waiting for since it was announced Mick Taylor would be hitting the road with the band last year. Taylor dominated the Stones' Monday night (May 20th) final gig at L.A.'s Staples Center, which featured no other surprise guests. Taylor performed a total of four songs with the band -- including his signature tour-de-force, the extended Sticky Fingers workout, "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," along with the rarely played 1971 classic "Sway" which featured only Taylor and Mick Jaggeron guitars during the original session.
Taylor joined the band again for his customary spots on "Midnight Rambler" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Other highlights in the show featured a performance of the Some Girls favorite -- and "Miss You" B-side -- "Far Away Eyes."
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones with Mick Taylor performing "Sway":
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones with Mick Taylor performing "Can't You Hear Me Knocking":
Black Sabbath has issued another three-minute featurette, titled "The Sabbath Sound," containing footage of the recording sessions for the band's new album, 13. The disc is due out on June 11th and is the first Sabbath set in 35 years to feature singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler all playing together. (Blabbermouth)
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Netflix has released a new trailer to promote the upcoming season of Arrested Development. There is also a Bluth frozen banana stand touring the country to promote the new episodes which premiere on the streaming service on May 26th. Take a look:
A swarm of leaping grasshoppers joined Paul McCartney on stage on Monday night (May 6th) in Goiania, Brazil during the second stop on his Out There world tour. Vintage Vinyl News reported that the insects -- which nearly covered the stage at some points -- took a shine to the former Beatle, who introduced the bug who was perched happily on his shoulder as "Harold." McCartney even turned to the grasshopper during "Hey Jude" and sang Harold the line: "'the movement you need is on your shoulder" -- adding "it certainly is now."
CHECK IT OUT: Paul McCartney dealing with the grasshopper attack during "The Long And Winding Road":
TINA FEY AND AMY POEHLER ADDED TO 'ANCHORMAN 2' CAST: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been added to the cast of Anchorman 2 which is due out on December 20th. The film's cast already includes: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and Paul Rudd.
FARRAH ABRAHAM SEX TAPE CRUSHES KIM K AND RAY J'S VIDEO: Teen Mom Farrah Abraham's new porno Backdoor Teen Mom caused Vivid Entertainment's servers to crash when over 2 million visitors hit the site on Monday, May 6th, to check out the movie. Kim K and Ray J's infamous sex tape only attracted 600,000 visitors to the web site during its first 12 hours online.
'STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS' RELEASE MOVED UP: Star Trek Into Darkness will now open on Thursday, July 16th instead of Friday, July 17th. Imax theaters across the country will also offer an early viewing on Wednesday, July 15th, at 8 pm.
NBC DUMPS PLAN FOR $25 MILLION STUDIO FOR JIMMY FALLON: After months of planning, NBC has decided against spending $25 million to renovate Jimmy Fallon's 30 Rock studio for his 2014 takeover of The Tonight Show. The network has decided instead to invest $5 million into Fallon's current digs, Studio 6B, where he currently tapes his Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show.
This Friday (May 3rd) has been declared Metallica Night at AT&T Park in San Francisco, home of baseball's San Francisco Giants. According to a press release issued by the team, members of Metallica will participate in pre-game festivities which will include throwing out the ceremonial first pitch and guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performing the National Anthem. The custom Giants-themed guitars that will be played by the pair will be signed immediately following the National Anthem and auctioned off at the Giants Community Clubhouse, with proceeds being shared by the Giants Community Fund and the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation.
Metallica said in a statement, "We're psyched to be teaming up with the World Series champs for the first ever Metallica Night...! When the Giants take on their arch-rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers, we'll be on hand that night to kick off the game . . . joining the orange and black fanatics with Metallica vibes and shenanigans throughout the evening to cheer on the team for the first home Dodger game of the season."
CBS Houston sports blogger Claire Crawford has been slammed for criticizing a cheerleader for the Oklahoma City Thunder as being, quote, "too chunky" for the job. After the Thunder played the Houston Rockets in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, Crawford wrote that while Williams was pretty, fans had criticized her for, quote, "having 'pudginess' around her waistline." She continued, "But if she's comfortable wearing that tiny outfit and dancing for NBA fans, then good for her. Besides . . . not every man likes women to be toothpick skinny. I'd say most men prefer a little extra meat on her bones." Williams defended herself on Twitter, writing, "To be womanly always, discouraged never. We wouldn't know what blessings were if we didn't go through trials. Thank you to EVERYONE for the compassion and love today. I'm in awe." CBS Houston has since removed the post from its website.
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