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Watch Bill Murray & Kermit Ruffins Duet, Bare Necessities, for The Jungle Book

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New Orleans based Basin Street Records are kicking off a monumental month with some big announcements:

Long time Basin Street artist Kermit Ruffins sings Bare Necessities with Bill Murray for Disney’s The Jungle Book! Listen here:

Davell Crawford‘s Piano in the Vaults: Vol. 1 is in the works and will be ready in time for his Sunday, May 1 performance at New Orleans Jazzfest. He performs his own set, and a tribute to Allen Toussaint later on the same stage.

New Orleans Jazzfest is Friday, April 22nd through Sunday, May 1st and the Basin Street Records artists have a huge schedule. Check it out at https://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour.

Jon Cleary will be featured on PBS NewsHour next weekend. On Tuesday he will be honored as the Entertainer of the Year at Gambit Weekly’s Big Easy Entertainment Awards. He’s headed back to Europe including 3 nights at Ronnie Scott’s after a huge 2 weeks in New Orleans for Jazzfest.

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra‘s big gala Market Fest is Friday, April 22nd at Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market. For details visit www.Phnojm.com.

Rebirth Brass Band will be performing at The White House for UNESCO International Jazz Day concert with Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock and more to be broadcast on ABC April 30th. You can find details at http://jazzday.com/news/.

The Man and the Music with Murray #Rocktober

Happy 1st of October!

This is one of my most favorite times of year. It really is, I love the Fall and I love Halloween. Two of my kids were born in October (making May my other favorite time of year for my Finn) and of course my brother’s birthday is also in October. It’s a good month!

billmurrayAdding to the fun this October is the start of ROCK THE KASBAH’s #ROCKTOBER by getting to know legendary rock manager Richie Lanz (Bill Murray) in this brand new behind-the-scenes look – “The Man and the Music.” Hear what some of your favorite rock musicians had to say about Richie, his legacy, and his famous antics throughout the years.

SYNOPSIS 

A has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, California stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock the Kasbah, a dramatic comedy inspired by stranger-than-fiction, real-life events and directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson. Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), discovers Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan’s  version of “American Idol.”  Richie partners with a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), a pair of hard-partying war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan) and a hair-trigger mercenary (Bruce Willis) and, braving dangerous cultural prejudices, manages his new protégée into becoming the “Afghan Star.”

RELEASE DATE: October 23, 2015

CAST: Bill Murray, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan, Leem Lubany, Arian Moayed, and Bruce Willis

DIRECTOR: Barry Levinson

WRITER: Mitch Glazer

A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III

CS3Featuring an original score by Liam Hayes, who has made music under the name Plush since the early 90’s, today we announce the soundtrack for the motion picture, “A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III.” The soundtrack is available February 5th for digital download and March 19th on CD and LP on Night Fever Music. Along with a heavy synth, country and western performed by Jason Schwartzman, the soundtrack also contains a beautiful cover of the Brazilian classic “Aguas de Marco,” performed by Katheryn Winnick & Charlie Sheen. “Aguas de Marco” just premiered on Rolling Stone and you can stream the track below. Fans will receive an instant download of “Águas de Março” with every pre-order purchased.

Starring an all-star cast including Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman, and Patricia Arquette, “A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III” is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles’ life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates— Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette) — he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana. The film begs the question: Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time? The film is currently available on iTunes and will open theatrically February 8th.

Track Listing:
1. Brain Doctor
2. Whose Blues
3. Sound of San Francisco (instrumental)
4. White Telescope
5. Kirby’s Song – performed by Jason Schwartzman
6. Cried a Thousand Times
7. Born Together (instrumental)
8. SSBB/ Counter SSBB
9. The Goose is out
10. Fokus
11. Whose Blues Anyway (instrumental)
12. Look Up, Look Down
13. Rock and Roll
14. A Glimpse Inside
15. So Much Music

Bonus Tracks
(only available on CD and Digital Download)
1. Aguas De Marco – performed by Katheryn Winnick & Charlie Sheen (Bonus Track)
2. First Meeting (Bonus Track)
3. Charlie and Izzy (Bonus Track)
4. Whose Blues Bus (Bonus Track)
5. Country Western Song (Bonus Track)
6. Charlie’s Goodbye (Bonus Track)
7. What’s Inside (demo)

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Will Ghostbusters 3 flop without Bill Murray?

