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It’s better to burn out than fade away, but is it also better to be mistaken for Kurt Cobain? David Spade finds himself grappling with that odd, existential question this week, as images of a mural of his face accompanied by that Kurt Cobain quote (which originally came from the Neil Young song “Hey Hey, My My [Into the Black]” circulated online.
“Everyone is sending me this” tweeted the actor, late of such classics as “Tommy Boy” and “Black Sheep.” That’s all he said on the matter, leaving us all to wonder whether he’s amused, weirded out, or perhaps some combination of the two; Cobain quoted the line in his suicide note, after all, which Young found quite upsetting. The mural is painted on the side of a building in Linz, Austria, suggesting »
- Michael Nordine
Summer is defined by outdoor shows and music festivals, but the fun doesn’t stop come fall. Some of today’s biggest artists are hitting the road this season, proving that autumn is actually the best time of the year to catch a live show.
Wondering what to snag tickets to? Here are the top 10 tours coming to a city near you in the coming months.
Katy Perry‘s Witness: The Tour
If the photos from her first show in Montreal are any indication, the pop star’s tour in support of her latest album is worth the price of »
- Stephanie Petit
Let’s get one thing straight: Paul McCartney doesn’t need any extra star power. On Sunday night, rock’s favorite knight of the realm ripped through 39 of his seemingly endless stream of classics during a three-hour session at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Part of his ongoing One on One tour, he was joined on the marathon sprint through his own musical history by his long-time backing band, who have now been with him twice as long as the Beatles. The previous show two days earlier made headlines for an encore duet Bruce Springsteen, but this night »
- Jordan Runtagh
Neil Young: Hitchhiker »
Neil Young’s years in Malibu were marked by existential despair, drugs, and some of the darkest albums of his career. »
- Daniel Ralston
The WayHome Music and Arts Festival will not be held in 2018 as organizers say they will work to “re-imagine” the event. The three-day music festival launched in 2015 at the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ont., near Barrie, with headliners such as Neil Young, Sam Smith and Kendrick Lamar. Last year, the festival drew more […] »
- Brent Furdyk
For 40 years, Paul Schrader has made movies about serious, driven men isolated by deep-seated philosophical conflicts. From “American Gigolo” to “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters” to “Affliction” — not to mention the “Taxi Driver” screenplay for which he’s best known — Schrader’s stone-faced protagonists are guided by a spiritual sense of purpose that reflects his Calvinist upbringing. With “First Reformed,” that obsession takes center stage in an absorbing late period achievement that brings Schrader’s talent back into focus.
“First Reformed” consolidates the decades of bubbling guilt and frustration experienced by so many Schrader protagonists into a single enraged priest, played with brilliant layers of guilt and discontent by Ethan Hawke. It’s the best work in years for both men, a fascinating meditation on inner turmoil in which doing the right thing can lead down many wrong directions.
- Eric Kohn
Celebrated folk singer Judy Collins (Judy Blue Eyes) has reunited with Crosby Stills and Nash legend and former beau, Steven Stills, to create a new album, Stills & Collins, Forbes reported. The ’60’s folk icons and fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers first met in 1967, during a high point in the young Collins’ career.
The two quickly fell into a tumultuous love affair that was immortalized in the Crosby, Stills & Nash‘s 1969 instantly recognized classic “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” off their first self-titled album. Despite ending their relationship, they have remained friends, and are set to release their first album together on Sept. »
- Yvonne Juris
“What if a man from the Upper Paleolithic had survived until the present day?”
Directed by Richard Schenkman (A Diva’s Christmas Carol), The Man From Earth stars David Lee Smith (Fight Club, Zodiac), John Billingsley (2012, “True Blood”), William Katt (Carrie, “The Greatest American Hero”), Ellen Crawford (“ER”, Soldier), Tony Todd (Candyman, The Rock), Annika Peterson (The Devil You Know), Alexis Thorpe (American Wedding) and Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids, Office Space) in this special edition release (with disc only exclusive features) of the worldwide cult smash movie that dazzled critics and audiences alike and currently resides among IMDb’s top science fiction films of all time. The Man From Earth is the provocative final screenplay by renowned science fiction author and »
- Tom Stockman
Little Kids Rock, the national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in public schools announced the honorees for its annual benefit being held Wednesday, October 18th at PlayStation Theater in New York.
This year’s event will honor Elvis Costello with the Rocker of the Year Award, and Bonnie Raitt with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, Founder and CEO of City Winery, Michael Dorf will be honored for his extensive philanthropic work, including efforts on behalf of expanding music education for underprivileged youth through the annually produced “Music of” tribute concerts.
