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It’s arguably one of the most influential rock operas ever written (take that Tommy!). It’s Quadrophenia, the groundbreaking 1973 album – and subsequent movie – by classic rockers the Who. And now it’s getting the coveted documentary treatment.
The Who: Quadrophenia - Can You See The Real Me? promises a warts-and-all look at the making of the album with candid commentary by key players including Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey plus never-before-seen footage (Townshend: “What’s interesting about this album is, it kind of worked. And we never really ever made a truly great album again.”)
It’s the news Metallica fans have been waiting years for: the metal maulers are set to return to the studio and Lou Reed is NOT invited. Yup, it’s hello crunching riffs, goodbye silly song cycles based on obscure German playwrights.
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.
Just like your Nonna told you - everything old is new again. Just ask Roger Waters. The legendary 68-year-old onetime Pink Floyd member’s most recent restaging of the band’s 1979 theatrical opus The Wall – currently touring the globe to ecstatic crowds – clobbered Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Van Halen, Lady Gaga and Pearl Jam for top ticket sales so far this year.
The old cliché holds true: death is good for business.
Though he passed more than two decades ago, charismatic Queen belter Freddie Mercury is red-hot again thanks to a much-anticipated biopic starring doppelganger actor Sacha Baron Cohen (a.k.a. Borat) and a probing new biography by best-selling author Lesley-Ann Jones that has those who’ve read it all atwitter at its depth.
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.
Runaways Lita Ford (left), Joan Jett, Vicky Blue and Sandy West in L.A. 1978, courtesy Getty Images.
The Police have done it, famously, despite vowing they never, ever would. So have Van Halen, Black Sabbath, the Pixies, the Spice Girls and the Sex Pistols (the future is still murky for Oasis).
The “it” in question is reuniting. Now it seems pioneering girl group the Runaways – see Joan Jett, Lita Ford and the saucy hit “Cherry Bomb” – might be pulling together for another go-around.
John Taylor (left) and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran perform in 2011, courtesy Getty Images.
Thirty-odd years into their career and British pop/rock fashionistas Duran Duran and still blazing trails… or at least keeping things interesting for their fans. The group has just announced it will be premiering its concert film, A Diamond in the Mind, on Facebook July 8 at 2 pm EST.
And to ramp up the excitement, members Simon Le Bon, John Taylor (mmm, John Taylor), Roger Taylor, and Nick Rhodes will "call in" from Istanbul, where they will be on tour, to connect with fans in a live Q&A session.
Freddie Mercury in concert circa 1978, courtesy Getty Images.
Details of the planned biopic based on the life of Freddie Mercury just keep getting hotter. First came word that Borat/Bruno/Dictator actor and Mercury doppelganger Sacha Baron Cohen would play the title role of the late, great Queen singer most likely under the direction of Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidelity).
Now comes word that pop star Katy Perry may be angling to play Mercury’s longtime girlfriend, confidant and muse Mary Austin. And if she’s even half as watchable as she is in her music videos, this has the makings of a welcome leap to the big screen.
Keith Richards courtesy Gety Images.
If Aerosmith had a dime for every time they’ve been compared to the Rolling Stones over the years, they’d be richer than Oprah.
Beyond the striking visual similarities of singers Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler (on display in an awesome recent Saturday Night Live skit where the former spoofed the latter) that’s because both bands draw from American blues, explaining why guitarists Keith Richards and Joe Perry along with musicians BB King, Lucinda Williams and Robert Cray are featured in a new film.