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Vaughn Lowery, Culver city, 360 MAGAZINE

Top Casinos for Celebrity Gamblers

Celebrities are attracted to certain gambling destinations over others. When deciding on where to gamble, they will stick to upscale places and where they can do other things besides betting. They also tend to choose places that are close to home, since these getaways are shorter than other types of vacations. 

Las Vegas is the most popular celeb betting destination in the world, according to experts. It is an hour’s flight from Los Angeles and has several non-gaming activities including luxury shopping at stores. You will also find premium dining with restaurants by acclaimed chefs, lavish spas including and thriving nightlife. 

Las Vegas is also popular as it gives privacy. The casinos at Vegas are known to be quite accommodative to the celebs. Here they can have a spectacle or be protected from the public eye. 

The Palms Casino, for instance, arranges poker, roulette, craps or blackjack in separate rooms of the casino for celebrities by request. Ben Affleck, James Giambi, Bruce Willis, Pamela Anderson, and Ryan Seacrest are frequent visitors to this casino. The establishment stands on a 95,000 square foot ground and features both the Mint and a general gaming area. This is a high-limit lounge that offers games such as roulette and blackjack. 

There is also a no-limit poker parlor where Ben Affleck played until morning with $1,000 chips. Pamela Anderson has bet at the Playboy slot and Bruce Willis has been down $100,000 at the craps table in the general area.

Apart from Las Vegas, there are other areas that celebrities like to gamble. In Atlantic City, for example, there is the Borgata Hotel and Casino that opened in 2003. Upon its opening, a slew of luxury stores including Armani and Gucci followed next in 2006. The transformation of Atlantic City from messy to posh has attracted many celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Nick Lachey, Jon Bon Jovi, and Jamie Lyn Sigler to gamble at the Borgata. This is an upscale casino that stands on 161,000 square-foot and features gleaming hardwood floors, marble columns, and attractive archways. It also features 4, 100 slot machines, an 85-table poker room, and 200 gaming tables. Poker, blackjack, and craps are the popular celebrity games here—Jamie Lynn Sigler has been seen playing craps. 

Borgata has significantly revolutionized Atlantic City with its class and sophistication. It has managed to attract a more upscale mass, which includes stars specifically those living in New York, since it is close by. 

Another casino that is frequent with celebrities is the Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco. Jenifer Lopez has been seen entering the casino. This is a gambling and entertainment complex that includes a casino, the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, and the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo. The casino has two separate gambling sections, one for the general public and the other to VIPs. The Salons privés is accessible only to frequent casino customers and all table games are offered in a more exclusive setting without the slots. In the salons super-privés, customized games are permitted and here players can win as much as they want. 

The table games are available in the Salle Europe, which is the main gaming room, while slots are offered in Amérique and Salles Renaissance rooms. These two rooms are open to the general public. 

In Los Angeles, Commerce Casino is on the limelight for attracting celebrity gamblers. Ben Affleck was able to win $1,500 at a high-stakes poker game. 

Internationally, celebrities head to the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. This is the largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere and is known to have attracted stars like Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, and Justin Timberlake. On the main floor, the casino features small themed rooms for games including blackjack, baccarat, and poker. For several times, Andy Roddick has been seen playing poker in the designated room. 

In Canada, the Parq Vancouver Casino is another frequented gambling house for big Celebs. Although they may be losing their reputation as a marquis destination after a highly publicized case of racial profiling alleged by Canadian rapper Drake. After being denied entry into the casino, Drake purported to have been racially profiled on Twitter. The casino’s response was that they were simply following the law recently put in place to stop money laundering.

Visit one of these top spots and you will find that while you may not be certain of big winnings, running into a celebs that like to gamble might make losing easier.  

SELENA GOMEZ, JULIA MICHAELS,  Photo Credit: Miranda McDonald, 360 MAGAZINE

Julia Michaels × Selena Gomez

Last night, Grammy® Award-nominated multiplatinum artist JULIA MICHAELS brought out close friend SELENA GOMEZ for a surprise performance of her song “Anxiety,” at The Fonda Theatre in LA during JULIA’S Inner Monologue Tour. Watch the performance HERE.
 
