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Neill Byrnes and Anthony Rocco Bovo will play Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, respectively, in the Lynyrd Skynyrd biopic “Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash.”
The film, which begins shooting in Los Angeles on Monday, centers on drummer Artimus Pyle’s recollection of the events surrounding the crash of the group’s touring plane in Mississippi on Oct. 20, 1977. The accident killed original band members Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, backing vocalist Cassie Gaines, an assistant road manager, and the two pilots.
Ian Shultis plays Pyle, with Taylor Clift as Van Zant, Samuel Kay Forrest as Gaines, and Rich Dally III as Allen Collins. Jared Cohn is directing from his own script and Brian Perera, founder of Cleopatra Records, produces.
One week before Lynyrd Skynyrd boarded the doomed flight, members of Aerosmith were scheduled to board the same Convair CV-300. The band deemed »
- Dave McNary
Apple Music has bought the rights to the documentary “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” which opens the Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday evening at the Radio City Music Hall.
The screening will be followed by performances featuring Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson and Earth, Wind & Fire. Apple did not disclose when it will release “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” or whether it will have a theatrical release.
The film is directed by Chris Perkel and based on Davis’ 2013 autobiography. The film is produced by Michael Bernstein of Scott Free Productions, with Ridley Scott and Mary Lisio executive producing alongside Im Global’s Stuart Ford, David Schulhof, and Deborah Zipser.
Im Global announced during last year’s Cannes film Festival that it had come on board to finance the film.
Davis became president of Columbia Records at the age of 35. He signed Donovan, who became a folk-rock star through Columbia’s Epic label, »
- Dave McNary
There have been many great “record men” since the advent of what we now know as popular music, but there’s only one Clive Davis.
His story has been told many times, not least in the documentary, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” which was directed by Chris Perkel and premieres at Radio City Music Hall as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday night. Davis, now 85, began his career as an attorney and was hired by Columbia Records, a client of the firm for which he worked, in 1960. He rose through the ranks and was appointed president of the label in 1967, and shortly afterward experienced an epiphany at the Monterey Pop Festival (the 50th anniversary of which is coming up in June), coming away with not just a vision of the burgeoning rock revolution, but also a contract for Janis Joplin. In the half century since then — at Columbia, »
- Jem Aswad
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, the new 10-part docuseries on Amazon Prime, asks us to imagine its subject as the Don Draper of gentlemen's magazines. From humble origins, Hefner ascends the hierarchy of mid-century media, aided by a potent alchemy of ambition and chiseled instinct. He is – for the most part – amoral, though not without specific convictions. Stirred by Alfred Kinsey's seismic 1948 report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, he determined in his junior year of college that sexual taboos were not merely hypocritical, but fundamentally damaging. American popular »
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
– Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to Bill Morrison’s “Dawson City: Frozen Time,” about the true history of a collection of 533 reels of film (representing 372 titles) dating from the 1910s to 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. The film tells the unique history of a Canadian gold rush town and how cinema, capitalism and history intersect.
“Dawson City” had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice Film Festival and North American premiere at 2016 New York Film Festival. The film also played at the BFI/London Film Festival and the 2017 Rotterdam International Film Festival, and screened Thursday at the TCM »
- Graham Winfrey
The film centers on the role of Native Americans in contemporary music, featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time. “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won the festival’s world cinema documentary special jury award for masterful storytelling.
Joe Leydon gave the film a strong review for Variety: “Although its reach occasionally exceeds its grasp, Catherine Bainbridge’s ‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’ earns respect as much for its achievement as its ambition, while offering a celebratory examination of the often-underappreciated role played in the development of American popular music by singers, musicians, and songwriters of Native American ancestry.”
- Dave McNary
On Sunday, the band will headline the Capital One JamFest at the Ncaa Men’s Final Four in Phoenix. And in this summer, they’ll kick off their farewell tour.
“The feeling I get playing those songs that I’ve written, that became a mainstay for billions of people over the planet for 40 years, it’s unreal,” Tyler, who recently celebrated his 69th birthday at Disneyland, told People exclusively.
- Jeff Nelson
Even if your favorite team doesn’t make it to the championship round of March Madness, Joe Perry says there’s still a lot to look forward to during Final Four weekend.
The Aerosmith guitarist will take the stage for the band’s headlining performance at the Ncaa March Madness Festival’s Capital One JamFest on Sunday, and fans can expect to hear a lot the old classics — but “revamped.”
“You can’t escape March Madness, and to be a part of the show sounded like a great time,” Perry, 66, tells People.
The free three-day celebration taking place March 31 to »
- Brianne Tracy
He doesn’t want to miss a thing!
In the image – posted to Instagram – Steven, 69, supported little Lula while she drank from a bottle.
“Papa Steven,” wrote Liv, with a heart emoji.
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- Lindsay Kimble
With just a few months until Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters, there are fans that are already wondering about Guardians of the Galaxy 3. While most have every reason to believe it's happening, there has been speculation that James Gunn may not return to direct the third movie. Today we have confirmation that the third movie is in fact happening, but the director is still not completely sure whether or not he'll take on this sequel. At any rate, though, that decision is said to be made very soon.
The filmmaker has been promoting his new thriller The Belko Experiment, which he wrote and produced, with Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) taking the helm. Gunn spoke about where he's at with the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie. While he doesn't known what his decision will be quite yet, the filmmaker revealed in an interview with Complex that he »
The tagline did not lie. We laughed. We cried. We hurled.
Wayne’s World premiered 25 years ago today! Speaking to Et throughout the film’s production, stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey discussed the origin of the popular Saturday Night Live characters as they were making their film debut.
