HBO has announced an new documentary, The Defiant Ones, that will cover Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
HBO has announced it will be airing a four-part documentary on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, which chronicles their divergent roots and their unlikely partnership as well as addresses the moguls’ influence and impact on pop culture. Directed by Allen Hughes (Menace II Society), The Defiant Ones features in-depth interviews with Dre and Iovine along with many diverse artists.
Crystal Bell of MTV talks with La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul:
The songwriting duo, who met as undergrads in the University of Michigan’s musical theater program, have a knack for putting life’s messy, uncomfortable moments to song. In La La Land, Pasek and Paul capture a kind of buoyant melancholia only artists could truly understand, as the complicated lives of jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) romantically intertwine. Chazelle’s ode to dreamers is a lush cinematic experience bathed in brazen technicolor and Stone’s effervescent charisma, but its music is wonderfully simple.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that J.J. Abrams is working on a new hourlong space drama for HBO called Glare.
Javier Gullón will pen the script and executive produce the drama, which stems from a blind script deal the Enemy scribe had with Bad Robot. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television, where Abrams is under a rich overall deal. Ben Stephenson, former BBC head of drama-turned-Bad Robot head of development, will exec produce alongside Abrams and Gullón. Gullón is repped by CAA, Pacific View Management.
Every Time I Die have announced a new set of tour dates. You can find those below.
A video for the The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra version of Elvis Presley’s “The Wonder of You” have been released.
Conor Oberst has released the two songs from his Record Store Day 7″, a new version of “Tachycardia” and the b-side “Afterthought.”
Eisley’s new album, I’m Only Dreaming, is now up for pre-order. They’ve also released the first single, “You Are Mine.”
Taylor Swift and Zayn have teamed up for the new track, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” from the upcoming film Fifty Shades Darker.
At the Drive In have announced a handful of new tour dates to make up for the shows canceled earlier this year. You can find those below.
As It Is have posted up an acoustic rendition of “Pretty Little Distance.”
Ryan Adams new album, Prisoner, is now up for pre-order.
Another relatively slow new release day, but I’ll be using that time to try and catch up on any albums I may think have a shot at my end of the year list. If you hit read more you can see all the releases we have in our calendar for the week. Hit the quote bubble to access our forums and talk about what came out today, what albums you picked up, and to make mention of anything we may have missed.
Billboard reports on congress’s attempts to criminalize the use of ticket bots nationwide:
Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts.
Legislation passed by voice vote in the House on Wednesday (Dec. 7) would crack down on computer software used by some ticket brokers to snap up tickets. The so-called “bots” rapidly purchase as many tickets as possible for resale at significant markups, and are one of the reasons why tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert or Hamilton performance can sell out in just a few minutes.
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Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto joined Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about the upcoming iOS game Super Mario Run. Miyamoto also performed the game’s icon theme song with The Roots.
Madonna was the latest guest on “Carpool Karaoke.”