News A Palooza! 9/8/17

Brian May has been spending time on the set of the Queenmovie, Bohemian Rhapsody and posting photos on his website.

He says, "I got truly choked seeing them in action on a PERFECTLY recreated Live Aid set. We worked for over seven years to put this project together. But even I wasn't prepared for the effect it was going to have on me -- watching this piece of history lovingly remounted but completely in the present day. I think I saw history being made."

Bohemian Rhapsody will reach theaters next year.

Check out these recreations of classic Queen LP covers featuring the cast of the movie.


A sitar owned by George Harrison, the one he most likely played on "Norwegian Wood," will be auctioned September 28th by Nate D. Saunders in Los Angeles. It carries a minimum bid of $50,000.

In The Beatles Anthology, George recalled buying his first sitar "from a little shop at the top of Oxford Street [in London] called Indiacraft, [which] stocked little carvings, and incense... We were at the point where we'd recorded the 'Norwegian Wood' backing track and it needed something. We would usually start looking through the cupboard to see if we could come up with something, a new sound, and I picked the sitar up -- it was just lying around; I hadn't really figured out what to do with it. It was quite spontaneous: I found the notes that played the lick. It fitted and it worked.''

U2 gave their new single, "You're the Best Thing About Me," its live debut last night (Thursday) on Fallon.

 

They also trotted out "Bullet the Blue Sky," which they've played every night of The Joshua Tree tour. Watch both performances on YouTube.

 

The first trailer for the long-awaited Eric Clapton documentary is out.

Life in 12 Bars, directed by Lili Fini Zanuck, is being shown multiple times at the Toronto International Film Festival now through September 17th. It will debut on Showtime on February 10th. It includes interviews with Clapton, George Harrison, Steve Winwood, his former wife Pattie Boyd and more.

 

Show Biz Buzzz...

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Liveon Wednesday. The two men set up the appearance in a Twitter conversation.

CBS will air a special celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show on December 3rd. The two-hour event will feature original cast members Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, as well as special guests Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Jay Leno and Martin Short.

Donald Sutherland will receive an honorary Oscar at the ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony on November 11th. The veteran actor had never won an Academy Award before.

Gene Michael, the former New York Yankee manager and general manager, died Thursday of a heart attack. He was 79.

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