Hollywood Idol Rock Hudson Getting a Biopic from ‘Arrowverse’ Executive Producer Greg Berlanti

Right now, rock legend Freddie Mercury is making waves at the box office in the form of the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, telling the story about how his band Queen rose to fame and would make an impact on music for generations. More importantly, the film shines a light on Freddie Mercury’s sexuality, though the frontman […]

A cheesemaker is Switzerland is playing hip-hop and rock to his Emmental to make it taste better

schuetz-mediendesign / Pixabay Cheesemaker Beat Wampfler has teamed up with researchers from the University of the Arts in Bern to see if music can change the taste of cheese. His Emmentals are being blasted with a mixture of rock, classical, and hip-hop music. They will be tested in the new year to see if the […]

REVIEW: The best new rock albums – including releases by Saxon, Martin Barre, Nazareth

SaxonThe Eagle Has Landed(BMG)★★★★★ Considered the cornerstone of live albums from the NWOBHM era upon its release in 1982, this expanded re-release buttresses the original recording with six extra bonus tracks. From the roar of the chanting Saxon crowd and the revving intro to Motorcycle Man, this essential live document from Saxon’s classic Denim and […]

The week's best rock album releases from Nick Mason, The Pineapple Thief and Gryphon

Nick Mason. Fictitious Sports. (Warners). **** 4 Stars. Roping in the avant-garde talents of Carla Bley and Robert Wyatt, with the rock talent of Chris Spedding, Mason delivers an abstract yet tuneful underpinning to these whip-smart songs. Where on occasion the musical path might veer off into the abstruse for some, it’s the deadpan delivery […]

Book Excerpt: Teen Rock Drummer Laura Davis-Chanin on Meeting David Bowie

In her new memoir The Girl in the Back: A Female Drummer’s Life with Bowie, Blondie, and the ’70s Rock Scene (out now from Backbeat Books), Laura Davis-Chanin tells the fascinating story of her journey through the late-‘70s NYC punk scene, where the drummer (then a mere 17 years old) immersed herself in the now-fabled world […]

Now Stream This: ‘Barry Lyndon’, ‘Her’, ‘The Way of the Gun’, ‘Cropsey’, ‘The Rock’, ‘The Brothers Bloom’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  The weekend is almost here, which means you’re likely going to be scrolling through streaming services, asking yourself: “What the heck should I watch?” That’s where Now Stream This comes in. Below, […]

Jonathan Nolan Wanted a Classic Rock Song in ‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy Marketing But Christopher Nolan Refused

With three films in The Dark Knight trilogy, there have been plenty of trailers and TV spots around the world advertising Christopher Nolan‘s acclaimed take on Batman. However, one marketing tactic that was never used to promote any of the films in the comic book trilogy was the use of modern music to drive those […]

Rock Star Appeal Extends Sánchez’s Spanish Honeymoon

Waiting outside the Spanish Parliament this week for the new Socialist prime minister to arrive, software engineer María López described herself as a bit of a Pedro Sánchez “groupie.” “I know it is not very cool of me, but I want to see him in the flesh,” the 36-year-old said. “He has done more for […]

Fortnite Basketball Hoops, Oasis, Rock Archway, Dinosaurs and ALL week 2 challenges SOLVED

Fortnite Battle Royale Season 5, week 2 challenges are live for Battle Pass owners, despite a short delay. As part of the big Season 5 update, Epic Games has made three of the weekly challenges available for free and the other four challenges exclusive to Battle Pass users. The challenges are separated into hard and regular tiers […]