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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Debuts New Band, New Album

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Green Day fans have been clamoring for new music since shortly after the band’s last album, Revolution Radio, dropped in 2016. And while there aren’t any fresh Green Day tracks to celebrate quite yet, the group’s frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, surprised the music community by revealing his new “side” band, The Longshot, and releasing a full-length album, Love is for Losers, on 20 April.

Little had been said about The Longshot, Love is for Losers, and/or Armstrong’s involvement in the project, prior to this full-scale reveal. Armstrong released a few “teaser” tracks and posted some cryptic social media messages directing users to the band’s account, but fans were left unaware of who its members were, what type of album Love is for Losers would be, how long it’d been in development, and so on and so forth.

There’s a lot more information available presently. First, the album itself features 11 tracks—eight of which are less than three minutes in length, and are accordingly thought to represent a return for Armstrong to the “short and sweet” style of his early-career music. Next, an official video has been released for “Love is for Losers,” a song that shares the name of the album itself, and can be viewed here. Lastly, The Longshot is comprised of Armstrong, and Jeff Matika (Green Day’s “on-tour” guitarist), David Field, and Kevin Preston.

As was noted, Love is for Losers isn’t quite the album that Green Day fans have been anticipating. But, the album is a readily available offering from Green Day’s frontman, and if the attention the work has attracted thus far is any indication, quite a few listeners are enjoying it.

The Longshot is presently touring in support of their album. Additional tour dates will be revealed in the near future, according to the band’s social media pages.

Lynard Skynyrd Goes Home for Final Concert

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The end of an era will take place on September 2, 2018, when Lynard Skynyrd performs the final concert of their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour in the band’s hometown, Jacksonville, Florida.

Original plans had scheduled their last appearance on September 1 in Atlanta, but the band added one last farewell at the Florida stadium where the Jaguars play. Skynyrd was formed in Jacksonville in 1964 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Jason Aldean and Kid Rock, friends of the band, will join them for their final show. Guest performers for the farewell tour, which kicks off in West Palm Beach, Florida, on May 4, 2018, include rock greats like Hank Williams, the Charlie Daniels Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, Bad Company, 38 Special, and Blackberry Smoke.

At a press conference, Johnny Van Zant called the concert “a dream come true for the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band” and credited his brother Ronnie Van Zant, Alan Collins, and Gary Rossington with founding the band over 50 years ago.

“We are on our farewell tour. It’s time to wrap it up. To be able to play Jacksonville, here, with the Jags, come on. It doesn’t get any better than that,” Van Zant said to News 4 Jax.

Ronnie Van Zant died in 1977 with two other members of the band in a plane crash, bringing Skynyrd’s Southern rock to a halt. The group came together for a reunion tour in 1987 with Johnny Van Zant as the lead singer. Lynard Skynyrd, best known for their classics “Freebird” and “Sweet Home Alabama”, has sold 28 million records in the United States.

Amanda Shires To Release New Music

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Americana singer-songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires has announced an August 3rd release date for her fifth studio album, “To The Sunset”. Shires worked with Nashville producer and Grammy winner Dave Cobb, who also produced her 2016 album “My Piece of Land”. Cobb has been involved with some of the most acclaimed album releases in recent years, working with such names as Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile and Shires’ husband Jason Isbell. “To The Sunset” was recorded in Nashville’s iconic RCA Studio A.

A native of Lubbock, Texas, Shires is well-known in Americana circles for her insightful lyrics and vivid imagery. Shires’ focus on storytelling is evidenced by her MFA in creative writing from Sewanee University. While Shires is certainly not a newcomer to the Americana scene, her recent successes earned her the Americana Music Association’s Emerging Artist award in 2017.

The upcoming album is said to take Shires’ music in a bolder, edgier direction. Shires is known for speaking her mind and is a champion for women in the male-dominated music industry. Shires received national attention when she wore a shirt emblazoned with Isbell’s lyric “Mama wants to change that Nashville sound” on the red carpet at the 2017 CMA Awards. Shires will continue to shine a light on important themes from a woman’s perspective with her new album.

Shires got her first violin at the age of 10, and has toured in bands since she was 15. She released her debut solo album in 2005. Shires has also toured and recorded as a member of Isbell’s band, The 400 Unit. Isbell joins Shires as a collaborator and guest on her upcoming album. Shires will tour with Isbell as a support act in addition to headlining her own tour in 2018.

J.Cole Release of KOD Dives Deep

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J. Cole is developing a reputation in the music industry for his devout dedication to activism portrayed through his choice of song lyrics. His new album, KOD, is a continuation of this theme first regaled on his 2016 release, For Your Eyez Only. With three different meanings associated with KOD, Cole is able to dive deep into various societal issues near to him, exploring Kids On Drugs, King OverDosed, and Kill Our Demons.

The 42 minute album spans across 12 tracks, delivering a cornucopia of commentary on issues such as depression, gun violence, infidelity, and dependency on money, drugs, and sex. Cole steps into the government fray with the song “Brackets”, taking the issue of excessive taxation to task. “Photograph” warns of the dangers of letting social media dictate relationships.

