Martin Scorsese To Direct New Concert Documentary On Bob Dylan’s 1975 “Rolling Thunder Revue Tour”

first_imgAcclaimed Hollywood director and classic rock fanatic Martin Scorsese will dive back into the world of Bob Dylan‘s career with a forthcoming documentary and concert film scheduled to arrive on Netflix later this year. The film will be titled, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, and looks to tell the story (and share the performances) from Dylan’s 1975-1976 “Rolling Thunder Revue” concert tour, which included an impressive mix of guest musicians including Joan Baez, T-Bone Burnett, Beatnik icon and poet Allen Ginsberg, Mick Ronson, and many more.As Netflix notes in a statement about the upcoming film, “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese.”Official Trailer[Video: Netflix UK & Ireland]“Rolling Thunder Review Tour” was more of a traveling musical caravan than a well-structured concert run. It began back in October 1975 and continued until March 1976, with 57 total shows performed over two legs. Dylan’s Desire LP would also be released in January of 1976 between the two parts of the lengthy tour, which was initially chronicled in a 1978 film titled, Renaldo and Clara. The tour was titled in tribute to a Native American shaman by the same name, although some have claimed the tour name was a reference to the aerial bombardment campaign by the U.S. which took place during the late 1960s a part of the Vietnam War. You can watch footage of the tour’s May 23rd, 1976 performance from Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colorado below.Bob Dylan & “Rolling Thunder Revue Tour” – Hughes Stadium – 5/23/1976[Video: Steven Price]The upcoming film has yet to receive an official release date. Dylan himself even allowed Scorsese’s team to record new interviews (a rarity for Dylan) for the film. Other musicians and participants from the tour also agreed to be interviewed by Dylan’s longtime manager, Jeff Rosen.More recently, Dylan helped reopen the newly-renovated Met Philly Opera House in Philadelphia last month. Dylan and Neil Young are also scheduled to play a pair of co-headlining shows in Britain and Ireland next summer, although the former event hasn’t been without its fair share of drama courtesy of Mr. Young. It was also announced recently that his 1975 Grammy Award-winning album, Blood On The Tracks, is going to be adapted into a 1970’s-based film.[H/T Variety]last_img read more

Morgan Stanley tightens restrictions on coal-related financing activities

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Morgan Stanley will no longer directly finance oil and gas exploration in the Arctic, new coal-fired power plants, or thermal coal mines, it said in an updated energy policy statement. However, Morgan Stanley did not rule out future funding for tar sands drilling and exploration projects.In the updated energy policy statement, dated April 22, Morgan Stanley said, “Our firm seeks to facilitate an orderly transition to a low-carbon economy through policies, activities, products and services that support the mitigation of climate risks and catalyze emerging opportunities in the market. We view this as a journey that will evolve over time.”Regarding coal, Morgan Stanley said it will decline financing transactions globally that directly support the development of new or physical expansions of coal-fired power projects unless carbon capture and storage or equivalent carbon emissions reduction technology is involved. And the bank will conduct “enhanced due diligence” on other transactions involving coal-fired generation.Furthermore, “we will engage with companies that derive a significant portion of their revenue from coal power generation to understand their strategy to diversify away from coal and reduce their carbon emissions,” the bank said.Morgan Stanley said it also will not finance mountaintop coal mining or companies that rely on mountaintop mining “for anything more than a limited portion of their annual coal production.” Moreover, Morgan Stanley will no longer provide financing for any company that does not have a plan to eliminate existing mountaintop mining operations in the foreseeable future. Other financing transactions for thermal coal mining companies will require escalation and senior management approval, the bank said.The bank also pledged to phase out financing for coal mining companies that do not have a diversification strategy “within a reasonable timeframe.”[Esther Whieldon]More ($): Morgan Stanley to stop directly funding Arctic drilling, new thermal coal Morgan Stanley tightens restrictions on coal-related financing activitieslast_img read more

