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Baby Korn! Metal legends Korn recruit 12 year old son of Metallica bassist for South American Tour

Posted on April 19th, 2017 in Music PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day,Tour PR.

Tye Trujillo certainly has a lot going for him. Not only is he lucky enough to be the son of the famous Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo but now, at the tender age of just 12, he is living the daydream of every teen metal-head and playing bass himself for the metal giants Korn. Talent clearly runs in the family!

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Korn, famous for such tracks as “Freak on a leash” and “Twisted Transistor”, had previously announced that due to unforeseen circumstances their usual bassist Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu would not be able to fulfil his duties for the South American leg of their 2017 tour. Instead a “special guest” would be filling in for him until his return later in the year.

To the surprise and delight of everyone enters little 12 year old Tye, looking every bit the part, with his gloriously metal long locks, traditionally metal monochrome attire and acting like a true professional.

Korn's band 12-year-old Tye Trujillo, son of Metallica's bassist Robert Trujillo performs in Bogota on April 17, 2017, / AFP PHOTO / RAUL ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tye is hardly a new comer to the spotlight though as since the age of eight he has been a member of the Helmets, a rock group that has performed at festivals like BottleRock, Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza’s Kidsapalooza stage. He even lets his dad join him on stage!

Korn have said on their new addition, “We are bummed Fieldy can’t join us on this run but excited to do a few gigs with a young player like Tye.”

I never thought that I would be jealous of a 12 year old but I suppose 2017 really is full of surprises!

You can check out Tye’s performances so far with Korn below:




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One Direction mania takes over Twitter

Posted on November 13th, 2015 in Stunt Of The Day.

One Direction have released custom emojis to mark the launch of their new album Made in the A.M., out today, and Twitter has gone into meltdown.

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As if Twitter wasn’t already dealing with enough today (Justin Bieber’s album has also landed), the One Direction boys just made the social media battle a whole lot more interesting.

Twitter has partnered with the band in a global bid to find their biggest fans. For just 24 hours from midnight tonight, Directioners around the world can show their loyalty by tweeting one of 140 designated country hashtags such as #1DUK. In a world-first, the 10 most frequently tweeted countries will receive a custom-designed emoji, featuring the One Direction logo and their national flag.

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And if that’s not enough 1D for 1Day, you can now tweet exclusive emojis of Liam, Louis, Harry and Niall, plus a group one and a special emoji for the album, using the hashtags #1DLiam, #1DLouis, #1DHarry, #1DNiall, #1D and #MadeinTheAM.

#1DHarry quickly became the world’s top trending topic after the release yesterday. Sorry Beliebers, but with over 700 million One Direction tweets so far in 2015, the Directioners have truly taken over Twitter.

They might have announced they’re taking a break next year, but clearly nothing is dragging this band down.

blinkbox Music Reveals The Song Lyrics That Leave Brits Baffled

Posted on August 1st, 2014 in Music PR.

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LONDON, Friday 1st August 2014: A new study reveals that when it comes to understanding the meaning of song lyrics, many of us are left well and truly baffled.

Music streaming service blinkbox Music polled 2,000 Brits and found that 65% struggle to understand the meaning of lyrics in today’s chart toppers.

Topping a list of puzzling lyrical offenders was The Killers’ ‘Are we human, or are we dancer?’ (30%) from their hit track Human.

The Beatles’ ‘I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob’ (27%) from I am the Walrus was in second place, with Michael Jackson’s head-scratcher ‘What about elephants? Have we lost their trust?’ (18%) from Earth Song taking the third spot.

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Lyrics from The Black Eyed Peas, Duran Duran and Taylor Swift also appeared in the rundown.

When asked what the main reasons are for not understanding peculiar lyrics in tracks, 40% said they could not make out the actual words being sung, over a quarter (27%) said the lack of logic in the lyrics makes it tricky to grasp the meaning of a song and 10% said they don’t understand the slang used. Almost two-thirds (64%) also said music lyrics have become more confusing over time.

Despite all this, 28% of respondents said baffling lyrics don’t stop them enjoying a song.

The top 10 most confusing lyrics, with proposed explanations from Professor of Popular Martin Cloonan from Glasgow University, are:

1. ‘Are we human, or are we dancer?’ – The Killers, Human (30%)

Prof Cloonan: “Brandon Flowers of The Killers has admitted that the line is taken from a Hunter S. Thompson quote: ‘We’re raising a nation of dancers.’ Flowers said: ‘I say that it’s a mild social statement, and that’s all I’m gonna say.”

