Apple TV+ announced Monday that “The Me You Can’t See,” a multi-part documentary series from co-creators and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, will premiere May 21 on the streaming service.
According to a news release about the series, “Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry guide honest discussions about mental health and emotional well-being while opening up about their mental health journeys and struggles. Featuring high-profile guests, alongside a wide range of people from across the globe living with the challenges of mental health issues and addressing their emotional well-being, the series transcends culture, age, gender, and socioeconomic status to destigmatize a highly misunderstood subject and give hope to viewers who learn that they are not alone. The producers partnered with 14 accredited and respected experts and organizations from around the world to help shed light on different pathways to treatment.”
Winfrey said in a statement, “Now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion, and honesty. Our series aims to spark that global conversation.”
Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, said: “We are born into different lives, brought up in different environments, and as a result are exposed to different experiences. But our shared experience is that we are all human. The majority of us carry some form of unresolved trauma, loss, or grief, which feels — and is — very personal. Yet the last year has shown us that we are all in this together, and my hope is that this series will show there is power in vulnerability, connection in empathy, and strength in honesty.”
On Monday, Chrissie Hynde announced her upcoming album of Bob Dylan covers titled Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan. The LP will be out on May 21st.
In a statement, Hynde explains that she recorded the album during the Covid-19 lockdown with her Pretenders bandmate James Walbourne: “A few weeks into lockdown last year, James sent me the new Dylan track ‘Murder Most Foul.’ Listening to that song completely changed everything for me. I was lifted out of this morose mood that I’d been in. I remember where I was sitting the day that Kennedy was shot — every reference in the song. Whatever Bob does, he still manages somewhere in there to make you laugh because as much as anything, he’s a comedian. He’s always funny and always has something to say. That’s when I called James and said, ‘Let’s do some Dylan covers’ and that’s what started this whole thing.”=
The album will be accompanied by a television special, Tomorrow Is a Long Time, which will premiere Monday, May 24th (which happens to be Dylan’s 80th birthday).
Evanescence and Halestorm are teaming up for a full arena tour in 2021, kicking off Nov. 5 in Portland, Oregon and running through Dec. 18 in Worchester, MA.
The two bands have previously collaborated together, in 2020, Hale sang back-up vocals on Evanescence’s “Use My Voice,” while Lee joined Hale on a new rendition of Halestorm’s 2012 single “Break In.”
On May 13, Evanescence will also play live “Driven to Perform” Cooper Tire livestream concert, including songs off the band’s recent fifth album The Bitter Truth. You can register for the free livestream concert here.
General on-sale starts Friday at 10 a.m. local time. Limited VIP packages will also be available for purchase that include premium seating.
Dierks Bentley has announced his Beer On Me amphitheater tour featuring Riley Green and Parker McCollum as opening acts (plus Mitchell Tenpenny on select dates). The tour will include 22 dates across the U.S, kicking off August 13 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and running through October 22 in Rogers, Arkansas.
Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, (May 11) at 10 a.m. local time, with public sales beginning Friday (May 14) at 10 a.m. local time.
The Beers On Me tour follows a short run of small club shows from Bentley, dubbed the High Times & Hangovers Tour, which kicks off this week beginning May 11th.
Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins announced that they are expecting their fourth child, a 4th daughter.
Rhett wrote: “Well… we are pregnant again!” alongside a photo of the couple smiling together with Akins showing off her baby bump. Rhett added, “Tonight when I was on stage in Fort Worth about to play ‘to the guys that date my girls’ my wife talked to me in my (ear monitors) and said ‘you can tell them if you want’ so anyways, now you know. We are pumped to be having our 4th girl.”
Akins also wrote: “SURPRISE!! he just couldn’t wait any longer, so @thomasrhettakins told our newest little secret onstage at @billybobstexas in Ft. Worth (my mama’s hometown) just in time for Mother’s Day. Akins family expanding in November 2021 with our FOURTH baby girl.”
The couple are already parents to three daughters: Lennon Love, 14 months, Ada James, 3½ and Willa Gray, 5.
Ben Affleck honored his ex-wife Jennifer Garner on Mother’s Day on Sunday, The actor shared a sweet tribute Garner, with whom he shares three kids: daughters Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and son Sam, 9.
Affleck wrote, along with throwback photos of Garner with their children, including a family photo from a past Halloween holiday for which he dressed as the Tin Man: “So happy to share these kids with you. Luckiest parents in the world. Thanks for all the good you do. Happy Mother’s Day. Love, their Dad.”
Affleck and Garner, who married in 2005, announced their separation in June 2015. They settled their divorce in October 2018.
“Wrath of Man” starring Jason Statham led the box office in its debut weekend. The movie, directed by Guy Ritchie, made $8.1 million at North American theaters between Friday and Sunday, according to Variety. “Wrath of Man” stars Statham as a security guard for a cash truck who boasts a mysterious skill set. It’s the latest collaboration between the actor and Ritchie, who also worked together on “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch.”
The anime movie “Demon Slayer,” came in at second with $3 million over the weekend, and the video game adaptation “Mortal Kombat” grossed $2.3 million at domestic cinemas.
“Wrath of Man” has made an additional $17.6 million internationally.
Myles Kennedy has released the video for Love Rain Down, taken from upcoming solo album The Ides Of March which is set to drop on May 14.
Love Rain Down follows a few other tracks released from the upcoming album, including In Stride, which was released in February; the title track, which dropped in March, and Get Along, which debuted last month.
You can check out the video for “Love Rain Down: – here.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are reportedly selling the rights to their song catalog for $140 million. The band is selling the publishing rights to its songs to London-based music investment firm Hipgnosis, Variety reported.
The Chili Peppers’ catalogue was largely penned by the band’s key members, lead singer Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist John Frusciante.
The Chili Peppers are the latest big-name act to sell their catalogue. Last year, Bob Dylan sold his 600-song catalogue for more than $300 million to Universal Music, and Stevie Nicks sold hers to Primary Wave for $100 million.