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Jonathan Demme on Prince, Bowie, and His Justin Timberlake Concert Doc

Jonathan Demme on Prince, Bowie, and His Justin Timberlake Concert Doc
In the years since Jonathan Demme refined the art of rock documentaries and made Talking Heads frontman David Byrne swing-dance with a lamp in Stop Making Sense, he's teamed with Neil Young for a trilogy of performance films, done some scattered music video work, and helmed a little-seen doc with Italian singer-songwriter Enzo Avitabile. Now his turned his lens on another iconic performer: Justin Timberlake. And no, he did not put him in a giant, baggy white suit.

His latest concert movie, Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids, is a chronicle
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Kanye West to headline this summer’s X Games Festival

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Kanye West to headline this summer’s X Games Festival
Two amazing extremes — Kanye West and the X Games — will join forces this summer. West is set to headline X Music, the festival portion of the X Games on June 5-8 in Austin, Texas. Ye will be joined by a lineup of rock and electronic artists, including The Flaming Lips, Pretty Lights, Gary Clark, Jr., Bad Religion, Wavves and Dillon Francis, plus up-and-coming rapper Mac Miller. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 24, but you can sign up for pre-sales here. Here's Kanye West full 2014 tour schedule: 02/13 – University Park, Pa @ Bryce Jordan Center 02/14 – Baltimore,...
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Kings of Leon Announce 'Mechanical Bull' Tour Dates

Kings of Leon Announce 'Mechanical Bull' Tour Dates
The Followill brothers will take their latest collection of rock 'n' roll jams on the road this winter, as Kings of Leon have just announced plans to tour behind Mechanical Bull. Beginning Feb. 5 at Atlanta's Philips Arena, the recent Billboard cover stars will take their celebrated live show on a string of North American dates, featuring blues rocker Gary Clark Jr. as the opening act. The tour is produced by Live Nation and presented by Klipsch Audio. Tickets go on sale to the general public between Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, depending on each market. Story: What the Critics Are

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Stevie Wonder to play Super Bowl weekend concert

Stevie Wonder to play Super Bowl weekend concert
Stevie Wonder is to play a Super Bowl weekend concert. The 'Superstition' singer is the headline act for an event sponsored by Bud Light on Saturday (February 2) near the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in New Orleans. Wonder will be joined at the concert by guitarist Gary Clark Jr, in addition to other special guests. The Bud Light concert is being held on the same night that Justin Timberlake performs his first show in five years at the nearby 'Directv Super Bowl Saturday Night' (more)
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Kanye West, Kings of Leon playing Governors Ball in New York

Kanye West, Kings of Leon playing Governors Ball in New York
Kanye West and Kings of Leon are to play the Governors Ball music festival, it has been announced. This year's concert series will be held at Randall's Island in New York City from June 7 to June 9.

[Kanye West with girlfriend Kim Kardashian] Kings of Leon and West are to be joined at the Governor's Ball by Bloc Party, Erykah Badu, Nas, The Avett Brothers, Feist and Kendrick Lamar. Animal Collective, Of Monsters and Men, Pretty Lights, Gary Clark Jr, Alt-j, Dinosaur (more)
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Christina Aguilera, Foo Fighters to be Rock & Roll Hof presenters

Christina Aguilera, Foo Fighters to be Rock & Roll Hof presenters
Christina Aguilera and Foo Fighters are among this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presenters. Aguilera is to team with Jennifer Hudson to honor the legacy of the late Donna Summer, while Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters are inducting Canadian band Rush. Singer-songwriter Randy Newman is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well this year and will be inducted by The Eagles singer Don Henley. John Mayer and blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr are also performing a salute to blues musician Albert King. Presenters for additional inductees Public Enemy, Heart, Quincy Jones and Lou Adler will be announced in the coming weeks. Chuck D of Public Enemy (more)
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Rolling Stones joined by Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen during final concert

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The Rolling Stones celebrated the final concert in their reunion tour in style on Dec. 15. Performers including Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer and The Black Keys joined the rock band during their Newark, N.J. show.

The "50 and Counting" Rolling Stones tour wound to a close over the weekend after hitting cities like London and New York City. Gaga performed "Gimme Shelter" along with the Stones, while The Black Keys sang "Who Do You Love" and Mayer and Gary Clark, Jr. collaborated on "Goin' Down." Springsteen performed "Tumbling Dice" with the band.

