Thursday, May 02, 2019

Madonna and Taylor Swift performances 2019-05-01 Billboard Music Awards 2019

Here they are the awesome Madonna and Taylor Swift performances in the Billboard Music Awards 2019.

Madonna, Maluma - Medellín (Billboard Music Awards Performance)

Published on 1 May 2019

You’re watching Madonna and Maluma’s performance of “Medellín” from the Billboard Music Awards.



ME! (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco) (Live From The Billboard Music Awards /...

Published on 1 May 2019

ME! (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco) Live at The Billboard Music Awards / 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Taylor Swift (Feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco) - ME!

And today is the new video from Taylor Swift named "Me!" (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco).

Taylor Swift - ME! (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco)

Published on 26 Apr 2019

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Hope you will love this awesome lyric.

Taylor Swift - ME! (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco)

I promise that you'll never find another like me

I know that I'm a handful baby, uh
I know I never think before I jump
And you're the kind of guy the ladies want
(And there's a lot of cool chicks out there)

I know that I went psycho on the phone
I never leave well enough alone
And trouble's gonna follow where I go
(And there's a lot of cool chicks out there)

But one of these things is not like the others
Like a rainbow with all of the colors
Baby doll when it comes to a lover
I promise that you'll never find another like

Me, ooh
I'm the only one of me
Baby that's the fun of me
Me, ooh
You're the only one of you
Baby that's the fun of you
And I promise that nobody's gonna love you like me

I know I tend to make it about me
I know you never get just what you see
But I will never bore you baby
(And there's a lot of lame guys out there)

And when we had that fight out in the rain
You ran after me and called my name
I never want to see you walk away
(And there's a lot of lame guys out there)

'Cause one of these things is not like the others
Living in winter, I am your summer
Baby doll when it comes to a lover
I promise that you'll never find another like

Me, ooh
I'm the only one of me
Let me keep you company
Me, ooh
You're the only one of you
Baby that's the fun of you
And I promise that nobody's gonna love you like me

Hey kids
Spelling is fun

Girl there ain't no "I" in team
But you know there is a "Me"
Strike the band up 1, 2, 3
I promise that you'll never find another like me

Girl there ain't no "I" in team
But you know there is a "Me"
And you can't spell awesome without me
I promise that you'll never find another like

Me, ooh
I'm the only one of me
(I'm the only one of me)
Baby that's the fun of me
(Baby that's the fun of me)
Me, ooh
You're the only one of you
Baby that's the fun of you
And I promise that nobody's gonna love you like

Me, ooh
Girl there ain't no "I" in team
But you know there is a "Me"
I'm the only one of me
Baby that's the fun of me

Me, ooh
Strike the band up 1, 2, 3
You can't spell awesome without me

You're the only one of you
Baby that's the fun of you
And I promise that nobody's gonna love you like me

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Madonna & Maluma - Medellín

Here it is the new video from Madonna named "Medellín" from the new album "Madame X" to be released June 14, 2019.

Madonna, Maluma - Medellín

Published on 24 Apr 2019
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Directors - Diana Kunst and Mau Morgó
Choreographer - Megan Lawson
Album Creative director - Imogen Snell
Editors - Danny Tull & Carlos Font-Clos

Madonna's styling team
Stylist - Ib Kamara
Make Up - Aaron Henrikson
Hair - Andy LeCompte
Styling Consultant - Eyob Yohannes

Maluma’s Stylist - Julien Rios White

Video commissioner - Semera Khan
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Executive Producer - Dom Thomas
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Producer - Jane Lloyd
Production Manager - Davina Abrahams
Production Coordinator - Laura Thomas-Smith

Service Company - 24/7 Lisbon
Line Producer - Silvia Reis
Production Manager - Antonio Sao Joao

DOP - Dani Fernández Abelló
Steadicam Operator - Andrew Fletcher
Focus Puller - Alexandre Valentim
Production Designer - Laia Ateca

Local Art Director - Bruno Guerra
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1st AD - Javier Soto
Choreographer - Megan Lawson
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Hope you will love this awesome lyric.

Madonna & Maluma - Medellín

[Intro: Madonna]
One, two, one, two
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, two, one
Two, one, cha, cha-cha-cha

[Verso 1: Madonna & Maluma]
I took a pill and had a dream (Yo también)
I went back to my 17th year
Allowed myself to be naive (Dime)
To be someone I've never been (Me encanta)
I took a sip and had a dream
And I woke up in Medellín (¿Te gusta?)
The sun was caressing my skin (Dime)
Another me could now begin (Woo)

[Verso 2: Maluma]
Tranquila, baby, yo te apoyo
No hay que hablarnos mucho para entrar en rollo
Si quieres ser mi reina pues yo te corono
Y pa' que te sientes aquí tengo un trono
Te gusta cabalgar, eso está claro
Si sientes que voy rápido le bajo
Discúlpame, yo sé que eres Madonna
Pero te voy a demostrar cómo este perro te enamora

[Coro: Madonna & Maluma]
Ven conmigo, let's take a trip
Si te llevo pa' un lugar lejano
Ven conmigo, I'll be so good for you
Te enamoro, te enamoro, mami (Ay-ay-ay)
Ven conmigo, let's take a trip
Dame de eso que tú estás tomando
Ven conmigo, I'll be so good for you
(Ay-ay-ay)

[Verso 3: Madonna & Maluma]
Sipping my pain just like champagne
Found myself dancing in the rain with you
I felt so naked and alive (Show me)
For once I didn't have to hide myself (Dice)

[Verso 4: Maluma]
Oye mamacita, ¿qué te pasa? (Dime)
Mira que ya estamos en mi casa (Yeah)
Si siente' que hay un viaje ahí en tu mente (Woo)
Será por el exceso de Aguardiente (Dile)
Pero, mami, tranquila, tú solo vacila
Que estamos en Colombia, aquí hay rumba en cada esquina
Y si tú quieres nos vamos por Detroit (Tú sabe')
Si sé de dónde vienes pues sé pa' donde voy

[Coro: Madonna & Maluma]
Ven conmigo, let's take a trip
Si te llevo pa' un lugar lejano
Ven conmigo, I'll be so good for you
Te enamoro, te enamoro, mami (Ay-ay-ay)
Ven conmigo, let's take a trip
Dame de eso que tú estás tomando
Ven conmigo, I'll be so good for you (Okay)

