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Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant says he does not foresee a reunion in the band’s future. “You can’t ever really go back. It’s tough enough repeating yourself with something that’s a year old, never mind 49 years old. I’ve got to keep moving,” he told the Daily Telegraph. Related: Colbert’s Expert Analysis On Led Zeppelin Copyright Trial: ‘They’re Screwed’ […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Thor: Ragnarok is now so close we can almost hear the crowds whopping and hollering in the pits of Sakaar.
We are, of course, referring to the fight of the century. Friends from work though they may be, Marvel and Taika Waititi’s imminent threequel will see Thor and the Incredible Hulk lock horns in spectacular fashion, much to the delight of Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. Loki? Not so much, given how we’ve seen Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief experience a mild case of Ptsd upon seeing Hulk smash into the gladiatorial arena.
But when it comes to Chris Hemsworth’s Norse god, Thor: Ragnarok will test his resolve like never before. Stripped of Mjölnir and ordered to the other side of the galaxy, Hemsworth’s mighty Asgardian touches down on Sakaar as an immigrant – hence the use of Led Zeppelin’s iconic anthem in Ragnarok‘s first trailer. »
- Michael Briers
The late Robin Williams has been accused of stealing jokes back in the early days of his comedic career in a new comedy tell-all book written by the legendary Budd Friedman. Friedman founded the New York and Los Angeles Improv Comedy Clubs and has seen a lot of things in his 85 years. In addition to ratting out Robin Williams, Friedman devotes an entire chapter to the iconic and polarizing comedian, Andy Kaufman, and dishes on managing Bette Midler as well as witnessing Johnny Carson getting wasted and making out with an 18-year old girl in the backseat of a car.
Many comedians have been accused of joke stealing, but as it turns out, Robin Williams was reportedly notorious for it back when he was for starting out. The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Budd Friedman about his book and the author revealed that Richard Lewis and Robert Wuhl both accuse Williams »
D. Dominick Lombardi: Saints, Sinners, and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) Hampden Gallery University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ma
Saints, Sinners, and the Collective Unconscious is riveting. Mr. Lombardi is an artist with an intimate understanding of history in regard to religion and popular culture. After careful viewing of the 30 works in the exhibition, I was compelled to research the titles of the works because they seemed to hold the key to unlocking Lombardi’s intentions. I focused on the works in the Saints section of the exhibition because I found their cryptic iconography most intriguing. The research of the saints depicted in Lombardi’s work opened up a new route for me to access the works’ meaning.
Saints Francis of Paola (2016-2017)
Lombardi started this piece (below) in 1964 when he was first getting into painting as a ten-year-old boy. He came back to it fifty years later. He first painted »
- Matt Oliver
Music at the Movies – The End of the End for Black SabbathMusic at the Movies – The End of the End for Black SabbathCineplex Events9/26/2017 10:04:00 Am
Black Sabbath (est. 1968) is done. Retired. Finished. Seriously. They mean it this time. It’s over. I mean, why else would they call this farewell tour The End?
Okay, so maybe it’s not really the end of Sabbath. Although Ozzy says that he’s done with the band, he’s said that before. And why didn’t he make a proper farewell statement at the end of the last show? Tony Iommi doesn’t want to tour anymore for health reasons, but he says he’d consider recording a new album and perhaps the odd on-off gig. Geezer? He’ll go along with whatever Ozzy and Tony say. Bill Ward wasn’t part of this farewell because he was fighting with the other three, »
- Cineplex Events
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys, Grammy winner G Tom Mac, the singer and songwriter of the movie's theme song "Cry Little Sister," is developing a musical prequel to the hit 80s movie. Ahead of the debut of the musical titled The Lost Boys Story, G Tom Mac is releasing the soundtrack this October, which will give fans some insight as to where he plans to take this new story. To support the soundtrack of the musical, Mac will be touring internationally to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys.
