January 19, 2017

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‘American Idol’ final three show why they are there

HollywoodNews.com: The final three on ‘American Idol’ performed last night and they all wanted to prove why they should be in the big finale.
Haley Reinhart had both a tumble and success with the first song as she performed Led Zeppelin’s “What Is and What Should Never Be,” states People. While she did trip on stage, she recovered and had Randy Jackson stating that it was one of her best performances.
Scotty McCreery was given Thompson Square’s “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” for his second song and impressed the judges as he received a comparison to Garth Brooks.
Lauren Alaina seemed to come on strong with the final song as she performed Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance.” Steven Tyler commented that she sang it “perfectly” with Jennifer Lopez commenting, “You just gave me goosies from head to toe.”
Who do you think will move on to the final show?
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Taylor Momsen wants to ‘reinvent’ rock-n-roll

HollywoodNews.com: Jenny Humphrey has far greater ambitions than upstaging Blair Waldorf as Queen B these days–but then again, 16-year-old Taylor Momsen hasn’t just been Little J for quite some time now. The “Gossip Girl” actress has been touring on Warped Tour with her rock band, The Pretty Reckless (whose first album officially releases on August 31), and her just-released music video for “Miss Nothing” has people talking, to say the least.
Momsen says of the video, in which she gyrates on a lavishly set table wearing not much more than stockings and stilettos, “The song is telling an ambiguous story about a lover dying, and I’m depicting Mary Magdalene, and Jesus just died. It’s about not being able to live without a lover. It’s Mary Magdalene’s last supper, it’s my last supper, because I can’t live.” Indeed.
The Pretty Reckless frontwoman, who cites Led Zeppelin and the Beatles as major influences, aspires to be like ‘the greats,’ saying she is “trying to reinvent and bring back rock ‘n’ roll,” and criticism of her sexualized self-presentation only serves to exasperate Momsen. “It’s like we’re living in the ’60s again. Haven’t we already all seen this? This has already happened. Scantily clad clothing? It’s amazing that it’s shocking again, scaring people now, again.”
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A second U.K. Led Zeppelin reunion to replace U2?

Hollywoodnews.com: With Bono out due to spinal surgery, U2 is not only cancelling their summer concert, but their noted Glastonbury slot.
However there’s buzz in the U.K. that reclusive band Led Zeppelin may actually step in and fill the slot. The band had a reunion across the pond in 2007.
Following this, there were rumors that they would embark on a tour, however that fizzled when Robert Plant decided to go on tour and win Grammys with Alison Krauss.
On Zeppelin’s possible second reunion, guitarist Jimmy Page exclaimed in U.K.’s Sun “I refuse to rule anything out.”
The band’s frontman ROBERT PLANT is the lynch pin. He has played Glastonbury several times and loves it. He had been in talks with the festival about performing again this year.
He said: “There’s a place for me there but I have no idea who with. If it happens it would be amazing.”
Bono injured himself while doing rehearsals for the band’s 360° world tour. He is weathering partial paralysis in his legs.

Exclusive: Sting, Zooey Deschanel rock new Kinks doc “Do It Again”

The Kinks, to me, were a second-tier rock outfit. That’s not a slight against the band. Several of their hits, from “Lola,” “All Day and All of the Night” and “Tired of Waiting for You” to “You Really Got Me,” became part of pop culture’s conscience. They just never attained the same level of popularity and mainstream success as legendary first-tier rockers The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones or The Who.
Geoff Edgers would disagree. The Boston Globe reporter views The Kinks as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. And with his 40th birthday fast approaching — the milestone of the mid-life crisis — Edgers sets a personal and professional goal. He’s going to reunite the four original members of the band, including feuding brothers Ray and Dave Davies, who haven’t spoken in years.
Robert Patton-Spruill’s documentary “Do It Again,” which trails Edgers on his impossible quest, screened to a raucous crowd last night at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, N.C. And while official awards won’t be handed out until Sunday, the lively and personable “Do It Again” earns a special achievement award as the best film I’ve seen so far at the fest.
“Again” dives into the volatile history of the British rock outfit, who admit to sabotaging their career every time fame came knocking. Most of the battles are attributed to lead singer and chief songwriter Ray Davies’ pride and ego, which struck sour notes with brother Dave.
But the film, as all good docs do, draws us into Edgers’ personal mission, and we suffer as this journalist deals with salary cuts at his unstable job and wince as Ray (and his publicity associates) plays hard-to-get with Edgers’ dream.
Others play along, however. Edgers’ status as a journalist buys him face time with rockers who happen to be big fans of The Kinks and want to see the brothers reunited. Sting, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, actress/musician Zooey Deschanel, Robyn Hitchcock, Paul Weller, and, eventually, Dave Davies, open up for Patton-Spruill’s cameras, recollecting their favorite Kinks songs and contemplating on the emotional forces that eventually drive bands apart. In an entertaining Q-and-A following the screening, Edgers revealed that $15,000 of his film’s $125,000 went to film an interview with former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, a member of rock royalty, who eventually blocked his involvement in the project.
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