The Annual Little Kids Rock Benefit, produced by Mark Krantz and Michael Matuza brings together artists and individuals who are passionate about bringing the transformational gift of music to children in public schools across the Us. Prior years’ honorees include Smokey Robinson, Steve Miller, Steven Van Zandt, Lady Gaga, Graham Nash and Joan Jett. »
Some music acts deserve our full attention because of the legacy that spawned them. And so it goes that former Oasis lead vocalist Liam Gallagher delivers his much anticipated solo long player As You Were (Warner Brothers) on October 6th followed by short tour in selecti cities in North America in November. The songs -- "For What It's Worth," "Chinatown," and "Wall of Glass" (12 million streams!) -- are deservedly getting fantastic press from journalists and public alike. When the Manchaster-based anthem rock band disbanded, the Brothers Gallagher seemed destined for the scrap heap. Could the parts equal the power of the collective? Well, yes and no. Neither brother has released a solo album to rival either Definitely Maybe or (What's The Story) Morning Glory?. I certainly prefer Liam's sneering vocals over Noel's comfortable vocals and Noel's songwriting chops over his younger brother's tunes. Yes, together they were a force of nature. »
Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, Steve Martin and Jimmy Kimmel will be among the artists, comedians and actors on hand to pay tribute to David Letterman when the former Late Show host receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this October.
Sarah Silverman, Martin Short, John Mulaney and Letterman's Late Show band leader Paul Shaffer will also help celebrate the late-night host at the October 22nd ceremony at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. The event will be broadcast a month later, November 20th, on PBS.
Vedder's appearance at the »
In 1988, Mike Figgis (Internal Affairs, Leaving Las Vegas) made his feature directorial debut with Stormy Monday, a taut, noir-influenced gangster movie that drew on his key formative influences, including his youth in the Newcastle of the late ’50s and early ’60s, and the city’s vibrant jazz scene.
Sean Bean (Ronin) plays Brendan, a young loafer taken under the wing of jazz club owner Finney (Sting, Quadrophenia), who’s under pressure from American mobster Cosmo (Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive) to sell up in exchange for a cut of a local land development deal. Brendan just wants to earn an honest crust, but his burgeoning relationship with Cosmo’s ex-lover Kate (Melanie Griffith, Body Double) threatens to drag him into the middle of the impending showdown…
A romantic crime thriller with genuine heart, Stormy Monday features striking, »
- Tom Stockman
Macklemore is all about family. The rapper released his new music video for his song “Glorious” and in it, he treats his grandmother Helen to a day of being treated like a queen. Related: Neil Young Releases New Music Video Celebrating Fourth Of July Macklemore shows up unannounced at his grandmother’s house in California to celebrate […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Neil Young and Promise of the Real have come together for the song “Children of Destiny”. In the music video, which was directed by Young’s Shakey Pictures, the Canadian music icon has a message for America. Combining footage from anti-Trump protests, patriotic scenes like young children waving the American flag and, of course, some Fourth […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
One of the hottest tickets in the music world won’t be taking place this year, and may possibly never take place again, with Neil Young and ex-wife Pegi Young announcing they won’t be hosting the annual Bridge School benefit concert. As Rolling Stone reports, the veteran rocker and his ex each issued statements announcing this […] »
- Brent Furdyk
A little under a year ago we got tremendously excited when we learned that VH1 Classic was going to be reborn as MTV Classic. Visions of Remote Control marathons filled our heads along with the chance to finally see if lost classics like The State, The Ben Stiller Show, The Tom Green Show and The Andy Milonakis Show lived up to our memories. The MTV vault was overflowing with half-forgotten gems and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to see them again.
The first sign of trouble came when they »
Bob Dylan turns 76 today and we’re ranking Dylan’s 10 best film performances, dating back half a century to 1967. The key word is “performances,” which encompass acting work, concert films, and documentaries. It’s often hard to know when Dylan is acting and when he’s being himself (whoever that is), but whenever the iconic singer-songwriter appears on film, one thing’s for certain: you’re watching a performance.
Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Look Back’ Gets Deluxe Treatment With New Blu-ray Set
For this reason, we’re lumping everything together, ranking the films based on the depth and richness of performance. It was hard not to include the televised 1965 press conference in San Francisco, which sees Dylan effortlessly (and hilariously) shoot down reporters’ attempts to have him label himself, but we limited this list to feature-length films. Don’t look for Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There” or any »
- Graham Winfrey
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The crosstown traffic between directing movies and making music has a long, rich history. While pop legends including Prince, David Byrne, Ice Cube, Madonna and Neil Young have all spent time behind the camera, iconic directors like Woody Allen, John Carpenter, David Lynch and Emir Kusturica have stepped into the spotlight to turn their musical sidelines into concert tours and documentaries.
So it feels natural that Abel Ferrara should now join their ranks by directing and starring in Alive in France, a ragged rockumentary about a series of live concerts he played last year, which premieres today in the Directors' »
- Stephen Dalton
The dream of a national theatrical release still burns bright for most feature documentary filmmakers, but the reality is that traditional releases with week-long runs across the country have gotten much harder. Exhibitors complain that too many movies are opening, while viewers are increasingly watching documentaries at home via Netflix, PBS, HBO, iTunes or Amazon.
Read More: Cannes Addresses Netflix Controversy By Forcing Competition Films to Receive Theatrical Distribution In France
Knowing how challenging theatrical has gotten, it’s exciting to discover an innovative alternative model for releasing documentaries, which I call “Hybrid Theatrical Distribution.” It combines full runs in selected cities where seven-day engagements are viable and single special event screenings in many other cities.
Richard Abramowitz, one of the earliest and most successful pioneers of this approach, has been utilizing a hybrid approach to achieve remarkable results, most recently with “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Year. »
- Peter Broderick
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