ARCHIVE Vol. 14:02 08/31/11

by August 31, 2011

The Jeff Buckley International Newsletter
The Only Official Fan Club & Newsletter

(Authorized & guided by the family of Jeff Buckley)
*All rights reserved* Vol. 14:02 08/31/11
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IN THIS ISSUE:


ACTOR / MUSICIAN REEVE CARNEY

– TO STAR IN JEFF BUCKLEY FILM

JEFF BUCKLEY FORMER TOUR MANAGER
– Gene Bowen
– Rides in 2011 Rock & Ride Fundraiser

JB MERCH – SUMMER SALE
– Lowest Prices Ever !
– One Time Only

ROAD RECOVERY BENEFIT CONCERT
– Honoring SLASH
– Tickets Available Now !

JEFF BUCKLEY – SCENE & HEARD
– JB # 1 “Hallelujah” Cover
– Paste Magazine
– Shakepeare Youth Ensemble
– America’s Got Talent
– Jimmy Page
– Jeff Buckley – “Night Flight”

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– Addresses & Contacts
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ACTOR / MUSICIAN REEVE CARNEY TO STAR IN JEFF BUCKLEY FILM
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ACTOR / MUSICIAN REEVE CARNEY TO STAR IN JEFF BUCKLEY FILM

Jake Scott to Direct Feature Based on Late Musician’s Life

LOS ANGELES, CA, (AUGUST 15TH, 2011) – Actor/singer-songwriter Reeve Carney (Broadway’s Spiderman: Turn off the Dark ) has been cast as Jeff Buckley in the forthcoming “Untitled Jeff Buckley” film, it was announced today by the filmmakers. To be directed by Jake Scott (Welcome to the Rileys), and written by Ryan Jaffe (story by, The Rocker ), the filmmakers hold a robust rights package that includes the exclusive rights to Jeff’s music and personal archives, and is fully supported by Buckley’s mother, Mary Guibert, who serves as executive producer. Michelle Sy (Finding Neverland) and Orian Williams (Control) are producing, with Alison Raykovich (Jeff Buckley Music) serving as associate producer. Producers are currently out to additional cast for the project.

The film will chronicle the life of Buckley, one of the most critically acclaimed musical artists of his time, who died tragically at age 30 in a drowning accident in Memphis, Tennessee’s Wolf River. Production will commence in New York and Memphis in November.

Carney currently stars on Broadway as Peter Parker in the high profile production of Spiderman: Turn off the Dark. Reeve also co-starred in Julie Taymor’s THE TEMPEST for Miramax. His current single, “Rise Above 1” , featuring Bono and The Edge (Music From SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark), was performed by the trio on the season finale of American Idol this year. In addition, Reeve and his band Carney opened for U2 on the last stop of the U2 360° tour. Their debut album Mr. Green Vol. 1 is available on DAS Label/Interscope.

“We are over the moon that Reeve has agreed to take on this challenging role. I’ve seen him perform several times…he’s been getting ready for this all his life. It certainly doesn’t hurt that he looks so much like Jeff,” said Guibert regarding the choice.

Scott commented, “We are excited to have found in Reeve the perfect combination of musical prodigy, impish charm, innate intelligence & sensitivity to play Jeff.”

The as-yet untitled script is based on screenwriter Jaffe’s in-depth examination and research into Buckley’s life, which includes scores of interviews, unlimited access to the Jeff Buckley Estate archives, and Jeff’s personal journals, drawings, and letters. Producers also optioned the book “Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley” by David Browne, for research purposes.

Buckley’s only studio release during his lifetime was the widely acclaimed album Grace, which includes his legendary interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and is acknowledged by critics as a modern classic. His momentous posthumous album, Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk, garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal for the song “Everybody Here Wants You.” Captivated by the world of music, Buckley lived and breathed it until the last moments of his life. He had said, “I was captured by music at a really early age…It was my mother, it was my father, it was my plaything, my toy. The best thing in my life.”

Reeve is represented by Paradigm and David Sonenberg for DAS Communications, Ltd.

