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Extra! Extra! Boxtalk with The Boxtones is back! Join the multi-award winning Scottish/Canadian rock band on a journey with up to date music news from Dubai and beyond!

This week, the band is sharing a unique story about The Janssen Family (Will on keys and Gill on drums – plus their adorable son Luke) who have recently worked with Star Wars, Lucasfilm and The British Journal of Photography as 1 of 10 families in the world (representing the UAE), plus a cool new podcast to check out from 24Shure.com (hearing from artists around the globe) and a highly anticipated album in 2020 from Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters!

1. “BOX OFFICE” – STAR WARS X BJP COLLABORATION

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Not sure if you’ve heard about what our keys master Will & lady drummer Gill have been up to lately? They were chosen as 1 of 10 families in the world, representing the UAE in a unique Star Wars project!

An ambitious undertaking, #StarWarsFamilies presented by eBay is a collaboration between Lucasfilm and The British Journal of Photography, featuring 10 fan families from around the globe, shot by 10 different photographers. A homage to the fans and a record of this historic moment as the saga draws to a close, the project explores the role that Star Wars plays in their lives while paying tribute to the universal and intergenerational nature of Star Wars fandom.

After it’s public release this past Wednesday, this epic news has been featured on the official StarWars.com website (seriously cool), promoted via eBay on Instagram, plus there’s a couple of radio interviews coming up and the Janssen family have been receiving loads of kind and supportive messages from family, friends and fans across the globe!

The fact they have been chosen as 1 of 10 families in the world, and are representing Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, we thought that everyone needs to read this amazing story!

Click the link here and May The Force Be With You:

2. “BALLOT BOX ” – SHURE24 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

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So we thought we just had to share a radical new thing from the team at Shure! After stumbling upon an Instagram Story a little while back, the brand was asking for our assistance in choosing a global artist to be featured on the Shure24 podcast. So we thought, why not take a closer look into what this is all about!

In partnership with Mixcloud (global community for audio culture), 24.Shure.com is home to interviews, articles and in-depth features from people around the world in a spotlighted podcast! You as the audience, get to choose who out of the 24 future audio innovators will be chosen to talk about their journey in audio (this list is picked by 4 industry leading curators – all you need to do is sign up and vote). Here you’ll hear from individuals working across production, podcasting, radio, audio engineering, sonic artistry and field recording – who knows, maybe The Boxtones will get to say a few things one day!

To keep pushing audio culture forward, kindly sign up to stay tuned to Shure24.

3. “MUSIC BOX” – SOMETHING NEW FROM FOO?

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Did some deep internet scouring the past few days, trying to get an update on what one of our favorite rock bands were up to…and turns out, the Foo Fighters are currently working on a new album and will tear 2020 a new one!

Following 2017’s Concrete and Gold album, frontman Dave Grohl gave out a tiny nugget of info during an interview following an adorable appearance on Sesame Street this past November (celebrating 50 years in television). As far as we can tell, everyone can expect BIG THINGS from this legendary group in the next year – also seeing as it marks the 25th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut album. Really? 25 years already? Wow!

Check back with Boxtalk in Infusion over the next few months for an update on release dates! Later!

For more on the Boxtones, check out their website!