Anxiety” was originally featured on JULIA’S critically acclaimed EP Inner Monologue Part 1, which she released earlier this year.  The performance marked the first time the duo performed the song for a live audience, and comes on the heels of Selena scoring her first #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart with “Lose You To Love Me,” which she co-wrote with Julia, and Justin Tranter.  “Lose You To Love Me,” marks Julia’s second #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as a songwriter.
 
ABOUT JULIA MICHAELS
GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer and songwriter Julia Michaels has transformed the pop music landscape not only from behind-the-scenes as one of the most in-demand songwriters, but in the spotlight as a solo artist as well. Her rapid rise can be attributed to identifiable honesty in every lyric, as exemplified in her triple-platinum selling debut and 2019 Grammy nominated single “Issues.”  As a songwriter, Julia has co-written 22 titles that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100, including two that rose to number 1, and twelve that have hit the Top 40. 
 
This year, Michaels released Inner Monologue Part 1 and Inner Monologue Part 2, a series of critically acclaimed EP’sUpon arrival, Inner Monologue Part 1 debuted at #1 on the iTunes Pop Albums Chart and #5 Overall iTunes Albums Chart.  An enviable touring resume, she has joined artists like Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, and P!NK, around the globe. MICHAELS is currently on the second leg of her first-ever headline tour, The Inner Monologue Tour, with dates throughout the U.S.
 
Most recently, Michaels once again joined forces with Selena Gomez co-writing her new singles “Lose You To Love Me”-which just went #1 on The Billboard Hot 100, and “Look At Her Now.” She also co-wrote and features on JP Saxes’ single “If The World Was Ending,” and Jordan Davis for a new collaboration titled “Cool Anymore.”
 
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Inner Monologue Part 1 HERE
Inner Monologue Part 2 HERE
 
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Whoopi = American Dream Dream

Whoopi Goldberg made a personal appearance at American Dream yesterday in East Rutherford, New Jersey to open Whoopi = American Dream, American Dream’s inaugural “Dream Drop.” Ready-to-wear pieces from her DUBGEE collection, a mix of new and vintage holiday sweaters and recently launched book, “The Unqualified Hostess” are now available for purchase in the shop, which is open through January 2020. Whoopi = American Dream is Whoopi Goldberg’s first stand-alone retail experience.  

To celebrate the opening, Whoopi Goldberg hosted a public appearance inside the shop from 1PM – 3PM, meeting with guests and signing purchased merchandise. Whoopi’s granddaughter, Amarah Skye, was also on-site hand painting purchased DUBGEE fashions. American Dream future tenant, Sephora, hosted three Mini Lip Service stations outside the space to offer guests festive touch ups.

The shop’s interior is inspired by Whoopi’s home, with saturated walls and Art Deco furniture, creating a residential setting – décor pieces were sourced and curated from her personal collection. A DUBGEE fashion salon lives in the center of the space, allowing guests to browse and try on pieces from the collection, as well as a hand selected assortment of her holiday sweaters. A holiday dining table is featured towards the back of the shop, inspired by “The Unqualified Hostess.”

Guests will have the opportunity to experience the Whoopi = American Dream Dream Drop from November 11, 2019 – January 2020. 

Hours of operation will be 11AM – 7PM, Monday – Saturday.

*Photo credit: BFA for American Dream

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Robyn Crawford × Whitney Houston

In the latest episode of ESSENCE’s Yes, Girl! podcast, hosts Cori Murray and Charli Penn talk to Whitney Houston’s confidante Robyn Crawford—who reveals a side of the iconic singer that only ESSENCE can share.

While at the height of a whirlwind tour promoting her book, A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston, Crawford shares her own truth with the Yes, Girl! team on life with Houston—weighing in on everything from their bond, the first time they met, their friendship after Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown came on the scene and more. She shares with ESSENCE’s Yes, Girl! (time codes included):

