Jack White’s documentary series American Epic will tell the story of artists and talent scouts who began recording blues music across the U.S. in the 20’s.
A “four-part television event,” the series is a co-production between White, Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett. The series collected over 20 film festival official selection honors worldwide.
White says: “A lot of these songs changed the world. They changed popular music and popular culture around the world for the last 100 years.” White’s views are echoed by Redford – who narrates, and Elton John, who calls it “an important cultural document.”
American Epic will premiere on PBS May 16. The documentary is accompanied by The American Epic Sessions, a film featuring new performances by contemporary musicians, using century-old equipment. Guests include White, John, Beck, Willie Nelson, the late Merle Haggard, Taj Mahal, and the Alabama Shakes – who described the experience as “one of the coolest things we’ve ever done.”
A 100-song box set of archive recordings and some from the new sessions will hit stores May 12, in collaboration between Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings and White’s Third Man Records. A book, American Epic: The First Time America Heard Itself, will be released by Touchstone May 2.
I Can’t Complain
Same Old House
Before It Begins
Prelude Of Progress
Ode To AI
Morrisey And The Wormhole
Peace Of Mind
Hydrogen Skyline’s new song- Dropping Names
Fans will be able to go inside the world of Gorillaz with a new app that will also let you preview their new album, Humanz, due out April 28th. The free app is available for download now through the App Store and Google Play.
“Step inside the hallowed halls of the Gorillaz house, won’t you?” Reads the intro “For the very first time, all your pressing questions will be answered – where does Noodle find her inner chakra? What does 2D do on his time off from being a world famous frontman? When will Russel take his vibe to the streets? And what, exactly, is in the forbidden depths of Murdoc’s lair?”
A press release describes it as a “mixed reality” app, with a “unique blend of real world, AR, VR and 360 environments.” According to Pitchfork, the app uses your smartphone camera to “superimpose elements from their recent music videos into the user’s surroundings.” The trailer above shows a group of rooms — including their Kong Studios and home full of musical instruments and pictures of Liberace and Richard Pryor on the walls — where users can interact with the band.
Additionally, those who download it will have access to the Humanz House Party — a worldwide listening event serving as the premiere of Humanz. A press release says that “the Humanz House Party will be the largest ever geo-specific listening experience bringing people together across 500 locations, from Tokyo to Santiago.”
The app is just one of several projects the band has in development in the coming months as members Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett discussed a 10-episode TV series, presumably about the animated exploits of the band members’ alter egos.
Hewlett also noted that this is not the first time someone has tried to develop an animated Gorillaz project; the band previously explored the idea of a movie with DreamWorks at one point, but it was ultimately scrapped because, as Hewlett said, “it was too dark to spend a couple of hundred million dollars on.” Whether this means the upcoming series will be lighter and/or cheaper, remains to be seen — but given Albarn’s comments regarding the inspiration behind the new album, fans probably shouldn’t expect it to be overly family-friendly…
“It’s the worst-case scenario. How would you feel that night? Let’s make a party record about the world going f—ing nuts.”
The promotional campaign for Humanz also includes an innovative partnership with Sonos, whose Playbase soundbar is being used for audiovisual installations, called Gorillaz Spirit Houses. The first of Spirit House is scheduled to open in New York later this month.
Sublime will be very busy in the coming months…
For Record Store Day 2017 (April 22), Sublime will re-release Badfish on vinyl. They’ve also partnered with a brewer to create their own craft beer and they’ve announced plans for a pair of movies.
The brew is in honor of the 25th anniversary of their debut album, 40oz. to Freedom. The beer, which is named after that record, will be produced by San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Company and is reportedly a Mexican-style lager. Further reports suggest that it will first be available in limited-edition 40-ounce containers in select locations and will then be sold nationwide in 12-oz. cans.
“It doesn’t taste like anything else,” drummer Bud Gaugh said. “The flavor is great and it has a craft beer flare with a true Mexican lager taste. This is the one!”