2. ‘I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob’ – The Beatles, I Am The Walrus (27%)

Prof Cloonan: “John Lennon spoke of writing some of this while on an acid trip, which might help explain things. It is an exercise in surrealism and word play – a true highlight of UK psychedelia. Lennon did once declare that ‘The Walrus was Paul’ but it appears to in fact be a reference to Lewis Carroll’s The Walrus and the Carpenter and so, a reference to surreal or imaginary worlds.”

3. ‘What about elephants? Have we lost their trust?’- Michael Jackson, Earth Song (18%)

Prof Cloonan: “Ultimately this is a misjudged protest song, which sees a world in which the innocent simply have things done to them by malevolent forces. It could be construed as an attack on the ivory trade.”

4. ‘Tom bol li de se de moi ya, hey jambo jumbo’ – Lionel Richie, All Night Long (12%)

Prof Cloonan: “Richie has himself admitted that the lyrics are ‘A wonderful joke’ and an attempt to insert some African dialect into the song, which he couldn’t do in time, so just made up. They have no meaning outside of sounding right in the song.”

5. ‘Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad’ – Carly Rae Jepson, Call Me Maybe (11%)

Prof Cloonan: “You really can miss something you’ve never had and Jepson has spoken of the song being about her current boyfriend. So it is about having something (rather than an actual person) missing in your life, a fairly common experience. ”

6. ‘Beats so big I’m stepping on leprechauns’ – Black Eyed Peas, Boom Boom Pow (10%)

Prof Cloonan: “Sometimes I think that we just have to accept songwriters are strange.”

7. ‘The reflex is an only child, he’s waiting in the park’ – Duran Duran, The Reflex (8%)

Prof Cloonan: “The band have denied that the song has any particular meaning; there is no deep and meaningful metaphor here. It is a case of the words sounding fine in the song, but not making sense on the page.”

8. ‘Club Tropicana, drinks are free, fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone, all that’s missing is the sea’ – Wham!, Club Tropicana – (8%)

Prof Cloonan: “For those in the know the answer is obvious – ‘Club Tropicana’ is in the hills above San Antonio at Ibiza’s legendary Pikes Hotel (now known as Ibiza Rocks House), where the video was shot. So some distance from the sea.”

9. ‘Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter, and my daddy said stay away from Juliet.’ – Taylor Swift, Love Story (7%)

Prof Cloonan: “It seems to me this is a thinly veiled reference to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter which is about a woman who conceives a child from an adulterous affair. However in this context, the reference could be considered to represent Swift’s movement from innocence towards knowing womanhood.”

10. ‘Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball’- Oasis, Champagne Supernova (7%)

Prof Cloonan: “Noel Gallagher has admitted that he just likes rhymes, and that these lyrics mean different things to him on different days. He has also offered his thoughts, after being asked about this song’s meaning, in his own forthright style: ‘Are you telling me, when you’ve got 60,000 people singing it, they don’t know what it means? It means something different to every one of them.’”

Respondents were also asked who they thought was the worst lyricist from a selection of the most popular acts in today’s charts. Miley Cyrus, Pitbull and Robin Thicke took the top three spots, respectively.

The top 10 ‘worst lyricists’ as voted for by the British public are:

1. Miley Cyrus (17%)
2. Pitbull (16%)
3. Robin Thicke (15%)
4. Will.i.am/The Black Eyes Peas (11%)
5. Sting (5%)
6. Taylor Swift (5%)
7. Robbie Williams (5%)
8. Simon Le Bon (4%)
9. Noel Gallagher (4%)
10. Brandon Flowers/The Killers (2%)

blinkbox Music managing director Mark Bennett commented: “It’s true that song lyrics are sometimes as crazy as a box of frogs, but then that’s show business. It would be a really boring world if everything was logical and made sense.”

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Posted on February 7th, 2012 in Stunt Of The Day.

Former Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik has turned up in a music video for indie band The Good Suns.

The Huffington Post reports; ‘Dressed in a suit, Opik mouths the words to the band’s latest offering – Pop Wound – while dancing wildly on a London rooftop.’

The New Statesman advises; ‘If you can’t bear to watch the whole thing, fast forward to 1:47 for the moment that Lembit throws all dignity aside.’

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Posted on February 5th, 2012 in Stunt Of The Day.

The new music video from OK Go, made in partnership with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles.

A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car.

The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. There are no ringers or stand-ins; Damian took stunt driving lessons.

For more information and behind-the-scenes footage, see http://www.LetsDoThis.com andhttp://www.okgo.net.

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