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5 Bands That Started as Side Projects

Exclusives 08:33AM EDT

Whatever the case may be, they are called side projects mainly because that's what they are supposed to be - a side project - instead of their main projects. However, there are cases when these supposed experiments or passion projects turn into something big. Here are five big acts that started out at someone else's side project.READ MORE

Jenny Lewis

Jimmy Buffet Joins Jenny Lewis For Traveling Wilburys' 'Handle With Care' Cover in Nashville

Buzz 21:03PM EDT

Jenny Lewis has been on the road for more than a year now in promotion of her 2014 solo album, 'Voyager,' and her cover of The Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care" has been a staple of that show practically since she first recorded the record on her 2006 LP, 'Rabbit Fur Coat.'READ MORE

Harrison Fest

Traveling Wilburys' 'Handle With Care' Revived By Britt Daniel, Wayne Coyne, Brandon Flowers

Buzz 13:53PM EDT

A band of unlikely collaborators - Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynn, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and George Harrison - once joined together to make what is nothing less than the world's finest supergroup ever, The Traveling Wilburys. Now, for the upcoming concert and film 'George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison', another unlikely group of musicians have assembled. In advance of the film, the creators have released footage of Spoon's Britt Daniel, The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, The Killer's Brandon Flowers, Norah Jones, Weird Al Yankovic, Harrison's son Dhani, and Big Black Delta's Jonathan Bates, among others, covering the Wilbury's "Handle With Care."READ MORE

Jeff Lynne and lesser star Tom Hanks.

7 Songs You Didn't Know Jeff Lynne Helped Write: Sam Smith, George Harrison and...The Pussycat Dolls?

Buzz 15:39PM EDT

Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" was one of the biggest songs of 2014 and this week's big news was that Tom Petty would receive a songwriting credit for the song due to its similarities to his own "I Won't Back Down," a coincidence that Petty referred to as a "musical accident no more no less." Although Petty has appeared in all of the headlines, an equal amount of the songwriting credit was also awarded to Jeff Lynne, the frontman for the Electric Light Orchestra, who has been behind the scenes on many a track. Check out a list of Lynne's other surprise songwriting credits, not counting work with band's he's a part of, including the Traveling Wilburys.READ MORE

Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury: Pairing Isn't Only One With Unreleased Recordings, How About Bob Dylan and The Beatles?

Genres 16:19PM EDT

The eyes of pop music fans grew wide when it was announced this week that nearly six hours of recordings featuring both Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury would be released soon. NME provided a list of other big-name compilations that haven't seen the light in an official release yet. Some are good ideas, some are bad ideas, and we, over-opinionated aggregation journalists, have decided to let you know which is which. READ MORE

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