  • ON WHAT WHITNEY WOULD WANT [12:09-12:35]: “…I asked myself that question, what would Whitney want? What would Whitney want? So my intent is to raise my friend’s legacy, honor our friendship because that’s what she deserves. That’s how I feel…”
  • ON BEING YOUNG, FEARLESS AND FREE WITH WHITNEY [15:06-15:36]: “…We were young, fearless, and ready, and I was a believer. It was happening. Everything she said was happening. She didn’t talk like, ‘I’m going to have a hit record and we’re going to…’ It was none of that. It was like, ‘I’m a singer. I sing. I’m going to get a recording contract, and stick with me and I’ll take you all around the world.’ And that’s exactly what happened…”
  • ON THE FIRST TIME THEY MET [17:20-17:50]: “…It all happened at that first meeting when I walked in and we met that day. It just clicked, something happened, and it was just a friendship that developed and it kept growing and growing. And it was deep because we were open, we were bare, we were naked. And when I mean naked, with our feelings and we didn’t think about what we were saying, we just said it…”
  • ON ROBYN’S BOND WITH WHITNEY [26:52 – 27:46]It was the bond, and the deepness, and the connection that we had. And it was beautiful. Those moments…I know I am very free when I express it in the book. And that’s because that’s what that moment felt like. Whitney used to always say, if you want a friend, you have to be one. If you love me, love me unconditionally. And that was something else for me to strive for, understanding what the word unconditional meant. And the love that I had for her was really deep. And that love she had for me was the same…”
  • ON HER FRIENDSHIP WITH WHITNEY AFTER SHE MARRIED BOBBY [35:42 – 38:04]: “…I did not know Bobby before the wedding. We never really got a chance to know each other. And, when they became a couple, I still really didn’t get to spend any quality time with both of them. But, while I will say about Bobby is she told me she loved him. And his behavior and the way I saw him treat her… let’s just say this about Bobby, Bobby’s behaviors played out in the press. And he and I were not squaring off in Everlast shorts and boxing gloves. That never happened. I was still in the same spot that Whitney always wanted me to be. Bobby never approached me personally and said anything to me about the rumors of our relationship. Not once. But I watched him make a mess of her trail. Bobby was funny. He had a way of shifting the attention to him anywhere, any place, at any time. That was Bobby’s talent….But I wasn’t competing for anything. I had her friendship. I was her friend. And he could have been a better friend too…”

Subscribe to ESSENCE’s Yes, Girl! podcast today, available for streaming and download on Apple PodcastsSpotifyiHeartMedia and Google. For more details visit ESSENCE.com.

About Essence Communications Inc.

Essence Communications is the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women and inspires a global audience of more than 20.2 million through diverse storytelling and immersive original content. With a multi-platform presence in publishing, experiential and online, ESSENCE encompasses its signature magazine; digital, video and social platforms; television specials; books; as well as live events, including Black Women in Music, Black Women in Hollywood, Street Style and the ESSENCE Festival. Essence Communications is owned by Essence Ventures, an independent Black-owned, technology-driven company focused on merging content, community and commerce to meet the evolving cultural and lifestyle needs of people of color.

Marvel Launch Party

The one-shot that will shape the future of the Marvel Universe into 2020 and beyond hits stores on December 26, and participating comic shops near you will be hosting Incoming! #1 Launch Parties featuring exclusive offerings. Grab a party variant by Jorge Molina that shows your favorite heroes readying themselves for this massive event by donning mysterious Eternity Masks! Also, collectors can start planning ahead for the new year with 2020 Calendars!

Unite with fellow True Believers at a participating comic shop near you and witness the start of Marvel’s exciting new chapter on December 26. Be sure to snag the exclusive offerings! 

To find a comic shop near you HERE

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Ben Zaidi

‘Sultry singer performs with perfection.’ 360 MAGAZINE

Ben Zaidi‘s music combines the lyrical sharpness of spoken-word poetry with the soft lushness of electronica. Written and produced by himeslf in his bedroom, his songs bleed with the intimacy of a private journal.

Growing up in Seattle, Zaidi was surrounded by the natural serenity of the Pacific Northwest. While still in high school he began writing songs that caught the attention of local record labels and, ultimately, Harvard University, where he enrolled to study music and poetry. In his dorm room he honed an individual sound that blended the confessional songwriting of Blue-period Joni Mitchell with the sonic minimalism of James Blake.

He developed a following online, relocated to New York City, and within months had sold out back-to-back shows at Rockwood Music Hall. The independently released single ‘Like It Was Nothing’ soon followed and shot to #2 on the iTunes Electronic Charts. Doors began opening, and Zaidi soon found himself in the studio with artists and producers he’d dreamed of working with, and headlining a packed show at Baby’s All Right.

