Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl showed again why you
should be psyched about the half-hour Rock band comedy he’s developing
for FX. After comments at the Grammys about music being about human
passion and not “what goes on in a computer,” the hirsute rocker was
Several Pop stars have found themselves in the spotlight recently for performing in service of a restrictive dictatorship … and we’re not even talking about Clear Channel! The New York Times recently highlighted a juicy tidbit from the infamous WikiLeaks cables about how celebrity performers like Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Usher and 50 Cent all accepted huge paychecks to entertain relatives of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
Randy Newman’s foray into southwest Ohio this week, performing at Miami University’s Middletown campus Saturday, is a rare treat. It’s not that he doesn’t like going on the road, but he has so many competing interests it’s often difficult to find the time. In addition to being a singer/songwriter whose often-ironic, satirical and sometimes-character-driven compositions have become contemporary Pop classics, he’s also become a major composer for film.