Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump gets bloody and bruised in the band’s new video for “The Phoenix.”
A group of female bandits kidnap Stump as he’s carrying some precious cargo and torture him throughout the gritty video. Not everyone is safe as the other band members fall victim to the black-clad kidnappers. “Phoenix” is the first single from their upcoming new album, Save Rock and Roll.
Since announcing their return, Fall Out Boy has been hard at work recruiting big names. The band hinted late last week that none other than Courtney Park would be featured in one of the tracks. The band tweeted “It’s @Courtney, bitch #SaveRockAndRoll” with a link to a six second video.
Bassist Pete Wentz has also confirmed that Elton John would also appear on the album. While teasing Love’s contribution, Wentz wrote, “someone else in addition to Elton John.”
Save Rock and Roll is scheduled to be released on April 15th.
Whether it’s a book or Broadway play that’s being turned into a movie, everyone loves a great adaptation, and movies making their way to the Broadway stage is no different. From great ones like The Lion King to new ones like Magic Mike, there’s something about musicals we just can’t get enough of. Now if only the upcoming Mean Girls can live up to the original (C’mon, Tina Fey. We believe in you.)
HERE ARE 10 FILM TO STAGE MUSICALS
Legally Blonde was such a hit with fans that it’s no wonder when they decided to bring Elle Woods to the stage. After following her ex-boyfriend to Harvard in hopes of winning him back, she actually discovers that she has what it takes to have a career in law and proves everyone wrong. Which is always the best revenge, am I right?
Also known as the movie that always made me cry as a kid — how dare Scar trick Simba like that and then kill Mufasa!— The Lion King has become one of the most iconic Disney films to be brought to life on stage and with good reason. From the costumes to the music, it’s no wonder why it’s become one of the longest running stage productions.
Telling the story of a young boy growing up in County Durham in 1984, Billy Elliot is all about following your dreams as 11 year-old Billy goes on an journey to become a ballet dancer. The movie was released in 2000 and debuted on the London stage five years later. With music from Elton John, the play became a huge hit and went on to tour Australia and North America while winning 10 Tony Awards along the way.
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Singer-songwriter Anjulie is currently touring all across Canada with none other than Shawn Desman!
“I’m actually a big fan of Shawn Desman, a big fan,” said the singer who previously met the R&B singer when they sang together with Elton John at last year’s Fashion Cares gala hosted by the music icon.”But this is my first time kicking it with him and seeing his shows, which I hear is amazing because I heard he can dance his ass off.”
The “You and I” singer will visit seven cities across Canada, including Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto. Anjulie is currently nominated for Dance Record of the Year for this year’s JUNO Awards.
“We’re just really excited for the tour but we’re not excited to be driving through this torrential in a van all across Canada,” she said. “It’ll be an adventure.”
In this exclusive video of Anjulie prepping for her cross country tour, the singer shows off some of her sick dance moves and dishes on how her training routine. Make sure to catch Anjulie and Shawn Desman live when they roll into your ‘hood (remaining tour dates below)!
WATCH THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF ANJULIE IN REHEARSALS:
Feb. 20 – The Odeon (Saskatoon, SK)
Feb. 21 – Esplanade Theatre (Medicine Hat, AB)
Feb. 22 – SET Nightclub (Edmonton, AB)
Feb. 23 – The Venue (Vancouver, BC)
Feb 24 – Community Theatre (Kelowna, BC)
Mar. 1 – The Machine Shop- Mill Square (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
Mar. 20 – Kool Haus (Toronto, ON)
If you’re a student that loves to
procrastinate go on coffee breaks, Tim Hortons has always been the cheap and convenient place to go to. But if you’re like me and hate waiting in the long lines full of cranky people, then perhaps this video might cheer you up.
Enjoying a simple get-together at a local Tim Hortons, these delightful elderly men start singing the Elton John classic “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” at random. Maybe this is their idea of a flash mob type of thing. But seeing this makes me feel like a proud Canadian. If only all Tim Hortons were like this…
For singers who are so accustomed to performing live on stage, Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles are pretty terrible at karaoke.
Singing (or shall I say butchering?) a rendition of Elton John and Kiki Dee’s ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ during an aftershow party, the lads’ voices were painfully high-pitched as the rest of One Direction and Taylor Swift danced really badly in the background.
But hey, if the singing thing doesn’t work out in the future (though I highly doubt that), perhaps these two can consider being a comedic duo? I really love their bromance.
