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John Lennon – “Imagine”
A new trailer for John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky has arrived, and it explores John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s relationship leading up to the release of Imagine. The documentary is set to include interviews with Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, the musicians who played on Imagine, and more. The trailer gives a brief preview into the forthcoming film, offering a glimpse at the couple’s time they spent together, including moments of musical collaboration, where Ono writes lyrics as Lennon plays on the piano.
Johnny Cash – “I Walk The Line”
This track was recently included on a playlist that filmmaker and director Quentin Tarantino created, composed of his favourite tracks that have been featured on his films. Tarantino has highlighted some of these songs in a specially curated four hour playlist on Spotify. Tarantino has taken over Spotify in the Film and TV Favorites category, where he has handpicked over 70 tracks from his work of iconic films.
The Cure – “Just Like Heaven”
The Cure bassist Simon Gallup was recently forced to pull out of Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival after a “serious personal situation,” but rather than cancel the show, Gallup’s son Eden stepped up to the plate. The festival, which took place over the weekend, saw The Cure headlining the festival’s Green Stage on Sunday with Simon’s son, Eden. “A serious personal situation affecting our bassist Simon arose after the Paleo Festival show on Thursday, and as a consequence Simon was unable to travel with us to Japan,” the band explained in a statement.
Violent Femmes – “Add It Up”
Violent Femmes recently released their new album, Hotel Last Resort. “I think it’s probably the best one we’ve made since Hallowed Ground,” bassist Brian Ritchie explained in a statement. “Which is a long time. It’s just a very focused album, the songs all hold together. It’s a classic album, in the sense that people should actually sit down and listen to the whole thing. It’s not too long. It’s short, it’s punchy, it’s solid, it’s to the point, goes a few different directions but it always comes back to the core approach and then it’s over.”
The Replacements – “I Will Dare”
The Replacements have decided to go back and rework their breakthrough record, Don’t Tell A Soul in the form of a new box set titled Dead Man’s Pop. The 4xCD/1xLP box set will feature bonus cuts, previously unheard songs, a Tom Waits collaboration, and a classic concert from 1989. The box set will drop on September 27th, and the first 500 fans to order a copy online will also get a 14-track cassette that will have highlights from the box set in addition to two unreleased tracks, “Asking Me Lies,” and an instrumental rendition of “I Won’t (Bearsville Version).”