Owen Wilson was gifted an AAA tour pass by The Rolling Stones, but had it revoked after one show

Owen Wilson has opened up about the time he made friends with The Rolling Stones, being gifted an all-access backstage pass that would remain valid indefinitely – only to have it taken off him after one show.

Wilson is a lifelong fan of the rock’n’roll greats, who performed the first-ever concert he attended in 1980. So in a new interview with James Corden and Jeff Goldblum on The Late Late Show, the Loki star explained that he was rather chuffed to be honoured with their attention. 

“I went to see the Rolling Stones in Argentina,” he said (via Consequence), “and I was kinda friendly with some of the band, and my friend was really good friends with Mick Jagger. And we got these special laminates, kind of all-access, that were good for the rest of your life…”


After being gifted with the passes, Wilson recalled being eager to test just how “all-access” they truly were, thinking to himself, “I’m gonna walk over here and see if anybody stops me.” He noted that “no one would stop [him in] any place” he ventured off to, and eventually he “ended up right at this place where [he] could look over and see Mick Jagger on the stage, right there”.

Wilson continued: “Then all of a sudden, he bolts, during ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’, and comes running down, and it turns out where I was was part of the stage a little bit, so I just sort of froze and tried to be inconspicuous… And then someone came running over, [screaming], ‘Get out of here! Move! You’re not supposed to be here!’

“I go to bed that night still thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, that was kind of a gnarly experience.’ And then I get a call the next morning from Mick’s security team: ‘Do you have that laminate?’ ‘Yes, I still have it.’ ‘Okay, we’re gonna come over and pick it up…’ I get it – he has a show to do, he doesn’t need some bozo just cruising around, distracting him.”

The Rolling Stones are currently hard at work on their 24th studio album; last month, it was reported the band had recruited Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to perform on it, with Andrew Watt producing. 

In 2020, Jagger said the Stones had recorded “a bunch of tracks”, with the band in the process of “finishing off the vocals and some other instruments on them”. Then, last March, Keith Richards said he and Jagger had recorded “more [tracks] than [he] can count” during a week-long recording session in Jamaica. And in January of this year, Richards said in an Instagram post that the Stones finally have “some new music on its way”.

Meanwhile, Wilson’s next film role will be in the Bob Ross biopic Paint – set to hit cinemas on April 7 – in which he stars as the legendary artist. Later in the year, he’ll star as a priest named Kent in a new reboot of Disney’s Haunted Mansion franchise.

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Listen to Florence Pugh’s first material as a singer-songwriter

Florence Pugh has released her first material as a singer-songwriter.

Two of her songs, titled ‘The Best Part’ and ‘I Hate Myself’, appear on the soundtrack of her new film, A Good Person, which was released in cinemas today (March 24).

Pugh confirmed her music would feature on the Zach Braff-directed film’s soundtrack back in January. Between 2013 and 2016, she had uploaded a string of acoustic covers of songs by artists such as Coldplay and The Lumineers to YouTube as Flossie Rose. More recently, she teamed up with Harry Styles to sing ‘With You All The Time’, which featured on the soundtrack to Don’t Worry Darling.


More recently, she guested on her brother Toby Sebastian’s new single ‘Midnight’ earlier this month, and also acted in the video.

Pugh explained in an interview that the songs had been written specifically for the film. “I wrote these songs for my character Allison in the movie to perform, but also as a way to process and digest her mindset and her low headspace,” she told The Guardian. “It was unbelievably helpful and hard; I wanted a song to reflect the self-hatred she had for herself in a way that the audience can truly understand.”

Check out the songs below:

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Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s The Cultural Life last year, Pugh said she “would have put money on being a singer songwriter way before being an actor”, before revealing she thought she could write a full album after rediscovering her confidence with music.


The National’s Bryce Dessner also worked on the film’s soundtrack.

Despite Pugh’s contributions to the soundtrack, A Good Person has been met with mixed reviews. In a two-star review, NME wrote: “A Good Person unfortunately won’t stand as Braff’s finest achievement, and while Pugh and Freeman each give strong turns with what they’re given, even they can’t save this patchy effort from misfiring.”

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A KISS biopic is coming to Netflix next year

A biographical film based on veteran rock icons KISS is reportedly set to arrive on Netflix sometime in 2024.

Speaking to The Rock Experience with Mike Brunn, the band’s manager Doc McGhee revealed that after years of trying to get the film off the ground, it has finally been picked up by Netflix and will be released next year.

