War Child, the international network of charities that work to improve the lives of children affected by war, has pulled together some up-and-coming UK musicians for a follow-up single to their “War Child: Heroes, Vol. 1” disc of earlier this year.
The artists, collectively known as the Young Soul Rebels, tackle a slightly-reworked “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers, focusing on the love it or hate it “I got soul but I’m not a soldier” chorus.
The Young Soul Rebels consist of N-Dubz, Pixie Lott, Tinchy Stryder, Frankmusik, V.V. Brown, Kid British, Chipmun, Mpho, McLean, Ironik, Domino Go, Bashy, Egypt, and the London Community Gospel Choir.
The MP3 will be available Oct 19.
Very well done, MTV.Vodpod videos no longer available.
PS: Janet’s new single, “Make Me”, which “pays loving tribute to” Michael’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, is currently streaming on Janet’s website.
“This is for God and The Gays.”
– Lady Gaga’s closing statement of her VMA acceptance speech as winner, Best New Artist.
More info on the film I first reported on here.
The documentary compiled from Michael Jackson’s rehearsals for the concert series he was preparing when he died will be released in theaters earlier than expected and will be shown for only two weeks. In a news release, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment said that the documentary, called “Michael Jackson THIS IS IT,” would open on Oct. 28, two days sooner than originally announced, and that tickets for the film would go on sale Sept. 27 in most cities. The movie will be directed by Kenny Ortega, the director and choreographer who was working with Mr. Jackson on his planned “This Is It” concerts, a series of 50 shows that Mr. Jackson was to have performed at London’s O2 Arena beginning in July. Sony, which paid $60 million for the film in a deal between the studio, the Jackson estate and the concert promoter AEG Live, said the documentary would draw upon more than 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage and rehearsals shot between April and June.
I suspect Sony is using the “limited release” threat to drum up sales and I wouldn’t be surprised if the planned two-week run was miraculously extended if the ticket sales (which they are conveniently starting a month before hand) are high.
Needless to say, I WILL SEE THIS.
The NY Times:
“[The] film is to include scenes of Mr. Jackson rehearsing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, along with a career retrospective and interviews with friends and collaborators, and parts of it will be in 3-D.”
I’ll be curious to see what this movie becomes. Do they have enough footage to basically “create” the concert? How much time is going to be given to the ‘talking heads’? Are they going to go on and on and on about his whole life or are they going to be focus on the concert? While a retrospective might be interesting (are there things we don’t know?!), I’m hoping this sticks as much as possible to him dancing and singing – simple and sweet.