Music News 2/5/2015
Neil Young played along side… Neil Young?
In an epic late night performance years in the making, Neil Young finally played alongside… “Neil Young.” For nearly five years, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has been delivering a pitch perfect impression of the Harvest singer to Young-ify ridiculous songs like “Pants on the Ground” and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. Tuesday night, with The Tonight Show revisiting Los Angeles, Fallon’s “Young” and the actual Young, dressed exactly alike, finally collided onstage to perform a surprisingly faithful rendition of “Old Man.”
You can watch the video here — https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=H6otmy3DAK8
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BEYONCÉ is performing at the Grammys on Sunday. She’s going to be singing “Take My Hand Precious Lord” as an intro to JOHN LEGEND and COMMON’S performance of “Glory” from the “Selma” soundtrack.
KATY PERRY will also take the stage, and we can only hope that she’s bringing “Left Shark” from her Super Bowl halftime show with her.
Other performers include: Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Sam Smith, Pharrell, Usher, Miranda Lambert, AC/DC, Eric Church, and Ariana Grande.
John Legend could perform for you… for $10.00
JOHN LEGEND has a unique opportunity for everyday fans. He’s offering himself up as a PRIZE in a charity raffle. For a minimum donation of $10, you’ll get 100 chances to get him to perform a private show for you.
Each entry goes toward rebuilding the auditorium at the high school he attended in Springfield, Ohio. The contest is happening through his organization, the ‘Show Me Campaign,’ which helps impoverished youth.
He’s willing to do weddings, anniversary and birthday parties, dates, and you MIGHT get him to agree to sing in your BEDROOM. He IS a romantic after all.
In a video on his website, he says, quote, “I’m John Legend, arguably one of the most romantic people in the world. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Love is in the air, and I’m feeling very inspired to spread the love. That’s why I want to sing a private show for you.”
Music News 2/3/2015
Bob Dylan “Shadows in the Night” hits the shelves today. This is Dylan’s thirty-sixth studio album, released by Columbia Records. The album is unusual in that none of the songs are original compositions. Instead, the album consists of covers of traditional pop standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, chosen by Dylan himself.
Some various artist albums …
• “Now That’s What I Call Music 53” . . . with music by Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Meghan Trainer, Mark Ronson, Jason Derulo, and Iggy Azalea.
• “Now That’s What I Call Movies” . . . a collection of 18 songs made even more famous after being featured in a movie, like Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling”, from “Guardians of the Galaxy”, or “How Deep is Your Love” from “Saturday Night Fever”.
DVD Releases for February 3, 2015
“John Wick” featuring Keanu Reeves
“Dear White People” featuring Tessa Thompson from “Veronica Mars”
“Dracula Untold”, “Oujia”, “The Best of Me”, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”
Netflix Instant Streaming additions for February 3, 2015
“Horns” featuring Daniel Radcliffe
“Gimmie Shelter” starring Vanessa Hudgens
“Joe” starring Nicolas Cage
“Chef” featuring Jon Favreau and Sofia Vergara
“88” starring Katharine Isabelle and Christopher Lloyd
Music News for 2/2/2015
SNL 40th anniversary with an all-star lineup!
Three-hours of memories, laughter, celebrities, and maybe a few tears; mark your calendars for the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary show which will air February 15th 8 p.m. on NBC.
Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon, and Taylor Swift all forming the all-star musical roster for SNL 40!
The comedic and acting talent is equally impressive – spanning cast members both recent (Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey) and old-school (Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray), along with memorable former hosts (“Five Timers Club” veterans like Alec Baldwin, Christopher Walken and Tom Hanks).
The other familiar faces rounding out the list are Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning, Chris Rock, Garrett Morris, Andy Samberg, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Betty White, Emma Stone, Derek Jeter, Jimmy Fallon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Robert De Niro, Jerry Seinfeld, Molly Shannon and Mike Meyers.
The most surprising addition could be Murphy, whose relationship with the iconic sketch series has been rocky ever since his 1984 departure. ”It’s just timing,” the comedian-musician told News One last week, revealing his involvement with the special. “It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it. . . They’re actually having a 40th anniversary I think in two weeks. I’m going to that, and that’ll be the first time I’ve been back since I left.”
The show’s 40th anniversary will be also be honored with “Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition,” an immersive exhibit which features ”original scripts, set pieces, props, costumes, masks and interactive elements” from legendary SNL sketches. The showcase will debut at New York City’s Premier on 5th exhibition center this spring.
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