January 24, 2014 |
DISNEY Channel graduate Vanessa Hudgens goes gritty again in "Gimme Shelter," playing a homeless, pregnant teen who finds refuge in a shelter. It's Hudgens' second consecutive I'm-a-grown-up-now role - she was one of the armed party girls in last year's over-the-top consumerist satire, "Spring Breakers. " "Gimme Shelter" is a far more sober affair - it's drawn from the work of Kathy DiFiore, a New Jersey woman who opened her home to pregnant teens in the 1980s, and who has since expanded to a string of not-for-profit shelters in the state.
July 8, 2012 |
1. b. Muddy Waters. 2. c. Ron Wood. 3. a. "Come On. " 4. d. Aftermath. 5. b. Their Satanic Majesties Request. 6. c. Brian Jones. 7. a. Gimme Shelter. 8. d. Andy Warhol. 9. b. She's the Boss. 10. d. Keith Richards.
July 28, 1994 |
Stones mania is rolling over cable's VH-1. The network is dedicating itself to the aging rockers next week when it renames itself Stones-TV, and features wall-to-wall Rolling Stones coverage and programing. The festivities kick off Sunday when Dan Aykroyd hosts the band's dress rehearsal, starting at 7 p.m. The Stones' Voodoo Lounge tour kicks off Monday night at Washington's RFK Stadium. Next Monday through Friday night, 7 to midnight, VH-1 will offer classic Stones videos, band interviews and telecasts of their new video, "Love Is Strong.
August 13, 2004 |
It's a wrap! As in wrapping a series of Biscayne Bay islands in 6.5 million square feet of bright pink fabric. Yes, the artist Christo - famed for his giant site-specific installations - is at work, and the Maysles Brothers are there to document him. This weekend, five films about Christo and his collaborator, Jeanne-Claude (whatever happened to last names?), unspool at International House. Famed documentarians Albert and David Maysles (Gimme Shelter) have followed the Bulgaria-born artist around the globe these last 30 years, and their Christo movies capture the controversial, funny and hugely ambitious artist as he conceives, coordinates and constructs his massive pieces.
June 4, 1992 |
THE SOUTHERN HARMONY AND HOME COMPANION The Black Crowes Def American The new Black Crowes album doubles as a game show: Name That Ripoff! Virtually every note quizzes the listener about just which sound from the classic-rock era is being pilfered now. The result should come as good news to any superstar act that recorded between the years 1968 and '74. Each has grounds for a major copyright infringement suit - in particular, the Faces, the Stones and the estate of Otis Redding.
April 2, 2008 |
Martin Scorsese got his wish. Not to win an Oscar, which the director of Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy did with The Departed, in 2007. No, it was something more important. With Shine a Light, opening Friday, he finally got to make his Rolling Stones movie. Stones music has been as much of a constant in Scorsese's films as Robert De Niro. He's made use of "Gimme Shelter" so many times Mick Jagger recently joked that Shine a Light was the first Scorsese movie that didn't feature the song.
October 10, 1997 |
With three decades of music and one very heavy reputation to live up to, the Rolling Stones are leaving nothing to chance on their 1997 "Bridges to Babylon" tour. In their nonstop two hours and 20 minutes on stage, the guys roar through two dozen solid songs - mostly the predictable classics that the world still demands. Yet the Stones deliver the goods with a fresh zest and integrity that underscore anew their eternal status as the World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band. As usual, the spectacle aspects of the show are grossly overdone, with the gaudiest gold-toned stage set this side of ancient Babylon - or modern Las Vegas - plus lots of costume changes by Mick Jagger, excellent closed-circuit video close-ups and the occasional film flashback or cheeky animation bit to enlighten a lyric.
July 9, 2011 |
The royals are here! The royals are here! Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , are in California, to the delight of celebrities and commoners alike in the U.S. of A. Will and Kate touched down in L.A. Friday afternoon for a weekend visit after wowing Canadians during a visit to that northern U.S. suburb (wait . . . says here Canada is its own country . . . can somebody check that?). Us mag reports that on Saturday the newlyweds will attend a charity polo match in Santa Barbara, Calif., where actress Rosario Dawson will be, along with actors Orlando Bloom and Alex Pettyfer, and actresses/models Zoe Saldana and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley . Prince William will play in the match while Kate will hand out prizes.
December 16, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Golden anniversaries are rarer in rock-and-roll bands than marriages, so maybe it's the momentousness of the occasion that's spurring on the Rolling Stones during the five-show London-New York-New Jersey run with which they are marking their 50th year in show business. Whatever the motivation, one thing is certain: At the Prudential Center in Newark on Thursday, from the "Get Off of My Cloud" start to the "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" finish, the Stones sounded great.
June 28, 2013 |
Director Morgan Neville's 20 Feet From Stardom , a celebration of the female African American backup vocalists who are the unheralded heroines of rock and roll, starts off with the sound of Lou Reed's "Walk On the Wide Side. " The film, which opens Friday at the Ritz Five, puts forth what Neville calls "the meta arc of the backup singer. " Most prominent in his tale are Darlene Love, the uncredited powerhouse behind Phil Spector's Wall of Sound; Merry Clayton, who sang with Carol King and Lynyrd Skynyrd but is best known for her role with the Rolling Stones on "Gimme Shelter"; and Lisa Fischer, who stood toe to toe singing with Mick Jagger during the Stones' dates in Philadelphia this month, as she has with the band since 1989.