When Wayne (Myers) and Garth (Carvey) hit the big screen in 1992, it had been over a decade since The Blues Brothers, SNL’s first foray into feature films. Debuting in 1989, the characters appeared on the sketch comedy institution several times with guests that included Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Mary Tyler Moore and Madonna.
The 1990 sketch with Hanks proved especially memorable (“sibilance”), with Aerosmith jamming out a cover of the Wayne’s World theme song and Myers’ titular character evolving in real time. It may have proved to be a vital tipping point toward its future movie adaptation, as development on the screenplay began that year.
“I was doing »
Nascar‘s Kurt Busch tied the knot with polo player and model Ashley Van Metre (whom he fittingly met at a race!) during an intimate sunset ceremony in St. Barts on January 7. The 35 guests who gathered for the nuptials were surprised with a performance by Steven Tyler and Loving Mary, the Aerosmith frontman’s new band based in Nashville.
“Our wedding was just perfect,” Busch, 38, tells People. “Ashley and I chose our favorite island, providing the perfect beach setting and surrounded with our closest loved ones. Eden Rock in St. Bart stands alone as our favorite place to visit, and »
- Katherine Richter and Rose Minutaglio
Before Lady Gaga hits the Super Bowl Li stage on Sunday, Et is looking back at the stars who have made the biggest impact during the big game.
While the Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched live performance on TV in America today, it wasn't always such a big deal. For the first 24 years, the halftime show was primarily just marching bands and flag-spinning tributes.
Watch: Super Bowl Li: Everything You Need to Know Ahead of the Big Game!
When competing networks started counterprogramming is when the show's producers started booking big name acts, but the show would never be the same after Michael Jackson rocked the crowd at Super Bowl Xxvii.
1. Michael Jackson (1993)
If you grew up in the '90s, you remember this show. M.J. pulled off an unprecedented spectacular performance complete with the late Grammy winner exploding out of the bottom of the stage.
2. Britney Spears, 'N [link=tt »
The clothing brand is bringing back 15 styles from the '90s and in doing so, has recreated ads from the era with the help of the sons and daughters of their former campaign stars. Rumer, who is the daughter of Demi and Bruce Willis, models a Gap jean jacket that's very similar to the one her mother wore for her ad in 1990.
"How you gonna show off your jean jacket?" Rumer, 28, captioned a photo of posing in the jacket, which was paired with a white bodysuit and high-waisted black jeans.
If you jumped on the ’90s revival train in a big way last year (we’re looking at you, Kendall Jenner, the champion of bringing back every single long lost trend), the decade is continuing to have a major moment in 2017. Gap is keeping the throwback trend going with its new curated collection. The brand is bringing back 15 iconic ’90s styles from the archives, and they’re revisiting the brand’s iconic ads to go with them, fronted by (very appropriately) the most iconic supermodel of the ’90s, Naomi Campbell, who posed for the brand in 1992 wearing the pocket tee »
- Colleen Kratofil
The documentary “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” has been set as the opening night film for the 16th Tribeca Film Festival on April 19 at the Radio City Music Hall.
“Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives is a fascinating exploration of his remarkable story and the impact that a great producer can have on artists and music,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder and Executive Chair of the Tribeca Film Festival. “We are excited to have this powerful film premiere on our opening night.”
The film is directed by Chris Perkel and based on Davis’ 2013 autobiography. The film is produced by Michael Bernstein of Scott Free Productions, with Ridley Scott and Mary Lisio executive producing alongside Im Global’s Stuart Ford, David Schulhof, and Deborah Zipser. Im Global provided financing.
“The Tribeca »
- Dave McNary
The 2017 Sundance Film Festival is coming to a close with tonight’s awards ceremony. While we’ll have our personal favorites coming early this week, the jury and audience have responded with theirs, topped by Macon Blair‘s I don’t feel at home in this world anymore., which will arrive on Netflix in late February, and the documentary Dina. Check out the full list of winners below see our complete coverage here.
The U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary was presented by Larry Wilmore to:
The U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic was presented by Peter Dinklage to:
I don’t feel at home in this world anymore. / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Macon Blair) — When a depressed woman is burglarized, she »
- Jordan Raup
[[tmz:video id="0_p5d0px21"]] Floyd Mayweather's insanely expensive Bugatti didn't sell at auction this weekend ... despite a $1.9 Million bid ... because the number was still much lower than Floyd was hoping to get. As we previously reported, Floyd put his white 2011 Veyron Grand Sport on the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson auto show in Scottsdale, Az this weekend. The boxer was expecting to make a profit after reportedly paying $3.5 mil for the whip ... but that's not how things went down. »
- TMZ Staff
[[tmz:video id="0_m02x5h34"]] Floyd Mayweather's Bugatti may get a new celebrity butt in the driver's seat cause Steven Tyler is seriously interested in buying the champ's insanely expensive whip. TMZ Sports spoke with Rd Whittington -- co-owner of Luxury Auto Collection in Scottsdale, Az -- who says he scored the listing for both of Floyd's Bugattis and plans to unload his white 2011 Veyron Grand Sport at the Barrett-Jackson auto show this weekend. Floyd reportedly paid $3.5 million for »
- TMZ Staff
Music history tends to be filled with untold stories, or those whose contributions to shaping countless genres have gone underappreciated or forgotten. However, the title of the upcoming “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World” says it all about who gets the spotlight in this documentary coming to the Sundance Film Festival for its World Premiere.
Directed by Catherine Bainbridge, co-directed by Alfonso Maiorana, executive produced by Stevie Salas, and featuring Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Robbie Robertson, Quincy Jones, Iggy Pop, Slash, Steven Tyler, Robert Trujillo, Steven Van Zandt, and many more, on the influential role Native Americans had on shaping all aspects and offshoots of rock ‘n roll.
- Kevin Jagernauth
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