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THE RIVETING TRUE STORY OF ‘GODFATHER OF SOUL’ JAMES BROWN FROM PRODUCERS MICK JAGGER AND BRIAN GRAZER AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE HELP

GET ON UP

ON DIGITAL HD DECEMBER 9, 2014 AND DVD, BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK JANUARY 6, 2015 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

“Soulful, Emotional and Powerful” — Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pioneering American music icon James Brown goes from rags to rhythm-and-blues royalty in Get On Up, a spectacular portrait of the life of the charismatic performer, debuting on Digital HD on December 9, 2014 and on DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ on January 6, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Get On Up - The James Brown Story -Original Motion Picture Soundtrack James Brown.

Get On Up – The James Brown Story -Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
James Brown.

Director Tate Taylor follows up his Oscar-nominated breakout film, The Help, with an explosively soul-packed story filled with stunning remixes of Brown’s original recordings, dramatic recreations of the singer’s memorable stage moments and a mesmerizing star performance by Chadwick Boseman (42) as “The Godfather of Soul.”  The Blu-ray Combo Pack also features over an hour of bonus material, including never-before-seen interviews with the filmmakers and cast, extended and deleted scenes and additional unforgettable musical performances.

Get On Up stars Chadwick Boseman (42, Draft Day) in yet another career-making performance as Brown, with a stellar supporting cast that includes Oscar®-nominee Viola Davis (The Help, “How to Get Away with Murder”), Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer (The Help, Fruitvale Station), Nelsan Ellis (The Butler, “True Blood”), Oscar-nominee Dan Aykroyd (Driving Miss Daisy, Ghostbusters), Craig Robinson (This is the End, Hot Tub Time Machine) and Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married, Baggage Claim).

James Brown’s ferocity, talent and ambition propelled him from his hardscrabble South Carolina roots to some of the most prestigious musical venues in the world, earning him a reputation as “the hardest working man in show business.” Get On Up takes audiences behind the scenes of his brilliant, six-decade-long career for an uncensored look at the turbulent forces that drove the legendary performer.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
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Bonus Features on Blu-Ray and DVD

  • Long Journey to the Screen – Producers Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer spent 14 years bringing Get On Up to the screen. In this short feature, they discuss why James Brown is such a compelling subject, as well as their own memories of meeting the superstar, the rocky road to the screen and how they joined forces to bring the film to life.
  • Chadwick Boseman: Meet Mr. James Brown – The filmmakers discuss why they chose Chadwick Boseman to embody the legendary ‘Godfather of Soul’ and what it took for him to learn to sing and dance (and do the splits!) like James Brown.
  • The Get On Up Family – Director Tate Taylor and producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger talk about the extensive search for the perfect actors to play bring James Brown’s life story to the screen.
  • Tate Taylor’s Master Class – The director’s extended take on a key scene in the film showcases the actors in an unscripted performance
  • Feature Commentary with Director and Producer Tate Taylor

Bonus Features Exclusively on Blu-Ray

  • On Stage with the Hardest Working Man – Compare the film’s depiction of Brown’s performances in Vietnam, at the TAMI Show and the Apollo with the real thing using archival footage of the actual events.
  • The Founding Father of Funk – Producers Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer join select cast members and recording artists to talk about the real James Brown and the influence he had on the world around him.
  • Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes
  • Full Song Performances
  • Extended Song Performances

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – Blu-ray:
Street Date: January 6, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61131466
Running Time: 2 hours 19 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations.
Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (French, Spanish)
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date: January 6, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61131465
Running Time: 2 hours 19 minutes
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations.
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 / DVS DD 2.0^2 and, DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (French, Spanish)
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French

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Get On Up (DVD)

Director: Tate Taylor
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42's Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get On Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves, and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott.
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This title will be released on January 6, 2015.

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Guitar Center And DIRECTV Feature Iconic Guitarist SLASH In Original 2-Part Documentary And Live Concert Event

"World On Fire". Slash, The Conspirators, Myles Kennedy.