Without coming across as overly preachy, Cole sets out to encourage listeners to avoid drugs. The song “Once an Addict” is a manifestation of his own mother’s issues with addiction and the problems that caused in their relationship. Cole has spent considerable time in the past rapping about losing friends to addiction and this album does not stray from that message.

Throughout the heavy talk of the album, Cole makes it clear that his album is a warning and not a glorification of substance abuse. The vividly striking album cover contains the disclaimer that the music is not intended to glorify addiction. When listened to intently, the message becomes clear that this album run counterpoint to the many celebratory themes of this culture often depicted by the music of Cole’s peers. KOD is Cole’s fifth studio album and his first since November 2016.

Swedish DJ Avicii Dead at 28

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In a tragic turn of events, Swedish DJ Avicci died last week in Muscat, Oman. News of Avicii’s death was shared by his publicist, Diana Baron, on Friday. While no cause of death has been announced, the Royal Oman Police have concluded that there was no evidence of criminal activity or foul play. Avicci, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was only 28 years old. Baron told fans of the late DJ that his family was devastated by the news and asked that they respect their need for privacy.

News of Avicii’s death has caused an outpouring of grief in the music community. In his native Stockholm, fans gathered for a moment of silence in the city center. Afterwards, local DJs began playing many of Avicii’s songs, turning the city’s busiest area into an impromptu dance party. Meanwhile, at Coachella Music Festival in California, Kygo dedicated his set to Avicii’s memory. Fellow DJ Steve Aoki also talked at length about Avicii on Sirius XM’s BPM channel, calling him one of the most important figures in electronic dance music.

Avicii began his music career at the young age of 16, posting remixes of songs on electronic music forums. Avicii’s following and raw talent eventually landed him a record deal, with his song “Levels” catapulting him to mainstream success in 2011. With his rise to fame, Avicii’s released two records, 2013’s True and Stories, released in 2015. Avicii collaborated with other artists for both albums, including Aloe Blacc, Wyclef Jean, and Chris Martin. In 2016, Avicii shocked fans by announcing that he would no longer perform live shows due to health concerns. Nevertheless, Avicii promised to continue making music, often posting pictures of himself on Instagram working at his music studio.

Wu-Tang Clan Demands Return of Album on Colbert

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Rappers Ghostface Killah and Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to voice their frustration over their album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. The album’s only copy was bought by disgraced businessman Martin Shkreli in 2015 for $2 million. Following Shkreli’s conviction last year on conspiracy to commit securities fraud, the album has been in the possession of the federal government.

In their appearance on The Late Show, Ghostface Killah and Method Man humorously implored United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to release the album. Although the fate of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is in the hands of the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York, as head of the Department of Justice, Sessions has much sway over what will happen to the record. Speaking to a Keebler elf that was meant as a stand-in for Sessions, Method Man argued, “That album belongs to the people.” Colbert, speaking for Keebler Sessions, refused to turn over the album for free, saying that he was filled with C.R.E.A.M., or “Cash Rules Everything Around Me.” The two then warned Keebler Sessions that they would settle the dispute through the ancient ways of Shaolin before snatching the cookie from Colbert’s hand and eating it.

Despite the humorous skit, Wu-Tang Clan remains greatly concerned with the final fate of the album. Speaking to Rolling Stone Magazine last month, fellow member RZA told of how the group wants the album back and that the record has almost taken on a life of its own. Comparing the album to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, RZA hopes that whatever the final fate of the album is, it will be respected and treated in a proper manner.

Lynda Carter in Talks for “Wonder Woman 2”

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Lynda Carter confirmed that she is in talks with Warner Bros. for a possible role in Wonder Woman 2.

 

Nothing is confirmed however, and Carter admits that she is not sure what role she would only have, saying that that is up to director Patty Jenkins.

 

“I’ve been talking to her about it. She’s given me some hints about it and I guess it’s up to Warner Bros. if they want to spend the money,” she said. “It really is up to Patty, and if it works in an organic way it’ll be great fun and it’ll be wonderful to do.”

 

Carter played the Maid of Might back in the TV series which ran from 1975 until 1979; it was simply called Wonder Woman in its first season, which was set during World War II, and The New Adventures of Wonder Woman in its last two, which were in then-modern times.

 

Wonder Woman (real name Diana, a princess from the Amazon island of Themiscyra) has been underrepresented in adaptations, at least compared to her DC Comics colleagues Batman and Superman. She is played by former Israeli model Gal Gadot in the DC Extended Universe, whose film last year proved to be the franchise’s only unqualified success. Before that, Carter’s show was the only real live-action depiction of the character, save for some TV series that did not get past a pilot.

 

Carter has several roles that act as Easter eggs for her former status as the best-known actress for a superheroine: the president on Supergirl, Chloe Sullivan’s mom on Smallville and the principal of a superhero school in Sky High. What role she may have vis-a-vis her successor remains to be seen.

