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PearlJam.jpg Pearl Jam fronter Eddie Vedder was joined on stage by Cat Power's Chan Marshall last week in Portugul where the two performed their 2011 collab "Tonight You Belong to Me." Fan shot video of the performance is now circulating the web. Eddie brought Chan to the stage by introducing her as "one of my favorite singers of all time without a doubt."

David-Bowie.jpg Susan Sarandon has revealed that she used to be romantically involved with David Bowie, going so far as to call her former lover "extraordinary." "He's worth idolizing. He's extraordinary," she told the Daily Beast. "That was a really interesting period. I wasn't supposed to have kids, and I'm the oldest of nine and had mothered all of them."

jackwhite-112009.jpg Jack White has been named as one of the headliners for the upcoming Farm Aid concert at Raleigh, NC's Walnut Creek Amphitheater on September 13. White will be joined by fellow headlining acts Neil Young and Willie Nelson for the event. Other acts on the bill include John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Jamey Johnson.

Beck-052512.jpg Beck has shared a teaser of the music video for "Heart Is a Drum," a cut from his latest album, Morning Phase. The black and white clip shows the songwriter wandering a farm as he encounters various characters. The characters include children, a dead woman, and a guitar-playing astronaut that emerges from a coffin. Beck picks up his current tour on July 27.

CourtneyLove-090911.jpg After months of speculation, Courtney Love has ruled out the possibility of a Hole reunion. Speaking with the Philippine Daily Enquirer, Love said that she wants to make music that is "relevant": "I don't want to get on the oldies circuit. I don't need to do that for money. I want to put out music that is relevant today."

fatboy-072514.jpg Here Lies Love, the musical from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, is set to begin its theatrical run at London's Dorfman Theatre on September 30. The musical, based on the pair's album of the same name, follows the career of Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines. The production is currently running at the Public Theater in NYC.

stonetemplepilots-052413.jpg Former Velvet Revolver fronter Scott Weiland says that a band reunion is possible. Speaking with the Toronto Sun, he says to never say never: "There's always a chance for things. I've said 'never' before and I've proved myself wrong," Scott began.

weezer-032014.jpg Weezer performed "Back to the Shack," the latest single from the band's upcoming LP Everything Will Be Alright in the End, on Jimmy Fallon earlier this week. According to Billboard, Rivers Cuomo and the boys gave a flawless performance for the audience. The LP hits September 30.

radiohead-103009.jpg Radiohead are preparing to begin recording the follow up to 2011's King of Limbs in September. Speaking with the BBC guitarist Jonny Greenwood, announced the unexpected news: "We're going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it's sounding."

afi-070313.jpg AFI fronter Davey Havok is reaching out to fans to raise $20,000 to support his first feature film, The Violent. The film, set in the 1990s, centers on a group of punks in their final year of high school. The $20,000 the producers are asking for will cover a wide range of things from legal and business expenses, to the casting process.

jackwhite-112009.jpg During a show in Milwaukee on Monday night, Jack White brought a member of the audience on stage to help him perform the White Stripes anthem "Seven Nation Army." The young lady donned White's hat and played two of his guitars during the performance. After it was over, she took a bow with the rest of the band. "Seven Nation Army" was the band's last song of the night.

CourtneyLove-090911.jpg Courtney Love says she hopes filming will start on the Kurt Cobain biopic within the next year. Love tells Inquirer Entertainment that, while she won't be making the decision as to who portrays her late husband, the film should get underway within the next 12 months.

anberlin-072414.jpg Anberlin have announced that their final show will come at Orlando's House of Blues on November 26. "Hello friends, it is with simultaneously heavy hearts and a spirit of celebration that we have announced our final show ever, and it is now on sale!! Wednesday, November 26 at the House of Blues in Orlando will be a special night," they announced on their site.

Metallica-102709.jpg Metallica's Lars Ulrich says reading an interview with Noel Gallagher inspired him to stop using cocaine. Ulrich explained that he "loved the social elements of cocaine." He told "The Mirror:" "About 10 years ago, I read an interview with Noel Gallagher, in which he said, 'I just stopped doing cocaine'. I thought that was really cool. It felt so fresh, so honest, so pure."

weezer-032014.jpg Weezer have premiered the first single from their upcoming album Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The track, "Back to the Shack," features a ragged guitar solo and frontman Rivers Cuomo singing "Sorry, guys / I didn't realize that I needed you so much and If we die in obscurity, oh well / at least we raised some hell."