As his music has expanded outward, Zaidi’s pen has turned inward––examining the self and its relationship to the outside world with unflinching honesty. His meditations on love, loss, and solitude in the digital age often point to the paradox that the more connected we have become, the more isolated and lonely we can feel. But, whether listening on headphones or at one of his intimate live shows, it is the familiarity of these feelings that pulls us right into the bedroom alongside him.

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Boohoo.com Launch

Big celebs joined the launch event, including Sofia Richie, Elsa Hosk, Romee Strijd, Josephine Skriver, Jasmine Tookes, Yvonne Simone, Josie Canseco.

International online fashion retailer, boohoo.com, celebrated the launch of their Holiday 2019 Campaign with global supermodels Elsa Hosk, Romee Strijd, Josephine Skriver, Jasmine Tookes & Yvonne Simone at L.A. hotspot, Nightingale Plaza.

The fabulous cast of models joined boohoo in bringing holiday spirit to the Hollywood Hills for the ultimate night out that ended with a surprise performance by iconic DJ and producer, Diplo. Glamorous and alluring, the Nightingale Plaza set the stage for an intoxicating evening of music and dancing.

Welcomed by Vegas showgirls, guests entered through a light tunnel placing them into the campaign on Fremont Street, to elegant bars with glittering chandeliers and a private lounge adorned in leather and velvet encapsulating the luxe holiday campaign. Bringing Vegas to L.A. with Casino boohoo, guests played their hands at poker and roulette tables, tested their luck on slot machines, and were enchanted as a suspended aerialist performed above them.

Notable attendees like Sofia RichieParis HiltonJosie CansecoMaura HigginsDelilah BelleAmelia GrayGizelle Oliveiraandmany more were spotted on the red carpet wearing stunning looks from the latest collection before joining friends on the dance floor. The celebration continued well into the night surrounded by top celebrities, influencers, and members of the press.

The new Holiday Collection – available globally on November 7th – boasts billowing sleeved mini dresses, feathered skirts, sparkling two-piece sets, striking colors, faux furs, and more sexy styles. The product ranges from $20 – $120 and is available in US sizes 2-20 at boohoo.com.

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High School Musical

The soundtrack from the highly-anticipated Disney+ “High School Musical:  The Musical: The Series” will be available for pre-order beginning tomorrow, November 8. The Disney+ series will generate over 40 pieces of music and content.  The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series cast members penned two of the new songs for the Walt Disney Records OST. “Just A Moment” (airing January 3, 2020) was co-written by Joshua Bassett (Ricky) and Olivia Rodrigo (Nini) as well as Dan Book, who also produced the track. “All I Want” was written by Olivia Rodrigo and is set to air November 29. 

Following the initial roll-out, every Wednesday, Walt Disney Records will release a new single on all services as well as a companion lyric video on Disney Music VEVO.  Lift videos will be available the same Friday an episode premieres on Disney+. The full soundtrack will be available January 10, 2020. 

The cadence of song and video releases starts off with a few key dates:

November 1 – The first single and official music video, “The Medley, The Mashup,” was released.

November 8 – The cast of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” performs on the #1 morning show, ABC’s Good Morning America.  The same evening, the premiere episode airs on ABC, Freeform and Disney Channel. Immediately after the premiere episode airs, “I Think I Kinda, You Know” and “The Start of Something New” singles and lift videos will be available on Disney Music VEVO.  The singles will be available with the store turn, with the lift videos timed to the airing of each new episode.  The acoustic version of “Born To Be Brave” will be available on Disney Music VEVO as well. 

November 9 – The cast returns to ABC’s Good Morning America Weekend to talk about the first episode. Instructional videos of cast members Rodrigo and Bassett teaching “I Think I Kinda, You Know” on ukulele and guitar, respectively, will be available.

November 11 – The acoustic video of “Start of Something New” will be available.  

November 12 – Disney+ launches, and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” premieres on the platform.  The lyric video for “I Think I Kinda, You Know” will be available along with the “Wondering” single and lyric video.  