Prepare to die of laughter (or screech in pain) here:
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Rob Kardashian isn’t going to law school after all and Joss Whedon signs deal to stay in the Marvel Universe.
HIT: Joss Whedon to stay with the Marvel Universe
Whedon just signed a contract with Marvel and Disney to direct Avengers 2 and a develop a live-action Marvel-based television series for ABC. I’m a bit apprehensive of a live-action TV series, but if anyone can do it, it’s the cult-creating phenom Whedon. Also, I may just lose it if he helps broker a deal between Sony and Disney to include Spiderman (Andrew Garfield) in the next Avengers film. Please Whedon, make it happen!
MISS: Rob Kardashian NOT going to law school
It doesn’t seem Rob will be following in his father’s footsteps after all (his real dad was O.J. Simpson’s lawyer). It was news to the University of Southern California when the Kardashian tweeted that he would be attending law school there (“Going to Law School very soon and so excited and can’t wait! School just never ends for me! #UniversityofSouthernCal#Trojans #FightOn”). Representatives from USC’s Gould School of Law said the Kardashian didn’t even apply. At least he pretended he has more ambition than selling his soul for money. We can’t say the same for his sisters!
HIT: Zooey Deschanel spotted with her new guy
The queen of all things quirky and cute (even at 32) has been spotted stealing a kiss from current beau, screenwriter Jamie Linden. While she told Marie Claire magazine she didn’t have time to date, he seems like someone you make time for. He’s pretty cute and has got to be romantic considering he did help write the screenplay for Dear John.
MISS: Elton John publicly claims Madonna’s career is over Read more…
It seems that performing is turning into a dangerous feat nowadays. Just last week, Justin Bieber suffered a concussion after running into a glass wall during a concert in Paris. This weekend, a dancer accidentally hit Lady Gaga on the head with pole during “Judas” in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday. The accident resulted in a concussion for the singer.
Of course, we all know how hard Lady Gaga works. Even Elton John confessed that he worries for the singer whose busy schedule leaves little room for rest. So, it’s no surprise here that Gaga opted to endure her injury and continue on with the show, performing another 16 songs.
Gaga’s make-up artist later tweeted, “Gaga has a concussion but she is going to be okay.She wants u to know she loves u. I’m taking care of her.cant believe she finished the show.”
Check out how she follows the dancer with a machine gun after the incident below:
I’m surprised that Cory Monteith doesn’t like dancing considering he’s regularly required to learn dance routines as Finn Hudson on Glee. Cory was on Conan O’Brien last night to promote the continuation of Glee, which comes back tonight.
He admitted that he doesn’t think he’s very good at busting a move so when he goes to clubs he does what he calls “tiny dancing,” which has nothing to do with Elton John. The dance includes a subtle Roxbury head nod and a couple shoulder shrugs. Judging from his moves in the above gif, I don’t blame him for holding back!
Miley Cyrus doesn’t want
a tweeter TheCyrusSlut to get away with posting death threats on her wall and nor should she. Sure, Twitter is supposed to be a forum for open exchange but that doesn’t give someone the right to threaten a life as easily as they would wish a friend happy birthday.
The 19-year-old singer and actress received the threats as she was headed to the 20th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party on Sunday. The hateful tweets have since been deleted but Miley’s backlash is still posted: “U have nothing better 2 do than hate? That saddens me. Im surrounded by love Im sorry 4 whatever happened 2 make u so bitter,” Miley wrote. “I won’t tolerate someone telling me 2 die. I think Twitter needs to take some responsibility and make it a safe environment!”
Loving or hating Miley is your thing but online bullying — especially threatening a life — is something else completely. Celebrities reluctantly accept a lot of criticism from haters but defending their life is not part of their qualifications.
Where do you draw the line with celebrities? Do you think accepting hateful comments is just “part of the job?”
The Muppets are back! Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang are ruling the Thanksgiving box-office this weekend and the world is officially in a nostalgic frenzy.
Before Jason Segel revamped the series, the adorable characters were famous in their own right. Their television program (1976-1981) featured a variety of celebrity cameos, from Alice Cooper to 007′s Roger Moore, in the final episode. It’s the family friendly programming that transcended generations. The franchise includes a seemingly endless stream of beloved films such as “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” “Muppet Treasure Island,” “Muppets From Space” and “The Great Muppet Caper.” If this is all breaking news to you, then I highly recommend you check them out – or at least add it to your wish list this year.
