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Robert Pattinson Making Movie About Rock Legends

Twilight star Robert Pattinson has signed on to appear in an upcoming film project about The Band.

Few details are known about the movie, but the British actor reveals it will focus on the group’s craft more than anything else.

In an interview with French magazine Les InRockuptibles, Pattinson is quoted as saying, “I’m going to do a movie about The Band, the one that played with (Bob) Dylan: a beautiful script about the nature of songwriting.”

The Band was founded in the 1960s by the late Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson and drummer Levon Helm, who lost his battle with throat cancer in April, and would regularly perform with folk icon Bob Dylan.

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Robbie Robertson Launches New CD With National TV Performance

Robbie Robertson will perform his Top 10 single “He Don’t Live Here No More” on “Late Show with David Letterman” on April 5th, coinciding with release of his new album, How To Become Clairvoyant (Macro-Biotic Records/429 Records). He’ll also appear on “The View” on April 6th. The shows will mark the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s first television appearances in more than 10 years.

NPR Music is giving fans an exclusive “First Listen” to How To Become Clairvoyant, streaming the album in its entirety for a week, beginning today. This Saturday, April 2nd, Robertson will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF). In June, Canada Post will issue a stamp with Robertson’s likeness as part of its Canadian Recording Artists stamp series. He will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” on April 6th and tape “World Café with David Dye” in May while at WXPN’s Non-COMMvention.

How To Become Clairvoyant features Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Trent Reznor, Tom Morello and Robert Randolph along with vocalists Angela McCluskey, Rocco Deluca, Dana Glover and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes). The collection was co-produced by Robertson and long-time collaborator Marius de Vries (Massive Attack, Björk, Rufus Wainwright).

“This soulful record is Robertson’s best yet,” observed Goldmine. “For all of the now-legendary songs that Robertson penned, he tended to shy away from writing about himself, which makes the revealing nature of his first album in more than ten years such a wonderful surprise,” said Relix. “How To Become Clairvoyant finds Robertson tackling personal topics such as his breakup with The Band (‘This Is Where I Get Off’), the guitarists who inspired his innovative sound (‘Axman’) and his early days backing Ronnie Hawkins (‘When the Night Was Young’).”

In addition to the CD, three special editions of How To Become Clairvoyant will be available. The deluxe edition, available exclusively at Best Buy for a month beginning April 5th, will include a second CD with demos of five of the album’s tracks – “The Right Mistake,” “He Don’t Live Here No More,” “Fear of Falling,” “This Is Where I Get Off” and “Madame X” – and an outtake of “Houdini,” a song that does not appear on the album. Starting April 5th, fans can pre-order a two-disc, gatefold edition of How To Become Clairvoyant on 180-gram vinyl and a limited edition collector’s set at http://www.robbie-robertson.com.The collector’s set includes the vinyl and CD editions of the album plus 10 bonus tracks, provided in both CD and vinyl formats, a DVD with three multi-track mixes, a 70-page, full-color book with album artwork, lithographs and additional art, and other cool extras such as a set of tarot cards designed especially for the collection.

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Robbie Robertson Will Be Inducted Into Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame On April 2nd

“He Don’t Live Here No More,” the lead single from Robbie Robertson‘s upcoming album, How To Become Clairvoyant, is #1 Most Added at AC and Triple A radio for the second consecutive week. The track, a riveting firsthand look at the temptations endemic to the rock and roll lifestyle, debuts at 16* on the Triple A Media Base chart and at 20* on the Triple A BDS chart. It’s already 40* on the AC chart. You can check out the story behind this and other songs on Robbie’s new record at: http://www.429records.com/sites/429records/429details/d_robbierobertson.

Robertson will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) on April 2nd. This marks the first year that the non-profit organization will induct songwriters and their entire body of work. (In past years, the CSHF has inducted specific songs from Canadian songwriters.)

How To Become Clairvoyant, which will be released on April 5th by Macro-Biotic Records/429 Records, is Robertson’s first album in more than 10 years and his most personal yet. In the collection’s 12 original songs, he publicly addresses everything from a period of hard living with Martin Scorsese, to strange encounters at the famed Chelsea Hotel, to his historic departure from The Band.
Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Trent Reznor, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave), and Robert Randolph guest on the album along with vocalists Angela McCluskey, Rocco Deluca, Dana Glover and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes). Robertson co-produced How To Become Clairvoyant with long-time collaborator Marius de Vries (Massive Attack, Björk, Rufus Wainwright). Plans for several special editions of How To Become Clairvoyant will be announced shortly.
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