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BrianEpstein.comA second film based on the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein is in the works.
The Hollywood Reporter says Benedict Cumberbatch -- best known for playing Sherlock Holmes in the British series Sherlock -- will star in the film. Sherlock director Paul McGuigan is also involved in the project.
Tom Hanks will co-produce the movie, which does not appear to have a title as of yet. read more ≫
MSO PRThe Who launches its Quadrophenia and More Tour of North America Thursday in Sunrise, Florida. The trek will encompass two legs, the first winding down on December 9 in Uncasville, Connecticut, and the second running from a January 28 concert in Anaheim, California, through a February 26 stop in Providence, Rhode Island.
As the name of the outing suggests, the legendary British rockers' classic 1973 rock opera, Quadrophenia, will be a centerpiece of the upcoming shows. The band also will play a selection of its other well-known songs during the performances. read more ≫
Photo: Laura StilsonVeteran songwriter Bill Dees, who co-wrote Roy Orbison's classic hits "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "It's Over" with the late rock 'n' roll singer, **** on October 24 in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was 73. According to Orbison's official site, Dees was suffering from an inoperable brain tumor at the time of his death. read more ≫