Posts Tagged ‘documentary’


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.

Nick Cave goes solo for string of UK shows

Nick Cave has announced a rare solo tour of Europe that will see him play five UK concerts next spring.

Metallica issue Lords Of Summer vinyl

Metallica’s The Lords Of Summer will make its vinyl debut on November 28.

Elephant 6 Documentary Seeking Funds

The people behind a documentary about the Elephant 6 Recording Company – the collective of musicians founded by members of the Olivia Tremor Control, the Apples in Stereo and Neutral Milk Hotel in the early Nineties – is seeking funds to finish their film via crowdfunding. The documentary, A Place We Have Been To: A Film Featuring the Elephant 6 Recording Co. , features interviews with many of the musicians in the collective.

Yusuf Islam Cancels First New York Show in 35 Years Over Ticket Scalping

Yusuf Islam, the singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, joined Pearl Jam, Tom Waits and Metallica in trying to subvert the multibillion-dollar ticket-scalping business Tuesday, abruptly canceling his first New York City show in 35 years due to “extortionate tickets prices already being listed on some websites,” as he wrote on his official site. Cat Stevens’ Road to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “I have been a longtime supporter of paperless tickets to my shows worldwide and avoiding scalpers,” Islam wrote in his note, announcing a new December 4th show at Tower Theatre in Philadelphia instead. (The original New York date, December 7th at the Beacon Theatre, will now take place at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center.) Many artists in recent years have switched to paperless ticketing, forcing fans to show identification at the box office; this process is generally reliable in staving off scalpers, brokers and subverting the resale marketplace. However, New York passed a state law in 2010 requiring tickets to be transferrable

Sound City Studios Owner Tom Skeeter Dead at 82

Tom Skeeter, owner of the legendary Sound City Studios celebrated in Dave Grohl’s 2013 documentary Sound City , has died at the age of 82. Sound City Studios shared the news over Facebook on Saturday. Q&A: Dave Grohl on His ‘Sound City’ Doc and Taking Risks in Music “We lost our main man, Tommy Skeeter this week,” the post read.

Watch Eric Church Preview the Outsiders Tour — Exclusive Video

When Eric Church was putting together his Outsiders World Tour, launching September 11th in Bossier City, Louisiana, he took the trek’s title to heart. He developed an unconventional new stage, threw out a regular setlist and enlisted not populist radio stars as support acts, but genre-crossing rebels with a certain…

Neil Young launches attack on big business

Neil Young has released a live version of his new track Who’s Gonna Stand Up.

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