I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City in 1964. The original line-up consisted of singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise.

The Velvet Underground & Nico was released in March 1967 through Verve Records. It was recorded in 1966 while the band was featured on Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable tour.

I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground and Nico will be released Sept. 24. As the title would indicate, it’s a track-by-track remake of the group’s 1967 debut album.

Continue reading “I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground”

In Development: Scott Weiland *Paper Heart* Biography

Dark Pictures and producer Orian Williams have picked up “Not Dead & Not for Sale,” the book Weiland wrote with author David Ritz.

The up-and-down life and career of Scott Weiland, the Stone Temple Pilots singer who died in 2015, may become the subject of a film, as a script based on his memoir has been put into development under the title “Paper Heart.”

Continue reading “In Development: Scott Weiland *Paper Heart* Biography”

Ralph Tresvant ‘A Closer Look’ Trailer

thefutoncritic.com – October 30, 2020 at 09:47AM:

A Closer Look is a music documentary series that profiles R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop artists whose song(s) have and continues to top the billboard charts and re-shape the music industry. The series will highlight the artist’s career from the beginning to present day. In the first episode, Ralph Tresvant gives a closer look at his life and career. Find out the truth behind his hiatus from New Edition, his family, and his legacy in “A Closer Look”.

Rock Hall of Fame Enlists Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Miley Cyrus and Others as Guest Stars for Virtual Induction

Music – Variety – October 8, 2020 at 11:33AM:


For its upcoming virtual induction ceremony, to be telecast on HBO Nov. 7, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced an extremely wide-ranging slew of guest stars, which is fitting, given this year’s extraordinarily eclectic cast of inductees. Dave Grohl will begin the show by introducing the class of 2020.

Continue reading

Hard-Rock Guitar Legend Eddie Van Halen Dies

Business – Deadline – October 6, 2020 at 01:59PM:


Eddie Van Halen, the self-taught guitarist for Van Halen who influenced a generation of players with his legendary licks, died today of cancer. He was 65 and had been having health problems for a number of years.. His son and bandmate, Wolfgang Van Halen, announced the news on social media: View this post on Instagram […]

Continue reading

Dawes’ ‘Good Luck With Whatever’ Is Another Lucky Strike for One of Rock’s Best Bands: Album Review

Music – Variety – October 2, 2020 at 08:55AM:


Taylor Goldsmith, frontman of the band Dawes, gives you several occasions to consider his physical or psychological age in “Good Luck With Whatever,” the group’s wonderful seventh album. He comes close to outright claiming he’s having a hard time growing up in the record’s bookending tracks. “Still Feel Like a Kid,” the raucous opener, finds […]

Continue reading

One-Day Voting Rights Album Features Unreleased Pearl Jam, Aimee Mann, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine — and Mark Ronson’s Would-Be Bond Theme

Music – Variety – October 1, 2020 at 04:50PM:


A 77-track benefit album for a voting rights organization will be released as a download on Bandcamp Friday, for just one day before it disappears — and the list of artists and previously unreleased tracks is intriguing enough to inspire a full-on onset of carpe diem. The second volume of “Good Music to Avert the […]

Continue reading

Oscars Predictions: Best Original Song – Billie Eilish Looks to Make History, Leslie Odom Jr Heading for Double Nominations?

Film – Variety – October 1, 2020 at 12:31PM:


Variety’s Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars from Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis. Following Academy Awards history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Oscar predictions are updated regularly with the current year’s contenders in all categories. Variety’s Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: […]

Continue reading