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Kansas-112514.jpg Kansas have announced plans for a new documentary and CD package titled Miracles out of Nowhere. The doc was directed by Charley Randozzo, who has previously helmed to pop-oriented roc-docs including Hanson at the Fillmore and Britney Fox: Year of the Fox. Speaking about the doc, Randozzo said it will tell "a story that will appeal to new fans.

image8.jpg Bob Dylan treated one extremely lucky fan to a personal concert earlier this week. The unusual gig took place as part of the Swedish documentary series called Experiment Alone, in which individuals are placed in alone situations where they would ordinarily be part of a massive crowd. The lucky fan was a man named Fredrik Wikingsson and he sat in the second row by himself.

biopic-091710.jpg Most diehard comic book fans have already been notified of this news, but for those who don't, Wolverine almost met Freddie Mercury once. Years ago Marvel turned down a submission of the X-Men's Wolverine crossing paths with the Queen singer. Comics Alliance recently reposted about the rediscovery of these panels, which were originally posted on artist Steve Bunche's site.

David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie apparently did a lot of cocaine in the 1970s, according to the New York Post. Two musicians who previously worked with Bowie claim that much of the singer's success can be attributed to cocaine. Carlos Alomar and Nile Rodgers spoke with the New York Post in a recent interview, with the former saying, "In order for him to stay up all night . . ."

Sting is set to join his own Broadway musical The Last Ship. The singer will be playing the role of Jackie White, which is the role currently being played by Sting's best friend Jimmy Nail. "Big shoes to fit," noted Sting of Nail. "But he's passed me the baton for five weeks."

ArethaFranklin-110909.jpg Aretha Franklin is reportedly threatening to sue over what she claims is a "trashy" unauthorized biography about her life. David Ritz recently released the somewhat controversial biography on the Queen of Soul titled Respect on October 28. It has been said the book was in the making for 25 years.

Springsteen-093009.jpg Brad Pitt has been outspoken about his wish to play the role of Bruce Springsteen in an upcoming biopic. The 50-year-old actor desperately wants the chance to portray the rocker in a movie, aptly titled The Boss, according to Radar Online. "Bruce has had offers before and has always turned them down, but Brad's interest has caught his attention," a source said.

img1-070214.jpg Beach Boys singer Mike Love is planning to release his memoir in 2016. The book, tentatively called Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy, is being released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the band's Good Vibrations album. "I've had an incredible life with a lot of triumphs, my share of heartbreak and some pretty amazing experiences," the singer said.

kiss-110209.jpg KISS have shot a commercial promoting Google's Android operating system. The band are rendered in animation, playing their hit "Rock and Roll All Nite." In the clip a pedestrian drops his phone in the road and it's smashed by passing cars. When KISS arrive on the scene in a limo, Gene Simmons gets out and steps on it with his platform boots.

RollingStones-110409.jpg Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones says that James Brown was an early inspiration, albeit one whom he didn't emulate very well. Speaking with The Sun, he said that he couldn't pull off the Godfather of Soul's moves. "I tried some of his moves," he began. "I did very bad imitations but they were fun."

paulmccartney-04261.jpg Mary McCartney, the daughter of Paul McCartney, has released a book of photographs called Monochrome & Colour. The pair were seen in London on Thursday celebrating the book's launch at a private party. The book shows off snazzy pics from the personal collection of Mary. Celeb guests at the soirée included Paul's son James, model Kate Moss and Tom Ford.

Cher-080212.jpg Cher has canceled the remaining dates of her Dressed to Kill tour on advice from her docs. Medical advisers told the singer that she has a viral infection and that she needs plenty of rest to make it better. Cher is "totally devastated" by the news she told E! "Nothing like this has ever happened to me. I cannot apologize enough to all the fans who bought tickets."

BobSeger-032811.jpg Bob Seger launched his North American Ride Out tour on Wednesday in Saginaw, Michigan. Video from the event found its way onto the web, and sees the legendary rocker opening with 1983's "Roll Me Away." Bob and the Silver Bullet Band go on to play a 23 song set lasting over two hours, including two encores.

thewho-103009.jpg The Beatles and the Who are among the artists who have vinyl releases scheduled for Universal's "12 Days of Christmas" promotion. The promo sees 12 artists dripping exclusive records at indie retailers in the U.K. The Fab Four will release a seven-inch version of "Long Tall Sally," while the Who will release a "Be Lucky" seven-inch.

paulmccartney-04261.jpg Paul McCartney has shared 3D footage of his historic concert at San Fran's Candlestick Park, which took place over the summer. Jaunt VR has developed an app that will put viewers in the audience of the August show. The footage sees Macca and his band playing the classic hit "Live and Let Die," and was filmed with 360-degree, stereoscopic 3-D cameras and 3-D sound-field microphone.