Cirque du Soleil's New Spectacle "R.U.N." Coming October 24th

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Coming to the Luxor Las Vegas on October 24th — "R.U.N." — Cirque du Soleil's new thrilling spectacle. The first ever live-action thriller, R.U.N. features Hollywood-style stunts, special effects, and a heart-pounding storyline.

A mysterious man bursts out of a wedding chapel with a gang hot on his heels. We follow the action through a series of fast-paced chases, combat and stunts through the underground of Las Vegas. Written by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, directed by Michael Schwandt, and with music by Tyler Bates — this show is bound to thrill!

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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

John Wick has a price on his head, and every assassin in New York City is going to try to take him down. After killing a member of the international assassins guild, Wick must fight his way out of the city in this epic battle for redemption, set once again to the music of Tyler Bates and Joel J. Richard. In theaters — May 17th.

'JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM' (score by Tyler Bates & Joel J. Richard ) to be released on May 17th (digitally) and May 31st (physically) by Varèse Sarabande. Pre-order the soundtrack on Amazon .

'FAR CRY : New Dawn' Game Release

See the apocalypse like you've never seen it before in 'Far Cry: New Dawn'. Picking up from the ending of 'Far Cry 5', 'Far Cry: New Dawn' is a stand-alone sequel that explores a post-apocalyptic world filled with danger & beauty. Build your own weapons/vehicles as you fight to defend yourself and your allies against marauding bandits & highwaymen. Raid for supplies/resources, tackle challenges/puzzles, tame this new wild frontier, and listen to the immersive soundtrack — co-composed by Tyler Bates & John Swihart — all in 'Far Cry: New Dawn'.

Marvel’s 'The Punisher' Season 2 Debuts Exclusively on Netflix January 18th

Marvel's grim and gritty vigilante Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) returns to Netflix on January 18th. A military veteran who takes on a new role as a renegade crimefighter under the name “The Punisher.” As the events of last season’s finale hinted, Castle’s season-long foe Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) might be well on his way to becoming the famed Jigsaw villain from the comics that he’s inevitably been heading toward.

Deadpool 2 Returns to Theaters as PG-13 Xmas Film 'Once Upon a Deadpool'

Once Upon Deadpool

Deadpool 2 is returning to theaters December 12th, but not in the way you’d expect. The famously foul-mouthed superhero sequel is getting a second theatrical run but as a toned-down PG-13-rated Christmas version titled Once Upon A Deadpool.

The movie will run from December 12th through Christmas Eve and $1 for every ticket sold will be donated to the Fuck Cancer charity.

Check out the trailer below & see the film in theaters this holiday season:

'FIGHTWORLD' is Coming to Netflix

In this gritty docu-series, actor and lifelong fight enthusiast Frank Grillo travels the globe to explore various methods of fighting and the cultures in which these traditions have evolved and endured. Follow Frank as he is given unprecedented access into these distinct worlds of combat and their practitioners, from Krav Maga fighters in Israel to Muay Thai boxers in Thailand.

'The Purge'

Tyler Bates is scoring the new USA original series 'The Purge'. The show is created by James DeMonaco based on his hit movie franchise. The drama revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime — including murder — is legal and a group of seemingly unrelated characters cross paths in a city in an altered America. While the clock winds down, some will fight, some will hide, others will embrace what it means to Purge to its fullest extent — whether for revenge, personal gain, protection, or unadulterated glee. As each character is forced to reckon with his or her past and plot how to better their futures, they soon discover how far they will go on Purge Night.

Watch 'The Purge' on the USA Network or stream it on Amazon Prime.

Watch David Hasselhoff & Tyler Bates Live on 'The Howard Stern Show'

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Howard surprised Robin with star mystery guest David Hasselhoff who left his honeymoon early just to sing to her on her birthday. David sang — with Tyler Bates on guitar — their cover of 'Heroes' by David Bowie which had been released earlier this year in promotion of his European tour.

Tyler & David met when working on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2. “James Gunn asked me to do a disco version of the main theme,” Tyler told Howard. He gave the director what he wanted, teaming up with Hasselhoff for a ‘70s–sounding track complete with a retro music video starring The Hoff himself.

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The Spy Who Dumped Me

The Susanna Fogel-directed action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, from an original screenplay courtesy of Fogel and David Iserson, is exactly what it promises. It’s a star-driven high-concept comedy that doesn’t neglect either part of the equation.

Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from the CIA and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.

Tyler Bates recently recorded the score for this action-comedy at Abbey Road Studios in London. The film hits theatres August 3rd, get your tickets here:

'Setting Sun' Available Now

The Dark Nights: Metal soundtrack is turning out to be one interesting project, with yet another hard rock hero having his contribution revealed. Alice in Chains guitarist and co-vocalist Jerry Cantrell heads up the song 'Setting Sun'.

Cantrell's contribution to the project is the sixth offering so far. Mastodon's Brann Dailor kicked things off with his song 'Red Death'. That was followed by Deftones' frontman Chino Moreno leading the track 'Brief Exchange'. Sleigh Bells vocalist Alexis Krauss then fronted the song 'War Cry', while the most recent offerings have been 'Fact Check' led by The Fever 333's Jason Aalon Butler and 'The Calling' featuring In This Moment's Maria Brink and Chris Howorth. Each of the songs have been aided along by acclaimed producer Mike Elizondo and Marilyn Manson's guitarist and composer Tyler Bates.

All of the songs are tied to the Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition, which is based around a six-part graphic novel created by writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo as part of the DC Universe. Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition is currently available at comic book retailers and digital outlets

'Cry Little Sister' is one of 2018's Best Rock Songs

2018 has hit its mid-point and in the first six months of the year some of rock's biggest acts have added to their impressive catalogs ...

Nobody does dark and spooky quite like Marilyn Manson and the singer hits the exact right mood with his cover of the Gerard McMann song 'Cry Little Sister.' Many fans will remember the original from the 1987 vampire film The Lost Boys and Manson stays fairly faithful to the original, letting his seductive delivery, raging angst, and a backing choir deliver an eerie vibe. Manson's right-hand man Tyler Bates infuses the track with more industrial production, which allows this new version to differentiate itself from the original.

'Fact Check' Available Now

You can add The Fever 333's Jason Aalon Butler to the increasingly interesting Dark Nights: Metal deluxe edition soundtrack. It was revealed last year that DC would pair up music with their Dark Nights: Metal graphic novel and in recent months we've seen Mastodon's Brann Dailor and Deftones' Chino Moreno's contributions come to light. Now Butler follows with a new song called 'Fact Check.'

Tyler Bates, who is overseeing the music for the project along with producer Mike Elizondo, says, "We are beyond excited to have Jason be a part of this project. We knew his high energy and punk rock aesthetic would be a perfect fit for the Dark Nights: Metal music we wanted to make. Jason took it over the top!”

Butler also spoke about the unique collaboration declaring, “There is a reason why Tyler is where he is in his career and his artistry. He was one of the most enthusiastic, risk-taking, boundary pushers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He reminded me that you don’t win by playing by the rules, you win by making your own. I got all the time in the world for Tyler Bates. He's a real one."

'Brief Exchange' & 'War Cry' Available Now

Dark Nights Metal

Deftones' Chino Moreno and Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss have released new solo singles, 'Brief Exchange' and 'War Cry' respectively, which were inspired by DC Entertainment’s new graphic novel, Dark Nights: Metal.

'Brief Exchange' warps Moreno’s signature scream in waves of ghostly reverb, metal riffs, and pummeling percussion whilst 'War Cry' seems perfectly suited for a climactic comic book battle as Krauss wails, “We will turn the dark to light / With the sound of our cry / With the light / We will fight.”

Dillinger Escape Plan’s Gil Sharone features on drums, while Mike Elizondo takes on bass and Tyler Bates plays guitar. Bates, who also produced alongside Elizondo, is familiar with writing for comic-inspired characters thanks to his compositional contributions in Deadpool 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Volumes 1 & 2.

Check out the songs below:

'Red Death' — Purchase or Stream NOW!

Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning icon Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Twenty-One Pilots, The Regrettes) and film composer and former Marilyn Manson guitarist Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2, Deadpool), “Red Death” spotlights Mastodon's Brann Dailor’s instantly recognizable vocals and intriguing delivery as he paints a musical portrait of one of the nightmare Batmen from the Dark Multiverse of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, a twisted, malevolent amalgamation of DC heroes Batman and The Flash.

