Category: Music


I’m moving

My job is moving offices over the next two weeks and coupled with some big events I have to cover my posts will be very limited. My apologies to everyone!

Chances are when Martin Scorsese (“The Departed”) and Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Great Gatsby”) team up you’re in store for a great film. Here’s the trailer for “The Wolf of Wall Street” based on the memoir by Jordan Belfort featuring music from Kanye West.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

This isn’t confirmed. But the Elton John biopic”Rocketman” may have its lead. And it’s none other than Bane himself. Tom Hardy is reportedly being considered for the role for the film from Michael Gracey. It would certainly be an interesting choice. And to be fair, I’d rather see Hardy take risks on projects and avoid Gerard Butler’s crap chick flicks and second rate action flicks he’s done after “300”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Composer Carter Burwell dropped out of “Thor: Dark World” citing creative differences. Burwell has scored every Spike Jonze film, “Twilight”, the upcoming “The Fifth Estate”, “Seven Psychopaths” and more. It’s a shame he dropped out, it would have been fun to see how he would have scored the film. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston and more.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Zach Sobiech is a 18-year-old who has just months to live after finding that osteosarcoma–a rare form of bone cancer  that he has battled since he was 14, spread and doctors said there is nothing more they can do. He sang a song called “Clouds”, which if you haven’t heard it, stop everything and watch it. It’s incredibly touching and I doubt you’ll have dry eyes after finishing it. You can also download the song here with proceeds going to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund. You can also make a donation at that page.

Here is the video of some stars who, spearheaded by Rainn Wilson, is a touching video in of itself. The stars that appear are: Brian Cranston, Sarah Silverman, Ashley Tisdale, Colbie Caillat, Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Andy Grammer, Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey, Jenna Elfman, Jack McBrayer, Lumineers, Jason Derulo, The Mowgli’s, Rachel Bilson, Kina Grannis, Passenger, Creed Bratton, Tyler Hilton, Mark Duplass, Josh Gad, Jason Wade, Paul McDonald, Ed Helms, Phillip Phillips, Justin Young, and Alyssa Shouse

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, the creator of some of Broadway’s best musicals like “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Cats” could be teaming up with…Tenacious D? Yep. Webber could be working with Jack Black on a “School of Rock” musical. Which I suppose makes sense given the musical nature of the film, which was directed by Richard Linklater. Webber said they may need to write original songs because getting the rights to some of the songs used, including songs by Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Pink Floyd, could be costly.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Way back when a “Jersey Boys” adaptation was first being tossed around, Jon Favreau was attached to helm the hit musical. But after a change of studio to Warner Brothers, apparently a new name has been brought up: Clint Eastwood. The musical tells the story of Frank Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi  who became the Four Seasons and a worldwide sensation. Hopefully Eastwood can up his game. The last few of his movies have been way over rated and average at best.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Big Star Wars person coming back

This one was a good problem to have. With J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars Episode VII” coming out, a big question was who should score the film? John Williams, of course, did all the Star Wars themes for George Lucas. Michael Giacchino is a long time collaborator with Abrams and his work includes “Star Trek” and “Up”. Who would you choose?

According to Williams he’s going to be ready to return to the franchise. Hard to argue this since Williams may be the most famous composer alive, but maybe they should keep things changing?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Here’s the newest trailer for “Jack the Giant Slayer”.

From Bryan Singer (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”), the film stars Nicholas Holt, fresh off of his “Warm Bodies” success. The trailer features music from the Deftones, which I find slightly funny. After “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” did OK and that film had Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, I find it hard to believe that this film will do well. Aside from “Snow White and the Huntsman”, we really haven’t had any of these re-imagining of fairy tales do very well.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

The Oscars will already celebrate James Bond with a special celebration of 50 years of Bond. “Skyfall” is up for Best Song as well. Now news comes that the Oscars will celebrate some of the musicals of the past 10 years. They will be honoring three in particular: “Chicago”, “Dreamgirls” and “Les Miserables”. I feel like “Moulin Rouge!” should have been included. I know technically it wasn’t in the past 10 years, but as far as Hollywood musicals go, I loved that one. Oh, and where’s “Once”? That’s my favorite musical of all time bar none.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.