In this week's City Limits section of the dead-tree issue -- City Limits is our catch-all front-of-book section that regularly features all sorts of local news items -- you'll find that I've written a feature on Love Don't Let Me Down. Lots of people have been inquiring about the film crews and Paltrow sightings and faux concerts going on in Music City over the past three months. Well, LDLMD is what that's all about.
I was fortunate enough to get to speak with costar Garrett Hedlund -- you might recognize him as the star from the Tron Legacy trailer -- as well as director Shana Feste and music supervisor Randall Poster. Poster, by the way, has done music supervision for Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Harmony Korine, Sam Mendes and tons more. Scores of locals were tapped to assist in Love Don't Let Me Down's production, a handful of whom were cast as Hedlund and Paltrow's backing bands. From Jim Lauderdale and Bucky Baxter on down to Chris Scruggs and Loney Hutchins, some dudes you might recognize from The 5 Spot, Station Inn or Mercy Lounge had to go and get themselves SAG cards. Have a look at the story online or in print to see on-set photos graciously provided by Ryan Adams sideman Neal Casal, who also "performs" in Paltrow's onscreen backing band