ALEJANDRO SANZ DONATES GUITAR FROM 2002 GRAMMYS & 9/11 LATIN GRAMMYS TO GRAMMY MUSEUM
IT’S ALEJANDRO SANZ DAY IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, PROCLAIMS COUNCILMEMBER JAN PERRY
UNVERSAL MUSIC LATIN AMERICA’S CHAIRMAN & CEO, JESUS LOPEZ PRESENTS SANZ WITH AWARDS FOR WORLDWIDE SUCCESS OF LA MUSIC NO SE TOCA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 30, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA (Tuesday, April 30,2013) - 16x Latin Grammy & 3x Grammy-winning international superstar Alejandro Sanz was at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live today to celebrate the worldwide success of his most recent album and first for Universal Music Latino,‘La Musica No Se Toca’. Jesus Lopez, Chairman & CEO Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula , presented Sanz with Platinum and Gold album awards for worldwide sales , and awards for the three singles which have been #1 in 18 countries. Councilmember Jan Perry from the 9th District, which includes L.A. Live, read the L.A. City Council proclamation declaring today Alejandro Sanz Day in the City of Los Angeles. In an emotional moment, Sanz presented the Grammy Museum with the guitar he played at the 2002 Grammy Awards during his performance with Destiny’s Child, the same guitar he was going to use at the first ever Latin Grammy in September 11, 2001.
Sanz was also celebrating the kickoff of the U.S. leg of his critically acclaimed “La Música No Se Toca 2013” tour which starts tomorrow, May 1 at the LA Live’s Nokia Theatre. The tour continues to NY’s Radio City Music Hall (May 4), Washington DC (May 7) and Miami’s American Airlines Arena on May 9th.
“La Musica No Se Toca” is the most successful Latin pop album of the last year. It has been certified quintuple-platinum in Spain, double-platinum in Colombia, platinum in Mexico and Argentina and Venezuela and gold in the United States and Puerto Rico, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Ecuador, Central America and Chile. The album debuted at #1 on the Top Latin Albums chart published by Billboard and continues to be the highest-selling Latin pop album in the United States and Puerto Rico, maintaining this position since its release last September. The first single from the album, “No Me Compares”, was #1 on the “Hot Latin Songs” chart and reached #1 in sales on iTunes in the US and 18 countries around the world.
Alejandro Sanz is one of the most acclaimed artists in all of Latin music. Composer and author of all of his songs, Alejandro has sold over 23 million albums throughout his career and is the Spanish artist with most Grammys Awards. Alejandro has released 15 albums (11 studio albums), all certified Platinum in Spain, Latin America and United States and has collaborated with Shakira, Alicia Keys, The Corrs, René from Calle 13, Joaquín Sabina, Dani Martin, Ivete Sangalo and the legendary Tony Bennett.
MAN OF STEEL TWO DISC SOUNDTRACK FEATURING ORIGINAL MUSIC BY HANS ZIMMER SET FOR RELEASE JUNE 11th
Limited Deluxe Edition Soundtrack Also Available
Man of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available For Pre-Order
LOS ANGELES, CA - April 30, 2013 - On June 11, 2013, WaterTower Music will release two configurations of the Man Of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The album will be available in standard form as well as a limited edition deluxe version at all physical and digital retailers. Academy Award®, Grammy®, and Golden Globe® - winning composer Hans Zimmer composed the music for this highly anticipated project, joining forces for the first time with director Zack Snyder.
"The challenges of creating a Superman score are daunting because Superman is so iconographic," said Snyder. "I really feel like what Hans created is perfect. Subtle and stirring, epic and commanding. Honestly, Hans crushed it."
Fans will have the ability to choose between the standard two disc, 18-song soundtrack, and a limited, deluxe edition of the soundtrack. This deluxe edition will be housed in a special embossed steel case, contain 24 score selections, and give fans the ability to access multiple videos showing an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the music. Both the standard and deluxe editions will include the epic track "Man of Steel (Hans Original Sketchbook)" which clocks in at over 28 minutes long. This exclusive track is performed solely by Zimmer, and allows listeners to experience firsthand his initial experiments with the film's music, which ultimately lay the foundation for the film's final score.
Those fans who purchase the CD version of the deluxe edition will have the opportunity to download all 24 songs in DTS Headphone: X, which reproduces a cinematic multi-speaker surround sound experience using only the user's headphones. DTS Headphone: X presents a whole new way to hear mobile entertainment over headphones. The technology garnered rave reviews from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, and Cnet, among others at this year's CES convention.
Additionally, a double, 180 gram vinyl configuration of the soundtrack is slated for a summer release.
In addition to his orchestral arrangements, Zimmer, no stranger to stepping outside the confines of traditional film scoring, has assembled two unique musical entities to contribute music to Man of Steel. The first, a "drum orchestra," which was brought together for the album, is described by soundtrack co-producer Peter Asher as "some of the best drummers in the world all playing simultaneously in a space designed for a symphony orchestra - using not only rock drum kits but tympani and field drums as well."
The membership of this elite assembly consists of many of today's top musicians including John JR Robinson, Jason Bonham, Josh Freese, Pharrell Williams, Danny Carey, Satnam Ramgotra, Toss Panos, Jim Keltner, Curt Bisquera, Trevor Lawrence Jr., Matt Chamberlain, Ryeland Allison, Bernie Dresel, Vinnie Colaiuta and Sheila E. Their contribution, under Zimmer's musical direction, creates a towering and powerful musical accompaniment to the film.
