MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns and BILLY IDOL axeman Steve Stevens are among the guest musicians who appear on “Open Your Eyes”, the new album from David Hasselhoff.


Due on September 27, the disc includes 67-year-old “Baywatch” and “Knight Rider” star’s collaboration with Jourgensen on a cover of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”. also featured are Hasselhoff’s takes on THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH’s “Open Your Eyes”, MODERN ENGLISH’s “I Melt With You”, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN’s “Lips Like Sugar” and David Bowie’s “Heroes” (with verses sung in German).


“Open Your Eyes” track listing:


01. Open Your Eyes (feat. James Williamson)
02. Head On (feat. Elliot Easton)
03. I Melt With You (feat. Steve Stevens)
04. Lips Like Sugar (feat. A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS)


05. Heroes (feat. Tyler Bates)
06. Here I Go Again (feat. Tracii Guns)
07. Jump In My Car (feat. Todd Rundgren)
08. Rhinestone Cowboy (feat. Charlie Daniels)
09. If You Could Read My Mind (feat. Ava Cherry)
10. Sugar, Sugar (feat. Steve Cropper)
11. Mit 66 Jahren (feat. Patrick Moraz [Cd Only]
12. Sweet Caroline (feat. MINISTRY)
13. That’s Life


Earlier in the year, Hasselhoff told the German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur that he was recording “a couple of heavy metal songs” for his new studio album. He said: “Why not? Because I can. Because I want to.”


Last fall, Jourgensen revealed that he teamed up with DJ Swamp to remix Hasselhoff’s cover of “Sweet Caroline”. “It was the most surreal project I’ve ever been involved with,” Jourgensen told Billboard. “I didn’t even have to take acid, and I felt like I was trippin’ balls. David Hasselhoff has a new album coming out, some originals and some covers, and for whatever reason — and this is the part that still perplexes me since I haven’t met David Hasselhoff yet — he decided I would be the perfect person to mix this. [Laughs] So it’s, like, ‘I’m game! I’ll take the challenge. This could be cool.’ And sure enough, man, as soon as I heard it, I felt like I was on some of Timothy Leary’s best MDMA I’ve ever been on.”


Hasselhoff has a successful singing career in Germany and neighboring Austria, where, in 1985, his debut album, “Night Rocker”, unexpectedly shot to No. 1 on the local chart. His second and third albums, “Lovin’ Feelings” and “Looking For Freedom”, eventually topped out at No. 5 on the album chart in West Germany, as well as being immensely popular in East Germany. The single “Looking For Freedom” was a hit, reaching No. 1 on the German chart, and was seen by many Germans on both sides of the Iron Curtain as a makeshift pro-unity song, according to The Post.


Even though Hasselhoff is of German descent — there’s a village named Hasselhof outside Frankfurt — it wasn’t his ethnic connection that resonated. “I think Germans rather like the American-ness about him,” Hanna Pilarczyk, a culture writer for Der Spiegel, told The Hollywood Reporter. “Also, his music is very simple and it’s something to clap along to. Germans like to clap along to very straightforward rhythms.”


Back in 2014, Hasselhoff was invited to perform at the Austrian hard rock and heavy metal festival Nova Rock, where he appeared after IRON MAIDEN. He told Kurier.at at the time that he was a heavy metal fan. “I like IRON MAIDEN and METALLICA,” he said. “That’s the kind of music I like to hear.”

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NEW MKULTRASOUND PodCast with Guest Michael X. Christian and Guest Co-Host Max Bravo

Michael X. Christian vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for projects such as The Insect Pins, In OrgAnic, Space, Virus, The Obscene Kiss and Misery Machine (a goddamn tribute to Marilyn Manson). Also a very good friend of your host, Alex Zander.


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Video Premiere: IGGY POP’s ‘James Bond’

Iggy Pop has unveiled the first video from his upcoming album “Free”, due out September 6 on Loma Vista Recordings.


Directed by Simon Taylor, the clip for “James Bond” was shot on location at Sweat Records in Miami.


“James Bond” is the second song to be released in advance of the new album, and has been hailed “infectious” by Paste and by Consequence Of Sound as “a stylistic shift… magnetic.”


In Iggy’s own words, “James Bond” tells a story: “I don’t know what she’s up to exactly, but the tables seem to be turning, and she’s taking over. Well, why not? I’ll try anything once.


“I’ve never had more fun singing a lyric. Faith’s reading is so loaded, and Leron’s production and trumpet along with the band swings like crazy,” he said.




Iggy Pop – Vocal
Faith Vern – Additional Voice
Leron Thomas – Trumpet
Robin Sherman – Bass
Thomas Glass – Drums
Ari Teitel – Guitar


While “Free” follows the highest charting album of Iggy’s career, 2016’s Grammy-nominated “Post Pop Depression”, it has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor — or with any other Iggy Pop album. As The New York Times remarked upon hearing the title track: “Iggy Pop’s ‘Free’ is brief, atmospheric and elusive. Amid sustained electronic tones from the guitarist Noveller and ghostly overdubbed Miles Davis-tinged trumpet lines from Leron Thomas, Pop’s voice appears only a few times, intoning, ‘I wanna be free.’ As the title song and opening track of an album due in September, it could lead anywhere.”


