Music News: Watch 1,200-person band cover 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'


The Rockin' 1,000 playing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
The Rockin' 1,000 playing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (Luca Mantovani / Rockin' 1,000 via Facebook)

The Rockin' 1,000, a group that originally convened a thousand Italian musicians to convince Foo Fighters to play a local gig, have dipped even further back into the Dave Grohl archives for their follow-up: a cover of Nirvana’s "Smells Like Teen Spirit" performed by a band of 1,200 singers, guitarists, bassists, and drummers. Stupid...and contagious! (NME)

You might have heard...

As you just might possibly have heard if you've been on the internet at all since Wednesday afternoon, Beyoncé is pregnant with twins — the second and third children to be born to the star and her husband, Jay Z. She announced the pregnancy in typical Beyoncé fashion: a stylish photo posted to Instagram. (New York Times)

Today's movie news

Yoko Ono is producing a movie "that will explore her complex relationship with John Lennon, documenting the couple's love story and anti-war causes," reports Rolling Stone. The movie will be written by Anthony McCarten, the screenwriter behind The Theory of Everything and a forthcoming Freddie Mercury biopic. (Rolling Stone)

Nas himself will be an executive producer of a forthcoming BET biopic that will tell the story of his rise to rap fame. Street Dreams is named for a 1996 song by the hip-hop legend. (Pitchfork)

Courtney Love will star as Kitty Menendez in a forthcoming Lifetime movie about the Menendez Brothers: the Beverly Hills brothers who killed their mother Kitty and their entertainment-executive father José in 1989. Casting is continuing for the movie, which Lifetime says will reveal the "extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father's hands, while their mother looked the other way." (The Hollywood Reporter)

Morrissey announces show, trolls Trump

Morrissey has announced his first show of 2017: the Roxy Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico. With the announcement, he shared an image playing on the meme of President Donald Trump proudly displaying a signed executive order. In this case, it's...

Sting and James Corden play dueling crooners

In a skit on The Late Late Show, Sting and James Corden play singing waiters who try to outdo each other. (Billboard)

Sara Bareilles has a message: Get involved

Sara Bareilles has shared a video of herself calling Congress to let her elected representatives know what she thinks about cabinet picks — and to show her fans that they should feel empowered to do the same. (Billboard)

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