[Post-Coro: Maluma & Madonna, Both]
Si te enamoro (Si me enamoras)
En menos de un año, no, no (Hahaha)
No' vamo', no' vamo', no vamo' pa' Medallo (Ay, qué rico)
Si te enamoro (Si me enamoras)
Es lo que amo, no, no
Pue' mami, pue' mami, pue' mami, nos casamos
(Cha-cha-cha)

[Bridge: Madonna & Maluma, Both]
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, slow down, papi (Woo)
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, ay-ay-ay

[Verse 5: Madonna & Maluma]
We built a cartel just for love
Venus was hovering above us (Oh, yeah)
I took a trip, it set me free (Mi reina)
Forgave myself for being me (Ay-ay-ay)

[Coro: Madonna & Maluma]
Ven conmigo, let's take a trip
Si te llevo pa' un lugar lejano
Ven conmigo, I'll be so good for you
Te enamoro, te enamoro, mami (Ay-ay-ay)
Ven conmigo, let's take a trip
Dame de eso que tú estás tomando
Ven conmigo, I'll be so good for you

[Post-Coro: Maluma & Madonna, Both]
Si te enamoro (Si me enamoras)
En menos de un año, no, no
No' vamo', no' vamo', no vamo' pa' Medallo (Ay, qué rico)
Si te enamoro (Si me enamoras)
Es lo que amo, no, no
Pue' mami, pue' mami, pue' mami, nos casamos
(Cha-cha-cha)

[Outro: Madonna with Maluma]
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, slow down, papi
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, cha-cha-cha
One, two, ay-ay-ay
One, two, two, one
One, two, two, one
One, one, two, two
Cha, cha-cha-cha

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Richey Edwards 2019-01-26 WalesOnline, The new clues that suggest missing Manic Street Preacher Richey Edwards staged his own disappearance

This is a really sad story of the disappearance 24 years ago of Richey Edwards a member of one of my favourite bands ever: Manic Street Preachers. Many of the details on this story ahead.

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The new clues that suggest missing Manic Street Preacher Richey Edwards staged his own disappearance

Sensational new evidence is unearthed in a book to be published next week


Richey Edwards, pictured here performing live on stage in October 1994


A number of sensational new clues have been unearthed in the case of missing Manic Street Preachers rock star Richey Edwards.

They have come to light in a new book to be published next week.

Withdrawn Traces: Searching for the Truth About Richey Manic, by Sara Hawys Roberts and Leon Noakes – sheds fresh light on events surrounding his disappearance - a story that, 24 years on, still endures as one of the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll mysteries.

It is the first book written with the full co-operation of Richey’s sister – Rachel Edwards, testimony from his closest friends and unprecedented access to Richey’s extensive personal archive of diaries, artwork, essays, photographs and letters from his childhood, schooldays, university and beyond.

The authors have forensically trawled through Richey’s personal archive and talked to those close to him – most of whom have never spoken on the record before.

As they pieced the book together they saw a pattern emerge that suggested a possible life in exile – a trail of new information that may be enough to convince even the most hardened of sceptics that Richey may have planned his disappearance.

This new evidence includes:

- Members of Richey’s family who had similarly disappeared and isolated themselves from their relatives;
- A fascination with disappearance seen in Richey’s schoolwork;
- Richey’s extensive library of books which revealed many titles with pages turned over referred to subjects of disappearance and a life in exile;
- His growing fascination with writers and characters in exile such as Arthur Rimbaud and JD Salinger;
- A theory that Richey had undiagnosed Aspergers – one trait of which can be shutting out the world as a way of coping;
- A new sighting by postman David Rasmus who claimed to have spotted Richey on the footpath of the Severn Bridge on February 1, 1995;
- A meeting with a mysterious woman in Whitchurch Hospital who later left for Israel... and how, in his last weeks, he spoke of wanting to go to Israel even acquiring tattoos that pointed towards this;
- A theory that Richey was forced to disappear after coming into confrontation with other people;
- The contents of a box left on his hotel bed on the day he disappeared, containing items which referred to disappearance; and
- The mystery of Vivian – the woman who was in the hotel room with him the night before he vanished – and how he apparently tried to give his passport to her saying “I won’t be needing this anymore”

This is Richey speaking in 1992 - three years before he disappeared:


The facts surrounding the case are well-known. The Manic Street Preachers’ guitarist and lyricist went missing on the day of a promotional trip to America, vanishing from his room at The Embassy Hotel in London.

Richey was 27 when he vanished on February 1, 1995.

His car was later discovered near the Severn Bridge, fuelling the belief that the rock star – who had a history of self-harm, anorexia and alcoholism – had taken his own life.

His body was never found, but he was legally presumed dead in 2008.

As alleged sightings of the musician have been reported in such places as Goa, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura through the decades, some credence has been given to the theory that he staged his own disappearance to escape his former troubled life.


The cover of Withdrawn Traces


Withdrawn Traces is certain to reopen the debate over his disappearance.

Writing the foreword to the book, Richey's sister Rachel Edwards, says:

“I was 24 years old when I last saw my brother. 24 years have passed since the day that he went missing. I have been without him for half of my life.

“I am almost the same age that my mother was when her son disappeared.”

Her heartfelt words are all the more poignant as she reveals Richey’s mum died last year.

Both parents, Sherry and Graham – who died in 2013 – have now passed away not knowing what became of their son.

For the authors, Sara Hawys Roberts and Leon Noakes, it’s been two years of painstaking research.


Richey's mum and dad, Graham and Sherry Edwards, pictured in 2004


Sara explained that the spark for the book came about because of Rachel Edwards’ frustration at unchallenged notions about her brother’s life and disappearance, and her desire to reclaim him from the rock mythology that surrounds him, remembering his many talents rather than his image as a tortured artist.

“Rachel has not liked the way her brother has been represented in the one way,” she says. “She felt that time was going by she wanted to document him as a brother, as a friend, from a perspective outside of the music industry.”

Sara met Rachel back in 2010 after writing an article debunking a psychic who claimed that she could speak to Richey.

“Rachel liked the article I wrote and we started talking from there and became friends,” she says. “We worked together on a show on S4C about missing people as well, that’s how we got to know each about.”

Originally the pair were thinking about putting together a documentary about Richey, but then Rachel had the thought of doing a book that would offer more scope to cover her brother’s life.

“In 2016 we decided to write a book that would offer a different angle on Richard,” says Sara.


They kohl-eyed image of Richey Edwards as a rock star


That it is the first book afforded the backing of Rachel Edwards gives it an authority that worked in a number of ways.

Not only has Rachel written the foreword, but she has allowed the authors access to Richey’s extensive archive and has opened up doors for those who have never spoken publicly about the case before.

