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Yesterday was a day of somber reflection for the United States, as the attacks of September 11, 2001 had their tenth anniversary. Paul Simon was supposed to play the Simon & Garfunkel classic Bridge Over Troubled Water at Ground Zero to commemorate the day, but when he showed up he opted to play The Sound of Silence instead. The mood was somber, tragic, and heartbreaking, and Simon’s performance was incredibly poetic. Watch it below: [pro-player width=’530′ height=’253′ type=’video’]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3np0DMxXKzM[/pro-player]

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Gives Bittersweet Note To “Ghost on the Canvas.” Ghost on the Canvas is the just-released final album by music legend Glen Campbell.  He’s using the word “final” himself, as Campbell recently disclosed that he has been dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, since 2009. The new album by the famous former member of “The Wrecking Crew” enlists the support of several well-known musicians such as Jakob Dylan, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Chris Isaak, Dick Dale, Brian Setzer, Billy Corgan, and even the Dandy Warhols. The title track Ghost on the Canvas was written by Replacements front-man…

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The news this week is all about how Sinéad O’Connor has been trolling the internet in a comical and desperate search for a sexual companion.  Her own website outlines (in rather graphic language) the details of her sexual frustration and her requirements: http://www.sinead-oconnor.com/home/index.php/component/content/article/3-newsflash/324-sinead-on-a-manhunt But more importantly, O’Connor hasn’t released an album since 2007.  Her new record Home, has been has had a rumored release off and on for the past 3 months.  Last word is it finally may be here, with a release date of September 5th*…Labor Day here in the U.S.  We’re not holding our breaths quite yet. *…

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She’s back! Like a laissez faire zombie, 29 years after her death philosopher/ novelist Ayn Rand has risen from the grave. A movie adaptation of Rand’s 1957 tome Atlas Shrugged opened on tax day this year, propelling her original novel onto Amazon’s bestseller list, and this week the DVD is released. Tea Partiers, libertarians and conservatives have embraced the “goddess of the free market,” threatening to turn the GOP into the “Rand Old Party.” Idealistic college kids rediscover Rand and Atlas Shrugged year after year, tucking it beside their copies of Catcher in the Rye. Despite decades of attempts to…

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, Fleetwood Mac songwriter/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham hinted at a busy 2012 for the band. There hasn’t been a Fleetwood Mac album since 2003’s Say You Will, so this is obviously (potentially) big news for fans. In the interview, Buckingham does say that it might be difficult to get “everyone on the same page at the same time” for a tour and/or album, but he remains optimistic: “We’re doing something for sure,” Buckingham says. “I wouldn’t be shocked if it was a tour and possibly an album.” Stay tuned.

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It’s not the most obvious collaboration of all time, but it works. In news that made the rounds this week, country legend Willie Nelson lent his musical services to Chipotle Mexican Grill, covering The Scientist by Coldplay for a short film emphasizing the importance of sustainable food systems. While seemingly a random combination of Nelson, Coldplay and a popular Mexican-American restaurant chain, the short film actually does a pretty decent job illustrating why focusing on sustainable food systems is a good idea. In the piece, a farmer slowly comes to the realization that his farm is becoming an industrial animal…

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Soundgarden vocalist/guitarist Chris Cornell has released a new solo recording, The Keeper. Set to be featured in the upcoming Gerard Butler film Machine Gun Preacher, the song calls to mind Cornell’s some of Cornell’s best solo work to date. Chris Cornell – The Keeper by chriscornell Interested fans can purchase the song for download at Cornell’s official site all day today, before it is made available on iTunes tomorrow, August 30th. Fans can choose to pay $1, $5, $10, $25, $50, or $100 for the song, with proceeds from today’s sales going directly to Sam Childer’s Angels of East Africa charity…

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On September 24th, former Nirvana band members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl will join Nevermind producer Butch Vig for a Q&A session hosted by  host Jon Stewart. Sure to please fans of the seminal grunge band, the two-hour session, which will air live on SiriusXM Radio, will feature questions submitted by fans. The thought of hearing Grohl, Novoselic and Vig bounce questions off each other is an enticing concept, and the session is sure to be quite a memorable experience for fans. This event coincides with the 20th anniversary of Nevermind’s release on the same date, way back in 1991.…

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SuperHeavy, Mick Jagger’s all-star supergroup featuring himself, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, composer A.R. Rahman, singer Joss Stone and reggae artist Damian Marley, will release their self-titled debut album on A&M Records on September 20th. Billed as a “rock supergroup”, the album is expected to dip into various genres, considering its lead single, Miracle Worker, is a reggae song. Watch the video below. The band recorded twenty-nine songs, but only twelve will make it onto the debut album. Considering the busy careers of each band member, there don’t seem to be any plans for SuperHeavy to go on tour in support…

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