THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
... with GRAM PARSONS! As a member of both The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, and as a solo artist, Parsons anticipated the so-called country rock of the 1970s and the alt-country movement that began around 1990. There is not a lot of GP video floating around, but "Christine's Tune" is a good place to start, though the video for "Older Guys" is great because someone made them go out to christen Judge Smails' sloop. The Hell's Angels make an unfortunate cameo in the clip of "Six Days on the Road" from the infamous Altamont festival in 1969. The posthumous video for "Sin City" is nice also. BONUS: Dwight Yoakum covers "Wheels" at a Parsons tribute concert. DOUBLE BONUS: Frequent duet partner Emmylou Harris covers "Return of the Grievous Angel" with Ryan Adams (and Buddy Miller on bass) at a different tribute.
POM POM SQUAD plays KEXP.
MICHIGANDER plays a micro-show at the Icehouse.
BEACHWOOD SPARKS: The Sandbox Sessions.
COURTNEY BARNETT plays "Rae Street" on Fallon.
HOW AARON DESSNER Found His Voice (With an Assist From Taylor Swift).
ALL THINGS MUST PASS: The making of George Harrison's epic.
WANDA JACKSON & JOAN JETT: A meeting decades in the making, yet fated to be.
BRITNEY SPEARS is under investigation for an alleged battery of a housekeeper. Her camp denies it.
ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY & JASON STATHAM are expecting their second child.
CHANNING TATUM & ZOE KRAVITZ appeared very much coupled up during a recent sighting in New York City.
MARVEL''S ETERNALS has a final trailer online.
MARVEL is trying to get back in China's favor. There's little sign it's working.
DISNEYWORLD aspires to be Westworld.
SONNY CHIBA, the Japanese actor and martial arts legend who had roles in American films like “Kill Bill” and “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” died on Thursday of COVID complications. He was 82.
THE STORY of Jumbo the Elephant.
A CAT discovers its owner's tattoo.
INTRODUCING the leafy seadragon.