Music News: Original 'Saturday Night Fever' dance floor goes up for auction


John Travolta in 'Saturday Night Fever'
John Travolta in 'Saturday Night Fever' (Paramount)

You don't get famous just for being a dance floor — unless, that is, you happen to be the iconic light-up dance floor blessed by John Travolta’s feet in Saturday Night Fever. That very floor, with over 250 separate light compartments squeezed into a 24x16' space, is going up for auction on June 26. It's expected to fetch between $1 million and $1.5 million.

New York party planner Vito Bruno bought the floor in 2005 when the Brooklyn club where the 1977 movie was filmed closed. Now, says Bruno, "I've decided it's time to share it with the world." (Reuters)

If you want another nifty music souvenir to add to your rec room, how about one of the cardboard cutouts from the Sgt. Pepper cover shoot? A cutout of child actor Bobby Breen, visible just over George Harrison’s left shoulder on the album cover, is signed by album artist Peter Blake and is expected to sell for between $50,000 and $70,000 in an online auction now underway.

"Each band member was tasked with coming up with a list of people they wanted to include in the cover's collage," reports Rolling Stone, "and though it's unclear who selected Breen, the Beatles likely grew up with his films and records and related to his career as a young actor and singer."

Cyndi Lauper to write Working Girl musical

Cyndi Lauper, whose Kinky Boots (2012) is one of the most successful Broadway musicals in recent years, is writing the music and lyrics for an upcoming adaptation of the 1988 film Working Girl. Carly Simon won an Oscar for her original song "Let the River Run," but it's unclear whether she'll be involved in the musical. The show's script will be written by Kim Rosenstock, a writer for the show New Girl.

"I love the film, and its story about a woman's very unconventional road to success in the '80s is something I know a lot about," said Lauper in a statement. "Women are still fighting for fundamental rights and equal pay!" (New York times)

Crazy new Björk video

Björk has a new video and — surprise! — it's crazy. The new clip is the second official video to be released for Vulnicura track "Notget"; a VR video for the song was released in April.

In the new video, notes Rolling Stone, "Björk undergoes a striking transformation. The video begins in black-and-white with the Icelandic singer donning an outfit reminiscent of a cocoon and insect-like jewelry. As her vocals and the jittery synths of 'Notget' grow increasingly ominous, Björk's body begins to crumble and mutate. Eventually, the musician reemerges to finish the song in a gleaming red dress and a neon green mask."

NIN to release three EPs

Nine Inch Nails are set to release not one, not two, but three EPs by the end of this year. Last year's Not the Actual Events was the first of a trilogy, wrote Trent Reznor in an e-mail to fans.

"If the band is on schedule," reports Rolling Stone, "the second EP should arrive around July 23rd, ahead of Nine Inch Nails' first scheduled tour date at FYF Fest in Los Angeles. The final EP would come out by the end of 2017."

Idina Menzel sings with Sandy Hook kids

At a fundraising gala for Josh Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation, Frozen star Idina Menzel sang "Let It Go" with a group of schoolchildren from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. The foundation funds youth arts programs across the country. (Billboard)

So unbelievably special ❤️ @idinamenzel @newarts_newtown

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