The video, My Valentine, premiered on Friday at his designer daughter Stella's store in West Hollywood, to an adoring celebrity audience. Guests included Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, Dave Grohl, Miranda Kerr, Gwen Stefani and Zooey Deschanel.
There are three versions of the video: one with Depp alone, another with Portman alone, and a third with both in it. The stars are signing the song's lyrics.
Vanity Fair quotes McCartney as saying that the simple, black-and-white video was Stella's idea. He also says that he was taken aback by how the actors transformed in front of the camera.
"I would talk to Natalie and Johnny before filming and we would just have a normal conversation. Then we would turn the camera on and there was just a complete transformation.
"It wasn't surprising, because, you know, that they are both that good, but to see it happen in front of you is pretty remarkable," says the musician.
"It was like seeing two different people completely -- it was like they morphed into screen gods right in front of me."
After thirty years of creating some of the best ska and reggae-pop the world has heard, Dave Wakeling and THE ENGLISH BEAT are coming to Australia for the first time in August 2012.
Often confused with The Beat (Paul Collins band) the group settled on the name The English Beat. Alongside contemporaries such as The Specials (who played in Melbourne last week) and Madness they were at the forefront of the British Ska movement. The English Beat's sound is a forceful blend of ska, punk, rock and reggae. If you love dancin' you won't wanna stop. Frontman Dave Wakeling explains the idea behind the sound "I liked the exhilaration of punk and the hypnotic quality of reggae, and I was sure you could combine them into something ... hypnotic, but rhythmic and danceable too"
Thu 23rd August –Powerstation, Auckland, NZ
Sat 25th August –Factory Theatre, Sydney
Tickets only $49 + bf available from metropolistouring.com and factorytheatre.com.au
Sun 26th August – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tickets only $35 + bf available from metropolistouring.com and moshtix.com.au
Wed 29th August – Fowlers Live, Adelaide
Tickets only $49 + bf available from metropolistouring.com and moshtix.com.au
Thurs 30th August – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets only $49 + bf available from metropolistouring.com, oztix.com.au and cornerhotel.com.au
Fri 31st August – The Zoo, Brisbane
Tickets only $49 + bf available from metropolistouring.com and oztix.com.au
Sat 1st September – Astor Theatre, Perth
Tickets only $49 + bf available from bocsticketing.com.au
Wilco have announced that they will embark on a massive tour taking them all over the U.S and Europe with more announcements to come.
Wilco have played every now and then in the last little while but this time its going to be huge. The tour will run from May through to August. Shows will commence in Arkansas in May. In between this show and the last slated for August 16, the band will traverse between Europe and the U.S before ending up in Austria. It will be one hell of a trip and happy days for WILCO fans pretty much everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere.
Here is the list of dates and place so far....
Wilco -- 2012 Tour Dates
10 May 2012 / Fayetteville, AR / Arkansas Music Pavilion
11 May 2012 / Birmingham, AL / Sloss Furnaces
12 May 2012 / Jackson, MS / Thalia Mara Hall
14 May 2012 / Tampa, FL / Morsani Hall
15 May 2012 / Miami Beach, FL / The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
16 May 2012 / St. Augustine, FL / St. Augustine Amphitheater
18 May 2012 / Gulf Shores, AL / Hangout Music Fest
19 May 2012 / Memphis, TN / Mud Island Amphitheatre
31 May 2012 / Barcelona, ES / Primavera Sound Festival
04 Jun 2012 / Dublin, IE / Forbidden Fruit Festival
08 Jun 2012 / Porto, PT / Primavera Sound Festival
22 Jun 2012 / Morrison, CO / Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Punch Brothers
23 Jun 2012 / Morrison, CO / Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
25 Jun 2012 / Salt Lake City, UT / Red Butte Garden ^
26 Jun 2012 / Boise, ID / Idaho Botanical Garden ^
28 Jun 2012 / Missoula, MT / Big Sky Brewery ^
01 Jul 2012 / Duluth, MN / Bayfront Festival Park ^
02 Jul 2012 / Rochester, MN / Mayo Civic Center Auditorium ^
07 Jul 2012 / Sioux City, IA / Saturday in the Park
08 Jul 2012 / Geneva, IL / Fifth Third Bank Ballpark w/ Andrew Bird, The Congregation
15 Jul 2012 / Louisville, KY / Forecastle Festival
21 Jul 2012 / Camden, NJ / Susquehanna Bank Center*#
27 Jul 2012 / Newport, RI / Fort Adams State Park^ w/ Megafaun
28 Jul 2012 / Cooperstown, NY / Brewery Ommegang $
29 Jul 2012 / Essex Junction, VT / Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo $
31 Jul 2012 / North Adams, MA / MASS MoCA
01 Aug 2012 / Hartford, CT / The Bushnell $
03 Aug 2012 / Rochester, NY / Highland Bowl $
10 Aug 2012 / Goteborg, Sweden / Way Out West Festival
11 Aug 2012 / Rees-Haldern, Germany / Haldern Festival
12 Aug 2012 / Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, UK / Wilderness Festival
14 Aug 2012 / Luxembourg City, Luxembourg / Den Atelier
16 Aug 2012 / St. Polten, Austria / Frequency Festival
* - w/ Dr. Dog
^ - w/ Blitzen Trapper
# - w/ The Avett Brothers
$ - w/ Lee Ranaldo Band
Leo Sayer, David Cassidy, Hot Chocolate and Smokie To Tour UK
by PAUL CASHMERE
Four artists who have a 55 Top 10 singles between them and have sold over 2000 million records combined will tour the UK.
Leo Sayer, David Cassidy, Hot Chocolate and Smoke are heading out on the Once In A Lifetime tour.
This will be the first time the four acts have ever performed together.
The tour will kick off in Birmingham on November 9.
November 9, Birmingham, LG Arena
November 10, Manchester, Manchester Arena
November 11, London, Wembley Arena
November 14, Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
November 15, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
November 16, Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
November 17, Liverpool, Echo Arena
Richie Teeter died on Tuesday April 10th at the age of 61 from esophageal cancer.
Teeter replaced original Dictators drummer Stu Boy King after the band broke up in 1975 and decided to give it another crack in early 76'. The lineup then secured a deal with Asylum Records and released their second album, Manifest Destiny, in 1977, followed by Bloodbrothers in 78 both on which Teeter played. According to Steve Van Zandt of the E- Street Band The Dictators were "The connective tissue between the eras of The MC%, The New York Dolls, The Stooges and the punk explosion of the mid to late 1970s."
Following his departure from The Dictators in 79' Teeter joined Twisted Sister around 80'-81', however did not play on any of their recorded material. Wesbite themusicsover.com reports that although he performed Dictators reunion shows there is not much known about his recent life.
Here are the Dictators performing "Science Gone Too Far!" at Winterland S.F. Jul 30, 1977
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