On the Beat – Yeah Yeah Yeah Symphony, Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Life, Jack Antonoff’s Red Hearse
St. Vincent in the new video by Red Hearse
Paul McCartney writing his first musical
Paul McCartney wrapped his tour and announced another endeavor: he’s writing his first musical. He’ll adapt the classic Jimmy Stewart film It’s a Wonderful Life, writing the music and lyrics, while Tony-winning playwright Lee Hall will co-write the lyrics and also write the book. They hope for a 2020 opening on Broadway.
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Guitarist forms a massive orchestra to play his music
Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner has assembled a 51-person orchestra to perform a four-part symphony he composed for Earth Day, called “41 strings”. Zinner enlisted some major talent for the occasion, including Paul Banks of Interpol, Lenny Kaye from the Patti Smith Group, Nancy Whang from LCD Soundsystem and more. The performance is July 27.
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Jack Antonoff’s Red Hearse
Red Hearse, the new band featuring Jack Antonoff (FUN, The Bleachers), singer-songwriter Sam Dew and producer Sounwave, has released another single titled “Half Love,” and is available now for digital download. The accompanying video, starring St. Vincent, now on YouTube.
Red Hearse will be on NBC’S Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon July 22