November 15 – The second episode premieres on Disney+, and the “Wondering” lift video will be available on Disney Music VEVO.
The track listing for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series:  The Soundtrack blends new versions of fan favorite “High School Musical” songs – including some medleys, some acoustic and some instrumental numbers – with new songs.  Some of the musical numbers in the series are even performed live by the cast.  All the tracks and video content will be rolling out on VEVO throughout the series.  

Just For A Moment 
The High School Musical franchise was born in 2006, when Disney Channel aired the first “High School Musical” movie. For two consecutive years, “High School Musical” (2006) and “High School Musical 2” (2007) were ranked the #1 best-selling albums globally, according to the IFPI, marking the first time one franchise topped the chart for two years in a row.  To date, the “High School Musical” soundtracks have sold over 26 million units and over 16 million albums worldwide.  An unprecedented nine original songs from the “High School Musical” soundtrack entered Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart, with five tracks in the Top 40.  An unprecedented nine original songs from the “High School Musical” franchise broke onto Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart; five of those in the top 40.  Steven Vincent, Vice President of Music and Soundtracks for Disney Channel Worldwide said, “This soundtrack has all the nostalgic fan favorites from the movies with a modern twist, as well as fantastic contagious new series songs.  The new cast is infinitely talented, and bring great energy in telling this new story.”

Starring an exciting, multitalented cast, the scripted Disney+ series introduces 10 main characters:  Nini (Rodrigo), Ricky (Bassett), Gina (Sofia Wylie), E.J. (Matt Cornett), Ashlyn (Julia Lester), Kourtney (Dara Renee’), Carlos (Frankie Rodriguez), Big Red (Larry Saperstein), Miss Jenn (Kate Reinders) and Mr. Mazzara (Mark St. Cyr) – a group of drama students and faculty members at East High, the Utah high school where the original “High School Musical” movie was filmed.  Through the course of 10 episodes, these characters count down from auditions to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” They have budding romances, faltering friendships and harsh rivalries as they experience the transformative power that only high school theatre and music can provide.  

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” was created by Tim Federle (Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated “Ferdinand”) who also wrote the first episode.  The first episode was directed by Tamra Davis.  The series is executive produced by Federle, Oliver Goldstick and two-time Emmy Award-winning “High School Musical” executive producers Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush.  

About Disney+

Launching on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Disney+ will be the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, together, for the first time. The direct-to-consumer streaming service will offer ad-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content.  In addition to “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” other original programming available at launch includes “The Mandalorian,” “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” and “Encore!” and films “Lady and the Tramp” and “Noelle.”  Visit DisneyPlus.com to learn more.

Pre-order the soundtrack HEREListen to the playlist HEREDisney Music VEVO HERE @HighSchoolMusicalSeries @DisneyPlus

Ozzy Osbourne

Consequence of Sound and  Sony Music Entertainment  have partnered together for another season of  The Opus, a podcast that explores legendary albums and their ongoing legacy. The fifth season has officially entered the world of Darkness with the Prince himself, Ozzy Osbourne. Host Andy Bothwell, aka Astronautalis, along with a number of musicians, artists, authors, and metal heads, will delve into how his debut solo record Blizzard of Ozz changed Ozzy’s world and continues to impact music today.

After being fired from Black Sabbath in 1979, Osbourne feared his career was over. Blizzard of Ozz changed a genre with hit singles like “Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley”, thus shifting the direction of Osbourne’s entire life.

“The Opus is nothing without its legends, and Ozzy Osbourne is certainly one of them. Millions of people from all over the world can recognize the Prince of Darkness, but very few know how truly dark things once were for the rocker,” shares Consequence of Sound’s Editor-in-ChiefMichael Roffman. “Blizzard of Ozz is a redemption story, sure, but it wasn’t an easy one for Ozzy, which is why listeners should find this season of The Opus to be quite exhilarating.” 

Guests throughout the season will include Zakk Wylde (Ozzy/Black Label Society), Joseph Schafer (Kerrang, Decibel, NPR), Steve Brodsky (Cave IN/Mutoid Man), Robert Ham (Portland Mercury, Consequence), Phillip Guiry (ex-Minor League Baseball executive), Chuck Klosterman (Fargo Rock City) and Beth Winegarner (author of “The Columbine Effect” and several other books on Heavy Metal and society).

