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Robert Levon Been Reddit AMA tomorrow!

Posted earlier today (by Robert) on BRMC’s social media channels:

I will be live on Reddit ‘AMA’ Tomorrow. Tuesday @ 4pm UK time / 9am Pacific Time. 
There’s been a lot that’s been going on. So literally anything from the 20th anniversary of B.R.M.C.’s first album, to this crazy ass film score (…and everything in between). I’ll do my best to remember the last 2 decades and what the hell just happened. 
I also personally really just like hearing stories from you guys since there’s so much shared history, and memories can get lost when locked inside the head all alone. 
PS hopefully Pete&Leah will get inspired to do an AMA next… But for now i’m first up to the plate-

Link to the Reddit AMA:

I am Robert Levon Been, one of founding members of the band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. I spent the last year during lockdown composing the score for Paul Schrader’s film ‘The Card Counter’ – out now, and a BRMC 20th Anniversary thing that’s coming, so before I completely pass out, Ask me anything… from movies

 

FREE Virtual Screening of The Card Counter on Sept 29th at 8pm EST

Annoounced today on BRMC’s Social Media accounts:

https://bit.ly/TCCScreeningRLB-fb

Join us for a FREE Exclusive Virtual Screening of The Card Counter on September 29th at 8pm EST. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A by film composer Robert Levon Been, so please post your questions below. 🎥RSVP for a chance to claim your spot.

1:15 – How did you meet Paul Schrader and become involved in scoring the film?

9:30 – What inspiration or direction did Paul provide you with?

12:58 – What were your first thoughts after hearing about the project or watching the film?

15:02 – What was the biggest difficulty in scoring the film?

17:35 – How did you meet S.G. Goodman?

19:04 – When writing songs, does melody or lyrics come first?

20:19 – What’s your favorite track on the record?

24:26 – Was it similar to how you remember your father and Paul working on “Light Sleeper”?

27:03 – How does the creative process differ when scoring versus making an album? How long does it take?

28:13 – What was the biggest lesson?

Pre-order ‘The Card Counter’ soundtrack by Robert Levon Been

[PIAS] posted this link on their Facebook page about Robert Levon Been’s soundtrack album to The Card Counter:

Proudly presenting the forthcoming album from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club‘s Robert Levon Been. ‘The Card Counter: Original Songs From The Motion Picture’ provides the soundtrack to Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese‘s fifth collaboration. Enjoy a preview of the full film score by way of ‘Mercy Of Man’ (feat. S.G. Goodman) and read more: https://bit.ly/2UQQ5n1

Here’s a little more info on the soundtrack from the article:

Coinciding with the US release of The Card Counter on September 10th, this thirteen-track collection began as a one-song project but evolved into something much greater – Levon Been has composed several other original songs for this revenge thriller, as well as much of the film’s instrumental score and sound design. 

Pre-order (and pre-save) the soundtrack, which is scheduled to be released on October 8, 2021:

The track listing is also available on BRMC’s online store:

TRACKLISTING:

Rapture
Murder Hum
Mercy Rev
Arise Sun 
S.E.R.E.
Adore
Casino Floor 1 (Beta Testing)
Casino Floor 2 (Stable)
Smoke Ring
Erutpar
Determined Events 
OPM
Mercy of Man (feat. S.G. Goodman)

***This is a preorder item with an intended release of October 8th, 2021. Your order will ship on or before this date but due to unexpected changes in production and shipping times, this date may change. Please be aware that release dates and arrival times are subject to change. If you’d like other items which are not on preorder please place a separate order.***

Peter Hayes on the Limehouse Podcast

Earlier today, BRMC shared a new podcast interview with Peter Hayes!

BRMC/me (Pete) aside.

