December 12, 2012 |
How's this for rock history in the making? Paul McCartney is expected to front a Nirvana reunion tonight, according to a flurry of online reports. McCartney will reportedly step in for late frontman Kurt Cobain as surviving members of the pioneering grunge band reunite for Wednesday night's Sandy relief concert at New York's Madison Square Garden. The 70-year-old Beatles icon is said to have been secretly working with Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic following a recent studio session, according to The Sun . THE ENVELOPE: Grammy Awards 2013 Cobain and Novoselic formed Nirvana in the late 1980s, with Grohl joining as drummer in 1990.
December 12, 2012 |
Just in time for its upcoming reunion tour, Fleetwood Mac announced Wednesday that it's preparing a lavish reissue of "Rumours," the 1977 album that launched the group to superstardom and spawned such FM-radio staples as " Don't Stop ," " Go Your Own Way " and " Dreams . " Due out Jan. 29 from Rhino Records, the set will hit stores in two editions, one "expanded" and the other "deluxe," according to a statement. The former is to include the original album, live recordings from Fleetwood Mac's 1977 tour and unreleased outtakes from the "Rumours" sessions; the latter will tack on more outtakes, a "making-of" documentary and a copy of the album on 140-gram vinyl.
December 12, 2012 |
After a hearty "1, 2, 3, 4!" Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band dived into "Land of Hope of Dreams," in which the rocker opened "121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief" on an inspiring note, singing: Leave behind your sorrows Let this day be the last Tomorrow there'll be sunshine And all this darkness past As he's beein doing on his Wrecking Ball tour, Springsteen segued into a snippet of Curtis Mayfield's gospel-soaked...
December 11, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Arrow: Oliver (Stephen Amell) learns that Moira and Thea (Susanna Thompson, Willa Holland) stopped celebrating Christmas after he and his father disappeared, so he decides to throw a holiday party. Colin Donnell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne and David Ramsey also star in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Border Wars: This new episode heads for the Texas-Mexico border, where federal and local law enforcement recruit the best and the brightest to help stem the flow of drugs into the U.S. (9 p.m. National Geographic)
November 27, 2012 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Maybe the Rolling Stones should work up Chuck Berry's “Reelin' and Rockin' ” -- the proto-rock hit in which the singer keeps checking his watch -- now that the group may be facing a fine of more than $300,000 for breaking the local curfew Sunday at their 50th anniversary gig in London. The show was scheduled to wrap at 10:30 p.m., but Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood continued playing encores until 11:05 p.m., according to the Sun newspaper in London.
November 1, 2012 |
Money couldn't buy him love, but it could buy him an Aston Martin. A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 originally owned by former Beatle Paul McCartney sold Wednesday at an auction in London at the hammer price of $496,613. The hammer price is what an auctioned item sells for before any fees or commissions. According to RM Auctions, the Canadian company that held the auction, McCartney ordered the car during the summer of 1964 and owned it for six years. In that time, the Beatle is believed to have put some 40,000 miles on the car, and a 1967 Time magazine profile said "Bachelor Paul" "is a movie addict, loves 'the look of London,' and tools around town in a spiffy blue Aston Martin DB5. " Photos: Sir Paul McCartney's Aston Martin DB5 The DB5 was the first Aston Martin that McCartney purchased and was ordered in the Sierra blue paint you see here.
October 31, 2012 |
Those looking for an escape from the grim realities of Sandy could find it on "The Voice" on Tuesday night, which steadily chugged along toward the conclusion of its Knockout rounds. There was comfort to be found in its predetermined outcome and painstaking progress. One by one, each coach paired up his or her singers, two by two, and coached them through one more song - of the contestant's own choosing - in order to cut his or her team in half ahead of next week's live shows. On Monday night, as the storm raged and power flickered and went out in many wind- and water-ravaged areas, Teams Adam and CeeLo were trimmed down to their fighting weight.
October 29, 2012 |
Paul McCartney tells interviewer David Frost in a program set to air in November that Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles, reinforcing the position that John Lennon often took in the years before his death in 1980. “She certainly didn't break the group up, the group was breaking up,” McCartney told Frost in an interview coinciding roughly with the Beatles' 50th anniversary this year. (Ringo Starr joined the band in August 1962, which cemented the lineup that would soon be the focus of the pop music world, and in October 1962 the Fab Four released its first single, “Love Me Do.”)
October 2, 2012 |
Lovers of Beatles music and lore have a treat in store at tonight's screening in Hollywood of singer-songwriter Seth Swirsky's endearing new documentary “Beatles Stories,” in which he interviewed dozens of people about their interactions with the Fab Four. The interviewees run from pop and rock stars (Brian Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Graham Nash, Donovan, the Moody Blues' Justin Hayward, Davy Jones of the Monkees, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, Jackie DeShannon) to friends, associates and rank-and-file fans who had chance encounters with one or more of the group's members.
October 1, 2012 |
PARIS -- Stella McCartney showed her spring-summer 2013 collection at the glorious rococo-style Opera Garnier on Monday morning during Paris Fashion Week. But the clothing on the runway couldn't have been more different from the gilded environs. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The scene: Proud papa Paul McCartney was front row, as he always is, along with M.I.A., Jerry Seinfeld and Kate Moss. The look: Masculine-meets-feminine sportswear. Down to earth but special.