Focus Features has released a new trailer for The Dead Don’t Die, the zombie comedy from Broken Flowers and Only Lovers Left Alive writer and director Jim Jarmusch. The film features a huge cast, with Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, ChloÃ« Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat, and Tom Waits all starring.
The new trailer is of the restricted variety, which means it’s not so safe for workplace viewing. It’s only about a minute long, but the trailer packs in some funny moments and a few good zombie kills. You can find a synopsis for The Dead Don’t Die and watch the new trailer below.
If you’ve seen one zombie movie, you’ve probably seen them all. The undead walking amongst the living and spreading the infection by chomping down on innocent victims. The rules of surviving this world have been well established throughout many zombie films.
But the latest from writer and director Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers, Only Lovers Left Alive), titled The Dead Don’t Die, portrays zombies in a different kind of light. One that will see Adam Driver leading “the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled.”
Focus Features has released an official trailer for the film, and you can check it out below along with a poster.
Scott Asheton, the drummer of The Stooges since its inception and along with his late brother Ron and frontman Iggy Pop, and who remained a consistent member of the group, passed away on March 15, 2014. He was 64. The news of Asheton’s passing was posted today to Iggy Pop’s Facebook page.
With Ron Asheton on guitar, Scott Asheton on drums, Dave Alexander on bass, and Iggy Pop on snarling lead vocals, The Stooges became of the progenitors of the entire punk scene which followed it. While scores of bands at the time were singing and playing music that was essentially white man’s blues, The Stooges turned the heat on the collective Bunsen burner skyward and forged a new musician’s game, one in which attitude and fierce white noise was the order of the day. While originally on the fringes of the fringe when they first started, it was on the strength of albums like Raw Power, Funhouse, and their self-titled debut released 45 years ago this year, that The Stooges became one of the leading pioneers in the sculpting and eventual finalized shaping the first wave of punk music, circa 1976 to 1980, crystallized in places like New York City, LA, and England.
Lust For Life, a classic Iggy Pop solo album produced by David Bowie and featuring the memorable raunchy title track, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.00. Lust for Life is also available on CD for only $4.99 and is an AutoRip, which means it comes with a FREE MP3 version of the album.
The follow up to the Pop’s first solo venture The Idiot, Lust for Life finds its dirty fingers in the sonic cookie jar, as The Stooges front man exposes himself in the manner which he is most accustomed to in that band, and spills his darkest secrets and dirty fetishes on the sonic canvas. With the bizarre title track, with its memorable drum beat, and Iggy waxing about wondering where someone got lotion and speaking of taking it in the ear before, or the sexual metaphors of “The Passenger,” with its dark edged, yet bright, almost sing-a-long passages, to the spitting in the face of his detractors with “Success,” (which is almost like a twisted flipside to Bowie’s hit single “Fame”) to “Some Weird Sin,” Iggy still cuts like a knife, but is able to do so under a mid ’70s David Bowie production which finds him in a little bit more at the mainstream party, but still sitting at the juvenile delinquents table however. Lust for Life is a great darkhorse of an album during a time that was sandwiched in between the original proto-punk sounds of The Stooges and The MC5 and the right around the corner blowout success that punk music proper sported.
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After Iggy Pop celebrated his birthday yesterday, he gives the fans back a present as his latest upcoming album with his Stooges, titled Ready To Die, is now available for a full listen for free over at NPR.
The album, which reunites him with James Williamson (the two haven’t played together on record since Pop’s 1979 solo effort New Values), clocks in at under 35 minutes and showcases the spirit and hard edge of the band’s glory years. The fact that the 66-year-old Iggy and the 63-year-old Williamson are even able to muster up sounds such as these, which range from the simplistic yet powerful yelps of pre-punk rock and roll to mellow ballads with iron bottom floors to them, is alone ear opening. In hearing the record, the men (along with original Stooges drummer Scott Asheton and bass by the post-punk legend Mike Watt) musically wax earnest, bouquets all around indeed for effort and attitude.