Prince's video likeness will appear onstage April 21st with a live band at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The event, Prince: Live on the Big Screen will include video and audio of "remastered and never-before-released" material. Prince's ongtime collaborators and "very special guests" will contribute

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Young Thug released a new song in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day yesterday. On the aptly titled "MLK," Thug contemplates his rise to stardom over a Bruce-Hornsby-esque piano loop of an inspirational aspect: "I was having a dream/I was whippin' a Rolls Royce/And I bought everything that I want/Turned to Martin Luther King overnight." The song…
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How did Ray Shell get from Boston to New York? He followed the yellow brick road. Indeed, Shell's search for The Wiz (1975) brought him back home after graduating from Emerson College and touring in the national companies of Hair and The Me Nobody Knows . He found the Wiz himself, André De Shields, and frolicked in the city's downtown art scene, a veritable Oz of theater and music. 40 years after leaving New York for London, where he originated lead roles in Starlight Express (1984) and Five Guys Named Moe (1990), Shell's back in New York with a different show: his own.

When Shell brings Phoenix to Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on 22 January, he'll be coming home — literally. In the mid-'70s, he lived on Bond Street, just three blocks south of the Public's headquarters in the East Village. Shell walked untold miles in the neighborhood, from forming a punk band with Wiz vocalist Carl Weaver, to hanging out at CBGB's, not to mention fronting Black Magic, an early incarnation of Mystic Merlin, the funk group that foretold Freddie Jackson's rise to stardom.


Shredding legend Joe Satriani has embraced science fiction and fantastical visions of the future for most of his career. Practically every release since his 1986 debut Not of This Earth is steeped in the wonder of the universe and space-age imagery with their titles ( Surfing with the Aliens , Crystal Planet , Is There Love in Space? ) and cutting-edge sonic spectrum. Along with this cosmic grandeur, Satriani has retained a reputation for being one of the most accessible and song-forward guitarists of his ilk. No matter where he travels musically, Satriani always focuses on keeping the songs as clear and melodious as possible. Buckets of notes, of course, but never at the cost of a tuneful melody.

What Happens Next represents a new thematic direction for the legendary six-string showman. With his latest Satriani steps away from the space imagery and focuses on more grounded vibes. Divorced from the alien alter ego of 2015's Supernova Shockwave , What Happens Next rocks more than it ponders the wonders of the galaxy and beyond. Satriani records with a trio here, recruiting bassist Genn...

Although the comic book film boom was in full swing in early 2004, Marvel was beginning to experience diminishing returns with franchise launches. Its first three major adaptations, Blade , X-Men and Spider-Man , had each yielded sequels, while more recent attempts, Daredevil and Hulk , had floundered upon release. Elsewhere, comic book films were having similarly mixed results, particularly for the directors of the Blade films. Stephen Norrington, director of Blade (1998), helmed The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen , which was released in July 2003. The film over-simplified the extremely literate and well-researched source material, by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, and became a showcase for some of the shoddiest visual effects of the early-'00s, a time known for overly-ambitious CGI extravaganzas. It also seemingly ended the careers of its director, who has yet to direct another film, and cinematic legend Sean Connery, who retired from acting following the experience.

Alternatively, Guillermo del Toro, director of Blade II (2002), found his perfect comic book property with Mike Mignola's Hellboy , released in April 2004. The film...

