Pop Culture Roundup Aug. 31, 2007

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Jimi Hendrix's complete set from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival is coming to DVD Oct. 16. A CD and LP of the performance also will be released that day. Click the links to order any of the items (sorry, Amazon isn't currently listing the LP).

Tunes include:

Introduction by Brian Jones
"Killing Floor"
"Foxy Lady"
"Like a Rolling Stone"
"Rock Me Baby"
"Hey Joe"
"The Wind Cries Mary"
"Purple Haze"
"Wild Thing"


Davros, creator or the Daleks, is set to appear in the fourth season of the revived "Doctor Who" series.


Holy Bat sneakers!


Why did DC Comics announce the postponement/cancellation of those Showcase Presents books the other day? The answer may boil down to dollars and cents, speculates Yet Another Comics Blog.

[The cancelled books] all come from a period (the late 70s through the mid-90s) when for various reasons the reprint rights aren't clear cut. My understanding is that because of the work-for-hire contracts in use at DC at the time the reprint rights must be renegotiated or else the costs of reprinting are so high as to make them unprofitable. This is why we see so few DC comics from that time frame collected; it's doable, just time consuming; and unless DC has a current good relationship with the creators it can get sticky.


Two feature-length DVDs focusing on The Who will be out Nov. 6.

"Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who,"...chronicles the history of the band through fresh interviews with surviving band members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, rare concert footage, artist profiles and more.

The companion film, "Amazing Journey: Six Quick Ones" features four segments on the musical abilities of band members Townshend, Daltrey, bass player John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon. A fifth part, "Who Art You," explores the Mod culture that spawned the band's visuals, while segment six, "Who's Back," chronicles the 2003 recording of "Real Good Looking Boy," the Who's first new studio recording in more than 20 years.


USA Today looks at what's in store for "Heroes" season 2.