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If you were alive in the 1980s, the name Huey Lewis and the News will ring familiar and either fill your heart with glee as you reflect back on all the fun youthful things you did to the band’s never-ending airplay… or make you want to hurl.
Its release date remains TBD but we cannot WAIT for the Dave Grohl-helmed documentary on recording studio Sound City with its cast including (but not limited to) Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, John Fogerty and Butch Vig. A new trailer for the film featuring commentary from all those mentioned dials up the excitement; check it out below.
This is neat. Foo Fighters honcho and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is set to be feted by his hometown of Warren, Ohio this weekend with the unveiling of two 900-pound drumsticks.
I guess keys to the city was just too passé for the guy who made music videos fun again.
Marilyn Manson, courtesy Getty Images.
Provocative headline and hey, it could happen if things go spectacularly well for shock rocker Marilyn Manson, who is set for a guest appearance on the seventh season of awesome Showtime series Californication.
Oh those Foo Fighters – is there anything they can't do? Having already conquered the music world, they are now targeting Hollywood. We already knew Dave Grohl was behind a documentary on famed Los Angeles recording studio Sound City (see recordings by Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Rage Against the Machine, Johnny Cash, Metallica and Dr. John).
Now comes word that Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins has been cast as sinewy Stooges great Iggy Pop in the upcoming rock 'n' roll film CBGB. You can kind of see it, too, huh?
If it weren’t for notorious New York club CBGB, the careers of punk and rock icons like Blondie, the Ramones, Patti Smith, Television, the Talking Heads, the Cramps, the Dictators and countless other 70s-era stars might have been stillborn. The venue is legendary, so news of a biopic about CBGB owner Hilly Kristal is welcome news.
We were already stoked about the notion of a Queen biopic given the band's larger-than-life story and the enticing suggestion that Borat star and Freddie Mercury dead-ringer Sacha Baron Cohen would play the late singer.
Now it appears the film might also have a director attached: Britain's acclaimed Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liasons, High Fidelity, The Grifters, The Queen).
Musicians and actors rarely cross over well: witness the string of dreadful films by pop stars (think Madonna, Sting) and arguably worse recordings by actors (Russell Crowe’s stinky 30 Odd Foot of Grunts or Keanu Reeves’ Dogstar).
But what about an actor playing the role of a rock star… does that work? The world will soon to find out.
In 2012, it’s hard to believe there could be anything “never-before-seen” relating to the Beatles, easily the most examined group of musicians on the planet. And yet, apparently, there is: photographs taken by a crew member during filming of A Hard Day's Night will go up for auction in the UK next month.
He’s been dead almost two decades (and isn’t that staggering to consider), yet Kurt Cobain is back in the news lately. Footage of late Nirvana singer/songwriter chiming in with wife Courtney Love of Hole as she meanders through the unreleased track “Stinking Of You” has surfaced online – check it out below.