Shane MacGowan, frontman of the legendary Irish punk band the Pogues, turned 60 years old on Christmas. And tonight, just after we lost one Irish music icon, a bunch of celebrities and musicians gathered to pay tribute to another. Nick Cave, Carl Barat, Johnny Depp, Bobby Gillespie, Jesse Malin, Glen Hansard, Cerys Matthews, Spider … More »
Post Malone loves living like a "Rockstar." But he also loves ghosts. How do you reconcile those two seemingly contradictory passions? By booking a trip to the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures, of course. The rapper is a well-known fan of the show that follows ghost hunters Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley … More »
Dolores O'Riordan gave what turned out to be her final public performance at the holiday party for Stereogum's parent company, the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, on 12/14 in NYC. The Cranberries frontwoman, who suddenly passed away today, was by far the highlight of the evening, performing "Linger," "Ode To My Family," and "Zombie" backed … More »
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Metal band BAD WOLVES issued a statement today via Twitter, expressing its deep condolences at the sudden passing of THE CRANBERRIES lead vocalist Dolores O'Riordan. O'Riordan was set to record her vocals today on the up-and-coming Los Angeles group's cover of THE CRANBERRIES' most famous and successful song, "Zombie". BAD WOLVES singer Tommy Vext said in the statement: "'Zombie' is an incredibly personal song… and we always felt the rawness and honesty she projected on stage and in her recordings was something to which all bands should aspire to... When we heard she wanted to sing on our version, it was the greatest compliment a [band] could receive." When BAD WOLVES turned in their upcoming album to record company Eleven Seven Music, CEO Allen Kovac, who managed THE CRANBERRIES for many years, immediately knew the version was special and sent it to O'Riordan. She connected with BAD WOLVES' performance and offered to add her own vocals to the track. The recording session was coordinated through Eleven Seven international managing director Dan Waite, a longtime friend of O'Riordan's, and the session was to take place today in London. Eleven Seven Music CEO Allen Kovac said: "From the very first time I met Dolores, I knew she was a great talent. Managing THE CRANBERRIES and being part of making 'Zombie', one of the biggest records of its time, was a great professional honor. So when Dan Waite called me suggesting a collaboration with Dolores and BAD WOLVES on 'Zombie', I...
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Young Thug is celebrating the same way he celebrates most days: by releasing new music. Specifically, he's released a new song called "MLK," which features Trouble and Shad Da God. Hear it below. More »

In Glory (Slava) — a biting, tightly woven 21st century parable on how social media optics reign over virtuousness —a Bulgarian railway lineman with a severe speech impediment suffers humiliation and personal loss after performing a simple, honest act.

His name is Tsanko Petrov (Stefan Denolyubov), and he lives a rustic existence where he cares for rabbits and listens to the radio. Petrov's secluded lifestyle is is abruptly disrupted when he spots a heap of money splayed across an isolated stretch of railroad track and decides without hesitation to return the money to the corrupt Bulgarian Ministry of Transport.

Immediately, a"no good deed goes unpunished" story emerges. The "punisher", so to speak, is the ministry's unscrupulous public relations executive Julia Staykova (Margita Gosheva), who sees Petrov's honesty as a terrific spin story. She exploits Petrov with a humiliating interview (which 12,000 viewers are "amused" by), and sets up a comically insincere ceremony where she badgers the polite-to-a-fault hermit to temporarily relinquish his timepiece — a family heirloom — in order to give a cheap digital watch reward the appearance of unique value for the cameras. When Staykova loses the heirloom, Petrov won't relent until he gets it back, even if it means exposing the ministry's internal crime wave.

Glory has all the underpinnings of a...

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was recently interviewed for a special episode of the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked why he agreed to perform some of the Blaze Bayley-era IRON MAIDEN material upon his return to the band in 1999, Dickinson said: "Well, you know, life's too short to go around chucking your ego around like that — it's childish, it's stupid. And, actually, some of those songs kind of worked [with my voice], some of them didn't, but you know what? They were all songs which a lot of IRON MAIDEN fans bought, and some of them, in particular 'The Clansman' and 'Sign Of The Cross', I think we really nailed those songs and I thought it was great material. Blaze's voice, obviously, was quite different than mine — it was a slightly lower register — and, actually, I wasn't complaining, 'cause I could use this kind of lower baritone tone and get quite kind of robust on it all. And I really enjoyed singing those songs." Dickinson went on to say that he "had the utmost respect for Blaze, because he stepped into a situation that was extremely difficult for him. Because, manifestly, his voice was so different to mine and yet he had to try and sing some of those [older IRON MAIDEN] songs. He was in a difficult place. And he was a very, very nice guy, and still is a very nice guy, and I have...