“World On Fire”. Slash, The Conspirators, Myles Kennedy.

ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURES INTERVIEWS WITH DAVE GROHL, ALICE COOPER, JOE PERRY, DUFF MCKAGAN, NIKKI SIXX, DAVE MUSTAINE AND MORE

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

- Concert special ‘SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip’ will debut on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) Nov 7th at 9pm

- Filmed at Hollywood’s iconic venue The Roxy, the concert special features songs spanning SLASH’s storied career

- Directed by Martyn Atkins, ‘SLASH Raised On the Sunset Strip’ documentary will debut on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) Nov 13 at 10pm

Guitar Center And DIRECTV Feature Iconic Guitarist SLASH In Original 2-Part Documentary And Live Concert Event (PRNewsFoto/Guitar Center)

Guitar Center And DIRECTV Feature Iconic Guitarist SLASH In Original 2-Part Documentary And Live Concert Event (PRNewsFoto/Guitar Center)

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Guitar Center and DIRECTV announced a two-part documentary and live concert event examining the life and music of GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist SLASH. With a world tour on the horizon and his new album World On Fire debuting in the top ten and garnering worldwide critical acclaim, the iconic guitarist remains one of the leading influences in music.

In a 90-minute live concert event – SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip – viewers get a front row seat to SLASH’s recent show at one of Hollywood’s most iconic venues, The Roxy, as part of Guitar Center’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Filmed in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound, the special features songs from SLASH’s recently released album World on Fire as well as classic Guns’N’Roses and Velvet Revolver hits. The concert brings a rock legend back to the stages where his career began: The Sunset Strip.

Watch a trailer for SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip here: http://youtu.be/ZW2I6bLjoQY

The concert special leads into a 90-minute documentary directed by Martyn Atkins that takes viewers into the studio with the rock legend, combining new and archival footage with interviews from the artists and colleagues that influenced his incredible career. Tracing the rock icon’s incredible journey, SLASH Raised on the Sunset Strip covers his childhood in both England and California’s Laurel Canyon, his discovery of the guitar and arrival on the Sunset Strip, his meteoric rise with Guns’N’Roses, the evolution of Velvet Revolver, SLASH’s solo career and his current band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

SLASH speaks in intricate detail about his drive and approach to the craft, successes, challenges, influences and collaborations with multiple artists. Interviews with rock legends including Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Nikki Six, Duff McKagan, Steven Alder, Matt Sorum, Jerry Cantrell, Lemmy, Dave Mustaine, Marc Canter, Alan Niven, SLASH’s wife Perla Hudson and more reveal the stories of how it all came to be and, more importantly, where he’s heading.

Watch a trailer for SLASH Raised on the Sunset Strip here: http://youtu.be/TS5h5NHc1XY

Air Date Schedule

November 7, 2014 at 9pm

SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip

November 13, 2014 at 10pm

SLASH Raised on the Sunset Strip

“Our incredible partnership with DIRECTV has allowed us to produce nearly 100 episodes of award-winning television, present cinematic musical experiences and now, venture into documentary filmmaking. We are honored to feature SLASH, an artist of such incredible character and talent and someone with whom we share a 30-year relationship. This project not only celebrates the songs of one of rock’s most iconic figures, but the story behind the man that made them a reality and is another step in the evolution of our mission to develop engaging, inspirational story driven films and broadcast content. We plan on continuing this foray into documentary production by telling the stories of other influential and iconic musicians in order to inspire our viewers and perpetuate a culture that celebrates musicians.”
-Dustin Hinz, Vice President of Brand Experience and Entertainment Marketing, Guitar Center

“DIRECTV is thrilled to present a film that captures the history of an extraordinary music icon. SLASH embodies not just prolific talent, but, more so, the spirit of rock and roll. This film allows fans to hear his compelling story in his own words and through his iconic music. SLASH’s distinctive sound has made him an international superstar, and we’re proud to take this ride with him back to the Sunset Strip.”
- Bart Peters, Vice President of Production and Development, DIRECTV

Guitar Center and SLASH have a long-standing history of working together. Past partnerships include Your Next Record with SLASH, Guitar Center Onstage with SLASH, Guitar Center Masterclass with SLASH, Guitar Center Sessions and more. SLASH Live from the Sunsent Strip is presented by Gibson and Epiphone along with proud partners Dunlop and MXR.

