Month: May 2016

Rage Against The Machine + Public Enemy + Cypress Hill launch supergroup in LA! ‚ú®ūüé§ūü§ėūüŹĽ

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Supergroup Prophets Of Rage first show tonight at Whisky A Go Go. Photography by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet).
Supergroup Prophets Of Rage first show tonight at Whisky A Go Go.
Photography by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet).

Someone pinch me, I’m dreaming!¬†‚ú® What’s that you say? Members of Rage Against The Machine + Public Enemy + Cypress Hill all in one epic band live at Whisky A Go Go?!! I’m in!

For the past 2 weeks, since Rage Against The Machine announced a new teaser website – ProphetsOfRage.com,¬†complete with countdown clock and #TakeThePowerBack hashtag,¬†there’s been a fire of excitement brewing on social media about a possible¬†supergroup and yes, on Tuesday morning¬†in Los Angeles, members of the 3 bands announced on KROQ,¬†that the Prophets Of Rage supergroup would¬†hit the stage last¬†night at Los Angeles’ iconic Sunset Strip venue,¬†Whisky A Go Go for their first ever show! And what a set it was!
 
It was such an amazing and surreal experience to be one of just¬†250-300 people witnessing¬†history take place¬†with Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk (RATM), Chuck D,¬†DJ Lord¬†(Public Enemy) and B-Real (Cypress Hill)¬†ripping¬†out a set rich with so many of Rage Against The Machine‘s killer hits¬†including Guerilla Radio, Bombtrack, Take The Power Back, Know Your Enemy, 2 brand new ‘Prophets of Rage’ jams, a Public Enemy/Cypress Hill medley with classics such as¬†Can’t Truss It, Insane in the Membrane, Bring the Noise, I Ain’t Going Out Like That & so much more!
 
I could¬†barely contain my excitement when¬†I snagged¬†one of the few wristbands available for the show at The Whisky yesterday.¬†Honestly with Morello’s kick-ass, machine-gun guitar licks and Timmy C and Brad Wilk as tight as ever, I literally closed my eyes a number of times during the set and the music just floated me away…¬†tingles on my skin, my heart soaring…¬†So tight!¬†
 
And while as a hardcore fan of Rage Against The Machine since the 90s, I missed Zack De La Rocha rockin’ the mic, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord were killin’ it, it was one hell of a show to pop my cherry at¬†The Whisky A Go Go¬†and I just felt blessed to be one of the precious few present.

“We can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs. It’s time to take the power back.” – Prophets Of Rage.¬†

 
Lights Out! Guerilla Radio. Turn That Shit Up!
 
Article by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!). Full set-list below.
Authors note: Unfortunately the show had a strict zero mobile phone policy and it was too short notice to get myself a AAA pass to shoot the gig, hence the lack of live photos.
 
Hot & Delicious at The Whisky

RATM announce Prophets Of Rage

Set List (courtesy Rolling Stone):

“Prophets of Rage” (Public Enemy)

“Guerilla Radio” (Rage Against the Machine)

“Bombtrack” (RATM)

“Miuzi Weighs a Ton” (PE)

“People of the Sun” (RATM)

“Take the Power Back” (RATM)

“Rock Superstar” (Cypress Hill)

“Testify” (RATM)

Public Enemy/Cypress Hill medley:

“Shoot Em Up”

“Can’t Truss It”

“Insane in the Membrane”

“Bring the Noise”

“I Ain’t Going Out Like That”

“Welcome to the Terrordome”

“Sleep Now in the Fire” (RATM)

“Shut Them Down” (Prophets of Rage)

“Know Your Enemy” (RATM)

“The Party’s Over” (Prophets of Rage)

“No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn”/”Fight the Power” (Beastie Boys/Public Enemy)

“Bulls on Parade” (RATM)

“Killing in the Name” (RATM)

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CLICK HERE to listen to the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes.

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced¬†social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

The Dollop, LA’s untapped secrets & the #SeemsLegit of Tinsel Town – Gareth Reynolds gold ‚ú®

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'Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet' kicks it in LA with comedian and podcaster, Gareth Reynolds. https://hotndelicious.com/
‘Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet’ kicks it in LA with comedian and podcaster, Gareth Reynolds. https://hotndelicious.com/

DOWNLOAD PODCAST Р#79 Gareth Reynolds (stand-up comedian, writer & podcaster).

