The death of an icon and a new song from one of the biggest names in music happening on the same day? It’s the circle of music life. That, plus the return of a favorite “Breaking Bad” character and an upcoming sequel to a favorite flick are our top stories for the morning.
Pete Seeger Dead at 94
Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger passed away on Monday from natural causes. The songwriter, known for his folk-revival songs popularized during the early 1960s, penned some of the McCarthy era and Civil Rights Movement’s most cherished protest songs, including “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song)” and “Turn, Turn, Turn!” He was 94.
Drake Drops Spanish Track ’Odio’
Somehow, Drake has managed to make himself even sexier. On Monday, the rapper dropped new track “Odio,” a collabo with Aventura lead singer Romeo Santos. Though English-only fans may struggle to understand the Spanish lyrics spit between the two artists, rest assured that the weak-in-the-knees Drizzy-induced swoon can be achieved no matter the language.
Mike Makes A Triumphant Return
Spoiler alert for the (very few?) folks who have yet to jump on the “Breaking Bad” bandwagon. For those of us who were heartbroken by Mike’s bloody end in season five, rejoice! The hit man has signed on to reprise his role in the upcoming prequel show “Better Call Saul.” The hour-long series, starring Bob Odenkirk as the twisted but lovable title character, hits AMC this November. Who else are you hoping to see return?
’Pitch Perfect 2’ Secures Elizabeth Banks As Director
The sleeper a capella hit hit from 2012 will officially get the sequel treatment and we couldn’t be more aca-cited about it. Stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have reportedly both signed on to reprise their roles while Banks, a producer of the first film with one of the more memorable bit parts as a choir competition judge, will direct. We’ve got big hopes for her first feature film — her short “Middle School Date” from “Movie 43,” starring Chloë Grace Moretz, was a favorite.