Martin Scorcese’s next film will be The Devil in the White City with Leonardo DiCaprio

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Erik Larson’s 2003 best-selling novel   “intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World’s Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death.” DiCaprio is reportedly set to play the serial killer,   Dr. By the sound of it, however, his next priority will be a film   adaptation of   The Devil in the White City starring   Leonardo DiCaprio. “One of the things that I had to stop for the past six months was my meetings on that script,” the director told the Toronto Sun. H. (Read: Martin Scorcese in …


Jack White came out of retirement to reupholster a record studio’s couch

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Legends   such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, Phil Collins, Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Cash, Robert Plant, and more have recorded in the space, which continues to be used to this day As you can see below, he took a faded maroon couch and gave it new life with a sky-blue backrest and bright-red seat cushion. As legend has it, he hid several early White Stripes vinyls within the reupholstered   furniture. (Read: The Unusual Hobbies of Your Favorite Musicians) Before: After: The project is one of the first efforts in the family’s plans   to refurbish and restore …


Sunn O))) announce 2017 tour dates

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

The   drone metal outfit’s last album was   2015’s excellent   Kannon. (Unfortunately, no large mazes are involved.) Consult the itinerary below. Commencing in March, the band’s upcoming jaunt features dates in North America — including Toronto, Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia — as well as one stop in the UK. Sunn O))) 2017 Tour Dates: 03/12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 03/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex 03/14 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre 03/15 – Montreal, QC @ La Sat 03/16 – Boston, MA @ The Coolidge 03/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knockdown Center 03/18 – …


Stream Adult Swim’s NOISE compilation, featuring Wolf Eyes, Pharmakon, Arca, more

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

BEAST – “You’ve Got Rabies On Your Breath!” 10. Today, Adult Swim celebrates the release of   its new compilation album, NOISE. SICKNESS) 02. Arca – “Bussy” 07. Hassan Khan – “CASIOTONE GIGANTJA” 16. Prurient – “Everything You Know Is Wrong” 15. NOISE Tracklist: 01. Perc – “Porthia” 12. clipping. Sadaf – “The Clinic” 06. It’s also available for free download here. MELT-BANANA – “Case D in the Test Tube” 03. Merzbow – “For Adult” 14. Dreamcrusher – “Sick World” 11. According to a press statement, the album was curated   by Adult Swim writer/producer Laura Sterritt   with the …


Martin Scorsese to technologically de-age Robert De Niro to The Godfather: Part II age for The Irishman

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Still, the idea of seeing a ’70s-era De Niro and Pacino (and maybe Joe Pesci?) squaring off is an enticing one. “We were able to film [De Niro]   and just do a scene, and we saw it come down to when he was like 20, 40, 60, so we’re looking forward to that, from that point of view, for The Irishman,” he said, adding, “Imagine seeing what De Niro looked like in The Godfather 2 days, that’s pretty much how you’re going to see him again.” Response has been mixed regarding how well similar technology was able to resurrect …


See new photos from Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, James Franco joins the cast

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Meanwhile,   Variety   is   reporting   that James Franco will have   a role in Covenant. After catching a glimpse of the movie’s freaky, Pompeii-like setting and discovering Prometheus’ Noomi Rapace will be reprising her role as Elizabeth Shaw, we’re now being treated to a few new revelations regarding Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. No word yet on if Franco will reprising his Spring Breakers role, who was conveniently named Alien. See more photos from the film below: Today, Entertainment Weekly released new still photos from the film, including one of actress   Katherine Waterston, who’s looking decidedly Ripley-esque. …


Donald Trump rescinds Andrea Bocelli’s invitation to perform at inauguration

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  However, in a new interview on CNBC, the chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee has stated that that’s no longer the case. Maybe The Donald should think about asking the Red Hot Chili Peppers? Oh, wait… Below, watch the CNBC interview about   Bocelli. Thanks very much for the offer. At the moment, the only musician still confirmed to show up at Trump’s inauguration is America’s Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho, who is expected to sing the National Anthem. You’re my friend. Earlier this month, TMZ reported that   Andrea Bocelli had been tapped to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s …


