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The Doors’ Robby Krieger contributes song to upcoming Prince documentary

Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesDoors guitarist Robby Krieger has written and recorded a new song called “Music Speaks Louder Than Words,” which will appear in an upcoming documentary about Prince titled Mr. Nelson: On the North Side. The film will focus on the late music legend’s early life growing up on the north side of Minneapolis. According to a post on his …

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The Who, R.E.M., The Pretenders and more stars auctioning set lists to support youth writing programs

Courtesy of Setlists for Young VoicesSet lists from concerts by The Who, R.E.M., Patti Smith and many other top acts are being auctioned off to raise money for a new youth writing initiative. The program, started by novelists Nick Hornby, Dave Eggers and Michael Chabon, is called Setlists for Young Voices, and will benefit organizations including London’s Ministry of Stories …

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A Play in the Life: John Lennon biopic “Nowhere Boy” may become a stage musical

John Lennon in 1961 (Evening Standard/Getty Images)Nowhere Boy, the 2009 John Lennon biopic focusing on the legendary Beatle‘s volatile teenage years, may be headed to the stage. Deadline reports that the AF Media Creative and Aged in Wood production companies have acquired the rights to turn the film into a musical. As in the movie, the stage production is expected …

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Prince’s memoir “The Beautiful Ones” due this fall

Courtesy Random HouseThere have been plenty of books written about Prince, but now we’ll get to read his story in his own words. October 29 brings the publication of The Beautiful Ones, a memoir that Random House acquired in a deal with Prince in 2016. He began writing it before his death on April 21, 2016, and the book will …

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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant says band will continue touring into 2020, will record new music

Credit: Doltyn Snedden Look for Lynyrd Skynyrd to stay on the road into next year.  In a new interview with USA Today, frontman Johnny Van Zant discusses the legendary Southern rock band’s plans to retire from the road and what else the group is hoping to accomplish before calling it quits. Lynyrd Skynyrd launched their Last of the Street Survivors …

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Adam Lambert to mentor “American Idol” contestants during Queen week

ABC/Craig SjodinIn a super-meta full-circle moment, Adam Lambert will help mentor this season’s American Idol contestants when they tackle the music of Queen later this month, Billboard reports. Adam, of course, auditioned for American Idol back on season 8 with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  Then, during that season’s star-studded finale, he actually got to sing with the legendary British rock band.  …

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“Motown 60” special airs Sunday on CBS, saluting iconic record label with Smokey, Stevie, Diana and many more

CBS/The Recording Academy/AEG Ehrlich VenturesOn Sunday at 8 p.m., CBS will air Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration, saluting six decades of the iconic record label. The special features Motown legends like Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder, as well as performances and appearances by contemporary artists like John Legend, Jennifer Lopez and Boyz II Men. Smokey, who co-hosts the …

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“Dance, horses, hot Latin men”: Behind the scenes of Madonna’s new video

Andy Lecompte @andylecompteMadonna will premiere the video for her new single “Medellín” on MTV April 24, but ahead of that, she’s posted a little behind-the-scenes video that gives us a look at the making of the clip. The video starts with a voiceover from Madonna, in which she apparently tells us the plot of the clip. “Oh my God, it’s …

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