Quick Hits: Pearl Jam, The Hunger Games, Lady Gaga, Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac
September 26, 2013
Pearl Jam has released a nine-minute short film directed by Danny Clinch, previewing their new album Lightning Bolt. The video features pieces of new music from the record, as well as interviews between the band members and four unique guest interviewers: filmmaker Judd Apatow, musician/actress Carrie Brownstein, world champion surfer Mark Richards and Steve Gleason, a former NFL player now living with ALS. Pearl Jam will release more footage from these interviews in the coming weeks. Lightning Bolt is due out October 15.
The complete tracklist for the upcoming soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has been revealed. In addition to Coldplay's new single "Atlas," the eclectic soundtrack features brand new songs from Christina Aguilera, Patti Smith, The National, The Weeknd, Santigold, Sia, Lorde, The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons and Of Monsters and Men. The Catching Fire soundtrack will be released on November 19, while the movie arrives in theaters on November 22.
Lady Gaga revealed she is putting the finishing touches on ARTPOP in a handful of tweets over the past few days. Gaga wrote early this morning, "in the final days finishing ARTPOP. i feel like an atelier. refining seams. ironing fabrics. needling the last thread of my couture creation," and later added, "It was this amazing moment today my head down gazing at the soundboard--the music came on i looked up + knew it was ARTPOP it all made sense." Earlier this week, she tweeted, "Everyone's asking me what my favorite song is on ARTPOP. It changes all the time but I LOVE LOVE Jewels n' Drugs feat. TI Too $hort & Twista."
Nine Inch Nails will kick off their fall "Tension 2013" tour, in support of Hesitation Marks, this Saturday in St. Paul, MN. The tour will have a completely different stage setup from NIN's summer festival shows, as well as a different touring lineup. According to a tweet today, the "Tension" lineup consists of Trent Reznor with Alessandro Cortini, JoshuaEustis, Robin Finck, Lisa Fischer, Sharlotte Gibson, Pino Palladino and Ilan Rubin. You can watch a teaser video for the tour here.
The Bruce Springsteen documentary Springsteen & I will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 29. The film was executive produced by Ridley Scott and focuses on the Boss' loyal fanbase and their connection to him and his music.
Christine McVie reunited with Fleetwood Mac onstage in London last night for the first time in 15 years. McVie essentially retired from music in 1998, but re-joined her old band for "Don't Stop" at the London concert.