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Run The Jewels on signing to major label for new album: “We knew it was time to take a step up”

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Run The Jewels have discussed the reason why they signed to a major label for their upcoming fourth album, ‘Run The Jewels 4’.

The duo, comprised of El-P and Killer Mike, are set to release the record on June 5 via BMG, having put out their previous three LPs through independent labels.

In a new interview with Billboard, RTJ and their manager spoke of how the group’s increase in popularity warranted a larger team behind them.

“The truth of the matter is, [Run The Jewels] outgrew our capability to handle it correctly,” El-P explained. “You just have to acknowledge what it is. This is way bigger than we ever expected it to be and I think we’re still amazed by how big it got.”

The group’s manager, Amaechi Uziogwe, added: “We knew it was time to take a step up. We didn’t hit all of the marks that we set out to hit yet and we realized, at a certain point, you need that sort of [label] muscle behind you.”

Killer Mike said that he hoped to increase Run The Jewels’ global reach with BMG’s backing. “I want to bring the energy in our music everywhere from Mexico City to Melbourne [and] from southeast Asia to Africa,” he explained.

“I’m into having partners that understand what I see when I see Run The Jewels. I see a global force. I’m glad that they share that vision with us.”

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Run The Jewels. CREDIT: Robin Little/Redferns

BMG executive Brian Shafton said that RTJ were previously lacking “feet on the ground in multiple territories”, which his label could help them achieve. “BMG has offices around the globe – each gets involved and puts their own unique stamp on it to make it that much more appealing for the territory,” he continued.

Run The Jewels have previously shared songs ‘Yankee and the Brave’ and ‘Ooh LA LA’ from their anticipated fourth album. You can see the full tracklist below.

‘Run The Jewels 4’ tracklisting:

01. ‘Yankee and the Brave (ep. 4)’
02. ‘Ooh LA LA’ (feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier)
03. ‘Out of Site’ (feat. 2 Chainz)
04. ‘Holy Calamafuck’
05. ‘Goonies vs. E.T.’
06. ‘Walking in the Snow’
07. ‘JU$T’ (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha)
08. ‘Never Look Back’
09. ‘The Ground Below’
10. ‘Pulling the Pin’ (feat. Mavis Staples & Josh Homme)
11. ‘A Few Words for the Firing Squad (Radiation)’

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Trivium, Megadeth and Stone Sour for virtual metal festival Slay At Home

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Members of Trivium, Megadeth and Stone Sour are among the acts due to perform at an upcoming new virtual festival called Slay At Home.

The live-streamed event, which will take place across this coming Friday and Saturday (May 29-30), has been organised by Metal Injection editor Frank Godla. Fans will be able to tune in for free via the outlet’s official YouTube channel.

Dubbed as a “virtual music and art festival”, the broadcast will feature sets from Trivium’s Matt Heafy, Bush’s Gavin Rossdale, Suicide Silence, Allegaeon, Tesseract and more. Members of Stone Sour, Megadeth, GWAR, and more, meanwhile, are expected to be involved in collaborative performances over the course of the weekend.

Music aside, there will also be appearances from Orange Is the New Black star Jessica Pimentel, comedian Don Jamieson and other entertainment figures.

Golda explained: “I’m trying to look at the bright side of our current situation, and not only make this an entertaining way to see the artists you love flex their creativity in new ways, but hope this event acts as a place of discovery for every viewer out there.”

You can see the full line-up in the above video, and tune in to the Day One and Day Two feeds below.

Though Slay At Home is free to access, viewers are encouraged to make donations to MusiCares and Global Giving. The former launched a relief fund for artists impacted financially by the coronavirus crisis back in March, while the latter is raising money in a bid to help stop COVID-19’s spread and protect the most vulnerable.

Meanwhile, Megadeth’s David Ellefson recently shared a metal rendition of Post Malone‘s ‘Over Now’. “We’re all fans of Posty, and he’s also been a huge fan of Megadeth and all things metal,” the bassist said upon its release.

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Actor Anthony Hopkins: ‘My Life is an Extraordinary Series of Mistakes’

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The actor Anthony Hopkins is known for his roles in movies like The Silence of the Lambs and TV series like Westworld. While the role of Hannibal Lecter is his most infamous, the 82-year-old has enjoyed a long career in Hollywood, performing in a variety of film genres. Recently, Hopkins looked back on his life and his career and shared his thoughts.

The actor’s most famous movie is ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, in which he played Dr. Hannibal Lecter

Actor Anthony Hopkins and actress Jodie Foster on the set of the movie The Silence of the Lambs | Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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Per IMDb, Anthony Hopkins has appeared in numerous great films, including but not limited to: Howards EndThe Remains of the Day; The Mask of Zorro; Hitchcock: and Thor: Ragnarok. Hopkins also plays Dr. Robert Ford in the HBO drama series Westworld.

But the Hollywood legend is probably best known for his role in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs, directed by Jonathan Demme. He starred opposite actress Jodie Foster. Hopkins won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of infamous villain Hannibal Lecter.

Anthony Hopkins talks acting process, shows off his paintings on Twitter

In a recent AARP interview, Hopkins explained how his approach to acting had changed over the years.

“I’m not big on research. I used to be when I was younger, but now I don’t analyze it too much,” the actor shared. Hopkins continued on his process:

For me, acting is not hard work. I read a part until I know the text so well that I can be very relaxed. Some people like to do hundreds of takes. I belong to the Clint Eastwood school: Just get on with it.

Actor Anthony Hopkin during an interview on November 4, 2013 | Stacie McChesney/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

However, he did admit to being “a workaholic.” Mostly because Hopkins is engaged in a wide variety of activities.

“I act. I paint,” he said. “I play music. I read a lot. It keeps the brain active. I’ll go on working until I drop.” Videos of Hopkins sharing his paintings — as well as the actor’s cat’s reactions — can be found on Twitter.

Hopkins also explained that his wife will often have to reel him in when it comes to his hobbies.

“Stella is good at keeping me in harness. I spend hours in the studio, painting, and she’ll come in and say, ‘Enough,’” he told the magazine. “I don’t have much common sense.”

‘The Two Popes’ star Anthony Hopkins talks acting at age 82

Hopkins also told AARP how he decides to take on roles. It’s quite simple.

“If the script is bad, I don’t do it. But when the writing is this good, you don’t have to do much,” Hopkins said.

For The Two Popes, for example, in which the actor plays Pope Benedict XVI, the character didn’t seem too big a challenge.

“All I had to do was a slight German accent and learn Latin and Italian,” Hopkins said of his character in the Netflix movie. “And I looked at photos and thought, ‘Maybe I could look like him.’”

For his life as a whole, Hopkins didn’t seem to take anything too seriously.

“My life is an extraordinary series of mistakes,” he revealed. “But if I hadn’t made decisions that seemed bad at the time, who knows where I would be?”

Hopkins mused:

I guess we’re guided by some inner force. I’m where I’m supposed to be, and I’m very happy to be right here. It’s not too bad, getting up every morning, going to the studio and dressing up like the pope.

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