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Rihanna Cast in Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Rihanna is returning to the big screen. Director Luc Besson, the man behind Lucy, announced via Instagram that the singer has been cast for his upcoming sci-fi movie, Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The film is set to release on July 21st, 2017. Sidebar Rihanna Talks Unfinished Album, Swift, Working With Kanye » [...]

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Kurt Cobain Beatles Cover Set for Seven-Inch Release

September 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Kurt Cobain’s haunting cover of the Beatles’ “And I Love Her,” which debuted in Brett Morgen’s documentary, Montage of Heck, will be released on seven-inch vinyl on November 20th, Stereogum reports. Sidebar Previously Unreleased Kurt Cobain Song Added to Doc » The record features a rare Cobain original, “Sappy,” on the B-side, and is scheduled to arrive two [...]

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Watch Amy Winehouse as New York Tourist in Deleted ‘Amy’ Scene

September 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

After a critically acclaimed theatrical run, the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on December 1st containing unreleased bonus footage and other special features not included in the film. The home release will be accompanied by 17 “previously unseen scenes,” as director Asif Kapadia calls them, from Winehouse’s personal archives, including this two-minute-long clip showing snippets of the singer’s pre-Back [...]

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Dr. Dre Female Assault Victim Talks N.W.A Film’s ‘Revisionist History’

August 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Dee Barnes, a journalist whom Dr. Dre attacked while still a member of N.W.A, is speaking out against the way the biopic Straight Outta Compton overlooked the assault. “Like many of the women that knew and worked with N.W.A, I found myself a casualty of Straight Outta Compton’s revisionist history,” she wrote in an article [...]

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Watch Florence and the Machine’s Brooding, Melodramatic Short Film

July 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Watch Florence and the Machine’s brooding two-part video for new songs “Queen of Peace” and “Long Lost” Cassandra Hannagan/Getty Florence Welch ramps up the melodrama in “Queen of Peace/Long Lost,” a 10-minute short film paired to two tracks from her recent LP, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. The latest installment of Welch’s “Odyssey” saga, created with [...]

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Frank Zappa Documentary by Alex Winter Starts Production

July 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The Zappa Family Trust has given its approval to a new documentary about the original Mother of Invention, Frank Zappa. The film is in the early stages of development and will likely come out in 2017, according to Variety. Sidebar 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time » Director Alex Winter, whose early acting roles [...]

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YG Shot Three Times at Los Angeles Recording Studio

June 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Rapper YG was shot three times in the hip on Friday at a Los Angeles recording studio. The incident happened around 1:45 a.m. local time at Studio City, TMZ reports, citing law enforcement. A friend of the Compton rapper drove him to a nearby hospital; when police arrived and attempted to interview YG, he was reportedly “very [...]

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Hear Eminem’s Hard-Hitting ‘Southpaw’ Song ‘Phenomenal’

June 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

After Eminem spent weeks teasing his new track “Phenomenal” by dropping snippets and scoring a recent Beats by Dre commercial, the rapper finally premiered the hard-hitting cut at midnight Monday night. The song will appear on the soundtrack of the upcoming boxing drama Southpaw and shares many of the film’s themes of resilience and revival. “Phenomenal” also makes [...]

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Paul McCartney Pens ‘Seven or Eight’ New Songs for Animated Film

May 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Paul McCartney has penned seven or eight new songs for an upcoming animated feature he’s producing titled High in the Clouds, based on the children’s book McCartney co-authored in 2005. News of McCartney’s new music comes in a Deadline story about a troubled production company called RGH Entertainment that’s been tasked with creating a “sizzle reel” for High [...]

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Tupac Shakur Video Director Seeking Funds for Rapper Biopic

May 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

A filmmaker who was with Tupac Shakur at the time he was shot is now seeking funds to make a movie about the rapper’s final week. Director Gobi M. Rahimi – who helmed the music videos for “I Ain’t Mad at Cha” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” among others – wants to raise $300,000 [...]

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