Concert Beating Victim: ‘people Were Trying To Kill Me’

“It’s so much more noticeably sharper that it’s almost unsettling at first.” “Muse – Live at Rome Olympic Stadium,” directed by Matt Askem, is the first concert film released in the new ultra high definition format. Also called 4K, UHD has a much better resolution than regular HD and is considered the next technological leap in film and television. Thousands of movies have been shot in 4K, but almost all of them have been shrunk down to HD format before being screened. Exceptions include Sony’s 2011 remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and Will Smith’s sci-fi adventure “After Earth.” Fans will get a first look at the Muse film Nov. 5 when it debuts in 20 cities around the globe, before expanding to 700 theaters worldwide the next day in 2K and 4K. Bellamy said in a phone interview Wednesday from Costa Rica that the band was inspired by U2’s use of then-new technology in the 2008 concert film “U23D,” so they decided to kick up the production values and aim for something a little more grand. A trailer shows video screens stories tall and pyrotechnics backing the band. Spider cameras crawled over rigging above the crowd during the July concert, and a pair of actors contributed abstract theatrical interpretations of some of the songs. Even so, Bellamy said when he saw the movie, his eyes often drifted away from the action on stage to the vivid details elsewhere. “You see the sort of big panning (shot) across the audience and your eyes are drawn to the details of so many people’s heads and what they’re wearing,” Bellamy said. The release of the film and the conclusion next month of a long world tour leaves Muse, which also includes bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard, at something of a crossroads with no concrete plans at the end of a six-album record deal.

Man Brutally Beaten Before Concert

More Photos and Videos Prior to the concert, Zander and his friends were tailgating in the parking lot when he got into an altercation with some Marines tailgating nearby. According to Zander, the confrontation quickly escalated and the group of Marines severely battered him. Zander was beaten so badly, he suffered several broken bones in his face and underwent reconstructive surgery. He was also treated for a broken leg, broken nose and chipped teeth. One of those Marines, Sgt. Raymond Sharkey, was charged with two felony counts of assault and battery, but pleaded not guilty. On Thursday, more than one year after the beating, Sharkeys preliminary hearing began in San Diego. As Zander took the stand and described the incident in detail, Sharkey sat in the courtroom, listening to Zanders testimony. Zander recounted how the Marines were allegedly bothering several women in his tailgating group, prompting him to step in and confront the men. He said Sharkey was the first Marine in the group to punch him in the face. Soon enough, others allegedly joined in on the beating. A short time later, Zander said the men came back and attacked him again leaving him with fractures all over his face.

Colorado flood-relief concert to feature Dave Matthews, Big Head Todd

27. (Hans Pennink, The Associated Press) Related Stories Colorado 119 through Boulder Canyon reopens after flood repairs Colorado’s biggest flood relief concert may also be one of the biggest shows of the year. Promoters AEG Live and Live Nation have announced that Dave Matthews, the Fray, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, members of the Lumineers, Devotchka, Nathaniel Rateliff and others will team up for “Colorado Rising: A Benefit for Flood Relief.” That huge lineup comes to the 1stBank Center in Broomfield on Oct. 27. “Coloradans unite during crisis so does the music community. We are thrilled so many musicians are coming together for this flood relief benefit concert,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper in an AEG Live and Live Nation news release. All proceeds from the concert go to liveunitedcolorado.org . This flood benefit joins scores of local concerts across Colorado that have brought together musicians and the community to raise money for victims. This isn’t the first time Matthews has stepped up to the fundraising plate in Colorado. Matthews and the city of Denver along with local promoters, unions, vendors and others donated their services for a $1 million fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts at Red Rocks Amphitheater in 2005. Tickets for the concert are $65-$125 and go on sale Friday.