David Bowie's Lazarus Rises; Likely to Live On

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It's almost inevitable, though the Broadway world isn't talking about it yet, that the musical drama Lazarus will be snapped up by producers to launch on the Great White Way. The Off-Broadway New York Theatre Workshop, the original home of both Rent and Once, has never before seen such a fast-selling show in its 36 year history of innovative and important theatre.


10 Awesome and Surprising Musician Cameos

Mastodon On the Set

We all love a good cameo. With Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones we got to see heavy metal super stars Mastodon [SPOILER ALERT] act as Wildlings, and then die, and then come back as ice zombie Wildlings. Since the band are self-professed GoT fans, they seemed positively tickled pink by the personal invitation from show runner Dan Weiss to don the costumes and personae of Westeros's neighbors to the North, particularly as they contributed to the Game of Thrones mixtape Catch the Throne Vol. 2. Mastodon's joyous (just look at those grins) guest spot was hard to pick out in the utter melee of the episode, so this still is credited to HBO and Helen Sloan, and now we are looking back at other fantastic (or fantastically bad) musician cameos in film and television.


#TBT: Top Five Alter Egos on Stage

What do David Bowie, Beyonce, and Garth Brooks have in common? They all stepped out of themselves to put on a new face and performance for the stage! While many performers have pulled similar stunts, here are our top five alter egos. Hold on to your butts, it's gonna be a weird ride.

5) Chris Gaines

Garth Brooks on Tour Now

Photo courtesy of tasteofcountry.com

The late 1990s were an odd time. We were in the throes of a bull market, Britney Spears was a fresh-faced ingénue with all of her hair intact (and in pigtails), and country-pop was all the rage. We weren’t even at war with anyone. It was in this cultural climate of excess and sunny emotions that we were first introduced to the remarkable artiste Chris Gaines. 


Bowie's Space Oddity...in space!

This weekend, the outgoing commander of the International Space Station, Canada's Chris Hadfield, gave a bit of a farewell message as he prepared to depart the space station. With acoustic guitar in hand, he (with some help from "Ground Control") produced a music video from the space station, featuring a slightly modified cover of David Bowie's classic tune "Space Oddity." The revised lyrics are great, and with that voice Hadfield could probably make it as lead singer of a band back home, but it's the visuals that really make the thing come together. Take a look.