On the new season of The Opus, Bothwell shares “I didn’t grow up on Ozzy, I knew the hits, but I had never gone any deeper than that on Blizzard Of Ozz. But, after researching for this next season of The Opus, I have become a TOTAL fan! I finally understand why metal heads worship this record, and I fully accept and acknowledge Ozzy Osbourne as the Godfather of Metal, and the one true Prince of Darkness!”

Fans can stream the first episode today HERE.

Past seasons of The Opus have explored the ever-evolving legacies of four iconic records: Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Electric Ladyland, Jeff Buckley’s Grace and most recently, Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger.

Fans can expect a new album to be explored each month on The Opus. For more information, visit https://consequenceofsound.net/theopus.

 

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VOLBEAT NEW VIDEO

VOLBEAT DEBUTS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DIE TO LIVE (FEAT. NEIL FALLON)”
 
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Today, multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat debut their new music video for “Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)” directed by Adam Rothlein at Ghost Atomic Pictures and taped at Futura Studio in Roslindale, MA. The song and video both feature appearances by Clutch’s lead singer Neil Fallon, as well as Raynier Jacob Jacildo and Doug Corcoran of JD McPherson’s band. Said Neil Fallon about taping the video “A couple of months ago I flew up to Boston to meet up with Volbeat to film the video for their new single, Die to Live.  It was a breeze to make, maybe four hours.  It’s a catchy straight-ahead rocker of a song and I am flattered to have been asked to participate.” Michael Poulsen, lead singer of Volbeat, added: “We were thrilled to be able to get Neil, Raynier and Doug together with us in the same room to shoot this video, and we’re really proud of how it came out. We hope you have as much fun watching it as we did making it!” Watch the music video for “Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)” here.
 
The second leg of the band’s Rewind, Rebound, Replay World Tour began this past Wednesday in Warsaw, and fans who attended last night’s show at Berlin’s Mercedes Benz Arena got an early first look at the video. The band will close out 2019 with sold out shows across Europe, and have recently announced new dates in early 2020. Full info and tickets for remaining dates can be found here.
 
The band recently released their seventh studio album Rewind, Replay, Rebound. For the album, Volbeat— Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) —build upon the distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound they are known for, while reaching for new creative summits. “The whole point for us going into the studio, is because you still have something to prove — not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself,” says Poulsen. “We would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.” Rewind, Replay, Rebound is available on all formats here, including a 2 CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue colored vinyl, numbered and limited to 1,000 copies each.

At this point in their already storied career, Volbeat have opened for Metallica, Motorhead and Slipknot, garnered a 2014 Best Metal Performance Grammy nomination for “Room 24” and won multiple Danish Music Awards. For this album, they mine their own personal histories and that of their genre. The song “When We Were Kids” finds Volbeat ruminating on immortality and innocence we all naively experience in our youth, while “Rewind the Exit” and “Die to Live” both explore how the pursuit of perfection can be a hollow goal.

Rewind, Replay, Rebound was produced by long-time collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by Rob Caggiano and Michael Poulsen. This marks the first studio album with Kaspar Boye Larsen on bass. To achieve the album’s sound the band also drew upon a myriad of guests including backing vocalist Mia Maja and the Harlem Gospel Choir, who both return after appearing on 2016’s Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie. Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon is featured on “Die to Live,” a collaboration that is the result of the bands touring together and a love for the singer’s gruff and powerful style. Raynier Jacob Jacildo (piano) and Doug Corocran (saxophone) of JD McPherson’s band also lend their talents to the song.

Ultimately, Volbeat have not lost their passion to create and progress. It’s that which keeps them hungry — and musically honest on the new album.

VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring and a string of six beloved full-length albums. Recently, their 2010 album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, which features hit singles “A Warrior’s Call” and “Heaven Nor Hell,” received RIAA Gold Certification. 2013’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies bowed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release marking the highest U.S. chart entry for a Danish Act since 1997 until the band’s 2016 album Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie topped it by debuting at #4. Most recently the band released Let’s Boogie! Live At Telia Parken, a concert film and album documenting their landmark 2017 Copenhagen show in front of 48,250 fans, the largest show a Danish band has ever performed in Denmark.

*Photo by Ross Halfin