The Weekly Comet hosts Tamara Conniff and Jonathan McHugh present an exclusive interview and performance with singer/songwriter Rodriguez, who is the subject of the award-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man.” Plus Lance Sloane, head of digital productions for Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, talks about the new digital series “H +.”
Sixto Rodriguez’ story is truly inspirational. A native of Detroit, in the 1970s he recorded two albums which went largely unnoticed in the U.S. He hung up his guitar and went to work in construction for 30 years. However, unbeknownst to Rodriguez his albums gained popularity internationally, going platinum in South Africa and becoming the anthem of resistance in the Apartheid-era. Director Malik Bendjelloul’s “Searching for Sugar Man” chronicles the journey of two fans on a mission to find out what had happened to Rodriguez, who was rumored to have committed suicide. During the segment Rodriguez performs his epic “Sugar Man” as well as “I Only Have Eyes For You.”
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Lance Sloane, head of digital productions for Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, sits down with The Weekly Comet to discuss the new digital series “H +,” producing the Facebook series “Aim High” with McG, and the true story behind the reboot of “Mortal Combat.”
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