Cryptic Stones Teases
Word is that The Rolling Stones' Facebook and Twitter pages may be getting very active in the next few days. After posting that big news will be revealed soon, The Stones unveiled an enigmatic image of a pair of eyes on a dark background, along with instructions for fans owning either an iPhone or an Android device to download a free app called uView. When the app is launched, the eyes can be seen blinking and a message appears that reads, "Keep your eyes peeled..." Could The Stones finally be ready to reveal plans for their rumored 50th anniversary performances? Stay tuned!
Magical Mystery Release
Although The Beatles haven't officially announced the DVD/Blue ray reissue of their "Magical Mystery Tour" film, you can count on it being released on October 9th (John Lennon's birthday). And this time, the 53 minute movie will include an optional director's commentary by Paul McCartney as well as bonus videos of every song from the film except — for some unknown reason — "I Am The Walrus." The original TV movie was McCartney's idea, an unscripted film to shot around some great songs in September 1967. Broadcast on BBC-TV on December 26th of that year, the amateurish film swiftly became the first Beatles project to be trashed by critics. The recently restored film and a behind-the-scenes documentary will be shown on October 2nd at the British Film Institute before it hits the U.S. PBS circuit.
Doors Hollywood Bowl
One of The Doors' finest concert performances is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on October 23rd. "The Doors: Live At The Bowl '68" features the legendary band in concert at The Hollywood Bowl on July 5, 1968. For the first time, the historic performance — including three previously unreleased tracks — has been painstakingly restored using the original camera negatives and the audio has been remixed and mastered from original multi-tracks by the group's longtime engineer, Bruce Botnick. By all accounts, the new restoration will give you the closest experience to being there live alongside Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek — except for the smell of the incense, of course.