“There was so much to go through and so many people to speak to as well we just couldn’t fit it all in,” says Sara.

“Richey’s archive is extensive. There are about 50 pieces from his archive in the book. It was hard to pick as his archive was so vast.

“As for those who were interviewed we approached it by making a list. A lot of people told us that they needed Rachel’s blessing before they would speak to us. Some of the people we interviewed we met with Rachel. Some of the people we spoke to in Rachel’s house. There was a lot of needing Rachel’s blessing.

“A lot of people we spoke to from before he was famous. That was an interesting angle to take as everything has come from a music industry perspective with Richey.”

Having Richey’s sister on board also offered a unique insight into the Edwards’ family tree, and how it may have influenced his disappearance.


Great Aunt Bessie lived a reclusive lifestyle


We learn about his Great-Aunt Bessie, Bethones John, who shunned everybody, even her remaining relatives and stayed in her childhood home, mostly alone, living as a hermit for more than 80 years.

Then there was Richey’s Uncle Shane who embarked on a voyage to America in the early ‘60s to gain his professorship at the University of Austin, Texas. When Shane went out to the States he became something of a mysterious figure as he didn’t contact the family for five years, essentially going “off grid”.

“Great Aunt Bessie was a recluse who lived as a hermit in the town,” says Sara. “She was known as the local oddball. She kept herself to herself. It was very interesting that there was previous form there – somebody in Richey’s family who lived as a recluse.

“Same with the Uncle Shane story, somebody broke away from Blackwood and didn’t have contact for a long time with the family.

“It was very interesting to uncover these things which add credence to the disappearance theory. It’s fascinating that people in his family did that and Richey was aware that there were these people in his family doing stuff like that. Rachel says that Richey was fascinated by their stories.”


Richey's Christmas List 1980 - there's some real attention to detail there


Growing up in Blackwood in the Rhymney Valley the young Richey Edwards was something of a storyteller himself.

The book features images of two stories that the promising Oakdale Comprehensive School pupil wrote.

For his homework, in 1980, he mentions escaping over the Severn Bridge. It is a chilling passage, given subsequent events.

Even then, when things got tough, he saw crossing the Bridge as a means of escape.

A story from 1981 called The Rebel is a humorous tale that firmly places Richey’s imagination in the early ‘80s, but what shouts most loudly is the act of social transgression culminating in a plan to escape and live on in freedom abroad.

An interesting theory proffered up by the authors is that he had Aspergers, which can see individuals with the condition shutting out the world as a way of coping.

“We were reading about Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd,” says Sara. “Syd Barrett’s sister said it about him. We picked up on that and started thinking about all the things the band had said about him being robotic, android-like, and we put two and two together.

“We read books about Aspergers and a lot of the traits clicked with Richey. It’s something that Rachel acknowledged that Richey might well have had – something that wouldn’t have been diagnosed back in the ‘90s.”


'A very helpful and pleasant pupil' - Richey's school report from Oakdale Comprehensive, 1979-1980


Sara admits that researching and writing the book was like piecing together a giant puzzle – a mystery there to solve. She certainly felt like she was being led towards something, especially after examining the cultural influences contained in his archive.

As far back as 1992, Richey publicly referenced The Catcher In The Rye author JD Salinger, famed for his life of isolation in self-imposed exile.

In the last known year of Richey’s life, this fascination with writers and characters in exile grew. His parting words to the British music press came in late 1994, when he told readers of Q magazine that Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness, the book which inspired Apocalypse Now, would be his Christmas reading material.

One of the central characters, Kurtz, is a renegade ivory trader and charismatic cult leader, hunted down while living off-grid in the heart of Africa.

In addition, one of Richey’s favourite writers was French poet Arthur Rimbaud, who delivered his masterpiece A Season In Hell and then promptly opted for a life in the wilderness.

Ironically, one of Richey’s favourite films was was the 1983 film Eddie and the Cruisers which told the story of a 1960s rock ‘n’ roll band and its lead singer, lyrical genius Eddie Wilson, who vanishes after a dispute with his record label over the band’s second album.

The film centres on a reporter Maggie Foley (played by Ellen Barkin) who re-examines the clues of Eddie disappearance by examining reference to French poet Arthur Rimbaud.

Maggie believes that by naming the album A Season In Hell, after Rimbaud’s seminal work, Eddie was deliberately planting clues that he, like the poet, would also disappear and survive in exile.

Richey also used to talk about liking the old television show, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin – the black comedy about the title character who faked his own death.


Richey pictured in his teenage years with his dog Snoopy


As the authors worked their way through Richey’s library they discovered what they believed were signposts.

“Lots of books we discovered did have pages turned over,” says Sara. “It did feel like we were being led towards something.”

One of the texts examined was Sacred Sex: Erotic Writings from the Religions of the World by Robert Bates – a gift from an unnamed singer that Richey met in The Priory, where he was treated in the summer of 1994.

Richey’s copy had the corners of several pages turned down, drawing attention to poems related to disappearance. In the chapter titled Islam, verses about slipping into madness and wandering the world as a nomad were highlighted.

“There was another book, a book of poetry by Hart Crane,” says Sara. “There was a poem called Exile, with the page turned down. That was another. There were a couple of books like that and it did feel odd that he would turn the pages over on ones that were about disappearance or exile. It did feel quite leading in a way.”

On Richey’s bookshelf were several copies of Albert Camus’ A Happy Death. Richey had snapped up an armful and had begun distributing them to friends before his disappearance.

In the book, Patrice Mersault goes on the run from the Algiers, seeking happiness and a meaningful life.

He discovers that these are not found in relationships, nor in money alone, but happiness is possible given two criteria – sufficient solitude, and sufficient time.

Sara adds: “It only leads you so far. It does feel like an uncanny series of puzzle pieces but how to get them all to fit together is very hard.”


The young Richey who loved to read comics



Richey and Rachel pictured with their mum Sherry


Detractors will no doubt point out you can read too much into anything – but it is undeniable that Richey was obsessed with the perfect disappearance.

“Knowing how intelligent he was, if anybody was going to stage a disappearance he would certainly be the person who would have been more than capable of doing that,” says Sara. “However, I would add you have to remember that he was unwell as well.”

The summer before his disappearance the musician was treated in both Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff and The Priory in Roehampton. This was weeks before the release of The Holy Bible, the dark masterpiece with songs on issues such as prostitution, anorexia and the horrors of the Holocaust, which would be his departing epitaph.

