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Ron Howard directing sanctioned Beatles documentary

16 July 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Deadline reported Wednesday that Ron Howard, director of Rush, A Beautiful Mind and The DaVinci Code, will helm a documentary on the early years of The Beatles.

The film will focus on the years of 1960 to 1966, taking viewers through their formative days playing skiffle and at The Cavern Club in Liverpool all the way until their final tour and their infamous performance at Shea Stadium.

But separating this from many other rock docs that have touched on The Beatles’ massive influence, be it Martin Scorsese’s HBO documentary on the life of George Harrison or the much less sanctioned story Good ‘Ol Freda about the work of Beatles secretary Freda Kelly, is that Howard’s film will have the full support of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison, Yoko Ono, and even The Beatles label Apple Corps Ltd.

Although there is no shortage of footage to be found on The Beatles, »

- Brian Welk

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Dave Grohl Takes Dig at ‘Song Contests’ During HBO's ‘Sonic Highways’ Panel

10 July 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dave Grohl decided to take on the upcoming HBO docuseries “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” for a number of reasons. And one of them, it seems, is that his offspring won't have to turn to a Simon Cowell-type music mogul for validation some day. Speaking at the Television Critics Association panel for the upcoming series, which premieres in October, the Foo Fighters frontman discussed the inspiration that he hopes the series will inspire in aspiring musicians — and he took a thinly veiled swipe at “American Idol” and its ilk. Also read: Steven Soderbergh Came to Cinemax ‘To Be the Big Kid. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Press Tour: Dave Grohl writes love letter to America in HBO's 'Sonic Highways'

10 July 2014 4:52 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Dave Grohl has no problem sitting down with the President, but when it comes to sitting down with a guitarist from an obscure punk band that was big in the ‘80s?  “That scared the hell out of me,” he tells reporters on Thursday (July 10) at the 2014 summer TCA press tour. “I could sit with the president, he’s cool. I know that guy. But the guitarist of Big Boys? I was freaked out.” The Foo Fighters front man hosted a panel for "Sonic Highways," the eight-part, eight-city documentary that follows the Grammy-winning band traveling across the country as they cobble together their eighth album. Each hour-long episode is devoted to a different city (Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C.) and its musical heritage. The finished project -- which he also conceptualized and directed -- is his self-described love letter to the one »

- Amber Dowling

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Press Tour: July 2014 HBO Executive Session Live-Blog

10 July 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to my first live-blog for the July 2014 Television Critics Association press tour! Up first, HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo take the stage to discuss "True Detective," "Game of Thrones," "The Leftovers" and whatever else we feel like we want to talk about. Follow along! That's Richard Plepler above. He looks like a character on "Mad Men," doesn't he? 2:01 p.m. We may be delayed a few minutes by rumors of an ice cream bar. Ladies and gentlemen... HBO! Today's panels include "The Knick," "The Comeback," "Getting On," the Foo Fighters docu-series and "Olive Kitteridge." 2:05 p.m. HBO's first announcement is that HBO will be filming the last two nights of Beyonce & Jay-z's concert tour in September. Those shows will be in Paris. 2:05 p.m. As was previously rumored, Meryl Streep will win an Emmy for Mike Nichols' adaptation of "Master Class. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Jay Z to Headline 2014 Global Citizen Festival

9 July 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jay Z will headline the Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 27 in New York's Central Park.

By: CBS News

Jay Z will headline the Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 27 in New York's Central Park. Organizers announced Wednesday that fun., Carrie Underwood, The Roots, No Doubt and Tiesto also will perform.

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Tickets are free for the event, but must be earned through acts meant to help end extreme poverty around the world. VIP tickets are being sold through Ticketmaster.

The festival is designed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly meeting and put pressure on world leaders to address the needs of the world's poor. This year's concert will air live on NBC and MSNBC.

Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and John Mayer headlined the festival last year. Neil Young, Foo Fighters and the Black Keys performed in 2012, when the festival debuted. »

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All The Songs In Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Including Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Coldplay, Wilco & More

26 June 2014 7:43 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Richard Linklater's upcoming "Boyhood" is truly an epic in almost every sense. Shot over the course of a decade, the film tracks the coming-of-age of a young boy in cinematic "real time," with the movie stretching to nearly three hours to envelope you in the world Linklater crafted. So it's only fitting that the soundtrack is equally huge and wide-ranging. Ranging from big name acts like Coldplay, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Foo Fighters and Wilco, to indie heroes like Cat Power and Yo La Tengo, to Latino artists like Freddy Fender (classic), the tunes compiled by music supervisor Meghan Currier (who worked as a music coordinator on the equally massive lineup for "The Wolf Of Wall Street") does a solid job of compressing a decade's worth of pop hits and underground faves into a pretty good collection. If you need ideas for your next mixtape, look no further. It's »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Zane Lowe: 'New MTV series Soundchain is simple and compelling'

25 June 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Zane Lowe has promised "compelling" interviews with artists on his upcoming MTV series Soundchain.

Ed Sheeran, Nas and Biffy Clyro are among the musicians who will feature on Lowe's new show, which sees him speak to a different act each week about their career and background.

