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There's A True Life Tale Behind Rihanna's Violent Revenge Fantasy New Video

Don’t fuck with Rihanna. Not unless you want to end up torn to shreds with a chainsaw, while your spouse swings naked upside down in a warehouse like abattoir meat. That’s the message, anyway, behind her new video for ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’, which has steadily been acquiring comparisons to Quentin Tarantino’s golden run of 1990s cinema-nasties since it hit the internet earlier this week. Yes, it’s got the torture scenes and ultra-violence of Reservoir Dogs, as many have pointed out. But the Tarantino movie it most resembles is arguably 2009's Inglourious Basterds: his history-skewing World War II movie, in which a team of American soldiers led by Brad Pitt team team up to brutally slaughter Hitler. Eli Roth, one of the film's titular Basterds, called it a Jewish revenge fantasy: "kosher porn! It's something I dreamed since I was a kid."

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Team Sleep And Deftones' Chino Moreno On The Dangerous Thrill Of Live Albums

Team Sleep, Deftones' Chino Moreno's dreamy electronic side-project, release 'Woodstock Sessions Vol. 4' on July 10 - their first official album in a decade. Recorded in front of a audience at Applehead Studios in Woodstock, New York, it's a live album with a twist. We caught up with Moreno to hear about why live albums matter. Be sure to also check out a brand new song from the record, 'Ever (Foreign Flag)', premiered at the bottom of the page.

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How I Made The Libertines' Hedonistic New Video And Artwork, By Longterm Collaborator Roger Sargent

Over the years, Roger Sargent has documented more on The Libertines than any other person. From early gig photography to shooting the picture that adorned their self-titled second album, to making celebrated reunion documentary There Are No Innocent Bystanders to compiling the video footage that introduced their recent shows, Sargent has been there almost every step of the way. Now, Sargent is the aesthetic brain behind the video for comeback track 'Gunga Din' and the artwork for forthcoming LP 'Anthems For Doomed Youth'. Here, he talks through the making of both.

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