 
It’s a cool spring morning in Los Angeles as I head out to catch-up with American stand-up comedian, The Dollop and Point Vs Point podcaster, writer and actor, Gareth Reynolds.
 
Super hangs and we spend an hour or so kicking back on the couch at his joint riffing on the business & #SeemsLegit bullshit of Tinsel Town, LA’s untapped secrets (hikes, farmers markets and all the best vegetarian/vegan restaurants), a behind-the-scenes look at the highly popular The Dollop and Point Vs Point podcasts (this is definitely a podcast for the podcast fans including how Gareth Vs Gary came about), his favourite podcasts and story-telling in comedy, the inspiration of everyday people and what motivates Gareth Reynolds to keeping pushing forward, the hurdles involved creating a successful TV show or movie in Hollywood and much much more.
 
Fascinating insights by a super grounded, highly intelligent & hilarious comedian into the reality of making it in Hollywood’s entertainment industry.
 
Step inside our world…¬†
 

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Gareth Reynolds (stand-up comedian, podcaster and writer) in full via iTunes.

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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet‚Äô¬†entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.
 

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Gareth Reynolds (stand-up comedian, podcaster and writer) in full via iTunes.

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced¬†social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

[Podcast] YouTube sensation ‘Shitty Robots’ & jet-setting the globe with Little Sea. Meet Luke Girgis!

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Luke Girgis (A&R Shock Records, Founder - Be Like Children) on Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet in the USA.
Luke Girgis (A&R Shock Records, Founder – Be Like Children) on Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet in the USA.

DOWNLOAD PODCAST Р#78 Luke Girgis (A&R at Shock Records, Founder РBe Like Children).

 
Shock Records A&R and Label Director and founder of artist management business Be Like Children, Luke Girgis, is a buddy of mine whom I met through the Australian music industry a few years back and he’s one kickass dude, who walks the talk and is getting shit done.
 
Having originally started out as a hip hop artist collaborating with Australian rapper Chance Waters, Luke Girgis fell into Artist Management in 2006 out of his passion for helping his friends and favourite artists establish and build their careers.
 
Flash forward 10 years and Luke and I are podcasting in a Texas hotel room at SXSW chatting about being the head of a record label,¬†Chance Waters, locking in a management deal with pop rockers Little Sea ¬†on a Monday then landing a global publishing deal with Universal Music¬†just 2 days later on a Wednesday before flying the band out to LA, trending on social media & travelling the globe, and Luke’s latest exciting management recruit, YouTube sensation Simone Giertz of¬†‚ÄėShitty Robots‚Äô.
 
Living in the moment with one of my buddies across the seas in the USA, hanging out over a bunch of laughs and soaking up our collective successes in an awesome, inspiring chat… This one just makes my day…
 
Download that shit! ūüėÉ‚ú®
 

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Luke Girgis (A&R at Shock Records, Founder РBe Like Children) in full via iTunes.

Android users – you’ll need to download the free¬†Podcast Republic app¬†then search¬†Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

 
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Hot & Delicious YouTube РBallistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet‚Äô¬†entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.
 
 
 

 

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Luke Girgis (A&R at Shock Records, Founder РBe Like Children) in full via iTunes.

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced¬†social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.
Luke Girgis (A&R Shock Records, Founder - Be Like Children) on Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet in the USA.
Luke Girgis (A&R Shock Records, Founder – Be Like Children) on Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet in the USA.

Los Angeles Hike #2 – Hollywood Peak – California State Parks.

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Hollywood Peak - Travel photography by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet). https://hotndelicious.com/
Hollywood Peak – Travel photography by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet).
https://hotndelicious.com/

Wicked hike the other night!

It’s been a hectic week or two at Hot & Delicious HQ with a couple of brand new clients in Australia and the UK on board and I only had a 1/2 day off last week, so this hike up to Hollywood Peak from Griffith Observatory is EXACTLY what I needed!

I’d seen Hollywood Peak from Griffith Observatory and shot sunset silhouette photos of its majesty before, but hadn’t had the chance to scale her heights… and boy am I glad I did! With sweeping 360-degree views of the¬†city of Los Angeles, Downtown LA, the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park below, this climb (and it is a climb in parts – you can also take the easy, winding route) it the perfect place to spend a Californian sunset.