"We keep it really simple, and try not to reinvent anything," he said at a Q&A in London today (June 25). "If you get the right subject matter then it can be a compelling watch. It's about concentrating on their journey."

The BBC Radio 1 DJ said that the show is unique as it provides a historical document about different artists in 2014.

He explained: "What's really cool is that all these artists, a lot of them are really new. It's quite rare to speak to someone like Ed Sheeran and go, 'Let's go back', because he's too busy looking forward.

"Just because he's on album number two, »

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Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Outkast Announced as Headliners of Life is Beautiful Festival!

23 June 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Life is Beautiful festival made a splash in its first year, and now it's coming back bigger and better for year two! Kanye West, Outkast, Foo Fighters, Skrillex, and more are among the headliners announced today. The festival also brings together an incredible array of celebrity chefs, inspirational figures, and artists for one unforgettable weekend in Las Vegas. Popsugar is thrilled to be a partner in this year's Life is Beautiful festival. We'll be bringing you behind-the-scenes access leading up to and from the festival. Tickets go on sale soon, but for now, soak up a lineup like no other and get ready to join us Oct. 24, 25, and 26 in downtown Las Vegas for Life is Beautiful! »

- Molly Goodson

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Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Outkast Announced as Headliners of Life is Beautiful Festival!

23 June 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Life is Beautiful festival made a splash in its first year, and now it's coming back bigger and better for year two! Kanye West, Outkast, Foo Fighters, Skrillex, and more are among the headliners announced today. The festival also brings together an incredible array of celebrity chefs, inspirational figures, and artists for one unforgettable weekend in Las Vegas. Popsugar is thrilled to be a partner in this year's Life is Beautiful festival. We'll be bringing you behind-the-scenes access leading up to and from the festival. Tickets go on sale soon, but for now, soak up a lineup like no other and get ready to join us Oct. 24, 25, and 26 in downtown Las Vegas for Life is Beautiful! »

- Molly Goodson

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A conversation with Mark Pellington (part two):

23 June 2014 9:51 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Mark Pellington needs little introduction to film fans. Getting his start working for MTV in its heyday producing interstitial promos led to music videos for such heavyweights as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails and Moby. Beginning his feature film career with the period drama Going All The Way led to atmospheric, frightening thrillers like Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies; and most recently the uplifting, earnest Henry Poole is Here and the palpably bleak I Melt With You. On top of that he’s created personal documentaries, commercials, TV pilots; and gone where his creative needs take him.

Mark graciously made time for us to have a candid conversation encompassing his recent film work; bouncing back from loss; his trust in intuition through the making of his abstract, creepy/beautiful musical film Lone, and ultimately the healing and cathartic rewards of the creative process.  Some of »

- Adam Barnick

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Foo Fighters, Outkast, Skrillex & Arctic Monkeys to Headline the New Orleans Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

23 June 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] New Orleans, June 19, 2014 -- Returning for another legendary Halloween weekend in New Orleans, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience revealed today the 2014 line-up with Grammy Award®-winning and nominated headliners including Foo Fighters, Outkast, Skrillex and Arctic Monkeys. New Orleans' City Park will once again play host to the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience from Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2014 as the festival celebrates its 16th year as one of the premier music events in North America. The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, one of the world's leading live entertainment companies. Over the past 16 years, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has built a reputation for drawing some of the biggest names in music to New Orleans. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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A conversation with Mark Pellington (part one):

20 June 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Mark Pellington needs little introduction to film fans. Getting his start working for MTV in its heyday producing interstitial promos led to music videos for such heavyweights as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails and Moby. Beginning his feature film career with the period drama Going All The Way led to atmospheric, frightening thrillers like Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies; and most recently the uplifting, earnest Henry Poole is Here and the palpably bleak I Melt With You. On top of that he’s created personal documentaries, commercials, TV pilots; and gone where his creative needs take him.

Mark graciously made time for us to have a candid conversation encompassing his recent film work; bouncing back from loss; his trust in intuition through the making of his abstract, creepy/beautiful musical film Lone, and ultimately the healing and cathartic rewards of the creative process.  Some of »

- Adam Barnick

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First Look: Mark Pellington’s “Lone”

19 June 2014 6:18 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Amidst a rush of ominous sound design, our first glimpse of the mostly parched, largely abandoned world in Lone is the charred skeleton of a house, viewed through what feels like a vortex. If it’s a memory, it’s hidden in a swirl of information and pain and we will have to dig deeper and travel far before we can return to it and gain a clearer understanding of what’s in front of us. This seems the journey of the viewer as well as  singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe’s spirit-self in this new musical film, from director Mark Pellington(Arlington Road, The Mothman Prophecies, I Melt With You, music videos for Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Springsteen, Nin, Demi Lovato, Moby, Alpha Rev).