“He was depressed and mentally unwell, so sometimes it’s hard to weigh up the evidence,” adds Sara. “As the band themselves said Richard was very adept at dramatic symbolism. He used to think a lot about the books he would read, the things he would say. What he’d give out in interviews.

“With all the books and all the different things he’d left and all the things he’d spoken about before going missing there were some symbolic things in there that would lead you to think ‘oh yeah he did plan his disappearance’.”


Richey and the Manics pictured at the Radio One Roadshow with DJ Jakki Brambles in August 1991


If Richey had decided to start life anew, where would he have fled?

One of the most surprising aspects of the book is the recurring nature of one place in particular: Israel.

During his stay at Whitchurch Hospital, Richey made one friend during his time on the ward – a woman in her early twenties who was an artist and an academic.

She later moved to Israel. It’s telling that before the American trip Richey never made in 1995, he told Rachel that he would much rather visit Israel. “We don’t know much about her at all,” says Sara. “We’ve tried to trace her, but she disappeared and not much is known about her.”

By coincidence, the link came up again when co-author Leon went for a haircut in Cardiff and started talking about Richey.

“The lady cutting his hair said ‘he’s actually living in a kibbutz in Israel, everybody knows’,” Sara says. “As you can imagine it took him aback.

“We gave this theory no particular credence until Rachel raised the same idea – yes Richey had been going on about heading to that part of the world just before he vanished.”

There is further supporting evidence in Richey’s late 1994 tattoo – a diagram of the entry to Hell, below Jerusalem, based on an illustration from a 1949 version of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Many photographs taken of him in those last few months show him deliberately sporting his new inkings for the camera.


Richey pictured outside his flat in Cardiff, Autumn 1994


Sara says this was something else that was not picked up by the authorities. “It would have been a good place to start but it was never followed up,” she says.

And then there is the mystery of the woman called Vivian, believed to be the last person to see Richey before he went missing.

“Yes, that’s correct,” says Sara. “We don’t know much about her.

“She was in the hotel room with Richey the night before he vanished. But we haven’t been able to track her down.

“Apparently the night before Richey was trying to give Vivian his passport saying ‘I won’t be needing this anymore’.”

There are further startling revelations including that of a box of gifts left on the hotel bed and marked for Jo.

She was Richey’s former girlfriend. The pair had split up a couple of months before he disappeared.

Among the gifts was a book – Novel With Cocaine by M. Ageyev.

The title is fascinating for the fact that its author handed over his manuscript for publication then fled without trace, never to be heard from again.

Was this a duplicate scenario – Richey leaving a blindingly obvious hint of his survival?


Richey on stage with the Manics


If that notion seems tenuous, there’s an even more remarkable parallel. When Ageyev delivered his manuscript to a friend in Paris, he also gave them his passport.

“He and Jo often exchanged gifts,” says Sara. “It could have just been a gift or it could have been something a lot more symbolic. Maybe it was his final parting gift and he knew this.”

After Richey’s disappearance there were supposed sightings of him in Newport bus station and by a taxi driver who drove a man, purported to be the missing musician around the South Wales Valleys.

Withdrawn Traces also reveals a new lead in an ex-postman called David Ramus.

In 2011, Rachel was contacted by him via a social media website. He claimed he had spotted Richey on the footpath of the Severn Bridge on February 1, 1995.

He wrote: “I had no transport and the only way I could access the bridge was the footpath.

“I am convinced without a shadow of a doubt that that the young lad on the Aust Tower side who looked extremely surprised at my presence was your late brother.

“I was so concerned at his state that I made a detour to the bridge office and reported it. The person who spoke to me did not ask for my name, and I think he was just night security.

“I have no idea if it was even logged.”


Richey performing with the Manics at Manchester Academy in 1994


But there are more sinister possibilities for Richey’s disappearance that are also alluded to in the book – something that Sara says has to be explored.

“I would say they are worth being discussed because you’ve got to think about everything when somebody goes missing,” she says.

“The first line of enquiry is, is this murder? Has somebody done away with this person?

“That’s what normally happens in missing persons cases. You have to explore every avenue. You never know really.

Known for his provocative nature, might Richey have overstepped the mark by seeking confrontation with powerful people, or possibly just the wrong kind of people.

“I know people could see it as clutching at straws, but I saw a documentary on Netflix called Who Took Johnny,” says Rachel in the book.

“The outcome was that the missing person [Johnny] became forced into disappearing because if he went home, he’d be endangering the lives of his family.

“Things like that get into your head, thoughts like – did Richard have enemies? Could he have been forced to disappear? Is he maybe with somebody who’s supporting him right now?”

“We’ve heard all sorts of things,” added Sara. “Rachel did an interview with a newspaper last year.

“From this we got messaged by an Irishman who claimed Richey paid somebody to kill him. This man said he had information to say that Richey hired a hitman to kill him and to dispose of his body.

“It’s quite far out, but then you think the story itself is quite far out.

“That wasn’t followed up as I think Rachel thought it was too far-fetched.”


Rachel Edwards, with a picture of Richey


A piece of information that has proved vital in reframing the case is the revelation of the Severn Crossing ticket that was found next to Richey’s passport in his flat in Cardiff.

On the ticket it is time-stamped 2.55, which was always thought to be the afternoon. But it is now known to have been 2.55 in the morning.

“I got in touch with the people at the Severn Bridge and they put me in touch with the man who used to make the ticket machines for them,” says Sara.

“He said definitively the time was the morning. There’s been this story that he checked out of the hotel at 7am but he couldn’t have if he went over the bridge or somebody else went over the bridge at 2am.

“We don’t know if he had accomplices, if he had help to throw people off the scent. It is very strange.

“We’ve tried to get the records from The Embassy but it doesn’t exist anymore. It’s a Ramada Hotel now.”

Withdrawn Traces will leave the reader with as many questions as answers. But Sara says that she and Rachel welcome the renewed interest in the case the book will no doubt bring.

“We wanted people to do their own research as well and look into it more and look for clues and to give their opinion,” she says.

“We want to celebrate Richey and have people take a renewed interest in the case.”

As for the police, they maintain the case is still open.

The picture that was issued by the National Missing Persons Helpline when Richey Edwards disappeared


In a statement to us the Metropolitan Police said: “Richey Edwards is still listed as a missing person. “The case remains open and we welcome any information the public have to support with our enquiries.”

Ask Sara for her view on what informed Richey Edwards’ disappearance and she’ll tell you: “He had just broken up with his girlfriend, the band wasn’t going in the direction he wanted it to, he wasn’t getting on with them. They were moving apart.

