Here’s all you may have missed in the past week!
An exclusive deleted scene from Love & Mercy, the Brian Wilson biopic released this past June, has been released on Entertainment Weekly. In the scene, young Brian (portrayed by Paul Dano) admits to his family and the rest of the Beach Boys that he feels as though he can’t continue touring due to his nervous breakdowns. The discussion becomes heated, with Murry Wilson (Bill Camp) and Mike Love (Jake Abel) upset over the idea of the band ending. Love & Mercy will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 15.
The Who’s Live in Hyde Park film is scheduled to be released in theaters later this year. A statement on Facebook posted by the Who’s official page said:
Big news: The Who’s epic 50th Anniversary Tour finale show is coming to cinemas, recorded at Hyde Park this Summer. Come and experience (or relive!) all the greatest hits on the big screen. Plus Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Iggy Pop, Robert Plant, Johnny Marr and others share their stories of the band’s history and influence as legendary pioneers of British Rock.
The film is set to hit theaters around the world beginning on October 7.
Albums, singles, and tours
- Van Morrison’s decade-spanning discography is being reissued both digitally and physically. This will include Morrison’s studio recordings as well as his live performances. The first of these reissues is being released on August 28, with more to come.
- The Hollywood Vampires, comprised of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Slash, Paul McCartney, and many others, have released their first snippet from their new album, due September 11. The Vampires covered the Who’s “My Generation”, which you can listen to and read more about here.
- David Gilmour has been releasing a steady stream of material lately, in support of his upcoming album, Rattle That Lock; additionally, he will also be releasing a compilation album called David Gilmour & Friends, featuring songs from other artists such as David Crosby and Graham Nash. Gilmour recently released a cover of the Beatles’ “Here, There, and Everywhere” from the compilation disc that you can listen to on YouTube.
- Paul McCartney has added a string of new dates to his North American “Out There” tour. In a photo posted to Facebook, McCartney announced dates in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Canada, Michigan, and New York. More information and tickets can be found on Paul’s official website.
- August 24 – David Freiberg of Jefferson Airplane (born in 1938), Jim Capaldi of Traffic (1944), Ken Hensley of Uriah Heep (1945)
- August 25 – Walter Williams of the O’Jays (born in 1942)
- August 26 – Bob Cowsill of the Cowsills (born in 1949)
- August 27 – Barbara Bach, actress (born in 1947), Alex Lifeson of Rush (1953)
- August 28 – Daniel Seraphine of Chicago (born in 1948)
- August 29 – Sterling Morrison of the Velvet Underground (born in 1942), Michael Jackson, singer (1958)
- August 30 – John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas (born in 1935), John McNally of the Searchers (1941)