Just a recommendation of a Podcast you may enjoy.Thank you to William from The Limehouse Podcast It’s always nice meeting others who have a joy and passion to keep learning in life and share with others. Full Episode:https://open.spotify.com/episode/263yCr2NlzJuQ3hFSKZ6g7…

https://open.spotify.com/episode/263yCr2NlzJuQ3hFSKZ6g7?si=GwFehjwtTUuw_j7l_l8wmQ&dl_branch=1

From William, the creator of The Limehouse Podcast:

So this week I touch base with one of the most iconic figures in rock n roll. Peter Hayes has been front and centre of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club for twenty years. Hard to believe it’s been that long when I think back to the days of going to see them. In the early 00’s I thought I was going to live forever; the bands such as BRMC gave you a certain amount of bulletproof lifestyle.

I definitely owe quick a bit to @thealexwintershow for taking me to endless inspiring gigs from BRMC to The Libertines when they had nothing more than a handful of followers.

My conversation with Peter is right up there with the most fun I’ve had. Those of you that listened to the Danny episode will know I had a great time. This was just such a connection. It’s not often a guest really takes the time to ask about the show, it’s history; so we really had a great two way chat! We talk about studio time, life on the road, anxiety, NME and so much more.

Sent to Destroy #16 w/Leah Shapiro and Peter Hayes

Leah Shapiro and Peter Hayes have been doing a few long form interviews in podcast form, check out this one with Sent to Destroy!

Chris sits down with Leah Shapiro and Peter Hayes – two thirds of the rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. For those not already familiar with the band, BRMC has been cranking out dark, gritty, authentic rock and roll for over 20 years.  If you’re a fan of the band and you ever wanted to hang and really get to know the incredible musicians behind the music this is your day. It was a great conversation.

Podcast available wherever you prefer to listen!

WATCH The Songbook: Peter Hayes of BRMC on Gibson TV

GuitarWorld reported that Gibson has launched Gibson TV, an online television network dedicated to guitars and music culture:

Hosted on YouTube and featuring all-new series Gibson promises that it will break out of the gear demo, interview and behind-the-scenes content trifecta to offer guitarists something new.

Those looking for something performance-based should check out The Songbook, which features stripped-down acoustic sets.

GuitarWorld

Upon Gibson TV’s launch, The Songbook has performances from Samantha Fish, Peter Hayes of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Patrick Park (and his dog).

Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club first picked up the guitar at the age of 14 when he began trying to figure out how to play his mother’s classical guitar. As he continued to play, his mother showed him flamenco and finger picking styles that had a strong influence on his playing and technique.

Peter would eventually go on to play with The Brian Jonestown Massacre and eventually form Black Rebel Motorcycle Club with Robert Levon Been in 1998.

In this episode of The Songbook, Peter stopped by to perform the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club song “Shuffle Your Feet.”

Robert Been on Jonesy’s Jukebox on KLOS 95.5 FM

Robert Been was on Jonesy’s Jukebox on 95.5 FM in LA this morning, talking about touring and jamming with Steve Jones! Video from KLOS’s Facebook page:

Full interview including Rob’s version of “Jailhouse Rock”:

UPDATE: Full video on YouTube!

Peter Hayes (BRMC) Gear Run @ Train, Aarhus

TC Electronic has just posted:

Gear run with Peter Hayes @ Train, Aarhus:

Published on Nov 19, 2017

We caught up with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club as their European tour brought them to TC town, Aarhus and took a peek back stage at Peter Hayes’ live setup. Learn more about Pete, here: http://www.tcelectronic.com/peter-hayes/

Peter Hayes on Facebook Live tonight at 10:30 PM BST!    

Q&A with Peter Hayes on Facebook Live tonight at 10:30 PM BST!

Q&A with Peter Hayes on Facebook Live tonight at 10:30 PM BST!

Q&A with Peter Hayes on Facebook Live tonight at 10:30 PM BST!

BRMC interview on SuperSonicSounds

Check out this new interview with Peter and Robert of BRMC by our friends in Germany SuperSonicSounds:

Here we go then – a brand new interview with BRMC on SuperSonicSounds.

Read, share and spread the love!
https://supersonicsounds.jimdosite.com/

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