News Ticker: Lady Gaga, Halls of Fame, The Doors, Michael Jackson

February 17th, 2010 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

  • Lady Gaga was the big winner’s at last night’s Brit Awards in the U.K., the BBC reports, picking up three honors — the International trophies for Female, Breakthrough and Album — and performing a tribute to designer Alexander McQueen (watch it above).

  • Bonnie Raitt will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, and Leonard Cohen and Earth, Wind and Fire will join the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. The Blues ceremony goes down May 5th in Memphis, the AP reports, and the Songwriters event is June 17th in New York.
  • When You’re Strange: A Film About the Doors, a new Tom DiCillo-directed documentary that features previously unseen archival footage of the band and is narrated by Johnny Depp, will get a limited release in theaters April 9th.
  • Brooklyn, New York’s Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station may soon get a mural commemorating its most famous moment: the filming of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video. The New York Post reports the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is searching for an artist to create a work on what’s now a blank wall at 45 Hoyt St.

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