Glastonbury Festival will temporarily move in 2019 to preserve original site

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“I don’t want to lose it forever, no way.” The new location would actually allow the festival to continue without its occasional fallow year, the last of which was in 2012 (the year of the London Olympics, as it were). “I’m arranging to move the show [but] it would be a huge loss to Somerset if it went there forever,”   Eavis said, adding that the region   also gets an economic boost from Glastonbury’s existence. Typically, the festival takes a break every five years to give the land and festival organizers a breather. If the B site becomes a …


Wes Anderson secures all-star cast for new animated film Isle of Dogs

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That’s the title of Wes Anderson’s   forthcoming animated film. Joining him for this adventure will be a who’s who of familiar faces and newcomers, specifically: Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, F. Vance, Yoko Ono, and Edward Norton. Can you bark? Update: According to Variety, Fox Searchlight has acquired the rights to Isle of Dogs for a 2018 release. This morning, the acclaimed auteur announced that production has begun in London on his highly anticipated follow-up to 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Would you like to tag along? We’ve heard of …


Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese blasts “Rock & Roll Hall of Fucktardia” for excluding him

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“The members of Pearl Jam have got to know what’s the right thing to do,” he said when the nominees were announced. Over 275 shows.” “For anyone to take a stand for denying my right to be recognized, I deserve to hear how you are possibly justifying such an absolute travesty,” Abbruzzese concluded. If there is still a part of that band that remembers how hard we worked, how much blood and how much sweat … They will do the right thing.” The other RRHF inductees for the class of 2017 are Tupac Shakur, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, and …


Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon impersonate Mick Jagger in The Trip to Spain teaser — watch

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Once again, they’ll be playing sensationalized versions of themselves as they dine around Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile-La Mancha, and Andalusia. While we’re still a ways off from seeing it in America —   Sky TV will first broadcast the entire series overseas, which will then be re-edited for distribution stateside and elsewhere — they’ve teased the film with a new clip that finds Coogan and Brydon tackling a new impersonation: Mick Jagger. “She was only 16 years old…” Steve Coogan   and   Rob Brydon   are back. Watch the hilarious clip above and keep watch for …


Paul McCartney, cast of Sing do a cappella “Wonderful Christmastime” with Fallon and The Roots — watch

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Sir Paul McCartney himself showed up with a bit of the holiday spirit, joining in for the last verse and chorus. ‘Tis the season for caroling, and with his well-documented love of a good sing-along, you know Jimmy Fallon’s getting in on that action. Watch video of the jolly little rendition above. The live-action actors and their animated counterparts weren’t the only surprise singers, though. On last night’s episode of   The Tonight Show, the host and his house band, The Roots, were joined by the cast of Illumination’s animated comedy   Sing (Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth …


Yasiin Bey, a.k.a. Mos Def finally releases new album December 99th: Stream

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Local Time 05. One of those, titled December 99th, has finally been released (it was originally slated to drop on December 9th). TIDAL subscribers can stream it   here. December 99th Artwork: December 99th Tracklist: 01. Bey’s next two albums, Negus In Natural Person and As Promised, will be debuted live at The Apollo tonight, one of his four final US concerts. A second show at The Apollo scheduled for Thursday night will be streamed live on TIDAL. 02. Yasiin Bey has three new albums on the way before he officially retires   from the music and film industry. December …


Janelle Monáe talks her failed Office Depot job, Sylvan Esso perform “Radio” on Fallon — watch

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Check out the performance below. Sylvan Esso’s sophomore album is expected next year. Monáe, who stars in the new biographical drama   Hidden Figures, recounted the time she was fired from Office Depot in a brief interview with Jimmy Fallon. Later, the   synthpop duo of Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath served as the episode’s proper musical guest by rolling out a percolating rendition   of new single   “Radio”. The Tonight Show played host to not one, but two musicians on Tuesday,   Janelle Monáe   and   Sylvan Esso. Though, only one of them performed. (And yes, those …