“Red Death” features Bates on guitar with Elizondo on bass and Gil Sharone from Dillinger Escape Plan, Puscifer behind the drum kit. Its dark lyrics remain befitting of the graphic novel’s themes. “Red Death” showcases yet another facet of one of rock music’s most prolific forces.

Purchase or stream the song here .

Deadpool 2

'Deadpool 2' follows the titular hero and his team of mutants known collectively as X-Force as they protect a young boy from the villainous Cable (Josh Brolin). David Leitch directed from a script by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Reynolds. Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller. Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapicic, and Rob Delaney round out the cast.

Ryan Reynold's 'Deadpool 2' is tracking for a huge $150 million opening in North America over the May 18-20 weekend. Pre-order your tickets now:

24 Hours To Live

From the Producers of John Wick and starring Oscar® nominated Ethan Hawke – get ready for action and drama in the high-octane thriller '24 Hours To Live'.

The film follows an assassin, Travis Conrad, who is brought back to life for a 24-hour mission after being killed on the job, giving him one final chance at redemption.

'24 Hours To Live' is streaming on Netflix now.

Marilyn Manson Drops Intense and Visceral New Video for 'SAY10'

Critics are calling Marilyn Manson’s new album career defining — the 10-song album 'Heaven Upside Down' is out via Loma Vista. Rolling Stone calls it “aggressive and intense” and proclaims Marilyn Manson has “returned to straight-ahead shock.” His visceral new music video for 'SAY10' is no exception.

Watch Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson play Cain & Abel ...

DC Comics & Warner Bros. Collaborate for ‘Dark Nights: Metal’ Soundtrack

Dark Nights Metal

Fans of both rock music and comic books received a double shot of awesome at New York Comic Con as DC Entertainment announced an upcoming collaboration with Warner Bros. Records to produce a 6-track EP featuring songs inspired by 'DARK NIGHTS: METAL' — this year’s blockbuster comic book event reuniting the best-selling 'BATMAN' talent team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capello.

Production of the soundtrack will be guided by two of the recording industry’s brightest stars. Tyler Bates has produced and composed music for video games, television & movies, including Watchmen, 300 and Guardians of the Galaxy. Bates is also Marilyn Manson’s producer & lead guitarist.

Senior VP of A&R at Warner Bros. Records Mike Elizondo will also co-produce the soundtrack with Bates. Elizondo has worked with some of the most prolific artists in hip-hop, most notably Dr. Dre and Eminem. He has also collaborated with popular music acts such as Twenty One Pilots, Muse, Mastodon and Avenged Sevenfold.

Marilyn Manson — 'Heaven Upside Down'

Marylin Manson Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson's new album 'Heaven Upside Down' co-written & produced by Tyler Bates will be available everywhere on October 6th.

Pre-order now and download the first song 'WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE' instantly!

Heaven Upside Down tracklist:

1. Revelation #12
2. Tattooed In Reverse
4. SAY10
6. Saturnalia
7. JE$U$ CRI$I$
8. Blood Honey
9. Heaven Upside Down
10. Threats of Romance

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'The Exorcist' Season 2 Premieres on Fox

The Exorcist returns to TV for its second season, and after an advance screening of the premiere, it’s clear that this is one of the best horror programs to hit network TV in years.

As the episode follows Marcus & Tomas's mission to save a possessed woman from certain death, the episode also introduces a brand new family story to the mix. John Cho plays Andrew Kim, a foster father of five troubled kids. It becomes clear pretty quickly that one of them will end up falling prey to the intrusion of a new demonic entity — but which one?

'The Exorcist' Season 2 features an original score by Tyler Bates.

Watch the Bloody First Trailer for Netflix’s 'The Punisher'

The new trailer shows Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher (Jon Bernthal), witnessing the death of his family and vowing to kill anyone responsible. The series, created, written and produced by Steve Lightfoot, will also take a dive back into Castle's past, showing the brutal moments that made the character who he is today.

Quoted from a recent interview with Tyler:

"… Steve Lightfoot is just fantastic to work with and is constantly trying to make the task of writing the music fun and interesting. I had so much fun working with Steve and everyone involved with 'The Punisher'. We are all super excited for the public to have a chance to check it out …"

Guardians Inferno!

It was just announced that the world will see a 70's inspired 'Guardians Inferno' video when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits home video next month.

