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Pete Townshend Featured on Upcoming Album by French Electronic Music Veteran Jean-Michel Jarre

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Terry O’Neil/UMeThe Who‘s Pete Townshend is part of a diverse lineup of guest artists who collaborated with Jean-Michel Jarre on the influential French electronic-music composer’s upcoming album, Electronica Part 1: The Time Machine, which will be released on October 16. The rock legend is featured on a song titled “Travelator (Part 2).” In a new interview with USA Today, Jarre ... Read More »

Inflatable Pig Featured on Pink Floyd’s “Animals” Album Cover Withdrawn from Memorabilia Auction

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Credit: Rob HarriesSo, the famous inflatable pig seen tied to London’s Battersea Power Station on the cover of Pink Floyd‘s 1976 album, Animals, won’t be going on the auction block after all. The 40-foot prop, nicknamed “Algie,” was supposed to be part of a U.K. memorabilia sale scheduled for September 15 at Durrants auction house, but it has been withdrawn ... Read More »

Chaka Khan Confirmed for “Dancing with the Stars”

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ABCThe reports were true: Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan will be among the celebs competing for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 21 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The singer announced the news via a brief video posted on the show’s official Twitter account. Khan tells her fans to “look out for me this season.” The “I’m Every Woman” singer ... Read More »

Expanded Reissues of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks and His Band and the Street Choir Albums Due in October

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Warner Bros. RecordsOn the heels of the announcement that most of Van Morrison‘s solo albums will be reissued digitally and made available to streaming services starting Friday, August 28, as part of a new Legacy Recordings deal, comes news of a separate series of Morrison reissues. Expanded and remastered versions of two of Van the Man’s classic early studio efforts, ... Read More »

Move Over, Taylor Swift: Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Schumer Dance on Billy Joel’s Piano During Chicago Concert

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Al Pereira/Getty ImagesNewly-minted BFFs Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer popped up in an unusual place on Thursday: dancing on Billy Joel‘s piano during his concert at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. While Billy sang “Uptown Girl,” J-Law and Schumer, who are writing a screenplay together, danced barefoot on the piano, and Lawrence even kissed Schumer’s feet. How did this pairing come about? ... Read More »

Rare Paul McCartney Sketches Part of Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction This Saturday

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CBS Photography 1964A series of four sketches Paul McCartney scrawled during the 1960s are among the many collectibles going up for bid this Saturday in Liverpool, U.K., at the 2015 edition of the city’s annual Beatles Memorabilia Auction. The drawings, done on white scrap paper, feature faces of various Beatles members and include quirky messages on the opposite side. The ... Read More »

Slash Producing New Horror Movie

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ABC News RadioWho better to develop a new slasher movie than the man known as Slash? The rocker will produce a horror film with Revolver Picture Company that will be a throwback to 1980s flicks like Halloween and Friday the 13th, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The plot has not yet been revealed. Slash got involved after meeting with some ... Read More »

Listen to Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp — aka Hollywood Vampires — Cover a Who Classic

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UMeA new full-length preview clip from Hollywood Vampires, the all-star tribute album organized by Alice Cooper and big-screen superstar Johnny Depp, has debuted online. The collective’s rendition of The Who‘s “My Generation” can be heard in its entirety now at the Hollywood Vampires VEVO channel. The song is a hard-rocking, relatively faithful version of the classic 1966 tune that features ... Read More »