Since legendary puppeteer Jim Henson created the Muppets in 1974, there has been an incredible assortment of Muppets appearances, performances and moments. Aside from the hilarious parody trailers and Saturday Night Live appearance recently, it felt appropriate to take a moment to reflect on the classics. We pulled together our favourite ten, let us know yours!
Bohemian Rhapsody (2009)In 2009, the gang released their rendition of Queen’s famous song. This viral video introduced this generation to “Bohemian” just like Mike Myers did with Wayne’s World.
Kermit Cycling (1979)
“Jolson sang, Barrymore spoke, Garbo laughed, and now Kermit the Frog rides a bicycle,” began Roger Ebert’s original 1979 review of “The Muppet Movie”. “If you can figure out how they were able to show Kermit pedaling across the screen, then you are less a romantic than I am: I prefer to believe he did it himself.” Muppet magic.
Larry King Live (1994)
Kermit and Gonzo guest-hosted the show with featured guests including supermodel Carol Alt and Hulk Hogan. Surprising that neither replaced King when he retired last year, but there’s still the hope for Regis-replacement.
(Day O) Banana Boat Song (1978)
Before Lil Wayne and Jason Derulo ruined the song, Harry Belafonte and Fozzie Bear’s collaboration was pure brilliance. Fozzie even asks the question that we all want to know, “What is a “Tally Man”?”
Keep Fishin’ (2002)
Weezer resurrected the Muppets from temporary obscurity for their music video off their fourth album, “Maladroit”.
Bennie And The Jets (1977)
Elton John became a reoccuring character in the late 70s, performing many of his songs including “Crocodile Rock” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. But it is the banter between Elton and Kermit during “Bennie” that defines his involvement. You could also see where Cee-Lo took a few notes.
Alice Cooper (1978)
As Gonzo declares him “the voice of doom,” this episode also guest starred horror film-icon Vincent Price and revolved around the theme of “ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night.”
Buddy Rich VS. Animal (1981)
Two of the greatest drummers of all time face-off in this classic skit from the Muppet Show. Who won? You be the judge.
‘Treasure Island’ Roll Call (1996)
Directed by his son, Brian, this post-Jim Henson film is not the same – but it has it’s moments, like this one. Kermit’s Captain Abraham Smollet is introduced to his crew of “cutthroats, villains and scoundrels.”
The Rainbow Connection
Perhaps the greatest Muppets moment of all-time, the opening banjo strum is guaranteed to cause a lump in the throat. Covered by many, including Willie Nelson, Sarah McLachlan and Jason Mraz – enjoy!
Rod Stewart will begin a two year residency on August 24 at Las Vegas’ Colosseum at Caesars Palace, reports Billboard.
The first 18 concerts of ‘Rod Stewart: The Hits’ will go on sale May 15. Stewart is joining Celine Dion and Elton John, who both perform at Caesars Palace as well.
Stewart says the show will be “90 percent songs that people know,” including ‘Maggie May,’ ‘The First Cut Is the Deepest’ and ‘You’re in My Heart.’ The songs were performed at the Colosseum when he played at the 4,100-seat venue in November.
“It’s a rock’n'roll show,” Stewart says. “We’ll try to give the people what they want, which are the songs that made me famous, plus a few surprises. There won’t be any magicians or midgets, just a good rock show.”
A 13-piece band will back Stewart, whose shows will be presented by AEG Live. That way, he says, “I’ve got the lineup to (make changes) — all the mandolins and guitars. We’ll throw in something from, say, ‘Gasoline Alley,’ maybe even ‘Gasoline Alley.’”
Stewart recently wrapped his Heart & Soul Tour with Stevie Nicks and is currently working on a blues album with guitarist Jeff Beck. Stewart’s contract with J Records recently expired, making him a free agent, so Stewart and Beck are recording the album without a label attached.
It seems like whenever artists need an extra kick or revival of their music career, they take up residency in Vegas. It’s a smart move, and I’m sure this will be great for Stewart’s career.
I personally think Britney Spears should think of taking up residency in Vegas. Steady hours, an extra boost to her career, and the town is all about flashy lights and over-the-top spectacles. It’s perfect for her!
Before Arcade Fire and Radiohead snag the spotlight, Kanye doesn’t hesitate to remind everyone that he’s still around with his new neon-infested music video for “All of the Lights” that includes appearances by Rihanna and Kid CuDi.
The Hype Williams directed video starts with a solemn black-and-white shot of a young black girl strolling through the snow-covered streets in the projects, while Elton John’s ivory tickles provide the instrumental. As the blaring, triumphant fanfare of horns welcome the chorus of Alicia Keys, Rihanna and friends… the acid light show begins.
