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AMY WINEHOUSE: Box Set Due in December
A new Amy Winehouse box set will be released on vinyl December 11th.
The Collection features Winehouse's three studio albums, the concert album Live in London at Shepherd's Bush Empire as well as an entire collection of rarities spread over eight pieces of vinyl. The set also has an exclusive collection of pictures taken from the photo sessions for Frank and Back to Black.
Amy Winehouse's father blasted another documentary about his late daughter.
Mitch Winehouse was critical about the film called Amy when it hit theaters this summer. Last night (Monday night), he added his displeasure about Autopsy: The Last Hours of Amy Winehouse, which aired on Channel 5 in England.
The documentary retraced the singer's final steps using dramatic reconstructions in which actress Katie Robinson portrayed the singer drinking and taking drugs.
Alex Foden, a Winehouse friend and hairdresser, appeared in the film. Mitch called him out on Twitter. He wrote "Doc told us nothing we didn't know. Just another exploitation of Amy by so-called friends. Alex Foden, you should be ashamed."
KURT COBAIN: Doc to Get Deluxe Home Release
The release of the Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck soundtrack and the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the film have been moved to November 13th.
The soundtrack -- subtitled The Home Recordings -- will be available as a 13-song standard CD and digital editions as well as in a 31-track vinyl and digital deluxe edition. A CD of the 31-track version is part of the Super Deluxe Edition of the film, which includes the full-length documentary and 48 minutes of bonus interviews on Blu-ray or DVD, a 160-page hardbound book with extended interviews and images from the Cobain archive, a puzzle, movie poster, postcards and bookmark.
BECK, JAKOB DYLAN: Performing at California Acts Tribute
Beck, Jakob Dylan and Fiona Apple are among the artists taking part in a tribute to the Southern California folk-rock scene.
Echo in the Canyon will be held October 12th at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles and will see the artists covering songs by The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas and the Papas, Love, The Association and others. A companion studio recording featuring all the artists performing at Echo in the Canyon will be released early next year.
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: New Album "At Some Point"
For anyone who's been wondering when we'll have another Dave Matthews Band studio album, your guess is as good as his.
Matthews confirms that the band has been working toward that goal, but he sounds pretty ambivalent about a timetable. He tells Rolling Stone, "At some point, we'll have an album that we'll put out for whatever reason people still do that... It's not the '80s or '90s or '70s when it mattered. We've always let people record our music, so probably they'll end up getting some of it anyway if they just tape the shows or we put some live releases out."
Matthews says they had a "good time in the studio" a while back and that he's made enough music to "fill the space of several albums." Problem is, he hasn't yet "fallen in love with the whole thing," just parts of it. He names three new songs he's excited about that DMB has played live -- "Virginia in the Rain," "Black and Bluebird" and "Death on the High Seas."
MUMFORD & SONS: Ben's Citizen Album
Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons is assembling an album to promote Global Citizen's effort to end extreme poverty.
Metamorphoses will feature Lovett and his hand-picked group of as-yet-announced performers putting music to writings and lyrics submitted from people around the world through the Global Citizen site. Lovett says, "Send in your lyrics, your words, your thoughts -- an old school speech, a wedding vow, anything that feels important to you. Musicians from all over the world are gonna help bring your words to life through music."
The deadline to submit words to the Metamorphoses project is January 1st. The album is due out late next year.
CSN: Fins to the Right
Crosby, Stills and Nash were joined on stage Monday night in Paris by Jimmy Buffett.
The chief Parrothead came out for "Southern Cross," a song he regularly does in his own show. Afterwards, David Crosby tweeted, "Big fun...a great guy." Also joining CSN in Paris was Christopher Stills, the singer-songwriter son of Stephen Stills from his marriage to French singer Véronique Sanson.
STEELY DAN, DOOBIE BROTHERS: Skunk to Enter NAMM Tec Hall of Fame
Don't hold your nose, even though a Skunk will be entering the NAMM Tec Awards Hall of Fame.
Former Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter was named today as the next inductee by the music merchandisers trade organization. Chris Stone and the late Gary Kellgren of the legendary studio The Record Plant will also enter the Hall of Fame. Previous inductees include Les Paul, T-Bone Burnett, Frank Zappa, Hal Blaine and Nathan East.  
Musicians have been nominated in three of the eight "creative" categories at the January 23rd awards show, which is held at the Anaheim Hilton during NAMM Week. They are:
Record Production/Album
Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Florence and the Machine
Toto XIV, Toto
Wallflower, Diana Krall
Before This World, James Taylor
Record Production/Single or Track
"Bad Blood," Taylor Swift
"Baltimore," Prince
"Bloodstream," Ed Sheeran and Rudimental
"Dreams," Beck
"Stretch of the Highway," James Taylor
Tour/Event Sound Production
Before This World Tour, James Taylor
1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift
Fare Thee Well, Grateful Dead
Sonic Highways World Tour, Foo Fighters
Zip Code Tour, The Rolling Stones
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways TV series, the 57th annual Grammy Awards and the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are all up in the Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast category.The winner of the NAMM Foundation's annual Les Paul Award should be announced in the next month or so. Slash, Todd Rundgren and Pete Townshend are the last three artists to claim the prestigious honor. Skunk Baxter joined Slash on stage during his performance last year.
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE: Cover Bieber at the Beeb
BBC Radio One's Live Lounge program in London has been the source of some very interesting cover versions lately and Tuesday was no exception.
Florence and Machine offered up their take on "Where Are U Now," the current hit by the Skrillex-Diplo collaboration Jack U, with vocals by Justin Bieber.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE: Postpone Shows For Baby
Death Cab for Cutie had to postpone a couple of shows for a joyful event.
Bassist Nick Harmer's wife gave birth to their daughter on Tuesday. That was a bit ahead of the her due date, which was set after the band's tour wrapped up Monday in Seattle. The group postponed their show set for Wednesday in Missoula, Montana and moved their show planed for Spokane, Washington on Thursday to December 15th. A rescheduled date for Missoula will be announced soon.
Nick Mason joined his former Pink Floyd bandmate Roger Waters Monday night at the New York City premiere of Roger Waters The Wall at the Ziegfeld Theater. Sting was also in the audience.
U2 did the Innocence + Experience tour debut of "New Year's Day" on Monday in Berlin. The last time the band did the song was in 2011, and it now joins "I Will Follow" as the only songs to be performed on every U2 tour since War.
Robbie Robertson will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Hiawatha & The Peacemaker, at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Rolling Stones' From the Vault: Live at the Tokyo Dome 1990 will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and vinyl on November 13th.
The Grammy Museum in L.A. will bring out the rock at a number of programs just announced for October. John Fogerty will discuss his new memoir on the 16th and Warren Haynes will chat and perform on the 27th.
Steve Earle and The Dukes took home an award for top Acoustic Blues Album for Terrapin, Earle’s first album in that genre, at the Blues Blast Music Awards last Friday in Champaign, Illinois.