JAY BLACK, lead singer for the 1960s pop group Jay and the Americans, has died at the age of 82. "Come a Little Bit Closer" (which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, in 1964) "Cara Mia" (peaked at No. 4, in 1965) and "This Magic Moment" (peaked at No. 6, in 1969) are all the bomb.
NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to My Morning Jacket, Grouper, Bedouine and more.
BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Guided by Voices, Parquet Courts, Jarvis Cocker, and much, much more.
BRANDI CARLILE perfromed "Broken Horses" and "Right On Time" live on Saturday Night.
THE ROLLING STONES share “Come To The Ball.”
LANA DEL REY performs "Arcadia."
JIM JAMES talks about the new MMJ, getting a whole American Dad episode about the band, and mailing vials of blood to Wayne Coyne.
BLOODSHOT RECORDS is being acquired by Exceleration Music, an investment fund launched by various music industry figures.
HAND HABITS' Meg Duffy discusses the inspirations behind the new LP ‘Fun House.'
THE NUMBER ONES looks at Mariah Carey's showstopper ballad "Love Takes Time," a last-minute add-on to her debut album.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Dune has easily become Denis Villeneuve’s biggest domestic opening at the box office, and the best start for Warner Bros. and an HBO Max day-and-date title, topping the chart with 40.1MM, well ahead of tracking’s opening forecast of 30MM-35MM. Halloween Kills placed with 14.5MM on a 71 percent drop despite the looming holiday, the cautionary other side of a day-and-date hybrid release. No Time to Die shows with 11.9MM on a 50 percent drop, a continuing laggard against Bond's box office worldwide. Meanwhile, Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch opened with 1.3MM, which is a godsend for arthouse theaters and just a little less than the wide debut of Anderson's previous and popular-for-him flick, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
ALEC BALDWIN: Hours before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of “Rust” with a prop gun, a half-dozen camera crew workers walked off the set to protest working conditions. There is an unconfirmed report that the gun was used for off-set target shooting before the tragedy. Attention is turning to the assistant director as well as the relatively inexperienced armorer.
DUNE: A look back at David Lynch's version of the book.
HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN is returning to a galaxy far, far away.
BARBIE, with Ryan Gosling as Ken.
JAMES MICHAEL TYLER, a/k/a Gunther on Friends, is dead at 59 from prostate cancer.
PETER SCOLARI, a familiar face on “Bosom Buddies,” “Newhart,” “Girls” and other television shows and in Broadway, Off Broadway and regional theater productions, died on Friday in Manhattan of cancer. He was 66.
A WILD RACCOON introduces her human best friend to her daughter... and months later, her granddaughter.
A TIGER, and then some.
A ROTTWEILER and an abandoned panther.