Michael Jackson tributes continue with CuDi’s red-leather jacker (hello, Thriller) and Ye’s tribal dancing on top of a cop car (Black or White).
And yes, there is the blatant nod to Gasper Noe’s Into the Void intro, which is done in respect.
And on top of that, we get Rihanna in what appear to be a boob harness. Yes. A boob harness.
But, of course, would anyone expect anything less than classy from the man? It won’t disappoint with the cinematic presentation, as it isn’t over done or too spectacular… just a few cop lights, flash lights, spot lights and strobe lights to kick one into seizure after one dose.
The pop legend is showering Lady GaGa with more praise than she can shake a stick at. Elton called her “so amazingly polite and respectful” and has reportedly begun a close friendship with the star after their Grammy performance last year.
“I love her, she’s absolutely amazing. We’ve become friends. What I like about the Gaga most is that she’s amazingly polite and respectful to everyone around her. What I loved most about John Lennon is that he was like that. He once gave my mum a lift to the airport and came to my agent’s wedding.
The Gaga is like that. But the greatest thing about her is that she manages to let everyone think they know everything about her but no one knows anything.”
Looks like GaGa got the seal of approval!
Wow, maybe some of the stereotypes of the South being racists and sexists are not so inaccurate. An Arkansas Supermarket in Mountain View, AK has placed a “family shield” over the Us Weekly cover of Elton John with his partner David Furnish and their new baby.
Gawker reports the move was done by the Harps food chain to “protect innocent children.” However the chain has recently removed the cover. Harps President explained in a statement that it was not their intention to offend anybody, but the shield was placed after the store manager received some complaints.
We wonder what those store patrons think when they see an interracial married couple on the front of a magazine?
After a plethora of speculation and rumors, PopEater is confirming Elton John is the biological father of his new son who was mothered by a surrogate. There was a question whether it was Elton or his husband David Furnish who was the father.
“Elton really wanted the child to have his genes,” a friend of the singer tells PopEater. “He has a god-given talent and wanted to pass that one to a child. And after years of discussion and thought, Elton and David decided together that Elton’s sperm would be used.”
Zachary was born weighing 7 lbs., 15 oz. via a surrogate mother in California on Christmas Day. This is the first child for John, 62, and Furnish, 48. The couple married in 2005 after being together for 12 years.
Elton John played to a crowd of 6,000 fans at the at the ancient Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza in Mexico, despite injuries to three workers, reports CBC.ca.
Fans were treated to a 90 minute concert by the legendary singer with the Temple of Kukulkan as a backdrop. Fans paid between $80 -$800 to attend.
On Thursday three workers were injured while preparing the stage with non-life threatening injuries.
“I’m bisexual, and I give a damn,” the 27-year-old actress says as part of the True Colors Fund’s Give a Damn campaign that was taped January 30 and kicked off April 1. The campaign features celebs encouraging people to work toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, MTV news reports. Paquin was a bit of a surprise, as organizers were unaware that she was going to declare her bisexuality through the PSA.
The campaign includes a series of videos that also include stars like: Kim Kardashian, Elton John, Cynthia Nixon, Clay Aiken, Whoopi Goldberg, Wanda Sykes, Jason Mraz, Mya, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne and True Colors Fund co-founder Cyndi Lauper.
“I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems,” John tells the magazine. “On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don’t know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East—you’re as good as dead.”
It’s no secret that Eminem’s lyrics often times are anti-gay, so that’s what makes this combination so odd. Elton John is reportedly helping Eminem overcome his addiction to prescription drugs. “I’ve been helping Eminem over the last 18 months and he’s doing brilliantly,” John told BBC Radio
John has been helping the rapper as he also once suffered from a drug problem. Elton had a notorious addiction to alcohol and drugs throughout the 1980′s. He has been sober ever since, and let’s hope he can do the same for Eminem.
Sir Elton John has a serious case of E. Coli, reports Perez Hilton. In October, the British singer cancelled a number of concerts in Ireland and the United Kingdom due to influenza.
As a result of the illness, three of John’s upcoming shows with Billy Joel on the Face 2 Face tour have been postponed. Two concerts in Seattle, WA, planned for Nov. 4 and Nov. 7, as well as one scheduled for Nov. 10 in Portland, OR, will be rescheduled.
John is currently receiving treatment for the infection at a London hospital.