“He didn’t really have anything else outside the band and he had given it his everything. I think he might have felt that he was a failure.

“So rather than live on in obscurity having failed he removed himself from the situation.”

However, ask her whether she believes he planned his disappearance rather than killing himself and she is unable to give you a definitive answer.

“It depends on the day how I feel about it,” she says. “Sometimes I feel he has disappeared and other times I think ‘oh god life must have been really hard for him he must have taken his own life’. It tends to fluctuate with the days.”

For the future there are tentative plans for a documentary and an exhibition of Richey’s archive, which it is hoped will shape the narrative around the missing musician, giving a fuller understanding of just who Richey Edwards was.

“He’s not dead, he’s not alive, he’s somewhere in the middle,” says Sara.

“It cheats people of an opinion on him. He’s not lost and he’s not won, he’s not alive and he’s not dead.

“Maybe that’s why he’s not as revered as Kurt Cobain. Nobody knows his fate and nobody knows whether he’s going to come back into people’s lives again after all these years.”

- Withdrawn Traces – Searching For The Truth About Richey Manic by Sara Hawys Roberts and Leon Noakes is published by Virgin Books on January 31, priced £20.

Monday, September 17, 2018

U2 2018-09-17 Altice Arena, Lisbon

Mon, September 17, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal @ Altice Arena

The tour of U2 is: "eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour".
It was my 15th U2 show.

I arrived at the Altice Arena around 19:00 of Monday.
I had a VIP Package Gold Hot ticket.
I went to a 2nd row in the first balcony on sector 15 right in front of the big stage, almost at the end of the stage. Amazing view of all the show.
This time I got to see the big screen, all the story. On the first show I missed all the things happening on the screen. But this time I saw everything. Main stage, the catwalk, the E-Stage, the 2 red zones where Adam and Edge went there on 1 song. and I even saw when Bono left the stage at the end. He passed to the entrance just below me.

U2, played for 132 minutes. Played 23 songs.

U2 were amazing. I notice Bono lost his voice a few times. What I can say is that he needs a big rest after this tour. But they did everything for us, to the fans, to Lisbon, Portugal. They tried to speak portuguese a few times. Always cool to hear.
Even in the big screen the story was in portuguese.
Well you can check all the details of the show in the setlist below. Including 1 song they changed on the 2 days.

Here it is the setlist:



- It's a Beautiful World (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds song)
- Zooropa (extended intro with Charlie Chaplin speech from "The Great Dictator")

Inside Screen
01. The Blackout
02. Lights of Home (St. Peter's String Version)
03. I Will Follow
04. All Because Of You
05. Beautiful Day
06. The Ocean
07. Iris (Hold Me Close)
08. Cedarwood Road
09. Sunday Bloody Sunday (i+e semi-acoustic version)
10. Until the End of the World (with "Lord of the Files" and "Introduction" snippets)

E-Stage
- Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (Gavin Friday Remix)
11. Elevation (Influx Remix)
12. Vertigo (with "It's Only Rock'n'Roll (But I Like It)" snippet)
13. Even Better Than the Real Thing (Fish Out of Water Remix; no guitar solo in intro)
14. Acrobat (with "Hall of Mirror” snippet)
15. You're the Best Thing About Me (full band acoustic)
16. Summer of Love (Bono and The Edge only)
17. Pride (In the Name of Love)
18. Get Out of Your Own Way
19. New Year's Day (reworked version, no final verse)
20. City of Blinding Lights

Encore
- Women of the World (Jim O’Rourke song)
21. One
22. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
23. 13 (There Is a Light)
- This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) (Talking Heads song)

In bold are the videos I made.

Videos of U2 (19 videos):

U2-I Will Follow, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/8uRKisH7Kyg
And the video:


U2-Beautiful Day, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/c3GKo52MlTI
And the video:


U2-The Ocean + Iris (Hold Me Close), Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/dho8w1sDfEc
And the video:


U2-Cedarwood Road, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/O_Wkh0cYWk0
And the video:


U2-Sunday Bloody Sunday, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/JhNmCJB6_Vg
And the video:


U2-Until The End Of The World, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/Xa1YYziujKk
And the video:


U2-Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (Cartoon), Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/nugIyQVUJHw
And the video:


U2-Elevation, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/6_IVLtbtT04
And the video:


U2-Vertigo, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/pAYbngIkNq0
And the video:


U2-Even Better Than the Real Thing, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/mvdWXggnkmY
And the video:


U2-Acrobat, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/1XQJV0SEMbo
And the video:


U2-You're The Best Thing About Me, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/OqZIlMc8wS0
And the video:


U2-Summer Of Love + Pride (In The Name Of Love), Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/6beWSWC8aFI
And the video:


U2-Get Out Of Your Own Way, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/bQBnMH25884
And the video:


U2-New Year's Day, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/Zwnvz2Sc-IE
And the video:


U2-City Of Blinding Lights, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/qeVZKy0gbec
And the video:


U2-Women Of The World (Video) + One, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/laBbo6QQbDw
And the video:


U2-Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/XJwAF32dBH0
And the video:


U2-13 (There Is a Light), Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-17 HD
https://youtu.be/iJ9VR-k8210
And the video:

Sunday, September 16, 2018

U2 2018-09-16 Altice Arena, Lisbon

Sun, September 16, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal @ Altice Arena

The tour of U2 is: "eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour".
It was my 14th U2 show.

I arrived at the Altice Arena around 13:00 of Friday, 2 days before of the Sunday show. Got a number in the queue, 35. Lovely number.
On Sunday after a night without sleep, talked a lot with some fans during the night on the beginning of the queue and even the security that were with us all night so we were safe.
Very hot day. Around 30 degrees. We were in the shadow almost all day but 3 hours before we get inside the Arena we had to go queue near the entrance on the sun. Hot afternoon for sure.
Around 18h45 we got inside and I went to Edge side on the left of the catwalk. Some of my friends were also there on front row.

U2, played for 132 minutes. Played 23 songs.

U2 were amazing. I notice Bono lost his voice a few times. What I can say is that he needs a big rest after this tour. But they did everything for us, to the fans, to Lisbon, Portugal. They tried to speak portuguese a few times. Always cool to hear.
Well you can check all the details of the show in the setlist below.

