Jan 15 2019

Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang confirms 50th Anniversary event

The man behind the Woodstock festival has confirmed reports he’s planning a 50th anniversary bash miles away from the site of the 1969 event.

 

Michael Lang, the co-founder of the Woodstock Music & Art Festival, will be staging a “multi-generational” weekend concert in August (19) in Watkins Glen, New York.

Lang tells Rolling Stone magazine he will be booking more than 40 acts for the event, adding, “It’ll be an eclectic bill. It’ll be hip-hop and rock and some pop and some of the legacy bands from the original festival.”

The full line-up will be revealed next month (Feb19), but don’t expect to find The Who on it – Roger Daltrey has already turned up his nose at the anniversary, insisting it’s not for him.

Jan 15 2019

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts kick off their first Red Hot Summer shows

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have returned to Australia for Red Hot Summer and kicked off the first two shows in South Australia and Western Australia on the weekend.

 

The Red Hot Summer Mannum, South Australia show was Joan Jett’s first live show of the year. Fans will be pleased with the vigour starting with the ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ energizer ‘Victim of Circumstance’.

The Joan Jett setlist box gets ticks for The Runways songs , the solo hits , the movie and TV soundtrack stuff and just in general other songs you’ll know then you end up with your glorious results of a misspent weekend.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are special guests of the first series of Red Hot Summer 2019 with Jimmy Barnes headlining and a line-up featuring The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton and Chocolate Starfish.

Jan 09 2019

Bohemian Rhapsody and Rami Malek win Golden Globe Awards

The Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has won the Best Motion Picture – Drama award at the Golden Globe Awards. Rami Malek, who starred as Freddie Mercury, also won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama award.


‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was only nominated for two awards and won both. Malek was the only actor in the movie to receive a nomination and despite the music heavy soundtrack and storyline, because the songs were all previously released songs, the soundtrack or songs did not qualify for Best Original Score or Best Original Song.

 

Best Original Song went to Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomanda and Andrew Wyatt for ‘Shallow’. The Best Original Song went to Justin Hurwitz for First Man.

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