Music Minute 8-8-17
Written by Rick Rizer on August 8, 2017
Michael Jackson’s epic 14-minute short film “Thriller” will get the film festival treatment it deserves in Venice, where a 3D version of the video will debut. Adapted as Michael Jackson’s “Thriller 3D,” the audio and visuals have been fully remastered and converted for three-dimensional display.
Sinead O’ Connor, visibly distraught and battling mental illness, has posted a hysterical and profanity-laced diatribe on Facebook.
The two band members of Royal Blood have been added to the list of bands that have teamed up with the Yellow Bird Project. Royal Blood designed an exclusive band t-shirt to benefit Trekstock, a charity that provides social and practical support to young adults with cancer in the UK.
During an interview with GQ, Liam Gallagher was asked if he would follow in the steps of Adele, Lady Gaga and more to appear alongside “Late Late Show” host James Corden during his popular viral sensation “Carpool Karaoke.” “No, thank you very much,” Gallagher replied. “No f***ing chance mate. With that fat bloke from ‘Kevin and Perry’?” Gallagher’s girlfriend Debbie Gwyther clarified that the singer is referring to the British sitcom “Gavin & Stacey,” on which Corden played a role, she also claims he’s never watched it.
Usher’s private life is already the subject of a $20 million lawsuit, in which the plaintiff claims the singer passed herpes to a onetime sexual partner. Now, a new trio of accusers (two women and one man) have filed another suit. Represented by celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom, the new parties also claim that Usher exposed them to the disease and failed to disclose the STD before engaging in sexual contact.
The MTV Video Music Awards are set to air on August 27th and the initial list of performers have been announced. Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, and The Weeknd are among the first group of performers announced for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
The Weeknd is proud of his work with Puma to design shoes and clothing for the lifestyle brand. The Toronto native is now taking his collaboration with the company another step further with the release of his high-top sneaker “Parallel” for luxury retailers. The rapper first began working with the organization in November when he was tapped as a creative collaborator for their “Run The Streets” campaign.