A Queen tour recorded in 1975 and supplemented with documentary footage will be released as Queen: A Night in Bohemia. The footage was shot on Christmas Eve at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Supplemental footage includes previously unseen footage of Freddie Mercury and the band, interviews and backstage clips.
Arcade Fire have released footage from their New Orleans parade which honored the life and career of their friend David Bowie. The band's Win Butler and Regina Chassagne were joined by the Preservation Jazz Hall Band and thousands of fans, many of whom were dressed in costumes from various stages of Bowie's career.
Toby Keith and Martina McBride have joined the lineup of performers paying tribute to Kris Kristofferson for the upcoming concert "The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson" which goes down at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Mar 16. Hank Williams Jr., Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Womack, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley and Willie Nelson.
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder was joined by comedians Adam Sandler and Norm MacDonald for a cover of the Who's classic "My Generation" at a comedy show hosted by Rob Schneider on Wednesday night. Sandler played acoustic guitar, while, vocally, MacDonald was unable to get much going. Vedder eventually helped out, taking over the mic.
The biggest story in the NBA this year has been the Golden State Warriors. Led by Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, the team is on pace for one of the all-time great regular seasons. They are also favorites to repeat as NBA champions, following up on an already impressive performance last year.
Taylor Swift will perform a song from her latest album 1989 to open the Grammys. Organizers did not say which song she will play. In 2013, Swift kicked off the show with her performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Swift is nominated for seven awards at the event, including Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album (1989); Record Of The Year.
T.I. says that those criticizing Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime performance are in the wrong. At the game, Bey performed her Black Power anthem, "Formation," which featured a Black Panther theme. After, a group of viewers rallied together online to put together an "Anti-Beyonce Protest" at NFL headquarters in Manhattan.
A schoolgirl from Albany, New York was late for school after watching Bruce Springsteen play for three and a half hours the night before. The girl, Isabelle Pipino, was written a note of excuse by her dad Patrick, and the Times Union picked up the letter and printed it. "To Whom It May Concern. Please excuse Isabelle's tardiness to school today," wrote Pipino.
Jon Hamm and John Legend were among the stars to give dramatic readings of the Justin Bieber cut "Sorry" for a Vanity Fair web video. The vid sees a host of celebs putting their own dramatic spin on the hit track. Others featured are Greta Gerwig, Aldis Hodge, John Krasinski, Don Cheadle, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chelsea Handler, Gabrielle Union, Zosia Mamet, Jesse Plemons, Kathryn Hahn and more.
Paul Stanley will make an appearance on Ace Frehely's upcoming album of cover songs. Frehley revealed the news in a recent radio interview and says that though they've slung a lot of mud over the years they still have a magical bond over music. "For all of the bickering, and stuff we may say about each other, we go back to a very magical time," Stanley tells KBAD.
Beyoncé recently spoke up about her recent Super Bowl performance, saying that her outfit was a tribute to the late Michael Jackson. Speaking with Extra, Bey says she used the 50th anny of the big game to honor Jacko. "It's the 50th anniversary so I gave love to my favorite performer."
Muse and Disclosure have joined the line up of Benicassim 2016. The Spanish festival goes down on the Valencian coast from July 14 through 17. Additional acts include Major Lazer, Kendrick Lamar, the 1975, the Maccabees, Jamie xx and the Chemical Brothers. Earlier this week, it was announced that Muse had been announced as the headliners.
Coat of Many Colors, the recently aired Dolly Parton biopic, will be released on DVD on May 3. The movie centered on Parton's childhood and aired on NBC in December, pulling over 13 million viewers. "I really wanted to celebrate the people, my whole family, who made me who and what I am today," Parton says in a press release.
Drake has put his promo campaign behind Views from the 6 in high gear, plastering his hometown of Toronto with billboards featuring artwork from the new album. One set of prints features a picture of the city's iconic CN Tower, while another simply reads "FOUR PLUS TWO EQUALS 6." The ad push comes ahead of Toronto's hosting of the NBA's All-Star weekend.
My Chemical Romance fronter Gerard Way has released a cover of the Carpenters' classic "Superstar." The cut is culled from the sessions of the band's third studio album The Black Parade. "This specific recording was from the day I sang 'Cancer' for the album. This track was a warm up, as I used to warm up to The Carpenters," Way wrote on Twitter.