While some of the Mother Monster's dance moves are questionable in this video, its clear that everyone's heart was in the right place. It seems like this concert was one that does the Stones' legacy justice. Mick Jagger also gave a shout out to those affected by the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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Watch: Lady Gaga's kinetic duet with Mick Jagger at final Rolling Stones show in NYC

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Watch: Lady Gaga's kinetic duet with Mick Jagger at final Rolling Stones show in NYC
New York (AP) — Only at a Rolling Stones concert could appearances by Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga seem almost like afterthoughts. Those superstars and other top acts including the Black Keys and John Mayer jammed with the Stones on Saturday night, winding down a series of concerts celebrating the 50th year of rock's most enduring band (the occasion was also marked by a pay-per-view special). The Boss rocked out with the band on out "Tumbling Dice"; Gaga matched Mick Jagger shimmy-for-shimmy on "Gimme Shelter"; the Black Keys joined on "Who Do You Love," and John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr....
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Mary J Blige appearing at Rolling Stones' Brooklyn show

Mary J Blige appearing at Rolling Stones' Brooklyn show
Mary J Blige is to appear at The Rolling Stones' weekend concert in Brooklyn, NY. Mick Jagger and his bandmates will be playing the first Us show of their 50th anniversary concert series on Saturday (December 8) at Jay-z's Barclays Center. Blige will be making her second appearance with The Rolling Stones in recent weeks, after previously joining Jagger on 'Gimme Shelter' at the O2 Arena in London. Guitarist Gary Clark Jr - who has performed with Eric Clapton and Zz Top in the (more)
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Thankful For Some Tasty New Rock Music!

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Happy Thanksgiving. It's been a terrific month for mining new music. I caught an advance screening of Led Zeppelin's new concert movie at MoMA (and their press conference), discovered what may be my favorite album of the year, and found inspiring young musicians sharing their chops and muses with the world. With the holidays around the corner, here are some early suggestions for music very much worth sharing with friends, lovers, bosses, and family.

"You're So Great / It's All Right, Ma" Wendy James You're So Great E.P. (Cobraside)

If Brit-born/NYC-based Ms. James's claim-to-fame-band Transvision Vamp was a tad too sugar-pop coated for your New Yawk punk rawk palette, not to worry. Thanks to guitarist James Williamson (Iggy Pop Stooge) and drummer James Sclavunos (Nick Cave alumnus), she's found some downtown 'tude. The A-side is a fun retro Ramones-style punk ditty, but it's the flip-side Grinderman-grind Dylan cover where it all comes together.
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Jay-z's complete Made In America lineup announced: Drake, Run-dmc added

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Jay-z's complete Made In America lineup announced: Drake, Run-dmc added
Only a month out from showtime, the organizers behind Jay-z's inaugural Made In America music festival have added some big new names to the lineup. Drake, Jill Scott, Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, the newly reunited Run-dmc, Gary Clark, Jr., and more have joined the bill. In a new flyer posted to Made In America's various websites, the schedule has also been detailed in part. Hov will take the stage as headliner on Saturday night (Sept. 1) while Pearl Jam is the big name on Sunday (Sept. 2). For those playing at home, these newly announced acts make possible 1) a reunion of...
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David Lynch's favourite bands

Buñuel goes new romantic. Michael Corleone as the guitarist's role model … David Lynch's favourite musicians discuss the relationship between music and the movies

Nick Rhodes, Duran Duran

What moment in film is most similar in its own way to the music you make, and how?

Fellini's La Dolce Vita – specifically, the Trevi fountain scene. I relate to it because of its style and meticulous detail. It's irreverent, and at the time it was made he was doing something that nobody else had done before. This is what we always strive for. Obviously, the results are in the eye of the beholder, but that's how I'd personally love to envisage what we do.

What moment in your music is most filmic, and how?

Two songs come to mind: an early one called The Chauffeur, which tells a story and lends itself to many different interpretations, and one from the new album,
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Listen Now: A GeekCast Radio Network Update

Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. As usual here’s our weekly look at the podcasts from Gcrn, This Week in Geek and the latest toy review videos from Baltmatrix, with descriptions and links to each and every podcast.

Interviews – Karan Ashley Yellow Power Ranger

It’s morphin time! As Scotty Cash and TFG1Mike sit down to chat with Karan Ashley. We talk about everything from Power Rangers, to her new show Grown Ups and so much more! Listen Now.

Interviews – Christy Marx – Truly Outrageous Edition

ToonCast Beyond’s first interview is a returning guest Christy Marx! PecanCtMichael and TFG1Mike talk with Christy about Jem and the Holograms! With the upcoming release of Jem DVDs from Shout Factory we wanted to get Christy’s thoughts on this development and so much more. So Toon in Beyonders!
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Listen Now: A GeekCast Radio Network Update

Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. As usual here’s our weekly look at the podcasts from Gcrn, This Week in Geek and the latest toy review videos from Baltmatrix, with descriptions and links to each and every podcast. But first a (sad) word from TFG1Mike:

TFG1Mike reporting into the B3K readers with sad news. One of my friends who was a huge fixture in the Transformers Community has passed away. Please read and then listen to the podcasts in this blog post to see what Optimus Scourge was like. Rip Gary… you will be missed but Never forgotten.