Grouper reveals two new songs “I’m Clean Now” and “Headache” — listen

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Ideal listening material for the winter solstice, both cuts make use of a sparse guitar and are cool, atmospheric in tone. The project comes with two new songs, “I’m Clean Now” and “Headache”, and represents Harris’ first Grouper release since the 2014 album Ruins. Listen to “I’m Clean Now” via Bandcamp below, followed by a music video for “Headache”. Photo by   Nina Corcoran Christmas has come early for Grouper fans, as Liz Harris has just unveiled a surprise 7-inch titled Paradise Valley. Last year, Harris and her new dream pop outfit Helen put out their debut album, Original Faces.


Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford look badass in new photos for Blade Runner 2049

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Villeneuve directs from a script by Hampton Fancher (who wrote the original) and Michael Green (Logan,   Alien: Covenant). On Monday, we caught a glimpse of   Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming   sequel with the film’s jaw-dropping   teaser trailer, and now we have some more goodies   to mine through. Entertainment Weekly’s latest cover story is all on Blade Runner 2049, and as they’re wont to do, the publication has released a ton of photos that offer crystal clear portraits of the film’s leading stars,   Ryan Gosling   and   Harrison Ford. Below, you’ll find a number of behind-the-scenes …


Bill Murray to open a Caddyshack-themed bar in Chicago

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It looks like the actor/comedian will soon be able to host putting sessions on his own turf — that is, at his very own new   Caddyshack-themed bar in Chicago. Earlier this month,   Bill Murray swung by the White House   to play a friendly round of golf with President Obama. Back in 2001,   Carl Spackler Bill and his brothers opened up a similarly themed restaurant/bar at the World Golf Village in St. No word on whether the Caddyshack greenskeeper will bartend or hand out free drinks to Cubs fans at said watering hole, but ya never really …


Foo Fighters, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Spoon, to play Spain’s Mad Cool Festival

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We’re all well aware of Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, but just a month later, the Mad Cool Festival goes down in Madrid. But perhaps most   notably is the presence   of Spoon, which marks their first announced performance in over a year. Don’t look now, but Spain’s becoming the hotbed for incredible music festivals. Its 2017 lineup is — for a lack of better words — mad cool with acts including Foo Fighters, Green Day, Kings of Leon, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Belle and Sebastian,   Röyksopp, Alt-J, Rancid (!), Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile, Warpaint, and Wolf Alice, among others. Tickets …


NOS Primavera Sound reveals 2017 lineup: Bon Iver, Aphex Twin, Death Grips, more

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The 2017 lineup for NOS Primavera Sound   is similarly impressive with performances from Bon Iver, Aphex Twin, Justice, Run the Jewels, Death Grips, Flying Lotus, Miguel, and Angel Olsen. A week after Primavera Sound goes down in Barcelona, organizers will hold   a second festival at Porto, Portugal   between June 8th and 10th. Other confirmed acts include Japandroids, Nicolas Jaar, Skepta, Swans, Shellac, Grandaddy, Tycho, Metronomy, The Growlers, The Black Angels, Against Me!, Whitney, Royal Trux, Mitski, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Pond, Operators, Hamilton Leithauster, and more. Tickets are available through the festival’s website.


Mark Zuckerberg’s smart house is programmed to never play Nickelback

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Now in a new video, Zuckerberg has revealed what band he absolutely *never* wants Jarvis to play:   Nickelback. Previously, we found out that the computer wizard has a thing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as the AI is quick to pull up the Cali band’s funky grooves. Check out the video, featuring the vocal talents of the great Morgan Freeman, up above. Sign me up for a Jarvis, please. It’s also trained to play music, according to Zuckerberg’s tastes. In fact, if requested   to blast tunes by the Canadian outfit, Jarvis is automatically programmed to reply, “I’m …