USA TODAY's music staff offers a weekend tip sheet of sound recommendations spanning the media landscape.
Zac Brown Band, Bon Iver live from Jazz Fest
You can almost smell the Crawfish Monica. Dell and YouTube have partnered to bring the action from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to your computer screen. Hi-def programming from the event's second weekend includes live performances, interviews and backstage access at youtube.com/jazzfest. The Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver and many other acts are on the roster, plus surprise guests. Tune in from 2 to 9 p.m. CT Friday, Saturday and Sunday. — Gundersen
Rihanna to perform on 'Saturday Night Live'
R&B star Rihanna joins host Eli Manning, quarterback of the Super Bowl champ New York Giants, on NBC's Saturday Night Live (11:30 ET/PT). The singer recently released the Hindu-inspired video for Where Have You Been, the fifth single from her album Talk That Talk. Rihanna, who'll be visiting SNL for a third time, makes her movie debut playing an FBI agent in the action film Battleship, which opens in theaters May 18. — Jones
George Harrison's 'Material World' and 'Early Takes' out now
George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Martin Scorsese's probing documentary of the late Beatle, premiered on HBO in October and is now available as a two-DVD set, Blu-ray and deluxe edition (with both formats plus a 96-page photo book and CD). The 208-minute biopic traces Harrison's life through his own words and music, archival footage, home movies, photographs and interviews with Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr, Jackie Stewart and others. The 10-track Early Takes Volume 1, also sold separately on CD, download and vinyl, contains demos of All Things Must Pass, Run of the Mill, My Sweet Lord, The Light That Has Lighted the World and Let It Be Me, plus early cuts of I'd Have You Anytime and Awaiting on You All. — Gundersen
HBO airs Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions special
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony featuring honorees Beastie Boys, Donovan, Guns N' Roses, Freddie King, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Small Faces/Faces premieres on the pay-cable channel Saturday 9-11:30 p.m. ET/PT. The 27th annual ceremony was held April 14 at Cleveland's Public Hall. HBO Signature will present a 24-hour marathon of the special beginning at midnight ET/PT Saturday. — Jones
The music of the 'Street'
Sesame Street has been getting top-flight musical talent to sing kid-friendly parodies of their biggest hits for decades, so there's lots of luminosity on its new Singing With the Stars DVD. Songs range from R.E.M.'s Furry Happy People to Feist's 1234 ("monsters walkin' 'cross my floor") to Will.i.am's Emmy-winning What I Am. Moms who'll wind up watching this every day may appreciate the heavy dose of '90s flashbacks from the likes of Destiny's Child, N*Sync and Hootie & the Blowfish, too. — Mansfield