Here it is the setlist:



- It's a Beautiful World (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds song)
- Zooropa (extended intro with Charlie Chaplin speech from "The Great Dictator")

Inside Screen
01. The Blackout
02. Lights of Home (St. Peter's String Version)
03. I Will Follow
04. Red Flag Day
05. Beautiful Day
06. The Ocean
07. Iris (Hold Me Close)
08. Cedarwood Road
09. Sunday Bloody Sunday (i+e semi-acoustic version)
10. Until the End of the World (with "Lord of the Files" and "Introduction" snippets)

E-Stage
- Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (Gavin Friday Remix)
11. Elevation (Influx Remix Intro)
12. Vertigo (with "Rebel Rebel" snippet)
13. Even Better Than the Real Thing (Fish Out of Water Remix; no guitar solo in intro)
14. Acrobat (with "Hall of Mirror” snippet)
15. You're the Best Thing About Me (full band acoustic)
16. Summer of Love (Bono and The Edge only)
17. Pride (In the Name of Love)
18. Get Out of Your Own Way
19. New Year's Day (reworked version, no final verse)
20. City of Blinding Lights

Encore
- Women of the World (Jim O’Rourke song)
21. One
22. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
23. 13 (There Is a Light)
- This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) (Talking Heads song)

In bold are the videos I made.

Videos of U2 (13 videos):

U2-I Will Follow, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/UF_NRUhxL1g
And the video:


U2-Beautiful Day, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/-uD5heZYLMk
And the video:


U2-The Ocean, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/9AWXtuJg-Rk
And the video:


U2-Iris (Hold Me Close), Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/GLfpseQTCmc
And the video:


U2-Sunday Bloody Sunday, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/-HA7gX2Dr5Y
And the video:


U2-You're the Best Thing About Me, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/mNMu5lGuJdg
And the video:


U2-Pride (In The Name Of Love), Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/rviPCv0_uWA
And the video:


U2-Get Out of Your Own Way, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/QwZpdJ-Qe14
And the video:


U2-New Year's Day, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/IkfjZyxpxRo
And the video:


U2-City of Blinding Lights, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/9gut3v0eF1Y
And the video:


U2-One, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/tI58ctUiKRY
And the video:


U2-Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/qyNIAgBjtBU
And the video:


U2-13 (There Is a Light), Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-16 HD
https://youtu.be/AbUL3daIkPE
And the video:

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

30 Seconds To Mars 2018-09-12 Altice Arena, Lisbon

Wed, September 12, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal @ Altice Arena

The tour of 30 Seconds To Mars is: "The Monolith Tour".
It was my 6th 30 Seconds To Mars show. Last show of the European Tour.
The concert was awesome. This time with Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Stephen "Stevie" Aiello (guest bass and keyboard player).

I arrived at the Altice Arena around 13:00.
Around 14:00 I got in the Backstage Area to the Meet And Greet with Jared Leto and Shannon Leto. Our host was Shayla. She was cool with us. Always trying to help us. Received the VIP Merchandise I had The "Kings And Queens" Package. They gave us some pizza vegan or pepperoni. I went to the pepperoni one. So good. With water. Ok! 16:00 time to finally see Jared and Shannon, the Leto brothers. They talked to us, around 150 people and replying to some questions. They also told us a few of their stories. They still talked about coming here again to Portugal in the summer of 2019. But they are still looking for places. But maybe a Camp Mars Europe. I took the photo with Shannon and Jared. Cool photo, a rock photo. Jared told me "ah, the rock guy", haha. On the Meet and Greet before I told them I like rock and even metal.

Before "30 Seconds To Mars" in Altice Arena, played Xande, he played 31 minutes.

I like his sound. The columns on my side were not good. Was not a good experience. But I actually liked to hear his music.

Finally was time for 30 Seconds To Mars. They played 87 minutes.

It was a great show. The band is not the same again. This time is Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Stephen "Stevie" Aiello.
On the "Rescue Me" song Jared stopped and called on stage a portuguese singer named Diogo Piçarra to finish the song with him. Was like a big surprise.
On the "Walk On Water" Jared stopped again to help a fan. He asked for the people to open space in the middle for a security to go there help the fan. And then did the rest of the song.
On "Closer To The Edge" the final song Jared called on stage the fans. This time I was not so lucky. I was already on my way to the stage on the right side and the security of the band stop everyone right on the time I was on the stairs to the stage. The stage was full already. I had to run to the front of the stage and got the end of the song. Still took a few photos on that time.

Here it is the setlist:


01. Monolith
02. Up in the Air (Ext. Bridge)
03. Kings and Queens (Ext. Studio Intro; Ext. Bridge; No Last Chorus; Ext. Outro)
04. This Is War (Chant Intro)
05. Dangerous Night (Stripped Intro)
06. From Yesterday
07. Do or Die (Ext. Intro; Acapella Outro)
08. Love Is Madness
09. Hail to the Victor
10. Live Like a Dream
11. City of Angels (Sing-along Intro)
12. Rescue Me (with Diogo Piçarra) (Ext. Intro; Fans onstage)
13. Hurricane (No 2nd Chorus or Bridge; Last Chorus started Acapella; Shortened Outro w/ Acapella Ending)
14. Remedy (Ext. Intro)
15. The Kill (Bury Me) (Ext. Intro; Stripped Last Chorus)
16. Walk on Water (Interrupted to assist a fan)
17. Closer to the Edge (Ext. Intro; Ext. Outro; Fans onstage)

Note: Rescheduled from April 10, 2018. Soundcheck: 'Great Wide Open', 'Love is Madness', 'One Track Mind', 'Rider', 'A Beautiful Lie', 'Savior' (tease), 'Conquistador', 'Remedy'. 'Live Like a Dream' was planned after 'Remedy' on the setlist but it was played after 'Hail to the Victor'.

In bold are the videos I made.

Videos of 30 Seconds To Mars (16 videos):

30 Seconds To Mars-Up in the Air 1, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/uSFR9dIeyAE
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-Up in the Air 2, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/1zmN4AZY_vQ
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-Kings and Queens, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/8s--3oI-8z0
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-This Is War, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/BLUMAzFDmvo
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-Dangerous Night, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/QI0oH_UKUpk
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-From Yesterday, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/oKAcnF9W4eE
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-Do or Die, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/818cKgXCGD0
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-Love Is Madness, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/KxZxsjFKNkY
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-Hail to the Victor 1, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/yJHGiUcMfD0
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-Hail to the Victor 2, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/VaGGpS5G1BA
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-Live Like a Dream, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/1X6QAoy41Q4
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-City of Angels, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/MSBp57ZBQVs
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-Rescue Me (with Diogo Piçarra), Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/EN51E--WKX8
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-Hurricane, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/-fKlnCHOBw8
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-Remedy, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/5fSFIaOjeHE
And the video:


30 Seconds To Mars-Walk on Water, Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT, 2018-09-12 HD
https://youtu.be/XrCxAvmk7cs
And the video:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

U2 - Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (Beck Remix)

A Beck Remix video of the amazing "Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way" by U2.