“It’s a biopic about the first four years of KISS. We’re just starting it now. We’ve already sold it, it’s already done, we have a director, McGhee [Entertainment]. That’s moving along and that’ll come in [2024].”


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News of a KISS biopic first surfaced in 2021 when Paul Stanley revealed that he had read a “really good” script for the project. The film was tentatively titled Shout It Out Loud and had Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 director Joachim Rønning attached to it.

It is currently unclear if Rønning is still set to direct the film, or the Netflix film’s cast.

Stanley revealed in 2021 that the film was looking to cast actors “in their early 20s” for accuracy: “I don’t know a whole lot of actors in their early 20s. When people get asked these kinds of questions, they’ll say, ‘Oh, Brad Pitt,’ or this one or that one. Well, those guys are in their 50s or 60s, so you’re talking about another generation of actors. And I’m the first to say I’m not up on a lot of them.”

KISS most recently announced the dates for their final 50 shows, which are set to wrap up on December 1 and 2 at the Madison Square Garden in New York. In June and July of 2023, the final ever KISS gigs in the UK will take place, beginning in Plymouth with a stadium show at Home Park before a host of other arena shows around the country. Any remaining tickets are on sale here.

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Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff to pen original songs for upcoming A24 film ‘Mother Mary’

Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff are reportedly teaming up to pen new music for A24’s upcoming film Mother Mary.

As revealed via a Deadline report, the pair will write and produce original songs to appear in the film, though the film’s official score is being composed by Daniel Hart, who has notably worked on The Green Knight.

Mother Mary – described as an epic pop melodrama – is set to star Anne Hathaway as a fictional musician and her relationship with an iconic fashion designer played by Michaela Coel. The Green Knight‘s David Lowery is set to direct and has penned a script for the film.


Mother Mary is set to be filmed in Germany later this year and has yet to receive a release date. It will also notably be Lowery’s third film with A24, having previously directed The Green Knight and 2017’s A Ghost Story. It will mark Lowery’s third time working with composer Daniel Hart, who also composed for A Ghost Story.

Earlier this month at SXSW 2023, it was reported that Charli XCX was listed as a composer for teen sex comedy film Bottoms, in which a pair of queer high school students start a fight club to have sex before graduation.

In February, Charli XCX confirmed that she has signed a new recording deal for two albums with a currently unspecified record label, though she has confirmed that it isn’t Dirty Hit, saying she is “too expensive” for them. She said in 2020 that her latest record, 2022’s ‘Crash’, would be her “5th and final album under my current record deal” with Atlantic Records.

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‘The White Lotus” Will Sharpe to direct Japanese Breakfast’s ‘Crying In H Mart’

Japanese Breakfast‘s Michelle Zauner has announced that the film adaptation of her memoir, Crying In H Mart, will be directed by Will Sharpe.

The book, which arrived in 2021, explores how the death of Zauner’s mother forced a reckoning with the musician’s Korean-American identity.

Zauner dealt with her grief by writing music, and explained in a press release that being creative while “embracing of Korean food and culture” made her feel closer to her late mother.


The musician previously confirmed in 2021 that there would be a film adaptation of her book. Now, she has revealed that Will Sharpe, who plays Ethan Spiller in The White Lotus, will be on hand to direct.

Speaking about Zauner’s memoir, Sharpe told PEOPLE: “There were lots of things that resonated with me as somebody who is half-Japanese, half-British, spent my childhood in Tokyo. Some of the descriptions of being jet-lagged in your family’s kitchen felt very familiar to me.”

Zauner added that Sharpe’s “sensitivity as a director and an actor, his ability to find humour and grace within the tragedy of the everyday, and his own personal experience, having grown up between two cultures, make[s] him the perfect director for this film.”

Zauner previously gave an update on her progress on the film in 2022. Speaking to Consequence, she said: “So I actually just finished the first draft of the screenplay.

“My producers really like it, so hopefully the revision process won’t be too brutal. And yeah, hopefully that will come out sometime in the next couple years. I’m just playing a lot of festivals and being back on the road, and Crying In H Mart the movie [will arrive] maybe sometime in the next few years.”


Zauner’s memoir was developed from an essay she wrote for The New Yorker in August 2018, also titled Crying In H Mart.

Japanese Breakfast are set to play a number of festivals this summer, including Primavera Sound, B-Sides Festival and Roskilde Festival. They’ll then perform several shows in North America as part of Beck and Phoenix’s co-headline ‘Summer Odyssey’ tour. The stint will take place between August 1 and September 10, with Zauner’s band joining them for dates in California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.

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