JOHN HIATT: It's been a "Slow Turning."
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM is streaming the Electric Lady Sessions.
JULIA JACKLIN stops by World Cafe.
GUSTER visits Morning Becomes Eclectic.
LAURA STEVENSON shares “Living Room, NY."
BEIRUT plays "Gallipoli" on Colbert.
LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM suffered vocal cord damage during open-heart surgery.
MARVIN GAYE's scrapped follow-up to 1971 classic What’s Going On will be released on March 29.
DINOSAUR JR's 1994 song “Over Your Shoulder” is Big In Japan.
MERCURY REV tell Stereogum the story behind their all-star ode to Bobbie Gentry.
THE NUMBER ONES looks at Rod Stewart's immortal howler "Maggie May."
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The LEGO Movie 2 tops the chart with 34.4MM ... but that's way below the 40-50MM range projected by studios. It's much better than LEGO Ninjago, but about 35 percent below LEGO Batman and 50 percent below the original.Given the good reviews, it seems like maybe they've pushed too many LEGO Movies too quickly, leading to oversaturation. What Men Want places with 19MM, which is probably fine against a 20MM budget. Cold Pursuit shows with 10.8MM, the latest in a string of anemic openings for Liam Neeson, but the studio likely does not care because the Neeson revenge flicks still do boffo biz in foreign markets. The Upside slides to the fourth slot with 7.2MM on a leggy 17 percent drop. Glass rounds out the Top Five with 6.4MM on a 33 percent drop as it nears the 100MM mark this week.
THE GRAMMYS went to these folks. Congrats!
THE 10 FUNNIEST "BEST NEW ARTIST" GRAMMYS, according to Brooklyn Vegan.
ALBERT FINNEY, the British stage and film actor who defined an era’s rage and frustration in dramas of blue-collar realism and social revolt and went on to find stardom in Hollywood, died on Thursday in London. He was 82. Though he'll always be better known for Tom Jones, Erin Brockovich, and even Skyfall, Variety rightly spotlights his turn as Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm.
SEAN PENN loves Bradley Cooper and A Star Is Born, like realllllly.
BRAD PITT was spotted at Jennifer Aniston’s 50th birthday party.
AQUAMAN is getting a spinoff?
BOB COSTAS, to no one's surprise, got in trouble at NBC over the issue of head injuries in football.
ZOOEY DESCHANEL & JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT revisit (500) Days of Summer, 10 years later.
JENNIE GARTH and Dave Abrams have called off the divorce.
SHAFT is coming to a new generation. And we can dig it.
CHILD'S PLAY: Chucky returns in a trailer for the remake.
CHIMPANZEES use tree branches to make a ladder and leave their enclosure at the Belfast Zoo.
THE SWARM is learning math.
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FISH HAVE DIED in Australia over the past few weeks. The cause hasn't been determined.
AUSSIE FLOODS mean gators and snakes everywhere.