2021 Lollapalooza to return at full capacity this July

Festival producers announced Tuesday, May 18 on Twitter that Chicago’s Lollapalooza is returning at full capacity this July 29-Aug. 1 at Grant Park. Lollapalooza’s late July return will mark one of the first major North American festivals to occur since the coronavirus pandemic shut down concerts and festivals beginning in early 2020.

In order to attend, fans will have to produce full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 24 hours of attending Lollapalooza each day.  Details on the festival entry process will be available in early July. 

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot said in a press release: “Here in Chicago, the word ‘Lollapalooza’ has always been synonymous with summer, great music and four days of unforgettable fun — which made last year’s decision to postpone it all the more difficult. Now, less than a year later and armed with a vaccine that is safe, effective and widely available, we are able to bring back one of our city’s most iconic summer music festivals. I want to thank the Lollapalooza team for working closely with the City to create a reopening strategy that prioritizes safety and can’t wait to see festivalgoers return to Grant Park this summer.” 

Lollapalooza will announce its lineup Wednesday at at 10 a.m. CT., and tickets will go on sale two hours after the announcement.   For more info, visit the official Lollapalooza website.

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2021 Lollapalooza to return at full capacity this July

Festival producers announced Tuesday, May 18 on Twitter that Chicago’s Lollapalooza is returning at full capacity this July 29-Aug. 1 at Grant Park. Lollapalooza’s late July return will mark one of the first major North American festivals to occur since the coronavirus pandemic shut down concerts and festivals beginning in early 2020.

In order to attend, fans will have to produce full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 24 hours of attending Lollapalooza each day.  Details on the festival entry process will be available in early July. 

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot said in a press release: “Here in Chicago, the word ‘Lollapalooza’ has always been synonymous with summer, great music and four days of unforgettable fun — which made last year’s decision to postpone it all the more difficult. Now, less than a year later and armed with a vaccine that is safe, effective and widely available, we are able to bring back one of our city’s most iconic summer music festivals. I want to thank the Lollapalooza team for working closely with the City to create a reopening strategy that prioritizes safety and can’t wait to see festivalgoers return to Grant Park this summer.” 

Lollapalooza will announce its lineup Wednesday at at 10 a.m. CT., and tickets will go on sale two hours after the announcement.   For more info, visit the official Lollapalooza website.

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Watch the Trailer for HBO Max’s Tina Turner documentary “Tina” set to premiere on March 27th

Tina Turner will be the subject of a new HBO Max documentary titled TINA set to premiere the film on March 27th.

Directed by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, TINA will chart the artist’s “improbable rise to early fame, her personal and professional struggles throughout her life and her even more improbable resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s.” The documentary will feature interviews with Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, journalist Kurt Loder, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical playwright Katori Hall as well as Turner’s husband Erwin Bach and more.

Watch the trailer for Tina at the link – here.

Tina Turner Makes Platinum Comeback After Ike Divorce in New Doc Trailer

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Bruce Springsteen arrested on suspicion of DUI, reckless driving in N.J. last fall

Bruce Springsteen was arrested for driving while intoxicated in a New Jersey recreation area last November. The 71-year-old was given three citations during his Nov. 14, 2020, arrest, for suspicion of DWI, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area, according to a National Parks Service spokeswoman, adding that Springsteen was “cooperative” during the process. Springsteen has a court date in the next few weeks, according to TMZ, which first reported the arrest Wednesday. It was unclear why the news was revealed only now.

Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa live mainly on a 400-acre horse farm in Colts Neck, N.J., just east of Freehold, N.J., where Springsteen spent his childhood. 

Bruce Springsteen was arrested on suspicion of DUI in November: He was ‘cooperative’

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Peter Jackson shares preview of Beatles documentary ‘Get Back’

Peter Jackson’s documentary on The Beatles, “Get Back,” was due to be released this year before the coronavirus pushed it back to 2021. 

The film – which contains 1969 behind-the-scenes footage from 1969 – just released it’s first sneak peak on YouTube, and Jackson says in the introduction to the clip: “We’ve got 56 hours of never-before-seen Beatles footage, and it’s really…it’s great stuff. I would say we’re about halfway through the edit now, but because you’ve been so patient and the film’s been delayed until 2021, we thought it was a good time to give you a little sneaky preview.”

The Beatles: Get Back is due to be released Aug. 27, 2021. You can check out the first preview of the film: here.

The first preview of Peter Jackson’s new Beatles documentary is online, and it looks incredible

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Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After Long Battle With Cancer

Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen has died. The co-founder of the band Van Halen died Tuesday morning after a years-long battle with throat cancer, his son Wolf confirmed on Twitter. He was 65.

Wolf posted the news of his father’s death on Twitter: “I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop.” Van Halen’s ex-wife and Wolf’s mother, Valerie Bertinelli, replied to the tweet with several broken heart emojis. Van Halen and Bertinelli were married for 20 years.

Sources say that Van Halen had a rapid decline in health over the past three days and that the cancer had “spread to all his organs.” His wife Janie Liszewski, son Wolf and ex-wife Valerie were by his side at the time of his death. The iconic guitarist had battled cancer for more than 10 years; he previously defeated tongue cancer in 2002 after a two-year battle.

Van Halen is one of the top 20 best-selling artists of all time and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

Eddie Van Halen dies at 65 after cancer battle

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