11 items from 2015
Never Mind the Buzzcocks has been cancelled after 28 series, with the BBC confirming the much-loved show will not be returning.
The ingenious - and often hilarious - pop music panel quiz arrived on screens way back in 1996, and ran for over 260 episodes.
But it was when he began to read extracts from Preston's then-wife Chantelle Houghton's biography - with the line "The photoshoot was for the Daily Mail, which made me feel really posh and upmarket" - that he stormed off the show in disgust. »
The internet is still freaking out over Ryan Adams's long-overdue cover of Bryan Adams's "Summer of '69" last week — even Bryan Adams himself. He confirmed to SFGate that he has indeed heard the cover and was in on it the whole time (well, for a day): "Yes, I heard it. Ryan wrote to me to tell me the day before that he was going to do it. I think it was some sort of cathartic release for him to return to that venue and play that song, as you probably know the story there. So I think in some ways, he has been haunted by the song somewhat, which is a shame because it’s a really great song. Anyway, I’m happy he did it. He’s a great artist. And sure I’d sing one of his songs, I’m not sure which one though. »
- Dee Lockett
One heckler's wish is Ryan Adams' command...more than 12 years later, that is. The 40-year-old musician finally performed the Canadian rocker (and almost-name-twin) Bryan Adams' song "Summer of '69" at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium Tuesday. The "magical" performance came years after Adams—Ryan, that is—released one fan from his show after the attendee repeatedly requested for the singer-songwriter to perform the '80s song. It seems like the heckler had a sense of humor that the former leader of the band Whiskeytown didn't find very funny. Billboard stated: "At a Ryan Adams concert Tuesday night at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, someone in the »
Ryan Adams covered Bryan Adams' hit "Summer of '69." Are You Happy Now, You Monsters? Some real comedians think that yelling "Summer of '69" (and the occasional "Cuts Like A Knife," touché comrades) during a Ryan Adams show makes them clever, because Ryan sounds like Bryan. Ryan Sounds Like Bryan. Ryan Adams has infamously gotten bent outta shape when this happens, at one point ejecting a fan from one of his shows because of this very hilarious joke. I get it. That's like having always tolerate dudes who shout "Free Bird" multiple times in a concert because nobody laughed the first time that they did it and their infinite cleverness ought warrant a finer laurels of pure laughter. Or at least requires non-Lynyrd Skynyrd band to actually perform Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird." Adams, The Bryan Variety was actually my first concert ever, I was 11. Adams, The Ryan »
- Katie Hasty
Nearly 13 years ago, Ryan Adams kicked a heckler out of his show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for requesting that he play Bryan Adams's classic rock song "Summer of '69." The Bryan/Ryan Adams confusion is real, and as you can imagine, he was probably just done with it that night. On Tuesday, he returned to the venue and finally covered the hit. It's a great enough version of the song, but knowing the backstory just makes it so much sweeter. Check it out below, and listen to more viral covers! »
Thirteen years ago, Ryan Adams had a heckler ejected from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for requesting Bryan Adams's "Summer of '69." While it's better than "Free Bird," the Ryan Adams–Bryan Adams thing has been haunting the former for his entire career until last night, when Adams (Ryan) finally buried the hatchet on this fake feud, performing a beautiful cover of the ’80s hit. At the Ryman. It is magical. »
- Lindsey Weber
Pop quiz time, American Idol fans!
Name the theme for Top 6 Week — not based on what Ryan Seacrest told you, but on what you saw and heard with your own eyes and ears:
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A. Harry Connick Jr. Acts Like an Insufferable Jackass
B. “At This Point, You Kids Might as Well Sing Whatever the Hell You Want!”
C. Quentin Alexander Being Jeered at in the Town Square
D. The Judges Overlooking Myriad Pitch Problems (So Nobody Else Defects to The Voice)
E. A Mess
F. That »
This just in: Despite being a staple of stadiums everywhere, “Cotton Eye Joe” did not make the set list for American Idol‘s “Arena Anthems”-themed performance night (Wednesday, 8/7c on Fox).
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So what will the Season 14 Top 6 be tackling?
TVLine has your exclusive first look at all the spoilers for a night centered on “songs that can entertain a massive crowd and are performed by mega superstars.”
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Without further ado…
Quentin Alexander – The »
The first teaser for Amy, the documentary about Amy Winehouse's life, has debuted, bringing photographs and videos of the late British singer to the screen. A24 has acquired U.S. rights to the film and will release it theatrically this summer. In the trailer, Winehouse can be heard speaking about her passion for music and her concerns about being in the spotlight. "I'm not a girl trying to be a star or trying to be anything other than a musician," she says. Read More Portraits of Amy Winehouse by Bryan Adams Asif Kapadia directed the doc, which chronicles the
- Rebecca Ford
It's hard to bet on the future, but of this I'm certain: Three decades from now, I'll still know every lyric to "We Are the World."
Released 30 years ago this week, the chart-topping charity single occupies at least as much space in my brain as my second-grade teacher (who made our class sing it repeatedly) and my first Sony Walkman (purchased around the time of its release).
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"We Are the World" wasn't just a pop-culture event; it was a bona fide movement. Inspired by the success of Band Aid's 1984 charity release, Do They Know It's Christmas?, entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte came up with the idea to record an American track for famine relief in Africa.
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen. Robin Hood, Robin Hood, will have a film or three, again.
Yes, the legendary hero who robbed from the rich, gave to the poor, and once had a soundtrack by Bryan Adams looks to be raising his bow to the big screen once more. The only concern is which studio will be getting there first. News has broken today from The Tracking Board that Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way, and producer, Joby Harold have a cunning plan to produce Robin Hood: Origins, which will (if the title doesn’t give it way) look at how the outlaw came to be.
Origins isn’t the only entry on the list, though. As well as the DiCaprio/Harold’s take, Disney have Pirates of the Caribbean-ey, Nottingham & Hood in their to-do pile, and Sony also have the simple but not very effective, »
- Nicholas Staniforth
11 items from 2015
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