Another distinctive group the composer assembled was a gathering of eight of music's finest pedal steel guitarists who play classical string section parts. This collective, consisting of Chas Smith, Marty Rifkin, Skip Edwards, Boo Bernstein, Peter Frieberger, Rick Schmidt, JD Maness, John McClung, was described by Asher as, "a uniquely new metallic orchestra" added its own distinct and soaring musical stamp to the soundtrack.
The Man Of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is currently available for preorder at Amazon and will be available for preorder on iTunes starting May 7.
SOUNDTRACK TRACK LISTING
Disc 1 - Flight
Disc 2 - Experiments from the Fortress of Solitude
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 100 films, which have, combined, grossed over 19.6 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. He has been honored with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® Award. In 2003, ASCAP presented him with the prestigious Henry Mancini award for Lifetime Achievement for his impressive and influential body of work. He also received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2010. Some of his most recent works include the History Channel's miniseries The Bible; the Christopher Nolan-directed films Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises; and Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Upcoming titles include Ron Howard's Rush, Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger and Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave.
Zack Snyder directed Man of Steel from a screenplay by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder are the producers, with Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters serving as executive producers. The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Zack Snyder Film, Man of Steel. The film will be released in 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX®, and is slated for release on June 14, 2013. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
HISTORY OF THE EAGLES TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND BLU-RAY
ON APRIL 30 THROUGH CAPITOL RECORDS
PRE-ORDER THROUGH AMAZON AND EAGLESBAND.COM BEGINS TODAY, MARCH 12
THREE-DISC SET INCLUDES ACCLAIMED TWO-PART DOCUMENTARY FILM
AND PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED LIVE CONCERT FOOTAGE FROM THE
1977 HOTEL CALIFORNIA TOUR
Capitol Records has acquired the exclusive DVD/Blu-ray rights to History of the Eagles, the iconic band's acclaimed documentary, which is set for release on Tuesday, April 30. This exceptional three-disc set includes History of the Eagles Part One and History of the Eagles Part Two, as well as Eagles Live At The Capital Centre - March 1977, featuring never-before-released performances from the Eagles' two-night stand at Washington, D.C.'s Capital Center during the legendary Hotel California tour.
History of the Eagles will be released in both DVD and Blu-ray three-disc configurations - all with 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo audio - beautifully packaged in a six-panel digipak with accompanying photographic booklet. A Super Deluxe Box Set will be released as a limited edition, complete with three Blu-ray discs; a 40-page casebound book featuring still photos from the films; 10 archival-quality photographs of the band from throughout its storied history; and a specially created lithograph of the band's desert-bleached skull icon. All elements in this limited edition deluxe set will be packaged in a specially designed foil-stamped and embossed box, with a Native American blanket-inspired liner, beautifully wrapped in a leather tie, and fastened with a bone button.
All three versions of History of the Eagles will be available for preorder beginning today, March 12 through Amazon.com and the Eagles website (http://eaglesband.com).
Seeking to provide an unprecedented and intimate look into the history of the band and the legacy of its music, the Eagles partnered with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) to produce the film. Directed by Alison Ellwood (Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place), History of the Eagles is a meticulous creation featuring rare archival material, concert footage, and never-before-seen home movies that explore the evolution and enduring popularity of one of the world's biggest-selling and culturally significant American bands.
History of the Eagles made its television broadcast debut on Showtime last month, earning the network its highest ratings for a music documentary in eight years. Part One premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January to great acclaim.
History of the Eagles Part One dedicates two hours to the chronicling of the band's creation and rise to fame in the 1970's through its breakup in 1980. More than 25 new and exclusive interviews were conducted with all current band members -- Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - as well as former members Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner and Don Felder. Also featured are new and exclusive interviews with Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Rogers, Irving Azoff and many other seminal artists and band contemporaries who have been closely involved with the Eagles' history.
While personal stories from band members, managers, and music industry luminaries frame the narrative, it's the unexpected moments-recording sessions, backstage interactions, and even a whimsical sequence from the Desperado cover shoot-that convey the extraordinary bond linking the artists, their music, and the times (an era when country-tinged rock and finely-honed harmonies spoke to a nation still reeling from unrest).
Additionally, the documentary features previously unreleased home movies and archival footage. Personal photos, video and memorabilia amassed by the Eagles over the course of their career will also be seen for the very first time.
History of the Eagles Part Two reveals the personal and professional struggles members faced while the band was apart, and chronicles the group's dramatic reunion in 1994, as well as its resurgence in recording and performing throughout the next two decades. Among the band's many achievements since reforming are its triumphant Hell Freezes Over tour, the 2007 release of Long Road Out of Eden (which sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide and earned two GRAMMY® Awards), and its ongoing ascendance as an international supergroup.
Eagles Live at the Capital Centre - March 1977 features previously unreleased concert performances of "Hotel California," "New Kid In Town," "Take It To The Limit," "One Of These Nights," "Lyin' Eyes," "Rocky Mountain Way," "Best Of My Love" and "Take It Easy," all captured during the band's two-night stand in Washington, D.C. during its historic Hotel California world tour.
Directed by Alison Ellwood and produced by Alex Gibney, History of the Eagles was created with a select crew of filmmakers including: Blair Foster, Executive Producer; Alison Ellwood and Ben Sozanski, Editors; Karim Karmi, Co-Producer; and Erin Edeiken, Line Producer.
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earned five No. 1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band's Hotel California and Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 have sold more than 16 million and 11 million albums, respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. For more information, visit the band's website atwww.eaglesband.com.