Members of Queen, the Police, Rush to honor Taylor Hawkins
The twin concerts for Foo Fighters’ late drummer Taylor Hawkins will include Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Joan Jett, Mark Ronson, members of Queen, The Police, Rush, Kiss, The Pretenders, Motley Crue, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Supergrass and comedian Dave Chappelle.
New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & 'South Park'
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— "The Glorias ": Julie Taymor's film, based on Gloria Steinem's 2015 book “My Life on the Road,” is a biopic with verve and flair. Johnson's latest, premiering Friday on Netflix, is a playful eulogy to her father as she slowly loses him to dementia. — AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISION— If laughter is good medicine, then it’s “South Park” to the rescue. Meanwhile, Randy deals with his alleged role in the viral outbreak that has the town of South Park on defense.
Brian May reveals recent heart attack, says he's good now
LONDON Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing a small heart attack.May said Monday in an Instagram video that the stents were put in after his doctor drove him to a hospital after he starting feeling the symptoms of a heart attack. I walked out with a heart thats very strong now, May said. Im incredibly grateful that I now have a life to lead again, he said. His video post details a lengthy health saga this month that included dealing with a compressed nerve that was causing him extreme pain. Proceeds from the song benefit the World Health Organizations COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Singer Adam Lambert praises coronavirus 'champions,' says Trump should defer to medical experts
Adam Lambert performs with Roger Taylor of Queen at Suncorp Stadium on February 13, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. "It seems to me that when he has a press conference and he speaks, it just makes things worse. The global artist, who launched his career after being runner-up on American Idol in 2009, told CNBC how he thinks the music industry will be impacted by Covid-19. Lambert told CNBC he had experienced moments of anxiety during the lockdown response to the crisis, and had started talking to a therapist once a week "just to get it all out." "I encourage anybody out there that's feeling a bit uneasy or unsure, either talk to a friend or family member openly.cnbc.com
Astrophysicist Brian May (of Queen!) teaches you how to play the Bohemian Rhapsody solo while in self-isolation
Remember the video of the quarantined Italian citizen channeling his best Brian May by blasting the electric guitar solo from Queens We Will Rock You out into the world from his balcony in Rome? Well, now the real Brian May has gotten in on the action. The answer is not very much, because I cant get into my studio at the moment, May says. Its got a lovely selector [switch] which sort of tunes you from 1970s to the present day," May continues. It gives me a lot of control on the sound and the feel.For more MicroConcertos, head to Brian May For Real on Instagram.space.com
Global Citizen Festival announces iconic lineup
The headliners for this year's Global Citizen Festival, which will be held Sept. 28 in Central Park, pack a big punch. Queen, still riding its "Bohemian Rhapsody" publicity bump, will perform, with Adam Lambert on vocals. and Carole King will also headline the event, which highlights Global Citizen's mission of ending poverty. "Where you live shouldn't determine whether you live," Pharrell tweeted on Tuesday, talking about his partnership with the Global Citizen cause. "Global citizens" earn their way into the audience by taking actions like signing petitions, tweeting about issues or calling their senators.