You can either Uber/Lyft/public transport it to Griffith Park and then hike up in 2 stages (about 1.5 Р2 hours one way) to Griffith Observatory then Hollywood Peak or drive/Uber to Griffith Observatory and then hike/climb the rest of the way up the top to Hollywood Peak.

Smashing way to clear the head and man… when you hit the top… Glorious!

Article & travel photography by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!).
Map to Griffith Park Observatory and Hollywood Peak.
Map to Griffith Park Observatory and Hollywood Peak.

Want any suggestions for all the¬†cool Cali hikes to check out next time you’re in Los Angeles? Check out my¬†photography below, stayed tuned on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet blog, hit me up on Twitter, check out more of our¬†USA travel photography on Instagram¬†or via email info@hotndelicious.com.¬†I’m more than happy to share my faves. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to subscribe to our¬†weekly¬†Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet¬†entrepreneur podcast!

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter@hotndelicious 
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Hot & Delicious YouTube РBallistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet‚Äô¬†entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:

For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.

Dan Wilkinson is a social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more and is the founder of entertainment, travel & lifestyle biz, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Contact Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! for all your business or brand social media needs.

Social media strategy, monthly content calendar creation, community management, specialised team/staff social media training, creation of social media systems/ways of working and speaking engagements for your business, brand, conference or event.

As an award-winning, highly experienced social media professional, Dan Wilkinson has worked with a range of international brands, spoken at Social Media Week ‚Äď Miami¬†and has had two campaigns from the past year now¬†featured as¬†global¬†case studies on both the Twitter Success Stories and Instagram Business Blog for his work at SapientNitro, working with brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate,¬†Philadelphia Cream Cheese,¬†Peroni¬†Italian Beer and more.

Dan recently wrapped up his position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro in Australia, to pursue freelance social media contracts, influencer/public speaking opportunities and further build his own brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Hilarious new podcast with US comedian Murray Valeriano on religion, Road Stories & Son of a Preacher Man.

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Hilarious & insightful chats with American stand-up comedian Murray Valeriano.
Hilarious & insightful chats with American stand-up comedian Murray Valeriano.

DOWNLOAD PODCAST Р#77 Murray Valeriano (stand-up comedian, writer & podcaster).

 
I love that I’ve lived my life based on gut instinct, craving the desire to learn, evolve and constantly pursue new opportunities.
 
This attitude, born of a lust for life, happiness, a want to love myself and my life lead me to Los Angeles last year to run social media for LA Podcast Festival.
 
These days I rarely do stuff for cheap or for free, unless it‚Äôs for business development, a close friend or¬†a cause that I believe in. In the case of LA Podfest, it‚Äôs a little of column A, but predominantly as I want to ensure that I do the right thing by the US government and only pursue work opportunities through legal channels, if & when I do have the legal right to work in the USA‚Ķ but O1 Visas are a whole other story‚Ķ¬†ūüėÉ
 
Anyway, LA Podfest has forever changed my life – I‚Äôve met so many wonderful people from around the world including my own podcast fans, my now producer and become friends with an array of talented, enigmatic, giving and hilarious comedians and one of those is American¬†stand-up comedian & ‚ÄėRoad Stories‚Äô podcaster,¬†Murray Valeriano.
 
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of an ex-military born again preacher, Murray Valeriano has travelled and live all over the USA and eventually followed up on his dreams of living in California.
 
In today‚Äôs chat at my West Hollywood pad, we chat about what it was like to grow up as the son of a preacher man, the ‚ÄėRoad Stories‚Äô podcast that Murray records with top comedians about their stories and life on the road as a stand-up comic, the challenges of writing a new hour on religion in a country like America, where even daring to raise the topic can turn a crowd in seconds, my own beliefs and thoughts on religion,¬†the best ever heckles he‚Äôs ever had, balancing his life¬†in Santa Monica with movie industry wife and young son, Frank, with his career, podcast and surfing and lots, lots more.
 
I love that at a young age that I opened up my mind up to meeting new people and not being afraid to take a leap of faith based purely on gut instinct. It’s lead me to so many mind-blowing and wonderful opportunities that I’ve never dreamed of and making inspiring new friends like Murray Valeriano.
 
