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Showtime’s Billions Shows Heavy Rock Quotient in First Three Seasons – Feb 22, 2019

Why the Use of Rock Music in Billions Feels Right

by Dodie Miller-Gould | Lemonwire | February 22, 2019

A series about stockbrokers and hedge fund managers is perhaps the last place certain audiences would expect to find scenes that have been enlivened by rock music, particularly that from the 1980s and 1990s. But that is exactly what happens in Billions.

Though set in contemporary times, the music has a classic rock and grunge bent. Largely it is the music that galvanizes billionaire hedge fund manager, Robert “Bobby” Axelrod. As the easily angered, but often in legal trouble Axelrod, Damian Lewis dons the shirts of his favorite bands, and shortly thereafter, the songs play. It doesn’t always that way, but it does for Metallica and Megadeth.

Some of the best songs from the show include “Debaser” by The Pixies, “Next Big Thing” by the Dictators,  and “Master of Puppets” by Metallica.

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Top 10 TV Musical Moments of 2018 – Jan 10, 2019

Contradiction and Consternation for Axe

by Samantha Della Fera | Michigan Daily | January 9, 2019

In the current “Golden Age of Television,” it is undisputed that television programs have begun to venture into the cinematic. With longer run times, higher budgets and a broader horizon of freedom to express a theme or message, it is plain to see that television is no longer film’s “little brother” in the “family” of the overall media landscape.

One of the most prominent ways in which television has elevated its craft is through the augmented role of music. For the past century, music has been an integral part of film culture. There is no “Rocky” without “Eye of The Tiger,” there is no “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” without “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.” Imagine a movie without a score or musical montage. It would just feel like a hollow stage play. Conversely, music has no storied history in television (save for catchy theme songs). In fact, the only example of overlaid audio I can think of in past television is the episode of “Seinfeld” when George attempts to use Petula Clark’s “Downtown” as a clue for his work project. And even still, that was 1996.

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A Year in Review: Top Damian Lewis Moments of 2018 – Dec 31, 2018

Top Moments of 2018

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 31, 2018

Far left: Damian performing Singing in the Rain at Old Vic’s Bicentennial Ball

It’s been quite the year for Damian, from starring in two new films as he continues to play Bobby Axelrod on Billions to his charity work, love of football, and hitting the town with Helen. There are “Best of 2018” lists everywhere you look so why should we be any different?  So today, on the last day of the year, we revisit the memorable year Damian has had both personally, and professionally.

Below you will find links to the stories behind our Top Damian Lewis Moments of 2018:

  • Damian makes his fourth appearance at Soccer Aid
  • Damian receives BAFTA LA’s Britannia Award
  • Damian will play Steve McQueen in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Damian continues supporting the Cure EB initiative
  • Damian attends the UEFA Champions League and World Cup
  • Damian will play Toronto’s ex-Mayor Rob Ford in Run This Town
  • Damian and Helen, Hand-in-Hand: Old Vic’s Bicentennial Ball, Best Beginnings, London Fashion Week, Circus Arts Gala, BRIT Awards, Letters Live, The Prince’s Trust, Wimbledon, Rolling Stones concert, British Summertime Festival, Port Eliot Festival, Liquid Leisure Aqua Park, family vacation in Italy, Chessington World of Adventures, and BGC Charity Day

Happy New Year and we will see all you fandom next year!

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Damian Attends NY Concert – Oct 1, 2018

There’s No Leaving New York

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 1, 2018

According to Page Six, Damian was spotted at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York rocking to The National this past weekend. Night one of the two-night event titled “There’s No Leaving New York” featured the band with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, and Adia Victoria.  Night two featured bands Future Islands, Cat Power, U.S. Girls, and Bully. Other stars in attendance included Game of Thrones‘ Peter Dinklage and Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski.

Source: Page Six

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Damian and Helen at British Summer Time Festival – July 6, 2018

Summer Concerts For a Good Cause

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 6, 2018

Damian and Helen, Liv Tyler, Kate Moss, Rosemary Ferguson, among others, attended British Summer Time Festival on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Hyde Park in London as part of the ‘Into the White’ campaign launch, Darren Strowger’s ambitious new tech platform raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust through the auction of contemporary art, curated by Jake Chapman.

Teenage Cancer Trust is an organization of staff and volunteers that provides outreach services to young people with cancer. Partnering with NHS, they are the only UK charity providing specialist nursing care and support for teenagers and young adults with cancer.

The festival kicked off on July 6 with headliner Roger Waters and closes on July 15. Upcoming headliner acts include the legendary Paul Simon, Bruno Mars, Michael Buble, The Cure and Eric Clapton, with multiple support acts such as Squeeze, Interpol, Santana, Steve Winwood, Van Morrison, Bananarama, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and many more.

For more information regarding the festival’s full lineup with stages and times, visit BST-Hydepark.com. To view more images of Damian and Helen at the festival, please visit our Gallery.

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