Nirvana‘s Live At The Paramount Halloween concert will finally get its vinyl release on April 5th.. The famed concert, which took place at Seattle, WA’s Paramount Theatre on October 31st, 1991, was released in 2011 on DVD and Blu-ray to coincide with the 20th anniversary celebrations of Nirvana’s Nevermind album.The forthcoming Live At The Paramount vinyl will be released as a double LP, and also include a 12″x 24″ poster insert and a cloth VIP replica pass of those handed out during the original concert.NME also notes that a new book on Nirvana, Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain, is set for release in April. Written by the band’s co-manager from 1990-1994, Danny Goldberg, the book is set to chronicle Goldberg’s personal memories from the beginning of their partnership until Cobain’s death in 1994. It is also said to include interviews with Courtney Love, Krist Novoselic, as well as anecdotes from other family and friends.Speaking about the project last year to The Bookseller, Goldberg explained,I began to work with Kurt the year before ‘Nevermind’ was recorded and remained close to him until days before his death. In researching and writing ‘Serving the Servant’ I have been more often reminded of Kurt’s brilliance, his sense of humour and his kindness to most of those around him. He was so completely that no two people experienced the same person, but I hope I am able to add another dimension to Kurt’s legacy.[H/T NME]
See Inside Aladdin’s Backstage World ABC’s Nightline featured a behind-the-scenes look at Aladdin April 15. Check out the video below and see everything from major last minute tweaks to the show from director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, to James Monroe Iglehart’s reaction when he won the role of the Genie (he taped it!) and how the magic carpet flies! OK, not the last one, but the rest. The Frozen Storm Rages On The Weekly Nielsen SoundScan numbers are in and, as Frozen songwriter and EGOT-er Robert Lopez tweeted April 16, “The #Frozen album just went double platinum, as is @IdinaMenzel’s version of #LetItGo.” According to The New York Times, the movie’s soundtrack has now sold a total of 2.1 million copies in the U.S. Paul Robeson Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Dies Stage actor, director and playwright Phillip Hayes Dean died, aged 83, on April 14 in Los Angeles. According to the L.A. Times, the cause of death was an aortic aneurysm. Dean wrote Paul Robeson, which first opened on Broadway in 1978, starring James Earl Jones. It was subsequently revived on the Great White Way in 1988 and 1995. His other plays include The Sty of the Blind Pig. Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys Talk Dirty Those naughty Jersey Boys! Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood’s big screen adaptation of the Tony-winning Jersey Boys has been awarded an R-rating! The official reason? The “language throughout,” apparently. F-bombs or not, we know that the film’s stars, Tony winner John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda and Erich Bergen, will be the apples of our eyes as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, when the film officially lands in theaters on June 20. Idina Menzel View Comments John Lloyd Young Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.