Remembering Optimus Scourge Through Podcasting

Gcr – Episode 29 – Social Networking Part I: Myspace & Google+

In Part one of Gcr 29 the 2 Mikes and Steve/Megatron start the social networking talk with MySpace and the New
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Gary Clark Jr. And Theophilus London At Habana Bar Backyard "Review"

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Gary Clark, Jr. is a soul man. He's a blues man. He's a rock and roll man. Gary Clark Jr. is the real deal. When I happened upon his set, waiting to see the much-hyped Theophilus London at the Habana Bar Backyard, Clark Jr. was mid-wild jam with an electric three piece backing band that fleshed out the astonishing guitar skills of the 27 year-old Austin native. Song after song, the guitar aficionado delivered finger-numbing guitar solos as the band built walls of sound around him, with Clark Jr. intermittently slowing things down to sing the blues. The highlight of the set was a Marvin-style love ballad, Clark Jr. crooning in his sugar soul voice, "Please come home, it's been too long." When applied with true yearning and velvety finesse, his simplistic lyrics strike with a bold, honest weight. This is what Fat Possum was thinking about when they signed The Black Keys - dirty,
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Grey's Anatomy Spoilers: MerDer Time Bombs!

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Calzona may or may not be having babies.

Cristina becomes a sobbing mess.

Derek is going to jail.

Clearly, the aftermath from the tragic shooting spree within the halls of Seattle Grace will not be quickly shaken off by the surgeons. But some of the spoilers and rumors running wild online are leaving fans concerned for the welfare of their favorite characters.

Regarding the Derek bit, EW's Michael Ausiello offers more insight on how McDreamy ends up behind bars: In the season premiere, Derek gets arrested for being a speed addict.

As in he feels the need for speed. Behind the wheel. Is art imitating life for Patrick Dempsey? “[Derek] is doing a lot of speeding - in a car, not with drugs,” Shonda Rhimes says.

“He’s on an exuberant high, that adrenaline rush one gets after facing death and surviving. It’s something we hadn’t explored before -
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Has Grey's Anatomy Jumped the Shark?

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Depending on your point of view, the Season Six finale of Grey's Anatomy was either one of the show's all-time best or a sign of just how far it's fallen from its glory years.

Below, two of our staff writers explore these opposing viewpoints as we head into the summer: Has Grey's Anatomy jumped the shark - and are its best days behind it?

Yes by M.L. House

I fell in love with Grey's Anatomy because it was a drama based around a number of well-written characters. Over the last couple of seasons, however, it's devolved into a melodrama based around a number of lazily concocted gimmicks.

I miss the days when story ines were built around heartbreak, affairs, deaths and births. Stuff that happened all the time to regular, flawed people.

But consider the events that have taken place of the last few years:

Viewers watched some strange
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Shonda Rhimes' Blog: It Was Just Too Real

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Many if not all of you have probably read this already, but if you haven't, here is an excerpt from Shonda Rhimes' official blog about the Grey's Anatomy season finale.

Here's just a portion of what the show's creator and executive producer had to say about the gripping, two-hour episode and what it was like to construct it on her end.

A link to the unabridged version appears at the bottom ...

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When I pitched this Grey's Anatomy finale at the beginning of Season Six (those of you who know me know that I pitch the end of the season first and we work towards it), when I pitched a gunman shooting up the hospital, it seemed fine. Really it did.

Then 20 or so episodes later, I started to write it and it did not seem fine. It did not seem fine at all. On an almost daily basis, I
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'Grey's' exec: 'It hurt to write finale'

'Grey's' exec: 'It hurt to write finale'
Shonda Rhimes has admitted that writing the sixth season finale of Grey's Anatomy was difficult. In the episode, a gunman shot several members of the cast, while Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) had a miscarriage. "It hurt to write this finale," Rhimes said on her blog. "It literally hurt me. Because in order to write these episodes, I had to walk in the shoes of Gary Clark. I had to think like a shooter. "By the time I finished writing part one I was sick. And depressed. Because my McDreamy [Patrick Dempsey]... was lying on my beloved catwalk dying. Mer is screaming and he is dying. And before you have me shot up with Thorazine and placed in a straitjacket, yes, I do know it's only a TV show, I'm not insane. But dude, it felt too real. It felt way too real." Rhimes added that the first part of the finale "shattered a
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Grey's Anatomy Season Finale Review: The Best Episode Yet?

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Having covering Grey's Anatomy for six seasons now, our staff had serious misgivings and debates regarding "Sanctuary" and "Death and All His Friends" before it even aired.

A show we grew to love for its lighter moments and terrific character development has too often subjected us to ghost sex, afterlife visits and over-the-top ratings gimmicks.

When we saw the leaked intro clip earlier in the week, we thought Shonda Rhimes was going there again - trying to be all profound, but really just throwing stuff at the wall.

While we do think the Grey's Anatomy spoilers were overkill - imagine had we not known the identity of the shooter, or that Meredith was pregnant! - last night compelling.

If nothing else, with five major characters getting shot over two hours, Shonda went all in. This was an emotional, well-paced episode, as well as edge-of your-seat intense.

Despite being a bit too violent,
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