Hardcore legend Ian MacKaye explains how Woodstock and an unexpected house guest helped lay the foundation for his love of music in this new excerpt from Eric Spitznagel’s new book, Rock Stars on the Record: The Albums That Changed Their Lives . The book consists of interviews with an array of artists discussing the music that influenced them most when they were kids. Along with MacKaye, the book features Laura Jane Grace, Mitski, Cherie Currie, Mac DeMarco, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Suzi Quatro and more. For MacKaye, his parents weren’t a particularly potent source of musical inspiration, though he says he did grow fond of Floyd Cramer’s “Last Date,” a “schmaltzy, instrumental piano, kind of swing jazz thing,” that exemplified his mother’s taste. Rather, MacKaye’s ears were sharpened by outside influences: A babysitter who introduced him to Jimi Hendrix; a woman living in a commune down the road from his childhood home who had James Gang and Jefferson Airplane records; and … [Read more...] about Ian MacKaye Talks ‘Woodstock’ Soundtrack Obsession in New Book Excerpt
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Priyank Sharma and Benafsha Soonawalla, who have been in the news ever since their Bigg Boss stint, surprised fans by making their relationship official in April 2020. What's more surprising was their break-up rumours! The couple had deleted their cosy pictures that they clicked together, which sparked the break-up rumours. However, it is being said that the duo is back together. As per TOI report, Priyank, who was recently spotted in a gym in Bhopal, had come to the city for a break. When they spoke to him, he said that he was there to meet Benafsha, who has been shooting in Indore and Bhopal for a project. Apparently, Priyank came to Bhopal to surprise Benafsha on Valentine's Day and then stayed back in the city for a few more days to spend some quality time with her. The two partied together with their friends. However, when Priyank was asked about his relationship with Benafsha, he preferred to stay mum. Well, looks like now, the two have decided to … [Read more...] about Priyank Sharma & Benafsha Soonawalla Are Back Together; The Actor Was With Ben On V-Day!
Hank Azaria says he’s “willing and happy” to step aside as the voice of Apu on The Simpsons , or to help transition the character into “something new,” calling it “the right thing to do, to me.” Appearing on Stephen Colbert ’s Late Show , Azaria threw out the possibility of killing off Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, one of 20-30 regular characters he says he’s voiced on the long-running animated Fox series. He’d like to see an Indian-American writer added to the show, “genuinely informing whatever new direction this character make take, including how it is voice – or not voiced,” he said. Comedian Hari Kondabolu , whose truTV documentary The Problem with Apu trigged a lot of talk on the topic when it debuted last November, tweeted thanks to Azaria, then re-tweeted thanks of others: Related Story 'The Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening Says He "Didn't Have A Problem" With White Actors Voicing Non-White Characters Thank you, @HankAzaria . I appreciate … [Read more...] about Hank Azaria Says He’s OK Scrapping ‘The Simpsons’ Apu; Critics Tweet Thanks
South by Southwest (aka SXSW ) has revealed its final round for its already robust lineup of keynotes and featured sessions. The online iteration of the SXSW conference and festival is set to take place March 16-20. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg , host New York Times podcast Together Apart Priya Parker, and Interior Chinatown author Charles Yu join the Keynote lineup that includes previously-announced sessions from political leader and game-changer Stacey Abrams as well as music icon Willie Nelson. “The three Keynote Speakers we’re announcing today are a perfect complement to our Conference lineup for SXSW Online 2021,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “Charles Yu’s amazing novel Interior Chinatown brings a completely unique perspective to the immigrant experience in the United States. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will emphasize SXSW’s continued focus on how technological innovations are transforming mobility. And no one … [Read more...] about SXSW Adds Pete Buttigieg As Keynote; Ava DuVernay, George W. Bush And More Set For Featured Sessions
No need to wait for The Snyder Cut where Netflix's Army of the Dead is concerned, as the movie has now officially been rated "R" for "strong bloody violence, gore and language throughout, some sexual content and brief nudity/graphic nudity." Pretty much everything you'd want in a zombie heist movie. With the first trailer due to hit the internet on Thursday, this should have zombie, heist and Snyder fans' excitement levels at a palpable level. Directed by Zack Snyder , from a script he wrote with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold, and based on an original story by Snyder, Army of the Dead follows a group of mercenaries who carry out a heist on a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. Led by Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista, the actor recently provided some insight into what drew him to the project, promising a lot more than just an action movie. "For me, there had to be something special about a zombie film for me to sign up," he said. "What sets us apart is … [Read more...] about Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead Is Rated-R for Gore, Nudity and a Lot of F-Bombs