Archive for November 18th, 2009

Breaking: Harper Simon

November 18th, 2009
Who: The 37-year-old son of Paul Simon, who’s casting out under his own name for the first time with his fall debut (read the RS review). Simon says the process of becoming a solo artist was a “journey of discovery” and though he was hesitant to step into the spotlight, “I realized, ‘If I don’t do this I’m going to regret it.’” Sounds Like: Simon’s self-titled debut is a gorgeous collection of vintage-sounding country-folk tunes like ...

MTV Locks Up TV Rights for Jackson’s “This Is It”

November 18th, 2009
MTV, VH1 and all the other music-related channels under the Viacom umbrella have acquired the exclusive television rights to air Michael Jackson’s concert rehearsal documentary This Is It starting in 2011. Terms of the deal were not announced, but ancillary stations like VH1 Classic, BET, Palladia and more will all be able to broadcast the film, the Los Angeles Times reports. Additionally, MTV said they’d work with Sony Pictures to help promote the release of ...

Faces May Replace Rod Stewart With Simply Red Singer for Tour

November 18th, 2009
Photo: Walter/WireImageThe surviving members of the Faces are planning to embark on a reunion tour in 2010, with or without singer Rod Stewart. Like Aerosmith, who are openly discussing replacing Steven Tyler should he depart to pursue solo opportunities, the Faces are facing facts: With Stewart planning to tour behind his new disc Soulbook into the new year, the remaining three members of the band — guitarist Ron Wood, drummer Kenney Jones and keyboardist Ian ...

News Ticker: Maroon 5, Jennifer Hudson, Bono and Wyclef Jean, Velvet Underground

November 18th, 2009
Photo:Sapp/WireImage Maroons 5 have announced they’ll be performing a New Year’s Eve show at Las Vegas’ the Pearl that will also feature a set from actor Jason Segal, who promises to perform “Dracula’s Lament” from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and more original tunes. Jennifer Hudson has been cast to play Nelson Mandela’s wife Winnie in a film about the complex wife of the South African president, Variety reports. Hudson is expected to sing in the biopic. Bono and ...