Let‚Äôs jump into it…
 

CLICK HERE¬†to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Murray Valeriano (stand-up comedian & ‘Road Stories’) podcaster¬†in full via iTunes.

Android users – you’ll need to download the free¬†Podcast Republic app¬†then search¬†Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

 
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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet‚Äô¬†entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
 For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.
 

CLICK HERE¬†to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Murray Valeriano (stand-up comedian & ‘Road Stories’) podcaster¬†in full via iTunes.

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced¬†social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Aussie Actor Dan MacPherson. Australia Day, life in California & MTV’s ‘The Shannara Chronicles

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Australian actor Dan MacPherson drops by our West Hollywood pad on the Hot & Delicious podcast.
Australian actor Dan MacPherson drops by our West Hollywood pad on the Hot & Delicious podcast.

DOWNLOAD PODCAST Р#76 Dan MacPherson (Australian actor).

Every now and then I have a podcast guest on my show where the conversation just flows and this Los Angeles podcast with hardworking, talented & award-winning Australian actor, Dan MacPherson is one of those.
 
Born in the beachside suburb of Cronulla, just south of Sydney CBD, Dan MacPherson was originally spotted by his agent whilst at a triathlon in southern Sydney and was soon placed in a role on long-running Australia soap opera, Neighbours.
 
Since that time Dan‚Äôs gone on to a number of different acting and presenting roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA,¬†including the musical theatre in London, British police drama series ‚ÄėThe Bill‚Äô¬†(which I grew up watching in my parent‚Äôs household) and most recently ‚ÄėThe Shannara Chronicles‚Äô, a brand new MTV TV series based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks.
 
In today‚Äôs podcast, we enjoy vast, fascinating and ranging chats at length about the significance of Australia Day or ‚ÄúInvasion Day‚ÄĚ as it‚Äôs known by some people, the beauties of life in Los Angeles and California, what ANZAC Day means to both Dan and myself as the grandsons of ANZACs who fought in the 2nd World War (ANZAC Day is also his birthday), Australia‚Äôs need to evolve as a country and culturally to make it a place that‚Äôs welcome for people of all backgrounds, nationalities, cultures & gender/sexual identities, career discipline, the hunger for personal & professional growth and what it takes to take a leap of faith and to¬†start from scratch in a new¬†country in what has already been a highly successful acting career and the excitement of working on MTV‚Äôs¬†‘The Shannara Chronicles‚Äô.
 
This is an absolute cracker of a podcast & no doubt one of the most candid chats you’ll hear from Dan MacPherson.
 
Let’s get into it!
 

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Dan MacPherson (Australian actor) in full via iTunes.

Android users – you’ll need to download the free¬†Podcast Republic app¬†then search¬†Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

 

Connect with Dan MacPherson on social media:

For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Dan MacPherson (Australian actor) in full via iTunes.

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced¬†social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Brand new Radiohead single ‘Burn The Witch’ released after social media storm!

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Radiohead release 'Burn The Witch'.
Brand new Radiohead single ‘Burn The Witch’ released after a social media storm!

Radiohead have dropped their brand new single¬†‘Burn The Witch’ after the band¬†caused a stir in recent days when they deleted the band‚Äôs Facebook content, Tweets and website content fuelling speculation that a new album was on the way.

This morning the band dropped the new track¬†complete with a ye olde stop-motion video by director Chris Hopewell called ‘Burn The Witch’.

Listen to it here first!

Article by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!).

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Hot & Delicious YouTube РBallistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet‚Äô¬†entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:

For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.

Dan Wilkinson is a social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more and is the founder of entertainment, travel & lifestyle biz, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Contact Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! for all your business or brand social media needs.

Social media strategy, monthly content calendar creation, community management, specialised team/staff social media training, creation of social media systems/ways of working and speaking engagements for your business, brand, conference or event.

As an award-winning, highly experienced social media professional, Dan Wilkinson has worked with a range of international brands, spoken at Social Media Week ‚Äď Miami¬†and has had two campaigns from the past year now¬†featured as¬†global¬†case studies on both the Twitter Success Stories and Instagram Business Blog for his work at SapientNitro, working with brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate,¬†Philadelphia Cream Cheese,¬†Peroni¬†Italian Beer and more.

Contact Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! for all your business or brand social media needs.