Adrian Quesada & His Black Pumas to Perform at ‘Peace Through Music: A Global Event for the Environment’

Adrian Quesada is playin’ for peace…

The 44-year-old Grammy-winning producer and guitarist and his Black Pumas bandmate Eric Burton will perform as part of this year’s Peace Through Music: A Global Event for the Environment online event.

Adrian Quesada, Black Pumas

Quesada and his Black Pumas join Jack JohnsonRodrigo y Gabriela and more are lending their talents to a greater cause.

Playing for Change and the United Nations Population Fund will welcome the talent along with another 200 artists.

The online event and fundraiser seeks to unite the world in taking action for a sustainable future and advance progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Additional performers for the global event will include Sara Bareilles, Slash, The Lumineers, Ben HarperRosanne CashYusuf/Cat StevensTephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction and Tony Kanal of No Doubt.

Producers for the event say more artists are expected to be announced in the near future for the December 15 event.

“During this important time in human history, we are honored to continue our partnership with the United Nations for our 2021 Peace Through Music global event for the environment,” said Playing for Change co-founder Mark Johnson in a release. “Through music, we eliminate boundaries, hierarchy, and status. Through stories and ideas, we learn from our Indigenous ancestors how to listen to the rhythm of our planet.”

The event will be broadcast at 9:00 pm ET (2:00 am GMT on December 16) on the Playing for Change YouTube channel. All net proceeds will go to organizations that prioritize real time solutions that facilitate environmental justice and sustainability.

Organizations include Conservation International, American Rivers, World Wildlife Fund, Reverb, and the Playing For Change Foundation.

“Climate change multiplies existing inequalities and vulnerabilities, disrupts access to life-saving health services and limits people’s ability to exercise their fundamental rights and choices,” said UNFPA executive director Dr. Natalia Kanem in a release. “We know we must work together to achieve real change, and music has the power to unite, energize and inspire us as we confront these challenges together and work towards a better future.”

The hourlong event, which will feature artists from 35 different countries, will also include special documentaries that help capture the “beauty and fragility of the environment.”

This year’s event follows 2020’s Peace Through Music: A Global Event for Social Justice, which featured more than 200 musicians — including Aloe Blacc, Annie Lennox, Becky G, Brandi Carlile, Carlos and Cindy Blackman Santana, Gary Clark Jr. and Ringo Star — from more than 40 countries and received 4 million-plus views, raising more than $1 million for charity partners.

Tye Trujillo’s New Band, Suspect208, Releases Debut Single “Long Awaited”

Tye Trujillo is officially following in his father’s footsteps…

The part-Mexican American teenager, the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, has formed an alt-rock band called Suspect208.

Tye Trujillo & Suspect208

The younger Trujillo formed the band with London Hudson, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Noah Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots’ late frontman Scott Weiland, and their friend Niko Tsangaris.

And, Tye and his band mates have released their debut single because “Long Awaited” is already out.

Hudson announced their debut on Instagram last week, promising, “We got more sh– coming soon!” He was previously in a different band with Tsangaris called Classless Act, which opened for Slash at the Hollywood Palladium in 2019.

Tye Trujillo previously toured with Korn in 2017 and performed with his father’s old troupe Suicidal Tendencies last year.

Ramos to Star in the Indie Film “Slash”

Sarah Ramos is slashing her way through Hollywood…

The 24-year-old part-Latina American actress has joined the cast of the indie comedy Slash.

Sarah Ramos

Directed by Clay Liford, who also wrote the screenplay, the coming of age drama focuses on a teenage erotic fan fiction author. The title is a reference to the fan fiction genre that imagines sexual relationships between fictional characters who aren’t canonically an item (think Captain Kirk/Spock or Spider-Man/Batman).

Ramos will star opposite Michael Johnston, Hannah Marks, Michael Ian Black, Missi Pyle, Peter Vack, Jessie Ennis and Matt Peters in the film.

Ramos, who most recently starred on NBC’s Parenthood, appeared on American Dreams, Scrubs, Close to Home, Ghost Whisperer, Law & Order, Wizards of Waverly Place, Without a Trace and Lie to Me.

Mars to Reportedly Headline the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime Show

It appears that Bruno Mars will be having a super February…

The 27-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer will reportedly perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in February 2014, according to the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times.

Bruno Mars

The National Football League is expected to make an official announcement on Sunday during Fox’s pregame show at noon ET.

Mars, currently on tour promoting his sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox, would be a strong choice. He’s known for giving high-octane performances at awards shows like the Grammys and MTV VMAs.

His hit songs include “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Grenade,” “Just the Way You Are” and “When I Was Your Man.”

Mars would join Madonna, Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas with Usher and Slash, The Who and Bruce Springsteen with the E Street Band.