Quick Hits: Green Day, Soundgarden, Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Lifehouse
October 19, 2012
Last month Green Day took the stage at New York City's Irving Plaza to deliver a career spanning, 40-song set, and now the band has posted the last 20 minutes of that concert on their website, www.greenday.com. The footage kicks off with the track "Burnout," and also includes "Hitchin' a Ride," "Letterbomb," "She" and "American Idiot." Fans also can check out the trailer for Green Day's next album, ¡Dos!, due on November 13.
Soundgarden is set to play a single show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 9, making it their first appearance on that stage since 1994, when they were the first band ever to play there. Fans who pre-order the U.K. super deluxe edition of Soundgarden's new album, King Animal, before midnight on October 22 will qualify for an exclusive pre-sale for the Shepherd's Bush Empire gig, which will come in handy since the venue only holds 2,000 people. The album is due on November 13 in the U.S.
The Rolling Stones appeared on the red carpet in London on Thursday for the world premiere of their new documentary, Crossfire Hurricane. The band spoke to reporters before the movie, with Mick Jagger saying that "rehearsals are going very well" for their upcoming tour. "(We've) done about 70 different songs," Jagger said, according to Reuters. "I said, 'look, we only need to do 30, we don't need to do 70, but now we are doing 70. I don't know if we will do them all." KeithRichards added: "You know, we are looking forward to a great time. See, it's a two-way thing. It's to do with all these people and it's to do with us, we will deliver alright - one love."
As expected, Justin Timberlake did wed actress Jessica Biel in Italy today. People magazine confirmed the couple's wedding and will print pictures of the happy couple in next week's edition. Timberlake and Biel told People in a statement, "It's great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends."
Bruno Mars is getting ready to join the ranks of Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Mick Jagger this weekend when he pulls double duty as both musical guest and host of Saturday Night Live. "It was weird, because I'm not an actor or a comedian, and they asked me to do it. It was surreal," Mars told MTV News. "It was one of those moments where it's like 'Oh man, that would be so fun... yeah, let's do it!' and then you hang up and you're like 'Wait a minute ...' But, I'm excited, man! I've got nothing to lose!" Mars added that he's especially nervous about the opening monolog. "It's different, because you're talking, and it's TV and you just go up there, and you're so naked, and it's a comedy show," he explained, jokingly adding: "I shouldn't be doing this, should I? This was a mistake. This might be the biggest misstep of my career!"
ABC will premiere Spike Lee's documentary, Michael Jackson: BAD25, on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving) at 9:30 pm EST. The movie celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Bad album by chronicling the making of the 1987 opus, as well as showing music videos and footage from the King of Pop's Bad tour.
Lifehouse will release their sixth album on December 11 titled Almería. It was produced by long-time collaborator JudeCole. "We just felt like some sounds needed to evolve," remarked lead singer Jason Wade. "We knew we had to shake things up creatively and go back to the drawing board, try something new. It was a liberating experience; I feel like we can take all our different musical influences and they can kind of coalesce together and live in the same space without any rules or guidelines. This album was just very in-the-moment, or should I say letting moments happen instead of forcing something and trying to manipulate it." Lifehouse will be performing the first single, "Between The Raindrops," on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on October 30.