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faroutmagazine.co.uk

American TV star and cheesetastic German pop superstar David Hasselhoff enlists The Cars' lead guitarist Elliot Easton for a surprisingly faithful and credible rendition of the Jesus and Mary Chain's "Head On", which appears on his new album due Friday called Open Your Eyes.  Innovative King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp says he's owed royalties and "Featured Player" credit on two Bowie albums, Scary Monsters and Heroes, the latter of which he had that sustained. memorable riff on the title song. And two Vampire Weekend members have started their own podcast about the fascinating and multi-layered world of touring. 

 


Pitchfork

Vampire Weekend has partnered with a restaurant in their adopted hometown of Los Angeles for the signature "Vegetarian Weekend" taco and fajita. They're chocked full of good things like shiitake mushrooms, bell peppers, cilantro, cheese and guac. Proceeds benefit an LA homeless charity. Canadian power-pop supergroup The New Pornographers (featuring A.C. Newman and Neko Case) are set to release their eighth album In the Morse Code of Brake Lights in September. And the David Bowie cult classic sci-fi flick from the 70's, the Man Who Fell to Earth, in which the Thin White Duke starred as alien trying to siphon the earth's water for his planet, is being turned into a tv show on CBS. No premiere date or cast has yet been released. 

 


The Guardian

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's "Space Oddity," toy maker Mattel has unvieled a Ziggy Stardust Barbie Doll! It features the character's iconic forehead emblem and striped space suit, the glam-rock legend used to sport when in full alter ego mode. Texas cult cowpunk legend Jon Dee Graham went into cardiac arrest on the 4th of July after performing a set a festival just outside Chicago. Amazingly, not even one week later, the 60-year-old former member of The Skunks and True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo rocked his regular Wednesday night gig at The Continental in Austin last night.  And Justin Vernon has announced Bon Iver's fourth album, I, I will come out August 30th. What he calls his most "adult" record,  features guest turns from Moses Sumney, Bruce Horsnby, Aaron & Bryce Dessner of The National and Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak.

  

variety.com

Baroque pop singer Scott Walker, the American who came to fame with Beatlemania-era trio The Walker Brothers, but was later beloved in Britain for his baritone voice and experimental, orchestral soundscapes, dies of undisclosed causes at the age of 76. Vans is putting out a new line of David Bowie-inspired sneakers next month. Diana Ross defends her old friend Michael Jackson in the wake of sexual abuse allegations detailed in recent HBO documentary. 


"Electric Love" singer Borns denies sexual misconduct allegations, MTV's Matt Pinfield says David Bowie reached out to Scott Weiland through him months before both died and Big Red Machine improvise new song.