#U2eiTour #U2SongsofExperience U2 Experience and Innocence tour is here.

U2 - Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (Beck Remix)

Directed by David Mushegain



Hope you will love this awesome lyric.

U2 - Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

So young to be the words of your own song
I know the rage in you is strong
Write a world where we can belong
To each other and sing it like no other

Oh, if I could hear myself when I say
(Oh love) love is bigger than anything in its way

The door is open to go through
If I could I would come, too
But the path is made by you
As you're walking start singing and stop talking

Oh, if I could hear myself when I say
(Oh love) love is bigger than anything in its way

If the moonlight caught you crying on Killiney Bay
Oh, sing your song
Let your song be sung
If you listen you can hear the silence say
"When you think you're done
You've just begun"

Love is bigger than anything in its way
Love is bigger than anything in its way
Love is bigger than anything in its way

Love is bigger

Friday, April 27, 2018

U2 - Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

New amazing video by U2.

#U2eiTour #U2SongsofExperience U2 Experience and Innocence tour almost here.

U2 - Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

Directed by David Mushegain



Hope you will love this awesome lyric.

U2 - Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

The door is open to go through
If I could I would come, too
But the path is made by you
As you're walking start singing and stop talking

Oh, if I could hear myself when I say
(Oh love) love is bigger than anything in its way

So young to be the words of your own song
I know the rage in you is strong
Write a world where we can belong
To each other and sing it like no other

Oh, if I could hear myself when I say
(Oh love) love is bigger than anything in its way

If the moonlight caught you crying on Killiney Bay
Oh, sing your song
Let your song be sung
If you listen you can hear the silence say
"When you think you're done
You've just begun"

Love is bigger than anything in its way
Love is bigger than anything in its way
Love is bigger than anything in its way

Thursday, January 18, 2018

U2 - Get Out Of Your Own Way (Official Video)

U2 is here again with a new video.

U2 - Get Out Of Your Own Way (Official Video)

A Few Words from the Directors ‘Broken Fingaz Crew’:

“The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people's fear to build more walls and segregation.

The song is both a personal letter and a clarion cry to the global situation, and in the same way, we've combined our psychedelic pop style with political imagery; shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation techniques”.

Editor: Adam Albo



Hope you will love this awesome lyric.

U2 - Get Out Of Your Own Way

Get out of your own way, hey, hey
Get out of your own way, hey, hey

Love hurts
Now you're the girl who's left with no words
Your heart's a balloon, but then it bursts
It doesn't take a cannon, just a pin
Your skin's not covering
And resistance
Love has got to fight for its existence
The enemy has armies for assistance
The amorist, the glamorous, the kiss
A fist, listen to this, oh

Get out of your own way, oh, I
Get out of your own way, oh, I

I could sing it to you all night, all night
If I could, I'd make it alright, alright
Nothing's stopping you except what's inside
I can help you, but it's your fight, your fight

Fight back
Don't take it lyin' down, you got to bite back
The face of liberty's starting to crack
She had a plan up until she got smacked in the mouth
And it all went south
Like freedom
The slaves are lookin' for someone to lead them
The master's lookin' for someone to need him
The promised land is there for those who need it most
And Lincoln's ghost said...

Get out of your own way, oh, I
Get out of your own way, oh, I

I could sing it to you all night, all night
If I could, I'd make it alright, alright
Nothing's stopping you except what's inside
I can help you, but it's your fight, your fight

Get out of your own way
Get out of your own way

Get out of your own way
Get out of your own way
Get out of your own way

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Kelly Clarkson & James Corden - Carpool Karaoke

New Carpool Karaoke video by James Corden.
Today: The amazing Kelly Clarkson.
Awesome Kelly Clarkson in the Carpool Karaoke video. The first American Idol Winner.

Kelly Clarkson Carpool Karaoke
Published on Nov 29, 2017
James asks Kelly Clarkson to help him carpool through Los Angeles traffic while singing her classics and new music, and arranges for Kelly and her husband Brandon to have some quality time together.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

P!nk & James Corden - Carpool Karaoke

New Carpool Karaoke video by James Corden.
Today: The amazing P!nk.
Awesome Pink in the Carpool Karaoke video.

P!nk Carpool Karaoke
Published on Nov 14, 2017
James enlists some commuting help from P!nk, driving around Los Angeles singing her classics, and the two end upside down to prove once and for all you can sing better inverted.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Thirty Seconds To Mars - Walk On Water

Here it is the new video of 30 Seconds To Mars.
"Walk On Water" shot completely on the 4th of July 2017.

Thirty Seconds To Mars - Walk On Water



Hope you will love this awesome lyric.

Thirty Seconds To Mars - Walk On Water

[Intro]
(Do you believe?) Walk on water

[Verse 1]
Can you even see what you're fighting for?
Blood lust in a holy war
Listen up, hear the patriot shout:
"Times are changing"
In the end, the choice was clear
Take a shot in the face of fear
Fist up in the firing line
Times are changing

[Chorus]
Do you believe that you can walk on water?
Do you believe that you can win this fight tonight?
(Do you believe?)

[Verse 2]
Look at the sky, see a dying star
White lies, it's a man on fire
Making love with the devil hurts
Times are changing
A thin line, the whole truth
The far right, the left view
Breaking all those promises made
Times are changing

[Chorus]
Do you believe that you can walk on water?
Do you believe that you can win this fight tonight?
Do you believe that you can walk on water?
Do you believe that you can win this fight tonight?

[Bridge]
Do you believe? Walk on water
Do you believe? Walk on water
Do you believe? Walk on water
Do you believe? Walk on water
Do you believe? Walk on water
Do you believe? Walk on water
Do you believe? Walk on water
Do you believe? Walk on water

[Chorus]
Do you believe that you can walk on water?
Do you believe that you can win this fight tonight?
Do you believe? Walk on water
(Do you believe that you can walk on water?)
Do you believe that you can win this fight tonight?

