More bands join the line-up for Camden's hottest rock event, and there's more to come.
New Model Army and ex Sex Pistols' bassist Glen Matlock are among the newly announced additions to London's coolest rock event, Camden Rocks 2015, which will take place in May across some of Camden's hottest and most recognisable venues.
Jaws also join the Camden Rocks 2015 line-up
80s post-punk legends New Model Army join the already electric line-up alongside Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols, Birmingham's Jaws, post-hardcore four-piece Glamour of the Kill and Australia born bluesy duo The Graveltones according to the latest announcement for the festival, which is set to arrive on May 30th 2015, with a very special headliner who is yet to be unveiled.
The series will be based on Brian Ross' book The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth.
Madoff was a former stockbroker and financier who was convicted of fraud in what is considered the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.
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Very little is known about Jaws except they're the latest hotly tipped outfit to emerge from Birmingham's seemingly thriving music scene. Formed little over a year ago at Halesowen College from the ashes of several punk and metal bands, their demos - or rather those of founding member, singer and guitarist Connor Schofield - created a stir among London's A&R fraternity after appearing on Soundcloud around March 2012.
Having only just released their debut single 'Toucan Surf' in August on London independent label Rattlepop, they spent the first part of 2013 on tour with fellow West Midlanders Swim Deep while being cited as ones to watch by Peace, arguably the current leaders of the scene some have appallingly christened "B-Town". Indeed, that record actually made the Radio 1 daytime playlist thanks to Huw Stephens, which only adds to the weight of expectation gathering around their teenage necks.
'Milkshake' then is a compilation of sorts, containing six tracks including the aforementioned 'Toucan Surf' and its follow-up 'Stay In'. While both of those merit their inclusion, particularly in the case of the former which sounds like New Order being re-enacted by Washed Out, it's the newer songs that really highlight Jaws as a band with several strings to their bow.
Continue reading: Jaws - Milkshake EP Review
Among the collection of original movie props are Richard Dreyfuss' dive mask from Steven Spielberg's classic shark thriller, the original Jaws tooth mould and Robert Shaw's machete.
Other highlights include velociraptor eggs from Spielberg's dinosaur epic Jurassic Park, fabric from Judy Garland's iconic Dorothy Gale dress in the Wizard of Oz, and Daniel Radcliffe's Nimbus 2000 Broom Shaft from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
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Filmmaker Steven Spielberg will forever be grateful to his mentor Sid Sheinberg because he would have been fired from Jaws if the movie mogul hadn't blocked all attempts to get rid of the young director.
Spielberg reveals the threat of the sack hung over the set of the 1975 shark disaster movie, especially when costs escalated after the director chose to film at sea, rather than in a water tank, but the Universal Studios executive insisted his young visionary should be allowed to complete the movie, which is now a classic.
He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "(The producers) didn't warn me to threaten me or intimidate me - they just said, 'Is there anything you can do with the script, with the schedule, to avert a shutdown?' and I didn't have anything to do, because I couldn't cut the third act out of Jaws. I had to keep moving forward, and the schedule was dictated by the mechanical shark and by the weather conditions.
"Every time there was an intention to replace me, Sid stepped in quietly behind the scenes and stopped it."
Continue reading: Steven Spielberg Faced Firing As Jaws Director
Stars including Ben Stiller, Don Johnson and Sarah Silverman have teamed up with director Judd Apatow to film a comedy video tribute for the upcoming American Jewish World Service (AJWS) benefit event in New York.
Apatow agreed to make a promo to be screened at the gala to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish charity organisation, as well as president Ruth Messinger's 70th birthday.
The director's famous friends agreed to help and they all recorded skits for the video.
In Stiller's slot, the actor suggests the AJWS reorder its acronym to read "Jaws," adding, "You can have JAWS Week (on the Discovery Channel, but instead of Shark Week), it's all just Jews."
Continue reading: Stars Come Out For Apatow's Tribute Video
The Oscar-winner launched The Dreyfuss Initiative last year (09) to improve U.S. citizens' understanding of civic education and encourage teachers to tackle the classes.
And on Tuesday (28Sep10) he was presented with the Big Apple's 2010 Empire State Archives and History Award for his work by the city's Archives Partnership Trust.
The three shark models initially built for the film - all dubbed "Bruce" after Speilberg's lawyer, Bruce Ramer - were said to have been destroyed after filming.
However, NPR reporter Cory Turner recently learned of the existence of a scaled-down fourth shark also made for the film. The smaller model was featured at Universal Studios Theme Park for 15 years, but was dumped in an unknown location after it was taken down from display in 1990.
It has finally been found by Turner at a junkyard in Los Angeles' Sun Valley area.
Continue reading: Lost Jaws Shark Found