Music News: Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' being made into movie

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Luca Guadagnino, the director of Call Me By Your Name and the forthcoming Suspiria remake — yes, the one with Thom Yorke music — is plotting a drama based on Bob Dylan's 1975 classic Blood on the Tracks.

According to a New Yorker profile of the filmmaker, he's enlisted screenwriter Richard LaGravenese to pen "a hundred-and-eighty-eight-page screenplay following characters through a multiyear story, set in the seventies, that he and Guadagnino had invented, drawing on the album's central themes."

Meanwhile, a volume of Dylan's Bootleg series dedicated to the album is coming out on Nov. 2.

Noname to change controversial cover art

The independent hip-hop artist Noname says she's changing the cover art for her acclaimed new album Room 25 due to allegations of assault against the artist who created it. "I do not and will not support abusers, and I will always stand up for victims and believe their stories," she wrote on Twitter. (Pitchfork)

Paul Simon celebrates birthday on SNL

Paul Simon celebrated his 77th birthday on Saturday by performing as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. He performed "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and was joined by yMusic for their re-imagined version of his Rhythm of the Saints track "Can't Run But." At the end of the show, the cast presented Simon — a regular SNL guest over the decades — with a birthday cake. (Billboard)

Amy Winehouse biopic, hologram tour coming

Amy Winehouse fans can get excited — or nervous — for a forthcoming biopic and hologram tour.

Winehouse's family has approved a biopic to begin filming next year, with Kinky Boots writer Geoff Deane penning the script. "We now feel able to celebrate Amy's extraordinary life and talent," said the singer's father Mitch Winehouse. Proceeds from the film will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, reports the Guardian.

Meanwhile, Winehouse is also hitting the road in virtual form for a hologram tour launching late next year. "Featuring digitally remastered arrangements of her classics," reads a statement announcing the tour, "the hologram will be backed by a live band, singers and theatrical stagecraft." Mitch Winehouse called the hologram tour "a dream." (CNN)

And Winehouse, already the subject of the well-received documentary Amy, will be the subject of another forthcoming documentary: Back to Black, detailing the making of her classic album, comes out Nov. 2.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson call it quits

The music world's highest-profile whirlwind romance of the year is over: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have ended their engagement, reports CNN.

They started dating this spring, announced their engagement in June, and spent the summer feverishly declaring their love. Multiple tattoos paid tribute to their undying affection; they moved in together and adopted a pet pig named Piggy Smalls; and Grande even named a sweet love song on her new album Sweetener after Davidson.

On this season's Saturday Night Live premiere, Davidson eerily joked about their relationship. "You know, I don't even get royalties for that 'Pete Davidson' song? Like, if we break up, and we won't &38212; we will — but we won't. I'm kidding. But in 10 years if, God forbid, that ever happened, there will be a song called 'Pete Davidson' playing in speakers at K-Mart and I'll be working there."

The two now join infamous short-lived music celebrity couples including Madonna and Vanilla Ice (dated in 1991), Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts (married 1993-95), Jack and Meg White (married 1996-2000), Jennifer Lopez and Puff Daddy (dated 1999-2001), Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake (dated 1999-2002), and Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger (married 2013-15).

Chance the Rapper goes undercover as Lyft driver

Chance the Rapper went undercover as a Lyft driver to promote a program encouraging Lyft riders to round the cost of their ride up to the nearest dollar for charity. "Whoa!" said one rider. "Do you know who you are?" At one point, Chance, who introduces himself simply as "John," introduces a rider to his rhyming skills. (Hot New Hip Hop)


Songs sampled in podcast
Jahzzar: "Comedie" (CC BY 4.0)
BoxCat Games: "Against the Wall" (CC BY 3.0)
Paul Simon: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Amy Winehouse: "Back to Black"
Pete Davidson on Saturday Night Live
Ariana Grande: "Pete Davidson"
Undercover Lyft with Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper: "Work Out"


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