Rodgers: Fourth probably beyond us

first_img This has been an uncomfortable week on Merseyside after the England forward’s ill-advised interview only heightened speculation over his future. Sterling told the BBC that he turned down a new £100,000-a-week deal but insisted he was not a “money-grabbing 20-year-old”, while also admitting that links to Saturday’s opponents Arsenal were “quite flattering”. “There was no change in him,” he said of Sterling. “I thought he was excellent today, our best player. “He was aggressive in his running, pressed the ball well, won the penalty and was very direct and strong, so I thought he was excellent today.” Rodgers was peppered with questions about Sterling in the post-match press conference, during which he said “a big part of this is actually nothing to do with him”. The Liverpool manager was coy when asked about outside influences destabilising both club and player, but was forthright when it came to the forward’s future. “At 20 years of age – and just turned 20 in December – there is still a long way for him to go,” said Rodgers, who confirmed Mario Balotelli deemed himself unfit to travel after receiving a knock in training. “He has got a lot of potential. I believe that potential he can really develop over these next few years at Liverpool. “Of course, it will be the job of, in particular, his advisors to look at maybe what possibilities might be beyond that. “The only thing I will say is that he has two-and-a-half years left, he won’t be going anywhere in the summer. That’s for sure. “They will sit down again with the club and his representatives to hopefully find the solution in the summer.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was also asked about Sterling in the post-match press conference, but preferred to focus on his side’s fine display. Impressive goals from Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in quick succession gave the hosts a comfortable half-time lead. Jordan Henderson’s penalty reduced the deficit, but Olivier Giroud added extra gloss in this seventh straight league win after Emre Can saw red. “You always have imperfections in any game but I feel we started with a great intensity, which is what we wanted to put them under pressure,” Wenger said “We created some early chances after and then when we relieved the pressure they had one or two chances. Liverpool are a good side going forwards and they always look dangerous. “We had a killing instinct and took advantage of our strong moments in the first half. “In fairness we played at a good pace and had some good combination game in the final third. “The second half was more down to, can we maintain the discipline, intensity and not allow them to come back early? We did that. “We had many chances on the break that I’ve seen again but in the end it was 4-1 which is very convincing in a very important game.” Rodgers spoke to the forward about the week’s events yet still started him at the Emirates Stadium, where the Gunners all but ended Liverpool’s hopes of a top-four finish with a comfortable 4-1 win. “The reaction and commitment of the players has been first class since (the defeat to Crystal Palace in November),” Rodgers said. “Really, up until the Manchester United game we were the form team and playing very, very well. “But we have been dealt two big blows in these last two games, we haven’t performed how we would like and that has ultimately cost us in terms of the result. “I very much doubt we will be in the top four now come the end of the season. There’s too much ground to make up – that’s the realistic view from me. “Now, we must really focus on the FA Cup and that has got to be very, very important for us.” Liverpool take on Blackburn in a replay of their FA Cup quarter-final on Wednesday, when talk about Sterling will no doubt still be dominating the headlines. Rodgers is only interested on what is happening with the forward on the field, though, and wants another impressive performance from the England international at Ewood Park. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers accepts Champions League football is unlikely to return to Anfield next season, but insisted once again that contract rebel Raheem Sterling will do. Press Associationlast_img read more

2018 World Cup Qualifier: FOURmidable Eagles Stay Top After Trashing Cameroon In Uyo

first_imgThe Super Eagles of Nigeria consolidated their position in Group B of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers with a 4-0 win against Cameroon.In a game watched by over 25,000 fans in Uyo, the Eagles started on the back foot for the early exchanges and were almost punished when Leon Balogun’s pass to Ezenwa evaded an on rushing Vincent Aboubakar by whiskers.Both teams shared possession for the most part of the first half until the 29th minute when Mikel’s pass found Ighalo who successfully out muscled his marker to score the opener. His goal celebration drew a yellow card after he revealed his undershirt with an inscription in solidarity of team mate Karl Ikeme – who was diagnosed with acute leukemia.Captain Mikel Obi scored Nigeria’s second goal in the 43rd minute off a Victor Moses corner dummied by Ighalo to seal a comfortable 2-0 half time lead.The second half saw Cameroon manager Hugo Broos introduce Maxim Chipo who unfortunately picked up a knock and also had to be replaced.That momentary loss of concentration aided a counter attack which the Eagles benefited from in the 55th minute, Moses Simon setting up Victor Moses who calmly slotted past Ondoa for Nigeria’s third.In the 76th minute, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi in telepathy found Iheancho, the striker could barely miss from 6-yards with his header to record the fourth of the game.The return leg is scheduled for Monday, 4th September 2017, in Yaounde.Nigeria stays top of the group with (9pts), while Cameroon holds tight (2pts) amassed in previous games against Zambia and Algeria respectively.Nigeria Squad: Ezenwa, Shehu, Troost, Balogun, Echiejile, Onazi, Mikel, Ndidi, Moses, Ighalo, Simon.Subs Used – Iheanacho, Mikel Agu, Ahmed Musa.RelatedVIDEO: Watch Super Eagles Bus Celebrations After Cameroon DrawSeptember 5, 2017In “National Team”Video: Watch Super Eagles Arrive Cameroon Ahead Of World Cup Qualifier Return LegSeptember 3, 2017In “Africa”Kelechi Iheanacho: The confidence level in camp is high.October 4, 2017In “Nigeria”last_img read more