Jaco Pastorius Documentary Gets First Trailer

Jaco Pastorius Documentary Gets First Trailer

Robert Trujillo's passion project (six years in the making), the documentary about legendary bass player Jaco Pastorius finally gets its first full-length trailer.

The film is available for pre-order and is expected to be released on Dec. 1st.

 

 

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The Best and Worst of the 2015 American Music Awards

Host Jennifer Lopez introduced a slew of acts. Who won the night?
Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez hosted the 2015 American Music Awards with the gusto of Whoopi Goldberg at the Oscars: She had a hundred costume changes, threw out plenty of one-liners, and seemed to have a blast emceeing of the biggest extravaganzas of the year. For a show that drifted over the three-hour mark, we got at least ten performances that earned some serious applause. Even the middle-of-the-pack performances were engaging. (Meghan Trainor, Coldplay, and Nick Jonas, don't be offended that you weren't listed here! You were fine!) 

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Why does Adele get away with such lazy lyrics?

Adele

Adele is a brilliant singer, an Oscar-winning songwriter, and a Grammy legend: So why do we let her get away with staid, cliched lyrics? We break it down on The Snap.

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Andy Grammer takes a joyride in new upbeat ‘Good To Be Alive’ music video

Andy Grammer takes a joyride in new upbeat ‘Good To Be Alive’ music video

Andy Grammer’s got the moves and he’s got the car to prove it’s “good to be alive.”

His music video for his latest single, “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah),” just dropped, and it has him playing a valet who goes for a joyride in an orange Lamborghini. At Grammer’s side in the passenger seat, you’ll see his bassist buddy Zach Rudulph as a fellow valet joining in on the fun.

Paying homage to one of the most memorable joyride moments on the big screen, the video also features a cameo from Richard Edson, who played the valet in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Things come full circle here — he’s the owner of the Lamborghini is this video.

When the catchy, upbeat single was released in August, we declared it a late-in-the-game contender for Song of the Summer.

Watch the video below.

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Outrage Watch: Fury over Billboard's 'Greatest Rappers of all Time' list

Snoop Dogg, T.I., and more cry foul
Outrage Watch: Fury over Billboard's 'Greatest Rappers of all Time' list
Credit: Interscope Records

Welcome to Outrage Watch, HitFix's semi-regular rundown of entertainment-related kerfuffles. Not anxious enough already? Get your fix of righteous indignation below, and stay posted for outrage updates throughout the week.

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U2’s concert and HBO special canceled following attacks in Paris

The Irish band was set to air their first HBO concert special before Friday's tragic attacks
U2’s concert and HBO special canceled following attacks in Paris
Credit: HBO

U2’s Paris show originally planned for Saturday, Nov. 14 and the HBO concert special scheduled to air the same day have both been canceled following Friday’s horrifying terrorist attacks in France’s capital city.

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Adele is nobody's sellout

Adele is nobody's sellout
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Adele doesn't have to feign relatability. With her bold Cockney accent, deep-bellied laugh and unaffected manner, she truly feels like a regular person who just so happens to have reached astronomical levels of fame. And unlike many pop stars at her level, she is wholly committed to being known for her music alone.

Case in point: back in 2013, the singer turned down a reported $19 million contract to be the new face of cosmetic behemoth L'Oreal (and you know that's not the only offer she rebuffed). In a new interview with the New York Times to promote her upcoming album "25," Adele addressed her reluctance to peddle products for giant corporations -- a career decision that may not make her as wealthy as she could be, but that keeps her brand (Adele, Singing Superstar/Voice of a Million Ugly Cries) undiluted.

“If I wanted to just be famous, like be a celebrity, then I wouldn’t do music, because everything else I’ve been offered would probably make me more famous than I am just with my music,” she said. “Commercials, being the face of brands, nail varnishes, shoes, bags, fashion lines, beauty ranges, hair products, being in movies, being the face of a car, designing watches, food ranges, buildings, airlines, book deals. I’ve been offered everything. And I don’t want to water myself down. I want to do one thing. I want to make something. I don’t want to be the face of anything.

“Everyone thinks I just disappeared, and I didn’t,” she continued. “I just went back to real life, because I had to write an album about real life, because otherwise how can you be relatable? If I wrote about being famous — that’s [expletive] boring.”

Adele's stance isn't just indicative of big-picture thinking, it's also (intentionally or not) a socially-conscious one. When you lend your name to a giant corporation, you're also lending it to every bad thing that corporation stands for, from animal testing (despite L'Oreal's claims that it no longer tests its products or ingredients on cute little bunnies, PETA remains unconvinced) to childhood obesity (see: Beyonce and Pepsi).

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Outrage Watch: 'Frozen' tune 'Let It Go' is 'Satan's rebellion anthem'

Hide your kids
Outrage Watch: 'Frozen' tune 'Let It Go' is 'Satan's rebellion anthem'
Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Welcome to Outrage Watch, HitFix's semi-regular rundown of entertainment-related kerfuffles. Not anxious enough already? Get your fix of righteous indignation below, and stay posted for outrage updates in the coming weeks.

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13 years ago today: Eminem’s history-making ‘Lose Yourself’ hit the top of the chart

Plus: ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ opened in theaters, David Bowie and Cher teamed up for a memorable medley, and more
13 years ago today: Eminem’s history-making ‘Lose Yourself’ hit the top of the chart
Credit: Universal Pictures

13 years ago today, Eminem began what remains his longest stay atop the Billboard Hot 100 when  “Lose Yourself” reached No. 1. The rap hit held onto the top spot for 12 weeks.

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Why do I like this song so much... is there something wrong with me?

Justin Bieber Purpose Cover

Why do I like this song so much... is there something wrong with me? is a series that gets updated anytime I find myself listening to a song on repeat that I have no business listening to on repeat. Why? Because as a young lad I only listened to Hip-Hop and Punk Music and could hold my own in a conversation about why Hip-Hop is or isn't a sub-genre of Punk (I could argue either side with ease.) I would (incorrectly) call people sellouts just for letting their already recorded song in a car commercial. So how can it be that I now feel excitement instead of disgust on the dancefloor when a Chris Brown song produced by DJ Mustard comes on?

And how can it be that I listen to these songs on repeat?

Why do I like these songs so much... is there something wrong with me?

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