The musical will tell the tale of The Lost Boys and it will provide a backstory for the characters and how they became vampires as well as their "rebellious and youthful uniqueness." In addition, the musician plans to keep the sense of humor of the original movie intact. While speaking to Broadway World, G Tom Mac »
There's a moment in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's new PBS miniseries, The Vietnam War, in which a Vietnamese woman – what they call a "hero mother" – talks about losing eight brothers and two sons to ground combat and bombings. It's the sort of devastating testimonial about the personal toll of conflict that you might see in any war doc. But this grieving woman was also a Viet Cong soldier, one of dozens of North Vietnamese citizens Burns and Novick interviewed for the film – and when she mournfully describes losing »
Produced by Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (Jrs/USA), in partnership with Unhcr, the Un Refugee Agency, Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees is raising awareness and money to support expanded educational opportunities for displaced people through Jrs’s Global Education Initiative.
Funds raised from the tour help refugees heal, learn, and thrive.
Performing this year are Joan Baez, Brandi Carlile, Lila Downs, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Dave Matthews, James McMurtry, Buddy Miller, Alynda Segarra, and Lucinda Williams – all Grammy winners and Grammy nominated artists who are donating their talents this October in eight cities for Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees.
“I believe that education is the key to everything,” remarked Emmylou Harris following her visit last year to Ethiopia to visit Jrs programs there. Harris visited one of many education programs Jrs provides, including primary, secondary, and vocational livelihoods training, in 42 countries around the world.
The Lampedusa 2017 tour will reach eight markets:
They’ve come a long way from “MMMBop” — and “MMMBop” wasn’t even close to their genesis.
In truth, Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson formed their band in 1992, when youngest member Zac (who is actually the third born of seven children) was only 6 years old. So while 2017 may mark 20 years of loyalty even for the most dedicated of Fansons — who first became acquainted with the towheaded brothers over the summer of 1997 during the time of their breakout album Middle of Nowhere and subsequent sold-out arena concerts, Saturday Night Live appearance, Christmas album and adorable Eggo commercial — for Hanson, it’s »
- Jen Juneau
The presenter and writer spilled the beans on anger management, meeting the Royals and what she really thought of the ropiest Live Lounge performances
Thank you so much for the really interesting, thought-provoking and cool questions. I hope you all have a cracking Thursday afternoon in the pissing rain. And good luck all kids who started school this week. Bye!
PimpmasterFlex 3d asks:
Do you think Strictly is losing its mojo?
No. It's terribly sad that Bruce died and there will be a different feel to it this series because he passed away. But my god I think Claudia and Tess are the most brilliant duo. I think they're great together. This is the great thing about TV - there's room for moving dramas and move for simply feelgood entertainment where there's no agenda and it's just people wearing beautiful outfits and doing sometimes beautiful dance routines. »
Country star Thomas Rhett is pretty excited about fatherhood.
“It’s pretty intense because I feel like when one of them goes to sleep, the other one wakes up and vice versa,” Thomas Rhett told Entertainment Tonight Wednesday at the Acm Honors in Nashville, Tennessee, of his two daughters: Ada and 21-month-old Willa Gray, whom the pair adopted from Uganda in May after meeting her through their work with 147 Million Orphans.
“We’re figuring it out as we go, »
- Yvonne Juris
By Neil Miller
The article Tonight’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Gets a Rousing Fan Made Trailer appeared first on Film School Rejects. »
- Neil Miller
All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including the very best indie cinema has to offer, all the awards contenders you need to know about, and even blockbuster fare that seems poised to please the most discerning tastes, all with an eye towards introducing you to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.
Next up: blockbusters and popcorn fare for even the pickiest of cinephiles.
“It” (September 8)
While 2017 has been a relatively low-key year for horror, the promise of a remake of one of Stephen King’s most beloved and horrifying works, “It,” still glimmers on the horizon. Long before the creepy clown scares of summer 2016 (but not too »
- Kate Erbland, Zack Sharf, Jamie Righetti, David Ehrlich and Michael Nordine
Robert Plant Teases New Album with Short Video »
It’s still a few months away, but we can hardly wait for Thor: Ragnarok, after seeing the poster and hilarious Team Thor shorts and trailers that inspire a new appreciation for Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.” One of the best moments in those trailers arrives when Thor is ready to do battle against an unknown foe in front of Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. The Thunder God is apprehensive, but soon breaks into a huge smile when he sees that his opponent is his old buddy Hulk: “Yes! We know each other! He’s a friend from work!,” Thor says.
