September 6, 2013 |
Another day, another cryptic rune of Arcade Fire album release news. The Canadian rock band has been ever-so-slowly releasing morsels related to its much-anticipated new album "Reflektor. " What do we know for sure? It's out Oct. 29 on Merge Records, and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem helped on production duties. The title-track single will make rounds Monday at 9 p.m., with a video directed by Anton Corbijn. But a minor storm of new details popped up Thursday. As Pitchfork noted , an image of what looks like a new 12-inch single from the band has been circulating in indie-music-store circles, accompanied by a map of record stores on a site thereflektors.com (though it's not officially confirmed the band's behind it)
October 19, 2012 |
Wilson Pickett sang it, and now you can do it - wait 'til the midnight hour. The wicked Pickett, pictured in a 1966 photo by William "PoPsie" Randolph with a pre-fame Jimi Hendrix and another ace guitarist, Cornell DuPree, was singing about action in the boudoir in his 1965 hit, “In the Midnight Hour.” We're talking about looking at pictures this weekend at the Annenberg Space for Photography. PHOTOS: 'Who Shot Rock & Roll' The Century City venue is staying open until midnight Friday and Saturday to accommodate an anticipated closing rush for “Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present.” The exhibition, organized by the Brooklyn Museum, features the work of more than 100 photographers, including Diane Arbus, Ed Colver, Anton Corbijn, Henry Diltz, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz and Linda McCartney.
February 4, 2014 |
Six years ago, Philip Seymour Hoffman was nominated for a supporting actor Academy Award for "Charlie Wilson's War. " He attended the nominees luncheon, a swank gathering at the Beverly Hilton, whose dress code is just one notch below that of the attire seen on the red carpet for the actual Oscars. But Hoffman, a consummate actor known for an unkempt look off-screen, wore a suit so rumpled it looked like he had slept in it. And smack in the middle of his dress shirt was a giant stain - and that was before he took a bite to eat. Fast-forward to last month's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where Hoffman was promoting two of his new films, "A Most Wanted Man" and "God's Pocket.
May 20, 2013 |
Former President Clinton visited Colombia last week, meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos while visiting Cartagena, where Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro showed him around the city in an electric taxi. Then Clinton took time out to visit with Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez , 86. Marquez has been said to be suffering from dementia. Last summer, his brother, Jaime Garcia Marquez, announced that cancer treatments the writer had undergone hastened a memory decline.
April 18, 1999 |
The grass-roots effort to get U.S. rockers to help the War Child charity for Yugoslavia is bringing in an odd assortment of allies. To the initial list of independent-level punk and techno acts that signed on via New York publicist Michelle Ferguson, now add former teen-pop idol David Cassidy. The "Partridge Family" star and his wife, Sue, read about the campaign in last week's Pop Eye and came forward to offer a song they'd co-written.