THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with DAVID BOWIE! It's his 50th birthday concert, from Sept.1, 1997. Career-spanning and loaded with guests, including Frank Black, Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Gail Ann Dorsey, Billy Corgan, and Lou Reed.
CALEXICO advance streams The Thread That Keeps Us.
TY SEGALL advance streams Freedom's Goblin.
DREAM WIFE advance streams a self-titled debut.
STEEP CANYON RANGERS advance stream Out In The Open.
YO LA TENGO shares four songs from the cheekily-titled There’s A Riot Going On. (Stereogum also has an interview with bassist James McNew and singer-guitarist Ira Kaplan).
PARLIAMENT shares their new single in nearly four decades, "I'm Gon Make U Sick O'Me." (NSFW)
THE SEA & CAKE share "Any Day."
TROGGS: "With a Girl Like You," live.
R.E.M.frontman Michael Stipe reveals how glam rock, grunge and INXS inspired the band - and how internal divisions tore them apart.
CANDLEBOX: The original lineup is reuniting for a 25-anniverary show in Seattle.
LIAM GALLAGHER admitted in an interview that he still takes drugs. Which may make it a bit tricky to warn his kids off them, he says.
TOO MUCH MUSIC? A Failed Experiment In Dedicated Listening.
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include 12 Strong, which is currently scoring 53 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Den of Thieves, currently scoring 35 percent; and Forever My Girl, scoring 14 percent. Oscars bait expanding near-wide includes Call Me By Your Name, scoring 96 percent; I, Tonya, scoring 89 percent; and Phantom Thread, scoring 92 percent.
TOMB RAIDER has a new trailer online.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH seems interested in more Thor, though his contract is up.
COLIN FIRTH won't work with Woody Allen again.
THE BATMAN: Rumors about the fate of Batfleck continue to swirl.
BRIGITTE BARDOT says the MeToo movement is "hypocritical" and "uninteresting."
CAREY MULLIGAN has said there are no well written roles for women in films.
USA GYMNASTICS has terminated its agreement with the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas where a number of top gymnasts have said they were victims of sexual abuse by former team physician Larry Nassar, who complains about having to hear from his victims.
PARTY OF FIVE is getting a Latin-flavored revboot at Freeform.
TOM HARDY was once an aspiring rapper.
KANGAROO ON THE LAM in Lumberton, TX.
MOST DOG OWNERS prefer their best friend to other humans.
TOILET PYTHON, but in France for a change, as opposed to Australia.
CAT SNIFFING: Big In China.