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Ironmaiden-031411.jpg Iron Maiden fans have started an online petition to bring back the graphic artist behind the band's popular Eddie the Head character. The monster was created by artist Derek Riggs, and now fans are clamoring for the return of both the artist and Eddie.

kyrasedgwick-073014.jpg Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer") has landed a guest spot on two upcoming episodes of the FOX series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Kyra plays Madeline Wuntch, deputy chief and long time rival of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher). Exec producer Dan Goor told TVGuide.com that the character is "a person with whom Holt has a tremendous amount of history and all of it bad."

Springsteen-093009.jpg Steven van Zandt, guitarist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, is putting a record together for 60s hitmaker Darlene Love, and he's enlisted several of his famous pals to help. He name dropped some to Rolling Stone: "I'm writing. Elvis Costello's writing. I've talked to Bruce about a song," he began.

markvalley-072914.jpg Mark Valley ("Fringe," "Human Target") has been cast in a recurring role on CBS' "CSI." The actor stars as a former detective who now works as a private investigator. He teams with Finlay (Elisabeth Shue) after his partner goes missing. "While their relationship may be a bit prickly, the attraction between them is undeniable," says a presser for the announcement.

LedZeppelin-100709.jpg Jimmy Page has unveiled a selection of new merchandise on his official website. The merch includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, polos and mugs all bearing the artwork from his most recent release Lucifer Rising.

tmnt-073014.jpg Paramount Pictures deleted a poster for its upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film, promoting its September 11 release date in Australia. The pic featured the four reptilian heroes plunging toward the viewer from a burning skyscraper. Twitter users were quick to point out the poster's tastelessness. One noted: "WHO thought that poster would be a good idea considering date??"

LionelRichie-101709.jpg Lionel Richie will be named Legend of Live at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards at the upcoming Billboard Touring Conference & Awards at the Edison Ballroom in NYC on November 20. "Though he has received countless awards for his albums and songs, Lionel Richie has never been honored specifically for his contributions to live music, so we are thrilled."

TimMcGraw-102309.jpg Tim McGraw has revealed the cover art and track list for his forthcoming release Sundown Heaven Town. The album cover features a photo of McGraw in his classic black western hat and v-neck t-shirt and has the name "McGraw" in white block lettering with the album's title in orange.

NeilYoung-102609.jpg Neil Young has put his support behind the Rainbow Connection Kickstarter page, an initiative to put the brakes on illegal logging. The organizers hope to retrofit old cellphones with solar cells, hang them in trees and use the signals to catch loggers before they can cut down the trees. The tech is a step up from satellite surveillance, which produces results at a slower pace.

img2-073014.jpg John Rhys-Davies ("Lord of the Rings") is the latest actor to join the cast of the upcoming "Once Upon a Time" re-imagining of "Frozen" on ABC. Rhys-Davies will voice Pabbie the King. "We're thrilled to welcome John Rhys-Davies to the #OnceUponATime family as the voice of everyone's favorite rock troll -- Pabbie! #ThisFall!" wrote exec producer Adam Horowitz on Twitter.

muse-101609.jpg Muse fronter Matt Bellamy says the band will have a new album ready for release by next summer. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Bellamy explained that he hopes to strip back the band's heavily produced sound and go darker.

KendrickLamar-022513.jpg Jasmine has released "That's Me Right There," the lead single from her upcoming EP. The cut features a verse from Kendrick Lamar, and features on the follow up to the follow up ot her 2011 mixtape S(he) Be(lie)ve(d). "It was amazing working with him," Jasmine told Teen Vogue of hooking up with the Compton MC.

ariana-grande-042114.jpg Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj have dropped their new collaboration "Bang Bang." "I fell in love with her, the tone of her voice and everything," said Nicki of Jessie, with Jessie adding, "I'm a huge fan of hers." The track features production from Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya.

Metallica-102709.jpg Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett added a solo to "Salt in the Wound," a track cut by his former band Exodus. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Hammett said getting back in the groove with his old pals felt just fine indeed: "It felt really casual, really cool — just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out," says Hammett.

img1-073014.jpg Comedian Jim Gaffigan will star in "The Gaffigan Show" on TV Land. According to a presser, the single camera sitcom will narrate "one man's struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy, and an insatiable appetite." Adam Goldberg, Tongayi Chirisi, and Michael Ian Black have been cast in support roles on the show.