Lone is a 52-minute moving painting; it exists in its own cinematic world, while dipping its toes in both experimental film and music video territory. Incorporating »

- Adam Barnick

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Determined Fans Force Foo Fighters Concert Into Existence

15 June 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | newser.com | See recent newser news »

The Foo Fighters say they'll be playing an upcoming show in Richmond, Virginia—but this isn't your average concert. This show was completely organized and funded by fans. It all began a couple months ago when Richmond Foo Fighters fans began brainstorming ways to bring the band to town, where it hasn't played in more than 15 years. The fans, headed up by self-proclaimed megafan Andrew Goldin, launched a Crowdhoster site with the goal of selling out a Foo Fighters concert that didn't yet exist. After they raised more than their goal of $70,000, the Foo Fighters tweeted at »

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Foo Fighters to Play Crowdfunded, Fan-Requested Richmond Show

14 June 2014 8:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Earlier this year, four Foo Fighters fans in Richmond, Virginia, noticed that their favorite band hadn't played in their hometown — and frontman Dave Grohl's home state — since 1998. Intent upon changing that, they decided to wage a campaign to bring them back. Photos Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony But what the quartet solicited wasn't signatures for a petition — it was ticket sales. Using crowdfunding site Crowdtilt, the four — Andrew Goldin, Brig White, John McAdorey, and Lucas Krost — rallied Richmond residents to buy tickets to an as-yet imaginary show, figuring that

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- Devon Maloney, Billboard

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Foo Fighters agree to play crowd-funded Virginia show

14 June 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A lot of bands say they listen to their fans, but the Foo Fighters really do listen to their fans. Dave Grohl and the band announced that the will play a show in Richmond, Virginia that was funded entirely by local fans, according to Rolling Stone. A Crowdhoster campaign was launched in March with the goal of selling 1,400 tickets at $50 a pop in an attempt to convince the band to return. The campaign ultimately raised over $70,000, and got the attention of the band, who confirmed that they'll perform, tweeting, "See ya soon…let's have a good time." It will be their first show in Richmond since 1998. The location and date for the upcoming show will soon be announced. "Rather than waiting, and waiting and waiting for our favorite band to come to us, we're making it happen," read the original mission statement. "We're selling tix to a Foo Fighters concert »

- Dave Lewis

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Iggy Azalea Disses Lorde's Nirvana Tribute: 'She's Not Kurt Cobain's Peer'

9 June 2014 7:07 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Iggy Azalea takes shots at Lorde.

Though 17-year-old Lorde's tribute performance with the surviving members of Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 10 was generally met with positive reviews, at least one fellow chart-topper is not a fan.

Fancy singer Iggy Azalea.

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Iggy, 24, covers this week's Billboard magazine, where she doesn't hold back on her thoughts on Lorde's much talked-about Nirvana cover of All Apologies.

"Nothing against her, but I think when you're doing a tribute to someone that's dead, generally it should be the person's peer," she told the magazine. "Lorde is not Kurt Cobain's peer. No matter if she killed the performance or not, I just don't think it's appropriate."

Though clearly, Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doesn't feel the same.

"When I first heard Royals it was sandwiched between all of that other stripper pop," he told Rolling »

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Mastodon drops 'Chimes at Midnight' ahead of new 'Once More 'Round the Sun' album release

3 June 2014 3:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Mastodon has shown two very different sides with the two song releases thus far for forthcoming album "Once More 'Round the Sun." There's the more melodic, mass consumer bent on "High Road," and then there's today's "Chimes at Midnight." The latter chomps a bit deeper, hits a bit heavier, and is representative of how fans may see this album meander more than their used to. This is not a bad thing. The most progressive sounds from the metal band have been exorcised on "Crack the Skye," their more bounding, commercial licks like on the "Jonah Hex" soundtrack and on 2011's "The Hunter." After a couple listens to "Once More..." there is just an expanse that even veers into (dare I say it?) glam. All the while, Brent Hinds' voice is in snarling, excellent form and drummer Brann Dailor is still a godd*mned monster. Veteran producer Nick Raskulinecz -- yup, »

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HBO Goes Into the Studio With the Foo Fighters in New Documentary Series (Video)

2 June 2014 2:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

During a special presentation of the 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, HBO premiered a teaser trailer for documentary series, “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways.” Also read: Foo FightersDave Grohl Directing Doc Series on Band's New Album and Historic Road Trip The series will follow the band to eight cities where they found inspiration and recorded songs for their eighth album. The currently untitled album is set for a November release. “You can tie all these people and places together with these sonic highways,” lead singer Dave Grohl said in the trailer. Also »

- Alex Lee

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Watch: Foo Fighters Docuseries ‘Sonic Highways’ Gets Teaser

1 June 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Foo Fighters fans have a lot to look forward to this year: the band’s 20th anniversary, their upcoming eighth studio album and, now, an HBO docuseries.

HBO released the first teaser for the Foo Fighters/Dave Grohl docuseries and revealed its title, “Sonic Highways,” on Saturday. The series will follow the band as they travel across the country to record at eight legendary studios, conducting interviews with musicians along the way and chronicling the cities’ musical roots.

“It all started with the idea of recording at different studios all over the country,” says Grohl’s voiceover in the trailer. “Doing something to make it new. You can tie all of these people and places together with these sonic highways. This is a musical map of America.”

Grohl will host and direct. He also directed the 2013 Sundance documentary “Sound City,” which inspired the docuseries. It followed the history of the »

- Alex Stedman

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