The song is performed by The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff and was played during the movie's credits. 'Guardians Inferno' was co-written by James Gunn and score composer Tyler Bates.

James Gunn posted: “ I’ve been dying to announce this, because it may be the greatest thing I’ve ever worked on, but there’s video for 'Guardians Inferno' – the song I wrote with Tyler Bates coming soon – you can see it when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits home video. Volume 2 will be available in your home digitally on August 8th and on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K UltraHD on August 22nd.”

A Rockin’ Free-Fall Adventure


"The Guardians Need Your Help!"

Taneleer Tivan (a.k.a. The Collector) is bringing his unique collection to Disney California Adventure Park for a special exhibition featuring his latest prize possessions — The Guardians of the Galaxy themselves who have been held captive in glass cases high atop the fortress and dangling over an ominous abyss!

"A 'Big Thrill' Rescue Mission"

After commandeering a gantry lift, you’ll join Rocket — recently escaped from his case — on a harrowing mission to rescue his fellow Guardians … but not before unleashing intergalactic mayhem in the process, from the top of the fortress to the bottom, and all to the tune of one of Star-Lord’s awesome mixtape songs!

Showcasing all-new special effects, appearances by popular characters, original music by Tyler Bates and “big thrill” drop sequences with a free-fall sensation that’ll have you screaming for more — this is one adventure you won’t want to miss.

'Samurai Jack' Live

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Genndy Tartakovsky's 'Samurai Jack' has now aired it's first episode on Adult Swim and is receiving rave reviews. Adult Swim hosted a night at the Ace Theatre in Downtown LA to exclusively premiere the first three episodes of Season 6. The night, which was free to the public, received so many RSVP's that another 2 nights had to be added.

At the official premiere Tyler & a talented group of musicians surprised guests on stage and performed a montage of the TV show's score to open the event.

Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron Goes Atomic. In Theaters July and also starring John Goodman, James McAvoy and directed by John Wick's David Leitch.

Check out the cover of "Blue Monday" — featured in this trailer by the band HEALTH. Tyler and the band had a great time making this track.

Jack is Back!

Genndy Tartakovsky's time-travelling samurai has stopped ageing and things look bleak as the show prepares to return after a 13-year hiatus.

The new 10-episode series will come to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block on March 11 with an original score by Tyler Bates, Joanne Higginbottom & Dieter Hartmann.

John Wick: Chapter 2

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

The film is receiving gleaming reviews from the media:

JOHN WICK 2 is everything you wanted from a JOHN WICK sequel: gnarly headshots, weird mythology, two hours of non-stop badassery. Holy shit. Director Chad Stahelski calculated each and every move, synthesized influences with his personal artistic style, and in doing so he pulled off some dizzyingly complex set pieces. It was no minor feat to elevate the act of totally owning into a refined art form.

'John Wick 2' stars Keanu Reeves, Ruby Rose and Laurence Fishbourne. The movie features a live performance from Tyler on stage in Rome along with a song written by Bates and Jerry Cantrell.

'Belko Experiment' Gets a Theatrical Release

Soon after its raucous debut at TIFF's 'Midnight Madness' premiere, Orion and BH Tilt partnered to acquire for release the Greg McLean-directed 'The Belko Experiment'. McLean has prevously directed 'Wolf Creek' and 'The Belko Experiment' was written by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn. Gunn produced 'Belko' with Peter Safran (producer 'The Conjuring').

Belko's theatrical release will be March 17th, 2017.

The 'Belko Experiment' To Premiere at TIFF

The movie concerns a group of office co-workers who are forced into a sick game of kill-or-be-killed by sinister forces and stars John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona and John C. McGinley.

The 'Belko Experiment' is directed by Greg McLean (whose credits include 2005’s infamous serial killer shocker 'Wolf Creek') and is written by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' filmmaker James Gunn, who also wrote and directed the 2005 monster movie 'Slitherand' and penned Zack Snyder’s 'Dawn of the Dead' remake — all composed by Tyler Bates.

Greg McLean explains:

“Belko is an incredibly crazy script by James Gunn, there’s nothing else like it. Trust me. It’s a wild, wild movie. I’m so glad I got to direct it. James was great. We have a similar sensibility over the movies we like and the references we like. So, we clicked over those things. I think he’s a great writer, but he was great fun to work with, and really respectful of me taking over the project, and directing it.”