Posts Tagged ‘documentary’


‘Back to the Future’ Gets 30th Anniversary Screenings With Live Orchestra

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future next year, Universal Pictures will rerelease the 1985 Michael J. Fox time-travel classic with live orchestration. According to Variety , the film will be screened in various venues around the world without the score, so that a live orchestra could perform Alan Silvestri’s Academy Award–nominated music. The orchestra will also perform 15 minutes of new music that the composer wrote specifically for the engagements


Neil Diamond Shines On

Neil Diamond: Melody Road (Capitol) For someone who has left such an imprint in popular music, Neil Diamond might be expected to be in his gracefully petering out phase: A few scattered recordings, released less and less frequently, issued more to prove that it all can still be done, that he’s still got it , before the inevitable, terminal fade. But. Here’s his first album of new studio material in six years, produced by Don Was and Jackknife Lee and featuring a hefty number of musicians old, young, and similarly skilled, and—well—a bunch of brand new Neil Diamond songs. They are well played, they are catchy—most of his best songs have been incredibly catchy—they don’t drone off into dullsville, and Diamond’s voice is remarkable.

David Bowie, Neil Young Plan Record Store Day Black Friday Offerings

Record Store Day will continue its Black Friday tradition this year with a smattering of limited releases from big groups and cult bands. Most notable among them are David Bowie’s brand new song “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)” – which is backed with another new tune “‘Tis a Pity She’s a Whore” – and the continuation of Neil Young’s Official Release Series , which includes remastered vinyl reissues of his LPs On the Beach , Time Fades Away , Tonight’s the Night and Zuma . All of the releases, a list of which is available at, will be available at select independent record stores, also listed on that site, on November 28th. Inside the Hit ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Soundtrack Other noteworthy releases include a cassette pressing of the soundtrack Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (as it appeared in the movie), a mono repressing of the Beatles’ Long Tall Sally seven-inch, Faith No More’s first single in more than 15 years (“Motherfucker”), Metallica’s “Lords of Summer” 12-inch, which contains two versions of the song and a laser etching, and St.

The Kids Were Alright: One of the Who’s Greatest, Earliest Bootlegs Turns 50

Considering the Who are one of the finest live bands in rock & roll history, it’s almost scandalous how few of their classic performances have received an official release. There is, of course, 1970’s vaunted Live at Leeds , a nice compilation of BBC recordings that spans 1965 to 1973, and the underrated Houston ’75 gig that turned up on DVD a few years ago. Unfortunately, that’s about it.


Pearl Jam Celebrate ‘Yield’, Tom Petty’s Birthday at Milwaukee Gig

Over the weekend, Pearl Jam shocked fans in Moline, Illinois by performing their 1996 album No Code in order and in its entirety for the first time. After a normal, 30-plus-song Pearl Jam concert in St. Paul, Minnesota on Sunday, the band had yet another surprise in store at their Monday night gig in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An (almost) full album performance of 1998’s Yield , with the band tweeting a photo of the setlist as proof. 15 Insanely Great Pearl Jam Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know According to the band’s official message board, the first hint that Pearl Jam were up to something was when the Bradley Center speakers played the studio version of  Yield ‘s odd minute-long “Red Dot” song as they walked on the stage.

Foo Fighters get Something From Nothing

Foo Fighters have released the first full song from their upcoming album.

“Left Behind” Opens As No. 1 Box Office Indie Film (JLM)

10.06.14 – Starring Nicolas Cage…


Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Blasts ‘Biased’ Documentary

Genesis’ classic The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway era lineup reunited on October 2nd to attend the red carpet premiere of Genesis: Together and Apart , a BBC documentary that focuses on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame prog-turned-pop rock band’s history. The film also ventures into the solo careers of Genesis’ Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Steve Hackett, but the latter is apparently unhappy about the amount of screen time his work garnered, Ultimate Classic Rock reports. The guitarist, who departed Genesis in 1977, aired his grievances about the otherwise well-received documentary. Thirty Years of Genesis in Photos “It’s certainly a biased account of Genesis history and totally ignores my solo work.


Roger Waters Reminds Curious Fans: ‘I Am Not Part of Pink Floyd’

Founding Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters left the group bitterly in 1985 and famously sued his ex-bandmates at the time for wishing to carry on with the group’s name, but some of his fans appear to have forgotten this. The singer-songwriter has issued a note on Facebook to remind his fans that, while Pink Floyd are indeed issuing their first record in 20 years – the instrumental record  The Endless River – he had no role in making it. Fall Music Preview 2014: 25 Must-Hear Albums “Some people have been asking Laurie, my wife, about a new album I have coming out in November,” Waters wrote. “Errhh?


Antemasque Thrash Around in Live Video for ‘In the Lurch’

Antemasque, the new project from former members of The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In, continue to prep for the official release of their debut album with a live video of their prog-rock track “In the Lurch,” to which Flea contributed earlier this year. Obscured slightly by the band’s signature logo, frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala, guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López, bassist (and Omar’s brother) Marcel Rodriquez-Lopez and drummer Dave Elitch jam in an energetic, grainy grayscale video that breathes new life into the band’s punk leanings. Q&A: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez on At the Drive-In’s Dramatic Reunion Rodríguez-López produced the video, which was shot in August during the band’s west coast tour. Their debut LP, Antemasque , was self-released earlier this year on Rodríguez-López’s label Nadie Sound and available for purchase through Bandcamp before being pulled from the site. The band is slated to re-release the album in October.


Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Video to Live Again as 3-D Film

Michael Jackson’s 14-minute music video for “Thriller” will be getting revived in 3-D next year, now that the clip’s director, John Landis, has settled a legal dispute with the singer’s estate. Although he is still working out specifics, the filmmaker hopes to release the video – which was the most expensive clip of its time and was rated the greatest video of all time by Rolling Stone readers – on Blu-ray and even in theaters, according to the New York Daily News . 12 Thrilling Facts About Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ About six months before Jackson’s death in 2009, Landis filed a lawsuit accusing the singer of “fraudulent, malicious and oppressive conduct” with regard to the “Thriller” video, according to E! Online. Landis was seeking 50 percent of the net profits of the video, which, at the time, was rumored to be in the neighborhood of $1 million


Fleetwood Mac Reunite With Christine McVie at Golden Minneapolis Show

Sixteen years of domestic life in the English countryside, playing with her dogs and baking cookies – that was apparently quite enough for Christine McVie. The singer and keyboardist rejoined Fleetwood Mac earlier this year, and, at 71, she’s touring with her old band – singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, singer Stevie Nicks, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie – for the first time since 1997. Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Fleetwood Mac Songs Fleetwood Mac have been on the road plenty in the past few years. But fans have craved a reunion of the lineup that first cohered in 1974 and went on to record that best-selling classic of tuneful romantic turmoil, Rumours . McVie’s bandmates, apparently, felt the same way: Nicks in particular had lobbied for McVie’s return, making onstage pleas and sending emails.

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