice for a country band perhaps, but Sturgill Simpson and his road band — whose lineup now includes two keyboardists — rip it to shreds, turning the tune into a stomping combo of Telecaster thunder and pounding percussion.
In the video above, the guys wrap up a September 15th show in eastern Virginia with their own version of “The Motivator.” After a four-minute guitar workout, Sturgill brings the song to a brief halt, walks over to drummer Miles Miller and playfully wipes the sweat off his head with a handkerchief. With that, the musicians launch back into the song for three glorious seconds, finishing everything off with a snippet of the song that began the medley: the Osbornes’ “Listening to the Rain.”
With a new album reportedly in the can and an ongoing tour that stretches through Thanksgiving, Simpson and company will keep themselves busy until 2016, when Simpson’s Atlantic debut is expected to hit stores.