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Jimmy Fallon And Kevin Bacon Channel The Kinks, Struggle To Spell ‘Lola’ In ‘First Drafts Of Rock’ Sketch

Jimmy Fallon enlisted “Tonight Show” guest Kevin Bacon for a brand-new “First Drafts of Rock” sketch during Thursday’s edition of the late-night talk show. Fallon and Bacon, bewigged and sporting groovy 1970s-style duds, impersonated brothers Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks singing the band’s 1970 hit “Lola”. Related: Kevin Bacon Bails On Baconfest As fans […]
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John Carpenter’s Village Of The Damned Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

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The only thing more creepy than their unsettling stares is their psychic powers. The children know what’s on the minds of Midwich residents in John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned remake, a film that will be released as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on April 12th, complete with new cover art and interviews with Carpenter, Sandy King, Greg Nicotero, and more:

Press Release: Loyal fans of horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) know well the terrifying tale from his 1995 science fiction-horror cult classic Village Of The Damned, directed by Carpenter and executive produced by Ted Vernon (Scarecrows), Shep Gordon (They Live) and Andre Blay (Prince of Darkness). The film stars Christopher Reeve (Superman), Kirstie Alley (Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan), Linda Kozlowski (Crocodile Dundee) and Michael Paré (The Lincoln Lawyer). On April 12, 2016, Scream Factory™ is proud to present John Carpenter’s Village Of The Damned Collector
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25 Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

25 Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
On February 15th, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj will both be returning to the Grammys — and both will be vying to take home their first trophy. Like Patti Smith (one nomination), Nas (11) and Snoop Dogg (17), neither has won a gramophone of his or her own. Here's a rundown of the pop stars, punk icons and rock geniuses whose work has never been recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Snoop Dogg

Times nominated: 17

As of 2015, Snoop Dogg was tied for first place in the dubious competition to
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The Kinks: Their 10 Greatest Songs

The Kinks hold the accolade of being one of the most important and influential British rock groups of all time and with record sales in the millions and numerous awards to their name, they are rightfully credited as pioneers of British music and popular music in general.

Emerging at a time when British Rock and Pop acts were gaining considerable coverage not only in the United Kingdom but in the United States, The Kinks proudly stood tall alongside such revered company as the The Beatles, The Rolling stones, The Animals and The Yardbirds at the forefront of the British Invasion phenomenon which took flight in the early to mid 1960′s.

Formed in 1964 by Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals), two brothers from Muswell Hill, London, who remained the core of The Kinks throughout the band’s 32-year history, the band hit the ground running
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Story of Brit Pop Kings The Kinks to Hit the Big Screen

Story of Brit Pop Kings The Kinks to Hit the Big Screen
London -- An account of the friction between Ray and Dave Davies, the brothers who formed seminal Brit band The Kinks, is tuning up for the big screen nicely. BBC Films, the pubcaster’s stand-alone filmmaking arm, is backing You Really Got Me, which is being produced by Jeremy Thomas’s Recorded Picture Co. Julien Temple will direct from a script being penned by veteran British scribes Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Thomas has the big-screen adaptation rights to both autobiographies of the brothers Davies. BBC Films chief Christine Langan told The Hollywood Reporter that she was awaiting a draft

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TV highlights 15/07/2011: The Good Cook | Double Lesson | BBC Proms 2011 | Tim Marlow On Tracey Emin | Kinks Night | Dexter

The Good Cook | Double Lesson | BBC Proms 2011 | Tim Marlow On Tracey Emin | Kinks Night | Dexter

The Good Cook

7.30pm, BBC1

In his wonderfully unfussy, unhurried way, former Bibendum chef and food writer Simon Hopkinson prepares "restaurant-quality" dishes you can make at home. Tonight, tandoori chicken (or maybe that should be "Tender"-oori chicken, judging by the Blur song that accompanies it); a simple but extremely effective coffee granita; and the perfect quiche Lorraine ("a voluptuous thing, this – it's bliss"). While watching, you may gradually become aware of groaning and perhaps almost lustful sounds emanating from somewhere close by. Don't worry – it's you. Ali Catterall

Double Lesson

7.30pm, Channel 4

First Cut, the documentary strand for new directors, returns. Using accounts of real-life cases and other factual research, George Kay has made a film about the fictional story of David De Gale – performed as a monologue by Phil Davis. De Gale
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Exclusive: Sting, Zooey Deschanel rock new Kinks doc “Do It Again”

By Sean O’Connell

The Kinks, to me, were a second-tier rock outfit. That’s not a slight against the band. Several of their hits, from “Lola,” “All Day and All of the Night” and “Tired of Waiting for You” to “You Really Got Me,” became part of pop culture’s conscience. They just never attained the same level of popularity and mainstream success as legendary first-tier rockers The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones or The Who.

Geoff Edgers would disagree. The Boston Globe reporter views The Kinks as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. And with his 40th birthday fast approaching — the milestone of the mid-life crisis — Edgers sets a personal and professional goal. He’s going to reunite the four original members of the band, including feuding brothers Ray and Dave Davies, who haven’t spoken in years.

Robert Patton-Spruill’s documentary “Do It Again,
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