[Outro]
Do you believe? Walk on water
Do you believe? Walk on water

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Linkin Park 2017-10-28 Mashable, 'F*ck depression': Linkin Park tribute concert celebrates Chester Bennington's life

http://mashable.com/2017/10/28/linkin-park-and-friends-chester-bennington-concert-hollywood-bowl/?utm_cid=hp-h-2#YObU_kdDFmqM

'F*ck depression': Linkin Park tribute concert celebrates Chester Bennington's life


Musicians from Linkin Park; Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn, Brad Delsen, Rob Bourdon and Mike Shinoda perform during the "Linkin Park And Friends Celebrate Life In Honor Of Chester Bennington" event at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27, 2017 in Hollywood, California.


Musicians from Linkin Park; Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn, Brad Delsen, Rob Bourdon and Mike Shinoda perform during the "Linkin Park And Friends Celebrate Life In Honor Of Chester Bennington" event at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27, 2017 in Hollywood, California.



"I don't have the words and I don't think any of us do," Linkin Park's pianist and vocalist Mike Shinoda told the sold out crowd at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday night.

He didn't need them. The band, joined by a laundry list of famous friends, orchestrated a truly beautiful and cathartic tribute concert that was much more powerful than words. They celebrated the life of the band's singer, Chester Bennington, who died by suicide in July.

Helping fill the stage were members of popular bands who had their heyday around the turn of the century like Blink182, Sum 41, Yellowcard, Bush, System of a Down, Avenged Sevenfold, No Doubt, and many, many more. Limited by no specific genre or style, it felt like the entire industry came together to support the band and honor the life of their friend. The musicians helped sing some of Bennington's parts or filled in on guitar in Linkin Park's songs, while others performed their own tributes.

Fans' countless crying faces were projected onto screens surrounding the stage, but the event didn't feel like a funeral — this was a celebration. Linkin Park's songs are dark and emotionally driven, adding a deep layer of intimacy between the band and its fans. It was hard not to choke up hearing the crowd sing powerful lyrics like "In the end, it doesn't even matter," and "Who cares if one more light goes out in the sky of a million stars?"

Every song, in some way, felt related to Bennington's tragic death and that much more meaningful.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 27: Musicians from Linkin Park; Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn perform with Steve Aoki during the "Linkin Park And Friends Celebrate Life In Honor Of Chester Bennington" concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Shinoda had once shared the role of band frontman with Bennington — on this night the responsibility was his alone. He proved he was up to the task, acting with professionalism and genuine love for both the music and Linkin Park's fans. A band performing without a lead singer may sound impossible — Shinoda called the concert one of the "hardest things I think we've ever decided to do." In honor of Bennington, though, Linkin Park made it work.

After a few songs to kick things off, the stage went dark and a single microphone stand covered in greenery was illuminated at the center of the stage. No one sang into the mic as the band performed "Numb," one of Linkin Park's most popular songs off the band's 2003 album Meteora.

After a few bars, the crowd came to the realization that nobody was going to step out from the back of the stage to sing this one for Bennington. It was on the fans to fill the void. The audience became a little closer with that knowledge, tension eased. Those who knew the words sang a little bit louder. The emotional moment appears in the video below, complete with chants of "Chester! Chester! Chester!" to close out the song.



While the music alone spoke volumes, musicians also used the stage to advocate for mental health awareness, which received praise and cheers from the crowd of over 18,000.

"There's been a lot of vilification of people with depression, and addiction, and being troubled, and being in the public eye, and being made fun of for the challenges that we as a huge community of people with notoriety have gone through. And it's an extremely, isolating, challenging journey to go through," Alanis Morissette said to the crowd as she introduced the song "Rest" off her upcoming album. "And so, for me, I just want to offer empathy to all people in the public eye. To all of you here tonight, to everyone around the planet who's grieving."

The crowd roared for Morissette, who's probably one of the last people you'd expect to perform at a Linkin Park concert. There was no ego that night. Nobody scoffed at the mix of genres or musical backgrounds the diverse lineup presented. The crowd may have been filled with rockers, but none of that seemed to matter.

Later in the evening, Bennington's microphone made another appearance as Talinda Ann Bentley, Chester's wife, took the stage to thank the Linkin Park family, the performers, and crowd. She introduced a new mental health resource, called 320 in collaboration with Change Direction, in honor of her husband.


Talinda Ann Bentley speaks during the Linkin Park and Friends Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington at the Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles, California.


Talinda Ann Bentley speaks during the Linkin Park and Friends Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington at the Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles, California.

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"It is time to recognize that mental health is as important as our physical health," Bentley said to the crowd. "It is my mission to make it easier to have access to mental health resources ... Together we will build a recourse, not only for those suffering emotionally, but also for friends, and family members, and medical practitioners, who are seeking answers to questions about mental health, illness, and addiction, so they can best support people in their lives."

Bentley announced there were mental health professionals from Change Direction available at the show for anyone seeking help.

"Fuck depression, let's make Chester proud," Bentley said before exiting the stage.

While the show could have been somber, it was packed with energetic and uplifting performances, including one from Bennington himself. Using footage and audio from a performance from Linkin Park at the Hollywood Bowl in September 2014, the band played "New Divide" with Bennington at the helm. If I closed my eyes, it felt like Bennington was on stage, singing along with the crowd packed with devoted fans. The song, for a brief moment, brought Bennington back to life to perform one last time.

As the masses exited the venue they were greeted with a memorial wall, where they wrote tributes and messages to Bennington. The vibe was positive and people were in good spirits despite being stuck in an endless line of people slowly trying to exit the massive venue.


Fans write messages on memorial wall for Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, located outside the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.


Fans write messages on memorial wall for Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, located outside the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

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"I thought it was wonderful. I thought it was beautiful," longtime fan Angela Schippers, 35, of Moreno Valley, California, said about the concert after signing the wall.

"I just thanked Chester for all the beautiful music that inspired everyone," she said.


Longtime Linkin Park fan Angela Schippers signs a memorial for Chester Bennington.


Longtime Linkin Park fan Angela Schippers signs a memorial for Chester Bennington.
 
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"It was so good, so fun. I go to a lot of concerts [and this was] one of the best concerts I've ever been to. And the thing is, I don't know all their music," Jason Wisch, a Los Angeles native, admitted. "It was poetic."

Before ending the show, Shinoda touched on a topic that was on every fan's mind: What will happen to the beloved band now that its lead singer is gone?

"You guys, we don't know where we're going from here, we certainly appreciate your support as we get there ... most importantly, keep Chester in your hearts and make Chester proud," he said.

This was so much more than a concert, or a memorial for a dear friend — it was proof that music can heal and bring people together for good. There's no doubt: Bennington would have been proud of what he saw on stage on Friday. Proud of his friends, proud of his bandmates, proud of his family, and most importantly, proud of his fans.