EDDIE COCHRAN: "Summertime Blues." Ain't no cure for 'em.
NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Sleater-Kinney, Garbage, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and more.
BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Cold Cave, The Scientists, and more.
JAPANESE BREAKFAST, on World Cafe.
NICK CAVE, on getting dumped by PJ Harvey.
THE FIRST AID KIT, on their live tribute album to Leonard Cohen, Who By Fire.
GARBAGE: Shirley Manson discusses becoming a Terminator, kissing Elijah Wood, playing with Fiona Apple, and more.
THE NUMBER ONES looks at Will To Power's "Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird Medley (Free Baby)," a deeply awkward synth-gloop fusion of two '70s arena ballads.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: A Quiet Place Part II edged out Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical In the Heights for the top spot at the weekend box office by 11.7MM to 11.4MM, a surprise in a a debut lower than a bunch of post-pandemic releases (one has to wonder about how much HBOMax is draining from these big WB pics). Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway showed with a 10.4MM debut, which was also likely a disappointment. But A Quiet Place Part II also became the first film to pass 100MM domestic.
NED BEATTY, who made an indelible first impression in Deliverance before turning in noteworthy efforts in Nashville, Network and Homicide: Life on the Street as one of the most respected character actors of his time, has died. He was 83. BONUS: How Beatty landed his role in Network.
FRIENDS: THE REUNION drove more HBOMax subscriptions thanits first run blockbusters.
BENNIFER: Reunited in L.A.
TOM HANKS: Not woke enough?
QUEEN ELIZABETH II cut a cake with a sword.
LINDSAY LOHAN: Rising Again?
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: Four 40th Anniversary Secrets.
BILL MURRAY offered a rousing performance of ‘Take Me Out To The Ball Game' at his beloved Chicago Cubs' fully reopened Wrigley Field.
LOBSTER DIVER survived being swallowed by humpback whale.
GEE'S GOLDEN LANGHUR works hard to avoid human interactions, making them extremely difficult to observe.
PARROT plays peek-a-boo, gets a surprise.
ROLL with the Tumbin' Tumbleweeds.