“Free” track listing:


01. Free
02. Loves Missing
03. Sonali
04. James Bond
05. Dirty Sanchez
06. Glow In The Dark
07. Page
08. We Are The People
09. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
10. The Dawn


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PETER MURPHY Suffers Heart Attack / Remaining NYC Residency at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge Postponed And To Be Rescheduled for a Later Date

Peter Murphy,performs at o2 Academy, Newcastle, 2nd October 2016

Peter Murphy,performs at o2 Academy, Newcastle, 2nd October 2016


On the evening of Tuesday August 13, 2019, Peter Murphy was rushed to a local New York City hospital due to shortness of breath and was unable to perform the evening’s scheduled concert at Le Poisson Rouge. Early Wednesday morning, we were informed that Peter had suffered a heart attack.



Cardiologist Jason Song, MD of Lenox Hill Hospital treated Peter and issued the following statement:



Mr. Murphy was admitted for treatment of a myocardial infarction. He had two stents placed in his right coronary artery and was started on medications to manage his heart condition. Due to HIPAA regulations we cannot reveal further details of his condition. He is still in the hospital for continued monitoring of his condition.


Sadly due to the nature of this health event, Peter is physically unable to perform the remaining shows in the residency series, scheduled for August 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th. These shows will be postponed to later dates to be determined. Ticket buyers will have their tickets transferred to the corresponding rescheduled date OR can request a refund by emailing info@lprnyc.com by 5PM EST on August 30, 2019.



Peter’s family has issued the following statement:



We would like to thank the fans for their undying support and hope that Peter will be back on stage with a refreshed heart, stronger than before!



Le Poisson Rouge has issued the following statement:



All of us at LPR are devastated by this news. Peter’s performance and presence over the past twelve days has been amazing – both onstage and off.  We wish Peter a swift and full recovery and look forward to his successful return to LPR.
Follow Peter Murphy and Le Poisson Rouge online for further updates on the rescheduled shows.

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Music Box’s 90th Anniversary, Final 70MM Weekend of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and more!


On August 22nd 1929, the Music Box first opened its doors. This summer, we’re celebrating nine great decades in Chicago with the MUSIC BOX 90TH ANNIVERSARY!


From August 22nd-29th, we’re throwing a birthday bash filled with special events, rare screenings, special guests, and much more! Presentations include:


*The Chicago-shot thriller THE FUGITIVE with Director Andrew Davis in person


*The unforgettable body horror SOCIETY with Director Brian Yuzna in person, screening his personal 35MM print


*Another member of the 1929 club, the Maurice Chevalier “talkie” INNOCENTS OF PARIS on 35MM, complete with a special shorts program


*The 1931 silent documentary WORLD CITY IN ITS TEENS: A REPORT ON CHICAGO, featuring a Live Score by Dennis Scott on the famous Music Box organ




Plus, a salute to Music Box Films with a Double Feature of IDA and THE DEEP BLUE SEA, a DOLLY PARTON Marathon, BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II on 70MM, exclusive merchandise, and a few surprises. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate 90 wonderful years in Chicago. After all, we wouldn’t still be here without you!



Click here for the Full Schedule & Advance Tickets to the MUSIC BOX 90TH ANNIVERSARY.


The filmgoing experience of the summer, you have 1 more weekend to see ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD on 70MM, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie. The last 70MM screenings of Quentin Tarantino’s critically-acclaimed trip to 1969 will be on Tuesday August 20th. Click Here for Showtimes & Advance Tickets.


Plus, our HOLLYWOOD screenings now include two 70MM trailers for upcoming presentations. We won’t spoil the surprise here, but you can expect to see 70MM return to this Music Box this October, and again in Summer 2020.


Next Wednesday August 21st, take the stage with RUSH: CINEMA STRANGIATO. The Holy Trinity of Rock hits the big screen for a One Night Only concert film, featuring performances of “Closer to the Heart”, “Subdivisions”, “Tom Sawyer”, plus exclusive interviews, behind the scenes footage, and much more.


We also have Saturday & Sunday matinees of the Bette Davis thriller DEAD RINGER on 35MM, and the acclaimed new documentary HONEYLAND.


See you at the movies!

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Coming August 25th on the MKULTRASOUND PodCast: The JOY THIEVES

Old friends of the MK ULTRASOUND Radio Network and late 90’s MK ULTRA Magazine Dan and Matt of Industrial Super Group the JOY THIEVES will join the PodCast Sunday August 25h.


If you like hard rock/industrial/post punk/etc…you should definitely pick up a copy of The Joy Thieves debut EP at armalyte.bandcamp.com/a…/the-joy-thieves-this-will-kill-that.


Related: there is more Joy Thieves music on the way shortly…so stay tuned

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