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Daniel Radcliffe Talks Music with Guest DJ Project
Posted by Megs

Daniel Radcliffe stopped by LA public radio station KCRW to talk about the songs that have inspired him as part of the Guest DJ Project. In the chat, which you can listen to here, Daniel shares five songs that inspire him, from punk to Perfume Genius as well as how he got into certain types of music.

All of my musical influences came from three people until I was about 14. It was my dad who introduced me to Bowie and T-Rex, my dresser on Potter, Will, who introduced me to punk and then actually my driver on Potter, who drove me for the ten years as well on most films, was a guy called Peter was a guy who introduced me to the 60’s, basically.

So, until I was 14, I was just kind of listening to all of that, and I hadn’t ever really discovered new music that was from my generation. I remember thinking, ‘who is the British band I can really get behind’ and suddenly I heard Up the Bracket, which is The Libertines’ first album.

He even mentions which musician he would love to play in a film:

EJL: You’ve had the opportunity to play a real writer, Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings. Is there a rock star you can envision yourself playing?

DR: Ummm, I’ve often said Iggy Pop. Just cause we’ve got a similar, gnarly sort of slightly strange skinny bodies. Where you’re like “you’re skinny, but are you healthy” (in funny voice). But I don’t know, other than that. What really short white rock stars were there?

His Tracklist:

1. Lou Reed – “Walk On the Wild Side”
2. The Sex Pistols – “EMI”
3. The Libertines – “Time For Heroes”
4. Pixies – “Broken Face”
5. Perfume Genius – “Hood”

Thanks to KCRW for mailing with the news!

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Video: Daniel Radcliffe Answers 73 Questions with VOGUE
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Vogue magazine frequently does a fun feature, 73 Questions, with models, movie stars, etc. and Daniel Radcliffe is the latest participant! “Daniel Radcliffe plays ping–pong with us and answers 73 questions on everything from his desire to star in Guys and Dolls to what he would bring on a one-way trip to Mars. What’s something he knows about Harry Potter that no one else does? Watch and find out.”

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Win Tickets to London Screening of ‘What If’ on August 18th
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This morning the official social channels of Daniel Radcliffe’s new film What If have announced a giveaway where fans in London can win tickets to a screening attended by Dan himself! See entry details on their Instagram (WhatIf_Chantry), Facebook (WhatIfFilmUK) and/or Twitter (WhatIfFilm). Winners will be selected on August 15th!

We were able to see the film last month at a New York screening and it is amazing! Can’t wait to see it again. Stay tuned for some more What If news later today!

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Universal Orlando Celebrates One Million Riders on the Hogwarts Express
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The Hogwarts Express and Diagon Alley expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter have only been officially open for a month but they have already celebrated an amazing milestone! Universal emailed this afternoon to let us know that the Hogwarts Express just had it’s millionth rider! They celebrated this major milestone with nearly two hundred park guest and a photo, which you can see below!

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Cheers from guests filled the air at Hogsmeade Station today as Universal Orlando Resort celebrated its one millionth rider on the Hogwarts Express – the iconic train that transported Harry Potter and his friends between Hogsmeade Station and King’s Cross Station in J.K. Rowling’s beloved series. To celebrate this magical milestone, nearly two hundred guests were given complimentary Butterbeer ice-cream.

In early July, guests began boarding the Hogwarts Express to travel between The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida. The incredible journey, which requires a park-to-park ticket, combines powerful storytelling, live special effects, lifelike animation and state-of-the-art technology to take riders on the journey of a lifetime.

© 2014 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

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Bloomsbury Releases Jonny Duddle’s Back Covers
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Bloomsbury has released the new back cover images from Jonny Duddle’s new interpretation of the books on their Facebook thismorning! View all seven images in our gallery.

MuggleNet, who exclusively released the photos earlier in the morning, also posted an exclusive interview with the artist that you can read here! One thing to note is that Jonny had not previously read the books before learning he could potentially illustrate the covers. He, along with a few other illustrators, submitted a cover for Philosopher’s Stone and Jonny was selected.  He also made sure to not watch the movies before finishing the covers so as to not be influenced by actors or landscapes.

 

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Domhnall Gleeson Cast In The Revenant
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Variety reports that Domnhall Gleeson is joining the cast of The Revenant which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Poulter and Tom Hardy. Thanks to Empire, we have a short synopsis of the film, based on Michael Punke’s novel of the same name:

The Revenant follows an ill-fated fur trapping expedition to chilly 1820s South Dakota. Hunter Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is mauled by a bear in the harsh climate, and his companions leave him for dead. To add insult to injury, two men are assigned to bury what everyone assumes is his dead body. But the greedy pair decides to rob him and leave him helpless instead. Glass recovers, and swears bloody revenge…

This is one of many new films for Dom, best known to us as Bill Weasley but soon to become a huge star, thanks to the new Star Wars film.

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