Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody film is the #1 music biopic of all-time, bringing in a huge $700 million at the worldwide box office.. The DVD/Blu-Ray is coming this February 12th and is packed with features! The set will include the full Live Aid performance, featuring Rami Malek (as singer Freddie Mercury), Ben Hardy (as drummer Roger Taylor), Gwilym Lee (as guitarist Brian May), and Joseph Mazzello (as bassist John Deacon) recreating the original 22-minute 1985 Wembley Stadium show. It will also have never-before-seen songs, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Will Rock You”, as part of the Live Aid re-enactment. The 4K and Blu-ray releases will also feature several featurettes, including “Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie”, “The Look And Sound Of Queen” and “Recreating Live Aid.” Continue reading
Biopics are a tough type of genre to analyze. Neither a documentary or so often a honest linear accounting of events, these types of films are a type of Cliff’s Notes version of history. This is even more prickly with music biopics because no one has a lower tolerance for bullshit and rose-colored glasses than a die-hard fan of a band or artist. In the case of Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody, the fact that the film got made at all after development hell, Sasha Baron Cohen quitting the project, director Bryan Singer being fired towards the end of production, Dexter Fletcher coming on to finish it up and more. Still, you have to tip the hat for the job 20th Century Fox did pulling this together and getting the film out into theaters. And the theater is where you should see this film because it is a spectacle and your cell phone or your living room can’t contain it. Continue reading
Rock radio legend Lou Brutus will be hosting Rock Fest in Cadott, WI on July 16-19, 2015. The four day event will feature over 50 bands including Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Nickelback, All That Remains, Pop Evil, and others.
Brutus is frequently onstage to host some of the biggest festivals in music including Knotfest (San Bernardino, CA), where this past October, he also hosted its worldwide webcast. He’s also acted as stage host for Rock on The Range, Rockstar Uproar, Rockstar Mayhem, Sonic Boom, Band Camp and countless other concerts and festivals. He has traveled the globe for three decades covering many of the biggest music events in history including Live Aid, Live 8, Live Earth, and The Wall at the Berlin Wall.
He is best known for his eighteen plus years of national syndication hosting hardDrive and hardDriveXL, heard on over 100 radio stations in the United States and Europe, as well as his work on other national radio platforms. He’s done local shows in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, and Providence.
Brutus has also hosted radio specials and/or created radio channels for Metallica, Slipknot, Stone Sour, Rush, Disturbed, Theory of A Deadman, Smashing Pumpkins, and numerous others.