Members of Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and the Strokes formed a one-shot indie supergroup
They named themselves the Pop All Star Band to perform at the third annual Pop Vs. Jock charity basketball game held during the Pop Montréal festival.
The band, which features Arcade Fire’s Win and Will Butler and Régine Chassagne, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture, played during halftime.
The game itself, featured the musicians playing for Team Pop alongside former NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Brent Barry and led by Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs as captain. Their competitors, Team Jock, was made up of past and present college players from the McGill and Concordia basketball teams.
All proceeds from the event go toward DJ Sports Club, a nonprofit that offers programs in sports and education to local youth in Montréal.
Trent Reznor has posted a preview of the Gone Girl soundtrack online.
David Fincher’s film adaptation of the novel Gone Girl will be released in two weeks, but Reznor has given fans a chance to experience the sound of the film early.
Fincher gave the two composers for the Gone Girl soundtrack. He said, “Think about the really terrible music you hear in a spa, the way that it artificially tries to make you feel like everything’s OK. And then imagine that sound starting to curdle and unravel.”
You can listen to the preview on the Nine Inch Nails website.
Will Ferrell and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith joined together on a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Woman.”
The pair were part of the supergroup called “I Pissed My Pants”, which also included Brandi Carlile, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, and Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band.
The performance took place Friday during Ferrell’s Cancer for College benefit at Seattle’s University of Washington campus.
The group also performed the Rolling Stones’ 1968 classic “Jumpin Jack Flash” without Ferrell.