We’d like to thank everyone who wrote in to jeffbuckley.com with casting suggestions for the Jeff Buckley role. Despite the high volume of emails we receive, each message is read and given thoughtful consideration. We may not always have time to reply, but we appreciate and respect the opinions of Jeff’s loyal fans

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Jeff Buckley Former Tour Manager, Gene Bowen
rides in 2011 Rock & Ride Fundraiser

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Jeff Buckley Former Tour Manager, Gene Bowen rides in 2011 Rock & Ride Fundraiser

GENE BOWEN – CAPTAIN “Team Road Recovery”

GENE’S GOAL! Ride his bike 100 miles !!
100 sponsors x $100.00 each=
Helps 25 teens!!
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Sunday, September 18, 2011
Road Recovery ‘Rock & Ride’ Fundraiser.

Road Recovery is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge, and resources.

To support Road Recovery’s Rock & Ride:
http://roadrecovery.com/pages/sponsorgene

www.RoadRecovery.org for more info!

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JEFF BUCKLEY MUSIC
SUMMER SALE – 20% OFF !!!
LOWEST PRICES EVER – ONE TIME ONLY !!

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Jeff Buckley Music Summer Sale !!! First time ever – 20% OFF !!! All Women’s Babydoll & Spaghetti Strap Styles only $12.99 – T-Shirts $14.99 – V-Necks $15.99 !! Prices are slashed on everything.

SHOP HERE

Or, make a gift set of your own ! Select any size T-Shirt, babydoll or spaghetti strap style of your choice & we will include one 8 x 10 photo of Jeff (suitable for framing), (2) “Grace Around The World” Collector Postcards, (1) Jeff Buckley Collector Guitar Pic & (1) Temp Tattoo, featuring Jeff’s original hand-drawn skull artwork. This is a one time opportunity and will not be repeated so grab yours now !! Sale ends September 30th.

* Your choice of Posters, Buy 1 Get 1 *

Free Guitar Pic Set with every order !

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Road Recovery Benefit Concert Honoring SLASH
Tickets Available Now !

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Road Recovery Benefit Concert honoring Slash on September 13, 2011 at Best Buy Theater, NYC

with Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke and Wayne Kramer (MC5) plus Ours, Miggs & other very special guests to be announced

Ticketmaster Link:

Ticketmaster
Public-Sale Time/Day:
Starts: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM-EDT

*General Admission tickets are low-priced at $25.00 each General Admission tickets are only available via Ticketmaster and fee-free at the Best Buy Theater box office (West 44th Street & Broadway).

*Sound Check tickets (including General Admission entry) are priced at $100.00 each allows early entry to Best Buy Theater to experience sound check. Only 100 sound check tickets will be available exclusively through Ticketmaster.

*VIP-Balcony Tickets are $500 each. VIP-Balcony Tickets allow access in the VIP-Balcony sections. VIP ticket-holders also will be invited to both the sound check experience and an intimate pre-show private artist ‘meet & greet’.

VIP tickets can be purchased FEE-FREE directly through Road Recovery (in addition to Ticketmaster) and reserved as soon as possible by emailing jbookbinder@roadrecovery.org [$400 of the $500 VIP ticket price is considered a tax-deductible donation]

Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. After the Road Recovery pre-sale, Road Recovery will no longer be able to 100% guarantee that tickets will be available for purchase due to the Ticketmaster sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 10th. !

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SCENE & HEARD
JEFF BUCKLEY NEWS
FROM AROUND THE WORLD !

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Paste Magazine’s 15 Great ‘Hallelujah’ Covers features Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” as the # 1 version. Included in the list are Bono, KD Lang, John Cale, Willie Nelson and more. See the full list here : PASTE

On a recent episode of Americas Got Talent, Dylan Andre, a 19 year old shipping warehouse receiver, performed what was described as a “super-earnest rendition” of Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah”, and received three yes votes from the judges ! Catch the performance here: America’s Got Talent

The Hartford Courant reports that Long Wharf Theatre’s Shake It Shakepeare Youth Ensemble, a group of 16 high school and college age youths from around the state, staged “Hamlet” and melded Shakespeare’s language with modern musical artists, including Jeff Buckley. Also featured were Queen, Death Cab for Cutie, Evanescence, Celine Dion and Johnny Cash. More online at:
Hartford Courant

Paste Magazine featured “16 Awesome Led Zeppelin Covers” Jeff Buckley’s version of “Night Flight” posted at # 5. Paste tauts “Jimmy Page is quoted as saying that the loss of Jeff Buckley was one of the greatest losses of all.” Buckley shows the respect was mutual with this cover of a Zeppelin track off of Physical Graffiti. Also in the countdown: Frank Zappa, Santana feat. Chris Cornell, Trent Reznor & Karen O , Elliott Smith and more. Catch the full story online at: PASTE

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