Troy Holmes, Bradley Nowell’s widow, said. “Being a beer lover, I’m so proud to partner with an elite world-class brewery like AleSmith and I know Sublime fans will absolutely love it! Like Bradley sang [in “40oz. to Freedom”], ‘That second beer was such a turn-on.’”
The band is also working on an authorized documentary about their history. Gaugh, Holmes and bassist Eric Wilson, are currently in “advanced negotiations” with a studio to create the biopic.
Badfish featured a pair of songs found on 40oz. to Freedom, the title track and “Don’t Push,” two live recordings (“Untitled Dub” and a cover of Bad Religion‘s “We’re Only Gonna Die”) and “Roots of Creation.”
Daveigh Chase, who played Samara Morgan in The Ring back in 2002 has been arrested after reportedly “Dumping a dying man outside of an LA hospital in the early hours of the morning.”
Chase, who is now 26, was reportedly hanging out with the man during the early hours of Feb. 15, before she left him at the hospital’s door and fled the scene.
Police ran her name and found an outstanding traffic warrant out against her, leading to her arrest Wednesday.
Chase was arrested for the warrant, not because the man died.
More info available at http://www.tmz.com/2017/02/23/daveigh-chase-the-ring-questioned-friend-death/
The Foo Fighters have announced tour dates! Unfortunately, the only American date (So far…) is BottleRock in Napa Valley California. The full list is available on their website FooFighters.com If any Colorado dates are announced, we will be the first to let you know! Keep yourself in the loop with all of the latest concert news via the RXP concert calendar 1039rxp.com/concert-calendar
Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has just announced that his next solo album, an LP entitled West Coast Town, will be released April 14th.
Hear the title track below. (Fair warning, it’s not at all what we’re used to from The Foo Fighters… It sounds very country…)
Chris Shiflett, West Coast Town Track Listing
1. “Sticks & Stones”
2. “West Coast Town”
3. “Goodnight Little Rock”
4. “Room 102″
5. “The Girl’s Already Gone”
6. “Blow Out the Candles”
7. “I’m Still Drunk”
9. “Tonight’s Not Over”
10. “Still Better Days”
Read More: Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett Announces ‘West Coast Town’ Solo LP | http://diffuser.fm/chris-shiflett-foo-fighters-west-coast-town/?trackback=tsmclip
I Can’t Complain
Peace of Mind
Same Old House
Okay, so there are no official reports…Yet… But the Smashing Pumpkins are trending like crazy online with reports that they are set to reunite under their original lineup of Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlain, and D’arcy Wretzky! We’ll be the first to let you know when they make an official announcement regarding a reunion!
Always keep yourself up to date with the latest news from all of your favorite bands right here at 1039rxp.com
We’ve attached 3 different versions below for your viewing “pleasure”
Taco Bell has a chalupa with a shell made out of fried chicken., aptly named the “Naked Chicken Chalupa”… It has only been available in California, and Missouri but will be released nationwide January 26th. Some love the idea, some feel it is crossing the line in an already unhealthy fast food industry. We’ve attached video reviews below. Tell us what you think in the comments. Will you try the Naked Chicken Chalupa?
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! THESE PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS!!
The Foo Fighters may be working on a new album after all…
The band is set to headline this year’s BottleRock Festival in May, and in an interview about booking the Foos for the festival, organizer Dave Graham hinted that it could be their only U.S. concert this year — because they’ll be in the studio.
“Dave Grohl was here in 2013 for the festival and he had a chance to experience it. We ended up connecting with Taylor Hawkins, their drummer, last year. We had him on the Culinary Stage and ended up befriending him and his wife, who loved BottleRock,” Graham said in an interview with the Napa Valley Register. “Their main agent was also at the festival last year and had a chance to experience it. He became very comfortable with it, what it’s about, how it’s run. The Foo Fighters are in the studio all next year recording a new album and BottleRock may be their only show in 2017 in North America.”