Rob Zombie Directs “CSI: Miami”

“CSI: Miami” is back tomorrow night with a special guest director–horror aficionado Rob Zombie.

In the episode, Horatio Cane (David Caruso) and his team learn that a listening device was planted on their crime scene prior to a murder.  The device recorded the sounds of the murder (gross) and possibly the voice of the killer.

Zombie is best known for movies like “The Devil’s Rejects” and his remakes of “Halloween” and “Halloween II.”

In addition to the regular cast, the episode features a number of guest stars including Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”), Michael Madsen (“Kill Bill”) and Billy Gibbons (of ZZ-Top fame).

While you can watch CSI: Miami tomorrow (Monday) night at 10 p.m. on CBS, check out a clip of the episode here:

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Romeo & Juliet & Jeff Buckley

Interested in a rock version of “Romeo and Juliet” that features the songs of Jeff Buckley?

If the answer is yes, get ready for “The Last Goodbye,” a show featuring all that and more.

According to an article on Variety.com, the show will feature Bard’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” dialogue with Buckley’s songs as additions.

The play is set to hit the stage during the 2010-2011 season.

Buckley, who accidentally drowned in 1997, released only one studio album during his lifetime. “Grace” features well known songs like Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and Buckley’s “Last Goodbye.”

“Eternal Life” and “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” are reportedly two songs that will be featured in the play.

What do you think… is bringing Buckley to Broadway a good idea?

Want to see Coco live?

In case you’ve been shipwrecked or living under a rock for the past few months, the Conan O’Brien/Jay Leno snafu has left O’Brien in a sticky situation.

After losing the Tonight Show, his contract states that he cannot do another television show until after Sept. 1.

A long time for die-hard fans to wait for their Coco fix, right?  Maybe not.

There are supposedly live stage shows being planned that would bring O’Brien to major cities all across the U.S.

According to this New York Times article, O’Brien’s act would require stadiums and large venues, and would include some of his “Tonight Show” staffers.

Personally, I’m wondering what the format of the show would be like… perhaps a regular stand-up comedy tour or would it feature aspects from “The Tonight Show” like guests and interviews?

What do you think… would you shell out some cash to see O’Brien live??

“Cabin Fever: Unrated Director’s Cut” on Blu-ray

Eli Roth’s 2002 directorial debut, “Cabin Fever,” was just released on Blu-ray Tuesday.

If you haven’t seen the original film, it’s pretty gruesome to begin with.  However, in an online article from Paste Magazine, Roth says not to expect only more violence and nothing else on the new unrated directors cut. He promises that “the movie as an experience is much more fun.”

In a nutshell, the film follows five college students who head out to a cabin in the woods for spring break. Soon after arriving, one of them gets infected with a flesh eating disease from a crazy local.  I bet you can guess what happens from there, but I wouldn’t want to spoil anything for you…

Check out a promo for the DVD with Eli Roth and star Ryder Strong here (ignore the obnoxious news anchors!):

A glimpse of “Glee”

Things to look forward to upon the return of “Glee” on April 13?  More slushy tossing, Cheerios on stilts and the always snarky Sue Sylvester sporting a Madonna-inspired cone bra.

If you’re a dedicated Gleek like myself, hopefully the following video will hold you over for the next two months…

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Abbey Road Studios for sale

That’s right…the iconic building where The Beatles recorded much of their music is on the market.

According to a CNN article, EMI is getting rid of the building it customized back in 1929 due to financial problems.  The studios are fairly expensive to use and EMI is not seeing enough of a profit to keep them, as many artists use cheaper recording processes.

The Beatles aren’t the only famous musicians who have graced the studios…Radiohead, Oasis and Pink Floyd have all laid down tracks there.

As of now, it is unknown whether the Abbey Road brand name will be sold along with the building.

What do you think should be done with the building??

**UPDATE**

Feb. 22, 2009

EMI claims that Abbey Road Studios are not for sale.  Read more here.

AOL Sessions with Adam Lambert

Interested in some brand spankin’ new live performances from Adam Lambert? Look no further.

For his AOL Sessions debut, Lambert performed five songs off his album, “For Your Entertainment,” including “Whataya Want From Me,” “If I Had You,” “Fever,” “Strut” and “Soaked.”

The performances, along with both video and text interviews, are available on AOL’s music site.

Check out two of Lambert’s performances, “Fever” and “Soaked,” below.

“We Are the World” Cover Unveiled

Last night during the Olympics’ opening ceremony, the 25th anniversary cover of “We Are the World” was unveiled.  In case you missed it, check out the video below.

The song features stars like Celine Dion, Lil Wayne, Jennifer Hudson and Pink. Having said this, the song opens with the prepubescent voice of…Justin Bieber??

There’s also a “duet” between Janet and Michael Jackson, using footage from the original 1985 song.

What do you think, is the Haiti remake better than the original version?

Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights added to Bonnaroo Lineup

While the lineup for Bonnaroo 2010 was unveiled throughout the day on Feb. 9, performers are still being added to the list.

The latest?  Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, an amazing band from Dallas, Texas.  I’m not sure how to classify their music…the sound is totally raw, it’s a little bit bluesy rock, a little bit soul, and they’ve got the look of a modern day Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The band’s first album, “Hot Trottin'” debuted in 2007 and they’re expected to release another one at some point this year.

If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Bonnaroo, be sure to check these guys out.  (Also, be sure to take me with you!)

For now, I’ll leave you with this video:

If you like their sound, check out some of their other songs, “Gypsy Woman,” “She Wears a Smile” and “Time for Love.”

Bonnaroo runs June 10 to 13 in Manchester, Tennessee.  To buy tickets, click here.