It’s been four days since news broke that Robin Williams passed away at the age of 63 from suicide in which he hung himself with a belt in his room and we all know how many fans are still in mourning.
During a recent stop on their co-headlining MONUMENTOUR with Fall Out Boy, Paramore paid tribute to the late comedian.
The frontwoman, who seems to have fully recovered since the band had to reluctantly cancel several show a couple of weeks back, gave a touching speech before dedicated their song, “Last Hope” to the late actor.
The speech begins with Williams reminiscing about the past ten years that the band had been on the road, from their beginning as this little unknown band, to now selling out arena and how there was a time where they were not happy at all and were in a place that was “depressing.”
Check out the fanshot video filmed at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO this past Tuesday (August 12).
The death of Robin Williams hit a cord with movie goers, fans and people who had grown up watching the comedian go from funny films and shows like Mindy & Mork, Jumanji, Night at the Museum to serious roles like Dead Poet’s Society and Good Will Hunting.
From children, to teenagers to adult who had seen most, if not all of his works, it was as if they lost a friend who would make them smile, even if they did not personally know him.
In honor of the late actor, Broadway will dim their lights to show respect for the actor who had made an impression on the community, but one show in particular which is currently on Broadway owed a lot to the late actor; Aladdin.
The show, which began its run in February, paid tribute to Genie during its performance last night (August 12). Instead of ending the show in its usual fashion, they decided to pay homage to Williams by ending with a sing-along version of “A Friend Like Me.”
The sing-along was led by James Monroe Iglehart, who happened to win a Tony Award earlier this year for playing the role made famous by Williams in the 1992 animated film.
Iglehart with the help of the rest of the Aladdin company, broke the fourth wall to encourage the audience to sing to the rafter to pay tribute to the original Genie.
Watch the video and try not to sing along. Or cry.
This July will mark a year since Cory Monteith passed away from his drug addiction and left his girlfriend Lea Michele heartbroken. Word had been that the Glee co-stars were about to get engaged before his untimely death even though they had been in different parts of the country at the time.
During the horrid ordeal, Michele had been in the studio working on er debut album and went on to record a song in honor of her late beau. Yesterday, the track which is titled, “If You Say So” had been released. The song was written seven days after Monteith’s passing.
Check out the song and maybe have a handkerchief handy since we all know the song was sad story behind it.
Sweet dreams are definitely made for fans of the Eurythmics because it has been confirmed that the 80s duo will once again reunite in honor of the Beatles.
The Recording Academy announced today that Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will ‘come together’ as part of The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles.
Longtime Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich, who also happens to be the one producing the special thought that the duo would be the perfect candidates to join in on the special event paying tribute to iconic and influential rock band.
“When it came around to booking this show, what I felt was important was to try and find those artists who not only would be able to interpret Beatles songs, but would also have an … understanding of what they meant,” he revealed in a recent interview.
During the interview, Ehrlich didn’t reveal which Beatles song the Eurythmics would be performing during the special, but he did reveal which songs other performers taking part in the special will perform. John Mayer and Keith Urban will pair up to perform “Don’t Let Me Down,” while Alicia Keys and John Legend will perform a duet version of “Let It Be.” Maroon 5, alongside a dozen other artists are scheduled to perform on the special.
The special will be taped at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, a day after the Grammy Awards while the special will air on CBS, February 9, exactly 50 years after the Beatles made their U.S. debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Ehrlich also wouldn’t confirm if Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr will attend the special.
So which song do you guys think or hope the Eurythmics will perform during the special?
Is what might be one hell of an honor, Panic! at the Disco frontman, Brendon Urie got the opportunity to perform Billy Joel’s hit song “Big Shot” for the piano man himself last night as part of The Kennedy Center Honors on CBS.
Joel had two others performers pay tribute to his honor; country singer Garth Brooks also paid homage to him with “Allentown” and “Good Night Saigon” and Rufus Wainwright with “New York State of Mind” and “Piano Man.”
Other performers that took the stage last night included Snoop Dogg for Herbie Hancock, Pitch Perfect’s Anna Kendrick performed “It’s Not Where You Started, It’s Where You Finish” for Shirley MacLaine. Taking the reigns for Carlos Santana’s tribute were Steve Winwood, Sheils E. and Orianthi as well as Buddy Guy slaying on guitar for “I’m Your Hoochie Coohie Man.”
Just like we reported yesterday, many bands and artists have been playing tribute to the late Lou Reed by performing some of his songs during set at their shows. Just yesterday, the Arctic Monkeys channeled Reed while they performed his 1972 song, “Walk on the Wild Side.”
Today, another band has joined that list, The Killers.
During their show in their hometown of Las Vegas, the band honored the late Velvet Underground singer by performing his song, “Pale Blue Eyes” just hours after news had spread about his sudden death at his home in Southampton, NY.
The Killers’ frontman, Brandon Flowers admitted, during the show, that when he had written their hit song, “All These Things That I’ve Done” from their debut album, Hot Fuss, he was trying to rip-off Reed.
In 2007, Reed and the Killers worked together on a song titled, “Tranquillize” which made it onto the band’s compilation album; Reed contributed vocals to the song.
For now, watch the Las Vegas band cover the Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes” below.