Employment In Sussex Healthcare

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For more than two decades in the past 25 years Sussex Healthcare Has continue to provide quality Care two senior citizens and adults in need of extended special Care. They run their facilities on the southern coast of England. They have two joint Chairman’s who are Shiraz Boghani and Shafik Sachedina. Shiraz Boghani has a background in hotel management and Shafik Sachedina has a background in the medical field as a surgeon dentist. Together they have multiple years of experience in providing quality adult care.

In the year of 1985 the very first Sussex Healthcare facility open its doors. As of today they own and operate more than 20 facilities. Some of these facilities offer a state-of-the-art gym and also a daycare with 24-hour care residential housing. Sussex Healthcare specializes in more than elderly living facilities for older people but they also work with younger people with brain disabilities and other various health issues.

Read more: Sussex Healthcare: Celebrating 25 Years of Care

These healthcare facilities they all include various programs to help residents stay very active and encouraging. They offer very fun activities for individuals and also various learning activities for the resident. These facilities also have top notch chefs and staff who help put together healthy and delicious meals on a daily basis for the residents to enjoy. As most of the residents indoor facilities have very specific dietary needs the staff and chefs help create various meal plans also.

Sussex Healthcare brings in highly passionate and dedicated staff to work as professional caregivers. They offer ongoing training for their staff as an investment they are truly committed to. At this healthcare company they also offer their employees educational benefits such as tuition reimbursement for staff looking to continue their education also management courses and other tropical training. They offer a very competitive salary along with benefits these benefits include a pension, a free stack bus, uniforms, reduced meals, paid vacation and also career advancement. This is a great place to work if you are looking for a company that cares about you and want to further your career, this is the place to work.

Search more about Sussex Healthcare: https://www.lovelocaljobs.com/employer/188207/sussex-health-care/

Twitter Is More Interesting With Shervin Pishevar

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It is so critically important to listen to good voices when it comes to Twitter. A lot of people waste their time on Twitter reading tweets from people that do not contribute anything to the fabric of our social conversations. That does not have to be the case. There are choices that one can make to make their personal Twitter feed more enlightening and helpful to them personally to grow out the amount of knowledge that they have in life.

Shervin Pishevar is an excellent person to follow if you want a Twitter account that has a little more flavor in its feed. What he does that is so unique is write about economic topics in a way that many others are afraid to. Put another way, he just goes for it. He is not particularly afraid to speak his mind when it comes to the big issues of the day. Rather than hiding from his beliefs for the sake of others, Shervin Pishevar tries to push them even harder so that people know exactly where he stands. By doing this, Shervin Pishevar has proven himself to be a worthwhile voice to listen to.

Recently, he went on a tweet storm that took a lot of people by surprise. Once he got to talking, it was hard to stop him. He just wanted to keep spouting things out until he had put out fifty tweets worth of thoughts that he has about the economic situation as it stands today. The main thing that Pishevar was trying to accomplish here was to point to the fact that he believes that there is a coming financial storm brewing. He believes that if he can point this out to people that he can hopefully help prevent them from falling into the traps that are being set up in our economy.

It is vital that those who listen to what Shervin Pishevar has to say are always willing to at least give his thoughts the attention that they deserve. It may just turn out to be the case that something that he says actually helps you as an investor or a person.

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Adam Milstein- The future leaders of Israel

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The Jewish State of Israel is a country that stays in a constant state of alertness. The country is surrounded by countries which can be considered enemies of the Jews. In the neighboring countries, there are radical Muslim groups which advocate for the elimination of the Jews from the Middle East. However, such efforts have been thwarted by the Jewish State. Currently, the Jewish county is one of the strongest in the region, credit to the great leaders who have led the community in times of challenges. It has never been smooth for any Jewish leader as the country is constantly under attack in various forms.

To be a Jewish leader, one needs to have a passion for supporting the country. In the past, various leaders had their share of challenges. In the current generation, one of the biggest challenges that Jewish leaders face is anti-Semitism. The hate against Jews in on the rise in parts of America and Europe. The Right and the Left seem to have elements who believe that Israel is a savage country. In the two years, there has been a significant increase in this practice. According to Jewish philanthropist Adam Milstein, this is an alarming trend which shows the country may be at the risk of more attacks in the future. The crusaders of anti-Semitism want to see this hate as a tool of oppressing the Jews.

 

The current wave of anti-Semitism hate is being carried out through a movement known as BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions). This movement is about weakening the state of Israel by ensuring that the people of this country do not have an opportunity to sell their goods and services in some parts of the world. Already, the activities of this movements have been seen in parts of Europe where the areas have been declared as Israeli free zone.

Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein is a philanthropist and a community leader for the Jewish community living in the United States. He is the president of a pro-Israeli philanthropic organization known as the Adam Milstein Family Foundation. This organization have been supportive of the activities of the community and is helping in up a generation of great young Jewish leaders.

 

http://www.jpost.com/Author/Adam-Milstein

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