Jukebox – Music News Cuts – Friday, April 12th, 2024

Written by on April 12, 2024


Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish has a tattoo. She probably has more than one, but this one she’s only showing to people on her “close friends” Instagram, because it is themed around her new album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft.” The album, produced by and in collaboration with brother Finneas, will be coming out all at once, and per her directive, her saying, “not doing singles i wanna give it to you all at once,”

“Hit Me Hard and Soft” is a follow up to 2021’s “Happier Than Ever.” The new album is being put out by Darkroom/Interscope Records on Msay 17th. Eilish had this to say, “Finneas and I truly could not be more proud of this album and we absolutely can’t wait for you to hear it. love you love you love.”

There isn’t yet a tracklist.

Paul Weller

Acclaimed solo artist Paul Weller, formerly of Jam, formerly of The Style Council, has announced his latest tour, called “66.” This is his first tour since 2017, and is support of Weller’s new album, also titled 66. It will begin on September 6th, embarking from Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey. The very next day it lands in Brooklyn at Kings Theater. It will hit Chicago, DC, Philly, Boston, Toronto, Seattle, Minneapolis, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anaheim, and El Cajon.

Tickets go on sale today with the password Weller66. The artist presale was Wednesday. The album will be out on May 24th, a day before Weller’s 66th birthday. There is accompaniment by Noel Gallagher of Oasis, Primal Scream’s Bobbie Gillespie, Suggs McPherson of Madness, and others.

September 2024
06 Red Bank NJ – Count Basie Center for the Arts
07 Brooklyn NY – Kings Theatre
08 Boston MA – House of Blues
10 Glenside PA – Keswick Theatre
11 Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre
13 Toronto ON – History
15 Chicago IL – Vic Theatre
16 Minneapolis MN – First Avenue
19 Seattle WA – The Moore
20 Vancouver BC – Vogue Theatre
22 San Francisco CA – The Fillmore
23 San Francisco CA – The Fillmore
25 El Cajon CA – The Magnolia
26 Anaheim CA – House of Blues
27 Los Angeles CA – Orpheum Theatre

Bruce Springsteen

Jeremy Allen White, of “The Bear” and “Shameless,” is in talks to star in “Deliver Me From Nowhere,” a movie about the making of Bruce Springsteen’s 1982 album, “Nebraska.” The album, a follow up to Springsteen’s very successful album “The River,” threw fans at the time for a loop, who had expected a rock album with the E-Street Band but instead got a solo album ecorded on a 4-track. The movie describes the creative journey Springsteen took to create “Nebraska.” The film is based on the book

White is slated to play Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart, “Hostiles). The film is based on “Deliver Me from Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska.” Which came out in 2023.

The real Scott Cooper was happy to see this film made, “I once read that ‘Nebraska’ is an album that moves you to the marrow of your bones. I couldn’t agree more,” says Cooper. “Bruce Springsteen, and ‘Nebraska,’ in particular, have had a profound impact on me and my work. Through themes of despair, disillusionment, and the struggles of everyday Americans, Bruce has formed an unparalleled legacy, painting an unflinching portrait of the human condition. Yet, amidst the darkness, a sense of resilience and a sense of hope shines through, reflecting an indomitable spirit. That’s the Bruce I’ve come to know and love and will honor with this film. Warren Zanes’ wonderful telling of this chapter in Bruce’s life is ripe for cinematic adaptation. This film has the potential to be a transformative cinematic experience, offering audiences a window into the soul of Bruce Springsteen and the universal truths that bind us all together.”




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