April 26, 2017

Review Category : TMZ Music News

Above & Beyond Launch Into Las Vegas With Group Therapy: Watch Exclusive Clip!

You can always enter group therapy if your gambling addiction gets out of control, but if your partying and dancing get out of control, well, Group Therapy condones it.

Above & Beyond — a.k.a. British DJs Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki — are bringing their Group Therapy tour to Las Vegas starting with a weekend stay at Wynn Las Vegas on May 17 and 18. And even though the trio has been touring non-stop since 2011 after the trek's namesake album was released, they're still diving headfirst into every gig they've got.

In this exclusive clip, they do exactly that. After getting a urgent text from secret agent Miss Moneypenny, requesting Group Therapy immediately, McGuinness calls his partners up in the air. They turn around their private plane and jump out, parachuting down to Sin City, where Vegas partiers anxiously await.

But if you're looking for McGuinness, "something's come up," he says, glancing at a woman in gold lounging on his bed.

Check out the clip to see the guys make their way to Vegas at high speed (and look at all those fancy cars!). The video was directed by British director Steve Glashier, who had also worked with the band for their "On A Good Day (Metropolis)" video in 2010. Glashier gave a dramatic, spy feel to the clip, but the band admits it wasn't out of the ordinary for them.

"Steve's a brilliant documentary filmmaker," said McGuinness. "He's able to make our everyday lives look like the movies. It's just a typical day at the office for us."

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ‘Hold’ Tight To <i>Billboard</i> Digital, Albums Chart

Kenny Chesney will top next week's Billboard albums chart by a country mile. His brand-new Life on a Rock sold nearly 153,000 copies to claim the #1 spot — the seventh of his career — easily outpacing last week's chart champ, Michael Bublé, whose To Be Loved sold nearly 96,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience holds strong at #3, selling more than 68,000 copies, followed by Fantasia's Side Effects of You, which sold more than 36,000 copies. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's The Heist leaps all the way up from #11 to #5, selling more than 35,000 copies (and posting a solid 24-percent increase in sales over last week's numbers).

The rest of the Top 10 is rounded out by Blake Shelton's Based on a True Story (#6, nearly 35,000 copies sold), Pink's The Truth About Love (#7, 26,000 copies sold), Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox (#8, nearly 26,000 copies sold), the Randy Rogers Band's Trouble (#9, more than 25,000 copies sold) and Imagine Dragons' Night Visions (#10, more than 24,000 copies sold).

LL Cool J's much-discussed Authentic album opened soft at #23, and former "American Idol" favorite Jessica Sanchez couldn't generate much heat with Me, You & the Music, which debuted at #26.

Country will undoubtedly rule next week's charts, too, with Lady Antebellum's Golden expected to debut strong. Other notable releases include the Jay-Z helmed Great Gatsby soundtrack, 98 Degrees' 2.0 and She & Him's Volume 3.

Billboard 200 charts:

1) Kenny Chesney, Life on a Rock (153,000)
2) Michael Buble, To Be Loved ...

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The Wanted Walk Like ‘NSYNC In ‘Walks Like Rihanna’ Video

The Wanted may like a girl who but in their brand-new video for the track, the fivesome are walking a heck of a lot like their boy-band predecessors.

As the clip opens, the guys are introduced to their surprisingly foxy music video director. They proceed to pitch her three ideas for the video, lifted from three iconic boy band clips from the past.

The first video parodied, dubbed as "fun and quirky," is NYSYNC's puppet-themed clip for "Bye Bye Bye." While The Wanted do their best to hang around like marionettes, the director tries to show them how to dance like puppets, leaving the crew unimpressed. Turns out, "she can't sing; she can't dance."

Next up, going for a more "mature" video, the guys pitch BSB's treatment from their "I Want It That Way" clip. Donned up in the video's signature white outfits and blowing kisses to the camera like they are actually BSB, the guys might attempt to prove they want it that way, but she clearly doesn't.

Finally, they pay homage to fellow U.K. boy banders Take That, playing off their rain-soaked, black-and-white clip for "Back For Good." But that idea also doesn't make the final cut.

In the end, after several attempts to embody the essences of these other bands, she has the right idea. She puts them in an empty warehouse, and strutting like Rihanna, she enters as the video vixen the video so needed all along.

"Walks Like Rihanna" is the lead single off The Wanted's 2013 album release. The video was shot in L.A. before bandmate ...

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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Arrested In Murder-For-Hire Plot

As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis was arrested Tuesday (May 7) after allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer to have his estranged wife killed.

According to Reuters, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department learned that Lambesis sought an accomplice to kill his wife, and he was taken into custody in Oceanside, California, after reaching out to the detective.

"The information came to us late last week," San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell told Reuters. "We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy."

Lambesis has said he considers himself to be a Christian and acknowledges that he finds inspiration for lyrical content from biblical texts. He is incredibly prolific, having released eight albums with As I Lay Dying between 2001 and 2012, as well as five releases via his solo side project Austrian Death Machine, where he sings and performs on all instruments. He also produced 11 albums for other artists and is part owner of Lambesis Studios.

Representatives from Metal Blade, the record label for As I Lay Dying, were not available for comment. There is no word on whether Lambesis already has an attorney.

In 2008, As I Lay Dying were nominated for the Best Metal Performance Grammy for their song "Nothing Left." As I Lay Dying's 2012 album Awakened peaked at #11 on the Billboard albums chart, while 2010's The Powerless Rise hit #10, and 2007's An Ocean Between Us debuted at #8.

Back in '07, Lambesis talked to MTV News about Ocean and how, lyrically, it deals with the idea that ...

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