Music News: Father John Misty plays a bank robber in 'Hotel Artemis'


Father John Misty in 'Hotel Artemis.'
Father John Misty in 'Hotel Artemis.' (Global Road Entertainment)

Father John Misty plays a bank robber in Hotel Artemis, a new movie about a secret members-only emergency room for criminals. He also has a song on the soundtrack, which will premiere this Friday along with the movie. "I just think Josh is amazing on camera," said director Drew Pearce, who also helmed the musician's video for "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment." Maybe we'll hear the new song, "Gilded Cage," at Rock the Garden on June 16. (Spin)

Blink and you'll miss Father John Misty in the Hotel Artemis trailer below, where he can be briefly spotted around the 0:20 mark.

Remembering "the grandfather of rap"

Spoken-word artist Jalal Mansur Nuriddin has died of undisclosed causes at age 74. Nuriddin's work in the 1970s spoken-word group the Last Poets was a crucial inspiration for early hip-hop artists, earning him widespread recognition as "the grandfather of rap." (Rolling Stone)

Bruce Springsteen to play at the Tonys

Bruce Springsteen will perform this Sunday at the Tony Awards, where he'll receive a special award honoring his solo show Springsteen on Broadway, which was both one of the most acclaimed and most lucrative shows this season on the Great White Way. (Billboard)

Ziggy Marley developing Bob biopic

Ziggy Marley is developing a biopic based on the life of his father Bob Marley. In addition to his own Grammy-winning music career, Ziggy Marley has produced prior films of his father in performance — and has acted on TV. The Bob Marley biopic is still in the early stages of development, so there are no further details at this time. (Consequence of Sound)

Lady Gaga and Dave Chappelle feature in new Star is Born trailer

Wrapping up this day in movie news, Lady Gaga and Dave Chappelle appear in a trailer for a new remake of the movie A Star is Born. Gaga stars in the movie, which marks costar Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut and features Chappelle as Cooper's BFF.

This will mark the fourth theatrical version of A Star is Born: the first version hit theaters in 1937. A Judy Garland remake came out in 1954, followed by Barbra Streisand’s version in 1976. The Gaga version hits theaters on Oct. 5. (Pitchfork)

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