Vol. 8 No. 27
Off the Record
Gabriel - Long Walk
Peter Gabriel is
scheduled to release a new studio album sometime in the next year or so. But for
now, his fans will have to settle for this, the soundtrack to a movie called
Rabbit Proof Fence. Soundtracks are interesting places for musicians to hide,
and he sounds quite natural doing so. And even in a blindfold test, you'd
probably guess it was his creation. The record plays as true to Gabriels
previous efforts as any of his other releases. That's both how distinctive and
predictable he's become. Check it out.
At the Movies
Can you believe that five years
have passed since the first film? The premise is simple to figure out, Earth may
be destroyed if the Light of Zartha falls into the hands of the man-eating
Serleena (Lara Flynn Boyle laying on the sass), a Kylothian root creature
who takes the form of a Victoria's Secret model, and her two-headed henchman.
The movie clocks in at a trim 88 minutes, and things move more swiftly than in a
cartoon. Technical effects are top-notch, which doesn't mean the creatures don't
look fake. That's part of the joke. Audiences will be in stitches.
Keeble's Big Move
A nerdy 12-year-old deals with
the rites of passage of his first year in junior high school. Alex D. Linz
stars as Max Keeble, who faces several obstacles in his efforts to be cool on
campus: his nerdy friends, the school bully, the principal (Larry Miller)
out to get him and an evil ice cream man (Jamie Kennedy). When Max's
parents tell him they're going to move, Max seizes the opportunity to turn the
tables on his foes and with his friends begins a weeklong all-out retaliation.
But just when things are looking up for Max, his parents inform him that they're
not going to move after all, and Max must now face the consequences of his
The family of 1950s singing
sensation Rosemary Clooney had to close a public memorial service due to
tremendous response for seats in the Beverly Hills church.
The man who introduced the Hula
Hoop and the Frisbee to America, Wham-O co-founder Arthur Melin, has died
of Alzheimer's disease.
Surviving members of the
Doors Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore will
regroup to perform a concert in September at the Harley-Davidson Open Road Tour
event at the California Motor Speedway on September 6th 8th.
Pearl Jam has changed
plans surrounding its forthcoming album releases. Eddie Vedder and crew
will now release a still-untitled album of all-new original material in November
with a B-sides album shelved until sometime early next year.
OZZFEST GETS THE 'F OUT!
Several WWE Superstars will be
making appearances at the Ozzfest 2002 tour, which kicks off this Saturday in
Triple H, Lita, Matt Hardy, Billy Kidman, Torrie
Wilson, Chris Jericho, Bubba Ray Dudley, and Terri will
all be appearing on select dates. The superstars will be introducing some of the
acts and participating at the WWE booth in the Village of the Damed area. More
information can be found at WWE.com and Ozzfest.com.
Internet audio and video
company RealNetworks plans a launch for a new games-subscription service called
GamePass that allows users to pay a monthly fee and receive free or discounted
computer games to download.
A lawsuit that accused the
makers of the television series The Sopranos of offending Italian Americans by
depicting them as mobsters has been dropped.
The defunct Rage Against the
Machine/Chris Cornell project may be back from the dead. There are reports
that the group currently is seeking new management. Its debut disc is slated to
drop on Epic Records sometime this fall.
The Grateful Dead's
hyped reunion is back from the dead thanks to local officials overturning an
earlier decision in Wisconsin. Terrapin Station: A Grateful Dead Family Reunion,
a Sold out two-day festival August 3-4 at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in
East Troy got the green light after a two-day appeals hearing, during which the
band and promoter Clear Channel Entertainment presented a revised security plan.
Former Guns N' Roses
members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum will make
appearances in an upcoming video by the Strokes. The clip for Someday
will feature the New York quintet playing Family Feud against other rock
musicians. Guest spots by Def Leppard and ex-Marilyn Manson
bassist Twiggy Ramirez also are rumored.
Actor Kevin Sorbo, who
had a five-year stint as television's Hercules, will visit North Carolina in
October to tout his new furniture collection. Sorbo joins a growing list of
celebrities, including Martha Stewart and former Charlie's Angels star
Jaclyn Smith, expected to show off their wares during this fall's
International Home Furnishings Market.
Marc Anthony and his
wife, former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, have separated, according to
Anthony's production company. The couple married in May 2000 in Las Vegas and
have a 16-month-old son.
Fox Broadcasting Co. will
celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show
with The Rocky Horror Birthday Show, a two-hour movie to be produced by Fox TV
Studios. Lou Adler, who executive produced the 1975 feature will also be
at the helm this time around.
Thieves have raided Australian
supermodel Elle Macpherson's $3 million west London home in fashionable
A London taxi driver who
accused Hollywood star Woody Harrelson of wrecking his cab dropped
charges after the American actor paid for the damages.
British rockers The Who
have began their U.S. tour despite the death of bass player John Entwistle.
They hired session musician Pino Palladino to fill in for their fallen