As delightful as that line is, its origins may be even better. Hemsworth told Entertainment Weekly at Comic-Con that the line in question originated with a special visitor on set:
EW’s Julia Cunningham asked the Aussie-turned-Asgardian about some of his funny bits in the film’s record-breaking trailer, including »
- Gwen Ihnat
Is that the Dothraki war cry that Jaime Lannister and his right-hand man Bronn hear in the distance … or is it Robert Plant's opening wail from "Immigrant Song"? Either way, it's one of the most intimidating sounds ever heard on television, and it's only a taste of the carnage to come. In tonight's episode – tellingly titled "The Spoils of War" – Daenerys Targaryen unleashes the full fury of her two greatest weapons: the unstoppable Dothraki hordes and the fires of her black dragon. The recipients are the unsuspecting forces of House Lannister. »
A spokesperson for the L.A. County Coroner's Office confirms to Et that Bennington's death is being investigated as a possible suicide. The coroner is currently on the scene at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in the Los Angeles area.
Bennington has been married to Talinda Bentley since 2006. He has six children, some from his previous marriage to Samantha Olit.
The singer was friends with the late Chris Cornell, whose death was ruled a suicide by hanging in May, and performed at the Soundgarden frontman's funeral. Thursday, July 20, would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday.
Et has reached out to reps for both Bennington and Linkin Park.
Watch: Remembering Chris Cornell: Et's Favorite Moments With the Late Soundgarden Singer
If you or someone »
Chicago – Watching a heavy metal band perform during daylight can be a little like watching a horror film with the lights on. The overall performance can sometimes lose a bit of its edge and intensity.
Fortunately that was not the case when the main acts took the stage for the “Chicago Open Air” concert at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. First up in that daylight, on the cool and breezy Friday afternoon of July 14th, 2017 – the first night of the three-day event – was the legendary thrash metal performers Anthrax, followed by the Megadeth, and then in the evening by Rob Zombie and the iconic rockers Kiss.
Anthrax, led by Joey Belladonna’s passion and high velocity vocals, matched the fury from the zealous crowd. The band opened with “Caught in a Mosh,” and bookended their performance with “Indians.” In between, Scott Ian’s shredding guitar, and the band’s fevered »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
When James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy came out in August of 2014, I did not know anything about the team of Guardians. As a matter of fact I didn't even go see this film in theaters. But when I did see it I was hooked from the the opening sequence of the film where Star Lord, played by Chris Pratt, steals a mysterious orb. The main reason why? The great soundtrack that accompanied the film, this particular scene was included the song Come and Get Your Love by Redbone. The rest of the film featured great songs like Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede and Want You Back by The Jackson 5. These were all part of Peter Quill's "Awesome Mixtape" that he carried with him everywhere he went on his walkman.
When the sountrack for the film was released by Hollywood Records, it reached the number one on the Us Billboard 200 chart, »
- Emmanuel Gomez
Kendall and Kylie Jenner have been hit with cease and desist letters for their new T-shirts featuring their faces superimposed over images of living and dead musicians. The T-shirts, selling for $125, featured images of the Kendall sisters superimposed over rappers Tupac and Biggie Smalls, aka The Notorious B.I.G., Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, and members of the bands Metallica, Pink Floyd, Kiss and Led Zeppelin. Kendall and Kylie, the youngest sisters of the Kardashian-Jenner family, yanked the T-shirts from their websites on Wednesday after receiving cease and letters and scathing public criticism. Also Read: Michael Rapaport Trolls Kendall, Kylie Jenner With Shirt. »
- Susan Seager
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