5 items from 2011
With 2011 almost at an end, Glen provides a run-down of his 10 favourite movie songs from the last 12 months…
The past twelve months have seen the release of some fantastic films, and within them, some truly memorable songs. From comic book adaptations to comedy via hard-hitting drama, here's my round-up of best movie songs of 2011...
Bill Withers: Lovely Day
There’s an ironic use of Bill Withers’ classic track in 127 Hours, as it accompanies the point at which our protagonist is at his most desperate – trapped in the middle of nowhere, facing certain death. Whist it may be a lovely day for anyone enjoying the freedom of the national park, it’s far from a lovely day for James Franco’s Aaron Ralston.
Billy Swan: I Can Help
Thor’s filled with moments of levity, and an early example of this is when we see some residents »
Popular opinion on Pearl Jam has fluctuated wildly over the 20 years of the band's existence. Its second album, "Vs.," set a record for most copies sold in its first week of release; but a pervasive fear of the spotlight, coupled with the band's tendency to take itself too seriously, turned some people off, and the huge proliferation of hunger dunger dang imitators that came up in Pearl Jam's wake led others to deem Eddie Vedder and crew guilty by association.
Still, through it all, Pearl Jam persevered, and now the band's taking a much-deserved, season-long victory lap. At the forefront is the Cameron Crowe-helmed documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty," which gives us a chance to reflect, to celebrate, and to enjoy what has made Pearl Jam such a lasting part of the rock landscape: the music.
To that end, we have the "Pearl Jam Twenty" soundtrack, stocked with material spanning the band's entire career. »
- Adam Swiderski
In celebration of the band's 20th anniversary (yes, it's been that long, you're old), Cameron Crowe's documentary, "Pearl Jam Twenty" is right around the corner. Making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, of course it wouldn't be a Pearl Jam film without a soundtrack. Comprised of live cuts and demos, the two-disc soundtrack will arrive on September 20th, to coincide with the doc, and will include 29 unreleased tracks. Highlights include "Black" from their still unreleased 1992 MTV Unplugged appearance, a Mother Love Bone cover of "Crown Of Thorns" during their 10th Anniversary tribute to… »
Pearl Jam’s soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s documentary about the band, “Pearl Jam 20,” won’t be out until Sept. 20, but today, the Seattle group released its cover of Mother Love Bone’s “Crown of Thorns.” Mother Love Bone ended with lead singer Andrew Wood’s fatal overdose in 1990. Pearl Jam was then born partially out the remnants with Mlb bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard forming the band. [More after the jump...] This live version of “Crown of Thorns” comes from Pearl Jam’s Oct. 22, 2000 show at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Pj's version is very similar, but sounds a »
Happy birthday to Graham Norton, who turns 48 today, and Heath Ledger, who would've been 32. Bravo has renewed Watch What Happens Live for a fifth season, which means we get another year of Andy Cohen trying to get Housewives drunk on camera (which admittedly, isn't difficult). Oxygen has three new series in development, the most intriguing of which is Lost Angels, which follows the life of Chloe Lattanzi, the daughter of icon Olivia Newton-John. Chloe holds a special place in my heart for gloriously massacring every song she performed on the reality competition Rock The Cradle. In what may be the death knell for gay bookstores, The Castro's A Different Light is shutting its doors. If you can't have a gay bookstore there, is there any hope? Here's the new poster for Torchwood: Miracle Day. I was afraid they were going to emphasize the American cast over John and that one »
5 items from 2011
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