About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet RevolverSLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. On Sept. 16, 2014 SLASH and his band unleashed their new album WORLD ON FIRE to worldwide acclaim (pull quotes here http://tinyurl.com/k52e5qz). WORLD ON FIRE marks SLASH’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten and achieved over 12 Top Ten debuts around the world. The title track and first single “World On Fire” has ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. WORLD ON FIRE is SLASH’s third solo offering and second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass).www.slashonline.com

About DIRECTV: 
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 37 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its over 20 million customers access to more than 195 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 13 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 17 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include two Regional Sports Networks (Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh), and minority ownership interests in Root Sports Northwest and Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com.

About Guitar Center:
Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 260 stores across the U.S. 2014 marks the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Brand as we continue to help people make music from coast to coast. In addition, the Music & Arts division operates more than 120 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. With an unrivaled in-store experience and passionate commitment to making gear easy-to-buy, Guitar Center is all about enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable joy that comes from playing an instrument. All we sell is the greatest feeling on earth. For more information about Guitar Center, please visit www.guitarcenter.com.

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WORLD ON FIRE is the new album from SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, and it comes on full throttle and in-your-face, a hunk of burning rock 'n' roll that takes no prisoners. Intensifying the band's sound and vision, it marks the follow-up to their succesful and acclaimed 2012 debut, Apocalyptic Love, also released on SLASH's own indie Dik Hayd International label distributed through Caroline.

'We've been playing together for awhile and I think it's gotten to the point where everybody's comfortable in our own skins,' says Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist SLASH, who has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, with seven GRAMMY nominations, a GRAMMY award and countless accolades. 'It turned out to be a very easy process. We definitely had chemistry from the very first time we entered a room together. It was instantaneous magic.'
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Release date September 16, 2014.

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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Go #1 with Hit Man Jimmy McHugh’s I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's widely acclaimed jazz album, "Cheek To Cheek".

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s widely acclaimed jazz album, “Cheek To Cheek”.

The Music of Jimmy McHugh Stands the Test of Time: Classic Songs. Modern Sounds.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga’s chart topping duet, I Cant Give You Anything But Love, Baby, demonstrates the timelessness of the Great American Songbook.

“No other country has ever given the rest of the world so many magnificent songs” says Bennett, “They’re going to live forever.”

Whether on Broadway (Jersey Boys; After Midnight), Television (Opening this years Tony Awards telecast) or Film (Jersey Boys), in 2014 the music of composer, Jimmy McHugh, continues to captivate audiences around the world. Not to mention that Bennett & Gaga’s I Cant Give You Anything But Love, Baby video is currently one of the most viewed internet clips worldwide.

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.

The Jimmy McHugh Songbook’s mantra is “Classic Songs / Modern Sounds” – definitely an apt description of the catalog’s hundreds of tunes and the artists that have recorded them. Im In the Mood For Love, Exactly Like You, Lets Get Lost, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Where Are You, Dont Blame Me, I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me, When My Sugar Walks Down The Street, & A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening are just a few of the McHugh tunes recorded by a breathtakingly diverse list of artists ranging from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Willie Nelson, Charlie Watts, Billie Holliday, Miles Davis and Chet Baker to The Sex Pistols,  Bob Dylan,  Brian Ferry, Amy Winehouse, Ringo Starr, Smoky Robinson, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Stephane Grappelli, Art Tatum, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Peggy Lee, Michael Buble, Diana Krall, Spike Jones, The Little Rascals  and of course, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.

It has been said that “They’re not writing them the way they used to.” Time will tell.

Video – http://youtu.be/NNh7xyLwwLc

SOURCE Jimmy McHugh Music




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Release date September 23, 2014.

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