Bah Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby is due out at the end of 2012 and we’ve gotten a look at the first trailer. When Jay-Z and Kanye’s “No Church in the Wild” is used for delivery, you know it’s sure to be one amazing flick. Case in point — Safe House where Denzel was shooting up a storm to the tune in the trailer. Though most folks will hold reservation to the novel by F. Scott Fitzergald on which the film is based, from the look of things, the movie should be one for the ages as well. It brings together a solid cast with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and even an international icon by the name of Amitabh Bachchan. Check out the trailer before. The Great Gatsby opens in theaters December 25th.
Last week, Jay-Z announced that he’d be putting together a multi-day music festival in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend and today “Phase 1″ of the lineup has been unveiled. The artists announced are: Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Odd Future, D’Angelo, Maybach Music (feat. Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Santigold, Dirty Projectors, X, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Rita Ora, Savoy (DJ set), The Knocks. The two-day event will cover three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2. Budweiser and Live Nation are producing the performances, and a portion of the revenues will go to the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Wednesday, May 23rd, via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com. A limited number of 2-day tickets will be available for $99 (plus service charges). Tickets will be made available a day early on Tuesday, May 22 on Budweiser Facebook fan page.
After a four year hiatus from the big screen, 2012 will bring in the 23rd film of the James Bond franchise. Bond’s loyalty to M is tested in “SKYFALL” as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The flick’s trailer sees 007 jump from London to Shanghai. The film is slated for a November 9, 2012 release date.
Adam Yauch a.k.a. MCA of The Beastie Boys has passed away at 47 after a three-year battle with cancer. Yauch, a self-taught bassist and vocalist, was the eldest of the trio, which also included Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz. After dedicating a cancerous tumor in a salivary gland, the band cancelled scheduled concerts and delayed the release of an album. It was only a month ago when The Beastie Boys got inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
MCA is survived by his wife, Dechen, and a daughter.
Jawbone has released the Big Jambox, a larger version of the more compact Jambox. This one’s just as portable with amazing sound quality to match. Stream audio from any Bluetooth-friendly mobile device such as your iPhone or iPad. If you want more, load it with software updates and apps to take things next level. Not only can you stream phone calls and music, but you can utilize it for Skype, FaceTime, and other video chat applications as well.
The Big Jambox is available now for $299 through Jawbone.
Warner Bros. have unveiled the third official trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. The film’s villain, Bane, plays center stage in this trailer as he terrorizes Gotham City. The lineup is tremendous for the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and the result is a one of the most anticipated movies in recent times. Alongside Christian Bale are a host of other notables including Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt being introduced to the lineup as John Blake. Michael Cane, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman are all back for their previous roles. The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit theaters July 20th.
Catch the trailer below.
Seven years after first being proposed, the Brooklyn Nets are officially here and will call Barclays Center home in the heart of BK. The new logo of the team has been unveiled and seems the new team will opt for a black and white colorway rather than the gray, blue and red of the New Jersey Nets. Who came up with this, you ask? Minority owner Jay-Z had a hand in the new branding and design. The new ad campaign has launched as well to stir up ticket sales and raise awareness for the new look, with the tagline “Hello Brooklyn” being the central theme. Check out the 30-second spot below.
Today is a good day. Chester French have released their first single and accompanying video in three years. “Black Girls” features Travis Barker on the drums and is a solid effort after their hiatus. Fashion photographer Francesco Carrozzini gives his direction on this one. The video stars the multi-talented Rie Rasmussen and Jodie Smith, who bring life to the band’s unabashed, hard-hitting celebration of feminine beauty and interracial love. D.A. and Max also tell us their new album is coming soon so be sure to look out for that. Grab the single from iTunes and peep the video below (NSFW).
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg ended this year’s Coachella weekend with one amazing performance, filled with some memorable appearances from the likes of Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Warren G, and several others. That didn’t seem to be enough for the West Coast duo as they even brought on 2Pac in hologram form to do two tracks. The cost? Nearly half a milli. We’ve got a stream of the performance, so scroll down to check it out.
Ahead of a slated Good Friday release, DJ Clue got his hands on G.O.O.D. Music‘s first single — “Mercy”. This is just a day after Ye dropped a solo track in the form of “Theraflu” that’s been the trending for the past 24 hours. Big Sean, Pusha T, Kanye West and 2 Chainz are all on this five-minute banger, though we’re still a shortwhile away from getting an untagged version (Single officially drops via iTunes at Midnight EST). Can’t wait that long? Check a stream of the single below while you still can.