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*****Online.com***** guitarist Brian May reveals that plans are moving forward for a biographical film about late singer Freddie Mercury that will star comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen in the lead role.
In a new post on his official website, May writes that after meeting with ***** drummer Roger Taylor and band manager Jim Beach about the project on Tuesday, "The pieces are all falling into place, though we are now on a slightly later schedule -- filming is now scheduled to start in the spring." read more ≫
Apple Corps Ltd./EMIRevised release plans have been announced for a limited-edition replica vinyl version of The Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do" backed with "P.S. I Love You," in honor of the 50th anniversary of its release in the U.K. The 7-inch disc originally was scheduled to hit stores on October 5, the single's actual golden anniversary, but it now will be available starting on October 22. read more ≫
Fantasy/Concord Music GroupA three-CD set capturing highlights from Creedence Clearwater Revival's relatively short but impressively prolific career is due out on November 6. The 52-track Ultimate Creedence Clearwater Revival: Greatest Hits & All-Time Classics boasts the Rock and Roll of Famers' best-known songs and a variety of notable album cuts, as well as a selection of live performances culled from a number of concerts by the band. read more ≫
Photo: Eleanor StillsAs Crosby, Stills & Nash prepare to wind down their 2012 tour schedule, the famed folk-rockers have made their first three studio albums available for purchase online in high-resolution audio digital formats. The group's 1969 self-titled debut, 1977's CSN and 1982's Daylight Again can be downloaded now at the HD Tracks website for $17.98. read more ≫