As a bonus today, let’s appreciate a Drive sequel will exist (in book form… but you can picture Gosling already).
It’s called Port of Morrow and will be the band’s first release since 2007’s Wincing The Night Away and the band’s comeback tour (with revamped lineup) this year. James Mercer is back at the helm and his own label will produce it. The release is expected for March 2012 (two songs to preview through the link).
And it’s also due to release in early March 2012. The album will be called Sounds from Nowheresville. The Ting Tings said they wanted to get away from radio-friendly sounds (like their first album was full of - “Great DJ,” or “That’s Not My Name”), so they really tried to find inspirations in unrelated artists. This included… catching tUnE-yArDs live-loop fest.
Sacha Baron Cohen is back doing another movie in a foreign character. This time he’s the fun loving dictator of Wadiya and he comes to visit the U.S. Trailer has some cameos by John C. Reilly, Megan Fox (as herself) and various U.S. politicians (via repurposed clips). The film is due out in Summer 2012.
Black is the Oscar-winning writer of Milk and he’s got a stage play called 8, about the federal court trial that overturned the proposition. In March, he’s lined up George Clooney (among others, Rob Reiner is directing) to perform in the opening night show. All benefits from that evening’s performance will go to the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
Theroux (actor, wrote Tropic Thunder) is working on a series about a, “left-leaning NYC curmudgeon who daydreams of the good ol’ days of the 90s.” Michael Rotenberg (King of the Hill) is set to executive produce. Brand is working with the people who created New Girl for an animated series of his own, but details on plots are being kept underwraps. No time table available yet on either project.
Mustaine is the lead singer of Megadeth (not to mention he was an early guitarist/songwriter for Metallica). Rather than produce wines like some of his contemporaries (c’mon Motorhead), he’s developed an app to teach individuals guitar through gamification. The Underwire caught up with him to talk through this project in full.
[via Nathan Mattise]