Who you gonna call? Not Peter Venkman.

Bill Murray officially will not appear in Ghostbusters 3.

So says Dan Aykroyd, who tells Metro that while they have a “brilliant” new writer for the sequel, Murray will not be involved. “It’s sad, but we’re passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved, but at this point he doesn’t seem to be coming and we have to move on. It’s time to make the third one,” Aykroyd says.

Dan Aykroyd is great and I’m super happy he is behind Ghostbusters 3, but for me and for those of my generation it just won’t be the same without Bill Murray. I would say the same thing if Murray were starring and Aykroyd was not. The team has to be complete or it’s just not going to work.

I hear this movie is for a new generation and all but I’m sad folks will be missing out on something fantastic.

And so Bill Murray, you have made me sad with your final decision. It’s not like you have been in super stellar flicks as of late and I very much believe this would have gotten you some great publicity, but now you will miss out. Boo to you!

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Moonrise Kingdom not your average blue lagoon

On behalf of Focus Features, we’re excited to announce AOL Moviefone has just launched the first of four exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes premiering throughout the web this week from MOONRISE KINGDOM!

Make sure to swing by AOL Moviefone today and all of our partners throughout the week for exclusive behind-the-scenes looks featuring Bruce Willis, Wes Anderson, Edward Norton & Bill Murray.

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton (she happens to terrify me), Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.

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Psyched about Ghostbusters 3

I don’t know about you, but I am very excited about Ghostbusters 3. I mean there are some movies I cannot even imagine being remade, especially moves from the 80s because I fear they would end up becoming too CGI or too special effect ridden.

For anyone born during the perfect time to love the classic 80s movies, you would understand part of their awesomeness was the fact that they did not rely on explosions and graphics to be awesome. The Goonies, Ghostbusters, Lost Boys.. all of those movies remain fantastic movies because their effects were cheesy! I mean they had great stories, great actors and plot twists…they didn’t need the extra Hollywood crap.

So Ghostbusters 3 could become a tragic mistake BUT I don’t think this will happen. And why am I confident???

Because Dan Aykroyd is writing it, he has taken the reigns. And as long as he is involved with the script I have faith it will be a good movie. I know Bill Murray knocked it said a 3rd movie was a bad idea and all that jazz. But I think he will come around now, too since Aykroyd is move heavily involved in the creative process.

Aykroyd noted, “I think he [Murray] was concerned that the writing on Ghostbusters 3 by these guys would not be up to standard, but I can tell you firsthand, I’m working on the script now and those two-Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, [writer-producers of The Office]-wrote Bill the comic role of a lifetime, and the new Ghostbusters and the old are all well represented in it…we have a strong first draft that Harold [Ramis] and I will take back, and I’m very excited about working on it.”

Aykroyd then followed that up by talking a bit about where his character is at all these years later, as well as why they’re even attempting another sequel decades after the previous installment hit theaters. “Look, Hollywood is in love with any kind of nostalgia that can prove itself to be commercial,” he said. “But it has to evolve. Now [in Ghostbusters 3] my character’s eyesight is shot, I got a bad knee, a bad hip-I can’t drive that caddy anymore or lift that Psychotron Accelerator anymore, it’s too heavy. We need young legs, new minds-new Ghostbusters; so I’m in essence passing the torch to the new regime, and you know what? That’s totally okay with me.”

It has been reported by Dan Aykroyd in the Times that Sigourney Weaver has agreed to reprise her role as Dana Barrett, and she recently told MTV News that she is waiting to read the script.