Odds & Ends: Queen, Kanye West, Buckle Up Festival

Queen and Adam Lambert reportedly have some news to share with an event planned for next week … Kanye West’s Yeezus is getting the big screen treatment … Cincinnati’s Buckle Up Festival adds a few more acts to its lineup.

Ahead of its full lineup and schedule announcement planned for March 11, Buckle Up Festival revealed today that David Nail, Eric Paslay and Old Crow Medicine Show will take the stage at the debut fest.

The July 18-20 event is presented by the folks that put on Bunbury Music Festival. Both festivals take place on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati at Sawyer Point / Yeatman’s Cove, with Bunbury held the previous weekend, July 11-13.

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Americana Honors & Awards Show, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.

So far, the lineup for Buckle Up, dubbed “Bunbury’s cousin from the South,” also includes Eli Young Band, J.T. Hodges, The Lone Bellow, Jamey Johnson, Natalie Stovall and The Drive and The Railers. Alabama headlines July 18 and The Band Perry closes down the festival July 20.

Tickets are available now, priced at $55 for single-day tickets and $130 for three-day passes (plus fees). For more information visit BuckleUpFestival.com.

Queen and Adam Lambert have been cooking up something and we’ll know more once the acts make a trip to the Big Apple March 6.

ABC News Radio Online reports that the “some sort of event” is planned that morning at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.  

Of course, seeing Queen and Adam Lambert in a headline together makes you think the English rock band and the former “American Idol” finalist will be teaming up for more shows with Lambert filling Freddie Mercury’s spot in the lineup. As ABC News Radio says, “It’s safe to assume this will serve as a kickoff for some kind of concert event of series.”

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iHeartRadio Music Festival, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.

After Brian May and Roger Taylor performed with Lambert on the “Idol” season-eight finale in May 2009, Queen and Lambert teamed up for a handful of dates in Europe in summer 2012. They also reunited at iHeart Radio Festival in Las Vegas this past fall.
Guess we’ll find out what’s up next week at MSG.

Kanye West has unveiled a 30-second trailer for a film sharing its name with his sixth studio album.

The artsy clip includes footage from his Yeezus tour, plenty of lasers, West wearing a mask, and horses bounding through snow.

Check it out below:

The video starts playing as soon as you launch KanyeWest.com. The rapper hasn’t announced many details about the film. Underneath the video his site simply lists his tour dates and says, “Yeezus Film Directed By Hype Williams Coming To Theatres.”  Rolling Stone points out that Williams directed videos for Kanye’s “Gold Digger,” “Heartless,” “All of the Lights” and “Diamonds From Sierra Leone,” in addition to his work with Beyoncé, Coldplay and other acts.

Kanye reportedly has another film in the works that he’s writing with author Bret Easton Ellis and starring his fiancée, Kim Kardashian.

“It’s going to be based on the Yeezus album. That’s pretty much a narrative of Kanye’s life,” according to Radar, which sites “a source close to West.”