NEW YORK (AP) — HBO will run a two-party documentary on U2’s “Innocence and Experience” tour. The first part will be about how the band overcame obstacles like Bono’s bike accident to create the show. That will air on November 7. Part two will air November 14 and showcase U2’s concert in Paris on the day it is performed.
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NEW YORK (AP) — A tapestry that shows Manhattan as a yellow submarine and John Lennon as the pilot now hangs at Ellis Island in New York. Yoko Ono, Bono and The Edge were among those who appeared at its unveiling on Wednesday. The tapestry was commissioned by Art For Amnesty to thank Ono for donating royalties from covers of Lennon’s solo songs to Amnesty International.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend will be one of the executive producers of a new TV series about plantation slaves struggling to gain their freedom. Legend will also oversee the music aspects of the show “Underground.” It’s currently being filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It will premiere on WGN America sometime next year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix will run an original documentary about Keith Richards. The film “Keith Richards – Under the Influence” will follow Richards as he prepares his first solo album in 23 years. It will contain both new and archival footage. Both the documentary and Richards’ album, called “Crosseyed Heart,” will be out September 18.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Sheeran will play an “ambitious and deadly protege’ of a high-ranking church elder” in an upcoming drama on FX, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sheeran will play a recurring character named Sir Cormac in “The Bastard Executioner.” It’s about a 14th-century warrior who is asked by a divine messenger to become a journeyman executioner. It’s set to air this fall.
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Tanya Tucker and Grand Funk Railroad will perform at the Bojangles’ Southern 500 NASCAR race. Tucker will sing the national anthem, and Grand Funk will perform a pre-race concert. The race is September 6 in Darlington, South Carolina, and it will be shown on NBC.
CHICAGO (AP) — Imagine Dragons, Kacey Musgraves, Jack Johnson, Old Crow Medicine Show and Mavis Staples are among the acts who will play this year’s Farm Aid. The concert will be September 19 in Chicago. The lineup also includes Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. This will be the 30th anniversary of the first Farm Aid, and Nelson says this year’s show will celebrate “the impact we’ve had and rally our supporters for the work ahead.”
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The guitar Bob Dylan used when he “went electric” at the Newport Folk Festival 50 years ago was at the festival again this weekend. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay bought the Fender Stratocaster in 2013 for $965,000, the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. The curator of Irsay’s rare guitar collection brought it to the festival this weekend. It has not been played in public in 50 years. Al Kooper, who performed on July 25, 1965, with Dylan, was among those who played yesterday. Others included David Rawlings, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Hozier.
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — The mother of the Allman brothers has died. Gregg Allman’s publicist says Geraldine Allman died outside Daytona Beach, Florida, on Sunday of natural causes. She was 98. Gregg Allman credits his mother with helping him buy his first guitar. Duane Allman died in 1971.