THE CONNELLS: " '74-'45. " Read more about this Raleigh, North Carolina quintet at Trouser Press.
NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Ian Hunter, Esther Rose, superviolet and more.
BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Everything But the Girl, Holiday Ghosts, Django Django, and more.
NEIL YOUNG joined STEPHEN STILLS onstage, his first live performance in 4 years. Graham Nash appeared by video.
DAVE GROHL joined WET LEG at Coachella.
ALL MUSIC IS WEED MUSIC? Margo Price, Water From Your Eyes, Chat Pile, and more musical stoners on how pot influences the creative process.
BILLY CORGAN is working on a Zwan box set with 65 unreleased songs.
APRIL STEVENS, who performed with her brother, Nino Tempo, and had a No. 1 hit in 1963 with “Deep Purple,” has passed at 93.
THE POP GROUP frontman Mark Stewart has died at the age of 62.
THE NUMBER ONES looks at Coldplay's big art-rock swing, the Apple-endorsed orchestral march "Viva La Vida."
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Super Mario Bros Movieeasily threepeats atop the chart with 58.2MM, which is the best third weekend for an animated movie ever, and the third highest-grossing Universal title of all time at the domestic box office. Evil Dead Rise places with 23.5MM, which likely puts it in the black already. Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant shows with a 6.3MM debut.
DISNEY settled with former Marvel Studios VFX chief Victoria Alonso after pink-slipping her last month.
JEFF SHELL, the CEO of NBCUniversal, is leaving the company “effective immediately” after an investigation into “inappropriate conduct,” the media company’s owner, Comcast, announced in a statement Sunday.
AL PACINO recalled turning down the role of Han Solo in Star Wars.
ALEC BALDWIN is back on the Rust film set.
ELIZABETH OLSEN, on doing most of her stunts in the MCU.
KIERNAN SHIPKA didn’t realize as a child star how “intense” her acting was on “Mad Men.”
BARRY HUMPHRIES, best known for his comic character Dame Edna Everage, has died aged 89.
A DOG makes off with the camera.
A CAT turns the tables.
A CAT summons the doorman.
ELEPHANT SEALS Take Power Naps During Deep Ocean Dives.