Browser: Lennon. R.E.M. ’09 films. Best Song Sequences. U2. Death of a Newspaper?

1.A new film about John Lennon is in the works from the makers of Control. Story here. And here we learn that Kristin Scott Thomas will be in it.2.Paste is cooking up one heckuva tribute show for R.E.M, featuring many special guests like Patti Smith and The Apples in Stereo. And the house band? Calexico. How many kinds of awesome is that? Seems like the music world is rallying behind R.E.M. these days. Hopefully it will help them re-start their engine and put out a good record again. … [Read more...]

Specials: See Sufjan! Costello/Harris tour. Arcade Fire buys a church. Terry Teachout goes to a movie alone. More.

Today's specials:Now you can watch Sufjan Stevens play Morning Becomes Eclectic. He plays music from 2005's best album thus far... Illinois.Get ready. Elvis Costello's gonna tour with Emmylou Harris.First, The Arcade Fire release the best album by a rock band in the last two years. Then, they buy a church.R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe reflects on the last ten months of touring. Hopefully his enthusiasm will help him record a better album than Around the Sun next … [Read more...]