With two classic rock legends set to headline this year’s Isle of Wight festival in the U.K., VH1 plans to broadcast the best of the headlining performances of both Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, among other bands, with a simulcast this Sunday night.
Sunday night, HBO’s vampire series True Blood continued its long tradition of using song titles and lyrics in the titles of episodes. “Authority Always Wins” was named after a line in John Mellencamp’s classic “Authority Song.” (Bill and Eric, two of the show’s main characters, were interrogated by the “Vampire Authority” in the episode, which introduced actor Christopher Meloni’s character, Roman Zimojic.)
Oprah will sit with the Kardashians on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” Sunday night at 9:00 on the Own Network.
The season premiere of True Blood featured a couple of classic songs and one new take on a timeless hit. “Turn! Turn! Turn!” played as the credits rolled, but it wasn’t the iconic version by The Byrds. Instead, it was a new version recorded by Kentucky rock band My Morning Jacket.
Last night’s Billboard Awards reacted quickly to the passing of Bee Gees member Robin Gibb, with the show’s co-host, Modern Family co-star Julie Bowen saying that “His voice, and the music of The Bee Gees will live on forever.”
In honor of Mick Jagger’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this weekend, let’s look at Jagger’s many collaborations through the years.
Original recordings of The Beatles’ songs are a real rarity on TV and commercials. Mad Men’s use of “Tomorrow Never Knows” marks the only time an original Beatles recording has been used on television.
David Letterman has a birthday today! How about some Letterman Trivia?
Would the Rolling Stones “sell out”?
American Idol may have its resident rock legend, Steven Tyler, on the judges’ panel. But Stevie Nicks showed the Idol Top 9 a thing or two as the mentor on last night’s (March 28) “personal idols” episode.