Friday Headlines!
  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2007

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• We fell into a ring of fire with “Walk the Line.” We hit the road, Jack, with “Ray.” And now we can blame it on the rain with the upcoming Milli Vanilli biopic. As reported by Reuters, the infamous lip-syncing duo will soon have a movie made about their “less-than-spectacular career.” Universal Pictures is developing the film, with Jeff Nathanson (who also penned “Catch Me If You Can”) slated to write and direct.


• Chris Cornell has parted ways with Audioslave, whose remaining members are teaming up with Zack De La Rocha for a Rage Against The Machine reunion at Coachella. Rolling Stone talked with Cornell yesterday, and a Soundgarden reunion doesn’t seem to be in the works. “We ended on a great note,” the singer explained to RS writer Andy Greene. “There is no unfinished business and no record to make and no more tours to play. I think that’s a great thing.”

Great thing for Soundgarden, maybe, but not so great for the legions of Cornell fans who want the bitter taste of Audioslave washed from their mouths…


• We love the folks at Stereogum, but we think they’re being a little cruel to Al Gore. The former-next-president-of-the-US has teamed up with Live 8 creator Kevin Wall to produce the “Live Earth” concert series. On 07/07/07, all seven continents will help host part of this colossal concert creation. Although Stereogum calls it “The Anti-Coachella” for the event’s supposedly lackluster lineup, we think the concert sounds pretty damn appealing. Kayne West, The Police, Genesis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, John Mayer, Snow Patrol, Bon Jovi, Pharrell, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, Keane, Fall Out Boy, and Kelly Clarkson are among the 100+ acts performing at one of the seven concerts.

Al Gore’s Live Earth may not have the same indie cred as its Coachella counterpart, but… well, we don’t think Gore is really worried about that. He’s concerned with global warming, environmental awareness, and generating enough money to – you know – save the planet before it melts. Here’s the inconvenient truth, hipsters: Kelly Clarkson and Kayne West could sell out an arena in Antarctica. That’s what generates real money, and that’s the kind of capital necessary to enact any sort of environmental change worldwide.

Ok! Time to clamor off our soap box and navigate the icy New York streets on our way home. Have a nice weekend, everybody.

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